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.