Palmetto Games 2023: Player Awards

THE PALMETTO GAMES Founders Park – University of South Carolina  August 12-13, 2023 DP Awards: Players AwardName High School Charlie Hustle Award-GoldAlex MyersBlythewoodCharlie Hustle Award-SilverDavid KettermanOceanside CollegiateCharlie Hustle Award-BronzePeyton BurtonPalmettoPurple HeartJackson Madden Andrew Jac… The new DP website is here. For all the great DP content, subscribe. If you have any login/subscription issues, please contact our support team. Your feedback on the new experience is appreciated as well. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Palmetto Games 2023: Prospect Info – Position players

-Prospect Info- .gb-block-image img{vertical-align:middle;}.gb-block-image-bcc7f0af{padding:8px;float:left;}.gb-image-bcc7f0af{border-radius:30px;width:120px;} Alex Myers – 2024, Blythewood HS, INF, Wofford commit: Myers does not catch your eye immediately when you arrive at the field, but the moment he begins to play, you cannot take your e… The new DP website is here. For all the great DP content, subscribe. If you have any login/subscription issues, please contact our support team. Your feedback on the new experience is appreciated as well.

Palmetto Games 2023: Prospect Info – Pitchers

-Prospect Info- .gb-block-image-95ab487d{padding:8px;float:right;}.gb-image-95ab487d{border-radius:30px;width:125px;} Luke Roupe – 2025, N. Myrtle Beach, RHP/1B, Vanderbilt commit: Impressive stuff from the junior in his two innings of work Sunday. The 6-4/210 thoroughbred had everyone’s attention when he toed the rubber and didn’t disappoin… The new DP website is here. For all the great DP content, subscribe. If you have any login/subscription issues, please contact our support team. Your feedback on the new experience is appreciated as well.

Palmetto Games 2023: Data Breakdown

Mideast Red Manager: Hal Bagwell (Indian Land) First NameLast NameHigh SchoolCommitted6030POS MPHPOPMPHAlexMyersBlythewood  -6.853.7172–Skyler HeglerP27Clemson–722.07-LandonPenfieldBlythewoodColl of Charleston–81–DionBrownCloverClemson6.943.8984-89ColeCantyRock Hill-7.143.8884–MaconLeppertBlythewood—781.98-Parker McGeeL… The new DP website is here. For all the great DP content, subscribe. If you have any login/subscription issues, please contact our support team. Your feedback on the new experience is appreciated as well.

Palmetto Games: Team Pictures – 2023

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Palmetto Games 2023: Superlatives

The Palmetto Games, August 12-13, 2023 Founders Park – University of South Carolina -Weekend Winners- Northwest .gb-block-image-24e729f7{padding:3px;text-align:center;}.gb-image-24e729f7{border-radius:33px;width:300px;} AwardNameHigh SchoolGolden ArmCarson RobertsCrescentSilver SluggerCade NortonBlue RidgeGold GloveWill CraddockTL H… The new DP website is here. For all the great DP content, subscribe. If you have any login/subscription issues, please contact our support team. Your feedback on the new experience is appreciated as well.

