PASCAGOULA — Visting Ocean Springs shutout Pascagoula, 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night at Ingalls Field as the Greyhounds maintained their hold on first place in Region 7-6A
The win was the third straight in league play for the Greyhounds, as they moved to 3-1 in the region while the Panthers fall to 1-2. The same two teams meet again Wednesday night in Ocean Springs in game two of the three games series
After two scoreless innings, Ocean Springs grabbed a 4-0 lead in the top of the third. Sophomore Cannon Hensarling brought in the first three runs with a double, and senior Brock Cantrell knocked an RBI-single.
In the top of the fourth, the Greyhounds piled on six more runs to their lead to extend their advantage to double digits and go up 10-0. This inning featured a three-RBI double from Junior Maddox Moreland and an RBI double from Hensarling.
Greyhound senior McCarty English, a Southern Miss signee, struck out six batters in a row through the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to secure the 10-0 shutout win and end the contest early
English shined on the mound for the Greyhounds. The winning pitcher tallied 11 strikeouts while only allowing one hit as he completed all five frames. Senior Keilon Parnell accounted for the Panthers’ sole hit with a double in the bottom of the first.
Ocean Springs totaled 10 hits in Tuesday’s contest. Hensarling led the way with four RBIs on two doubles in his three plate appearances. Cantrell went two-for-two with a sacrifice fly and two RBIs. Maddox Moreland hit a double and single, bringing in three runs in three plate appearances. Braxton Jarrrell took the loss on the mound for Pascagoula, giving up eight runs on nine hits in just over three innings of work.
Elsewhere in Region 7-6A play Tuesday night, D’Iberville moved into second place with a 6-0 win at home over arch-rival St. Martin.
The Warriors, coming off two straight losses in league play to OSHS, wasted no time in setting the tone to get back on track scoring a run in the bottom of the first and adding two more in the second stanza to take a 3-0 lead they would never relinquish.
Trey Jacquet had an RBI-single for DHS, while Landon French, Aiden Seymour, Colby Wilson and Eli Page each drove in a run apiece in the win for the Warriors.
Page tossed the first five frames, scattering three hits, striking out four and walking two to pick up the win. Gage Peterson kept the shutout intact with a pair of scoreless innings in relief.
The same two teams are set to meet in St. Martin Thursday night.