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Summer Slam Upstate

Summer Slam Upstate

The July heat and humidity ratcheted up this past weekend as U.S.S.S.A. held their Summer Slam tournament at several venues in the Upstate. Junior Diamond Prospects was able to take in a couple of title tilts on Sunday at Heritage Park in Simpsonville (pictured left). Purely by coincidence two teams playing up in age d...

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Back to the Future: Austin Riggins

Back to the Future: Austin Riggins

 The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Austin Riggins made a name for himself numerous times over the years as a member of the Carolina Cubs on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Austin Riggins 2007 21-Austin Riggins...for more, click here. 2007 Riggins i...

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13U Palmetto Punishers

13U Palmetto Punishers

The Palmetto Punishers, a 13U AAA team from the Summerville area, has been running roughshod over the competition recently "punishing" many into submission, if you will. They have reeled off an undefeated U.S.S.S.A. tournament streak that has reached into double digits and took home four titles a little over a month's ...

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12U Palmetto Rays

12U Palmetto Rays

The Charleston Baseball Academy 12U Palmetto Rays took to the road June 20 - 26 to play in the Baseball Youth Nationals in Myrtle Beach. Representing the only team from SC in the 12U age group, they played teams from all over the country including teams from Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia, and Virginia. ...

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Back to the Future: Tyler Rio

Back to the Future: Tyler Rio

The past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Tyler Rio made a name for himself several years ago as a member of the Goose Creek Diamondbacks on our site. Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Tyler Rio 2008 Rio is a scrappy player. He recorded a triple and a double with two RBI on this...

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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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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...

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...

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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), updated pitcher peak velocities and flamethrower recognition, Photo Gallery of the top prospects... and much more!

Upcoming tournaments:

Dates Tournament Name Location Organization Link
July 30-August 3 U.S.S.S.A. Global World Series Session III Spartanburg USSSA Click here
Aug 2-3 Triple Play Classic Lexington USSSA Click here
Aug 2-3 GameOn Sports Triple Play Classic Simpsonville USSSA Click here
Aug 9-10 Summer Slam 2.0 Lexington USSSA Click here
Aug 9-10 GameOn Spots Summer Slam 2.0 Simpsonville/Greenville USSSA Click here
Aug 9-10 Summer Slam 2.0 Aiken 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

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 SS (Florence/Myrtle Beach), 10U 1B/3B/P (Greenville/Anderson), 10U/11 C/SS/2B (Spartanburg area), 11U 1B/3B (Abbeville 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