Summer Sandlot Registration Extended; Major League Age Range Expanded!
2015 DHYS Summer Sandlot registration has been extended to Wednesday, May 20 at 5 pm. Also, due to significant demand, players born after April 30, 2001 are now eligible to play in the 2015 Sandlot Major League. By slightly expanding the age range for the Major League, we are able to accommodate the many players who have contacted DHYS expressing a desire to play baseball this season. To secure your player’s spot, please register here !
Available leagues this year are: Rookie (6U), A-AA (8U), AAA (10U) and Major (12U). The season will begin the weekend after Memorial Day and will conclude the last weekend of July. There will be no games the weekend of July 4.
Summer Sandlot is ideal for kids of all abilities—from first-time players with no organized baseball experience, to experienced players just looking to have fun and/or stay sharp during the summer months. There are no scheduled practices, and teams play one game per week, on either Friday or Saturday evening. The setting is relaxed and the style of play is generally less competitive and more recreation-focused than we see in our fall and spring seasons, by design.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jess Davis at
DHYS Tournament Teams Announced!
Congratulations to the following players!
Sam Ahmann Lloyd
Manager: Preston Marshall
11U Red Devils
Manager: John Blackmon
11U Blue Claws
Devin Bourgeois Nathan Brieske Alex Craig
Sagor Levy Austin Reiner Colin Ross Manager: Jim Reiner
10U Red Bulls
Manager: Bob McMahon
10U Blue Devils
John Edward Kosar
Manager: Andy Dickinson
9U Red Devils
Manager: Joey Brosnan
9U Blue Devils
Managers: Mark Rosseter and Steve Yulo
8U Red Devils
Manager: Monty deMayo
8U Blue Devils
Manager: Charlie Rogers
7U Red Devils
Manager: Buck Lanford
Middle School Championship Results
Middle School tournaments were completed last week after a long season that required lots of flexibility and patience to work around all the rain.
In Group A, Paideia Royal finished a strong season with a 17-3 victory over Renfroe.
In Group B, ANCS won 9-5 in a good game with Greenforest Academy.
Congratulations to all teams!
Planning Your Summer? How about a Summer Baseball Camp!
Summer's just around the corner! Our partners Emory University and Pitching for Excellence have finalized their summer camp schedules. Please click here for more information and registration process.
DHYS on Social Media!
DHYS is stepping up its game on social media! Follow us on Facebook. Our Twitter account will give you real time news and updates, including field status (rainouts). And help our new Instagram account go viral by sending pictures from around the park to or texting to (770) 757-2227. And don't forget to include a caption! Tag us everywhere at #dhysbaseball.
Jim "Big Pop" Cobb (1937-2014)
You may have noticed "Big Pop" on our players' jersey sleeves this season. Who is Big Pop?
Jim “Big Pop” Cobb was a life-long coach, umpire and scorekeeper for countless youth baseball teams at Medlock Park over the years. He coached his son and neighborhood kids, and went on to do the same for his grandson and the sons of the same neighborhood kids he coached years earlier. Many of his former young players would still call him by his well-deserved nickname: "Big Pop." We were lucky to have his services well beyond coaching. Big Pop would often be seen even in recent seasons cutting the grass along the foul lines by hand, and painting the outfield foul lines on Friday’s before game time. Jamie Laubenthal recalls one day last year when he came by to deliver his hand-drawn diagram, instructions, and material list on how to make the home plate templates we all use to chalk the field. He was always working out at the park, and we will miss his positive energy very much.
His family tells us that one of his proudest moments occurred when DHYS honored him by naming Field 4 at Medlock Park the Coach Jim "Big Pop" Cobb Field. DHYS will miss Big Pop, and all that he did for two generations of baseball players! There will be a memorial service for Jim in the Spring.
With more than 150,000 visitors to Medlock each year, sponsorship of DHYS provides a great opportunity to help improve the baseball experience of each and every DHYS player AND gain exposure for your business among DHYS area families, friends, visiting teams and area residents who frequent the park year round! Our DHYS families come from numerous communities in and around Medlock Park (including Decatur, Oak Grove, Druid Hills, Emory, Morningside, Virginia-Highlands, Stone Mountain, Oakhurst and others).
Maintaining and improving our park facilities is a constant challenge. Sponsorships are what make critical improvements possible. It's a win-win scenario! Become a sponsor today and help us to improve and maintain the park, increase your business's visibility among area families and receive a tax deduction while supporting local youth baseball.
Our four sponsorship opportunities include: General/Team Sponsorship ($400)
5-foot banner supporting a team or your league of choice
Company ad on DHYS website (with company link if desired)
Listing in the team directory
Field Sponsorship ($1,000)
An 8-foot banners hung on your field of choice
Company ad on DHYS website (with company link if desired)
Half-page ad in the DHYS directory
Scoreboard Sponsorship ($3,000)
Company logo placed on one of the scoreboards AND an 8-foot banner hung on your field of choice
Special recognition on DHYS website, along with an ad and a company link if desired
Full-page ad in the DHYS directory
Medlock Park Partner ($7,500)
Company logo placed on one of the scoreboards and an 8-foot banner hung on EVERY field in the park
Special recognition on the DHYS website, along with an ad and a company
link if desired
Full-page ad in the team directory
All sponsors are invited to set up a promotions table at our Opening Day Ceremonies in the Spring.
Corporate sponsorships are also available. Please contact Michael Rafter, , or 404-443-6702.
In addition to Sponsorships, a great way to support DHYS is to purchase a personalized commemorative brick that will be placed in the pavilion at the center of the park. The bricks are personalized with two lines of up to 18 characters each. Whether commemorating a player, family member, friend, coach, or team that meant a lot to your DHYS experience, purchasing a brick will both support the park and leave your mark at DHYS. Simply Click the Brick below to secure your place at DHYS today!