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Palmetto Games - 2022

Palmetto Games - 2022

Palmetto Games - 2022: Our 15th Anniversary of The Palmetto Games will return to its birthplace in Columbia after a two year hiatus and a wonderful home at Sumter's Riley Park. On Satuday & Sunday, August 13-14, Diamond Prospects will be at the University of South Carolina's Founders Park t...

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A Father's Day Tribute

A Father's Day Tribute

By: Austin Alexander - June 20, 2010 To a Baseball Father- A baseball father can be a very special person in the life of ...

Recap: Summer Showcase 2022

Recap: Summer Showcase 2022

By: Austin Alexander – June 6-7, 2022 -College coaches, young talent on display in Capital City- Diamond Prospects returned...

Diamond Kings: 2022

Diamond Kings: 2022

DP Note: With the tremendous assistance of High School coaches and Diamond Prospects' travels this spring, the...

5A All-DP Team: 2022

5A All-DP Team: 2022

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards...

4A All-DP Team: 2022

4A All-DP Team: 2022

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we...

3A All-DP Team: 2022

3A All-DP Team: 2022

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season aw...

2A All-DP Team: 2022

2A All-DP Team: 2022

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-seas...

1A All-DP Team: 2022

1A All-DP Team: 2022

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2022

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2022

Each year DP watches more than a handful of baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see some ...

The Dirty Dudes: 2022

The Dirty Dudes: 2022

This DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have caught the eye ...

5A State Championship Game 2: Fort Mill @ Berkeley

5A State Championship Game 2: Fort Mill @ Berkeley

By: Trey Thacker – May 24, 2022 The 5A state championship environment is unlike any other. When the last ball is thrown and ...

3A State Championship Game 2: Oceanside @ Chapman

3A State Championship Game 2: Oceanside @ Chapman

By: Taylor Hollifield – May 24, 2022 Small towns and big games! Something about those two always seem to bring out the best ...

1A State Championship Game 2: Johnsonville @ Southside Christian

1A State Championship Game 2: Johnsonville @ Southside Christian

By: Cory Welch – May 24, 2022 The skies cleared just enough on Tuesday just to allow State Championship baseball to played. ...

State Finals Preview: 2022

State Finals Preview: 2022

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 20, 2022 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams and attempting to provide you with the forec...

4A Upper State Championship Game: Eastside @ AC Flora

4A Upper State Championship Game: Eastside @ AC Flora

By: Gary Asbill – May 18, 2022 Playoff baseball, from start to finish, provides the avid sports fan with the excitement leve...

1A Upper State Championship: Lewisville @ Southside Christian

1A Upper State Championship: Lewisville @ Southside Christian

By: Cory Welch – May 18, 2022 On Upper State Championship night, DP has setup shop at one of the best venues in Greenville...

4A Lower State: Airport @ Hartsville

4A Lower State: Airport @ Hartsville

By: Trey Thacker – May 17, 2022 Many people compare a Hartsville baseball game to that of the Friday Night Lights TV show. I...

5A Lower State: Lexington @ Berkeley

5A Lower State: Lexington @ Berkeley

By: Trey Thacker – May 14, 2022 Saturday’s contest between the Berkeley Stags and the Lexington Wildcats is easily the most ...

4A Lower State: James Island @ Airport

4A Lower State: James Island @ Airport

By: Gary Asbill – May 14, 2022 A mere 40 hours in weather delays will only seemingly add to the electricity on Saturday morn...

3A Upper State: Clinton @ Chapman

3A Upper State: Clinton @ Chapman

By: Taylor Hollifield & Cory Welch – May 14, 2022 The guys here at DP like to call this day of the year “Separation Satu...

5A Lower State: Berkeley @ Summerville

5A Lower State: Berkeley @ Summerville

By: Trey Thacker – May 12, 2022 The Berkeley Stags traveled across town to face off against the Summerville GreenWave in t...

