Wildcats capture 2021 MACCC Title

Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 5:31 PM CDT
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From Pearl River Community College Communications

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - There’s still magic in the “championship mustards.”

Wearing their golden pants Sunday, the No. 3 Pearl River baseball Wildcats walked off visiting Northeast in Game 1, 13-5, in seven innings to clinch the program’s fourth MACCC Championship. In the night cap, PRCC scored early and held on late to tame the Tigers 8-6.

“I’m proud of them. It doesn’t hit you until right now. How tough what we did all year was. How tough this year was on us and how special that group behind me is,” Pearl River coach Michael Avalon said. “We came out and swung the bats. They had their best guy on the mound and I knew we would have to battle. I was kind of glad that we were trailing because you saw the heart of a champion when they battled back.

“These guys are brothers. They’re special. A special group. I’m just thankful to be part of it. What a day to be a Wildcat.”

Pearl River (33-7 overall; 23-5 MACCC) now earns a bye through the state playoffs and advances straight into the Region XXIII Tournament, which is scheduled to be played May 17-22 at The Dub.

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