Pearl River splits two-game home stand with MMI, Delta

March 6, 2012 - 8:07am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE Pearl River split in a two-game home stand here Thursday taking a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Marion Military Institute (Ala.), while MACJC non-division rival Miss. Delta took a lopsided 15-8 win in the nightcap game. The Wildcats are now 7-3 overall following the split, while MMI dropped to 1-9 and MDCC improved to 3-7-1. Against Marion, things were scoreless for the first two frames before MMI blistered The River with four runs in the top of the third before adding a solo run in the fourth. PRCC bounced back with three in the bottom of the third and took the victory with a three-run rally in the seventh. Deon Fairley (1-0) of Bassfield High picked up the win after relieving in the final inning, giving up one hit and striking out two; while Ryan Deemes out of Holy Cross High in Chalmette, La., started and went two-and-two-thirds, giving up seven hits, striking out four, and walking one. Tyler Jordan of Bay High relieved in the third and walked a batter, while Anthony Lusco out of Bay High also relieved in the third and gave up five hits. MMI reliever Tyler Jarvis got the loss after arriving on the mound in the sixth, giving up three hits, striking out one, and walking two; while Spencer Andrews started and went five-and-a-third, giving up three hits, striking out three, and walking four batters. Marion Military finished with a whopping 13 hits, led by Brandon Thomasson with three singles; while Mathew Bowers and Taylor Munden had two base hits each; Tyler Jarvis doubled, and Louis Colaicomo, Jeff Fernland, Evan Mason, Reuben Miller, and David Perez all singled. PRCC committed one error in the game to MMI none. In the nightcap against Delta, the Wildcats went up 1-0 in the bottom of the first before the visiting Trojans tied it up in the second. PRCC regained the lead at 3-0 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third, but MDCC bombarded the Wildcats with an eight-run barrage in the fifth before The River made it 12-7 with a run in the bottom of the inning. Both teams scored solo runs in the seventh. Starter Jonathan Parker got the win in his four innings on mound, giving up eight hits, striking out three and walking one; while Winn Roark relieved in the fourth, giving up two hits and walking three. Starter Chase Chancellor (0-1) out of Presbyterian Christian in Hattiesburg got the loss after relieving in the fifth, giving up two hits; while Christian Talley of Hancock County High started and went four frames, giving up five hits, striking out six and walking one. Roy Gasaway Jr. of Pascagoula High and Martin Anderson out of Cedar Creek High in Calhoun, La., both saw relief duty in the fifth. Both gave up one hit each, while Anderson also walked a batter; while Scott Ashford out of Catholic High in Baton Rouge, La., Bradley Rayborn of Purvis, High, and Tyler Willis of Saltillo High all pitched in the sixth. Ashford gave up a hit and struck out a batter, Rayborn walked two, and Willis gave up a hit, struck out one, and walked two. The Trojans finished with 11 hits, led by Laine Jordan, Cole Lee, and Jorge Toribio with two singles a piece; while Blake Palasini doubled and Julian Beamon, Eric Brozovich, Trey Keyes, and Haden Ward all had base hits. Braxton Lee of Picayune High and Chad Livingston of Slidell (La.) High paced the Wildcats 10-hit effort with each getting doubles and singles, while Marcus Lawton Jr. of Biloxi High had two base hits, and Ryan Best of Oak Grove High, Forrest Dungan of Columbia High, Chase Lewallen of Sumrall High, and Chase Toussaint of Petal High all singled. Delta committed three errors in the game to Pearl River two. PRCC returns to action when it hosts MACJC non-division rival East Mississippi Friday in a 3 p.m. doubleheader. The twin bill was originally scheduled to be played on the EMCC campus in Scooba, but was moved to Poplarville due to threatening weather conditions.

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