Reigning national champion LSU-E sweeps Pearl River

            EUNICE, La. --- Reigning national and Region 23 champion LSU-Eunice swept the Pearl River Lady Wildcats here Tuesday with 10-1 (five innings) and 7-2 victories.
            LSU-E improved to 12-0 overall, while PRCC dropped to 2-4.
            In the first game, the host Lady Bengals went up 2-0 in the bottom of the first and added two more in the third before a six-run barrage in the fifth ended the game via the eight-run rule. Pearl River scored its only run in the top of the third off an RBI single by Allie Flint of Madison Central High.

River splits with East Miss

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College split with East Mississippi in MACJC non-division softball action here Friday, winning the first game 5-4 before falling 9-1 in the nightcap contest of the doubleheader.
            Both squads are now even on the year with the Lady Wildcats at 2-2 and the Lady Lions at 3-3.
            In the first game, EMCC went up 1-0 in the top of the first before PRCC rebounded in the bottom of the second to take the lead off a two-run homer by Kelsea Lewis of Oak Grove High.

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.