Wildcats settle for doubleheader split against Co-Lin

madison scogginkristen martinNeeding a sweep to stay in realistic playoff contention, the Wildcats saw a big comeback go for naught as the Wolves came away with a 9-7 victory in the opener. The day wasn’t a total loss, though, as PRCC rallied to win the nightcap 9-7.

Pearl River concluded play at 17-19 overall and 9-15 in conference play. Co-Lin finished the day at 15-19 and 10-12.

The Wildcats trailed 4-0 and 7-2, but fought back in the first game. Bailey Street’s pinch-hit three-run triple in the fifth inning got PRCC back in the game, and Kristen Martin’s RBI single in the sixth tied the game 7-7.

But the Wolves got two runs in the top of the seventh to regain the lead, and the Wildcats were unable to respond.

Martin’s two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game capped a four-run outburst after the Wolves scored three runs in the top of the sixth to turn a 5-3 Wildcat lead into a 6-5 deficit.

Madison Scoggin came out of the bullpen in the sixth to get out of a bases-loaded jam, then got a pair of strikeouts in the seventh to keep the Wolves at bay and earn her first win of the season.

Pearl River will host Meridian at 1 p.m. Friday in the final home doubleheader of the season. The Wildcats will honor its five sophomores prior to the first game.

PRCC SOFTBALL LINESCORES
Tuesday at Poplarville
Co-Lin 9, Pearl River 7
Co-Lin       040 300 2 – 9 10 3
Pearl River 020 032 0 – 7 10 2
COPIAH-LINCOLN (15-18, 10-11 in MACJC): Kamryn Vanlandingham HR (grand slam), 2 1B (5 RBIs); Dianna Hobgood 2B; Alexsundria Thomas 2 1B; Mackenzie Byrd 2 1B; Logan Deroche 3B; Taylor Bryant 1B. WP – Bailey Root (8-6).  
PEARL RIVER (16-19, 8-15 in MACJC): Kayla Williams 2 1B; Ilyssa Easton 1B; Rylee Dawsey 1B; Kristen Martin 2 1B; Bailey Street 3B, 1B (3 RBIs); Sarah Depperschmidt 1B. LP – Olivia Holley (5-10). Also pitching – Jackie Shows (starter); Madison Scoggin.
Pearl River 9, Co-Lin 7
Co-Lin       201 003 1 – 7 10 1
Pearl River 001 314 x – 9 13 2
COPIAH-LINCOLN (15-19, 10-12 in MACJC): Kamryn Vanlandingham HR (solo), 2 1B; Logan Deroche 1B; Dianna Hobgood HR (2-run); Alexsundria Thomnas 1B; Kayla Britt 2B, 1B; Alex Anthony 1B; Taylor Bryant 1B. LP – Bailey Root (8-7). Also pitching – Christian Black (starter).
PEARL RIVER (17-19, 9-15 in MACJC): Anna Grace Cooley 1B; Kayla Williams 1B; Ilyssa Easton 2B, 1B; Krista Robles 2B, 1B; Bailey Street 1B; Kristen Martin 2B, 2 1B; Katie Perry 1B; Sarah Depperschmidt 2 1B. WP – Madison Scoggin (1-0). Also pitching – Krista Robles (starter).

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