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- Team's walk-on player
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By SAMMY BATTEN
The chances of making a college varsity athletic team as a
walk-on are slim. Making the team and becoming a starter is
even less likely.
Tar Heel baseballer Lloyd Brewer has managed to
accomplish both of those things in his three years at
Following a standout career at The Hill School in
Pennsylvania, where he starred in football and baseball.
Brewer came to Carolina with what he described as perfect
"1 came to school here at a good time, right when we had a
coaching change," Brewer said. "Coach Rabb had left
without doing much recruiting. sThat gave me a better
A somewhat disappointing freshman year left Brewer as
the apparent backup catcher to Dwight Lowery in 78. But
when Lowery was sidelined with rheumatic fever last year,.
Brewer became the starter. He started at each of Carolina's
55 games behind the plate, catching all but two innings. The
Heels gained a third-place finish in the College World Series
and posted a 38-17 record.
Brewer was named to the all-tournament team at the
Southern Regional, but the highlight to a fine season came
when he received the Walter Rabb Award as the team's most
"It was a good feeling," Brewer said. lt topped off the end
of a great year for me, the team, everybody."
Thisear-Jtrewer played in fewer games but managed to
increase his batting-average to .279 and match his RBI total
of 26. Despite a strong finish, the Tar Heels fell short in their
goaL to return to the College World Series.
The last part of the season we could have beaten anyone,"
Brewer said. "Wc lost some important conference games
early in the season. We just didn't get as many breaks as last
As the Heels prepare for their summer league season.
Brewer will see action behind the plate, as the designated
hitter, and at first base. He sees the summer play as a chance
to work on things. Without the pressure to win the
conference championship, there is a more relaxed
atmosphere for learning and experimenting. Brewer said. He
plans to work on his hitting and has a goal of a .300 batting
average this summer.
Brewer said his biggest thrill as a Tar Heel was playing in
the College World Series last year. With this summer's work
and a little luck next spring maybe he can repeat that thrill.
Summer baseball games
June 1 5:00 N.C. Wcsleyan College Rocky Mount, NC
2 6:00(2) Atlantic Christian College CHAPEL HILL
3 7:30 Louisburg College Louisburg, NC
4 7:30 N.C. Wcsleyan College CHAPEL HILL
5 7:30 UNC-Wilmington Wilmington, NC
6 7:30 Louisburg College CHAPEL HILL
8 6:00 Atlantic Christian College Wilson, NC
9 7:30 UNC-Wilmington CHAPEL HILL
(10-24) ALASKAN TRIP
28 6:00(2) Louisburg College CHAPEL HILL
30 6:00 (2) UNC-WUmington Wilmington, NC
July 3 7:30 ALL-STAR GAME
5 7:30 ' N.C. Wesleyan College
6 7:30 Atlantic Christian College
7 3:00 (2) N.C. Wesleyan College
8 7:30 UNC-Wilmington
10 6:00 (2) N.C. Wesleyan College
11 7:30 Atlantic Christian College
12 7:30 Louisburg College
14 7:30 UNC-Wilmington
15 6:00(2) Louisburg College
18 6:00 (2) Atlantic Christian College
20 6:00(2) UNC-Wilmington
21 8:00 (Old Leaguer's Game) Louisburg
22 5:00 . N.C. Wesleyan College
Rocky Mount, NC
Louisburg, NC ,
Rocky Mount, NC
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Tar Heel infield
. Freshman short-stop Craig Shumock
will be looked upon this summer to lead
the inexperienced Tar Heel infield. The
Willow Grove, Pa., native is the lone
returning infield starter from this
Shumock hit .294 this past season and
knocked in 23 runs. He was also
successful on all 10 of his steal attempts.
Shumock's major area of
concentration this summer will be his
defensive game. During the spring, he
committed 18 errors but snowed a
strong arm and good quickness.
Already a team leader as a freshman,
the sauad hones Shiimnrk will hecrtnSs v
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the nucleus of a strong Carolina cIuDln
the future. The work he and his new
infield teammates achieve this summer
will definitely help fulfill that desire.
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