Both the Southern Miss baseball and softball programs each have recently had an athlete transfer to Jones College.
The Southern Miss softball team is seeing the departure of freshman pitcher Breley Boykin.
The former Jackson Prep standout saw action in three games in which she recorded four innings and threw four strikeouts.
In high school, Boykin was named the 2017 and 2018 MAIS AAAA Division I Player of the year and a MAIS All-Star.
Boykin is the second player to transfer from the program in the offseason, joining Savanna Wood. In addition, the team’s three seniors decided forgo their final season.
The Golden Eagle baseball team is also seeing the departure of outfielder Hunter LeBlanc.
The Luling, Louisiana native appeared in 12 games and started four in the 2020 season in which he batted .200.
In his freshman season, LeBlanc played in 43 games while starting 28 and recorded a .239 averaged, 16 runs batted in and six doubles.
The baseball program is also losing senior Brant Blaylock who decided to forgo his final season despite having an extra year of eligibility from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blaylock, a product of Northwestern CC and Mississippi State transfer, battled .125 in the 2020 season.
In 2019, Blaylock appeared in 45 games while starting 22 and recorded 21 RBIs and a .211 batting average. On the mound, Blaylock recorded a 4.20 earned run average and 18 strikeouts.
LeBlanc is the third player to tranfers along with Austen Izzio and Brian Davis. Blaylock, along with Alex Nelms and Matthew Guidry, is also the third senior to not return despite having an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic.