The Magnolia State has been a hot spot, literally and figuratively, for college summer ball in 2020, with at least four leagues operating around the state, from New Albany to Poplarville and points in between. A host of NCAA Division I players have been competing in the Honor the Game wood bat league based in Meridian. The league was created by East Coast Sox Baseball, an organization in Columbus that provides coaching, clinics and tournament opportunities for youth players. Former Mississippi State star Eric DuBose is one of East Coast Sox’s executives, and several Bulldogs are participating. Ron Polk has been checking out the players and current major leaguer Kendall Graveman got some work in there, according to a report in the Columbus Commercial Dispatch. Four teams are playing a seven-week season at a renovated Q.V. Sykes Park. With many of the traditional summer loops not operating this summer due to the pandemic, college-level players have also found competition in Mississippi in the established Cotton States League and the newly formed Southeast Collegiate and Deep South Collegiate Leagues.