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2015 Dinger Wood Bat Classic - April 17-18
@ Graves County High School (Mayfield, KY) and other area fields - $200/3 Games....$250/4 games Each team receives 3 Dinger wood bats (sizes of your choice). Head Coach receives a tournament polo. Will try to schedule against like-opponents upon request. In the past, the tournament usually hosts 12 teams and we have had teams from KY, MO, IN, and TN participate. This year, we'd like to expand the tournament field.
Interested teams and coaches please contact Andy Ford at email@example.com or 270-559-4347
Graves County High School
Head Baseball Coach
Phone: (270) 559-4347
Germantown High, Bartlett High,
and Bolton High ( and various other sites around the Memphis, TN
area) are hosting the Lewis Harris Invitational March 9-14,
The entry fee is $50 a game. You can tell us how many games you want and which days you want to play and we will do our best to make it work.
Please let Coach Callaway at Germantown High know if your interested in playing by August 20th. firstname.lastname@example.org or 901 378 930.
Farragut 2015 Tournaments( we will have several sites)
April 2-4(Demarini/Diamond Academy Classic) 4 Game guarantee , 250 per team , put in your own balls( let me know if you can play on Thursday )no games at UT anymore.
April 9-11 (Scott Dean Memorial Tournament ) 60 dollars per game- u can play as many games as you want to, put in your own balls) , also let me know if you want to play on Thursday.
Please text me if you want in any of our tournaments, text in a separate text , not in this group text! thank you Matt Buckner/Farragut Baseball/ 865-368-3141
The 2nd Annual Middle TN Invitational is scheduled for March 26th through March 28th of 2015. After a successful 8 team tournament that was won by Goodpasture in 2014, this tournament is going to expand to 16 teams in 2015. In this tournament, teams will play 3 pool play games on Thursday and Friday, and will play 1-2 tournament games on Saturday depending upon seeding. There will be a tournament champion as well as Offensive and Defensive MVP's. If you are interested in participating in this tournament please contact one of the three host sites.
Christ Presbyterian Academy -- Larry Nesbitt (615) 473-4090 or email@example.com
Sycamore High School -- Daniel Smiley (615) 268-4595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harpeth High School -- Coby Ginsberg (615) 525-1016 or email@example.com
Springfield High School -- Justin Martin (615) 293-3938
|6/11 - Clarksville High School, Rossview High School, and Northeast High School (Clarksville, TN) are looking for teams to participate in the William Workman Tournament. The tournament will be held on April 9-11 at all three sites. There is a four game guarantee and the entry fee is $250 plus three game balls per game. Contact Brian Hetalnd: (931) 206-8055 or Dustin Smith: (931) 237-1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.|
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|November 19, 2014: 7 additional players have signed - early signee's - if you know of anyone else please let us know!!|
|November 16, 2014: My list of early signee's for college baseball - if you see someone I need to add, please tweet me or email me - I have 78, are there more??|
|September 29, 2014: MLB AL Wildcard Sept 30 7:07 cdt TBS Oakland at Kansas City (Lester vs Shields) ... MLB NL Wildcard Oct. 1 7:07 cdt ESPN San Fransisco at Pittsburgh (Bumgarner vs Volquez) AL Series start Oct. 2 on TBS and NL Series start Oct. 3 on Fox/MLB Network ... 9 TN Players in the playoffs / 5 are home grown products: Matt Cain (Disabled List - Houston/San Fransisco), Pedro Alverez (Vandy/Pittsburgh), Sonny Gray (Smyrna/Vandy/Oakland), Luke Hocheavar (UT/Kansas City - Disabled List), David Price - (Blackman/Vandy/Detroit), Caleb Joseph - (Franklin/Lipscomb/Baltimore), Ryan Flaherty - (Vandy/Baltimore), A.J. Ellis - (Austin Peay/Los Angeles NL), and Taylor Hill - (Mt. Juliet/Vandy/Washington) ...|
|August 7, 2014: Chatt State positioning itself to get back on top ...|
SPORTS HELP FIGHT PARKINSON'S
Baseball coaches know it's not really a talent but rather an intangible to be worked on practice after practice, hoping it eventually carries over to each game. Then, if everything jells, you've got a chance at a pretty good season. Then you build from there. Possibly nowhere in Tennessee has high school baseball reached the consistency it has at Farragut. After winning their ninth state championship in spring 2014 - all but one in the 2000s - the consistency continues. "I don't think there's much doubt Farragut has been the most consistent team in east Tennessee the last 20 years," said Pat Dorwin, a former Admiral who played on Farragut's initial state championship team more than 30 years ago. "That puts the Admirals up there with being one of the best baseball programs in Tennessee - ever."