Palmetto Games: Capsule 2023

By: Austin Alexander – August 12-13, 2023 Southwest wins walking away; Sub-7.0’s record tied, Velo galore steals show again This past weekend, once more our 16th Annual Palmetto Games was an amazing celebration of high school baseball in South Carolina! 120+ college coaches and professional scouts, along with our state’s top talent found their way to our birthplace of this event – the University of South Carolina. With a new and immaculate playing surface prepared for us and first-class hospitality, the talent on the field matched all the preparation behind the scenes! It has become a running theme with coaches and scouts that Mother Nature is not a Palmetto Games fan, as we have become accustomed to every sort of weather (except snow) and delay imaginable over the years – even a 3-inning long fire alarm sounding off. Not this year folks! Clear skies minus a late threat of the elements on Day 1, combined with heat indexes over 100 all weekend at least allowed the parade of arms to follow more 60 speed than we ever had in this event! As always, the format had a championship flavor pitting players against each other that hail from their geographic region, unless we had to even out positional needs. In the first five years this was a three-day affair, in 2013 we made the move to a two-day approach with the schedule calling for batting practice on the field, along with pre-game infield/outfield, and 60’s on Saturday, then followed by games. The Sunday slate featured each club playing one 9 inning game. Each team was able to participate in their post-game with awards being handed out for: Golden Arm, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Charlie Hustle Awards. For the past three years our champion was decided on the final swing of a Sunday contest. Team Southwest left nothing to chance as they were the only undefeated team in 2023. They were piloted by former Oceanside Collegiate skipper and new head coach Ritchie McCullough and Britt Reames, respectively, whose club went 2-0 scoring 16 runs while surrendering only 5. It was their 3rd Palmetto Games championship and first since 2019. Congratulations to Team Southwest! Taking our top awards during the weekend were the following: Blythewood 2025 Alex Myers (left, Most Outstanding Player) whose bat and defensive prowess led him to this honor… North Myrtle Beach 2025 RHP Luke Roupe (right) dealt 2 IP, allowing zero hits or walks while punching out 3; for his efforts he was awarded the Most Outstanding Pitcher Award…In honor of our deceased friend and staff member Jeff Young, the 7th annual “JY” Heavy Hitter Award was issued to a guy who did a little bit of everything, Blue Ridge 2024 Cade Norton (left, 3-for-4, R). Congratulations to each winner with a stage loaded full of legit guys who are really good at this baseball thing! Swift Stuff: Believed to be Palmetto Games records, 36 players crossed the finish line with sub-7.0/60 times (tying last years mark) led by Spartanburg 2024 Elijah Grant’s 6.32 (left)…Also, 30 arms touched 88 MPH or better, with 16 eclipsing 90+, capped by P27 Academy 2025 RHP Daniel Parker (right) whose bumping of 95 MPH was a joy to view! The batting practice had been fairly ‘ho-hum’ in the dinger department other than Summerville’s ‘The PJ Morlando (2024) Show‘ fresh off of winning the National HR Derby at MLB’s All-Star Game in Seattle! Plenty of barrels were found by plenty of others as bullets were flying all over Founders Park. The TO Award: Within a month following 2015 Palmetto Games, DP MVP Tony Osterman was diagnosed with cancer. After an insane round of chemo treatments, radiation and numerous surgeries, guess who was back in the same role they have filled for 15 years…a cancer-free winner of life! In honor of our Warrior, we began an award that rewards one participant that shares TO’s zest for living and overall excellence as a person, this year’s recipient was Carolina Forest senior Nolan Alexander (pictured) whose endured having a mother who beat cancer at the same time as Osterman did. Alexander has led as example on/off the field and in the classroom which is what we look for in a TO Award Winner. Palmetto Games Champions (Last Title): Mideast-5 (2022), Northeast-3 (2017), Southwest-3 (2019), Northwest-2 (2021), Midwest-2 (2012), Southeast-0 Stay tuned as Diamond Prospects continues to spit out far more info this week! ———————————————- NEW! Prospect Info: Pitchers / NEW! Prospect Info: Position Players / NEW! Player Superlatives / NEW! DP Awards / NEW! 60-MPH-POP+ / NEW! Team Pictures / @diamondprospect / Standings ———————————————– Gamecock Hospitality 14.0: After 12 years as the Palmetto Games’ home, USC had to pull the plug for Covid reasons about six weeks before the 2020 event. Yours truly was thrown into a tailspin…but Al Harris with the City of Sumter came to the rescue! For two years Riley Park was an amazing host before we returned to where it all began. Years ago, this event was the brainchild of then-skipper, now AD Ray Tanner, so DP obliged and so did everyone we dealt with this year upon our return to Founders Park. A special thanks to Coach Tanner, Mark Kingston, Mike Current and their amazing staff for making this another successful weekend! Twitter, etc: Shout out, Gary Asbill and John Whittle-wow again, thanks for taking the lead with pics and posting at a torrid pace all weekend. Outstanding job even when the bullets were being fired and the heat was challenging, both performed at a Five Tool level! AA’s Pitch: The 2023 Palmetto Games saw a wealth of talent with another handsome number of scouts in attendance, thus making this weekend another successful event! We are often complemented but could never have pulled off the feat without a ton of help from every edge of our state and in between. Thank you to the prep coaches that assist us daily, your help is huge. I also want to publicly complement our DP team. Loyalty, dedication, pursuit of perfection…I am insulated with a group of winners which is the biggest reason this Diamond Prospects train continues to roll on… The DP staff would like to send …

