Crosswhite blanks Vols
From staff reports
March 22, 2002
Chad Crosswhite, a native of Philadelphia who transferred from Leake Academy to Madison-Rigeland Academy a couple of years ago, had a career game in a 2-0 win at Starkville Academy on Tuesday.
In addition to tossing a four-hit shutout, Crosswhite got MRA's first run on a solo homer in the first inning. Crosswhite doubled in the sixth and scored the Patriots' second run on a single by Jim Owen.
Another area transfer to MRA is sophomore Phillip Harrison, who played at Winston Academy as a freshman. Harrison plays for the Patriot football and basketball teams.
Tide a threat on diamond too
Picayune's Maroon Tide lost a 77-73 decision to Lanier in the boys' Class 4A state championship basketball game.
It appears the Tide is pretty stout on the baseball diamond as well. The Tide swept 13th-ranked Gulfport 7-1 and 11-10 in a doubleheader Saturday to improve to 16-0.
Incredibly, in the 11-10 win, the Tide trailed 9-0 after a half inning before rallying to remain unbeaten.
Picayune also ripped George County 20-2 last week.
Down the drain
In a 7-5 loss to Baldwyn last week, East Union pitcher Donald Harpole carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning. Then the roof fell in as Baldwyn scored seven runs on just three hits to turn a 5-0 deficit into a 7-5 win.
Jerome Tyes finished off the Epic Urchins with a grand slam. Tyes also was the winning pitcher, striking out 14.
Defense keys Southeast
One factor behind the Tigers' success this season is limiting the opposition's scores. In seven of its games, Southeast Lauderdale has held its opponents to five runs or less. They are 6-1 when they've held foes to five runs or less.