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Lebron, Cupp, Culbertson join rarified air of freshman opening day shortstops

SEC Extra

When the head coaches at Alabama, Mississippi State and Missouri penciled the names of Justin Lebron, Dylan Cupp and Drew Culbertson, respectively, into the lineup Friday, they put that trio in rarified air as freshmen starting shortstops in the SEC. 

Earning immediate playing time as a freshman in the SEC is tough enough as it is, but earning time at shortstop is tougher still. Before Culbertson, Missouri hadn’t had a freshman opening day shortstop since 1999. Alabama last had one in 2013, when current Crimson Tide assistant coach Mikey White earned the nod. MSU[…]

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