POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College began its busiest weekend of the baseball season Thursday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala.
The Wildcats eased past the Eagles 7-3 in the opener, then rolled to an 11-1 victory in the nightcap.
Gage Teer had a home run and drove in three runs in the first game, and Carter Hankins also went deep for the Wildcats. Jonathan Turner had a double and a single, and Austin Moffett also had a double.
Jordan Hayes (1-1) scattered six hits and struck out seven batters in earning the win. Zachary Easterbrook pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning in relief.
PRCC (5-1) used a six-run third inning to break open the nightcap in support of starter Zachary Boone (1-0).
Zachary Clark drove in three runs with a homer and two doubles, and Teer also had three RBIs on a double and a single. Lucas Scott had two doubles, Moffett had a triple and a single, and Graham Hackbarth also had a double.
PRCC continues its big weekend at home with a 3 p.m. doubleheader Friday against Southwest Tennessee and a 4 p.m. twin-bill Saturday against Jackson State, Tenn.
PRCC BASEBALL LINESCORES
Thursday at Monroeville, Ala.
Pearl River 7, Alabama Southern 3
PRCC 130-012-0 – 7-8-2
ASCC 300-000-0 – 3-6-2
PEARL RIVER (4-1): Zachary Clark 1B; Austin Moffett 2B; Gage Teer HR, 1B (3 RBIs); Peyton Lee 1B; Carter Hankins HR; Jonathan Turner 2B, 1B. WP – Jordan Hayes (1-1), 7 Ks. Also pitching – Zachary Easterbrook.
ALABAMA SOUTHERN (0-4): Josh Taylor 2B, 1B; Chet Niehaus 1B; Logan Coleman 2B; Cody Lowe 2B; Tucker Powell 1B. LP – Logan Coleman. Also pitching – Jae Skoda; Ashton Linton.
Pearl River 11, Alabama Southern 1
PRCC 206-020-1 – 11-12-0
ASCC 000-100-0 – 1-6-2
PEARL RIVER (5-1): Zachary Clark HR, 2 2B (3 RBIs); Lucas Scott 2 2B; Austin Moffett 3B, 1B; Gage Teer 2B, 1B (3 RBIs); Graham Hackbarth 2B, 1B; Peyton Lee 1B. WP – Zachary Boone (1-0). Also pitching – Tyler Kackley.
ALABAMA SOUTHERN (0-5): Trace Johnson 1B; Rhett Hollon 2B, 1B; Landon Powell 1B; Cody Lowe 1B; Jae Skoda 2B. LP – Wade Bannister. Also pitching – Tristan Rice; Will Shaw.