Video: Thomas Dillard blasts two home runs in state title gameNational leader helps Oxford capture Mississippi Class 5A championship.
National home run leader Thomas Dillard
transferred from Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tenn.) to Oxford (Miss.)
to help the Chargers win another Class 5A state championship.
One of the top catching prospects in the nation, Dillard hit two home runs in Oxford's championship matchup against Hattiesburg. The second home run ended the game via the 10-run mercy rule and gave Oxford its second-straight state title.See the MaxPreps national home run leaders on the stat leaderboards
Dillard played at Briarcrest Christian last year, but he previously lived in Oxford and played with many of his current teammates.
He entered the game in second place nationally in home runs behind Dallas Jesuit's Kyle Muller, who had 15, then came up huge when it mattered the most.
Dillard has committed to play at Ole Miss next year, but he is also expected to be taken in the early rounds of June's MLB Draft.
Thomas Dillard, Oxford
Photo by Randy Sartin