5A Upper State: Fort Mill @ Boiling Springs

5A Upper State: Fort Mill @ Boiling Springs

By: Taylor Hollifield – May 12, 2022 -Curtis tosses gem, Yellow Jackets earn opening win, 7-0- As expected, the Boiling Spr...

5A Upper State: Blythewood @ TL Hanna

5A Upper State: Blythewood @ TL Hanna

By: Cory Welch – May 12, 2022               Ten days a...

1A Lower State: East Clarendon @ Green Sea-Floyds

1A Lower State: East Clarendon @ Green Sea-Floyds

By: Austin Alexander – May 12, 2022 Upper & Lower State Championship action opened on Thursday evening across South Ca...

DP's 2022 Playoff Picks

DP's 2022 Playoff Picks

Postseason Predictions 2.0: In 2022 we have returned to the traditional playoff format for you to pick apart. As always,...

District Finals: Indian Land @ Eastside

District Finals: Indian Land @ Eastside

By: Barry Mabry - May 9, 2022 District Finals night across the state in all classifications. We set our eyes on District IV ...

District Finals: Catawba Ridge @ Laurens

District Finals: Catawba Ridge @ Laurens

By: Cory Welch – May 9, 2022 On District Finals Day, a lot of crazy things happen around our state! One of the places headed...

District Finals: Pelion @ Woodland

District Finals: Pelion @ Woodland

By: Trey Thacker – May 9, 2022 After a two-hour lightning delay that led to a rain cancelation last week, the Diamond Pros...

Districts: Nation Ford @ Hillcrest

Districts: Nation Ford @ Hillcrest

By: Cory Welch – May 7, 2022 There is something special about playoff Saturday’s in May! Today marks the first of four in ...

Districts: Boiling Springs @ JL Mann

Districts: Boiling Springs @ JL Mann

By: Cory Welch – May 5, 2022 Day two of playoff brought us to a highly-anticipated matchup that featured the JL Mann Patriot...

Districts: South Florence @ Airport

Districts: South Florence @ Airport

By: Trey Thacker – May 5, 2022 In the second round of the District VII-4A playoffs, the winner’s bracket game consisted of t...

Districts: Chapin @ Carolina Forest

Districts: Chapin @ Carolina Forest

By: Michael McDonald – May 3, 2022 DP checked in to Carolina Forest High School tonight for some first round playoff action ...

Districts: Dutch Fork @ St. James

Districts: Dutch Fork @ St. James

By: Tyler Vick – May 4, 2022 A perfect night for baseball on the Grand Strand turned into a lopsided victory for what could ...

Districts: Broome @ Palmetto

Districts: Broome @ Palmetto

By: Cory Welch – May 3, 2022  If you are a true high school baseball fan, this is one of the few dates you circle on th...

Districts: Blue Ridge @ Chapman

Districts: Blue Ridge @ Chapman

By: Barry Mabry - May 3, 2022   Opening round of the playoffs began tonight across the state in all classifications an...

Districts: Wren @ Mid-Carolina

Districts: Wren @ Mid-Carolina

By: Stuart Lake – May 3, 2022 Opening night of the playoffs in South Carolina found two good AAA teams squaring off at Coach...

Byrnes @ Wade Hampton

Byrnes @ Wade Hampton

By: Cory Welch – April 29, 2022 The final Friday of the 2022 regular season brings us back to Wade Hampton Sports Complex ...

St. Joseph's @ Laurens

St. Joseph's @ Laurens

By: Cory Welch – April 27, 2022 With the regular season winding down, DP elected to stroll down to Laurens HS to catch a bal...

Mid-Carolina @ Laurens

Mid-Carolina @ Laurens

By: Stuart Lake - April 26, 2022 Diamond Prospects traveled to Laurens on Tuesday night to watch a non-conference doublehead...

