Thursday, March 11, 2021

Coach Gainey Picks Up Milestone Win at the IP Classic!

On behalf of the entire Red Fox Baseball Family, the Southeastern Baseball Classic would like to congratulate Coach Tony Gainey on his 200th career victory.  Coach Gainey picked up the milestone win against Carolina Forest in his team's opener at the 2021 IP Classic in Georgetown.  

Gainey's quest for 200 was, as you can imagine, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Elias Sports Bureau is validating this, but it is believed Coach Gainey holds the record for most days between wins 199 and 200 without a loss.  363 days elapsed between victories for the Red Fox skipper.  Win 199 came just before last season's shutdown when the Red Foxes defeated Marlboro County, 13-2, on March 13, 2020.  That game was highlighted by a monster blast to left field by Owen Taylor.  

In Gainey's 200th win, Cam Cannarella picked up the win on the mound, going 5 innings and striking out 7.  Harrison Moore picked up the two inning save.  Ashani McFarland led the Red Foxes at the plate.  McFarland finished 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBIs.  

Again, congratulations to Coach Gainey on this outstanding career achievement.  Go Foxes!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

This Week In Red Fox Baseball (3.8.21)

This Week in Red Fox Baseball...

Coach Tony Gainey's Varsity Red Foxes will take the field for their first games at Georgetown's IP Classic beginning on Thursday, March 11.  The Red Foxes will play Carolina Forest on Thursday at 3pm.  They'll be back in action on Friday at 7pm against Georgetown and then back at it again on Saturday at 11am versus Brookland-Cayce.  The IP Classic Championship Game is slated for Sunday at 2pm.  All IP Classic games will be played at Mike Johnson Park located at 1600 Emanuel Street in Georgetown.  

For their third game of the Pee Dee Invitational, the JV Foxes will travel to historic Williamson Park in Darlington to take on the Falcons on Wednesday at 6pm.  The Pee Dee Invitational will continue on Saturday, March 13, with game times and opponents to-be-determined.  

The Week That Was In Red Fox Baseball...

The JV Foxes opened play on Friday, March 5, in the Pee Dee Invitational against Marlboro County,  The game started out as a defensive battle, with McKendrie Douglas and Marlboro County's Layton Hardee holding the opposing batters at bay through the first two innings.  With two outs in the bottom of the second and the Foxes up 1-0, the proverbial flood gates opened.  Led by the fleet-footed Jace Atkinson and a pair of run-producing infield hits by Dawson McKimmey, the Foxes scored 14 runs with two outs in what would be the final frame of the game.  

On Saturday, the JV Foxes played their second game of the Pee Dee Invitational.  Powered by a serious of walks and hits batsmen, as well as some sweet-swinging by John Alexander and Curtis Lear, the Foxes topped the Wilson Tigers, 23-1.  Andrew Askins picked up the win in a very efficient outing.  

Join Us At The Jimmy!

Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  

To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The 2020 SBC Has Been Canceled



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Southeastern Baseball Classic has been canceled.  The SBC Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who has volunteered, sponsored or otherwise contributed to planning the 2020 tournament.  They would also like to extend their appreciation to the teams that planned to compete in the tournament.  

On a brighter note, the 2021 SBC will be held the week of April 5.  Mark your calendars and come join us at the Jimmy! 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

This Week in Red Fox Baseball (3.15.20)

This Week in Red Fox Baseball....

High school and middle school baseball is now on hold due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will post updates about reconvening the season as decisions are made.

Additionally, an announcement about the 2020 Southeastern Baseball Classic will be made by Friday, March 20.  


The Week That Was in Red Fox Baseball....

Tate Hawkins and the Red Foxes are 2-0 after one week of regular season play.
Overall, the three Red Fox teams went 10-2 in the first week of the regular season.  Coach Gainey and the Varsity squad opening the regular season on Tuesday, March 10, with a huge 11-0 win over Myrtle Beach.  Mykal Mack got the win on the bump.  Cam Cannarella's sweet swing continued its dominance from the preseason with 5 RBIs.  

