By: Jon Helsabeck – April 26, 2021
-Smalls Pitches Big-
There were no sweetgrass basket stands open in the Lowcountry this evening as we rolled down Highway 17 stopping just shy of Mount Pleasant, SC at beautiful Wando High School to take in a premier high school baseball game between the home team Warriors and the West Ashley Wildcats. However, there was no shortage of incense being used in the grandstands in which I can only believe to have been a combative approach against the ‘no-seeums’, which in most instances throughout the evening, could be seen clearly after the annoyance had been slapped away. As the smell of incense enveloped the ballpark, the stage was set for a showdown on the mound between Clemson University signee, Wando’s own, Reed Garris and West Ashley’s, USC-Lancaster signee, Alex Smalls (pictured).