Team Preview: North Pike


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.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25.

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire.

Team: North Pike HS

Head Coach: George Lott
2018 Record: 10-13
MHSAA Classification: 5A
MHSAA District: 3-5A
Playoff Run: 1st Round
2018 Final Rank: 3rd in District
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers: 2

TOP PLAYERS

Name State School Class Position Commitment
Kole Alford MS North Pike 2019 LHP
Pearl River CC

Stat Rat (X-Factor)

Name BA
RBI
2B
3B
HR
Gage Harbour
.375
2
3


Parker Phillips
.254 6
5
 
Brady Johnson .250 1      
Kran Howell .244 9      

 

Name ERA
IP
Record
K
BB
Kole Alford
1.99
24.2

33
9
Parker Esch
7.10 23.2 2-1 11 8
Brady Johnson 5.35 17   9 11
Jimbo Harrell 2.56 13.2   15 10

 

Outlook

Coach George Lott looks to build on a 10-13 finish in 2018. Senior left-hander Kole Alford will highlight the Jaguars roster as they return five starters from last year.  Although the roster is built around young talent, Coach Lott believes strong defensive play to propel them through the 2019 campaign. 

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