Travis McNett had three hits, including a homer and drove in three runs as Gulfport routed Brandon 12-3 on Saturday to even its second-round 6A state playoff series. Blake Johnson had three RBI, Alex Nelms and Castor Lee each had two RBI each. Ethan Saucier had four hits. Brandon's Kyle Bishop had a 3 run double. Brandon hosts a decisive Game 3 at 6 p.m. Monday.
on Monday for the decisive game 3.
George County 4, Brandon 0: Walker Robbins threw a one-hitter and struck out nine as George County beat Pearl in Game one of their Class 6A second-round series on Friday. West Whittington supplied the power with a solo homer. Logan Tanner also had two hits for GCHS (16-7). The Rebels go for a series sweep at Pearl at 6 p.m. Monday.
Newton County 5, Bay High 1: The Tigers were held to five singles in game one of the Class 4A second round series. Dustin Davis, who threw 4 2/3 innings, took the loss. Matt Elders picked up the win for Newton County.
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St Patrick 6, SE Lauderdale 4: Peter Holland was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts for the Fighting Irish. Brennan Gioe had two hits, including a homer Spencer Sliman led the way with three hits. Josh Wood had two hits.
West Harrison 7, Pearl River Central 2: Aided by a six-run fifth inning, West Harrison (21-6) earned its program's first ever playoff win Friday night. Kasey Donaldson struck out 10 in the complete-game win against PRC (19-8).
St. Patrick 7, Choctaw Central 0: Raylen Blackwell hit a grand slam as the Lady Irish closed their 3A second-round playoff series with a sweep on Friday. Anna D'Aquilla (14-1) got the win for St. Patrick (25-1).
Harrison Central 6, Ocean Springs 5: Desiree Lindsey had three hits and two RBI as the Red Rebelettes prevailed in nine innings. Madison Burge had three hits. Zhara Richardson added a two-run single, Jheri Strickland had two hits. Christian Cade got the win. Harrison Central travels to Brandon in third-round action on Monday.