Former Holmes Community College Bulldog Jermaine Liggins of Maben has signed a professional baseball contract with the Ozarks Professional Baseball League in Missouri.
Liggins played two seasons at Holmes before transferring to Louisiana College and playing two seasons for the Wildcats.
At Holmes, Liggins batted .301 as a sophomore with 31 hits including three doubles and one triple with 20 RBI. He scored 23 runs as a sophomore. As a freshman, he batted .247 with 22 hits, two doubles and one triple. He scored 24 runs and had 22 RBI.
At Louisiana College as a senior, Liggins batted .320 with 39 hits in 122 at-bats including 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 15 runs scored and 30 RBI. The doubles and triples led the team. As a junior, Liggins hit .245 with 27 hits in 110 at-bats including 14 runs scored, six doubles, one triple and two homeruns.
The Ozarks Professional Baseball League is a new independent league, which includes 10 teams. The goal of the league is to refine each player's natural ability and baseball mentality to a level that will get them signed to a major league contract.