Georgia Highlands kicks off fall baseball practice
by Staff Report
Aug 10, 2013 | 1441 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Georgia Highlands baseball team will unofficially begin its first season in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association of Region 17 of the NJCAA when the Chargers begin fall baseball practice at Richard Bell Field with a 3 p.m. session today.

The fall roster includes familiar names to Bartow County high school baseball fans including Ty Fowler (Cartersville), Austin Adams (Cartersville), Cory Collum (Cartersville), Luke Patterson (Woodland), John Hood (Woodland) Camden McGill (Woodland), Blake Hall (Woodland) and Lance Glockner (Woodland), along with 40 other newcomers from across northwest Georgia.

“Saturday is getting all the coaches and players excited. I think even Dr. Watterson (GHC interim president) is really excited for the team to finally get on the field,” said head coach Mike Marra. “The players are ready to take it to the next level as we participate in group work as we begin this semester.

“It goes beyond the hitting and the pitching. It is time to establish an identity as a team. This is when the leadership starts to come through and team camaraderie starts to build. We will work in small groups and as a full squad, but we are not a team yet, just a bunch of young, talented kids. Starting practice will help us develop that chemistry.”

The fall practice season will culminate with the Orange and Blue World Series on Oct. 14-16 at Richard Bell Field.