VIDEO: Biloxi wins 1st Battle of Back Bay
High school baseball is back at MGM Park in Biloxi for the 2017 season.
There are at least eight high school games and a pair of junior college doubleheaders lined up for MGM Park.
It all starts Feb. 25 with the “Battle of the Border” featuring three contests.
East Central will play D'Iberville at 11 a.m. before Spanish Fort (Alabama) plays back-to-back games against Ocean Springs (1 p.m.) and Center Hill (3 p.m.).
Center Hill, which is in Olive Branch, is coming off an 18-12 campaign. Spanish Fort is a baseball power in the Mobile area and coming off a 20-12 season.
D'Iberville returns to MGM Park at 7:05 p.m. on March 3 for a game against rival Biloxi High. The rivalry has been dubbed “The Battle of the Back Bay” and the two teams will battle for a second consecutive season for the Tomahawk Cup.
Biloxi, which went 15-13 last season, won the first edition of the contest 2-0 last year.
The largest and last high school event of the season will take place on March 18 in the “Community Bank Battle at the Beach.”
The four games are:
10 a.m. — Biloxi vs. Warren Central
1 p.m. — Gulfport vs. Madison Central
4 p.m. — Ocean Springs vs. New Hope
7:05 p.m. — D'Iberville vs. Pascagoula
The first junior college games of the year take place Feb. 17 when Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College plays Mineral Area (Missouri) at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
On March 4, Meridian Community College will play Jefferson Davis (Alabama) Community College in a doubleheader at 4 and 7:05 p.m.
MGM Park prep/junior college schedule
Feb. 17 — MGCCC vs. Mineral Area, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Feb. 25 — Battle of the Border (high school)
East Central vs. D’Iberville, 11 a.m.
Ocean Springs vs. Spanish Fort, 1 p.m.
Center Hill vs. Spanish Fort, 3 p.m.
March 3 — Biloxi vs. D’Iberville, 7:05 p.m.
March 4 — Meridian Community College vs. Jefferson Davis, 4 and 7:05 p.m.
March 18 — Community Bank Battle at the Beach
Biloxi vs. Warren Central, 10 a.m.
Gulfport vs. Madison Central, 1 p.m.
Ocean Springs vs. New Hope, 4 p.m.
D’Iberville vs. Pascagoula, 7:05 p.m.