Powerade State Games High School Baseball Coaches Announced
Registration is open and tryouts are scheduled to begin
DURHAM, North Carolina,– The Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase will take place June 17-21 at the USA Baseball Complex, N.C. State University, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. 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 – Jon Smith (Hunt), Corey Skinner (Ayden-Grifton), Greg Clifton (Faith Christian), Ryan Meadows (N. Pitt)
Region 2 – Richard Foy (New Hanover), Cal Parker (Wallace-Rose Hill), Donell Garris (North Lenoir), Robby Lasater (W. Carteret)
Region 3 – Dean Dease (Orange), Pete Tuck (Roxboro Community), Rod Whitesell (Holly Springs), Guy Civitello (Leesville Road)
Region 4 – Scott Ellis (South View), Christopher Dague (Jack Britt), Joey Miriello (Triton), Kelly Chavis (St. Pauls)
Region 5 – Jason Knapp (Williams), Doug Welch (RJ Reynolds), Mike Meadows (N. Davidson), Landon Kimrey (N. Guilford)
Region 6 – Jonathan Tuscan (S. Mecklenburg), David Houseton (Covenant Day), Clinton Koppe (E. Mecklenburg), Allan Chapman (W. Lincoln)
Region 7 – Terry Johnson (Wilkes Central), Denny Key (Forbush), Matt Scott (Surry Central), Nick Tomlin (Elkin)
Region 8 – Billy Shepherd (Asheville Academy), Bradley Littrell (Smoky Mountain), Ronald Tipton (Madison), Tony Wall (Chase)
Only high school underclassmen (2016-18 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.poweradestategames.org.
The Powerade State Games of North Carolina is gearing up for an exciting year of competition in the Triangle. The 29th annual Powerade State Games begin on May 30th and conclude on June 28th, hosting competitions in Raleigh, Cary and Durham. Registration is now open for all sports. Athletes can visit www.poweradestategames.org to register for each event.
The 2015 Opening Ceremonies will be held June 19 in City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh. The Opening Ceremonies feature a commemorative gift for participating athletes, inflatables, games, music, a parade of athletes and a lighting of the cauldron to announce the official start to the 2015 Powerade State Games of North Carolina.
The 2015 Powerade State Games of North Carolina corporate partners include: Powerade, BB&T, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, Visit Raleigh, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit NC, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Core Power, Dicks’s Sporting Goods, Bojangle’s, Systel Office Automation 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. 233.
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.