Former Karns star Evans among new Eagles signees
Carson-Newman head baseball coach Tom Griffin has announced Michael Brown, Wesley Dozier, Charles Hill and Evan Patterson have joined the Eagles baseball team for the 2007 season.
Brown is an outfielder from The Baylor School in Chattanooga. He was an All-Region and a Best of Preps selection at Baylor. He batted .443 with 45 runs, 53 RBIs, eight doubles, six triples, four homeruns and 11 stolen bases. Brown also played for the Chattanooga Cyclones summer league team which is coached by former Eagle Dylan Paris.
“Michael has the potential to hit in the middle of our lineup next year,” Griffin said. “He is a strong hitter with good power to all fields and is one of the top hitters in the Chattanooga area.”
Dozier is an infielder from Hopewell High School in Huntersville, N.C. He batted .373 with 15 RBIs, nine doubles, 21 runs and 14 stolen bases. Dozier helped lead his high school team to the conference championship last season.
“Wesley is a very solid all around offensive player who can play several infield positions. He has a solid makeup on and off the field. He can help us right away offensively,” Griffin said.
Hill is a pitcher from South Point High School in Belmont, N.C. Hill, a left-handed pitcher, was 4-5 with two saves, 71 strikeouts in 70 innings and a 2.67 earned run average and was coached by former C-N Eagle Jason Linebarger. Hill was a three-sport athlete as played soccer and basketball in addition to baseball.
“Charlie is a good looking pitcher who locates three pitches well. He is very effective with the curveball and change and has a good mound presence. We have no lefties returning in the bullpen, so he will be very valuable to us in that role,” Griffin said.
Patterson comes to C-N from near-by Knoxville Karns High School. He was a two-time member of the All-District team and led the Beavers to the 2004 and 2006 district championship and the regional title in 2006.
“Evan is one of the best two way players in Knoxville. He will be used as a pitcher and in the outfield but is also capable of playing at first base. Evan is a good looking athlete who runs very well and is a competitive player,” Griffin stated.
Potts named to All-Region team
Carson-Newman’s Langdon Potts has been named to the 2006 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-South Region Baseball Team.
Potts, an infielder, led the Eagles at the plate this season with a .390 batting average. He added 16 doubles, a team-high five triples and 27 RBIs. He added a .517 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .496.
Potts was one of the fastest players on the team, stealing 22 bases in 29 attempts. He started all 55 games for the Eagles last season and was a first-team All-South Atlantic Conference selection at second base.