It has been a very good start to the baseball season for Austin Moyer(Southeast Guilford High School) and his teammates like Brett Underwood(SWG), John Neese(NWG) and others at Catawba College…Moyer has run his pitching record to (3-0) and he had two hits in his most recent outing….We will have the Catawba info on the guys down below, but first more updates on the local players that have gone on to college and a high school player whose season has ended early…
Moyer, Underwood and Neese are all doing well and so is Clint Moore(Grimsley HS) at Army(USMA/West Point, New York)….Moore got hit in the face by a fastball, in the Cadets’ series at the University of Maryland last weekend and we are now pleased to report that he was released from the hospital earlier in the week and he is now home in his barricks/dorm at West Point and trying to catch up on his school work….He will not know the full details of the medical tests until Tuesday of next week and he was hoping to travel with his team to North Carolina this weekend, where Army will be facing Ohio State and Western Carolina at Forest City(traveling just as a teammate/spectator)….
Speaking of Western Carolina, Macon Smith(Western Guilford), a freshan for the Catamounts, already has 4-5 starts under his belt this season for WCU, in the outfield, after catching all those years at WG and the time behind the plate served his well, cause he is doing OK in the outfield too and he has scored two runs for the ‘Cats after drawing two important BB’s….
Brock Hudgens(SWG) has a save on the hill for Charlotte after seeing several early-season appearances out of the 49ers’ bullpen….Hudgens, like Macon Smith a freshman, is off to good start in his new collegiate career…
We have had some real good write-ups about the job Will Cornelius(NWG), a catcher for the Guilford College Quakers, has been doing at the plate…Will had 4 RBI’s for Guilford in a win earlier this week….
The word on Campbell, that is Jeremey Campbell, a pitcher at Northern Guilford High School, is that Jeremy’s high school career is over….He injured the forearm/ellbow area of his pitching arm and with the severity of the injury, the doctors at Murphy-Wainer Orthopedics have rendered his high school baseball career over…Jeremy is a senior and the doctors have told him not to throw a baseball again for at least one full year and we hate it for that kid, or any kid for that matter…His dad said Jeremy was sick when he got the news and could do nothing but go home and throw up, he was that sick when he got the bad news, that is how much baseball meant to him….We wish him the best on his recovery, we have been watching him play for many years now and would to see him bounce back from this…..
And the complete inside on Moyer and the guys at Catawba, from the Catawba Indians web site:
MARS HILL, NC â€“ Catawba got another strong start from Austin Moyer (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford HS/USC Upstate) and completed a series sweep of host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference baseball action back on Sunday afternoon at Henderson Field. The Catawba Indians won 9-1 to improve to 12-3 overall and 6-0 in the SAC. The Lions fall to 7-11 and 2-4.
Moyer scattered seven hits over seven innings and allowed just a single run. He walked one and fanned nine as he improved to 3-0. Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) and Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) kept the Lions off the board over the final two innings.
Two walks and a pair of ground balls helped Catawba take the lead in the second without a hit. Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) drew the leadoff walk and Brett Underwoodâ€™s (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) grounder to third got him home for the early lead. A Mars Hill error, a walk and a two-run double by John Neese (Summerfield, NC/NW Guilford HS/Guilford Tech) stretched the lead to 3-0 in the fourth.
*****If you know of other kids that we might need to add to this list, let us know….There is no way that we can keep up with everyone….*****