CLAYTON — The Northmont Baseball Hall of Fame inducted four new members at the annual First Pitch Banquet on Sunday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at Northmont High School.
Players inducted include: Brian Coy (Class of 1992). Coy posted a 2.57 Earned Run Average his senior year with a 9-1 record as a starting pitcher as well as maintaining a .406 batting average. Coy was named team MVP, AllLeague, AllDistrict and AllState his senior year but he is quick to point out that all of that never would have happened if not for his great teammates backing him up. After high school, Coy played a two seasons with Sinclair Community College and had success there earning AllLeague honors both seasons. Before his Sinclair years were up, he had the opportunity to try out for the Olympic team in Millington, Tennessee. Coy also helped Gerald Rosendahl as an assistant coach on the Summer “C” team from 20002004 as a pitching coach.
Doug Mangen (Class of 1983). Mangen played for three years for the Thunderbolts with a batting average of .419 his junior year and .516 his senior year, where he maintains 5th place in the record books. He also had an on-base percentage of .662. He earned first team All-League both his junior and senior year. He was first team All-Area in both his junior and senior year. He was voted All-Ohio his senior year and selected to play in the All-Ohio All-Star game in Columbus at The Ohio State University.
In addition Mangen played both football and basketball for four years as a Thunderbolt. After high school, he continued his athletic career by attending Ohio University on a football scholarship.
Mangen is also a member of the Northmont Football Hall of Fame and the Northmont Athletics Hall of Fame.
Patrick Masters (Class of 2001). Masters played baseball at Northmont High School from 1998-2001 as well as playing basketball from 1998-2001 and football 1998. Masters had a career batting average of .378 with a .472 on base average, 72 runs batted in, 15 home runs and 15 doubles. His senior year alone, he had a .450 batting average with a .556 on base average with 37 RBI and 7 home runs.
He was selected First Team All-Area his senior year and Mizuno All-Ohio; appeared in three district finals; caught the final out of Tony Davis’ no hitter his sophomore year in Florida; hit two home runs his senior year against Miamisburg in the tournament; hit a home run in his first ever left handed at bat against Centerville in the summer before his senior year.
He attended Wright State and graduated in 2006 where he lettered in baseball four years and was selected Horizon League Player of the Week twice. In 2006, his team won the Horizon League championship and played in the field of 64 for the Division I NCAA Championships. The team ultimately lost to eventual National Champion Oregon State Beavers.
Michael Smoot (Class of 1971). Smoot attended Northmont High School from 1968 through 1971 and started all four years for the baseball team at first base. He also started three years on the football team and two of three years on the basketball team. During Smoot’s junior year, he won the batting title with a .402 batting average. In four years as a starter at first base, he made only one error and that was the last game of his senior year. As a senior, he was the recipient of the Elgin Roof Outstanding Athlete Award.
After high school he briefly attended Ohio University. Life interrupted his dream of playing baseball there during his first semester.