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12U Red Devils: Cooperstown Runner-Up!

The 12U Red Devils capped off a terrific summer of baseball by traveling to upstate New York and taking second place, out of 48 teams, at the Cooperstown All Star Village tournament held from July 16-22. The Red Devils, who last summer became the first DHYS team ever to reach the Dizzy Dean World Series championship game, are now also the first team in DHYS history to make it to the Cooperstown championship game. The Red Devils reached the championship with a perfect 9-0 record, having notched convincing victories over travel teams from California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York. Shortly before 11 o'clock on Thursday night, after a booming fireworks display under star-filled skies, the boys from Medlock Park and their final foe, Southern Maryland Elite, had their images displayed on the championship field's big board as they were introduced to the crowd of nearly 1,000. The finale was full of big hits from both teams, but the Red Devils finally succumbed by a score of 11-8, in a game that ended after 1:00 a.m. on Friday. Over the course of the tournament, the Red Devils walloped an astounding 32 home runs while posting a team batting average of nearly .500. 


The 12U Red Devils played in seven tournaments this summer and made it to championship games in all seven tournaments. The Red Devils earned two runner-up finishes and won five championship trophies, including a third straight district championship and a second straight Georgia state championship. Congratulations to the boys for what has arguably been, over the past two years, the most successful all-star team run in DHYS history. 

12U BlueClaws Shine in Cooperstown

12U BlueClaws took their game on the road -- 950 miles north, to the Cooperstown All-Star Village. There, the 'Claws met some of the best from across North America.  By their series conclusion on July 7, the ‘Claws had split their eight-game series, 4-4.

In six games of pool play, the ‘Claws faced some tough teams, especially in the morning where they came up short in each a.m. game.

The Blueclaws shook off those games to slug back in the afternoons, beating the Top Prospects of Chicago, 11-3; Mississauga North Tigers of Toronto, Canada, 9-3; and Perks Sports Academy of San Francisco, 5 -3.

The Perks game was a stunner. Going into the final inning, the teams were tied, 3-3. With some timely hits and determined base-running, the ‘Claws put 2 on the board to make the score 5-3. But Perks had the final at-bat. With the base loaded – parents sitting on the edges of bleachers on both sides of the field, coaches pacing and muttering -- the Claws retired Perks with a final strike-out.

In the first game of single-elimination bracket play, the ‘Claws faced the Northern Ohio Hurricanes and blew them out, 11-6.

Then came the Southern California Dirt Bags. That was a game that ended with a dive in right field -- a California kid with his face in the grass and his glove holding the final hit that ended the ‘Claws trip to New York. Final: ‘Bags 13, ‘Claws 10.

A few facts:

  • The ‘Claws racked up 6 homers. Is anything prettier than a white ball rising in the blue sky, coming to earth on a green field?

  • Nine hurlers took their turn on the mound.

  • The boys and their parents took an afternoon to visit the Hall of Fame Museum in downtown Cooperstown.

  • Life in the barracks gave the players a chance to do more than play baseball. Their building was closest to the complex’s swimming pool, where each ‘Claw showcased his competitive nature in “last man standing” contests.

  • And, finally, this: The ‘Claws ended their New York tourney with a visit to Lake Canadarago, where some parents had rented quarters. It is an ancient lake, carved by a glacier, its banks tumbling to a shimmering surface.  There, on a warm night spangled by a billion stars, the 'Claws gathered a final time. They formed a tight circle, their arms the spokes of a familiar wheel.

    ‘Claws on three! ‘Claws on three! 1, 2, 3, go Blueclaws!

    Their yell echoed across the lake’s still waters and rose into the heavens. Parents and angels smiled.

12U Red Devils Back-to-Back State Champs!