Over the past three decades, the Ads have produced nine state champions and four state runner-up squads. State titles came in 1982, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014. Farragut has lost in four title games - 1988, 2001, 2002 and 2013. "The Farragut baseball program continues to represent our school and community with pride and class," Farragut athletic director Seth Smith said. During all those years, the Admirals have had just four coaches: John Heatherly, his longtime assistant Herky Payne, followed by Tommy Pharr getting Farragut back to state title winners, and Buckner, who won two state championships his first two years after Pharr left after capturing two in a row himself, leaving Farragut as the only state Class AAA baseball team to win it all four consecutive years. "With this past spring's title, Farragut has been state champs, or runners-up, 13 times over the past 32 years," Dorwin said. "That defines consistency." Farragut is also consistent in its community service, helping raise almost $6,000 over the past five seasons to help find a cure for Parkinson's disease. The event is held each May at the Ads' Throwback Game, where a doubleader is scheduled and the teams wear old-school uniforms with cheap concessions are sold.
"Farragut has an awesome booster club that is the backbone to the success we've had in raising money to fight Parkinson's," Dorwin said. Dorwin, leading hitter for the Ads and an All-Knoxville Interscholastic League player in 1982, was diagnosed with Early-onset Parkinson's in 2003 at the age of 38, initiated a fundraiser for the National Parkinson Foundation in 2010 at the doubleheader. "I called coach Buckner out of the blue," Dorwin said. "I told him my idea and he immediately said, 'Sure, we can do it at the Throwback Game.' "He had no idea who I was," Dorwin said. "He just told me I was part of the Admiral family and they would help in any way they could. There's not many coaches out there that show class like that." Dorwin's youngest brother Pete, a member of the 1988 runner-up squad and also an All-KIL outfielder, was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 at age 39. "Pete's gutting it out," said Pat Dorwin. "I would not wish this disease on anyone."
Farragut business women Ellen Hubrig organized the first two events, bringing in vendors and holding silent auctions, Dorwin said. Dorwin then founded Project 20/20, with the goal of 20 area high schools holding fundraisers at sporting events by the year 2020. See www.pdproject2020.blogspot.com for more information. Dorwin said more than $4,000 was raised the first two years and all the credit goes to Hubrig. "I was just the unfortunate spokesman," he said. The 2012 event raised almost $600 and nearly $400 in 2013, as Dorwin had partnered with the Knoxville-based KiMe Fund (www.kimecnd.org) as they focus on raising funds for movement disorders, primarily Parkinson's disease.
"We got back on track in 2014, helped because there was a tripleheader," Dorwin said. "We were able to pass on more than $950 to the KiMe representative at the game." While Farragut has remained the consistent venue Dorwin said money has been raised at a local high school rugby festival (www.smacrugby.com) and at baseball games at Pigeon Forge, Seymour and Anderson County. "That's where we need to get more consistent, getting more teams involved, and getting established so the event can become yearly," Dorwin said. "That's the tough part - getting the coaches and athletic directors to call or e-mail you back so you can explain the purpose of the fund-raisers: To get money to the KiMe Fund, which does a great job of finding key places to get money to for helping to cure Parkinson's or just help slow it down."
Dorwin, who also played high-level softball for a long time as well as playing for 15 years with the Knoxville Possums Rugby Football Club, relied on his speed as an athlete, but not anymore because of the way his Parkinson's has progressed. "I'm slow most of the time. When my medicine works, I can get outside and run around with my kids (Eli, 10, and Addie Grace, 8) and my wife Angie, but the disease has spread from my left side to my right quad in the past 18 months," Dorwin said. "That's caused a new set of problems, so I have to use a wheel chair at times and I fall quite a bit. "But you carry on. That's why Project 20/20 is so important to me - any donation could be the one that helps me eventually get on even footing to fight back at this disease. It would be great if this release reaches coaches and athletic directors and they set up whatever kind of fund-raiser they'd like. Farragut gives us the gate, which consists entirely of donations from spectators, but not all schools can do that. Baseball is a big sport at some schools, but I would appreciate help from any kind of varsity or club sport."
