South Brunswick High School standout Josh Larson became the latest local ballplayer to make a college commitment as the rising freshman with join three other area student-athletes this fall at Guilford Tech.
Larson was the focal point of the Cougars’ pitching staff under the direction of Coach Mike Anderson, while logging close to 41 innings pitched in seven of the 12 conference games this season.
“We are thrilled and proud that Josh will continue to play at the next level,” said Anderson. “He is going to be hard to replace for us. After talking with and visiting several schools, he came away from his visit to Guilford really liking the campus and coaching staff.
“One of the positives about the school is that they offered the academic program he was interested in. We’ve talked about that importance of working hard in the classroom because at some point and time he may have to lay the glove down. Also, knowing some of the other local players going there helped as well.”
The right-handed hurler was named second-team All-Mideastern Conference this spring and received an honorable mention for the All-Area Team.
“Guliford Tech will give him the opportunity to improve his skill and who knows where he ends up after a couple of years there,” added Anderson. “I know that Coach Barrow and Coach Hawk believe that if Josh works hard and stays injury free, he can take steps towards transferring to a bigger program.”
Larson will room with Brandon Boone (Hoggard), Jon Kuebler (Laney) and Erick Hill (West Brunswick) beginning next semester after they announced intentions to continue their baseball careers at Guilford Tech earlier this year.