Hunter Macomber '19 came to Christ School last year looking for an opportunity and a chance to get better. Just one year later, Macomber has committed to play college baseball at Appalachian State University.
Last season, the Greenies advanced to the NCISAA Quarter-finals under first year Head Coach Cody Geyer. The team, finished with one of the best records in school history, at 19-4. Macomber finished with a perfect 5-0 record, with two complete games, a no hitter and an incredible ERA of .30. He was named as an All-CAA performer for the Conference Champion Greenies.
The team he will play for two years from now, Appalachian State, finished their season at 19-36 overall and 8-22 in the Southern Conference (East Division). The other teams in their conference include South Alabama, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Troy and Georgia State.
As well as his teammates, Macomber thanks the guidance of Coach Geyer and Christ School for putting him a position to succeed. "Coach Geyer has truly created a family atmosphere in just one year. He reached out to coaches for me, and helped get me exposure. On top of that, being at Christ School has helped me on and off the field. I wouldn't be in this position without my coach or my school."
It is that same famalial atmosphere he feels excited about at App State. "The coaching staff there is amazing. A lot of coaches on other campuses put undue pressure on their athletes by saying, you don't perform and your gone. App State explained how they would put us in the right position to be successful. That meant a lot to me," Macomber explained.
At Appalachian State, Macomber will join McKinley Bell '18, who commited to Appalachian State before the summer began. "App State felt like home when I got on campus. I didn't want to be too far from home and I am especially excited to play with a teammate of mine, said Macomber."
Though he is excited for the future, Hunter Macomber still has two years at Christ School left. His goals for next season are simple. "I want to give my team a chance to win every game and at the end of the season, make a run for the state championship."