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Josh Thigpen

An all sport standout at Rogers High School.  He placed 3rd in State High Jump.  He was an All-Area Wide Receiver and Defensive Back in football.  He was named to the Regional All-Tournament team in 2000, when Rogers only team in school history, advanced to state.  In school baseball he was an All-Area Infielder, All-State Shortstop and Pitcher, and a member of the 2000 Coaches Association Super Fifty Team.  His high school career batting average was .480, which included 156 hits, 51 doubles, 7 triples, 32 homeruns, and 131 RBI’s.  His senior season pitching stats included 1.12 ERA, 115 strikeouts, and a no hitter.  He set 13 school records.  He was named 2000 Lauderdale County Male Athlete of the Year.  He signed a baseball scholarship with Alabama and was drafted in the same year by Boston Red Sox in round 16.  His professional career included 3 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and 3 with Cincinnati Reds organization.  His stats included 21-28 W-L, 4.96 ERA, 99 games, 324 innings, and 296 strikeouts.