Monday, February 8, 2016

State scoreboard, Monday, Feb. 8

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Benedict 3, St. Augustine's 2, G1

Benedict at St. Augustine's, G2
Lincoln Memorial at Claflin, 2 p.m.
Piedmont JV at Anderson JV, DH, 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Planning your week, Feb. 8-14

NCAA Division I teams don't open their season until Feb. 19, but there's still plenty of college baseball action involving S.C. schools this week.

Some highlights
* Florence-Darlington Tech, which has had its first five games rained out, will try to get its season under way at the Capital City Bank Classic in Palatka, Fla.. The Stingers are scheduled to play four times, including a game against Chipola, the 18th-ranked team in the NJCAA preseason poll.
* Lander has a weekend home series with Flagler, which was No. 26 in last week's rankings.
* Newberry's Smith Road Complex is the site of six games over the weekend. The Wolves, Brevard, King and Young Harris all will play three games.
* North Greenville plays a three-game series against Mississippi College at Hoover (Ala.) Metropolitan Stadium, the site of the Southeastern Conference Tournament

Monday, Feb. 8
Benedict at St. Augustine's, DH, 1 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial at Claflin, 2 p.m.
Piedmont JV at Anderson JV, DH, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9
Anderson at Limestone, 2 p.m.
Paine at Coker, 2 p.m.
USC Salkehatchie at South Georgia, DH, 2 p.m.
Emmanuel at USC Aiken, 4 p.m.
North Greenville at Newberry, 4 p.m.
Truett-McConnell at Southern Wesleyan, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Florida Memorial at Claflin, DH, 1 p.m.
St. Augustine's at Coker, 2 p.m.
Southern Wesleyan at Anderson, 3 p.m.
Limestone at Lenoir-Rhyne, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb., 11
Florida Memorial at Benedict, DH, noon
Anderson JV at Newberry JV, DH, 3 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12
Bluefield State at Voorhees, DH, noon
Florence-Darlington Tech vs. St. John's River State, Palatka, Fla., noon
Florida Memorial at Benedict, 1 p.m.
Thomas at USC Beaufort,  1 p.m.
Salem International at Erskine, 2 p.m.
Southern Wesleyan at Francis Marion, 2 p.m.
North Greenville vs. Mississippi College, Hoover, Ala., 3 p.m.
Flagler at Lander, 4 p.m.
Armstrong Atlantic at USC Aiken, 5 p.m.
Brevard at Newberry, 5 p.m.
Claflin at Florida Southern, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13
Thomas at USC Beaufort, DH, 11 a.m.
Anderson at Augusta, DH, noon
LIU Post at Limestone, DH, noon
Salem International at Erskine, DH, noon
Southern Wesleyan at Francis Marion, DH, noon
St. Rose at Coker, DH, noon
Armstrong Atlantic at USC Aiken, DH, 1 p.m.
Catawba Valley at Spartanburg Methodist, DH, 1 p.m.
Claflin at Florida Southern, DH, 1 p.m.
Flagler at Lander, 1 p.m.
Florence-Darlington Tech vs. Chipola, Palatka, Fla., 1 p.m.
Patrick Henry at USC Lancaster, DH, 1 p.m.
South Georgia at USC Salkehatchie, DH, 1 p.m.
North Greenville vs. Mississippi College, Hoover, Ala., DH, 2 p.m.
Florence-Darlington Tech vs. Gulf Coast State, Palatka, Fla., 4 p.m.

At Smith Road Complex, Newberry
Brevard vs. King, 11 a.m.
Young Harris vs. Brevard, 2:30 p.m.

King at Newberry, 6 p.m.

Chatham at Voorhees, DH

Sunday, Feb. 14
Florence-Darlington Tech vs. Miami Dade, Palatka. Fla., 10 a.m.
St. Rose at Coker, 11 a.m.
Chatham at Voorhees, DH, noon
Flagler at Lander, noon
LIU Post at Limestone, DH, noon
Anderson at Augusta, 1 p.m.
Catawba Valley at USC Salkehatchie, DH, 1 p.m.
Patrick Henry at USC Lancaster, DH, 1 p.m.
Spartanburg Methodist at East Georgia, DH, 1 p.m.

