The USC Beaufort baseball team held its annual scout day Tuesday, and pro scouts from 15 organizations were on hand to take a look at the Sand Sharks -- most notably right-handed pitcher Dexter Price, a transfer from Auburn -- as they search for diamonds in the rough for next June's MLB draft. Rather than write a story that would sound awfully familiar to anyone who read my coverage of last year's scout day, I decided to take the video camera and throw together a quick video.
I'm a bit of an amateur when it comes to videography, so bear with me.
The USC Beaufort baseball team suffered a big loss today, when the school announced pitching coach Mike Wallace is leaving the Sand Sharks to take a job as an assistant coach at East Mississippi Community College. Wallace did a great job developing USCB's pitchers and was a tireless recruiter. It seemed like he was constantly on the road when the Sand Sharks weren't playing.
USC Beaufort didn't have to look far to find its next athletics director. He was already in the department.
USCB chancellor Jane Upshaw confirmed Friday that Ty Rietkovich has accepted an offer to become the school's interim athletics director and head softball coach. Rietkovich has worked as the school's director of athletic marketing for the past two years.
The USC Beaufort baseball team is headed to Cleveland, Tenn., as the No. 2 seed in an NAIA regional hosted by Lee University starting Tuesday.
The Sand Sharks, ranked 20th in the final NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll, learned their fate just a few minutes ago. The No. 2 seed is a bit of a surprise. Conventional wisdom suggested going 0-2 at the Sun Conference Tournament probably knocked USCB down to a No. 3 or 4 seed, but conventional wisdom was off the mark in this case. Here's a look at how the bracket shakes out:
Let there be no more consternation about how much damage the USC Beaufort baseball team's 0-2 performance at the Sun Conference Tournament might have done -- the Sand Sharks' season isn't over just yet.
USCB was granted an at-large bid into the rather wordy NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round (henceforth known as "regional") which begins Tuesday at nine sites.
It was a rough week at the Sun Conference Tournament for the USC Beaufort baseball team, which lost its first two games in the conference tourney and was suddenly looking like a bubble team for the 45-team NAIA National Championship Opening Round.
But the Sand Sharks got a couple bits of good news Wednesday that seem to keep them in position to earn a regional berth.
It's still a week and a half away, but the USC Beaufort men's golf team knows its tee times for the first two rounds of the NAIA Men's Golf National Championships, which are set for May 18-21 at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.
The USC Beaufort men's golf team will be one of 29 teams competing for the NAIA title May 18-21 at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. The Sand Sharks were one of seven teams to receive an at-large bid, joining 21 automatic qualifiers and the host school, St. Ambrose (Iowa), in the field.
It's shaping up to be an exciting month for USC Beaufort athletics, with the baseball and men's and women's golf teams all ranked in the NAIA top 25 and apparently headed for national championship bids.
USC Beaufort's scheduled baseball game at Savannah State has been rained out today; it has not yet been rescheduled.
Next up for the Sand Sharks is a home doubleheader against Oswego (N.Y.) State, which is scheduled for noon Sunday. Adam Miller and Spencer Cromer are slated as Sunday's starting pitchers for USCB.