River splits with East Central in regular-season finale

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split with East Central’s Lady Warriors in MACJC South Division softball action here Saturday to wrap the regular season for both teams.
            Heading into the doubleheader, PRCC and ECCC had already copped berths in the MACJC State Tournament set for Mississippi Gulf Coast in Perkinston next Thursday and Friday, but the split ensured the Lady Warriors of the South’s third-place seed. The Lady Wildcats enter the event as the fourth seed behind South champ MGCCC and second-place Jones County.

Top-ranked LSU-E squeaks past River with 4-3, 7-6 victories

            POPLARVILLE — Playoff-bound Pearl River gave No. 1-ranked LSU-Eunice (La.) all it could handle here Tuesday, falling to the reigning national and regional champions via a pair of one-run doubleheader defeats in Lady Wildcat Stadium.
            The Lady Bengals out of Eunice, La., were 4-3 and 7-6 winners in the twin bill, improving to 50-4 overall. The Lady Wildcats, on the other hand, dropped to 23-19.

Lady ‘Cats secure post-season berth with sweep over Hinds

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College secured at least the No. 4 seed in May 2-4's MACJC State Softball Tournament here Saturday with its doubleheader sweep over Hinds in Lady Wildcat Stadium.
            PRCC improved to 23-17 overall and 12-10 in division play with its 8-0 and 2-0 shutout victories and eye one more division twin bill in the regular season against current No. 3 East Central this Saturday.

River swept at Gulf Coast

            PERKINSTON — Eighth-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast swept Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats in MACJC South Division softball action here Wednesday on Ross-Smith Field, taking a 10-2 victory in the opening game of the twin bill before winning 7-3 in the nightcap game.
            PRCC dropped to 21-17 overall and 10-10 in division play, while MGCCC improved to 28-7 and a division-leading 17-3.

River splits at East Central

            DECATUR — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats remain one game behind East Central in fourth place in the MACJC South Division softball derby after splitting with the host Lady Warriors in a make up doubleheader here Monday.
            PRCC’s 10-hit effort in Monday’s first game resulted in an 8-6 victory, but ECCC rebounded with a 5-0 shutout win in the nightcap.
            The Lady Wildcats are now 21-15 overall and 10-8 in division play, while the third-place Lady Warriors are 27-11 and 11-7.

River splits with Co-Lin

            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split with Copiah-Lincoln’s Lady Wolfpack in MACJC South Division doubleheader softball action here Saturday, falling 5-4 in the first game before bombing their visitors 6-1 in the nightcap.
            PRCC is now 20-14 overall and 9-7 in division play following the split, while CLCC is 19-15-1 and 6-12.
            In the Lady Wildcats’ loss, Co-Lin jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never relinquished the lead.

River splits at Jones

            ELLISVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats dropped an 8-0 decision to fourth-ranked host Jones County in the opening game of an MACJC South Division softball doubleheader here Tuesday before bouncing back with a 6-5, nine-inning victory in the nightcap game.
            PRCC is now 19-13 overall and 8-6 in division play, while JCJC is 25-5 and 10-4.
            Lady Bobcat starter Samantha Buller (15-1) hurled a one-hitter in the first contest, giving up a single to Megan Scronce of Petal High in the third inning. She struck out four and walked one.

McCrary MACJC Pitcher of the Week...

Neely McCraryPearl River Community College pitcher Neely McCrary, a sophomore out of Petal High School, has been named the MACJC Pitcher of the Week (March 31-April 7) after posting a perfect 2-0 weekly mark. McCrary gave up just one run in 13 innings of mound work with a 4-1 victory over Baton Rouge (La.) and 9-0 MACJC South Division victory over Southwest Mississippi.

River splits with Southwest

            MCCOMB — Pearl River committed a whopping eight errors in a 6-5, nine-inning MACJC South Division softball loss to host Southwest Mississippi here Saturday before the Lady Wildcats rebounded with an 9-0, error-free shutout in six innings over the Lady Bears in the nightcap contest here Saturday.
            PRCC improved to 18-12 overall and 7-5 in division play with the split, while SMCC is now 16-16 and 6-8.

River splits at Baton Rouge

            BATON ROUGE, La. — Pearl River split with Baton Rouge CC (La.) in doubleheader softball action here Monday, taking a hard-fought 4-2 victory in the first game before falling 4-3 in a 12-inning marathon in the nightcap.
            The Lady Wildcats are now sport a 17-12 overall record, while the host Lady Bears are 20-21-1.
            In the first game, the first two innings were scoreless before each PRCC scored a solo run in the top of the third only to see BRCC answer with its only run in the bottom of the frame.


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