George and Bailey Prepare for Colleges

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By Kevin Eickman

If you have followed Milford baseball over the last few years, you are well aware that Dante George and Holden Bailey have been a big part of it. The Buccaneers will not be the final stop on their baseball trails, as both have recently committed to play ball in college.

George will be attending Carson-Newman in the fall, where he will be looking to play in the outfield. Located in Jefferson Tennessee, George is very excited about going there. “I went and visited there in the fall and just fell in love with the baseball program,” George said. “The kids were great, the coach was awesome. I loved the energy and passion that all the players and coaches showed.”

George will be studying physical education in college and hopes to get into teaching and coaching when he has completed his studies. When asked about people who have impacted his life, George was quick to praise his father. “I have always looked up to him, he’s always been there for me and has always pushed me to be the best I can be,” said George.

Speaking with Milford coach Nick Brannan, he believes that George has what it takes to be successful at the next level. “Dante is everything you want in a player. He is the most coachable kid I have ever had,” Brannan said. “He will do anything you need him to do. He just loves baseball and is one of those kids willing to put in the time and effort to get what he wants.”

 

Dante George and Family

 

Bailey will be staying in Delaware and will attend Goldey-Beacom in Wilmington, as the school will be introducing baseball next season. Hoping to pitch, Bailey is excited about becoming part of the Goldey-Beacom program. “Being part of a new program is real exciting to me, it is something I am really looking forward to,” Bailey said “I really liked the coaches up there.”

Along with baseball, Bailey really liked the environment. “The atmosphere and the people are real important to me. I think I am going to be very comfortable up there,” said Bailey. While attending Goldey-Beacom, Bailey will be majoring in criminal justice, hoping some day to become a lawyer. Bailey has received guidance and inspiration along the way from his father. “My father has always been there for me, always helping me to become a better player and person.” Bailey stated.

Speaking with Coach Brannan about Bailey, he complimented him on his work ethic as well. “He is like the silent assassin, he won’t make a lot of noise, but he is going to find a way to get the job done,” Brannan said. “Once you get him on the mound, he just goes for it. He is not going to quit, he is not going to give in. He is a competitor.”

 

Holden Bailey and Family

 

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