BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Striking for two runs in the first and two more in the third, early offense paced St. Martin to a 5-1 game one victory over Biloxi in the Class 6A South State Championship Series.
“It was big. That’s what Coach talked about," St. Martin senior Leo Harris said. "We hit, we get on base, it’ll rattle (Biloxi starting pitcher Nick Skaggs) and hopefully get him out early, which we didn’t. But, still, it helped out big time.”
A complete game, two-hit performance by senior pitcher Leif Moore backed up the Yellow Jacket bats, keeping a strong Biloxi lineup at bay.
St. Martin now prepares to host game two at Les French Field on Thursday, with a chance to advance to State.
“You definitely want to be where we’re at, you know? You definitely want to win the first one if you can,” St. Martin head coach Kary Bridges said. "That’s exciting, (but) we’ve gotta stay focused. They’re gonna come out with a lot of energy, Biloxi’s going to. They’re gonna play like we played at Oak Grove last Friday night.”
Biloxi (29-4) has yet to lose back-to-back contests this season.
Meanwhile, Pearl River Central dropped game one of the Class 5A South State Championship series on the road, falling to West Jones 8-1. The Blue Devils will host game two Thursday (May 9) at 7 p.m.