AMORY – Will Cox, the 2010 Daily Journal Player of the Year, will sign his national letter of intent with Mississippi State next Wednesday at the Amory High School library, said his high school coach, Chad Williams.
Cox, a right-handed pitcher, went 13-1 with a 0.72 earned-run average and 142 strikeouts against just 11 walks and 62 hits during his junior season. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound pitcher throws a fastball that reaches 89 miles per hour, a changeup and a slider, and has been working on a curveball.
He also led the MHSAA Class 4A state runner-up Panthers with a .422 average, five home runs and 35 RBIs.
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