At Smith Road Complex, Newberry
King vs. Young Harris, noon
Young Harris at Newberry, 3:30 pm..


Chatham at Voorhees, DH

Palmetto State Baseball team of the week, Feb. 1-7: Southern Wesleyan

Southern Wesleyan (3-0 for the week)
(went 3-0 against Toccoa Falls)

Only one week into its season, Southern Wesleyan is already way ahead of last season in at least one category. The Warriors didn't get a shutout victory in their 16-32 season in 2015. They picked up a pair of shutouts -- one a 14-inning marathon -- in sweeping Toccoa Falls in over the weekend.

Junior right-hander J.J. Julian, starting Friday's opener, set a high standard for his mound mates to follow. He allowed no hits and struck out eight in 4 2/3 innings of Southern Wesleyan's 2-0 victory. The only negative perhaps was his five walks.

Julian's teammates were up to the challenge. The Warriors allowed 15 hits and two earned runs in 30 innings while compiling a staff ERA of 0.60. That should give Southern Wesleyan a good start toward improving on the 6.77 staff ERA of the 2015 season.

Matt Costa set the standard on offense, going 6-for-9 in the Saturday victories. His sixth hit drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th of Game 2.

One thing I like in particular about coach Mike Gillespie's program. The Warriors do more than play baseball as part of their educational experience. Team members went to Puerto Rico last month on a combination ministry/baseball teaching/community service project.

I know other schools have teams involved in similar projects. I just want to give the Warriors a shout-out.

Also considered 
Benedict (2-1) -- went 0-1 vs. Francis Marion, went 2-0 vs. St. Augustine's
Coker (4-1) -- went 1-0 vs. St. Andrews, went 3-1 vs. Chowan
Francis Marion (3-0) -- went 1-0 vs. King, went 2-0 vs. Claflin
Lander (3-1) -- went 1-0 vs. Wingate, went 2-1 vs. North Greenville
Limestone (3-1) -- went 1-0 vs. Carson-Newman, went 2-1 vs. St.. Anselm
USC Aiken (2-1) -- went 2-1 vs. Lincoln Memorial
USC Beaufort (3-0) -- went 3-0 vs. Truett-McConnell
USC Lancaster (4-0) -- went 4-0 vs. Catawba Valley

Past winners
Jan. 29-31: Newberry

State scoreboard, Sunday, Feb. 7

Chowan 7, Coker 3, G1 - Cok: Miguel Frias 3-run HR
Coker 7, Chowan 3, G2 - Cok: Bryson Conner 2B, R, 2 RBI
St. Anselm 4, Limestone 3 - Lim: Dillion Palencia 2-4, R
USC Aiken 5, Lincoln Memorial 4, 10 innings - USCA: Max Schoen 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
USC Lancaster 12, Catawba Valley 11, G1
USC Lancaster 6, Catawba Valley 4, G2

Anne Arundel at Florence-Darlington Tech, DH
Augusta at Francis Marion
Claflin vs. King, Florence

