Pyles making most of senior season on pitching mound

Pyles Pitch
(Photo courtesy of Stratford Sports Information)

By LEAH DAVIS, Gazebo Staff Writer

Spring is in full swing at Stratford, marking the beginning of the spring sports seasons.

It’s a very exciting time, especially for Stratford starting pitcher, Jackson Pyles.

Last fall, the senior signed a national letter of intent with Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

Baseball has definitely treated him well.

“I’ve always done it for fun, I get to do it with my friends, and I get to do it in college next year so that’s cool,” Pyles said.

Jackson was a 2016 Preseason All State selection by the Georgia Dugout Club, and this season he already has a complete game two-hitter against Howard High and a three-hit game shutout against FPD.

Pyles also knows the varsity baseball team as a whole has a lot to look forward to this season.

“We have a good group of guys,” he said. “I expect to win a lot of games or at least to be in some games and play competitively and have a lot of fun.”

This season, Pyles is at a 3-1 record, and an ERA of 2.29. The Eagles are 7-5 heading into tonight’s game against  Wilkinson County at home at 7 p.m.