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PHCC baseball players sign with Division I programs

November 12, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Three sophomore Patrick Henry Community College baseball players have signed letters of intent to continue playing baseball at NCAA Division I (DI) programs following the upcoming season. Ryan Coale (Lexington) signed with James Madison University, while Jack Maynard (Crozet) and Jonah McReynolds (Bassett) signed to play with the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and North Carolina A&T respectively.

McReynolds, a shortstop and pitcher for the Patriots, is a local product from Bassett High School. After finishing last season with a .376 batting average, along with 27 RBIs and 31 stolen bases, PHCC head coach Frank Jagoda looks for McReynolds to be a key factor out of the top of the order this upcoming season.

“He has continued to get better each and every day and has an extremely high ceiling,” Jagoda said. “He has truly dedicated himself to the process and this is an outstanding opportunity for him.”

Coale, a catcher and utility player, transferred to PHCC after spending the previous year with Virginia Commonwealth University. As a member of the Rams baseball team, Coale was part of a team that captured the NCAA DI Dallas Regional Championship and competed in the Super Regionals.

Jagoda said that Coale is a great addition to the team. “He has great leadership skills and is always working hard on and off the field.”

Maynard, who has been an integral part of the pitching staff according to Jagoda, touts a 9-3 record and 1.36 ERA from last season. “His ability to command the strike zone as well as throw any pitch in any count has made him who he is,” said the head coach. “He has worked hard for this moment and he truly deserves it.”

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