PCA cruises by Calvary in opener

Published 12:25 pm Friday, February 25, 2011

The last time Porters Chapel and Calvary Christian met, it was in a hard-fought playoff series.

PCA showed Thursday it was well-equipped to get back there. Calvary did not.

Montana McDaniel went 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs, and Kawayne Gaston hit a long three-run home run as the Eagles opened the season with a 15-0 rout of Calvary.

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PCA scored 14 runs in the first two innings and totaled 14 hits. The game was called after four innings because of the mercy rule.

“We hit the ball really well. Even the outs we made were hit hard,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “I was glad to see that we didn’t come out timid.”

Jeff Hearn and Jarad Tompkins added two hits apiece for PCA, and pitcher Matt Warren faced the minimum. He allowed two hits, but both runners were thrown out on steal attempts. Warren finished with eight strikeouts.

The teams were scheduled to play the season-opener Tuesday in Vicksburg, but it was postponed because of PCA’s long stay in the MAIS Class A basketball tournament. The game will be made up on April 7.