Harlem Shakes and big cookies
March is finally here. One might be asking themselves, what's the big deal about March? It's time for March Madness, and it also means baseball is in full swing from high school to the pros.
As far as March Madness tournament goes for Mississippi schools, Ole Miss and Southern Miss both need to finish up the season on strong notes. The South Carolina loss really hurt Ole Miss, but if they finish strong I feel like they have a chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament.
Down in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss needs to win its next three games, and they need to pray that there's a Big East or Big 10 school that doesn't get picked because two regular season losses at the hands of the Memphis Tigers hurt the Golden Eagles chances.
However, a NIT tournament bid wouldn't be too bad considering where the program has been in the past. A big kudos to head coach Donnie Tyndall. Southern Miss got a steal if you ask me.
By the way, if you have a few seconds today or whenever get on YouTube and check out the Southern Miss Harlem Shake dance. It's worth the few minutes you'll spend watching it. Speaking of the Harlem Shake, they tell me the County baseball team has got one out. I just wonder if Coach Ellis and Coach Euell are helping in that one!
In just a few days, the Southern Miss video went viral, and it had over 100,000 views.
Baseball In Full Swing
Locally, all three high schools have started playing baseball. Yazoo County hasn't had the chance to due to weather conditions in different places. Benton hit the road to Hillcrest Thursday night while Manchester hosted Winona Academy.
Friday night City and County got it on in the "Battle of Yazoo." Also, County softball seems to be doing quite alright for themselves.
Statewide Mississippi State remains the only undefeated team in the state and in the SEC at 11-0. Ole Miss got its first loss of the season at Memphis in a 4-3 loss. The Rebels are 8-1 on the season. Southern Miss lost a mid-week game at U-LM 6-5. The Delta State Statesmen are doing just fine at well sitting at 11-1.
Also, find me on Twitter at YZHeraldSports. I'll be tweeting scores out at the games I attend in case you can't make it to one.
By the way, I have to give a shout out to Manchester Academy. They've got it going on with the big chocolate chip cookies. That's good stuff there!
John Blackledge is Sports Editor at the Yazoo Herald. He maybe reached at 746-4911 or by email at john@yazoo