The Pennsylvania Rebellion have signed former Auburn first baseman Jade Rhodes to a two-year deal.
An all-American in 2016, Rhodes hit .338 in her senior season, collecting twenty home runs and registering a .703 slugging percentage. After a sub-par start to the postseason in the Regional and Super Regional rounds, Rhodes was on fire in the Women's College World Series, hitting three home runs and serving as one of the main catalysts for the Tiger offense.
Usually somewhat inconsistent at the plate, Rhodes' World Series performance helped solidify and properly punctuate her collegiate career. She joins the Rebellion who are 5-8 on the young season.
Rhodes is the first Auburn player to join an NPF roster this season and represents the fifth Alabama-based school that is now represented by an alumni at the professional level. In that distinction, Auburn is joined by Alabama; UAB; Troy; and South Alabama.
The USSSA Pride's inexplicably-dubbed "home opener" in Starkville, Mississippi and Auburn this weekend will see Rhodes' first action in a Rebellion uniform in front of some very familiar crowds and fans.