Holy cow, that was incredible! On Tuesday night, July 5th, at Morgan Falls Park in Sandy Springs, the 12U Red Devils, teetering on the brink of seemingly inevitable defeat, engineered an electrifying comeback against the Sandy Springs Storm to win the 2016 Dizzy Dean Georgia State Championship. The comeback helped the team, which also won the state championship a year ago, defend their title to become back-to-back state champs.


The Red Devils' path to this year's championship began on the dusty fields of Jack Mattox Park in Ringgold, Georgia, with a 7-2 victory over the Boynton Generals on Friday, July 1. On Saturday afternoon, the Red Devils had a tense, back-and-forth affair with the Buckhead Bucks, but prevailed in the bottom of the sixth inning when a bases-loaded, one-out grounder to short got the runner in from third base for a 6-5 win. Later that afternoon, in blistering heat, the Red Devils faced the Storm, who shut down the Red Devils bats, made every play in the field, and hit the ball hard for a convincing 13-1 victory. Dirty, down and defeated, the Red Devils faced a long slog through the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament to get back to the title game.


On Sunday and Monday, the Fourth of July, the Red Devils, wearing their unwashed and increasingly dirty white uniforms, showed their grit and championship pedigree by steamrolling through the lower bracket at Jack Mattox with a 22-0 shellacking of the Winston Nitro, a 9-7 whacking of the Bucks, and a 12-1 smacking of Dade County. In winning those three games to fight their way back to a championship rematch against the Storm, the boys pounded out an astounding 45 hits for a team batting average of .500.


With two Atlanta area teams in the final, Dizzy Dean officials accepted Sandy Springs' offer to move the championship games from the dirt infields of way-north Georgia to the Storm's nicely manicured home field at suburban Morgan Falls Park (also the site of the Red Devils 11U championship last summer). The Red Devils decided to bring a little bit of that north Georgia dirt and determination with them to Morgan Falls, wearing their unlaundered and fully-funkified white uniforms to the finals.


The Storm, having eased unscathed through the winners bracket in four games, needed only to win the first game, at 6pm, in order to secure the championship on their home turf. And for most of the game, that's exactly what it appeared would happen. The Storm players, in sparkling white pants and sharp red jerseys, picked up right where they'd left off in the prior meeting between the teams - hitting the ball hard and taking a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning. But in the bottom half of the inning, the Red Devils put up two runs of their own, on a leadoff home run and an RBI single, to tie the game. Then, in the second inning, the Storm poured it on, scoring six runs to take an 8-2 lead. The Red Devils bats and gloves went cold, while the Storm tacked on another run for a commanding 9-2 lead in the fifth inning.


But then the worm began to turn . . . ever so slowly. In the bottom of the fifth, the Red Devils loaded the bases with two outs. The Storm were still in control though, with the score stuck on 9-2. This game, it seemed, was over. But after the runner on third base scored on a passed ball and a line drive to center drove in the other two runners, the score was 9-5. The Red Devils rally stalled there, but they had life as the game headed into the sixth inning. The Red Devils defense did its part, holding the Storm scoreless in the top half of the sixth.


Down by four runs, the Red Devils were three outs from defeat. A first-pitch ground-out, and the Red Devils were quickly down to only two outs. Next batter, two pitches, two strikes, 0-2 count. Storm fans were going crazy, Storm players were chirping, "This is our field!" and "Let's do this!" This thing was definitely just about over and they were ready to celebrate.


But not so fast. Somebody forgot to tell the defending champs, in their uniforms seeped in the sweat and grit and grime of the Ringgold losers bracket, that this game was supposed to be over. And that worm, which must have hitchhiked all the way from north Georgia in those dirt-smeared uniforms, decided it was time to turn all the way around.


