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Back to the Future: Alex Malsch

Back to the Future: Alex Malsch

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Alex Malsch made a name for himself several times over the years as a member of the Upstate Longhorns on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Alex Malsch 2007  Malsch is a slick fielding athletic shortstop. Batting in the lea...

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Charlton Commander

Charlton Commander

The Junior Diamond Spotlight returns today to feature one of the top young players from the Midlands area of South Carolina. Not only does this young man have a great name for the game but he also has a game to back up his reputation. Charlton Commander's family tree has a baseball background going back several generat...

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April Fools Challenge-Easley

April Fools Challenge-Easley

For years U.S.S.S.A. was a regular visitor to Easley's J.B. Owens Complex, then was away for more than a year as the state's largest host of travel baseball tournaments made their way to "newer" and larger venues in the Upstate. After a long absence Junior Diamond Prospects made its way back to the town of Easley for U...

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Back to the Future: Hunter Wheeler

Back to the Future: Hunter Wheeler

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Hunter Wheeler made a name for himself numerous times over the years as a member of the Blue Ridge Tigers and Stars Generals on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Hunter Wheeler 2008 However, the Tigers continued to be just too ...

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PG Super 25 Qualifier-Tyger River

PG Super 25 Qualifier-Tyger River

Teams from four states converged on Tyger River Park this past weekend in Spartanburg for the Perfect Game PG Super25 Regional Qualifier. The tournament was comprised of 12 out of town teams including 9 of which were from out of state.  As usual for Perfect Game events, these are some of the best teams throughout ...

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Back to the Future: Nick Stewart

Back to the Future: Nick Stewart

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Nick Stewart made a name for himself numerous times over the years as a member of the Spartanburg Phillies and the Tribe on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Nick Stewart 2009 The Lightning defense was nothing but disappointing...

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Back to the Future: Jaoswa "Hammer" Walker

Back to the Future: Jaoswa "Hammer" Walker

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Jaoswa "Hammer" Walker made a name for himself numerous times over the years as a member of the Laurens Lightning on our site.   Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Hammer Walker 2007  Walker is a fine looking athlete who bats i...

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Wanted: Kidney Transplant...seriously.

Wanted: Kidney Transplant...seriously.

The Owings name is very distinguished among baseball people in the Palmetto State. Well, one of them needs your help and we at Junior Diamond Prospects are reaching out to the "baseball family" in South Carolina or anyone else who might visit our web site. Connor Owings played his high school baseball at Gilbert H...

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Area Scouts Wanted!

Area Scouts Wanted!

Would you like to have some extra cash in your back pocket? Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, AAU, Little League or Dixie Youth games? If so, we could use your help to write up contests and identify the top talent in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina. The fall season is&n...

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Jr DP Spotlight

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Jordan Beatson

Jordan Beatson

Our next featured player in the Junior Diamond Spotlight comes from the Midlands of South Carolina. Although his fa...

Kyler Reagan

Kyler Reagan

The film The Natural, starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall, was nominated for four Academy Awards...

Lawson Bagwell

Lawson Bagwell

The Hub City Heat have been nominated for the Junior Diamond Prospects Team of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. This...

Chase Hood

Chase Hood

Baseball players from small towns? Oh yeah, more common than you might think. The New York Yankees Travis Haffner f...

Zachary Cecil

Zachary Cecil

The Carolina A's enter the fall season as one of the top 13U teams in the state. Their success at the lower age div...

Aidan Massey

Aidan Massey

Today, Aidan Massey joins a rather long list of teammates with the SC Crush who have been featured in the Junior Di...

Rylan Brown

Rylan Brown

We haven't featured any young men who could drive a truck, a tractor and an ATV, at least at the time they were fea...

Peyton Nelson

Peyton Nelson

Some kids can't help but have baseball in their blood because they are around the game so much. Our next guest in t...

A.C. Heaton

A.C. Heaton

The Carolina A's just finished in the top 8 at the prestigious Cooperstown Dreams Park (week #3) tournament this pa...

Daniel Wetmore

Daniel Wetmore

We flip the Junior Diamond Spotlight switch to the [On] position again, bringing to light another promising young p...

Luke Ivester

Luke Ivester

One thing we have seen for sure this spring is a number of quality arms in the 10U division. One of those good wing...

