Former St. Stanislaus pitcher making progress at Ole Miss

Former St. Stanislaus pitcher making progress at Ole Miss

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - 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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