Photo Gallery: Warren Central vs. George County, Game 1

Published 11:26 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Warren Central’s baseball team made its first appearance in the state championship series in 23 years on Wednesday, when it took on George County in the MHSAA Class 6A finals at Trustmark Park.

The Vikings lost 3-2 as George County’s Jacob Eubanks hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Trace Hood went 2-for-2 with one RBI for Warren Central (19-12), and Hayes Loper was 1-for-2 with an RBI single and one run scored. Cade Fairley also reached base twice and scored a run.

Conner Watkins pitched six innings for the Vikings and allowed three runs on six hits. He had three strikeouts and did not walk a batter.

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Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Friday at 4 p.m. at Trustmark Park. Tickets are $15 and are available through Warren Central needs to win Friday to force a deciding Game 3 on Saturday.

Hundreds of fans from Warren County made the trip on I-20 to Pearl for Game 1.

To get ready for Game 2, scroll through this selection of photos from Wednesday’s game. The Vicksburg Post was there from warm-ups all the way through the postgame as the Vikings pursue their first state title since 2001.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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