Wildcats sweep doubleheader at Pensacola State

Wildcats sweep doubleheader at Pensacola State

Pearl River Community College finally got going offensively in baseball Friday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader at Pensacola State (Fla.).

PRCC overcame a 1-0 deficit with three-run rallies in the fifth, sixth and ninth innings en route to a 10-2 victory in the opener, then got two home runs from freshman Simon Landry to spark a 6-3 win in the nightcap.

PRCC scored its first two victories after starting the season 0-4; Pensacola dropped to 6-13.

Pearl River starter Peyton Lee surrendered an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning, but the Wildcats came to his rescue in the fifth, scoring thre runs on an error and a two-run single by Austin Moffett.

The Wildcats broke it open with three more runs in the sixth, helped by three Pirate errors, plus a two-run double by sophomore Noah Nicaud.

Redshirt freshman Bryson Medious drove in a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly, and Jonathan Turner capped a three-run rally in teh ninth with a two-run double.

Lee (1-0), a sophomore right-hander, went six innings, allowing three hits and a walk, while striking out five. Kavan Brown (1-4) took the loss for Pensacola State.

Lee got PRCC off on the right foot at the plate in the second game, smacking a leadoff double to start the game, and he scored on Landry's two-run bomb to centerfield. Lee kicked off a three-run rally in the third with a solo homer, followed by an RBI single from Graham Hackbarth and a sacrfice fly by Lucas Scott. Lee also had a triple.

Landry hit his second homer of the game to lead off the sixth inning. Sophomore left-hander Parker Dungan (1-1) started and earned the win, allowing five hits and a walk, striking out six in four innings. Cody Herring (1-3) took the loss for the Pirates.

PRCC will be back at Wildcat Stadium for a pair of games Tuesday, at 1 p.m. against Marion Military (Ala.) and at 7 p.m. against Delgado (La.).

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