Pearl River Community College once let a chance to keep its flickering playoff hopes alive in an MACJC doubleheader against Meridian Friday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium.
The Wildcats played one of their best all-around games of the season in the opener, defeating the Eagles 11-3 in six innings, but were unable to seal the deal in the nightcap, as Meridian broke open a scoreless game in the late innings to win 5-1.
Needing a sweep to stay in realistic playoff contention, the Wildcats saw a big comeback go for naught as the Wolves came away with a 9-7 victory in the opener.
Pearl River Community College desperately needed a doubleheader sweep Saturday against East Mississippi, and the Wildcats were tantalizingly close to getting what they needed.
Pearl River Community College unlimbered its bats Friday afternoon to earn a split of an MACJC softball doubleheader against 12th-ranked Itawamba at Wildcat Stadium.
Pearl River Community College made it interesting in the final half-inning of both games, but managed to hold on for a sweep of a softball doubleheader Saturday at Alabama Southern.
Pearl River Community College used a pair of standout pitching performances to cruise past Alabama Southern in a pair of wins Saturday in junior college softball at Wildcat Stadium.
Freshman Olivia Holley pitched a five-inning shutout as the Wildcats won the opener 9-0, then sophomore Jackie Shows hurled a two-hitter as PRCC completed the sweep in a 4-0 win in the nightcap.
Pearl River improved to 6-4 overall; Alabama Southern dropped to 2-16.
POPLARVILLE – Two members of the 2016 Pearl River Community College softball team have been recognized as MCAJC All-State selections.
Sophomore Mary Grace Key and freshman Kristen Martin were named as part of the 28-player 2016 All-State Team, as selected by league coaches.
Key, who came to PRCC from Union, Miss., and played for Leake Academy, spent most of the season as the Wildcats’ starting third baseman. She batted .290 with 5 doubles, 1 triple and 19 RBIs, and was 8 of 9 in stolen bases.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College had another successful softball season in 2016, a winning season along with another MACJC playoff berth.
But a season that began with tremendous promise fell short of expectations, as the Wildcats finished 24-23 and 14-14 in conference play. PRCC claimed the No. 8 spot in the MACJC playoffs, but was eliminated by top-seeded Jones County in two games in the first-round playoff series.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College saw its 2016 softball season come to an end sooner than hoped for this past weekend, as the Wildcats were eliminated from the MACJC Tournament.
Top-seeded Jones County used superior pitching from sophomore Rachel Hayes to handcuff the Wildcats in a pair of defeats, 8-0 and 8-5, in the first round of the MACJC Tournament at Community Bank Park in Ellisville.