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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

12U Spartans Wrap-Up Summer with Trip to Cooperstown

The Spartans made the annual 12U trek up to Cooperstown on July 25 and had a fun week of baseball. The team played 7 games in 4 days, finishing with a record of 2-4-1. Along the way, the Spartans tied or lost 3 games by 1 run, lost to the #1 seed by only 1 run, hit 2 grand slams, and got to know kids from Canada, California, Texas, Illinois, and other states across New England and the Northeast. A great week was had by all!

Before leaving for Cooperstown, the 12U Spartans had a strong showing at the Camsports World Series in Winder. The team went 3-2 and captured second place in the tournament.

Overall, the Spartans completed the All Star season with an impressive 23-8-1 record, securing 1st or 2nd place in 4 tournaments. More importantly, the Spartans were outstanding representatives for DHYS – competing with great effort while also displaying class and sportsmanship. Well done Spartans!

 

12U Spartans Do it Again, Win the Central Park Invitational!
Extend Season Record to 17-0!!


The 12U Spartans continued their winning ways and captured first place at the Central Park Invitational in Cumming. The Spartans look forward to representing DHYS in the upcoming Dizzy Dean District Tournament starting June 26.

 

12U Spartans Win Back-to-Back Tourmaments!

The 12U Spartans are off to an undefeated start to the summer tournament season. The team has capitalized on outstanding pitching and defense and timely hitting to collect first place trophies at the Southeastern All-Star Championship in Douglasville and All-Star Showdown in Woodstock. The Spartans have faced strong competition from Buckhead, NYO and other metro Atlanta teams. While compiling a 12-0 record, the Spartans have outscored their opponents 113-18. Well done Spartans!


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 Red Devils Win Dizzy Dean State Championship!

 

The 11U Red Devils rolled through the Dizzy Dean State Tournament to capture the Championship.  Next stop is Southaven, MS for the Dizzy Dean World Series! 

11U Red Devils Back to Back District Champions!

The 11U Red Devils continued their championship ways, winning the Georgia Dizzy Dean District 4 Tournament last weekend at Webb Bridge Park in Alpharetta. The Red Devils swept through the winner's bracket of the double-elimination tournament with victories over the NYO Rangers, NYO Firebirds and Sandy Springs Storm. At six o'clock, Monday night, June 22nd, the Red Devils faced the Firebirds for the championship, and dropped their first game of the tournament in a gut-wrenching 8-7 extra innings loss. With both teams having one loss, the stage was set for a final winner-take-all game. After a short break, the teams were back on the field at 8:30pm for the championship rematch. The Red Devils, still recovering from the effects of that night's first game, fell behind 0-2 in the first inning. But then, behind a virtuoso one-hit, 4K, no walk pitching performance from Finn Blackmon, the team showed its grit and fought back for redemption in the form of a 4-2 victory. It was this group's second straight district championship, having also won the tournament last summer.

11U Red Devils Capture Second Tournament Win of the Summer

On Sunday, June 7, the 11U Red Devils won their second tournament of the summer at Hobgood Park in Woodstock, bringing home the championship trophy from the 2015 All-Star Showdown IX. After finishing pool play with a 2-1 record, the Red Devils squeaked into the Gold Championship Bracket as the eighth and final seed.

But on championship Sunday, the Red Devils put on a dominant performance, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 48-6. Sunday morning, the Red Devils faced the top-seeded NYO Firebirds and exploded for a 20-3 victory. Gabe Elliott, backed by a stellar team defense, threw a complete game. The team had 19 total hits, led by three hit performances from Taylor Flowers, Jack Tope and Charlie Payne.

That afternoon, behind a complete game, two-hit, no-walk, three-strikeout pitching performance from Finn Blackmon, the Red Devils beat the Sharon Springs Spartans Blue. Cole Turner put the Red Devils in control in the third inning with a double to right field that gave the team a six run advantage. The team tacked on four more runs the next inning and finished with a 10-0 victory. 

The Red Devils offense just kept rolling into the championship game as the Red Devils beat the Buckhead Bucks by a score of 18-3. Malachi Cloud got things started with a rocket-shot double to left that drove in the first run of the game. After first inning singles by David McQuaig, Cal Forde, Noah Grayson, Jack Tope, Max Fishbein, the Red Devils had an 8-0 lead. Sam Colton then took the mound and threw a three-hit gem, notching the team's third consecutive complete game pitching performance. The Red Devils racked up 15 hits, led by Noah's three-hit, three-RBI performance. Defensive highlights included an over-the-shoulder catch by Cal in foul territory, Max running into the outfield from second base for a popup putout, David streaking to the deepest part of centerfield for an incredible running catch of long flyball, and Sam snagging a liner back to the mound that hit his glove, popped into the air and then settled into his mitt for the final out of the tournament. 

