World Series begins TONIGHT and we have baseball news on the local level……
Big changes seem to be on the horizon at N.C. A&T with the baseball program, as the ‘Word on the Street’ today has the baseball coach(Joel Sanchez) out and change on the way at the top spot….The word we received this afternoon is that the baseball coach is out and a new coach will be named soon….A&T may looking on the inside and who knows, on the outside you may have some good possibilities that have baseball knowledge, that could be shared in the search for the new coach…
Why not inquire and pick the brains of men like Larry Farrer(Dudley HS), Ray Crawford Sr.(Dudley HS), Nat Norris(High Point Andrews), Deon Clark(Dudley HS) and others…These men know what is happening here locally and it might not be a bad idea to reach out to them and to more baseball people in the community, as the Aggies look to rebuild….
It is a little odd/strange that change like this would be coming today, as the baseball staff was making moves just two weeks ago to shore up their staff….
from N.C. A&T athletics web site on October 7, 2014….
GREENSBORO — North Carolina A&T baseball coach Joel Sanchez put the finishing touches on his new baseball staff by announcing the hiring of Tyrone Dawson as an assistant coach.
Earlier in the month, the fourth-year head coach appointed Ben Hall as his new hitting and infield instructor. Dawson, who has an extensive junior college background in coaching, will assists in recruiting and developing some of the Aggies young talent.
*****At Guilford College today and they had the real nice sideways cut in the outfield grass now and I don’t ever remember seeing the grass cut like that and it did look about as good, as I have ever seen that outfield grass, at Guilford….They have been doing a lot of work on their baseball field this off-season and it appears that the hard work is paying off….*****
+++++Another interesting move from the off-season was Keaton Haack(Northwest Guilford High School) coming back to Greensboro by way of Pitt Community College and before that he was at the University of Alabama and now for 2014-15 Keaton will be meetin’ and defeatin’ teams from the Southern Conference, as he takes to the hill/mound for the UNCG Spartans….May not get many wins if he goes middle relief, but I could see him back in the starting rotation, or coming in as a closer and shutting down the SoCon in the process….+++++(He will be a big accessory to any team he suits up for at around 6’5 and he plays like he is 6’7 or 6’8 and not sure if that will matter at all in baseball, but something tells that it just might be a real good thing.)
This news just in today from Coach John Barrow at Guilford Technical Community College:
Matt Orth (SW Guilford) has joined the GTCC baseball program this Fall after leaving UNC. Matt will be a big factor not only on the mound, but also in the middle of the Titan lineup this Spring!
They also have some other local guys worth noting:
Avery Hodges and Kennan Lynn (Ragsdale)
Dillon Cox and Jorden Zamrik (NW Guilford)
Matt Kaplan (Northern Guilford)- returning sophomore
Head Baseball Coach
Guilford Technical Community College