Pearl River Community College baseball coach Michael Avalon greeted his inaugural Wildcat team, and their families, Sunday afternoon in a meet-and-greet session at Wildcat Stadium.
Avalon, who came to PRCC after five seasons as the head coach at Mississippi Delta, told the gathering that he is where he always wanted to be as a coach.
“I came here when I was at Holmes for a region in 2001, 2002, and I thought, “now this is a baseball atmosphere,’” Avalon said. “I said, ‘this is where I want to end up.’ This is my dream job.”
Pearl River Community College will host a two developmental leagues this fall for young baseball players.
These will be month-long camps that will feature evaluation, instruction and competitive games. Wildcat coaches and players, led by head coach Michael Avalon, will teach and evaluate players throughout the course of the league.
Pearl River Community College will host a Fall Developmental League for players who will be entering junior high grades (7-9) this fall.
This will be a month-long camp that will feature evaluation, instruction and competitive games. The camp will begin Sept. 6 with a practice and evaluation period with members of the PRCC coaching staff.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will host a second baseball showcase and tryout session on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Wildcat Stadium on the PRCC campus.
A showcase earlier this month on the PRCC campus drew approximately 55 high-school and recently-graduated players.
The tryout is open to any players entering grades 9-12 this fall. College and professional scouts will be on hand to observe.
POPLARVILLE – Rhyne Hughes said he had two goals when he was a baseball standout at Pearl River Community College in the mid-2000s
POPLARVILLE – Former Pearl River Community College baseball standout Zach Clark has reportedly signed a professional contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Haudricourt reported Tuesday in a blog post that Clark was one of three players taken in the Major League Baseball draft who recently signed contracts with the Brewers.
POPLARVILLE – A trio of Pearl River Community College baseball players have signed letters of intent to continue their playing careers at four-year programs.
Sophomores John Carter Sanner and Carter Hankins both signed to play for Northwestern State (La.), while freshman Peyton Lee signed with Southern Miss.
Sanner, a right-handed pitcher out of Oak Grove, was 3-4 as a freshman in 2015, with a 5.08 earned-run average. He had 44 strikeouts and 18 walks in 51 1/3 innings. As a sophomore in 2016, he was 5-3 with a 3.14 ERA, 57 strikeouts and 20 walks in 71 2/3 innings.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will host a baseball showcase and tryout session on Wednesday, July 6, at Wildcat Stadium on the PRCC campus.
The tryout is open to all recently-graduated seniors who have not signed with another college, and the showcase is open to any players entering grades 9-12 this fall.
Head coach Michael Avalon and his staff will put participants through a complete series of drills, including 60-yard-dash times, batting practice, throwing, hitting and fielding fungos, fielding ground balls and fly balls, and bullpen time for pitchers.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has officially named Michael Avalon as its new head baseball coach.
Avalon, 34, was hired as head coach on June 3, and was approved Thursday at the PRCC Board of Trustees monthly meeting on the school’s main campus. He was chosen from a field of 35 applicants.
Avalon has been the head coach at Mississippi Delta Community College the past five seasons, taking the Trojans to the MACJC playoffs four times, and was an assistant coach at East Central Community College for five seasons prior to taking the job at MDCC.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore Zachary Clark got the call he was waiting on Saturday when he was taken in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers took Clark in the 19th round with the 561st overall pick in the annual draft of amateur players.