Baseball: Local Stars Help Southwest Squad Claim Palmetto Games Title

A trio of Lowcountry baseball stars helped their team to the championship in the Diamond Prospects Palmetto Games this weekend at Founders Park in Columbia.

Beaufort High’s Rhogue Wallace and Paul Winland and former May River standout Cooper George helped the Southwest Gold team go 2-0 in the prestigious showcase event.

The team opened the weekend with a 13-1 win over Southeast Black, as George went 1-for-2; Winland was 0-for-1 with a walk, a run, and an RBI; and Wallace drew two walks. 

Southwest Gold clinched the title with a dramatic 13-9 win over Northeast Red, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the ninth. Winland was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, George was 0-for-1, and Wallace was 0-for-1 with a walk.

The Southwest Gold team was one of two that went undefeated, but it won the title based on the run-differential tiebreaker.

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