The Deep South Collegiate League is set to open its season July 13.
The eight-team summer baseball league has 19-man rosters and features a total of 152 athletes.
Each roster has seven designated pitchers, two catchers, three middle infielders, three outside infielders and five outfielders. Other members of the roster can pitch if they registered for two separate positions. Each roster has between two and four players that are listed as both fielders and pitchers.
The league is made up of 76 returning junior college players, 41 recent high school graduates that are set to play collegiate baseball, 21 Division I players, eight NAIA players, five Division II players and one Division III player.
Each of the eight head coaches' experiences ranges from high school coaching, having played collegiate baseball, or were selected in the Major League Draft.
Former Southern Miss standout and member of the Cleveland Indians organization Kirk McCarty is set to coach. McCarty's team features six Division I athletes, which is the most out of the other teams in the league. His most notable pitcher is Southern Miss pitcher Hunter Stanley who recorded 1.42 earned run average. His most notable hitter East Central Community College's Jesse Boydstan, who logged a .475 average and recorded three home run this past season.
Meridian Community College volunteer assistant Kreg Garner has 14 junior college players on his roster at 14. In total, his roster recorded 19 home runs from last season while his most notable pitcher is Pearl River Community College's Lief Moore, who recorded 24 strikeouts and two walks to go with his .67 ERA.
Former Mississippi College standout Blaine Crimm's team features 11 junior college players, which is the second-most in the league. Co-Lin catcher Keegan Ward leads his roster with a .417 batting average while incoming Southern Miss signee Garrett Ramsey holds a 1.08 ERA.
Oak Grove alum and former Mississippi College player, Hunter Floyd will also be coaching. His roster has seven junior college players and six high school graduates. Floyd's team notably features Petal alums Matt Mercer and Logan Walters.
Josh Larson's, who is an Oak Grove assistant baseball coach, team features five Division I players. Notably, Southern Miss right-fielder Gabe Montenegro and the University of Alabama at Birmingham pitcher, Tyler Bell, who recorded a .91 ERA while posting a .333 batting average.
Max Bartlett, a former Tennessee shortstop, and Gulf Coast State alum will also be leading a team that has eight recent high school graduates, which is the most of any team. Sumrall grad J.C. Stogner will be pitching while Oak Grove graduate Tristan Lee is set to play as an infielder.
Former Jones College and Louisiana Tech catcher Jonathan Parker will be a head coach. Parker's most notable pitcher is Mississippi Delta Community College's Luke Smith, who recorded a 1.56 ERA and threw 26 strikeouts. Parker's roster also features Southern Miss outfielder Fisher Norris who registered a .217 batting average.
Founder of the league, Colton Caver will be coaching. Caver's team features JCJC's leading hitter Kirkland Trahan who batted .400 and recorded two home runs. Petal graduate Cole Sellers is listed to pitch while Forrest County AHS graduate Luke Odom is set to pitch and play the outfield.
The first two games will be played at 10:30 a.m. with two more games set to follow at 1 p.m. at the Dixie Majors Baseball Field at Wooten Legion.