Down to his last strike, Cole Turner smacked a single to center. Next pitch, Cal Forde smacked a single to center. Three pitches later, Charlie Payne smacked a hot shot that the shortstop couldn't handle. Next pitch, Noah Grayson smacked an RBI single to center. Score 9-6. Next pitch, a fly out to center made it two outs and a three-run deficit. So what. Next pitch, Nathan Brieske smacked an RBI single to center. 9-7. Then, on a 1-1 count and with a string of Hail Marys being muttered in the third base coach's box, Finn Blackmon smacked a single to left that drove in Charlie from third base and sent Noah flying from second, around third and across the plate for the tying run. Scoreboard 9-9. Red Devils delirious, Storm stunned, and both teams headed to an extra inning after a long fly ball ended the sixth.


In the top of the seventh, Taylor Flowers, who had held the Storm hitless and scoreless for the three prior innings, continued to throw pitches as nasty as his uniform and shut them down yet again. In the bottom of the seventh, Malachi Cloud slammed a one-out double to center field and advanced to third on a groundout. With two outs, Cole, who'd gotten the rally started in the sixth, ended it with a smooth single to left to drive in Malachi for the game winner. Improbable final score - Red Devils 10, Storm 9.


After that enthralling Red Devils rise-from-the-ashes win, the teams took a short break before reconvening just after 8pm for the finale - a single winner-take-all game. Unlike the first game, this second one was never in doubt. The Red Devils took control early, plating 4 runs in the first inning and holding the Storm scoreless. David McQuaig, Max Fishbein, Gabe Elliott and Jack Tope helped lead the hit parade as the team added to its lead each inning, winning by a final score of 11-0. The great unwashed were repeat state champs.


The 12U Red Devils have played in six tournaments this summer, have made it to championship games in all six, have one runner-up finish, and have won five championship titles. Filthy.

DHYS 10U Red Devils State Runner-Up

The 10U Red Devils take 2nd place at the Dizzy Dean State Invitational.  Over the July 4th weekend, the Red Devils played 8 games, 6 of them in the elimination round.  Thanks to outstanding pitching performances lead by Nate Malkin, Liam Ebbs, Tyler Cason, Keegan deMayo and Reid Brosnan the Red Devils stormed through their last 6 games allowing a combined 15 runs (2.5 runs per game).  The Red Devils offense got red hot at the right time outscoring their opponents in that span by 63 runs.  A critical bunt by Jordan Harris ignited the team and kept the run going on his birthday.  The Devils offense was generated by a combination of small ball and power from Tyler, Liam, Ian O’Connor, Levi Clark, Reid, Kai Karpick, Keegan and John Force.  The Red Devils finished their season 17-7, beating a couple of longtime foes along the way.  Congratulations Devils!

10U Blue Devils win First Place in Kennesaw Baseball Slugfest!


The 10U Blue Devils won the Silver Bracket Championship at the Kennesaw Baseball Slugfest, June 24th-26th.   The Blue Devils went 3-1 in the tournament and won a championship in their final tournament of the summer.  Israel Rosseter led the way pitching in the tournament, with six strong innings in which he only allowed 2 unearned runs.  Israel pitched three shutout innings in the championship game to get the Devils off to a good start.  The big hit in the championship game was a three run triple by Gio d’Alesio, which broke open a tie game.   Braeden Harris led the way offensively for the team in the tournament.  Braeden had a .778 OBP along with a double and two triples which were very important timely hits, and also pitched well in the two innings he pitched.  Dillon Hurlburt was a big plus both offensively and defensively, and pitched well, also.  Gabi Yulo also came up big offensively, defensively and pitching.  Mason Williams was a big contributor offensively and played a stellar first base.  All of the Blue Devils had a great tournament and made important contributions to the team’s success.  Congratulations to all of the DHYS 10U Blue Devils - Gio D'Alesio, Kate Banks, Sahil Gandhi, Liam Gini, Braeden Harris, Stephen Holland, Dillon Hurlburt, Luke Keenan, Ivy Lambe, Israel Rosseter, Raphael Schneider, Lucas Tangpricha, Mason Williams, and Gabi Yulo – for their tournament championship and for a great season.  All of the players worked hard and improved tremendously.  Congratulations also to all of the Blue Devils coaches (Rob Gini, Merk Rosseter, Steve Yulo) and all of the Blue Devils parents for their positive support of the team.