Bluefield State at Voorhees, to part of a noon DH Feb. 12

Saturday, February 6, 2016

State scoreboard, Saturday, Feb. 6

Belmont Abbey 6, Newberry 2, G1 - New: Trejon Smith 2-2, 2B, SB, R
Newberry 1, Belmont Abbey 1, G2, tie - New: Jacob Bass 2-2, SB, R
Benedict 8, St. Augustine's 3, G1 - Ben:  Armando Valentin 2-3, 2 SB, 2 R
Benedict 2, St. Augustine's 1, G2 - Ben: Skyler Sabado 2B, R, RBI, SB
Coker 6, Chowan 0, G1 - Cok: Ryan Wayne 1B, SB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Coker 6, Chowan 3, G2 - Cok: Forrest Arnold 6.1 IP, 9 K
Columbus State 9, Erskine 8, G1 - Ers: Chase Watts 4-4, 3B, SB, 2 R 2 RBI
Columbus State 15, Erskine 2, G2 - Ers: Brett Silas 2B, R
Limestone 5, St. Anselm 1, G1 - Lim: Chris Stewart HR, 3 RBI
Limestone 11, St. Anselm 3, G2 - Lim: Chase Allen 3-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
Lincoln Memorial 8, USC Aiken 1 - USCA: Chaz Pal 3-3, HR
North Greenville 11, Lander 5 - NG: David Houser 3-5, HR, 3 R, 5 RBI
Southern Wesleyan 7, Toccoa Falls 3, G1 - SW: Matt Costa 3-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Southern Wesleyan 1, Toccoa Falls 0, G2, 14 innings - SW: Matt Costa 3-6, RBI
USC Beaufort 7, Truett-McConnell 4, G1 - USCB: Matt Kianka 3-4, 2B, SB, R, RBI
USC Beaufort 7, Truett-McConnell 2, G2 - USCB: Kal Davis 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
USC Lancaster 7, Catawba Valley 6, G1
USC Lancaster 8, Catawba Valley 2, G2

Pepsi Cola Pop-Off Series
Sparrow Stadium, Florence
Augusta 4, King 2, G1
Augusta 4, King 2, G2
Francis Marion 13, Claflin 0, 7 innings, G1 - FM: 11-run first inning
Francis Marion 7, Claflin 1, 7 innings, G2 - FM: Casey Clauss 2-4, 3 RBI

Anne Arundel at Florence-Darlington Tech, DH

Bluefield State at Voorhees, to part of a noon DH Feb. 12

Friday, February 5, 2016

State scoreboard, Friday, Feb. 5

Erskine 7, Columbus State 4 - Erk: Chaz Davey 2-5, 3 R
Lander 8, North Greenvile 3 - Lan: Zach Daly HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Newberry 4, Belmont Abbey 3 - New: Michael Gonzalez 2-2, R
Southern Wesleyan 2, Toccoa Falls 0 - SW: Dimarkus Sanders 2-4, 2B, RBI
USC Aiken 8, Lincoln Memorial 2 - USCA: 1,100th win for coach Kenny Thomas 
USC Beaufort 5, Truett-McConnell 0 - USCB: Kal Davis 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Pepsi Cola Pop Off Series
Sparrow Stadium, Florence
Augusta 12, Claflin 4- Claf: Jalen Thompson 2-3 BB,  SB, R, RBI
Francis Marion 10, King 1 - FMU: 500th win for coach Art Inabinet

Benedict at St. Augustine's DH, until 1 p.m. Feb. 8

Thursday, February 4, 2016

News digest, Feb. 4

Clemson sets video, audio plans
Clemson has announced that all 31 home baseball games will be available either on cable in Internet streaming. The series finale against Florida State will be on ESPNU. Twelve more home games will be on ESPN3 and the remaining 18 will be on TigerCast, an excellent in-house production.

Road games at South Carolina and Georgia will be streamed on SEC+ and two games at The Citadel will be streamed on the SoCon Digital Network.  Three games at Miami and one game at Louisville are scheduled for ESPN3. Video stream coverage for additional road games is likely depending on the host school's plans.

Also, WCCP (FM-105.5) in Clemson will serve as flagship station for a 36-game network broadcast schedule and also carry the remaining 20 regular-season games.
Tigers broadcasts

Schedule with broadcast information

Also the ACC has announced that 176 games involving league schools will air on cable or Internet.

The ACC schedule

Francis Marion adjusts weekend schedule
Because of forecast of inclement weather on Sunday, Francis Marion has adjusted the schedule for the final two days of the Pepsi Cola Pop-Off Series at Sparrow Stadium in Florence.

There is no change to the Friday schedule. The host Patriots will play King at 2 p.m. and Claflin will meet Augusta at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, King and Augusta will play a doubleheader at 10 a.m. Claflin and Francis Marion will follow with a doubleheader at 3 p.m.  There will be no games on Sunday.

Rained-out games rescheduled
Anderson has rescheduled its home game with North Greenville for 4 p.m. March 7. The game was rained out Feb. 3.

Also, Florence-Darlington Tech's home rainout vs. Southeastern CC on Feb. 3 has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. March 30 at Old Cormell Field in Florence.