Raiders Drop Opener
March 8, 2011
The visiting Raiders dropped the season opener at Wren.
Varsity Season Opener at Wren Lost 13-10
The game started with promise as Miguel Vieira hit a HOMERUN in the first inning for the first run of the Red Raiders regular season. Wren tied the score in the bottom of the first and it remained that way until the bottom of the fourth when Wren added another five runs. Our Red Raiders rose to meet the challenge in the top of the fifth with nine runs of their own, including three driven in by a big double from Taylor McCuen! Wren added one more in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game once again. Despite their efforts our Raiders were unfortunately unable to get on base after that.
Glenn Batson 2 singles, 1 RBI
Rooke Crouch 1 single, 1 RBI
Taylor McCuen 1 double, 3 RBIs
Cameron Reynolds 1 single
Chase Stapleton 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 RBI
Miguel Vieira 1 single, 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs
Josh Wright 3 innings
Zander Moyd 2 innings
Steven Wohlrab 1/3 inning
John Parke 2/3 inning
3/11/11 JV Season Opener at Home Won 10-3
The JV Red Raiders won their season opener with good defense and solid hits. Greer’s first inning was short and even loaded bases in the second could did not help them. Their first batter in the fourth inning hit a homerun to generate momentum only to have it squashed by a short, second, first (Drew Davenport, Jordan Ford, John Parke) double play to end the inning. Although Greer managed to earn three runs, our Red Raiders steadily put runs on the board each inning with strong hits, including six doubles (one by Drew Davenport that bounced off the top of the left field wall), to win the game.
Brooks Brady 2 singles, 2 RBIs Jamie Connor 1 double, 2 RBIs
Drew Davenport 2 doubles Oakley Elrod 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI
Jordan Ford 1 single Garrett Keller 1 double, 1 RBI
Jack McDonald 1 double, 1 RBI Michael Spiers 1 single
Parker Stroud 2 singles, 2 RBIs
WP: Parker Stroud 3 innings
Relief: Phillip Bryant 1 1/3 innings
Raiders Take Home Opener
March 11, 2011
Defeats Greer at Grover Reid
Varsity Home Opener Won 14-4
Greer came to Grover Reid Field to play but could not keep pace with the Red Raiders. Greer scored one run in the first inning to be answered by five from the Red Raiders. The Raider runs were driven in by a double from Miguel Vieira bringing in two and a HOMERUN by Taylor McCuen which brought in the other three. The third inning brought Greer their final three runs. Zander Moyd came in to pitch in the third inning with two men on and no outs. An exciting double play by Chase Stapleton, Glenn Batson and Josh Wright to ended the inning. Zander Moyd gave up no hits for his appearance. The Red Raiders added some cushion to the score in the fourth inning with five more runs and included a HOMERUN by Glenn Batson. The fifth inning we saw yet another HOMERUN by Taylor McCuen and three Red Raider runs and then one more run in the sixth inning to end the game. THREE HOMERUNS in one game!!!
Glenn Batson 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs
Rooke Crouch 1 single
Taylor McCuen 2 HOMERUNS, 5 RBIs
Chase Stapleton 1 single
Evan Rollison 1 single
Josh Wright 1 single, 1 double, 2 RBIs
Miguel Vieira 2 doubles, 2 RBIs
Clark Scolamiro 2 innings
Zander Moyd 4 innings with no hits or runs
JV Sweeps Eastside
March 12, 2011
Game 1 final 10-7
3/12/11 JV Double Header at Eastside Game 1 Won 10-7
JV Red Raiders had seven hits, five of which were doubles (three from Jack McDonald alone)! Our boys took full advantage of their hits, three walks and a few Eastside errors to generate runs at a steady pace throughout the game. In the first five innings Eastside had six strike outs but managed to turn three walks and their only hit of the game into three runs, making the score at the end 8-3. Raiders held on to get their second win of the season.
Batting Recap: Pitchers Included:
Jamie Connor 1 double, 1 RBI WP: Cody Mitchell 5 innings
Drew Davenport 2 singles, 1 double, 3 RBIs Nate Edenfield 2/3 inning
Jack McDonald 3 doubles, 3 RBIs Drew Davenport 1 1/3 innings
Cody Mitchell 1 RBI (sac fly)
Game 2 final 16-4
3/12/11 JV Double Header at Eastside Game 2 Won 16-4
Eastside used seven at bats in the first inning to score half of their runs for the game. Their second at bat was cut short by a short-second-first (Drew Davenport, Brooks Brady, Jamie Connor) double play and they did not score again until the last two innings. Building on the momentum of the first game, the JV Red Raiders increased their bat performance to twelve hits in the second game including triples by Jordan Ford and John Parke! Oakley Elrod contributed by turning two walks and getting hit by a pitch into three runs; Cody Mitchell scored two runs from two walks; Brooks Brady and Corey Hawthorne had one walk each which they also made into runs. Way to be smart on the bases! John Parke had quite a game with a single, a double, a triple, 4 RBIs and pitched for the win!
Brooks Brady 2 singles Phillip Bryant 1 single
Drew Davenport 1 single Jordan Ford 2 singles, 1 triple, 3 RBIs
Cody Mitchell 1 single, 1 RBI John Parke 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBIs
Parker Stroud 1 double, 2 RBIs
WP: John Parke 3 innings
Phillip Bryant 2 innings
Greenville Drops Region Opener
The Raiders travel to Wade Hampton for region opener.
Red Raiders at Wade Hampton Lost 10-6
Wade Hampton put five runs on the board during their first at bat but that was all for a couple of innings. Through the first three innings the Red Raiders only managed to get on base twice and both times were due to walks. The fourth inning was a morale booster with three runs, two courtesy of a HOMERUN by Glenn Batson, to bring the score a little closer at five to three. In the fifth inning the game became exciting as the Red Raiders battled for two more runs to tie it up. The bottom of the fifth inning Wade Hampton was held to only one additional run as Clark Scolamiro made a beautiful diving catch to end the inning. Our Red Raiders once again tied the game in the top of the sixth but just could not pull ahead. Wade Hampton scored four more runs in the bottom of the sixth which our Raiders left unanswered.
Glenn Batson 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 1 single
Cameron Reynolds 2 singles
Evan Rollison 1 single
Chase Stapleton 1 single
Gray Tollison 1 single
Josh Wright 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Rooke Crouch 2/3 inning
Josh Wright 5 1/3 innings
Zander Moyd 1 inning
Greenville Rebounds vs the Hurricanes
3/17/11 Red Raiders defeat Hurricanes
Luck ‘O The Irish? Four leaf clover in the field? Gray Tollison’s walk up song? Or just good baseball? Whatever it was, we had it on Saint Patrick’s Day at Grover Reid Field. Following his homerun the night before, Glenn Batson hit TWO HOMERUNS for four RBIs!! Does this kid have his own leprechaun? Those were the four Raider runs in the first three innings. Wren scored their first run in the third inning and their second in the fifth just before a second-short-first (Chase Stapleton, Glenn Batson, Josh Wright) double play ended the inning. Red Raider defense was strong in the field and on the mound. Facing one of the top teams in the state might seem daunting to some pitchers but Steven Wohlrab was not to be one of them. Steven faced twenty-one batters with seventy-three pitches; striking out five and giving up only three hits, he trusted his teammates to do the rest and they did not let him down. Cody Mitchell made his first varsity appearance on the mound throwing thirty-nine pitches, striking out two of the ten batters he faced and giving up only one hit. The efforts of the closing pitcher and strong defensive playing by the team preserved the win for Steven Wohlrab. This was the best our Red Raiders have looked so far!
Batting Recap: Pitchers Included:
Glenn Batson 2 HOMERUNS, 4 RBIs WP: Steven Wohlrab 4 1/3 innings
Cameron Reynolds 2 singles Save: Cody Mitchell 2 2/3 innings
Clark Scolamiro 1 double
Greenville Draws Even in Region
3/18/11 Red Raiders Bite Bulldogs Won 20-2
The Red Raiders made it quick but not painless for Berea with a game lasting only five innings. Great pitching by Taylor McCuen with a strong defense behind him made this possible. Berea hits consisted of one single in the first inning and three more in the second which scored their only runs of the game. The Red Raider defense made no errors and did a fantastic job taking care of any ball put into play. Most of the work was done by the infielders and an extremely exciting play was a short-second-first-third-home double play to end the fourth inning; involved were Glenn Batson, Chase Stapleton, Josh Wright, Gray Tollison and Miguel Vieira. Taylor McCuen pitched exceptionally, facing only twenty-three batters with a mere seventy pitches the entire game; it was amazing! Red Raider bats were blazing with seventeen hits, including nine doubles, a triple by Josh Wright and a HOMERUN from Rooke Crouch! Our boys also took advantage of seven walks to generate six of our runs. Two days in a row our boys looked great both offensively and defensively!
Glenn Batson 2 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 1 double, 1 HOMERUN, 5 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 2 doubles, 1 RBI Zander Moyd 1 double, 2 RBIs
Graham Mulliken 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI Cameron Reynolds 1 double, 1 single, 1 RBI
Evan Rollison 1 single, 1 double, 2 RBIs Gray Tollison 1 double, 1 RBI
Josh Wright 1 single, 1 triple, 3 RBIs
Walks to Runs:
Cody Mitchell, Zander Moyd, Graham Mulliken, Evan Rollison, Chase Stapleton, Steven Wohlrab
Taylor McCuen 5 innings
JV Stays Perfect Sweeps Dogs
March 19, 2011
At Travelers Rest
3/19/11 JV Double Header at Travelers Rest Game 1 Won 11-3
Facing only twenty-two batters in five innings, Parker Stroud’s pitching and the Red Raiders defense set the tone for the day! Travelers Rest put their three runs of the day on the board in the second inning before quick reflexes from our catcher (Garrett Keller) and first baseman (Jamie Connor) picked off a runner at first to end the inning. Ten of the Devildogs fifteen outs were due to infield ground outs, five of those being short to first (Drew Davenport, Jamie Connor) combinations. Thirty-one plate appearances by the Red Raiders yielded ten hits with nine RBIs, including two doubles by Jordan Ford and one by Jamie Connor.
Brooks Brady 1 single, 1 RBI Jamie Connor 1 single, 1 double, 3 RBIs
Jordan Ford 2 doubles, 3 RBIs Jack McDonald 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Michael Spiers 1 single Parker Stroud 2 singles
Parker Stroud 5 innings
3/19/11 JV Double Header at Travelers Rest Game 2 Won 7-0
Red Raiders Shut Out Devildogs
Riding the wave of momentum from the first win of the day, our JV Red Raiders continued into the second game with great pitching by Cody Mitchell and intelligent defense. Once again Travelers Rest had twenty-two batters at the plate in five innings; six struck out and seven grounded out. The other two outs came from a fielder’s choice tag at second by Brooks Brady and a right field, first, home (Corey Hawthorne, Jamie Connor, Garrett Keller) play to keep a run from scoring. The Red Raiders started out strong, putting four runs on the board in the first inning and following with another three in the third. Our boys had seven hits for the game including doubles by Oakley Elrod, Jordan Ford and Cody Mitchell. JV Red Raiders remain undefeated at 5-0.