11U Red Devils take First Place in the Roswell Rumble!

The 11U Druid Hills Red Devils opened their summer tournament season with a first place finish in the Roswell Rumble Travel Baseball Tournament. Facing a field of tournament-tested travel teams at Hembree Park in Roswell, the Red Devils went 5-0 over the Memorial Day Weekend to bring home the championship trophy.

In Saturday morning pool play, the Red Devils beat the Sharon Springs Spartans Black by a score of 6-3. Cal Forde hit a game-tying solo shot over the center field fence to lead off the fourth inning. The Red Devils seized control of the game in the fifth inning with a three-run outburst, powered by three consecutive hits from David McQuaig, Charlie Payne and Noah Grayson. Finn Blackmon closed the game out with two scoreless innings, backed up by a sparkling team defensive effort.

That afternoon, the Red Devils notched a 10-0 victory over the Dunn Right Dawgs Red, behind a one-hit pitching performance from Gabe Elliott. The Red Devils blew the game open in the third inning when Sam Colton led off with a walk, Malachi Cloud and Cole Turner then had back-to-back hits, and with the bases loaded David McQuaig hit the grandest of home runs with a bomb into the trees behind the right field fence. 

The Red Devils started Sunday bracket play with a 12-6 victory over the Dunn Right Dawgs Black. Once again, the third inning was the turning point when Cole Turner led off the inning with a homer. Noah Grayson, Jack Tope, Taylor Flowers and Max Fishbein all joined the hit parade that inning. And Cal Forde put the hammer down with his second home run of the young season. 

The Red Devils next faced the Sandy Springs Storm in a semifinal showdown. Behind stellar pitching from Finn and Gabe, and another home run blast from Cal, the Red Devils headed to the sixth inning with an 8-6 lead. After two quick groundball outs to shortstop and third base, the Red Devils were one out away from the final. The Storm cut the lead to one and got the tying and go-ahead runs on base. But Gabe then induced a high popup into foul territory that he ran down and caught for the final out, securing a hard-fought 8-7 victory.

Under the Sunday night lights, the Red Devils headed into the championship game against the hard-hitting Alpharetta Titans, who had outscored their tournament opponents by a combined score of 41-8. With Sam Colton on the mound, the team headed into the bottom of the fourth inning with a comfortable 7-2 lead. But after three hits and a walk, the Titans had cut the lead to 7-3 and had the bases loaded with no outs. Then came the play of the game as Sam got a bouncer back to the mound that started a 1-2-3 (pitcher to catcher to first base) double play. The very next pitch induced a grounder to shortstop for the third out of the inning. Hard-throwing Taylor Flowers then came in to pitch two close-out innings for an 8-4 win.


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

11U BlueClaws Win Hobgood Memorial Day Warm-Up!

The 11U Druid Hills BlueClaws won the Hobgood Memorial Day Warm-Up defeating the Sandy Spring Cyclones 10 - 8 in the Final game.  BlueClaws scored  6 runs in the final inning to secure the Championship and a 4 -1 tournament record to start the tournament season.  The BlueClaws advanced to the Championship game via a gritty 14 - 6 drubbing of the Shaw Park Shockers.  Throughout the tournament, solid defense and skillful pitching keyed the strong start with 8 players hurling from the mound.  While the BlueClaws faced solid pitching, the bats warmed-up enabling the BlueClaws to win their season opening tournament Championship.

11U BlueClaws Runners Up in Central Park All Star Showdown!

11U Druid Hills BlueClaws grabbed the Runner Up spot in the "Central Park All Star Showdown".  The BlueClaws once again earned the #2 seed in bracket play and played a competitive Final game but caught some diamond dust in their eyes as the Dunwoody Diamondbacks slipped by the BlueClaws via a 7 - 5 score.  The BlueClaws, however, advanced to the Championship game by a smack down of the Ocee Orioles benefiitting from strong pitching in a close 5 - 3 win.

11U BlueClaws Claim Runner Up Spot in All Star Showdown 9!

