Under The Gun: Jackson Mitchell

Name: Jackson Mitchell
High School: Garner
Graduation: 2020
Position: Infielder
Years with Dirtbags: 2
College Commitment: Uncommitted

How’s the season been going for Garner High School?

The season has been going well; we have a (15-4) record in a very tough conference.

As a baseball player, what are your attributes?

As a player my attributes are my hands and quickness. I wasn’t blessed with the size and strength as other players, but I use my hands and my speed to my advantage in the field and at the plate.

Speaking of baseball players you’re very close with Nolan McLean (2020, Uncommitted), talk about how he has made you a better player being around him?

Nolan and I hangout about every day, but not the normal video games and go eat hangout.  We hit the gym, the field, and the cage. He’s really pushed me to better myself as a player and a person. We always make each other better just by competing with one another constantly

What goals are you looking to accomplish this summer in a Dirtbag Uniform?

This summer I’m looking to make a name for myself and attract some of the attention of college coaches and show them that the small guys can still do it too!

When you hear the word “Dirtbag” what comes to mind?

When I hear the word “Dirtbag”, I think of a team full of guys who fly around the field 100 mph. Giving it everything they’ve got and putting it on the other club.

What’s your best memory so far with the Dirtbags?

My best memory is playing in Atlanta with the Dirtbags in front of so many college coaches.

I’m going to give you a list of names below, tell me one word that comes to mind:

Coach Jacob Baker- Laid Back
Drew Needham- Unique
Jack Hicks- relaxed
Garrett Chandler- Fiery

Why did you choose Dirtbags?

I chose the Dirtbags because Trey had been talking to me for a while about playing for them. He felt I was a good player who could benefit from the organization. The Dirtbags have a great track record of getting kids to the next level.

Stay tuned for another “Under the Gun” interview coming up on Thursday…