MCC's Tyler Scarbrough signs with Mississippi St.
By By Austin Bishop/The Meridian Star
Nov. 20, 2001
Tyler Scarbrough just keeps on living his baseball dream.
The Meridian Community College sophomore signed a scholarship to play for Mississippi State University on Monday afternoon at MCC's Damon Fitness Center.
But first, Scarbrough has a little work to do.
The third baseman hopes to lead the Eagles of MCC back to the Junior College World Series after a one-year absence.
Scarbrough, a Meridian High School graduate, certainly played the game well last season, especially at the plate.
He led the Eagles in hitting with a .385 batting average and drove in 53 runs behind five homers and 19 doubles. He also stole 16 bases, while scoring 42 runs.
Scarbrough and Federico both said that MSU would look at using him at either third base or in the outfield.
He said he was heavily recruited by MSU assistant Russ McNickle, who was MCC's head coach last year.
MHS head coach Vince McLemore was at the signing and said he was very pleased that an ex-Wildcat was getting the chance to move to the next level.
Over the past 13 years MCC has had 96 players sign with four-year schools. Nine former Eagles are currently playing professional baseball, while 17 are currently playing at four-year schools.