Southaven baseball players sign with area universities | Community Spirit
Baseball will likely continue after high school for a handful of Southaven players.
Four student athletes signed with are NCAA Division 1 schools on Wednesday.
Pitcher Nolan Blackwood committed to the University of Memphis.
Catcher Henri Lartigue and pitcher Wyatt Short both signed with Ole Miss.
Vance Tatum, a left-handed pitcher, committed to Mississippi State University.
Since childhood, each of the four young men competed with and against each other.
In addition to the student athletes’ success on the field, their principal said it matches their work in the classroom.
“They are gifted athletes, great kids and students. I have no doubt they are going to be successful on the next playing level and in life,” said Southaven High School Principal Shane Jones.
Jones predicted all of the athletes would graduate with honors.
Top East Memphis Stories
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- Sudden storm sweeps through Shelby Co.
- Farmer's Market is ripe for picking
- Advisory opinion: Cordova residents do not have legal authority to demand De-annexation referendum
- Neighborhood Watch Block Party being held in Lakeland Community
- Neighbors of Isaac Hayes' former mansion upset over lack of action