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Former Co-Lin Baseball Player Selected in MLB Draft


WESSON – Major League Baseball recently completed the 2022 draft and the Co-Lin Baseball team saw a former member of the Wolf Pack selected during the event. Josh Day, a native of Natchez, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 15th round of the draft as pick number 438 overall.


Day spent two seasons at Co-Lin and had a breakout freshman season in 2018-19 playing in 41 games for the Wolves. He had 44 hits in 132 at-bats for a batting average of .333 including 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs with 31 RBI, 13 stolen bases, and 43 runs scored. Day also had an on-base percentage of .485 and a slugging percentage .523 along with a .867 fielding percentage.


Day’s sophomore season was then cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic as he played in all 15 games for the Wolves that season with 12 hits in 45 at-bats including one double, three home runs, 11 RBI, one stolen base, and 16 runs scored. Day finished his Co-Lin career with a .316 batting average, .463 on-base percentage, and .514 slugging percentage with 56 career hits including 12 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs along with 42 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 59 runs scored.


After Co-Lin, Day continued his college career at the University of Missouri playing two seasons for the Tigers. Day had a stellar 2022 season for the team shining at the top of the lineup where batted .340 with 10 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, and 29 RBI. He also had an on-base percentage of .435 and led the team in runs scored with 50. Day finished his career at Mizzou with a .296 average, 102 hits including 14 doubles, one triple, and nine home runs along with 50 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and 66 runs scored in 93 games played. Day also had a career on-base percentage of .402 and a .420 slugging percentage. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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