This season, Liberty County High School baseball will be under new leadership as Josh Davis replaces Tony Glazer as the head baseball coach for the 2017 season. Davis worked with Glazer as an assistant for three years and has been the offensive line coach for the Liberty County football program for the last six years.
“My mantra is ‘build competition’,” he said when asked about being the head coach. And Davis started that competition when baseball tryouts were held for Liberty County in January. In the beginning of the tryout, Davis said that he was not going to pick the members of the team until after they played. He said that the reasoning of this was for his players to fight for a roster spot like in the major leagues.
Once the individuals made it past the first cut, they practiced collectively as a whole, with Davis evaluating his players every day. He was also able to evaluate on a real game basis to saw how they were going to perform in the Panthers scrimmage game against Toombs County this past Thursday.
On Saturday morning, Davis held a team pancake breakfast in the Liberty County High School cafeteria, where he named the official members of the Panthers junior varsity and varsity teams.
Knowing that they are in a really good baseball region, Davis said that his goals for the 2017 season is to remain competitive, cut down on mistakes, and hope to make it to that state playoffs in May.
Liberty County baseball opens the 2017 season with a double header against Bryan County on Monday Feb 13 at 6pm.