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DP Spotlight: Josh Church

DP Spotlight: Josh Church

DP Q&A: My name is Josh Church. I am senior at Ashley Ridge High School and have committed to play baseball and go to school at the University of South Carolina. While I have played baseball most of my life I have played baseball at Ashley Ridge since I was in the 7th grade and have bee...

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DP Spotlight: Bryce Teodosio

DP Spotlight:  Bryce Teodosio

DP Q&A-Bryce Teodosio, Mauldin High School: One year ago, Teodosio emerged as one of the top outfielders in our state, as...

Recap: Fall Showcase

Recap: Fall Showcase

By: Austin Alexander - November 5-6, 2016 On Saturday and Sunday, weather was immaculate at River Bluff High School and thei...

DP All-Star Game: Greater Rock Hill Fall League @ Winthrop Ballpark

DP All-Star Game: Greater Rock Hill Fall League @ Winthrop Ballpark

By: Cory Welch & Gary Randall - October 26, 2016 At the risk of being overly biased, the inaugural GRHL all-star gam...

DP Fall League: Falcons Black @ Cougars #1

DP Fall League: Falcons Black @ Cougars #1

By: Gary Randall – October 24, 2016 The culmination of the year one GRHL regular season took place last night at York HS...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Falcons Black @ Trojans

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Falcons Black @ Trojans

By: Gary Randall – October 19, 2016 The wind-up of GRHL Week #5 saw the Falcons Black face off at Northwestern HS vers...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Bearcats @ Cougars #2

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Bearcats @ Cougars #2

By: Gary Randall – October 18, 2016As the inaugural year of the GRHL nears the finish line, there was still plenty of...

DP Fall League: All-Star Game @ Clemson

DP Fall League: All-Star Game @ Clemson

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – October 17, 2016 Doug Kingsmore Stadium on the campus of Clemson University was the l...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Patriots @ Falcons Black & Cougars #2 @ Falcons Red

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill – Patriots @ Falcons Black & Cougars #2 @ Falcons Red

By: Gary Randall - October 12, 2016Wednesday night action of the GRHL Week #4 included a double-header at Nation Ford...

DP Fall League: Panthers vs Patriots DH

DP Fall League: Panthers vs Patriots DH

By: Cory Welch – October 12, 2016 Tonight the Upstate Fall League tour came to an end as DP settled in at JL Mann High Sch...

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Rebels #1

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Rebels #1

By: Cory Welch – October 11, 2016 Tonight marked another great night for baseball as DP made a return trip to Byrnes Hig...

DP Fall League: Generals @ Wolverines

DP Fall League: Generals @ Wolverines

By: Cory Welch – October 10, 2016  Tonight marked the final Monday of regular season play for the Upstate Fall League. ...

DP Fall League: 8 teams @ Conastee Park

DP Fall League: 8 teams @ Conastee Park

By: Austin Alexander, Barry Mabry & Cory Welch – October 5, 2016 Baseball at Conastee Park was on the docket this evenin...

Diamond Notes: "Primetime" Playoff Games

Diamond Notes: "Primetime" Playoff Games

Wake up Manfred because we can’t By: Austin Alexander-October 11, 2016 (updated from 10/17/07)   The date was October...

DP Fall League: Wolverines @ Rebels #2

DP Fall League: Wolverines @ Rebels #2

By: Cory Welch – October 4, 2016  DP Fall League: Wolverines vs Rebels #2   As we roll into Week 4 of the Fa...

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill - Falcons Red @ Bearcats

DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill - Falcons Red @ Bearcats

By: Gary Randall – October 4, 2016The GRHL moved into Week 3 of 5 on a pleasant night for baseball at Rock Hill HS as...

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

Diamond Notes: October Baseball

It must be October! By: Austin Alexander - October 5, 2006, updated 10/3/16 As the Fall Classic of our national pastime pea...

DP Fall League: Tigers vs Rebels #1

DP Fall League: Tigers vs Rebels #1

By: Cory Welch – September 28, 2016 Following a Tuesday where pop-up thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the Fall League, sched...

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Yellow Jackets

DP Fall League: Raiders #1 vs Yellow Jackets

By: Cory Welch – September 26, 2016 With the midway point of the Upstate Fall League approaching, DP made the trip down ...

Recap: South Atlantic Border Battle

Recap: South Atlantic Border Battle

By: Austin Alexander - September 24-25, 2016 Border Battle produces again, scouts galore, talent mega-fest Holly Spring...

DP Fall League: Falcons Red @ Trojans

DP Fall League: Falcons Red @ Trojans

By: Gary Randall – September 21, 2016 DP Fall League: Greater Rock Hill (GRHL) – Falcons Red @ Trojans After a successf...

DP Fall League: Cavaliers vs Raiders DH

DP Fall League: Cavaliers vs Raiders DH

By: Cory Welch – September 20, 2016 As Week 2 gets started in the Upstate Fall League, DP returned to Dorman High School...

