Iowa Central Eliminates Pearl River From JUCO Division II World Series

The Pearl River Wildcats were no match for Iowa Central in an elimination game at the Division II Junior College World Series in Millington, Tennessee. Iowa Central pounded out a 13-3 win over the Wildcats handing Pearl River its second defeat in the double-elimination tournament.

Pearl River battled back from a 3-2 loss to Northern Oklahoma-Enid late Saturday by beating Brookdale 9-1 on Sunday. However, the Wildcats could contain the bats of Iowa Central. The ten run rule was in affect and the game was called after 5 innings.

First year head coach Jay Artigues enjoyed a banner season at Pearl River leading the Wildcats to 44 wins and 13 losses. His club captured the Region 23 Division II title and Super Regional championship.

The Wildcats gained valuable experience this season, one that should give them another title run in 2003.