H'burg native Jordan earns Player of the Week honor


POPLARVILLE — Pearl River second baseman Dexter Jordan (Hattiesburg) hit his way to the MACJC Player of the Week honor, the league announced Tuesday.

The freshman had a stellar week at the plate for No. 6 Pearl River (32-9 overall, 17-7 MACJC) as the Wildcats split with Hinds and swept Coahoma.

Jordan hit .500 on the week. Of Jordan’s six hits, five went for extra bases; including three doubles and two home runs. He also drove in nine runs, scored four times, was hit by a pitch, walked twice without striking out and stole a base. Jordan also compiled a .600 on-base percentage and 1.250 slugging percentage in the four games.

Jordan’s homers were particularly significant because they were both with the bases loaded. The second baseman hit a grand slam to walk off Hinds 15-4 in eight innings and then led off Saturday’s 6-1 victory over Coahoma with another grand slam in the first inning.

Jordan is hitting .291 on the year with a .388 OBP and .688 slugging percentage. His 14 home runs lead the team and league and are fourth nationally — six behind the leader.

Jordan has also tallied 12 doubles, driven in 49 runs and scored 36 times.