Per Northeast Jones baseball, senior RHP Reid Reynolds has been selected to play in the 2018 Crossroads Diamond Club D.M. Howie All-Star Baseball game. The game is set for Saturday, June 9 at Milton Wheeler Field on the campus of William Carey University in Hattiesburg.
The Pearl River Community College signee was selected to the South roster and currently holds a 3-2 record on the mound this season with a 1.19 ERA (Earned Run Average). In eight game appearances, Reynolds has a 42/17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 158 batters faced. Opponents are hitting .224 against the RHP, who has tossed the most innings out of any NEJ pitcher this season.
“It feels great, it’s something I’ve always wanted to play in,” said Reynolds. “I’m just grateful to get a chance to play with the best players in the state.
“I’ve started several games on the mound this year. I’ve started to bounce back and find my control. I’m getting better.”
Northeast Jones head baseball coach Jeremy Parker calls Reynolds “a real asset to our program.”
“For the past four years, he has been a staple in our lineup and pitching rotation,” said Parker. “The all-star game is a great honor and recognition for any high school player, and I know he will represent us well.”
In addition to his role on the mound, Reynolds has the highest batting average of any NEJ starter this year. Hitting .462 in 83 plate appearance, the PRCC signee currently has a team-high 30 hits as well as a team-high eight doubles and two triples. He has one home run on the season too.
“I couldn’t ask for a better year hitting,” Reynolds said. “I believe I’m about nine hits away from reaching 100 hits in my high school career. I’m looking forward to reaching that mark.”
Reynolds and the Tigers are 17-5 thus far and are likely to finish as No. 2 seed in Region 5-4A behind West Lauderdale who is 19-2 on the season and 8-0 in 5-4A.