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Important Tryout Details RE: Venue, Attire, and Grade Levels

Tryouts for Thursday will be Freshman only and will be from 4:00-5:45 at PCMS.  We will end early due to curriculum night.  Friday will be 10-12 grades from 4:00-6:30. Saturday will be all grades from 10:00 AM -Noon at Peachtree Charter Middle School fields.

Transportation  We will provide a bus to take kids and coaches from Dunwoody to PCMS. All players will ride the bus to and from practice so we can keep track of all the players. No player is to drive to PCMS in their own vehicle (except for Saturday).  Players MUST ride the bus.  The bus will pick up the kids outside the gym and we will plan to leave DHS around 3:30-3:40 each day.
 
Gear/Attire: Please make sure players wear warm clothes and bring a water bottle along with baseball gear. Also remember these are turf fields so no metal cleats, seeds or gum. 
 
 
Any questions?  Please contact Coach English directly at William_English@dekalbschoolsga.org

THE 2019 WILDCAT CARDS ARE COMING SOON!

Everyone loves our DHS Baseball Wildcat cards!   People are contacting players and their families and posting all over social media ready to purchase the 2019 card.   We wanted to let everyone know that the cards for 2019 are better than ever and will be available on or near 1/28/19.   Tryouts are about to begin and we are hoping that teams will be finalized in the next few weeks (pray for sunshine)!

Each player will be given cards to sell and will contact past customers as soon as they get their cards.    If you don't have a baseball connection please note that soon we will publish an email address to our website and Facebook page that you can contact and we will assign a player to sell you a card.  

Check back for more information soon!

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

Henry Gies's Walkoff Picture Perfect Ending In Dunwoody Wildcats Varsity's Victory Over Allatoona

 

Two Pitchers Combine in No-Hitter as Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) Takes Victory Over Tucker

 

Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) defeated Tucker 12-0 on Wednesday, as two pitchers teamed up to throw a no-hitter. Nick Gine struck out #26 to get the last out of the game.

In the first inning, Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) got their offense started. Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) scored one run when Tyler Eith singled.

Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) notched four runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from walks by Charlie Levy and Charlie Weatherly, a single by Dustin Gaultney, and a groundout by Austin Anderson.

Matt Beiger got the start for Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018). He lasted four innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out four and walking one.

Meridith led things off on the hill for Tucker. He surrendered eight runs on eight hits over one and two-thirds innings, walking one. Marquez Knight and KC Supples entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.

Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) tallied 11 hits on the day. Gaultney, Eith, Hudson Troxel, and Jax Warshaw all had multiple hits for Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018). Gaultney went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) in hits. Dunwoody Wildcats JV (2018) tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Eith led the way with three.

9th Vs. Centennial (POSTPONED DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS)

2/15/18  Today's 9th grade game Vs. Centennial (POSTPONED DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS)

Allatoona Captures Lead Early to Defeat Dunwoody Wildcats Varsity

 

Tuesday, 2/13 update

  1. Today's Varsity game at Allatoona has been moved to tomorrow. 
  2. Today's JV game vs Johns Creek has been moved to 3/10
  3. All teams will hit in the cages after school today (2/13)

Sign Up Genius for 2018 Spring Concessions

Dunwoody Wildcats Varsity Loses Lead Early in Defeat

This Week in Wildcat Baseball

 

 

Team Snap

Every parent and player is required to have a Team Snap account for this season.  Important game and practice updates will be conveyed to parents and players via Team Snap.   Varsity has already received important updates regarding tomorrow's game.  Freshmen have received important details regarding carpool for Monday's game vs Holy Innocents'.    Check Team Snap for details please.

 

 

 

Pants ordered with Spirit Wear

The Spirit Wear orders will be fulfilled in stages.  The pants have arrived!  Debbie Arant will have pants for all who ordered available outside the gym on Monday afternoon.   Even if games/practice are cancelled, all players who ordered pants should find Debbie Arant outside the gym between 2:30 and 3:30 to pick up their pants.   She'll be there early since Freshmen and Varsity have games scheduled tomorrow.

 

 

 

Varsity Monday Game

Every Varsity Parent and Player who subscribes to Team Snap should know already that Monday's game vs Norcross may be moved to Lake Point.  We will let you know ASAP if Coach English is able to get buses.   If you do NOT have Team Snap enabled with SMS, Email or in App notifications please do so NOW because all game and practice updates for the rest of the season will be via Team Snap.