12U Red Devils First Place in Triple Crown Summer Blowout!

The 12U Red Devils earned another championship trophy in the Triple Crown Summer Blowout travel tournament held at Fowler Park in Cumming, GA over the weekend of June 24-26. The Red Devils run to the silver championship began in dramatic fashion on Sunday morning with a come-from-behind first round victory over old nemesis the Buckhead Bucks. In the bottom of the 6th inning, trailing 8-6, facing the Bucks ace pitcher, with 2 outs, 2 strikes, and 2 runners on base, the Red Devils were one strike away from elimination. Next pitch - foul ball. (Tension.) Next pitch - foul ball. (Tensioner.) Next pitch - foul ball. (Tensionest.) Next pitch - screaming line-drive, chest-thumpin', Red Devils-jumpin', Bucks-slumpin' walk-off 3-run homer over the right-center field fence for an incredible 9-8 win. (Athletes!) Riding the momentum of that exhilarating victory, the Red Devils then took care of business in the next two rounds, dominating the Sharon Springs Black Spartans 10-1 and the Dunn Right Dawgs Red 10-2 for the championship. The 12U Red Devils have played in five tournaments this summer, have made it to championship games in all five tourneys, and have brought home one second-place trophy and four first place trophies. Hey-oh!

12U Red Devils Three-peat District Champs!

On Monday night, June 20th, the 12U Red Devils won the 2016 Georgia Dizzy Dean District 4 Championship at Fuller's Park in Marietta. In the double-elimination tournament, the Red Devils were the only team not to lose a game, sweeping through the winners bracket to the championship game against the Buckhead Bucks. In the semifinal round on Saturday, the Red Devils sent the Bucks to the losers bracket, with a dramatic come-from-behind victory. After falling behind 7-0 early in that semifinal game, the boys chipped away and cut the lead to 7-5 going into the sixth and final inning. In the top of the sixth, the Red Devils exploded offensively, sending 9 athletes to the plate and collecting 6 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 1 sacrifice fly, to take an 11-7 lead. After a Bucks lead-off double in the bottom half of the inning, the Red Devils slammed the door shut for an 11-8 victory and a spot in the finale. The Bucks then won their own dramatic game in the losers bracket semifinal with a one-run victory over the Sandy Springs Storm (whom the Red Devils had previously dispatched to the losers bracket in the second round), to earn a rematch with the Red Devils. But in the final game, the Red Devils took control early, led the whole game and won the championship by a final score of 8-6. The victory capped a dominant three-year run at districts for the Red Devils, who are now back-to-back-to-back district champions, having also taken home Dizzy Dean District 4 championships in 2015 as 11U's and in 2014 as 10U's. After four tournaments this summer, the 2016 12U Red Devils have played in four championship games, garnering one second-place finish and winning three first-place trophies. On three, 1-2-3, ATHLETES!

12U BlueClaws win All-Star Summer Slam!

They did it again. Druid Hills’ Blueclaws brought home the gold in the All-Star Summer Slam, a 10-team tourney held June 18-19 at Coal Mountain Park. They won it in five games, 4-1.

On the tournament’s final day, the boys in gray and blue played three games. They started when the morning sun had just cleared the trees and continued until they stood in evening’s shadows. Three teams lost to them that day.

The tournament was a ‘Claws showcase for tight play and big bats, for cool heads and strong arms. In one game, with the score see-sawing, the ‘Claws went ahead with a grand slam. In another, the other guys threatening, the ‘Claws kept the team scoreless for three innings – each time, with runners on third. They won the final game 4 -2 against a talented Dacula Falcon's team with a combination of timely hits and defense that left the opposing coaches fuming.  With the tieing run at the plate, the 'Claws snagged a sharply hit liner to center field that was swiftly relayed to second base for a game ending and Championship winning double play.

