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Special Notes of Congratulations to Jay Jackson

Jay.  YOU DID IT!  You made it to “the show!”  The San Diego Padres have given you the opportunity to show the world what we saw here in Greenville, SC.  A young man with talent but also with a competitive fire that is unmatched.  I am honored to know you and your special family.  Thank you for being a great example to younger players.  Your drive and determination is an inspiration to all.  Congratulations again to my wonderful friends Jay, Randy, Janice, and Jaz.  Enjoy every moment of a dream come true.

Special Notes of Congratulations to Lee Curtis
Congratulations Lee Cutis, 2015 College of Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.  Lee holds the all-time career hitting mark at C of C.  He hit .404 in his two years with the Cougars.  Curtis was named Southern Conference player of the year both seasons.  Curtis holds records with a .742 career slugging percentage and 20 triples.  These are also league records.  In 2003, Lee was the only player in college baseball to have double figure totals in homers (11), RBI’s (64), doubles (26), stolen bases (20), and triples (11).  My congratulations to one of the best SC has ever produced.  Thanks for choosing to be a part of our program.


Our Players Offered Scholarships or Professional Contracts


Congratulations to players from our select travel program.  These young men are special to us and we are honored that they chose to participate with our program.  Former members of the Upstate Express, SC Longhorns, and Greer American Legion teams are listed along with schools and organizations that offered scholarships and/or professional contracts. Some may have played at more than one school as noted.  Please let us know if any corrections are needed.  We want this info to be accurate and up-to-date.

Nick

Achberger

Carson Newman/Frontier League

Chas

Anthony

Erskine

Adam

Armstrong

Bluefield State

Joe

Atkins

SWU

Carson

Barrett

Anderson University

Taylor

Black

Charleston Southern/SMC/Kentucky
St. Louis Cardinals

Drake (Snake)

Black

Brevard

Jonathon

Bolt

USC Aiken

Justin

Brewer

SMC/College of Charleston

Brad

Brock

Anderson University

Michael (Doc)

