By Corey McKinney
Just before the 2015 season begins for the 20th ranked Rangers, the recruiting end of the program was rewarded. The Rangers picked up eight Mississippi residents and one out-of-state player for the 2016 season on Jan. 16.
Signees included Jarod Wright, outfielder from Arlington High School in Tennessee; Chance Cotton, infielder and pitcher from Germantown High School; Connor McGraw, right-handed pitcher and outfielder from Germantown High School; Dalton Minton, left-handed pitcher from Horn Lake High School; Hunter Bishop, outfielder from Lafayette High School; Jake McPhail, catcher from Lafayette High School; David Herrington, outfielder from Magnolia Heights School; Jack McClure, catcher and first baseman from Oxford High School and Peyton Plumlee, right-handed pitcher from Lewisburg High School.
The 2015 season starts for the nationally ranked Rangers on Feb. 9 on the road at Southwest Tennesee. They will host Arkansas Baptist on Feb. 11 for a double header. First pitches for the home opener are scheduled for 2 and 5 p.m.