At a Glance: MHSAA Baseball State Championships

Photo by Keith Warren/MHSAA.

CLASS 6A

DESOTO CENTRAL vs. ST. MARTIN

Game 1: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Game 2: Friday, 4 p.m.

Jaguars at a Glance

Head Coach: Mark Monaghan

Record: 32-3

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Warren Central 2-0 (5-3, 14-7); def. Oxford 2-0 (4-0, 8-4); def. Northwest Rankin 2-1 (5-3, 6-7, 2-1).

Players to Watch: INF/P Kamren James (Mississippi State signee); P Cade Smith (Mississippi State commit); OF Kyle Booker (Tennessee commit); INF Blaze Jordan (Mississippi State commit); OF Dylan Hale (Northwest CC signee).

State Championships: 2018, 2015.

State Championship Appearances: 2018, 2015, 2014.

Yellow Jackets at a Glance

Head Coach: Kary Bridges

Record: 27-7

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Pearl 2-0 (11-1, 12-5); def. Oak Grove 2-1 (3-6, 6-2, 9-7); def. Biloxi 2-0 (5-1, 11-1).

Players to Watch: P Leif Moore (Pearl River CC signee); INF/P Leo Harris (UAB signee); C R.J. Fletcher (East Central CC signee); INF/P Brennen Study (Meridian CC signee); OF/P Dane Dutil.

State Championships: None.

State Championship Appearances: First Appearance.

CLASS 5A

LAFAYETTE vs. WEST JONES

Game 1: Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Game 2: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Commodores at a Glance

Head Coach: John Walker

Record: 20-10-1

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Center Hill 2-0 (7-3, 12-2); def. Ridgeland 2-0 (15-8, 4-1); def. Saltillo 2-1 (6-5, 1-4, 8-1).

Players to Watch: INF Tyrus Williams; OF Ben Harper (Sewanee signee); P Foster Westbrook (MS Delta CC signee); OF/P Zach Meagrow; INF/P Hunter Coleman.

State Championships: 2006.

State Championship Appearances: 2006.

Mustangs at a Glance

Head Coach: Trey Sutton

Record: 27-5

How they got here: First Round Bye: def. Long Beach 2-0 (4-0, 3-0); def. Picayune 2-0 (13-1, 12-2); def. Pearl River Central 2-0 (8-1, 8-3).

Players to Watch: INF/P Dustin Dickerson (Southern Miss signee); OF/P Kris Riley (Pearl River CC signee); INF Colson Harris (Jones College signee); INF/P Garrett McLaurin (Southwest CC signee); OF Walker Thompson.

State Championships: None.

State Championship Appearances: 2014, 1986.

CLASS 4A

NEW HOPE vs. SUMRALL

Game 1: Thursday, 10 a.m.

Game 2: Friday, 7 p.m.

Trojans at a Glance

Head Coach: Lee Boyd

Record: 25-5

How they got here: def. Gentry 2-0 (25-0, 17-0); def. Caledonia 2-0 (4-2, 11-8); def. Amory 2-0 (9-0, 7-3); def. Pontotoc 2-0 (7-6 ,10-4).

Players to Watch: OF/P Payton Springfield (Itawamba CC signee); OF Tyler Murphy (Itawamba CC signee); OF/P Rye McGlothin (East Mississippi CC signee); INF/P Ryan Burt.g

State Championships: 2014, 2013, 2003, 1998, 1996, 1991, 1983.

State Championship Appearances: 2018, 2014, 2013, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1991, 1983.

Bobcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Larry Knight

Record: 32-6

How they got here: def. Pass Christian 2-1 (10-0, 7-8, 8-4); def. NE Jones 2-0 (12-0, 6-3); def. St. Stanislaus 2-1 (11-1, 3-5, 11-0); def. West Lauderdale 2-1 (3-2, 0-10, 7-6).

Players to Watch: INF/P Billy Garrity; C Graham Crawford (Pearl River CC signee); INF Zane Berry (East Mississippi CC signee); P Halen Sanford (East Mississippi CC signee); INF/P Hunter Barrett (East Central CC commit); OF Dannis Jackson (Ole Miss football signee).

