Wednesday, June 4, 2014

News digest, June 4

Crowe, Ober honored
University of South Carolina pitcher Wil Crowe and College of Charleston pitcher Bailey Ober have been named to the Louisville Slugger freshman all-American team as selected by Collegiate Baseball.

Clemson seniors back Jack reports Clemson's seniors met with athletic director Dan Radakovich to give their input on the state of the baseball program. Relief pitcher Matt Campbell said the players spoke out in support of coach Jack Leggett  Leggett and Radakovich are scheduled to meet to discuss the state of the program. Leggett has come under criticism from some Clemson fans for what they perceive as a decline in the program.

Retirement opened door for Eubanks
Byrnes High pitcher Alex Eubanks had been committed to UNC Asheville before he committed to Clemson this week. Eubanks tells Robert MacRae of the change came after the UNCA coaches recruiting him left. UNCA coach Tom Smith retired last month and Eubanks was released from his commitment.


Pioneers' White on Juco squad
Former Spartanburg Methodist second baseman Matt White has been selected to play on the Junior College National Team, which will compete in the National Baseball Congress tournament later this year. White has committed to play for Charleston Southern.

Patriots get involved
Members of Francis Marion's baseball team recently participated in the "Dads in the Dugout" program, a community service project designed to celebrate fathers and male role models.

Diamond Kings named provides excellent coverage of high school and amateur baseball in South Carolina., The Website has issues its "Diamond Kings" awards (for subscribers) and regular updates college commitment for state players.

Golden Spikes Award finalists set
Oregon State's Michael Conforto, LSU's Aaron Nola and Kentucky's A.J. Reed are the three finalists for the 2014 Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.

Top catcher award finalists named
Will Allen of Mississippi, Max Pentecost of Kennesaw State and Kyle Schwarber of Indiana are the three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the top catcher in college baseball.

Robinson leaves PBC school
Rick Robinson has resigned as head coach at Young Harris to become head coach at Tennessee Martin. Young Harris competes in the Peach Belt Conference with Francis Marion, Lander and USC Aiken.

NCBWA (writers)
1. Louisiana Lafayette. 16. College of Charleston. 23. South Carolina.

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