POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River's Elizabeth Taggard (Picayune) has hit her way to another honor.
For the second time in four weeks, PRCC's sophomore first baseman has been named the MACJC Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Taggard is the second straight Lady Wildcat to earn the honor this season and third Pearl River player to be recognized by the MACJC, joining Grace Stringer (Moselle; South Jones) and catcher Mary Grace Turner (Leakesville; Greene County).
Pearl River (25-19 overall, 15-13 MACJC) posted a 4-2 week, falling to East Central before sweeping Mississippi Delta and Coahoma in must-win games to clinch the eighth spot in this week's MACJC Tournament. Taggard was a catalyst for the team's success, hitting .714 with four home runs, six doubles, 17 RBIs and 10 runs scored in the six games.
Taggard, along with Turner, has paced PRCC's offense this season. The Belhaven commit is hitting .460 with a .547 on-base percentage and .935 slugging percentage. Of Taggard's 57 hits this season, 23 have resulted in doubles while another 12 have left the park. She has also racked up a team-best 51 RBIs.
Pearl River will open the 2019 MACJC Tournament at 5 p.m. Wednesday with a matchup against host Jones College in Ellisville. The winner in the game advances to play the winner of Northeast-East Central at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The loser will play the loser of NEMCC-ECCC at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The tournament is double elimination.