PRC’s baseball and softball teams stay undefeated

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Blue Devils varsity baseball defeated Pearl River (La.) 8-5 Monday night to extend the team’s winning streak to six games.

Pearl River Central (6-0) took a commanding 6-1 lead through four innings and even though the Rebels outscored the Blue Devils 4-2 in the final three innings of the game, Pearl River (La.) fell short of a come-from-behind victory.

“We played sloppy but came away with the win,” PRC Head Baseball Coach Neil Walther said. “Blake Craft pitched a good five innings, which allowed us to make a few mistakes and still win the game.”

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For PRC, Austen Izzio went 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and three stolen bases. Hayden Dunhurst batted 1-for-2 with a triple and added an RBI, Josh Kennedy was 1-for-2 with a double and Robert Shoemake and Tristan Schlottman each went 1-for-3.

On the mound, Craft won his second game of the season after pitching five innings during which time he allowed three hits, three runs, one walk and struck out two batters. Kennedy earned the save after pitching for 1/3 inning and allowing zero hits.

PRC will be back in action Friday when the team travels to Gautier High School and will be back at home Saturday, when the team will play a doubleheader against Forrest County Agricultural. The first game is set to begin at 11 a.m.

—Blue Devils 5, Warriors 1: After only allowing two hits in the entire game, PRC defeated D’Iberville 5-1 Saturday afternoon.

Heading into the bottom of the second inning with the game tied at one-run, the Blue Devils scored four runs and never looked back.

PRC’s Izzio batted 2-for-2 with an RBI and Mason Treat and Schlottman went 1-for-2 each and combined for three RBIs.

Austin Dean pitched for six innings and allowed two hits, one run and struck out three batters.

After striking out one batter and allowing zero hits in the last inning of the game, Kennedy earned the save.

— Lady Tomcats 11, Lady Tide 1 (6 innings): Stone’s softball team scored 10 runs between the fourth and sixth inning and defeated the Lady Tide 11-1 Monday night.

The Lady Tomcats (4-3) scored the first run of the game in the second inning but Picayune’s Rianna McNeely tied the game in the third inning with a triple by Jessica Magee, Picayune Head Softball Coach Kristi Mitchell said.

Picayune (0-8) will host Bay High Thursday night with the junior varsity game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

— Lady Devils 6, Lady Tornadoes 0: One run in the first inning and five runs in the sixth propelled the Lady Devils softball team to win the team’s fifth game of the season against Purvis Saturday morning.

PRC’s Shelby Archer went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Keigan Pearson was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a double and Madison Glidewell batted 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Jade Latham earned her third win of the season on the mound after pitching for six innings and striking out 14 batters and allowing one hit. Jayden Davis pitched the last inning of the game and allowed zero hits.

The Lady Devils (5-0) will compete in the West Harrison tournament Thursday and Friday and will be back at home on March. 17, when the team will play a doubleheader against Pass Christian.