Saturday, March 10, 2012

Picture of Scotty McCreery praying before he pitched today

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WRAL Interview With Scotty McCreery

Garner's McCreery exchanges mic for mound

Scotty McCreery, the winner of last spring's "American Idol," has performed before thousands of people, toured the world and seen his debut CD go platinum. But on Saturday afternoon, he was just a high school baseball player hoping to throw strikes.

McCreery returned to his team, the Garner Trojans, and took the mound in the seventh inning in an 8-7 loss to Fuquay-Varina.

"It's kind of like I have two lives," McCreery said. "I have my singing life, and I love it. It's incredible, but I have my life in Garner. I'm blessed. I'm just glad to be back for a little bit."

McCreery struck out two and allowed just one base runner in Saturday's game. He said he keeps up on school work while he's on the road to maintain his eligibility to play high school sports.

"My teachers will send work from my other classes, and I’m doing that when I’m not on stage and doing interviews," he said. "We’re working it out and so far doing good. I got honor roll last semester, and I’m trying to keep up this semester.”

Click on the link below to see the slideshow of pictures from today's game.
http://www.highschoolot.com

Pictures from today's GMHS baseball game

WQDR posted these on their Facebook page. Enjoy!





Scotty McCreery takes the mound for Garner

Scotty McCreery, the 2011 winner of "American Idol," made his pitching debut for Garner High School Saturday afternoon, working a scoreless seventh inning against Fuquay-Varina.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/10/1922430/scotty-mccreery-takes-the-mound.html#storylink=cpy

“The whole key for him is being able to throw the off-speed pitches for strikes,” Goffena said. “Our goal for him is the same for everybody else, to see him perform well on the field. That was a good inning of work for him or anybody else.”

The Bengals (4-0) led 8-5 when McCreery entered the game in the seventh. Garner closed to within 8-7 on a two-run single by Skylar Strickland in the bottom of the seventh. The Trojans (3-2) had the bases loaded with two outs and were a hit away from McCreery getting a win on the mound in his first appearance, but Bengals’ closer Evan McNeill got Vince Jeffries to line out to Chris Williams at second base to end the contest.

McCreery was all smiles after the game, doing what high school baseball players do, lending a hand to rake up and cover the dirt around home plate.

“It means a lot to still be a part of this,” McCreery said. “It’s still playing with my friends, just being back home. I’m blessed to have this opportunity.”

The Trojans return to action on Tuesday, visiting Clayton in their Greater Neuse River 4A Conference opener.

Follow the link below to read the full article.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/10/192...l#storylink=cpy

Scotty McCreery makes pitching debut for Garner High School Baseball Team


Scotty McCreery makes pitching debut for Garner High School baseball team

Scotty McCreery lived out his dream Saturday afternoon: one of the dreams he had before he became an “American Idol.”

McCreery played in his first varsity baseball game for the Garner Trojans, pitching the seventh inning of the Trojans’ 8-7 loss to Fuquay-Varina, one of the area’s best teams.

The senior right-hander’s return to the mound – he last pitched in a 2010 summer league game against another Fuquay-Varina – was as impressive as his run last spring on the hit Fox TV singing competition.

He struck out the first batter he faced on three pitches, all curveballs. He coaxed a fly ball out of the second batter, then struck out another batter (who reached base on a dropped third strike) before getting a ground ball to get out of the inning with no hits or runs allowed, and two strikeouts.

“It feels good just to come out here and just get back on the field,” McCreery said. “I thought my curveball worked well. But today was just about the team. I’m glad to help out the team in any way possible.”

MeCreery was the 38th player to play in the non-conference contest between the two rivals. Both Fuquay-Varina coach Milton Senter and Garner coach Derik Goffena used the contest as a chance to go deep into their benches.

“The whole key for him is being able to throw the off-speed pitches for strikes,” Goffena said. “Our goal for him is the same for everybody else, to see him perform well on the field. That was a good inning of work for him or anybody else.”

The Bengals (4-0) led 8-5 when McCreery entered the game in the seventh. Garner closed to within 8-7 on a two-run single by Skylar Strickland in the bottom of the seventh. The Trojans (3-2) had the bases loaded with two outs and were a hit away from McCreery getting a win on the mound in his first appearance, but Bengals’ closer Evan McNeill got Vince Jeffries to line out to Chris Williams at second base to end the contest.

McCreery was all smiles after the game, doing what high school baseball players do, lending a hand to rake up and cover the dirt around home plate.

“It means a lot to still be a part of this,” McCreery said. “It’s still playing with my friends, just being back home. I’m blessed to have this opportunity.”

The Trojans return to action on Tuesday, visiting Clayton in their Greater Neuse River 4A Conference opener.

