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Busy summer for Henry's Lindsey

By Doug Gorman

Henry County High School baseball player Greg Lindsey will spend plenty of time on the ball diamond showcasing his talents this summer

The Warhawks' speedy center fielder, who also pitches for his high school baseball team, is scheduled to play in several high school all-star events this summer, including in the Sun Belt Classic in Oklahoma.

Lindsey is on a Georgia team made up of rising high school seniors, and will play against some of the best prep baseball players in the country. There's also a Georgia squad made up of recent high school graduates. That team will play in a separate tournament.

The Georgia squad is scheduled to play a 12-game tournament schedule.

From there, Lindsey will pack his baseball gear and head to Florida where he will participate in two other events, including the Tropicana Showcase. In July, he has been invited to participate in a high school baseball event sponsored by the Florida Marlins.

Lindsey batted over .400 this season and helped lead his team to a Region 4-AAAAA region title and a trip to the second round of the Class AAAAA tournament.

Lindsey was the Warhawks' third starting pitcher in the rotation behind seniors Michael Rozier, who was drafted by the Boston Red Sox organization on Monday, and Jason Laird, who was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 31 round on Tuesday.

Lindsey overcame some injuries, which limited his time on the mound.

When he returns next season, he could emerge as the Warhawks' top pitcher.

Lindsey stock is on the rise, and this time next year he could join former teammates Rozier and Laird as pro baseball draft selections.

"He might be the best pure athlete I have ever seen," said Henry County baseball coach Chuck Campbell. He has 4.3 speed and he has hit 90-miles an hour on the radar gun."