Bradley McCullough signs with Coahoma Community College

Published 6:52 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One tryout changed everything for Bradley McCullough.

The former Porter’s Chapel Academy senior hadn’t signed on to play at the next level after another successful season with the Eagles, but still wanted a chance to prove he belonged, and that chance came with Coahoma Community College.

“I have a couple of buddies that play down there, and then they just told me what the coach was really looking for, and I went down there to their tryouts, and walked on, and he gave me a full scholarship,” McCullough said. “He liked what he saw.”

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Signing fulfilled a lifelong dream for McCullough.

“I’m just honored to be able to play at the next level,” McCullough said.

“Since I was little I wanted to play baseball as far as I could.”

McCullough was sold on Coahoma, both on and off the field.

“They seem to all be like a tight family,” McCullough said. “I know the coach has been improving the program, because whenever the first started out they were winless, and last year they were one game away from going to the playoffs, so over time the program is steady building.”

McCullough was excited to be a part of that growth with the team.

“Hopefully we’ll be able accomplish something and go to the playoffs,” McCullough said.

McCullough was quick to thank his parents and coaches for helping him along the way, and said he would be putting in plenty of work on all aspects of his game this summer.

“Definitely have to start swinging the stick,” McCullough said. “I’m thrilled, I can’t wait for it.”

His coach at PCA, Wade Patrick, was thrilled to see him advance in baseball.

“It’s great,” Patrick said. “With small schools, a lot of times kids get overlooked that can play. They always have to overcome that obstacle, so that’s always a good thing, showing that no matter where you’re at, if you’re good enough, then they’ll find you.”

Patrick said PCA would miss having McCullough on the field next year.

“He was a rock at second base,” McCullough said. “When you make two errors in two or three years, you’re not going to replace that. His love for the game, it’s second to none.”