Lady ‘Cats split pair

Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split in a pair of softball contests here Saturday at Faulkner State CC, defeating Jefferson State (Ala.) 3-0 before falling to the host Lady Sun Chiefs 7-4.

PRCC is now 5-3 overall heading into Tuesday’s home doubleheader in Lady Wildcat Stadium verus East Mississippi in the second-annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game(s). The first pitch of the twin bill with the Lady Lions is set for 4 p.m.

Against Jeff State (0-3), Pearl  River scored all of its three runs in the top of the first to take the victory.

Starter Katie Barrett of Bay High (2-0) got the win in going the distance, giving up four hits, striking out four, and walking four; while JSCC starter Nicole Singleton (0-1) got the loss in her six innings on the mound. Jordan Ray relieved in the seventh.

Brandy Rester of Poplarville High paced the Lady Wildcats’ seven-hit effort with a pair of singles, while Kaci Mitchell of Petal High (two RBIs), Mallorie Mixon of Picayune High, and Bethany Russell of D’Iberville High (one RBI) all doubled.

Against host Faulkner State, the Lady Sun Chiefs went up 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning, but the Lady Wildcats bounced back in the top of the third to take a 3-1 lead. FSCC added a solo run in the bottom of the frame.

After a scoreless fourth, PRCC added its final run in the top of the fifth to make it 4-2, but Faulkner came alive in the bottom of the inning with a five-run barrage for the fianl runs of the game.

FSCC starter Courtney Singley (1-1) got the win in her five innings on the mound, striking out three and walking two, while Lady Wildcat starter Sheila Hall out of Dutchtown High in Baton Rouge,  La. (1-3), got the loss in her five innings of action. She struck out three and walked two before Corinne Fraychineaud out of Northshore High in Slidell,  La., relieved in the sixth. She recorded one strikeout.

Pearl River smashed 15 hits in the contest to Faulkner State’s 13.

Mitchell and Russell led the Lady Wildcats. Both hit doubles and a pair of singles each, while Adams and Brittney Gary of Slidell (La.) High both doubled and singled. Rester had two base hits

Following Tuesday’s “Pink Game” against East Miss, the Lady Wildcats return to action Friday and Saturday when it hosts its annual Pearl River Tournament. This year’s even will be held at Lady Wildcat Stadium. Team and game line ups are yet to be announced.