For their efforts, the boys got trophies, as shiny as their smiles.

The All Star Summer Slam tournament wrapped up the Atlanta edition of all-star play. Over five tournaments, the BlueClaws went 11-7-1. In four tournaments, they got at least as far as the semi-finals; in two, they brought home top honors.  

Now, the ‘Claws have a final challenge. In early July, they’re going to Cooperstown. Yes, that Cooperstown.



10U Blue Devils Earn Runner Up Honors at the Roswell Father's Day Showcase Tournament!

The DHYS 10U Blue Devils used good pitching, solid team defense, and some timely hitting to earn Runner Up Honors at the Roswell Father’s Day Showcase Tournament, June 17th-19th at Hembree Park in Roswell.  Lucas Tangpricha had a dramatic walk-off double in the bottom of the sixth to give the Blue Devils a hard earned 4-3 victory over the Buckhead Bull Dogs, and propel the Blue Devils into the championship game.  Nine of the eleven available Blue Devils players made positive pitching contributions during the tournament, with Dillon Hurlburt being the workhorse, and Kate Banks, Israel Rosseter, and Stephen Holland also contributed a great deal of outstanding pitching.  Gabi Yulo and Sahil Gandhi turned a highlight reel double play, and the outfielders provided some entertaining and acrobatic catches while also really moving to the ball well and making plays.  The Blue Devils really jelled during this tournament and came together as a team.  They had some fun and got some trophies to boot.  An outstanding team effort.  DHYS was well represented.

11U Red Devils Take the Hardware in Roswell!

Playing their best baseball of the season at the right time, the 11U Red Devils captured the Roswell Father's Day Tournament at Hembree Park on Sunday June 20!

Capturing the championship required a true team effort.  Nine pitchers took the hill, and were backed up by a defense committing only 3 errors over the four day tournament.  Nine batters hit over .400, resulting in a .443 team batting average.

With a 12-5-1 season record, and their first tourney win now under their belt, the Devils will ride their wave of momentum into the Dizzy Dean sanctioned State tournament in Powder Springs this coming weekend.  The Devils open with a score to settle against their summer rivals from NYO.  Go Red Devils!

12U Red Devils Runner-Up in Triple Crown Georgia State Championships!

The 12U Red Devils made it to their third straight tournament championship game, taking a runner-up spot in the Triple Crown Georgia State Championships held from June 10-12 in Marietta, GA. In a field of 30 of the top travel teams from around the state, the Red Devils earned a spot in the tournament's silver bracket final with hard-fought victories, in sweltering heat, over Tigers Baseball, the Georgia Bombers, and the NYO Titans. The Red Devils had an epic comeback in their semifinal win over the Titans. Trailing by a score of 6-2 going into the last inning, the boys' bats came to life as they batted around the entire lineup, sent 12 hitters to the plate, and plated 7 runs for a 9-6 lead. Top notch pitching and stellar defensive plays in the bottom half of the inning made that score hold up and sent the Red Devils to the championship game, where, after a long rain delay, they lost their momentum and the game to the Brookwood Broncos. It must be noted, however, that during the rain-delay, the Red Devils bested the Broncos in an impromptu, albeit high-stakes, game of across-the-diamond baseball bat bowling between the teams. After three tournaments this summer, the Red Devils have earned two championship trophies and one runner-up finish. Hey-oh!

12U Red Devils win second straight tournament!

The DHYS 12U Red Devils continued their winning ways by securing their second championship in as many tournaments / weekends. This time it was the Roswell Rumble Travel Tournament, held over May 28-29, which saw our 11U defending champions return and conquer the field as 12U All Stars!


