Pearl River Community College baseball has made comebacks a big part of its game during a 10-game winning streak, and that was the case again Saturday in an MACJC doubleheader at Itawamba.
This time, however, it wasn’t enough as the ninth-ranked Indians swept the two games, winning the opener 5-4 in 12 innings, then holding off the Wildcats in the nightcap 7-6.
The losses knocked PRCC (15-7 overall, 6-2 conference) out of first place in the MACJC standings. Itawamba improved to 20-4 and 7-1.
In the first game, the Wildcats trailed 4-0 heading into the top of the ninth, then scored four runs to tie it up, but a hit batter and a run-scoring double with two out in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Indians the victory.
In Game 2, Pearl River scored three runs in the top of the seventh after trailing 7-3, and had the tying run at third base, when ICC got the final out of the game.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Wildcats as they return home Wednesday to battle No. 6 East Central in a 3 p.m. doubleheader. PRCC is back on the road next Saturday at Meridian.
PRCC BASEBALL LINESCORES
Saturday at Fulton
Itawamba 5, Pearl River 4 (12 innings)
Pearl River 000 000 004 000 – 4 9 0
Itawamba 101 000 110 001 – 5 11 1
PEARL RIVER (15-6, 6-1 in MACJC): Peyton Lee 2 1B; Jonathan Turner 1B; Lucas Scott 1B; Graham Hackbarth 1B; Austin Moffett 1B; Brody Bray 2B, 1B; Bryson Medious 1B. LP –Colby White (2-2). Also pitching – Jason Garrett (starter); Cody Lee.
ITAWAMBA (19-4, 6-1 in MACJC): Hagan Box HR (solo); Austin Carpenter HR (solo), 2B; Kevin Stepter 3 1B; Jon Morgan Payne 2B, 1B; Bean Seay 1B; Kaleb Barnes 2 1B. WP – Ried Carter (2-0). Also pitching – J.T. Salters (starter) 11 Ks; Sam Herrington; Trenton Stringer.
Itawamba 7, Pearl River 6
Pearl River 200 001 3 – 6 8 1
Itawamba 310 030 x – 7 6 0
PEARL RIVER (15-7, 6-2 in MACJC): Peyton Lee 1B; Bryson Medious 2 1B; Simon Landry HR (solo), 1B; Graham Hackbarth 2B, 1B; Donte Peters 1B. LP – Corbin Thurmon (0-1). Also pitching – Luke Bradley.
ITAWAMBA (20-4, 7-1 in MACJC): Hagen Box 2B, 1B; Austin Carpenter 2B; Bryan Malone 2 1B; Hunter Nabors 1B. WP – Steffon Moore (4-2). Save – Blake Appel (1). Also pitching – Drake Wallace; Kaleb Barnes.