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Spring Preview: Andrew Jackson Volunteers

Spring Preview: Andrew Jackson Volunteers

By: Mike Lucas – January 16, 2022 The Andrew Jackson Volunteers enter the 2022 season with high expectations after last season produced a 25-9 record and a Lower State Championship. Graduation claimed three players from the 2021 roster with one player moving on to play on the next level. Exper...

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Spring Preview: Dorman Cavaliers

Spring Preview: Dorman Cavaliers

By: Jack Jolly - January 3, 2022 The 2021 Cavalier baseball team got off to a bad start but turned it into a good regular se...

Spring Preview: Lake City Panthers

Spring Preview: Lake City Panthers

By: Matt Apicella – December 29, 2021 The Lake City Panthers finished the 2021 season at 13-7 but were excluded from the pla...

Spring Preview: Broome Centurions

Spring Preview: Broome Centurions

By: Ben Waddle – December 22, 2021 The Broome Centurions finished third and in Region 2-AAA in 2021 and an overall record of...

dp Q&A: Dalton Stroud

dp Q&A: Dalton Stroud

1A Players seldom emerge as impact guys on larger landscapes, one has in this 2022 class - Lander signee from Green Sea-Floyd...

dp Q&A: Nathan Hall

dp Q&A: Nathan Hall

Lexington High School senior Nathan Hall had a banner prep season one year ago to burst into top tier status of the 2022 ba...

dp Q&A: Zac Cowan

dp Q&A: Zac Cowan

My name is Zac Cowan headed to Wofford College. I believe I am one of the best, if not the best, two-way players in the state...

dp Q&A: Will Jackson

dp Q&A: Will Jackson

Carolina Forest senior Will Jackson was one of the first to visit and sign off on the new coaching vision at Limestone Colleg...

dp Q&A: Tristan Smith

dp Q&A: Tristan Smith

As Boiling Springs senior Tristan Smith enters his final prep season, with it comes plenty of notoriety and anticipation! The...

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2022

Early Signing Period Rankings: Class of 2022

There are some prospects in these rankings that we believe could become household names eventually, for now they are just lik...

Recap: Fall Showcase 2021

Recap: Fall Showcase 2021

By: Jon Helsabeck & Austin Alexander – November 6-7, 2021 After a frantic 2020 where Covid changed many routines, Diamon...

dp Lowcountry: Greenwave 1 @ MoCo

dp Lowcountry: Greenwave 1 @ MoCo

By: Jon Helsabeck – November 3, 2021 A cool and crisp evening in the Lowcountry was the perfect setting for some extra baseb...

DP Upstate Fall League: Make-Up Week Recap

DP Upstate Fall League: Make-Up Week Recap

By: Barry Mabry, Brian Simpson & Cory Welch - November 1-3, 2021 In a fall of “firsts” in the Upstate, the trend has c...

dp Upstate Fall League: All-Star Night #1 @ USC-Upstate

dp Upstate Fall League: All-Star Night #1 @ USC-Upstate

By: Will Cheatham, Taylor Hollifield, Barry Mabry & Cory Welch - October 27, 2021 Another successful season of the Upsta...

dp Fall-Star Game: Lowcountry 2.0 @ The College of Charleston

dp Fall-Star Game: Lowcountry 2.0 @ The College of Charleston

By: David Beckley, DeWayne Kitts & Jon Helsabeck - October 27, 2021 The Diamond Prospects Lowcountry Fall League conclud...

dp Fall-Star Game: Grand Strand @ Coastal Carolina

dp Fall-Star Game: Grand Strand @ Coastal Carolina

By: Jon Helsabeck & Austin Alexander – October 26, 2021 The Diamond Prospects Grand Strand Fall League held its Inaugura...

dp Fall-Star Game: Greater Rock Hill @ Winthrop

dp Fall-Star Game: Greater Rock Hill @ Winthrop

By: Gary Randall & Stuart Lake - October 25, 2021 DP is pleased and thankful to a number of helping hands uniting and al...

dp Fall-Star Game: Lowcountry 1.0 @ The College of Charleston

dp Fall-Star Game: Lowcountry 1.0 @ The College of Charleston

By: David Beckley, DeWayne Kitts & Jon Helsabeck - October 25, 2021 The Diamond Prospects Lowcountry Fall League conduct...

