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Pro players to lead PRCC baseball camp

Pearl River Community College has sent a number of its baseball standouts to the professional ranks, and now some of those former Wildcats are returning to lead a new generation of players.

PRCC will host a special Day with the Pros, this coming Sunday, Oct. 1, at Wildcat Field on the Pearl River campus. A number of ex-Wildcats have indicated that they plan to attend, and Wildcat head coach Michael Avalon says other standouts may join in.

Wildcats place five players on All-State second team

Five players for Pearl River Community College were named to the 2017 All-MACJC baseball second team, in voting by conference coaches.

Earning second-team honors were first baseman Simon Landry, third baseman Lucas Scott, and pitchers Colby White, Luke Bradley and Peyton Lee.

Landry, a freshman from Ponchatoula, La., led the Wildcats in most offensive categories this season. He had 52 hits in 171 at-bats, scored 45 runs, drove in 46 runs, hit 13 doubles and 14 home runs, all team highs. He finished with a .304 batting average.

Wildcats fall in Region 23 semifinals to end 2017 season

Pearl River Community College finally ran out of miracles Friday night as the Wildcats saw their 2017 season come to an end with an 11-3 defeat at the hands of Hinds in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Ellisville.

PRCC advanced to Friday’s late game by edging Northwest Mississippi earlier on Friday, winning 10-8 in a 10-inning thriller. Pearl River finished its first season under head coach Michael Avalon with a 29-20 overall record.

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