Lady Devils in first place

Published 2:15 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pearl River Central took over first place in Region 6-5A with a 5-2 win over arch-rival Picayune in prep fast pitch softball action Tuesday night.

The Lady Devils are now 2-0 in league play, while Picayune dropped to 1-1 and Stone County is 0-2. Each team plays one another again in the next week to decide seedings for the South State playoffs, but all three are already assured of postseason berths.

“I’m proud of the girls for their hard work,” PRC head coach Michael Guidry, whose team is 11-5 overall, said. “We have two tough district games left.”

Emily Kennedy picked up the win for the Lady Devils. She also had an RBI-single in the win. Caitlyn Herrin had a triple and drove in two runs, while Krista Davis had an RBI-triple as well.

Kennedy allowed just two singles in picking up the win.  Bethany Crawford took the loss for the Tide allowing eight hits.

The Lady Devils travel to Stone County tonight.  The Lady Tide will travel to West Harrison Friday for a double header Friday.  The Tide will take on West Harrison and Oak Grove at 3:30 and 5:30. 

Then on Tuesday, PRC hosts Picayune in a game that should decide the district champion. The state playoffs begin one week from Friday.

• Also in prep softball action, Poplarville returns to play tonight against Vancleave

Hornets win

POPLARVILLE — Poplarville picked up a big Region 8-4A win in prep baseball Tuesday night, knocking off visiting Vancleave 10-0.

Zac Houston came up big on the mound and at the plate for the Hornets, as he tossed a complete game one hit shutout, striking out 10 in the process to pick up the win.

Houston also also supported himself, as he had a home run and a triple and drove in four runs as well. Austin Smith added two hits to the winning cause, including a triple.

The same two teams will face off in Vancleave on Friday.