By: Austin Alexander – March 15, 2019
A sun-laden, heavy-pollenated mid-70’s day graced Horry County on Friday evening as two programs were looking to get into the Region VI-5A win column. With both club’s sporting an 0-2 record coming in, Carolina Forest traveled to Conway with two aces armed to change the fortunes of a 2019 campaign in which we ranked them #1 and #2 during their conference pre-season polls.
Given that, why is this a game that DP could not miss on this night? We are glad you asked. Quite easy and reason #1: Our state’s top RHP and Coastal Carolina signee Will Smith would lock up with future Duke southpaw Mike Foltz; #2: Last year’s first round on this same field with the same two pitchers was an 80 minute treat and an eventual 2-0 Conway win; #3: Smith has created a nice following of professional scouts, that’s what touching 95-96 MPH on the radar gun can do for draft status.