POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Five Pearl River softball standouts have been honored by the MACJC, the league recently announced.
Sophomore catcher Mary Grace Turner (Leakesville; Greene County) and freshman shortstop Brooke Fagan (Kiln; Hancock) earned spots on the All-MACJC First Team, while sophomore first baseman Elizabeth Taggard (Picayune), freshman pitcher Grace Stringer (Moselle; South Jones) and freshman third baseman BreAnna Corkern (Watson, La.; Live Oak) all landed on the All-MACJC Second Team. All five players were pivotal in the Lady Wildcats hosting their first Region XXIII Tournament in program history.
Turner had a record-setting season for PRCC as she slugged a program-high 18 homers. Her round trippers also ranked fifth nationally. The William Carey signee also hit .397 with 48 RBIs and 16 doubles in addition to playing masterfully behind the plate. Turner was named the MACJC Player of the Week once this season.
Fagan was a force for Pearl River atop the batting order and at shortstop. The freshman hit .355 with a .432 on-base percentage. She finished her freshman season with 44 runs scored, 55 hits, 13 doubles, four homers, 25 RBIs, 19 walks and 13 stolen bases. Fagan improved her hitting against MACJC competition, hitting .389 with a .461 OBP.
Corkern made a strong debut last season at Pearl River. Corkern hit .291 with a .348 OBP. She scored 22 times to go along with 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 28 RBIs.
Stringer made an immediate impact for the Lady Wildcats in the pitcher's circle. The freshman right-hander was 13-4 on the year with a 2.30 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings. All three numbers were team-highs. Stringer was named the MACJC Pitcher of the Week twice.
Much like Turner, Taggard was an offensive juggernaut for Pearl River. Taggard led the Lady Wildcats with a .445 average, .537 OBP, 22 doubles and 55 RBIs. She also hit 12 home runs. The Belhaven commit earned MACJC Player of the Week honors twice.
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