Wildcats drop conference doubleheader to Hinds

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.

Wildcats split doubleheader at Coastal Alabama-North

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College split a non-conference softball doubleheader Saturday against Coastal Alabama-North at Monroeville, Ala., winning the opener 3-2, but dropping the nightcap 12-6.

PRCC (9-5) got a complete-game effort from freshman pitcher Rylee Swilley (Kiln) in the opening game. In Game 2, sophomore Halle Melone (Oklahoma City) drove in four runs on three hits, including two doubles.

Wildcats split doubleheader against Coastal Alabama-South

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College uncorked the lumber in the first game of a doubleheader against Coastal Alabama-South, but those bats went silent in the night as the Wildcats and the Sun Chiefs split a pair of games.

PRCC smacked six home runs in the opener and crushed the Sun Chiefs 15-6 in six innings to take the first game. However CACC-S made the most of just two hits to win the nightcap 4-2.

Wildcats earn comeback wins at Gulf Shores tournament

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College proved to be comeback queens Saturday in the Sun Chief Classic at Gulf Shores, Ala.

The Wildcats won both of their games on their last at-bat, getting past Trinity Valley (Texas) 3-2 and rallying to defeat Snead State (Ala.) 8-7. The two wins put PRCC 3-1 for the annual tournament, hosted by Coastal Alabama-South.

PRCC (5-3) made the most of just three hits against Trinity Valley, scoring a run in the top of the sixth and the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh.

PRCC splits two in Gulf Shores tournament

POPLARVILLE – Once again, it was good news, bad news for Pearl River Community College in softball Friday.

The bad news was an 11-0 thumping at the hands of Shelton State (Ala.) in the Wildcats’ opening game at the Sun Chief Classic at Gulf Shores, Ala. The good news was a 4-0 win over Chattanooga State (Tenn.) in their second game.

For PRCC (3-3), the first game was about as ugly as it gets, as the Wildcats committed eight errors and managed just two singles. Freshman Rylee Swilley (Kiln) took the loss, dropping her record to 1-2.

Wildcats split two games at Pensacola tournament

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opened its 2018 softball season on a successful note Saturday, splitting a pair of games in the Pensacola State Invitational at Pensacola, Fla.

The Wildcats opened their day with a 12-5 victory over Florence-Darlington Tech (S.C.), but dropped their second game 7-2 to Roane State (Tenn.)

PRCC opened the scoring in the first game with a three-run rally in the bottom of the second inning highlighted by a two-run triple by sophomore Ilyssa Easton (Hurley).

PRCC softball looks to get back into playoff contention

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball charted unfamiliar waters in 2017, missing out on the MACJC playoffs after eight consecutive years in the postseason.

Getting back in the playoffs will depend on how a talented, but untested, group of freshmen meld with a solid corps of sophomores.

PRCC returns 13 players from last season’s team that finished 19-23 overall, 11-17 in the MACJC.

“I think we’re going to be OK,” said Leigh White, who enters her 16th season as coach of the Wildcats.