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All-DP Team: 2A

All-DP Team: 2A

Note: Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we do look largely at on-field production. With the assistance of High School coaches and Diamond Prospects' travels this spring,  the All-DP team...

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3A Finals II: Bishop England @ Seneca

3A Finals II: Bishop England @ Seneca

By: Cory Welch – May 15, 2018 Once again, Seneca and Bishop England cross paths to see who claims the state title in the A...

5A Finals: Dorman @ River Bluff

5A Finals: Dorman @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips – May 12, 2018 -Gators Take Game One Over Cavaliers- DP was on hand tonight for the first game of the 5A...

4A Finals: Chapin @ Airport

4A Finals: Chapin @ Airport

By: Cory Welch – May 12, 2018  Airport High School was the site for the first game of the AAAA State Championship ser...

3A Finals I: Seneca @ Bishop England

3A Finals I: Seneca @ Bishop England

By: Randy Carlson – May 12, 2018 In a rematch that has been anticipated since the last out of the 2017 State Championship se...

1A Finals: McBee @Hannah-Pamplico

1A Finals: McBee @Hannah-Pamplico

By: Frankie Everitte  – May 12, 2018 DP was on site tonight to take in Game 1 of the SCHSL Class A State Championship s...

Playoffs: St. James @ Chapin

Playoffs: St. James @ Chapin

By: Justin Bors – May 9, 2018 It was a beautiful afternoon to head up I-26 to the ballpark at Chapin High, sunny skies and p...

State Finals Preview: 2018

State Finals Preview: 2018

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 11, 2018 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams, providing you with the forecast of an excitin...

Playoffs: Wando @ Lexington

Playoffs: Wando @ Lexington

By: Will Cheatham - May 7, 2018 -Late rally, long ball propel Wildcats- The Lexington Wildcats and the Wando Warriors are f...

Playoffs: Upper State Trifecta

Playoffs: Upper State Trifecta

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – May 5, 2018 Every year the when playoffs get going you always look for a day like today...

Playoffs: TL Hanna @ Riverside

Playoffs: TL Hanna @ Riverside

By: Cory Welch – May 3, 2018 The calendar has turned to May, and that means only one thing for the high school baseball scen...

Playoffs: Wren @ Airport

Playoffs: Wren @ Airport

By: Will Cheatham – May 3, 2018 -Eagles roll in opening round of AAAA Upper State- DP was on hand in West Columbia tonight ...

District Finals: Northwestern @ TL Hanna

District Finals: Northwestern @ TL Hanna

By: Cory Welch – April 30, 2018 To start the day, sixteen teams remained in the playoffs for the 5A classification, and by t...

District Finals: Greenwood @ Dorman

District Finals: Greenwood @ Dorman

By: Chris Nall – April 30, 2018 District II in 5A was a rematch of Friday night’s game between the Greenwood Eagles and Dorm...

SCISA Playoffs: Oakbrook Prep @ Pee Dee Academy

SCISA Playoffs: Oakbrook Prep @ Pee Dee Academy

By: Frankie Everitte– April 30, 2018 On Monday night DP traveled to Mullins to watch the Pee Dee Academy Eagles start their ...

Playoffs: Pickens @ Eastside

Playoffs: Pickens @ Eastside

By: Cory Welch – April 28, 2018 It took a few days, but games are finally being played at there originally scheduled time at...

Playoffs: Greenwood @ Dorman

Playoffs: Greenwood @ Dorman

By: Chris Nall – April 27, 2018  After a week full of rain and rainouts, the sun poked its head out and greeted us as...

DP's 2018 Playoff Picks

DP's 2018 Playoff Picks

Post-season Predictions: Since everyone loves a good list or ranking, DP will take a stab at predicting each roun...

Playoffs: Seneca @ Powdersville

Playoffs: Seneca @ Powdersville

By: Cory Welch – April 27, 2018 Once again, weather altered the plan for the playoffs north of Columbia as a large majorit...

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ York

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ York

By: Jeff Kerr – April 25, 2018 DP made their way to York for a first round 4A playoff game between the Mustangs and Cougars....

Playoffs: Dreher @ St. James

Playoffs: Dreher @ St. James

By: Frankie Everitte – April 26, 2018 It was a beautiful evening along the grand strand and not a raindrop in sight as DP wa...

Playoffs: Spartanburg @ JL Mann

Playoffs: Spartanburg @ JL Mann

By: Cory Welch – April 25, 2018 As coaches across the upstate turned ponds back into baseball diamonds on Wednesday, playoff...

Playoffs: Riverside vs Rock Hill

Playoffs: Riverside vs Rock Hill

By: Barry Mabry – April 25, 2018 After two days of drenching rain, playoff baseball finally got underway tonight. DP posted ...

