Powerade State Games High School Baseball Coaches Announced:Reid Holmes(SWG) and Jason Knapp(Burlington Williams) from our area

Powerade State Games High School Baseball Coaches Announced

Registration is open and tryouts are scheduled to begin

DURHAM, North Carolina, March 6, 2013 – The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 19-23 at UNC Charlotte and Hopewell High School. The High School Baseball Showcase pits the best 20 underclassmen players from eight North Carolina regions against each other to battle it out in front of over 80 college and professional scouts for the gold, silver and bronze medals.

The coaches have been selected for each regional team and are listed below with their high school in parentheses and the head coach listed first:

Region 1 – Hank Tice (Riverside-Martin), Ryan Meadows (N. Pitt), Jason Mills (DH Conley), Ryan Whitney (Washington)

Region 2 – Robby Lasater (W. Carteret), Jackson Massey (Goldsboro), Richard Foy (New Hanover), Cal Parker (Wallace-Rose Hill)

Region 3 – Leonard Allen (Bunn), Greg Clifton (Faith Christian), Jon Smith (Hunt), Eddie Loesner (Northern Nash)

Region 4 – Christopher Dague (Jack Britt), Chad Hill (Union Pines), Joey Miriello (Triton), Scott Ellis (South View)

Region 5 – Rick Parks (Northwood), Reid Holmes (SW Guilford), Jason Knapp (Williams), Doug Welch (RJ Reynolds)

Region 6 – Rocky Richar (Sun Valley), J.D. Vidal (Cox Mill), Brandon Scott (Bessemer City), Jimmy Cochran (Hough)

Region 7 – Pete Hardee (Watauga), Robert Little (Lake Norman), Terry Johnson (Wilkes Central), Denny Key (Forbush)

Region 8 – Wesley King (North Buncombe), Ryan Raby (Franklin), Harold Shepard (Pisgah), Billy Shepherd (Asheville Academy)

Only high school underclassmen (2014-16 graduates) are eligible to participate. To register, view regional maps, view tryout dates & locations, or for other general information on the High School Baseball Showcase, please visit www.ncsports.org.

The Powerade State Games of North Carolina is gearing up for another year of exciting competition in the Charlotte region. The 27th annual Powerade State Games begins on June 1st and concludes on June 30th and covers the entirety of Mecklenburg County and beyond, with competitions taking place in Mooresville, Hutnersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Charlotte, Indian Trail, Pineville and Wingate. Registration is now open for all sports. Athletes can visit www.ncsports.org to register for each event.

The 2013 Opening Ceremonies will be held June 21 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte. The Opening Ceremonies features a commemorative gift for participating athletes, games, music, a parade of athletes and a lighting of the cauldron to announce the official start to the 2013 Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

The 2013 Powerade State Games of North Carolina corporate partners include: Powerade, BB&T, Harris Teeter, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Snyder’s-Lance, Visit Charlotte, Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Lake Norman, Charlotte Sports Commission, Visit NC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Bojangle’s, Systel Office Automation, Enterprise and York Properties. It is not too late to be part of this year’s Powerade State Games; to become a sponsor contact North Carolina Amateur Sports at 919-361-1133 ext. 8.

North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that annually hosts the Powerade State Games of North Carolina and Cycle North Carolina. NCAS is dedicated to the promotion of health, physical fitness and the Olympic Movement in North Carolina. For more information on NCAS and its events, please visit www.ncsports.org.