11U Druid Hills BlueClaws claim Runner Up spot in "All Star Showdown 9" via two thrilling victories in Bracket play.  BlueClaws claimed #1 Silver seed in Bracket play and first nipped the Ocee Orioles in dramatic fashion via a game winning 2 run hit to win 8 - 7.  In the next contest, the BlueClaws side stepped to a 11 - 7 win over the East Cherokee Spartans via clutch hitting and pitching by many players.  The BlueClaws competed valiantly in the final game but the Ridgeview Eagles prevailed 9 - 6.  The BlueClaws secured the top seed in bracket play by drubbing the Hobgood Heat 11 - 8 and squashing the East Side Titans 11 - 9

11U BlueClaws Champions in Hobgood Baseball Bash!

11U Druid Hills Blue Claws won a thrilling Championship at the Hobgood Baseball Bash.  BlueClaws claimed the Bronze Championship in breath-taking fashion by winning a double overtime "California" tie breaker in 7 innings versus the heavy hitting East Cherokee Spartans by the score of 13 - 12.  The BlueClaws impressively came back in regulation play by scoring 7 runs in the final frame to knot the score at 10 runs a piece.  Several clutch hits highlighted the comeback as a key hit drove in two runs to tie the game. After neither team could push a runner across home plate in the first extra inning, the game pushed to a decisive 7th inning where the Spartan's "man-child" blasted his second titanic 2 run shot over the center field fence. The Blueclaws were resolute in their determination to rally from a 2 run deficit; the BlueClaw's top-of-order hitter laced a sharp hit to right field on a two out,  3 - 2 pitch to give the BlueClaws hope.  Seizing the opportunity, the BlueClaws 2nd and 3rd runs in the inning raced around 3rd base with the 13th and final run sliding over home plate just before the catcher applied the tag.  The BlueClaws advanced to the final contest via stellar pitching and a 3 run blast that powered our squad to an 8 - 3 drenching over Sharon Springs White.

 

 

11U Blue Claws Wrap Up a Very Successful Campaign!

 

Our 11U Druid Hills BlueClaws finished the 2015 All Star campaign claiming two Championships and two Runner-Ups.  The BlueClaws battled our way to a 15 - 8 record behind our team strength of 11 hurlers.  The BlueClaws final tournament, the "Roswell Father's Day Showcase", saw the team go 3 - 0 in Pool play where the squad tallied 34 runs and only gave up 7 scores due to stellar pitching and defense.  However, our protagonists fell short in Bracket play but hinted at more positive outcomes for next season's All Star campaign!


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, Lucas Tangpricha, Owen Tobias, Adam Voogd, Gabi Yulo
Managers: Mark Rosseter and Steve Yulo
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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
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8U Red Devils Capture Cal Ripken State Championship!
 
 

Timely hitting and stout defense were the order of the weekend for the 8U Red Devils as they swept their opponents en route to the 1st ever Cal Ripken Georgia State Championship for DHYS.  A 14-4 victory against the Southwest All-Stars at Boundary Waters Park in Douglasville sealed the title.  The Devils pushed 34 runs across the plate in the tournament while yielding only 12 runs to their opponents.  The Red Devils defeated the East Georgia (Augusta) All- Stars 12-7 followed by an 8-1 victory over the Buckhead Bombers to reach the finals on Father’s Day. 

The Devils jumped all over the Southwest All Stars in the bottom of the first, sending 7 runs across the plate.  A bases loaded triple by Ellington Hodge and a bases loaded double by Noah Brocklebank highlighted an 8-hit inning and provided all the offense the Devils would need.  Adding a run in the 2nd, 5 in the 3rd, and 1 more in the 4th put the game out of reach by the 5th inning.

The Devils defense did the rest as they allowed four runs spread out over 5 innings.  The Devils put on a defensive clinic all weekend, frustrating opposing coaches and players.  The Red Devils displayed total team unity as they ran the gauntlet to the title.  Against the Bombers, the Devils’ defense allowed only 4 hits as they nearly shut out their in-town rivals. 

They are back in action this weekend at the Dizzy Dean 8U District Tournament at Wills Park in Alpharetta.


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
 
8U Blue Devils Wrap-Up
 
The DHYS 8U Blue Devils, after a rough start to the season (winless in the first six games), found their groove and finished playing strong, competitive baseball.  The Blue Devils highlights were taking 2nd place in the in the Larry Hutson Memorial silver bracket and third place in the Greater Atlanta Open gold bracket after undefeated pool play.  The Blue Devils finished with a 6-11 record.
 
 

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