Returning starting center fielder with a team-leading 49 starts in the MSU outfield last season • Fleet-footed switch-hitter who posted the team’s third-high batting average (.321) and the most stolen bases by a Bulldog (25) since 1985 • One of two Pearl River Community College products on the team and among 20 Bulldogs who hail from the Magnolia State • SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.
Junior outfielder who played in 55 of MSU’s 56 games, 49 as a starter • Drew 34 starts in center field and 15 in right field • Hit .321, leading the Bulldogs with 63 hits and 47 runs scored • Registered a team-leading 25 stolen bases in 29 attempts, most MSU stolen bases since Dan Van Cleve’s 38 pilfers in 1985 and tied for fourth-most in school history • Made MSU debut as pinch-hitter in ‘08 season opener at North Florida (Feb. 22) • Walked and scored twice, drove in his first career run and singled for his initial collegiate hit in his first start (center field) the next day at UNF (Feb. 23) • Lead-off hitter in his 49 games as a starter • Ranked second on the club with 16 multi-hit games, including three-hit games against South Carolina (Mar. 21), Middle Tennessee State (May 6) and Arkansas (May 17) • Totaled six multi-stolen base games, including a season-best three against Mississippi Valley State (Mar. 12) • Strung together 12-game and 11-game hitting streaks • Hit safely in 43 of MSU’s 56 games reached base 32 times when leading off an inning • Tied for the team lead with five sacrifice bunts • Went 5-for-15 in Tennessee series (Apr. 25-27) with series-clinching game-winning double in series finale • Ended the season with a seven-game hitting streak, including a 6-for-16 (.375) series against Arkansas (May 15-17) • Hit .303 with team-best 36 hits and 23 runs scored and started all 30 games against SEC opponents • Reached base as hit batsman team-leading 15 times and drew 21 walks • Named to the 2008 SEC Baseball Academic Honor Roll.
Earned a roster berth during 2006 fall drills before sitting out the 2007 campaign as a redshirt • Initially signed with Southeastern Louisiana.
Competed as an outfielder for two seasons at Pearl River (Miss.) Community College in Poplarville, Miss. • Coached by Jamie McMahon (2006) and Jay Artigues (2005) • Hit .351 with a .467 on-base percentage and was successful on 25 of 27 stolen base attempts • Earned first-team MACJC All-State honors • Named top male scholar-athlete at PRCC for 2006 • Hit .300 and stole 17 bases in 19 attempts as a freshman in 2005 • Recipient of the PRCC Male Citizenship Award • Member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society.
Four-year letterman and three-year starter as an outfielder at Oak Grove High School • Coached by Harry Breland • Compiled a .415 batting average his senior season with 54 hits and a .565 on-base percentage • Helped lead the OGHS Warriors to a 30-7 record and its second straight Mississippi 5A state championship • Earned coaches all-state and all-area plaudits following the 2004 campaign • Selected to compete in the 2004 Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Game • Named to the Oak Grove HS Hall of Fame and voted Mr. Oak Grove High School • Hit .358 with 41 hits and a .570 on-base percentage as a junior on OGHS’s 30-6 state championship team.
Born Jackson Grantham Hogue on June 26, 1986 in Hattiesburg, Miss. • Son of Danya and Sam Hogue of Hattiesburg, Miss. • Majoring in marketing.