SBC: Andrew Jackson, Trinity Collegiate, Buford

SBC: Andrew Jackson, Trinity Collegiate, Buford

By: Gary Randall – April 21, 2022 One of the outstanding yearly spring break tournaments in the state of SC, proven so by ...

Recent Commitments

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Califf to Bearcats

On Saturday, Wade Hampton HS (G) 2023 RHP Ethan Califf made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Miller to Indians

On Friday, Saluda HS 2023 INF RHP Brice Miller made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Smith to Pioneers

Smith to Pioneers

On Friday, Boiling Springs HS 2022 LHP Ashton Smith made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Simes to Stingers

Simes to Stingers

On Thursday, Darlington 2023 RHP/1B Shemar Simes made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Slaton to Bearcats

On Thursday, Pendleton HS 2023 RHP/INF Matthew Slaton made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Wright to Cobras

Wright to Cobras

On Thursday, Airport HS 2023 1B Corbin Wright made a commitment to play baseball at Coker University.

Evans to Cobras

Evans to Cobras

On Wednesday, Lugoff-Elgin HS 2023 INF Cobe Evans made a commitment to play baseball at Coker University.

Sobel to Yellow Jackets

Sobel to Yellow Jackets

On Tuesday, Oceanside Collegiate 2023 LHP Jackson Sobel made his commitment official to play baseball at Georgia Tech.

Gibbs to Cougars

Gibbs to Cougars

On Tuesday, 2023 Spring Valley HS INF Brent Gibbs made his commitment official to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Palmer to Stingers

Palmer to Stingers

On Monday, South Florence 2023 LHP Aydin Palmer made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Conner to Blue Hose

Conner to Blue Hose

On Sunday, Northside Christian Academy 2023 INF/RHP Mikah Conner made a commitment to play baseball at Presbyterian College.

Dehlinger to Fire Ants

Recently, Eastside HS 2022 RHP Garrett Dehlinger made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Sumter.

Hall to Cougars

On Wednesday morning, Trinity Collegiate 2023 RHP Tanner Hall made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Samonsky to Cougars

Samonsky to Cougars

On Sunday, Dutch Fork HS 2023 RHP/3B Kevin Samonsky made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Brunson to Indians

On Saturday, Andrew Jackson Academy 2022 INF Calin Brunson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Cromer to Gamecocks

On Friday, Lexington 2025 LHP Brandon Cromer made a commitment to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Austin to Indians

On Thursday, Ashley Ridge HS 2022 SS/RHP Grant Austin made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Bouknight to Pacers

Bouknight to Pacers

On Wednesday, Batesburg-Leesville HS 2023 RHP Cade Bouknight made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Aiken.

Delaven to Fire Ants

On Tuesday, Lakewood HS 2022 LHP Landon DeLevan made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Sumter.

Fowler to Crusaders

Fowler to Crusaders

On Tuesday, Eastside HS 2022 RHP/1B Brody Fowler made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville University.

Jackson to Cougars

Jackson to Cougars

On Monday, South Pointe HS 2023 INF Joshua Jackson made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Snow to Fire Ants

On Friday, James Island HS 2022 Hayes Snow made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Johnson to Chanticleers

Johnson to Chanticleers

On Saturday, Socastee HS 2023 LHP Hayden Johnson made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University.

McDonald to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Greenwood HS 2022 RHP Braeden McDonald made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Sasser to Fire Ants

On Thursday, Georgetown HS 2022 LHP John Henry Sasser made a commitment to play baseball for USC Sumter.

Tolson to Saints

On Thursday, Southside Christian HS 1B Khalil Tolson made a commitment to play baseball at Limestone College.

Brown to Indians

On Friday, James Island HS C/UTL Noah Brown made a commitment to play baseball for USC-Salkehatchie.

Crafton to Rams

On Wednesday, Calvary Christian HS 2023 INF/C Cody Crafton made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern CC (NC).

Flemming to Jackson St.

