ESCC Boll Weevils

Enterprise State Community College pitcher Jamarcus Lang, a right-hander, was drafted by the Texas Rangers Wednesday in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Lang did not play that much for ESCC and did not finish out the year due to having a blister on his finger. Listed at 6-foot, 2-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds, Lang is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He played his freshman season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi, where he compiled a 3-1 record with a 4.88 earned run average.

Through his contacts, Enterprise State baseball coach Bubba Frichter recruited the transfer to the Boll Weevils during Frichter’s third year at the helm of the program. Frichter once coached at Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as Troy University, Pensacola State and Elba High School.

ESCC has had several players drafted in the past, the most successful as a professional being Newnan, Georgia native Jerome Walton. Walton, drafted in the 36th round in 1986 by the Chicago Cubs, would become the National League Rookie of the Year in 1989. That season he batted .293 with 24 stolen bases and he had a 30-game hitting streak.

During his 10-year Major League career, Walton batted .269 with 25 home runs, 132 RBI and 58 stolen bases while playing centerfield with the Cubs, Angels, Reds, Braves, Orioles and Devil Rays.

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