POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has moved its MACJC baseball and softball doubleheaders at Wildcat Stadium up a day, from Wednesday to Tuesday, because of expected rainy weather in the Pine Belt the middle of this week.
The Wildcat baseball team will host Southwest Mississippi in a 4 p.m. doubleheader, while the PRCC softball team will host fourth-ranked Jones County in a doubleheader, also scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College continues to struggle in MACJC baseball play, as the Wildcats dropped both ends of a doubleheader Friday afternoon against Northeast Mississippi at Booneville.
The Tigers dropped the Wildcats 13-2 in the first game of the doubleheader in seven innings, then posted a 4-0 victory in the nightcap.
PRCC dropped to 18-10 overall and 3-7 in conference play; Northeast improved to 14-12 and 5-3.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College split a doubleheader against East Central Tuesday in MACJC action at Decatur.
The Wildcats used a six-run fourth inning uprising to build a big lead and held on for a 7-6 victory in the opener that snapped a three-game losing streak, but the Warriors came back to hand PRCC a 4-3 defeat in the nightcap.
In the first game, Lucas Scott’s three-run home run powered the Wildcats’ big inning, and Tyler Reid added an RBI double and Gage Teer had a run-scoring single to give Pearl River a 6-1 lead.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College took it on the chin twice Saturday afternoon in an MACJC doubleheader against Northwest Mississippi at Senatobia.
The Rangers dropped the Wildcats 7-1 in the first game of the doubleheader, then rolled to an 11-1 win in five innings in the nightcap.
PRCC (17-7 overall, 2-4 conference) outhit the Rangers 9-8 in the first game, but the Wildcats could only muster a run n the top of the sixth inning off Northwest starter Colt Smith (2-1), who struck out seven and walked three.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Coahoma Friday afternoon in MACJC action at Clarksdale.
The Wildcats struck late for a 6-3 victory in the opener, but the Tigers took a 5-4 extra-inning win in the nightcap.
PRCC (17-5 overall, 2-2 conference) broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of the eighth inning, then added an insurance run in the ninth.
POPLARVILLE – Sophomore right-hander John Carter Sanner saved the day for Pearl River Community College Tuesday night in the second game of the Wildcats’ MACJC-opening doubleheader against Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Sanner went the distance for Pearl River in a 5-3 victory that gave the Wildcats a split of the two games at Wildcat Field, after the Bulldogs had rallied to win the opener 11-9 in 10 innings.
Sanner (4-0) scattered four hits, struck out eight batters – the last one for the final out of the game with runners on second and third. He walked two and hit two batters.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College continued its sizzling start at the plate Sunday afternoon in sweeping a baseball doubleheader at Baton Rouge (La.).
The Wildcats rolled over the Bears 9-2 in the opener, then completed the sweep with a 12-4 victory in the nightcap.
PRCC (13-3) broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fifth inning in the first game, highlighted by Jonathan Turner’s two-run double, and added three more runs in the sixth. Turner was 3 of 4 for the game. Gage Teer had a triple and Tyler Reid had a double.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College baseball continued its strong start to the 2016 season Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader against Baton Rouge (La.) at Wildcat Stadium.
In the opener, Zachary Clark drove in four runs with a pair of home runs as the Wildcats rallied for an 8-7 victory, then completed the sweep with an 11-1 win in six innings in the nightcap.
PRCC improved to 11-3 overall; Baton Rouge dropped to 11-13.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College took to the road Wednesday afternoon and split a pair of baseball games against the LSU-Alexandria junior varsity team at Vidalia, La.
PRCC won the opener 6-2, but LSU-A took the nightcap 3-2.
In the first game, the Wildcats scored single runs in the third and fourth innings, then broke the game open with four runs in the fifth. Jordan Hayes (3-1) earned the victory, striking out five, and John Carter Sanner got the save with three innings in relief, striking out four.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore catcher Carter Hankins has been named as the MACJC Baseball Player of the Week for his play last week.
Hankins was 8 of 19 (.421) at the plate in six games last week, driving in 13 runs as the Wildcats were 5-1 in doubleheaders on consecutive days against Alabama Southern, Southwest Tennessee and Jackson State (Tenn.).