Weaverville – Five North Buncombe High baseball graduates are heading to college to continue playing ball.
Asked if this was the most baseball players ever sign during a season, North Buncombe Baseball Coach Harrisons said, “It is the most in the past three years, I am not sure about overall.”
The players are Trent Cole, Jake Deneef, Cody Kirkpatrick, Eli Lanning and Max Mull.
According to Dale Mull, Max’s dad, “Four of them were also chosen to play for the American Legion team this summer (Lanning couldn’t due to a knee injury).”
“I feel very confident in each of them playing at the next level. Those five guys have worked hard since they were young and kept their desire to make it to the next level. I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Harrison.