Coast Ace Jacob Lindgren Commits To State

Mississippi State has picked up a second commitment for the baseball signing class of 2010-11, as Jacob Lindgren of St. Stanislaus High School has announced for the Diamond Dog program. Lindgren, a lefthanded pitcher and outfielder, gave the good news to MSU folk Thursday.

"I committed to Mississippi State University this afternoon," Lindgren told Gene's Page's Gene Swindoll, who has been covering the 2010 WWBA 17u National Championship in Marietta, Georgia and was on the road when the call came. He passed along these comments from Lindgren.

"I talked to all the coaches; John Cohen, Butch Thompson, and Lane Burroughs. They were all very excited and congratulated me on the commitment. And I'm pretty excited myself, I'm a Bulldog now!"

Available statistics show a 6-2 record this past season, with four complete games and two shutouts. He struck out 69 batters in 43 innings, and at the plate hit .407 with 30 RBI and nine doubles. Statistics will be updated when available.

Lindgren will be a senior with the Rock-A-Chaws this coming school year. He was a regular in the St. Stanislaus rotation this past season before a minor arm injury sidelined him for the 4A State Championships. His team still took the state title, and Lindgren will be out to defend that crown in 2011.

"My arm is good now and I'm throwing again," he told Swindoll. "I'm not going to play on any summer travel team, I'll just rest my arm." Lindgren also played defensive back for the Class 4A football champions of 2009, teammate of new freshman Bulldog quarterback Dylan Favre.

Lindgren was recruited by Mississippi State prior to the injury, along with Ole Miss and Louisiana State. Since then he held standing offers from both State and Tulane, though he said since July 1 college coaches have been contacting him again.

He joins righthanded pitcher Trevor Fitts of Pelham, Ala. HS as Bulldog baseball commitments for signing in November. Fitts was named the Birmingham NEWS Metro Player of the Year in June, after his junior season.

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