On Wednesday, Blythewood HS 2022 OF Justin Flemming made a commitment to play college baseball at Jackson State University (MS).

McMahan to Fire Ants

This week, West-Oak HS 2022 RHP Lawrence McMahan made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Robinson to Lancers

On Thursday, Westside HS 2022 INF Noah Robinson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Hutto to Cobras

On Tuesday, Summerville HS 2022 OF Mason Hutto made a commitment to play baseball at Coker University.

Moore to Bantams

On Monday, West-Oak HS 2023 1B Braiden Moore made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Krasula to Lenoir

Recently, 2022 Aynor HS RHP Carson Krasula made a commitment to play baseball at Lenior Community College (NC).

Hardee to Stingers

On Thursday, 2022 South Florence HS INF Jake Hardee made a commitment to play baseball at Francis Marion University.

The Palmetto Games

palgames logo21USCstadium22Palmetto Games - 2022: Our 15th Anniversary of The Palmetto Games will return to its birthplace in Columbia after a two year hiatus and a wonderful home at Sumter's Riley Park. On Satuday & Sunday, August 13-14, Diamond Prospects will be at the University of South Carolina's Founders Park to display the premier prep talent that resides on our state's soil. Historically the top dudes attend, this summer should be no different!

NEW! Invite List / Information / Application / StatStak / Coming Soon!  Schedule / Event Alumni / Finalized Rosters can be viewed on August 3

Baseball Stuff

Baseball Quote: "When you have fun, it changes all the pressure into having pleasure." Ken Griffey, Jr.

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Attention HS Coaches:BeckleyDavid Cit11 After 16 years as a baseball coach at The Citadel, David Beckley has landed on his feet and has launched mPower6...a new model to raise funds for your program. It's in your best interest to read the linked press release and/or website to learn more about an incredible opportunity for your baseball organization! Press Release / Recent / Website

DormanBubba bp19HITTER'S VIDEO/REVIEW [email protected] FACILITY: A convenient way to help your team and players become more consistent at the plate is provided by C. "Bubba" Dorman, former collegiate, high school, American Legion and Travel Baseball head and assistant coach for over 30 years. He will come to your facility and video each hitter, then review the video with each hitter, one on one, as they are viewing their swing on video. For more, click here.

TheWill 19{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Will to an automobile accident in 2010, he knew almost immediately he wanted to create a baseball complex for him. For much more regarding this inspirational story, click here.

Career Over? Parental MUST READ Baseball careers are ending every single night, in 2009 an anonymous parent sent this treasure to DP. To view 'A Baseball Parent's Farewell', click here.

dp logo1Do's and Do Not's for Parents: In my many years as a high school coach, I hear and can tell many stories on parents and what they say and do during their child's career. Enough stories to write a book that would take several days to read! Sometimes I like to think that 90 percent of what is said and done by parents is due to limited knowledge of a certain situation and/or how to handle situations. Unfortunately I know that while that is most often the case, things happen because a parent is just that, a parent. Fore more, click here.

NCAAlogo14 NCAA Info : Academic standards to play Division I and Divison II baseball are something every student-athlete and parent should know... To view, click here.

recruiting101-logo.jpgRecruiting 101: Finding the recruiting process difficult to understand or intimidating? Most players and parents do. You owe it to your son and his future to educate yourself from start to finish on the recruiting game. Have you considered the following... click here.

fca-logo.jpgFCA's 10 Commandments: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Baseball has taken on the task of examining how to be a Christian baseball parent. It is truly up to Christians to change the culture of youth baseball by modeling the attributes of Christ in all aspects of the game. God gave us His "Ten Commandments", biblical principles to guide ours lives. FCA gives us their version on how to act at the ballpark... To view, click here.

All-Pro Dad: Highly Recommended Any father that strives to be a quality dad should spend 2-4 minutes exploring this website created by Tony Dungy. To view, click here. Baseball Flavor

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