JR, 5-10, 175
Hometown: Bolivar, Tenn.
Previous School: Bolivar Central HS
Barnes played four seasons of baseball at Bolivar Central High School for Coach Mark Fulghum as an outfielder and catcher. He also played four seasons of football at Bolivar as a wide receiver and linebacker. In baseball, he helped lead his team to a district title in 2007, followed by region and sectional titles in 2008. Barnes was a three-time All-District and All-Tournament player, twice named All-West Tennessee, and was named District MVP as a senior in 2008. As a senior, Barnes hit .452 with 45 runs, 16 doubles, one triple, six home runs, and 29 RBI. He recorded only six strikeouts in his 124 at-bats. Barnes also participated in the first annual West Tennessee All-Star Baseball Classic in which he was selected Offensive MVP.