Playoffs: Spring Valley @ Wando

Playoffs: Spring Valley @ Wando

By: Randy Carlson – April 25, 2018 In a 5A first round playoff matchup, Wando sent senior RHP Tyler Jones to the mound to sq...

Playoff DH: Stratford @ West Florence & North @ Lamar

Playoff DH: Stratford @ West Florence & North @ Lamar

By: Derick Urquhart – April 25, 2018 WEST FLORENCE vs STRATFORD Rain played havoc on the state playoff schedule this we...

Playoffs: Liberty @ Blacksburg

Playoffs: Liberty @ Blacksburg

By: Chris Nall – April 25, 2018 Playoff baseball is exciting, but after two straight days of rain, it was extra special to g...

Playoffs: Swansea @ Aynor

Playoffs: Swansea @ Aynor

By: Frankie Everitte  – April 25, 2018 One night later than anticipated was well worth the wait for the Aynor Blue Jack...

Playoffs: Hilton Head @ N. Myrtle Beach

Playoffs: Hilton Head @ N. Myrtle Beach

By: Billy Sylvester & Austin Alexander – April 25, 2018 The Diamond Prospects made it out to Little River, SC last night...

Playoffs: Walhalla @ Mid-Carolina

Playoffs: Walhalla @ Mid-Carolina

By: Will Cheatham – April 24, 2018 -AAA District III Upper State Playoffs- DP made the trip to Pomaria, SC home to the Mi...

Mauldin @ Hillcrest

Mauldin @ Hillcrest

By: Cory Welch – April 20, 2018 On the final Friday of the regular season, DP made a return trip to Hillcrest High school ...

Fox Creek @ Saluda

Fox Creek @ Saluda

By: Will Cheatham - April 19, 2018 -Region 3-AA Championship Game- DP made the trip to Saluda, SC tonight for the Region ...

West Ashley @ Waccamaw

West Ashley @ Waccamaw

By: Brendan Dougherty - April 17, 2018 It was Senior Night at Waccamaw High School and both teams were using this game as ...

Blythewood @ Lexington

Blythewood @ Lexington

By: Andy Phillips - April 17, 2018 -Lexington Wins Region Crown- DP was on hand tonight to take in the game against the ...

Powdersville @ Palmetto

Powdersville @ Palmetto

By: Cory Welch – April 18, 2018 For the second consecutive year, DP was on hand to witness the 2-AAA Region Championship g...

Sumter @ South Florence

Sumter @ South Florence

By: Derick Urquhart - April 17, 2018 DP was in Florence Tuesday night to catch the region 6-5A championship game as South ...

Carolina Forest @ Conway

Carolina Forest @ Conway

By: Austin Alexander - April 17, 2018 Two premium arms were lined up to square-off in Horry County on Tuesday night as Car...

Cane Bay @ Beaufort

Cane Bay @ Beaufort

By: Mike Williams - April 17, 2018 -Cobras strike once, Harley seals region championship- On a beautiful warm night that ...

Irmo @ River Bluff

Irmo @ River Bluff

By: Andy Phillips – April 14, 2018  DP stayed local this evening and anchored down at River Bluff HS. The Yellow Jacket...

Summer Showcase: 2018

Summer Showcase: 2018

Diamond Prospects will have our 13th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Wednesday & Thursday, June 6-7, 2018 at Columbia'...

Abbeville @ Ninety Six

Abbeville @ Ninety Six

By: Cory Welch – April 13, 2018 Tonight, DP made its way down to Greenwood County to check out a contest where a region ch...

Spartanburg @ Boiling Springs: Alumni Night

Spartanburg @ Boiling Springs: Alumni Night

By: Barry Mabry – April 13, 2018 Tonight, was a special night at Boiling Springs High School. Not only were they facing of...

Recent Commitments

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Sivec to Lancers

On Saturday, Nation Ford HS senior LHP Derek Sivec made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Freeman to Patriots

On Friday, St. James HS senior C Trystan Freeman made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Hunter to Patriots

On Thursday, Cheraw HS senior INF Chandler Hunter made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion.

Douglas to Flying Fleet

On Thursday, Irmo HS senior RHP/OF Brenden Douglas made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Calhoun Co. sends 5 to next level

On Thursday, five Calhoun Co. seniors made college commitments: SS/RHP Andrew Isgett-USC Sumter, C/RHP Daniel Williams-Flo-Dar Tech, 1B/RHP Alex Tapia-USC-Salkehatchie, RHP/C Noah Bearden-USC-Salkehatchie, UT Dalton Crider-USC Salkehatchie.

Smith to Chanticleers

Smith to Chanticleers

On Tuesday night, Conway HS junior RHP Will Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina.

Griggs to Gamecocks

On Tuesday, Marlboro Academy sophomore RHP Josh Griggs made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina. 

