Cards advance to state playoffs
Potts Camp went 2-2 in Region 2-1A baseball action last week – sweeping Ashland and dropping two games to Myrtle.
The Cardinals, coached by Dustin Minor, will enter the state playoffs this week as either a number two or three seed from the district.
They were scheduled to host face Hickory Flat on Monday of this week.
Potts Camp had no trouble with Ashland Monday, April 9, at home – winning 26-0 and 26-1.
The Cardinals scored 11 runs in the first inning of game one and 15 in the second to end the game early due to the run rule.
Jase Aldridge powered the Potts Camp offense with two triples and a home run.
Dylan Minor had a triple and a double, Trell Kimmons a single and a double, Jaquives Muse a pair of doubles, Marterrian Donnell a homer and Shuntavius Gardner a triple.
Kalif Alford was the winning pitcher. Devin Sanders and Donnell threw in relief. Ashland had just one hit, with it coming on a bunt.
Potts Camp put 26 more runs on the board in game two versus the Blue Devils – scoring 13 in the first inning and 13 in the second.
Minor had a four-hit game, connecting for a triple, a double and two singles.
Aldridge had three singles. Devonta Pegues added a home run and a triple. Alford reached base successfully on a pair of bunts. Donnell had a triple.
Aldridge was the winning pitcher. Darius McNeil and Ty Bolden threw in relief. The Blue Devils had just one hit.
The Cardinals’ offense then struggled in back-to-back losses to the Hawks, unbeaten in district play.
Potts Camp fell 10-2 on April 10 at Myrtle.
The game stayed close early. The Hawks went up 3-0 in the first and led 5-1 after five. Myrtle put the game away with a five-run sixth inning.
The Cardinals could produce just two hits with Kimmons and Donnell each getting a single.
Myrtle then visited Potts Camp on Friday the 13th and left with a 10-0 win in five innings. The Hawks’ big inning was the second, when they sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs.
The Cardinals had three hits, Muse a double and Minor and Alford each a single.
The best two-of-three series in round one of the Mississippi High School Activities Association state playoffs is set for Friday, Saturday and Monday.
The Cardinals completed play last week with a 12-7 overall record and a 6-3 mark in district play.