Maroon Tide falls to South Jones ending season

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Picayune Maroon Tide baseball team ended their season this past weekend with back-to-back losses to South Jones.
Senior outfielder Peyton Lee had two singles, as well as a double to right field Friday night in the Tide’s 8-2 loss to the Braves.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the second inning when Lee put the Tide on the board. Lee hit a single earlier in the inning, and was able to score off senior infielder Brady Warden’s double to right field.
South Jones put a run on the board in the top of the fourth inning tying the score at 1-1.
The only bright spot in the fourth inning for the Tide was Lee’s double to right field.
South Jones was able to get another run on the board at the top of the fifth inning making the score 2-1.
Senior right handed pitcher Devin Hedgepeth singled in the fifth for the Tide, and outfielder Matthan Bourgeois brought in the tying run putting the score at 2-2 going into the sixth inning.
The top of the sixth saw two pitching changes for the Tide, and 5 runs for South Jones, bringing the score to 7-2.
Lee led off in the bottom of the sixth with a base hit, however the Tide was never able to get back into a rhythm.
South Jones put one more run on the board in the top of the seventh, and infielder Elisha Hickman and senior infielder Morgan Dragon each singled in the bottom of the seventh for the Tide.
The final score was 8-2.
After the game, head coach Cayne Stockstill admitted game three was not going to be an easy task for his team.
“We are going in there with our backs against the wall, it’s going to be a hard fought battle,” said Stockstill.
Game three took place Saturday at South Jones. The Tide was defeated 9-7.
In other playoff action, the Poplarville Lady Hornets defeated North Pike in their best-of-three series, which took place Friday and Saturday. The Lady Hornets will face Newton County in round three of the playoffs, with game one scheduled to be played at home this Friday at 6 p.m.

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