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Central Alabama Community College celebrates 14 student-athletes’ continued success in baseball


ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. – Central Alabama Community College (CACC) announced last week that 14 student-athletes have signed baseball and academic scholarships to continue their education and athletic careers at four-year institutions next year.

Anthony Patterson and Bryce Calloway secured full-ride scholarships to the University of New Orleans (UNO) and are eligible for the upcoming Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft.

Davis Gaston accepted a 75% scholarship to the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), while Sam Smith secured a full-ride scholarship to the same institution.

Zion Morris committed to Mississippi Valley State with an 85% scholarship, and Zak Rice did as well to Alabama A&M with an 80% scholarship.

Luke Hasty received a full-ride scholarship to Columbus State while Ryan Slaten and Hayden Grier accepted scholarships to Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) at 80% and 60%, respectively.

Josh Beck committed to Florida Tech with an 85% scholarship, Cole Johnson and Gage Rowe each accepted 50% scholarships to Point University, and Ethan Hamilton accepted a 50% scholarship to Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

President Jeff Lynn expressed his pride in the students’ achievements, saying, “These young men have shown exceptional dedication both on the field and in the classroom. Their success reflects their hard work, and we are very proud of their accomplishments.”

Head Baseball Coach Larry Thomas echoed Lynn’s sentiments, stating, “Our program is committed to developing great athletes and well-rounded individuals. These 14 players have demonstrated their commitment to their education and sport, and we are excited to see what the future holds for them.”

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