River splits with reigning state champ Jones County

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River extended its softball winning streak to eight here Wednesday in MACJC South Division softball action with a thrilling 10-9 extra-inning victory over reigning MACJC champ Jones County; but the seventh-ranked Lady Bobcats rebounded in the nightcap game to bombard the Lady Wildcats 16-6.
            PRCC is now 12-7 overall and 3-1 in division play, while JCJC is 16-2 and 1-1.

River sweeps Southwest in South Division opener

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats extended their winning streak to seven here in Saturday’s annual Cancer (Pink Game) Awareness Day by crushing Southwest Mississippi in both team’s MACJC South Division openers.
            PRCC was a 7-3 winner in the first game before bouncing back with a lopsided 10-0 victory in five innings in the nightcap behind a superb four-hit performance by sophomore hurler Brittany LeBlanc.
            Pearl River improved to 11-6 overall and 2-0 in division play with the sweep, while SMCC dropped to 10-10 and 0-2.

River sweeps Holmes

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats swept Holmes with a pair of six-inning MACJC non-division victories via the eight-run rule here Wednesday.
            PRCC won the first game 8-0 before bouncing back with a 14-2 win in the nightcap game to improve to 9-6 overall. HCC dropped to 3-15.
            The twin bill was originally scheduled Feb. 12 as both squads’ season openers, but were postponed due to rain.

River sweeps East Miss

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats swept East Mississippi in MACJC non-division softball action here Friday, dropped the visiting Lady Lions 9-1 in the first game in five innings before taking a 7-6 win in the bottom of the final inning in the nightcap game.
            PRCC, which swept EMCC 5-4 and 10-2 in a previous meeting played Feb. 15 in Scooba, improved to 7-6 overall. East Miss dropped to 4-8.

River splits with Muskegon

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split with Muskegon in NJCAA softball action here Wednesday, falling to the Michigan-based Lady Jayhawks 5-4 in the first game before bombing their likes 10-1 in five innings.
            PRCC improved to 5-6 overall with the victory, while MCC dropped to 2-6.

River swept by LSU-E

EUNICE, La. — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats were swept by reigning NJCAA national champ LSU-Eunice here Tuesday, dropping the first game 6-0 before falling 7-4 in the nightcap of the doubleheader.
            PRCC dropped to 4-5 overall, while LSU-E, presently ranked No. 4 in the latest NJCAA Division II softball poll, improved to 18-2.
            In the first game, Lady Bengal starter Julienne Broussard hurled a two-hitter en route to the shutout.

Pearl River goes 1-3 at Northeast Tigerfest

            BOONEVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats posted a 1-3 showing at Northeast Mississippi CC’s Tigerfest softball tournament here Saturday.
            PRCC opened play with a 3-2 loss to Three Rivers (Mo.) before defeating to Lincoln Land (Ill.) 6-3. Calhoun (Ala.) pulled off a late rally to drop the Lady Wildcats 5-4.
            The River stands at 4-3 overall following the tournament. All games played in the tournament had a 1-hour, 40-minute time limit.

River splits with Faulkner in softball home openers

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split with Faulkner State (Ala.) in NJCAA softball action here Tuesday, winning their home opener 3-1 before falling to the visiting Lady Sun Chiefs 9-4 in the nightcap game.
            PRCC is now 3-1 on the year, while FSCC is 16-6.
            In the first game, Faulkner went up 1-0 in the top of the first before The River answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame. The Lady Wildcats scored the game’s final run in the bottom of the fifth.