Since Saturday, Mississippi State baseball head coach Chris Lemonis has announced the commitment of four baseball stars to the program.
After the team’s celebration during the home football match, Lemonis took to Twitter to announce the commitment of two players.
The first “New Dudes” to commit this weekend were Jacob and Jojo Parker, a set of talented freshmen from Purvis High School in Purvis, Mississippi.
Jacob divides time between away, third base and pitcher. He is a left-handed hitter and throws with his right hand at speeds up to 85 miles per hour. Jacob is ranked 47th overall in the top 100 national rankings according to Perfect Game.
Jojo sees playing time in four different positions: card stop, third base, second base and pitcher. According to Perfect Game, he is a top 1 spot in the state of Mississippi. Like his brother, Jojo uses his right arm to throw and strike with his left hand.
This morning, Lemonis announced that the team had taken up a third commitment. Braden Booth, a sophomore from Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama, made a verbal commitment to the team this morning. He primarily serves as a right-handed pitcher whose fastball reaches speeds of up to 87 miles per hour. Perfect Game ranks him No. 54 among the top 100 in the nation.
Before the day was over, right-handed pitcher Nathan Williams announced his commitment to Diamond Dawgs. Williams spent last season playing for Florence-Darlington Technical College, a junior high school in Florence, South Carolina, with an impressive baseball program. In his 2021 season at the FDTC, Williams had eight wins and just three losses in 13 appearances. He struck out 80 strokes while only going 20 and had an ERA of 3.46.
After losing the star throwers Will Bednar and Christian Macleod, it seems that the MSU bullpen is about to be recharged with many talented pitches that will appear on the mound in reddish brown and white in the coming years.