dp Grand Strand: Ripkenpalooza

dp Grand Strand: Ripkenpalooza

By: Jon Helsabeck & Austin Alexander – October 20, 2021 Like sand through the hourglass...so is the dp Grand Strand Fall...

dp Lowcountry: Warriors-Black @ Cobras

dp Lowcountry: Warriors-Black @ Cobras

By:David Beckley - October 20, 2021 The Diamond Prospects Lowcountry Fall League was in full swing Wednesday night with five...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Lancers 1 @ Cleveland CC

dp Greater Rock Hill: Lancers 1 @ Cleveland CC

By: Gary Randall - October 20, 2021 I ask you - to what amazing lengths is Diamond Prospects willing to go for coverage of i...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Falcons 1/2 @ Trojans 1

dp Greater Rock Hill: Falcons 1/2 @ Trojans 1

By: Gary Randall - October 19, 2021 Week 6, the final Tuesday-Wednesday of league play, involved a trip just down the road 1...

DP Upstate Fall League: Tuesday Trifecta

DP Upstate Fall League: Tuesday Trifecta

By: Barry Mabry, Brian Simpson & Cory Welch - October 19, 2021 Another week of the Upstate Fall League is upon us and as...

DP Upstate Fall League: Week Five Recap

DP Upstate Fall League: Week Five Recap

By: Barry Mabry, Brian Simpson & Cory Welch - October 12-14, 2021 Once again, weather wreaked havoc on our Week 4 plans ...

dp Grand Strand: Flyers vs Pandas

dp Grand Strand: Flyers vs Pandas

By: Austin Alexander – October 13, 2021 Another Wednesday, another recap that begins this way – well, it was a beautiful nig...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Falcons 1 @ Bearcats 1

dp Greater Rock Hill: Falcons 1 @ Bearcats 1

By: Gary Randall - October 13, 2021 I promise the comfort of the spacious Rock Hill HS press box was not the reason for vent...

dp Greater Rock Hill DH: Warriors 1/2, Yellow Jackets, Lancers 2

dp Greater Rock Hill DH: Warriors 1/2, Yellow Jackets, Lancers 2

By: Gary Randall - October 12, 2021 After missing Week 4 coverage due to a Mets assignment in FL – PG Underclass WWBA Champi...

dp Lowcountry DH: Swamp Foxes 1 @ Greenwave 2

dp Lowcountry DH: Swamp Foxes 1 @ Greenwave 2

By: David Beckley - October 12, 2021 Tuesday was a busy night of baseball across the Lowcountry as we make up for some of th...

dp Grand Strand: Week 4 Recap

dp Grand Strand: Week 4 Recap

By: Jon Helsabeck & Austin Alexander – October 6-7, 2021 Week Four’s version of the dp Grand Strand Fall League was a si...

dp Upstate Fall League: Week 3 Review

dp Upstate Fall League: Week 3 Review

By: Barry Mabry, Brian Simpson & Cory Welch - September 27-29, 2021 After rain crippled our Week 2 plans, DP sent out a ...

dp Lowcountry: Stags @ Cougars

dp Lowcountry: Stags @ Cougars

By: David Beckley - September 29, 2021 The DP Fall League was back at it Wednesday night with another full slate of games ar...

dp Lowcountry: Warriors vs Iron Horses

dp Lowcountry: Warriors vs Iron Horses

By: David Beckley - September 28, 2021 The DP Fall League began Week Three tonight down in the Lowcountry. With six games on...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Copperheads/Bruins DH

dp Greater Rock Hill: Copperheads/Bruins DH

By: Gary Randall - September 27, 2021 I ventured down and over from Rock Hill to Lancaster and locally (and probably regiona...

dp Lowcountry DH: Trojans @ Wildcats

dp Lowcountry DH: Trojans @ Wildcats

By: David Beckley - September 23, 2021 The DP Lowcountry Fall League was finally able to get in some action on Thursday nigh...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Trojans 1 @ Bruins 1

dp Greater Rock Hill: Trojans 1 @ Bruins 1

By: Jeff Kerr – September 23, 2021 DP was on hand in Lancaster also known as Doomsday Corner for an evening battle between t...

dp Midlands: Lexington HS Site

dp Midlands: Lexington HS Site

By: Stuart Lake - September 23, 2021 Fall was certainly in the air on Thursday night as four teams got to take the stage at ...

