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SALEM, OH- The Youth Movement is among us. Leading the charge in the area on the diamond is a freshly minted 16-year-old who is less concerned about driving a car, and more interested about driving in runs, and torching his 94-mile-per-hour fastball past opposing hitters.

Carson Rhodes burst on the scene last year, and in his freshman campaign, showcased one of the liveliest arms, and personalities this area has seen in some time. Last year, he was able to learn the ropes from a great class of seniors, and get in wherever was needed for the Quaker 9. In 2022,

Rhodes has been looked to for leadership, and to fill many roles for Salem- a role that has developed into quite the winning streak for the Quakers in April. YSN’s DJ Yokley had the chance to catch up with the sophomore standout on this week’s Salem Player Profile: RHODES OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION.



SALEM OH- After a whirlwind of a freshman season, incoming Salem class of 2024 Carson Rhodes has committed to Virginia Tech to continue his athletic and academic career. He says the Hokies were the program that believed in him from the beginning and their faith made this an easy decision. Carson can now complete his career at Salem without a care in the world concerning his recruitment. He may need to change his walk up song to “Enter Sandman” by Metalica to get ready for life in Blacksburg.

Carson finished the 2020 season with 36.0 IP, and striking out 41 hitters. His final ERA was 4.66, His record on the bump was 5-2. He knows the work doesn’t stop just because he made the commitment. Carson is ready to put his work ethic into overdrive to get his team as far as possible. When asked what his goals were now in high school he simply replied with “Win a state championship.” It would certainly be a feather in the young man’s cap.

Carson took the time to talk about his decision to commit to Virginia Tech on YSN’s Running Point. Here from the future Hokie himself in this exclusive interview with Carson Rhodes, only on YSN.


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