Category: Baseball

Greyhound Baseball Dugout Club

Hello My Friends,

A new tradition is happening at Moberly Area Community College. Baseball is starting for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Excitement is an understatement for bringing new student-athletes to our community. We couldn’t more thrilled to bring baseball to Moberly and able to compete in the tough Region 16.

As you can imagine, we are busy gearing up for MACC Baseball in 2022-2023. Our ultimate goal is to give our student- athletes the best possible collegiate experience they can have. We want them to carry themselves with pride. We want them to present themselves in a first-class manner and always uphold the tradition of success that MACC has established over the years.

We understand that families and businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic, but getting back to a more normal life we are humbly asking for your support of our new baseball program. With your support we will be able to provide a first-class atmosphere for the student-athletes – apparel, training equipment, travel, meals, uniforms, etc. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law, minus the fair market value of items received.

From our administration to our coaching staff, and more importantly, our student-athletes, we fully recognize that the many things we will do for our programs will come from your assistance. We in Greyhound Nation understand that you have numerous choices regarding where your donation dollars go. With that in mind, we hope you will consider us a viable option. We would love to have you as a member of our Greyhound Baseball Family and we appreciate your consideration.

Thank You and GO GREYHOUNDS

Coach Fletcher

 

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2022-2023
Dugout CLUB
BENEFIT ITEMS

SACRIFICE  (Donation $1-$49)
Email updates from Coaching Staff

SINGLE (Donation $50-$99)
Greyhound Baseball Decal sticker

DOUBLE (Donation $100-$249)
Hounds 20oz Tumbler

TRIPLE (Donation $250-$499)
Hounds Stadium Blanket

HOMERUN (Donation $500-$999)
Team Soft Sided Cooler

GRAND SLAM (Donation $1000 – 2,500+)
Team Jacket

** ALL LEVEL DONATIONS ARE THAT GIFT, PLUS THE GIFT ABOVE.

** Dugout Club Membership is July 1st thru June 30th.

 

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Get to know Coach Fletcher

Get to know Coach Fletcher

While the first pitch of Greyhound baseball won’t be thrown until 2023, MACC’s Head Coach Chris Fletcher is already on the job. Using both personal and professional connections, Fletcher is recruiting around the state. Starting a team from scratch is a unique opportunity, and Fletcher is excited to assemble the inaugural Greyhound baseball team.

As much as possible, he plans to recruit local graduates to give them an opportunity to use their A+ scholarship, though there will be scholarship money available for those who are not qualified for A+. MACC enters the world of collegiate baseball playing at the NJCAA Division II level, a designation mostly about financing. Division II colleges are limited to awarding tuition, fees, course-related books, and up to $250 in course-required supplies, leaving the student athletes to pay for housing.

Although baseball is a spring sport, next fall the newlyformed team will play non-sanctioned games. Their season officially begins in late January 2023 with a 50- 56 game schedule. Home field will be at the Moberly Howard Hils Athletic Complex, through a partnership with the City of Moberly.

Coach Fletcher was excited to share that The Dugout Club, a Greyhound Baseball Booster, will be starting soon to get a jump on community involvement. While they will fundraise for the team to help cover food, travel, and training upgrades, the primary purpose of the Dugout Club will be to support the team through relationships. Be sure to stay in touch to find out how to get involved.

Growing up a few blocks from campus, Fletcher says taking the helm of MACC’s new program was a “nobrainer. Dr. Lashley presented a great opportunity, and I hopped on board.” After playing baseball at Moberly High School, Fletcher continued his education at North Central Community College in Trenton, then at William Woods University in Fulton, playing baseball along the way. Fletcher then turned his baseball passion into a career, serving as an assistant baseball coach at William Woods for six years, at Truman State for one year, and back to William Woods as head coach for two years. He has now moved back to Moberly with his wife Rachael (Schmidt, also a Moberly native), and their sons Brooks (3) and Baylor (5 months).

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MACC NAMES MOBERLY NATIVE CHRIS FLETCHER AS INAUGURAL HEAD BASEBALL COACH

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Christopher Fletcher has been named the inaugural Baseball Coach of the MACC Greyhound Baseball Program at Moberly Area Community College (MACC). A native of Moberly, Fletcher is a 2008 graduate of Moberly High School. Following his playing career at Moberly High School, Fletcher played collegiate baseball at North Central Missouri College (2009-10) and William Woods University (2010-12).

As Head Greyhound Baseball Coach, Fletcher will begin competitive NJCAA Division II play during the 2022-23 school year. Fletcher has served as Head Baseball Coach at William Woods University since 2019 after serving as Assistant Coach there from 2015-19. As a graduate assistant at William Woods University (2014-15), he was part of a Conference Championship team and was the assistant coach at Truman State University, where the Bulldogs were regional champions along with qualifying for the World Series.

Additionally, Coach Fletcher has coached summer league baseball in the Lewis and Clark League (2013), Northwoods League (Thunder Bay Canada in 2014), Prospect League (Hannibal Caveman in 2015) and MINK League (Jeff City Renegades in 2017).

“We are just so excited to begin college baseball at MACC and expand our student experience, along with campus atmosphere,” said MACC Athletic Director Patrick Smith, “We had an outstanding pool of candidates, but Chris just stood out on his baseball knowledge, success as collegiate baseball coach and tremendous enthusiasm along with vision for our program. I’m very appreciative to Dr. Lashley and our Board of Trustees for this addition to our athletic program and looking forward to the leadership of Chris Fletcher as we begin this journey.”

“I am beyond excited to get back to the Moberly community and start the Greyhound baseball program,” said Coach Fletcher, “I started my baseball life in Moberly and now have the opportunity to start collegiate baseball in my hometown. It’s going to be nice to be back with lifelong friends and be around our families more often. My family and I couldn’t be more excited to wear red and be Greyhounds!”

Chris Fletcher and his wife Rachael have two children: Brooks (3) and Baylor (5).