Mize baseball's Aaron Ragsdale signs with Southwest

Mize baseball's Aaron Ragsdale signs with Southwest

MIZE, MS (WDAM) - Mize senior Aaron Ragsdale committed to play baseball for Southwest Community College on Monday afternoon.

Ragsdale held a .356 batting average and led the Bulldogs in runs-batted-in, doubles and home runs in 2017.

"As an athlete, like all athletes across the country, every athlete dreams of playing college ball," Ragsdale said. "Usually when you're growing up, it's playing pros. But then it gets a little bit reality and it's like hey, let me shoot for college. Just being one of those few athletes that do get to go on to college and to just live your passion out, it's an honor. It's a great feeling."

"I've said this before and I'm scared I'll end up repeating myself in the future as I go on as a coach," said second-year Mize head coach Adam Dyess. "To this point, I don't think I've ever coached anyone quite like [Ragsdale]. He's certainly deserving of it and it's a huge moment for him. It's a big moment for our program as well."