POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has officially named Michael Avalon as its new head baseball coach.
Avalon, 34, was hired as head coach on June 3, and was approved Thursday at the PRCC Board of Trustees monthly meeting on the school’s main campus. He was chosen from a field of 35 applicants.
Avalon has been the head coach at Mississippi Delta Community College the past five seasons, taking the Trojans to the MACJC playoffs four times, and was an assistant coach at East Central Community College for five seasons prior to taking the job at MDCC.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore Zachary Clark got the call he was waiting on Saturday when he was taken in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers took Clark in the 19th round with the 561st overall pick in the annual draft of amateur players.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will recommend Michael Avalon as its new head baseball coach to the school’s Board of Trustees at its June 16 meeting, the school announced on Friday.
Avalon’s hiring will become official once the Board of Trustees acts on the recommendation. He was chosen from a list of 35 applicants.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College had seven players recognized in the 2016 MACJC All-State Baseball Team, which was announced on Monday.
Sophomore Zachary Clark of Springfield, La., was the only Wildcat player to earn first-team All-State honors.
The transfer from Southeastern Louisiana who has signed to play for Alabama, batted .325, with a .423 on-base percentage while playing mostly at shortstop this season. He had 11 home runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples and drove in a team-high 41 runs. He also stole 23 bases and drew 28 walks.
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.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College closed out its home schedule for 2016 by splitting an MACJC doubleheader Saturday against East Mississippi at Wildcat Field.
The Wildcats rallied from a 6-2 deficit to win the opening game of the doubleheader 7-6, but dropped the nightcap 8-4.
PRCC (25-19 overall) remains mathematically alive for the playoffs at 10-16 in conference play, but the Wildcats will need to sweep Holmes on the road Saturday in their regular-season finale, and get some help from other teams to have a chance at postseason.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College used some late-inning magic to take a doubleheader sweep against Copiah-Lincoln Tuesday at Wildcat Field.
The Wildcats scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win Game 1 5-4, then took the sweep with a six-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-4 victory in the nightcap.
PRCC kept its flickering playoff hopes alive at 9-15 in MACJC play (24-18 overall). Co-Lin dropped to 9-26 and 4-16.
POPLARVILLE – Sophomore Peyton Lee delivered a miuch-needed clutch pitching performance Saturday afternoon, allowing the Pearl River Community College baseball team to salvage a split of an MACJC doubleheader at Wildcat Field.
Lee went the distance, pitching a two-hitter in a 4-1 Wildcat victory in the nightcap, after PRCC let a two-run lead slip away in the ninth inning of the opener, which the Trojans eventually won 13-11 in 12 innings.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College took it on the chin twice Wednesday night in dropping a doubleheader to Jones County at Ellisville.
The fourth-ranked Bobcats clubbed four home runs, including a grand slam by Tanner Huddleston, in a 20-1 pounding of the Wildcats in the first game of the twinibill, then took the nightcap 8-3.
PRCC dropped to 21-17 overall, but just 6-14 in conference play. JCJC improved to 33-3 overall and leads the MACJC by four games at 16-2 in conference.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College capped a wild day of baseball Saturday by pulling out a much-needed victory in the second game of an MACJC doubleheader against Meridian.
Justin Demary’s fourth single of the game drove Lucas Scott with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning for an 11-10 victory in the second game, after the Eagles took a 15-13 win in the opener.
The win kept PRCC’s flickering playoff hopes alive at 6-12 in conference play (21-15 overall). Meridian remained in second place in the conference at 26-6 and 11-5.