2013 Stephen Sexton Update

Class of 2013 Tupelo Christian School baseball player Stephen Sexton, a power-hitting first baseman/outfielder, talks about his overall game and how recruiting has been going.

Hitting is Sexton's main strength on the diamond.

"Hitting is my biggest strength; I hit for both average and power," said the 6-4, 205-pounder. "I only played 20 games this (high school) year and I had 10 home runs and about a .550 average."

He's been a good hitter since middle school.

"I really picked up hitting in the 7th grade," said the youngster. "In the 7th grade I played for the 8th grade team in Pontotoc. In the 8th grade I was on the high school team."

Although a good hitter, he feels one aspect of his offensive game needs improvement.

"I need to work on hitting off-speed pitches," said Sexton.

A couple of colleges have already taken notice of the talented youngster.

"I have gotten questionnaires from Ole Miss and (Mississippi) State," said Sexton. "And I've been to some of their camps. And I'm going to an Ole Miss camp this summer."

As for favorites, he appears to be very open to any division-one college.

"I'm really just interested in a division-one school; that's what I'm really aiming for," said Stephen Sexton.

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