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.