POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College returned to MACJC action Tuesday afternoon, and it wasn’t a good day for the Wildcats, as they dropped both games of a doubleheader against Hinds at Raymond.
The Eagles held PRCC to just seven hits for the day, handing the Wildcats 6-1 and 4-2 defeats. Pearl River dropped to 9-7 overall and 2-2 in conference. Hinds improved to 11-9 and 4-2.
The opener was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Hinds pushed across two runs off Wildcat sophomore starter Olivia Holley (Biloxi). The Eagles added two more runs in the fifth, and two in the sixth, after PRCC scored its only run in the top of the sixth.
A walk and an error with two out put runners on, and freshman Jordan Lee singled to score the run, one of just three hits for the Wildcats. Holley (5-3) went the distance and was tagged with the loss.
Pearl River registered four hits in the nightcap, falling behind 2-0 after the first inning. Sophomore Anna Grace Cooley (Lucedale) drove in a run for the Wildcats with a single in the top of the third, but Hinds extended its lead with a run in the fourth.
PRCC got that run back in the fifth on an RBI double by sophomore Sarah Depperschmidt (Hurley), but the Eagles added an insurance run in the sixth.
Freshman Dallas Blaker (Bay St. Louis) struck out four batters in six innings. Her record dropped to 2-1 for the season.
The Wildcats will return home to face Northeast Mississippi in a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Friday.
PRCC SOFTBALL LINESCORES
Tuesday at Raymond
Hinds 6, Pearl River 1
PRCC 000 001 0 – 1 3 4
Hinds 000 222 x – 6 8 3
PEARL RIVER (9-6, 2-1 in MACJC): Jordan Lee 1B; Ramey Cochran 1B; Ramee Taylor 1B. LP – Olivia Holley (5-3).
HINDS (10-9, 3-2 in MACJC): Carlie Steele 1B; Hannah Mitchell 1B; Nikki Skerlong 1B; Amelia Purdy 3B; Tica Watts 1B; Mary Haydon Williams HR (2-run); Sarah Kate Smith 1B. WP – Lizzy Lloyd (2-2). Also pitching – Bryanna Luke (starter).
Hinds 4, Pearl River 2
PRCC 001 010 0 – 2 4 2
Hinds 200 101 x – 4 7 0
PEARL RIVER (9-7, 2-2 in MACJC): Anna Grace Cooley 1B; Dallas Blaker 2B; Brooke Smith 1B; Sarah Depperschmidt 2B. LP – Dallas Blaker (2-1).
HINDS (11-9, 4-2 in MACJC): Carlie Steele 2 1B; HannahMitchell 1B; Amelia Purdy 2B, 1B; Kasy Cortezie 1B; Blake Bond 1B. WP – Cecilia Adkins (1-2).