Three Northside baseball players wasted no time in setting up their next step as each signed with a college on Monday, the first official day of high school baseball practices in the state.
Rhett Jones signed with South Georgia College, Matthew Rossi signed with Northwest Florida State and Hunter Mitchell signed with Chattahoochee Valley Community College.
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Each said he was excited about the Patriots' follow-up act to last season's run to the Class AAAA quarterfinals.
"We're all excited about this year," Mitchell said. "We think this could be our best year yet."
For more coverage from the signing, pick up Tuesday's edition of the Ledger-Enquirer.
With commitment out of the way, Brookstone's Lewis ready to get back to work
Brookstone's Joey Lewis can start practices today with one less thing to worry about.
The Cougars senior committed to Tennessee over the winter break, allowing him to put more focus on his senior season.
"It's a huge relief to get that off my back," Lewis said. "I've been working for that for four years now, and I thought I'd have to go into the season worrying about it. But come Christmas I was able to take that burden off my back and just worry about playing my senior season."
The Cougars have reached the Class A semifinals three consecutive seasons, and Lewis said Brookstone has the talent to make another run at a state championship in 2011.
"This is a completely new team, but we've worked harder in the preseason than any other team I've been on," Lewis said. "It'll be tough, but I think we can do it this year if we work hard and get it together as a team."