POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College won its first game Saturday at the Sun Chief Classic at Gulf Shores, Ala., but dropped its final two games to finish 3-2 for the two-day tournament.
The Lady Wildcats defeated Southern-Union (Ala.) 12-3 in their first game, but fell to Wallace-Hanceville (Ala.) 6-2 and Faulkner State (Ala.) 10-1.
Against Southern-Union, PRCC smacked 13 hits, led by Mary Grace Key and Rachel Brockhaus. Key drove in six runs on a pair of singles, and Brockhaus had three RBIs on a home run and a single.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College couldn’t climb out of an early hole Saturday afternoon and lost its first game of the day at the Wildcat Invitational, 8-5 to East Mississippi.
PRCC was to play Baton Rouge (La.) in the late game of the tournament.
The Lady Lions (3-1) jumped on PRCC starter Madison Scoggin (1-1) for three runs in the top of the first inning, all three coming in on a home run by Averi Pender. EMCC added a run in the second, then built a 7-0 lead off reliever Amanda Ingram with three runs in the third.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College made the most of eight hits, building a big lead, then hanging on to defeat Calhoun (Ala.) 7-5 Friday night in the final game of the first night’s action at the Wildcat Invitational at Wildcat Field.
The victory allowed the Lady Wildcats to earn a split of their two games after dropping a 9-0 decision against LSU-Eunice earlier in the day.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opened its 2016 softball season on a successful note Monday, sweeping a doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala.
The Lady Wildcats rolled in the opener, 10-2, then pulled away late to take the nightcap 10-5.
In the opener, sophomore Branda Northrop had four singles, and sophomore Briana Leonard drove in three runs with a double and a single. PRCC had a 6-0 lead after three innings and coasted to the win.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College softball team got the job done off the field last fall, with a standout effort in the classroom.
The Lady Wildcats posted a 3.46 grade-point average as a team for the fall semester, and featured nine players (out of 18 total) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, including freshman Kristen Martin’s 4.0.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College had an up-and-down softball season in 2015, but a strong finish gives veteran coach Leigh White hope for a successful season in 2016.
The Lady Wildcats open their 2016 season on Monday with a doubleheader at Alabama Southern, and White says a strong returning sophomore group give her confidence coming into the season.
“We’ve been working hard, trying to get some things situated on defense,” said White, who enters her 14th season at the PRCC helm. “We’re getting there. We’ve had to move some people around.
POPLARVILLE – Spring sports are right around the corner at Pearl River Community College, as the baseball and softball teams prepare for battle.
Coach Leigh White’s Lady Wildcats open an ambitious 47-game schedule on Feb. 1 with a Sunday doubleheader against Alabama Southern at Monroeville, Ala. PRCC then returns home on Feb. 5-6 to host the Wildcat Invitational. The Lady Wildcats will play LSU-Eunice and Calhoun, Ala., on Friday, and East Mississippi and Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday.
Join our 2016 coaching staff, current players, former standout players for instruction on hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, and fundamentals.
Saturday, January 9th
Schedule of Clinic:
9:30 AM – 12:30 pm (Groups divided by age)
OFFENSIVE INSTRUCTION / EVALUATION
DEFENSIVE INSTRUCTION / EVALUATION
TIMED BASE RUNNING
HITTING – Jared Bales, PRCC Hitting Coach
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore softball player Branda Northrop has signed with Williams Carey University and will continue her college career with the Lady Crusaders.
Northrop, an outfielder who starred at Poplarville High, signed Thursday in a ceremony at M.R. White Coliseum. On hand were head coach Craig Fletcher and assistant coach Janessa Dedeaux representing Carey, and PRCC head coach Leigh White, assistant coach Kirsten Perry and the Lady Wildcat squad.
The Pearl River Community College softball team completed its fall exhibition season this past weekend, just in time to inaugurate a new era for the Lady Wildcat program.
PRCC is in the process of moving into its new softball field house, a state-of-the-art facility that head coach Leigh White calls, “one of the best in the state.
“We’ll have three batting cages inside, with a drop-down net, coaches’ offices, a pretty nice-sized locker room for the kids, laundry room, storage; it’s nice.”