USM baseball signs 12 for 2021

USM baseball signs 9 Wednesday for 2021

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi fortified its future baseball rosters, signing a dozen players for 2021 baseball season during the early signing period.

The Golden Eagles announced nine players Wednesday and named three more Thursday morning.

The Golden Eagles brought in six position players and six pitchers, including outfielder Slade Wilks from Columbia Academy, outfielder Reece Ewing from Pearl River Community College and catcher prospect Blake Johnson of Gulfport, who played last spring at Jones College after transferring from Tulane.

Wilks and Johnson were among five signees who played their high school baseball in Mississippi, including Vancleave outfielder Carson Paetow, Madison Central left-hander Justin Storm and Northwest Rankin right-handed pitcher Garrett Ramsey.

Like Johnson Ewing, Ramsey arrives at USM with junior-college experience, having played as a freshman at Hinds Community College.

Johnson, Ewing and Ramsey were among five junior college players, including utility man Chris Sargent of Coastal Alabama Community College and right-handed pitcher Jordan Armstrong of Chatahoochee Community College.

The Golden Eagles also brought in a trio of Louisiana prep products, including right-handed pitchers Will Tynes from Bossier City, La., and Tanner Hall from Zachary, La., and first baseman/outfielder Michael Latulas of New Iberia, La.

A high school pitching prospect from Georgia came aboard as well, right-hander Hurston Waldrep from Thomasville, Ga.

Name Position School Hometown
Jordan Armstrong RHP Ola HS/Chatahoochie Valley CC McDonough, Ga.
Reece Ewing OF Faith Academy/Pearl Rover CC Mobile, A;a.
Tanner Hall RHP Zachary HS Zachary, La.
Blake Johnson C Gulfport HS/Tulane/Jones College Gulfport
Michael Latulas 1B/OF Loreaville, HS New Iberia, La.
Carson Paetow OF Vancleave HS Vancleave
Garrett Ramsey RHP Northwest Rankin HS/Hinds CC Brandon
Chris Sargent UTL Faith Academy/Coastal Alabama Wilmer, Ala.
Justin Storm LHP Madison Central HS Madison
Will Tynes RHP Airline HS Bossier City, La.
Hurston Waldrep RHP Thomasville HS Thomasville, Ga.
Slade Wilks OF Columbia Academy Columbia

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