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Tryouts, Winter Workouts, Mailing List

Tryouts

Mark your calendars for January 13-17th for the 2020 Baseball Season tryouts.   Weather permitting, we will have tryouts most days that week immediately after school and plan to post final rosters to the website on Friday the 17th or Saturday the 18th.  At this time we plan to have three teams (Freshmen, JV, Varsity)

Winter/Fall Workouts

Hitting and pitching workouts will begin in late September.   Athletes who are participating in another sport this fall/winter are NOT expected to participate during their season.  We encourage all others interested in making a spring 2020 baseball team to participate.   A sign up genius is coming soon.

Sign up for our mailing list!

If you have never played DHS Baseball and are not on our mailing list.  Please click this link to sign up. 

http://eepurl.com/dD4O3f

 

 

Marlow's Wants to help us #fixthefield

Our friends at Marlow's Tavern heard that our baseball team may not get to play a home game all season and offered to help us raise money to #fixthefield and #stopthesinkhole!

The entire community is invited to dine at the Dunwoody Marlow's Tavern on March 9th from 5 PM to close and Marlow's will donate 15% of their food and alcohol sales back to the Dunwoody Diamond Club!*   We'll be raffling off signed Nick Chubb and Sony Michel UGA jerseys too! Plus, they are feeding all of our coaches that day for FREE!

Come catch a game at our Dunwoody Senior Baseball borrowed home fields on Saturday the 9th before or after you stop and eat at Marlow's Tavern!

Dunwoody Games on March 9th

3:30 PM
JV vs Arabia Mountain on Field One and Varsity vs Northview on Field Two

AND

6:00 PM
Varsity vs Arabia Mountain

*Wildcat Card discount does not apply on March 9th during the fundraiser.

Diamond Club Board Message Re Field Conditions

Dunwoody High School Baseball Families,

As many of you are aware, we have a major drainage issue with the Dunwoody High School baseball field.  Basically, we have an inoperative drainage system that has not been maintained properly by the DeKalb County School System.  The Diamond Club has band-aided the problem for many years, but we are no longer physically or financially able to stop the deterioration. 

The unprecedented amount of rain this past year is complicating matters.  The rain plus the inoperable drainage system equals the need for several days in a row of sunshine with ZERO rain for the field to be playable. 

The parents on the Diamond Club Board sent a letter to Dr. Green and his staff on February 21, 2019 describing the problem and suggesting a set of recommended solutions.  The staff responded immediately with questions and we have provided further details and photographs.  Coach English and Bob Cucchi have since walked the field with facilities representatives from DeKalb County School System.   We are currently amid discussions regarding short- and long-term solutions with DCSS and will share further information once we have plans in place.  However, at this point we are not sure if/when we will be able to play games on our field.

Meanwhile, we have had to reschedule, postpone or cancel 27 games so far this season.  Coach English is working diligently every day to make sure we have games to play and a field to play on.  As soon as changes are confirmed, we are updating on Team Snap and our website so that parents and players can plan accordingly.  Please be patient with us as it takes much time and effort to rearrange all the logistics involved for each game.

Please note that Dunwoody Senior Baseball is working closely with us to reschedule some games on their fields.   They are being extremely gracious and sent a note to their middle school program today informing them to expect schedule changes as they are trying to do what they can to accommodate our DHS baseball program.  Feel free to go on Dunwoody Senior Baseball’s Facebook page and thank them!

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available about repairs to our pond/baseball field.

Sincerely,

Dunwoody Diamond Club Board

Chan English, Head Coach
Jeff Gies, President
Bill Caiaccio, VP-V Representative
Bob Cucchi, VP- JV/9th Representative
Todd Beiger, Treasurer
Bill Gavlak, VP-Fundraising
Audra Anders, Secretary

DHS baseball field unplayable for season?

It's true. We haven't had a home game yet all season. We've rescheduled, moved or cancelled 27 games for our three teams so far this season.

Read article in The Dunwoody Crier

DHS baseball field unplayable for season?

