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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!

12U Spartans
Sam Ahmann Lloyd
Alex Asher
Rainier Barfield
Mason Doan
Henry Dunbar
Micah Eisen
Joseph Garcia
Will Hutchinson
Bentley Marshall
Nathan Moore
Henry Nichols
Jacob Suever
Joseph Tolbert
Manager:  Preston Marshall

11U Red Devils
Finn Blackmon
Malachi Cloud
Sam Colton
Gabe Elliott
Max Fishbein
Taylor Flowers
Cal Forde
Noah Grayson
David McQuaig
Charlie Payne
Jack Tope
Cole Turner
Manager: John Blackmon

11U Blue Claws
Oz Balser
Devin Bourgeois
Nathan Brieske
Alex Craig
Sam Davis
Nick Dean
Thomas Fleming
Harry Gewirtz
Oliver Kosar
Sagor Levy
Austin Reiner
Colin Ross
Manager: Jim Reiner

10U Red Bulls
Kevin Austin
Aaron DeCarlo
Creighton Dunbar
Shawn Givens
Alexandru Grama
Noah McMahon
Gus Molnar
Nitin Rao
Cullen Riel
Luke Rohrer
Leib Roth
Spencer Vaughn
Manager: Bob McMahon

10U Blue Devils
Will Berry
Yannick Butler
Layton Dickinson
John Edward Kosar
Evan Leahy
Spencer Lieberman
Will Moreman
Donovan Parker
Colin Spencer
Jack Terlisner
Bradley Towner
Vincent Walton
Manager:  Andy Dickinson

9U Red Devils
Kate Banks
Reid Brosnan
Levi Clark
Keegan deMayo
Liam Ebbs
Braeden Harris
Stephen Holland
Luke Keenan
Nate Malkin
Ian O'Connor
Jacob Ruark
Visha Verraswamy
Manager: Joey Brosnan

9U Blue Devils
Ryan Becker
Nash Booth
Jack Borse
Charlie Capretta
Gio D'Alesio
Liam Gini
Fisher Isbell
Zev Reiter
Israel Rosseter
Raphael Schneider
Owen Tobias
Adam Voogd
Gabi Yulo
Managers: Mark Rosseter and Steve Yulo
 
8U Red Devils
Griffin Bennett-Nguyen
Noah Brocklebank
Aidan Conrad
Sam Corso
Joey David
Kilian deMayo
Oscar Epstein
Ellington Hodge
William Holland
Zulu Nantambu
Hudson Pallay
Matthew Russell
Manager: Monty deMayo
 
8U Blue Devils
Danny Barash
Riley Bell
John Benjamson
Gus Berzsenyi
Miles Brauer
Paul Byrnes
Alex Farquharson
Nicholas Flowers
Egan Hadelman
Chandler Jones
Conrad Malcolm
Caelan Rogers
Zyan Williams
Manager: Charlie Rogers
 
7U Red Devils
James Asher
Sam Capretta
Alexander DeCarlo
Max Forde
Calvin Jardina
Grant Lambert
Noah Lanford
Steve Maloof
Nicholas McMahon
Ryder Sibly
Colin Thomas
Ayaan Valiani
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.

His obituary can be viewed at the link here.

 

 

 


Consider a DHYS Sponsorship

 

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.

 

Click here to Download our Sponsorship Donation Form


Commemorative Pavilion Bricks

 

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!

 


 

 

 

(404) 843 - 3323


Key Contacts:

President - Jon Neville - 

Upper Division VP - Julie Kooken -  

Senior League Director - Kirk Setzer -  

Middle School League Director - Kevin Perry -  

Major League Director - Stan Flowers & Tim Turner -  

AAA National League Director - Andy Dickinson -  

AAA American League Director - Arthur Ebbs -  

Lower Division VP - Joey Brosnan -  

AA League Director - Jason Berzsenyi - 

A League Director - Charlie Rogers -  

Rookie League Director - Graham Barron -  

DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Administration Contacts


 

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Upcoming Clubhouse Events

Tuesday, 05/19/2015 7PM - 9PM:  Softball Meeting.

PAVILION RESERVATIONS

 

Field Status
Batting Cages - Medlock Park OPEN (5/24) 
Clubhouse - Medlock Park OPEN (5/24) 
Concession Stand - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 1 - Major - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 2 - AAA - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 3 - A - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 4 - AAA - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 5 - Rookie - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 6 - Senior - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 7 - AA - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
Field 8 - Rookie - Medlock Park TBD (5/24) 
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