2022 High School Preview: South Florence


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

South Florence Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME South Florence

MASCOT Bruins 

CLASSIFICATION 4A          

REGION Region 6                 

HEAD COACH Kenny Gray        

TWITTER @SFloBaseball   

HOME FIELD: 3200 S. Irby Street
Florence, SC 29505

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
4A Lower State Champions: 1976

4A District 7 Champions: 2007

Region Champions: 1976, 1977, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2018, 2021

IP Classic Champions: 1994, 1996

Market Express Invitational Champions: 1992, 1994

RETIRED PRO BASEBALL ALUMNI
John Holland (1976 Los Angelas 31st Rd)
Tommy Blackmon (1980 Cleveland 5th Rd)
Carl Gordon (1984 Milwaukee 19th Rd)
Steve Brown (1984 Pittsburg 15th Rd)
John Wilder (1991 Atlanta 42nd Rd)
Chad Morris (Montreal Expos)
Herbie Goodman (1995 Cincinnati 7th Rd)
Derick Urquhart (1996 Montreal 16th Rd)

 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Scrimmages:
2/15 SF @ Lakewood 5:00
2/19 Cheraw @ SF 10:00

Preseason Tournament:

2/28 East Clarendon @ SF 6:00
3/1 Lakewood @ SF 6:00
3/3 Lamar @ SF 6:00
3/5 SF @ East Clarendon HS vs TBD/TBD

SPRING BREAK:
Southeastern Baseball Classic
April 19-22
Hartsville, SC 29550

South Florence
Sumter
Hartsville
Paul VI
Dematha
Georgia Premier Baseball
Buford
Andrew Jackson 

STARTERS RETURNING: 7          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 5           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Pitching and Defense will be two areas of strength as they will be returning 7 starters defensively and 100+ innings of pitching from last years squad.  Offensively they will be strong 1-9 and should be able to produce more runs than last year.  The Bruins returning 7 starters offensively from a team that finished top 5 in school history in many offensive categories.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
We went 23-5 (10-2) last year, winning a region championship in arguably the toughest region in 4A baseball. We are returning the majority of our roster from last year and we are looking to build on our success from 2021 and keep pushing towards our goal of winning the first state championship in school history.

We are fortunate to have great guys in our program, who are working hard to put us in a great spot to contend in 2022. 

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH


Parker Winfield

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Florence Post One
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Jake Hardee

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Coastal Bombers
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Williston Osborne

Class of 2022 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Coastal Bombers
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 240lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Aydin Palmer

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Florence Post 1
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L


Luke Miller

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes Central 16U
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Landon Matthews

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Noah Moore

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Spartan Baseball Club
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 


Nathan Gause

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: South Florence
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Legion/SC United
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


JR Williams- OF, 2022, Florence-Darlington Tech
2021 All Region 6-4A
29 Starts .316/.426/.658 (9 2B, 6 HR, 23 RBI)