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Magnolia State Games: Infielder Reports


Matt Miller
State Director

Clinton, MS - The Magnolia State Games was held on Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. This event consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2023-2027 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in a modified game setting and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing at the event. 

 

Collin Pipkins, Greene County (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. lean, athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced stance. Smooth load with knee lift and longer stride. Creates good leverage into contact with a pull side approach.
Power: 90.5 max exit velocity, averaged 84 mph. 347’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Solid skill set with upside. Good footwork and range. Great body positioning on all angles. Soft hands.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Barrett Breazeale, Sumrall (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room for added muscle.
Hit: LHH. Wide, slightly open stance. Controlled load and small stride with inward rotation. Quick hands and level swing path. Works the ball to all fields.
Power: 86.1 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 176’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Long, loose arm action.
Defense: Solid , athletic feet. Fields the ball out front with accuracy on throws.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Jenkins, Magnolia Heights (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. compact, sturdy build.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance. Small load and stride. Quick hands that move directly to contact. Line drive approach with ability to hit to all fields.
Power: 89.9 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Good footwork and skill set. Solid range and accuracy on throws. Advanced look at position.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Tanner Beaugez, Ocean Springs (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with room for added muscle.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance with high handset. Easy, controlled load and stride. Quick hands and smooth stroke. Level bat path with gap to gap approach.
Power: 87.5 max exit velocity, averaged 78.6 mph. 326’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid skill set with upside. Good footwork and range. Great body positioning on all angles. Accurate arm.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Rob Hayes, Northpoint Christian (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. compact, sturdy build.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance. Easy, controlled load. Conventional stride with hands moving directly to contact. Level bat path with occasional launch. Uses all fields.
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 77.5 mph. 268’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Next level upside on the infield. Solid range and footwork on all angles. Accurate arm.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Cochran, Jackson Prep (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-11, 200-pounds. Solid, durable build.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance with high handset Small load and stride. Quick hands that move directly to contact. Line drive approach with ability to hit to all fields. Good pop.
Power: 89.4 max exit velocity, averaged 86.3 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork, Good range and body positioning. Natural transfers and accurate on throws.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

Dayne Sanford, Pillow Academy  (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds. Lanky yet athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, slightly bent over. Easy, controlled load and stride. Very quick bat with upward path. Tons of gap to gap pop. Plenty of upside to this swing. Raw athleticism.
Power: 97.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 390’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Loose, long arm action.
Defense: Developing footwork and skill set, though shows good range. Solid accuracy on all throws.
Run: 6.68 runner in the 60. Solid runner.

Caden Colangelo, Colgan (VA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. solid frame, muscular lower half.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, athletic stance. Controlled load and small stride. Quick hands and level swing path and occasional launch. Works the ball to all fields with pop.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 mph. 349’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Long arm action.
Defense: Good footwork and skill set. Solid accuracy on throws. Advanced look at position.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Dinkelacker, Germantown (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-7, 160-pounds. compact, sturdy build.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced, slightly open stance. Small load and stride. Quick hands that move directly to contact. Line drive approach with ability to hit to all fields.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Quick, loose arm action.
Defense: Good footwork, Solid range and positioning on ground ball angles. Accurate arm.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

Hugh Parsons, Desoto Central (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Tall, lean frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall, slightly open stance with high hand set. Small, controlled load with small knee lift. Stays behind the ball well with a slightly upward bat path and pull side approach.
Power: 83.8 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 71 mph. Long arm action.
Defense: Good footwork and skill set. Solid accuracy on throws. Advanced look at position.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Jarrett Morris, Lewisburg (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Lengthy, wiry, yet athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Wide, slightly open, balanced stance. Controlled load and small stride. Quick hands with level bat path. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 89.9 max exit velocity, averaged 82.6 mph. 293’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork and range. Shows next level upside at position with solid hands and body positioning. Accurate arm.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

