Round 3 in MHSAA Baseball Playoffs set; Softball Playoffs near semifinals

State championships will be held at Trustmark Park and USM Softball Complex.
State championships will be held at Trustmark Park and USM Softball Complex.(WLOX)
Published: May. 7, 2023 at 9:31 PM CDT
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Summer weather and higher temperatures are now here, which can mean only one thing: playoff baseball and softball on the Gulf Coast. Brackets for both sports are nearing their climaxes.

In baseball, many coastal team saw their runs come to a halt over the weekend, the latest being Pass Christian after dropping Game 3 with Newton County on Sunday. Along with the start of Round 3, this week will also see Gulfport host the conclusion of their series with Warren Central.

Here is a list of this week’s upcoming matchups (rankings via SBLive):

6AWarren Central#19 GulfportMonday, 6 p.m. (Round 2, series tied 1-1)
5APicayuneEast CentralTuesday, 7 p.m.
5A#23 Vancleave#2 West JonesTuesday, 7 p.m.
4A#7 PurvisStoneTuesday, 7 p.m.
3ASeminarySt. StanislausTuesday, 7 p.m.
1AEnterpriseResurrectionTuesday, 7 p.m.

eliminated in Round 2: Biloxi, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pearl River Central, Pass Christian, Bay

In softball, two Coast teams will meet in the 5A South State Championship following George County’s sweep of Florence; the Lady Rebels will face the winner of Game 3 between East Central and Vancleave. St. Patrick will also finish their series against Clarkdale, with the winner advancing to the 3A South State Championship.

5AEast CentralVancleaveMonday, 6 p.m. (series tied 1-1)
5AFlorence#8 George CountyGC advances, 2-0
3AClarkdaleSt. PatrickMonday, 6 p.m. (series tied 1-1)

eliminated in Round 3: Harrison Central, Hancock

For more information on brackets, ticket prices, locations and times, visit MHSAA’s website.

Baseball state championships will be held at Trustmark Park in Pearl; softball state championships will be held at Southern Miss Softball Complex in Hattiesburg.

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