POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Coahoma Friday afternoon in MACJC action at Clarksdale.
The Wildcats struck late for a 6-3 victory in the opener, but the Tigers took a 5-4 extra-inning win in the nightcap.
PRCC (17-5 overall, 2-2 conference) broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the top of the eighth inning, then added an insurance run in the ninth.
POPLARVILLE – Sophomore right-hander John Carter Sanner saved the day for Pearl River Community College Tuesday night in the second game of the Wildcats’ MACJC-opening doubleheader against Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Sanner went the distance for Pearl River in a 5-3 victory that gave the Wildcats a split of the two games at Wildcat Field, after the Bulldogs had rallied to win the opener 11-9 in 10 innings.
Sanner (4-0) scattered four hits, struck out eight batters – the last one for the final out of the game with runners on second and third. He walked two and hit two batters.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College continued its sizzling start at the plate Sunday afternoon in sweeping a baseball doubleheader at Baton Rouge (La.).
The Wildcats rolled over the Bears 9-2 in the opener, then completed the sweep with a 12-4 victory in the nightcap.
PRCC (13-3) broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fifth inning in the first game, highlighted by Jonathan Turner’s two-run double, and added three more runs in the sixth. Turner was 3 of 4 for the game. Gage Teer had a triple and Tyler Reid had a double.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College baseball continued its strong start to the 2016 season Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader against Baton Rouge (La.) at Wildcat Stadium.
In the opener, Zachary Clark drove in four runs with a pair of home runs as the Wildcats rallied for an 8-7 victory, then completed the sweep with an 11-1 win in six innings in the nightcap.
PRCC improved to 11-3 overall; Baton Rouge dropped to 11-13.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College took to the road Wednesday afternoon and split a pair of baseball games against the LSU-Alexandria junior varsity team at Vidalia, La.
PRCC won the opener 6-2, but LSU-A took the nightcap 3-2.
In the first game, the Wildcats scored single runs in the third and fourth innings, then broke the game open with four runs in the fifth. Jordan Hayes (3-1) earned the victory, striking out five, and John Carter Sanner got the save with three innings in relief, striking out four.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore catcher Carter Hankins has been named as the MACJC Baseball Player of the Week for his play last week.
Hankins was 8 of 19 (.421) at the plate in six games last week, driving in 13 runs as the Wildcats were 5-1 in doubleheaders on consecutive days against Alabama Southern, Southwest Tennessee and Jackson State (Tenn.).
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College began its busiest weekend of the baseball season Thursday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala.
The Wildcats eased past the Eagles 7-3 in the opener, then rolled to an 11-1 victory in the nightcap.
Gage Teer had a home run and drove in three runs in the first game, and Carter Hankins also went deep for the Wildcats. Jonathan Turner had a double and a single, and Austin Moffett also had a double.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River scored in every inning of both games, and completed its four-game season-opening weekend Saturday with at least one run in 16 straight innings in a doubleheader sweep of Mineral Area (Mo.).
The Wildcats won the opener 14-7 and took the nightcap 16-8.
In Saturday’s opener, Zacahry Clark drove in three runs with a double and two singles, Jonathan Turner had three RBIs on three singles and Austin Moffett also drive in three runs with a pair of singles. The Wildcats led 9-1 after four
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College shook off a lop-sided defeat in its season opener, coming to gain a doubleheader split Friday against Mineral Area (Mo.) at Wildcat Stadium.
The Cardinals raked four Wildcat pitchers to win the opener 20-9, but PRCC returned the favor in the nightcap, pounding out 21 hits in a 14-4, eight-inning triumph.
Chase Urhahn got the hit parade started for Mineral Area leading off the first inning with a towering home run to right field, and the Cardinals added three more runs in the inning.
POPLARVILLE – Spring sports are right around the corner at Pearl River Community College, as the baseball and softball teams prepare for battle.
Coach Leigh White’s Lady Wildcats open an ambitious 47-game schedule on Feb. 1 with a Sunday doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala. PRCC then returns home on Feb. 5-6 to host the Wildcat Invitational. The Lady Wildcats will play LSU-Eunice and Calhoun, Ala., on Friday, and East Mississippi and Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday.