Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Baseball Team Previews

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Greg Simmons (427-181-1)
2010 Record: 22-9
Returning Starters: 2
Key Returners: Bryce Bradley SS ( 328,22 R) Tyler Simmons (.366,8 2B) and Griffin Gum (.571 injury cut season short)
Key Newcomers: Colin Kellermeyer and Devland Zakar
Notable: Bryce Bradley was HM all CISAA in ’10 and signed at Harding University Tyler Simmons was HM all CISAA in ’10 and signed at Wingate University
Coach: Matt Tipton (8-13, 2nd year)
2010 Record:  8-13
Returning Starters:  8: Cameron Wilkins, Jay Turner, Thomas Melton, Blake Moffitt,  Dakota Whitaker, Tyler Gaffney, Mitchell Parris, Jared Allen
Key Returners:  Mitchell Parris P, OF, Cameron Wilkins P, Jay Turner INF
Key Newcomers:  Trey Hester OF, Tyler Harth 1B
Notable: Cameron Wilkins Last two seasons been workhorse on mound, won key games in conference both years.
Todd Melton (46-46, 6th season)
2010 Record: 10-11
Returning Starters: Samuel Dye, Morgan Rhom, Matt Denham, Pres Guy
Key Returners: Samuel Dye, Morgan Rhom, Matt Denham, Pres Guy, Key Newcomers:
Coach: Branden Knapp (13-12)
2010 Record: 13-12

Returning Starters: 8
Key Returners: Zach Andrews P,OF 4-3 1.83 era 44k 4bb, .423, 18SB, Jarrod Brown OF .375 21 SB, 4 HR, Armando Castaneda .400 5HR

Key Newcomers: Zane Vermette (JR), Jake Barbee( SO)
Notable: Zach Andrews 2 year all conference
Coach: David M. Craft (344-206 overall/323-186 at HHS)
2010 Record: 17-11
Returning Starters: 5
Key Returners: Tyler Poole RHP/Robert Whaley OF/P
Key Newcomers: Ryan Garlow LHP
Coach: Mark Mennitt (215-134, 17th year)
2010 Record: 16-9, 8-2 in the SCC, co-conference champs
key returners: Brian Peart sr.,( 4-2 3.10 era, .422 Avg. All Conf.); Josh Ferguson sr., ( .469 avg, all conf.); J.C. Howze sr., (.386 avg, 23 sbs, all conf.)
Notable: Brett Thompson signed with Lafayette College. Mark Mennitt has 3 former players that are head coaches, Jimmy Cochran at Hough High, John Spencer is at Myers Park, and Andrew Starnes is at Parkwood.
Coach: John Spencer (34-21, 3rd season)
2010 Record: 15-12
Returning Starters: 7
Key Returners: Matt Hedberg, Sr., P/OF, Tyler Powell, Sr., P/INF, Taylor Rowe, Sr., SS, Grant Goodson, Sr., INF/OF, Noel Baker, Sr., OF, James Snover, Sr. OF/DH, Matt Keeter, Sr., P, Max Wasser, Sr., INF, Tony Folsom, Sr., OF.
Key Newcomers: Sophomore Catcher Zack Blalock, Sophomore INF/OF Ross Jeffries.
Notable: Returning 12 seniors. Last SW4A team standing in 2010. Tyler Powell signed with Western Carolina and is getting many pro looks.
Denny Key Jr (1st year)
2010 Record: 0-19:
Returning Starters: Clint Jordan,Jr., P, OF; Matt Dyson, Sr., 1B; Jacob Speight, Sr., OF Key Returners:
Key Newcomers: Trey Gibson, So., OF; Seth White, So., 3B, P; Josh Sharpe, Sr., C
Tod Skinner (192-178, 20 Years)
2010 Record: 3-11
Returning Starters: Nathan Birmingham; Trajan Brown;
Key Returners: Kurt Abernethy; Connor Cox
Key Newcomers: Kameron Marlow F, IF; Jimmy Jones F, OF ; CJ Brighton F, P; Mattheiu Agee F, P
Coach: Jim Cerbie 322-224, 24th season (all at PDS)
2010 record: 14-11
Returning starters; 5
Key Returners: Andrew Pope .370, 8-2  3.3 era (junior SS/P), Sam Arnie .380 (senior OF), Tim Mansfield .397 (junior OF), Kendall Hughes .356 (sophomore 3B/P), Mac Sanders .269 (senior OF).
Key Newcomers: Andrew Burnick (sophomore INF/P), Connor Chamberlain (junior P), Shaun McConoughey (Freshman INF, P), Daniel Stack (Sophomore INF/P).
Notable: Andrew Pope, All-Conference, All-State, sophomore year. Young pitching staff, expect to be competitive.
Coach: Shawn Schmitt (0-0, 1st year, @ RRHS)
2010 Record: n/a (first year program)
Returning Starters: n/a
Key Returners: n/a
Key Newcomers: Danny Dunning 5'6" fr., Khalil Rankin 5'6" jr., Alex Davis 5'8" jr, Gabe Hutchings jr. 5'7"
Notable: We have a very talented class of juniors and sophomores that have come from Butler, Independence and North Mecklenburg. Along with our freshman standouts we look to dominate from the start without a senior in our lineup this season
Coach: Rich Landis (140-72)
2010 Record: 24-8
Returning Starters: Nathan Sharp Sr. Inf/P; Jared Fortune Sr. 1B/P; Sam Remick - Sr. C; Travis Hallman Sr. - Inf; Palmer Coleman - Sr. OF; Cameron Travis Sr. - P/Utl.; Spencer Cole - Sr. P/OF; Lucas Verville Sr. - 3B; Kendal Godwin Jr. - OF
Key Newcomers: Bobby Troutman Sr. - Inf.; Connor Duncan Jr. - OF
Notable: Team made it tothe NCISAA semi finals in 2010. All but one starter back.
Coach: Randy Martin (15-7 2nd year)
2010 Record: 15-7
Returning Starters: 5
Key returners:  Sam Laws, SR, P , 9-3 record  1.69 ERA 86 SO, Travis Fetter, SR, C, SS .360 AVG.  .462 OBP 16 SB; Sam Marshall, JR. SS .340 AVG  .410 OBP
Key Newcomers: Sean Grant JR P transfered from Statesville, Garett Bell, FR, CF
David Wright (106-96)
2010 Record: 15-11
Returning Starters: 3
Key Returners: Taylor Garczynski Soph 2B, Matt Miller Jr. RHP, Hunter Teeter Soph. C/3B, Chandler Jones SR. 3B/C Key Newcomers: Bryce Burns, Jr SS