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The Palmetto Games: 2021

The Palmetto Games: 2021

Our 14th Annual Palmetto Games is set for a return trip to Sumter’s Riley Park on August 14-15 for DP’s most anticipated event! The top prospects from the 864, 803 & 843 area codes is always the biggest scouting stage in South Carolina for a weekend in a historic ballpark. The very strict...

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Summer Rankings: Class of 2023

Summer Rankings: Class of 2023

dp's favorite sport in South Carolina is alive and well this week when we look at the young men playing baseball at the prep ...

Summer Rankings: Class of 2024

Summer Rankings: Class of 2024

We are always cautious when it comes to ranking a wave of youngsters, but we don't have that luxury because everyone loves ...

Final Rankings: Class of 2021

Final Rankings: Class of 2021

This graduated group endured more than any class in recent memory. A lost season to "The Pandemic", online classes, covid cas...

DP's All-Academic Team: 2021

DP's All-Academic Team: 2021

By: Jason Kullman - June 29, 2021 After the lost season of 2020 due to The Pandemic, Diamond Prospects is excited to, once a...

Recap: Summer Showcase 2021

Recap: Summer Showcase 2021

By: Austin Alexander – June 22-23, 2021 -College coaches, speed galore, young talent grace Gator Country- After some wonder...

Diamond Kings: 2021

Diamond Kings: 2021

DP Note: With the tremendous assistance of High School coaches and Diamond Prospects' travels this spring, the...

The Dirty Dudes: 2021

The Dirty Dudes: 2021

This DP honor is bestowed upon those prep players that just get dirty, play the game the right way and have caught the eye ...

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2021

DP's Gold Glove Team: 2021

Each year DP watches more than a handful of baseball games, quite a few games in fact! During the process we see some ...

5A All-DP Team: 2021

5A All-DP Team: 2021

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards...

4A All-DP Team: 2021

4A All-DP Team: 2021

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards we d...

3A All-DP Team: 2021

3A All-DP Team: 2021

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards...

2A Finals III: Legion Collegiate vs Andrew Jackson

2A Finals III: Legion Collegiate vs Andrew Jackson

By: Nick Hoffman – June 8, 2021 -Lancers rattle off 9 in the 6th, seal 1st state title- Doomsday Corner was absolutely elec...

2A All-DP Team: 2021

2A All-DP Team: 2021

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards...

1A All-DP Team: 2021

1A All-DP Team: 2021

Very seldom does DP focus an effort to accumulate stats and put much merit into numbers, but for post-season awards...

5A Finals II: Summerville @ Hillcrest

5A Finals II: Summerville @ Hillcrest

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – June 4, 2021 Tonight’s contest at Booster Field is one that you wait all year for! Friday...

4A Finals II: AC Flora @ James Island

4A Finals II: AC Flora @ James Island

By: Banks Faulkner – June 3, 2021 -Falcons flock to 7th state title- On Thursday evening, DP traveled to James Island for G...

3A Finals II: Gilbert @ West-Oak

3A Finals II: Gilbert @ West-Oak

By: Will Cheatham – June 3, 2021 DP made the trip to West-Oak High for Game Two of the AAA State Championship Finals.Gilbert...

2A Finals I: Legion Collegiate @ Andrew Jackson

2A Finals I: Legion Collegiate @ Andrew Jackson

By: Nick Hoffman – June 2, 2021 Between the off-field drama and the plethora of talent on show, this evening was a must-see ...

5A Finals I: Hillcrest @ Summerville

5A Finals I: Hillcrest @ Summerville

By: Jon Helsabeck – June 1, 2021 -Green Wave, ‘Ram’med early in opener- In America, for over a century and a half, generati...

3A Finals I: West-Oak @ Gilbert

3A Finals I: West-Oak @ Gilbert

By: Robert Hendrix – June 1, 2021 State Championship season is here! After losing a year due to Covid, South Carolina is rea...

1A Finals I: Lake View @ Southside Christian

1A Finals I: Lake View @ Southside Christian

By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – June 1, 2021 After a year of uncertainty, here we are: State Championship week! DP has bl...

State Finals Preview: 2021

State Finals Preview: 2021

Compiled By: DP Staff - June 1, 2021 Well, here we are now, down to ten teams and attempting to provide you with the forecas...

