If you follow college baseball, well you probably are aware of the season Mosley alum JJ Bleday is having. JJ's in his junior year at Vanderbilt, and his bat is a big has been on fire all season.
He's tied for the lead nationally in home runs with 23, and he's driven in 61 runs with a batting average of .345!
All that part of the reason why the Commodores are 43-10 overall. And at 21-7, they have the best record in the SEC, and currently hold a two game lead over Georgia in the SEC East standings.
Our former cohort Greg Bryzozowski caught up with JJ as Vandy played a series in Columbia against U-S-C and got Bleday to talk about the season he's having, and what perhaps was the change that sparked this great season?
"Honestly, just trying to stay consisent. Just stay in my daily routine that' i've been doing on a daily basis, and trying to set an example for the younger guys on how to carry yourself. Whether you hit a home run or you strike out or whatever you do. That's been the main adjustment, trying to mature more."
Greg also asked JJ about his terrific season, and how his time at Mosley, helped prepare him for what he's become!
"Honestly the mental side of the game. This game's tough, it's not easy. And without them, especially (coach Todd) Harless, you know Harless did a great job of beating me down and really trying to get me to grow. And that's what he did, he changed the way I think about the game now, and he's really helped me become a better player."
JJ has played so well in fact he's worked himself, by most accounts, into the top ten of this year's MLB draft, that draft set for June. He's likely going into the draft, but hasn't officially declared.