By Dick Williams

A combination of rain, broken drainage pipes and 14” deep sinkholes threaten to make the Dunwoody High baseball field unplayable this season for safety reasons. Shown is one 40-square-foot sinkhole in the outfield near where a storm drainage line is broken.  While the area has had an inordinate amount of rain in February, the baseball field problem is more than four years old. Since then the Dunwoody Diamond Club has spent thousands and used parent and student labor to add fill dirt, level the field and dig 15 dry wells. Parents say most of the outfield is saturated with 6 to 8 inches of mud and is unsafe. Now the Diamond Club is seeking a permanent solution with the help of the DeKalb Schools. In the meantime, the 9th grade, junior varsity and varsity have little hope of a home game this season. To add to their woes, the varsity nine played a game Saturday night at the Dunwoody Seniors field next to Peachtree Charter Middle. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Wildcats were down a run but had the bases loaded. Then the lights went out. The new Dunwoody Senior fields are governed by an agreement with the city that the lights must be shut down at 11 p.m. The game goes into the books as a loss.

2019 Middle School Rosters

Thank you to everyone for trying out.  For those that did not make a roster spot, you have the ability to join the Dunwoody Senior Baseball Middle School team and will be guaranteed a roster spot.  Please reach out to Vince Carozza @ DSB for more information (vince.carozza.dsb@gmail.com)

     

*****There will be a mandatory Player/Parent meeting on Wednesday (2/6) @ 6:30 in the Library at Dunwoody High School.  At least one parent must attend.  Dues will be collected.

Red (8th)

Blue (8th/7th)

White (7th)

Anselmi, Nick (8)

Davies, Ben (8)

Boettcher, Blake (7)

Branum, Zachary (8)

Harris, Ben (8)

Burnstein, Alex (7)

Chambers, Nate (8)

Jacome, Nick (8)

Butler, Harrison (7)

Harbin, Mac (8)

Maggiore, Nick (8)

Chaves, Alex (7)

Helton, Will (8)

Murphy, Joseph (8)

Conn, Justin (7)

Kuriger, Cooper (8)

Nogin, Joseph (8)

Davis, James (7)

Lawson, Jake (8)

Piper, Jake (8)

Farris, William (7)

LeDoyen, Porter (8)

Poinsette, Ryan (8)

Fortenberry, Joe (7)

Madden, Quinn (8)

Sciullo, Nico (8)

Ho, Dustin (7)

Mattison, Michael (8)

Smith, Jake (8)

Lowenstein, Michael (7)

Potts, Davidson (8)

Anchors, Owen (7)

MacDonald, Alex (7)

Sandrock, Nolan (8)

Glick, Sam (7)

Ryan, Phillip (7)

Sinisgalli, Rocco (8)

Gumbrill, Payne (7)

Sims, Davis (7)

Steele, Zack (8)

Neel, Reid (7)

Sleep, Tyler (7)

Weeks, Mason (8)

Painter, Owen (7)

Wilcox, Jackson (7)

Volunteer for Concessions (Required for each DHS Baseball family)

Here's the link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba4ae23a02-2019

 

It's time for Spring baseball at DHS and once again we need everyone's help with the concession stand.

We are requesting each family sign up for 2 volunteer slots (families of Seniors will only need to work 1 volunteer slot).  

Please sign up for your volunteer slots by Wednesday, Feb. 6th.  After that date, you will be randomly assigned to a slot.

If you are unable to volunteer for your slot, you may arrange for and pay an approved teen worker to work for you.  Please contact Carol Gaultney (5gaultneys@gmail.com) or Shelley Levy (levycrew@comcast.net) for a list of approved teen workers.  Preapproved teens can only be used for Cashier spots.  

Important notes:

1. If for any reason you need to change your shift, you are responsible for finding a substitute.  Please use the 'swap' feature on sign-up genius.  Do not delete your name without finding a substitute.

2. Specific directions for each concession stand duty will be posted on our website (http://www.dhsbaseball.com) and will also be available in the concession stand.

3. Concession duties start 30 min before game time and end when the game is over and everything is cleaned and locked up.

4. If a game is rescheduled (due to rain, etc.), the volunteers will move with the game to the new date and time.

If you have any questions about concessions, please contact Carol Gaultney (5gaultneys@gmail.com) or Shelley Levy (levycrew@comcast.net).

Thank you again for your participation!  Go Wildcats!