 

 

 

Concession Player Accounts


From now until the end of the season you will get an email from Jim or Carol McCloskey once a week with an attached spreadsheet listing your baseball player's amount in their concession account.  It will show how much they spent that week and if more money needs to be added to the account due to a negative balance.  
 
For the four families with multiple boys playing, we have combined the balances.  If you prefer to keep those separate, no problem, just let us know as soon as possible.
 
The player numbers are just noted to help the concession staff.  Please let me know if any number is wrong.  Also we will add Freshman numbers once provided.  (Note - if a player is called up to another team, the jersey number that he wears on that team may not be his regular number listed on the sheets.)
 
Please do these things for us:  
 
1.  Take a peek before we get going with the first home game this week and make sure that the balance is what you expect.  If your baseball player played baseball last spring, and had a balance in his account, that balance was carried over.  
 
2.  Look at your balances each week.  Sometimes mistakes are made, but we can't go back at the end of the season to fix a disputed amount.  It's up to all of us to check them each week.  
 
3.  If you wish to add more money to your baseball player's account, please take the money directly to the concession stand.  (Checks are acceptable - Dunwoody Diamond Club).  Please make sure you see the concession stand attendant mark the deposited amount on the concession sheet before you leave.  
 
4.  Please stay on top of any negative balance.  The concession accounts are designed to make it easy for the players and families to grab a bite without worrying about carrying wallets or cash to the field.  However, they are not to be used as a credit card!  
 
Finally, for those of you who are new to DHS Baseball, welcome!  I have provided the rules for the concession accounts below but they are also listed with the clipboard in the concession stand.
 
Thanks and GO WILDCATS!

Carol (and Jim) McCloskey
click here for beginning balances
 
 
DHS Baseball Concession Account Rules

  • Every game starts with a new sheet.
    • Fill in the Date.
    • If the player adds money to their account it should be recorded in the column.
    • If the player makes a purchase write the amount of the items in the field.
      • If the player pays cash, you don’t need to log anything. 
    • At the end of the night, tally the new balances. (See Calculator on clipboard) and transfer the balances to a new sheet into the “current balance column”.
    • Keep the old sheet stored inside the clipboard.
    • The sheets will be collected once a week, calculations will be double checked and electronically entered into the new spreadsheet.
    • Every Sunday players will receive an updated spreadsheet that will provide their new balance via email.
  • Only players with a positive balance may charge items to their account.  If no money is available in the account, the player must pay cash for any purchases.
  • Leave all completed forms in the clipboard for the team account volunteer to collect.
  • Please write neatly!

 

 

 

Urgent Concession Duty Info

There are currently 16 shifts left. We've extended the deadline to 6 PM on Monday night.   At 6 Pm we will assign slots for those who have not volunteered for their required 2 shifts.  If people can't make assigned times they may opt to pay a teen worker ( as long as it is not a griller postion).

  Click here for Sign Up Genius along with further instructions.

 

 

 

Ron Burnstine Lost his Jacket

RB left his North Face jacket at the field after our workday.   Someone put in the concession stand but now it is missing.  If you happened to pick up a North Face jacket please contact Ron Burnstine at 678-614-8469.

 

 
 

Notes on Handout from Kickoff Meeting

Dues:

The costs of maintaining a first-class baseball program are substantial and continue to escalate. Many baseball program dues have been significantly higher than Dunwoody’s for several years, and ours is still one of the lowest in our region. The volunteer efforts by parents throughout the year are essential to the Diamond Club’s fundraising initiatives. Your efforts and contributions are very much appreciated, and those efforts enable the Diamond Club to keep spring player dues as low as possible. Spring player dues make up less than a quarter of the total revenue of the Diamond Club. To ease the cost of dues, each player in the baseball program can re-sale their Wildcat Cards. 

 

Spring Program Dues cover players pack items, pre-game meals, and the end-of-season banquet.

 

Player Pack:

Included with each player's dues will be the following items in the “Player Pack”.  Coach English sized all the players and will be ordering these items ASAP.  

