One of the most feared hitters in the region, Eric McGee of Cedartown, will be taking his game to a higher level next year.
Last Tuesday afternoon, McGee signed a letter of intent to attend Truett-McConnell College next season.
Eric is a tremendous kid with super talent and I know hell do well at Truett-McConnell, Cedartown Head Coach Doyle Kelley said. But we are going to miss him greatly next year at CHS. Hes meant so much to this program that words cant ever fully describe it.
This past year, McGee finished with a batting average over .420 and he hit nine home runs, including two in the Class AAA state playoffs.
Hes led our team in average and home runs the past three years, Kelley said. It didnt matter how the pitchers pitched to him. He would make the proper adjustments and find ways to succeed.
McGee, who has been a mainstay on the Rome News-Tribune All-Area team during his high school career, will be going to a college that is located in Cleveland, Ga.
Truett-McConnell is a two year college that is a Christian
school, Kelley said. So that environment is a good fit for Eric. He should really enjoy his time there.
Truett-McConnell, a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, competes in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association, Region XVII.
Truett-McConnell plays teams such as Young Harris College, Georgia Perimeter College, Middle Georgia College and Gordon College.
Oddly enough, Erics uncle (Clay Mobbs, fellow CHS player) will be going to Gordon College next year, Kelley said. So theres a chance that theyll be facing each other some next spring.
This past season, Truett-McConnell went 23-28. But, that didnt stop them from doing what they strive to do each year and thats get players to the next level.
Currently, Truett-McConnell has sent players to Valdosta
State, Kennesaw State and Augusta State and one player Gary Harris is currently playing in the Seattle Mariners minor league organization.
Ever since Eric got to high school he has been our No. 3 or 4 hitter and a constant in the lineup, Kelley said. Its going to be hard not having him to count on next year. Im going to miss watching him hit home runs and throw people out.