Four PMHS baseball seniors sign letters of intent for next level

by Carey Meitzler 

Four Picayune Memorial High School seniors signed letters of intent to play baseball at the next

level in a ceremony held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the school.  All four have been

major contributors to the success of Picayune baseball during their tenure according to Head

Coach Cody Stogner.

"These guys are four great baseball players and they've been huge to our program.  What they

are getting (scholarships) is what they've earned and it's all due to their hard work.  The baseball

programs they are going to after finishing here will be getting great ballplayers."

"Hopefully this will motivate our younger players and also our other current seniors for the coming

season to work hard to hopefully these type scholarship opportunities,"  Stogner added.

Ledet signed with Pearl River Community College, Turnage with East Central Community College,

Smith and Stockstill with Mississippi Delta Community College.

Photo courtesy of Amy Smith

Seated: Luke Smith , Kade Turnage, Logan Ledet, Chad "The Cobra" Stockstill

Standing: Asst Coach Evan Nichelson, Head Coach Cody Stogner, Asst Coach Drew Esslinger

Stats provided by Asst Coach Drew Esslinger:

Logan Ledet- Right Handed Pitcher (Pearl River Community College) 

6-2 Record

2.49 Earned Run Average (ERA)

59  Innings Pitched

83 Strikeouts (Ranked 3rd in Class 5A) 

All District

1st Team All-State

Kade Turnage- Catcher (East Central Community College) 

.326 Batting Average

5 Doubles 

3 Homeruns

15 Runs Batted In (RBIs) 

.990 Fielding Percentage

Threw out 50% of Base Stealers

All District 

2nd Team All-State

Luke Smith- Right Handed Pitcher (Mississippi Delta Community College) 

5-3 Record

2.54 Earned Run Average (ERA) 

52 1/3 Innings Pitched 

62 Strikeouts 

All District 

Chad Stockstill- First Baseman ( Mississippi Delta Community College) 

.306 Batting Average

6 Doubles

3 Homeruns

20 Runs Batted In (RBIs) 

.965 Fielding Percentage