2022 High School Preview: Bamberg-Ehrhardt


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Bamberg-Ehrhardt Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Bamberg-Ehrhardt

MASCOT Red Raiders

CLASSIFICATION 1A          

REGION Region 6                 

HEAD COACH Gene Schwarting       

TWITTER BERedRaiderBB

INSTAGRAM behsbaseball           

HOME FIELD: David Horton Field, 267 Red Raider Drive, Bamberg SC 29003

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
15 time -State Champions - 1964, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009

RETIRED MLB ALUMNI
Mookie Wilson -NY Mets (World Series Champion); Phillip Wilson - Minn Twins; Preston Wilson- NY Mets, Col Rockies, Florida Marlins, St Louis Cardinals (World Series Champion)
Zach Godley- Ariz Diamond backs, Boston Red Sox, Mil Brewers, NY Mets 


 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Pelion/Wyndham Pre Season Tournament

SPRING BREAK:
Hanahan Invitational Tournament - April 11-14 

STARTERS RETURNING: 6          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 4           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Lost 3 key starters from the 2021 team and have good returning pitching that we hope gets even better this year.  Should also get another key arm back to give good depth on the pitching staff.  Look for the Red Raiders to get better as the season goes and look to make a run this spring. 

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
We're ready to get started with a "normal" season - hopefully. We Have a great group of guys who love baseball and work hard each and every day. They have been in the weight room since September and have all gotten bigger and stronger , so we are ready to get on the field to play some baseball and compete.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

*Jerome Simmons- 6'4" 295 lbs. Sr. Class of 2022. Runs a 4.8 40. Looks and plays like Frank Thomas "Big Hurt". Plays RF, Bats and throws RH. In 2021 he Hit .433 with a 1.314 OPS. Hit 6 homeruns and had 10 stolen bases. Good outfielder as well. Will also pitch for us in relief.

* Turner Davis - C/SS/3B/P. Sr, Class of 2022. Bats and throws RH. He will be a big part of our team as he can and will play several positions and play them well. He batted .317 last year and has gotten bigger and stronger and should improve on the mound.

* Chandler Brown - RHP/SS , JR. class of 2023 (0.75 ERA, 5- 3 record in 2021. In three losses he gave up only 2 earned run in all three games combined. Against Barnwell, Berkeley and Lake View) Offense scored 0 runs in those 3 games he lost. Very good pitcher. Sidearm thrower with downward and inward movement on RH batters

* Gage Boykin - CF/LHP, Bats and throws LH. Jr. Class of 2023. Batted .371 in 2021. Runs 4.5 40. 26 stolen bases. Covers CF very well.

*Trot Sutton- RHP/1B, Jr. class of 2023. Good fielding 1B. Live arm. Should improve on mound from last year.