Before we get to St. Martin’s next opponent in the Class 6A State Championship series, the Yellowjackets already have the upper hand when it comes to rest and the 24 hour rule.
St. Martin’s run through the 6A South State playoff series with Biloxi lasted all of 12 innings, culminating with Friday’s 11-1 victory via the ten run rule.
That puts the Jackets three days ahead of schedule compared to the north, giving them extra time to soak in the moment of winning their first-ever South State title and prepare for the moment ahead.
Infielder/ Pitcher Leif Moore said, “This is huge, first time going. We’re going to make it big.”
Third baseman/ Pitcher Brennan Study said, “Oh, it feels amazing. Something we’ve worked for so long in our lives, we finally made it. Now, we’ve got to go out and win it.”
Head Baseball Coach Kary Bridges said, “This school loves athletics. It’s just great for the school. We’re just excited and just proud of my guys and we’re going to do our best to represent the Coast.”
Infielder/Pitcher Leo Harris said, “I believe we do. We’ve had some hard times throughout the season and we’ve worked hard, worked so hard now, no time to give up. Just go back to work and get ready for the next one. We always knew that we were good enough to do it and now we’re showing it.”
St. Martin is the only baseball or softball team from the Gulf Coast remaining in the post-season.
St. Martin just finding out tonight who its championship opponent will be and that’s the Jaguars out of Desoto Central who take down Northwest Rankin in game three of North State by the final score of 2-1, thanks to a walk-off in bottom of the seventh.
The Jaguars won it all in 2018, taking down George County in three games, back for more against the Jackets.