Phillip Bryant 1 single Drew Davenport 1 single, 2 RBIs
Oakley Elrod 1 single, 1 double Jordan Ford 1 single, 1 double
Corey Hawthorne 1 single, 2 RBIs Cody Mitchell 1 double, 2 RBIs
Parker Stroud 1 single, 1 RBI
Cody Mitchell 5 innings
Raiders Slip in region Play
March 22, 2011
3/22/11 Travelers Rest at Grover Reid Field Lost 8-6
Josh Wright pitched fantastically for a little over five innings, striking out seven batters, and defense did the rest. The game remained scoreless through three and a half innings; Miguel Vieira hit a HOMERUN in the bottom of the fourth to bring in the first two runs of the game. Clark Scolamiro led off for Greenville in the fifth inning with a double and was driven in by Gray Tollison’s HOMERUN; Glenn Batson then hit a double and was driven in by Miguel Vieira. These three runs brought the score to 5-0 in favor of the Red Raiders. Travelers Rest came to life suddenly in the sixth inning scoring four; Greenville added none and the inning ended 5-4. Nerves were tense, at least in the stands, going into the last inning. The Devildogs first batter singled and was driven in by the fourth batter’s double to tie the game. The fifth batter homered to put them ahead 7-5 and a string of singles brought in one more to make it 8-5. Cameron Reynolds led off the bottom of the inning for Greenville with a single, Chase Stapleton followed with another single, then Glenn Batson singled to bring in Cameron Reynolds and make the score 8-6. Miguel Vieira was then hit by a pitch; it was looking like our boys might just get out of this the hard way with one base at a time. The inning then came to an abrupt with a double play and a line drive for an out. What an unbelievable comeback for Travelers Rest and a shocking turn of events for Our Red Raiders.
Glenn Batson 2 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI Cameron Reynolds 1 single
Clark Scolamiro 1 single, 1 double Chase Stapleton 1 single
Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs Miguel Vieira 1 single, 1 HOMERUN, 3 RBIs
Josh Wright 5 1/3 innings Steven Wohlrab 1 1/3 innings
Zander Moyd John Parke 1/3 inning
Raiders Fall to Eastside
3/25/11 Red Raiders at Eastside Lost 6-3
In the first thee innings Greenville had nine at bats with one strike out, one hit (tagged out in a double play), no runs and nobody left on base. Our boys were battling but just couldn’t get bases. The same three innings Eastside had nineteen at bats, five strike outs, one hit, and managed three runs. The fourth inning Glenn Batson hit a HOMERUN to score the only Red Raider run until the last inning. The Eagles also had a homerun in the fourth inning, with two men on to bring the score to 6-1. The score remained unchanged for two more innings. Going into the seventh inning Greenville was down but not giving up. Rooke Crouch got on base with a single followed by Josh Wright with a double. Taylor McCuen hit a fly ball to centerfield bringing in one runner and Gray Tollison drove in the other to end the game at 6-3.
Glenn Batson 2 singles, 1 HOMERUN, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 1 single
Taylor McCuen 1 RBI (sac fly) Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 RBI
Josh Wright 1 double
Cody Mitchell 3 innings
Taylor McCuen 3 innings
Greenville get a Road Region Win
3/29/11 Red Raiders Pounce on Tigers Won 13-2
Greenville came out swinging with Clark Scolamiro’s lead off double to start the game. The Red Raiders put two on the board the first inning. The second inning five more runs were added from five more hits including a triple by Evan Rollison. The third inning brought two more runs from three hits, including a triple by Gray Tollison. Our boys coasted through the fourth inning and scored their final four runs in the fifth inning from three hits and two walks. Southside’s only runs came in the last inning but were not enough to keep the game from being called.
Taylor McCuen 2 singles, 1 RBI Cody Mitchell 2 singles
Graham Mulliken 1 single, 1 double, 2 RBIs Evan Rollison 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple, 3 RBIs
Clark Scolamiro 2 doubles, 2 RBIs Chase Stapleton 1 double, 1 RBI
Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 triple, 1 RBI Miguel Vieira 1 single
John Parke 5 innings
Raiders Down Generals
April 1, 2011
Greenville gets Region Win
Generals Find Raiders No Joke!
It may have been April Fool’s Day but Greenville wasn’t joking as they retaliated for the loss of their previous meeting. In the first inning both teams batted through their lineup. Wade Hampton placed four runs on the board with a series of walks and singles. Greenville put up five with the help of Rooke Crouch’s double driving in two and a fly out to center by Taylor McCuen that drove in one. Our boys made Wade Hampton’s second and third at bats much quicker allowing only seven batters of which only one got on but did not score. The Red Raiders used their second and third at bats to increase their lead by five making the score 9-4. A Generals homerun with two on in the fourth tightened the gap a little but that would be as close as they would get; they only had eleven at bats in the last three innings. Greenville added one in the fourth and two in the fifth, courtesy of a HOMERUN by Taylor McCuen with a runner on, and another three in the sixth to seal the final tally of 15-7.
Glenn Batson 2 singles Rooke Crouch 1 single, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs Evan Rollison 2 singles, 1 RBI
Clark Scolamiro 2 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI Chase Stapleton 1 single, 1 RBI
Gray Tollison 1 single
Josh Wright 2/3 inning
Taylor McCuen 6 1/3 innings
Greenville Wins big at Fluor Field
April 2, 2011
Red Raiders Own Fluor Field For A Day Our Red Raiders hosted The Patriots at Fluor Field, home of The Greenville Drive. It was a beautiful afternoon made even better by the exciting performance of our team for their fans. JL Mann started with one run to which Greenville responded with two; Evan Rollison walked, Glenn Batson doubled and both were driven in by Miguel Vieira.
In the top of the second inning, JL Mann had two men in scoring position and two outs when right fielder Evan Rollison made the catch for the third out. This kept Mann to only one run for the inning, Greenville none, to end the inning tied at two.
The third inning yielded nothing from The Patriots. Cameron Reynolds led off with a walk driven in by Glenn Batson. Then with two outs, Miguel Vieira walked and courtesy runner John Parke was driven in by a triple from Rooke Crouch. Taylor McCuen followed with a double to drive him in. Both of these hits were monster shots that would have easily been out of any high school field! This excitement was followed by two more walks and three runs scoring on wild pitches to end the inning at 8-2.
The Patriots led off the fourth with a double followed by a sacrifice bunt to move the runner to third. The third batter made it to first only to be caught stealing by Miguel Vieira and Chase Stapleton for out two. The last batter ground out leaving them with nothing to add to the board. The Red Raiders had a quick inning and the score remained 8-2 going into the fifth inning.
JL Mann had their first two batters moved into scoring position and no outs when Cameron Reynolds slid on his knees for a beautiful catch in center field and the first out. The runners did not move and remained stranded as the next two batters made outs. Clark Scolamiro led off for Greenville with a single, stole second then took advantage of an error to steal third. Gray Tollison followed with a triple to trade places on third and was driven in to end the inning 10-2.
The Patriots tried for a two out rally in the sixth with a double to drive in two. The next batter walked. With two men on, the next batter had a really hard hit to drive them in…. But wait! Glenn Batson dove to stop the ball from leaving the infield, leaving the batter with a single and no runs scored. Cody Mitchell led off for The Red Raiders with a walk, followed by Rooke Crouch with another walk and a single by Taylor McCuen to drive in the lead off. Clark Scolamiro then singled to drive in Crouch. Cameron Reynolds then had a sacrifice bunt to bring in McCuen and move Scolamiro to third. Scolamiro took advantage of an error by the catcher to score, ending the game due to the ten run rule.
Glenn Batson 1 double, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 1 triple, 1 RBI
Taylor McCuen 2 singles, 1 double, 2 RBIs Cameron Reynolds 1 double, 1 RBI
Evan Rollison 1 single, 1 RBI Clark Scolamiro 3 singles, 1 RBI
Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 triple, 1 RBI Miguel Vieira 1 single, 2 RBIs
Zander Moyd 5 2/3 innings Steven Wohlrab 1/3 inning
JV Puts 2 More in W Column
April 2, 2011
JV Double Header at Home Game 1 Won 4 – 2
Evan Smith Returns in a Big Way
This game was several things for Evan Smith… first game of the regular season, first pitching start of the season, first game after doing time in the MASH Unit for a major injury and to top it off, he pitched one heckuva great game! Evan pitched the entire game giving up only one hit and handing out ten strikeouts. Way to go E! Wade Hampton may have wanted to play ball today but did not get much of a chance. They were only allowed fourteen batters in the first four innings with only two getting on base and none scoring! The two runs they finally managed were in the last inning. With two outs in the first inning, Jordan Ford doubled and was stranded. Bases were loaded in the second with two outs and were left that way. Jack McDonald led off the third with a single and stole second, the next two batters walked and reached on error; all three were driven in by a deep to right double by Jamie Connor. Jamie Connor was driven in by Parker Stroud to score our fourth run of the inning which were our only runs for the game.
Jamie Connor 1 double, 3 RBIs Jordan Ford 1 double
Jack McDonald 1 single Parker Stroud 2 singles, 1 RBI
Evan Smith 5 innings
Game 2 14-4
JV Double Header at Home
The first inning each side saw three up-three down. Wade Hampton managed to get four on in the second inning but were held to only one run; they could only watch as Greenville’s bats came to life. With the first three batters getting on base and one having scored, Corey Hawthorne brought in the other two with his HOMERUN. Greenville saw the plate seven more times, scoring two more runs, before the inning ended at 6-1. Over the next two innings the Generals were only able to generate one more run. Our Red Raiders, however, were a different story. Adding just one in the third inning, they doubled it in the fourth to make it 14-2. Try as they might, Wade Hampton could manage only two runs in the last inning and that was no where near enough.
Jamie Connor 1 single Oakley Elrod 1 single, 2 RBIs
Jordan Ford 1 single Corey Hawthorne 1 HOMERUN, 3 RBIs
Jack McDonald 1 single, 1 double, 3 RBIs Parker Stroud 1 single, 1 RBI
Phillip Bryant 3 innings
Parker Stroud 1 inning
Drew Davenport 1 inning
JV Raiders Sweep, Again!!
April 4, 2011
4/4/11 Bulldogs Visit Raiders for JV Double Header
Game1 Won 5-2
Three hits for Berea put two runs on the board in the first two innings; they had three up-three down in the third. Greenville left runners on first and third in the first; first and second in the second; stranded on all bases in the third. It was not looking like a normal JV Red Raider game. The Baseball Gods began to smile on our boys in the fourth inning and it was about time since they were only playing five! Berea was at bat, bases loaded with no outs when relief pitcher Drew Davenport came to the mound; two strike outs and a ground out ended their at bat. The Gods continued to smile as our Red Raiders came up to bat. Garrett Keller led off with a double, Michael Spiers singled, Drew Davenport doubled and drove in our first run, Jordan Ford hit one to center that was caught but brought in the tying run. As the excitement continued to build Jamie Connor singled to bring in the go ahead run and then, Oh Yes!, HOMERUN by Oakley Elrod for the final two runs! Berea had a quick last at bat with three up, three down and our boys got the win.
Jamie Connor 2 singles, 1 RBI Drew Davenport 2 singles, 1 RBI
Oakley Elrod 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs Jordan Ford 1 single, 1 RBI
Corey Hawthorne 1 single Garrett Keller 1 double
Michael Spiers 2 singles Parker Stroud 1 single
Parker Stroud 3 innings Drew Davenport 2 innings
4/4/11 Red Raiders Shut Out Bulldogs
Game2 Won 11-0
Mitchell throws a NO-NO with only 65 pitches to 16 batters in 5 innings!!!
