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Four-year letterwinner on the mound at Hough High School for head coach Jimmy Cochran ... Ranked No. 270 in the country by Perfect Game ... 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Atlantic All-Region first team ... Named all-conference as a pitcher and a hitter following junior season ... Named to 2016 Greater Charlotte Top Prospect Team ... Team captain as a senior ... Led Hough to back-to-back conference championships ... Helped Independence to conference championship as a freshman in 2014 ... GPA of 4.30 ranked in the top 20 percent of high school class ... Played travel baseball for the Demarini Stars and South Charlotte Panthers.
Full name is Bailey Michael Dees ... Born on February 5, 1999 in Charlotte, North Carolina ... Parents are Eric and Colleen Dees ... Has a younger sister, Tara ... Father, Eric, played basketball at RIT (N.Y.) ... Intends to major in business ... Hobbies include ping pong, billiards and golf.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
“I chose Penn state because of the high class education it provides, along with the opportunity to play baseball in a power five conference against the best talent in the nation.”
Coach Cooper: "We are thrilled to add Bailey to our Nittany Lion Family. He is a competitive young man who is just now beginning to scratch the surface of his ability. He has an opportunity to make an immediate impact on our pitching staff."