Baseball Adds Right-handed Pitcher Landon Harper for 2022 Season

Published 3:00 pm Saturday, May 15, 2021

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Friday the addition of right-handed pitcher Landon Harper (Lauderdale, Miss.) to the team for the 2022 season.

Harper, at 6-foot-1, 195 lbs., has appeared in 14 games this season at Pearl River Community College with two starts and has posted a 3-2 record with three saves in 26 1/3 innings. He has allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 19 hits with 38 strikeouts and 17 walks for a 3.76 earned run average.

His two-year career there includes 18 career appearances with three starts and a 4-2 overall record. He has averaged 11.97 strikeouts per nine innings in his junior college career.

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Prior to PRCC, Harper prepped at Northeast Lauderdale High School, where he hit .325 with 26 runs, 25 hits, 17 RBI, 11 extra-base hits, a .514 on-base percentage and a 1.046 OPS (on-base + slugging percentage). On the mound, he posted a 4-5 mark with a 2.46 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings.

Harper also participated in in the Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star game as a senior.

Harper joins eight other player additions for Southern Miss for the 2022 season, including infielders Evan Radford (Hoover, Ala.), Creek Robertson (Madison, Miss.) and Matthew Russo (Madisonville, La.), left-hander pitchers Bryce Fowler (Madison, Miss.) and Riley Dawkins (Starkville, Miss.), infielder/outfielder Casey Artigues (Hammond, La.) and right-handed pitchers Collin Husser (Ponchatoula, La.) and Niko Mazza (Madison, Miss.).