The Baseball Gods smiled in the first game but absolutely grinned from ear to ear during the second. The first inning Berea had two strike outs and grounded out; the second they had a strike out and a walk tagged out in a second to short to first (Brooks Brady, Drew Davenport, Nate Edenfield) double play. Three strike outs were all she wrote for the Bulldogs in the third. The fourth held two ground outs and a line drive back to the pitcher. Their last at bat consisted of a ground out followed by two strike outs. Holy cow! Yes sir! A no hitter!!
Not one single ball made it out of the infield for Berea! Only one runner was left on base for Bulldogs the entire game! Eight outs were strike outs, seven were infield plays! Great job Cody Mitchell (pitcher), Nate Edenfield (at first), Jordan Ford and Brooks Brady (at second), and Drew Davenport (shortstop)! Drew Davenport led off the game for Greenville with a double and Michael Spiers had the last hit of the inning, also a double which brought in the fifth run. Garrett Keller started the second inning with a bomb that bounced off the top of the wall for a double, Cody Mitchell also doubled and Garrett Keller singled to drive in the last Greenville run of the game. The second and third innings both ended with bases loaded and the fourth ended with two men on.
Brooks Brady 1 single Phillip Bryant 2 RBIs
Drew Davenport 1 single, 1 double Nate Edenfield 1 RBI
Garrett Keller 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI Jack McDonald 1 RBI
Cody Mitchell 1 double, 1 sac fly, 2 RBI Michael Spiers 1 double, 1 RBI
Cody Mitchell 5 innings
Raiders Subdue Dogs
April 5, 2011
Raiders get region win on the road
Greenville Doubles Up On Berea
Josh Wright pitched a great game at Berea, giving up only one hit. Infielders for Greenville stayed busy and only four balls made it to the outfield the entire game. Great job guys! Our Red Raiders started the game by batting a round with two of their five hits being doubles (Evan Rollison and Gray Tollison) and scoring five. The second inning saw three doubles (Evan Rollison, Glenn Batson and Miguel Vieira) and three runs. Bases were left loaded in the third and the fourth was a quick inning. Then came the fifth inning which was big! Our boys batted a round once again coming up with eight hits including a double by Chase Stapleton, Gray Tollison’s second double of the night and Evan Rollison’s third double of the night and six more runs!
Glenn Batson 1 single Taylor McCuen 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Cameron Reynolds 1 single, 1 RBI Evan Rollison 3 doubles
Clark Scolamiro 2 singles, 1 RBI Chase Stapleton 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI
Gray Tollison 2 doubles, 3 RBIs Miguel Vieira 2 singles, 1 double, 2 RBIs
Steven Wohlrab 1 single
Josh Wright 5 innings
Region Road Win for GHS
April 8, 2011
Red Raiders Take Down Devildogs
The last time these teams met was on our turf in a game with a surprising twist at the end; our boys made sure that would not happen again. Each team scored one run in the first inning. With one out in the second, Gray Tollison started the excitement with a HOMERUN, later in the inning Evan Rollison finished the inning with a three run HOMERUN!! After the Devildogs had three at bats our boys were at it again. Working off the adrenaline rush created by the previous inning, the Red Raiders continued to score in the third inning. Nothing fancy this inning, just smart baseball such as the second perfect bunt this game by Clark Scolamiro to move runners plus get himself on base and long singles by Chase Stapleton and Miguel Vieira that brought in two runs each. The end of the third and fourth innings Travelers Rest found themselves down 11-1. The fifth inning Greenville added one more to the board and the Devildogs managed a double and two homeruns to add three to their side. In the sixth Greenville added one, Travelers Rest none to make the score 13-4. Rooke Crouch finished off the scoring for the Red Raiders in the last inning with a two run HOMERUN! A fantastic jump by second baseman Chase Stapleton followed by a fly out to center and the last batter grounding out completed the defeat for the Devildogs. Seventeen hits plus smart pitching and fantastic fielding made watching both halves of each inning fun for any Red Raider fan!
Glenn Batson 2 singles Rooke Crouch 2 singles, 1 HOMERUN, 4 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 1 single, 1 RBI Evan Rollison 1 double, 1 HOMERUN, 4 RBIs
Clark Scolamiro 4 singles, 1 RBI Chase Stapleton 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 HOMERUN Miguel Vieira 1 single, 2 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 7 innings
GHS Takes Another Away From Home
April 9, 2011
4/9/11 Red Raiders Visit Yellow Jackets Won 6-5
The game poked along for the first three innings with Greenville scoring once in the second inning and Greer scoring two in the first and again in the third. The top of the fourth our boys had just enough of a boost to get ahead. With one out and bases loaded from three singles, Glenn Batson hit one to right field to drive in two and Rooke Crouch repeated this move to bring in both the tying and go ahead runs. With a four batter inning for Greer, they added no runs and the fourth inning ended with the Red Raiders ahead 5-4. A walk for Evan Rollison in the sixth became our last run. Greer did not score again until the bottom of the seventh when they were held to one which wasn’t enough.
Glenn Batson 2 singles, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 2 singles, 1 double, 2 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 2 singles Cameron Reynolds 1 single, 1 RBI
Evan Rollison 1 single Clark Scolamiro 1 single
Chase Stapleton 1 single Gray Tollison 2 doubles
Steven Wohlrab 6 innings Zander Moyd 1 inning
JV Concludes Season Undefeated.
April 9, 2011
JV Red Raiders Finish Season Undefeated
The bottom of the first inning found Greenville with nothing on the board and giving up three to Greer. The second inning our boys popped up, ground out and had a fly out to right. But two strike outs and a ground out kept Greer from adding to their score. In the third inning the Red Raiders worked to put one on the board with a single by Garrett Keller driven in by Jordan Ford and the infield kept the Yellow Jackets in check. Our boys managed one more run from a walk drawn by Oakley Elrod then driven in by Michael Spiers and left a man on third in the fourth inning while holding Greer with two strike outs and a ground out. The fifth inning the Red Raiders began to pull away with a two out single by Jordan Ford who stole second. He was followed by Jack McDonald who singled, moving Ford to third and then stealing second. Ford then came in on an error to tie the game. Jamie Connor’s single brought in McDonald for the go ahead run. The bottom of the inning for Greer was three up, three down again. Michael Spiers led off the sixth with a double and was driven in by another double from Garrett Keller. Phillip Bryant came in as courtesy runner for Keller and immediately took advantage of wild pitches to advance and score. Drew Davenport reached first on a fielder’s choice play, stole second and was driven in by Jack McDonald to score the final run. Greenville allowed Greer only seven more at bats through the remaining two innings with which they generated no hits and were only able to get one base. Evan Smith threw a total of twelve strike outs and gave up only one hit. Great job Red Raiders and congratulations on a fantastic season!!
Jamie Connor 1 single, 1 RBI Drew Davenport 1 single
Jordan Ford 2 singles, 1 RBI Garrett Keller 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI
Jack McDonald 2 singles, 1 RBI Michael Spiers 1 double, 1 RBI
Parker Stroud 1 single
Evan Smith 7 innings
Raiders Top Eagles
@ Grover Reid
4/12/11 Red Raiders Clip Eagles Wings Won 14-5
The first at bat for Eastside was a rollercoaster ride. The first two batters were out on a fly ball to center and a ground out. Then two hits and one run scored. The bases were loaded when Gray Tollison made a swift decision on a ball hit to third; he tagged the bag to get the lead runner out and end the inning. Clark Scolamiro led off for Greenville with a double and stole third; Evan Rollison reached first and second on errors which also brought in Scolamiro. The third at bat was a two run HOMERUN from Glenn Batson to put the home team ahead by two. With only three at bats, the Eagles did nothing in the second. The Red Raiders continued to score, adding four with the help of a Gray Tollison double and a triple by Evan Rollison. Try as they might, Eastside could only manage one in the third before Gray Tollison repeated his earlier move and ended the inning with bases loaded. The fourth inning Eastside added one to which Greenville responded with two; the fifth saw two from each. With two outs and two men on in the bottom of the sixth, Taylor McCuen hit a HOMERUN for the final runs of the game. Our boys really looked good through the entire game!
Glenn Batson 1 HOMERUN, 4 RBIs Rooke Crouch 1 single, 1 double
Taylor McCuen 1 HOMERUN, 3 RBIs Cameron Reynolds 1 single, 1 RBI
Evan Rollison 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs Clark Scolamiro 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI
Chase Stapleton 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI Gray Tollison 1 double, 1 RBI
Josh Wright 4 1/3 innings John Parke 2 2/3 innings
Greenville Takes Road Loss
April 14, 2011
Revenge Is Not Always Sweet
Not long ago the Red Raiders took down the Patriots with a ten run rule game, this was payback. Greenville scored two in the first and left two on in the first; JL Mann had a three run homer. We couldn’t get one on in the second while they doubled their score. The Red Raiders continued the game this way; getting five runners on through the remaining four innings but not able to get them home. Simply put… they did, we didn’t.
Glenn Batson 2 singles, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 1 single
Clark Scolamiro 1 single Chase Stapleton 1 single
Miguel Vieira 1 single Steven Wohlrab 1 single
Taylor McCuen 3 1/3 innings Steven Wohlrab 2 2/3 innings
Raiders Conclude Region Play
April 15, 2011
Senior Night Shut Out Won 14-0
Moyd throws a NO-NO with only 63 pitches to 16 batters in 5 innings!!!
What a great way to honor our seniors Zander Moyd, Graham Mulliken and Evan Rollison! Eight strike outs, no walks, seven defensive outs sum up the game for the Southside Tigers. Oh yeah baby!!! A no hitter for senior Zander Moyd!!! Way to go “Z”!!!
In other words, the game belonged completely to the Greenville Red Raiders! With thirty-one at bats in the four inning game, our boys had seventeen hits. The first inning we saw six hits with two doubles, including a two run double from Glenn Batson. The second inning brought nine more hits, including three more doubles and also a triple from Evan Rollison. For a little excitement the third inning brought two hits, one being a HOMERUN by John Parke. The boys then rested in the fourth and the game ended by the ten run rule in the fifth inning.
Glenn Batson 1 single, 1 double, 3 RBIs Rooke Crouch 1 double, 2 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 2 doubles, 1 RBI Jack McDonald 1 single, 1 RBI
Cody Mitchell 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI John Parke 1 HOMERUN, 1 RBI
Evan Rollison 2 singles, 1 triple, 1 RBI Clark Scolamiro 2 singles
Gray Tollison 2 singles, 1 RBI Josh Wright 1 double, 1 RBI
Zander Moyd 5 innings
Greenville County Championship Tourney Underway
April 19, 2011
Raiders Get victory
Advance in winners bracket.
Greenville County Championship
Red Raiders Edge By Rams For Game One
With Josh Wright on the mound, Hillcrest only saw the plate six times in the first two innings. The only run posted for the first two innings was by Greenville in the first. The Rams put up one to tie in the third but our boys quickly put up three to end the inning 4-1. Having cut the lead in half in the fourth, Hillcrest was pumped in the fifth and added two to tie. The tie remained until the bottom of the fifth when Greenville battled to add the go ahead run. The Rams scored two in the seventh to gain the lead. For a dramatic finish, our Red Raiders used a combination of three singles, two stolen bases and an error to score the tying and winning runs.
