Coach Mitch Walters will be bringing his young Northwestern Trojans to Hartsville for the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic. Coming off of a 25-4 2018 season that saw his team run the table in Region play, Coach Walters 2019 team lacked experience heading into the season. With the state playoffs beginning only one week after the SBC, lack of experience will no longer be a crutch the veteran coach allows his team to use.
That said, it's hard to deny the youth movement in Rock Hill. An 8th grader and a 9th grader are in the team's starting nine and five underclassman are seeing regular playing time. Of the team's seven seniors, three are POs (pitchers only). At the time of this post, the Trojans were 7-8 overall and 4-6 in region play.
Regardless of experience; regardless of overall record; any Northwestern team that steps foot on the field under the tutelage of Coach Walters will know the game and be prepared to play. Georgia Premier (with its 18 seniors), Hartsville, Queen's Grant and Robert E. Lee Academy better be ready for the young Trojans.
Northwestern has 4 games at The Jimmy during the 2019 SBC:
Tuesday, April 16 vs. Hartsville High School at 3:45pm
Wednesday, April 17 vs. Queen's Grant at 1pm
Thursday, April 18 vs. Georgia Premier at 4pm
Friday, April 19 vs. Robert E. Lee Academy at 11am
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.
For the 2019, Southeastern Baseball Classic game schedule, click here. 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.