4A Lower State Finals: James Island vs Beaufort

4A Lower State Finals: James Island vs Beaufort

By: Austin Alexander – May 28, 2021 Diamond Prospects found our way back to Summerville on Friday but this time for the rubb...

5A Lower State Finals: Summerville @ Berkeley

5A Lower State Finals: Summerville @ Berkeley

By: Jon Helsabeck – May 26, 2021 -Summerville Wins 5A Lower State Championship- “When you love something, set it free and ...

4A Upper State Finals: Lugoff-Elgin @ AC Flora

4A Upper State Finals: Lugoff-Elgin @ AC Flora

By: Nick Hoffman – May 26, 2021 -Flora Clinches Championship Berth- Between the tree line, humongous walls and championship...

5A Upper State Finals: Dorman @ Hillcrest 2.0

5A Upper State Finals: Dorman @ Hillcrest 2.0

By: Cory Welch – May 26, 2021 Once again, a trip to Booster Field was on the docket for the dp crew but this time the Rams a...

5A Lower State Finals: Berkeley @ Summerville

5A Lower State Finals: Berkeley @ Summerville

By: Jon Helsabeck – May 24, 2021 -Crosstown Rivalry Delivers- You are going to remember this. For better or worse. Whether ...

3A Upper State Finals: West-Oak @ Powdersville

3A Upper State Finals: West-Oak @ Powdersville

By: Will Cheatham & Barry Mabry – May 24, 2021 After Friday night, the state was set for one of the more exciting weeks ...

DP's 2021 Playoff Picks

DP's 2021 Playoff Picks

Post-season Predictions: One year ago, players postseason dreams were dashed due to circumstances out of their control. ...

District Finals: Wando @ Summerville

District Finals: Wando @ Summerville

By: Jon Helsabeck – May 21, 2021 -Summerville Survives- It is the stuff of legends. Where legacies are created and history ...

District Finals: Boiling Springs @ Hillcrest

District Finals: Boiling Springs @ Hillcrest

By: Cory Welch – May 21, 2021 Last Friday was special because it kicked off the playoff season for high school baseball but ...

District Finals: JL Mann @ Dorman

District Finals: JL Mann @ Dorman

By: Barry Mabry – May 21, 2021 District Championships across the state were held tonight and DP was posted up at multiple si...

Playoffs: Abbeville @ Legion Collegiate

Playoffs: Abbeville @ Legion Collegiate

By: Nick Hoffman - May 20, 2021 Heading into tonight’s game I was very excited to see a highly-touted pitching matchup with ...

Playoffs: Eastside @ York

Playoffs: Eastside @ York

By: Nick Hoffman – May 19, 2021 Playoff baseball is such a joy to watch, the atmosphere is unmatched and on this night the...

Playoffs: JL Mann @ Blythewood

Playoffs: JL Mann @ Blythewood

By: Robert Hendrix - May 19, 2021 DP made the short trip up I-77 to Blythewood High School to see a Bengal rematch with JL M...

Playoffs: St. James @ Berkeley, Part II

Playoffs: St. James @ Berkeley, Part II

By: Jon Helsabeck – May 19, 2021 -Instant Classic, Stags sweep Sharks- For some, success is measured by progress. One step,...

Playoffs: Blue Ridge @ Chapman

Playoffs: Blue Ridge @ Chapman

By: Cory Welch – May 19, 2021 On a relatively quiet night in the Upstate for “Elimination Wednesday”, dp made the trip up I-...

Playoffs: Lexington @ Socastee

Playoffs: Lexington @ Socastee

By: Austin Alexander – May 17, 2021 It was elimination day in half of Monday’s brackets, no different as DP rolled back into...

Playoffs: Ashley Ridge @ St. James

Playoffs: Ashley Ridge @ St. James

By: Jon Helsabeck – May 17, 2021 -Satterley is superb, Sharks bite Swamp Foxes- An elimination game under beautiful blue sk...

Playoffs: Daniel @ Powdersville

Playoffs: Daniel @ Powdersville

By: Will Cheatham – May 17, 2021 DP was on hand tonight in Powdersville for an Upper State winners bracket game between the ...

Recent Commitments

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Hylinski to Eagles

On Wednesday, Legion Collegiate 2022 RHP Joey Hylinski made a commitment to play baseball at Winthrop University.