Practice Schedule

  • 9th and JV will practice on non game day weekdays from 3:30 -  6:00 PM
  • Varsity will practice on non game day weekdays from 4:00 -  6:30 PM
  • All teams will practice on Saturdays from 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Once the season starts these days/times may change and everyone will be notified via Team Snap

Kickoff Meeting 1/24/19

Please read this entire message carefully including all of the linked documents.

All players selected for a team should bring the following with you to Thursday's Kickoff meeting:

2019 Mandatory Baseball Season Kick off Meeting:

  • Thursday, 1/24 @ 7 PM in the Media Center
  • Click here for the meeting agenda
  • Arrive at 7 to register and pay dues/register in the hallway just outside the Media Center.  Go to your grade level table.  Meeting will begin at 7:30 sharp but you must have provided your updated contact information, completed forms and paid dues to attend the meeting.
  • Click here for a dues explanation sheet and other important information
  • Each player will be given 25 wildcat cards to sell
    • Click here to see a black and white sample of the 2019 Wildcat Card plus the coupons that accompany it!
  • Each player must pay dues of $950 at the meeting
  • Checks should be payable to Dunwoody Diamond Club or DDC or via Venmo to @DunwoodyDC ($500 can be recouped from sale of WC cards)
  • Each player will be photographed for the website and media guide (We will have jerseys and caps for these head-shots)
  • We will also discuss topics such as Volunteer requirements, concessions, Board Member openings, schedules, practices, Team Snap, spirit wear and more
  • Click here to see all volunteer openings and come ready to sign up!

This is a MANDATORY meeting for each player and at least one parent/guardian.

Spirit Wear Store:
Thanks to Lisa May for all of her work to design and set up our spirit wear store!  See note below from Lisa about how to order your spirit wear:


Player Pack, Spirit Wear and Equipment information: 

- All players will receive a player pack, which is paid for out of player dues. Player packs include five items: 2 short sleeve t-shirts, 1 long sleeve t-shirt, a sweatshirt, and a pair of shorts. You do not to need to order player pack items - they will be ordered for you using the sizing you provided at the kickoff meeting on 1/10/19. Baseball hats will also be provided as part of the player pack. Jerseys will be provided but must be returned. 
- DHS provides helmets to share. If players want their own helmets, they will need to order them from the online store.
- DHS also does not provide pants, belts, cleats, turfs, sliding shorts, gloves, batting gloves, bats, stirrups, etc. Some of these items can be ordered through the online store, some must be purchased elsewhere.
- Spirit wear for family and friends can also be ordered through the online store

The online store is open and can be accessed via this link: https://dunwoodybaseball.itemorder.com. The store is scheduled to be open until next Wednesday 1/30/19.
 

Peachtree Middle School Tryout Details

PCMS baseball tryouts will take place on the new PCMS west baseball field on Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24 from 4:30 - 8 pm.  Players will need full gear as well as tennis shoes.  No Metal Cleats allowed!  Only seventh and eighth-grade students are eligible to play.  

Students that are interested in playing for PCMS should register their interest on the sign-up sheet posted on the PCMS gymnasium door as soon as possible.

2019 Team Rosters

Varsity

  1. Anders, Walt
  2. Beiger, Matt
  3. Brown, Jahzir
  4. Burnstine, Ian
  5. Caiaccio, Jack
  6. Carter, Joe
  7. Eith, Tyler
  8. Forth, Will
  9. Gaultney, Dustin
  10. Gavlak, Alex
  11. Gies, Henry
  12. Hardin, Robby
  13. Harrison, Thomas
  14. Haynes, Connor
  15. Jones, Ryan
  16. Julian, David
  17. Lavin, Will
  18. LeDoyen, Davis
  19. Levy, Charles
  20. Lips, Howie
  21. McCloskey, Joseph
  22. O’Grady, Sean
  23. Troxel, Hudson
  24. Warshaw, Jaxon
  25. Weatherly, Charlie

 

JV

  1. Bakke, Parker
  2. Bakke, Wilson
  3. Bennett, Jake
  4. Byrd, Bradley
  5. Cucchi, Robby
  6. Day, Matthew
  7. Frederick, Adam
  8. Giles, Will
  9. Gine, Nick
  10. Hernandez, Gabriel
  11. Kaminsky, Jake
  12. Kuriger, Grey
  13. LaVerde, Johnathan
  14. Matulich, Carter
  15. May, Jason
  16. Pettitt, Nathan
  17. Rosen, Reese

 

Freshmen

  1. Cole, Sam
  2. Copeland, Deacon
  3. Couch, Colin
  4. Frost, Blake
  5. Giles, Will
  6. Gumbrill, Trevor
  7. Heavern, Zachary
  8. Helton, Benjamin
  9. Hogan, Luke
  10. Keohane, Daniel
  11. Rindsberg, Nathan
  12. Romanoff, Oliver
  13. Soderberg, Shane
  14. Soto, Eberto
  15. Stephens, Taylor
  16. Wichman, Cal

THE 2019 WILDCAT CARDS ARE HERE!