Gambrell to Trojans

On Tuesday, Wren HS senior LHP Gage Gambrell made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Barham to Cobras

On Monday, Hanahan HS junior C Jonathan Barham made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

Harley to Gamecocks

Harley to Gamecocks

On Saturday, Cane Bay HS senior LHP Dylan Harley made a commitment to play baseball at South Carolina.

Rose to Fire Ants

On Tuesday, Cane Bay HS senior OF Jacob Rose made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Washington to Lancers

On Tuesday, Dreher HS senior OF Jay Washington made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Ainsworth to Blue Hose

On Tuesday, Socastee HS senior OF Will Ainsworth made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Hart to Stingers

On Sunday, TL Hanna HS senior LHP Daniel Hart made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Cope to Indians

On Thursday, Indian Land HS senior C Justin Cope made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Angelou to Bearcats

On Tuesday, Clover HS senior RHP Michael Angelou made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Campbell to Saints

On Monday, Cheraw HS senior C Tallon Campbell made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Grant to Toccoa Falls

On Wednesday, Walhalla HS senior 1B Ryan Grant made a commitment to play baseball at Toccoa Falls College.

Walker to Flying Fleet

On Monday, Landrum HS senior RHP Coleman Walker made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Rivers to Pioneers

On Monday, Spring Valley HS senior INF Chris Rivers made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Metts to Fire Ants

Saturday, Ben Lippen HS senior C Lee Metts made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Tuck to Fire Ants

Recently, Wren HS senior LHP Tyler Tuck made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Agin to Pioneers

On Saturday, Powdersville HS senior OF Gavin Agin made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Steffy to Cougars

Steffy to Cougars

On Friday, Chapin HS senior C Tanner Steffy made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Timmons to Lancers

On Thursday, Rock Hill HS senior LHP Jackson Timmons made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Mintz to Lancers

On Tuesday, Dreher HS senior LHP Matt Mintz made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Lancaster.

McCurry to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, Summerville High School senior LHP Graham McCurry made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Bethea to Tigers

On Sunday, AC Flora High School senior RHP/OF Will Bethea made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson.

Bolt to Bulldogs

Bolt to Bulldogs

On Thursday, Indian Land High School senior RHP Nolan Bolt made a commitment to play baseball at Pitt CC (NC).

Phillips to Stingers

On Wednesday, JL Mann High School senior RHP/OF Will Phillips made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

McGirt to Stingers

On Friday, Dillon High senior LHP Rae Rae McGirt made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech. 

Timmons to Bearcats

Recently, Chapman HS senior 2B/OF Pearson Timmons made a commitment to play baseball at Lander.

Craven to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Cane Bay HS senior LHP Braydon Craven made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Hunter to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Lakewood senior LHP Chandler Hunter made a commitment toplay baseball at USC Sumter.

Wilfong to Bulldogs

Wilfong to Bulldogs

On Monday, Hartsville HS senior C Weidner Wilfong made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Summer Showcase

RiverBluff-RFpole14Diamond Prospects will have our 13th Annual, two-day "open" showcase on Wednesday & Thursday, June 6-7, 2018 at Columbia's River Bluff HS for 2019, 2020 & 2021 graduates, it's the summer kickoff for most college coaches too. Historically, this event solidifies quite a few Palmetto Games ballots being punched. For players that aspire to compete at the next level, decision-makers will be present. Below is more information & our application. The Summer Showcase will be available to the first 150 applicants, our first 12 events like this one were FULL long before the deadline.

{The event is FULL, no waiting list}

NEW Summer Showcase Schedule  / NEW Confirmed Players

-Exact rosters will be posted on DP before June 1

Baseball Stuff

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Calling All-Academic Guys: 2018-2019 Grads Only - We spend much of our time chasing physical tools, but as we doeach year, DP wants to honor student-athletes that take care of business in the classroom too!Thank you in advance to each high school coach and guidance counselor that nominates the student-athletes with a premium GPA, SAT/ACT and class rank from their team. On SAT, Math/Verbal ONLY pleaseBy May 29, please submit nominations to Jason Kullman at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Newberry College Unsigned Senior Showcase: Class of 2018 showcase at Smith Road Complex. Registration time for the event at 5:00 PM. EARLY Registration forms and more info are found online, click here.
 
Rising Stars Baseball Camp: June 25-27 @ Wintthrop University. Rising Stars Baseball Camps are both individual and team camps focused on individual and team development, evaluation and exposure. During these camps the Rising Stars baseball staff and coaches from the D1, D2, D3 NAIA, and JUCO level providing instruction and evaluation of registrants. Sign up for your Rising Stars Baseball Camp @ http://risingstarsbaseball.com/
 
Diamond Quote: "Some succeed because they are destined. Most succeed because they are determined." Jason Witten

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.

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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