South Carolina Select Baseball U9-U13

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Attention 13u tryouts- aUGUST 24
Tryouts for the South Carolina Select U13 Fall and Spring Seasons will take place in Fort Mill, SC Saturday August 24, 2013 at either Doby’s Bridge Park or Leroy Springs Complex in Fort Mill.  Time will be at 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Once I have the final list, we will have a group from 2:00 to 4:00 and a group from 4:00 to 6:00.  Roster decisions will be made that night and roster invitations will be sent out on Sunday August 25 by 5:00 p.m.  tHERE WILL BE A $25 TRYOUT FEE WHICH WILL BE APPLIED TO THE FALL BALANCE FOR THOSE PLAYERS WHO ARE SELECTED.   Please contact Greg Causey at  or 803-487-2620 with questions.

The Carolina Select Baseball Team is a Travel Baseball Organization headquartered in the Fort Mill and Rock Hill South Carolina area. Under the guidance of Coach Jesse Hartley and James Moody, we are excited that you have visited our site.  We currently field U9-U13 baseball teams that compete in the AA, AAA, and Major Divisions.  

The U9 Select currently has one player opening.  Contact Coach Hartley for details: .

Modeling our coaches, we emphasize strong character and work ethic in everything we say and do.   Though we are a competitive tournament team and go to each tourney to win, our primary purpose is to instill in each player a solid foundation to play baseball at a level of excellence in High School and beyond.   With an emphasis on the key fundamentals we look to learn from every game situation.   Our program is a family oriented atmosphere that is affordable.

Please contact Coach Jesse Hartley at  if you have interest in learning more about our organization or scheduling a tryout for your son.
Team Sponsorships are available!


2013 Memorial Day USSSA State Directors Challenge Gold Tournament Champions
May 26, 2013:  The South Carolina Select U12 won the third tournament of the Spring Season defeating the Rock Hill Rays by a score of 7-5.  The Select was led by solid pitching, defense and clutch hitting.   Jackson Timmons got the win in relief after a strong start by Joel Quinn.    The Select beat the SBA Canes Black 9-1 in the semifinals to reach the Championship.  

2013 "NC/SC Super Regional Gold" Tournament Champions
On April 14th, The U12 South Carolina Select Baseball Club won the NC/SC Super Regional Gold Tournament defeating the Stealth Raptors by a score of 6-4.  After giving up just 4 runs in pool play, the Select defeated the #3 Seed Mooresville Legends by a score of 14-7.  The Select stamped their ticket to the finals by defeating a hot hitting Harrisburg Hornets by a score of 12-9 to set up a rematch from a day earlier versus the #1 seed Stealth Raptors. 

Going into the Championship, the Stealth Raptors has outscored their opponents 35-2.  Pitcher Andrew Pappalardo started the Championship for the Select.  The crafty right hander battled to keep the Select in a tight game.   Lefthander ace Jackson Timmons came in for a 2 inning save striking out 5 of the 8 batters he faced.  

2011 "Back to School Madness" Tournament Champions

2011 Memorial Day Wave Rave Tournament Champions

2011 Rock Hill AAA March Madness Tournament

"We're old school,just give us the darned ball" 

Uncle Ray's Chips

Hi everyone...

I just finished writing a e-mail to the folks who make Uncle Ray's Chips...Why? Well I'll tell you why...They are selling some mighty fine chips...and sending out stories about the life of Uncle Ray...My bag had Chapter 24 on it is called "Rip Van Winkle"...Here's a little bit of the story...

Have you ever done something wrong and wish you could do undo that wrong? I attended Boynton School located in Detroit, Michigan. In the seventh grade I had been chosen to play the part of Rip Van Winkle in our school play. After many weeks of rehearsals with my classmates the day had finally come. There was one problem. I was suffering from an acute case of stage fright. The day of the play I never made it to school.

When I returned to school neither my teacher or my classmates ever said a word to me about how I disappointed them. Over the past 48 years I have often wished I could go back in time and have the COURAGE to have shown up at school that day.   It would give me a chance to do my best in spite of my fears. Should my teacher or my classmates read this, I would like to tell them how sorry I am for disappointing them. I have learned in business as well as in life, it's not failing that matters, but the fact that you tried and that you care.  You see if you lack BOLDNESS to fulfill obligations or dreams you may just miss out on great things in your life.

Remember that winners never quit and quitters never win.  If you try your best and continue to fight, you are not quitting.  And if you feel what you are doing is right BOLDNESS should come easier.  Don't let the lack of courage hurt your work and relationships. 

There's more to read on Uncle Ray's bag but I will let you find a bag and read it your self...You can go to his web site here:

BOLDNESS- "Confidence that what I have to say or do is TRUE, RIGHT and JUST.  
To add BOLDNESS to your life:
Do not be afraid to speak the truth.
Keep a clear conscience.
Support others when they are right.
Be willing to stand alone.
Speak with humility.