• Carey Meitzler

PRC to face familiar foe North Pike


Head Coach Neil Walther and the Pearl River Central Blue Devils (21-9) beat West Harrison in Round 2 of Class 5A baseball playoffs winning Game 3 by a score of 8-4. PRC won Game 1 by a score 10-5 and lost Game 2 by a score of 7-1.

During the regular season, PRC won two of three games against North Pike:

March 19 at Summit PRC 9 North Pike 4

March 22 at Carriere PRC 11 North Pike 4

April 5 at Summit North Pike 9 PRC 6

Hitters

Hayden Dunhurst .398 11 HR 36 RBIs 46 runs scored, Austin Dean .308 2 HR 22 RBIs, Robert Shoemake .305 1 HR 21 RBIs

Pitchers

Austin Dean 7-2 3.59 ERA (54.2 IP – 58 K)

Austin Diebold 7-1 2.00 ERA (49 IP – 47 K)

Schedule

Thursday Game 1 at Carriere (PRC) 7:00pm wrjwradio.com

Friday Game 2 at Summit (North Pike) 7:00pm wrjwradio.com

Saturday Game 3 (if necessary) at Carriere (PRC) 7:00pm TBD

THE OPPONENT

North Pike (15-9) Region 7 ( 3rd place)

Head Coach George Lott

Beat Brookhaven 8-7 in Game 3 to win series 2-1 in games. (Won Game 1 by score of 11-1 and Lost Game 2 by a score of 3-2)

Hitters

Kole Alford .426 2 HR 16 RBIs, 26 Runs Scored

Paul Phillips .373 3 HR 21 RBIs

John Harrell .339 1 HR 20 RBIs

Pitchers

Peyton Badon 5-3 2.33 ERA (27 IP – 25 K)

Jake Martin 3-3 3.57 ERA (31 IP – 25 K)


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