Both Tide and PRC take wins

Published 12:08 pm Sunday, March 30, 2014

Both Picayune and Pearl River Central picked up home wins on the baseball diamond Thursday night.

The Maroon Tide blanked West Harrison 6-0 in Region 7-5A play. The win gave the Maroon Tide a sweep over the Hurricanes this week, and pushed Picayune to 3-1 in league play.

The teams were scoreless into the bottom of the fifth frame, when Picayune batted around to take a 4-0 lead in the process. Kyle Dillard had a double in the inning, while Brady Warden and Devin Hedgepeth each recorded RBI-singles. Morgan Dragon also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

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The Maroon Tide secured the win with a pair of runs in the sixth. Devin Hedgepeth had another run-scoring single, while Dalton Hedgepeth drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Cody Hamrick, Mark Wood, and Dylan Breaux combined for the shutout on the hill.  Hamrick pitched into the sixth with one out and Wood struck out the two batters he faced to end the frame.  Breaux mopped up in the 7th.

West Harrison had four hits in the first inning, but failed to score as Peyton Lee threw out a Hurricane base-runner at home to end the inning.

Picayune’s scheduled game with St. Stanislaus today has been canceled. The Maroon Tide will host Stone County in league play Tuesday night.

• Meanwhile, PRC knocked off Ben’s Ford Academy out of Louisiana 4-0. Dylan Spiers fired a complete game one-hitter to pick up the win. He struck out 14 and walked just two in the solid performance. He moved to 4-1 on the year with the win.

Christian Smith paced PRC at the plate, recording two hits, scoring two runs and driving in a pair of runs.

The Blue Devils were slated to host Jackson Wingfield in a Region 6-5A doubleheader Friday night. PRC and Hancock were scheduled to play a doubleheader today in the Kiln.

• Poplarville’s Region 8-4A game against Pass Christian Friday night was postponed until Monday night in the Pass. The Hornets home game against Lumberton today has been cancelled.

The Hornets will face league leading St. Stanislaus twice next week. The Rocks are 4-0 in the district after beating Moss Point 11-0 Thursday night as Destin Aime (3-1) was the winning pitcher and had two hits to lead St. Stanislaus (10-3). The Rocks had 13 hits in the winning effort.