dp Upstate: Laurens HS DH

dp Upstate: Laurens HS DH

By: Cory Welch - September 23, 2021 The second week of the Upstate Fall League has been a unique and challenging one as te...

dp Grand Strand: Ripken Trifecta

dp Grand Strand: Ripken Trifecta

By: Austin Alexander & Jon Helsabeck – September 22, 2021 In a week where rain has blanketed our state, we are excited w...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Volunteers @ Trojans

dp Greater Rock Hill: Volunteers @ Trojans

By: Gary Randall - September 21, 2021 It was a definite long shot to get this night’s game in at Northwestern HS. That was t...

dp Greater Rock Hill: Yellow Jackets @ Stallions

dp Greater Rock Hill: Yellow Jackets @ Stallions

By: Gary Randall – September 20, 2021    The Week 2 schedule of DP’s Greater Rock Hill League brought on a f...

dp Upstate Fall League: Week 1 Recap

dp Upstate Fall League: Week 1 Recap

By: Barry Mabry, Brian Simpson & Cory Welch – September 13-15, 2021 Another year of the DP Upstate Fall League is upon...

Recent Commitments

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Bain to Flying Fleet

On Saturday, Palmetto HS 2022 LHP/OF Ethan Bain made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Stryker to Chanticleers

Stryker to Chanticleers

On Monday, Ashley Ridge HS 2023 RHP Chase Stryker made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University.

Hubbard to Trojans

On Monday, Dutch Fork HS 2022 INF/RHP Clark Hubbard made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Starling to Rams

On Monday, Chesterfield HS 2022 INF Colton Starling made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern Community College (NC).

Lyons to Bantams

On Sunday, Sumter HS 2022 LHP Hayden Lyons made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Scott to Pioneers

On Monday, Irmo HS 2022 1B Julian Scott made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Thompson to Pioneers

On Monday, West Ashley HS 2022 1B/OF Calib Thompson made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Goff to Bantams

Goff to Bantams

On Monday, Sumter HS 2022 INF Clayton Goff made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Roth to Indians

On Monday, Clinton HS 2022 LHP/OF Trent Roth made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Long to Bantams

On Sunday, Seneca HS 2022 C Kaden Long made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Bost to Cobras

On Saturday, Lexington HS 2022 LHP Leighton Bost made a commitment to play baseball at Coker University.

Lind to Indians

On Friday, TL Hanna HS 2022 RHP Noah Lind made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Geddings to Cobras

On Thursday, Laurence Manning Academy 2022 C Austin Geddings made a commitment to play baseball at Coker University.

Creede to Indians

On Wednesday, Gray Collegiate Academy 2022 LHP/1B Gavin Creede made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Parker to Tigers

Parker to Tigers

On Tuesday, Hartsville HS 2025 RHP/INF Daniel Parker made a commitment to play baseball for Clemson University.

Boutwel to Indians

On Tuesday, Catawba Ridge HS 2022 OF Lane Boutwel made a commitment to play for USC-Salkehatchie.

Gurganus to Rams

Gurganus to Rams

On Sunday, North Myrtle Beach HS 2022 1B/RHP Burgess Gurganus made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern CC (NC).

Clarke to Cleveland CC

On Sunday, Laurens HS 2022 RHP Parker Clarke made a commitment to play baseball at Cleveland Community College (NC).

Montgomery to Indians

On Saturday, South Pointe 2022 RHP/OF Cole Montgomery made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Robinson to Lancers

On Wednesday, Lancaster HS 2022 RHP/UTL Ron Robinson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

French to Pioneers

French to Pioneers

On Tuesday, James Island HS 2022 RHP Owen French made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Dickerson to Crusaders

On Tuesday, Palmetto HS 2022 LHP Layton Dickerson made a commitment to play baseball for Belmont Abbey (NC).

Johnson to Fire Ants

Johnson to Fire Ants

On Monday, Marion HS 2022 LHP Tre Johnson made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Bunch to Fire Ants

Bunch to Fire Ants

On Monday, Summerville HS 2022 OF/RHP Trae Bunch made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Whitehead to Flying Fleet

On Sunday, Goose Creek HS 2022 C Devon Whitehead made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Kahl to Cougars

Kahl to Cougars

On Sunday, Dutch Fork HS 2023 1B Landon Kahl made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Sobel to Cougars

On Sunday, Oceanside Collegiate 2023 LHP Jackson Sobel made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Jones to Gamecocks

Jones to Gamecocks

On Thursday, Broome HS 2024 RHP Brady Jones made a commitment to play baseball at The University of South Carolina.

