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2012 Cumulative Stats
- ‘Canes Split Series With Pioneers, 2-2:
April 10, 2012
- #2 LC Baseball Cruises Past Brunswick CC, 9-2:
April 5, 2012
- Brandon Rawe Named NJCAA DI Player Of The Week: April 4, 2012
- Hurricanes Prevail Over Lancers: April 3, 2012
- Perfect Game - Junior College Top 50: March 27, 2012
- 'Canes Sweep Guilford Tech Titans: March 27, 2012
- Hurricanes Defeat Wake Tech Eagles 5-3:
March 23, 2012
- LC Baseball Gets First Taste Of Defeat:
March 21, 2012
- Louisburg College Baseball Team Ranked #1 In NJCAA Poll: March 14th, 2012
- LC Baseball Blows Past Pitt: March 13, 2012
- Perfect Game Ranks LC Baseball #3 In JUCO Top 50 Teams: March 13, 2012
- Former LC Pitcher Paul Clemons In Spring Training With Astros: March 13, 2012
- ‘Canes Add Another Win Over Stanly CC:
March 8, 2012
- Undefeated Hurricanes Sweep Series: March 7, 2012
- Zach Houchins Named NJCAA Player Of The Week: March 7, 2012
- LC Baseball Featured In Perfect Game "Juco 2012 Top 50 Teams Update": February 28, 2012
- Hurricanes Claim Four Wins Over Ann Arundel CC:
February 28, 2012
- ‘Canes Win 5-0 Over Brunswick CC: February 23, 2012
- Louisburg's Tony Urban Tosses No-Hitter - Pitching Is Key To Fast Start: February 22, 2012 (NJCAA.org)
- Hurricanes Earn Four Wins Against Suffolk County CC: February 22, 2012
- Hurricanes Defeat Lancers, 12-6: February 16, 2012
- Baseball America-Small College Preview: February 15, 2012
- 'Canes Add Three Wins: February 13, 2012
- Hurricanes Defeat Patrick Henry CC: February 9, 2012
- 'Canes Sweep Catawba Valley: February 7, 2012
- Hurricanes Baseball Set To Open 2012 Season: February 2, 2012
- Pefect Game Announces "JUCO 2012 Top 50 Teams": January 26, 2012
- Hurricanes Add New Batting Facility: January 18, 2012
- Former LC Pitcher Paul Clemens Moves Up In Minor League: January 3, 2012 (By David S. Driver)
- Louisburg College Announces Mike McGuire as Hurricanes Head Baseball Coach: June 7, 2011
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Hurricane Sophomore Zach Houchins Gets The First Hit Of The 2012 Season!
Hurricanes Baseball Set To Open 2012 Season: February 2, 2012
If two outstanding basketball teams were not already enough to be excited about, now the Hurricanes baseball team is ready to hit the field. This weekend, the Hurricanes will kick off their season with a double-header on Saturday against Catawba Valley Community College. The game is scheduled to begin at noon. This years team consist of a brand new coaching staff under the leadership of Head Coach Mike McGuire and a roster of more then 40 talented players. Perfect Game announced their "JUCO 2012 Top 50 Teams" and Louisburg College came in at #38. Come out and show your support this Saturday and Sunday at noon!
Hurricanes Add New Batting Facility: January 18, 2012
The Hurricanes Baseball team added a new batting facility in January. Through the joint efforts of many, the dream of having covered batting cages is now a reality. The new batting facility boasts two 70’X12’ turf cages with net dividers. The area is enclosed with an a-frame style roof and completed with lights. The new facility will allow two players to warm up at a time and can also be used by pitchers. The lights and roof enclosure make this area a great asset for rainy days and dark nights.
Head Baseball Coach Mike McGuire said, "This hitting facility was the missing piece of the puzzle and something our baseball program needed. It will prove to be an asset in both player development and recruiting. It will allow us to hit and throw regardless of the weather. I am very thankful for the financial contributions and support that made this facility happen. It will further add to the prestige of Frazier field."
The new hitting facility is located on the backside of Frazier Field, behind the Billy Godwin Clubhouse. The old cage remains on the third-base side of the field and will be used by the visiting teams during games.
Louisburg College Announces Mike McGuire as Hurricanes Head Baseball Coach
The search for the new Louisburg College Baseball Coach has officially come to an end. After reviewing hundreds of applications, the administration is confident that Mike McGuire is the right choice for the Hurricanes. With more than seventeen years of coaching experience, McGuire is confident that he can build on Louisburg’s strong foundation of excellence and lead the Hurricanes back to the NJCAA World Series of Baseball.
Athletics Director Mike Holloman stated, “Mike McGuire’s baseball experience, recruiting contacts and previous head coaching experience make him the perfect fit for Louisburg College Baseball. His personality and work history should serve him well as the leader of our Baseball Program. I am excited to have him join the Hurricane Family!”
Head Coach Mike McGuire comes to Louisburg from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where he served as the Assistant Head Coach for six years. While at Winthrop he was responsible for all aspects of recruiting and served as the Catching and Outfield Coach. Prior to serving at Winthrop University, Coach McGuire was the Head Baseball Coach for three years at Lander University in Greenwood South Carolina.
