Saturday ended up being essential for the Pearl River baseball program. The Wildcats began off the day with its debut Alumni Day — which incorporated a few previous players utilizing their muscles in a grand slam riversweeps derby — and held a commitment function to uncover the Artigues Family Clubhouse name embellished to the structure Ronnie and Jay Artigues helped work in 2001.
After previous mentor and current Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Director Jay Artigues tossed out the stylized first pitch, the No. 6 Wildcats continued to put on a show for the main residence fans, clearing Coahoma 4-2 and 6-1 at Dub Herring Park.
“I don’t have the foggiest idea about that you could draw up a
riversweeps progressively ideal day with two successes at home before the graduated class and afterward devoting our clubhouse to the Artigues family,” Pearl River mentor Michael Avalon said. “When you compose the content, that is the manner in which you compose it. Fortunately it happened that way and we’re extremely honored that it did.
“It’s a decent day at The River.”
With the scope, the Wildcats (32-8 generally speaking, 17-7 MACJC) secure home field for the up and coming MACJC Tournament.
The state champion in the standard season wins a bye into the Region XXIII Tournament, while the following eight groups
riversweeps play best-of-three arrangement. The main four seeds in the playoff all host.
Diversion 1: PRCC 4, CCC 2
After CCC (19-23, 5-19) opened the scoring with a two-run, two-out single in the principal Pearl River’s bats woke up in the base of the fourth. Noah Barron (Hoover, Ala.) began a three-run inning by singling in Austen Izzio (Carriere; Pearl River Central) and Wiley Cleland (Columbia; Columbia Academy).
A Reece Ewing (Mobile, Ala.; Faith Academy) groundout then broke the tie, scoring Kasey Donaldson (Gulfport; West Harrison) from
riversweeps third without a toss.
Izzio attached a protection keep running in the seventh when he trapped the principal pitch he saw from CCC’s pitcher, singling home Ewing from a respectable halfway point with a ball through the left side.
Izzio drove all PRCC players with two hits.
Shemar Page (Raleigh) turned in his initially complete round of the period in a diversion where runs were including some built-in costs. The Louisiana Tech endorser struck out five in the diversion — including
riversweeps fanning the amusement’s last two players. Page surrendered two unmerited keeps running on four hits and two strolls.
“Shemar did what Shemar does. He combat and made enormous pitches,” Avalon said. “The child is a champ and that is the thing that we required today.”
Reid Reynolds (Heidelberg; Northeast Jones) just enrolled one strikeout in Game 2 however the first year recruit right-hander was one of the stars of the challenge. Tossing in the mid-to-upper 80s,
Reynolds directed the zone and with his new sidearm conveyance had the capacity to prompt ground ball after ground ball. He completed
riversweeps the diversion — his initially complete round of the period — with 15 grounders contrasted with just three fly balls.
“The thing you saw today is he has acknowledged his identity as a pitcher. That is something Coach (Anthony) Izzio and I have pestered to him,” Avalon said. “He let his protection play and when he does that he’s unique. There’s simply very little you can do with the baseball when he tosses that way.”
Reynolds just permitted one keep running on five hits and no strolls while tossing only 64 pitches.
“Whenever a pitcher goes up there and directions the zone that way and keeps the amusement running and moving they’re much simpler to play barrier behind,” Avalon said. “They set the pace and our safeguard simply played with them.”
Dexter Jordan (Hattiesburg) finished a diversion a week ago with an excellent pummel. On Saturday, the green bean second baseman opened the scoring in Game 2 with a terrific pummel as PRCC sent eight hitters to the plate in the first.
“It was a major hit and a two-out hit,” Avalon said. “That is by all accounts something that has escaped us consistently. I’ll be genuine cheerful on the off chance that we begin doing that late.”
Barron came up huge in the third, conveying a RBI single. Magruder O’Bannon (Gulfport; St. Stanislaus) plated the day’s last keep running on a groundout.
Jordan was the main Wildcat to enroll various hits with two, hitting a twofold and stupendous hammer. Page and Matt Taylor (Raleigh) each hit duplicates. Britt McKay (Wiggins; Ocean Springs) drove Pearl River with two strolls
PRCC finishes off the standard season against Jones
riversweeps College at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Northwest at 2 p.m. Friday