DP Fall League: Patriots @ Bearcats

DP Fall League: Patriots @ Bearcats

By: Gary Randall – September 20, 2016 -Greater Rock Hill League Shoots Out of the Gate – Patriots vs Bearcats-On a n...

DP Fall League: Patriots #2 vs Generals & Patriots #1 vs Tigers

DP Fall League: Patriots #2 vs Generals & Patriots #1 vs Tigers

 By: Cory Welch – September 14, 2016 Following a smooth first night of games across the Upstate, DP decided to settle i...

DP Fall League: Opening Night

DP Fall League: Opening Night

By: Cory Welch - September 13, 2016Diamond Prospects’ Upstate Fall League is back in action with five games on the docket...

Wedding Bells & Baseball

Wedding Bells & Baseball

By: Austin Alexander - August 27, 2016 I don't go to weddings, hardly ever, basically never. But last weekend I did. It ...

Palmetto Games: 2016 Capsule

Palmetto Games: 2016 Capsule

By: Austin Alexander - August 13-14, 2016        -Northeast claims first title in steamy scout...

Jr Diamond Prospects - Palmetto Games

Jr Diamond Prospects - Palmetto Games

Graduates of Junior Diamond Prospects, established in 2007, are continuing to make their mark in the SC high school rank...

Palmetto Games Preview

Palmetto Games Preview

By: Will Cheatham - August 10, 2016 The Palmetto Games of 2016 has finally arrived this coming Saturday. The anticipatio...

Communication: Player & Coach

Communication: Player & Coach

Why are players hesitant – or afraid - to talk to their coach? By: Jeff Young-February 5, 2008 On the High School and Colle...

Diamond Notes: A Tip on the Cap

Diamond Notes: A Tip on the Cap

By: Austin Alexander - September 24, 2012 The baseball cap is part of the baseball uniform, period. Case closed. It is as ...

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part IV - Parents

Ingredients of a Successful Team: Part IV - Parents

By: Capt. Myles A. Alexander, USAF - December 19, 2013 -To the Parents- I will tread lightly here. I understand that is you...

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Diamond Notes: Battling Adversity

Battling Adversity: Mental & Physical By: Josh Evans-August 8, 2007 Battling injuries, physically and mentally, can be ...

The Dugout

The Dugout

By: Austin Alexander - September 20, 2006 For those of you who have ever been there and spent considerable time in one,...

When DP Disappears

When DP Disappears

By: Austin Alexander - July 12, 2016 Two summers ago I wrote a piece for Diamond Prospects entitled "When DP Relaxes". I...

DP Q&A: Monte Lee

DP Q&A: Monte Lee

As Monte Lee enters his first campaign as the new skipper in Tigertown, he spent a little time with DP to expand on a myr...

DP Q&A: Kevin Schnall

DP Q&A: Kevin Schnall

Kevin Schnall has returned to the Palmetto State and his alma mater, this time to stay at Coastal Carolina has the Associ...

DP Q&A: Stuart Lake

DP Q&A: Stuart Lake

Charleston Southern skipper Stuart Lake has had an extensive career in multiple stops and has worked for, with and against so...

DP Q & A: Tom Riginos

DP Q & A: Tom Riginos

Coach Riginos gave us his time a few years agao for a Q&A while an assistant coach at Clemson. He is now the skipper at W...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

Summer Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of freshman prospects have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up. We used to do a pre-...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

Summer Rankings: Class of 2018

As the year's pile up, so do the names of players we run across that have a chance to make an impact past high school. This i...

Recent Commitments

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Brasher to Flying Fleet

Brasher to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Boiling Springs HS senior INF Justin Brasher made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine.

Lane to Wolves

Lane to Wolves

On Friday, White Knoll HS senior OF Tanner Lane made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Starbuck to Tigers

Starbuck to Tigers

On Wednesday, Easley HS junior INF Mac Starbuck made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Cassell to Milligan

On Wednesday, Easley HS senior RHP/OF Griffin Cassell made a commitment to play baseball at Milligan College (TN).

Wilber to Spartans

Wilber to Spartans

On Monday night, Wando HS junior C Davis Wilber made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Brewster to Lancers

On Monday, Summerville HS junior OF Trent Brewster made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Jester to Lancers

Jester to Lancers

On Monday, Belton-Honea Path HS senior RHP Griffin Jester made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Thacker to Stingers

Thacker to Stingers

On Monday, Cane Bay HS junior SS Trey Thacker made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Montenery to Eagles

Montenery to Eagles

On Friday, Waccamaw HS OF/RHP junior Jaret Montenery made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop.

Evans to Stingers

Evans to Stingers

On Thursday, Lexington HS senior INF/RHP Peyton Evans made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Brown to Seahawks

Brown to Seahawks

On Tuesday, Spartanburg Methodist sophomore OF Kep Brown made a commitment to play baseball at UNC-Wilmington. Brown prepped at Wando HS.

