PRCC softball season ends after Jones sweeps MACJC first-round 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.

PRCC opens softball playoffs with best-of-three series at Jones County

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will open the 2016 MACJC playoffs on Friday with Game 1 of a best-of-three game series against Jones County.

First pitch at Community Bank Park in Ellisville is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday. Game 2 of the series is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, and Game 3, if needed, will be played immediately after the second game.

JCJC (37-6 overall, 26-2 conference) is the top-seeded team in the eight-team playoff field, with PRCC (24-21, 14-14) as the No. 8 seed.

PRCC softball sweeps Mississippi Delta to earn MACJC playoff berth

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College is once again in the MACJC softball playoffs after sweeping a doubleheader over Mississippi Delta Monday at Moorhead.

PRCC won the first game 16-3 and earned the sweep with a 16-0 victory in the nightcap. The games were a make-up doubleheader that had been postponed from earlier this season. The Wildcats finished the regular season 24-21 overall and 14-14 in conference play.

PRCC softball drops make-up doubleheader at LSU-Eunice

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College softball allowed 39 runs Sunday in dropping both games of a non-conference doubleheader against top-ranked LSU-Eunice.

The games were make-up contests from a postponement in February. The Bengals blasted the Wildcats 21-1 in the opener, then outlasted PRCC 18-16 in the nightcap. Pearl River dropped to 21-20, while LSUE improved to 45-3.

All four Wildcat pitchers took a turn at trying to slow down the Bengals in the first game, without success, and PRCC could only muster two hits. Starter Jackie Shows (2-2) took the loss.

Lady Wildcats split twinbill at Meridian

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team was forced to settle for a split of an MACJC doubleheader Friday afternoon at Meridian.
The Wildcats rallied from an early 6-0 deficit in the opener with a big inning of their own to win 8-6, but allowed the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 4-3 defeat in the nightcap.
PRCC is still in the playoff hunt at 11-13 in conference play (21-18 overall); Meridian is out of playoff contention at 11-25 and 8-14.

PRCC softball drops conference doubleheader at Co-Lin

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College softball had a tough day in the pitcher’s circle Tuesday afternoon, as the Wildcats dropped both games of an MACJC doubleheader against Copiah-Lincoln at Wesson.

The Wolves pounded the Wildcats 10-2 in the opener, then completed the sweep with an 8-5 win in the nightcap.

PRCC dropped to ninth place in the MACJC standings at 20-17 overall and 10-12 in conference, and must make up some ground to get back into playoff consideration. Co-Lin moved into the No. 4 spot in the standings at 26-8 and 17-5.

PRCC splits softball doubleheader against Jones County

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College overcame a loss in the opening game of an MACJC doubleheader to defeat sixth-ranked Jones County in spectacular fashion in the nightcap.

The opening game had been postponed from last Tuesday because of stormy weather with JCJC leading 3-0 after four innings. After the game was resumed on Sunday, the Bobcats went on to win it 6-1, but the Wildcats roared back to win the second game 11-2 in 4-1/2 innings.

PRCC softball doubleheader against Jones postponed after rainstorm

POPLARVILLE – Lightning around the Pearl River Community College campus caused a delay in play, then a heavy rain shower forced a postponement of Tuesday’s MACJC softball doubleheader between PRCC and Jones County at Wildcat Stadium.

Play was stopped after the fourth inning of the first game of the doubleheader Tuesday, and is scheduled to resume at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the top of the fifth inning, and JCJC leading 3-0. The second game will begin 30 minutes after completion of the first game.

PRCC moves baseball, softball games up to Tuesday due to weather forecast

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has moved its MACJC baseball and softball doubleheaders at Wildcat Stadium up a day, from Wednesday to Tuesday, because of expected rainy weather in the Pine Belt the middle of this week.

The Wildcat baseball team will host Southwest Mississippi in a 4 p.m. doubleheader, while the PRCC softball team will host fourth-ranked Jones County in a doubleheader, also scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.