Greer Holston was a natural on the mound at St. Stanislaus helping propel the Rockachaws to the Class 4A state championship title in 2015.
He posted 12 wins, 1 loss and a 0.91 earned run average in 72 innings. Holston also rang-up 99 strikeouts and was named 2015 4A Player of the Year in Mississippi.
In 2016, Holston decided to leave St. Stanislaus and play his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida.
I caught up with Holston during the holiday break, while he was weight training at St. Stanislaus.
Holston said, "The competition was a lot better. So, of course playing with better competition your baseball game is going to rise. That was actually their motto over there at IMG...Rise Up."
Holston would compile a 6-2 record at IMG with a 1.02 ERA. He was ranked a top-200 player in the nation by Perfect Game.
Holston signed his Ole Miss baseball scholarship and is making progress on the mound.
"My fastball actually went up a lot, "said Holston. "I was probably throwing 88-92 mph when I first got there and we did a program called "Drive Line" and after that I was setting 90s, low 90s. I rarely threw a ball 90 mph. So, it was really cool to see ho my fastball went up."
Holston was a top-500 prospect by Baseball America and was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American. He's now setting his sights on Southeastern Conference competition.
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