POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats opened their 2015 baseball season in grand style here Thursday, sweeping Alabama Southern 8-7, 6-4 in Wildcat Stadium.
PRCC are now 2-0 heading into Saturday’s games against St. Louis-Meramec and Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, La. ASCC dropped to 1-4 on the season.
In the season-opening contest, the Wildcats rallied for two runs in the bottom of the final inning to take the one-run, come-from-behind victory.
POPLARVILLE --- Three Pearl River Community College baseball standouts have signed national letters of intent with four-year universities in Tracy Hadley, Derrick Mount, and Jacob Taylor.
Hadley, a 6-foot, 170-pound infielder who prepped at Pascagoula High, signed with head coach Scott Berry’s University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The sophomore was a starter for the 2014 Wildcat squad, batting .316 and driving in 19 runs, while stealing 10 bases.
BOONEVILLE --- Pearl River couldn’t grab a berth in the MACJC State Tournament after falling short in a best-of-three playoff series to Northeast Mississippi, which earned hosting rights to the event with Saturday’s deciding 12-11 victory over the Wildcats.
PRCC, the South Division’s No. 3 seed which wrapped its season with the setback, finished the year at 27-22, while the host North No. 2 Tigers are now 27-18.
The Wildcats fell 9-8 in the opening series game on Friday, but rebounded with a convincing 12-6 win in Saturday’s opening game.
BOONEVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth to fall to Northeast Mississippi 9-8 in the opening game of their MACJC best-of-three playoff series here Friday on Harold T. White Field.
The River, the South Division’s No. 3 seed, eyes a rematch and possible elimination with the host Tigers, the North Division’s No. 2 seed, Saturday at 12 noon.
PRCC dropped to 26-21, while NEMCC improved to 26-17.
PERKINSTON --- Pearl River’s Wildcats are playoff-bound as the MACJC South Division’s No. 3 seed after a doubleheader split here Saturday with archrival Mississippi Gulf Coast.
PRCC, 26-20 overall and 12-12 in division play, suffered a 12-0 shutout in seven innings of its nine-inning first game with MGCCC, but bounced back with a 10-9 victory in the seven-inning nightcap that took 10 innings to complete.
Gulf Coast ended its season at 20-21 and 10-14.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Hinds in MACJC South Division baseball action here Wednesday, taking a hard-fought 7-6 victory in 10 innings in the opening game before falling 3-0 in the nightcap game.
PRCC is now 25-19 overall and 11-11 in division play, while the visiting Eagles are 26-15 and 16-6.
HCC swept The River in a previous doubleheader play March 30 in Raymond with 8-7 and 2-1 victories.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats swept Southwest Mississippi in MACJC South Division baseball action here Friday with 7-1 (nine innings) and 3-1 (seven innings) victories.
The two teams split in a previous division doubleheader play March 26 in Summit with PRCC taking an 11-inning 2-0 win in the first game before falling 8-6 in the nightcap.
The Wildcats improved to 24-18 overall and 10-10 in division play, while the Bears dropped to 13-25 and 7-15.
CLINTON --- Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Northeast Mississippi in MACJC non-division baseball action here Saturday at Clinton High School, falling 8-1 in the first game of the doubleheader before bouncing back with a dominating 16-6 victory in the six-inning nightcap game via the 10-run rule.
PRCC is now 20-18 overall, while the Tigers are 19-15.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River swept Copiah-Lincoln MACJC South Division baseball action here Saturday in Wildcat Stadium with a 9-3 victory in a nine-inning affair before trimming the visiting Wolfpack 4-3 in the seven-inning nightcap game.
The host Wildcats improved to 19-15 overall and 6-8 in division play, while the Wolves dropped to 9-23 and 5-9.
The River fell victim of a sweep by CLCC played March 12 in Wesson with the Wolfpack taking 9-8 and 2-1 victories that both went eight innings.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats remained tied with Mississippi Gulf Coast in the MACJC South Division derby after splitting with the visiting Bulldogs here Tuesday.
The River won the first game 3-2 thanks to a two-run effort in the sixth inning before MGCCC bounced back to hammer PRCC 16-3 in the nightcap contest in six innings via the 10-run rule.
The Wildcats are now 17-15 overall, while the Bulldogs are 14-15. Both teams are 4-8 in division play following Tuesday’s split.