New Hope wins Class 4A state baseball championship

The Trojans swept Sumrall for their first state crown since 2014.

Posted: May 17, 2019 11:46 PM
Updated: May 18, 2019 7:39 PM

PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) -Ryan Burt threw a complete-game one-hitter as New Hope defeated Sumrall 4-0 on Friday to win the MHSAA Class 4A baseball championship.

The Trojans (27-5) swept the two-game series while winning their eighth state title in program history and first since 2014. New Hope was swept by Vancleave in last year's finals.

"All I can say is God has been good to us," said New Hope head coach Lee Boyd. "There's been so many different times in the playoffs where the ball has bounced our way, and to come in and beat those guys twice is, all I can say is I put it in God's hands and He took us there."

"I'm gonna be honest, I didn't think it was gonna be a one-hitter," Burt said. "I thought it was gonna be a high-scoring game and we were gonna have to keep going. I thank the Good Lord for everything he's done for this team."

Sumrall finished with a 32-8 record.

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