Hunter Robinson had been waiting on this day for years. Tuesday afternoon, it was official. Robinson signed to further his baseball career to the collegiate level when he signed to play for Pearl River Community College.
“It’s a big day and a dream come true to be able to play college baseball,” said Robinson. “I’m glad my family is here today and I am just ready to sign that paper and make it official.”
Robinson said that the coaching staff at Pearl river made it an easy decision to sign with the Wildcats.
“I went down there and the coaching staff was interested in me. Coach [Michael] Avalon and coach Slater [Lott], and all of those guys, they welcomed me with open arms. It felt like home, and I know it is a very good program. I’m just very blessed to be a part of it.”
He also discussed what his personal goals and team goals are for in his senior season at Purvis.
“I want to keep playing as I have been playing [throughout his career], finish it all out with my teammates, and have a good season. We hope to make a run for the State Championship.”
Purvis baseball head coach Tony Farlow was excited to see Robinson sign with Pearl River and discussed his traits.
“Hunter has been solid for usually these years. We are excited for him to have this opportunity to play at the next level. We are going to count heavily on him here this upcoming season. He’s one of the few returning players that we do have and he’s had a solid career here. We expect him to do the same at the next level. I think he will fit in well with coach Avalon down there. He’s such a hard-nosed player and a disciplined player who works every day to get better.”