The PSC Men's Baseball team traveled over to Poplarville, MS on Wednesday to take on Pearl River Community College. The Pirates were able to rebound and get the split winning game two 6-3.
In game one, the Pirates jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Pearl River exploded with a 7 run sixth inning.The big inning would prove costly as Pensacola would fall 9-6.
The Pirates grabbed the lead from the very start as Josh Rulli singled with two outs scoring Richard Sorrenti in the top of the first. Rulli would again come through with an RBI double in the third inning giving Pensacola a 2-0 lead. In the top of the fourth the Pirates would tack on two more runs on a Malique Foreman homerun and a James Parris single scoring Bucky McGlamry from second base. Pearl River would answer back with two runs of their own on a couple of defensive errors. From there Pearl River would take control. Pensacola starting pitcher Alex Tyson, who had kept hitters hitters off balance all game, would leave the game after throwing 5 innings while giving up 4 runs, 1 earned. Aaron Ginn would take over on the mound and the sophmore right-hander didn't have his best stuff as he would give up five runs in the sixth inning. Pensacola would add two more runs late but it wasn't enough.
In game two,Pensacola State ran off with the lead late in the game in a 6-3 victory over Pearl River Community College on Wednesday. The game was tied at three with the Pirates batting in the top of the sixth when Bryan Eusebio singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring Jake Nemith to give the Pirates a 4-3 lead. Jared Hatch pitched Pensacola State to victory. He lasted four innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out two. JR Breeden threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Breeden recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Pirates.