– The Macon Bacon just completed their second season in play, and improved from year number one. More sellouts, more fans, more wins and more fun is exactly what happened in 2019 for the Bacon. The Bacon finished with a 30-21 record on the year. This success on the field can be contributed to second year head coach, Danny Higginbotham. Sadly, this was the final season with Higginbotham at the helm, as he will be taking his talents full-time to Des Moines Area Community College as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator.
“We are going to miss Danny tremendously.” Said Team President Brandon Raphael, “Danny was not only a great coach, but an even better person. Danny would go above and beyond to get him and his players involved in the community while he was here, along with putting a great product out on the field.”
While Higginbotham was at the helm, the Bacon had a record of 52-46 over two seasons. In the Bacon’s second season, he was able to lead the team to it’s first ever playoff win, playoff home win and championship series appearance. He has also had four former Bacon players drafted, and one player signed to a professional baseball contract during his time with the Bacon.
“I would like to thank the city of Macon for your support over our first two seasons” said Higginbotham. “This place is truly special because of the love you have for the game of baseball and the Bacon. I have received an amazing opportunity with my new college to take the next step in my coaching career. With that, I will no longer be able to coach summer baseball. I will always hold a special place in my heart for what we have built together. From opening day to now, it is amazing what we have accomplished. To all the players, coaches, front office members, host families and fans that I have met, I cannot thank you enough for your help and support.”
A national search for the next head coach for the Bacon is currently underway and an announcement is expected within the next week or two.
“Our new coach will have big shoes to fill.” Said Raphael, “However, Danny has built something really special in Middle Georgia and we’re excited to have our next coach continue the momentum.”