Prep Baseball Report

MS HS Team Preview: North Pike Jaguars

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: North Pike High School
Head Coach: Dustin Lott
Classification: MHSAA 5A
District Number: 5A, District 3
2023 Record (Finish): 14-12
No. of Returning Positional Starters: 8
No. of Returning Pitchers: 11
Team Strengths: Pitching Depth



  • INF/OF Nate Hughes (2024)
  • INF/RHP Dominic Smith (2025)
  • INF/P Ty Jones (2025)
  • UTL/LHP Grayson Reeves (2027)
Ty Jones (2025)


North Pike returns 8 positional starters and a whooping 11 pitchers from a roster that finished 14-12 a year ago after a first round loss to Greene County in the 4A state playoffs. Head Coach Dustin Lott will be counting on that pitching depth to be a key component to the success of his Jaguars.

Top returners for North Pike include senior Nate Hughes (INF/OF), juniors Dominic Smith (INF/RHP) and Ty Jones (INF/P), along with freshman Grayson Reeves (UT/LHP). 

The Jaguars will make the move to 5A this season with a tough district featuring Brookhaven, Florence, Natchez, and South Jones. 

North Pike begins regular season play on February 13th versus Lawrence County. 



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