St. Joseph wins 2A State Championship - - Jackson, MS

St. Joseph wins 2A State Championship


Bruins up 5-1 in the top of the 6th inning. Jacob Wood with a hard hit to Joseph Pearson, Pearson tags third and gets the out at first for the double play. 

Grayson Guillory on the mound for the Bruins. Guillory pitched the entire game, throwing 110 total pitches.

One last shot for the Urchins in the top of the 7th, runner on first with two outs, and Collin Ledbetter makes the last out as the Bruins win 5-1, winning their first state title since 1977.

"When I first got here, nobody thought I could do it. It just means a lot," St. Joseph's head coach Gerard McCall said through tears. "Those guys believed in us, believed in our coaching staff, and our people believed in us. I'm happy."

McCall also commented on Guillory's stellar performance on the mound Saturday afternoon. 

"I can't say enough about Grayson. There was a time in the year when Grayson couldn't throw a strike," McCall explained. 

Grayson said this is the first time he's ever thrown a complete game. 

"Who would've thought in game three I would come out here," Grayson said. "Coach had faith in me, and I had faith in the whole team backing me up on defense. That's just what we did honestly."

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