Simmons to Wolfpack

Simmons to Wolfpack

On Tuesday, Nation Ford HS 2023 INF Gabriel Simmons made a commitment to play baseball at North Carolina State University. {VIDEO}

Brown to Indians

On Monday, Lakewood 2021 INF Victor Brown made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Howard to Radford

On Sunday, P27 Academy 2022 RHP Dylan Howard made a commitment to play baseball at Radford University.

Winter to Wolves

Winter to Wolves

On Saturday, TL Hanna HS 2022 OF Brody Winter made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Matthews to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Hillcrest HS 2022 RHP Carson Matthews made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Belk to Terriers

Belk to Terriers

On Friday, Legion Collegiate 2023 OF/RHP Ethan Belk made a commitment to play baseball at Wofford College.

Linker to Pioneers

On Tuesday, Crescent HS 2022 INF Caide Linker made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Duval to Cougars

On Tuesday, P27 Academy 2022 LHP Andrew Duval made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Pelzer to Gamecocks

Pelzer to Gamecocks

On Thursday, Legion Collegiate HS 2023 LHP Xavier Pelzer made a commitment to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Powell to Gamecocks

Powell to Gamecocks

On Thursday, River Bluff HS 2023 OF Thomas Powell made a commitment to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Steelman to Cougars

On Thursday, Blythewood HS 2022 RHP Kevin Steelman made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Darden to Tigers

On Monday, Northwestern HS 2022 LHP Ethan Darden made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Costa to Spartans

On Monday, Oceanside Collegiate 2022 RHP Caleb Costa made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Upstate.

Helms to Pioneers

On Sunday, Andrew Jackson HS 2022 OF Bryce Helms made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Still to Bearcats

On Sunday, Greenwood HS 2022 INF Lowndes Still made a commitment to play baseball at Lander University.

Wells to Anderson

On Sunday, Chapin HS 2022 INF Gray Wells made a commitment to play baseball at Anderson University.

Wrenn to Wolves

On Saturday, Berkeley HS 2021 RHP Chevy Wrenn made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Hodges to Cougars

On Wednesday, Dutch Fork HS 2023 RHP Tyler Hodges made a commitment to play baseball at The College of Charleston.

Levy to Pioneers

This week, Greenville HS 2022 INF Dylan Levy made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Percival to Tar Heels

Percival to Tar Heels

On Tuesday, Andrew Jackson HS 2022 LHP Kyle Percival made a commitment to play baseball at the University of North Carolina. {VIDEO}

Yeatts to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, Hammond HS 2022 OF Bentley Yeatts made a commitment to play baseball at the UNC-Asheville.

Davidson to Wolves

On Tuesday, Richland Northeast HS 2022 1B/LHP Matthew Davidson made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Childress to Bulldogs

On Tuesday, AC Flora HS 2021 OF Max Childress made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Bland to Bulldogs

On Saturday, Chapin HS 2022 RHP Yates Bland made a commitment to play baseball at The Citadel.

Williams to Bantams

Recently, Wren HS 2022 INF/RHP Cameron Williams made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Union.

Baker to Indians

Recently, Northwestern HS 2021 INF Casey Baker made a commitment to play baseball at USC-Salkehatchie.

Gibbs to Tigers

Gibbs to Tigers

On Friday, Spring Valley HS 2023 INF Brent Gibbs made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University.

Hall to Tigers

Hall to Tigers

On Friday, Lexington HS 2022 INF/OF Nathan Hall made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University. {VIDEO}

Nevils to Terriers

Nevils to Terriers

On Friday, Blythewood HS 2022 C Alex Nevils made a commitment to play baseball at Wofford College.

Eldridge to Catamounts

Eldridge to Catamounts

On Saturday, Conway HS 2022 RHP Brandon Eldridge made a commitment to play baseball at Western Carolina University.

Cannarella to Tigers

Cannarella to Tigers

On Friday, Hartsville HS 2022 SS/RHP Cam Cannarella made a commitment to play baseball at Clemson University. {VIDEO}

Free to Wolves

On Thursday, Berkeley HS 2021 3B Jesse Free made a commitment to play baseball at Newberry College.

Jordan, Sheridan to Pioneers

Jordan, Sheridan to Pioneers

Wednesday night, Georgetown HS seniors RHP/INF Pep Jordan (left) & RHP/UTL Carter Sheridan made commitments to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist.

