American Legion awards scholarship to USC Beaufort pitcher Junior Delatorre

sports@islandpacket.comNovember 20, 2013 

From left, American Legion Post 9 adjutant Rich Delmore, athletics director George Miller and commander Chuck Lurey present USC Beaufort pitcher Junior Delatorre, third from left, with a $1,000 scholarship.

SUBMITTED PHOTO — Submitted photo

For the second straight year, American Legion Posts 9 and 207 of Beaufort have awarded a scholarship to USC Beaufort pitcher Junior Delatorre.

The $1,000 award is given annually to a USCB baseball player from Beaufort County. After going to former Battery Creek High School and Beaufort Ospreys standout Weldon Smith in 2011, the scholarship has gone to Delatorre the past two years.

Post 9 commander Chuck Lurey, adjutant Rich Delmore, and athletics director George Miller were on hand from the local American Legion posts to award the check to the former Beaufort High School and Beaufort Ospreys hurler.

Delatorre, a junior, has gone 4-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 31 games (11 starts) over two seasons for the Sand Sharks. After pitching primarily out of the bullpen as a freshman and compiling a 1.42 ERA in 25 1/3 innings, he spent most of his sophomore season in a starting role and went 4-3 with a 3.71 ERA in 68 innings.

The Sand Sharks begin the 2014 season Feb. 1-2 with a four-game weekend series against Fisher College from Boston. The teams are scheduled to play seven-inning doubleheaders at noon each day.

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service