USM baseball adds 3 to signing class

USM baseball adds 3 to signing class
USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi added three more players in the signing class for the 2019 baseball season.

The Golden Eagles signed Pensacola State College right-hander Aaron Ginn, Hahnville (La.) High School outfielder Hunter LeBlanc and Seminary High School infielder/outfielder Fisher Norris.

“We look forward to these three young men joining our program and help us to continue the tradition we have established here at Southern Miss,” Berry said in a statement.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Ginn, a Wakulla, Fla., native, has posted a 2-3 record with three saves and 50 strikeouts over 34 1/3 innings at Pensacola State College this spring.

During his prep days, Ginn played for Coach Michael Gauger at Wakulla High School, posting a 7-1 record and earning first-team All-Big Bend Conference honors as well as Pitcher of the Year. He also played football and soccer.

The 6-1, 180-pound LeBlanc, started three seasons in both football and baseball, and was two-time all-district in the former and three-time all-district in the latter. His awards included being named all-district three times in baseball and twice in football.

LeBlanc earned Louisiana Player of the Week honors once as well as an invite to the 2018 Louisiana All-Star game. He was named first-team All-State by Prep Baseball Report this spring.

The 6-3, 185-pound Norris was named second-team “Small School” All-America by MaxPreps, while also earning All-State and All-Region honors.

Norris helped the Bulldogs reach the Class 3A South State baseball championship series, hitting .439 with five home runs and 45 RBIs.

The addition of the trio brings the Class of 2019 up to a dozen signees, including four junior college transfers (two pitchers, two position players) and seven high school players (three pitchers, four position players).

The fall signees included: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College left-handed pitcher Josh Lewis; Northwest Mississippi Community College outfielder Bryant Blaylock; East Central Community College infielder Jacob Edwards; Amory High School right-handed pitcher Aubrey Gillentine; Central Hinds Academy right-handed pitcher Matthew Manley.

Mobile (Ala.) Faith Academy right-handed pitcher Gabe Shepard; Kankankee, Ill., Herscher High School right-handed pitcher Tyler Stuart; Edina (Minn.) High School infielder Charlie Fisher; and Jupiter (Fla.) Dwyer High School infielder Danny Lynch.

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