Published or Revised May 23, 2014
Three PJC 2013-2014 softball players signed to continue their careers: top, Katlin Alexander, middle, Ali Hargis, and bottom, Sarah Gregori. See the full story for all the photo IDs.
PJC’s Katlin Alexander of Paris, who played first base, signed to play next year with Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma. Shown in the top photo, from left, are her grandfather Doug Kelley, Katlin, her mother Kristi Norrell and Gerald Norrell. In back, from left, are PJC Athletic Director Deron Clark, PJC Softball Coach Chelsey Jordan, and Assistant Softball Coach Angel Castro. “She led the team offensively and defensively, with 72 hits and 54 RBI’s in a 52-game season,” said Castro. “She hit six homeruns in conference and 15 overall. It was an honor to coach her and said she will be missed at PJC.”
Sophomore Ali Hargis of Paris has signed to continue playing for Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Shown from left in the middle photo are Billy Hargis, Ali and Donna Hargis. In back, from left, are PJC Athletic Director Deron Clark, PJC Softball Coach Chelsey Jordan, and Assistant Softball Coach Angel Castro. “Ali was one of our key players on the mound this year and her athletic talent will be hard to replace,” said Castro. “She has overcome adversity throughout this season and really matured into someone Henderson State will be lucky to have!”
Riverside, California, sophomore Sarah Gregori is shown in the bottom photo (in front, second from left) signing to continue playing softball with Oklahoma State Panhandle University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Celebrating with Gregori are, from left, teammates Natalia Ybarro, Alex Cruz and Arika Araujo. In back, from left, are PJC Athletic Director Deron Clark, PJC Softball Coach Chelsey Jordan, Assistant Softball Coach Angel Castro and teammate Katlin Alexander. “She did a great job of stepping into a leadership role this year and really peaking as an outfielder when it mattered most,” said Castro. “She has a number of assets that make her a versatile player.”