POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College completed its 2016 baseball season on a down note Tuesday afternoon, dropping both ends of an MACJC doubleheader to Holmes at Goodman.
The Wildcats were held scoreless and mustered just eight hits over the two games in 10-0 and 4-0 defeats. PRCC, which had already been eliminated from playoff contention, finished 25-21 overall and 10-18 in conference play. Holmes finished its season 22-22 and 13-15.
In the opener, Pearl River was held to four hits, including a triple by Graham Hackbarth. The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, added runs in the fourth and sixth, then ended the game early on the mercy rule with five runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Zachary Boone (2-3), the first of four Wildcat pitchers, took the loss for PRCC. Drake Nightengale, Zachary Easterbrook and Cody Lee also pitched for the Wildcats. Scott Shearer (6-2) was the winning pitcher for Holmes.
In the nightcap, the Wildcats were again held to just four hits, all singles, as Shelby Craddock (5-4) went the distance for the Bulldogs. He struck out six and walked none.
Holmes struck for three runs in the second inning off Wildcat starter John Carter Sanner (5-3), and added a run in the fourth off reliever Parker Dungan.
PRCC BASEBALL LINESCORES
Tuesday at Goodman
Holmes 10, Pearl River 0
Pearl River 000-000-0 – 0-4-1
Holmes 300-101-5 – 10-11-1
PEARL RIVER (25-20, 10-17 in MACJC): Peyton Lee 1B; Lucas Scott 1B; Graham Hackbarth 3B; Justin Demary 1B. LP – Zachary Boone (2-3). Also pitching – Drake Nightengale; Zachary Easterbrook; Cody Lee.
HOLMES (21-22, 12-15 in MACJC): Christian Smith 1B; Jarvis Griffith 2 1B; Geoffrey King 2B; Collin Merritt 1B; Luke Lambert 1B; Carr McMorris 3 1B (3 RBIs); Dylan Creel 2 1B. WP – Scott Shearer (6-2).
Holmes 4, Pearl River 0
Pearl River 000-000-0 – 0-4-0
Holmes 030-100-x – 4-7-1
PEARL RIVER (25-21, 10-18 in MACJC): Zachary Clark 1B; Justin Demary 1B; Gage Teer 1B; Lucas Scott 1B. LP – John Carter Sanner (5-3). Also pitching – Parker Dungan.
HOLMES (22-22, 13-15 in MACJC): Tyrance Carr 1B; Geoffrey King 1B; Carr McMorris 1B; Luke Lambert 2 1B; Jaylan Baker 1B; Dylan Creel 1B. WP – Shelby Craddock (5-4).