GREENSBORO, NC – Former UNC Greensboro centerfielder Jermaine Mitchell was selected Friday to the 2006 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Baseball Team.
Twelve student-athletes, representing eight different schools, comprise the team that consists of players from NCAA Division I universities and colleges through out the state. North Carolina sports information professionals submitted nominees and NCCSIA members voted for the all-state teams.
Mitchell was selected by the Oakland Athletics 158th overall in the fifth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, making him the second-highest draft selection in school history.
A native of Daingerfield, TX, Mitchell was a first team All-Southern Conference selection in his only season with UNCG. He led the SoCon with a .397 batting average, while also pacing the league with a .458 batting average in SoCon action. Mitchell led the Spartans in slugging percentage (.568), on-base percentage (.493), hits (93), triples (7), home runs (5), total bases (133), RBIs (41), walks (42) and stolen bases (24).
He, along with UNCG teammate Patrick Currin are expected to begin their professional baseball careers on Monday, June 19 for the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A Northwest League. Currin was drafted by Oakland in the 22nd round.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information. NCSSIA selects all-state teams for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball on both the College and University (Division I) levels.
2006 NCCSIA All-State Baseball Team (University Division)
SP Matt Chastain Elon Senior Charlotte, N.C.
SP Derek McDaid Charlotte Senior Barrie, Ontario
RP Chad Tilley Elon Senior Charlotte, N.C.
C Chris Hatcher UNC Wilmington Junior Kinston, N.C.
IF Mike Ambrose Charlotte Senior St. Thomas, Ontario
IF Ronnie Shore Davidson Senior Kannapolis, N.C.
IF Charlie Gamble North Carolina A&T Junior Pleasant Garden, N.C.
IF Mike Priest Campbell Senior Vernon Hill, Va.
OF Jermaine Mitchell UNC Greensboro Junior Daingerfield, Texas
OF Mark Shorey High Point Senior Peabody, Mass.
OF John Raynor UNC Wilmington Senior Benson, N.C.
DH Robert Rodebaugh Elon Junior Marietta, Ga.
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