Samuel Richardson, Senatobia (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Lean, athletic frame, broad shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced, open stance. Smooth, controlled load with knee lift into stride. Lots of controlled aggression at contact. Pull side approach with next level upside.
Power: 99.3 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 389’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork and range. Next level upside at position with good hands and body positioning. Strong, accurate arm.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Burgess, Central Hinds Academy (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds. Big, tall, solid frame.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance. Easy, controlled load and stride. Clean stroke with level bat path and gap to gap approach.
Power: 89.9 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 286’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: Good footwork and skill set at position. Solid accuracy on throws.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Jayden Adcox, Forest (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 225-pounds. Strong durable build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance. Smooth load and stride with tons of aggression into contact. Current power with launch to swing path. Pull side approach.
Power: 96.7 max exit velocity, averaged 89.8 mph. 376’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid skill set with a strong, quick arm. Good direction and footwork on throws. Advanced body positioning on blocks and bunts. Next level upside.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

Drew Lambert, Madison-Ridgeland (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance. Smooth load with small knee lift. Best when using line drive to all fields approach. Level bat bath with occasional launch.
Power: 84.1 max exit velocity, averaged 74.9 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Next level upside on the infield. Solid range and footwork on all angles. Accurate arm.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Kody Gilmore, Lewisburg  (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 148-pounds. lean, Proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced stance with high handset. Big rhythmic load and stride. solid line drive approach and ability to use all fields.
Power: 85.1 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid skill set with upside. Good footwork and range. Great body positioning on all angles.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Tatum Turner, Bruce (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Lean, wiry, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance with slight preset load. Small knee lift and long stride. Aggression into contact. Works the middle of the field well with pull side pop.
Power: 87.8 max exit velocity, averaged 73.1 mph. 213’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: (INF) Solid understanding of position. Good range. Could get wider on ground balls. Strong, accurate arm.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Hood, Germantown (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. solid frame, muscular lower half.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance with high hands. Easy, controlled load and stride. Quick hands and looking to punish. Level bat path with gap to gap approach.
Power: 93.5 max exit velocity, averaged 86.8 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Good footwork, Solid range with accurate arm. Next level upside.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Gordon, Northwest Rankin (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance with high handset. Small load with slight knee lift. Stays behind the ball well with upward bat path and pull side approach.
Power: 88.5 max exit velocity, averaged 77.4 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork, good range and positioning on all ground balls. Very polished look.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Mallett, Madison Ridgeland Academy (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. solid, slightly muscular build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance with high hand set. Small, controlled load with slight knee lift. Stays behind ball well with upward bat path and gap to gap approach and good pop.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 85.4 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH.INF - 85 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: (INF) Good footwork and range. Still developing at position, though shows good upside. Consistent arm.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. 

John Avery Griffin, Brookhaven Academy (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. 
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: Very polished look at infield position, Good hands and body positioning on all angles. Accurate arm.
Run: 6.79 runner in the 60. 

Reese Littlejohn, Oak Grove (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance. Controlled load and small, quick stride. Solid hands with level bat path and occasional launch. Pull side approach.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 76.4 mph. 269’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Loose arm action.
Defense: Still developing footwork. Decent range. Accurate arm.
Run: 8.12 runner in the 60. 

Vince Glorioso, St. Joseph Catholic School (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Lean, wiry, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance. Easy, controlled load. Conventional stride with hands moving directly to contact. Level bat path. Uses all fields.
Power: 78.3 max exit velocity, averaged 69.6 mph. 195’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid understanding of position. Good range and developing footwork. Could get wider on ground balls. Strong, accurate arm.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

Cade Fairley, Warren Central (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds. Stocky, proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance. Rhythmic load and stride. Quick bat with aggression. Looks to punish to all fields with a slight launch.
Power: 99.3 max exit velocity, averaged 92.9 mph. 380’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Long arm action.
Defense: Developing footwork. Strong arm and accurate arm.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

Corey Watkins, Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds. solid frame, muscular lower half.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance with high handset. Smooth load and stride. Drops hands in load to more conventional set up. Slight launch in swing with developing power potential. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 93.4 max exit velocity, averaged 80.7 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork, natural transfers and accurate on throws.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60. 

