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Stingers To Host 2018 Summer Tryouts and Camps

FLORENCE, S.C. (July, 12 2018) – The Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) baseball team will host walk-on tryouts on Tuesday, July 31, as well as the Rising Senior Pro-Style Evaluation Camp on Wednesday, August 1 and the High School Instructional Camp on Thursday, August 2.

All three events are in preparation for the upcoming 2019 season after the Tech Stingers finished out 2018 with a winning record of 43-13. The events will be held at Old Cormell Field located on the campus of Francis Marion University.

Walk-on tryouts are for any uncommitted or transfer player that has graduated from high school. To showcase skills, players will pay $20. Sign-in will start at 9:30 a.m.

FDTC’s Rising Senior Pro-Style Evaluation Camp is only for rising high school seniors who are set to graduate in 2019. Players participating in the event will have the option to compete in two different sessions. The first session is set to begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 1 p.m., while the second session will be held in the afternoon from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both sessions will include stretching and running exercises. Players will display their defensive, batting and pitching skills throughout the event while college coaches and potential professional scouts evaluate. The cost to participate is $60.

The one-day High School Instructional Camp is for high school students who will graduate between 2019 and 2022. The event will have two sessions: one in the morning for outfielders and infielders, that is from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and another in the afternoon for pitchers and catchers from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the camp, players will receive instruction on how to play on the collegiate level. Players will also participate in batting practice. To participate in one session, there is a fee of $60. To participate in both sessions, a player must pay $100.

For more information on Florence-Darlington Technical College’s baseball program or its tryouts and camps, please contact Athletics Director/Head Baseball Coach, Preston McDonald by emailing

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