Sumrall’s Garrett Robbins wasn’t the only Pearl River Community College baseball signee to call Wednesday a “dream come true.” Northeast Jones standout Reid Reynolds did as well, signing with the Wildcats on Wednesday morning.
“It’s honestly a dream come true,” said the senior right-hander. “I’ve always wanted to play baseball at the next level, and now it has become a reality. I’m thankful for everyone who has helped me in my baseball career, and I can’t wait to play as a Pearl River Wildcat.”
Reynolds has a 12-5 record on the mound and a collective 3.16 ERA in his baseball varsity career at Northeast Jones. He has helped the Tigers achieve three consecutive historic baseball seasons, advancing furthering into the postseason each year.
“Reid has been a tremendous asset to our NEJ baseball program for six years,” said head coach Jeremy Parker. “He’s been a starter on the mound for us since his freshman season. He has also been one of the leading hitters the last two seasons, and I anticipate a very good upcoming senior campaign as well.
“We as a coaching staff are very proud of him on his signing with Pearl River CC. He will join former NEJ Tiger Miles Smith on the Wildcats next year.”
Reynolds has held batting averages above the .375 mark for two years straight, a .395 average as a sophomore and .379 as a junior. In the past two years, he’s recorded 45 hits and 41 RBI.
Parker, Reynolds and the rest of the Tigers begin the 2018 season on February 23 against Wayne County at the West Jones Baseball Classic.