Sumter P-15's organizational meeting set for April 25


The Sumter American Legion Post 15 baseball program will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, April 25.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the American Legion home on Artillery Drive.

All potential players for both the junior and senior teams are asked to bring their birth certificates.


Florida 6


GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Jordan Butler hit a 3-run home run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as Florida walked off with a 6-4 win over South Carolina on Saturday at McKethan Stadium.

Florida won the 3-game Southeastern Conference series 2-1.

USC fell to 21-15 on the season and 4-11 in the SEC. Florida is 24-14 and 6-9.

Florida State 16

Clemson 2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State won its Atlantic Coast Conference baseball series with Clemson with a 16-2 win on Saturday at Dick Howser Stadium.

The loss dropped No. 13 Clemson to 25-10 overall and 11-6 in the ACC. FSU, which won the opener on Friday 6-2, is 21-13 and 9-8.

The series concludes today at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.


Gamecock Club meeting May 7

University of South Carolina football head coach Will Muschamp will be the featured speaker at the Sumter County Gamecock Club Annual Banquet on Tuesday, May 7, at Sumter County Civic Center.

Other speakers are expected to be at the meeting as well. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the program will begin at 7.

There will also be a silent auction for different kinds of Gamecock gear.

Sponsorship packages are available for $115, which includes four tickets to the banquet and complimentary advertising. Additional tickets are $25 each.

Tickets for non-sponsors are $30 each and can be purchased from any Gamecock Club board member or at Danny's Trophy Shop at 713 Bultman Drive, C.W. Ard Appliances at 21 West Wesmark Boulevard, or the Sumter Board of Realtors at 26 East Liberty Street.

Clemson Prowl & Growl May 2

Head football coach Dabo Swinney and men's basketball head coach Brad Brownell will be the guest speakers at Clemson's Prowl & Growl in Florence at Florence Center on May 2.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be held at 5:45 with the program starting at 6:30.

Tickets are $25 a person and a table, which is reserved for eight, is $300.

For those in Sumter County wanting to purchase tickets, contact Tracy Pender at (803) 905-5672. In Clarendon County, contact John and Betsy Ducworth at (803) 478-2406, and in Lee County, contact Green DesChamps at (803) 484-6416.

The deadline for ticket reservations is April 30.

From staff and wire reports