Both PRC teams move on

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pearl River Central moved in the Class 5A South State baseball playoffs with a big 13-8 win over homestanding Brookhaven Saturday.

The Blue Devils scored six runs in the sixth inning to take the win. Dylan Spiers picked up the win in relief of Chance Putnam.

Jordan Gaude had two hits including a two run triple in the win, while Trey Wynn had two hits and drove in two runs.

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The Blue Devils dropped a 6-5 decision Friday night forcing Saturday’s third game. PRC now moves on to face Pascagoula next week.

Lady Devils win

The Pearl River Central Lady Devils swept West Harrison in the fast-pitch softball Class 5A South State quarterfinals.

PRC won 4-0 on Saturday, as Hailee Buras got the win. Krista Davis had two hits and drove in three runs.

On Friday, the Lady Devils beat WHHS 3-2 in eight innings. Emily Kennedy got the win, and Shelby Lott had an RBI double while Bethani Skipper drove in the game winning run.

The Lady Devils will play tow time defending state champion Wayne County next.

Lady Tide falls

Picayune dropped a 12-3 decision to visiting West Jones in the third and final game of their Class 5A South State quarterfinal series Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Tide lost 6-3 Friday night before coming back to win Saturday’s first game 1-0.

Lady Hornets roll

Poplarville advanced in the Class 4A South State fast pitch softball playoffs Saturday completing a sweep of Florence.

The Lady Hornets won 10-0 Friday night and then won 12-0 Saturday. Rachel Hickman picked up both wins against the over-matched Florence team, striking out 18 in the two wins. Poplarville will play Newton County in the next round.

Hornets fall

Poplarville was swept in the class 4ASouth State quarterfinal baseball playoffs. The Hornets lost a pair of one run games to Richland, dropping a 5-4 decision Friday night to end the series.