Pate to Wolves

On Tuesday, Midland Valley HS senior INF Logan Pate made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Sweatt to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Northwestern HS junior RHP Wesley Sweatt made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Lucas to Gamecocks

On Sunday, Blythewood HS freshman RHP/INF Landon Lucas made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Blakeley to Bulldogs

Blakeley to Bulldogs

On Sunday morning, South Florence HS senior RHP Austin Blakeley made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Hawkins to Tigers

Hawkins to Tigers

On Friday, USC Sumter sophomore SS Justin Hawkins made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson. Hawkins prepped at Mid-Carolina HS.

Daughtry to Eagles

Daughtry to Eagles

On Thursday, Hillcrest HS senior 1B Killian Daughtry made a commitment to play baseball at Carson-Newman University (TN).

Harbin to Wolves

Harbin to Wolves

On Wednesday, White Knoll HS senior LHP Ryan Harbin made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry.

Senter to Crusaders

Senter to Crusaders

On Wednesday night, River Bluff HS OF Josh Senter made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville College.

Lemacks to Lancers

On Wednesday, Lexington HS senior INF Cole Lemacks made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Brown to Pioneers

Brown to Pioneers

On Friday, Wade Hampton HS senior RHP/OF Chad Brown made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Nunez to Lancers

On Saturday, Byrnes HS senior LHP Mike Nunez made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Fuller to Stingers

Fuller to Stingers

On Saturday, Greenwood HS junior RHP/OF Jacob Fuller made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Parks to Tampa

On Thursday, Dorchester Academy junior RHP Austin Parks made a commitment to play baseball at Tampa University.

Hansis to Pioneers

Hansis to Pioneers

On Thursday, North Myrtle Beach HS senior 1B Donald Hansis made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Clary to Bearcats

Clary to Bearcats

On Thursday, North Augusta HS senior RHP Nick Clary made a commitment to play baseball at Lander.

Smith to Tigers

Smith to Tigers

On Wednesday, West Ashley HS freshman INF Vince Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Louisiana State University.

Clark to Fire Ants

On Wednesday, Batesburg-Leesville HS senior LHP Nasir Clark made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Williams to Pioneers

On Monday, Fox Creek HS senior C Neko Williams made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Ray to Bulldogs

On Sunday, Fox Creek HS senior INF Michael Ray made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Hybarger to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Clover HS senior OF Cole Hybarger made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Wallace to Pioneers

Wallace to Pioneers

On Friday, Beaufort HS senior OF/RHP Rome Wallace made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Rodgers to Flying Fleet

On Friday, Rock Hill HS senior SS/RHP Brock Rodgers made a commitment to play baseball for Erskine.

Thomas to Trojans

On Thursday, North Augusta HS senior RHP Britt Thomas made a commitment to play baseball for Anderson.

Watson to Eagles

Watson to Eagles

On Tuesday, JL Mann HS senior C Ryan Watson made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop University.

Pro Day

DPProDayDP's 11th Annual Pro Day will be hosted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at River Bluff High School. Over the years, 137 players that have attended this event were later selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, exactly 60% of the participants in the first eight years received a shot to play professional baseball at some point (this statistic does not include players presently in college). This year, World Series Champion and 2010-2011 Pro Day alum EdwardsCJ-head16Carl Edwards Jr.MazzoneLeo-5arms (left) will be on hand speaking to the 2017 class of players. We are also honored to have former Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Leo Mazzone (right) as our guest speaker to players, parents, coaches and fans prior to the event.

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Baseball Stuff

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
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DP Off-Season: Just because most balls, bats & gloves have been put away for the winter does not mean DP is at rest. Stay tuned during the "off-season" as we work thru the DP Spotlights from top seniors and team previews written by the coaches of their teams...
 
HS Coaches: As we do each December/January, any head coach that wants to write a preview of his '17 team, DP will publish it. Very simple, just email outlook to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Diamond Quote: 'For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.' Jeremiah 29, 13-14

DiamondDevilLogoDiamond Devil Tryouts: Diamond Devils baseball will be hosting tryouts for their 2017 teams at Cardinal Newman HS field for 13u-17u teams on 10am-1pm on November 12 OR December 10.  Please go to diamonddevils.org for details and registration.

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.

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DP's 'W' Info: Rita Alexander / Tony Osterman / Jaymie Thomas

TO article in Post & Courier

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Two DP Cancer Warriors: Tony Osterman & Rita Alexander (pictured)

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.

MLB's Walker promoting Seymour Foundation: To view much more, click here.

NCAAlogo14NCAA Info : Academic standards to play Division I and Divison II baseball are something every student-athlete and parent should know... To view, 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

Something you don't know - How a basseball is made:

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.

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