Congratulations USC Sumter Fire Ants!
The 2014 Region X Champions &
NCJAA Eastern District Tournament Runner-up
USC Sumter Baseball Program
The Fire Ants baseball team has been on campus since 2006. The team competes in Region 10 of Division I in the NJCAA. Even though the team's history is brief, it is extremely impressive. In its second season, the team won the 2009 NJCAA Region 10 Regular Season Championship Title. They repeated the feat again in 2011. In 2014, the team garnered its first outright Region 10 Championship and placed second in the Eastern District Tournament. The overall team record is 283-118 and the 2014 record is 41-15.
The Eastern District Tournament, which was hosted in Sumter this past year, is the equivalent of an NCAA Regional Tournament. The Fire Ants played teams from New York, Maryland and Spartanburg, South Carolina. They were one game away from traveling to the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado, placing second overall in the Tournament.
Former Fire Ants baseball players have gone on to play for NCAA Division I and II universities, the minor leagues and several have been selected in the MLB draft. Fourteen players from the 2014 team have received scholarship offers to attend four year universities.
Under Head Coach Tim Medlin, formerly of Newberry College and the Columbia Blowfish, the Fire Ants have an extraordinary recruiting class set for the 2015 season. Players come from across the Southeast for a chance to compete in the NJCAA and for the University. USC Sumter players must maintain high academic standards to remain eligible to play.
In 2014, the team was recognized at the South Carolina State House for their incredible record. The 2014-15 season promises to be just as good!
Check out all the latest photos from the season here!
Photos by Ian McCormick
All Fire Ant home games are played at Riley Park.
The ballfield is located downtown in Sumter at
655 N. Church Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Map Quest link - Click here.
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