The Laurens YMCA Middle School Baseball program added two additional teams this season to bring the total number of teams up to 4 from the inaugural season was in 2013.
The Raiders, Tigers, Yellow Jackets and Wildcats comprise the development league. “Our goal when we started this program was to improve the skill level of participants and provide them a better opportunity to compete for positions on a High School team. It is our plan to continually improve the league and the competition in the league. “Said Brian Harlan, CEO
The games are scheduled each Tuesday and Thursday. Games are played at Collyar Park and Laurens County Park. The games begin at 6:00pm.
“We are proud to continue offering this program. It is made possible by partners such as Laurens Dixie Youth Baseball, The City of Laurens and Laurens County Parks and Recreation. The City of Laurens and LCPRT provide practice and game facilities to the program.” Continued Harlan
The Raiders are comprised of players from the Gray Court and Hickory Tavern communities. The Team is coached by Jeff Hubner. The players are Luke Willis, John Tyndall, Nicholas Robertson, Chase Gambrell, Devan Hubner, Victor Ornelas, Quay Burnside, Bryson Reece, Patrick Riopel, Trevor Neal, Ryan Dacre, Joseph Floyd and Nathan Long.
The Tigers are comprised of players from the Laurens community. The Team is coached by David Campbell. The players are Ryan Campbell, Chandler Davis, Devon Harp, Rysheed Smith, Dylan Beaty, Andrew Dominick, Zachary Plaia, Alex Davis, John Michael Weatherford, Heath Bragg, Will Jenkins, Nate Towles and David Hampton.
The Wildcats are comprised of players from the Clinton community. The Team is coached by Jeremy Wardell. The players are Justin Motes, Brandon Demery, Seth Vaughn, Konner Richardson, Cameron Nicholas, Jayden Argo, Jamarcus Cook, Cody Varn, JT Varn, Glavin Alexander, Blake Smith, Griffin Fuller, Parker Duncan and Riley Price.
The Yellow Jackets are comprised of players from the Sanders community. The Team is coached by Marty Woods. The players are Braylen Williams, Jordan Woodruff, Justin Woods, Bryce Sams, Garrett Addy, Will Adams, Casey Lawson, Christian Hill, Antonio Sims, Caleb Cain and Conner Dunlap.
The League schedule is:
|Date||Home Team||Visiting Team||Location|
|4-Mar||Yellow Jackets||Wildcats||Cnty. Pk. Fld #3|
|6-Mar||Yellow Jackets||Tigers||Cnty. Pk. Fld #3|
|11-Mar||Raiders||Yellow Jackets||Cnty. Pk. Fld #3|
|13-Mar||Wildcats||Yellow Jackets||Collyar Park|
|13-Mar||Raiders||Tigers||Cnty. Pk. Fld #3|
|18-Mar||Tigers||Yellow Jackets||Collyar Park|
|18-Mar||Raiders||Wildcats||Cnty. Pk. Fld #3|
|20-Mar||Yellow Jackets||Raiders||Collyar Park|
|20-Mar||Wildcats||Tigers||Cnty. Pk. Fld #3|
|Single Elimination Tournament (Regular Season Champion will be the #1 Seed)|
|24-Mar||#2 Seed||#3 Seed||Collyar Park|
|25-Mar||#1 Seed||#4 Seed||Collyar Park|
|27-Mar||Win. 1(3-24)||Win. 2 (3-25)||Collyar Park|