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3A Finals III: Crescent @ Bishop England

3A Finals III: Crescent @ Bishop England

By: Cory Welch – May 18, 2019 With the final day of the 2019 season upon us, we have one final State Champion to crown. With the series between Bishop England and Crescent tied at a game apiece, Lexington County Ballpark is the venue of choice for this neutral site contest. Last Saturday, BE...

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SCISA: 3A Championship Preview

SCISA: 3A Championship Preview

By: Charles Assey, Jr. – March 12, 2019 The 2019 SCISA 3A is a showdown of Region 1 opponents as #2 seed Ben Lippen will tak...

State Finals Preview: 2019

State Finals Preview: 2019

Compiled By: DP Staff - May 10, 2019 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams and attempting to provide you with the forecas...

5A Lower State Finals: Dutch Fork @ River Bluff

5A Lower State Finals: Dutch Fork @ River Bluff

By: Will Cheatham – May 8, 2019 -AAAAA ‘Lower State’ Championship- DP was on hand tonight for the end of Game 1 and all of...

Lower State Titles: 2A/3A

Lower State Titles: 2A/3A

By: Lukas Ray – May 8, 2019 DP was in Charleston on Hump Day at two perfect venues for post-season baseball. Our first stop ...

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...

Playoffs: Separation Saturday

Playoffs: Separation Saturday

By: Cory Welch – May 4, 2019  This particular Saturday is one of the most exciting days of the year on the DP landscape...

Playoffs: JL Mann @ Blythewood

Playoffs: JL Mann @ Blythewood

By: Robert Hendrix – May 4, 2019  DP was in attendance at Blythewood High this afternoon as they hosted the JL Mann Pat...

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ Hilton Head

Playoffs: Midland Valley @ Hilton Head

By: Erik Mathisen – May 4, 2019 Weather delays plagued the Lower State Semi-final between Midland Valley and Hilton Head o...

Playoffs: Ft. Mill @ Blythewood

Playoffs: Ft. Mill @ Blythewood

By: Jeff Kerr - May 2, 2019 DP was in Blythewood for Class 5A upper state action on Tuesday night. What promised to be a sur...

Playoffs: Airport @ Midland Valley

Playoffs: Airport @ Midland Valley

By: Robert Hendrix – May 2, 2019 DP hopped on Interstate 20 tonight and headed to Aiken County for the first round of the ...

Playoffs: Abbeville @ Landrum

Playoffs: Abbeville @ Landrum

By: Cory Welch – May 2, 2019  We started a little over two weeks ago with 64 teams in the 2A classification and now we ...

DP's 2019 Playoff Picks

DP's 2019 Playoff Picks

Post-season Predictions: Since everyone loves a good list or ranking, DP will take a stab at predicting each roun...

District Finals: Double Dip in Greenville County

District Finals: Double Dip in Greenville County

By: Cory Welch – April 29, 2019  An exciting Monday is in store for eighty teams across the state. After tonight, the n...

District Finals: Brookland-Cayce @ Airport

District Finals: Brookland-Cayce @ Airport

By: Robert Hendrix – April 29, 2019 A warm evening in West Columbia gave DP the chance to watch two cross-town rivals fight ...

District Finals: Barnwell @ Hannah-Pamplico

District Finals: Barnwell @ Hannah-Pamplico

By: Derick Urquhart – April 29, 2019 Diamond Prospects headed down to lower Florence County to catch the Class AA District...

District Finals: Hanahan @ Gilbert

District Finals: Hanahan @ Gilbert

By: Will Cheatham – April 29, 2019 -Gilbert Wins District Championship- DP was on hand tonight in Gilbert, America - home t...

Playoffs: Greenville County 2A Action

Playoffs: Greenville County 2A Action

By: Cory Welch – April 27, 2019 A pleasant Saturday in late April gave DP the opportunity to lay eyes on a number of differe...

