NEMCC softball signs Greene County's Cochran

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE – After a season with 12 sophomores, Northeast Mississippi Community College head softball coach Jody Long is replenishing the Lady Tiger ranks.

Long reached his tenth signee of the 2012-13Lady Tiger softball recruiting class when Tiffany Cochran of Greene County agreed to join the Lady Tigers for the 2012-13 season.

Cochran inked with Long’s program on Tuesday, June 12 during a signing ceremony held inside the media room on the second floor of the Haney Union on the Northeast Booneville campus.

“I have to give all the credit do Coach (Evan) Pounds for getting her,” Long said. “He recruited her all the way this year.”

Cochran helped lead the Greene County Lady Wildcats to a 11-9 record overall but Greene County advanced to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A state softball playoffsbehind a 4-2 mark in Region 8-4A as the division’s runner-up.

For her efforts, Cochran was named to the Region 8-4A All-District team, was a member of the Mississippi All-Star Team and was named the player of the month.

“Evan was able to get her to come to campus for a visit. My part was the easy part — selling our program and the beautiful campus,” Long said. “We are excited about the possibility of her seeing time behind the plate or at one of the corner positions.”

During her senior year, Cochran hit .418 with a .485 on base percentage and had a .600 slugging percentage while scoring 16runs and driving in 15 more.

On the year, Cochran bashed out eight doubles and a triple and was 10-for-13 on the base paths.

In her junior campaign, Cochran pieced together a .377 batting average to go along with a .450 on base percentage a .528 slugging percentage along with 18 runs and three triples.

In her final three years at Greene County, Cochran helped the Lady Wildcats amass 37 wins and score three straight winning seasons.

Cochran’s sophomore year saw the Sand Hill native hit .382 with a .417 on base percentage and a .559 slugging percentage.

During her tenth grade year, Cochran scored 10 runs while chasing in six as well.

“Coach Pounds was instrumental in getting her to come toNortheast,” Long said. “He went to Greene County in the early spring and found her.”

When not busy on the softball diamond for Greene County, Cochran was a tri-sport star for the Lady Wildcats.

Cochran was a member of the Lady Wildcat basketball team and averaged four points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals during her senior season on the hardwood.

Cochran was also a vital member of the Lady Wildcat soccer program at Greene County.

Greene County High School is located in Leakesville in south Mississippi and is located just north of Lucedale and about 15 miles from the Alabama state line.

Former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College head softball coach Carolyn Patterson now heads up the Greene County softball team.

With Cochran’s signing, Long has now signed 10 players to the 2012-13 Lady Tiger recruiting class including Dana Glissen of Kossuth, Dannah Glover of Tishomingo County, Haley Gravat of Houston, Emily Horn of Booneville, Kiana Judon of Myrtle, Trenisha King of Colbert Heights (Ala.), Gracie Michael of Wheeler,Haleigh Moffett of West Lauderdale and Becky Robinson of Walnut.