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Brooks County baseball star signs with UGA

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November 13, 2008

Quitman - The Georgia baseball team is looking to reload after coming within one victory of winning the College World Series this past summer.

Head coach David Perno will have big bat in his lineup for the next few years with Brooks County's Robert Shipman, III.

Shipman signed his scholarship to play baseball with the Bulldogs Thursday afternoon at Brooks County High School.

The Trojans' first baseman has a 430 batting average during his high school career. Robert learned how to hit from his father who is a professional hitting instructor.

Son hopes his dad will be making some trips to Omaha to watch him play in the College World Series during the next four years.

Robert Shipman said "Coach Perno did a real good job with the team and transforming them from what it was to what it is now. It is a great opportunity because I know when I get there I know we will have a shot to get to the College World Series all four of my years. Hopefully, when I will be able help to get a national championship."  

Robert's younger brother Aaron is a centerfielder on the Brooks County baseball team and also a college prospect.  

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