The Maryville College baseball team is adding a big bat and top run producer to go with its new head coach.
Webb School of Knoxville slugger Robbie Britt is keeping his commitment to the Scots despite a change that saw Paul Henry replace Daniel Washburn at the Maryville helm at the close of the 2011 season. The switch came just as Britt was announcing formally with the Scots, the Spartan first baseman saying he found no reason to look elsewhere with Henry, a Maryville assistant a year ago, now the man at the top.
“I think he’s a great guy,” Britt said. “He’s the one that recruited me all along.”
Britt hit for an impressive .383 average as Webb reached the Division II Class A championship game for the second consecutive season this spring. The Spartans won it all Britt’s junior season in 2010.
The future Scot scored 21 runs, driving in 13, with six doubles in 2011, drawing 14 walks and striking out just 10 times on the season. Maryville, Britt said, was simply the best fit for him regardless of the head coach.
“It was just a good fit, both academically and athletically,” said Britt, whose father, Rob, is the director of Blount County Schools.