Baseball playoff roundup: BHS, BC, Wesson, EAC all hosting series finales Saturday

Published 10:32 am Saturday, April 29, 2023

Four area schools will host winner-takes-all, third games in their playoff series on Saturday. Here’s a look at how everyone faired in games played on Friday.

Wayne County 12, Brookhaven High 2

An early 2-0 lead wouldn’t hold for Brookhaven High (18-9) on the road Friday. Wayne County ended up outhitting the Panthers 10-7 and using a 7-run third inning to take control of a 5-inning, run-ruled shortened game in Waynesboro.

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Game three is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Moyer Field on Saturday, weather permitting.

Coach Matt White and his Panthers won the series opener on Monday at home by a 3-2 margin. The winner of the MHSAA 5A opening round series moves on to play Picayune in the second round.

Bogue Chitto 12, Pelahatchie 1

The Bogue Chitto bats woke up in a big way on Friday night in Rankin County. BC led 7-0 after two innings and outhit Pelahatchie 9-5 while drawing 10 walks in the win.

The victory was win no. 20 on the season for Bogue Chitto and coach Gareth Sartin.

Game three is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Bogue Chitto, weather permitting.

Southeast Lauderdale 7, Wesson 2

The Cobras (14-11) couldn’t overcome a pile of errors on the road Friday and now Wesson will host game three on Saturday at 6 p.m. in their MHSAA 3A playoff series with Southeast Lauderdale.

A 6-run second inning was what put the home team on top for good Friday in Lauderdale County. Wesson had won the opener 5-1 on Tuesday at home.

The winner of the series will play either St. Patrick or St. Andrew’s as the two parochial schools are tied 1-1 after two games in their series.

Game three is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., weather permitting, at Wesson on Saturday.

Enterprise 2, French Camp Academy 1

Nip and tuck doesn’t even begin to describe how close the MHSAA first round series between Enterprise and French Camp Academy has been this week. On Monday, the visitors from Choctaw County came to Terry Brister Field and left Lincoln County with a 4-2 win.

Friday, the Yellow Jackets (17-11) and coach Austin Hood returned the favor with a 2-1 win in a game where they outhit the Panthers 6-3 and didn’t give up an earned run. 

The series finale will be played at Enterprise on Saturday at 12 p.m., weather permitting. The winner of the series will move on to play Salem in the second round.

Brookhaven Academy 8, Central Hinds 2

It’s on to the third round of the MAIS 5A playoffs for Brookhaven Academy (18-12) and coach Caleb Upton. The Cougars took care of business with an efficient home win on Friday in a game that had been bumped back one day due to weather.

Brookhaven Academy took the series opener 2-1 on Monday in a pitcher’s duel in Raymond.

On Friday, BA outhit CHA 9-1 and led 3-0 after the first inning.

Brookhaven Academy will meet Columbia Academy in the second round of the playoffs. CA beat Copiah Academy with a sweep (10-5, 11-3) on Monday and Friday.

BA and Columbia are district rivals and the Cougars in blue won two of three games from the orange-clad Columbia Cougars during the regular season in close fashion.

Pisgah 14, West Lincoln 4 (Thursday)

The 2023 baseball season came to an end on Thursday for the West Lincoln Bears and first year head coach Tony Davis. Pisgah eliminated the Bears at home in the MHSAA 2A opening round with an identical 14-4 score as they’d won with on Monday night in the series opener.

Pisgah (19-6) moves on to play Mize (23-4) in the second round.

WL finishes with a 7-15 record and one of the youngest rosters in the area. The Bears won more games this season than any WL baseball team since the 2018 (10-16) campaign.