Brooks

Moorehouse

J. D.

Burgess

Clemson

Jason

Burke

SWU

Alex

Burrell

USC

Christian

Cain

USCL/Clemson

Brandon Capps USC Salkehatchie

Keith

Campbell

College of Charleston/Everett CC
Texas Rangers

Joey

Carpenter

Coker

Evan

Carter

USC Sumter

Kevin

Chesney

SWU

John

Childers

Newberry

Andrew

Cione

USC Salkehatchie

Joe

Collins

Anderson University

Griffin

Conner

USC Salkehatchie

Brandt

Cook

Clemson

Jay

Cox

Florence Darlington Tech/Clemson

Cary

Cross

BRCC

Jason

Crumley

Winthrop

Lee

Curtis

SMC/College of Charleston/Boston Red Sox

John

Dobson

Wofford

Jesse

Dunn

Coastal Carolina/Pfeiffer

Brad

Durham

NGU

Robbie

Edwards

Presbyterian

Tyler

Ellensburg

USMC

Drew

Elliott

BRCC/LanderToronto Blue Jays

Chase Ferguson USC Salkehatchie

Kyle

Enders

USC

Drew

Foster

SMC

Colt Fowler King University

Joey

Friddle

Young Harris/USC/College of Charleston
Pittsburgh Pirates

Brent

Friddle

Furman

Jamarcus

Gaines

Florence Darlington Tech

Johnnie

Garrett

Anderson University

Alex Gilstrap Erskine

Michael

Ghizzoni

Duke

Joseph

Gillespie

Erskine

J. T.

Gray

USC Salkehatchie

Bryson

Graydon

Anderson University

Avery

Green

Anderson University

Andrew

Guest

Erskine

Eric

Guest

Erskine

Clay

Hall

Gardner Webb

Blake

Holliday

Clemson

Jay

Howard

Presbyterian

Brad

Hurst

Presbyterian

Jay

Jackson

Furman/Chicago Cubs/San Diego Padres,

Zane

Jochimsen

USC Salkehatchie

Ricky

Johnson

SMC

Jonathon

Johnson

NGU

McCreight

King

Presbyterian

Tyler

Layton

Erskine

Kevin

Loudermilk

Citadel

Brent

Mahaffey

Erskine

Wesley

Mason

Anderson University

Jeremy

McCauley

Anderson University

Clinton

McKinney

UNCG/Clemson/Colorado Rockies

Nick

Mershon

Furman/SMC

Mitchell

Mikes

Coastal Carolina

Brandon

Moore

Limestone

Parker

Neff

NGU

Jason

Place

Boston Red Sox

Elliot

Poole

NGU

Matt

Ramey

Lander

Zack

Reeves

USC

Jon Mason

Reynolds

Newberry

Collin "Bobo" Roberts Limestone

Brandon

Richeson

SWU

Matt

Rollins

NGU

Brad

Rollison

SMC

Dax

Roper

Coastal Carolina

Mo

Seay

Wofford/Erskine

Aaron

Shealy

NGU

Jamie

Sims

Erskine

Josh

Smith

NGU

B. J.

Smith

Anderson University

Jameson

Spitzmiller

Francis Marion

Trey

Still

Limestone

Brady

Thomas

USC

Chip

Thornton

SWU

Jake

Van Patton

NGU

David

Waddell

Presbyterian

Brandon

Washington

Wingate

Cory

West

Anderson University

Evan

Westmoreland

Erskine

Alex

Williams

SMC

Chase

Willingham

Erskine

Casey

Woody

Francis Marion

Brett

Youngblood

Anderson University

Matt

Youngblood

BRCC/Erskine


Special notes of congratulations and best wishes to all the outstanding players and great people that we have been honored to know through high school, American Legion, college, and BLWL Baseball.  Also, the many friends made through private instruction and participation in Sports Academy programs.  Thank you for allowing us to participate with you, in this, the greatest game of all.
Players, parents – please update us and correct us when necessary.  We want to honor you here for your special accomplishments.  Included in this list will be the approximate dates of our privilege to have shared baseball moments with these special people.


1984

Ken Dickson

Houston Astros Signee

1990

Alex Tolbert

Pittsburgh Pirates Signee

1990

Rhett Ingerick

New York Yankee Signee

1998

Hal Chafey

St Louis Cardinals Signee

1997- 1999

Lee Curtis

Southern Conference Player  of the Year
Boston Red Sox Signee

1998-2000

Nick Achberger

Frontier League

2003

Shelton Cisson

NCAA All-American (Erskine)
All-Time NCAA II Hits Leader

1998-2005

Chas Anthony

Multiple times NCAA All-American NCAA II (Erskine)
All-Time NCAA II Doubles Leader

2003

Tommy Lentz

Big South Player-of-the-Year

1998

Will Callaway

San Francisco Giants Signee

1998

Jared Locke

Frontier League

1998-1999

Clinton McKinney

Colorado Rockies

1998 - 2000

Emilio Pagan

Seattle Mariners

1998 - 2000

Daniel Palka

Arizona Diamondbacks

1998 - 2014

J. D. Burgess

Clemson Signee
Head Baseball Coach Pickens High

1998 - 2014

Matt Smith

Head Baseball Coach Pickens High,
Assistant Byrnes High
Assistant Pickens High

1998 - 2012

Kevin Pucetas

San Francisco Giants Signee
MLB Futures Game Participant
All-Prospect Team
Class A Starting Pitcher-of-the-Year
Class A All-Star 
PCL Mid-Season All-Star

1998 - 2000

Brett Harker

Philadelphia Phillies Signee
Pitching Coach Furman University

2000 - 2001

Taylor Black

Assistant Coach NC State
St Louis Cardinals Draftee
Started 95 consecutive games at Kentucky
SEC and Big South All-Academic

2007

John Bolding

NCAA All-American (Erskine)

