North Greenville head baseball coach Landon Powell has enjoyed a lot of highs and lows throughout his baseball career. From finishing as a runner-up in the College World Series with the Gamecocks to catching Dallas Braden’s perfect game as a member of the Oakland A’s. However, what he accomplished this past season with the Crusaders may be the pinnacle of his career. Last Friday, North Greenville completed a perfect run through the D2 World Series to win the program’s first national championship, fittingly enough, in Powell’s childhood backyard of Cary, North Carolina.
On Monday, Powell joined SportsTalk to recap his team’s run through the postseason and its victory over Point Loma in the title game. He also addressed his name being circulated as a possible replacement for Monte Lee at Clemson, as well as the possibility of returning to Columbia if the USC job becomes available.