Grace joins diamond Wolves

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 8, 2008

WESSON — Wesson pitcher/infielder Jonathan Grace has signed abaseball scholarship with the Copiah-Lincoln Community CollegeWolves.

Grace, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior, finished the 2007 seasonwith a 5-1 record. His best pitch is a fastball. Grace’s battingaverage was .470.

“I am excited about attending Co-Lin,” said Grace. “I’m going topitch.”

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Grace has not decided on a major at this time. He had 70 tacklesas a defensive end for the Cobras.

“Jonathan has a lot of potential,” said Co-Lin head baseballcoach Keith Case. “He is a big strong kid. He has a good, loosearm. I saw him play Lawrence County two years ago and he had an 86(mph) fastball. We have to get him stronger. He has God-givenability.”

Wesson head baseball coach Hugh Knight said Grace is the No. 1pitcher for the Cobras this season.

“Jonathan is going to be our No. 1 pitcher this year as he was astarter year,” said Knight. “He has been throwing as a starter onand off since the 9th grade.

“Jonathan has a good fast ball and a good breaking pitch,”continued Knight.”He has a good chance to be a contributor toCo-Lin. He is capable of 88 or 89 (mph) pitches. He has a littlepop on his fastball and a pretty good breaking pitch.”

Grace is also a threat at the plate according to Knight.”Jonathan is versatile, He has good pop in his bat. He has the mostpower on my team this year. I hope he is going to help me. He hasdone real good for me this year. He has done a good job being aleader.”

He is the son of Larry and Merilyn Grace.