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McCroy and Johnson sign collegiate baseball scholarships on Friday



TJ Johnson and Rashad McCroy: Photo by Keith Phillips

Vicksburg High School athletes Terrance Johnson Jr. and Rashad McCroy signed their collegiate baseball scholarships on Friday.

Since elementary school, McCroy has had a passion for baseball and has carried that passion through high school.  McCroy finished this season with a .479 batting average and 23 RBIs.

“I ended my senior year like I wanted to even though I wish we would’ve made it a little further,” McCroy said.

Although his career has been full highlights, the one particular moment he will always remember is when he hit a home run against Provine. VHS went on to win the district title for the first time since 2009.

Last week, he announced that he was taking his talents to Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas.

“I went up for a visit and I felt like the coach really wanted me and he made me feel like a part of the team,” McCroy said.

McCroy knows that he has put in the work and dedication which drove his success, but he will always be in debt to those who stayed by his side.

Rashad McCroy family

Sitting L-r Theo McCroy, Cindy McCroy, Rashad McCroy, Lewis C Davis, Roderick McCroy (standing) and Olivia Davis not pictured

“I want to thank my parents and my grandparents, along with my stepmom and coaches for everything over the years and I’m excited about playing at the next level and hopefully the majors soon.”

Rashad McCroy family

Rashad McCroy family

Johnson will be headed a little over 40 miles up the road to Alcorn State University.

Since the age of five, Johnson saw a future with baseball in it. With his outstanding senior season, his dreams came true when Alcorn offered him a scholarship.

“Once I had a talk with the coach, I was easily convinced that ASU was the place for (me) and plus my dad (is) alumni’ and it’s very close to home,” Johnson said.

Although Johnson will be headed off to college soon, he was sure to leave a mark at VHS. In his senior season, he struck out countless batters and had a .436 batting average with 13 RBIs.

“It’s been a long time since VHS had a season like we had this year and I’m glad we got to play at home and accomplished so much,” Johnson said.

One of Johnson’s best performances was when he threw 13 strikeouts against Natchez. The Gators went on to win 18 games under Head Coach Antonio Calvin.

Like McCroy, Johnson is thankful for his support system which helped mold him into the young man he is today.

TJ Johnson family

Sitting l-r Melinda Hill, TJ Johnson, Terrance Johnson Sr, Mary Hill, Ariyana Hill (standing)

”I thank my uncle Kenny, my parents, my sister, and my coaches especially Coach Calvin because without him none of this would be possible.”

TJ Johnson, Rashad McCroy and coaches

TJ Johnson, Rashad McCroy , standing VHS Coaches Chandler Dillard, Antonio Calvin, and Nick Carson

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