BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Robbins family has been a baseball factory at George County High School. Mason, Logan and Walker Robbins were all outstanding players on the mound and at the plate for the Rebels. Michael Robbins is the proud father.
Michael attended the Birmingham-Biloxi five-game series at MGM Park this past week. He wasn't pulling for the home standing Shuckers. His loyalty lies with the Barons and for good reason. His son, Mason is a right fielder and designated hitter for Birmingham who was promoted to the Chicago White Southern League Double-A baseball team.
Robbins said, "He's moved up every level since he come out of college. That's what you've got to do, just getting better every year."
At George County High School Mason was named 2011 Mr. Baseball in Mississippi after batting .500 with 14 home runs and he also posted 7 wins and 4 losses as a pitcher with a 1.83 earned run average.
Mason was drafted in the 20th round by the New York Mets, but decided to play college baseball at Southern Miss.
The White Sox drafted Mason in the 25th round in 2014 after his junior season in Hattiesburg.
After 88 games with the Barons, Robbins is batting .272 with 26 runs batted in.
Mason's younger brother, Walker, was a key member of the 2016 George County Rebels baseball team. He batted .477 and rang-up 8 wins and 2 losses on the mound with an impressive 0.67 ERA.
Instead of heading to Mississippi State on a baseball scholarship, he signed with St. Louis after the Cardinals drafted him in the 10th round. He reportedly signed a $450,000 deal.
"He was in Florida for rookie season, "said Robbins. " After a stint in spring training, he got moved up to short season and he's in Johnson City, Tennessee with the Johnson City Cardinals."
Michael said ,"He took advice from Mason, the benefits of going to college or going straight to the pros. The ultimate goal is to make it to the big leagues."
Michael's middle son, Logan Robbins recently completed his sophomore season with national power Jones County Junior College.
In two seasons, Logan, a pitcher was 18 and 0 and signed a baseball scholarship with Louisiana Tech.
Did Michael Robbins play baseball at George County High School? He said he played baseball up until the eighth grade and instead stuck to football. After playing for the George County Rebels, Michael said he received a football scholarship to Delta State.