PENSACOLA, Fla. --- Pearl River’s Wildcats dropped to 5-7 overall after a two-game setback here Saturday in opening day action of the Pirate Invitational Tournament underway at host Pensacola State College.
PRCC was defeated by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Ga.) 9-3 in its opening game before falling to Wabash Valley College (Ill.) 7-1 in its nightcap game. The Wildcats eye a rematch with WVC at 10 a.m. Sunday before taking on host PSC at 12:30 p.m.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College’s Tuesday baseball doubleheader with Baton Rouge CC has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21 here in Wildcat Stadium due to projected wet weather conditions.
The twin bill was originally set for a 4 p.m. start, but will be played at the same starting time in April.
The rescheduled contests mark a rematch between the home standing Wildcats and the Bears, as BRCC defeated PRCC 15-5 Feb. 14 in Baton Rouge, La.
POPLARVILLE --- A day after falling to Southwest Tennessee 6-1, Pearl River’s Wildcats split with the visiting Saluquis in doubleheader baseball action here Saturday.
SWTCC took a 10-7 victory in the first game of the twin bill before PRCC was a 4-1 winner in the nightcap contest.
Following the split, Pearl River is now 5-5 overall, while Southwest Tennessee is 9-7.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College dropped two straight home baseball games here Friday in Wildcat Stadium, falling to the Southwest Tennessee Saluquis 6-2 before falling to the Mineral Area Cardinals (Mo.) 11-2.
The Cards grabbed a 6-3 victory over the Saluquis prior to Mineral Area defeating the host Wildcats in Friday’s nightcap game.
Following the sweep, PRCC evened its overall record to 4-4.
MOBILE, Ala. --- Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Bishop State (Ala.) in doubleheader baseball action here Wednesday, falling 8-4 in the first game before rallying back for a 3-1 victory in the nightcap contest.
The River improved to 4-2 overall with the win, while BSCC dropped to 2-8.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats opened their 2015 baseball season in grand style here Thursday, sweeping Alabama Southern 8-7, 6-4 in Wildcat Stadium.
PRCC are now 2-0 heading into Saturday’s games against St. Louis-Meramec and Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, La. ASCC dropped to 1-4 on the season.
In the season-opening contest, the Wildcats rallied for two runs in the bottom of the final inning to take the one-run, come-from-behind victory.
POPLARVILLE --- Three Pearl River Community College baseball standouts have signed national letters of intent with four-year universities in Tracy Hadley, Derrick Mount, and Jacob Taylor.
Hadley, a 6-foot, 170-pound infielder who prepped at Pascagoula High, signed with head coach Scott Berry’s University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The sophomore was a starter for the 2014 Wildcat squad, batting .316 and driving in 19 runs, while stealing 10 bases.
BOONEVILLE --- Pearl River couldn’t grab a berth in the MACJC State Tournament after falling short in a best-of-three playoff series to Northeast Mississippi, which earned hosting rights to the event with Saturday’s deciding 12-11 victory over the Wildcats.
PRCC, the South Division’s No. 3 seed which wrapped its season with the setback, finished the year at 27-22, while the host North No. 2 Tigers are now 27-18.
The Wildcats fell 9-8 in the opening series game on Friday, but rebounded with a convincing 12-6 win in Saturday’s opening game.
BOONEVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to fall to Northeast Mississippi 9-8 in the opening game of their MACJC best-of-three playoff series here Friday on Harold T. White Field.
The River, the South Division’s No. 3 seed, eyes a rematch and possible elimination with the host Tigers, the North Division’s No. 2 seed, Saturday at 12 noon.
PRCC dropped to 26-21, while NEMCC improved to 26-17.
PERKINSTON --- Pearl River’s Wildcats are playoff-bound as the MACJC South Division’s No. 3 seed after a doubleheader split here Saturday with archrival Mississippi Gulf Coast.
PRCC, 26-20 overall and 12-12 in division play, suffered a 12-0 shutout in seven innings of its nine-inning first game with MGCCC, but bounced back with a 10-9 victory in the seven-inning nightcap that took 10 innings to complete.
Gulf Coast ended its season at 20-21 and 10-14.