Rocket senior Grayson Whaley (center) signs a Latter of Intent to play baseball at Bryan College in Dayton as his family looks on at Forrest High School in Chapel Hill. From left are Grant Whaley, Gene Whaley, Grayson Whaley, Crystal Whaley, and Joshua Lowery. The Bryan College Tigers are reigning back-to-back Appalachian Athletic Conference champions. In Whaley’s three years at Forrest, the Rockets are 73-37-1 and have three region titles, two district championships, and have made two state tournament appearances. Whaley had big state tournament last season as the designated hitter for Forrest, going 5-for-7 with four runs scored, 2RBI’s, and two bases on balls. Whaley was also a member of the dominating Marshall County Bombers Babe Ruth League All-Star team that appeared in two SE Region Tournaments and was a member of the Forrest golf team. Whaley will be the full-time first baseman for the Rockets this season and the big righty will also see plenty of time on the mound.