Greensboro College Baseball Coach Frank Maldonado Announces First Wave of 2016 Baseball Commitments:Parker Strader(NEG), Cameron Peters(Grimsley), Caleb Smith(WG), Dillon Cox(NWG), Cameron Whitson(NWG), Hunter Curtis and Brayden King both (SA)/Son of former Greensboro Bat Ricky Ledee coming too

Coach Maldonado Announces First Wave of 2016 Baseball Commitments
(We have noted all of the local young men headed to Greensboro College for baseball and another kid of interest coming in is Ricky Ledee, the son of former Major League outfielder Ricky Ledee…The older Ricky Ledee(dad of GC Pride’s Ricky Ledee) played for the Greensboro Bats(NY Yankees) here in Greensboro, back in the mid-90’s)…

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Head Coach Frank Maldonado announced the addition of 15 players to the 2016 baseball recruiting class Monday.
“I am very pleased with the group of young men we have joining our baseball program,” Maldonado said. “We have addressed the areas that we feel needed improvement, while also creating a good mix of youth and experience.
“Not only is this a very talented group, but they are also outstanding young men who will represent Greensboro College proudly.”

Willis Booth
Eden, NC
John Motley Morehead High School
Rockingham Community College
5′ 9″ 165
INF, RHP
Junior
PREP:
Played four years of baseball, where he was All-Conference player for one year, and posted a 0.89 ERA during his senior campaign. Booth also wrestled and was a 2014 individual state champion.
In his two years of baseball at Rockingham Community College, Booth held a 3.3 GPA and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Science and in Arts.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro College because it gives me the opportunity to play the sport I love and get a great education.”

Korey Coffey
Plant City, FL
Strawberry Crest High School
6′ 3″ 195
OF
Freshman
PREP:
An Honor’s Graduate from Strawberry Crest High School, Coffey was a 2016 First-Team Western Conference selection, while also earning the All-Tournament Team honors in the Hillsborough County Saladino Tournament in 2016.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because I felt it was the right college for me that could fit my academic, athletic, and spiritual needs. The campus has a family feel to it, and I believe I can excel in my academics with the small class sizes. The coaching staff truly cares about the development of their athletes and who they are as a person. Everyone I have met so far is willing to invest in my success as a student-athlete.”

Dillon Cox
Oak Ridge, NC
Northwest Guilford High School
Guilford Tech Community College
6′ 0″ 210
1B
Junior
PREP:
As a first baseman at Northwest Guilford, Cox earned the Coaches Award before attending Guilford Tech Community College. At GTCC, Dillon was on the Dean’s List for his excellence in the classroom.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro College for the opportunity to continue my baseball career, as well as the education that will help me prepare myself for the criminal justice field.”

Hunter Curtis
Graham, NC
Southern Alamance
5′ 10″ 160
INF, RHP
Freshman
PREP:
Curtis was a top-20 student at Southern Alamance High School, and was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, while also serving as a Junior Marshal. Hunter earned the MVP award at the Graham Easter Tournament, as well as a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro College because it is a great fit for me to get my education and play baseball.”

Tyler Fuller
Anderson, SC
Westside High School
6′ 2″ 210
C, OF
Freshman
PREP:
Fuller was a member of the 2015 Diamond Prospects All-Academic team, WYMA Scholar Athlete of the Week (Football), 2x Football Academic Award, 2x Baseball Academic Award, and earned the United States Marine Corps Student Athlete Award.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because it felt like home.”

Brayden King
Graham, NC
Southern Alamance High School
5′ 8″ 151
OF, P
Freshman
PREP:
King was a member of the football and baseball teams at Southern Alamance High School.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because it feels like the right fit for me both on and off the field.”

Ricky Ledee
Hilton Head Island, SC
Hilton Head Preparatory High School
6′ 1″ 180
OF, P
Freshman
PREP:
Ledee was an All-Region football and baseball player for Hilton Head Prep.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because I want to help get this program going and start a tradition of excellence.”

Scotty McGuire
Tampa, FL
Wharton High School
6′ 0″ 195
C
Freshman
PREP:
McGuire was an honors student at Wharton High School, where he was an All-Conference selection in 2016 for his play on the diamond.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because I am excited to work with Coach Frank and all of the coaching staff. I met with some of the baseball players and they got me very excited to attend Greensboro College, starting the next chapter of my life.”

Cameron Peters
Greensboro, NC
Grimsley High School
6′ 0″ 185
INF
Freshman
PREP:
Peters was a two time All-Conference selection at Grimsley High School, while also being named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro College to play baseball and earn a degree in criminal justice.”

Jacob Rodriguez
Tampa, FL
Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School
5′ 8″ 155
INF
Freshman
PREP:
During his time on the diamond at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, Rodriguez earned many awards, including: All-County, All-Tampa Bay, Defensive MVP, 3A All-State Team, and All-Tournament Team honors. Jacob was also a swimmer in high school.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because I loved the town, the school was very nice, and I think I can be a good fit for the baseball team.”

Lee Sells
Salisbury, NC
North Rowan Spencer High School
6′ 0″ 175
P
Freshman
PREP:
Sells was a four-year varsity baseball and football player at North Rowan Spencer. He was also a member of the Principal’s Advisory Committee.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because of the small school size and everyone knows each other. The class sizes are small so you can get to know your professor and classmates. I also chose GC because I wanted to be a part of the great baseball program that is building.”

Caeleb Smith
Greensboro, NC
Western Guilford High School
5′ 10″ 190
P, INF
Freshman
PREP:
Smith played baseball at Western Guilford High School, and plans to be a pitcher for the Pride.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro because I played my entire showcase and travel baseball career for the Greensboro Batting Center and the coaching staff there, especially Cliff Allred, got me in contact with Greensboro College and it ended up being my first choice.”

Parker Strader
McLeansville, NC
Northeast Guilford High School
6′ 2″ 215
RHP, 1B
Freshman
PREP:
Parker Strader, a honors graduate from Northeast Guilford High School, was a member of the Colt World Series All-Star Team, 2016 Easter Invitational All-Tournament Team. Strader was also named MVP of the 2014 JV Easter Invitational Tournament.
Why Greensboro College?
“Greensboro College offers many opportunities and programs that interest me. The size of the college will compliment my learning desires. The baseball coaching staff wants to win baseball games, but they want their players to win in life. A great education is the first step for this to happen.”

Noah Walker
Otisville, NY
Minisink Valley High School
6′ 3″ 175
INF
Freshman
PREP:
The captain of the Minisink Valley baseball team, while also ranking 34th in his senior class.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro College because of the campus and I have always wanted to play baseball in the South. I am very excited about the future of the baseball program.”

Cameron Whitson
Greensboro, NC
Northwest Guilford High School
6′ 0″ 155
RHP, OF
Freshman
PREP:
Whitson was an All-Conference baseball player at Northwest Guilford, and plans to pitch for the Pride.
Why Greensboro College?
“I chose Greensboro College because it was the right fit for me.”

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1 comment

  1. Great job Cam! Glad you are staying local. Fine young man from a great family. You were a leader on the team this year and are showing your teammates that hard work pays off.

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