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Former Picayune baseball player signs with LSU

LEFT TO RIGHT: Tracy Hadley signs with University of Southern Mississippi, Jacob Taylor signs with LSU, and Derrick Mount signs with Southeastern Louisiana University. Photo by Dart Spiers

LEFT TO RIGHT: Tracy Hadley signs with University of Southern Mississippi, Jacob Taylor signs with LSU, and Derrick Mount signs with Southeastern Louisiana University.
Photo by Dart Spiers

Three Pearl River Community College baseball players have signed national letters of intent to continue their baseball careers with four-year schools next season. Among them was Jacob Taylor, former Picayune Memorial High School baseball standout, who signed a deal with Louisiana State University.
“My family and I were LSU fans growing up,” said Taylor, “so this is a life long dream come true for me.”
When asked about rumors concerning the possibility of his being drafted by a professional team and if that could affect his decision to continue his college career at LSU, Taylor said it was too early to tell.
“We’ve got unfinished business here at Pearl River,” said Taylor, “Our focus right now is to try to win a JUCO world series.”
Taylor was a part of the Maroon Tide baseball team that reached the South State Finals in 2013.
PRCC teammates Derrick Mount and Tracy Hadley also signed with four-year schools on Wednesday. Mount will continue his college career at Southeastern Louisiana University, while Hadley is headed to Hattiesburg to play at the University of Southern Mississippi.
All three players were happy to have signed with a university, but also acknowledged their role as team leaders and the high expectations the team has for the upcoming year.
“We’re proud of our players and we’re excited to see what we can do with these guys this season,” said Head Coach Josh Hoffpauir, who told his players to enjoy their accomplishments but to remain focused on the season ahead.
PRCC opens their season in early February 2015.