To contact Dorwin, use the email@example.com e-mail address or phone 865-363-9014.
|August 1, 2014: Austin Peay announces coaching changes ... David Price trade "absolute sadness" ... Parker leaves Forrest for East Hickman ... Betts stays hot for Pawtucket ... Whitehead named coach at Madison (Jackson) ... Fronaberger named coach at Crockett ... Wickersham headed to Brighton ... Chaffin named ABCA Division II Region 4 Coach of the Year ... Undrafted 100mph fastball arrives at Elizabethton ...|
|The MLB Draft started in 1965. Twenty teams drafted players and there were 10 rounds of the draft. Of the first 5 years of the draft, this draft had the most players reach the major leagues and play at least part of one year. 68 of 200 draftee's made the big leagues at some point of their career. 13 of the first round picks played in the show. In '66, 51 of 200 players made it. In '67 only 43 players made the MLB, while in '68 the number bounced back up to a second overall with 57 players eventually playing major league baseball. The fifth year of the draft, 1969, saw 51 players make the MLB. Below is a breakdown by round of the players who played big league ball at some point in their career for at least part of a year. These are statistics from the June Regular draft. In the beginning of the draft MLB had 4 drafts - January Regular, January Secondary, June Regular and June Secondary. The numbers reflect the players who signed when drafted. The player is credited in the year in which they signed to play - if they were drafted more than once, which some were - we didn't count the player twice. Also, the draft actually went more than 50 rounds, but I cut my research off at 50. After the first round, the chances of becoming a MLB player fall off significantly... as I reveal the 70's, 80's, and 90's you will see the overwhelming evidence of this...|
|Year/Round||1965||1966||1967||1968||1969||60's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made the MLB for at least a cup of coffee/Total # Drafted|
|1||10||11||12||9||16||65/104||62.5 - 1:1.6|
|2||6||5||7||7||8||37/104||35.5 - 1:2.8|
|7||3||2||0||7||3||17/108||15.7 - 1:6.4|
|8||1||2||0||3||4||14/108||13.0 - 1:7.7|
|31-40||5/129 3.9%||8/142 4%||5/160^^ 3.1%||4/144 2.8%||6/175 3.4%||28/750 3.7%||1:26.8|
|41-50||4/64 6.3%||2/66 3%||4/124 3.2%||0/60 0%||3/87 3.4%||13/407 3.2%||1:31.3|
|Notable draft picks from 60's|
|*- Bucky Dent||**-Nolan Ryan||***-Ken Griffey||^- Bob Forsch||^^ Mike Marshall 37th round|
|In 1965 TN had 14 players drafted that were either from TN or played at a TN school. Of these, only one, Clyde Wright made the big leagues. Wright, who played at Carson-Newman College, was drafted in the 6th round, 107th overall. Wright pitched in 9 seasons of MLB, mainly for the California Angels.|
|TN only had 5 draftee's in 1966, none of which ever played MLB.|
|In '67, 18 players were drafted from TN schools. Two players, 2nd round pick David Sells of Sullivan South HS. Sells played parts of 5 seasons with California and the LA Dodgers. That same year, Sam Ewing of Overton HS was picked in the 45th round. Ewing played parts of 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto. Ewing was the lowest TN pick in the 60's to ever make the big leagues. Ewing left for pro ball in '71 when he was drafted in the January Secondary.|
|1968 saw three TN draft picks find big league diamonds. Wayne Garland (Cohn HS/5th round), Ross Grimsley (Frayser HS/8th) and Mike Willis (Hillsboro HS/25th round). TN also had a June Secondary draftee, Ed Goodson of ETSU, drafted as the third pick of the draft who played big league ball. Garland and Grimsley did not sign in '68. Both were drafted again in 1969 and signed.|
