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Wildcats drop pair of one-run games at Itawamba

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.

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.

Wildcats swept in doubleheader against Dyersburg State

Superior pitching and timely hitting proved too much for Pearl River Community College Friday afternoon as the Wildcats suffered a doubleheader setback against Dyersburg State (Tenn.).

The visiting Eagles rapped out 13 hits and rode a dominating performance on the mound from freshman Seth Wyse in a 11-3 win in the opener, then took a 5-0 lead and held on to prevail 5-2 in the nightcap.

PRCC dropped to 0-4 for the season; Dyersburg improved to 11-1.

Tickets still available for Inky Johnson appearance at Brownstone Center

inky johnson Tickets are selling briskly for A Night with Inky Johnson, presented by Pearl River Community College Baseball, but plenty of tickets remain available.

Johnson is a former football player for the University of Tennessee who suffered a serious injury while playing for the Volunteers in 2006 that left him with partially paralyzed and in constant pain.

PRCC baseball hosts meet-and-greet event

Pearl River Community College baseball coach Michael Avalon greeted his inaugural Wildcat team, and their families, Sunday afternoon in a meet-and-greet session at Wildcat Stadium.

Avalon, who came to PRCC after five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Delta, told the gathering that he is where he always wanted to be as a coach.

“I came here when I was at Holmes for a region in 2001, 2002, and I thought, “now this is a baseball atmosphere,’” Avalon said. “I said, ‘this is where I want to end up.’ This is my dream job.”

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