Claflin Baseball Team Honored By The South Carolina House of Representatives


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Orangeburg, S.C. – The Claflin University baseball team was honored, Wednesday (May 25) during a special presentation spearheaded by Rep. Jerry Govan (D-Orangeburg) on the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives at the Statehouse in downtown Columbia, S.C.

Only teams that have won a championship have the opportunity to join the Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives on the House Floor.

During their visit, Rep. Govan and the Orangeburg contingency presented head coach James Randall and the team with a Proclamation outlining their achievements.

The Panthers (24-29, overall, 13-8, SIAC) captured their first-ever Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) tournament championship. Head Coach James Randall was named the SIAC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Coach and junior pitcher/outfielder Lyndale Morley (Lynchburg, Va.) was named the SIAC tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Claflin Honored By State“It was definitely an honor to receive recognition of this magnitude,” said head coach James Randall.  “Again, we want to thank the S.C. legislature for this outstanding expression of support for our student –athletes.  This presentation was definitely an experience we will all always cherish and remember.”

The Panthers also made their inaugural appearance in the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship as a No. 7 seed in the South Regional at Tampa, Fla. (May 19-22).  The Panthers were eliminated following losses to No. 2 West Florida and sixth-seeded West Georgia.

Note: The Panthers also had an opportunity to hear from several members of the Senate during their visit to the State House.

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