PRCC softball splits pair of games

PRCC softball splits pair of games
Jenna Comeaux settles into the batter's box for the Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats.

POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) _ Alysia Pinero hit a two-run double in a four-run sixth inning that helped the Pearl River Community College softball team to a 7-3 victory Friday over Marion Military Institute on the first day of the Wildcat Invitational.

Autumn Clark added a run-scoring double in the Lady Wildcats’ big inning that locked up the victory. Jordan Lee had a two-run single in the third inning, and Elizabeth Taggard and Jenna Comeau x had two hits each.

Grace Stringer (2-0) allowed an unearned run over six innings while striking out five batters.

“Grace Stringer got out there and pitched well for a second straight game,” PRCC coach Leigh White said. “We hit the ball well and got after them.

“We battled it out, made things happen and capitalized on some of their errors. Hey, a win is a win and we’re going to take it.”

The Lady Wildcats (2-2) hit the ball well in a second game Friday but could not slow down Louisiana State University-Eunice, falling 19-9 in five innings.

Comeaux went 2-for-3, hitting her second and third home runs of the season and driving in three runs.

“That kid gets in the box and is ready to hit,” PRCC coach White said. “I would hate to pitch to her. She has a lot of power and has embraced her role.”

BreAnna Corkern also drove in three runs with a double in the second and a two-run double in the fourth inning.

Mary Grace Turner had a solo home run for the Lady Wildcats.

PRCC wrapped up the Wildcat Invitational Saturday with two games against Baton Rouge Community College.

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