Wildcats split two games at Pensacola tournament

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opened its 2018 softball season on a successful note Saturday, splitting a pair of games in the Pensacola State Invitational at Pensacola, Fla.

The Wildcats opened their day with a 12-5 victory over Florence-Darlington Tech (S.C.), but dropped their second game 7-2 to Roane State (Tenn.)

PRCC opened the scoring in the first game with a three-run rally in the bottom of the second inning highlighted by a two-run triple by sophomore Ilyssa Easton (Hurley).

PRCC softball looks to get back into playoff contention

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball charted unfamiliar waters in 2017, missing out on the MACJC playoffs after eight consecutive years in the postseason.

Getting back in the playoffs will depend on how a talented, but untested, group of freshmen meld with a solid corps of sophomores.

PRCC returns 13 players from last season’s team that finished 19-23 overall, 11-17 in the MACJC.

“I think we’re going to be OK,” said Leigh White, who enters her 16th season as coach of the Wildcats.

Wildcats unable to get doubleheader sweep against Meridian

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.