Zack Boone – R/R – RHP – 6’01’’ 205 – Columbia High School, Columbia, MS
Boone was a big part on the mound in Columbia’s playoff run. He posted a 4-2 record with 1 save in 12 appearances. In 37.1 innings pitched he sported a 2.81 earned run average while striking out 42 batters.
“Zack has a strong build and shows good velocity on the mound. We are excited about his future with the Wildcats.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Brody Bray – L/R – Catcher – 5’10’’ 175 – Taylorsville High School, Taylorsville, MS
Bray was instrumental in Taylorsville capturing the 2A State Championship. The left handed hitting catcher posted a .385 batting average knocking in 33 runs with 14 extra base hits. Bray reached base at a .527 clip.
“Brody has progressed behind the dish handling the pitching staff at Taylorsville. He has a winner’s mindset and shows a good swing from the left side of the plate.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Brandon Brown - L/L - LHP - 6'03" 225 - Eagle High School, Eagle, ID
Brown initially signed with the University of Oregon and was the top-ranked recruit in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, according to Baseball Northwest. While at Eagle High, he posted a 9-1 record and a 0.69 ERA as a senior, earning 5A All-State and All-Southern Idaho Conference honors. Brown also helped lead Eagle High to a 5A State Championship his junior season.
"Brandon is a physical left handed pitcher with potenial to be a big time arm. His fastball ranges in the upper 80s and reaches to the low 90s. He has the ability to throw multiple pitches for strikes. We look for him to make an immediate impact." -Coach Hoffpauir
Tamaz Conerly – R/R – Infielder – 5’10’’ 180 – Columbia High School, Columbia, MS
Conerly returns to solidify the middle of the line up for 4A Columbia High. During his junior season, he posted a .333 batting average with 8 doubles, 5 home runs, and 30 RBIs. Conerly proved to be a threat on the bases scoring 30 runs and stealing 20 bases.
"Tamaz brings a combination of power and speed. He plays extremely hard and brings a lot of energy to the field. With his athleticism, we look for him to make an impact both offensively and defensively." -Coach Hoffpauir
Patrick Daniels – R/R – RHP – 6’01’’ 180 – Bay High School, Bay St. Louis, MS
Daniels looks to anchor the pitching staff for Bay High. He has shown the ability to overpower hitters and rack up strikeouts over his high school career.
“Patrick is extremely athletic. He is capable of being a big time pitcher for us. His fastball has been clocked up to 90, and we don't think it has reached its ceiling.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Seth Farmer – L/R – Outfielder – 5’10’’ 170 – Loyd Star High School, Brookhaven, MS
Farmer roamed the outfield for Loyd Star while posting a .426 batting average. He had 40 hits with 10 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 home runs. The speedster scored 40 runs and stole 22 of 23 bases.
“Seth is a scrappy player. He sprays the ball around the field from the left side, and he has shown the ability to run the bases.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Carter Hankins – R/R – Catcher – 6’04’’ 220 – Forrest County Agricultural High School, Brooklyn, MS
Hankins has been part of the battery for FCAHS since his freshman season. During his junior year he gunned down 61% of base runners and posted a .402 batting average. He was also the quarterback for the Aggies and led them to the 4A State Championship as a senior.
“Carter is an extremely intelligent ball player. His leadership on the field and his ability to handle game situations are advanced and ready for the college game.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Jordan Hayes – R/R – RHP/1B – 6’01’’ 230 – Taylorsville High School, Taylorsville, MS
Hayes posted a perfect 9-0 record for Taylorsville’s 2A State Championship run. In 67 innings pitched, Hayes was a dominate force with a 1.04 earned run average with 75 strikeouts. Opponents hit .192 off the big right hander. At the plate, he hit .333 with 23 RBIs and slugged 3 homers.
“Jordan is a bulldog on the mound. He is extremely difficult to hit with the amount of movement on his pitches. He looks to be at his best in big games as shown in the State Championships over his career.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Brock Roberts – R/R – RHP – 6’00’’ 190 – Bogue Chitto High School, Bogue Chitto, MS
Roberts was the ace for Bogue Chitto’s squad making 10 appearances on the mound. The right hander posted a 3.54 earned run average. He struck out 48 batters in 28 innings pitched.
“Brock’s best baseball is ahead of him. He shows really good velocity from a lower arm slot with tremendous arm side run. He is a true competitor and will bring a lot to our pitching staff.” – Coach Hoffpauir
John Carter Sanner – L/R – RHP/1B – 6’03’’ 220 – Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, MS
Sanner’s junior season was limited due to injury. He posted 22 hits and knocked in 21 runs for the 6A Warriors. During his sophomore season, he helped lead Oak Grove to the 6A State Championship posting a 0.34 earned run average in 20.1 innings pitched.
“John Carter has tremendous upside on the mound, and he posses’ a strong swing from the left side. We’re excited to see him progress after being limited last season.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Lucas Scott – R/R – Infielder – 5’11’’ 170 – George County High School, Lucedale, MS
Scott showed to be a versatile infielder for George County. He will settle in during his senior season as the starting shortstop for the Rebels.
“Lucas is a smart ball player. He has the ability to play all infield positions. He seems to be in the right place at the right time on the field.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Reagan Wease – R/R – RHP/Infielder – 6’00’’ 180 – Harrison Central High School, Gulfport, MS
Wease played a key role in 6A Harrison Central capturing a South State title. He posted a perfect 6-0 record with a 2.83 earned run average. In 11 appearances, he worked 42 innings on the mound while striking out 26. Wease hit .270 and drove in 13.
“Reagan emerged on the mound last year for Harrison Central. He brings a strong presence to the mound with a lot of pitchability.” – Coach Hoffpauir
Ryan Wesson – R/R – Outfielder – 5’10’’ 170 – Ridgeland High School, Ridgeland, MS
Wesson played a big role at the top of the order during his junior season. The speedy outfield posted a .400 batting average with 8 doubles, 2 triples, and 2 home runs. Wesson showed to be a threat on the base paths scoring 25 runs and stealing 22 bases.
“Ryan is a burner on the field. He plays with a high motor and shows some bat speed. He’s a game changer in the outfield with his arm and ability to track down balls.” – Coach Hoffpauir