WHHS senior baseball players honored
Four WHHS senior varsity baseball athletes were honored, along with their parents, on April 20.
For four senior Wade Hampton High School varsity baseball teammates, their careers as high school baseball players ended nearly as they began many years before; with a throw and catch with dad.
We all remember those days, the sound the ball makes when it makes contact with a well-seasoned leather glove. Mom, standing outside with a pitcher of lemonade on a muggy summer evening after dad got home from work and dinner was almost ready. A single pitch to their sons to begin the game acted not only as a symbol of a beginning, but as an end of an era for these four groups of parents and their sons.
Honored before the important home conference game with May River were: senior varsity lettermen Jordan Frazier and his parents, Julie and Chris; DeKelly Pittinger, Jr. and his parents, DeKelly and Tonya; Adrian Lane Scheller and his parents, Ron and Chasta; Nick Soto and his parents, Raymon Soto and Melody Sauls.
The Red Devils came out swinging and held a two-run lead over the Sharks for a time, but ended falling to the May River team in the third of three consecutive matchups by a final score of 4-2.
The varsity boys took to the field for the first round of the post-season on April 25 as they took on Strom Thurmond High School, at home, during a 7 p.m. game. Although their playoff opponents took an early three-run lead, the Red Devils rallied later in the game and came away with a close 6-5 win. Look for playoff updates at www.hamptoncountyguardian and in next week’s Guardian.
Photographs provided by Cindy Thomas.