While Mississippi is probably not the richest state in the country, it is understood with baseball talent. The 2021 high school baseball season produced the best performance of a season in recent memory that made the inaugural selection for the SBLive Mississippi All-State team.
But after talking to coaches around the state, overlaying spreadsheets, and watching all of the baseball, here is our list of the 28 best Mississippi baseball players for the 2021 season.
Q: Braden Montgomery, Sr., Madison Central
Mississippi’s top prospect, however, is a forgotten sign of a great career with an impressive senior season. Montgomery appeared on 134 plays with seven doubles, five triplets, seven home runs and 50 RBIs. He really shined at BB, where he was 9-0 in 5.2.2 innings with a 0.744 Era, collecting 116 runs from the 194 batters he faced and walking only 2. A reverse battery match against Hitter has scored 1008 runs against him.
P – Hunter Elliott, Sr., Tupelo
Ole Miss Signi put together a difficult season to lead the Golden Wave to the Northern State Final, starting 10-1 in 14 with 0.5.5 in 63 innings. With ERA. The southpaw has 126 batter outs, only 18 walks, and opposition hitters have only 1,111 batting against him. Elliott is an explanatory brief as the starter of 131 players, including 10 doubles, three triplets, four home runs and 50 RBIs in a 10-inch game.
P – Relay Maddox, Sr., Jackson Preparation
Jackson Prepper’s star pitching number was ridiculous: He was 10-1 with more than 14,687.2 innings, hit 9-batter with just 13 walks, and finished the season with a 0.72 ERA. He had 332 hits in 136 plays with eight doubles and 11 home runs, and drove in 40 runs in 36 games.
C – Ross Highfill, Jr., Madison Central
The reliable backing of the Jaguars was also one of the team’s best shots. He has only helped 25 and has not been limited to three errors in 35 games, appearing in 134 players with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 45 RBIs.
IF – Hunter Hines, Sr., Madison Central
One of the state’s greatest successes helped the Jaguars win a state championship in their senior year. He appeared on more than 130 plates, including 12 doubles, seven home runs and 55 RBIs. His .797 scum percentage was simply unreasonable and he only made four errors in 35 games.
IF: Brennan McNair, Sr., Maggie
The Trojans’ Do-It-All corner infielder hit .527 with 12 doubles and 11 home runs and scored 43 runs in 35 games. He pitched just 10 times in 128 plate appearances and was the team’s top arm, going 6-2 in 6B with a 1.42 ERA in 54.1 innings, 65 strikeouts and just 16 walks.
IF – Carson Evans, Jr., Taylorville
Evans, who played catcher and third baseman, was an absolute force for the second Tatar runner-up. He added 133 plates, including 11 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 47 RBIs. He walked 30 times, stole 14 bases, and scored 46 runs in 34 games. He was 65-2 in 35 innings with 65 strikeouts and 18 walks.
IF – Nico Maza, Sr., Madison-Riesland Academy
Majza MRAK has won a state title with his work on the batter’s box, on the field and on the BB. Senior hit 382 in the presence of 105 plates with eight doubles, five home runs and 2 RBIs. He has made six errors with a total of 66 chances at Infield and has a 1.66 ERA in 1.BB, 114 strikeouts and 8-2 in 8BB with 25 walks in 59 innings.
YES – Cole Tolbert, Sr., West Jones
The Mustangs had the biggest bat of the entire year. He appeared in more than 134 players with 124 doubles, four home runs and 39 RBIs.44 He also drew 31 walks and. 6 of percentage with with with with with with with with with with with with with percentage .. …
Out – Connor Nation, Sr., Madison Central
Race 6 did something for the champs, but he played right field for the most part. He had more than 119 plate appearances with a .466 on-base percentage, hitting 16 doubles, three triples and four home runs. He made a mistake in 35 games and saved in 22 innings, where he struck out 37 batters, scored 14 runs and finished with a 2.23 ERA.
Out – Cade Carpenter, Sr., Vanclive
The only thing that impressed him more than Signi’s .455 batting average on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was his .970 doubles percentage, six triplets, 13 home runs and 41 RBIs.
Out – Bryce Chance, Sr., Madison-Riesland Academy
MRA was better than the best gardener, he was great. The chances are 14 doubles, nine home runs and 47 RBIs in the presence of 145 plates. He reached .586 of his 104 with the bat, stole 15 bases and scored 48 runs in 38 games without a single fielding error. He will play for the state of Mississippi next season.
Out – Sean Smith, Sr., Paskagoula
The heart and soul of runner-up Panthers at age 5 was the warm-up machine in his senior season. Smith has hit 10 doubles, six home runs and three RBIs in 442 games in 133 plays. He received 32 walks, stole 12 bases and scored 32 runs.