Read more here: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/bestblog/scotty-mccreery-makes-pitching-debut-for-garner-high-school-baseabll-team#storylink=cpy

McCreerian's got Scotty McCreery Is Our Pitcher Trending World Wide today

Scotty McCreery pitches in the Garner baseball game today


Well we didnt get the W, but it felt good to get back on the mound. Shouts to the Fuquay boys, yall got a real good team this year.

Nick Stevens, HSOT ‏ @highschoolot
Pitching this afternoon for Garner High? None other than American Idol @ScottyMcCreery. Pics, video to come tonight @wral

Ashley McCreery ‏ @ashleymccreery2
Look who just took the mound for the first time this season!!!! Struck out 1 with 2 ground outs:) #PROUDSISTER pic.twitter.com/Od3rlaoX

And our announcer played Water Tower Town when approached the mound! The crowd sang! Thankful to be at Trojan Park

Mike McCreery ‏ @MikeMGarner
@ScottyMcCreery first game action under his belt. Solid outing. #dadcanbreatheagain.


Judy Cooke McCreery ‏ @JudyMacGarner
Thank you Jesus! @ScottyMcCreery struck out his first batter on his first visit to the mound! Go Garner Trojans!


pitches for Garner. Strikes out 1st batter.

Ashley McCreery ‏ @ashleymccreery2
At the brother's game:) #ilovebaseballseason

Norwood Girl Gets to Meet American Idol Scotty McCreery

Country 102.5 partnered with American Idol Scotty McCreery to make one Norwood girl's dream come true.










Sabrina Kelley & Scotty courtesy of 102.5

Norwood resident Sabrina Kelley could think of no better way to celebrate her sweet sixteen than at a Scotty McCreery concert. So when her parents announced that she and fifteen of her friends would be flying down to Baltimore to attend the American Idol winner’s concert, WKLB Country 102.5 knew they had to step in and do something to make this a truly special moment for the cystic fibrosis survivor.

Together, 102.5 and Sabrina’s parents, Brian and Pam Kelley, surprised the teen with a backstage meet and greet with Scotty and his family.

I found this story on Scotty's official fan site, ScottyFans.com

Credit to: ScottyFans.com & 102.5


Scotty McCreery's 'goodbye' song to debut on 'American Idol'

Scotty McCreery's 'goodbye' song to debut on 'American Idol'


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/08/1913551/scotty-mccreerys-goodbye-song.html#storylink=cpy

BY THAD OGBURN - togburn@newsobserver.com

GARNER -- After last year's "American Idol" competition brought a serious case of Scotty-mania to the Triangle, this year's Tar Heel-free Final 13 might seem like a letdown.

But the popular TV singing competition will have a bit of North Carolina each week when one of those finalists is eliminated.

"Idol" producers announced Wednesday that Scotty McCreery, the Garner High School student who won the "Idol" title last year, has recorded a new song that will be played each Thursday over the farewell video montage of a departing contestant.

This year's 13 finalists performed live Wednesday night. The one receiving the fewest viewer votes will be ejected on tonight's live show, which starts at 8 p.m. on Fox. That's when Scotty's "goodbye" song - a version of Tim McGraw's hit "Please Remember Me" - will debut.

"It's always a sad time whenever this song is played, but it's definitely a really big part of the show," Scotty, 18, said in a statement.

The song will be available as a single on iTunes starting Thursday. Last season, former "Idol" winner David Cook did the official goodbye song, a version of Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget about Me)." North Carolina "Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry had a hit with the exit song from Season 6, "Home." Though North Carolina had several contestants featured in the early stages of this season of "Idol" - including Charlotte Bobcats cheerleader Brittany Kerr and Fayetteville teenagers David Leathers Jr. and Ariel Sprague - only one person from the Tar Heel state, Chelsea Sorrell of Stokesdale, made it into the Top 24. She was eliminated last week after her first performance.

Scotty continues to enjoy musical success while finishing his senior year at Garner High. His first CD, "Clear as Day," has gone platinum, and his first two singles - "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls" - have achieved gold-record status. He won the "New Artist" award last year at the American Country Awards, and he's a nominee for the Academy of Country Music's "New Artist of the Year" Award, to be presented April 1. Fans can vote for him for that award starting March 19 at www.acmcountry.com.

Scotty also will continue to be the opening act at many Brad Paisley concerts through October. (Details at www.bradpaisley.com.) Ironically, Scotty is not scheduled to appear with Paisley when the tour stops in Raleigh on Aug. 24.


Scotty McCreery's 'goodbye' song to debut on 'American Idol' - Scotty Watch - NewsObserver.com