Friday, March 2, 2012

Northwest Cabarrus baseball has two All-American caliber stars

t's not often that two All-American-caliber players hit the field for the same high school baseball team. But for Northwest Cabarrus, thanks to senior shortstop Corey Seager and junior second baseman Tanner Bigham, that's a reality.

"It's a luxury," said Northwest Cabarrus baseball coach Joe Hubbard. "Most places don't have an SEC and ACC signee playing up the middle for you."

Seager, who has signed to play at South Carolina, and Bigham, who has committed to play at North Carolina, headline a Trojan team that is ranked No. 4 in Impact Baseball's 3A preseason poll.
Having played together all of last year, the duo has developed chemistry that should allow them to lead the team with skill and experience.

"They have a good idea of what they'll need to do for this team to succeed," said Hubbard.

But Northwest Cabarrus is hardly a two-man team

Pitcher Weston Smith, third baseman Jarrin Hogue as well as catchers Grayson Miller and Landon

Hubbard also return from last season's team.

Coach Hubbard said Evan Holub and Ryan Keziah as well as Jordan Goodman, who hasn't played his first two years of high school because of ACL injuries, have also looked good early on.

But the 6-foot-4 Seager knows his team has a long way to go.

"We can get better everywhere," he said . "We have to get smart and not make stupid mistakes."
Bigham, 6-feet tall, agreed, adding that the team needs to continue to come together to reach its peak later in the year.
"It's all about playing your best baseball at the end of the season," said Bigham.

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