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Playoffs: Woodruff @ Chapman

Playoffs: Woodruff @ Chapman

By: Cory Welch – April 23, 2019  Playoff baseball is underway all across South Carolina and to kick-off the “second” season, DP made the trip up to Inman, South Carolina to get its first glance of the season at the Chapman Panthers and the Woodruff Wolverines. Chapman comes in as the re...

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Dorman @ Mauldin

Dorman @ Mauldin

By: Chris Nall & Cory Welch – April 12, 2019 With the regular season coming to a close, a number of key matchups have ta...

Abbeville @ Ninety Six

Abbeville @ Ninety Six

By: Cory Welch – April 11, 2019 For the second consecutive season, the Ninety Six Wildcats and the Abbeville Panthers locked...

Upstate Action: Broome @ Chesnee & Blacksburg @ St. Joe's

Upstate Action: Broome @ Chesnee & Blacksburg @ St. Joe's

By: Chris Nall – April 10 & 11, 2019  Sunshine and 70-degree weather in the upstate made for a perfect combination ...

Watch List: 2019

Watch List: 2019

Each year DP follows the top players from a year ago combined with who has jumped on the radar prior to, or throughout t...

Fort Dorchester @ Summerville

Fort Dorchester @ Summerville

By: Randy Carlson – April 10, 2019 With a regular season Region Championship on the line, Summerville and Fort Dorchester we...

Greenville @ Eastside

Greenville @ Eastside

By: Cory Welch – April 10, 2019 With the regular season winding down, the stakes in region games are getting higher and the ...

JL Mann @ Laurens

JL Mann @ Laurens

By: Cory Welch – April 4, 2019 Due to the forecasted rain in the area for Friday, many teams across the state altered their ...

West Oak @ Powdersville

West Oak @ Powdersville

By: Cory Welch – April 2, 2019 As the calendar has turned to April, we are right in the middle of region play as region stan...

Fort Mill @ Northwestern + Lancaster @ York

Fort Mill @ Northwestern + Lancaster @ York

By: Cory Welch – March 29, 2019 As we close out the month of March, DP made the trip up Highway 5 to Rock Hill to check in o...

Greenwood @ Wade Hampton

Greenwood @ Wade Hampton

By: Cory Welch – March 26, 2019 A quick trip to Taylors, SC was in store for DP on this Tuesday night as we witness Wade H...

Hartsville @ North Myrtle Beach

Hartsville @ North Myrtle Beach

By: Austin Alexander – March 26, 2019 -Bloops, bunts, drops, ejections…Barlow, Simpson dominate- Sunny skies and cooler tem...

St. James @ Conway

St. James @ Conway

By: Mike Williams – March 26, 2019 -Future Chants Faceoff- In a Region battle, Conway hosted St. James for another tough ga...

Lugoff-Elgin @ Irmo

Lugoff-Elgin @ Irmo

By: Will Cheatham – March 25, 2019 -Wild & Crazy night in Irmo- DP was on hand tonight at Irmo High School to see a Reg...

Summerville @ West Ashley

Summerville @ West Ashley

By: Randy Carlson – March 25, 2019 If you showed up to the ballpark at West Ashley high school on Monday night looking for a...

Daniel @ Wren

Daniel @ Wren

By: Cory Welch – March 22, 2019 After a series of rainy Friday’s in the Upstate, the weather has finally cooperated and give...

Boiling Springs @ Hillcrest

Boiling Springs @ Hillcrest

By: Cory Welch – March 19, 2019 Another chilly night in the Upstate area was in store for teams all across the area particip...

Landrum @ St. Joseph's

Landrum @ St. Joseph's

By: Cory Welch – March 18, 2019 To kick-off another week of region play across the state, DP made the trek over to St. Josep...

Chapin @ Dutch Fork

Chapin @ Dutch Fork

By: Cory Welch – March 15, 2019  On this Friday night, a trip to the Midlands was warranted for a rubber match and a ...

Carolina Forest @ Conway

Carolina Forest @ Conway

By: Austin Alexander – March 15, 2019 A sun-laden, heavy-pollenated mid-70’s day graced Horry County on Friday evening as ...

Greenville @ Greer

Greenville @ Greer

By: Cory Welch – March 12, 2019 An old rivalry is renewed during the 2019 season due to region realignment. On this dry Tu...

