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Prep roundup: St. Patrick, Resurrection advance in baseball playoffs

Peter Holland
Peter Holland

St. Patrick beat Franklin County 7-1 Monday night to advance to the second round of the Class 3A baseball playoffs.

Blaise Butirich (4-1) picked up the win for the Fighting Irish. Jamie Luzenberg and Peter Holland both backed up their pitcher with home runs.

St. Patrick will play Southeast Lauderdale in the second round of the playoffs.

Resurrection Catholic 10, Bogue Chitto 6: The Eagles advanced with a game three win to face the winner of Noxapater-Sebastopol in the second round of the Class 1A baseball playoffs.

Purvis 11, East Central 6: Purvis scored four runs in the seventh to pull away in game three of the Class 4A series. Purvis will play the winner of North Pike-Northeast Jones in the second round. East Central ends the season with a 12-11 record.

Pearl 6, Biloxi 4: Austin McCrory's two-run double in the sixth gave Pearl the lead for good at 5-4, ending Biloxi's season with a record of 15-13. Biloxi's Nick Tiblier, Chase Lott and Tucker Thomas all had RBI hits in the third inning to tie game at 4-4.

Oak Grove 4, Ocean Springs 3: Oak Grove's Mack Pickering scored from third on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to end the season for the Greyhounds (19-8). Oak Grove will take on Terry in the second round of the 6A baseball playoffs.

West Jones 1, Stone 0: The Mustangs managed one run in the third inning to advance to the second round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs, where they will play Brookhaven. Stone's season ends with a record of 14-11.

Forrest County AHS 2, St. Stanislaus 1: Brandon Kistler struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to close out the victory for the Aggies. FCAHS advances to play the winner of Lawrence County and Northeast Lauderdale. St. Stanislaus comes up short in its pursuit of a second consecutive Class 4A state title with a record of 15-9.

Cagle staying close to home: West Harrison High School catcher Colby Cagle signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Monday. The Hurricane catcher is hitting .298 with 11 RBIs, five doubles and seven stolen bases.

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