Howard to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Greer HS 2022 INF/RHP Jensen Howard made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Butcher to Rams

This week, Chapin HS 2022 RHP Wyatt Butcher made a commitment to play baseball at Columbia International University.

Selepes to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Byrnes HS 2022 OF/LHP Grayson Selepes made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Somero to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Blue Ridge HS 2022 INF Brandt Somero made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Green to Pioneers

On Monday, Wren HS 2022 LHP Kensen Green made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Levy to Indians

On Saturday, Catawba Ridge HS 2022 INF/OF Tyler Levy made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Driggers to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Wade Hampton HS 2022 OF/INF Jake Driggers made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

DP Pro Day

dp prodaylogoOn Saturday, January 29, 2022 Diamond Prospects will hold our 16th Annual Lon Joyce Pro Day for top tier players in the Classes of 2022, 2023 & a handful of 2024's at River Bluff High School. Each year, the talent arrives & scouts flock to Columbia for a sneak peak what we roll out as they prepare their 'follow' lists for the spring. The very strict, invite-only list has now been released. Registration info info is now attached to this press release!

NEW  Schedule & Player Notes / Invite List / Deadline Jan 19  Application / Info / Event Alumni / Who was Lon Joyce?

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Canes Tryout: Canes Baseball will be running additional tryouts for their 2022 summer season on January 30 at Lexington HS (Lexington, SC) at 2 PM. Cost for both tryout is $40...Registration can be found at https://canesbaseball.net/2022-canes-spring-summer-tryouts/

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HS Coaches-Wanted I! Please email us your spring schedule and plug into DP's master schedule online: http://thediamondprospects.com/dp-scoreboard/prep-schedule

HS Coaches-Wanted II! As we do each year to fill the winter months, please pull together your spring preview & send to us, we will run it on DP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Baseball Quote: "That's the beautiful thing about baseball, you can be any size and be successful." Andrew Benintendi

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Attention HS Coaches:BeckleyDavid Cit11 After 16 years as a baseball coach at The Citadel, David Beckley has landed on his feet and has launched mPower6...a new model to raise funds for your program. It's in your best interest to read the linked press release and/or website to learn more about an incredible opportunity for your baseball organization! Press Release / Recent / Website

DormanBubba bp19HITTER'S VIDEO/REVIEW [email protected] FACILITY: A convenient way to help your team and players become more consistent at the plate is provided by C. "Bubba" Dorman, former collegiate, high school, American Legion and Travel Baseball head and assistant coach for over 30 years. He will come to your facility and video each hitter, then review the video with each hitter, one on one, as they are viewing their swing on video. For more, click here.

TheWill 19{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Will to an automobile accident in 2010, he knew almost immediately he wanted to create a baseball complex for him. For much more regarding this inspirational story, click here.

Career Over? Parental MUST READ Baseball careers are ending every single night, in 2009 an anonymous parent sent this treasure to DP. To view 'A Baseball Parent's Farewell', click here.

dp logo1Do's and Do Not's for Parents: In my many years as a high school coach, I hear and can tell many stories on parents and what they say and do during their child's career. Enough stories to write a book that would take several days to read! Sometimes I like to think that 90 percent of what is said and done by parents is due to limited knowledge of a certain situation and/or how to handle situations. Unfortunately I know that while that is most often the case, things happen because a parent is just that, a parent. Fore more, click here.

NCAAlogo14 NCAA Info : Academic standards to play Division I and Divison II baseball are something every student-athlete and parent should know... To view, click here.

recruiting101-logo.jpgRecruiting 101: Finding the recruiting process difficult to understand or intimidating? Most players and parents do. You owe it to your son and his future to educate yourself from start to finish on the recruiting game. Have you considered the following... click here.

fca-logo.jpgFCA's 10 Commandments: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Baseball has taken on the task of examining how to be a Christian baseball parent. It is truly up to Christians to change the culture of youth baseball by modeling the attributes of Christ in all aspects of the game. God gave us His "Ten Commandments", biblical principles to guide ours lives. FCA gives us their version on how to act at the ballpark... To view, click here.

All-Pro Dad: Highly Recommended Any father that strives to be a quality dad should spend 2-4 minutes exploring this website created by Tony Dungy. To view, click here. Baseball Flavor

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