PRC’s baseball team wins over North Pike, Tide and Hornets fall; Picayune’s tennis team defeats Hattiesburg

Published 7:00 am Friday, March 23, 2018

In baseball action, the Blue Devils defeated North Pike 8-2 in a district matchup Tuesday night.

Pearl River Central (11-1, 2-1 Region 7-5A) scored three runs in the first inning, two in the fourth and sixth and one in the seventh.

PRC Head Coach Neil Walther said Zach Roussell scored twice and Tristan Schlottman, Hayden Dunhurst, Josh Kennedy, Mason Treat, Austen Izzio and Caleb Tynes each scored once.

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At the plate, Roussell went 3-for-3, Tristan Schlottman was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double and Hayden Dunhurst was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a home run. Kennedy also added two RBIs for the Blue Devils and went 1-for-4 at-bat.

Rigell Robinson pitched a complete game and allowed four hits, two runs and struck out five batters.

PRC will host North Pike Friday at 7 p.m.

—Tigers 11, Maroon Tide 1 (5 innings): Picayune lost its third district game of the season against Hattiesburg Tuesday night. The Tigers held a 3-0 lead after three innings and five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth brought the game to an end.

Picayune (6-6, 0-3 Region 7-5A) will travel to Hattiesburg on Friday. The game is set to start at 7 p.m.

—Wildcats 3, Hornets 1: Three runs in the first two innings proved to be the difference for Greene County, who handed Poplarville its first district loss of the season Tuesday night.

Jordan Belsome scored the lone run for the Hornets (4-7, 2-1 Region 7-4A) in the seventh inning but the team came up short of tying the game.

Peytan Graham was 3-for-3 while at-bat, Joey Smith went 2-for-3 and Canaan Ray batted 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Belsome pitched the entire game, allowing four hits, three runs and striking out eight batters. The Hornets will host Greene County Friday at 6:30 p.m.

—Tennis Action: The Picayune tennis team defeated Hattiesburg Tuesday night. Head Coach Chris Wise said the win helped the team earn a spot in the postseason.

In boy’s action, Cody Butler and Logan Dorn won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles and Josh Broadway and Conner Martz came out on top with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 doubles. Also, Bryce Smith and Allen Jackson each won 6-0, 6-0 in two separate singles matches.

On the girl’s team, Annabelle Wise and Sara Polson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles and Madeleine Leclecq won 6-0, 6-0 in her singles match.

The team will finish the regular season on Tuesday against Hancock County. Matches are set to begin at 4:30 p.m.