Coach McGuire earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration from the University of South Carolina. As a student-athlete, McGuire was the starting infielder for the Gamecocks and participated in two NCAA Regional Finals. McGuire continued his baseball playing career after graduation, when he was selected to play professionally for the Zanesville Greys – Class A Frontier League. McGuire ended his playing career in 1994 when he went to Morehead State University in Columbia, SC, to earn his Masters of Arts in Health, Physical Education and to take his first coaching job. While at Morehead State University, McGuire served as the Pitching Coach and Catching Instructor.
Coach McGuire is married to the former Angela Kearns of Heyworth, IL. The couple has two children; Courtney (6) and Sydney (4). They plan to reside in Louisburg.
The Louisburg College baseball program has been one of the most successful programs in the country for the past forty-six years. The Hurricanes have won twenty-five conference championships, ten district championships and have made ten appearances in the NJCAA College World Series. In 2002, the Hurricanes finished 51-11 (a school record for wins) and made their tenth trip to the College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, finishing sixth in the country. During the course of the past forty-six years, over eighty players have signed professional contracts. In the program’s history, twelve Louisburg College alumni have played major league baseball. Numerous players have continued to play baseball at four-year institutions. The baseball program competes year-round on Frazier Field and remains a huge source of pride for our campus and our community.
Only one word can describe Louisburg College Baseball over the last 40 years and that is EXCELLENCE. Russ Frazier became the Hurricanes baseball coach in 1959 and led the Hurricanes to national prominence during his tenure of 40 years. Coach Frazier directed the Hurricanes to 22 conference titles, nine district championships and nine trips to the National Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, while compiling a record of 1034- 390. Russ Frazier built a program rich in baseball talent with a firm commitment to academics. Over 70 percent of his players have gone on to graduate from four-year schools.
Twelve former Hurricanes have made it to the Major Leagues, including Otis Nixon, Greg Briley, and Chad Fonville. Over 75 Louisburg College players signed and played professional baseball. Very few junior college programs parallel Louisburg College’s baseball tradition. The dedication of Coach Frazier and all the players that donned the navy and red have made the program one of the finest junior college baseball programs in the nation.
In the spring of 1999, Russ Frazier retired as the Hurricanes’ baseball coach. In June, while serving as Athletic Director, he named Billy Godwin as his successor. On October 2, 1999, in ceremony at Frazier Field, Coach Frazier’s jersey number 18 was retired and a sign to signify his place in Louisburg College baseball history is now hanging underneath the scoreboard in left field.
On January 7, 2005, Coach Frazier received college baseball’s most prestigious honor when he was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame.
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Hurricane Baseball Facilities:
Billy Godwin Clubhouse
was built in the late 1960s, has emerged into one the nicest junior college facilities in the nation. Nestled in the west corner of the campus and partially surrounded by white pine trees, Frazier Field sits only 200 yards from Holton Gymnasium and is only a five-minute walk from the five residence halls on campus. The field was dedicated “Frazier Field” in the spring of 1977, named for the long time coach Russ Frazier, who led the Hurricanes for more than 40 years and amassed more than 1000 victories.
Frazier Field, complete with lights and irrigation system, seats approximately 700. The field boasts a concession area, 40-foot dugouts for the visitors and bathrooms. In 1985, a 20-foot screen was erected from left centerfield to right centerfield. In 1999, new fencing was placed around 85 percent of the field, two new chain link batting cages were installed behind the third base dugout and nine World Series signs were hung on the outfield fence to signify the Hurricanes nine trips to the National Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. In the fall of 2000, a new air-conditioned press box was erected directly behind home plate. In the spring of 2002, construction was completed on the field house, which includes a 70-foot dugout and a 1400 square foot dressing facility. Pro-style lockers were added in the spring of 2003. In 2004, a backstop net system was installed from dugout to dugout. The field measures 330 feet down the left field foul line, 360 in the left field power alley, 360 feet to center field, 355 feet to the right field power alley and 310 feet down the right field foul line. The beautiful hybrid Bermuda tifton grass allows for year round play and gives the field a “golf course” appearance.
Built in the late 60’s, Frazier Field has emerged into one the nicest Junior College facilities in the nation. Nestled in the west corner of the campus and partially surrounded by white pine trees, Frazier Field sits only 200 yards from Holton Gymnasium and is only a five-minute walk from the five residence halls on campus. The field was dedicated “Frazier Field” in the spring of 1977 and named for the long time coach Russ Frazier, who lead the Hurricanes for more than 40 years and amassed more than 1000 victories.
Due to the high level of interest in the Louisburg College Baseball program, the Hurricanes added a developmental team in 2003. The purpose of this program is to focus on player development and serve as a bridge for high school players who want to play varsity baseball at Louisburg College.
Head Varsity Coach Mike McGuire is excited about the developmental team and believes that the developmental program benefits each of it’s players and builds a stronger varsity program. The developmental team will allow the coaching staff to evaluate aplayer longer, and allow that player to work under the Hurricane system with the goal of eventually playing for the varsity team. This program will give each player the opportunity to play immediately and gain valuable playing experience.
For more information, contact:
Head Coach Mike McGuire at