Two Bobcats sign for Patriot baseball

With baseball now firmly reestablished at Northwest-Shoals Community College, the community can likely expect to see a number Franklin County standouts joining the Patriot program each season to compete at the next level – the most recent two from Phil Campbell High.

PC’s Bryant Anthony and Robby Robinson both signed baseball scholarships with Northwest-Shoals Community College this past week. 

Anthony is a three-year starter and catcher for the Bobcats. He was catcher during Phil Campbell’s 2021 Class 3A state championship run.

Robinson is a transfer from Brooks High School. He will play shortstop for the Bobcats this spring following the departure of Mason Swinney to the University of Alabama.

Along with family, friends and Phil Campbell coaches, the two students athletes were joined by NW-SCC head coach David Langston for their signing ceremony and celebration. Langston said he became familiar with Robinson and Anthony through their play with the Black Sox, a summer travel ball team that includes a number of local high school students.

“I had really first seen them play and gotten to know them a little bit through that organization,” said Langston. “I was able to see them play multiple times through the summer and fall, so it gave me a good chance to get to know them and evaluate them as players and determine they were a great fit with what we are trying to do here at Northwest-Shoals.”

Langston praised both for their baseball skill as well as their caliber of character.

“Both of them are great young men. Both of them are going to fill a need we have – Bryant as a catcher and Robby as a middle infielder,” Langston said. “They come from very good high school program at Phil Campbell. We’re very excited about having both those guys become Patriots next year.