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Wesson 12’s bow out of state tourney

OUT IN A CLOUD OF DUST – Wesson shortstop Mac McQuage applies a tag to a Moss Point runner during state tourney action in Hattiesburg over the past several days. The team from south Copiah County ended up 2-2 after winning the district championship a few days ago. PHOTO BY JIMMY CROCKETT

The Wesson 12-year old all-stars rallied back from a murderous first inning against Wayne County Tuesday evening only to fall short 5-3 after trailing 5-0 in a game that saw Wesson make five errors in the opening inning.

The loss concludes a highly successful run for the 12’s as they exit state with two wins and two losses.  The two-time district champions advanced farther than any other team in Wesson history with their two wins.

“This is a very special group,” commented head coach Jerry Hood.  “They will look back on this experience soon and realize what they did.  I am very proud of them.”

Wesson 15, Magee 9

Wesson lost a 6-0 advantage late in the game as Magee rallied to tie the game at 9-9 late in the contest.  The 9-inning affair saw Wesson explode for 6 runs in the top of the ninth to put Magee out of their misery.  Trent Nettles blasted a grand slam to lead the Wesson offense.  Mack Smith was the winning pitcher for the 12’s.

Wesson 5, Moss Point 1

Wesson only managed 3 hits on the evening but used pitching mistakes and timely base hits to beat Moss Point 5-1.  C.J. Viramontez dominated the Moss Point batters only allowing 2 hits while striking out 15 boys from the coast.

Mac McQuage busted the game open with a 3-run double to push Wesson up 4-1 and send Moss Point to the losers bracket.

Petal 18, Wesson 4

Petal stayed in the driver’s seat of the winner’s bracket by defeating the 12’s 18-4.  Mack Smith, Peyton Hood, Daniel Forehand and Connor Lowery all ate up innings in the contest from the pitcher’s mound.

Wayne Co. 5, Wesson 3

Wesson had runners on first and third with two outs in the sixth inning but could not plate the runners to tie the ballgame.  Petal used a 5 error first inning by the Wesson squad to get the advantage and hang on for dear life.  Viramontez absorbed the loss for the 12’s.  

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