Glenn Batson 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI Cameron Reynolds 1 single, 1 RBI
Evan Rollison 1 single, 1 RBI Clark Scolamiero 1 single
Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 double
Josh Wright 4 innings Steven Wohlrab 2 innings
Greenville to Play for County Championship
April 20, 2011
GHS advances on to play for county championship !!
Greenville County Championship
Greenville Raids Warriors Home Field For Game 2
The Riverside Warriors started strong with four hits and four runs in the top of the first inning. Greenville’s first two batters drew walks then HELLO! A string of THREE HOMERUNS!!! by Glenn Batson, Taylor McCuen and Gray Tollison for five runs. Lead off for Riverside had a hit to deep center which Cameron Reynolds threw in to first baseman Rooke Crouch, who tagged the surprised runner when he was off the bag at second. The second and third batters were out in a double play when Glenn Batson tagged second, then threw to Rooke Crouch at first. Riverside used a homerun in the third put one on the board and tie the game. Quick reflexes and sure hands allowed a play from short to home (Glenn Batson, Cody Mitchell) to keep another run from scoring as the runner tried to knock the ball loose as he slid in. The bats were on fire during Greenville’s twelve at bat half of the inning with doubles from Clark Scolamiero and Gray Tollison plus ANOTHER HOMERUN from Glenn Batson plus a HOMERUN from Rooke Crouch. Our Red Raiders ended the inning ahead 16-6. The Warriors were unable to score in the top of the fifth and ending the game by the ten run rule, putting the Greenville Red Raiders into the Greenville County Championship Game!!! WAY TO GO GUYS!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!
Glenn Batson 2 HOMERUNS, 5 RBIs Rooke Crouch 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs
Taylor McCuen 1 HOMERUN, 1 RBI Cameron Reynolds 2 singles
Evan Rollison 2 singles, 2 RBIs Clark Scolamiero 1 double, 3 RBIs
Gray Tollison 1 double, 1 HOMERUN, 2 RBIs
Second Round Victory for GHS
Greenville Stings Yellow Jackets In Game 2
The Greenville Red Raiders traveled to Fort Mill Yellow Jacket territory for the second game of the Upper State District 1 playoffs. As they went into the bottom of the third, Greenville was down 3-1; Fort Mill had a three run homer to end the inning 6-1. Going into the sixth, down 7-2, Greenville needed a big inning. It wasn’t as big as they had hoped, but lady luck had begun to smile on them as they put three on the board to close the gap a little. The Red Raider defense did their job and held the Yellow Jackets in check. The seventh inning proved quite exciting as Evan Rollison and Glenn Batson singled to get on and further advanced with a walk drawn by Taylor McCuen. Rollison and Batson were brought in by a hit batter, and a fielder’s choice to tie the game; McCuen then scored the go ahead run on an error. The game was once again tied when Fort Mill added one in the bottom of the inning. A walk, and intentional walk and a single had the bases loaded as Gray Tollison singled to bring in the go ahead run. Two more walks and a single brought in three more runs, changing the score to 12-8 our favor. The yellow jackets tried but could only manage two, making the final score 12-10 Greenville!!!
Glenn Batson 1 single Rooke Crouch 2 singles
Taylor McCuen 1 single, 1 double Evan Rollison 1 single
Chase Stapleton 2 singles, 2 RBIs Gray Tollison 2 singles, 2 RBIs
Miguel Vieira 1 single, 2 RBIs
Josh Wright 2 2/3 innings Zander Moyd 4 innings
Steven Wohlrab 1 2/3 innings
Round One, Opening Victory for Raiders!!
Greenville Takes First Game Of Playoffs
With Taylor McCuen on the mound and strong defense behind him, our Red Raiders made the Cougars work hard for what they got. The first three innings were pretty even, with York scoring three and Greenville five. The Cougars had three up, three down in the top of the fourth; the Red Raiders then increased their lead by scoring six and having a man on third by the first out, then added one more to end the inning 12-3. York was only able to put two on the board in the next two innings as they tried to stay in the game. Greenville had bases loaded and two outs when Taylor McCuen approached the plate, hitting one deep to center field to drive in two and move the winning run to third. Gray Tollison followed with a single, driving in the final run and bringing the mercy rule into play.
Glenn Batson 1 single, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 3 singles
Taylor McCuen 1 single, 3 doubles, 6 RBIs Clark Scolamiero 1 single, 1 double, 2 RBIs
Chase Stapleton 1 RBI (sac fly) Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 RBI
Miguel Vieira 1 single, 2 RBIs
District Championship coming to Grover Reid
Today May 4, 5:30 pm, 1st pitch, game 1 vs. Fort Mill. Be there early. Bring family and friends. We scheduled 5;30pm “just in case” we have to play a double–header. However, if we get the same level of enthusiasm from the number of folks we had in fort mill, Grover Reid Field will be rocking.
Go Raiders !!
Raiders Claim District Championship
Greenville Shuts Out Fort Mill for District Title
Grover Reid Field proved the perfect place for the AAA District 1 championship game. Fort Mill arrived to avenge the loss in their previous meeting and hoping to win two for the district title. Greenville had a much better plan! Taylor McCuen had the mound for the evening and pitched one of his best games ever for the Red Raiders, truly deserving the win. Defense for Greenville stepped up when needed to keep the Yellow Jackets in check.
Fans were provided an adrenaline rush in the second inning by two great plays. The first occurred as Fort Mill’s first batter’s attempt to steal second was squashed by Miguel Vieira’s throw to Glenn Batson. With the next two batters on first and third, Glenn Batson, Chase Stapleton and Rooke Crouch turned a double play to end the inning. The runner left on third was the closest to home plate the Yellow Jackets were allowed the entire game. Greenville had two hits and two walks in the bottom of the second and took advantage of a couple of errors to put two on the board. In the end, it was all they would need.
The infield ruled third and fourth innings for three up, three down in each. Rooke Crouch hustled to the fence for a great catch and the first out of the fifth. With runners on first and second in the seventh, a ball was hit deep right and was caught in an incredible diving catch by Evan Rollison. The hope of the Fort Mill fans could be heard leaving as they collectively exhaled and Red Raider fans were ready to celebrate!!!
Taylor McCuen, Cameron Reynolds, Clark Scolamiero 1 single each
Evan Rollison 1 single, 1 RBI Chase Stapleton 1 single, 1 RBI
Gray Tollison 2 singles Miguel Vieira 1 double
Pitcher: Taylor McCuen 7 innings
Greenville Outlast Union County
Raiders get 1st round victory.
Greenville Beats Union to Advance Won 9-7
Great pitching and strong defense were key. A far reaching stretch by Glenn Batson and a perfectly timed jump by Rooke Crouch ended things for Union with two men left on base. Greenville got men on in the bottom of the first but could not seem to get them home.
The second inning completely belonged to the Red Raiders beginning with three up, three down for the Yellow Jackets. Greenville fully used their half of the inning to their advantage putting eight on the board. Two walks and two hits tied the game and left bases loaded with only one out when Glenn Batson approached the plate. A hit deep into centerfield caused some defensive confusion and with a little luck and a lot of hustle, all four runners crossed the plate!! It was truly one of those situations you had to see to believe!! Taylor McCuen followed with a HOMERUN!! The Red Raiders added another two before ending the inning ahead 8-1.
Zander Moyd on the mound, Greenville’s defense and lady luck kept Union to only one run over the next two innings. The Yellow Jackets managed to cut the lead in half in the fifth and pull within one in the sixth but it would prove too little too late. Our Red Raiders put one more on the board in the sixth. With a fly ball to left field and Steven Wohlrab striking out two, Greenville finished the game quickly.
Glenn Batson 3 singles, 1 double, 3 RBIs Taylor McCuen 1 HOMERUN, 2 singles
Evan Rollison 1 single, 1 double Clark Scolamiero 2 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI
Chase Stapleton 2 singles Rooke Crouch, Cameron Reynolds, Miguel Vieira 1 single each
Zander Moyd 4 innings Josh Wright 1 inning Steven Wohlrab 2 innings
Eastside gets upper Hand
May 9, 2011
Excitement to the End
With Taylor McCuen on the mound and the top and bottom of each inning almost mirroring each other, Greenville and Eastside showed just how closely they were matched; both remaining scoreless through three innings. A homerun for the Eagles in the fourth scored the first run of the game. The Red Raiders responded with two runs off three hits to end the inning 2-1 in their favor. It took some effort, but Eastside managed to tie the score in the top of the fifth. Greenville again answered the call to action with a one out triple by Clark Scolamiero who would cross the plate for the go ahead run. The Eagles strung together four hits for two runs in the sixth, making the score 4-3. Our boys were able to get on base in the bottom of the sixth but could not seem to get home. A two run Eastside homerun in the top of the seventh went unanswered. After four straight wins in the playoffs, this loss may have our Red Raiders down but they certainly are not out!
Glenn Batson 1 single, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 1 single, 1 double, 1 RBI
Cameron Reynolds 2 singles, 1 RBI Clark Scolamiero 1 triple
Taylor McCuen and Gray Tollison 1 single each
Taylor McCuen 6 innings Zander Moyd 1 inning
Raiders Complete Season
May 11, 2011
Union County advances with victory at Grover Reid.
Too Little Too Late
Sometimes things just don’t work out quite the way you have planned, no matter what you try. Union arrived ready to play and turned their two hits in the first two innings into two runs; Greenville had trouble getting started. With the help of two homeruns, Union posted three more in the third. A walk, a double and the fleet feet of Chase Stapleton put the first Red Raider run on the board, making the score 5-1 at the end of three. The Yellow Jackets stung our boys in the fourth by adding five more runs. The score remained 10-1 Union until the bottom of the sixth when Gray Tollison was hit by a pitch and turned that into a run by crossing the plate on a wild pitch. Union’s fifth homerun of the night came in the top of the last inning for their final run of the game. Our Red Raiders scored two runs off three hits in the bottom of the seventh. Although the bats had come to life, it just wasn’t enough. All in all, it was a good season and a lot of fun.
Glenn Batson 1 double, 1 RBI Rooke Crouch 1 single, 1 double
Clark Scolamiero 2 doubles, 1 RBI Gray Tollison 1 single, 1 RBI
Josh Wright 2 1/3 innings Steven Wohlrab 2/3 inning
Zander Moyd 2/3 inning John Parke 1/3 inning
Evan Smith 2 2/3 innings
Fall Workouts Annouced
Dates November 1-21, 2011
Fall Workouts 9-12 graders only
Must pay $10 insurance before they can practice
Must have a physical before they can practice (physical from last year is no good)
Link to forms below.
Baseball attire is required, no tee shirts, must where sleeves
Greenville High School
Head Baseball Coach
Medical/Insurance forms Link
Team Gear Deadline
Team Gear List
Folks, make sure you get to Coach asap the order form, w/ the check for the correct amount made out to First Team, please. We would like to have all this ordered soon. A November 1st deadline has been set.
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Preseason Peek at The 2012 Red Raiders
Preseason Peek vs Woodmont
The 2012 edition of GHS Red Raiders took to the field for the first time to face Woodmont High School on a cold and windy Saturday morning. Saturday was definitely far from baseball weather. Both teams started as cold as the weather offensively. Josh Wright took the mound for the Raiders and took control of the game, holding Woodmont scoreless through 3. He also provided a key spark offensively going 2 for 3, which included a 3 run blast to begin the scoring for the Raiders. Gray Tollison also looked sharp at the plate (3/4) and had several nifty plays at third. The Raiders continued their dominance from the mound as Mason Edwards pumped in strike after strike in the fourth and fifth innings. The bats warmed up unlike the weather as the Raiders began stringing hits together and capitalizing on Wildcats mistakes. Building a healthy lead as the Red Raiders added two each inning to bring their lead to nine. The Raider pitching staff continued to pound the zone as Evan Smith faced the minimum in the 6th and Steven Wohlrab fanned 2 in 7th. Grant Cox closed out the final inning of play. The Raiders are next in action on Tuesday at Byrnes High for their second scrimmage of the season.
