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Back to the Future: 2005-06 Spartanburg Scorpions

The sting of a scorpion can be quite painful. In the 2005-06 season, the 12U Spartanburg Scorpions were administering some painful stings to the majority of their opponents. This talented team compiled a 51-13 record in U.S.S.S.A. tournaments alone. Included in their run was a streak of four straight tournament championships. And they never lost more than two games in a tournament and that only happened twice. Obviously they were loaded with talent. But only a crystal ball could have revealed how much talent or maybe about four years in time elapsed. Now we know that their dominance was no fluke. Junior Diamond Prospects looks back at the Scorpions roster and it is easy to see why they were able to accomplish what they did on the field. 

Name 

High School/College Commitment 

  Recent accolades from The Diamond Prospects 
Dillon Bonner  Dorman    Dillon Bonner led the charge, roping a two-out double down the third base line that scored...for more click here
Zach Bridgeman  Byrnes    Hillcrest refused to lay down loading the bases and forced Byrnes to make the call to the bullpen. After surrendering a run, Bridgeman shut the door on the Rams striking out the tying run to end the game...for more, click here
Andrew Cleveland  Byrnes  andrew_cleveland.jpg  A key component for a contending team is to be solid behind the plate. The Rebels are better than that with Cleveland...for more, click here
Hunter Cole  Dorman/Georgia  hunter_cole.jpg  Cole can hit, he can run, he can throw and depending on where he is on the field, the case could be made that he is a potential...for more, click here
Alex Cunningham  Byrnes    Silky smooth shortstop that possesses many tools that will propel him to the next level. His actions are a plus right now with a...for more, click here. 
Steven Duggar  Byrnes/Clemson  steven_duggar.jpg  Talk about young talent, Duggar's name is written all over it. A 6.8 runner, 4.25-4.35 down the line, great instincts...for more, click here. 
Christian Millwood  Dorman    Millwood led off for Dorman and did exactly what a leadoff man is supposed to do - get on base. Millwood did just that in all...for more, click here. 
Anthony Paone       
Alex Rogers  Dorman     
Wes Schuler  Dorman  wes_schuler.jpg  All of his pitches were where they needed to be for him to be successful. His fastball sat 83-85 MPH but he did top out at...for more, click here

 

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