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!"

JL Mann vs Westside & Mauldin vs Wade Hampton

  • Written by Barry Mabry

BarrysBytes-logo2Tonight began region play in the upstate and I had two stops on the agenda, both in AAAA baseball. My first stop was JL Mann HS as they hosted Westside for a 6:00 start. I got to see the first 3 innings then slid over to Wade Hampton HS for three innings to catch some Region II-AAAA action as they hosted Mauldin. In this inaugural edition of Barry's Bytes I will be giving subscribers a preview of my objective for putting this together.

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