All high school players have their cards and have begun selling.   If you don't have a baseball connection please send an email to dhswildcatbaseball@gmail.com and we will assign a player to sell you a card.  

Following is a sample version of the new card.  

Important Information Regarding Tryouts and January Meetings

Coach English just learned that the state is allowing us to start baseball a week earlier this year. So we will have our first day of tryouts on Monday January 14th.  The pre-tryout meeting will now be this upcoming Thursday (1/10).

The field will be in "ok" shape after a week of sun but Coach English is currently trying to obtain permission to use the Dunwoody Senior fields. We will let you know as soon as we find out.

New Schedule:

  • Pre-tryout meeting T
    • Thursday, January 10th at 7 PM in the DHS Cafeteria.  We will check for physicals and go over tryout information.  All prospective players and at least one parent are encouraged to attend.
  • Tryouts beginning 1/14
    • Freshmen will report daily from 3:30 - 5:30ish
    • 10,11,12 Grades will report daily from 4:30 - 6:30ish

The goal is to have teams decided by 1/17, weather permitting.  We will practice or continue tryouts on Friday, Saturday and Monday (Martin Luther King Day). 

Please note:

  1. Players need to have a current physical uploaded onto Privit or a paper copy on file with Coach English or they will not be allowed to tryout.
  2. Tryouts will last from Monday until Thursday. We will make cuts each day.
  3. Players need to be in full baseball gear everyday
  4. The tryout process will be similar to a regular practice and each player will be evaluated by all coaches. We will make decisions based on ability, ability to be coached, attitude, and effort just to name a few. 

Currently the team kickoff meeting is scheduled for January 28th.  (7 PM  in the Media Center) but we will likely move the meeting to an earlier date and will let everyone know as soon as possible.

Any questions?  Please contact Coach English directly at William_English@dekalbschoolsga.org

