NICEVILLE, Fla. — The Pearl River Community College softball team could not get much goingTuesday night when it dropped its doubleheader against Northwest Florida State 9-0 and 5-2.
"The first game wasn't our best," Pearl River coach Christie Meeks said. "There were a couple opportunities where we could have scored but we didn't. I thought we played better as the game went on though and we played better defensively."
GAME 1: Northwest Florida State 9, Pearl River 0 (5 inn.)
The Wildcats (4-6 overall) were not able to get much going throughout the first contest against Northwest Florida (12-6).
Northwest Florida took the lead early with a three-run bomb in the bottom of the first and never looked back.
Grace Stringer (Moselle; South Jones) got the start for the Wildcats going 2 1/3 innings and striking out two.
Danielle Lalonde (Cecilia, La.) pitched in relief, going 1 2/3 innings and striking out one while allowing just one earned run.
GAME 2: Northwest Florida State 5, Pearl River 2
Northwest Florida got the scoring started again in the bottom of the third inning when it scored two runs on a double to take a 2-0 lead.
They added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-0 game.
The Wildcats struck back in the top of the fifth inning when Brooke Fagan (Kiln; Hancock) hit a RBI double that scored two runs to make it a 4-2 game.
However, Northwest padded its lead by scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on to win the game.
Gracie Barnett (Vancleave) got the start for the Wildcats pitching 4 1/3 innings and striking out three while giving up five earned runs.
Lalonde pitched in relief, going 1 2/3 innings striking out two and giving up a walk.
The Wildcats head to Meridian this weekend to compete in the Meridian Rush Invitational.
They will play two games on Friday with the first game starting at 11 a.m. and two on Saturday with the first game starting at 3 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
All home games will be streamed at PRCCMedia.com.