 

  • New Balance Cleat
  • New Balance Short Sleeve Tee
  • New Balance Long Sleeve Tee
  • New Balance Tech Short
  • The Game Fitted Baseball Hat
  • New Balance Long Sleeve Batting Jacket (Varsity Only)

 

Pre-game Meals:

 

As part of your dues, we provide players with a meal before every weekday game. Pre-game meals are not provided for Saturday games. Parent volunteers will be asked to coordinate delivery of game day meals for the players. A typical meal consists of a sandwich, chips, fruit or cookie and drink.

 

End-of-Season Awards Banquet:

 

Dues also include the cost of the banquet for each player, awards and recognition. The estimated cost for parents and others to attend the banquet is $25 each. The date for the banquet will be announced at the end of the season. The banquet will be at DHS, it will be catered in the cafeteria, and the award ceremony will be in the auditorium.

 

Pre-Pay Concession:

 

We will continue to offer the debit system for players.  Players utilizing the debit system must pre-pay into their “Concession Stand Account”. For example, a player may start the season by pre-paying $25. The concession volunteer will debit the account each time the player makes a purchase. The account may be replenished throughout the season.  Charges are not allowed once the account reaches $0. The account will have to be replenished before more debits can be made. Seniors who have money remaining on their account at the end of the season will receive a refund. All other players with money remaining on accounts will be carried over to the next season.
 

Wildcat Cards:

  • We lost/took off 5 sponsors:  d’Vine, CiCi’s, Burger King, Outback & Grecian Gyro.
  •  We gained 5 new sponsors:  Goldberg Bagels, Farm Burger, Empire Pizza, Press Blend Squeeze & Face Haven
  • We have 3-5 card hand outs:  Crema, Orange Theory, Press Blend Squeeze, Face Haven and some left overs from last year.

 Reach out to your past purchasers, friends and neighbors.  NO POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA YET, PLEASE.  WE WANT ALL KIDS TO HAVE A FAIR CHANCE TO SELL THEIR FIRST 25 BEFORE WE ALLOW SOCIAL MEDIA SALES.  ONCE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYERS HAVE HAD A WEEK TO SELL WE'LL ALLOW SOCIAL MEDIA.

Included in your dues is the price of 25 cards for $20 each ($500).  Once the original 25 are sold, players may purchase more cards from the Diamond Club for $10 each and sell them for $20 (not a penny more). Therefore players/parents can earn $10 per card sold above their original 25.  This is a TERRIFIC way to offset the price of dues.  The cards are very popular and well worth $20.
 

Tournaments for Varsity Players:

2018

  • Early Season Tourney: three-day trip to Brunswick, GA.
  • Spring Break Week: players will have until Wednesday off, East Cobb Tournament Thursday-Saturday.

2019 (anticipated):

  • Four games of the Varsity schedule will be played in South Florida during Spring Break against highly ranked 6-A Florida teams.

Varsity players must pay an additional “trip fee” to partially offset the cost of the trips. Note the fee does NOT include meals, drinks, entertainment, or miscellaneous items. Each player will be expected to have sufficient funds with them on the trip. Details on trip arrangements will be provided in advance.

 

 

 

Breakdown of Payment + WC Card Money Back:

 

 

Varsity

JV/Freshmen

Spring Dues

 (includes 25 WC Cards)

$950

$950

Varsity Presidents Day Trip & Tourney 2018

(Some years Spring Break Trip ~$550.00)

$125

 

Pre-pay Concessions

(voluntary but $25 is recommended)

$25

$25

Total Paid to DDC

$1100

$975

Amount you can recoup via WC Cards

-$500

-$500

Total Cost if all WC Cards are sold

$600

$475

 

 

Payment:

Dues for the Spring Season are to be paid at registration during the Dunwoody Wildcats Baseball Kick- Off Meeting. Checks should be payable to the Dunwoody Diamond Club or DDC or via Venmo to @DunwoodyDC.  Varsity Spring Break Trip fee can be paid up front but is due mid-February.

 

Outstanding Balances:

Any outstanding balance from a previous season will be reflected on your invoice and must be paid at the Kick- off Meeting. Example: Skipping a concession duty and an “Approved Teen Worker” was paid in your absence, etc.
 

