The 5th Annual Gene's Page Fab 15

The 5th annual Gene's Page Fab 15, the preseason top 15 senior baseball players in the state of Mississippi.

Bryan J. Vollmuth - SS, Biloxi High School. Signed with Southern Miss in November, 2007. Was the Mississippi representative in the National Power Showcase Home Run Derby at Tampa Devil Ray's Stadium (hit 6 home runs, 2 consecutive, longest 420'). One of two Mississippi Players to be invited to the East Coast Showcase in Florida last summer.

Shane LeBlanc - RHP, Biloxi High School. Signed Early with South Alabama. Played in MLB RBI Showcase in California last summer for the Oakland A's Area Code Team.

Rashun Dixon - C, Terry High School. Signed with MSU in football.

Paxton King - LHP, Brookhaven High School. Signed early with Southern Miss. Played in Junior Olympic Trials in Carey NC last summer, one of only 4 players in Mississippi.

Dalton Kulas - SS/RHP, Olive Branch High School. Signed with Meridian Community College.

T.J. House - LHP, Picayune High School. Signed early with Tulane. Pitched with USA Junior Team last summer.

William Beckwith - OF/1B, West Lowndes High School. Signed with Meridian Community College (may be a June Draft signee this summer). Will go to Junior Olympic Trials this summer in Carey N.C. One of two players from Mississippi that were invited to the Professional Scouting Association East Coach Showcase games in Florida last summer.

Demarcus Tidwell - OF/LHP, Grenada High School. Recruited by Meridian Community College, Chipola Community College in Florida, Arkansas and Southern Miss). 6.9 60 time and 10 home runs last season.

Nick Ray - 1B, Gulfport High School. Although he is unsigned at this point, he was offered early by Samford and Tulane and Southern Miss are both following him this spring as is Ole Miss. Played in AFLAC All-Star Game in January.

Ricky Ware - C, Houston High School. 10 home runs. 6-4, 225 pounds. Plays like former Major League catcher Carlton Fisk.

Tyler Kittrell - 1B/RHP, Oak Grove High School. Signed to play football with PRCC.

Devin Jones - RHP, Eupora High School. Signed Early with Mississippi State.

Tyler Vanderheiden - RHP, Oak Grove High School. Signed Early with Samford. Will go to Junior Olympic Trials this summer in Carey, NC.

Kyle Thornton - RHP, Tupelo High School. Signed Early with Ole Miss.

Caleb Reed - RHP, Bayou Academy. Signed Early with Mississippi State. Played for the NABF Team in the Junior Olympic Games this past summer in Carey, NC.

OTHER SENIORS TO WATCH IN MISSISSIPPI

  • Andrew Howell - LHP, Madison-Ridgeland Academy. After being one of the top sophomore pitchers in the state in 2006, had to have Tommy John surgery during the spring of 2007. Looks to be fully recovered from the surgery now.
  • Dillion Owens - 3B, D'Iberville High School. Signed with Miss Gulf Coast CC.
  • Kenneth Atwood - RHP, Harrison Central High School. Signed with Miss Gulf Coast CC.
  • Jeremy Simmons - OF, Harrison Central High School. Signed with Miss Gulf Coast CC.
  • Jeremy Hill - 1B/OF, Long Beach High School. Signed with Miss Gulf Coast CC.
  • Patrick Kirkland - C, Ocean Springs High School. Signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast CC.
  • Gardner Richey - OF, Tupelo High School. Signed with Samford University in the early signing period.
  • Nick Schneeberger - SS, Jackson Prep.
  • Jake Hawkins - SS, Sumrall High School. Signed early with USM.
  • Joshua Warden - RHP, Harrison Central High School. Signed with Miss Gulf Coast CC in January.
  • Travis Creel - SS, Ocean Springs High School. Signed with Meridian CC in January.
  • Ryan Nance - SS, Northwest Rankin High School. Signed with Hinds CC.
  • Ethan Applewhite - SS/RHP, Sumrall High School.
  • Josh Clarke - RHP, Clinton High School. Signed with Hinds CC.
  • Jacob Keith - RHP, Hillcrest Christian School. Signed with Hinds CC.
  • Tyler Akins - 1B/OF, Madison Central High School. Signed with Meridian CC in January.
  • Stanton Price - LHP, Vicksburg High School.
  • Bo Hust - C, Petal High School.
  • Corey Dickerson - 3B, Brookhaven Academy. Signed with Meridian CC

    * - The team is selected with the help of a Major League Baseball scout.


    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of Dawgs' Bite, Powered by GenesPage.com, the source for Mississippi State sports on the Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.


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