by Aaron Garcia
On Feb. 7, Cuthbertson baseball coach Travis Little announced that catcher John Mangum was named a Louisville Slugger Preseason Honorable-Mention All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Last season, Mangum 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,” Little said. “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 to open the 2011 season. Cuthbertson went 24-3 last spring in the program’s first season of play.