Gulfport baseball in first 6A state championship series since 2017
GULFPORT, Miss. — The Gulfport baseball team still on Cloud Nine after last night’s 12-11 heart-racing game three win over Northwest Rankin, sending the Admirals to their first 6A state championship series since 2017.
Castor Lee was a senior on that team and now his younger brother Josh Lee is a senior on this team of destiny, just two wins away from immortality. Castor Lee said, “Very excited. It was an exciting time for us back in 2017, had a great team. This team struggled at first, but they’re hot right now and it gave us good flashbacks.”
Josh Lee said, “That was my biggest thing growing up was I want to go to state. I don’t know when it would happen or if it would happen. I really didn’t think it was going to happen at the beginning of the year, but we’re here now.”
Dawson Hall said, “These guys have fought so hard for me, fought so hard for each other, and I can’t begin to explain any of it. It’s just crazy.”
Head Coach Jamie McMahon said, “We had a couple years – five years or six years there in the middle, and it’s always special to take a team, especially here – ah! – to the state. It’s cold, but it’s awesome. Yeah, just to take them back, it’s great with this group.”
Gulfport is still looking for its first state title since 1985, having also played for one in 2005.
Admirals drew Lewisburg from the north. Game one is set for 7 p.m. next Tuesday at Trustmark Park in Pearl.