Baseball camp to hold 2 sessions at Palmetto Park starting Monday


The Diamond Pro Instructional Baseball Camp will hold two sessions at Palmetto Park, the first one beginning on Monday.

The first session is for children ages 7-8 and will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The second session will run from June 24-26 and will be open to children 9-10.

The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

The fee is $60 per player, and there will be 40 spots available in each camp. Campers will receive a T-shirt.

A preregistration opportunity will be held on Sunday at Palmetto Park beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact camp directors Frankie Ward at (803) 720-4081 or Barry Hatfield at (803) 236-4768.

Par 4 Pets Tournament will be Saturday

The 5th Annual Par 4 Pets Golf Tournament originally set for June 8 has been rescheduled for Saturday at Crystal Lakes Golf Course.

Spots are still available in the tournament. The entry fee is $160 per team or $40 per player with a format of 4-man Captain's Choice. The fee includes a golf cart, lunch and beverages.

Mulligans are available during registration with a maximum of two per player.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30.

Prizes will be given to the top three teams as well as those who are closest to the pin on the par-3 holes.

For more information, contact Kathy Stafford at (803) 469-3906, Teresa Durden at (803) 917-4710 or Mike Ardis at (803) 775-1902.

Dalzell-Shaw game postponed

Dalzell-Shaw Post 175's American Legion baseball game against Lake City on Monday at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field was postponed after two innings due to rain.

A makeup date has yet to be officially confirmed.

Braves 13

Pirates 7

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir.

Ronald Acu a Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers, and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove was ejected in a first-inning fracas.

The Braves got two-run shots by Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman. Markakis had four hits and drove in four runs.

Starling Marte hit two homers and drove in four runs for Pittsburgh.

Atlanta has won four straight, while the Pirates are on a four-game skid.

Musgrove hit Josh Donaldson with a first-inning pitch.

As Donaldson began walking to first base, he exchanged glares with Musgrove, took a few steps toward the mound and then shoved catcher Elias D az, who intervened. The umpires huddled and announced ejections for Musgrove and Donaldson.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle also was ejected by home plate umpire Brian Gorman after arguing the decision to toss Musgrove.

From staff and wire reports