Big Bats: Josh Wright HR; 2B: Rooke Crouch, Miguel Vieira, Josh Wright
Pitching Props: Josh Wright (3) and Mason Edwards (2), Evan Smith (1), Steven Wohlrab (2/3rd) and Grant Cox (1/3rd) combing to give up only five hits the entire game.
Top Thieves, stealing 2 bases each: Cameron Reynolds, Clark Scolamiero and Corbin Singleton
Brrrrrrrynes Vs Greenville, Pre-season
February 14, 2012
Red Raiders Battle but are Bested by Byrnes 11-6
On a non baseball like evening in Duncan SC at Brynes High, the Raiders were put into a deep freeze by superb pitching and very unfriendly weather. Senior Rooke Crouch was seemingly the only one unaffected by the weather being perfect at the dish, going 4-4. Crouch doubled in the second and fourth innings and singled in the sixth and seventh, but it wasn't enough to get past the Rebels, as the Raiders lost 11-6 in seven plus frames. The end of the second inning found the Red Raiders up 2-0 thanks in part to four Byrnes strike outs delivered by Steven Wohlrab. The Byrnes Rebels worked to end the third inning in a tie. One word describes the fourth inning: ugly. In the top of the fourth, Crouch’s hit made him the only Greenville play to reach base that inning. Byrnes used the “any way on” method and it worked for nine batters. Cody Mitchell went in to the mound in an attempt to stop the damage. The inning ended four batters later but the seven run damage was done. The Rebels ending the fourth up 9-2. Evan Smith took the mound for the fifth and sixth. In the top of the sixth with two outs and bases loaded Taylor McCuen doubled to center to drive in two runs and put a runner on third. The bottom of the sixth generated some hope with the Rebels going three up – three down for a short side. Unfortunately Greenville was unable to produce in the seventh. Other notable performances include Josh Wright crossing the plate twice. The pitching staff of Wohlrab, Edwards, Mitchell, Smith, and Scolamiero recorded 9k’s and 2 bb’s.Although they battled hard the rest of the game, the Red Raiders just could not overcome the damage done early. Join the Raiders on Tuesday the 21st, when they welcome Laurens High to Grover Reid Field.
But hey, it is still preseason!
Mother Nature Throws a Perfect Game
February 18, 2012
A Beautiful Saturday at Grover Reid Field!
Thank you to all who helped Saturday to get the Home of the Red Raiders ready for the 2012 season. Coach Scolamiero already had the field looking great! Thanks Coach for the inspiration! A fantastic group of parents and coaches worked several hours and their efforts are greatly appreciated! Painting, weed eating, brick and mortar repair, leaf blowing, sweeping and several other talents were used to provide the beautiful results. More improvements are coming, so be sure to watch the field for them!
In addition to work there was also some fun! The beautiful spring like day saw Coach Scolamiero take the mound in the first inning and continue to feed the pitching machine through all fifty as our boys played their annual fundraising Fifty Inning Game. They hit, they ran, they scored, and they even got to goof off a little! The fans even came out to support them and a good day was had by all!
DP Scrimmage Day, Preseason Finale
Greenville Wraps Up Pre Season
Boiling Springs 12
As the sun set on The Grover so did the pre season for the Raiders. Greenville completed their pre season in a DP scrimmage vs. Boiling Springs. Greenville fell hard to the Bull Dogs 12-1 despite Taylor McCuen’s two hit day at the dish. Things began promising as Raider Steven Wohlrab gave the visitors fits while on the mound. Boiling Springs managed only one hit off of Wohlrab, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his three innings of work.
The top of the fourth inning saw Clark Scolamiero dive off the mound to stop a hard hit grounder for the second out. Four batters later, with bases loaded, a well-placed fly ball to left was caught by Michael Spiers to end the inning.
Mid-way through the fifth inning saw Evan Smith come in for relief to end the bleeding. With the help of the Red Raider defense the next three batters were retired. However, 2 walks, 3 singles and 2 wild pitches early in the inning resulted in 4 runs for Boiling Springs to give them the edge.
The sixth saw 2 walks and a HR bringing in three runs for the Bulldogs additionally a hit batter resulted in one more to put Boiling Springs up 8-0 over Greenville.
In the bottom of the sixth Cameron Reynolds single resulted in the only Red Raider run of the day. A single, a walk, a wild pitch and a passed ball allowed Boiling Springs to add two more to the board in the 7th.
Now the real fun begins as the Raiders prepare for the regular season and beyond.
JV Raiders Kick-off Season
JV –vs- Greer @ Greer
The JV season began with a cold, cold night with a visit to Greer. Unable to shake the cold early on,
our JV Raiders couldn’t post a run in at the top of the first inning. and returned that favor to Greer at the bottom of the first. GHS pitcher Chayce Torres, took the mound and returned the favor with a k, aided a diving catch in the outfield by Lucas Coan, and a scoop and throw to first base by third baseman Philip Bryant.
In the second, Ben Peden got things started with a single. He advanced to second with a single by Corbin Singleton. Noah Smith hit to deep right bringing in Ben. Weston McDonald pushed in another score. Two separate over throws to third by the catcher allowed Noah and Weston to score.
Torres continued pitching well for Greenville. Great defense kept the Jackets off the board through 4. Highlighted by a double play from the outfield which started with Smith.
At the top of the fourth Corbin Singleton led of with a single, followed by a single by Philip Bryant, a Noah Smith walked ~ bases loaded! Weston McDonald was up next, and was thrown out at first, but scored Corbin. Cason Mansel hit one right over third base earning him a double and scoring Philip Bryant.
Capers Foster came on in relief for the Raiders. He kept the Jackets at bay. After five innings Greenville was up 6-1.
Greenville battle the elements and Jackets. The JV Raiders began to pull away with timely walks, quality hits, and capitalizing on Greer mistakes.
Capers Foster continued pitching at the bottom of the sixth, and Bryce Reeves relieved Weston McDonald at catcher. Greer’s first batter struck out. The second batter hit to deep right, and Noah Smith was there once again to make the catch. The third batter singled. The fourth batter hit to deep center and Lucas Coan made the catch ending the game.
Raiders Take Season Opener
10 innings, 2 homers and a "w"
The temperature dropped as the Red Raiders warmed up; taking Greer 5-1 in extra innings for the 2012 season opener.
The game was long as the temperature had dropped to forty degrees but the end was well worth the wait Monday night. The visiting Greenville High School Red Raiders beat Greer 5-1 but needed extra innings to do so. The only Yellow Jacket run did not come until the bottom of the third inning. The Raiders needed 7 innings to get started tying it up to force extra innings. Greenville’s Steven Wohlrab pitched the first six innings with expertise; he kept the ball around the plate, throwing seventy percent strikes he struck out eight and walked none.
Seven innings is the length of a normal high school game. It took that long for the Red Raider bats to warm up. With a runner on second, Clark Scolamiero doubled to drive in Corbin Singleton and tie the game. Rooke Crouch tossed two innings of shutout ball in the seventh and eighth; striking out four, walking one and surrendering only one hit. With the score tied at one in the tenth inning, Josh Wright came to the plate and tripled, bringing home Cameron Reynolds. This boost from Wright was just what The Raiders needed. Taylor McCuen and Rooke Crouch were the next two at the dish, delivering HOMERUNS to left and right fields respectively. Josh Wright handed out strike out to the three Yellow Jackets batters in the bottom of the tenth to end the game 5-1.
Raiders fall 3 to 1
Rd 1 IP classic
Details to follow.
GHS Ralllies Past Dogs
Dramatic come from behind victory pushes Raiders to next round.
More details to follow.
Greenville tops Wren 5-4
Greenville tops Wren 5-4 in tug of war at Fluor Field for Third Win of the 2012 Season
The Red Raiders took the last of five lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Wren HS, securing a 5-4 victory on Thursday at beautiful Fluor Field. The second inning was a wild ride with the first run of the game in the top of the inning as Taylor McCuen was brought in by a double off the center field wall from Josh Wright. The lead flipped with Wren scoring two in the bottom of the inning. A key fourth-inning rally allowed Greenville to finally managed to grab the lead. The seventh inning brought excitement as Taylor McCuen launched one out in foul territory followed by one off the wall for a double duplicating his hit in the fourth. Wren scored two runs in the seventh on an error but Greenville staved off the Hurricanes for the win.
Pitcher Steven Wohlrab had great control, as he threw strikes on 62 of his 89 pitches; he struck out five and walked only one in six innings. Rooke Crouch closed the game with two-thirds of an inning of scoreless ball.
Big Bats: Doubles: Clark Scolamiero (2), Taylor McCuen (2), Rooke Crouch, Josh Wright
GHS outlast Berea
The Red Raiders jump on the Bulldogs early and coast to an 11-3 win.
Before the sun set on Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park Friday night, Greenville had already posted ten runs in three innings. Two of the three runs scored in the third were brought in by a double from Drew Davenport. Senior Josh Wright led the team with a flawless day at the dish, going 4-4 against Berea HS' pitching with singles in the second and fourth innings and doubles in the third and sixth innings.
John Parke took the mound for the first four innings and had great control as he threw strikes on 50 of his 75 pitches, collecting six strike outs. Mason Edwards came in to finish the game and kept Berea off balance, allowing no earned runs, walked none and struck out none during his three innings of work. The duo combined to give up only three hits the entire game.
Big Bats: Doubles: Josh Wright (2), Drew Davenport (2), Cameron Reynolds, Miguel Vieira
Den of Thieves (steals): Drew Davenport (2), Cameron Reynolds, Josh Wright, Grant Cox, Cason Mansell
Raiders Win On the Road
March 20, 2012
Travelers Rest 6
More details to follow.
GHS Best Jackets
March 22, 2012
More details to follow.
Change of Venue Does No Harm
The Greenville High School Red Raiders take out Eastside HS with help from McCuen, 4-0
Taylor McCuen had a good game at the plate to help the Greenville High School Red Raiders to a 4-0 victory in seven innings over Eastside HS.
McCuen got on base two times in the game for the Greenville High School Red Raiders. McCuen doubled in the fourth inning.
Eastside HS was unable to make good contact against Steven Wohlrab. Eastside HS managed just one hit off of the the Greenville High School Red Raiders' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out six during his six innings of work.
Grant Cox, Rooke Crouch, McCuen, Clark Scolamiero, and Gray Tollison each got hits for the Greenville High School Red Raiders.
The Grover Brings in Another Victory
The Greenville High School Red Raiders offense too much for Southside HS in 21-0 rout....
More details to follow
JL Mann HS falls 14-0
March 29, 2012
JL Mann HS didn't have a chance on Friday, as the Greenville High School Red Raiders won in blowout fashion, 14-0 in five innings at JL Mann HS.
The Greenville High School Red Raiders scored seven runs in the fourth on a wild pitch, an RBI double by Taylor McCuen, a two-run double by Rooke Crouch, an RBI single by Miguel Vieira, and aggressive base running.
