"These are three of the top pitchers in the state of Mississippi, and
all three are from very successful high school programs," Ole Miss assistant
coach and recruiting coordinator Dan McDonnell said. "All three have very
good velocity with the potential to add even more velocity."
Wes Grilliette, 6-feet-2, 190 pounds, from Oxford, Miss., went 7-7 with
a 2.66 ERA in 18 appearances, including 13 starts, for Oxford High School last
spring. He struck out 123 and walked 41 while working 87 innings and helping
the Chargers to a district runner-up finish.
Cody Satterwhite, 6-feet-4, 192
pounds, from Byram, Miss., was a first team MPSA All-District South selection
last spring while playing for Hillcrest Christian. He recorded a 4-3 record,
with one save, and a 4.27 ERA in 13 appearances. He also registered 60 strikeouts
in 41 innings pitched. This past summer, he was selected to participate in the
2004 East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase.
Chase Ware, 6-feet-4, 190 pounds, from Olive Branch, Miss., was a first
team All-Conference performer last spring. He went 10-1
and struck out 77 while walking only 10 in 73 innings for Olive Branch High
"Pitching has been one of our biggest strengths during our time here,"
said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. "We feel that these three will certainly
be able to help continue that trend."
Ole Miss went 39-21 last season and played host to its first NCAA Regional.
The 2005 campaign will mark Bianco's fifth season with the Rebels and he has
recorded a 150-90-1 record at Ole Miss.
To view the list of prospects are expected to sign with the Rebels in the next
few days, click here.