South Carolina Select Baseball U9-U13

Results and highlights

Congratulations to the 8 Carolina Select Players from Fort Mill A Minors All Stars-North District Champs
Eight of the Carolina Select players are playing in the Little League Minors State Tournament.  Behind stellar pitching from ace's Hayden Mobbs and Griffin Reddeck, the "Select 8" advanced to "Super Regionals" or District Finals with wins over Tega Cay 13-1,  Lancaster 16-0, Lake Wylie 26-5 and Tega Cay in the Final 6-0.  The lefty, lefty, lefty batting trifeca of Bradley Bott, Tyler Causey and JT Marr started things off each game, while the "thick bats" propelled a complete attack of hitting and defense.   Reddeck, Mobbs, Andrew Pappalardo, Dreu Bodiford and Davis Hobbs all had multiple hit games and racked up scores of RBI's between them to lead the Fort Mill A squad to the next round of the tournament.  Games will be played June 26th and 27th in Tega Cay at Runde Field and if necessary on the 28th in Irmo at Friarsgate Park.  The winner will compete for the South Carolina State Championship.  Good luck Coach Causey and Marr and the Select 8! 

Special thanks to Carolina Pad for their generous sponsorship and support of Fort Mill Baseball: http://www.carolinapad.com/





Memorial Day May 27-29, Myrtle Beach SC 


The Carolina Select 10-U baseball team traveled down to Myrtle Beach to play in the USSSA Memorial Day baseball tournament. The Select cruised through the seeding rounds with some good pitching and strong hitting and solid defensive play. The team scored a total of 29 runs on Saturday while only allowing 6 defensively. This effort earned the team the # 1 seed going into Sunday's play.

 

 On Sunday the team had a solid pitching effort from Griffin Reddeck & JT Marr to shut down the Myrtle Beach All-Stars 9-1 in a four inning game. The team had 3 triples and several doubles to lead the hit attack against the Stars.

 

In the Championship game, the Select came out a little apprehensive, giving up several runs on walks, errors and lack luster effort! However after several questionable calls, the team fought back to gain control of the game. Being down 6 runs early, the Select came back to score 4 runs in the 3rd to make the score 7-5. After a 3 up and 3 down inning, the team came right back, scoring several more runs to take the lead 10-7 entering the 6th inning. The Wolfpack from Whitville, NC came back and tied the game and almost went ahead but a great game saving catch by left fielder Davis Hobbs (DH) saved the Select. In the bottom of the 6th, Marr lead off the inning with a shot off the 3rd basemen for a single and was moved to 2nd on a great bunt by winning pitcher Jackson Timmons. After a passed ball and a walk the Select had the bases loaded with nobody out and Andrew Pappalardo coaxed the pitcher for a walk and to score Marr from 3rd.

 

Final:  Carolina Select 11-Wolfpack 10


March 19-20, Rock Hill 
This weekend, The Carolina Select finished as the MARCH MADNESS Runner Up in Gold Division by virtue of the tie breaker system.   In Sunday's Pool Play, the Select, Carolina Baseball and Hurricanes were each 1-1.  The Select needed to defeat the previously unbeaten Hurricanes, who beat eventual champion Carolina Baseball by a scoring difference of 9 runs to capture our first title of the season.  Though we defeated the Hurricanes by a score of 11-3, it was just one run away from winning the championship on a weekend that saw us finish with three wins and one loss. 

Our win against the Hurricanes makes the AAA Select club 3 and 0 versus 'Majors' clubs.   Jackson Timmons, overcoming illness, pictched a gem of a game by scattering six hits, striking out four and walking four in a game that saw the Select play error free defense.  The Select Offense were led by Tyler Causey and Bradley Bott who each went 2-2 on an afternoon that saw eight different players score. The  Select scored three runs to jump on top in the second inning that got started when Bott hit a ball just outside the reach of the shortstop.  Billy George sacrifced the runner and Andrew Pappalardo and Andrew Williams each reached base and scored on RBI singles by JT Marr and Causey.  Marr started the fun in a six-run fourth inning with a single and scored on Causey's double that saw our first six batters including Marr, Causey, Joe Quinn, Timmons, Hayden Mobbs and Bott each cross the plate.  Timmons (via Griffin Reddeck), Mobbs and Bott each scored two runs in the decisive game.     This victory avenged an 8-0 loss in the opener Sunday morning in pool play at the hands of Carolina Baseball Club.  Joe Quinn pitched his heart out but our bats and gloves were still chilly on cold morning start.

Saturday Play
The Carolina Select defeated the 9U Tega Cay Storm 15-6 in the opener with strong pitching from Bradley Bott , Tyler Causey and Joe Quinn.   Griffin Reddeck was 2-3 with a double while JT Marr, Joe Quinn also connected on extra base hits. The game saw runs scored from each of our nine position players.  Quinn, Causey, Hayden Mobbs and Andrew Pappalardo each scored two runs.  Dreu Bodiford was the anchor behind the plate teaming up with our pitchers to make a solid onoe-two punch...
 
In the nightcap, Davis Hobbs laced an 2-run scoring opposite field single and Hayden Mobbs pitched three scoreless innings as the Carolina Select came from behind to beat the Porter Ridge Pirates 12-7.  JT Marr stayed hot with three hits and Bradley Bott went two for three with a double and 3 RBIs. 

Picture highlights can be seen at:
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March 12-13 Lexington, SC
In their first tourney action in 2011, the Carolina Select jumped out early on Saturday with a 20-4 thrashing over the Hooks in the season opener that was not as close as the score indicated.   Behind the solid pitching of Jackson Timmons and JT Marr, the game was never in doubt.   Timmons, Marr and Hayden Mobbs all had 3+ hits at the plate creating a wave of momentum for the Select.   Griffin Reddeck, newcomers Joey Quinn and Andrew Pappalardo helped with multiple hits and clutch defensive plays to help our pitchers.

In the second game Saturday, the Select ran into a tough and well disciplined Savannah Bulldogs falling 9-1.  The Bulldogs, the eventual tournament champion, capitalized on costly errors to take control and never look back. 

In the opener in Sunday's pool play, the Select played a solid game with strong pitching from Timmons, Marr and Mobbs plus solid contact at the plate from the complete lineup, but was not enough to overtake tke stingy defense from the Demon Dogs from Ludoff.

Game 2 Sunday pit the Select against their second major class team for the weekend, The Tides.   The Select jumped on the board early with a 4-0 lead behind agressive hitting from Timmons, Mobbs and Tyler Causey.   Billy George made multiple run saving grabs in Right Field, while Joey Quinn and JT Marr teamed up to strike out 12 Tides batters.