by Aaron Garcia
Cuthbertson baseball player John Mangum has been named a Louisville Slugger Pre-season Honorable-Mention All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Last season, Mangum, a catcher, hit .492 with seven home runs, five stolen bases and 33 runs batted in.
“He swings for power, no doubt, but he might be the best defensive catcher in the state,” said Cavalier coach Travis Little. “If he’s not the best, he’s among an elite class.”
The publication also listed the Cavaliers as the 10th-best team in the nation heading into the 2011 season after Cuthbertson went 24-3 last spring in the program’s first year.