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Lady Wildcats split with ASCC in season-opening twin bill

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College opened its 2014 softball season with a doubleheader split against Alabama Southern here Friday, falling 7-2 in the first game before rebounding with a 5-3 victory in the nightcap.
            Both squads are now 1-1 overall.
            In the first game, the Lady Wildcats fell behind 1-0 in the top of the opening inning when ASCC’s Rebekah Blackstock drilled a one-out single down the first base line and Kayla Jordan drove her home an out later with a double to left.

MACJC softball post-season format sees dramatic change

            POPLARVILLE --- Dramatic post-season changes are set for the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) for the 2014 season.
            The state’s 14 community colleges have adopted a new playoff format identical to baseball’s with an initial best-of-three series (North No. 1 hosting South No. 4, South No. 1 hosting North No. 2, North No. 2 hosting South No. 3, South No. 2 hosting North No. 3) set for April 25-26.

River eliminated by Jones in MACJC semi-final match

            PERKINSTON — The South No. 4 Pearl River Lady Wildcats were eliminated from the MACJC State Softball Tournament here Monday with a 3-2 semi-final loss to reigning state champion and South No. 2 Jones County.
            The victorious Lady Bobcats, ranked No. 8 in the latest NJCAA Division II softball poll, went on to defeat South No. 1 host Mississippi Gulf Coast 9-6 with another comeback victory to repeat as MACJC champs. Seventh-ranked MGCCC defeated South No. 3 East Central 7-3 in Monday’s other semi-final contest.

Pearl River wallops Itawamba 15-0 in five in opening round of MACJC Softball Tournament

            PERKINSTON — Brittany LeBlanc pitched a one-hit shutout to propel Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats to a lopsided 15-0 (five innings) softball victory over Itawamba here Sunday in opening-round action of the MACJC State Tournament underway at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.
            The Lady Wildcats, the South Division No. 4 seed, will now face South No. 2 and eighth-ranked Jones County, a 7-1 winner over North No. 3 Holmes to open Sunday’s tournament play, at 12 noon Monday. The winner of that contest will earn a berth in the state championship bout at 5 p.m.

MACJC Softball Bracket/Webcast

PLEASE NOTE: The 2013 MACJC State Softball Tournament has been rescheduled for a second time due to wet field conditions at host MGCCC. It was originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday, rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday due to rain forecasts, then rescheduled for a second time to Sunday and Monday due to wet field conditions. Hopefully, this is the last “reschedule” of the tournament.

River opens rescheduled MACJC Tournament play Sunday against North Division champ Itawamba

PLEASE NOTE: The 2013 MACJC State Softball Tournament has been rescheduled for a second time due to wet field conditions at host MGCCC. It was originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday, rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday due to rain forecasts, then rescheduled for a second time to Sunday and Monday due to wet field conditions. Hopefully, this is the last “reschedule” of the tournament.

River splits with East Central in regular-season finale

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split with East Central’s Lady Warriors in MACJC South Division softball action here Saturday to wrap the regular season for both teams.
            Heading into the doubleheader, PRCC and ECCC had already copped berths in the MACJC State Tournament set for Mississippi Gulf Coast in Perkinston next Thursday and Friday, but the split ensured the Lady Warriors of the South’s third-place seed. The Lady Wildcats enter the event as the fourth seed behind South champ MGCCC and second-place Jones County.

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