The Old North State League’s Sanford Spinners are set to return for a second two month season shortly, with several returning players and a lot of new faces.
The collegiate summer league Spinners, named for a minor league team which operated here in the 30s, 40s and 50s, open their season 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5 at Tramway Park adjacent to Southern Lee High School against the Sandhills Bogeys, a Pinehurst-based team that’s new to the league and will be coached by ex Major Leaguer Bernie Carbo.
Spinners Head Coach Jeremy Palme said the team will have seven players returning from the 2021 squad, which narrowly missed the league’s playoffs in its inaugural campaign. They’re expected to include outfielder Mikey Scott, one of the team’s two captains from last year, pitcher Brent Byler, pitcher/catcher Jarrett Orbin, infielder/pitcher Kaden Sigmon, outfielder/pitcher Ryan Miller, pitcher Jacob Cabaniss, and infielder/outfielder Colby Warren.
Players from the Sanford area include outfielder Landon Haines, who played at Lee Christian and is committed to Guilford College, infielder/outfielder Noah Kessler, who played for Western Harnett High School and is a junior at Mary Baldwin University, and first baseman Tyson Measamer, who played at Chatham Central High School and is a junior at Ferrum College.
In addition to Palme, The Spinners will be coached by William Palme, Brian Byler, and Joey Ozment. Also new to the organization are Michael Grant, voice of the Grace Christian baseball team, and his son Patrick, who will be calling the games.
View the entire schedule and full roster below: