Panther’s Ford Pounces on Opportunity With Turks

Freshman Garrett Ford of the Georgia State Panthers will join the pitching staff of the 2013 Turks.  The 6′ 175 pound lefty is from Loganville, GA where he was a four-year letter winner as a pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman at Loganville High School.  Ford was 12-1 with 54 strikeouts and a 1.98 ERA in 70.2 innings of action on the mound while also posting a .310 batting average as a senior.  Ford finished his high school career with a 21-1 career record and 100 strikeouts.  He helped lead LHS to a 31-9 overall record, the 2012 Class AAAA State Championship and a No. 20 ranking in the nation by Rawlings/Perfect Game.  Ford helped his team to the GA state semi-finals in 2009 and 2011.