Going Back to Indiana, Again and Again:Greensboro White headed to the 2016 COLT Baseball World Series in Lafayette, Indiana(How ’bout that Grimsley baseball field???)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 31, 2016 at 2:06 pm under Amateur, High School | 10 Comments to Read

Final from today’s 2016 COLT Baseball East Zone Championship Game at Grimsley High School:
Greensboro White 5, The Bronx, N.Y. 3
*****Greensboro White headed to Lafayette, Indiana on Wednesday for the 2016 COLT Baseball World Series*****
Here is your LINK to the COLT World Series in Lafayette, Indiana…CLICK HERE and you are there on the main page that will give you all of the necessary information….
Greensboro White Team

        Player                                       School                                                             
1.      Logan Fields                                 Northeast Guilford
2.      Tommy Zente                                  Southwest Guilford
3.      C.J. Neese                                   Grimsley
4.      Clay Dilday                                  Western Guilford
5.      Brandon Bledsoe                              Northern Guilford
6.      Jalen Pruitt                                 Dudley
7.      Landon Smith                                 Chatham Charter
8.      Jackson Hartley                              Eastern Alamance
9.      Luke Pegram                                  Page
10.     Devin Bartley                                Dudley
11.     Mason Chu                                    Southwest Guilford
12.     John Spillman                                Ragsdale
13.     Jacob Edwards                                Southwest Guilford
14.     Justin Guy                                   Dudley
15.     Jalen Guy                                    Dudley
16.     Landen Smith                                 Wheatmore
17.     Will Davis                                   Williams

Coaches: Reid Holmes, Brett Garrett, and Pella Stokes

*****Greensboro team headed back to Indiana for at least the 10th straight year and Greensboro always seems to send a COLT Baseball team back to Indiana and we seem to do well..We don’t always win it, but Greensboro did win it back in 1965(COLT World Series Champions) and how crazy is that, since now that was over 50 years ago and most of the kids on this Greensboro White team, their parent weren’t even born then…Man, fifty-plus years ago with Ronnie Collins, Ronnie Rudd, Vic Coffin, Ric Coffin, Barry Councilman, Mike Nunn and many more of those locals and most of those guys are still with us, but many of them are now gone on to the “Diamond in the Sky”….Fifty-one years and now maybe time for the Greensboro team to do it again, in Lafayette, Indiana…*****

+++++A few numbers on the Sunday win by the Greensboro White team over The Bronx/Batista….
Greensboro 5
The Bronx 3

WP:Jackson Hartley(Eastern Alamance)…Hartley goes 6 2/3’s Innings with 21 first-pitch strikes and 8 total Strikeouts….Hartley’s WHIP was 0.90…
HR for GSO:Devin Bartley(Dudley/Southeast Guilford HS) 3-Run home run by Bartley and it came in the third inning…Some of the key GSO hits, that I picked up on and I arrived in the 5th Inning coming in off of the road from church and you had Brandon Bledsoe(Northern Guilford HS) with an RBI Double, CJ Neese had a big Double for the GSO squad and this Neese kid has been hitting the ball hard all week long(2 Hits on the day for Neese)…You had a single for Jalen Pruitt(plus a BB for Pruitt) and a single for Jacob Edwards(2 Hits total today for Edwards) and those were the key hits that transpired after I arrived, in the fifth inning…3 Quality at Bats for Neese and two QAB for Pruitt….

Game Breakdown from the Grimsley Scoreboard and the Greensboro White team was the visiting team on the board today and they batted first…
End of the First Inning:3-0, The Bronx on top…End of 2nd Inning:3-0, The Bronx was hanging on…End of 3rd Inning:Greensboro moves in front aided by Bartley’s three-run HR and after Three Innings:GSO 4, The Bronx 3…End of the 4th Innings:GSO 4, The Bronx 3…End of the 5th Inning:GSO 4, The Bronx 3…End of the 6th Inning:GSO 5, The Bronx 3…Final:GSO 5, The Bronx 3…+++++

$$$$$And curious to see what the fans have to say about the Grimsley Whirlies’ baseball field, as the COLTS made the move from Stoner-White Stadium, at Jaycee Park, to the Grimsley Field for this year’s 2016 COLT East Tournament….How about that Grimsley Field and the job Gary Flynn did making it ready for a great week of baseball in the tourney….Thoughts on the Grimsley Field and the job turned in by Gary Flynn and his field crew…Looked great to me and seemed to a move that really paid off on the plus side for the local GSO COLT Baseball people and organizers…How ’bout that field over at Grimsley?????$$$$$
(Always good to get your Final Thoughts, as the tournament closes out here locally.)

More from the Sunday game at Grimsley High School….Game Changer…
Bautista falls to Greensboro White 5-3

        1	2	3	4	5	6	7	R	H	E
GRN	0	0	4	0	0	1	0	5	9	4
BTS	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	6	0

  • Andy Durham said,

    Lots of heat during the game today and lots of heat coming in from The Bronx side of the field after the game was complete…

    There was a play in the bottom of the sixth inning where The Bronx was called for interference and they had scored a run to make the score 5-4 and they still would have had two men on base with one out….