Schedules
Varsity Schedule - 2018-2019
Event DateTimeOpponentLoc
Fri, Feb 0805:30 PMNorth Cobb ScrimmageNorth Cobb High School
Thu, Feb 1407:00 PMNorth ForsythNorth Forsyth High School
Sat, Feb 1601:30 PM Sprayberry (postponed due to weather)North Cobb High School
Tue, Feb 1905:55 PMSouth Forsyth (postponed due to weather)South Forsyth
Fri, Feb 2206:00 PMTroup (postponed due to weather)Allatoona High School
Sat, Feb 2302:30 PMWinder Barrow (postponed due to weather)Allatoona High School
Sat, Feb 2307:30 PMAllatoona (postponed due to weather)Allatoona High School
Sat, Feb 2308:00 PMSprayberryDunwoody Senior Baseball
Wed, Feb 2704:15 PMChambleeChamblee High School
Sat, Mar 0208:00 PMAllatoonaLakepoint
Mon, Mar 0405:55 PMAlpharettaAlpharetta High School
Thu, Mar 0707:30 PMNorth AtlantaDunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Sat, Mar 0903:30 PMNorthviewDunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Sat, Mar 0906:00 PMArabia Mountain (cancelled)Dunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Mon, Mar 1105:55 PMNorcross High SchoolNorcross High School
Wed, Mar 1307:30 PMCentennialDunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Fri, Mar 1507:30 PMPopeDunwoody Senior Baseball
Sat, Mar 1601:00 PMNorth Cobb (make up from 2/16)North Cobb High School
Mon, Mar 1807:30 PMChattahoocheeDunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Wed, Mar 2005:55 PM Cambridge Cambridge High School
Fri, Mar 2205:55 PM Johns Creek Johns Creek High School
Sat, Mar 2311:00 AMArabia Mountain (cancelled)Arabia Mountain High School
Wed, Mar 2705:55 PM North Atlanta North Atlanta High School
Thu, Mar 2805:55 PM NorthviewNorthview High School
Fri, Mar 2905:55 PMAlpharettaAlpharetta High School
Fri, Apr 0504:30 PM SequoyahEast Cobb Baseball Complex
Fri, Apr 0507:00 PMNorth PauldingEast Cobb Baseball Complex
Wed, Apr 1005:55 PMCentennialCentennial High School
Sat, Apr 1303:00 PMPopePope High School
Mon, Apr 1505:55 PMChattahoocheeChattahoochee High School
Wed, Apr 1707:30 PMCambridgeDunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Thu, Apr 1805:30 PMSenior Night Pep RallyDunwoody High School
Fri, Apr 1906:00 PMJohns Creek Dunwoody Senior Baseball Field
Wed, Apr 24TBA1st Round Playoffs Game 1Harrison High School
Wed, Apr 24TBA1st Round Playoffs Game 2Harrison High School
JV Schedule - 2018-2019
Event DateTimeOpponentLoc
Tue, Feb 1905:55 PMArabia Mountain (Postponed due to weather)Dunwoody High School
Wed, Feb 2005:30 PM Decatur (canceled due to weather) Decatur High School
Sat, Feb 2308:00 AMCambridgeDunwoody Senior Baseball
Tue, Feb 2605:00 PM Arabia Mountain Arabia Mountain High School
Wed, Feb 2705:00 PMLakesideLakeside High School
Sat, Mar 0206:00 PMStephensonDunwoody Senior Baseball
Sat, Mar 0208:00 PMStephenson (rescheduled from 3/5)Dunwoody Senior Baseball
Thu, Mar 0705:30 PMDecatur McKoy Park
Sat, Mar 0903:30 PMArabia Mountain (cancelled)Dunwoody Senior Baseball
Thu, Mar 1404:15 PMWesleyanDunwoody Senior Baseball
Sat, Mar 1604:30 PMPopePope High School
Mon, Mar 1805:55 PM ChattahoocheeChattahoochee High School
Thu, Mar 2105:55 PMCambridgeCambridge High School
Sat, Mar 2310:00 AMSouthwest DeKalb - JV Tournament First RoundSouthwest DeKalb High School
Sat, Mar 2303:00 PMChamblee - JV TournamentSouthwest DeKalb High School
Mon, Mar 2505:30 PM LakesideLakeside High School
Sat, Apr 1310:00 AMLakeside - JV TournamentChamblee
Sat, Apr 1303:00 PMDecatur - JV Tournament Championship Chamblee
Tue, Apr 1605:50 PMChattahoocheeChattahoochee High School
9G Schedule - 2018-2019
Event DateTimeOpponentLoc
Thu, Feb 1405:00 PM North ForsythNorth Forsyth High School
Wed, Feb 2005:55 PMMilton (Cancelled)Dunwoody High School
Sat, Feb 2308:00 AMCambridge Dunwoody Senior Baseball
Sat, Feb 2302:30 PMJohns Creek Double Header Game 1 (postponed)Dunwoody High School
Sat, Feb 2312:00 PMJohns Creek Double Header Game 2 (postponed)Dunwoody High School
Mon, Feb 2505:55 PMDecatur (cancelled)Dunwoody High School
Wed, Feb 2707:00 PMNorth ForsythNorth Forsyth High School
Fri, Mar 0105:30 PM Decatur (cancelled)Decatur High School
Sat, Mar 0201:00 PMDruid Hills Double Header Game 2 (Cancelled)Dunwoody High School
Sat, Mar 0202:00 PMDruid Hills Double Header Game 1Druid Hills Middle School
Thu, Mar 0705:55 PM CambridgeCambridge High School
Tue, Mar 1205:55 PMAlpharettaAlpharetta High School
Thu, Mar 1405:30 PM LovettThe Lovett School
Sat, Mar 1601:00 PMPace AcademyPace Academy Fields
Tue, Mar 1905:55 PM AlpharettaAlpharetta High School
Thu, Mar 2105:30 PM Kings RidgeKings Ridge Christian School
Thu, Mar 2106:00 PMKings RidgeKings Ridge Christian School
Wed, Apr 1005:30 PMLovettThe Lovett School
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