Once more, the Red Devils displayed solid defense, pitched spectacularly, and hit mightily, as they outscored their opponents 53-18 over 5 games. The first game on Saturday pitted the Red Devils against the Nelson Baseball School (NBS) Red team and was the closest game of the weekend, with a final score of 9-7.  In reality, it wasn’t as close as the score, with the Red Devils leading 9-1 after 3 innings and going into the 6th and final inning with a comfortable 5 run lead and not needing to bat, since they were the home team. Although each team had 8 hits, our boys strung them together to produce the winning formula.  With an afternoon break, the boys retreated to the movies and came out cool and refreshed, and faced the Johns Creek Mustangs, whom they mercy-ruled 14-6, and which gave them the #3 seed in the tournament.


Starting bracket play at 11 AM on Sunday, the Red Devils needed to win all 3 games to secure the coveted championship trophy and bragging rights as repeat champions. Fired up and focused, they again faced the #6 seed Johns Creek Mustangs in their first match. Time quickly ran out on the Mustangs, as the Red Devils handed them a 9-3 loss in only 4 ½ innings. Next up were the #7 seed NBS Red, who earlier had upset the #2 Seed, Roswell Black Hornets, which showed that NBS was indeed a much better team than their seeding indicated. But in similar fashion, Red Devils pitching and defense prevailed in the semifinal as they quickly dispatched their opponent, 10-1 via mercy rule, also after only 4 ½ innings. This gave them some crucial extra time to rest up and mentally prepare for their championship game against the #1 seed, the Dunn Right Dawgs Red, who had deposed of the talented Sandy Spring Storm, 5-4 in the other semifinal. The Red Devils scouts learned that the Dawgs had saved their best pitchers for the championship game, so the Red Devils were a bit fearful going into the game. They had heard about Puma’s wicked curve ball. Nevertheless, the bats came out hot and the Red Devils led 4-0 after the first inning and never looked back. The pitching continued to be superb, the bats Red Devil Hot, and the defense like the Great Wall of China – nothing getting by. Again, the mercy rule came into play and the Red Devils were crowned Repeat Champions, winning 11-1 after 5 innings. Over 3 games in bracket play, the Red Devils’ stingy defense gave up a total of 5 runs, while the offense plated 30 runs!


So after 2 tournaments, the Red Devils are undefeated with a 9-0 record and a weekend off. No doubt the streak will come to an end, but until it does, the boys are playing great ball, enjoying the dugout comradery and truly pulling together as a team. Go Red Devils!

10U Blue Devils reel off four straight

The 10U Blue Devils reeled off four straight wins in the Hobgood Memorial Day Warm-Up All-Star Tournament, before falling in the semifinal game to the New Hope Force, a team they had beaten previously in the tournament.  Israel Rosseter and Liam Gini made highlight reel plays in centerfield during the tournament.  Kate Banks, Luke Keenan, Israel Rosseter, Dillon Hurlburt, Ivy Lambe and Braeden Harris all got the job done on the mound for the Blue Devils.  There was some timely hitting and heads up base running to account for the four victories, too.  The Blue Devils outscored opponents 39-15 in their four victories.  Raphael Schneider batted .750 in the tournament on 6 of 9 hitting.  Liam Gini scored six runs and had 4 RBIs.  Kate Banks hit the ball hard and had 5 runs scored and two RBIs.  Braeden Harris scored 6 runs and picked a runner off of third while pitching.  A strong effort by the 10U Blue Devils in their first tournament.  Every player on the team contributed and played well.

12U Blueclaws win Hobgood Memorial Day Tourney!

With big bats, determined base-running and sparkling defensive performances, Druid Hills’ Blueclaws won the Hobgood Memorial Day Warm-Up All-Star Tournament. They did it in five games, 3-1-1.


It was a surprising path to the top, beginning with Thursday night’s game against the East Cherokee Cubs. It was a see-saw of a game – one run scored by the Druid Hills team, followed by two runs from the other guys; and so it went for six innings. In the final inning, the ‘Claws came from behind to even the score. Final: ‘Claws 8, Cubs 8.


