Senior Spotlight - West Jones Mustangs
SOSO, Miss. (WDAM) - This time last year, West Jones was in a dog-pile at Trustmark Park celebrating the school’s first state championship.
There’s been quite a different mood in May 2020 as the Mustangs haven’t been on a baseball field in two months. It’s a bittersweet goodbye to six seniors for head coach Trey Sutton:
- Kelton Keene – son of Michael and Amy; favorite memory is winning the 2019 state championship and “dogpiling at Trustmark.” Signed a soccer scholarship with Jones College.
- Will Pitts – son of Bilbo and Jackie; favorite memories are winning the 2019 state championship and beating Sumrall on a walk-off single. Plans to go to lineman’s school and become a journeyman for a power company.
- Adam Bassett – son of Allen and Sharina; favorite memories are winning the 2019 state championship and the walk-off homer against Pearl River Central to advance to the South State finals. Hopes to walk on at Jones College and pursue a degree in coaching.
- Sam Hill – son of Brandon and Jennifer; favorite memory is winning the 2019 state championship. Signed a baseball scholarship with Pearl River Community College; plans to study kinesiology.
- James Coffin – son of Casey and Wendy; favorite memory is winning the 2019 state championship. Plans to pursue a degree in nursing at Jones College and Southern Miss.
- Austin Anderson (manager) – son of Alex and Leah; favorite memory is winning the 2019 state championship. Hopes to attend Jones College and Mississippi State to acquire a PhD in agricultural sciences with a concentration in poultry science.
The Lady Mustangs were just as disappointed they were unable to see their softball season pan out. Head coach Corey Tolbert sends off four seniors:
- Natalie Allgood
- Mattie Hodge – signed with East Central Community College
- Faith Sanders
- Madi Waters – signed with Pearl River Community College
Not to be forgotten is the Track & Field team. Coach Cody Windham is looking forward to what’s in store for his seven graduating Mustangs:
- Brishell Gray – District champion in shot-put and discus as a junior; qualified for state in discus as a sophomore; Plans to major in nursing at Southern Miss and be a manager on the basketball team.
- Brikayla Gray – signed a basketball scholarship with Southern Miss.
- Deon “Bubba” Ulmer
- Tavis Wilson – Plans to run hurdles at Millsaps College.
- Ayterria Wright – Plans to study nursing at Jones College.
- Kyanna Allen
- Kaylin Adams
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