    With the interference call, the run came off the board and the out was issued to The Bronx and now instead of being within one run at 5-4 with just one out, they/The Bronx were still down 5-3 with two outs and they ended up seeing the Greensboro White team get out of that inning on defense pretty much unscathed and from the breakdown from the umpire, it appeared the Correct/Right calls had been made…

    The Bronx very upset and Mad, but the ump stood by and made his call stand up…..

  • Wray Hodgin said,

    Once again, Andy, good reporting. Greensboro has superior coaching, players, umpires, but without the help of Gary Flynn and Grimsley it would have been embarrassed by the condition of Stoner-White Stadium. The CITY P & R does not deserve the passage of a recreation bond. After 40 years Stoner-White has gone from a Crown Jewel to a piece of brown glass. No one outside Greensboro Youth Baseball gives a damn about the facility our kids plsy on.

  • Dave Z said,

    The Grimsley field looked super. I say bring it back to Grimsley next year in 2017. Kudos to Gary Flynn and his staff for the work that they turned in to get and have this field ready and in the condition that it was for the Colts this week. If you surveyed 100 people I bet 95 would say keep the baseball tournament at Grimsley and maybe 5 would say take it back to Stoner-White.

  • bob said,

    Haven’t seen the field at Grimsley—however I would
    suggest that the baseball field at Caldwell Academy is just as good as any in the county & they have lights.

  • Chris Phillips said,

    Thanks to Coach Flynn for the investment put in to make Grimsley live up to the honor and prestige of the Zone Tourney in Greensboro.
    However one year does not make a tournament. Put the pressure on the city to bring Stoner-White up to standards of a quality diamond and get it back to how it used to be. It is a great venue that has put on quality baseball for many years. If the city won’t comply then turn it over to the Greensboro Colt League organization. What once was, can be great again…obviously with needed funds and time and labor.
    What are the most immediate needs to get this on track? Are there any former Colt players that can donate commercial services? Raise funds for the specific purpose of revitalization of S-W.

    Chris Phillips
    Colt League alumnus
    1983 Cone Mills (Page)
    Greensboro Green member – Champion South Region and East Zone
    Colt World Series 4th place
    1984 Golden Corral (Page)
    Greensboro Green member – Champion Section and Region, Zone runner-up
    Bill White Sportmanship and Scholarship winner

  • Mike Nunn said,

    Please check your dates for the Colt World Series, Greensboro won the Colt World Series in 1965 that has been 51 years. Thanks Mike Nunn

  • Andy Durham said,

    Yes on that year for the Colt World Series Title take it back to 1965 instead of 1966 and it is still crazy, it was over 50 years ago…

    Lots of baseball in the dirt since 1965 and I believe Mike Nunn was there and with that Greensboro Colt Team back in the day…I may be wrong, but I think he was with the Greensboro Colts back in the day and good to get his input today…

    Wasn’t there a Wayne Nunn back there somewhere too…

  • Unreal said,

    Congratulations to Grimsley and Coach Flynn for a great job, however it’s embarrassing to watch such a fantastic place to play such as Stoner White turn into what we have now. How can the parks and rec spend such a tremendous amount of money in the parking lot paving and planting trees but not have about 8 grand to fix an infield that is in terrible shape. I can remember a time when there would be someone to drag a field between games and maybe fix the mound. Those days are long gone, Hey parks and rec, the kids are pitching uphill on the mound now and the infield lips are 6 to 8 inches high and that’s the low spots. The Colt league has been blessed to use this facility at stoner for years and years. Any player that has been able to play the game has enjoyed the opportunity to play here. With the success this league has had in the zone tournaments hosted by Greensboro and how well our Greensboro kids have done in the World Series year after year. I think it’s the least parks and rec and Greensboro can do is fix this field. Mr Stowé and mr Paula have been able get an interest from teams that come to stoner and play from 4 different county’s almost every night of the week. It’s about time to make it good again,

  • City Pride said,

    Gary had the field and complex at Grimsley looking great and he practically lived there through the summer for our players.
    I am not sure what has happened with Greensboro City Pride when it comes to our parks and recreation facilities in general. Stoner White is the prime example of cutting corners and the city does not realize the word Liability. The field is in poor enough condition that if a player blows out a knee or ankle due to field conditions they are liable especially after it has been pointed out to the city officials. I believe they are still willing to rent out the field for weekend showcase baseball. Make the investment and enjoy the returns. I believe a couple of years ago the colt league and a couple of coaches rebuilt the mound and the city came in a dug up the mound to redo it and ruined a properly built mound.

  • Greensboro Colt League Alumni said,

    Congratulations to the 2016 Greensboro White, safe travels to Lafayette, we’ll look forward to the live feed for the opener on Saturday!

    In regards to the condition of Stoner White, it’s embarrassing that the Tournament had to be relocated. Thank you to Coach Flynn for his dedication to youth baseball, we are fortunate to have access to Grimsley and other nice ball fields in the area.

    You can be sure that we will be contacting Parks & Rec to find out what they plan to do about rectifying the situation at Stoner White.