River splits with Northeast

CLINTON --- Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Northeast Mississippi in MACJC non-division baseball action here Saturday at Clinton High School, falling 8-1 in the first game of the doubleheader before bouncing back with a dominating 16-6 victory in the six-inning nightcap game via the 10-run rule.
PRCC is now 20-18 overall, while the Tigers are 19-15.
In the first game, it was all Northeast from the outset, as the Tigers scored in the first four innings to take a commanding 7-0 lead before Pearl River scored its only run in the top of the sixth. NEMCC answered with the game’s final run in the bottom of the frame.
Starter Caleb Goff (1-0) got the win in his four innings of mound action, giving up two hits and striking out two, while Cody Bo Dillard pitched one inning of relief, giving up three hits and a walk, Townsend Myers an inning, giving up two hits, and Blake Drabik an inning, giving up two hits and striking out one.
Trevor Bennett (1-2) of Hancock County High got the loss, pitching three innings, giving up five hits, striking out two, and walking three, while Allen Cowart of Pascagoula High pitched two frames, giving up a hit, striking out one, and walking three, and Blake Weyenberg of Poplarville High hurled an inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.
Kyle Dolan of Forrest County AHS and Derrick Mount of Harrison Central High paced The River’s nine-hit effort with two singles each, while Houston Davenport out of Thompson High in Birmingham, Ala., Kreg Garner of Northwest Rankin High, Tracy Hadley of Pascagoula High, Jalen Haskin of Oak Grove High (one RBI), and Derek Martin of Poplarville High all had base hits.
Northeast finished with seven hits, led by Easton Hall with a double and a single, while Trent Turner homered (two RBIs), Josh Peterson doubled (two RBIs), and Ben Foster (two RBIs), Luke Stanley (one RBI), and Heath Wood (one RBI) all had base hits.
The Tigers played error-free, while the Wildcats had three defensive miscues.
In the nightcap contest, PRCC went up 1-0 in the bottom of the second, but NEMCC answered with five in the third only to see the Wildcats tie it up at 5-5 in the bottom of the inning. Pearl River powered away in the fourth (five runs), fifth (three runs), and sixth (three runs) to take the victory via the 10-run rule. Northeast scored its sixth run in the sixth.
Trey Grice (1-0) of Forrest County AHS picked up his first collegiate win in relief, pitching three-and-a-third innings, giving up three hits, striking out three, and walking one, while Luke McGee, an Ohio State transfer who prepped at Wooster (Oh.) High started and pitched the first two frames, giving up a hit and striking out three, while Adam Turney out of Oak Hill Academy in West Point went two-thirds of an inning, giving up four hits and walking two.
Mason Maxey (0-2) got the loss in relief, giving up a hit and walking two, while starter Tanner Whitaker went two-and-two-thirds, giving hi three hits, striking out four, and walking two. Hunt Halford pitched an inning of relief, giving up a hit and walking two, Dustin Allen one-third of a frame, giving up two hits and a walk, and Tyler Nelms one-and-two-thirds, giving up nine hits, striking out one, and walking two.
Riley Alef led Northeast’s eight-hit effort with two doubles (one RBI), while Turner doubled and singled (one RBI), Scott Pala had two base hits (one RBI), Peterson homered (two RBIs), and Blake Harwell singled.
Hadley paced The River’s 16-hit attack with a home run and two singles (one RBI), while Martin doubled and had two singles (two RBIs), Jacob Taylor of Picayune High homered and singled (three RBIs), Nathan Pugh of Starkville High doubled and singled (three RBIs), Dolan had two base hits, Deanzel Johnson out of Lanier High in Jackson homered (one RBI), Davenport doubled (four RBIs), and Justin Demary of Iowa (La.) High and Haskin (two RBIs) both singled.
NEMCC committed three errors in the game to PRCC’s one.
Pearl River returns to action Tuesday when it travels to South Division rival East Central in Decatur for a 3 p.m. doubleheader before division foe Southwest Mississippi visits Wildcat Stadium Friday for a 2 p.m. twin bill. PRCC then wraps its regular season with a division twin bill against Hinds Wednesday, April 23, at 4 p.m. in Poplarville before traveling to division rival Mississippi Gulf Coast Saturday, April 26, with a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
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MACJC Non-Division Baseball Doubleheader Played
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ Clinton, MS
Pearl River           (19-18)  000    001    0   --  1      9      3
Northeast Miss.  (19-14)  231    101    X   --  8      7      0
WP: Caleb Goff (1-0), starter, 4 innings, 2 hits, 2 K.
Also Pitching: Cody Bo Dillard, 1 inning, 3 hits, 1BB; Townsend Myers, 1 inning, 2 hits; Blake Drabik, 1 inning, 2 hits, 1 K.
Catcher: Blake Frazier.
LP: Trevor Bennett (1-2), 3 innings, 5 hits, 2 K, 3 BB.
Also Pitching: Allen Cowart, 2 innings, 1 hit, 1 K, 3 BB; Blake Weyenberg, 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 K.
Catcher: Kreg Garner.
Pearl River: Kyle Dolan 2-1B, Derrick Mount 2-1B, Houston Davenport 1B, Kreg Garner 1B, Tracy Hadley 1B, Jalen Haskin 1B (RBI), Derek Martin 1B.
Northeast Miss.: Easton Hall 2B, 1B; Trent Turner HR (2 RBI), Josh Peterson 2B (2 RBI), Ben Foster 1B (2 RBI), Luke Stanley 1B (RBI), Heath Wood 1B (RBI).
Northeast Miss.  (19-15)  005    001    X   --     6        8       3
Pearl River           (20-18)  014    533    X   --  16      16       1
WP: Trey Grice (1-0), 3.1 innings, 3 hits, 3 K, 1 BB.
Also Pitching: Luke McGee, starter, 2 innings, 1 hit, 3 K; Adam Turney, .2 inning, 4 hits, 2 BB.
Catcher: Houston Davenport.
LP: Mason Maxey (0-2), 0 innings, 1 hit, 2 BB.
Also Pitching: Tanner Whitaker, starter, 2.2 innings, 3 hits, 4 K, 2 BB; Hunt Halford, 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 BB; Dustin Allen, .1 innning, 2 hits, 1 BB, Tyler Nelms, 1.2 innings, 9 hits, 1 K, 2 BB.
Catcher: Blake Harwell.
Northeast Miss.: Riley Alef, 2-2B (RBI), Trent Turner 2B, 1B (RBI); Scott Pala 2-1B (RBI), Josh Peterson HR (2 RBI), Blake Harwell 1B.
Pearl River: Tracy Hadley HR, 2-1B (RBI); Derek Martin 2B, 2-1B (2 RBI); Jacob Taylor HR, 1B (3 RBI); Nathan Pugh 2B, 1B (3 RBI); Kyle Dolan 2-1B, Deanzel Johnson HR (RBI), Houston Davenport 2B (4 RBI), Justin Demary 1B, Jalen Haskin 1B (2 RBI), .
NOTE: Pearl River won the second game of the doubleheader via the 10-run rule.
UP NEXT: Pearl River returns to action Tuesday when it travels to South Division rival East Central in Decatur for a 3 p.m. doubleheader before division foe Southwest Miss. visits Wildcat Stadium Friday for a 2 p.m. twin bill.

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