Justin Smith’s Guilford Patriots won the Palomino tournament this weekend at Stoner-White Stadium and we will have a detailed report coming from Justin later today.
The Patriots won game one on Friday night 11-1 over Salisbury, Maryland; took game two 6-4 vs. Lynnhaven, Virginia on Saturday afternoon; then lost game one on Sunday morning at 11am:10-0 to Lynnhaven and bounced back to beat Lynnhaven in the final game 13-0 to move on to Pennsylvania this week for the East Zone Palomino World Serries qualifying tournament.
We hear that John Neese put up strong numbers at the plate and Justin Smith will have details coming our way soon and they will show up in this box. Lester Rivenbark from the GBC Shockers has been added to the Patriots roster for the tourney this week.
4:45pm—Justin Smith is now making his way to our home plate(page) and here is his report…………
******The Guilford Patriots have passed the second test of the season. The first was winning the Greensboro Palomino baseball league and second was the championship of the Region baseball tourney held in Greensboro North Carolina. The Patriots were led with strong pitching. Even though they were beat 10-0 in the first game 9 of the 10 runs were unearned. Mike Dimock, Jody Calloway, Esterlin Paulino and Blaine McCraw led the pitching staff for the weekend. John Neese had a tremendous weekend and provided power with 2 monster home runs. The Guilford Patriots will play Monday night at Glenn High School against the Kernersville Bulldogs at 7:00p.m. Then the Patriots will return the practice field and begin a quest to go to there 12th World Series first under coach Justin Smith. The team will leave Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. and play Saturday afternoon at 2:00. If the Patriots were to win the East Zone they will head straight to California to participate in the Palomino World Series. â€œI am very fortunate to coach these great kids, I am just so fortunate to have kids that get along with one another. This might be one of the best chemistry teams I have ever been around. If any one has any questions and would like to have updates about Guilford Patriot baseball please email Justin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org*****