North Atlanta Baseball Standouts Map Out Their Collegiate Futures


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Dub Diamond Stars: Senior Pitcher Narada Monge (left) has committed to Alabama State University and senior infielder Marc Church (right) is committed to North Carolina A&T University. Warrior baseball

To play at the next level, it takes skill, finesse and passion. When it comes to most schools you don’t see many college athletes, but North Atlanta has three of them. In ONE sport. It’s safe to say the Dubs baseball team is in good hands with shortstop Brett Roberts, third baseman Marc Church and pitcher Narada Monge, three seniors and team leaders with loads of potential and talent.

This past July, Roberts, Monge and Church all made college decisions for their future baseball careers. Roberts chose Tennessee Tech, which was statistically the best hitting team in the Ohio Valley Conference and even the whole NCAA last year. Monge and Church will take their talents to North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina and Alabama State University, in Montgomery, Alabama. Both teams are competitive. Last year, Alabama State finished 30-22, and North Carolina A&T finished 32-25. “It’s just so special to be able to get to play baseball at the college level and do what you love for four more years,” said Roberts.

These three student athletes have had quite a summer with their respective summer baseball teams but it has all been about their post-high school and travel careers that have people buzzing with excitement. It was during July that they announced their commitments to future colleges. Each in the trio has dreamt of playing at the next level, and they’re making those dreams come true one day at a time. “College baseball is really exciting and it really makes you work hard during your senior year to be the best for North Atlanta and to prepare for your college career,” said Church.

The team’s coach said the three have played valuable roles in bringing not only stellar play but also much-needed leadership for the team. “I am so excited for these young men. Their character and work ethic will allow them to make an immediate impact for their college programs”, said Coach Ricky Plante. 0

On and off the field, these three are great friends and the chemistry between them has reaped ample benefits for Dubs baseball. The pitcher-infielder connection is very important in baseball and it seems like nothing can stop them from having the best connection there possible. It’s safe to say these ball players will be the hardest working men, and will also lead the school’s baseball team to big things in the spring.