Video of JCJC softball players getting baptized goes viral

Video of JCJC softball players getting baptized goes viral
Two players were baptized after practice with the support of their coach and teammates. Source: Facebook

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Junior College softball team is still undefeated after Sunday's game, but it was what happened the day after that's spreading across the internet.

Two of their own were baptized on the field after practice on Monday night. Sophomore Jesse Boumpus and Freshman Karli Perque said it's an experience they will never forget.

"It was good to be baptized on the field that made me who I am," said Boumpus.

"I just want to thank my coaches, because it's not just about what they teach me on the field, it's about what they teach us off it as well," said Perque.

The idea of being baptized on the field came from a recent event hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The college getaway featured over 350 college athletes from the state.

"Our view with FCA is that we don't want to separate Christ and sports, we want to bring them together. What's a better way to do that than to make a statement saying, I'm going to make a commitment to Christ and my sport" said FCA director at JCJC Justin Graves.

Sophomore Brittany Hagwood convinced the team to attend the FCA event.

"Some of them were kind of skeptical at first because we only get certain weekends to go home. We were challenged and we all ended up going and having a great time" said Hagwood.

The JCJC softball team's next home game is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m..