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By: Barry Mabry - Upstate

BarrysBytes-logo2"Over the past five years I have been trying to figure out a way to see every high school team in my area during the spring season. Unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful. Every year I seem to leave out a handful of schools which in essence, I am missing out on a large amount of players. I feel my job is to identify next level talent and relay it over to college/profesqqsional scouts so they can do their jobs. A collection of us have brainstormed and have come up with a way for me to try and lay eyes on as many players as possible, hence the introduction of "Barry's Bytes". This will be a blog that I will update daily/bi-daily for our subscribers. I will be bouncing around various high schools and instead of covering games; I will be on a talent search. The goal is to hit multiple spots on a given night. In this blog you will find everything from prospect info to my personal thoughts on an array of topics ranging from standout concession stands and peak performers to the most polite gate attendants and umpire gaffes, also any random thought that crosses through my brain will be fair game! Have an open mind and hope you guys enjoy my two cents. See you at the park!"

Byrnes #2 vs Chapman & Byrnes #1 vs Powdersville

  • Written by Barry Mabry

Agle-DavisHaving seen twenty out of twenty-one teams, some more than once, DP finally got around to the Chapman Panthers as they traveled to Byrnes #2 tonight. A doubleheader was on the docket with Byrnes #1 hosting Powdersville in the nightcap. Just like most of the fall, weather couldn’t have been better.

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DP DH at SMC

  • Written by Barry Mabry

SMCWeek Five kicked off tonight in the upstate and DP dialed in on a twinbill at Spartanburg Methodist College. Coach Tim Wallace was generous enough to allow us to jump on his field for teams to showcase their talents. With only two weeks left in season some teams are battling to get into the final eight.

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Upstate Fall League: DH @ Wren

  • Written by Barry Mabry

GresslyDoug-sign14We have been lucky here in the upstate so far this fall with weather not playing much of a factor up until this week. Eight games on Monday got banged but fortunately we were able to reschedule four of them. Tonight DP posted up at Wren HS for a rescheduled doubleheader as the Hurricanes hosted both Easley and Southside Christian.

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Double Dip at St. Joseph's

  • Written by Barry Mabry

EstesMark-catch14With weather cooperating thus far and twenty-one games being played in three days, DP got the opportunity to lay eyes on 14 teams this week and 190+ baseball players. Tonight, in the upstate, St. Joseph’s Catholic School caught my attention with a double header on the slate.

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Timken Sports Complex: Union vs Broome

  • Written by Barry Mabry

WestDustin-stance14Week two of the Upstate Fall League got underway and after posting up behind the scoreboard day one, DP traveled down highway 176 to Timken Sports Complex, home of the Union County Yellow Jackets, as they hosted Broome. (L, Union's Dustin West)

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Byrnes #2 vs Powdersville & Byrnes #1 vs Berea

  • Written by Barry Mabry

DPlogofallleague13DP posted up behind the scoreboard last night but decided to hit up a double header at Byrnes HS tonight. Byrnes #2 squared off against Powdersville in game one followed by Byrnes #1 versus Berea. Another stellar weather evening was on our hands as first pitch was thrown at 5:20.

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DP Upstate Fall League: Opening Night

  • Written by Barry Mabry

DPlogofallleague13Opening night for DP Upstate Fall League got underway tonight. Twenty-one teams from Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson counties have decided to lock horns over the next six weeks, all in efforts of making it to the championship series at Flour Field. This is DP’s sixth year conducting the fall league in the upstate as we look forward to another successful season.

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Pitch Calling Gone Wild

  • Written by Barry Mabry

Pitch Calling Gone Wild

Signal little leagueI anticipate this article to be very controversial. My thoughts on pitch calling are very different than what I see in today’s baseball. Not only has pitch calling reached little league baseball (blows my mind) but the method behind it has gotten more and more complicated.

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