Ways to Reduce Dues:

  1. You may request additional wildcat cards at a reduced purchase price of $10 and resale for $20.
  2. You may sell additional team sponsorships (banners or signage) and receive 10% of the sponsorship applied to player dues up to the total amount of dues. See Bill Gavlak for details.
  3. Many parents in the past have used their employers “giving programs” that match funds.

 

Uniforms:

DeKalb County will provide each player on each team with a jersey and a few helmets for each team to share.  If your son wants his own helmet he can order via our TEAM STORE.  Baseball pants are not provided by the county and are NOT in the Player Pack.  This year all players will be responsible for providing their own pants.   You can purchase from wherever you like but they will also be available in our team store.  All three teams need white pants with navy piping (long or knickers, your choice).   Additionally, Varsity players need grey pants with navy piping (long or knickers, your choice).

 

Team Store:

Following is the link that will allow you to order spirit wear for the season, duplicate items from the player pack, plus a few "extra gear" items like stirrup socks, batting helmets, batting gloves, knickers (short baseball pants), regular baseball pants, etc.  (None of these items are required but a portion of every order from the online store will be donated back to our program as a fundraiser).  Team store link:  https://dunwoodybaseballstore.itemorder.com/sale

 

Volunteering:

There are many opportunities to volunteer: ALL families 9th-12th grade will share Concession Duty and Field Workdays as a part of the commitment to the Dunwoody Baseball Program.  We also have the following volunteer spots open.  Please see or email Audra Anders dhswildcatbaseball@gmail.com

 

  • Capital Funds Campaign
  • Sponsors Spirit Night
  • "Email Fundraiser" (GoFundMe or Another Capital Campaign)
  • Pregame Meals - JV
  • Pregame Meal Freshman
  • Car Pool - Freshman
  • Photography - Varsity Team
  • Photography - 9th Team
  • Concessions - 9th
  • Community Awareness
  • Post Season Banquet (need a freshman parent)
  • Senior Night Program

 

 

 

Season Tickets:
 

Get from Jeff Gies
 

Communications:


Team Snap: 

At the request of several parents, the Board has agreed to trial the use of Team Snap for our 2018 Season.  Once teams are finalized, each player will be added to a Team Snap Roster.  If your son plays on JV sometimes and Varsity sometimes we have a solution for that...same for players who will play on both 9th and JV etc.  

Email/Mailchimp:

If you have not received any emails from dhswildcatbaseball@gmail.com then you need to immediately send Audra Anders an email to that address and provide your name and your players name.   Please check your spam folder for emails from this address because in addition to Team Snap we will need to email you from time to time.  Plus, we need your correct email address to set up Team Snap.

Facebook:

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dunwoodywildcatsbaseball/)

Twitter:

Follow us on Twitter (@Dwoodbaseball)

 

The Dunwoody Diamond Club Board:

  • Jeff Gies, President
  • Chan English, Varsity Head Coach
  • Mike Nash, JV Head Coach
  • Bill Caiaccio, VP Varsity
  • Todd Beiger, Treasurer
  • Bill Gavlak, VP Fundraising
  • Audra Anders, Secretary
  • To Be Elected, VP JV/Freshmen

 

 

