MERIDIAN, Miss (WTOK) - The Enterprise Bulldogs fast pitch softball team was undefeated at home coming into the final game of the South State Championship and was able to post a perfect home record after advancing 6-1 over Taylorsville Monday evening.
The Lady Bulldogs swept Taylorsville in addition to Loyd Star and Puckett en route to the 2A State Title game where they will face the Philadelphia Tornadoes.
Head Coach Davey Dewitt says s state championship is something his program – his seniors in particular – have been striving for all season.
“They don’t give up - they don’t give up,” Dewitt said. “They want this bad. They want this bad. We had a goal when we set out. I always tell them, you know, we started out eight – we needed eight wins and we’ve got six of them. You know, so…but this senior group I’m telling you those six girls have – they mean a lot to me and they mean a lot to this program.”
First pitch from the 2A State Championship game will be Thursday at 1:30pm at Nusz Park on the Mississippi State campus.
Newton County rebounded from a game one loss to Vancleave last Friday to punch its ticket to the 4A championship game later this week in Starkville.
The Cougars won a low-scoring affair in Game 2, setting up a winner-take-all game three Monday night in Decatur. NC took advantage of several Vancleave errors to push its lead to 6-3 entering the final frame. They would allow one run, but eventually seal the victory with a short pop fly to first base.
Justin Chaney and his team will compete for the program's first title since 2015 against Tishomingo County starting Thursday.
Neshoba Central didn't even break a sweat in the deciding game of the North State championship series with Lafayette. The Rockets put up 17 runs on the Commodores to clinch its spot in the 5A championship. The Rockets didn't allow a run in the series with the Commodores.
Trae Embry's team draws Wayne County in Thursday's 5A title game, they'll face Wayne County.
After dropping the first game of the South State Championship series Sunday afternoon, Choctaw Central rallied back to win two games at home Monday night to advance to the 3A State Championship game later this week.
The Warriors walked off Raleigh in game two to force a decisive game three, which they won 6-0 to end the Lions season one game short of the state championship.
Choctaw Central will face South Pontotoc for the 3A crown starting Thursday at Southern Miss.