Prep Baseball Report

MS HS Team Preview: Saltillo Tigers

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: Saltillo High School
Head Coach: Eric Reynolds
Classification: MHSAA 6A
District Number: 6A, District 1
2023 Record (Finish): 28-10
No. of Returning Positional Starters: 3
No. of Returning Pitchers: 2
Team Strengths: Pitching, defense, speed



Baylor Roberts (2025, UAB)


Class of 2024

  • P/3B Will Lipscomb (2024)

Class of 2025

  • OF Jack Adams (2025)
  • OF Dawson Arriola (2025)
  • C Ethan Arriola (2025)
  • CINF/P Cooper Burleson (2025)
  • CINF/P Ben Monaghan (2025)


  • P/OF Cody Carnathan (2026)
  • OF Cooper Childs (2026)
  • INF Levin Darsey (2026)
  • P/1B Easton Reynolds (2026)
  • P/1B Maddox Arriola (2027)
  • INF Brayden Dewett (2027)
  • P/OF Presley Ellis (2027)
  • C Logan Heisel (2027)
  • INF Madden McKissick (2027)
  • OF Tucker Phillips (2027)
  • P/INF Cameron Rodgers (2027)
  • OF E-Jay Rogers (2027)


Saltillo returns 3 positional starters and 2 pitchers from a team that finished 28-10 after a loss to East Central in the 5A State Championship at Trustmark Park. Head Coach Eric Reynolds will rely on gained experience as his Tigers look to make another deep playoff run in 2023. 

Top returners for Saltillo include juniors Baylor Roberts (SS - Former Future Gamer and University of Alabama Birmingham recruit), Smythe McCoy (OF), Wilson Rodriguez (OF/P), and Jordan Evers (P/OF). 

Other players Coach Reynolds will count on are senior Will Lipscomb (P/3B), juniors Jack Adams (OF), Dawson Arriola (OF), Ethan Arriola (Catcher), Cooper Burleson (CI/P), and Ben Monaghan (CI/P).

The Tiger program looks strong over the next several years with a host of underclassmen Coach Reynolds is excited about. They include sophomores Cody Carnathan (P/OF), Cooper Childs (OF), Levin Darsey (INF), and Easton Reynolds (P/1B), along with freshmen Maddox Arriola (P/1B), Brayden Dewett (INF), Presley Ellis (P/OF), Logan Heisel (Catcher), Madden McKissick (INF), Tucker Phillips (OF), Cameron Rodgers (P/INF), and E-Jay Rogers (OF).

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

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