|In '69, other than Garland and Grimsley, TN had 19 players drafted total. None of these guys ever played an inning. Among the drafted was future Motlow State skipper, Don Rhoton. The lowest ever draft pick to play in the big leagues from the 60's was drafted in 1969 - 75th round/1026 overall - Al Cowens... Cowens played 13 seasons with KC Royals, Detroit, California and Seattle. Interestingly enough, Nashville native, Butch Stinson was drafted from Cohn HS in the 75th round but did not sign.|
MLB Draft Part II: The 70's
|Year/Round||1970||1971||1972||1973||1974||1975||1976||1977||1978||1979||70's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made it to the MLB for at least a cup of coffee / # Drafted total|
|31-40||4/135 2.9%||7/101 6.9%||4/98 4.1%||3/61 4.9%||5/70 7.1%||3/30 10%||5/53 9.4%||3/63 4.8%||3/69 4.3%||8/107 7.5%||45/787||5.7|
|41-50||0/53 0%||1/23 4.3%||0/19 0%||2/25 8%||0/2 0%||0/0||0/0||0/2 0%||1/15 7%||1/11 9.1%||5/150||3.3|
|Overall %||11.3 %||12.3%||12.9%||12.5%||15.3%||15.3%||16.3%||16%||16.6%||16.9%||14.5|
|Top TN Pick by Year|
|1970 - Eddie Sherlin/Gallatin HS 4th Rd/#85|
|1971 - Larry Herndon/Douglas HS (Memphis) 3rd Rd/#54 (MLB)|
|1972 - Bobby Goodman/Bishop Byrne HS (Memphis) 1st Rd/#5|
|1973 - Butch Stinson/Lipscomb U 7th Rd/#143|
|1974 - Ted Shipley/Vanderbilt U 1st Rd/#14|
|1975 - Bo McLaughlin/Lipscomb U 1st Rd/#14 (MLB)|
|1976 - Dom Chiti/Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis) 2nd Rd/#27|
|1977 - Scott Sanderson/Vanderbilt U 3rd Rd/#54|
|1978 - Michael Taylor/Columbia State CC 3rd Rd/#62|
|1979 - Atlee Hammaker/ETSU 1st Rd/#21 (MLB)|
|Other Notable Draftee's|
|Charlie Lea drafted 4 times - 1975 June Reg 15/342, 1976 June Sec 2/37, 1977 Jan Sec 4/61, 1978 June Reg 3/62*|
|* - 1976 2nd Round: #27 Dom Chiti RHP Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis, TN)|
|^-1975 4th Round: #93 Mike Wright SS Father Ryan HS (Nashville, TN)|
|#- 1976 5th Round: # 118 Mike Smithson RHP UT(Hickman Co. HS)|
|&- 1974 6th Round: #131 Eddie (Ed) Whitson RHP Unicoi Co. HS (Erwin, TN)|
|**- 1970 8th Round: # 171 Phil Garner IF UT (Bearden HS) (Knoxville, TN)|
|!- 1975 15th Round: #342 Charlie Lea LHP Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)|
|@- 1976 17th Round: #405 Rick Honeycutt UT (Chattanooga, TN)|
|^^^- 1978 17th Round: #431 Mark Smith David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)|
Teams listed below - Link to updated pdf file of nominations thru June 2 above
114 NOMINATIONS TURNED IN (114 AS OF JUNE 5 IN GREEN)
|FORREST||SUMMERTOWN||NORTH GREENE||USJ||BGA||SPRING HILL|
|SULLIVAN EAST||DYER COUNTY||SCIENCE HILL||SIEGEL||RIPLEY||COMMUNITY|
|LEWIS COUNTY||JACKSON CHRISTIAN||KNOX CHRISTIAN||DOBYNS-BENNETT||SODDY DAISY||BAYLOR|
|SYCAMORE||Knox GRACE CHRISTIAN||GOODPASTURE||CAK||KNOX CATHOLIC||TIPTON ROSEMARK|
|LEXINGTON||McCALLIE||BOYD BUCHANAN||SEQUOYAH||CHRISTIAN BROTHERS||DYERSBURG|
|MORRISTOWN WEST||COOKEVILLE||UNICOI COUNTY||BRENTWOOD||CLARKRANGE||CENTRAL MAGNET|
|SEYMOUR||FATHER RYAN||SEVIER COUNTY||GREENEVILLE||CARTER||KNOX WEBB|
|MILAN||SODDY DAISY||TULLAHOMA||ONEIDA||TRINITY CHRISTIAN||COVINGTON|
|JACK SOUTH SIDE||BRIGHTON||GERMANTOWN||HARDING ACADEMY||ANDERSON COUNTY||BARTLETT|
|SOUTH PITTSBURG||CORNERSVILLE||ROSSVIEW||TENNESSEE||CLARKSVILLE||BRENTWOOD ACADEMY|
|TROUSDALE CO.||WEST GREENE||BEECH||COLLIERVILLE||FRA||WHITE HOUSE|
|STATION CAMP||OVERTON||McNAIRY CNTRL||GRAINGER||HENRY CO.||LORETTO|
|UPPERMAN||CREEK WOOD||OAKDALE||WILSON CENTRAL||MEIGS CO.||ARLINGTON|
|HENDERSONVILLE||FRANKLIN||ZION CHRIST.||CAMDEN||SOUTH GIBSON||HALLS|
|CLARK NE||D CROCKETT||MTCS||PORTLAND||HUNTLAND||CUMBERLAND CO.|
|KNOX HALLS||D BOONE||BEARDEN||SYCAMORE||WATERTOWN||WESTMORELAND|
|EAST ROBERTSON||MT JULIET||ALCOA||WARREN CO.||ELIZABETHTON||OLIVER SPRINGS|
|ROCKWOOD||HARDIN VALLEY||COFFEE CO.||GORDONSVILLE||JO BYRNS|
THESE SCHOOLS NEED TO SEND IN NOMINATIONS ASAP!!
THEY WILL BE CROSSED OUT AS THEY COME IN!!
2014 Senior Players to Watch List (adding names weekly)
WE HAVE ADDED THE FIRST ROUND OF 2015 PLAYERS TO WATCH (2014 JUNIORS and JuCo's)