The Varsity was back in action on Friday for their home opener.  The Bulldogs of Marlboro County came to Kelleytown for a game being played in the shadows of rumors of school district shutdowns and season abbreviation.  Owen Taylor wasn't distracted.  Taylor picked up the win on the mound and hit a monster 2-run shot to left..  The final was 13-2.  

Ashani McFarland had two extra-base hits (2B, 3B) against the Bulldogs.  DP Pendergrass and Mykal Mack both had 3 hits for the Foxes.  If high school sports are inf act  headed to a break in play due to the coronavirus, Red Fox Head Coach Tony Gainey would be temporarily stranded on 199 career wins.  

Andrew Askins made two appearances on the mound for the
JV Foxes during the opening week of the regular season.
In JV action, the team kicked off the regular season with a doubleheader on Wednesday against South Florence.  Their hot play from the Pee Dee Invitational was momentarily thwarted, as they dropped the opener to the Bruins, 4-2.  The Foxes bounced back in game 2 with a 9-4 win.  
Tree McFarland hit a three-run homer against Marlboro County.
After playing two on Wednesday, the JV Foxes were back at it on Thursday against Marlboro County in Bennettsville.  The standout from the Foxes 16-1 win was 8th grader Treion McFarland.  McFarland threw out or back picked 4 Bulldog runners and crushed a 3-run homer to break the game open for the Foxes.  

On Saturday, Coach Starr's Foxes hosted West Florence for a doubleheader at The Jimmy.  Just like their first doubleheader of the season, the Foxes dropped the first one before winning the second half of the twinbill.  Game 1 was 7-5.  Game 2 was 8-7.  

The 2020 HMS Foxes 
Coach Austin's Middle School Foxes had a big week, going 5-0 and capturing their fifth consecutive Rawtown Rumble Championship.  On Monday, the youngsters hit the road to play Williams at Wilson High School.  The Foxes wasted no time taking control of the game, scoring 8 runs in the first.  The final was 17-1.  Drew Andrews got the win on the bump.  

On Thursday, the MS Foxes opened play in Cheraw's annual Rawtown Rumble.  The Foxes defeated Andrew Jackson, 11-0.  Gage McKenzie got the win.  Evan Young and Mac Buchanan relieved McKenzie on the mound.  

On Saturday, the MS Foxes traveled back to Cheraw to finish out the Rawtown Rumble.  They defeated Wallace, 11-0, McBee, 10-0, and Southside, 7-2, to win the tournament title.  Drew Andrews, Dewsy Meadows and Quez Hadley picked up wins for the Foxes.  


Join Us At The Jimmy!

Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  

To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

This Week in Red Fox Baseball (3.8.20)


Happening This Week in Red Fox Baseball....

The Red Foxes will get their regular season underway this week, after a rather impressive preseason run.  "We worked hard on our offense during the open-season and I think it showed during the tournament.  Now, I hope we can continue to score runs when the regular season opens on Tuesday."

To kickoff the regular season, the Foxes will travel to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, March 10.  Game time is 6pm.   

The Foxes will be back in action on Friday, as they host Marlboro County in their home regular season opener.  Game time is 6pm.

Coach Starr's Junior Varsity Foxes also played outstanding baseball in the Pee Dee Invitational and are poised to do some serious damage during the regular season.  They'll get their season underway on Wednesday, March 11, when they host the South Florence Bruins for a doubleheader.  Game time for the twinbill will be 5:30.  

On Thursday, the JV Foxes will travel to Bennettsville for a matchup with Marlboro County at 6pm.  That's not the end of a big opening week for our JV squad.  On Saturday, March 14, West Florence will come to The Jimmy for a doubleheader.  First pitch is set for noon.

Coach Willie Austin's Middle School Foxes will also start regular season play this week.  On Monday, they'll travel to Wilson High School to take on Williams Middle.  Game time is 5:30.  Later in the week, the MS Foxes are set to take part in the Raw Town Rumble in Cheraw.  Their first game of the tournament will be on Thursday at 5:30 against Andrew Jackson.  Then, on Saturday, the MS Foxes will play New Heights at 9:30am, before embarking on bracket play later in the day.  

The Week That Was in Red Fox Baseball.....

On Monday, March 2, the JV and Varsity Red Foxes continued play in the Pee Dee Invitational.  Both teams went 2-0, devastating opponents by a combined score of 48-2, in the tournament's first weekend of play.

