Maroon Tide sweeps Stone; Pearl River Central baseball and softball still alive
Picayune 10 Stone 3
Picayune completed the sweep of Stone with a 10-3 win over the Tomcats in Wiggins on Saturday.
Down 2-0 after four innings, Picayune took the lead with three runs in the top of the fifth. Juvonte Raymond singled and one out later Kyler Lauga singled. Chad Dudenhefer plated Raymond and Lauga to tie the game with a triple to the right field corner. Lauga scored to put the Maroon Tide up 3-2 before the next pitch when Stone attempted a pick-off throw to third.
Stone tied the game with another unearned run in the bottom of the fifth.
Juvonte Raymond put the Maroon Tide back on top with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Two more runs scored on a single by Kyler Lauga and a wild throw by Stone to make it 6-3.
Picayune added four runs in the top of the seventh.
Logan Ledet pitched into the seventh inning with 10 strikeouts, 5 hits, and 3 walks. Ledet was relieved by Trey Wells with two runners on base and nobody out. Wells faced three batters to end the game.
Kade Turnage had three hits and Raymond had two hits for Picayune (17-9).
Picayune will now face West Jones in the next round with Game 1 set for Thursday at 7:00pm in Picayune.
West Harrison 7 Pearl River Central 1
West Harrison evened the series at 1-1 with a win at Carriere. The Hurricanes scored an unearned run in the second, then added two runs in the fourth, and four more in the sixth.
PRC’s run was a home run by Hayden Dunhurst (his 11th of the season) in the fifth.
Game 3 will be played Monday at West Harrison at 6:00pm.
Ethan Songy makes a play while Head Coach Neil Walther and assistant Cayne Stockstill watch.
Wayne County 15 Pearl River Central 8
One bad inning doomed the Lady Blue Devils in Game 1 of their best of three series with Wayne County. The Lady War Eagles scored 8 runs in the third after PRC had taken a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
Ashlynn Dean led PRC with two hits.
Game 2 is set for Monday at 5:00pm in Waynesboro with Game 3 (if necessary) to follow 15 minutes later.