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Magnolia State Games: Blast Board


PBR Mississippi Staff

Our PBR Mississippi Staff continues to roll out data from the Magnolia State Games that was held at Mississippi College on June 21st & 22nd in Clinton, MS. Today we take a look at the players who topped our leaderboards using our Blast Motion technology during their round of batting practice.

 

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 25.2 mph
2 Samuel Richardson MS Senatobia 2024 3B 24.2 mph
3 Dayne Sanford MS Pillow Academy 2023 3B 24.0 mph
4 Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 23.7 mph
5 Ethan Mallett MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2024 CF 23.4 mph
6 Trey Myers MS Mize 2026 SS 22.5 mph
7 Corey Watkins MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy 2024 1B 22.4 mph
8 Caleb Authement MS Brookhaven Academy 2026 RHP 22.3 mph
^ Rob Hayes MS Northpoint Christian 2023 22.3 mph
9 Aiden Hancock MS Ocean Springs 2024 C 22.1 mph
^ Ty Herrington MS Lamar School 2025 3B 22.1 mph
^ Jackson Hood MS Germantown 2024 SS 22.1 mph
10 Collin Pipkins MS Greene County 2023 SS 22.0 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Samuel Richardson MS Senatobia 2024 3B 22.9 mph
2 Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 22.5 mph
3 Ethan Mallett MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2024 CF 22.4 mph
4 Dayne Sanford MS Pillow Academy 2023 3B 22.4 mph
5 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 22.2 mph
6 Jackson Hood MS Germantown 2024 SS 21.4 mph
7 Rob Hayes MS Northpoint Christian 2023 21.2 mph
8 Barrett Breazeale MS Sumrall 2023 OF 21.0 mph
9 Aiden Hancock MS Ocean Springs 2024 C 21.0 mph
10 Ty Herrington MS Lamar School 2025 3B 20.9 mph

Peak Hand Speed: The observed maximum speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Matthew Cochran MS Jackson Prep 2023 3B 79.1 mph
2 Samuel Richardson MS Senatobia 2024 3B 77.6 mph
3 Collin Pipkins MS Greene County 2023 SS 74.8 mph
4 Charlie Gordon MS Northwest Rankin 2024 SS 70.9 mph
5 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 70.8 mph
6 Jacob Parker MS Purvis 2025 CF 70.1 mph
7 Dayne Sanford MS Pillow Academy 2023 3B 69.6 mph
8 Caleb Authement MS Brookhaven Academy 2026 RHP 69.5 mph
^ Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 69.5 mph
9 Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 68.6 mph
10 Stone McCaughey MS Lewisburg 2024 RHP 68.4 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Dayne Sanford MS Pillow Academy 2023 3B 28.0 g
2 JJ Wright MS Marshall Academy 2025 SS 26.9 g
3 Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 26.3 g
4 Barrett Breazeale MS Sumrall 2023 OF 22.9 g
^ Calvin Robinson MS Northwest Rankin 2024 LHP 22.9 g
5 Jackson Hood MS Germantown 2024 SS 21.9 g
6 Bryk Bucklar MS St. Patrick 2026 C 21.4 g
7 Caleb Authement MS Brookhaven Academy 2026 RHP 20.6 g
^ Cadyn Williamson MS Sumrall 2025 LHP 20.6 g
8 Brannon Hill MS Winona Christian 2025 C 20.3 g
9 Rob Hayes MS Northpoint Christian 2023 20.2 g
10 Ethan Mallett MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2024 CF 20.0 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Dayne Sanford MS Pillow Academy 2023 3B 23.6 g
2 Cade Fairley MS Warren Central 2024 OF 22.9 g
3 JJ Wright MS Marshall Academy 2025 SS 21.2 g
4 Jackson Hood MS Germantown 2024 SS 19.7 g
5 Barrett Breazeale MS Sumrall 2023 OF 19.3 g
6 Brannon Hill MS Winona Christian 2025 C 17.0 g
7 Bryk Bucklar MS St. Patrick 2026 C 17.0 g
8 Corey Watkins MS Madison-Ridgeland Academy 2024 1B 16.8 g
9 Matthew Cochran MS Jackson Prep 2023 3B 16.5 g
10 Chase Adcock MS Simpson Academy 2026 C 16.1 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

 

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