By Erik Harris
TRUSSVILLE – He’s only a sophomore in high school, but Hewitt-Trussville pitcher Carson Skipper is already making big plans for his future.
Hewitt-Trussville head coach Jeff Mauldin looks for Skipper to log some big innings in 2016, and do so as an Auburn verbal. He was offered by the Tigers last weekend and made his commitment public on Friday evening.
Skipper, in only his freshman campaign last spring, threw in ten varsity games; eight of those outings came in starting fashion. The lefty constructed a 3-1 record with a save for the Huskies, who spent the entire season ranked in the AHSAA’s Class 7A top ten.
In 48.33 innings of work, Skipper showcased his control with only six walks allowed to go along with 17 strikeouts. He was second on the team with 121 first-pitch strikes.
He enters his sophomore season with more power to work with. According to Mauldin, his young arm is now throwing in the high 80s.
Hewitt-Trussville gets 2016 stared on Feb. 15, when Bob Jones visits Phil English Field for a doubleheader.
Erik Harris is the Sports Editor for the Trussville Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @jeharris2 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.