Brayland Skinner enters transfer portal

Photo: Brayland Skinner of Lake Cormorant is among the jubilant Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrating the school’s first-ever national championship in 2021. (File photo) 

Media reports Tuesday were saying that former Lake Cormorant baseball standout Brayland Skinner of Mississippi State had entered the transfer portal with plans to leave Starkville.  

Skinner began his college baseball career at Northwest Mississippi Community College after lettering for four years with the Lake Cormorant Gators.  He was the team’s MVP as a senior and also lettered twice in football. 

Skinner was best known at Mississippi State for scoring the game-winning run in the Bulldogs’ 2021 College World Series semi-final victory over Texas. 

This season, Skinner hit .205 and hit one home run, primarily as a late inning replacement. He was successful on six of seven stolen base attempts.  

Eight players from this year’s Mississippi State baseball team have now entered the transfer portal. 

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