Central-Phenix City sent three baseball players on to the college level on Thursday morning as longtime teammatesReid Rhoden
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signed with Andrew College.
Rhoden, an outfielder, and Woodall and Nason, right-handed pitchers, said they were excited about the prospect of continuing on as teammates.
“It’s something that we all talked about, and we all wanted to play together,” Nason said. “And it’s just a tremendous honor that we can all go to the same college at the same place and play baseball keep our friendship going for at least two more years.”
Reid batted .261 with a perfect fielding percentage in 17 games last season; Woodall went 3-2 with a 4.03 ERA and 24 strikeouts; and Nason was 4-4 with a 5.21 ERA and 35 strikeouts. And Woodall picked up the win against Valley on Monday in Central’s season opener while Nason earned the save.
“These three guys have good character, they’re good players, they have good grades, they’re good students and they’re just the whole package,” Central coach Scot Hemmings said. “We look for guys with the whole package in our program, and these guys have it. That’s what has allowed them to continue their careers.”
Andrew College is an NJCAA Division I program that plays in the Georgia Junior College Athleti Association. The campus is in Cuthbert, Ga.