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Lady Statesmen sweep UAM

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The Delta State University Lady Statesmen had a big day on the softball diamond Tuesday as they swept the University of Arkansas at Monticello Cotton Blossoms here at University Field.

DSU won the first game 7-4 and the second game 3-0. The Lady Statesmen improved to 15-16, while UAM fell to 4-21.

Lady Wolves thump Canton 19-0

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The Cleveland Central High School Lady Wolves opened up the Region 3-5A portion of their fast pitch softball schedule with a lopsided win as they pounded Canton High School 19-0 in three innings here Tuesday in Cleveland.

Cleveland Central improved to 4-4 with a 1-0 mark in the region. Tuesday’s action was Cleveland Central’s first game since Mar. 9.

Mississippi College Baseball Standings

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Mississippi College Baseball Standings

(4-year universities)

(As of Mar. 19)

Rk.       Team                          Record            Pct.

T1       Ole Miss                      19-2                .905

T1       Delta State                 19-2                .905

Mississippi College Baseball Standings

Mississippi College Baseball Standings

(4-year universities)

Rk.       Team                          Record            Pct.

1          Ole Miss                      17-1                .944

2          Delta State                 17-2                .895

Statesmen blast Bisons


The Delta State University Statesmen clicked in all phases of the game as they blasted the Harding Bisons 15-0 here Tuesday evening at Ferriss Field-Harvey Stadium in a game-cut short after seven innings due to the 10-run rule.

DSU improved to 17-2, while Harding fell to 7-15.

Hot hitting Shannon putting up big numbers for DSU

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To say that Delta State University first baseman Zack Shannon has been hitting the ball well would be a slight understatement.

He’s not just hitting the ball; he’s pure crushing it.

In the Statesmen’s 15-0 win over the Harding Bisons here Tuesday evening at Ferriss Field-Harvey Stadium, the senior from Cincinnati, Ohio went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBIs to stretch his hitting streak to 12 games. During the 12-game hitting streak, Shannon is hitting .578 (26-for-45) with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs. He has also reached base in 18 straight games, scored a run in 11 straight games, driven in a run in eight straight games and hit a home run in five straight games.

Second half collapse dooms Tigers

The Ruleville Central Tigers had the Holly Springs High School Hawks on the ropes Wednesday in the semifinals of the 3A State Boys Basketball Tournament at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

The Tigers scored the first seven points of the ball game and led by as many as 12 points at 37-25 with seven minutes to go in the third quarter. The Hawks overcome battled back strong to earn the 48-45 win to eliminate the Tigers and advance to the 3A State Boys Basketball Championship game against St. Andrews Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum at 3 p.m.

O’Neal’s gem, solid offense have Colts winning big

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On a cool, clear evening, the Bayou Academy Colts had everything going their way against the Delta Academy Raiders here Thursday night.

The Colts scored in five different innings and got a stellar complete game performance from Paul O’Neal as they pounded the Raiders 11-1 in a game that ended after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The Colts won their second in a row and improved to 3-4.

Statesmen lose to Argos in double OT in GSC Title Game

The Delta State University Statesmen played valiantly but came up short a little bit short in the Gulf South Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Pete Hanna Center in Birmingham, Ala. this weekend.

After upsetting top seeded Valdosta State University 63-59 on Saturday in the semifinals, the Statesmen dropped a heartbreaker to West Florida 71-65 in double overtime in the championship game of the tournament Sunday. The double overtime contest was the first in championship history.

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