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.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College baseball coach Josh Hoffpauir admits that matching last year’s 41-14 record, including a South Division championship, this coming spring might seem impossible.
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.
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.
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.
POPLARVILLE --- Seven Pearl River Community College baseball standouts are headed to senior college programs, including pitchers Ryan Deemes, Brandon Fry, and Christian Talley; outfielders Darius Knight and Braxton Lee, infielder Paul Pickerrell, and catcher-slugger Krisjon Wilkerson.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College pitchers Brandon Fry and Christian Talley have been selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.
Fry, a sophomore out of Nease High in Jacksonville, Fla., was selected in the 18th round by the San Diego Padres; while Talley, a sophomore who prepped at Hancock County High, was picked in the 26th round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Both have already signed with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Golden Eagles.
POPLARVILLE — Ten Pearl River Community College baseball standouts have earned 2013 post-season honors with center fielder Braxton Lee and catcher-designated hitter Krisjon Wilkerson leading the way with All-Region 23 and All-MACJC first- team accolades.
POPLARVILLE — Host Pearl River Community college wrapped a remarkable 2013 season with a 5-0 setback to second-seeded and top-ranked LSU-Eunice (La.) to hand the Bengals their second straight regional championship in the Region 23 Tournament here Saturday in Wildcat Stadium.
PRCC, which finished the year at 41-13 overall, opened regional play with a 12-1 win (eight innings) over top-seeded MACJC champion East Central on Thursday before falling into the loser’s bracket via a 7-3 setback to LSU-E 7-3 in the second round on Friday.
POPLARVILLE — Host Pearl River opened Region 23 Tournament play in dominating fashion here Thursday in Wildcat Stadium, demolishing top-seeded East Central 12-1 in eight innings and now faces second-seeded LSU-Eunice (La.) in Friday’s second round at 7 p.m.