Softball roundup

Published 7:26 am Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Item Sports Editor

After both teams came up with big league wins on Thursday, inclement weather has kept both Poplarville and Picayune from building on that success over the past few days.

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Both the Lady Hornets and Lady Tide were scheduled to take part in the annual Meridian Tournament over the weekend, but each local team had three games cancelled in the event when the tournament was called off because of rain.

Then, Tuesday night, it happened again.

Picayune actually got in their junior varsity game on the road against D’Iberville, but a lightning storm nearby caused the varsity game to be postponed after play had begun in the first inning..

The teams will now try and play the game at 6 p.m., Monday night at the Lady Warriors new field on the D’Iberville campus. A win for Picayune would give the Lady Tide the Region 7-5A championship and secure not only a berth in the upcoming South State playoffs but homefield advantage in the opening round as well.

First up for Picayune, though, is a home game with West Harrison on Thursday, weather permitting.

• Poplarville, meanwhile, wrapped up the region title with a win over Purvis on Thursday.

The Lady Hornets were hoping to add to their perfect league record on Tuesday, but a game on the road at Greene County in Leakesville was rained out as the area was deluged with several inches of rain Tuesday afternoon.

The game has been rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m.

Up before that for head coach Jonathan Ray’s fifth ranked Lady Hornets though is a home league date on Thursday with visiting Forrest County AHS.

Poplarville needs wins over the Lady Aggies and Lady Wildcats to wrap up a perfect league slate. The Lady Hornets are already assured of hosting a first round series in the Class 4A South State playoffs.