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south pontotoc knew it's first fast-pitch state title wouldn't come easy. standing in the lady cougars way was choctaw central. after two, nail-biting, nine-inning games, south pontotoc and the lady warriors were tied at one-win apiece.... game three for all the marbles in class 3a.... adam patterson's team jumps out on top in the second.... sara beth brown draws a bases loaded walk....sydney brazil scores to make it one-zip, lady cougars.... south pontotoc pitcher allyson harrison was on top of her game.... she fans neera bell to end the bottom of the second.... harrison threw all three games in the series.... top of the fourth....south pontotoc plays small ball.... brown with the bunt this time....layne tedder slides in to score to make it two-nothing.... fast forward to the bottom of the seventh.... lady warriors down to their last out... but a flyball is caught in left to end it.... south pontotoc wins 3-1.... lady cougars are fastpitch state champs for the first time in school history. adam patterson, south pontotoc head coach: "we got it done in the third game, the hits were not many, but we kept battling and battling, we squeeze bunted a couple of times, and executed, and our defense played outstanding, and our pitcher, i thought, from tip to finish, pitched her heart out." allyson harrison, game 3 winning pitcher: "i'm really tired, but i worked through the whole thing, i wanted it really bad, i knew my team wanted it really bad, i knew they were gonna back me up, so i just threw what i needed to throw and they backed me up the whole game." class 1a smithville looking for its fourth state title in fast- pitch.. vardaman just one win away from its first.... bottom of the first....vardaman pitcher makynlie jones helps her own cause with a base hit.... mary grace davis scores from second to make it one- nothing....part of a three-run frame for the lady rams.... bottom of the second....davis with the grounder.... caroline casey beats the throw home to make it four-zip, vardaman.... lady rams led, seven-nothing, after three innings.... but in the top of the fourth....the lady noles strike back...... orlandria smith sends one to the right field fence.... it's a three-run inside the park homer that cuts the lead to 7-4.... that's as close as the lady noles would get... vardaman wins 14-4 in 6 innings to capture the class 1a state championship trophy.... josh hegwood, vardaman head coach: "we're just so excited for these girls, i know this means a lot for our town, being the first one, i'm just so emotional about it, i'm just happy for them and everybody else." makynlie jones, vardaman pitcher: "it's amazing, we set our goals early this year, and we were gonna make it to state, and we just did it." jim: "first state championship in school history, how does that sound?" maddie terrell, 3 for 4, home run, 3 rbi: "it's amazing, it's a feeling you can't describe, it's awesome." jeremy duke, smithville head coach: "this is never easy, and all i want to do is praise the girls and their efforts and their hard work throughout the year." the state baseball playoffs begin wednesday in pearl. a couple series wrapped up tonight. stringer defeated hamilton 12-2 in game 3 of the 1a south half championship. stringer will face smithville for the state title. lafayette county downed saltillo 8-1 in game 3 of the 5a north half championship. the commodores will meet west jones for the state title. college baseball's regular season is winding down. mississippi state will wrap things up this weekend at home against south carolina. but first, a midweek game with louisiana tech. bottom of the second.... marshall gilbert gets a hold of one.... gilbert's fifth homer of the year gives the bulldogs a 2-0 lead. msu wins this one 7 to 3. the bulldogs return to action thursday night at dudy noble against south carolina. the bombs were also flying in jonesboro... ole miss at arkansas state... kevin graham breaks up a scoreless game in the top of the 4th with this three run shot.. the red wolves score 4 in the bottom of the 9th to stun the rebels 6 to 5. ole miss closes out the regular season at tennessee... the new orleans pelicans win the nba draft lottery. brandon woodruff pitches 6 scoreless innings as milwaukee beats philadelphia 6 to 1.