The highlight of the summer for the Sr. boys division in the Mississippi RBI summer league is the annual RBI Regional tournament. The team of 15 players has been selected by members of the RBI program and we will announce them one-at-a-time over the next two weeks as we prepare to leave for Arlington, TX on July 12.
A first-class event hosted by Major League Baseball and Arlington RBI, the regional tourney will be held at local fields and the regional championship game will be held in the Texas Rangers stadium. If they are lucky enough to win the regional then the team will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the RBI World Series. The championship game, if they are lucky enough to make it, will be played in the home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field.
#12 through #15 – Razedrick Winters, Sam Campbell, Davaughn Jackson and Nick Brooks
The Final Four – Ray, Sam, D-Jax and Nick
Since we are leaving early Thursday morning for the regional we’ll post the final four all at once. All four players are deserving of their own post and each will be relied on heavily to help bring a championship to Jackson, but we’re running out of time!
Razedrick Winters is one of the top players in the city and a key contributor for the Provine Rams. Heading into his senior year “Ray” will be counted on to lead the Rams on the mound and can also play behind the plate or in the infield.
Yazoo City HS C/1B Sam Campbell is also a rising senior and one of the top players in the Jackson area. A 6-2 220 left-handed hitter, Campbell, was selected to play in the Tournament of Stars on the RBI National Team a few weeks ago in Cary, NC. Campbell comes from a baseball family and has played in the RBI summer league with the Yazoo City Indians for a few years.
Davaughn Jackson earned his spot on the 2012 regional team thanks to great play in the 2011 regional tournament in Little Rock. The undersized lefthanded hitter went 3-4 in the championship game against Houston RBI last season and sparked the offense throughout the game. Solid in the classroom ‘D-Jax’ has opened doors for himself to colleges in the state. A LHP/OF, Jackson possesses natural baseball instincts and uses his speed to make plays in the outfield.
Nick Brooks is a newcomer to Jackson RBI and was recommended by current summer league players. Brooks immediately impressed coaches and has the attitude that all coaches look for in players. With limited summer league options Jackson RBI was perfect for Brooks despite having to drive almost two hours to the games each weekend. Brooks is a RHP/INF and he will see plenty of playing time in the regional.