Carson Durham

Carson Durham

West End Baseball Academy in Greenville fields one of the top 12U Major teams in the state. They have to their cred...

Dock Jarman

Dock Jarman

Spring break sends thousands of young people beach bound, to get a brief one week respit before that stretch run to...

Austin Daniel

Austin Daniel

Since the 2008-09 season, the Simpsonville Stars and the UBC Venom have been battling it out for the top spot in th...

Drew Yniesta

Drew Yniesta

The rosters of varsity baseball teams in the state of South Carolina are dominated by upperclassmen with a small pe...

Maxwell Santa

Maxwell Santa

"MJ" is next in the Junior Diamond Spotlight. Not the "MJ" that recently turned 50 and is considered by many to be ...

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usssaUSSSA rankings by age division are now updated!

On Deck: 2014 tournament coverage from around the state of South Carolina, Individual player spotlights including Charlton Commander (Shockwave), Travis Elliott (Shockwave 13U), updated pitcher peak velocities and flamethrower recognition, Photo Gallery of the top prospects... and much more!

Upcoming tournaments:

Dates Tournament Name Location Organization Link
April 18-19 East Coast Easter Championships Lexington USSSA Click here
April 18-19 East Coast Easter Championships Walterboro USSSA Click here
April 19 GameOn East Coast Easter Championships Simpsonville/Union USSSA Click here
April 19 Easter Challenge Sumter USSSA Click here
April 26-27 Spring Fling Global Sports Qualifier Lexington USSSA Click here
April 26-27 Spring Fling Global Sports Qualifier Summerville USSSA Click here
April 26-27 GameOn Spring Fling Global Sports Qualifier Spartanburg (Tyger River)/Simpsonville/Union/Anderson USSSA Click here
April 26-27 NMB Season Opener/Hardball Classic North Myrtle Beach USSSA Click here
April 26-27 10U Spring Showdown Gaffney Nations Click here
April 26-27 Double Play Classic Easley Nations Click here
Apr 26-27 13U Palmetto State Classic Myrtle Beach Ripken Click here
May 3-4 Elite Nine USSSA Event Rock Hill USSSA Click here
May 3-4 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier North Charleston USSSA Click here
May 3-4 GameOn Sports Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports NIT Spartanburg/Simpsonville/Greenville USSSA Click here
May 3-4 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier Lexington USSSA Click here
May 3-4 Mayfest Mayhem Global Sports Qualifier Aiken USSSA Click here
May 3-4 Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach USSSA Click here
May 3-4 9U Battle of the Border Gaffney Nations Click here
May 3-4 May Mayhem Easley Nations Click here
May 3-4 10U/11U Spring Fever Tournament Myrtle Beach Ripken Click here
May 10 Mom's Diamond Classic Walterboro (Saturday only) USSSA Click here
May 10-11 Mom's Diamond Classic Lexington USSSA Click here
May 10 GameOn Sports Mom's Day Classic Simpsonville/Union (Saturday only) USSSA Click here
May 10-11 USSSA Triple Play North Myrtle Beach USSSA Click here
May 10 Mother Mayhem Easley Nations Click here

 

diamond devils logoIs your team looking for top notch tournament competition against the better teams in this and neighboring states? If so, check out the 2014 South Carolina Diamond Devils tournament schedule for ages 9U-13U and get your team entered today. All events are CABA, AABC and Sandlott Baseball sanctioned. There is even a Saturday-only option for teams who want to take a Sunday off here and there. Opportunities to play exist all over the state. To view the full schedule of events, click here. For more information, go to www.diamonddevils.org or email Matt Ishee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gameday Sports 2014 tournamentsGameday USSSA Baseball
- Our 2014 Tournament Events have been posted on our website for the last month or so. You can view them @ the link below!! Registration for these events will become available soon! Please stay tuned for some information on January happenings including A revamping of our website along with announcement of our coaches meetings coming up! To view, click here

Todd JonesJrDP Quote of the Week: “I think humans are underneath a crotchet piece of cloth. We're underneath and we see all the knots and the strings hanging loose, but God is looking from the top of it and sees the picture being knitted around you. We can't see it because we're underneath. God is making this big masterpiece in your life." Todd Jones

facebook.jpgFacebook: JrDP is now on Facebook! Login to your account and search "Junior Diamond Prospects" and like us (now 1400+ strong) to receive notifications of site updates. To login, click here.