2001

Kyle Enders

Member of the USC National Champions

2001-2003

Brady Thomas

Member of the USC National Champions

2007

Scott Wingo

Member of the USC National Champions

1998-2000

Jason Burke

Assistant Coach Wofford College, Gardner Webb University, Southern Wesleyn

2000 - 2008

Jake Koenig

SMC, UNC-Wilmington
Assistant Coach SMC



pictured- Matt Youngblood, Brett Youngblood

Tribute to My Favorite Baseball Players

The year 2015 has been special.  My two favorite baseball players Brett and Matt (“Whitey”) Youngblood have been inducted into two special Halls of Fame.  Brett is a member of the Travelers Rest High School 2015 Hall of Fame class.  Matt is a member of the All-Time South Carolina District One baseball team.  He is also honored to be a member of the BLWS All-Time team.  Tremendous honors for my two favorite baseball players.
Brett was named Travelers Rest High’s 2001 Male Athlete of the Year.  He made history in 2000 and 2001 when he was named All-Western AAA at two different positions in two different seasons.  He was All-Region as a pitcher and a first baseman.  Brett also earned All-County and All-State honors in 2001.  The 6’1” lefty was named TRHS MVP in 2000 and 2001.  His senior season saw the Devildogs claim District and Upperstate Championships.  Brett participated in the 2001 SCBCA North/South All-Star Baseball games.  He was selected to the 2001 BLWS Host team.  He was also a vital member of the 2000 North Greenville American Legion baseball team which won the only league championship in program history.  A side note:  Brett was also named All-Region , All-County, and East-West All Star for the TRHS basketball team.
Matt Youngblood’s baseball career is highlighted by winning games.  His college career saw his teams amass over 145 wins.  He was a .310 hitter with a .995 fielding percentage.  He committed only five errors in his college career.  Matt was captain of the 2007 BLWS World Champions, driving in crucial runs and directing the game from behind the plate.  “Whtey” lettered four years at TRHS and was named All-Region and All-State in 2006.  He was selected Defensive MVP and was chosen to participate in the SCBCA North/South All-Star games.  Matt, now an assistant coach at Erskine College, played in the Fleet’s first ever NCAA postseason win.  Coach Kevin Nichols nicknamed him “Sparky” calling Matt the team leader during this celebrated time in Flying Fleet baseball.   Nichols made many references to “Whitey’s” ability to come up with clutch hits igniting rallies or driving in crucial runs.
My favorite baseball players.  They displayed some skills.  More importantly they were and are intense competitors that respect the game, coaches, opponents, and teammates.  They are men of character with a love of the game and a desire to help players.  After a distinguished career at Anderson University, Brett now works as a webmaster for three baseball companies.  He is an assistant coach at TRHS.  Matt continues to enjoy his job as an assistant coach at Erskine.
Hall of Famers.  Even better men.  They have done so much to have their part in making me feel like the most fortunate man alive.  Congratulations to my two favorite baseball players.  Even more so remember that one day our Lord will say, “Well done.  Enter into the joy of your salvation.”


JB "Red" Owens Ring of Honor

15th Anniversary Inductees 
Big League World Series

2001- 2015
Chris Coghlan,Taylor Harbin,Jay Jackson,
Jarred Phillips,Zach Brown,Michael Perez,
Michael Roth,Brad Chalk,Kyle Enders,
Andy Fowler,Andrew Crisp,Adam Crisp
Adam Wood,Alex Farroto,Marc Young,
Bo Thompson,Glenn Batson,Wilbert Nevarez,
Anthony Torres,Victor Caratini,Shelton Cisson,
Matthew Ramey,Jonathan Morales,Danny Ortiz
Jonathan Garcia,Alexis Crus,Joe Jimenez,
Raul Rivera,Juan C. Burgos,Kyle Martin,
Austin Mason,Grant Cox,Kijana Madden,
Bradley Jones,Cody Mitchell,Clark Scolamiero
Matt Youngblood,Will Carson Carr,Ryan Gebhardt,
Mark Threlkeld,Sam Alvis,Daniel Best,
Matt Pegler,Tommy Lentz


pictured l-r/John Humphrey,Marc Young,Zach Reeves,
Andrew Crisp, Taylor Harbin, Tommy Brown, Zack Cisson
Kyle Enders, Tommy Lentz, Adam Crisp
Matt Youngblood, Greg Powell, Coach Youngblood,
Danny Mauldin


15th Anniversary Inductees
SC District 1 Host Team

2001- 2015
Taylor Harbin,Jay Jackson,Zach Brown,
Andrew Crisp,Kyle Enders,Shelton Cisson,
Austin Ashmore,Marc Young,Daniel Nations,
Jacob Koenig,Cliff Donald,Matthew Ramey,
Jarrett Miller,Chas Anthony,Corey Welch,
Tanner Lollis,Jarred Phillips,Brad Chalk
Adam Crisp,Andy Fowler,Adam Wood
Tommy Lentz,Alex Farrotto,Matt Youngblood
Trey Hayes,Arturo Mogrezutt,Max McDougald
Will Atwood,J. D. Burgess,Rand Baughman,
Justin Hayes,Joey Friddle


Hall of Famers
pictured l-r/Tommy Lentz,Coach Youngblood
Taylor Harbin,Marc Young,Greg Powell


Hall of Famers
pictured l-r/Chas Anthony,Coach Youngblood,
Matt Youngblood


Hall of Fame Inductees & good friends
pictured l-r/Eddie Price,Alex Farotto,Corey Welch
Adam Wood,Andrew Crisp, Coach Youngblood
John Kirkland, Henry Whittingham, Adam Crisp,
Kyle Enders

