Junior Colleges

Clark headlines Pearl River's All-MACJC honors


Pearl River Community College had seven players recognized on the 2016 MACJC All-State Baseball Team, which was announced on Monday.

Sophomore Zachary Clark of Springfield, La., was the only Wildcat player to earn first-team All-State honors, while six others were named to the All-State second team.

Clark, a transfer from Southeastern Louisiana who has signed to play for Alabama, batted .325, with a .423 on-base percentage while playing mostly at shortstop this season. He also played in the outfield and made four appearances on the mound in relief-pitching roles.

Clark led the Wildcats with 11 home runs, and added 8 doubles, 2 triples and drove in a team-high 41 runs. He also stole 23 bases and drew 28 walks.

Named as second-team selections were outfielder Peyton Lee, designated hitter/outfielder Jonathan Turner, catcher/first baseman Carter Hankins, second baseman Lucas Scott, third baseman/catcher Graham Hackbarth and right-handed pitcher John Carter Sanner.

Lee, a sophomore from Picayune, led the Wildcats with a .391 batting average. He had 7 doubles, 3 triples, 24 RBIs and drew 13 walks.

Turner, a freshman from Tylertown who prepped at Parklane Academy, hit .354 with a team-high .515 on-base percentage. He had 2 homers, 8 doubles, 25 RBIs and drew 37 walks.

Hankins, a sophomore from Purvis who played for Forrest County AHS, hit .342 with 5 home runs, 1 triple, 8 doubles and 36 RBIs. He has committed to play for Northwestern State (La.).

Scott, a freshman from Lucedale and George County High, hit .336 with 3 homers, 7 doubles, 36 RBIs, 11 walks and 15 stolen bases.

Hackbarth, a freshman from Birmingham, Ala., batted .351 with an OBP of .473. He had 3 home runs, 1 triple, 12 doubles, 32 RBIs and 25 walks.

Sanner, a sophomore from Hattiesburg who played for Oak Grove, was 5-3 with a 3.14 earned-run average and had a save. He struck out 57 and walked 20 in 71 2/3 innings. He is also headed for Northwestern State.