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Juco sophomore RHP Spencer Price commits to Mississippi State

Meridian Community College sophomore-to-be right-hand pitcher Spencer Price has committed to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Spencer Price
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • Junior College: Meridian Community College
  • High School: Desoto Central (MS) High School
  • Position: Right-hand Pitcher
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-2, 215
  • Colleges of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State

Price has dreamed of this moment for most of his life.

"Playing for Mississippi State has always been kind of a dream of mine growing up and when I was in high school," he said. "A bunch of my buddies committed there and I wanted to go there, too."

He finally had the chance to fulfill his dream earlier today.

"About a week or two ago I received a call from (Mississippi State pitching) Coach (Gary) Henderson," said Price. "He said they were interested in me. And I was very excited about it. They said they wanted me to come on a visit. And I visited today. They offered me today and I was very excited about it. I talked it over with my parents while we were driving home and then I pulled the trigger. I called (Mississippi State head) Coach (John) Cohen and committed to him."

He explained why Mississippi State was interested in him.

"Coach Henderson told me that he had talked to a lot of people about me and had heard that I was a good kid, had a good demeanor on the mound, was mentally tough and didn't let pressure bother me," said Price.

Price had several other colleges showing interest in him.

"I had Alabama, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech talking to me but they were looking at me for after my sophomore year," said Price. "Mississippi State wanted me now, gave me a great offer and I couldn't refuse it."

Price has an arsenal of pitches at his disposal.

"I have a four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, slider, changeup and a curveball. My velocity is anywhere from 88 to 90 and I touch 92," he said.

His freshman season at Meridian Community College he had an 8-1 record with 6 saves in 18 games. His ERA was 1.54. He struck out 52 batters while walking 15 and giving up 36 hits in 41 innings.

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