Baldwin County High School’s Murphy commits to Bishop State baseball

Tiger infielder, pitcher set to join Wildcat team that set program records for wins, home runs, ERA

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 10/18/22

Last Thursday, Oct. 13, Baldwin County senior Trevor Murphy announced his commitment to the Bishop State Wildcats baseball program after his final season with the Tigers.

The infielder and …

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Baldwin County High School’s Murphy commits to Bishop State baseball

Tiger infielder, pitcher set to join Wildcat team that set program records for wins, home runs, ERA

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Last Thursday, Oct. 13, Baldwin County senior Trevor Murphy announced his commitment to the Bishop State Wildcats baseball program after his final season with the Tigers.

The infielder and right-handed pitcher listed at 5’ 10” and 180 pounds was a second-team Baldwin County all-star as awarded by the Mobile Baseball Connection. According to unofficial stats, he recorded a .342 average with 26 hits (10 doubles and 1 home run), 20 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

In his announcement, Murphy first thanked God before showing appreciation for his future college coach as well as some of his current coaches who helped him get there.

“I would also like to thank Coach (James) Hattenstein for giving me an opportunity to be able to move onto the next level. I would like to thank Coach Matt (Pockrus) for the past three years of being able to train with him, and also allowing me to play for him over the summer,” Murphy wrote. “Coach (Trenton Higginbothem) Hig has also been a great part of allowing me to move onto my dream of playing college baseball. I have only had him for a couple of months, but he really has led me to make the right decisions with my life.”

Murphy will join a Bishop State team that just set program records for most wins in a season, most conference wins, the lowest earned-run average – which was also best in the Alabama Community College Conference – with the most home runs and highest batting average.

The Baldwin County Tiger’s bat should fit right into that lineup after this summer saw Murphy compete in Perfect Game’s 17U Gulf Coast World Series where he was named to the all-tournament team with a .666 average, two doubles, one home run and three RBIs to go with an OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of 1.992.

Last summer, he earned a Perfect Game rating of 7.5 at the Gulf Coast Prospect Showcase in Hoover. Murphy registered a time of 7.5 seconds in the 60-yard dash, an infield velocity of 80 mph and a fastball max velocity of 81 mph in the field with a max exit velocity of 83 mph at the plate.

It was earlier that summer, however, that his fastball topped out at a max velocity of 83 mph at the 2021 Perfect Game Gulf Coast World Series.

The Perfect Game analysis from the 2021 Perfect Game Gulf Coast World Series saw him as a solid all-around prospect and an even better student.

“Primary third baseman with an athletic build and lower-half strength. Showed solid glovework before working into a longer arm action through the back. … Showed some juice to his pull side. Solid bat speed and keeps hands inside. Worked the whole field during his round,” the Aug. 2021 report said. “Worked fastball up to 81 mph. Landed both curveball and changeup for strikes as well. Changeup proved to be effective versus left-handed hitters. Tremendous student.”

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