Brown to Pioneers

Brown to Pioneers

On Wednesday, West Ashley HS 2022 RHP Trip Brown made a commitment to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist. {VIDEO}

The Palmetto Games

dp_palmetto_games_red_black1.jpgRileyPark Sum20Our 14th Annual Palmetto Games is set for a return trip to Sumter’s Riley Park on August 14-15 for DP’s most anticipated event! The top prospects from the 864, 803 & 843 area codes is always the biggest scouting stage in South Carolina for a weekend in a historic ballpark. Thevery strict, invite-onlylist is now available!

For more:  Invite List / Deadline July 30 Application /  Schedule & Player Notes / Alumni List

Baseball Stuff

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Diamond Devils Fall Tryouts: Diamond Devils Baseball will be holding tryouts for our 2021 Fall teams in multiple sites, one in each area code. For details & to register please visit - diamonddevils.org  

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White to Nationals in 5th Rd:  Congratulations to 2021 OF TJ White of Dorman HS for being selected in the 5th round (#143 overall) of the MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals! {VIDEO} {dp Q&A}

TaylorWill sum19useTaylor to Rangers in 19th Rd:  Congratulations to 2021 OF Will Taylor of Duthch Fork HS for being selected in the 19th round (#405 overall) of the MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers! {VIDEO}

Parker to Mariners in 8th Rd: Congratulations to Clemson SS James Parkerfor being selected in the 8th round (#234 overall) of the MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals! Parker prepped at TL Hanna HS. {HS Pro Day VIDEO}

ParksHunter pg17Parks to Reds in 8th Rd:  Congratulations to Florence-Darlington Tech RHP Hunter Parks for being selected in the 8th round (#240 overall) of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds! Parks prepped at York HS. {HS Pro Day VIDEO}

PetitRJsum17Petit to Tigers in 14th Rd:  Congratulations to Charleston Southern RHP RJ Petit for being drafted in the 14th round (#405 overall) of the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Petit prepped at Rock Hill HS. {HS Pro Day VIDEO} 

Lloyd to Orioles in 14th Rd:  Congratulations to South Carolina RHP Daniel Lloyd for being drafted in the 14th round (#407 overall) by the Baltimore Orioles. Lloyd prepped at Summerville HS. {HS Pro Day VIDEO}

Baseball Quote: "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." Rogers Hornsby

DormanBubba bp19HITTER'S VIDEO/REVIEW [email protected] FACILITY: A convenient way to help your team and players become more consistent at the plate is provided by C. "Bubba" Dorman, former collegiate, high school, American Legion and Travel Baseball head and assistant coach for over 30 years. He will come to your facility and video each hitter, then review the video with each hitter, one on one, as they are viewing their swing on video. For more, click here.

TheWill 19{Endorsed by Diamond Prospects} The Will - When there is a WILL, there's a way: When Charles Bedenbaugh lost his son Will to an automobile accident in 2010, he knew almost immediately he wanted to create a baseball complex for him. For much more regarding this inspirational story, click here.

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Attention HS Coaches:BeckleyDavid Cit11 After 16 years as a baseball coach at The Citadel, David Beckley has landed on his feet and has launched mPower6...a new model to raise funds for your program. It's in your best interest to read the linked press release and/or website to learn more about an incredible opportunity for your baseball organization! Press Release / RecentWebsite

Career Over? Parental MUST READ Baseball careers are ending every single night, in 2009 an anonymous parent sent this treasure to DP. To view 'A Baseball Parent's Farewell', click here.

dp logo1Do's and Do Not's for Parents: In my many years as a high school coach, I hear and can tell many stories on parents and what they say and do during their child's career. Enough stories to write a book that would take several days to read! Sometimes I like to think that 90 percent of what is said and done by parents is due to limited knowledge of a certain situation and/or how to handle situations. Unfortunately I know that while that is most often the case, things happen because a parent is just that, a parent. Fore more, click here.

NCAAlogo14 NCAA Info : Academic standards to play Division I and Divison II baseball are something every student-athlete and parent should know... To view, click here.

recruiting101-logo.jpgRecruiting 101: Finding the recruiting process difficult to understand or intimidating? Most players and parents do. You owe it to your son and his future to educate yourself from start to finish on the recruiting game. Have you considered the following... click here.

fca-logo.jpgFCA's 10 Commandments: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Baseball has taken on the task of examining how to be a Christian baseball parent. It is truly up to Christians to change the culture of youth baseball by modeling the attributes of Christ in all aspects of the game. God gave us His "Ten Commandments", biblical principles to guide ours lives. FCA gives us their version on how to act at the ballpark... To view, click here.

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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