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Picking The Right Baseball Equipment

Picking The Right Baseball Equipment

Selecting proper equipment is crucial to the success of any player, whether you’re a beginner or looking to replace old gear. At one time, schools and leagues picked up the cost of bats, gloves, and other necessities. This is usually no longer the case, says Chris Bates, instructor and head of player developme...

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Qualities To Seek In A Leadoff Hitter

Qualities To Seek In A Leadoff Hitter

The leadoff hitter has many important roles in a lineup. As the team’s primary table setter, he or she helps set the tone for the offense. Of course, their primary goal is to get on base, whether from a hit, walk, or maybe even being hit by a pitch. But is being able to reach base the only quality coaches seek in...

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Back to the Future: Dallas Callahan

Back to the Future: Dallas Callahan

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Dallas Callahan made a name for himself on our site as a member of the UBC Venom and the Carolina Magic. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Dallas Callahan 2009 Jack Hennessy, Jeremiah Stewart, Josh Bledsoe, and Dallas Callahan all ...

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Five Solo Hitting Drills

Five Solo Hitting Drills

There’s a reason why there are so few .400 hitters. And with hitting being as difficult as it is, it’s understandable to see why young hitters would want to practice their craft, even when they might not have anyone to work with. Quincy (Massachusetts) Little League coach Cody MacLeod shared five hitting drills you...

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Six Tips for Maximizing Conditioning Through Nutrition

Six Tips for Maximizing Conditioning Through Nutrition

The end of a season doesn’t necessarily mean months of rest for baseball and softball players, especially if they take part in fall ball or instructional leagues. While players put a lot of effort into honing their physical skills, healthy eating habits are just as crucial to their development. The concept of ...

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Back to the Future: Jake Swartz

Back to the Future: Jake Swartz

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Jake Swartz made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Greenville Joes, the Upstate Mavericks and the UBC Venom. Year What Junior DIamond Prospects had to say about Jake Swartz 2010 Jake Swartz, C - On a day where there were a lot of hit...

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Jay Criscone Super NIT (Lexington) - 12U

Jay Criscone Super NIT (Lexington) - 12U

Area Scout Contributor:  Lukas Ray September baseball always calls for the most exciting action at the Major League level, and it's no different when considering the USSSA action across the state, as this past weekend saw the Jay Criscone Super NIT being held across the Palmetto State. And once again, Junior Diam...

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Back to the future: Aidan Massey

Back to the future: Aidan Massey

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Aidan Massey made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Blythewood Buccaneers, the SC Crush and the SC Shockwave. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Aidan Massey 2009 Aidan Massey - Massey was a good leadoff hitter for...

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Web Gem Classic (Lexington) - 13U

Web Gem Classic (Lexington) - 13U

Area Scout Contributor:  Lukas Ray The dog days of Summer 2016 are officially behind us, and fall looms on the horizon.  The Web Gem Classic series swept across the state of South Carolina this past weekend, taking place in seven unique locations across the state.  Junior Diamond Prospects was on hand i...

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JrDP Alums at 2016 Palmetto Games

JrDP Alums at 2016 Palmetto Games

Graduates of Junior Diamond Prospects, established in 2007, are continuing to make their mark in the SC high school ranks. How do we know? Well, we went back and did the research for the sixth year in a row and found history on our site of quite a contingent of players that have been named to the six rosters of Di...

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Jay Criscone Super NIT (Lexington)

Tucker Dentsville 12UJunior Diamond Prospects was on-hand in Lexington, SC to observe action in the 12U age group.  For reports of both pool play and bracket play, check out our Junior Diamond Recap!

 

 

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Oct 15-16 SC Fall State Championship Lexington USSSA
Oct 15-16 SC Fall State Championship Myrtle Beach USSSA
Oct 15-16 SC Fall State Championship North Augusta USSSA
Oct 15-16 SC Fall State Championship North Charleston USSSA
Oct 15-16 SC Fall State Championship Upstate USSSA
Oct 22-23 Legends Of The Fall Florence USSSA
Oct 22-23 Legends Of The Fall Lexington USSSA
Oct 22-23 C.A.P.S. Memorial Tournament North Charleston USSSA
Oct 22-23 Legends Of The Fall North Myrtle Beach USSSA
Oct 22-23 Legends Of The Fall Summerville USSSA
Oct 22-23 Legends Of The Fall Sumter USSSA
Oct 22-23 Legends Of The Fall Upstate USSSA
Oct 29-30 Halloween Havoc GS Qualifier Aiken USSSA
Oct 29-30 Halloween Havoc GS Qualifier Lexington USSSA
Oct 29-30 Halloween Havoc GS Qualifier Upstate USSSA
Oct 29-30 Halloween Havoc GS Qualifier Walterboro USSSA

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We've featured many talented players over the past couple of years. In this Junior Diamond Prospects feature, our subscribers learn more about who the better players are, what they like about the game, what they like to do off the playing field and more.

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“A man has to have goals - for a day, for a lifetime - and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.'” -Ted Williams