It was more of the same for Coach Gainey's crew against South Florence.  The Red Foxes pounded out 9 hits in a 14-3 route.  Mykal Mack was the winning pitcher for the Foxes.  3B Cam Cannarella continued his hot play with 4 RBIs.  SS Owen Taylor had 2 extra-base hits, including a home run.  

While the JV team continued their winning ways, they did not cruise to victory against County and Conference foe Darlington.  The final was 3-1.  John Alexander picked up the win, while Garrett Parker led the team offensively. 

Join Us At The Jimmy!

Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  

To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

This Week In Red Fox Baseball (3.1.20)


Happening This Week In Red Fox Baseball....

Coach Gainey and the Red Foxes will continue play in the 2020 Pee Dee Invitational on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3.  On Tuesday, the varsity squad will take on South Florence at 6pm in the friendly confines of The Jimmy.  On Tuesday, Wilson will travel to Kelleytown to take on the Foxes at 6pm.

Coach Starr's Junior Varsity team is also competing in the 2020 Pee Dee Invitational.  On Monday, March 2, they'll take on Darlington at 7:30pm.  The game will take place in Darlington.  On Tuesday, the JV team will again travel to Darlington.  The opponent for that game is to-be-determined.  

The first regular season game for the Varsity will be a conference game at Myrtle Beach on March 10.  Game time is 6pm.  The JV's regular season will get underway at home against South Florence on March 11.  The twinbill will begin at 5:30.  

The Week That Was in Red Fox Baseball...

During the past week, the Red Foxes picked up a pair of double-digit wins over Darlington and West Florence.  Both games were part of the Pee Dee Invitational.  

On Friday in Kelleytown, Sophomores Brendan Lee and Harrison Moore combined to no-hit the Falcons in a 10-0 win.  Tate Hawkins had 2 hits and 2 rubies for the Foxes.  Junior A'Shani McFarland drove in a pair of runs and stole two bases.  Sophomore Cam Cannarella spent time at third on defense and offense; the third baseman hit a triple in his first at-bat.  

On Saturday, the Foxes dismantled West Florence, 12-2, behind an outstanding performance by Owen Taylor on the bump.  Taylor struck out 7 in 4 innings of work.  Junior Daryian Pendergrass and Cannarella had 3 hits apiece in the lopsided win.  

In JV action, the Red Foxes picked up two wins in the Pee Dee Invitational on Friday, February 28.  The first win came against Marlboro County, 15-0.  

In their second game, the Red Foxes kept their offense rolling and their defense stayed stingy as they defeated Wilson, 11-0,  

This update on Red Fox Baseball has been brought to you by the Southeastern Baseball Classic.  


Join Us At The Jimmy!


Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  


To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

2020 Southeastern Baseball Classic Schedule


The 2020 Southeastern Baseball Classic will kick off with a new twist!  The Junior Varsity team from Florence Christian will "Join Us At The Jimmy" for the first SBC Futures Game.  Coach Joseph Starr's JV Foxes will be Florence Christian's opponent.  Game time will be 4pm on Monday, April 13.  Hospitality Night's featured events, the HR Derby, Baserunning Competition and the Fungo Challenge, will follow the Futures Game.

Here are the match-ups for the remainder of the week:

Tuesday, April 14

10:30am - Georgia Premier Academy vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School 
1pm - Bluffton High School vs. Hartsville High School
3:30pm - Paul VI Catholic School vs. Robert E. Lee Academy
6pm - Opening Ceremony
7:15pm - Florence Christian School vs. Cane Bay High School

Wednesday, April 15

11am - Cane Bay vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights
1:30pm - Florence Christian vs. Georgia Premier
4pm - Paul VI vs. Bluffton 
6:30 - REL vs. Hartsville 

Thursday, April 16

11am - Georgia Premier vs. Cane Bay
1:30 pm - REL vs. Bluffton
4pm - Florence Christian vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights
6:30 - Paul VI vs. Hartsville 

Friday's match-ups will be determined by the outcomes of the other games.  Times and match-ups will be announced on Thursday, April 16.


Join Us At The Jimmy!


Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  


To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament.