Host Wildcats one of four teams vying for prestigous 2013 Region XXIII title

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College plays host to the 2013 Region XXIII Baseball Tournament Thursday through Saturday (possibly including Sunday) here in Wildcat Stadium.
            Fourth-seeded PRCC (39-12), the MACJC South Division regular-season champion, earned  hosting rights via its 7-3 win over Northwest Mississippi in the opening round of the MACJC State Tournament before being eliminated with a 7-6 (10 innings) loss to eventual state champ East Central and a 16-4 (six innings) setback to NWCC.

Host Pearl River eliminated from MACJC Tournament via ECCC, NWCC setbacks

            POPLARVILLE — Eighth-ranked Pearl River’s hopes of its first state championship in nearly a decade vanished here Saturday as East Central and Northwest Mississippi pulled off a pair of back-to-back victories in the MACJC State Tournament.
            ECCC, which went on to claim the state title with a 4-0 win over NWCC on Sunday, pulled off a 7-6 victory over the host Wildcats before Northwest eliminated PRCC with a lopsided 16-4 (six innings) bombardment to wrap Saturday’s action.

Signa’s one-hitter propels East Central to MACJC title over Northwest 4-0

            POPLARVILLE — Right hander Severino Signa hurled a one-hit, 4-0 shutout to lead East Central Community College to the 2013 state championship over Northwest Mississippi in the MACJC State Tournament title bout here Sunday in Wildcat Stadium on the Pearl River CC campus.
            ECCC, 30-19, will now enter the Region 23 Tournament next Thursday through Saturday as the No. 1 seed. That event will also be played at PRCC.

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.