FLORENCE, SC – The month of May is just a few short days away and before you know it the Florence RedWolves will be kicking off their 20th season in the City of Character. It has been officially announced by the team and head coach Travis Graves, Christian Flint of the University of South Carolina and Trent Driver from Southern Mississippi.
Christian Flint comes to the RedWolves as a highly-touted middle infielder. A Freshman with the Gamecocks, Flint stands in at 5-11, 160-pounds with quick bat speed. Head coach Travis Graves mentioned Flint has contributed for South Carolina this spring. “He will play middle infield for us and has very good range up the middle.” An experienced right-handed arm in Trent Driver will also be suiting up for the Red and Black in 2017. A 6-1, 180-pound transfer Redshirt-Junior at Southern Mississippi, Driver is making his case as a solid reliever out of the bullpen for the Golden Eagles.
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.
On Saturday, June 3rd, the Florence RedWolves will be presenting Grand Opening Night as they take on the Martinsville Mustangs. It will also be First Responders Night at Sparrow Stadium. All First Responders will be admitted FREE into the park, part of the RedWolves’ appreciation for their sacrifices made on a daily basis. Additionally, June 3rd is the first game of the 2017 All You Can Eat Four Game Ticket Package Presented by Mandy Simpson State Farm. AYCE Ticket Packages can be bought online at Florenceredwolves.com (Click Here) or by calling the RedWolves’ box office at 843-629-0700.
The RedWolves are also looking for host families. Host families are a crucial, much-appreciated part of RedWolves baseball. Each summer, local families open their homes to our players and their generosity has helped us make the RedWolves a part of the Florence community for 18 years. Being a host family is a great opportunity for your family to connect with a college player while being part of the larger RedWolves family. Host families provide room and board for a college player from the end of May through mid-August each year. All RedWolves players are student-athletes and are not paid to play in the Coastal Plain League. They come to Florence to further develop their skills and to catch the eyes of professional league scouts. If you are interested in becoming a host family with the RedWolves, please e-mail Barbara, Barbara@florenceredwolves.com, or call the RedWolves’ office at 843-629-0700 and we will answer any questions you may have!
RedWolves Announce 2017 Summer Kids Baseball Camp Dates
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. 2017 Kids Baseball Camp waiver forms can be found by visiting Florenceredwolves.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.