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Back to the Future: Jared Firmstone

Back to the Future: Jared Firmstone

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Jared Firmstone made a name for himself over the years as a member of the Carolina Cubs, the Carolina Classics, the SC Bandits and the Palmett Elite on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Jared Firmstone 2008  Firmstone caught ou...

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Delusional Parent Disorder

Delusional Parent Disorder

Delusional Parent Disorder:  Excerpts from a blog by Keith Van Horn - I'm a husband, father, entrepreneur, coach, writer and former University of Utah All-American and NBA Basketball Player. I blog about youth sports policy and issues, parenting young athletes, college basketball and occasionally a little more....

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Back to the Future: Chase Williamson

Back to the Future: Chase Williamson

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Chase Williamson made a name for himself over the years as a member of the Palmetto Elite on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Chase Williamson 2011  Williamson, a LHP/first baseman who bats from the right side, produced all of...

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Back to the Future: Jacob Hennessy

Back to the Future: Jacob Hennessy

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Jacob Hennessy made a name for himself over the years as a member of the Upstate Braves on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Jacob Hennessy 2008 Hennessy is a left-handed first baseman/pitcher. Showed good footwork around the sack t...

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Battle of the Bats GQ-Upstate

Battle of the Bats GQ-Upstate

It's maybe a 50/50 proposition of getting a good weather baseball weekend this time of the year, even in the sunny south. With the fall season into its third month, teams around the state are making plans to play their final tournament in calendar year 2014. If they chose this past weekend's Battle of the Bats Global Q...

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Back to the Future: Ridge Chapman

Back to the Future: Ridge Chapman

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Ridge Chapman made a name for himself numerous times over the years as a member of the Greenville Giants on our site.  Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Ridge Chapman 2008 Chapman bats in the 3 hole for his team. Did not have any hi...

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Jay Criscione Super NIT 2014-North Spartanburg

Jay Criscione Super NIT 2014-North Spartanburg

Early October in South Carolina means one thing for U.S.S.S.A. travel baseball, the Jay Criscione Super NIT. For the sixth year in a row, Gameday Sports hosted this premier event in the Upstate and in the Midlands areas of our state. Tournaments of this kind offer plenty of options to evaluate talent. Junior Diamond Pr...

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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 2014 season is&n...

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Jr DP Spotlight

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Xavier Anderson

Xavier Anderson

The "X-Factor" has been called the "undefineable something that makes for star quality". It may not be a single thi...

Carson Rowland

Carson Rowland

The Carolina Reds organization has been around for more than a decade, developing some of the top baseball talent i...

Travis Elliott

Travis Elliott

So, what is this young man doing playing on a 13U team with one of the top travelball organizations in the state? B...

Charlton Commander

Charlton Commander

The Junior Diamond Spotlight returns today to feature one of the top young players from the Midlands area of South ...

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...

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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 Carson Rowland (Carolina Reds), Xavier Anderson (Carolina Cardinals), updated pitcher peak velocities and flamethrower recognition, Photo Gallery of the top prospects... and much more!

Upcoming tournaments:

Dates Tournament Name Location Organization Link
Nov 1-2 Rawlings Fall Homerun Challenge Lexington USSSA Click here
Nov 1-2 Rawlings Fall Homerun Challenge Walterboro USSSA Click here
Nov 1-2 Rawlings Fall Homerun Challenge Aiken USSSA Click here
Nov 1-2 GameOn Sports Fall Homerun Challenge Upstate USSSA Click here
Nov 8-9 Fall Freeze 4.0 North Charleston USSSA Click here
Nov 8-9 SC Winter State Championships Lexington USSSA Click here
Nov 8-9 Fall Freeze 4.0 Upstate USSSA Click here
Nov 15-16 Stretch Run Open North Charleston USSSA Click here
Nov 15-16 Stretch Run Open Lexington USSSA Click here
Nov 15-16 SC Winter Upperstate Championship Upstate USSSA Click here
Nov 22-23 East Coast Winter Global Championships Walterboro USSSA Click here
Nov 22-23 East Coast Winter Double Points Championship Lexington USSSA Click here
Nov 22-23 GameOn Sports Winter Global Championships Upstate USSSA Click here
Nov 29-30 Fall Frenzy Lexington USSSA Click here
Dec 6-7 WinterFest Global Sports Qualifier Lexington USSSA Click here
Dec 13-14 Frozen Bats Classic Lexington USSSA Click here
Dec 13-14 Frozen Bats Classic North Charleston USSSA 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

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binoculars.jpgWho is looking for players? To view all, click here.

Who is looking for a team? 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 2014-15 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 2014-15? Are you looking for a player for the 2014-15 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 2014-15 fall 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 2014-15 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