26 May

names to know

Gabe Shepard: The freshman from Mobile, Ala., threw 7 1/3 no-hit innings, striking out 12 and walking one, to pace Southern Miss to a 6-0 victory Saturday over Rice and into the C-USA Tournament final at Biloxi’s MGM Park. Cody Carroll and Hunter Stanley finished off the no-no for USM (37-19), which plays top-seeded Florida Atlantic today for the championship and an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
Parker Caracci: The junior out of Jackson Prep got the last four outs for his third save of the SEC Tournament as Ole Miss beat Georgia 5-3 to advance to today’s championship game against Vanderbilt. Caracci, a preseason All-America pick, had struggled down the stretch this season. He now has 11 saves despite a 5.06 ERA. Ole Miss (37-24) is gunning for its second straight SEC crown and an automatic NCAA berth.
Hunter Renfroe: The former Mississippi State standout from Crystal Springs hit two home runs as part of San Diego’s franchise record-setting seven-homer barrage in a 19-4 win at Toronto. Renfroe, who went 4-for-6 and scored four times, now has 14 homers this season, most of any Mississippian in the majors, and 70 for his career. He is batting .248 with 29 RBIs for the Padres.
P.S. The season ended for Delta State on Saturday with an extra-inning loss at Tampa in the NCAA Division II South Super Regional. DSU, the Gulf South Conference champion, went 42-14 this season. … Pearl River Community College plays today in the NJCAA Division II World Series at Enid, Okla. The top-seeded Wildcats (40-12), the Region 23 champs, take on Pasco-Hernando.

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