Rice -- Sidelined in first season with the program in 2016 and not see game action.
High School -- A 2015 graduate of Tuloso Midway High School in Corpus Christi, Texas... Four-year varsity baseball starter for head coach David Marsello... Led (then) District 30-4A with 116 strikeouts in 78.2 innings as a junior in 2014, but was sidelined from the mound for his senior season... Could serve only as the Warriors' designated hitter in 2015, where he batted .410 with 26 RBI and 25 runs scored in 26 games... Maintained a .541 on-base percentage on the way to Honorable Mention All-District honors... Three-time all-district pitcher, including first varsity season in 2012 when he was 14 years old... Helped squad reach back-to-back appearances in the bi-district playoffs... Invited to the Texas Rangers Area Code team camp in 2014... Two-year member of the National Honor Society... Three-time Academic All-District honoree.
Personal -- Full name: Michael Mason Hellums (prefers middle name)...Parents: Mike and Marilyn Hellums of Robstown, Texas (one brother). College: Brown