Crouch racked up five RBIs on four hits for the Greenville High School Red Raiders.
The Greenville High School Red Raiders' Josh Wright kept JL Mann HS off the scoreboard for all the innings he toed the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four.
Raiders Stay Atop Region
March 30, 2012
Wade Hampton 2
More info to come.....
JV Raiders Split Double Header
Greenville Gets Opening Round Win
Forest Acres Classic
McCuen hits and pitches the Greenville High School Red Raiders to 5-1 victory
Taylor McCuen powered the Greenville High School Red Raiders at the plate and on the mound Monday, willing the Greenville High School Red Raiders to a 5-1 victory over Mauldin HS.
McCuen racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Greenville High School Red Raiders. McCuen singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning.
Mauldin HS couldn't get anything going so long as McCuen toed the rubber. Mauldin HS managed just two hits off of the the Greenville High School Red Raiders' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two during his five innings of work.
Cody Mitchell got the win in relief for the Greenville High School Red Raiders. Mitchell pitched two innings and allowed one run.
The lead stayed with the Greenville High School Red Raiders after the third, when they scored two runs on a two-run home run by McCuen.
The Greenville High School Red Raiders tacked on another three runs in the sixth. A double by Clark Scolamiero ignited the offense,, scoring Josh Wright. That was followed up by Rooke Crouch's single, bringing home Scolamiero.
Mauldin HS scored its only run of the game on a groundout by C Thompson in the sixth inning.
Raiders Blank Spring Valley HS at Forest Acres Tournament
The Greenville High School Red Raiders jump on Spring Valley HS early and coast to 10-0 win
A six-run explosion in the first inning spurred the Greenville High School Red Raiders to a 10-0 win in five innings over Spring Valley HS at Forest Acres Tournament @ AC Flora on Tuesday.
Josh Wright racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Greenville High School Red Raiders. Wright homered in the first inning.
John Parke was in control on the rubber. Spring Valley HS managed just one hit off of Parke, who allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out three during his five innings of work.
Raiders In Final
GHS tops Flora 1-0 to advance to championship game.
More to follow.....
Exciting would be an understatement! With twelve wins in a row (five being shutouts) and 2-0 for the week, Our Red Raiders approached the top ranked team in the state to exact revenge for the last time they met. Senior Josh Wright kept AC Flora off the scoreboard for all seven innings he toed the rubber. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four.
Six scoreless innings of absolute top notch baseball saw walks, fielder's choice plays and double plays. Six Raider and seven Falcon runners were left on base. The first hit of the game was for AC Flora in the bottom of the sixth. Rooke Crouch singled to start the seventh for Greenville, Gray Tollison singled to join him and Josh Wright added another to load the bases. Grant Cox then followed their lead to bring in the only run of the game. The bottom of the inning saw AC Flora manage two on only to leave them stranded.
Greenville Takes an Extra Inning Loss In Final
White Knoll 5
G H S 4 (extra Innings)
McCuen, Wright make all Tournament Team.
Crouch Named to All Academic Team.
Clark Scolamiero doubled to center with the first at bat of the game against #1 ranked SC Flora looked like it was going to be an exciting game. Although scoreless, our boys got warmed up early and the inning ended with runners stranded on second and third. With short second and third innings; the game remained scoreless after three. In the fourth the Timberwovles battled hard to put three on the board which the Raiders left unanswered for the time being. In the fifth White Knoll added one and the inning ended with Greenville down 4-0. The sixth inning brought hope as the Timberwolves first batter struck out, the second singled and their turn at the dish ended with a double play. The Red Raiders took a hit batter, a walk, and three hits to post two and leave the bases loaded. You could feel the momentum building and the anxiety of wondering if it would be in time. In the top of the seventh White Knoll felt a touch of deja vu, seeing only four batters and ending in a double play. It was now crunch time for Greenville and they powered up. A defensive error and a double brought in their third run. A walk, a wild pitch and a stolen base and a ground out brought in the tying run. Time for extra innings! In the top of the eighth inning with one out and runners on second and third, White Knoll singled to left field. Cameron Reynolds quickly shot the ball to Miguel Vieira at home to tag out the lead runner; Vieira then flipped the ball to Gray Tollison at third to finish the double play and end the top of the inning. Unfortunately the bottom of the inning held two ground outs and one fly out to end the game for Greenville. White Knoll may have won the tournament for the fourth consecutive year but at least they had to battle extra hard for it!
Doubles Delivered: Rooke Crouch, Taylor McCuen, Clark Scolamiero and Gray Tollison
Notable: Gray Tollison 3 RBIs
Mound Presence: Steven Wohlrab (5), Mason Edwards (1), Rooke Crouch (2)
History at The Reid, Long Ball Style
Homerun History was made April 10th at Grover Reid Field!!! Taylor McCuen and Gray Tollison clubbed two home runs each and Clark Scolamiero added another for a total of five homeruns before Greenville's second out!!!
An RBI triple by Clark Scolamiero, a two-run home run by TaylorMcCuen, a two-run home run by Tollison, a two-run double by Cameron Reynolds, a three-run homer by Scolamiero, a solo home run by McCuen, and a two-run home run by Tollison during the first inning; combining for eight hits and 13 RBIs. A two-run double by Rooke Crouchin the second inning helped the Red Raiders add to the board. Eighteen runs in the first three innings helped the Red Raiders blow out the Berea Bulldogs. After coasting through the next two innings, the ten run rule was invoked to end the game.
Mason Edwards got the win; striking out two and allowing only two runs over four innings.
Raider's Over 'Canes
In non-region action at Grover Reid Field the Red Raiders blew away the Wren Hurricanes 14-3 in 4 1/2 innings.
Josh Wright worked quickly in the first, sitting down two of the four who approached the plate. Cameron Reynolds was the first Red Raider at the dish. He was hit by the sixth pitch and would use his fleet feet to cross the plate two batters later for the first fun of the game. Greenville finished the inning ahead 2-0. Three at bats and a double play was the entire top of the second for Wren. Two walks, two doubles and a single plated four more Red Raider runs in the second. After another short Hurricane turn at the plate, the Red Raiders lit it up! With one out Greenville used three walks, three singles and two errors to add three to the board and set the table. Josh Wright approached the plate and proceeded to launch one out for a GRAND SLAM!!! The inning ended 13-0 Greenville. Wren did nothing in the forth, remaining scoreless, and Greenville added one. In a desperate eleventh hour effort the Hurricanes managed to plate three in the fifth but it was not enough to continue the game.
Raiders Clinch a Piece of Region Title
The first three at bats for Travelers Rest loaded the bases, however the next three resulted in outs with the Devil Dogs managing only one run for all their effort. Things remained rather uneventful through the second. The top of the third Steven Wohlrab found his stride striking out two and delivering the third batter the perfect pitch for a fly out. This seemed to spark the entire Red Raider team who turned the third into a big inning for themselves. By taking advantage of two walks and three defensive errors Greenville put three on the board with little effort before their first out. Gray Tollison then launched one out, Homerun with two on to double the runs for the home team! The inning ended with Greenville up 6-1 and runners left on first and third.
The forth inning was calm and quick. The top of the fifth a walk, a single and a hit batter loaded the bases for Travelers Rest. Another hit and a sacrifice fly would cut the Raiders lead in half by the time the Devil Dogs were done. Both teams continued to battle to the bottom of the sixth. Rooke Crouch doubled to center driving in Mike Spiers to add the seventh run with no outs. Gray Tollison, traded places with Crouch after his hit bounced back in off the top of the fence. The Devil Dogs played dead and the final score was 8-3 Greenville.
Raiders Take Region Title
The Greenville High School Red Raiders top Eastside HS in back-and-forth affair, 10-6.
The rain held off at Grover Reid Field Tuesday night just long enough for the Red Raiders to defeat the Eagles for the second time this season. The seniors displayed their leadership as Taylor McCuen pounded out three hits, including a two-run Home run, and had a total of four RBIs. Rooke Crouch added a two-run Home run of his own plus Gray Tollison and Miguel Vieira both doubled. Josh Wright, also a senior, held Eastside to only two runs through the first four innings. Twenty-three Home Runs this season and smart baseball have allowed the Greenville Red Raiders to remain undefeated in the region.
In the top of the second, Eastside grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Greenville quickly matched Eastside's strong inning with a two-run inning of their own in the second, scoring on a fielder's choice and an error. The Raiders then added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Taylor McCuen singled, plating Drew Davenport and Cameron Reynolds to start the inning. That was followed up by Rooke Crouch's two-run home run, bringing home McCuen. Three runs in the top of the fifth helped the Eagles close their deficit to 7-5. A solo home run, an RBI single and an error sparked Eastside's rally. Kyle van Hoff struck out to end the Eastside HS threat. After pushing across one run in the top of the sixth, Eastside faced just a 9-6 deficit. A fielder's choice triggered Eastside's comeback. Finally, Cody Mitchell induced an inning-ending ground out from Brandon Barber. It didn't take long for the our Red Raiders to respond as they scored one run of their own in the sixth. Cason Mansell scored on an RBI single by Grant Cox for the final run of the game. The Eagles were flightless in the seventh, taking their second loss to the Red Raiders this year.
Raiders Take Final at Home for Regular Season!!
McCuen leads the Greenville High School Red Raiders to 6-0 victory
The Greenville High School Red Raiders beat JL Mann HS 6-0 Friday behind both the bat and the arm of Taylor McCuen.
McCuen put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Greenville High School Red Raiders. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the third and fourth innings.
McCuen brought the heat against JL Mann HS during his outing. JL Mann HS managed just three hits off of McCuen, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his five innings of work.
Five runs in the first three innings helped the Greenville High School Red Raiders blow out JL Mann HS. An RBI single by Grant Cox, an error, a groundout by Drew Davenport, and a groundout by Cameron Reynolds during the second inning fueled the Greenville High School Red Raiders' offense early.
The Greenville High School Red Raiders were sparked by Cox and McCuen, who teamed up for five hits and two RBIs.
The Greenville High School Red Raiders got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, the Greenville High School Red Raiders scored on a sacrifice fly by Rooke Crouch, bringing home Mike Spiers.
Game One of Play-offs
Game One of the playoffs takes two days to complete as Greenville shuts out Daniel 3-0
Just before the rains came Thursday night Miguel Vieira sent one to the right field fence for a triple and sending Gray Tollison home for the only run to be scored that night. The bottom fell out of the sky and the rain began to pour as the third inning was about to begin.
Friday night the game resumed where it left off. Drew Davenport singled to lead off for Greenville and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Cameron Reynolds. Clark Scolamiero then sent one over the right field fence for a two run Homerun! The third inning ended 3-0 where it remained through the end of the game.
Josh Wright kept Daniel HS off the scoreboard for all seven innings. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out six.
Tollison gives the Greenville High School Red Raiders late push to beat Seneca HS, 9-5
Next Game.....@ Travelers Rest 5:00
In a well played game full of intensity right from the start, Greenville's Red Raiders shut down Seneca's Bobcats to advance to the District 2 finals on Wednesday. With seven at bats and a bit of work Seneca plated three to start things off. Greenville responded with Taylor McCuen's double off the top of the left field wall brought in Clark Scolamiero. Rooke Crouch put one in right field and Gray Tollison took a hit to load the bases. Patience and a good eye earned Josh Wright a walk which also put the second Greenville run on the board. The inning ended with bases loaded.
