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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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The Importance of Muscle Memory in Hitting

The Importance of Muscle Memory in Hitting

It was a late-night phone call Patricia Smith was happy to be on.A freshman catcher was going through a slump at the plate during summer baseball, and he wanted the opinion of his high school coach. Cue Smith, who is the junior varsity baseball coach at Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.“He’s a 4.2 GPA student...

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Back to the Future: Payton Young

Back to the Future: Payton Young

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Payton Young made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Palmetto Diamondbacks, the UBC Venom and the Upstate Mavericks.   Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Payton Young 2009 Other notables: Payton Young made the mos...

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Back to the Future: Aaron Copeland

Back to the Future: Aaron Copeland

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Aaron Copeland made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Laurens Lightning, the Elite Diamond Dawgs and the SC Crush. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Aaron Copeland 2008 The next seven Lightning batters would score, ...

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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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An Umpire's Perspective on Coach Behavior

An Umpire's Perspective on Coach Behavior

Carl Olsen has been on both sides of an argument.Olsen coached his son’s baseball teams for 10 years and knows what it’s like to disagree with an umpire over a call. He’s also been an umpire for over 20 years and is fluid in how to handle a coach who is upset about a normal game situation. Olsen, 76, who lives in Reno...

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Irmo takes LL title, advances to SE Regional

Irmo takes LL title, advances to SE Regional

Irmo Little League Majors All-Stars swept through the State Tournament in Chester this past week. They earned the rights to play in the State Tournament after winning the District 3 championship in June, played at Trenholm Park.Irmo began play at the State Tournament(Chester, SC) by defeating defending champion and per...

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Back to the Future: Blake Jeter

Back to the Future: Blake Jeter

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Blake Jeter made a name for himself on our site as a member of Southern Steal, the Carolina Sabercats and the Spartanburg Phillies. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Blake Jeter   2009 Blake Jeter, 1B - Jeter also did a good ...

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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!

 

Peak Velocities Updated!

Duncan Blythewood BombersAfter seeing plenty of pitching over the last two weekends at the Web Gem Classic and the Jay Criscone Super NIT, check out our updated peak velocities!

 

 

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Dates Tournament Name Location Organization
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Aiken USSSA
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Georgetown USSSA
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Lexington USSSA
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Moncks Corner USSSA
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Myrtle Beach USSSA
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Sumter USSSA
Oct 1-2 Carolina Fall Brawl Upstate USSSA
Oct 8-9 Battle Of The Bats Global Qualifier Florence USSSA
Oct 8-9 Battle Of The Bats Global Qualifier Lexington USSSA
Oct 8-9 Battle Of The Bats Global Qualifier Myrtle Beach USSSA
Oct 8-9 Battle Of The Bats Global Qualifier Upstate USSSA
Oct 8-9 Battle Of The Bats Global Qualifier Walterboro USSSA

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