PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) - Tashone Corbitt drove in four runs at the plate and struck out eight on the mound as Calhoun City defeated Taylorsville 14-4 on Saturday to win the MHSAA Class 2A baseball championship.
The Wildcats clinched their first state baseball title by winning two straight games after dropping the series opener to the Tartars.
"That was our goal," said Calhoun City head coach Josh Miller. "We got a shirt that said business trip, because we looked at it as if we've never been here, (and) if we come here, we better take the opportunity and roll with it."
"My mindset this morning when I woke up was focus; focus, focus, focus, focus, focus, focus," said Corbitt, who picked up the win. "Focus on the mission, focus on the mission, focus, focus, focus. That's what I said to myself this morning, literally, focus, I said it that many times."
Calhoun City finished with a 30-4 record, while Taylorsville finished 27-11.