The 6th Annual Broome Centurion Baseball Camp will be offered June 9-12 at the Broome Baseball Field. Camp will run from 9:00-12:00 each day and is open to children ages 6-13. Please see the attached link below for more information or contact Coach Goodwin at 279-6113.
The Broome baseball team earned a hard fought victory on the road at Landrum last night.
After falling behind 6-0 the Centurions battled back to tie the game at 6-6. Broome found themselves down again 9-6 going into the 7th inning and scored three runs to tie the game again at 9-9. The Centurions went on to win 10-9 in 8 innings.
The win was a complete team effort.
On Wednesday, January 8 former Broome standout and current Major Leaguer Heath Hembree was honored with a ceremony in the gym. Heath was recognized for his callup to the big leagues last September. Hembree will now head to Scottsdale, Arizona for Spring Training to prepare for the 2014 season.
Former Broome Baseball standout Heath Hembree recieved a callup to the Major Leagues late Monday after another successfull year at AAA Fresno. Hembree was a fifth round draft choice out of the College of Charleston in 2010. With an overpowering fastball that reaches the upper 90's, Hembree made a quick rise through the Giants minor league system. Before his callup Monday, Hembree was in the midst of a second straight successful season as the closer for the Fresno Grizzlies. In parts of four seasons in the minor leagues Hembree has already collected 87 saves for four different Giant affiliates. Hembree has recorded 206 strikeouts in 162.2 Minor League innings pitched. He is currently listed as the number 6 overall prospect in the Giant's system by www.mlb.com. Hembree will look to have a successful run over the remaining few weeks of the Major League season in hopes of joining the Giants full time in 2014 as the primary closer. Hembree is the first Broome graduate to reach the Major Leagues as the school also has two other alumni currently playing professionally as Kevin Pucetas is currently in the Texas Rangers organization and Travis Adair plays in the Baltimore Orioles farm system. Heath will join the Big League club for his first Major League Game as the Giants are scheduled to play in San Diego against the Padres on Tuesday night, September 3.
For More information on Hembree's callup please read the attached article from Major League Baseball:
*Statistics aquired from www.milb.com
1979 Peach Blossom AAA
2001 Region III-AAA
2005 Region II-AA
2006 Region II-AA
2002 AAA District III
2003 AAA District IV
2005 AA District II
2011 AA District IV
2011 AA Upper-State
Kevin Pucetas: 2006
17th Round, San Francisco Giants
Travis Adair: 2008
13th Round, Atlanta Braves
Heath Hembree: 2010
5th Round, San Francisco Giants
Sean Rogers: 1987- AAA
Bret Story: 2002,2003- AAA
Chris Garrett: 2002- AAA
Aaron Epps: 2004- AAA
Michael Hill: 2004- AAA
Chase Henry: 2011- AAA
Sean Rogers: 1987- North/South
Joey O'Brien: 2001- North/South
Bret Story: 2003- SC Select Team
Butch Pucetas: 2004- North/South
Travis Adair: 2005- North/South
Michael Hill: 2005- North/South
Tyler Shippy: 2012- North/South
JD Goodwin: 2011- SCBCA AA Coach of the Year, Spartanburg Herald-Journal Baseball Coach of the Year
Chase Henry- College of Charleston/ SMC
Matt Poole- USC Sumter/ Erskine
John-Gavin Jones- USC Sumter
Cody Arthur- Limestone
Tyler Shippy- Brunswick Community College
Corey Bennett- Limestone
Dillon Palencia- SMC
Brooks Richardson- USC Sumter