Class of 2014 MSU Baseball Commitments

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Posted Sep 5, 2013
Gene Swindoll


Class of 2014 Mississippi State University baseball commitments.

Dale Burdick, MIF, 6-0, 174, R-R, Sumimit HS (Spring Hill, TN)
His honors include being selected to the Perfect Game 2013 Preseason All-American Underclass 2nd Team and the PG 2012 Preseason All-American Underclass Team as an Honorable Mention selection. He also made the USA Today (Tennessee) All-Midstate Baseball Team as a 2nd Team member ... During the 2013 season, he hit .433 with 6 home runs, 16 RBI and 14 stolen bases ... He chose MSU over interest from Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Cal, and Arizona

Ryan Gridley, MIF, 5-9, 170, R-R, Milton (GA) HS
His honors include being selected to the Perfect Game 2013 Preseason All-American Underclass 3rd Team, and the PG 2012 Preseason All-American Underclass Team as an High Honorable Mention selection ... Chose MSU over offers from Clemson and Georgia Tech and interest from Georgia, Florida State, North Carolina and South Carolina

Chase Vallot, C, 6-0, 205, R-R, St. Thomas More High School (Lafayette, LA)
Ranked among the top 35 players in the nation by Perfect Game, a national high school baseball scouting service. According to Perfect Game, Chase has "huge power and a big arm behind the plate. (He was the 2013) Home Run Derby champ at (the) Perfect Game National." ... Chosen to the 2013 Perfect Game All-American Classic Game ... During the 2013 season, he hit .423 (35-for-96) with 12 home runs and 32 RBI ... He chose MSU over an offer from LSU and interest from Alabama, Stanford, Memphis, Louisiana Lafayette, Northwestern, Virginia Tech and Missouri.

Cole Gordon, OF/INF/RHP, 6-5, 230, L/R, Steinbrenner High School (Lutz, FL)
His honors include being selected to the Perfect Game 2013 Preseason Underclass All-American team as a 3th Team member ... During the 2013 high school season, Gordon batted .422 (27-for-64) with 7 home runs and 33 RBI in 26 games ... He chose MSU over offers from Tennessee and South Florida and strong interest from Albama.

Paxton Stover, LHP, 5-10, 180, L/L, Dyer County High School (Newbern, TN)
During the 2013 high school season, he was 9-2 with 2 saves, an 0.83 ERA and struck out 111 in 84 innings ... He chose MSU over offers from Austin Peay, Belmont and interest from Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.

Aaron Dominguez, LHP, 5-11, 180, R/R, Chino Hills High School (Chino, CA)
His honors include being selected to the Perfect Game 2012 and 2013 Preseason Underclass All-American teams as a High Honorable Mention selection ... He chose MSU over offers from Pepperdine, San Jose State and Cal-Poly and serious interest from Arizona, Long Beach State, UCLA and Washington.

Jesse McCord, RHP/3B, 6-2, 180, R/R, Spanish Fort (AL) High School
His honors include being selected to the Perfect Game 2012 and 2013 Preseason Underclass All-American teams as either a High Honorable Mention or Honorable Mention selection. He was also selected as a 2013 MaxPreps Underclass All-American. In addition, he made the 2013 MaxPreps Baseball Medium Schools All-American Second Team. He also earned an invitation to the 2013 East Coast Pro Showcase, an invitation-only event where the players are selected by pro baseball scouts ... During the 2013 season, he was 9-1 with a 0.91 ERA while striking out 106 and walking 25 in 69.1 innings. As a hitter, he batted .488 with 18 home runs and 78 RBI ... He chose MSU over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

Taylor Stafford, OF, 5-9, 170, L/L, New Hope (MS) High School
His honors include being selected to the Mississippi High School Coaches Association 2013 5A All-State First-Team ... He helped lead his team to the Mississippi 2013 5A State Championship ... He chose MSU over interest from Ole Miss and Alabama.

Daniel Brown, LHP, 5-10, 175, L/L, Tyler (TX) Junior College
His honors in high school included being selected to the second team 2013 ETSN.fm East Texas Baseball Super Team honors as a senior and also participating in the 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament ... As a high school senior at Mount Vernon (TX) High School he played outfield and pitched and on the mound was 9-2 with a 0.51 ERA. He struck out 171 strikeouts while walking 26 in 82.2 innings ... His current record at Tyler Junior College is 6-0 record with a 0.67 ERA. He has struck out 49 batters in 40.1 innings, while allowing 19 hits and 8 walks ... He chose MSU over interest from Dallas Baptist, Arkansas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.



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