Seems like a good time to start this thread since the 2019 roster has been updated. Lets start with that.
In addition to the Seniors we lost and JR Reece Hampton that was drafted, the following players are no longer listed on the roster from last year:
19 Zack Smith So. INF/C
6 Levi McLaughlin Jr. INF
20 Chase Haywood Fr. OF
12 J.C. Ouzts Fr. RHP
Two of those were freshman that didn’t play last year. Levi McLaughlin was a juco who battled injuries last year and only started 1 game. He transferred out.
The big name here is Zack Smith. He was our back-up catcher who started several games behind the plate, at 1B, or at DH the past 2 seasons. After being drafted out of HS he struggled at times, but I was looking forward to his Junior campaign. Not sure what happened or where he is headed.
Now the newcomers. We have 7 JUCOs, 2 transfers (1 will sit this year, 1 sat last), and 8 freshmen.
2 Carson Johnson Jr. INF 5-10 165 Springdale, Ark. Springdale HS Connors State
11 Patrick Wheeler Jr. OF 5-10 170 Fuquay-Varina, Va. Holly Springs HS Pitt CC
33 Ethan Earhart Jr. LHP 5-11 190 Plainview, Texas Plainview HS Seward County CC
34 Ryan Czanstkowski Jr. RHP 6-2 190 Mountain Home, Ark. Mountain Home HS Connors State
36 Rafi Vazquez Jr. 1B/RHP 6-1 210 Annadale, Va. Bishop O’Connell Florence-Darlington Tech
39 Spencer Ard Jr. LHP 6-1 185 Weatherford, Okla. Weatherford HS Redlands CC
45 Austin Lynch Jr. OF 5-10 175 Houston, Texas Jersey Village HS R
6 Josh Haney Fr. INF 5-11 175 Stanley, N.C. Southlake Christian
12 Riley Cheek Fr. INF 5-11 165 Shelby, N.C. Crest HS
13 Mason Herbert Fr. RHP 6-3 185 Canton, N.C. Pisgah HS
19 Bryce McGowan Fr. RHP 6-1 190 Cary, N.C. Cary HS
20 Carter Foster Fr. C 6-0 186 Yadkinville, N.C. Forbush HS
28 Justin Offschanka Fr. RHP 6-4 188 Huntersville, N.C. Hough HS
29 Alec Roberts Fr. OF 6-3 215 Alexandria, Va. West Potomac HS
35 Will Palinkas Fr. RHP 6-5 205 Matthews, N.C. Providence HS
38 Kyle Gensler So. INF 6-2 190 Cary, N.C. Cary HS USC Upstate*** **Sitting in 2019
44 Jacob Whitley R-So. C 6-2 205 Clemmons, N.C. West Forsyth HS Gardner-Webb