Bob Jones Baseball Gives Two Players Chance To College Scholarships
The Bob Jones Patriots baseball program had two student-athletes sign athletic scholarships. Thomas Ballard, left, signed with the UAB Blazers. The 6-2, 180 pitcher had 18 innings of pitching in the shortened 2020 season, posted a 2-0 record with 30 strikeouts and a 1.25 ERA. He was named the team Pitcher of the Year. In 2019, Ballard also had a 2-0 record.
Max Soliz, Jr. chose to sign with the SEC’s Arkansas Razorbacks as a catcher. He played in 20 games in 2020 where he batted .295 with a .574 slugging percentage. Soliz was named to the 2020 AHSAA North-South All-Star Game