The Blueclaws notched a win Saturday when they met the Sharon Springs Silver Spartans. It was not a cakewalk. After the ‘Claws went ahead in early innings, the Spartans came back, hitting and running and sliding and whittling at the ‘Claws dwindling lead. They finally ran out of innings, and luck. ‘Claws 8, Spartans 7.


Sunday belonged to the Blueclaws.  In the early afternoon, the Druid Hills squad met the Sandy Springs Cyclones. These teams are not strangers: They’ve played each other in the past. With hits and aggressive base-running, the Druid Hills boys took the wind away from the Cyclones. ‘Claws 12, Cyclones 2.


The final game, against the Ridgeview Eagles – another squad with whom the ‘Claws are familiar -- took place under a night sky. The Blueclaws took a dusty field and made it theirs. They went ahead in the second inning and never looked back. ‘Claws 10, Eagles 1.


Worth noting:

Nine players pitched in the tournament and in Sunday’s two games, the ‘Claws pitchers gave up only three runs  – while they and their teammates scored 22. One hurler anchored the squad with six innings pitched over those two games.


The defense, especially in the infield, effectively stopped the other guys. Players ran, they stretched, they made strong throws to first.


Everyone hit. The ‘Claws racked up three homers, including a grand slam.


And, finally: The ‘Claws played their best baseball after large team lunches on Saturday and Sunday. They’ve done this in previous tournaments, too. Could it be the pizza? The burritos?

The tournament wrapped up in the usual way, with cheers and photos and a clutch of dirty kids grinning at each other in the dust of a just-ended championship game. The Blueclaws won rings to commemorate their win. The rings are big. They are gaudy.  On 12-year-old fingers, they look great.

12U Red Devils win 2016 Southeastern All-Star Tourney!

The DHYS 12U Red Devils opened their summer tournament season with a first place finish in the 2016 Southeastern All-Star Championship Tourney (5/18 – 5/22) in Douglasville, GA. In a field of 12 teams, the Red Devils won all 4 of their games by a combined score of 56-15! In their opening game Wednesday evening against the Winston Reapers, rain caused the game to be postponed until Saturday after 2 ½ innings, with the Red Devils leading 5-1. The following evening, the Red Devils threw a no-no against the Carroll County All-Stars, 13-0, and dispatched early them with a 4th inning mercy ruling. Friday was off and Saturday saw the Red Devils resume their game against the Winston Reapers. The boys’ bats continued to be hot as they pounded out 15 hits and dispatched the Reapers, 16-6. The 3rd pool game was cancelled because of the cumulative effects of the rain delays on Wednesday and Friday. So with a 2-0 pool record and a second place seeding (they allowed 1 more run than the #1 seed, Sandy Springs Storm), the Red Devils faced the Oregon Park Sharks at 2 PM on Sunday. Once again, our boys mercy-ruled their opponent, 12-2, which gave them some extra time to rest and prepare to face their across-town rival, the Sandy Spring Storm. At 4, the championship contest began, each side going scoreless for the first 2 innings. Then the Red Devil bats launched a 5 run inning and the team felt comfortable with such a sizable lead. A little too comfortable, in hindsight, as the Storm responded with 6 runs of their own, all unearned, as the Red Devils defense faltered. Not to fear, the Red Devils exploded for an 8 run 5th inning after a scoreless 4th and the Storm could only muster a single run in response. The Red Devils added 2 insurance runs in the 6th, for a 15-7 final score, with the Red Devils on top and earning their first trophy of the season! Especially notable were two facts: the Red Devils batted .475 as a team and only struck out 4 times for the entire tourney. On the flipside, the Red Devils pitchers confounded their opponents, striking them out 24 times in only 4 games and limited them to a combined .182 batting average! Congratulations Red Devils!



