Wando sophomore catcher Nick Ciuffo is ranked the 34th- best baseball player in the country for the Class of 2013 by Scouting News.
Ciuffo committed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks before playing a varsity game his freshman season. He proceeded to bat .377 with six doubles and 13 RBIs to earn All-Lowcountry honors.
He was hitting .357 with three home runs and 20 RBIs heading into Thursday night's game against Bishop England. He was hitless in his last seven at-bats going into the game, but he ended his slump with a double.
Ciuffo is the No. 5 catcher in the Class of 2013, according to Scouting News. Jeremy Martinez of Fountain Valley, Calif. is the No. 1 catcher and No. 2 prospect overall. He's committed to play for Southern Cal. The No. 2 catcher is Chris Okey of Eustis, Fla. He's committed to play for the Clemson Tigers.
The No. 1 player in the Class of 2013 is Christopher Rivera of Fullerton, Calif. He has committed to play for Cal State-Fullerton.
Father Kelly Classic
Bishop England will host the Father Kelly Classic on Saturday, and 19 schools are scheduled to compete in the track and field event.
Schools entered include Academic Magnet, Ashley Hall, Ashley Ridge, Bishop England, Cane Bay, Colleton County, Cross, Florence Christian, Fort Dorchester, Hammond School, Hanahan, Military Magnet, Pinewood Prep, Porter-Gaud, St. John's, Wando, West Ashley, West Florence and Wilson Hall.
Fort Dorchester won the boys title last year, and Summerville captured the girls crown.
The second annual Lowcountry Classic high school golf tournament begins today at the Plantation Course on Edisto Island. A field of 20 teams will compete in the three-day tournament.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the pro shop at (843) 869-1111 or visit theplantationcourseatedisto.com.
Coaches can nominate players for the All-Lowcountry basketball team by emailing nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Coaches should include a player's height, weight, position and class. The coach should also include pertinent statistics, and awards from this and past seasons.