River splits in day one of Flag City Classic

MILLINGTON, Tenn. --- Pearl River’s Wildcats suffered their first defeat of the 2014 baseball season here Monday, falling to Wabash Valley College (Ill.) 4-3 before rebounding with a lopsided 9-2 victory over Iowa Lakes CC (Ia.) in the Flag City Junior College Classic in renowned USA Stadium.
PRCC, which is now 7-1 overall, resumes Classic action Tuesday against Southwest Tennessee at 11 a.m., followed by a match up with Ellsworth (Ia.) at 1:30 p.m. WVC evened its overall mark to 3-3 with the victory, while ILCC dropped to 0-3.

River sweeps Delta

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College baseball remains unbeaten, as the Wildcats swept MACJC non-division rival Mississippi Delta 5-3 and 9-1 here Friday.
            PRCC improved to 6-0 overall, while MDCC evened its record to 2-2.
            In the first game, The River jumped out to an early 4-0 lead scoring two runs in both the first and second frames, then added a solo run in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Delta scored its only run of the contest in the top of the sixth.

Pearl River remains unbeaten with sweep over Baton Rouge

            VIDALIA, La. --- The Pearl River Community College baseball Wildcats remain unbeaten after sweeping Baton Rouge CC (La.) here Saturday with 4-1, 9-1 victories in the Concordia Recreation District 3 Complex.
            PRCC improved to 4-0 on the year, while BRCC remains winless at 0-7.
            In the first game, things remained scores for the first two-and-a-half innings before the Wildcats took a 1-0 edge in the bottom of the third. The River added another run in the sixth and two in the eighth, while the Bears scored its only run in the top of the ninth.

River opens baseball season with dominating 11-1, 12-3 sweep over Marion Military

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College opened its 2014 baseball season in grand fashion here Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader with Marion Military Institute (Ala.) by dominating 11-1 (six innings) and 12-3 margins.
            PRCC is now 2-0 on the year, while MMI remains winless at 0-4.

River baseball, softball open seasons this week

           POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s spring sports kick off this week with the Wildcat baseball team hosting Marion Military Institute Thursday and the Lady Wildcat softball squad hosting Alabama Southern on Friday.
            The PRCC-MMI and PRCC-ACSS doubleheaders both start at 4 p.m.
            Fourth-year head coach Josh Hoffpauir’s group finished 41-14 a year ago, which boasted an MACJC South Division championship. But Hoffpauir admits that a repeat effort in 2014 will be an uphill climb.

PRCC sets Fall League for high schoolers

POPLARVILLE --- The Pearl River Community College baseball program is set to host its annual Fall League for high school players.
The league begins Thursday, October 10th.
Registration will start at 5 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium followed by a pro-style showcase.
The participants will be divided into six teams and play eight fall games over five weeks. A major emphasis is placed on improvement through fundamentals and understanding in game situations.

Baseball Showcase set July 16 at PRCC

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College will host a Baseball Showcase here Tuesday, July 16, in Wildcat Stadium.
            The showcase was originally scheduled for July 6, but was postponed due to rainy conditions.
            Registration begins at 2 p.m. with the showcase starting at 3 p.m.
            Head coach Josh Hoffpauir encourages all players to participate.

Pearl River baseball, softball All-Academic squads says NJCAA

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College baseball and softball  copped NJCAA All-Academic Team honors for the 2013 season, while three of those squads’ athletes were tagged with Exemplary Academic Achievement accolades.
            Eleventh-year head coach Leigh White’s softball team achieved the prestigious honor via its overall 3.4 grade-point average, while third-year head baseball coach Josh Hoffpauir saw his squad honored with its 3.1 GPA.
            NJCAA teams with a 3.0 or higher overall GPA receive the honor.


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