Long Beach beat Biloxi 5-3 Monday night behind a strong performance from Dylan Collins.
Collins lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up one run on three hits to pick up the win. Collins also added a solo homer for the Bearcats.
Kai VanCourt singled in a pair of runs with two outs in the sixth inning to hand the Bearcats the lead.
Dalton Cook added a pair of hits for Long Beach (17-9).
Long Beach hosts Picayune in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.
Ocean Springs 4, St. Stanislaus 0: Malcolm Beaugez earned the complete game win, scattering four hits and striking out three. He also recorded two hits at the plate to lead OSHS (16-12). Austin Cates tallied a double. Ocean Springs added a game this week and will play at Hattiesburg on Friday at 4 p.m.
Biloxi 2 Pearl River Central 1: The Biloxi softball team got three hits, including two doubles, from Alaishe Parrish. Christine Marsland also had three hits and Lydia Harrington provided a pair. Hailey Boney was the winning pitcher, giving up one run on eight hits in seven innings.
Scores: Newton County Academy 7, CCA 0 (Baseball); Atmore 23, CCA 8 (Softball).