WHHS senior baseball players honored

Four WHHS senior varsity baseball athletes were honored, along with their parents, on April 20.

  • Photographs provided by Cindy Thomas.

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.

 

Post-season win

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.