Lady Wildcats open South Division play with sweep over Southwest

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats opened their MACJC South Division softball schedule in grand style here Friday, sweeping the rival Southwest Mississippi Lady Bears 8-0 (five innings) and 4-2 to improve to 12-5 overall and 2-0 in division play.
            SMCC, which eyes a rematch with PRCC March 27 in McComb, dropped to 6-6 and 0-2.
            In the first game, starting pitcher Rachel Hickman of Poplarville High (3-2) hurled a two-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking one in getting the win.

River pulls off impressive five-game softball sweep at Faulkner Tournament

            GULF SHORES, Ala. --- Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats pulled off an impressive five-game sweep here Friday and Saturday in the Faulkner Tournament.
            On Friday, PRCC defeated host Faulkner State (Ala.) 10-0 and Wallace-Hanceville (Ala.) 3-0 before following on Saturday with victories over Gadsden State (Ala.) 1-0, Wallace-Dothan (Ala.) 6-2, and Enterprise State (Ala.) 13-0 in five innings to improve to 10-5 overall.

Reigning national champ LSU-E sweeps River in road twin bill

            EUNICE, La. --- Reigning NJCAA Division II national champion LSU-Eunice proved more than worthy of its No. 2 softball ranking here Tuesday, sweeping Pearl River Community College’s Lady Wildcats 4-0 and 20-0 (five innings) to remain unbeaten at 7-0.
            PRCC, which swept Alabama Southern CC 8-0 (five innings) and 7-1 a day earlier in its season openers in Poplarville, evened its overall record to 2-2.

River sweeps ASCC in softball season-opening doubleheader

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College opened its 2015 softball season in grand fashion here Monday, sweeping Alabama Southern 8-0 (five innings) in the opening contest and 7-1 in the nightcap.
            All-Region 23 sophomore hurler Rachel Hickman of Poplarville High picked up the shutout win in the opening game with a one-hitter and recording six strikeouts, while freshman Skylar Cook out of St. Amant High (La.) got the nightcap win.
            ASCC dropped to 0-2 on the season.

Three Lady Wildcats capture All-Region, All MACJC honors

            POPLARVILLE --- Three Pearl River Community College softball standouts have grabbed Region 23 and MACJC post-season honors for 2014.
            Freshman pitcher Rachel Hickman out of Poplarville High was named to the All-Region 23 team, while sophomore catcher Kelsea Lewis of Oak Grove High and sophomore shortstop Kaci Lantrip of Terry High were named to the All-MACJC squad.

River wraps season with 7-1 semi-final loss to host Jones in Region 23 Tournament

ELLISVILLE --- Pearl River Community College wrapped its 2014 softball season here Saturday with a 7-1 loss to second-ranked Jones County in the Region 23 Tournament semi-finals in Community Bank Park.
The Lady Wildcats finished the year at 28-20 overall, while the host Lady Bobcats improved to 47-2 and took on top-ranked LSU-Eunice (La.) in the championship game later Saturday. JCJC, which fell to LSU-E 5-2 in Game 3 of the tournament, fell to the Lady Bengals 6-1 in the regional championship game 6-1 that was called after four-and-a-half innings due to weather conditions.