RCC Baseball Brings Experienced Team for 2017Oct 3, 2016
The Rockingham Community College baseball program is excited to begin the spring season with an experienced group of players. RCC’s Eagles finished the 2016 season with a 20-26 record despite having a very young team.
The Eagles will be led by second-year Head Coach, Reece Honeycutt. Coach Honeycutt will be taking on the pitching coach role as well. Coach Sam Catron joins the team this year to head-up the duties of offense and defense. Coach Catron brings experience from Hampton-Sydney College, Ferrum College, and Greensboro College.
The roster includes 13 returning sophomores who are top position players. Returners include: First Team All-Region Outfielder Dylan Haskell (Statesville HS), Second Team All-Region Catcher Sean Parlee (Mooresville HS) and Second Team All-Region Shortstop Jack Witner (Calvary Baptist HS). Returning players for the team also includes sophomores Brett Saunders (West Forsyth HS), Marque Johnson (Eastern Guilford HS), Nick Tilley (Morehead HS), LHP Dalton Binkley (Mooresville HS) Brandon Moore (Habersham HS (GA), and Blake Bond (North Mecklenburg HS). Also, joining the baseball team are sophomore transfers Austin Lynn (Danville CC) Michael Williams (Belmont Abbey), and Tyler Honeycutt(Greensboro College).
After a strong season of recruiting, 31 newcomers joined the RCC program, including 12 who signed a National Letter of Intent. Signing letters of intent include: INF/RHP Hunter Lowery (Red Springs HS), Outfielder Chayce Aldridge (Southern Alamance HS), Catcher Brett Ferguson (Cedar Ridge HS), RHP Noah Carter (Southern Guilford HS), RHP Austin Huss (West Iredell HS) INF Caleb Henderson (West Iredell HS), RHP Antwaun Mcneill (Red Springs HS), RHP Robie Robldeo (Walkertown HS), INF/RHP Jehu Zarate (Rockingham County HS), Outfielder Zeb Williams (Rockingham County HS), and RHP Omar Andriaquis (Mooresville HS), and RHP Garrett Ward (Lake Norman HS).
“The Eagles coaching staff has always recruited very heavily around the area in Rockingham, Alamance, and Guilford Counties. This year I feel we have done a great job recruiting these areas as well,” said Honeycutt. “We were able to bring in up to 13 local guys just from surrounding area.”
RCC will compete in 46 games, 33 of them on the campus at David Gilliland Field.
Also joining the team for the 2017 season:
RHP Alex Almonte (Butler HS)
OF Austin Sherrill (South Iredell HS)
1st Beau Eger (Northern Guilford HS)
UT Bradley Phillips (Winston-Salem Prep)
RHP Chandler Hancock (Rock Hill HS)
LHP Casey Wagoner (Walkertown HS)
RHP Chase Reiver (Butler HS)
INF/RHP Cody Freeman (Red Springs HS)
INF Dylan Rex (Ashbrook HS)
OF Daniel Monero (Hough HS)
OF Daylon Totten (Bartlett Yancey HS)
LHP Jamey May (East Forsyth HS)
RHP Lucus Ayers (North Mecklenburg HS)
LHP Nick Foster (Habersham HS GA)
RHP/INF Rontae Hayes (Reidsville HS)
OF Sammy Murphy (Reidsville HS)
INF Taylor Trahan (West Forsyth HS)
C Tyler Swift (Highland Tech HS)
LHP Will Capron (Concord HS)