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Palmetto Games Rosters – 2023

August 12-13, 2023 Founders Park – University of South Carolina Schedule & Notes Northwest – Orange (Manager – Wade Padgett, Powdersville HS) Name High School Committed Mason Tompkins Blue Ridge Georgia Southern Asher Goss Laurens – George Massingill Southside Christian – Walker Coleman Greenville Coll of Charleston Carson Roberts Crescent Presbyterian Kaleb Owens Easley – Seth Manning TL Hanna – Jackson Robinson TL Hanna South Carolina Will Fulcher Woodmont – Parker Davis Woodmont – Cade Norton Blue Ridge – Bennett Edwards Laurens – Hudson Mullen Beaufort – Alex LaCoste Hillcrest Coll of Charleston Lane McGaha Belton-Honea Path – Peyton Burton Palmetto – Brody Linker Crescent Presbyterian Will Craddock TL Hanna – Mac Morris Wade Hampton (G) South Carolina Luke Godwin Greenwood – Brayden Renfrow Greenville – RJ Groomster Hillcrest – Riley Stiles Legion Coll – Cody Bradt Bluffton Radford Northeast – White (Manager – Billy Keels, Union County HS) Name High School Committed Drew Medley Gaffney Coll of Charleston Hunter Howard JL Mann Radford Wesley Shipman Chapman – Connor Crenshaw Byrnes – Jace Stancil P27 Academy – Preston McGaha JL Mann Coker Braiden Eagen Fort Dorchester – Chandler Richardson – – Banks Wickersham Fort Dorchester – Cole Bellinger Greer – Peter Mershon Eastside – Wiley Waring Summerville – Tanner Hardin Union County Wofford Chansen Cole Boiling Springs – Colton Earnhardt Dorman – Palmer Hornick Dorman – Lee Turnipseed DW Daniel – Justin Dawkins Boiling Springs – EJ Grant Spartanburg South Carolina Logan Kolesha Wando – Dawson Siffri JL Mann – Briggs Sullivan Oceanside Coll Clemson Addison Rowland Legion Coll – Midwest – Gold (Manager – Charlie Assey Sr, Gray Collegiate) Name High School Committed Hunter Phipps Dutch Fork Coll of Charleston Jackson Burton Lexington – Matt Murray Greenwood – Blaine Redmond Gray Collegiate – BJ Etheridge River Bluff – Brandon Cromer Lexington South Carolina Denzell Posey White Knoll – Jacob Clark Mid-Carolina – Bryson Steele American Leadership – Colby Reynolds River Bluff – Jackson Cionek Lexington – Connor McKee Dutch Fork – Will Howard Emerald – Myles Profitt River Bluff – Oakley Aguilar P27 Academy Radford Jabari Flemon Mid-Carolina – Foster Apple Chapin Stetson Will Burgess Lexington – Landon Still Greenwood – Murray Johnson Mid-Carolina – David Ketterman LTP Scholars – Mideast – Red (Manager – Hal Bagwell, Indian Land HS) Name High School Committed Austin Laughlin Cardinal Newman Wofford Dion Brown Lewisville Clemson Jackson Mullen Catawba Ridge Coll of Charleston Cooper Parks York – Brady Williams Andrew Jackson – Cade Pilgrim Clover South Carolina Peyton Dhein Catawba Ridge VMI Jackson Madden Andrew Jackson – Kaden Barnett Nation Ford – Charlie Bailey Northwestern – Skylar Heglar P27 Academy Clemson Andrew Sands Northwestern – Macon Leppert Blythewood – Hudson Riodan Legion Collegiate – Owen Noonan Catawba Ridge Winthrop Alex Myers Blythewood Wofford Parker McGee Lancaster South Carolina Landon Penfield Blythewood Coll of Charleston Isaac Pena Indian Land Clemson Cole Canty Rock Hill – Jacob Petit Nation Ford – Carter Blankinship Fort Mill – Griffin McKain Legion Coll South Carolina Southwest – Black (Manager – Ritchie McCullough, Oceanside Collegiate) Name High School Committed Cole Greer Berkeley – Thayer Tavormina Summerville – Andrew McLaughlin Ashley Ridge – James Peterson Pinewood Prep – Matty Brown West Ashley – Drew Hayes Summerville Coll of Charleston Dalton Bisbano Pinewood Prep Coll of Charleston Jake Klein Oceanside Coll – Aiden Vorlick Summerville – Mason Salisbury Berkeley – David Stallworth West Ashley – Noah Franklin West Ashley Duke Corbin Martens Wando – Gavin Edens Berkeley Coker Zach Russell West Ashley South Carolina Hudson Clark Berkeley – Taj Marchand James Island – Andrew Palmer Oceanside Coll – Brady Gold Wando – Jake Amman James Island – PJ Morlando Summerville South Carolina Matthew Dominianni Ashley Ridge Coll of Charleston Luke Palyok Wando Coker Cooper Godsave Ashley Ridge – Logan Struk Oceanside Collegiate Clemson Southeast – Blue (Manager – Kip Herlong, Lake View HS) Name High School Committed Austin Long North Myrtle Beach – Nolan Alexander Carolina Forest – Peyton Rogers West Florence South Carolina Owen Powell Georgetown Francis Marion Daniel Parker P27 Academy South Carolina Luke Roupe North Myrtle Beach Vanderbilt Brett Barker Carolina Forest – Jarrett Wagner Stratford – Lujack Cole P27 Academy – Rivers Johnson Aynor Marshall Chone James Socastee Virginia CJ Oxendine North Myrtle Beach Virginia Tech Miles Trussell Pee Dee Academy – Gunner Jordan Cheraw – Tyler June P27 Academy South Carolina Keagan Brown St. James – Kason Herlong Lake View – Jachin Davis Stratford – Clark Kinney Wilson Hall – Bo Lowrance Christ Church Duke Treion McFarland P27 Academy Clemson Sean Rouse Sumter – Brody Cook West Florence – Justin Sheffield Atlantic Collegiate – dp Note: The posted info above are the rosters. We have requesting alternate needs/variables for a month before putting the puzzle together.

