Jolly joins five local players to lift South all-stars teams

cfbase-21Several local baseball standouts played key roles in leading their respective all-star teams to strong performances over the weekend on the Grand Strand.

Recent Carolina Forest graduate and Clemson commit Robert Jolly was named Most Valuable Player of the North Carolina-South Carolina Select All-Star Game on Friday at Pelicans Ballpark.

Jolly led the Sandlappers squad to a convincing 6-1 victory over the Tar Heels. He went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in four of his team’s six runs to help South Carolina sweep the series from North Carolina. Socastee’s Kyle Smith also contributed for the South squad.

Just down the road at The Ripken Experience, the North-South All-Star Game, featuring the top players from the Upstate (North) facing their counterparts from the Lower State (South). Four local players helped set up an all-South showdown for the championship on Saturday.

Myrtle Beach’s Landon Edwards, Socastee’s Hunter Renfrow and St. James’ Trent Revis led the South Class 3A/2A team to an 8-7 comeback victory over Carolina Forest’s Ryan Flynn and the South 4A/1A squad. Both teams won their Friday matchups to meet in Saturday’s final.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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