Lyons, GA. – November 9, 2023 | Coach Derek James
Toombs County High School’s standout senior, Brantley Upshaw, has officially committed to Georgia State University on a baseball scholarship. Upshaw is poised to contribute to the Panthers’ pitching staff upon his arrival on campus, bringing with him a high school career that has been integral to Toombs County’s baseball success.
Upshaw’s dedication to the game extends beyond the diamond. His contributions to the program resonate as much in his off-field endeavors as his on-field performance. The recognition he receives today is a testament to his relentless work ethic and his unwavering commitment to the sport.
His journey through baseball has been marked by a readiness to absorb new knowledge and an eagerness to refine his skills. This approach aligns with the ethos displayed in the team’s locker room, where a sign reads, “If it’s important to you, you will find a way; if not, you’ll find an excuse.” Upshaw embodies this principle, consistently choosing the path of perseverance over convenience.
“We’re incredibly proud of Brantley. He’s always found a way because baseball is more than a game to him—it’s a passion,” says Head Baseball Coach Derek James. “Watching him earn this opportunity is incredibly rewarding, and we’re confident that his future at Georgia State will be marked by the same dedication and excellence he’s displayed here at Toombs County.”