UTIL – Hedge Roth, Sr., Oxford
Roth was a plug-and-play guy for the Chargers this year and the guy he played. Roth has had 3,838 hits in 30 games as 115 players appeared with nine doubles, two home runs and 25 RBIs. He has stolen seven bases and played several different positions across the field without making a single mistake throughout the season. He was 5-2 in 5B with a 2.54 ERA, 64 strikeouts and 19 walks in his 1.1 inning career.
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P – Cruz Civil, Sr., Samral
The Senior 4 Runner-up played solidly for the Bobcats, making 6-3 appearances in 60.1 innings with more than 15 appearances. He finished the season with 128 batters out, only 26 walks and a 0.96 ERA.
P – Mason Willis, Sr., West Lauderdale
What else could West Lauderdale coach Jason Smith ask Willis? He was 14-1 in 74.1 innings with 99-1 strikeouts and 20 walks this season and finished the season with a 1.04 ERA. Not only that, he was the winner of Game 1 of all play-off series, including the 4th State Championship, and scored a total of four runs in these five games.
Q: Gehrig Conard, Jr., Stone
Conard had an impact on the Armads for the Tomcats, 9-1 in 77 innings of 13 starts. He struck out 133, walked 30 and had a 0.7373 ERA and an opponent’s batting average of 0.9 of. He scored 337 runs in 121 overs with the help of three doubles.
C – Jackson McCoy, Sr., Bunville
S. Cols de Bunville has doubled as one of the best catchers in the state. With 144 doubles, five triples and seven home runs, he hit .529 in 140 plate appearances. He drove for 4 runs and scored 42 more runs for the Blue Devils, finishing the season with 64,643 on-base percentage and committing two fielding errors in 337 games. McCoy was 9-0 with a 0.55 .B ERA in 634.0 innings, struck out 69 and walked just 14.
IF – Jackson Parker, Jr., Freelance Photographer
Parker scored some unrealistic numbers in his junior season. He had 5,586 hits in 112 plate appearances, driving in 46 runs and 43 more runs in just 26 games. He walked 41 and scored 1,371 with 11 doubles, four triples and 12 full home runs.
IF – Jude Archives, Sofmore, Murville
Pride of Plantersville was magnificent during its second season. He has hit more than 102 plate appearances with a .608 on-base percentage. He struck out nine doubles and seven home runs, scored 31 runs and scored 32 more runs in just two games. With a 0.99 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 226 walks in 5.0 innings in 11.39 overs, he is leading 53-0.
IF – Kelly Crompton, Sr., Oxford
Crampton had a great performance after moving to Oxford in the presence of 113 plates with seven doubles, two triplets and six home runs as a senior for the Chargers.
Yes – Noah Foster, Sr., Tupelo Christian Preparation
Foster Hall 1 is one of the stallions of the champion Eagles. With seven doubles, six triples and four home runs, he hit .475 in 96 plate appearances. He walked 30 walks and finished with a staggering .667 on-base percentage. The senior also stole 34 bases and scored 32 times in 26 games.
IF – Price Tulolos, Sr., Pocket
The Wolverines probably won 19 games or reached the third round of the playoffs without Toulouse, who played more than 108 in his senior season. The big shot struck out nine doubles and 10 home runs, driving in 42 runs and scoring 38. He made 22 moves, reached base on a .676 clip and committed just five errors in 29 games.
Out – T Keys, Sr., Taylorville ville
The future Southern Miss quarterback has played an integral role for the baseball team this year, with nine doubles, four triples, two home runs and 44 RBIs in 124 overs. He played left field and made four errors in 34 games.
Out – Bryce Fowler, Sr., Germantown
Fowler probably could have made this list as a draft call, but he was a great player for the Mavericks, too. Southern Miss Signy hit 93 doubles in 24 games with 11 doubles, two home runs and 24 RBIs.
Out – Tray Bridge, Jr., Jackson Prep
Bridges were an integral part of the Patriots champion lineup in MyS6. He has connected 402 hits in 129 plate appearances with 109 doubles, two home runs and 14 RBIs. He walked 30, reached the base in a .563 clip and scored 38 runs in 37 games with 27 stealing bases and just three fielding errors.
Outside – Kylon Parnell, Sofmore, Pascagoula
The Parnell Painters were a great reason to make it to the Fifth Series of State Championships. 14 doubles, five triplets, two home runs and 33 RBIs 333 games over 136 players of Suffolk’s 444 final hits. He is 11 b
UTIL – Brooke Tapper, Jr., Dissotto Central
Tapper played a big role for the Jaguars by spending time at first base, the outfield and at the BB. He has driven in 36 runs in 34 games in 123 plate appearances with 103 doubles, two triples and four home runs.
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