Lady Eagles’ Theriot inks with Mississippi Gulf Coast

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
St. John’s Kamryn Theriot, center, signs a softball scholarship to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the school library on Thursday midday. Pictured from left, mother Michelle Theriot, St. John coach Oliver “Cricket’ Crockett, Theriot, MGCCC coach Kenneth Long and father Dwayne Theriot. 
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PLAQUEMINE – St. John the Evangelist High School’s Kamryn Theriot signed a softball scholarship to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before a signing party of family and friends in the school library on Thursday.

The Lady Eagles, under coach Oliver “Crickett” Crockett, advanced to Fastpitch Top 56 State Softball Tournament in each of Theriot’s four years in the program. St. John finished 23-11 overall this season before falling to Westminster Christian in the quarterfinals and were the District 9-1A champion with a perfect 10-0 mark.

 “She is a great ball player and it will be an easy transition for her,” Crockett said. “She is an extremely good athlete and even better competitor. Above all, she is a great kid and I am real proud of her.

“She could have played anywhere for us and did a great job at the plate setting the tone. Kamryn is a great batter that can hit for power and average.”

Theriot choose the Bulldogs after a visit to the main campus in Perkinston, Miss. MGCCC consists of four campuses and four centers. The Bulldogs compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association and are a member of the Mississippi Community College Athletic Conference. They are coached by Kenneth Long.

“Going to a small school, not many people get looked at to go play at the next level so it is a big accomplishment,” Theriot said. “Playing softball has been a big part of my life and a big part of our family.”  

Theriot, a pitcher and leadoff hitter, was selected District 9-1A MVP and chosen Class 1A All-State honorable mention after posting a 15-5 record this season with a 1.96 ERA over 107 innings while striking out 103. She also batted .576 with 44 RBIs, 19 doubles, three triples and four home runs. A three-year starter at pitcher for St. John, the Bayou Pigeon native is expected to play the middle infield at the next level.

“The past four years at St. John has been really good,” Theriot said. “It is like a family over here and we all get along. Everybody is close and it is a good environment to be around.”

Theriot plans to study nursing. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Michelle Theriot.  

“We think she will be a good fit for us and are excited about having her,” Long said. “She is going to help us out a lot.”