Ronnie Palmer made a name for himself while playing amateur baseball in Washington County.
Now, the Davis & Elkins College baseball coach is taking a good look at the county and Tri-State area talent as he seeks a winning program at the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference school.
This fall, Palmer - in his first year at his alma mater - will welcome county products Tyler Beard, Trevor Cobb and Matt Murray to the Elkins, W.Va., campus.
All three athletes played at Hagerstown Community College last year after successful high school careers.
"I was just named the head baseball coach and I look forward to having some Washington County talent here," Palmer said. "There's a wealth of talent competing in high school and summer leagues in Washington County and the Tri-State area that goes unnoticed. We will definitely concentrate our recruiting efforts there."