Head coach Hank Jones, an alum of Post 58 during his playing days at Rocky Mount (Class of '86), returns for his second season. Another Rocky Mount alum, Britt Johnson ('02), will assist him. He comes back to town after serving his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.
I hope to have the final roster posted in the coming days. That season-opening roster will depend on how long Rocky Mount and Nash Central stay alive in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.
Just a note. Although it's a long way off, American Legion officials have moved its the permanent home of its World Series to Shelby.
2011 Rocky Mount Coleman-Pitt Post 58 American Legion Baseball Schedule
Home games played at Nash Central HS and listed in bold
Mon., May 23 - Cary Post 67, 7 p.m.
Tue., May 24 - @ Pitt County Post 39 (Guy Smith Stadium), 7 p.m.
Wed., May 25 - Durham Post 7, 7 p.m.
Fri., May 27 - Pitt County Post 39, 7 p.m.
Sat., May 28 - @ Durham Post 7 Showcase (Durham Athletic Park), TBA
Sun., May 29 - @ Durham Post 7 Showcase (Durham Athletic Park), TBA
Tue., May 31 - @ Ahoskie Post 102 (Hertford Co. HS), 7 p.m.**
Thu., June 2 - Ahoskie Post 102, 7 p.m.**
Fri., June 3 - @ N. Raleigh Post 297 (Millbrook HS), 7 p.m.
Sun., June 5 - @ Rowan County Post 342 (Salisbury), TBA
Mon., June 6 - @ Ahoskie Post 102 (HCHS), 7 p.m.**
Tue., June 7 - N. Raleigh Post 297, 7 p.m.
Wed., June 15 - @ Wilson Post 13 (Fleming Stadium), 7 p.m.**
Thu., June 16 - @ Wayne County Post 11 (Mt. Olive College), 7pm
Sat., June 18 - Edenton Post 40, 3 p.m.** (DH)
Mon., June 20 - Cary Post 67, 7 p.m.
Wed., June 22 - Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m.**
Thu., June 23 - Wayne County Post 11, 7 p.m.
Fri., June 24 - @ Edenton Post 40 (Historic Hicks Field), 7 p.m.**
Sat., July 2 - Wilson Post 13 Showcase (Fleming Stadium), TBA
July 7-9 - Area 1, East/West Semifinals (Best of Three series)
*** Both the Area 1 East champion and Area 1 West champion qualify for the State Championship Tournament