Skyhawk Baseball | Sam Folks - 13

PositionLHP
YearSophomore
HometownFranklin, Tenn.
Height/Weight5-11 - 170 lbs.

2017: Appeared in 15 games while starting in three matchups…Wrung up 35 batters in 36.2 innings of work on the year…Earned the starting nod against Alabama A&M on April 26, as he tossed six innings and fanned seven batters in the process while allowing only one earned run in the 12-2 victory.

BEFORE UTM: Pitched for head coach Jonathan Hackett at Battle Ground Academy, where he was a 2016 Perfect Game Southeast Region honorable mention performer…Rated as the No. 41 overall pitching prospect and No. 5 left-handed pitcher in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game…Tossed a complete game against Friendship Christian in the opening round of the East-Middle Region tournament, striking out 13 batters with just two walks in a 5-2 win…Went the distance against Ezell-Harding on April 18, snapping their district undefeated streak by going seven shutout innings, allowing four hits with five strikeouts…Was part of the fifth annual MidTN Senior All-Star Classic in June 2016…Garnered all-state honors and all-district accolades for the second straight season in 2015, helping the Wildcats to a 17-10 overall record…Was part of a BGA squad who won district and regional championships in 2014, the same season he was named Region MVP…Grandfather Charles Folks played baseball at UT Martin from 1957-59.

PERSONAL: Born on March 25, 1997...Son of Scott and Tammy Folks...Majoring in sports business.


 



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