Kyle McGowin, who led Savannah State to its first-ever appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division 1 baseball tournament last spring, and who recently received Georgia’s D-1 player of the year award, was to have left for the Los Angeles Angels’ training camp in Tempe, Ariz., yesterday.
Kyle planned to make the trip in a brand new, shiny black pickup truck that was bought with some of his sizable bonus money. His parents, Shaun and Tracy, were to have followed along.
The boys basketball seasons ended for the East Hampton and Pierson (Sag Harbor) High School teams this past week as each lost by somewhat lopsided margins to Harborfields (in East Hampton’s case) and Stony Brook (in Pierson’s).
The Bonackers, coached by Bill McKee, acquitted themselves well in the first half of a Class A quarterfinal on Feb. 12 at Harborfields. At the break, East Hampton, Class A’s seventh seed, led the second-seeded Tornadoes 34-31.