Below is a rundown of what to expect each day of the SBC! Come join us at The Jimmy, 216 Clyde Road in Kelleytown!What's Happening on Monday, April 10?
The official welcome and skills competitions will get underway at The Jimmy at 5:30pm. The skills competitions will include the three traditional SBC events (base-running competition, home run derby and Coaches' Fungo Challenge), as well as two new events (the Outfield Assassin and Around the Horn Competitions). These events are free to attend.
What's Happening on Tuesday, April 11?
Games will at 11am on Tuesday. Georgia Premier and Belton-Honea Path will get things started for the 2023 Southeastern Baseball Classic, with three games to follow.
Prior to the 7:45pm game between Hartsville and DeMatha, the tournament's opening ceremony will be held. Former MLB Player and friend of the SBC Herbert Perry will be the guest speaker. During the Opening Ceremony, the 2023 Mark V. Raines Memorial Scholarship will be awarded. We will also have American Idol Contestant Preston Duffee perform. Duffee will also have merchandise for sale and will be available to interact with fans. Coach Jimmy White's 1986 state championship team will be honored as well.
What's Happening on Wednesday, April 12?
On Wednesday, games will again begin at 11am. Paul VI and Cane Bay, two teams that are very familiar with the SBC, will get things started.
Prior to the start of the 7:15pm game between Hartsville and DeMatha, Coach Jimmy White's 1981 State Championship Team will be honored.
Throughout the day on Wednesday, the All-Academic Team for 2023 will be announced.
What's Happening on Thursday, April 13?
On Thursday, Saint Ignatius will take on Cane Bay in the 11am game. They'll be followed by Georgia Premier squaring off with DeMatha at 1:45 and then doing battle with Paul VI at 4:30.
The 7:15 game will showcase the only pool play game between two schools from the Palmetto State. Hartsville and Belton-Honea Path will go out at it for the second straight season. The two met in the Emerald City Classic in Greenwood in 2022. The Bears were victorious, 2-1.
Thursday should be filled with drama and tension, as teams will be fighting for a spot in Friday's championship game.
What's Happening on Friday, April 14?
There will be four games at The Jimmy on Friday. Outcomes from Tuesday-Thursday's games will determine the matchups. The first game will be played at 10am. The schedule will be posted on Thursday night.
Come Join Us At The Jimmy!
More about the Southeastern Baseball Classic:
The Southeastern Baseball Classic is a high school baseball tournament held in Hartsville, typically during Spring Break. For 2023, teams from Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and Georgia, as well as from around South Carolina, will take part in the tournament. Games will begin on Tuesday, April 11 and run through Friday, April 14.
Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the 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 more information, contact the tournament’s Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.