The Palmetto Games: 2023

The 16th Annual Palmetto Games was hosted this past weekend, August 12-13, 2023 at The University of South Carolina’s Founders Park. Each year Diamond Prospects’ marquee event attracts the top talent across our state for two days of competitive baseball in front of 120+ college coaches and professional scouts, such was the case again this year. Our very very strict, invite-only prospect-driven event produced talent galore on USC’s new and immaculate playing surface. Throughout this week, we will be spitting out tons of data and breakdowns from another successful event…stay tuned to DP! NEW! Standings / Results available on Gamechanger / @diamondprospect

Palmetto Games Standings: 2023

-Palmetto Games- August 12-13, 2023 Founders Park- University of South Carolina  Team  W  L  T  +/-  RA  RS  NW  1 1  –  -11  20 9  NE  0 2  –  -5 13 8  MW  1  1  –  +3  15  18  ME  1  1  –  +7  12  19  SW  2  0  –  +11  5  16  SE  1  1  –  -5  18  13 *Denotes Palmetto Games winner Key: +/- = Run Differential… RA = Runs Allowed… RS = Runs Scored  Tournament Info -Palmetto Games champions will be based on the following info/tie-breakers: 1. Overall Record (1 point for a win, .5 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss) 2. Head-to-Head 3. Run Differential 4. Runs Allowed 5. Runs Scored 6. Coin Flip -If game is tied after 7 innings on Saturday, one additional extra inning will be played. Each game will feature the bottom of an inning, even if the winning team hits last. No extra innings on Sunday (9 innings). -No inning will feature more than 7 hitters. If 7 hitter rule is evoked, one run will be added for each remaining out, ie 0 outs=3 runs, 1 out=2 runs, 2 outs=1 run.