RedWolves Saddle Up with Cowboy, Bulldog Backstop
FLORENCE, S.C.- Another week down and just a few more left before the Florence RedWolves celebrate the start of their 20th season of baseball. It has been officially announced by the team and head coach Travis Graves, Peyton McLemore from McNeese State and Mason Meadows of the University of Georgia, will be making Florence their summer home for 2017.
Peyton McLemore is a 6-0, 235-pound sophomore pitcher out of McNeese State University. A Lake Charles, Louisiana native, McLemore was a four-year starter at Sam Houston High School. The right-handed pitcher was selected to the First Team All-District, First Team All-Southwest and First Team All-State in his junior and senior years. As a senior, McLemore held a 7-3 record as a starter his senior year along with a .432 batting average.
“McLemore serves a vital role to the success the program has had this year,” Graves mentioned. “Peyton has great command of his pitches with a plus curveball and slider and can throw any pitch at any time in the count.”
Peyton holds responsibility as a reliever for the Cowboys and has held opponents to just a .192 average through his 12 appearances this season. In 14.1 innings of work, McLemore (0-0, 3.14) has relented just five runs (earned) on 10 hits, five walks, and 13 strikeouts. Graves stated, “He will be a great addition to our pitching staff this season.”
Secondly, from the University of Georgia, Mason Meadows will be dawning the Red and Black this summer, just with a different uniform and team name. A freshman with the Bulldogs, Meadows pairs as half a battery mate, manning the plate. Meadows is a 6-1, 210-pound catcher from Roswell, Georgia and is a highly-appreciated underclassman.
“Coach Stricklin really likes the young man and thinks he will play a vital role to Georgia's success in the future,” said the Florence Skipper. Out of Pope High School, Mason was named a 2016 Rawlings / Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American. In his senior season the backstop hit a team-best .413 with four home runs, and team-leading 43 RBI.
Head coach Travis Graves had this to say of the incoming Bulldog, “Mason will contribute for us behind the plate and in the middle of our lineup. He is very good defensively behind the plate and can contribute at the dish with gap to gap power.”
The Florence RedWolves get their 2017 campaign underway May 30th, traveling to take on the Wilmington Sharks before returning home the following night, Wednesday, May 31st, to battle the Lexington County Blowfish. It will be our Home Opening Night and Magnet Schedule Giveaway, where the first 750 fans will receive a RedWolves magnet schedule courtesy of Carolina’s Hospital Systems.
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RedWolves Announce 2017 Summer Kids Baseball Camp Dates
Put it on your schedules, 2017 Summer Kids Baseball Camp will be a hit
The Florence RedWolves are pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Kids Baseball Camp dates have been released. Camp will be held from Monday, June 19th, through Thursday, June 22nd, 2017.
Each day of camp will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm, and the cost is $85.00 per player. Campers will need to bring their glove, bat, cleats, and a water bottle. Drinks will be readily available for $1 and water will be present while camp is in session.
With a new coaching staff and new players for the 2017 season, kids ages 6-15 will have a unique opportunity to practice and learn from today’s college baseball stars and their championship winning coaches.
The 2017 Summer Kids Baseball Camp will be conducted at Sparrow Stadium on the campus of Francis Marion University, in conjunction with McLeod Sports Medicine. Campers should come dressed appropriately, well rested, hydrated and ready for great instruction.
RedWolves General Manager Barbara Osborne said, “I’m excited for another year of Kids Baseball Camp. It really gives a great learning environment that is a grand slam of fun for the kids.”
Campers will be conducting drills on field, in the bullpens and in the batting cages practicing like the big guys do. “When the kids come off the field they feel like All-Stars. The RedWolves take great pride in that,” Osborne stated.
2017 Kids Baseball Camp waiver forms can be found by visitingFlorenceredwolves.com under the ‘Schedule’ tab, listed as 2017 Kids Camp. Payment must be sent with form, with checks made out to the Florence RedWolves Baseball, RedWolves Baseball PO Box 809 Florence, SC 29503.
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