Hattiesburg, Miss- William Carey head coach Bobby Halford has announced the signing of Petal High standout Larson Barkurn for the 2013-14 season.

Barkurn played third base for head coach Larry Watkins last season hitting .371 with two home runs, one triple, two doubles, and 30 RBI's last season for the Panthers. Barkurn was named to the Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen team as he collected 39 hits with twelve multi-hit games on the season. Barkurn is no stranger to Carey as his grandfather, WCU Hall of Famer John Stephenson, served as Athletic Director, Baseball coach, and Men's Basketball coach from 1974-1984.