Pitchers Kyle Edwards and John Parke mirrored each other delivering short scoreless innings for the second and third. Greenville did manage to load the bases although that was how they remained. Keeping things even seemed to be the theme in the forth inning as well as the Bobcats and Red Raiders added two runs each.
Seneca stranded two in the fifth and felt the tide begin to turn. In the bottom of the inning a two out single by Drew Davenport drove in Cason Mansell to tie the game and pump up the home crowd! The Bobcats loaded the bases in the sixth only to have it end in a double play. Two walks and a fielder's choice put two runners on for Greenville with one out. Gray Tollison ground out bringing in Clark Scolamiero, Rooke Crouch came in on a wild pitch. Miguel Vieira walked which turned into a run for courtesy runner Cason Mansell. With two outs and a full count Josh Wright put the finishing touch on the inning rocketing his Homerun! to the fans over the left field fence to end the inning 9-5. The final Bobcat inning was short and sweet as Cody Mitchell struck out the first two and the third batter ground out to end the game.
Shove City Members: John Parke looked great with flowing delivery and keeping his pitches per batter in check. He struck out four in his 3 2/3 innings on the bump. Cody Mitchell had an amazing night burning only 48 pitches in 3 1/3 innings of work. He gave up one hit, allowed no earned runs and struck out three. This pair seemed the perfect duo to throw for this game.
Bats with Pop: HOMERUN Josh Wright; Doubles: Taylor McCuen (2) and Clark Scolamiero
Greenville Moves on......Upper-State awaits!!!!
Red Raiders take two at Travelers Rest for District Title! Next stop Upperstate Playoffs beginning Saturday 5/4 at Grover Reid Filed!
The Greenville High Red Raiders drop Travelers Rest 9-5 in the first half of the double header.
In the top of the first, the Red Raiders grabbed an early 1-0 lead; the Devil Dogs came back with three runs in the second half of the inning. After five lead changes, it was Greenville who outlasted Travelers Rest to pull out the win. A fifth inning fielding error allowed Greenville to tie the game and sparked the Red Raiders to new life to maintain lead through the rest of the game. The final inning turned out the biggest for Greenville after Taylor McCuen Homered to kick things off. That was followed by Miguel Vieira's double which plated Rooke Crouch and the momentum carried. The Red Raiders totaled five runs in the top of the seventh with a homerun, three doubles, a fielding error, a walk and a sacrifice fly. A two-run homerun in the bottom of the inning cut the Devil Dogs deficit to four where it remained.
Josh Wright went the distance on the mound and recorded the win. He allowed five runs over seven innings, struck out one, walked two and surrendered ten hits.
Greenville chains Devil Dogs 5-4 in the second half of the double header as Taylor McCuen ties School Record!
History was made when the third Greenville batter was at the plate. Taylor McCuen launched a two-run Homerun! His Second Homerun of the night Tied the Greenville High Record of 32in a career. A solo homerun at the start of the game gave the Devil Dogs a short lived lead. Four first-inning runs put the Red Raiders ahead in the bottom of the first and boosted their momentum carried forward from the first game. Taylor McCuen and Josh Wright teamed up for three hits and three RBIs. Travelers Rest scored on an RBI single by in the third inning and a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Despite their efforts, the Devil Dogs could not fight their way over the hump.
Taylor McCuen was on the bump the entire game and recorded the win. He allowed four runs over seven innings, struck out three, walked none and surrendered ten hits.
BHP Eliminates GHS
Greenville High School Red Raiders outmuscled by Belton-Honea Path, 10-4
Gray Tollison did his best to will the Greenville High School Red Raiders to a win with a three-hit game, but the Greenville High School Red Raiders dropped a 10-4 contest to Belton-Honea Path on Monday at BHP.
Two of the Greenville High School Red Raiders' runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Tollison. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the second and seventh innings.
Matt Williams got the win for Belton-Honea Path. He allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two, walked two and surrendered 10 hits.
Belton-Honea Path went up for good in the fourth, scoring four runs on an RBI single by Crawford and a three-run triple by Williams.
Two runs in the top of the seventh helped the Greenville High School Red Raiders close their deficit to 10-4. A sacrifice fly by Rooke Crouch and an RBI single by Tollison fueled the Greenville High School Red Raiders' comeback. The Greenville High School Red Raiders' Cody Mitchell flew out to end the ballgame.
May 21, 2010
Game Capsules - 2010
I would like to let you know how much this baseball program, coaches, parents and teammates have meant to me and my family over the last year and a half.
In September of 2008, when faced with a move within my company, I looked at my children and where they were in their lives and realized that to move my son as a junior in high school would be a gut wrenching move, mostly due to his ability to play the game that he loves. Our other two kids were in better positions for a move, still not easy, but better. Luke was a “Texan” for all intents and purposes. We moved there when he was in the first grade, he had grown friends there and was the incumbent centerfielder for his baseball team.
We were faced with 3 choices….. (1) I could commute back and forth between Greenville and Houston for the next year and a half until Luke graduated and then move the family. This would have been a hardship on the whole family and a very tiring experience for me. (2) I could move the family at the end of the school year, letting Luke play out his junior year in Texas. This would have made him playing as a senior here very difficult. Or, (3) I could move with Luke at the beginning of the new year which would allow him to play as a junior and senior at the same high school. This would leave the rest of the family in Texas to finish out the school year where Cathy was teaching and the girls were settled. We chose for Luke and I to move at mid year to give him two years to try to play at the same school. The question then became, how do we choose a school? I knew that Luke didn’t mind competing for a spot on whatever team he landed on, but he needed to have a spot to compete for without having to unseat incumbent players. After some research, we ended up GHS and it has been one of the few bright spots in a midst of difficulties that we have encountered in this move. We spent the first 7 months apart as a family. We were not able to sell our house in Texas for 18 months and when we did it was at a substantially lower value than what the market was when we first contemplated this move. The one real constant that we had during all of the events of the move was a belonging to this “family” of GHS baseball.
The friends that we have made and the team that Luke has been fortunate to be a part of have been incredible. We have had so much fun throughout the last year and a half attending games with all of you and I want to thank all of you for your support and friendship that all of you have provided to Luke, me and our family. There are indelible images in my mind of these 2 seasons, ones that we probably won’t forget.
From last year, I can vividly see Gray Tollison’s 2 out, three run homerun at home to tie Eastside. We would eventually lose in the eighth when Gray’s ball to deep right, that would have easily scored the game winning runs, was caught. I remember the incredible effort of Luke Feisal on a fouled bunt attempt at TR that lead to a double play. I remember seeing Evan and Wes Reynolds become a pretty solid one/two punch on the mound in the latter half of last year and I don’t know that I have ever been as happy as when my Luke got hot at the beach and went 14 for 18 over a two week period of time. I walked very quietly around him, not wanting to bring him out of his state of unconsciousness! I remember coming back out of the loser’s bracket and handing Seneca a loss at home in a great game by Evan Rollison on the mound and then the dejection of losing such a close District Championship game to follow that up, when Wes Reynolds threw a 5 hitter but, for all of our opportunities, we couldn’t deliver the knockout punch needed to win it.
This year was to be a better year as we had so many seniors back with experience, but it started off a little strange with a true butt whippin at the hands of Blue Ridge. We then won 8 in a row, capped by Taylor McCuen’s surreal dream of a night at Berea. During that streak we saw Joey Nietopski, Wes Herndon, Luke Stephens and Taylor McCuen collect homeruns and would ultimately see 13 Red Raiders hit homers on the year. I remember Wes Herndon being 3 for 3 and a triple away from the cycle (and trying to imagine what kind of ball it would take for Wes to land that triple!). I remember Chase Stapleton homering in his first at bat of the season at the beach, Rooke Crouch’s 2 out homer to put us ahead in the 6th against West Virginia and Wes Reynolds bomb to CF against Conway. I’ll never forget my Luke’s walk off HR against Berea at home or the look on his face getting ready to enter the jumping mob of a team at the plate. Of all the years I have coached him and all the fun we’ve had, he’s never given me a ball before. He met me coming out of the press box that night and tossed it to me and winked. Later that week I got to see P-Lang hit his first ever HR. His dad told me “Patrick hit two homeruns tonight, his first and his last….”. But Patrick proved him wrong in the next game when he chased his friend and opponent Drake Thomason from the game and the Raiders went on to win. Patrick was heard to say “watch out McCuen, I’m coming after you!” I remember wincing in pain as I watched Luke Feisal (sans toenail) beat out an infield hit in that game. Just watching him run was painful. I remember watching Miguel’s homer sail out to left in the eighth of a 0-0 game at Mann, only to see that game turn on us too. Cam, I honestly thought you had caught that! The comeback at B-HP was incredible and showed how much heart this team had. The rest of district was relatively easy as we saw Evan and Luke Feisal homer to join the club against Eastside in a rout and we finished off Eastside again, this time at home for the crown as Glenn Batson homered to complete the comeback.
The Upper State playoffs didn’t treat us as well, but the Raiders advanced farther than they did last year and it was awfully fun along the way. Just like Boomer and Matthew did the year before, I saw these seniors (Joey Nietopski, Luke Feisal, Wesley Reynolds, Patrick Langley, Luke Stephens, Wes Herndon, and Marcus Johnson) lead this team and allow the younger guys to lead as well. I expect that Greenville will win a State Championship in the next few years and those players will wear the rings, but all of you seniors will have had something to do with it. For the returning players, my hope is that you will continue to play the game the right way and lead like you have been taught and allow the younger ones be responsible for doing their jobs too, it’s the only way you ever learn to be a leader.
I want to thank Scully for giving Luke an opportunity. We (Luke’s family) will cherish the times that we got to see him play. Thanks to Coach LaColla and Rev for keeping it light and fun out there. I know the kids enjoyed playing for you. And, I want to thank you all for welcoming my family and treating us like we were one of you. We are going to miss the baseball next year, but we hope to have those friendships forever!
I am sure you will see me at the ball park next year. Stay in touch and let me know when the games are!
It comes to an end, Eagles oust Raiders, 1-0
May 11, 2010
A pitcher’s duel. With both teams facing elimination in the Upper State Tournament the Region and District Champion Chapin Eagles traveled for a second night to Grover Reid Field to battle your Red Raiders. Evan Rollison (7IP, 2H, 1ER, 3K) pitched a great game, carrying a no hitter into the 6th. Chapin’s undefeated pitcher matched him with 0’s on the scoreboard through those same six innings giving up only two hits to Luke Stephens (1 for 2) to lead off the second inning and Chase Stapleton (1 for 2) to lead off the 3rd. In the top of the seventh though, Chapin handed Greenville the big blow with a leadoff homer to right center that un-knotted the score. Greenville managed a one out walk in the bottom of the frame and most thought Glenn Batson’s drive to left would make the Raiders a winner on the night. But, the fly fell short of the left field wall into the waiting glove of the Eagles’ left fielder. After a walk to Rollison, a fielder’s choice grounder recorded the final out and with it the final game for your 2010 Red Raider’s baseball team.
It has been a heck of a run and a whole lot of fun. I will miss high school baseball very much. Look for one more post by me in a couple of days after I have had a chance to put my thoughts around this team, the seniors, and everything that they have done.
