POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team split an MACJC doubleheader Saturday against Northwest Mississippi Saturday at Wildcat Field.
The Lady Wildcats took the opener 5-2 behind Skyler Cook’s one-hitter, but dropped the second game 7-5, as their seventh-inning rally fell short.
PRCC finished the day 12-7 overall and 2-2 in conference play. Northwest is 9-3 and 3-1.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team opened MACJC play Tuesday afternoon by splitting a doubleheader against Mississippi Gulf Coast at Perkinston.
The Lady Wildcats lost the opener 9-0 in five innings, but came back in the nightcap to win 5-3, handing the sixth-ranked Lady Bulldogs their first defeat of the season.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team rebounded after a disappointing loss in the opening game of a Sunday doubleheader to earn a split of the two games against Alabama Southern at Wildcat Field.
Alabama Southern surprised the Lady Wildcats with an 8-6 victory in the opener, but PRCC came back to win the nightcap 3-2.
Pearl River is 10-5 overall; Alabama Southern is 3-19.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team did it the easy way and the hard way in sweeping a doubleheader from Faulkner State (Ala.) Thursday afternoon at Wildcat Field.
The Lady Wildcats took the opener the easy way, rolling to a 10-1 victory in five innings, then completed the sweep the hard way in the nightcap, knocking off the Sun Chiefs 7-6 in eight innings.
PRCC improved to 9-4 overall; Faulkner State dropped to 10-10.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College won its first game Saturday at the Sun Chief Classic at Gulf Shores, Ala., but dropped its final two games to finish 3-2 for the two-day tournament.
The Lady Wildcats defeated Southern-Union (Ala.) 12-3 in their first game, but fell to Wallace-Hanceville (Ala.) 6-2 and Faulkner State (Ala.) 10-1.
Against Southern-Union, PRCC smacked 13 hits, led by Mary Grace Key and Rachel Brockhaus. Key drove in six runs on a pair of singles, and Brockhaus had three RBIs on a home run and a single.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College couldn’t climb out of an early hole Saturday afternoon and lost its first game of the day at the Wildcat Invitational, 8-5 to East Mississippi.
PRCC was to play Baton Rouge (La.) in the late game of the tournament.
The Lady Lions (3-1) jumped on PRCC starter Madison Scoggin (1-1) for three runs in the top of the first inning, all three coming in on a home run by Averi Pender. EMCC added a run in the second, then built a 7-0 lead off reliever Amanda Ingram with three runs in the third.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College made the most of eight hits, building a big lead, then hanging on to defeat Calhoun (Ala.) 7-5 Friday night in the final game of the first night’s action at the Wildcat Invitational at Wildcat Field.
The victory allowed the Lady Wildcats to earn a split of their two games after dropping a 9-0 decision against LSU-Eunice earlier in the day.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opened its 2016 softball season on a successful note Monday, sweeping a doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala.
The Lady Wildcats rolled in the opener, 10-2, then pulled away late to take the nightcap 10-5.
In the opener, sophomore Branda Northrop had four singles, and sophomore Briana Leonard drove in three runs with a double and a single. PRCC had a 6-0 lead after three innings and coasted to the win.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team got the job done off the field last fall, with a standout effort in the classroom.
The Lady Wildcats posted a 3.46 grade-point average as a team for the fall semester, and featured nine players (out of 18 total) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, including freshman Kristen Martin’s 4.0.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College had an up-and-down softball season in 2015, but a strong finish gives veteran coach Leigh White hope for a successful season in 2016.
The Lady Wildcats open their 2016 season on Monday with a doubleheader at Alabama Southern, and White says a strong returning sophomore group give her confidence coming into the season.
“We’ve been working hard, trying to get some things situated on defense,” said White, who enters her 14th season at the PRCC helm. “We’re getting there. We’ve had to move some people around.