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Pearl River 7-3 winner over Northwest in opening round of MACJC Tournament

            POPLARVILLE — Eighth-ranked and South Division champ Pearl River pulled off a 7-3 opening-round victory over Northwest Mississippi here Thursday in the four-team MACJC State Tournament underway in Wildcat Stadium.
            East Central opened the event with a lopsided 19-1 (five innings) victory over North champ Northeast Mississippi.
            PRCC improved to 39-10 overall with its win, while NWCC dropped to 29-15. ECCC is now 29-19, while NEMCC is 30-17.

Ninth-ranked River hosts Itawamba in MACJC best-of-three playoff series starting Saturday in Wildcat Stadium

             POPLARVILLE — The ninth-ranked and South Division champion Pearl River Wildcats host North No. 4 Itawamba in one of four MACJC best-of-three playoff series this weekend to decide one of four berths in the upcoming state tournament set May 10-12.
            The Wildcats, the South’s top seed at 36-10 overall and 19-5 in division play, wrapped its regular season last Saturday with a 9-0, 8-5 doubleheader sweep over Southwest Mississippi in Summit to clinch the South Division’s regular-season title.

River secures South Division title via Saturday sweep at Southwest

            SUMMIT — Ninth-ranked Pearl River secured the 2013 regular-season MACJC South Division baseball title here Saturday with a 9-0, 8-5 doubleheader sweep over Southwest Mississippi.
            PRCC, which wrapped its regular season at 36-10 overall and 19-5 in division play with the wins, will host North No. 4 Itawamba next Friday and Saturday in one of four MACJC best-of-three playoff series in Wildcat Stadium in Poplarville.

River still tops in South with doubleheader sweep over 17th-ranked Jones

             ELLISVILLE — Ninth-ranked Pearl River remains in first place in the MACJC South Division derby after Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep over 17th-ranked Jones County in beautiful Community Bank Park.
            The Wildcats pulled off a hard-fought 1-0 shutout to claim the first game before following with a 5-0 victory in the nightcap to improve to 34-10 overall and 17-5 in division play. The host Bobcats, on the other hand, dropped to 27-15 and 15-9.

River sweeps Hinds

            POPLARVILLE — Ninth-ranked Pearl River swept Hinds in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Wednesday, taking a lopsided 10-2 win in the first game before pulling out a 2-1 nailbiter in the bottom of the final frame in the nightcap.
            With the wins, the Wildcats’ 15-5 division mark pushes them first place in the South and are now 32-10 overall. Hinds, on the other hand, dropped to 15-22 and 5-13.

Wildcats sweep Bulldogs

            PERKINSTON — Ninth-ranked Pearl River swept arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Saturday, taking a 7-4 come-from-behind win in the first game before bombarding the host Bulldogs 11-1 in six innings in the nightcap.
            The Wildcats improved to 30-10 overall and 13-5 in division play — tied with Jones County for the division lead — while the Bulldogs dropped to 20-16 and 7-9.

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