Preseason Power 25 Countdown: No. 9 Seminary

Ronald Sims
Mississippi Scouting Director


The Mississippi high school season kicks off on February 26, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 29, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will be posting high school team previews every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

Team: Seminary

Preseason Rank: 9
2017 Record: 22-9
MHSAA Classification: 3A
MHSAA District:
Head Coach: Jeff Graves
Playoff Run: 3A State Championship Game
2017 Final Rank: 3A State Runner Up
Returning Starters: 8
Returning Pitchers: 6


Top Players

Name State School Class Position Commitment
Dalton Cummins MS Seminary 2018 RHP
Pearl River CC
Cody Ellzey MS Seminary 2018 2B -
Conner Jones MS Seminary 2020 OF
Logan Kelly MS Seminary 2019 OF
Landry McQueen MS Seminary 2018 2B Copiah-Lincoln CC
Adarius Myers MS Seminary 2018 OF
Louisiana Tech
Fisher Norris MS Seminary 2018 3B
Southern Miss

Stat Rat (X-Factor)

Adarius Myers (.472-BA, 34-RBI, 9-2B, 5-3B, 3-HR)
Fisher Norris (.446-BA, 32-RBI, 8-2B, 2-3B, 5-HR) (2.39-ERA, 39-K, 10-BB)
Landry McQueen (.370-BA, 17-RBI, 4-2B)
Conner Jones (.367-BA, 36-RBI)
Dalton Cummins (.342-BA, 29-RBI, 12-2B) (2.98-ERA, 77-K, 16-BB)
Cody Ellzey (.323-BA, 19-RBI, 6-2B) (2.29-ERA, 19-K, 10-BB)


Coach Jeff Graves returns a seasoned club from a 2017 season that came up short in the 3A State Finals and finished with an overall record of 22-9. The lineup will be solid, as the Bulldogs offense is highlighted by two Division 1 signees Adarius Myers and Fisher Norris. Myers, a Louisiana Tech recruit and 2017 3A Player of the Year has a unique combination of athleticism and power with a strong, projectable frame. Last season Norris, a recent Southern Mississippi recruit hit .446 with 15 extra base hits while driving in 32 runs also recording 39 strikeouts on the mound.  

The Bulldogs also return Landry McQueen who should bring offensive support to the lineup coming off a productive 2017 season, hitting .370 while driving in 17 runs. Leading the pitching staff and bolstering the lineup will be two-way players Dalton Cummins, a Pearl River CC recruit, and Cody Ellzey. Cummins had a solid junior season where he struck out 77 opposing batters while hitting .342 and driving in 29 runs.

Sophomore Conner Jones can be expected to have an increased role through 2018 as he is coming off a quality freshman campaign where he hit .367 and drove in 36 runs in 98 at bats while only striking out 16 times.

With a ton of juniors and seniors that already have varsity experience, Seminary will have a seasoned, athletic lineup that should be able to score a lot of runs throughout the 2018 season.

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