Former Jackson State baseball player Lamar Briggs was signed by the San Rafael Pacifics, an independent professional team in San Rafael California. Briggs who was a standout player at JSU was signed out of the California Winter League, where he was one of the top players. He batted .300 and lead the league in stolen bases with 13.
Briggs played for manager and scout Casey Dill who is the Director of Baseball Operations and Manager Palm Springs Power, former HBCU Baseball coach at Harris Stowe State and poll voter in Black College Nines (BCN) HBCU Baseball Top 10 Polls.
The San Rafael Pacifics are a professional baseball team based in San Rafael, California in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, an independent professional baseball team. Many players sign with Major League Baseball.
Dill stated that “Lamar plays the game the right way everyday, he is a natural leader his teammates gravitate to. I’m confident that the San Rafael Pacifics is just the first step in Lamar’s professional career, he has a lot of upside, it was my pleasure to be his skipper and I wish him all the best moving forward with his professional career.”
Briggs was a four year starter at Jackson State from his first game as a freshman until his graduation last season. He played both outfield and infield positions and graduated with a 3.0 Grad Point Average. He appeared in over 150 games for the Tigers and made several BCN HBCU Baseball All-Elite teams. His junior year in 2017, Briggs batted 356 with 17 doubles, 4 triples and 46 runs batted in. He also stole 14 bases and was only caught stealing three times.
Jackson State head coach Omar Johnson said, “Briggs worked really hard and was a good kid.”