Four former Manteo High School Baseball players are currently playing baseball at the college level. All four are on the pitching staff and we wish them the best of luck in their college seasons.
Josh Tolson- Methodist University
Chris Day- NC Wesleyan
Taylor Featherstone Lenoir Community College
Michael Allen- Lenoir Rhyne
Coach Jimmy Metzinger alongside NCBCA Director Hal Bagwell in Greensboro receiving his award
Friday December 2, 2016 Coach Metzinger received the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Region 1 Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Coach Metzinger is going into his fourth year as assistant baseball coach here at Manteo. He is an extremely hard worker that handles all different aspects of the program. He is our pitching coach and has called pitches for the past three seasons. He led our pitching staff to a 17-7 record and 2.77 team ERA last season. The pitching staff recorded 168 strikeouts to 62 walks. During his first year at Manteo he led the pitching staff to a 13-8 record with a 3.67 ERA after the pitching staff went 5-14 in the prior year. He helped guide MHS Baseball to its first conference championship in nine years.
He was also helpful in starting the American Junior Legion program here in Manteo in 2014, which he coaches in the summer. He led them to a 2015 region 1 championship, and appearance in the state tournament. He is always at the field doing field work, and working on all parts of our athletic complex. He also does lessons with many of the local youth. He handles our baseball website, as well as stats. Outside of his duties as a baseball coach he serves as assistant athletic director and head wrestling coach.
Coach Metzinger was a standout baseball player and wrestler at Bunn High School. He then played four seasons of baseball at Barton College. He graduated from Barton in 2009. At Barton he was a two way player. He then obtained his masters degree in biomechanics from East Carolina University. He is also a Certified Strength Specialist.
He is an outstanding math teacher, and someone we are very fortunate to have as part of the family here at Manteo High School.
We had a great turn out for our annual alumni game. Final was a 3-2 win for the odd graduation year team.
The 2015 MHS baseball program toughed out the below frigid temperatures and played in the first Black/Gold game. We had a good turnout of parents and students in the stands to watch the game, and even had an umpire come out to get some work. The game was 6 innings long and we pitched a total of 12 different pitchers.
Game Recap: In the top of the first the Gold team pushed across one run. Later in the bottom of the fourth inning the Black team took the lead by scoring two runs. The Gold team immediately answered in the top of the fifth scoring three runs to retake the lead 4-2. In the bottom of the sixth inning the Black team put up a rally loading the bases with one out. The following batter hit a low line drive which was dropped by the short-stop who then turned a double play to end the game.
2015 Black/Gold Game 1 Winners