It was a great debut for our 7U DHYS Red Devils.  In their first game of the summer, the Red Devils combined some key 2 out hitting with solid defense to grab an important opening game win against a very strong Oregon Park side.  Parker Burst and Grant Garcia were the big sticks for the Red Devils in the win. Big put outs were made late in the game by Andrew Booth and Jack Hurlburt to secure the win.  The 7U’s came back the very next night to play their strongest game of the tournament beating Carrollton City 21-1.  Parker Burst hit two round trippers and Bobby Frierson added some big hits for the team.  Strong defense from Adam Renero and Luke Knoepp helped shut down the all-stars from Carrollton and guarantee the Red Devils a place in the Gold bracket for the weekend tourney.  The team played tough in two weekend losses, but gained some very valuable tournament experience and will be ready for their next tournament in Woodstock.  Way to go 7U’s!  

12U Red Devils

12U Blue Claws

11U Red Devils

Finn Blackmon

Oz Balser

Aaron DeCarlo

Nathan Brieske

Devin Bourgeois

Layton Dickinson

Malachi Cloud

Alex Craig

Creighton Dunbar

Gabe Elliott

Sam Davis

Alexandru Grama

Max Fishbein

Thomas Fleming

Noah McMahon

Taylor Flowers

Eddie Jenkins

Will Moreman

Cal Forde

Harrison Kaye

Nitin Rao

Noah Grayson

Sagor Levy

Cullen Riel

David McQuaig

Oliver Kosar

Luke Rohrer

Charlie Payne

Austin Reiner

Leib Roth

Jack Tope

Micheal Robinson

Will Tansill

Cole Turner

Colin Ross

Spencer Vaughn

Mgr: John Blackmon

Mgr: Jim Reiner

Mgr: Bob McMaho



11U Blue Devils

10U Red Devils

10U Blue Devils

Jack Albright

Reid Brosnan

Gio D'Alesio

Kevin Austin

Tyler Cason

Kate Banks

Will Berry

Levi Clark

Sahil Ghandi

Joshua Boden

Keegan deMayo

Liam Gini

Luke Chilton

Liam Ebbs

Braeden Harris

James Deaver

John Force

Dillon Hurlburt

Colin Hendry

Jordan Harris

Luke Keenan

John Edward Kosar

Kai Karpick

Ivy Lambe

Evan Leahy

Nate Malkin

Israel Rosseter

Spencer Lieberman

Ian O'Connor

Raphael Schneider

Jack Terlisner

Jacob Ruark

Lucas Tangpricha

Bradley Towner

Vishwa Veeraswamy

Mason Williams

Mgr:  Ken Leahy

Mgr: Joey Brosnan

Gabi Yulo


Mgr: Mark Rosseter


9U Red Devils

8U Red Devils

8U Blue Devils

John Benjamson

James Asher

Noah Ashley

Gus Berzsenyi

Jaxson Brown

Joe Austin

Noah Brocklebank

Ryan Burns

Adam Blaszyk

Daniel Coan

Sam Capretta

Ethan Bodman

Aidan Conrad

Arthur Ebbs

Aaron Brown

Joey David

Calvin Jardina

Alex DeCarlo

Kilian deMayo

Thomas Koziol

Warren Gage

Jasper Johnson

Noah Lanford

Charlie Gill

Chandler Jones

Stevie Maloof

Kevin Mooney

Charlie Leonard

Nicholas McMahon

Josiah Rich

Aidan Michelson

Grady Richman

Martin Shelar

Caelan Rogers

Ayaan Valiani

Henry Widener

Alec Waller

Mgr: Buck Lanford

Mgr: Mike DeCarlo

Mgr: Monty deMayo


7U Red Devils


Luke Barron


Andrew Booth


Parker Burst


Bobby Frierson


Grant Garcia


Cade Goodmark


James Huey


Jack Hurlbert


Jude Knoepp


Luke Knoepp


Ayden Newberry


Adam Ranero


Mgr: Craig Goodmark