MGCCC baseball inks seven in 2014 signing class
PERKISNTON---While the current Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College baseball team continues to prepare for the 2013 season, head coach Gary Rath and his staff has received commitments from seven players for the 2014 campaign.
MGCCC head baseball coach Gary Rath.
“We are extremely proud of these early commitments to the MGCCC Baseball program,” Rath said. “This class boasts some of the best hitters in the state and all of them have championship experience within their respective programs.
RICHIE CLARK (UTILITY) - LONG BEACH HIGH SCHOOL: Right handed hitter that helped lead LBHS to the 2010 state championship as a sophomore. Hit .398 with 4 homeruns as a junior.
JAMES LAND (1B)- HARRISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: Cousin of former MGCCC and MLB player Matt Lawton, Land is considered one of the best left-handed hitting prospects in the state. Hit .367 with 6 doubles last season as he led HCHS into the final round of the MHSAA playoffs.
TYLER RACHEL (RHP/INF) - BRANDON HIGH SCHOOL: True two-way position player for Brandon HS. He was 5-2 with a 2.64 ERA while hitting .337 as a junior.
BRANDON WARSHAW (INF) - BAY ST. LOUIS HS: Hit .443 with 9 doubles and 1 HR for the Tigers in 2012.
MATT TRIGG (UTILITY) - WAYNE ACADEMY: Matt hit .507 with 7 doubles and 3 homeruns for Wayne Academy in 2012.
HUNTER BRANNAN (INF) - GEORGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Hit .308 last season for the Rebels, was an invited member of the Cincinnati Reds travel squad, and is coached by former MGCCC player Brandon Davis.
WINSTON WILSON (C) - ST MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Strong arm and outstanding defensive catcher that plays for Greg Williams at SMHS.
In the last four seasons Gulf Coast earned a second place finish at the 2012 MACJC tournament and competed in the Region 23 tournament. The program has also moved 40 players (22 to Division 1) to the next level.
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