Nation Ford @ Ft. Mill

Nation Ford @ Ft. Mill

By: Jeff Kerr – March 12, 2019 DP was in York County at Fort Mill HS for the crosstown rivalry and a region match-up betwe...

Coaches Corner: Pre-game Pet Peeves

Coaches Corner: Pre-game Pet Peeves

By: Austin Alexander - February 4, 2006 Everybody has their own style and thoughts on how to best take a round of pre-game i...

dp Spotlight: Joseph Mershon

dp Spotlight: Joseph Mershon

Eastside High School senior Joseph Mershon is considered a jack of all trades on the baseball field… and is the master of m...

Mauldin @ Riverside

Mauldin @ Riverside

By: Cory Welch – March 7, 2019  Once again, Mother Nature had a say in the scheduling of contests during the first week...

dp Spotlight: Mike Foltz

dp Spotlight: Mike Foltz

My name is Michael Foltz and I am a 2019 LHP at Carolina Forest High School. I am from Cape May, NJ, but have lived most of...

The IP Classic

The IP Classic

By: Austin Alexander & Chris Nall - February 28-March 2, 2019 -Southpaws, diaper dandies, delays theme IP- The 29th A...

Columbia Trifecta

Columbia Trifecta

By: Cory Welch, Mike Williams & Barry Mabry – February 28 – March 2, 2019 Pre-season tournaments got underway this pas...

Coastal Invitational +

Coastal Invitational +

By: Austin Alexander, Mike Williams & Frankie Everitte – February 28/March 2, 2019 -Wood rings loud in Pawleys Island, p...

Peach Ridge Invitational

Peach Ridge Invitational

By: Chris Nall – February 27, 2019 To kick off a weekend loaded with baseball, good tunes, and hospitality, DP made a quic...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2022

This group of freshmen already has a deep number of guys with previous varsity success on their resume...which has DP so exci...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2021

Like the class ahead of them, this 2021 group appears deep with talent as more continue emerging every single day we are at t...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2020

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2020

One year ago we were so excited about this 2020 class that we decided to go against tradition and slot them by position, foll...

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2019

Pre-Season Rankings: Class of 2019

DP's ranking of youngsters have historically been a grouping that expands as the year's pile up, which proves true each time ...

Best Tools: Class of 2019

Best Tools: Class of 2019

Each year, our favorite ranking to produce is this one. We surveyed some pretty important people in the baseball universe a...

Crescent Diamond Classic

Crescent Diamond Classic

By: Cory Welch – February 22, 2019 Now that the scrimmage portion of the 2019 season has come to a close, DP will turn its a...

Remaining Spring Previews: 2019

Remaining Spring Previews: 2019

We appreciate the time spent by each coach to send in a preview of their upcoming season. With the 2019 campaign upon us an...

dp Scrimmages: Blythewood Site

dp Scrimmages: Blythewood Site

By: Cory Welch & Austin Alexander – February 15-16, 2019  Last weekend, the first round of DP Scrimmages came and w...

dp Scrimmage: Mauldin @ River Bluff

dp Scrimmage: Mauldin @ River Bluff

By: Austin Alexander & Andy Phillips – February 15, 2019 As February’s DP Scrimmages roll on, Friday had us at River Blu...

dp Scrimmages: S. Florence & Wilson Sites

dp Scrimmages: S. Florence & Wilson Sites

By: Derick Urquhart – February 16, 2019 The weather forecast for Saturday wasn’t pretty.With most of the state calling for a...

dp Scrimmages: Ashley Ridge Site

dp Scrimmages: Ashley Ridge Site

By: Randy Carlson – February 16, 2019 Early morning showers tried their best to put a damper on the day but thanks to one of...

Recent Commitments

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Brown to Pioneers

On Monday, Chesnee HS 2019 RHP Austin Brown made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Riley to KY Christian

On Saturday, Blythewood HS 2019 RHP Cole Riley made a commitment to play baseball at Kentucky Christian University.

Marchal to Paladins

On Friday, St. Joseph’s HS 2019 RHP Matthew Marchal made a commitment to play baseballl at Furman University.

Miller to Pioneers

On Wednesday, Spring Valley HS 2019 OF Khyree Miller made a commitment to play baseballl at Spartanburg Methodist.

