3Sep

RCC’s Baseball Team Prepares for a Strong Season

Second year Head Coach Jake Loye returns 10 players from the 2013-2014 team that finished as the fifth seed in the NJCAA, Region 10 DII Tournament. Local players Willis Booth (RHP) of Eden and Caleb Shanaberger (RHP) of Reidsville are two of the nine incoming freshmen to sign a national letter of intent.

Last year’s team had big series wins sweeping Surry CC, Brunswick CC, and taking 2 out of 3 games versus #6 in the NJCAA National Poll Patrick Henry CC and Lenoir CC. This fall RCC’s roster includes 36 players who will participate in the Campbell University JUCO Showcase on Sunday, September 21. The Eagles will take on Pitt Community College and The University of South Carolina- Sumter. Top returners to the field are Left Fielder Kyle Roland (Reidsville) and Right Handed Pitcher Dylan Gore (McMichael). Gore sat out the 2014 season after pitching on the 2013 team, Shortstop Devon Holbrook (Wheatmore), Catcher Daniel Kennedy (Western Alamance), Left Fielder Noah Pearl (Glenn), Center Fielder Colin Ciminnisi (West Forsyth) and First Baseman Kane Sutten (South Iredell) also return to the field.

2013 Returners:

Michael Matthews (RF) Vandalia Christian

Houston Miller (RHP) Vandalia Christian

Brooks Walser (2B) North Forsytrh

Austen Peeples (C) Northeast Guilford

Chris York (LHP) Randleman

Nick McNeill (RHP) Eastern Randolph

Jeff Sawyer (SS) North Buncombe

Bradley Hunt (2B) Wheatmore

Sam Foster (RHP) Western Alamance

Jonathan Montgomery (LHP) South Stokes

 

2014 National Letter of Intent Signings

Willis Booth (RHP) Eden Morehead

Caleb Shanaberger (RHP) Reidsville

Forest Kimbrell (SS) Surry Central

Mason Doby (3B) East Rowan

Weston Payne (2B) East Surry

Bret Unkel (OF/RHP) Northern Guilford

Austin Young (1B) Northeast Guilford

Justice Provencher (UT) Havelock

Cody Millikan (LHP) Randleman

 

2014 Fall Recruits

Josh Bray - South Stokes

Zach Ruttcamp - North Mecklenburg

Luke Westmoreland – East Forsyth

Hunter Ballard – Eastern Guilford

Zane Atkins – West Henderson

Tim Townsend - High Point Wesleyan

Brian Ferguson - Mooresville

Patrick Cervillo - Mooresville

Dalton Brinkley - Mooresville

Justin Gravely – North Stokes

 

Nick Szot – Mallard Creek

September 03, 2014