1972 Ben L. Smith Baseball Team went(15-2/8-2) and deep into the playoffs before falling to Hoggard

Posted by Andy Durham on November 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

Was talking last week to Kenneth Brown Jr. from Smith High School and I was telling KB Jr. that I thought Ben L. finished 2nd in the state(NCHSAA) back in the 1970’s and Kenneth Brown Jr. was able to dig up this stat/note that proves I was right again…..Here is what KB Jr. found on Ben L. Smith and I believe this highly successful team was coached by Jackie Joyce and it may have had Jim Chamberlin, Joe Bostic Jr. and others on this squad….We probably got some long-time Smith fans that were there, back when Ben L. Smith put the W’s in Ben L……

from Kenneth Brown Jr. at Ben L. Smith High School:
In 1972 the Baseball Team finished with a record of (15-2;8-2) Losing to Hoggard High (Wilmington) in Playoffs….


  • Andy Durham said,

    Heard tonight/Tuesday that Pete Williams was the strong arm on that 1972 Smith Golden Eagle baseball team…Williams later signed with the Chicago White Sox organization…

    Jim Chamberlin was the stud on the 1969 Smith team that won the State 4-A Championship….Team in ’69 was also coached by Jackie Joyce….

    Smith was a short-term high school baseball power back in the late 60’s and early 70’s….

    Good info on the Smith Golden Eagles baseball team…