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Former Vidalia High standout Jordan Brewer of Holmes Community College was named to the Mississippi Community Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State second team and All-Region third team.
Brewer, a sophomore who started out in the infield at Holmes, was moved to catcher this season.
"We had some injuries and coach was looking for someone to catch," said Brewer, who had not played catcher since the eighth grade. "I volunteered because I was just looking for a way to help the team."
Brewer caught former Holmes pitcher and current Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt before the season started in preparation for his new position.
"It was a humbling experience," Brewer said. "He was just getting back into the swing of things. He wasn't throwing 100 percent, but it was still harder than anybody we had on our staff."
Brewer finished the year with a .278 batting average and had several key hits as Holmes battled its way all the way to theRegion XXIII Tournament title game before falling to LSU-Eunice 19-5 to end the season.
The Bulldogs got to the final round by defeating ICC on Friday, 10-0, and then knocking off Hinds, 11-6, late Friday night.Saturday`s games were rained out and were set for Monday afternoon.
Holmes reached the state finals before falling to the Itawamba Indians, 17-6, to finish second in the state.
"The season could have been better, but we did get pretty far," Brewer said.
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Brewer said he plans on continuing his baseball playing days.
"Right now I'm just waiting to see what happens," he said. "I've talked with Mississippi Valley and there are some other schools who are just finishing up who may be interested. I definitely plan on playing more."
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