Camden High graduate and former Bulldog football and wrestling standout and current assistant offensive line coach at Clemson, Thomas Austin, will be the guest speaker for the 97th annual Camden High School Athletic Banquet.
On a night in which he pitched what his head coach, Denny Beckley, said was the best game of his four-year Camden High career and then some, Will Abbott had the worst luck which a pitcher could experience.
Camden will send 20 athletes into Saturday's AAA state qualifier after 11 Lady Bulldogs and nine members of the boys' teamcame home from last Wednesday's Region 4-AAA championships at Lower Richland High School with top four finishes in their respective events.
Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found a niche game with Hartsville which allows both teams to get their respective houses in order before the post-season.
Forty-pitch first innings are hardly harbingers for success but Camden and Devin Beckley were able to overcome a shaky start and held onto first place in the Region 4-AAA standings with a come-from-behind 8-5 win over Richland Northeast on Tuesday.