POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College shook off a lop-sided defeat in its season opener, coming to gain a doubleheader split Friday against Mineral Area (Mo.) at Wildcat Stadium.
The Cardinals raked four Wildcat pitchers to win the opener 20-9, but PRCC returned the favor in the nightcap, pounding out 21 hits in a 14-4, eight-inning triumph.
Chase Urhahn got the hit parade started for Mineral Area leading off the first inning with a towering home run to right field, and the Cardinals added three more runs in the inning.
POPLARVILLE – Spring sports are right around the corner at Pearl River Community College, as the baseball and softball teams prepare for battle.
Coach Leigh White’s Lady Wildcats open an ambitious 47-game schedule on Feb. 1 with a Sunday doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala. PRCC then returns home on Feb. 5-6 to host the Wildcat Invitational. The Lady Wildcats will play LSU-Eunice and Calhoun, Ala., on Friday, and East Mississippi and Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has signed nine seniors for its 2017 baseball squad on the first official signing day for baseball and softball.
Of the nine signees, three come from Gulfport High, which is coached by former Wildcat head coach Jamie McMahon.
“I like this group,” said PRCC coach Josh Hoffpauir. “We are excited about their potential.”
Here is a look at the 2016 Wildcat Signing Class:
POPLARVILLE – A pair of sophomore baseball players at Pearl River Community College signed Division I scholarship offers in a ceremony Wednesday at the M.R. White Coliseum.
Right-handed pitcher Jordan Hayes of Taylorsville signed to play for Southern Miss, while shortstop Zachary Clark of Springfield, La., signed with Alabama.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has completed its fall baseball season, and heads into the offseason with plenty of confidence.
The Wildcats closed out fall play by sweeping a doubleheader this past Wednesday from Lawson State (Ala.), 9-2 and 3-2 at Pete Taylor Park on the Southern Miss campus. PRCC finished 7-0-1 for the fall.
“I’m pleased with the young guys,” said Wildcat coach Josh Hoffpauir. “Obviously, when you don’t lose a game, that’s a good thing. That gives you a positive vibe going into the spring.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opened its fall baseball season on Thursday with a pair of victories in action at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La.
The Wildcats rolled to a 14-5 win over Bishop State (Ala.), then trounced Baton Rouge (La.) 11-4.
Sophomore first baseman Gage Teer was 3-for-5 in the two games, driving in six runs on a home run, a double and a single to lead the Wildcats at the plate.
POPLARVILLE – After a disastrous season this past spring, Pearl River Community College baseball coach Josh Hoffpauir hopes a positive attitude pays off in a big turnaround.
The Wildcats have been hard at work in offseason drills as they prepare for the 2015 fall exhibition season, which begins Oct. 1 with a doubleheader against Baton Rouge (La.) at Nicholls State University.
In all, PRCC will play six games in the month of October.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s high school baseball showcase, originally scheduled for May 16, has been postponed for a second time due to bad weather conditions.
The showcase-tryout was rescheduled for May 27 due to weather, but weather conditions prompted a second postponement until Friday, June 12.
Registration for the rescheduled event will start at 10 a.m.
College and professional scouts will be in attendance for the pro-style workout for incoming college high school freshman and 2015 high school graduates.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College baseball infielder Derrick Mount was named to the prestigious All-Region 23 squad for 2015 and joined standout pitcher Jordan Hayes on the All-MACJC team.
Two other Wildcats were named to the All-MACJC second team in outfielder Jalen Haskin and pitcher Jacob Taylor.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s high school baseball showcase, originally scheduled for May 16, has been postponed until Wednesday, May 27 due to bad weather conditions.
Registration for the event will start at 3 p.m. with the showcase beginning at 4 p.m.
College and professional scouts will be in attendance for the pro-style workout for incoming high school freshman and high school seniors.
Registration cost is $75.