Carolina Acceleration High School Baseball Today(2/28/19) going on in and around Guilford County:Several teams have hit the ground running

Go to CarolinaAcceleration.com to learn more about what is we are doing here with these teams…

Here is the Thursday lineup and a bunch more teams will be opening up on Friday/Tomorrow…An interesting game I spotted is Western Guilford at Grimsley, set for Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm…Hornets at Whirlies this Saturday afternoon….

Southern Guilford at Northeast Guilford JV and Varsity Doubleheader 4:30pm….SG coached by Adam Gunn and NEG led by Brad White and some onlookers say, “Northeast Guilford had the best-kept baseball field, in Guilford County”….The ‘Speed Gunn’ will be in full use today, at NEG….

Ragsdale at Eastern Guilford 5pm…Ragsdale coached by Donnie Maness and Eastern led by Jay White….EG (0-1) having fell to Grimsley, 5-4, in 8 Innings on Wednesday/yesterday….

Northwest Guilford at Randleman 5pm…NWG led by Sonny Gann and the Randleman Tigers coached by former Southern Guilford and ECU catcher, Jake Smith…Very good early season game to see how strong these two powerhouses might be this year…Both clubs usually don’t have down years, they are usually just reloading for the next big pitch…

Grimsley at WS Reagan 7pm…Grimsley(1-0) after yesterday’s Opening Day win over Eastern Guilford….Grimsley led this year by Jason Simmons and the Reagan Raiders led by coach Gary Nail….Grimsley had this kid, C.J. Neese, that has committed to N.C. State and he is one of the top arms/pitchers around and the Whirlies also have a kid, that has been around 4 years and he is also very strong, and that is Gus Hughes….Ryan Douglas, at Southeast Guilford is another arm to be watching and don’t forget the kid Jake Knapp, over at Page, he is also one of those pitchers that everyone seems to be watching…

Wheatmore at High Point Central 5pm…Central led these days by Andy Harper and Wheatmore looks to Jon Spell for their leadership/coaching…

Calvary Christian Academy at High Point Christian Academy 4pm…HPCA Cougars led by their former Virginia Tech product coach Corey Gesell….

4 comments

  1. The pitchers you mentioned aren’t bad, but Northwest has the 3 best pitchers in the conference with Blanchard, Summers, and Cao.

  2. That is a pretty good staff right there, or the main part of the NWG staff…

    I think it is Ethan Blanchard and Summers and I saw them last year and then toward the end of the season in 2018, I saw Tim Cao…Pretty sure it is Tim, and doing most of this work from memory…

    I had heard last year that Cao was being recruited by N.C. State and he has the credentials…I think Summers would be studied by UNC, pretty sure his brother went there, maybe for baseball and switched to Track and is doing real well with that…

    As for the above pitchers I mentioned, I had to get Neese, Hughes and Knapp in there…Those three pitched in what might be the most memorable high school baseball game in Guilford County history…

    The Metro 4-A playoff game last year at Grimsley with Neese on the mound to start for Grimsley and Knapp up there on the hill for Page….The starters both went around 8-9 innings and I think in the end, the game when right at 13 Innings…I had never seen a high school game like that before in Guilford County…

    The people/fans that were at that game are still talking about it and it will talked about for probably 50 years to come…Those that missed it, missed a true Guilford County Classic…Gus Hughes got the win and I was able to talk to Gus after what I think was a 2-1, Grimsley final…The Whirlies won it…

    That game will go down in history as the game that other big games in the future of Guilford County baseball will be measured by…

    I was there and I still have a rush from that game… It would not end, it just kept on going and going and it was a good, no make that great game…

    That’s why I brought those kids up again and I hope we get another like that again this season….But not so sure we will…

    The no-hitters can make a big imprint too, so anybody goes that route, we want to hear about it….

    I was at a Greensboro Grasshoppers game on night broadcasting it and it went 19 innings, but we won’t see that again, due to the new minor league rules…

    Lots of names to lean and Christian Yelich might want a shot in here…

    Talk on, good talk…

  3. I think I saw Tim Cao pitch vs. Grimsley last year at Grimsley…

    He was very tough….NWG just has to put those pitching efforts in order and let them follow one-after-another…

    Got to string those strong efforts/games together to get the most out of the pitchers’ work…Need a finisher or two, too…

    Always good to examine the game of baseball, I don’t care how much you see, something new to learn and see every day/night…

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