State Championship: Thursday Games

Fri May 19, 2017

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

Seminary vs Mooreville (Game 2)

The Mooreville Troopers take the lead in extra innings and hold off Seminary Bulldogs to claim a 6-5 victory and take home the 3A state championship title.

Dalton Cummins (Seminary) and William Armistead (Mooreville) both have a quality outing, hanging zeros for the first four innings.

Seminary would use a rally in the seventh to tie the game 5-5 and keep their season alive.  The score would not remain tied for long, as the Mooreville Troopers score one in the eighth inning when Brent Cummins singled and was scored on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Brannigans giving the Troopers a 6-5 advantage.

Hammer Franks would return to the mound in the eighth to close the game out for the Troopers, and he would do just that, securing the win and claiming the 3A state championship title.


Tupelo vs Gulfport  (Game 2)

In game two of the 6A state title series Gulfport earned a 4-3 walk-off win over Tupelo, forcing a deciding game three.

Blake Johnson would start on the mound for the Admirals and would give them a solid six innings allowing three runs on five hits while walking five and striking out five. Johnson and the Admirals’ would find themselves behind early, as Tupelo takes the lead in the first when Ray Sandroni scored from second on a throwing error.

Gulfport would respond by scoring three runs in the fourth inning due to a leadoff double by Castor Lee and a pair of defensive errors by the Golden Wave defense. Patrick Nelms and Dylan Ladner would both drive in runs for the Admirals during the fourth inning.

Charlie Greer went eight and two-thirds innings for Tupelo, allowing just one earned run on eight hits while striking out four and walking two. Tupelo tied the game in the sixth inning, with Jackson Bridges scoring from third on a wild pitch and Gatlin Farrar coming through with a two-out RBI single.

Ethan Saucier (Gulfport) would reach first safely in the ninth with a one-out double and would score the winning run from second on an aired throw from Tupelo’s second baseman. This would allow Gulfport to claim a 4-3 victory and force a deciding game three in the 6A state championship series.  


Corinth vs West Lauderdale  (Game 2)

After dropping game one, West Lauderdale would find itself in unfamiliar territory, in need of a win. The West Lauderdale Knights would find themselves down early but fight back, claiming an 11-7 victory and forcing a game three.

Tyler Lantz would get the ball for the Knights, making only his third start of the year. Lantz would throw four innings surrendering six runs on seven hits and striking out two. In the fifth, Kyle Crigger would come through big for Corinth with a three-run RBI triple. Three Warriors would post three more runs and take a 7-6 lead going into the bottom half of the inning.

After allowing free base-runners, West Lauderdale would have an opportunity to take the lead back with Jake Mason coming up in a base loaded situation. Mason laced a ball to the right-center field gap scoring two runs, giving West Lauderdale a 10-7 lead. Kameron Partridge would add to the lead with a single of his own that scores another run extending the lead to 11-7. Partridge would also secure the win for the Knights on the mound, going three innings allowing one run on three hits while striking out one.

While West Lauderdale will be in pursuit of its second championship in three years, Corinth will be playing for its first since the 1950’s. Game three will be Saturday, and a 5A state champion will be crowned.


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