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Stinger Athletics - Who we Are

 Baseball:

The Florence-Darlington Tech baseball program was started in 2005. The Stingers compete in Division 1 Region X. They have won the Region X Regular Season Championship three times in those thirteen years, 2006, 2012, and 2017. 

The 2012 team broke the school record for wins in a season (44) and was ranked for the first time in school history, reaching as high as #7 in the nation. The 2015 team is the highest ranked team in school history, reaching as high as #4 in the nation. In 2017, the Stingers won the Eastern District Tournament and competed in the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, CO finishing in 7th place in the nation. The Stingers have been nationally ranked in four of the past six years.

Baseball America has called FDTC “an up-and-coming JUCO powerhouse”. The Stingers have had 11 former players selected in the MLB Draft in the past 7 years. They’ve also had several other players go onto play Division 1 baseball at South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia, Ole Miss, and many others.


 Softball:

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Softball program started in 2006, in Region X of the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). Over the years the Tech Ladies have placed FDTC on the national softball map with a .656 winning percentage. The Lady Stingers achieved their first national prominence recognition in 2013, with a ranking of #14 and set a Region X record of 18 wins and 2 losses.

The Lady Stingers have finished in the top three spots in Region X since 2013 and have been nationally ranked for four of last five seasons. 2016 became Tech’s record breaking season and its first trip to the NJCAA World Series, with a national ranking of #12 and a 17 win 1 loss season in Region X, which re-set the old record. 

Following the outstanding 2016 campaign, Tech began 2017 ranked #16 and stepped up the national poll to NJCAA #10. The softball program has become a top ranked program in Region X and continues to grow in recognition by the NJCAA. 


Location:

FDTC is located in Florence, SC just off of the intersection of I-95. The location and climate allows the Stingers to recruit players from all over the country.



FDTC Competes in NJCAA Region X 

FDTC Baseball competes in Division I with: Spartanburg Methodist College, USC-Sumter, USC-Lancaster, USC-Salkehatchie, USC-Union, and Louisburg College.

FDTC Softball competes in Division II with: Wake Technical College, Patrick Henry Community College, Surry Community College, Pitt Community College, Richard Bland College, Southeastern Community College.