Saturday, April 20, 2019

2019 SBC Scores


Below are the scores from the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic:

Tuesday, April 16

Georgia Premier 13 REL 5
Hartsville 3 Northwestern 1
Hartsville 14 Queen's Grant 0

Wednesday, April 17

Northwestern 9 Queen's Grant 0
Georgia Premier 16 Queen's Grant 2
Hartsville 4 REL 3 (9 innings)

Thursday, April 18

Georgia Premier 3 Northwestern 0
REL 10 Queen's Grant 0 

Games for Friday, April 19, were canceled due to inclement weather. 

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. 

Espino takes MVP, 11 others named to All-Tournament Team


On Thursday, Georgia Premier Academy's Daniel Espino struck out 17 batters in a complete game one-hitter.  The 3-0 win made his team 3-0 in the tournament.  On Friday, he added the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic MVP plaque to his trophy case (most likely trophy room at this point).  

Two of Espino's teammates, Kennard Dawson and Egdar Castillo, were named to the All-Tournament Team.  Joining them were Dustin Noller & Zach French of Northwestern, Austin Windham & Jet Smith of Robert E. Lee Academy, Bryce Gorospe & Michael Ritch of Queen's Grant and A'Shani McFarland, JD Pendergrass & Owen Taylor of Hartsville. 

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. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Today at the SBC (Thursday, April 18)


99 mph and #99strong
On Thursday, April 18, we've got two games on the slate at The Jimmy.  Georgia Premier will take on Northwestern at 4pm and Queen's Grant will take on Robert E. Lee Academy at 6:30pm.  

The 4pm game will feature Georgia Premier's Daniel Espino, who's been clocked at 99mph and is projected to be a first round pick in this summer's MLB draft!  The Jimmy will be packed, so get there early! 


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. 

Today at the SBC (Wednesday, April 17)


We've got a 3-game tilt scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at The Jimmy.  

Queen's Grant and Northwestern will get the action started at 1pm.  Georgia Premier will take on Queen's Grant at 3:45pm.  The third game of the day will be the Battle for Stokes Bridge, as the Red Foxes take on the Cavaliers of Robert E. Lee Academy. 

Despite having three games on the schedule, the real highlight of the night will be South Carolina Dixie Youth Hall of Famer Dylan Adams throwing out the first pitch prior to the Hartsville game. 

The 2018 South Carolina Dixie Youth O-Zone State Champions and the 2018 South Carolina Dixie Angels State Champions will also join us at The Jimmy on Tuesday night.  Members of those teams include:  Myah Harvey, Allie Bailey, Sydnie Matthews, Lily Beasley, Carter Shumate, Imari Rivers, Maddie Oliver, Anna Claire Weatherford, Savanna Wallace, Kendra Chestnut, Emmakate Hudson, Kyleigh Hopkins.Ace Gibson, Grayson "Weezy" Weekley, McKendrie Douglas, Andrew Askins, Drew Andrews, Dewsy Meadows, Nate Harry, Treion McFarland, Dawson McKimmey, Evan "Turfy" Young, Quez Hadley and, Hartsvillian turned Texan, Cole Winburn. 


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. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Today at the SBC (Tuesday, April 16)


On Tuesday, April 16, Robert E. Lee Academy will make the trip down Highway 15 (or will they come through Ashland?) to take on Georgia Premier in Game 1 of the SBC.  First pitch will be 1pm. 

Game 2 on Tuesday will feature the hometown team against familiar foe Northwestern.  Game time is 3:45pm.  Following the second game will be the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic Opening Ceremony.  At the ceremony, Chrisie Raines of Raines Hospitality will join us for the announcement of the 2019 Mark Raines Scholarship recipient, Sarah Madison Floyd will sing the national anthem and former Coker College Cobra Head Coach Dave Schmotzer will be the guest speaker. 

The nightcap on Tuesday will feature Hartsville and our guests from just outside the Queen City, Queen's Grant.  Game time is 6:45pm.

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. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

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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. 

Today at the SBC (Monday, April 15)


Monday Night at the SBC is Hospitality Night!  Teams will be treated to a meal, courtesy of Segars Food Service.  Before that, fans will be treated to a home run derby, baserunning competition and fungo challenge. Festivities will begin at 6pm. 

Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington will be at The Jimmy to welcome our guests to town. 

Hospitality Night offers time for the teams to get to know each other, as well as giving the opportunity for people from the community to welcome our out-of-town guests.  There is no admission fee for Hospitality Night. 

Games will get underway on Tuesday.  Robert E. Lee Academy and Georgia Premier will get things going at The Jimmy at 1pm.

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. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Raines Scholarship Recipient to be announced on April 16


From 1974 to 1976, Mark Raines was an outfielder and catcher for Coach Jimmy White’s Red Foxes.  In 2015 the world lost Mark’s physical presence too soon.  The Southeastern Baseball Classic is pleased to be one of the many wonderful things positively impacted by Mark’s legacy.  Chrisie Raines and Raines Hospitality have joined with the Southeastern Baseball Classic to honor Mark through the Mark Raines Scholarship, presented annually during the tournament.  The 2019 winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 16. 


Without the generosity of Raines Hospitality, the Mark Raines Scholarship would not be possible.  We’d like sincerely thank Chrisie Raines, the Raines Family and Raines Hospitality.  You’ve turned your tragic loss into something positive for others.  We hope your generosity and kindness inspire the young people that play in our tournament, just as the members of our Board and community have been inspired by your actions. 


Please join the SBC Board in welcoming Chrisie Raines to The Jimmy on Tuesday, April 16, for the announcement of the Mark Raines Scholarship recipient. 

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. 


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Who gave Jimmy White Park the name "The Jimmy?"


We held a Twitter poll to see who our social media friends thought coined the moniker "The Jimmy" for Jimmy White Park.  As you can see above, our Twitter followers feel like John Wall came up with nickname.  Surprisingly, Coach Adam Fedewa received the least number of votes (10% with 100% of precincts reporting).  

Unfortunately, we have to break the news to our Twitter followers that they got it wrong.  It wasn't John Wall, though he has undoubtedly helped the name gain notoriety.  

At this time, we can neither confirm, nor deny, 
if Coach Emerson coined the name.
If it's not John, who is it?  Did Coach Fedewa come up with it?  He's certainly capable.  What about Coach Emerson from Paul VI?  What about Buster Freeman?  He's been known to talk.  And he knows his Hartsville sports history.  Surely, he'd appreciate the value in a unique name for the hallowed grounds of Kelleytown. 

Did the Voice of the Red Foxes coin "The Jimmy?"


We've narrowed it down to three.  Who could it be? Join us at The Jimmy from April 15 to April 19 for the Southeastern Baseball Classic to find out!


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. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Dave Schmotzer to speak at the 2019 SBC Opening Ceremony


Coach Jimmy White won't be the only local legend at 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic with a field named after him.  Coach Dave Schmotzer, who led the Coker College (soon-to-be University) Cobras baseball program from its inception in 1992 to 2013, has the Cobras' field in downtown Hartsville named after him.  He'll also be the speaker at the Opening Ceremony for the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic. 

During his tenure at Coker, Coach Dave won 652 games, seven conference titles and had two World Series appearances.  Obviously a winner on the field, Schmotzer's true legacy is the positive impact he's had on the lives everyone he comes in contact with, not just the players he coached.   

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, 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.  


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. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

HR Derby, Baserunning Competition & Fungo Challenge to Highlight SBC Hospitality Night


To kickoff the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic, players from Robert E. Lee Academy, Queen's Grant High School, Georgia Premier Academy, Northwestern High School and Hartsville High School will compete in a home run derby and baserunning competition on Monday, April 15, at The Jimmy. 

The players won't be the only ones competing on that night.

Each team's coach will take part in the Fungo Challenge, a test of skill and accuracy of ball placement with the whole stadium watching.  Who will rise to the occasion?  Will it be the host's head hauncho, Tony Gainey, Northwestern's Coach Walters, Queen's Grant Kerr, David Rankin of REL or Georgia Premier's Gene Reynolds?  Come join us at The Jimmy on April 15 to find out.  The competitions will begin at 6pm.  

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. 

2019 SBC Scores

Below are the scores from the 2019 Southeastern Baseball Classic: Tuesday, April 16 Georgia Premier 13 REL 5 Hartsville 3 Northweste...