Team Preview: Num. 16 Brandon


Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director

The Mississippi high school season kicks off on February 26, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 29, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25.

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire.

Team: Brandon HS

Head Coach: Daniel Best

2018 Record: 22-8
MHSAA Classification: 6A
MHSAA District: 8-6A
Playoff Run:
2018 Final Rank:
Returning Starters: 4
Returning Pitchers: 3

TOP PLAYERS

Name State School Class Position Commitment
Kellum Clark MS Brandon 2020 3B Mississippi State
Cannon Harvey MS Brandon 2019 RHP -
Mithcell Martin MS Brandon 2019 LHP  
Gentry Tigrett MS Brandon 2020 C -
Tristan Tigrett MS Brandon 2019 3B Hinds CC
Darryl Walker MS Brandon 2020 OF -
Wesley Walker MS Brandon 2019 RHP -

Outlook

In his first season as the skipper at Brandon, Coach Daniel Best looks to build on the 22-8 record from a season ago. Inheriting a host of talent, Coach Best should be in a nice position to do just that.  The Bulldogs return a deep presence on the mound with Wesley Walker, Mitchell Martin and Canon Harvey that combined to throw over 67 innings with nearly 100 strike outs. At the plate, Tristan Tigrett (Hinds CC commit) and brother Gentry Tigrett return after a productive 2018 season where they hit .338 and .352 respectively. The Bulldogs also picked up a big offensive addition during the off-season with the top player in Mississippi's 2020 class, Kellum Clark which should prove to be huge considering how the ball flies at there home field. 

Although in his first season, Coach Best knows how to win and look for that to be no different in Brandon with this talented roster.

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