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Roderick (Derick) Dawes Urquhart 

1994 Graduate of South Florence High School
1998 Graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Geography

South Florence High School 4 year letterman in baseball
All State as a Sophomore, Junior & Senior
All Region as Sophomore, Junior and Senior
Morning News All Area team
North-South All Star selection
Two time HS Offensive MVP and Senior Team Captain
1994 Team was ranked #7 in the Nation

University of South Carolina 4 year letterman and 4 year starter
1997 Sportsmanship Award
1998 Coaches Award 1997 SEC Sportsmanship Finalist
Team Captain as a Senior
1998 team ranked #3 in Nation
Named to “Ray Tanner All Era” team
At the time of graduation he held school records of:
      #1 in runs scored
      #3 in games played
      #2 in number of bats
      #2 in hits
      #3 in singles
      #3 in doubles
      #7 in Home runs
      #5 in RBI
      #2 in total bases
      #3 in walks
Led the team in HRs and RBI as a Senior

Drafted in 16th round by Montreal Expos and set team record in games played with Vermont Single A Minor League team for three years
Played with Anaheim Angels minor league for 3 ½ seasons in AA & AAA and was named Texas League All Star & playoff MVP. Spent three Spring Training seasons in the Majors

Winningest American Legion Baseball Post 1 Head Coach with a record of 123-62 in 6 seasons
Only Florence Legion team to make 5 consecutive State Tournaments & 4 consecutive State Semi-Finals
Two time League Champions
Had 42 players sign with colleges and 2 drafted to pro baseball