Former Tar Heel Josh Horton returns to UNC as a baseball coach
Coach Mike Fox
hired Josh Horton
as an undergraduate coach early in the semester along with former catcher Mark Fleury, giving him different responsibilities, but a similar time commitment to his first stint on campus. Horton has had an extra seven years to learn the lessons he didn’t learn from Fox the first time. (Daily Tar Heel
Josh Horton Traded To Baltimore
The Oakland A's have traded infielder Josh Horton
to the Baltimore Orioles. The A's 2007 second-round pick was in a part-time role with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats and should see more playing time in the Orioles system. The trade was for a player to be named later or cash considerations. A UNC alum, Horton spent six-plus seasons in the A's chain. (Oakland Clubhouse
Stockton Spotlight: Josh Horton
The Ports will release one Stockton Spolight feature per day, highlighting a new Ports player! Meet Ports infielder Josh Horton
, a member of the 2008 California League Championship team and 2009 Texas League Championship team. (StocktonPorts.com
Horton makes minor league all-star teamJosh Horton
-- Oakland's 2nd round draft choice in 2007 out of the University of North Carolina, Josh is hitting .282 with 3 HR and 32 RBI. Horton is also 11th in the league with 38 runs scored. (MILB.com
Seniors Form Baseball's Backbone
With this senior class playing for a third-straight trip to the College World Series, numbers do not accurately reflect its importance to this program. Eight members of that original 13-man class have since departed Chapel Hill, as most are now playing professionally, including Andrew Carignan, Luke Putkonen, Josh Horton and Reid Fronk.
Josh Horton makes immediate impact
At first glance, it's easily apparent that Josh Horton is a pretty laid-back kind of guy. Not that it's a bad thing, because it's probably helped the newest Kane County Cougar handle what has so far been a whirlwind summer that's included an appearance in the College World Series, a short stint in Vancouver and a quick promotion to Kane County.
(Aurora Beacon News
Horton makes jump, delivers
It didn’t take Josh Horton long to make his presence felt with the Kane County Cougars. Hours after arriving in Chicago from Boise, Idaho, where he played Wednesday for short-A Vancouver, Horton delivered an RBI double in his first at-bat with the Cougars on Thursday, helping them to a 6-3 victory against Fort Wayne in the first of a four-game series at Elfstrom Stadium.
(Kane County Chronicle
Heels among teams to watch for 2008 CWS
The Tar Heels will have some significant losses in ace Robert Woodard, closer Andrew Carignan and three-year lineup mainstays Josh Horton and Reid Fronk. But many important pieces return, including Freshman of the Year Dustin Ackley, catcher/righthander Tim Federowicz, third baseman Chad Flack and outfielders Tim Fedroff and Seth Williams.
Straight into the firing line
There are not many sports that expect a young prospect to go right from the crucible of a high-pressure college season straight into pro play. Baseball is one of those sports, and Josh Horton insists it's just fine with him. Just a little over a week ago, the Vancouver Canadians' new shortstop was in Omaha, Neb., with his UNC Tar Heels team playing the NCAA College World Series championship game against the Oregon State Beavers.
Horton signs with A's
The A's agreed to terms with five of their 2007 draft picks, including second-rounders Grant Desme and Josh Horton. Desme is an outfielder from Cal Poly-SLO who was named the Big West Conference Player of the Year, and Horton is a shortstop who helped North Carolina reach the College World Series finals. Oakland has signed or agreed to terms with 30 of its 53 selections. ( -- scroll down)
(San Francisco Chronicle