SUMMERTIME SUCCESS: Jacksonville High lefty excels at a high level


Jacksonville High School pitching ace Grant Walters has been busy this summer, and his efforts have made the southpaw fireballer even more formidable on the mound.

Walters (6'-0”, 195-pounds), a senior, just concluded play in the Perfect Game 17U World Series in Scottsdale, Ariz.( Salt River Fields at Talking Stick), as a member of the Performance Baseball Texas 17U team.

Walters' outfit went 2-1 in pool play and opened bracket on Saturday morning by carving out a 5-2 victory over East Cobb Astros 17U.

The Texans didn't fair as well in an afternoon game on Saturday, losing to the Rawlings Arkansas Prospects-Menard, 7-2.

In Pool “G”, Performance Baseball Texas finished second to Royals Scout Team 17U and finished in front of the SoCal Birds and the U.S. Elite 17U Nationals.

Walters, who will graduate from Jacksonville High School next spring, is verbally (non-binding) committed to Stephen F. Austin State University (NCAA, Division I).

Walters has won several awards this summer and has received rave reviews from his coaches.

Perhaps what speaks the loudest, is the results that Walters has been consistently producing.

He is throwing harder and faster and has been a go-to performer in several clutch situations.

Earlier this month in the opening game of the Don Mattingly World Series, Walters came in out of the bullpen in the seventh inning to slam the door on the opposing team, which preserved a win for his team.

Performance Baseball Texas went on to win the Don Mattingly World Series Championship.