South Carolina District 1 Draftees

Player

Team and Year Drafted

Zach Brown

Padres - 2007

Andrew Crisp

Orioles – 2004, Pirates - 2007

Mills Rogers

Nationals - 2010

Taylor Harbin

Diamondbacks - 2007

Jason Place

Red Sox- 2006

Joey Friddle

Pirates - 2003

Brad Chalk

Padres - 2007

Jay Jackson

Cubs - 2008

Adam Crisp

Orioles - 2004

Brody Greer

Diamondbacks - 2013

Alex Farrotto

White Sox - 2009

Marc Young

Orioles - 2004

Jarrett Miller

Braves - 2011

Will Atwood

Nationals - 2008

Adam Hill

Padres – 2015

Jake Goldberg

Mets - 2008

Barrett Phillips

Pirates - 2010

Joey Pankake

Rangers – 2011, Tigers – 2014

Scott Wingo

Dodgers - 2011

Thomas Jones Marlins-2016
L.T. Tolbert Mets- 2015



Easley Baseball Wall of Fame

Graham Adcox,John Allison,Joe Anders,
Ted Anderson,Harry Asheworth,Early Bagwell,
Larry Bagwell,Eddie Barbary,Travis Barbary
Steve Barr,Mark Bishop,Taylor Black
Randy Bray,Justin Bray,Tucker Burgess,
James Campbell,Jimmy Cape,Stacey Cassell,
David Carter,Nolan Clark,Robert Clark
Ray Coker,Richard Crum,George Davis
Marty Davis,Terry Davis,Phillip Dugas
Barry Duncan,Charlie Durham,Jerry Durham,
Glenn Edgar,Richard Edwards,Hal Ensley
Calvin Folk,Jacob Folk,Joe Freeman
Todd Freeman,“Big” Benny Galloway,Joe Garrick
Steve Garrison,Geoff Gillespie,Jackie Gillespie
Trent Hackle,Juber Hairston,Jesse Henson
Marc Hiles,Danny Holcombe,Mark Holliday
Corey Hopper,,Johnny Hopper,Bill Houston
Sam Houston,Bobby Hudson,Charles Hunter
Rudy Jones,Terry Julian,David Loggins
Paul Mason,Brice Maready,Danny Mauldin
Mike McCoy,Verlon McEntyre,Stephen McKnight
Jarrett Miller,Arturo Mogrezutt,Fielding Mull
Austin Northcutt,Gene Odom,Bert Owens
Furman “Snag” Owens,J. B. “Red” Owens,
Leon Owens,Joey Pankake,Hank Parks,
George Pitts,Gregg Powell,Nic Powell,
Rick Powell,Will Porter,Paul Rampey
Gerald Reese,Zach Reeves,Gary Roper
Mike Ross,Shawn Satterfield,Ray Scott
Greg Spearman,Robbie Stanifer,Bill Stephens
Chuck Stephens,Troy Sudduth,Dale Tant
Nic Thompson,Jeremy Tutt,Harold Waldrop
Robbie Waldrop,Tommy Wilson,Jeff Young,
Nic Young,Tony Young,
Bobby Youngblood,Bobby Ray Youngblood


Top Prospects & Good Friends
pictured l-r/Henry Whittingham,Adam Hill (USC Signee)
Blake Holliday (Clemson Signee),Coach Youngblood,
John Kirkland


Easley American Legion Post 52 Inducted 2015
J.B.”Red” Owens,Randy Bray,Kevin Loudermilk
Greg Collins,Terry Day,David Buffamoyer
Scott McHugh,Jeff Johnson,John Johnson
Mark Haskett,Mickey Finley,Bryan Durham
Robby Underwood,Ray Calhoun,Rodney Richie
Randy Hollingsworth,Travis Hollingsworth,
Steve Hollingsworth,Craig Gilstrap,P. J.Turner
Dan Childs,Tim Nihart,Randy Thompson
Greg Powell,Danny Posey,Steve Posey
David Posey,Brian Henson,Kenny Cook
Randy Miller,Richard Edwards,Eddie Barbary
Tripp Metcalf,Roger Finley,Robbie Stanifer
Todd Freeman,Mark Holliday,George Davis
Travis Barbary,Shawn Satterfield,Trent Hackle
Robbie Waldrop,Greg Spearman,Ray Scott
Hank Parks,David Carter,Jacob Folk
Calvin Folk,Danny Holcombe,Mark Bishop
Geoff Gillespie,Nick Powell,Steve Davis
Stanley Nix,Cole Kent,Charles Bartley,
Tony Young,Jeff Young,Jack Drawdy
Terry Davis,Barry Duncan,Robert Mustar
Phil Payne,Mike Ross,Justin Bray
Adam McCollum,McCreight King 


