Sports notebook

Local leagues
asked to send
in schedules
All local youth and adult sports leagues are asked to send their
current and upcoming season schedules in to the Winston County Journal.
Youth baseball and softball leagues, as well as local golf courses,
tennis associations, soccer leagues, etc. can e-mail their schedules
to The Journal would like to include those
schedules in its weekly local sports schedules.
Also, all schools are encouraged to go ahead and send in any
schedules they already have finalized — even if they are for next fall.
For more information you may call 601-938-2471.
— Austin Bishop

Holmes sixth
in North Division
The Bulldogs of Holmes Community College began the week in fifth
place in the MACJC North Division baseball standings.
HCC was 6-8 in league play and 16-18 overall going into Wednesday’s
road doubleheader at East Mississippi Community College. The Bulldogs
then host Northwest Mississippi in a doubleheader on Saturday.
Northeast is on top of the North Division standings with a 13-5
league mark, while Mississippi Delta is 1-5 and Northwest 11-7.
Itawamba is fourth at 8-8, followed by Holmes in fifth. EMCC is 7-11
and Coahoma 2-14.
The Bulldogs lost a doubleheader to Mississippi Delta 4-2 and 11-1
last Tuesday.
— Austin Bishop

MSU softball
sweeps Ole Miss
Senior left-hander Stephanie Becker tossed her second career no-
hitter as the Mississippi State softball team (27-14, 6-9 SEC) routed
arch-rival Ole Miss (21-26, 2-16 SEC), 8-0, in six innings Sunday
afternoon at the MSU Softball Stadium. The 15th no-hitter in school
history (second in conference play) gave MSU its second-straight
sweep against the Rebels and improved the Bulldogs’ winning streak in
the series to eight games.
“Stephanie was as sharp as a tack today and barely missed anything we
called,” said Head Coach Vann Stuedeman, who upped her record to a
flawless 12-0 against in-state opponents. “She is a gutsy player and
was on point today.”
Becker threw 77 unhittable pitches in her domination of the Rebels,
becoming the fourth pitcher in school history to record multiple no-
hitters. The southpaw struck out four and allowed only one baserunner
(third-inning walk) in her second complete-game of the season.
Becker’s no-no also marked the 26th career no-hitter coached by
Stuedeman, as well as the 235th career shutout for the dugout general.
— school reports