Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fish, Macklin off to hot starts this college baseball season

Ben Fish and Xavier Macklin ... in their Little League days!

Campbell Univeristy sophomore Ben Fish and N.C. A&T University junior Xavier Macklin now!
The two all-time RBI-leaders from Rocky Mount and Nash Central met up, perhaps, for the last time last weekend.

Former Gryphon catcher Ben Fish is now behind the plate as a sophomore at Campbell University, while one of Nash Central's greatest athletes, Xavier Macklin, is a junior outfielder for the N.C. A&T University Aggies. Their two schools met in a four-game set last weekend and the Camels won the series 3-1.

Both have had solid starts to the season already. Macklin, after four starts, has three home runs, knocked in seven and is batting .428.

Fish, after three stints in the lineup, has two doubles, four RBI and is batting .429.

Two summers ago, the twosome provided plenty of power for the Coleman-Pitt Post 58 American Legion baseball team that made a run at the state championship after claiming their first Area 1 title in decades.

The two comblined to hit 22 home runs and knock in 73 batters in an awesome display of offense.

But Macklin will likely not be around for his senior season in Greensboro. The two-time All-MEAC performer, is expected to go pro after the MLB Draft in June.

Thanks to Ben's dad Don for providing the above pictures and turning the clock back on these two.

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