Farragut catcher Ryan McCarthy committed to play baseball for Middle Tennessee State, announcing his decision on Twitter earlier this week.
“I just really liked the campus and the coaches a lot,” McCarthy said. “I just really liked the overall vibe of the campus.”
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound McCarthy built his recruiting reputation based on defense and work ethic. He had only one passed ball in 42 games, and only eight runners attempted to steal on him.
He threw out four.
“He’s one of the best defenders I have seen in high school baseball,” Farragut coach Matt Buckner said via text message. “The kid is the definition of hard work.”
McCarthy, who throws right and bats right, said he wants to be known as a hard worker. He hit .310 with 10 doubles and 27 RBIs last season.
“A lot of people have the talent,” he said ,”but don’t want to put in the work.”
Webb lacrosse player honored: Webb School lacrosse star Davis Delozier, who had 23 goals and 25 assists last season (according to the Knoxville News Sentinel) in 10 games, received a nice accolade this week — 2018 Academic All-American.
Davis Delozier has been awarded 2018 Academic All American Status in Lacrosse by US Lacrosse . This is a national award and only 7 TN Players received this honor for the 2018 season. Davis is the first Webb School Lacrosse player to receive All American Recognition of any kind.
— WebbSpartans (@WebbSpartans) August 22, 2018
Rings are here: The Greeneville High School baseball team, which won the Class AA state title this past May, will be honored at halftime Friday of Greeneville’s football game with Morristown West. The players will receive their championship rings, as well. Meanwhile, Gatlinburg-Pittman boys’ soccer – which won a state title this past May, as well — will get their state-title rings prior to Gatlinburg-Pittman’s football game Thursday, Aug. 30.
Karns soccer getting noticed: New Karns girls soccer coach Jeff Monckton has his team playing well to start the season. Whether they raise an eyebrow or two in the playoffs remains to be seen, but plenty of eyes are on their program. That’s because of this:
KHS Girls rocking the billboards on Oak Ridge Hwy- Back-to-Back. #RAMPED #BlueRising pic.twitter.com/raV4CZxlC3
— Steve Farmer (@sfarm_candyman) August 20, 2018