2018 Rosters

Varsity JV 9th
Boatwright, Brian Anderson, Austin Anderson, Ethan
Burnstine, Ian Anders, Walt  Bakke, Parker
Caiaccio, Jack  Arant, Charlie Bennett, Jake
Carter, Joe  Bakke, Wilson Byrd, Brad
Edwards, Shelby  Beiger, Matt Cartwright, Ben
Forth, Will  Davis, Chris Cucchi, Robbie
Gavlak, Alex Eith, Tyler Day, Matthew
Gies, Henry Gaultney, Dustin Edler, Scott
Gies, Paul  Gine, Nick Kuriger, Grey
Hardin, Jack Green, Gregory LeDoyen, Davis
Hardin, Robby Levy, Charlie Matulich, Carter
Harrison, Thomas Lips, Howie   
Hudgins, Josh McCloskey, Joseph  
Julian, David Pinkston, Trenton  
Kovitch, Dylan Sharpe, Chris   
Lavin, Will Troxel, Hudson  
Madden, Mick Vera, Jose  
Martin, Greg Warshaw, Jax  
O’Grady, Sean     
Worley, Isaiah    
Schedules
Varsity Schedule - 2018-2019
Event DateTimeOpponentLoc
Mon, Feb 1105:55 PMNorth ForsythNorth Forsyth High School
Sat, Feb 1601:30 PM SprayberryNorth Cobb High School
Sat, Feb 1604:00 PMNorth CobbNorth Cobb High School
Wed, Feb 2005:55 PMSouth ForsythSouth Forsyth
Fri, Feb 2206:00 PMTroupAllatoona High School
Sat, Feb 2302:30 PMWinder BarrowAllatoona High School
Sat, Feb 2307:30 PMAllatoonaAllatoona High School
Thu, Feb 2805:55 PMChambleeDunwoody High School
Fri, Mar 0105:55 PMArabia Mountain (Senior Night)Dunwoody High School
Mon, Mar 0405:55 PMAlpharettaAlpharetta High School
Wed, Mar 0605:55 PMNorth AtlantaDunwoody High School
Fri, Mar 0805:55 PMNorthviewDunwoody High School
Wed, Mar 1305:55 PMCentennialDunwoody High School
Fri, Mar 1505:55 PMPopePope High School
Mon, Mar 1800:55 AMChattahoocheeDunwoody High School
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 MountainArabia Mountain High School
Mon, Mar 2505:55 PMAlpharettaDunwoody High School
Wed, Mar 2705:55 PM North Atlanta North Atlanta High School
Thu, Mar 2805:55 PM NorthviewNorthview High School
Fri, Apr 0504:30 PM SequoyahEast Cobb Baseball Complex
Sat, Apr 0611:30 AMPinecrestEast Cobb Baseball Complex
Wed, Apr 1005:55 PMCentennialCentennial High School
Fri, Apr 1205:55 PMPopeDunwoody High School
Mon, Apr 1505:55 PMChattahoocheeChattahoochee High School
Wed, Apr 1705:55 PMCambridgeDunwoody High School
Fri, Apr 1905:55 PMJohns CreekDunwoody High School
JV Schedule - 2018-2019
Event DateTimeOpponentLoc
Wed, Feb 2005:30 PM Decatur Decatur High School
Tue, Feb 2605:00 PM Arabia Mountain Arabia Mountain High School
Wed, Feb 2705:55 PMLakesideDunwoody High School
Sat, Mar 0205:30 PMStephensonStephenson High School
Tue, Mar 0505:55 PMStephensonDunwoody High School
Thu, Mar 0705:55 PMDecaturDunwoody High School
Thu, Mar 1405:55 PMWesleyanDunwoody High School
Fri, Mar 1505:55 PMPopeDunwoody High School
Mon, Mar 1805:55 PM ChattahoocheeChattahoochee High School
Wed, Mar 2005:55 PMCambridgeDunwoody High School
Sat, Mar 23TBAJV Tournament First RoundTBD
Mon, Mar 2505:30 PM LakesideLakeside High School
Sat, Apr 13TBAJV Tournament 2nd RoundTBD
Mon, Apr 15TBAChattahoocheeDunwoody High School
9G Schedule - 2018-2019
Event DateTimeOpponentLoc
Tue, Feb 1205:55 PM North ForsythNorth Forsyth High School
Wed, Feb 1305:55 PMCambridgeDunwoody High School
Wed, Feb 2005:55 PMMiltonDunwoody High School
Sat, Feb 2302:30 PMJohns Creek Double Header Game 1Dunwoody High School
Sat, Feb 2312:00 PMJohns Creek Double Header Game 2Dunwoody High School
Mon, Feb 2505:55 PMDecaturDunwoody High School
Tue, Feb 2605:55 PMNorth ForsythDunwoody High School
Fri, Mar 0105:30 PM DecaturDecatur High School
Sat, Mar 0211:00 AMDruid Hills Double Header Game 1Dunwoody High School
Sat, Mar 0201:00 PMDruid Hills Double Header Game 2Dunwoody High 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 1611:00 AMPace Double Header Game 1Dunwoody High School
Sat, Mar 1601:30 PMPace Double Header Game 2Dunwoody High School
Tue, Mar 1905:55 PM AlpharettaAlpharetta High School
Fri, Mar 2205:55 PMKings RidgeDunwoody High School
Mon, Mar 2505:30 PM Kings RidgeKings Ridge Christian School
Wed, Mar 2705:55 PMLovettDunwoody High School
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