After five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's 10th head baseball coach. Director of Athletics Mike Kinnison named the former Statesman standout and assistant coach to the post on Tuesday, July 2.
CLEVELAND - After capturing their third Gulf South Conference championship in four years, the Statesmen (39-12) of Delta State University are set to host the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament May 16-18 at Tim and Nancy Harvey Stadium-Dave "Boo" Ferriss Field.
OXFORD, Ala.— Sophomore Hunter Riggins tossed a two-hit, complete shutout to pitch No. 13 Delta State University baseball (39-12) to its 15th Gulf South Conference Baseball Championship with 6-0 win over No. 3 the University of West Florida (36-16) on Tuesday at Choccolooco Park.
Weber Herbison's two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave the No. 10/1 Delta State University baseball (17-2, 9-2 GSC) team a 3-2 win over the University of West Georgia (6-14, 3-7 GSC) in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Sunday at Harvey Stadium-Ferriss Field.
The win also gave the Statesmen the GSC series win, 2-1.
The champions from the Gulf South Conference and Sunshine State Conference will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament, as the Statesmen (19-11, No. 7 seed) of Delta State University face the Mocs (24-7, No.