binoculars.jpgWho is looking for players? 10U-14U Carolina Longhorns (Blythewood), 10U-12U Diamond Devils (Upstate), 8U Team Rawlings (Greenwood), 8U Simpsonville Stars (Simpsonville), 9U Arsenal Baseball (Spartanburg), 9U Carolina Snappers (Lexington), 9U All Out Baseball (Greenville), 9U Team Rawlings (Greenwood), 9U Full Count Longhorns (Liberty), 9U Palmetto Xpress (Upstate), 10U Carolina Cardinals (Spartanburg), 9U Arsenal Baseball (Spartanburg), 10U Outlawz (Boiling Springs), 10U Simpsonville Stars (Simpsonville), 10U Warriors (Spartanburg), 10U Commanders (Greer), 11U 3rd Degree (Gaffney), 11U Simpsonville Thunder (Simpsonville), 11U Carolina Stealth (Simpsonville/Greer), 11U Hub City Heat Baseball (Spartanburg), 11U CBA Seminoles (Goose Creek), 11U WC Angels-South (Upstate), 11U Palmetto Rays (Charleston), 11U Palmetto Mustangs (Williamston), 11U Blue Chip Baseball (Anderson), 12U Upstate Octane (Simpsonville/Mauldin), 12U Upstate Bullets (Spartanburg), 12U Low Country Thunder (Summerville), 12U Carolina Heat (Greenville/Greer), 12U All Out Baseball (Greenville), 12U Diamond Devils (Upstate), 13U Upstate Yankees (Spartanburg), 13U Carolina Cougars (Simpsonville), 14U Carolina Cougars (Simpsonville), & more. To view all, click here.

Who is looking for a team? 9U Palmetto Wave (Duncan), 9U SS (Florence/Myrtle Beach), 10U 1B/3B/P (Greenville/Anderson), 10U/11 C/SS/2B (Spartanburg area), 11U OF/C/2B (Upstate), 12U 2B/3B/P (Greenville), 12U IF/OF (Clemson/Seneca/Anderson/Easley), 12U 3B/SS/OF/RHP (Spartanburg), 14U 2B/OF (Upstate), 14U MIF/OF Greenville/Spartanburg area, 14U C/UTL (Greenville area). To view all, click here.

 

boy_flipping_ball.gifWatch baseball, earn ca$h! JrDP Scouts needed: Do you consider your baseball background good enough to cover USSSA, Nations Baseball, Little League or Dixie Youth games tournament? If so, we could use your help to write up contests in the 9-14 age groups across South Carolina, especially in the Florence, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston areas. The 2013 season is upon us with tournaments in every part of the state. What better way to earn some extra spending money than watching Americas pasttime played by the stars of tomorrow. Anyone interested in being an area scout for Junior Diamond Prospects - and being compensated - should contact Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

heritage_park_scoreboard.jpgJrDP Scoreboard: In our continual efforts to improve the visibility of youth baseball in South Carolina, Junior Diamond Prospects is very excited to introduce the website's newest feature! Subscribers now have the ability to post game information on JrDP's Scoreboard for everyone to view...Go to the scoreboard.

Polls: Tournament brackets are now up. Chime in on who you think will take home the top honors each weekend in our JrDP Polls. These can be found under the advertisement on the right side of each page.

jrdp_logo.pngAdvertise on JrDP: Looking for widespread visibility? Want to sponsor an upcoming Junior Diamond Prospects event? Your business could possibly prosper from our rapidly growing exposure. For more information, click here.

 

Does your team/organization have a web site? Email your link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we will put it on our team page. To view "Team Links", look under Teams on the front page or click here.

 

Baseball paraphanalia.jpgLooking for players or a team in 2012-13? Are you looking for a player for the 2012-13 season? Are you looking for a team to play with? Maybe Junior DP can help. Send us what you are looking for and we will publish it. Please include city team is based out of or area that you live in, age group of the team or player for the 2012-13 spring season, and contact information (email address and/or phone number). Also, if your local league is having registrations, send us that information and we will publish it as well. Email Richard Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


JrDP Spotlights:
We've featured many talented players over the past several months, and we plan to bring you more and more spotlights as we move through the 2012-13 season. In this Junior Diamond Prospects feature, our subscribers will 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. Stay tuned