VICKSBURG, Miss. (Vicksburg Daily News) – After having a phenomenal freshman season as the starting pitcher for the Pearl River Community College softball team, Hannah Embry reflects back on her impressive year with the Wildcats.
Having to adjust from high school to college softball, Embry knew she had to manage her time to stay on top of her game.
“We have practice everyday for like five hours a day, so you have to manage your time between practice and classes, and I was three hours away from home so I had to adjust not being near them,” Embry said.
Struggling in the few games of the fall season where she barely threw any strikeouts, Embry picked up the pace in the spring and eventually was ranked as high as No. 5 nationally in strikeouts the the National Junior College Athletic Association. The better position has her filled with excitement about going into next season.
“We were a really close team last year and I’m looking forward to getting close to all the new freshman coming in, and getting close to them and working with them excites me,” Embry said.
Throwing 143 strikeouts in spring helped land Embry the team MVP award as the Wildcats finished with a 27-15 record. By Embry being the star player, all eyes will be on her next season. However, she doesn’t feel too much pressure is on her due to her playing her role on the field.
“Everyone has their own role in the game, even if you’re playing or in the dugout cheering your team on, but I know what my coaches expect of me now because they saw what I can do,” Embry added.
Embry has shined on the junior college level and has decided to return to PRCC under head coach Christie Meeks. Embry will continue to improve her game while deciding which university she will choose next.
Embry is a 2020 graduate of Porter’s Chapel Academy and is a chemical engineering major at PRCC.