The Tupelo softball and baseball teams are both making deep runs in the state playoffs. On this episode, Brad is joined by guest co-host Braden Bishop, sports information director for Tupelo High School.
Braden looks at the Lady Wave’s unlikely run to the Class 6A state finals (2:13). Led by coach Dana Rhea and a core senior group, it’s uncharted territory for Tupelo softball. Game 1 against Harrison Central is on Thursday in Ridgeland.
The THS baseball squad, meanwhile, has reached the state semifinals, where it will face division foe Hernando starting Thursday (8:02). The Golden Wave are 3-0 against Hernando this year, but Braden says the Tigers field a formidable squad. Tupelo will continue to rely on strong starting pitching and an offense that gets contributions throughout the lineup.
Brad and Braden also take a glance at other softball finals being played this week (6:58), as well as some key baseball matchups (13:47).
Tupelo has also done well on the golf course, with the boys and girls both bringing home state championships last week (15:17). Area tennis teams have fared well, also (18:09).
And the show wraps up with the Athletes of the Week (19:44).