January 15, 2004
Albany- Today is the first day that junior colleges can sign high school recruits and Darton baseball coach Glenn Eames is off to a good start in his efforts to keep the best area high school players in Albany.
Darton today signing Lee County catcher Justin Hall and Deerfield-Windsor pitcher Derrick Sheffield.
Hall had a .438 batting average as a sophomore and Lee County coach Rob Williams says Hall's throw to second base is right at one point eight seconds.
Derrick Sheffield is looking forward to his first season at Deerfield-Windsor after transferring from Lee County.
Knights coach Brad Cowart hoping Sheffield will pitch the way he did last summer for the Albany American Legion Post 30 team.
Feeling good about the future, Darton coach Glenn Eames started working on the present.
The Cavaliers holding their first practice of the spring semester today.
It is a rebuilding year for the Cavs who return just one starting position player from last year.
However, Eames believes their replacements, which include the likes of Westover's Justin Huff, Lee County's Jerrett Dunham and Deerfield-Windsor's Chris Harris, will provide plenty of offense for a pitching staff that returns their top two starters.
Those aces are Brandon McNamara and Nick Green who was an 11th round draft pick of the Houston Astros last year.
Eames said "They can limit people and we have a couple of freshmen that we know can come in shut people down. So, the key again is getting out there and scoring runs again last year we had a problem with that."
Darton will open their season at home on Feburary 5th against Wallace Community College.
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