With a 1-nothing series edge heading into game two of the 6A South State playoffs, St. Martin was the only team that could end the night with a Gatorade bath.
But Biloxi hadn’t lost back-to-back games all season and the Yellowjackets still had to prove they could punch a ticket to the state championship series for the first time in program history.
The Yellowjackets get it done in five innings with the 11-1 victory over the Indians for the two game sweep.
Leo Harris said, “Oh, it feels amazing. It feels amazing. It’s a dream come true. We’re going to Jackson.”
Leif Moore said, “I’m in awe. I’m just, I’m shocked. We did it.”
Head Baseball Coach Kary Bridges said, “We’ve got a group that took a lot of lumps three years ago and they got to come in and play their last game at home, and it’s a lot different for them from their last game three years ago so I’m so proud of them. First time ever. Ha! We’re pumped.”
R.J. Fletcher said, “Man, it feels amazing. It’s something we’ve all dreamed of since we were kids and this year made that the goal to make it happen.”
Brennan Study said, “It goes back to our eighth grade year. We built it from scratch, especially with Coach Bridges coming in, helping us a lot. And a bunch of younger guys and everybody before us, this is for them. Everybody that played at St. Martin.”
The Jackets will play the winner of Desoto Central and Northwest Ranking, who play game two tomorrow.