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Fast-Pitch Softball Championships begin Thursday

The 23rd annual MHSAA/Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Fast-Pitch Championships return to Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi for the second straight season.

The action at both venues is scheduled to begin Thursday with Game 1 in the best-of-three series for all six classifications. All Game 2’s are scheduled for Friday with any Game 3’s, if necessary, on tap for Saturday.

Two of last year’s state champions — DeSoto Central and Neshoba Central — advanced to this season’s state finals.

MHSAA/Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Fast-Pitch Softball State Championships for 2019

Mississippi State University University of Southern Mississippi
Nusz Park Southern Miss Softball Complex
Starkville Hattiesburg
(Designated home team listed first) (Designated home team listed first)
Thursday, May 9 Thursday, May 9
1:30 PM — Class 2A: Philadelphia vs. Enterprise (Clarke) 1:30 PM — Class 1A: Smithville vs. Vardaman
4:00 PM — Class 4A: Tishomingo Co. vs Newton Co. 4:00 PM — Class 3A: South Pontotoc vs. Choctaw Central
6:40 PM — Class 6A: DeSoto Central vs. Brandon 6:30 PM — Class 5A: Neshoba Central vs. Wayne Co.
Friday, May 10 Friday, May 10
1:30 PM — Class 2A: Enterprise vs. Philadelphia 1:30 PM — Class 1A: Vardaman vs. Smithville
4:00 PM — Class 4A: Newton Co. vs Tishomingo Co. 4:00 PM — Class 3A: Choctaw Central vs. South Ponotoc
6:30 PM — Class 6A: Brandon vs. DeSoto Central 6:30 PM — Class 5A: Wayne Co. vs Neshoba Central
Saturday, May 11 Saturday, May 11
Game 3’s (if necessary) Game 3’s (if necessary)
11:00 AM — Game 3 #1 11:00 AM — Game 3 #1
Game 3 #2: 30 minutes after Game 3 #1 Game 3 #2: 30 minutes after Game 3 #1
Game 3 #3: 30 minutes after Game 3 #2 Game 3 #3: 30 minutes after Game 3 #2

Purchase digital tickets online at


  • Admission is $12 per day and good for all games at one venue
  • All games will be streamed live on the NFHS Network’s Mississippi channel at


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