Josh Barnett, a member of the Mercer County Titan baseball team, always had a ton of potential on the mound due to his height and long frame. People around the area weren’t the only ones to notice the talent Barnett had.
Barnett was selected to participate in the KHSBCA East/West All-Star game on Tuesday, June 20, at Pleasure Ridge Park High School. The game consisted of the top players from the Class of 2018 and 2019.
Barnett was excited to represent Harrodsburg and the Titan community.
“When I found out that I was selected to play in the all-star game, I thought that it would be a great experience for me and give me the opportunity to represent Mercer County,” said Barnett.
Barnett pitched one and two-thirds innings giving up no hits and one walk during the game.
Barnett said although he didn’t participate in the individual workouts prior to the game, the coaches on staff helped him improve his mechanics during the game.
“The coaches helped me fix small mechanical issues I didn’t even know were there,” he said.
This past season, Barnett didn’t expect to pitch as much as he did, but was glad his opportunity came. Head Coach Adam Shartzer told Barnett he needed to step up this season and he did just that. Barnett had two wins and five losses in 11 starts during his sophomore season. Having that record shouldn’t take away from the fact Barnett is still raw and has a ton of upside.
To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.