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WTVA Friday night sportscast

May 18, 2018

Posted: Fri May 18 21:39:08 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri May 18 21:39:09 PDT 2018

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mhsaa state baseball championships continue today with 3 more games... in 1a, smithville unable to force a game three with nana waiya. the warriors repeat as champs with a 4-3 victory... east union looked to keep it's season alive... urchins taking on st. joseph catholic in the 2a championship series... chris basil's club came out confident... top of the second, no score....ethan hitt lives up to his last name.... hitt's two-rbi single scores thomas gentry and hayden roberts.... urchins take a two-nothing lead.... the bruins would get a run back in the bottom of the second.... but in the top of the fourth....hitt is back at the plate, and once again, he delivers.... an rbi single scores gentry to make it 3-1, east union.... the urchins go on to win 8-5. game 3 set for saturday at 4 pm... wtva sports director jim holder is in pearl and joins us now live, jim. jim will talk briefly about the game before tossing to a soundbite chris basil: "well, i thought we swung the bats a lot better today, they're a scrappy club, they do not give up, we had to swing the bats a lot better to have a chance to win." joel wilkinson: "we realized in the first game that they're a decent team, but we're a lot better than them, and how if we just hit the ball and play good, we could come out successful today." ethan hitt: "we came into this game thinking we're about to kick their butts, we came into this game thinking we're about to score a bunch of runs down here, and come win game 3 for a state title." jim will wrap up from pearl and toss back to andy in studio thanks jim... got some high school baseball coaching news.. new albany high school has announced the hiring of buddy hall as head baseball coach... this is buddy's 2nd stint with the bulldogs... hall previously coached new albany for 8 seasons in the 90s.... tcps has announced will lowrey's replacement.... he is blue mountain college assistant drew dillard... dillard played baseball at east union, northeast community college, and belhaven university... will lowrey is leaving tcps to be the athletic director at blue mountain college... back to the action from today... new hope looking to force game 3 with vancleave in the 4a championship series... bottom of the first....bulldogs strike first.... justin stokes with the grounder....bryce braddock tags him out at first, but jonathan knight scores and vancleave has a one-nothing lead.... new hope unable to get anything going... the trojans fall to vancleave 3-0... first baseball state title for the bulldogs... lee boyd: "if you had told me we'd give up four runs in a series, i'd say we're gonna go home with a state championship, those guys pitched it extremely well, but i'm proud of my guys, and it's a good experience for us, and again, it's not something they're gonna be proud of right now, but give it a couple of days, i think they'll look back on the season as a very successful one for new hope." busy day in high school baseball.... busy night for our sec baseball and softball teams. msu and ole miss baseball go for series wins... ole miss and msu softballopen up play inthe ncaa tournament. florida at mississippi state.... hunter stovall gets the bulldogs on the board in the bottom of the first with a 2 rbi single to right.... msu remained relentless on offense... bottom 3, belmonts luke alexander drives in 2 more with a base knock up the middle.... bulldogs win the series with a 12-4 victory.... msu goes for the sweep at 3:30 saturday... ole miss at alabama... another strong outing for brady feigl... feigl strikes out the side in the bottom of the 2nd.... feigl still going strong in the bottom of the 6th... no score....with runners on the corners, alabama calls the double steal.... it works....keith holcombe scores... alabama wins 3-0... arkansas lost to georiga, meaning the rebels can still win the sec west... ole miss and msu softball are both in arizona... rebels in tempe and the bulldogs in tucson... ole miss crushes long beach state 9-1. north dakota state leads msu 5-3 in the 7th... mississippi state men's tennis has advanced into the round of 8 for the first time in 20 years.... trevor fo-shay clinches the 4-1 victory over texas.... the bulldogs face ohio state sunday at 11 am with a berth in the final four on the line... ole miss men's tennis falls to florida 4-3. that's
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