Past and Present Major Leaguers From South Carolina

Name

High School/College

Position

MLB Club

Jeff Baker

Clemson

UTL

Rangers

Jeff Beliveau

CofC

LHP

Rays

Jason Berken

Clemson

RHP

Orioles

Billy Buckner

South Carolina

RHP

Angels

Jared Burton

West Oak HS

RHP

Twins

Jackie Bradley, Jr.

South Carolina

OF

Red Sox

Lonnie Chisenhall

South Carolina

INF

Indians

Tyler Colvin

N. Augusta/Clemson

OF

Rockies

John Cornely

Bishop England/Wofford

RHP

Red Sox

James Darnell

USC

INF

Padres

Sam Dyson

USC

RHP

Rangers

Chris Dwyer

Clemson

LHP

Royals

CJ Edwards

Mid-Carolina

RHP

Cubs

Jim Fairey

Erskine

OF

LA Dodgers

Andrew Faulkner

South Aiken

LHP

Rangers

Brett Gardner

Holly Hill/C of C

OF

Yankees

Graham Godfrey

C of C

RHP

Athletics

Zack Godley

Bamberg-Ehrhardt/SMC

RHP

Diamondbacks

Heath Hembree

C of C

RHP

Red Sox

Jay Jackson

Christ Church/Furman

RHP

Padres

Ryan Kelly

Hilton Head

RHP

Braves

Michael Kohn

Camden/USC Upstate/CofC

RHP

Braves

Tommy LaStella

Coastal Carolina

2B

Cubs

Jordan Lyles

Hartsville HS

RHP

Rockies

Chris McGuiness

James Island/Citadel

1B

Rangers

Brad Miller

Clemson

SS

Mariners

Daniel Moskos

Clemson

LHP

White Sox

Rico Noel

Coastal Carolina

OF

Yankees

Chris Owings

Gilbert HS

SS

Diamondbacks

Bobby Parnell

CSU

RHP

Mets

Kyle Parker

Clemson

OF

Rockies

Ben Paulsen

Clemson

1B

Rockies

Steve Pearce

USC

1B

Orioles

Britt Reames

Seneca/Citadel

RHP

Cardinals

Brian Roberts

USC

2B

Orioles

Michael Roth

Riverside/USC

LHP

Indians

Dave Sappelt

Coastal Carolina

OF

Cubs

Richie Shaffer

Clemson

INF

Rays

Brian Schlitter

C of C

RHP

Cubs

Tony Sipp

Clemson

LHP

Diamondbacks

Justin Smoak

Stratford/USC

1B

Blue Jays

Kevin Slowey

Winthrop

RHP

Marlins

Robbie Stanifer

Easley/Anderson Univ

RHP

Marlins

Doug Strange

Wade Hampton/NC State

INF

Expos, Rangers

Tyler Thornburg

CSU

RHP

Brewers

Steven Tolleson

Dorman/USC

INF

Blue Jays

Matt Wieters

Stratford HS/Georgia Tech

C

Orioles

Dewayne Wise

Chapin HS

OF

White Sox

Asher Wojciechowski

Beaufort/Citadel

RHP

Astros

Art Fowler Spartanburg Area RHP Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels
Jesse Fowler Spartanburg Area LHP Cardinals
Wayne Tolleson WCU INF Rangers, White Sox, Yankees

 





Meet Bobby Youngblood
Coach Youngblood has been involved in the careers of 43 young men drafted to play professional baseball and 298 players recruited to play college baseball at all levels. His new program Hardball Elite is designed to promote players to coaches at all levels of play. This program will provide your players with showcase preparation, media coverage, games, player evaluations, practice time, and player/team profiles. For more information please contact Coach Youngblood @ 864-420-5465.


"Coach Youngblood has held many positions in the game, and he has done it with character and a blue collar mentality. I have no doubt he will work to get you an opportunity to play at your highest possible level."  -Brad Chalk (SC Dist. 1 World Champions 2003 & 2004, Clemson University, San Diego Padres Organization)

 


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