Playoffs: Ashley Ridge @ St. James

Playoffs: Ashley Ridge @ St. James

By: Austin Alexander – April 25, 2019 Great weather, a perfect field, good atmosphere and quality baseball all collided in M...

Playoffs: Lakewood @ South Aiken

Playoffs: Lakewood @ South Aiken

By: Will Cheatham – April 25, 2019 -AAAA District V Winners Bracket Game- DP was on hand tonight at South Aiken high scho...

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” ...

Playoffs: Colleton County @ N. Myrtle Beach

Playoffs: Colleton County @ N. Myrtle Beach

By: Austin Alexander – April 23, 2019 Picture perfect weather greeted Diamond Prospects on Tuesday as post-season baseball o...

Diamond Invitational

Diamond Invitational

By: Austin Alexander & Cory Welch - April 5-6, 2018 The 9th Annual South Carolina Diamond Invitational was, again, sta...

Ft. Dorchester @ Hanahan

Ft. Dorchester @ Hanahan

By: Randy Carlson – April 16, 2019 One of the most successful high school baseball tournaments in the country, the Hanahan I...

Mingo Bay @ The Beach

Mingo Bay @ The Beach

By: Austin Alexander – April 15, 2019 -Mingo Bay action in Myrtle- Picturesque weather welcomed 96 teams to the grand Stran...

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 ...

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...

Recent Commitments

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Sistare to Pioneers

Last weekend, Buford HS 2019 C Brett Sistare made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Cox to Pioneers

Cox to Pioneers

On Friday, Byrnes HS 2019 RHP Clay Cox made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

LeCroy to Gamecocks

On Wednesday, Belton-Honea Path HS 2021 C/INF Talmadge LeCroy made a commitment to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Pooser to Cougars

On Tuesday night, Hanahan HS 2019 RHP Trey Pooser made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Stewart to Southeastern

On Monday, Loris HS 2019 Cole Stewart made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern CC (NC).

Nunez to Flying Fleet

On Wednesday, USC-Lancaster LHP Michael Nunez made a commitment to play baseball at Erskine College. Nunez prepped at Byrnes HS.

White to Fire Ants

On Tuesday, Camden HS 2019 C Brady White made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Perlstein to Southeastern

On Sunday, North Myrtle Beach HS Garrett Perlstein made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern CC (NC).

Franz to Fire Ants

On Friday, Mauldin 2019 OF/LHP Caleb Franz made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Magera to Pioneers

On Friday, Greer Middle College 2019 C Logan Magera made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Gilstrap to Warriors

On Wednesday, Pickens HS 2019 INF Dawson Gilstrap made a commitment to play baseball at Southern Wesleyan University.

Cordera to Southeastern

On Thursday, North Myrtle Beach HS 3B Colin Cordera made a commitment to play baseball at Southeastern CC (NC).

Patterson to Warriors

On Wednesday, Westside HS 2019 RHP Andrew Patterson made a commitment to play baseball at Southern Wesleyan University.

Connolly to Crusaders

This weekend, Spartanburg HS 2019 C Banks Connolly made a commitment to play baseball at Belmont Abbey (NC).

Oakes to Fire Ants

On Friday, Crescent HS 2019 LHP Jarrett Oakes made a commitment to play baseball at USC Sumter.

Lewis to Tigers

On Thursday, Blue Ridge HS 2021 INF David Lewis made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Robertson to Bantams

On Wednesday, Laurens HS 2019 RHP/INF Nick Robertson made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Solesbee to Cobras

On Wednesday, Southside Christian HS 2019 RHP Collin Solesbee made a commitment to play baseball at Coker College.

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).

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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DP's All-Academic Team: We spend most of our time chasing physical tools, but as we have done each year since 2007, DP wants to honor JUNIOR & SENIOR student-athletes that take care of business in the classroom tooThank you in advance to each high school coach and guidance counselor that will nominate players with a premium GPA, SAT/ACT and class rank from their team. Please send the aforementioned info to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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