Blue Devils win late and advance to second round

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Pearl River Central baseball keeps championship hopes alive after a comeback win over the George County Rebels, 9-5.

The Blue Devils trailed 3-0 after two innings. At the bottom of the 3rd,  Caleb Dyess had enough of the drought; hitting a home run of Brody Howell’s pitch. PRC added another run of a Conner Dyess RBI.

Top of the 4th, George County ran its lead up two by runs, 5-2. Rebels Taite Davis and Jacob Eubanks were responsible.

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At the bottom of the 6th PRC had bases loaded with Isaias Ryan at bat. Ryan walked and advanced the third base runner, 5-3. Same situation, this time Conner Dyess at bat two runs doubles, and the game is tied 5-5. Rebels advance the PRC’s next batter and the bases are loaded and PRC still has no outs. A wild pitch by Davis allows PRC to steal the lead, 6-5.

From there, The Blue Devils follow through. Jacob Johnson was hot for a two-run RBI, then Caleb Dyess’s RBI but was called out at first. PRC dropped two more outs but led the game 9-5.

At the top of the 7th left outfielder, Austin Gill was the wall of China, catching back-to-back hits. The Rebels managed to get runners on first and second. Rebels batter hit a ground ball to third base, Johnson missed the handle at first but collets and outs the Rebels at first base for the win.



PRC had a total of 6 RBIs over the Rebel’s 5. Rebels had 8 strikeouts to PRC’s 7.

Next PRC will Play at and against West Jones on Tuesday, May 2.