This extra inning game lead holds, Raiders beat BHP 6-4
April 29, 2010
Your Greenville Red Raiders traveled to Honea Path and handed the defending State Champs a loss on their home field. The Bears jumped on top early with two runs in the 2nd inning, but the Raiders plated two in the top of the 4th when Patrick Langley (2 for 4, RBI) scored on Miguel Vieira’s RBI ground out and a two out single by Luke Stephens (2 for 4, 2RBI, 2B) plated Taylor McCuen. The tie didn’t last long as BHP’s catcher hit a deep homerun to left to lead off the bottom of the 4th. BHP tacked on another run in the bottom of the 5th and things didn’t look so good for the visitors. Down 4-2 going into the 7th, the Raiders turned a one out walk to Wes Herndon, double by Chase Stapleton and a BHP error and a hit by Langley into 2 runs to tie the game. Winning pitcher, Taylor McCuen sat the Bears down in order in the bottom of the 7th to send the game into extra innings. With one out, Vieira was hit by a pitch and Stephens hit a 2 strike offering from the BHP pitcher up against the wall in centerfield for the game winning double to bring home a streaking Vieira as the Raiders took a 5-4 lead. Stephens would later score an insurance run on a Bears’ throwing error. This time the 2 run 8th inning lead held up as Taylor McCuen again retired the side in order to end the game.
The win sets up a rematch with the Eastside Eagles who dispatched Seneca in their opening round game 10-0. Your Raiders travel to Eastside Friday at 6:00 pm and battle for a berth in the Championship game of the District Tournament.
Lugoff Elgin stymies Greenville bats, 8-3
May 9, 2010
Greenville managed only 6 hits against the hardest thrower we have seen all year and weren’t able to overcome 3 homeruns by the homestanding Demons. Staked to an early 3-0 lead, the LE pitcher gave up 2 runs in the top of the 3rd when Glenn Batson (2 for 3, RBI) and Chase Stapleton (2 for 3) both scored on a fielder’s choice by Patrick Langley and an error by the Demon shortstop to make the score 3-2. Down 4-2 in the top of the 4th, the Raiders scored another run as Luke Stephens (1 for 3) singled, moved to 2nd on a balk and scored on a Batson single to left center. The Raiders were only able to muster one hit from the 5th inning on, a double by Luke Feisal (1 for 3), and the Demons tacked on 3 in the 6th to put the game away.
In other upstate action, JL Mann defeated Chapin 9-3 and set up the following matchups for Monday night:
Lugoff Elgin will travel to JL Mann and Chapin will travel to Greenville for a 7:00 elimination game contest.
Come out and support your Raiders!
Raiders hold off Eastside 7-6, advance to Upstate Final 4
May 5, 2010
Greenville came into the night needing to win only one of two……. Nobody on the Raiders’ side of the field wanted to see game 2. Eastside put together some hits early and with the help of a few Raiders errors had built a seemingly comfortable 4-0 lead after 4 ½. In the bottom of the fifth, Greenville started by getting their first hitter on base, something that they had done all four previous innings with nothing to show for it. After Chase Stapleton (2 for 3) reached and Evan Rollison (2 for 3) walked the Raiders were staring at bases loaded and nobody out. On what likely should have been a double play ball, the Eagle shortstop kicked a ground ball allowing Wes Herndon to score from third. Following a 2 run double by by winning pitcher Taylor McCuen (1 for 3, 2RBI), another Eastside error allowed the Red Raiders to tie the game. With two out and 2 on, Glenn Batson (1 for 3, 3RBI, HR) turned out to be the hero on the night as he lifted a huge homerun that cleared the right centerfield wall, staking Greenville to a 7-4 lead. The Eagles made a little noise in the top of the seventh to make the game a little too close for comfort, but stellar defense by Patrick Langley and again Cam Reynolds (best catch I’ve seen in two years of being here) made Greenville the District I Champions and slated the Raiders to play at Lugoff Elgin on Saturday.
Time has been set for 6:30 pm. Link to map is in the Schedule area..
GHS blows by EHS 12-1, claims berth in District Title game
May 1, 2010
The Red Raiders, who scored 2 runs in each of the last two innings Thursday night at BHP, continued that trend by scoring in 5 of the 7 innings played at Eastside on Friday evening. Luke Stephens (2 for 4, RBI, HR) led off the second inning with a solo homer (as dialed up by Coach Rev) to break a scoreless tie after one. Greenville opened it up in the third when Glenn Batson (2 for 5, 2RBI) singled home Taylor McCuen and Miguel Vieira and Stephens again scored on the misplay in right. The fifth saw Stephens and Batson score on a double by Joey Nietopski (1 for 3, 3RBI, 2B). In the sixth with the game firmly in hand, 6-1, the Raiders heeded their coach’s call and went for the jugular. Evan Rollison (1 for 4, RBI, HR) belted an opposite field homer to right to lead off the sixth and the Raiders went on to score 3 more runs on 3 more hits and a couple of Eastside errors to make it a 10-1 margin. Having seen Rollison hit his first homer of the year, Luke Feisal (2 for 3, 2RBI, HR) got his first as well by homering to left-center to bring home McCuen and himself to provide the final scores of the night. The homers by Rollison and Feisal bring the number of Red Raiders to hit round trippers this year to an amazing 13! All in all, the Raiders pounded out 13 hits with each player in the starting lineup getting at least one.
Before you think it was only about the hitting, you have to consider the pitching and defense that is required to hold a team to a single score. Evan Rollison got the win, giving up one run on 5 hits scattered over 6 innings while striking out 5. Cam Reynolds turned in back to back great plays in the third, the first a phenomenal diving play on a short fly ball that earned him a play of the week on WYFF4’s website.
Greenville gets a couple of days rest as the remainder of the bracket plays itself out. BHP broke open a 1-1 tie in the fifth with Seneca to go on and win their contest 8-1. This sets up a loser’s bracket game between Eastside and BHP Monday evening with the winner visiting YOUR Red Raiders on Wednesday, having to win twice to claim the District I Championship.
Eastside books date at Grover Reid, Beats BHP 5-4
May 4, 2010
Eastside used a timely 2 out double from Drake Thomason and an apparent really bad call on a play at the plate to come from one run down in the bottom of the 9th to send BHP home and set up a rematch with the Red Raiders at Grover Reid Field. Come see your Raiders win District I tomorrow night at 5:30 pm!
Brutal…… Patriots win in walk off, 3-2
April 24, 2010
Gut wrenching, heart breaking, just brutal…..these are the adjectives that come to mind to describe the Raider’s 3-2 loss to JL Mann on Friday night. After 7 innings of a beautifully played baseball game, the score stood 0-0. Taylor McCuen and Mann’s Landers had gone toe to toe for the entire night and had thrown zeros up on the board. The inning started in an auspicious manner when a lead off walk turned in to a 5-3 double play on a liner by McCuen, but with two out, Luke Feisal (1 for 3) lined a ball through the hole, past a diving 3rd baseman. Miguel Vieira (1 for 3, 2RBI, HR) then electrified the huge Raider crowd with a deep homer to left to give the Raiders a 2-0 lead. The bottom of the eighth saw McCuen issue a walk sandwiched in between 2 strikeouts and the game was seemingly in hand when the Patriot’s 9 hole hitter flipped a single into RF and brought up Mann’s Brady Hegwood with 2 out and men on first and second. On a 2-2 count, Hegwood lifted a deep drive into centerfield that narrowly cleared Cam Reynold’s glove as he fought the overhanging trees at the fence. For what seemed like 5 minutes (but was actually about 2 seconds) everyone thought Cam had robbed the home run. Mann celebrated their first ever Region Championship amid the stunned visiting Raiders.
Congrats to the both teams. It was an incredibly well played baseball game.
I will post the playoff schedule, location and opponent as soon as someone can unravel the tiebreaker rules and we know for sure where we finished.
JV Ends Season with Fireworks 14-2
April 16, 2010 – 05:00 PM
With senior night in the wings and the season finale on hand the JV Raiders put on a display worthy for Fourth of July. The TR Devil Dogs endured the offensive display. Behind a masterful performance on the mound by Jack Evans (3 k 2 ER), the bats lit up the scoreboard. Leading the way was Oakley Elrod (3 for 3, hr 2 rbi) going perfect from the plate. As the bombs continued Jake Smith (3 for 4 hr, 5 rbi) lead the team plating runners. Also showing the long ball was Parker Stroud (2 for 3 hr, rbi.) Other notable performances for the evening were Cam Ledford (2 for 3 rbi,) Garrett Keller (2 for 3,) and Jack Evans (2 for2.) It was a great finish to the season.
JV stung by the Yellow Jackets
April 15, 2010 – 05:00 PM
On a beautiful afternoon the visiting Raiders dropped one to the Yellow Jackets. The Raiders were led at the plate by Evan Smith 3 for 3, RBI. Also contributing with RBI’s were John Park, Jake Smith, and Jake Evans. The JV squad wraps up the season Friday the 16 as they take on the visiting Devil Dogs who come to Grover Reid for the finale.
JV Raiders drop a pair to Eastside
March 24, 2010 – 04:30 PM
Raider batters had a tough time getting their bats going. Wright collected half of Greenville hits going 3 for 3.
The bats showed a little life in the second game. Ledford was perfect at the plate (2 for2.)
Starting Raider pitcher E. Smith kept it close (4k, 1 earned run.) Eastside finally began to pull away late. The Raiders fought back with a late rally to end the game.
JV Raiders Scratch out a W vs. the Devil Dogs 4-2
March 23, 2010 – 05:00 PM
On a sunny afternoon in Travelers Rest where the hits where hard to come by the Raiders capitalized when they had to. The Devil Dogs only allowed 7 hits. Key hits by Batson, Wright, and Ledford gave Greenville starter Bealmear all the cushion needed. Closer J. Smith collected the save (3k’s.) JV’s next action is Wed 3/24 @ home as Eastside comes to Grover Reid for a pair.
Close The Book on 2009. Thanks Raiders!!
September 23, 2009
2009 Game Capsules
Your Greenville High School Red Raiders posted a 16-12 record for the 2009 season and advanced farther in the playoffs than any other Region 2AAA team. Congratulations and thanks to Coaches Steve Scolamiero, Dom LoColla and Tim Ballard for working these young men and giving the fans a ride that was alot of fun. Congratulations also to Matthew Roberts and Boomer Coleman as they close out their high school careers. Their leadership in the dugout and on the field will be missed. Those that remain, we look forward to a team in 2010 that will improve on this season as we have many young starters and a few seasoned veterans returning. Enjoy your summer, stay safe and always hustle!
I have updated this entry with game capsules from last year.
Red Raiders Continue Post Season Accolades
Congratulations to Taylor McCuen who was named to the AAA All State Team for 2010.
Greenville County All-Stars Announced
May 20, 2010
Congratulations to the following Red Raiders that were named to the Greenville County Senior All-Star Game to be played on Wed., May 26 at Fluor Field.
Congrats to Patrick Langley, Luke Stephens, Wes Herndon, and Luke Feisal for being selected
There is a meeting this Sunday at the West End Baseball Academy at 2pm for players that they must attend. Parents please make sure that your child gets this info and that they come by and see Coach Scolamiero.
2010 Regular Season Game Capsules
April 24, 2010
2 Raiders Commit to play College Baseball
September 21, 2009
Congratulations to two of the 2010 Raiders on committing to area colleges.
Luke Feisal has committed to play for Coach Todd Interdonato and the Wofford Terriers in Spartanburg.
Wesley Reynolds has committed to play for Coach Chico Lombardo and the Limestone Saints in Gaffney.
The "Raider Nation" is proud of these guys' accomplishments and wish them the best after their HS playing days are completed.
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