Fall Workouts Buzz: October 3Notebook
Fall workouts are here, and while D1Baseball will have in-depth reports on several teams the next couple of months, it’s important to track the latest scoop as scrimmages and practices continue.
In our second notebook of the fall, we have the very latest from several power programs, including Mississippi State, North Carolina, South Carolina and NC State. Power-armed JT Ginn is already making a strong impression for Mississippi State, some familiar faces are rising up at UNC, the Gamecocks have some talented newcomers to watch and NC State has a juco transfer and returning star making waves.
We also have nuggets on Ohio State, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Radford, College of Charleston, Indiana State, UCF, Army, Butler, Illinois State, Eastern Illinois and Bryant.
Let’s dive into the scoop:
• Mississippi State hit the road over the weekend to face Jacksonville State, and head coach Chris Lemonis and his staff didn’t go home disappointed. They know they have a lot to work with this fall and entering the spring. Clearly, a lot of eyeballs were on freshman righthander JT Ginn after he spurned the Dodgers as a first-round pick this past summer. Well, Ginn, a 6-foot-2, 192-pounder, was electric in a four-inning stint for the Bulldogs. He showed polish and sat 93-95 mph with his fastball. The fastball had Brady Singer-like sink on it, I’m told, while the power slider sat 85-86 against JSU. Ginn looked like a man among boys, and certainly will factor into the weekend rotation plans.