Crawling through the HS Baseball Grapevine

Posted by Andy Durham on February 5, 2009 at 12:41 pm under High School | 8 Comments to Read

We have tried to reach Smith HS athletic director Gary Musell to verify the news we have been hearing, but the phone constantly rings busy in the AD’s office at the Golden Eagles campus.

The word we have heard is that JB Baynes will be named the new baseball coach at Smith HS. Baynes has been the assistant for the past several years to Larry Farrer at Dudley.

The word is that Baynes will be taking over at Smith and practice will start for all the schools in the middle of this month.

Sources tell us that former Smith coach Derek Johnson is saying that the hiring of Baynes would be a powerful move for the Smith Golden Eagles baseball porgram.

In another big move in local high school baseball, former Grimsley coach Alan Ashkinazy will join Larry Farrer and help with the Dudley Panther baseball program this season. Ashkinazy will serve as an assistant to Farrer.

Baynes from Dudley to Smith and Ashkinazy from Grimsley to Dudley and hopefully you heard it here first……


  • NORTHERN GUILFORD FAN said,

    I CAN’T BELIEVE THERE IS NOTHING ON HERE YET ABOUT THE DUDLEY-NORTHERN GAME LAST NIGHT. AFTER A CRUSHING LOSS BY ONE POINT TO DUDLEY EARLIER IN THE SEASON NORTHERN WAS NOT ABOUT TO LET THAT HAPPEN AGAIN, AND THEY DEMOLISHED DUDLEY 74-54 LAST NIGHT. COME ON NOW! THIS IS BIG-DUDLEY’S FIRST CONFERENCE LOSS…..

  • jim c said,

    Good for Alan! Good for the kids at Dudley.

    Speaking of Dudley baseball, I have seen Ray Crawford working on his hitting and he is a beast! Pitchers beware!

  • bazela said,

    how many will flock to dudley now, sure if all the others knew this they would have gone their instead of other schools. here goes the train.

  • Andy said,

    Dudley already has baseball talent on hand. I think they will take what they have and make them better.

  • Dudley Fan said,

    Bazela does anybody love you? Does anybody respect you enough to teach their kid
    anything. I want you to give that some thought.
    Great hire for the Kids at Dudley.
    Sounds like a little jealousy to me.

  • panther mom said,

    If Alan is joining our program we welcome him, I think he will be an asset to our team. We have a strong group of young men who have been working the entire off season. We promote success and we refuse to entertain haters. Get on board or just remain silent. Lets Go Panthers!

  • High Andrew Coach said,

    Great to hear that Smith High School is getting a good coach in JB. I think it is great that Alan is good to Dudley and help coach there. Dudley has a very good coach in Larry Farrer so this just make that staff great. You also that they have great kids and they love to play the game. There fans are one of the best group of fans in high school.Good luck to Dudley Panthers this year.

  • High Andrew Coach said,

    Great to hear that Smith High School is getting a good coach in JB. I think it is great that Alan is goint to Dudley and help coach there. Dudley has a very good coach in Larry Farrer so this just make that staff great. You also that they have great kids and they love to play the game. There fans are one of the best group of fans in high school.Good luck to Dudley Panthers this year.