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Jayvees strong, ready to learn
SoVaNow.com / March 14, 2013The Halifax County High School jayvee baseball team has some promising young players, as coach Robert Carter tries to get them ready to move up to the varsity.
At first base, the Comets have Adam Throckmorton, Kory Lennon, and Colby Grissom. This will probably be a revolving door here depending on who is pitching for on a particular day.
In the middle infield, HCHS has Jake Hughes and Trip Womack. “These two guys seem pretty solid in these positions and I’m expecting big things out of them,” said Carter.
At third. HCHS will use Dustin Fears and Jacob McKinney. “Again this will probably be a revolving door, depending on who has the hot bat,” explained Carter.
HCHS will depend on Arthur Watts to handle the catching duties.
HCHS has a group of outfielders, including Tripp Bennett, Kelonte Gutrich, Ben Majors, Tanner Bennett, and Josh Brown. “These five guys will be playing different/all of the positions in the outfield depending on who is pitching,” said Carter.
Carter’s starting lineup depends on which players are pitching in any given game.
As for the mound staff, Carter has Tripp Bennett, Grissom and Hughes, who will probably get most of the starts.
Coming in behind them, Carter has Majors, Tanner Bennett, Throckmorton, and Lennon. “I feel that our pitching will be one of our strengths. I feel that Tripp, Jake, and Colby will be able to go deep into a game giving us quality innings,” said Carter.
“Goals for this season is of course to have a winning season, but I think that’s something every team tries to achieve. The biggest thing with the jayvee team is to try to get the young guys use to the larger field, and prepare the tenth graders for varsity next year. I am really looking forward to this season, we have a great group of players,” Carter said.
“I don’t feel like I will have to deal with all school related problems (discipline, grades, etc) with this group of guys. They all are welling to work hard at practice and have some fun playing this season,” he said.
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