Harlem High School Baseball Coach Jimmie Lewis is a beloved figure in Bulldog country. He has run the Harlem baseball program since 1979 and has built quite a tradition at the school.
Lewis has had some great players, but lately he has not had the talent of Evans, Greenbrier or Lakeside. However, Lewis has had a knack for getting the best out of his players, and anytime teams match up with the Bulldogs they know they will have their hands full.
He has won state titles and posted some huge regular-season wins in the past 26 years. During that span no team has been a bigger rival than Evans. Despite the difference in classification, Harlem has always been competitive with the larger school.
So on the night when Lewis joined legendary Evans and Greenbrier coach Terry Holder in the exclusive 500-win club, it was only fitting that it came in an upset victory over the Knights. Keep up the good work, Coach Lewis, and congrats on the milestone.
Greene might force the Rockies' hand
Former Evans baseball star Todd Greene is at it again. He is producing at the plate in the big leagues. Greene was re-signed by the Colorado Rockies in the off-season for the express purpose of backing up Rockies prized catching prospect J.D. Closser.
However, so far this season Greene is making a pitch for more playing time. Through 19 games, Closser has started 12 games while Greene has started seven. Greene has hit safely in all seven games he has played. He has a homer and six RBI.
Also, each of his RBI have come with two outs, while Closser has struggled, hitting just .182 with no homers and only three RBI. Hopefully we will see more of Greene in the near future.
Meadows, Shanks battle in the Southern League
Former County standouts James Shanks (Greenbrier) and Tydus Meadows (Evans) are still chasing their major league dreams. Both are playing in the Double-A Southern League. Shanks is with the Carolina Mudcats (a Marlins farm team) while Meadows is with the Jacksonville Suns (Dodgers). Shanks is hitting .265 with two homers and nine RBI, and is one of only three Mudcat players to start all 18 games this season.
Meadows is hitting .237, but he has three homers and 12 RBI through 19 games. He has also started all of his team's games this season.
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