Prep Baseball Report

Mississippi Diamond Notes: Week 2

Matt Miller
State Director


The Mississippi Diamond Notes is back for 2024 and will focus on highlighting some top performances across the state based on nominations from high school coaches. We will highlight those positions players, pitchers and two-way players every Wednesday of the high school season that are deserving to be highlighted based on their performance. 

Thanks to the many high school coaches that sent in nominations this week.

For now, let's take a look at those players from across the state highlighted in this week's Mississippi Diamond Notes. 


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Josh Pena UTILITY / 2B / Hernando , MS / 2025

The uncommited infielder went 7 for 9 on the week for the 5-0 Tigers with 4 walks, 2 hbp, and picked up an RBI. 


Lynch went 4 for 9 on the week as he picked up 2 doubles, scored 4 runs, and drove in two more Vikings. 

Jayden Taylor 3B / RHP / Harrison Central, MS / 2026

Taylor picked up 5 hits in 11 at bats last week with 2 doubles, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases, and added 3 runs batted in for the Red Rebels.

Tri Gaughf RHP / Harrison Central, MS / 2024

Gaughf had a solid week on both sides of the ball for the Red Rebels as he went 4 for 9 at the plate with a double, a triple, 4 runs, and 4 RBI's. The right handed pitcher also added 3 innings on the mound, allowing 1 hit while striking out 7. 

Coy Clements C / OF / Oak Grove, MS / 2024

The Southern Miss recruit went 7 for 10 at the plate with a double, triple, home run, and drove in 8 Warriors as Oak Grove improved to 5-0 on the season.   

Maddox Miller LHP / 1B / Oak Grove , MS / 2025

The Mississippi State recruit and dual prospect went 6 for 14 while driving in 5 runs to help Oak Grove pick up 4 wins last week. 

Aiden Swales C / 2B / Pisgah, MS / 2024

Swales added 5 hits in 9 at bats for the Dragons last week which included a double, a home runs, 5 runs scored, and 6 runs batted in. 

McCade Bricker 2B / PISGAH HIGH SCHOOL, MS / 2025

Bricker went 5 for 7 at the plate with a double, 4 runs, 2 hbp, 2 walks, and added an RBI for the 4-3 Dragons. 

Rolen Fanning OF / RHP / St. Andrew's Episcopal School, MS / 2024

The uncommitted Fanning had an impressive week for the Saints picking up 8 total hits in 15 at bats with 2 doubles, 3 runs batted in, while scoring 6 more runs. 

Mark Eaton LHP / 1B / St. Andrews Episcopal, MS / 2025

The uncommited Easton went 6 for 10 last week with a double, 2 runs scored, and 4 runs batted in for the 3-3 Saints. 

Camden Clark C / RHP / West Jones , MS / 2024

Clark, a Pearl River CC recruit and dual prospect, continued his hot start to the season as he went 6 for 12 with 3 doubles, 2 home runs, and 3 runs batted in for the 5-0 Mustangs.  

Quentin Reuben OF / HATTIESBURG HIGH SCHOOL, MS / 2026

Reuben went 3 for 6 with 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, while driving in another 6 Tigers as Hattiesburg improved to 6-0 on the spring.  

Tyler Weatherspoon OF / HATTIESBURG HIGH SCHOOL, MS / 2026

Weatherspoon picked up 4 hits in 6 at bats for the Tigers including a double, triple, 2 runs batted in, and scored another 6 runs himself.  

Andrew Williams SS / RHP / Alcorn Central , MS / 2024

Williams, an Itawamba CC recruit, was solid in relief for the Bears, picking up a win and save in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of work with 7 strikeouts. 

Wes Pritchard LHP / 1B / Lamar School, MS / 2024

Pritchard, an East Central CC recruit, threw a complete game no hitter with 2 walks and 14 strikeouts over Puckett last week. 

Jackson Haden LHP / 1B / Oak Grove, MS / 2024

The uncommitted senior lefty threw 5 2/3 innings in a start last week, allowing just 1 hit, 1 ER, with 12 strikeouts for the 5-0 Warriors.  

Gage Thompson RHP / SS / Oak Grove , MS / 2025

The uncommited 2 time Future Gamer continued his solid start to 2024 picking up his 2nd win by throwing 6 innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 run, while striking out 7.  

Austin Sanders RHP / 1B / Pisgah, MS / 2026

Sanders, and uncommitted sophomore threw 4 2/3 hit less innings last week with 11 strikeouts for 4-3 Dragons.


Hank Eaton RHP / SS / Kossuth, MS / 2024

Eaton, an Auburn Tiger recruit and former Future Gamer, threw 3 perfect innings for the Aggies with 8 strikeouts. 


Canten went 6 for 10 last week for with 2 doubles while driving in 9 runs as the Bears improved to 3-1 on the short season.   

Thomas Goralczyk RHP / SS / Tupelo Christian Prep, MS / 2025

Logged 7 innings on the mound for Tupelo Christian this past week, Goralczyk allowed just three total hits, zero earned run, one walk and collected 12 total punchouts.

Graham Jackson SS / 2B / Hartfield Academy, MS / 2025

With a strong performance at the plate for Hartfield Academt, the junior was 9-12 with three doubles, while scoring nine runs and reached base on 14 consecutive at-bats.

Landon Hawkins SS / RHP / Sumrall, MS / 2025

Hawkins has been a vital piece to Sumrall's early season success, this past week he was 4-7 at the plate, scoring three runs, while bring in four RBI. He also reached base via a walk on 12 occasions and had one home run.

Jack Miller 1B / RHP / Sumrall, MS / 2025

Pitched 8.2 innings on the week for Sumrall, picked up a pair of wins while allowing just six hits, three walks and earning 10 strikeouts.


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