Gardner to Lancers

On Tuesday, 2019 Andrew Jackson HS RHP Griffin Gardner made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

McElhaney to Lancers

On Sunday, 2019 Myrtle Beach HS RHP Jonah McElheney made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Way to Fire Ants

On Sunday, 2019 Dorchester Academy RHP/INF Chase Way made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Vasquez to Pioneers

On Saturday, 2019 North Myrtle Beach HS INF Ewin Vasquez made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Willis to Columbia Internat'l

On Thursday, 2019 Wren HS OF/LHP Carter Willis made a commitment to play baseball at Columbia International University.

Kuehne to Stingers

On Friday, Socastee HS RHP 2019 Dylan Kuehne made a commitment to play baseballl for at Francis Marion.

Brown to Lancers

On Thursday, 2019 West Ashley HS OF Robbie Brown made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Cassell to Flying Fleet

On Tuesday, 2019 Easley HS RHP Parker Cassell made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College.

Pruitt to Pioneers

On Monday, 2019 Dorman HS 1B Hunter Pruitt made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Spurrier to Bulldogs

On Sunday, 2020 Eastside HS UTL Wyatt Spurrier made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

McDuffie to Columbia Internat'l

On Saturday, 2019 Dutch Fork HS 1B Jalen McDuffie made a commitment to play baseball at Columbia International University.

Rushing to Salem Co.

On Saturday, 2020 May River HS C JT Rushing made a commitment to play baseball at Salem County College (NJ).

Castleberry to Rollins

On Friday, 2019 Bishop England HS RHP Kyle Castleberry made a commitment to play baseball at Rollins College (FL).

Whitmire to Cougars

On Friday, 2020 Wade Hampton HS (G) INF/OF Cason Whitmire made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Jones to Bulldogs

Jones to Bulldogs

On Friday, 2019 Dutch Fork HS INF Crosby Jones made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Murphy to Lancers

On Wednesday, 2019 Ninety Six RHP Matthew Murphy made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Bannister to Fire Ants

Bannister to Fire Ants

On Friday, 2019 White Knoll HS OF Jacob Bannister made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Chapman to Bantams

On Friday, Goose Creek HS 2019 UTL Jake Chapman made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Smith to Pioneers

On Thursday, 2019 Laurens HS Tanner Smith RHP/OF made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Weatherford to Cougars

Weatherford to Cougars

On Thursday, 2019 James Island HS 1B Jaxon Weatherford made a commitment to play baseball at College of Charleston.

Deibel to Pacers

On Thursday, 2020 South Aiken HS RHP AJ Deibel made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Aiken.

Cooper to Bulldogs

On Thursday, 2019 West Ashley HS RHP/1B Chace Cooper made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Gainey to Cobras

Recently, 2019 Cheraw HS OF Jacob Gainey made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

Mullinax to Fire Ants

On Monday, 2019 Byrnes HS RHP Dylan Mullinax made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

DePalma to Lancers

On Monday, 2019 Cardinal Newman HS INF AJ DePalma made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Lancaster.

Bailey to Union

On Friday, 2019 Boiling Springs HS 1B Nick Bailey made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Palmer to Stingers

On Tuesday, 2019 Ridge Spring-Monetta HS C Kelson Palmer made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Bryant to Stingers

On Monday, Sumter HS LHP Josh Bryant made a commitment to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Tech.

Kershaw to Fire Ants

On Saturday, Union County HS 2019 OF T.T. Kershaw made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Holladay to Fire Ants

Recently, Sumter HS 2019 OF Jacob Holladay committed to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Taylor to Crusaders

Taylor to Crusaders

On Sunday, Boiling Springs HS 2019 LHP/OF Dawson Taylor made a commitment to play baseball at North Greenville College.

DP Summer Showcase

diamond prospectsRiverBluff RFpole14Once the spring season closes for the high schools & college coaches too, there is one place where the talent & evaluators tend to migrate to – DP’s June Showcase. On Tuesday & Wednesday, June 11-12 at Columbia’s River Bluff HS, our 14th Annual ‘Open’ Showcase will be available to the first 150 players in the Classes of 2020-2022. If you aspire to play at the next level, see info below:

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Baseball Stuff

Burnett earns #500: DP congratulates Gilbert HS skipper Ashley Burnett on his 500th career victory!

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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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