By Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
Former Itawamba Community College standout John Gatlin was recently selected by his teammates to be a team captain for the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team this season.
Gatlin appeared in 28 games last season for the Rebels, including making 13 starts as a designated hitter. He his .255 on the season with eight RBI and five runs scored while being walked four times and hit by pitch seven times for a .397 on base percentage.
The Tupelo native was a two-time Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State and All-North selection while being named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in 2011.
As a sophomore, Gatlin hit .331 with a pair of home runs and 39 RBI, had a 2-0 record with two saves and 2.56 ERA in six appearances and earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors.
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