State Championships: 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

State Championship Appearances: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

CLASS 3A

NORTH PONTOTOC vs. MAGEE

Game 1: Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Game 2: Thursday 4 p.m.

Vikings at a Glance

Head Coach: Chad Anthony

Record: 21-8

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Hatley 2-1 (6-12, 5-2, 4-1); def. Houston 2-1 (7-4, 13-5, 13-3); def. Booneville 2-0 (7-0, 13-5).

Players to Watch: C Sheffield Anthony (Northeast MS CC signee); P Jake Reeder (Northeast MS CC signee); OF/P Ethan Dyer (Northeast MS CC signee); INF Corley Hooper (Itawamba CC football signee).

State Championships: None.

State Championship Appearances: 2018, 2011.

Trojans at a Glance

Head Coach: Allen Eubanks

Record: 30-6

How they got here: def. Winona 2-1 (3-4, 9-2, 5-0); def. Columbia 2-0 (8-7, 17-7); def. SE Lauderdale 2-0 (2-0, 6-3); def. West Marion 2-1 (3-6, 14-4, 8-5).

Players to Watch: P Luke West; INF/P Timon Kennedy; OF Zack Teater; INF/P Seth Russell; OF Chandler Pittman; INF Brennon McNair

State Championships: None.

State Championship Appearances: First Appearance.

CLASS 2A

CALHOUN CITY vs. TAYLORSVILLE

Game 1: Wednesday, 10 a.m.

Game 2: Friday, 1 p.m.

Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Josh Miller

Record: 28-3

How they got here: def. Baldwyn 2-0 (11-1, 12-6); def. Union 2-0 (7-0, 24-1); def. East Union 2-0 (3-0, 10-6); def. Lake 2-0 (11-1, 7-1).

Players to Watch: INF Mcgregor Lee; INF/P Hayden Goodson; INF Clay Miller; P Gage Lucius; OF Davione Hull

State Championships: None.

State Championship Appearances: First Appearance.

Tartars at a Glance

Head Coach: Dusty Hillman

Record: 26-9

How they got here: def. Puckett 2-0 (12-1, 12-3); def. Enterprise-Lincoln 2-1 (10-0, 1-5, 11-1); def. Mize 2-0 (6-2, 9-6); def. Madison St. Joseph 2-0 (3-2, 8-7).

Players to Watch: OF/P Chandler Cline; OF Raven Arrington; OF/P Branson Sharpley; P/INF Walker Gable; C Karson Evans.

State Championships: 2014, 2013, 2011, 2006, 1997, 1990.

State Championship Appearances: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2006, 1997, 1995, 1990.

CLASS 1A

SMITHVILLE vs. STRINGER

Game 1: Thursday, 1 p.m.

Game 2: Friday, 10 a.m.

Seminoles at a Glance

Head Coach: Jamie Russell

Record: 19-7

How they got here: def. Shaw 2-0 (24-1, 10-0); def. Pine Grove 2-0 (7-4, 13-7); def. Tupelo Christian 2-0 (7-1, 7-6); def. West Union 2-1 (8-1, 0-5, 10-3).

Players to Watch: UTL Jared Johnson (Mississippi State commit); OF/P Todd Cowley; INF/P Layne Williams; DH/INF Cole Hughey; INF/P Tucker Hood; C Jordan Wardlaw

State Championships: 2014.

State Championship Appearances: 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014.

Red Devils at a Glance

Head Coach: Wade Weathers

Record: 25-10

How they got here: def. East Marion 2-0 (11-1, 18-1); def. Ethel 2-1 (6-3, 3-7, 5-1); def. Resurrection 2-1 (2-3, 12-2, 8-7); def. Hamilton 2-1 (11-1, 2-5, 12-2).

Players to Watch: INF Jackson Parker; INF Cayleb Dyess; OF/P Conner Hicks (East Central CC signee); INF/P Andrew Nix (Jones College signee); INF Jake Parker

State Championships: 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991.

State Championship Appearances: 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1991.