January 10, 2007
Albany - While opening day for major league baseball is still three months away, the college season will be starting in a few weeks for many teams.
The Darton College baseball team was able to practice for the first time on Wednesday.
Head coach Glenn Eames getting the Cavaliers ready for what should be a challenging region schedule.
Not only will Darton face traditional powers Middle Georgia and Young Harris but Andrew College, ABAC, South Georgia and the other state junior college teams all have high expectations.
The Cavaliers are optimistice because they return infielder Sho Kohata who hit over .300 in his freshman season and outfielder Gilberto Amarante who was second on the team in home runs last season.
Pitching is looking even stronger with conference starters Justin Fry and Kyle Goff returning.
The duo combined for 13 wins last year.
Glenn Eames said "It gives you the experience that you need on the mound. We throw in a couple of guys that we feel like have alot of promise that are freshmen. And we like our chances."
Darton opens the season on January 27th at home against Okaloosa-Walton Community College.