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Justin Pigott was the best pitcher i ever faced, he was something like 30-3 over two years as a starter at Picayune. Mark Maddux from Oak Grove and Ryan Hughes from Picayune were the most talented hitters that I played against, hands down.
Tony Shell was someone I think made a bad career choice. Tony was the best catcher in Jackson when he was 16 years old. They got him out for football and he became a QB with a cannon for an arm obviously. But he could have been a helluva catcher for us in baseball had he focused there.
Not a bad pitcher either.
Camoyok- where did Jimmy coach? Had no idea he got into coaching
We didnt get along all that well- he was a Sr and had always been pampered. I was among a big, talented group of Soph's that stepped in and started getting all the attention. We only had 3 Sr's, and started 5 Soph's, yet still had the best season in school history to that point...Jimmy was all about some Seniority rules- and we didnt care about listening to any of his mess... I do respect him though- good guy, good player...he knew what he was doing
I also faced Eric Dubose in the Academy All -Star Game, but Richard Lee was a great hitter! I have to say that he hit a homer off me and actually hit 3 homers against my team, went 4 for 4 and the 4th hit was off the wall for a double! He really stood out to me as a hitter for sure! I actually played against a bunch of great players. Roy Oswalt was another from Mississippi. I played with and against a ton of players that were drafted in travel ball and Juco.
This post was edited by Hdaledawg on 3/22/2012 at 10:50 PM
Paul may can remeber this, but we faced a guy that I believe pitched for Itawamba or Fulton in 1991 or 1992 that could throw the heat(low to mid 90's consistently). Wish I could remeber his name, but I believe he was drafted out of high school?
May have also been at Alcorn Central during that time? My memory is terrible..
This post was edited by brandoncra on 3/22/2012 at 10:58 PM
Gerald Moses, catcher and ball cruncher, Yazoo City mid-60s. Signed for a 70K bonus with Bosox—largest at the time in MLB. Played for long time with Boston Red Sox, then Yankees. His teammate, Gov. Haley Barber was awfully good too.
This shows my age, but hands down the best guy I ever played against was Kirk Presley of Tupelo
Presley was one of just a handful of players to be named Dandy Dozen in two sports (also in football). He was named Mr. Baseball in 1993. He signed to play football and baseball at Mississippi State, but was a first round draft choice by the New York Mets and played five seasons of professional ball (A-ball) before his career ended after shoulder trouble.
Presley was 37-1 with an 0.60 ERA during his career at Tupelo High School, where he pitched 22 shutouts and five no-hitters, one a perfect game. After his senior season, he was selected as a first-team high school All-American pitcher by Baseball America.
This post was edited by Jbuzz74 on 3/23/2012 at 10:35 AM
Pitcher - Kurt Presley
Hitter - the Hammonds kid from west point
In the field - Brian Dozier
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