POPLARVILLE – Once again, it was good news, bad news for Pearl River Community College in softball Friday.
The bad news was an 11-0 thumping at the hands of Shelton State (Ala.) in the Wildcats’ opening game at the Sun Chief Classic at Gulf Shores, Ala. The good news was a 4-0 win over Chattanooga State (Tenn.) in their second game.
For PRCC (3-3), the first game was about as ugly as it gets, as the Wildcats committed eight errors and managed just two singles. Freshman Rylee Swilley (Kiln) took the loss, dropping her record to 1-2.
In their second game, sophomore Olivia Holley (Biloxi) scattered five hits, and the Wildcats made the most of four hits, scoring twice in the first inning and twice in the third on a two-run home run by sophomore Rylee Dawsey (Picayune).
Holley (2-1) did not have a strikeout, but she also gave up no walks.
Pearl River will complete its weekend with a pair of games Saturday, at 9 a.m. against Trinity Valley (Texas) and at 11:15 a.m. against Snead State (Ala.).
PRCC SOFTBALL LINESCORES
Sun Chief Classic
Friday at Gulf Shores, Ala.
Shelton State (Ala.) 11, Pearl River 0 (5 innings)
SSCC 322 04 – 11 10 0
PRCC 000 00 – 0 2 8
SHELTON STATE (6-1): Savanah Langston 2 1B; Kelley Stoker 2B, 2 1B (4 RBIs); Holly Murray 1B; Haley Thorpe 1B; Kelby Hogan 2B; Leslie Brogden 1B; Mackenzie Young 1B. WP – Katlyn Childress (2-0).
PEARL RIVER (2-3): Destiny Wesley 1B; Rylee Dawsey 1B. LP – Rylee Swilley (1-2). Also pitching – Dallas Blaker.
Pearl River 4, Chattanooga State (Tenn.) 0
PRCC 202 000 0 – 4 4 1
CSCC 000 000 0 – 0 5 2
PEARL RIVER (3-3): Anna Grace Cooley 1B; Destiny Wesley 1B; Rylee Dawsey HR (2-run); Sarah Depperschmidt 1B. WP – Olivia Holley (2-1).
CHATTANOOGA STATE (6-2): Kiley Longmire 1B; Aimie Davidson 1B; Shelby Penning 1B; Katie Cheeseman 2 1B. LP – Morgan Marshall (1-1). Also pitching – Jenna Edwards.