20 May 2015

Three Seniors Sign To Play Collegiate Baseball

CHS seniors Ross Massey, Hayden Mixon and Simon Prevot signed to play collegiate baseball on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mixon and Prevot signed to play at LSU Eunice, and Massey signed to play at Tulane University.

Massey was recently recognized at the Seniors Honors Convocation with the Student Athlete award. Earlier this season, Massey pitched a no hitter against Slidell and was named pre-season pitcher of the year by Nola.com.

íÍI feel very excited to be given the opportunity to continue my baseball career while attending Tulane University which is a great academic school. I would like to thank my parents for the many sacrifices they make on a daily basis for me as well as all the faculty and staff at CHS, the coaches and my teammates for making me a better player,íñ said Massey. While at CHS, Massey participated in FCA and played basketball his freshman year. Massey plans on majoring in business management.

In the game against Central, Mixon proved his worth by starting the momentum with a tie-breaking homerun down the left-field line. While at CHS, Mixon played four years of baseball and two years of football. He has also participated in FCA and intramural sports. Mixon plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.

íÍI am very excited and proud of myself, as well as my other teammates signing.  It has always been a goal of mine since as long as I have been playing ball to play in college. I would definitely like to thank my family, friends and teammates for all the unending love and support. Also I would like to thank my coaches throughout my life in all different sports for teaching me about teamwork, humility and sportsmanship, and all the other lessons that work on the playing field and throughout life,íñ commented Mixon. íÍLastly, I am both thankful and grateful to Mr. and Mrs. William W. Pecue ll ’78 for awarding me the Brent David Pecue ’80 Memorial Endowed Scholarship. I am very humbled that I was chosen and hope that one day I will be able to return their kindness by helping another student or students in the future.  Their generosity has meant so much to me,íñ added Mixon.

Prevot, center fielder for the Bears, ended his season hitting .363 with 34 RBIs. He also played two years of football before an ACL injury put him out. While at LSUE, Prevot plans on majoring in business management.

íÍPlaying college baseball was the first goal I set for myself when I was just starting baseball around the age of six. I knew I wanted to play college baseball the second I saw the athletes play and now that this goal has become a reality for me I’m very grateful and excited. I couldn’t thank my parents enough for the financial sacrifices they have made so that I could always have the best in education and baseball. Also my coaches, more particularly my coaches this past year for everything they have taught me about the game,íñ said Prevot.