Speech to Text for Area Scores (May 17, 2019)
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pearl. in class 2a, calhoun city lost its first game on wednesday against taylorsville. so the wildcats needed a win friday to keep their season going. city fans hoping to will their wildcats to a game 3... calhoun city up 3-1 in the top of the 4th.... hayden goodson lays down the perfect drag bunt... peyton chandler beats the throw home and the wildcats take a 4-1 lead... later in the frame, tay-shawn corbitt scores on a taylorsville error... calhoun city wins, 10-3, to force a game three on saturday. 'the thing that i was excited to see is that this was the first time all year our backs were against the wall cause we swept the division and we were 8-0 in the playoffs. i knew we'd get a different effort out of our kids. couldn't be more proud of them. we've got one game to go.' on thursday, north pontotoc won the class 3a state championship after losing in last year's finals. smithville had lost in the class 1a finals the last two years, so the seminoles were hoping the third time would be the charm. stringer was their opponent. seminoles were one win away from their first state baseball championship since 2014. scoreless in the top of the seventh... who else but jared johnson? the msu commit strokes a dinger into the left field pavilion... smithville takes a 1-0 lead.... stringer makes things interesting in the bottom of the seventh... the red devils load the bases with two outs, but connor hicks flies out to end it... smithville wins 1-0. the seminoles are state champs for the second time in school history. and jared johnson ends his high school career in style. team player." jamie russell: 'i just hope he don't forget me. i just hope one day, when he's making a lot of money cause he's got all the talent in the world. i'm just proud i got the opportunity to coach him. i hope him the best cause he's got a bright future. he's a great kid, yes sir, no sir, he'll play anywhere you ask him to play.' jared johnson: 'i know the city's got our back so i just wanted to do it for them cause they've supported us all year long. so that's just for smithville i wanted to be a team player.' final game of the day in pearl. new hope trying to clinch the 4a championship against sumrall. trojans one win away from state title number 8. new hope's ryan burt leads off the bottom of the second with a bunt... it catches everybody off guard... the sumrall pitcher throws it away, and burt gets to second base... landon sanderson, pinch running for burt, advances to third base and scores on stallone shelton's sac fly... new hope takes a 1-0 lead. trojans go on to win the 4a state title, four-nothing. ryan burt throws a complete game one-hitter in the victory. sec baseball. tennessee clinches the series over ole miss with a 7-5 win. mississippi state clinches the series over south carolina with an 11-2 win. diamond dogs enter saturday with a chance to win the sec west. for the