Madden Butler, Corinth (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Tall, proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance. Small, controlled load and stride. Hands work through baseball well. pull side approach with some punch. Developing power.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: Solid fundamental footwork, though still developing. Creates good angles on all ground balls. Accurate on throws.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

Clark Janzen, Booneville (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance. Easy, controlled load. Conventional stride with hands moving directly to contact. Slightly upward bat path. Uses all fields.
Power: 83.6 max exit velocity, averaged 77 mph. 248’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Solid fundamental footwork though still developing. Creates good angles on all ground balls. Accurate on throws.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

JJ Wright, Lewisburg (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 145-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Conventional balanced set up with high hand set. Small load with inward toe tap. Level bat path with line drive approach to all fields.
Power: 77.9 max exit velocity, averaged 61.2 mph. 202’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: Good footwork and body positioning on ground balls. Upside at middle infield positions.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60. 

Jon Parker Dees, Manchester Academy (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 130-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Hit: RHH. Conventional balanced set up with relaxed hand set. Smooth load with toe tap. Level bat path and uses all fields.
Power: 74.1 max exit velocity, averaged 61 mph. 226’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Loose arm with lots of head tilt on throws.
Defense: Good footwork though still developing skill set at infield position.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Alex Lambert, Madison-Ridgeland Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance with high handset. Small load and stride. Level bat path with the ability to use all fields. Line drive approach with pull side pop.
Power: 80.9 max exit velocity, averaged 76 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Great footwork and upside at middle infield position. Solid body positioning on all ground ball angles.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Preston Johnson, Hernando (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 125-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Hit: RHH. Conventional balanced stance. Smooth load and quicker stride. Creates leverage in hands. Pull side approach with developing pop.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 77.9 mph. 269’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Loose quick arm action.
Defense: Choppy feet with range. Gets to all ground balls well. Solid accuracy.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Brayden Bennett, Lewisburg (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Conventional balanced stance with high handset. Smooth, controlled load with inconsistent stride. Level bat path with occasional launch. Pull side approach.
Power: 85.8 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: Good footwork though still developing. Gets a little low in the seat on ground balls right at him. Solid on throws.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Trey Myers, Mize (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 132-pounds. Wiry, developing frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall, slightly open stance with high handset. Easy load with knee lift. Level bat path with slight launch. Pull side approach with developing power.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 81.2 mph. 239’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action.
Defense: Solid approach to all ground balls though still developing. Good accuracy on throws.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Chase Colangelo, Battlefield (VA), 2027
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. compact, sturdy build.
Hit: LHH. Conventional, balanced stance  Controlled load and short stride. Stays behind baseball well with aggression into contact. Slightly upward bat and looks to drive baseball to gaps.
Power: 81.7 max exit velocity, averaged  78.1 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: INF - 70 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork though still developing skill set at position. Accurate and gaining strength in the arm. Good range for age.
Run: N/A.

Chase Adcock, Simpson Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, open stance, slight preset load. Controlled stride with tons of aggression into contact. Slight launch in bat path with pull side approach and developing power.
Power: 85.8 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Quick arm action.
Defense: Developing footwork on infield, good range and solid accuracy on throws.
Run: 8.35 runner in the 60. 

Ty Herrington, Lamar School (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Wiry frame with room for added mass.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance with higher handset. Smooth, controlled load and stride. Slight knee lift. Easy stroke with pull side, line drive approach.
Power: 82.9 max exit velocity, averaged 78.7 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Developing footwork though shows good range. Solid accuracy on all throws.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Joseph Parker, Purvis (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Lean, wiry, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly open stance. Smooth load lowering eye level slightly. Gets good extension with aggression into contact. Upward bat path and gap to gap approach with lots of pull side power potential.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 82.1 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 84 mph. Loose, quick arm action.
Defense: Advanced footwork and good range. Solid body positioning on all angles with strong accurate throws. Next level upside.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Sullivan Reed, Meridian (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 215-pounds. Tall, stocky, developing frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance. Slow, rhythmic load and stride. Attacks out front well with aggression. Line drive, pull side approach with developing power.
Power: 85.9 max exit velocity, averaged 78.2 mph. 303’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Loose arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork though still developing skill set at position. Accurate and gaining strength in the arm. Good range for size and age.
Run: 8.39 runner in the 60. 

Caleb Authement, Brookhaven Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Strong durable build.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance Controlled load and small stride. Quick bat for age. Attacks out front with developing power. Slightly upward bat path. Pull side approach.
Power: 91.5 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Quick, loose arm action.
Defense: Developing footwork at infield position. Strong, accurate arm.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

 

 

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