PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - Brandon Parker of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has distinguished himself as one of the best sluggers in the national junior college baseball ranks. The 6-foot-1, 205 pound freshman leads the nation in home runs and RBI.
Parker displayed power at West Harrison High School, but has turned it up a notch since arriving in Perkinston. As a senior, Parker led the Hurricanes with 5 home runs, 29 RBI, 9 doubles, and batted .337.
This year Parker has an impressive .462 batting average with 18 home runs and 63 RBI in 32 games.
In Sunday's 15-4 win in seven innings over Mississippi Delta, Parker hit for the cycle. He belted a single, an RBI double, a three-run homer and a two run triple and closed out the game with six RBI.
In the Bulldogs 15-5 six innings win in game two, Parker drove in four more runs to give him 10 RBI on the day.