Tuesday turned out to be quite a day for Poplarville's Zac Houston.
Earlier in the day he was named an honorable mention prep All-American by Rawlings/Perfect Game. That night, he helped hurl and hit the Hornets to a big win in their Division 8-4A opener.
Houston, Poplarville's Dandy Dozen standout, threw a strong six innings, striking out 11, and allowing just two hits as the Hornets beat homestanding Vancleave 10-3.
He also had a pair of doubles and drove in a run, as the Hornets move to 6-4 overall and Vancleave is 4-5. The Bulldogs had won four out of their last five games.
Chandler Ray also had a pair of hits and drove in a run for Poplarville, while Luke Goodwin had two singles and a triple for the Hornets and drove in three runs. J.J. Welch added a triple and a single and drove in a pair of runs as well in the winning effort. Blake Ladner added a two-run triple.
“We had great approaches at the plate, hit the ball hard. And of course, our ace did his job filling up the zone,: Poplarville head coach J.J. Fortune said. "I’m very proud of our kids, and the way they competed tonight.”
Ashton Miley pitched the final frame for Poplarville in relief of Houston, who is now 4-0. Miley also threw out a base-runer from centerfield earlier in the game.
The Hornets took a 4-0 lead after the top of the first and cruised to the win. The same two teams will meet Friday night in Poplarville.
In other local baseball action, Picayune's game with Gautier that was slated for Monday night was postponed due to wet grounds. Now, both the Maroon Tide and Pearl River Central are set to host district games on both Thursday and Friday nights.
Picayune will host Gautier Thursday and East Central on Friday. The Blue Devils will host East Central Thursday and Moss Point on Friday. PRC is currently in first place in the league standings with a perfect 3-0 mark, but the Blue Devils face Hornet ace Easton Marshall tonight.
Tuesday turned out to be quite a day for Poplarville's Zac Houston.
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County Engineer Les Dungan explains the realignment plans for Richardson-Ozona Road in Picayune to Board of Supervisors President J. Patrick Lee and members of the community at a public hearing on Tuesday morning at the board room in Poplarville.
Supervisors hold hearing on road realignment
The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing after the regular meeting Monday morning to discuss the realignment of the southern portion of Richardson-Ozona Road and its intersection with U.S. Highway 11.
Buccaneer Bay Water Park is back in Hancock County
The Buccaneer Bay Water Park at Buccaneer State Park reopened on Thursday in Hancock County.
Two charged with grand larceny for stealing pick-up truck
A pick-up truck stolen in Picayune on Thursday was recovered on Saturday in Harrison County.
Pearl River Utility Authority makes emergency repairs to system
Circle Drive has been partially closed and detour routes set up so that the Pearl River Utility Authority can make emergency repairs to the failing 12 inch sewer line.
It’s been a good year for Pigott’s teams
It's been a pretty good season for baseball teams that Picayune's Justin Pigott used to play for.
- Supervisors hold hearing on road realignment
Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title
The Miami Heat weren’t supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.
Coming home from Texas with their season on the line in 2011 was one thing. They were at the end of their first year together — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh still trying to figure it all out and clearly a long way from it.
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- Bulldogs are Omaha bound
- Hickman earns top statewide honor
- Northrop is in All-Star game
- Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title
Lions Club marks seventy years of service
Recently, an awards and anniversary reception was held at the Crosby Memorial Library to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Picayune Lions Club.
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- Miller partners with sponsor for Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
- Arboretum Paths: Summer Nature Camp time
- Lions Club marks seventy years of service
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2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant
An explosion and fire at a Louisiana chemical plant claimed a second victim Friday as federal authorities were piecing together the cause of the blast that injured dozens more.
- 1 dead, 73 hurt in La. plant explosion
- Body of 4th drowning victim found off Gulf coast
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- 2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant
Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast
Barbara rose to hurricane strength Wednesday as it steamed toward a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to quickly make landfall.
- Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
- Pope Benedict VXI resigning
- Suicide bomber kills guard at US Embassy in Turkey
- EU summit ends without budget deal
- Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast
Mary Dorsa Guttry
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Dorsa Guttry, 90, of Carriere, Miss., who passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
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Facebook's organ donor status sends registrations soaring
Facebook's addition of a way for its users to tell people their organ-donor status helped boost the number of people who registered as donors 21-fold in one day.
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- Mass. madam's arrest could prove embarrassing
- Police arrest man accused of dining and then dashing
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- Facebook's organ donor status sends registrations soaring
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A man check his car on Interstate 35 after a tornado ripped through Moore Monday afternoon.
Audio: How can we better prepare for tornadoes?
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
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- Tips for tornado readiness
- Audio: How can we better prepare for tornadoes?