Prep Baseball Report

MS HS Team Preview: Germantown Mavericks

Matt Miller
State Director

The 2024 high school baseball season is quickly approaching and as usual, excitement abounds throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Mississippi.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in Pearl, MS at Trustmark Park as they compete for a state championship, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Mississippi. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and by continuing other pieces of content covering the Magnolia State.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week, updating the Top 10 in each MHSAA classification as well as a Power 25.

*Please note the information has been gathered from head coaches across the state, based on their replies to the questionnaire we distributed over this offseason.

High School: Germantown High School
Head Coach: Chris Peden
Classification: MHSAA 7A
District Number: 7A, District 4
2023 Record (Finish): 26-9
No. of Returning Positional Starters: 4
No. of Returning Pitchers: 5
Team Strengths: Experience of making the North Half Series. Speed throughout the lineup. Strong and experienced returning top of the order.



Jackson Hood (2024, Pearl River CC)

Drew Harrison (2024, Tulane)

Jackson Estes (2025, Pearl River CC)

Rhett Murphy (2025)


Class of 2024

  • P/1B RJ Shoto (2024)

Class of 2025

Ty Ramage (2025)



Germantown returns 4 positional starters and 5 pitchers from a 2023 roster that finished 26-9 after falling to the eventual state champions, Lewisburg, in the 6A North State Championship series. Head Coach Chris Peden will count on that experienced gained from last years run, overall team speed, and a very stout front part of the Maverick lineup as keys to making this season successful as well.   

Top returners for Germantown include seniors Jackson Hood (INF/RHP - Former Future Gamer, Pearl River CC recruit) and Drew Harrison (INF/OF/RHP - Former Future Gamer, Tulane recruit) along with juniors Jackson Estes (OF/RHP - Pear River CC recruit) and Rhett Murphy (RHP/INF).

Harrison led the Mavericks in hitting with a .413 average while finishing second with 29 runs batted in. He will receive help in the heart of the order from Jackson Hood (.398, 2 HR, 20 RBI’s) and Jackson Estes (.312, 4 HR, 28 RBI’s). Harrison will also be a go to arm after finishing 4-3 with a 2.71 ERA and 60 strikeouts. Rhett Murphy added some quality innings as well in 2023 going 5-2 with a 1.97 ER. 

Other players Coach Peden will look for production from will be senior RJ Shoto (RHP/1B), juniors Brayden Quick (Catcher), Ty Ramage (CI/RHP - Former Junior Future Gamer), JR North (INF), and Amaya Esco (INF), along with sophomore Ashton Smith (INF/OF).

Germantown begins regular season play on February 13th versus South Jones. 

Find more information on the 2024 Germantown High School program below:

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