Results tagged ‘ Clemson Tigers ’
Former Clemson University basketball star Trevor Booker, now with the NBA’s Washington Wizards, threw out the first pitch before a game between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Pitchers Jhan Carlos Marinez (47), left, and Jason Berken (19) of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights participate in a cow-milking contest prior to a game on June 15, 2013, at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Here Berken celebrates finishing his milking. The event was a part of SE Dairy Night at the ballpark. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
This wasn’t exactly what I had expected to be shooting Saturday night at the Charlotte Knights. But, hey, sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.
Pitchers Jhan Carlos Marinez (47) and Jason Berken (19) of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights participated in a cow-milking contest prior to a game on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The event was a part of SE Dairy Night at the ballpark.
Berken is a former pitcher with the Clemson Tigers.
Here Marinez laughs as the cow kicks the bucket. The event was a part of SE Dairy Night at the ballpark.
Pitcher Jhan Carlos Marinez (47) milks the cow.
Here Berken is named the winner of the competition with Marinez. The event was a part of SE Dairy Night at the ballpark.
Right fielder Kyle Parker (8) of the Asheville Tourists makes a sliding catch in foul territory in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 1, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. A former quarterback and outfielder for the Clemson Tigers, Parker was the No. 1 pick of the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. (Tom Priddy / Four Seam Images)
I was paying special attention to Kyle Parker on his first pro visit to Fluor Field, after playing there with the Clemson Tigers. So it was especially nice to get an action shot like this of him catching a fly in the right-field warning track.
Richie Shaffer (8), Brad Miller (13) and Kevin Caughman (37) of the Clemson Tigers change into their game spikes in the dugout prior to a game against the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
For the next several days I’ll be posting a few of my favorite photos from the 2011 season. Sometimes it seems a bit of an egotistical endeavor to do a best-of series, but it’s really helpful in planning for what I want to accomplish in 2012.
This shot has stuck in my head all year. Right before the first pitch of any game I usually hang out near one of the dugouts, hoping to see something interesting that might be worth shooting. It normally doesn’t work out.
But in this case I saw the three Clemson players reach for their laces at exactly the same time, and I liked the symmetry that resulted.
May 11, 2009: RHP David Haselden (29) of the Clemson Tigers in a game against the Furman Paladins at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Haselden is a freshman who played for Spartanburg High School. Photo by: Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images
The nightcap was Greenville-Augusta. I would say it’s not your typical doubleheader . . . but there aren’t enough doubleheaders these days to figure out what “typical” would be. Still, I can’t ever recall another one that involved four different teams.