George Jenkins Boys Varsity Baseball

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Jenkins Baseball Advances to State Tournament

By Bill Kemp   LAKELAND — That wait is over. Brandon Howlett smashed two home runs to propel George Jenkins into the FHSAA Class 8A state finals after an 8-1 win over two-time defending state runner-up Oviedo Hagerty on Tuesday at John Rodda Field. No. 1-ranked Jenkins will face the winner of the Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas

Jenkins Claims Class 8A Semifinal Win

By Bill Kemp LAKELAND — The George Jenkins bats came out fast and Daniel Batcher did the rest. The No. 1-ranked Eagles turned back crosstown-rival Lakeland 7-1 on Wednesday in a Class 8A regional semifinal at John Rodda Field. Jenkins (25-3) will host the winner of St. Cloud against Oviedo Hagerty on Tuesday in the regional

8A Regional: Jenkins Baseball Knocks Off Wellington, 5-2

By Bill Kemp  LAKELAND — Power and pitching propelled George Jenkins to a playoff win on Tuesday. The Eagles knocked of Wellington 5-2 at John Rodda Field in an FHSAA Class 8A regional quarterfinal after getting 6 1/3 solid innings from left-hander Daniel Batcher and two home run blasts from Brandt Sundean. ”(Sundean) does that every

Jenkins Claims Third Straight District Championship

For the third time in as many years, the George Jenkins baseball team can call themselves District Champions.  Jenkins defeated crosstown rival Lakeland High School 5-2 in the District 8A-11 Championship game on Wednesday at Henley Field.  Junior Daniel Batcher got the start for the Eagles and mowed through the Dreadnaught hitters for the first

Jenkins Has Good Showing at NHSI

The George Jenkins baseball team has long been known for it’s success and talent across the state of Florida.  Last week, they got to put their talent on display on a national level.  The Eagles were selected and participated in the prestigious National High School Invitational at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, NC over

Jenkins’ Brandon Howlett and Brady Allen are Two of the Nation’s Top Draft Prospects

By Bill Kemp Posted Feb 21, 2018 at 1:35 PM Updated Feb 21, 2018 at 1:36 PM    LAKELAND – Ask George Jenkins baseball coach Chad Crosby who is better player, Brandon Howlett or Brady Allen, and expect a long pause. But the same thing happens when the ball jumps off their bats. The two Jenkins seniors signed major Division I college baseball offers this year

Four Baseball Players Sign Scholarships

By Bill Kemp Posted Nov 10, 2017 at 3:39 PM Updated Nov 10, 2017 at 4:06 PM    George Jenkins baseball players sign Division I scholarships LAKELAND — The George Jenkins baseball program is becoming a feeder program to major Division I programs. The Eagles had four players sign national letters of intent on Thursday. Jenkins senior right-fielder Brady Allen signed with SEC power and South

Buddy Thomas Golf Tournament

George Jenkins High School will be holding a golf tournament on Saturday, July 15 at 1PM to celebrate Principal Buddy Thomas. The tournament will take place at Cleveland Heights Golf Club. This tournament is being held to celebrate Mr. Thomas’s beginning of his last year as Principal at George Jenkins High School. Mr. Thomas wanted

Jenkins Defeats Lakeland; Advances to Regional Final

By Bill Kemp LAKELAND — George Jenkins is just a win away from the state finals. The Eagles’ bats erupted early and often to turn back Lakeland 8-6 in a Class 8A regional semifinal on Tuesday at Jenkins. With the win, the Eagles will travel to play Oviedo Hagerty on Tuesday in the regional final

Jenkins Defeats Royal Palm Beach; Advances to Regional Semi-finals

By Bill Kemp LAKELAND — One thing is for sure, a team from Polk County will be playing in the Class 8A regional finals. George Jenkins advanced to the 8A semifinals after knocking off Royal Palm Beach 7-5 on Tuesday at John Rodda Field. With the win, the Eagles will host Lakeland on Tuesday in