|ANNOUNCEMENTS - GAMES, TOURNAMENT'S
Pleasure Ridge Park (KY) and Maumelle (AR)
both have OPEN DATES and are looking for spring 2016 games. If
interested, please contact them directly.
Ridge Park High School Baseball Tournaments/ Louisville, KY
April 15 & 16 - 3 games need 1 team
April 22 & 23 - 3 games - need 1 team
1 game Friday and 2 Saturday
Turf Field and indoor batting cages
Sherm Blaszczyk 502-432-8769 email@example.com
Barrett Davis at
High School in Maumelle, AR looking for games in 2016.
Willing to travel.
April: 11,18, 25
Craig Hopkins at Briarcrest Christian School is
looking for a few spring games in 2016. Below are the dates that he has
available. If you are interested contact Coach Hopkins at 901-275-4108
April 11th-14th & 16th
St Benedict at Auburndale in Memphis is trying to fill games
for March 14, 15 and April 5, 13, 18, 20, 25. Will play JV/V,
Varsity only/ DH very flexible. We are looking for a few home games
but can travel to teams in the area.
If interested contact:
St. Benedict at Auburndale
2016 Dinger Wood Bat Classic April
@ Graves County High School
(and surrounding high schools) Mayfield, KY
- $250/3 games or $300/4 games Each team
receives 2 wood bats and 1 tournament polo
Andrew Ford if interested
Coach Mike Wickersham at Brighton, TN HS is
looking for a pair of games April 14-16, 2016. Will host or travel. If
you have any interest in playing, please contact him at 731-513-0890 or
2016 FRANKLIN COUNTY REBEL CLASSIC BASEBALL
APRIL 7-9, 2016 AT
TOMAHAWK STADIUM AND GRIDER STADIUM (TULLAHOMA)
ENTRY FEE IS $70 PER GAME/EACH TEAM PROVIDES
EMAIL MICHAEL CARTER AT
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
at 423-435-1131 if interested
Sycamore High School (TBCA Field of the Year 2013)
and Christ Presbyterian Academy (TBCA Field of the Year 2014) will host
the 3rd Middle TN Invitational in the spring of 2016. The dates of the
tournament are March 31st - April 2nd. Each team will be guaranteed 4
games. The cost of the tournament is $250. We are looking for 4 more
teams to round out the 16 Team tournament field. Please contact Larry
Nesbitt 615-473-4090 or
to inquire about the tournament.
April 7-9 - Demarini/Diamond Academy Classic - 4
game guarantee , 250 team fee
April 14-16- Scott Dean Memorial Tourney- 60
dollars per game- you can play as many as you want or as few as you
Contact Matt Buckner at Farragut HS
|Final 2015 All Class HS Poll
||Hardin Valley Academy
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Tennessee Baseball News
Aug 13 - Been busy with school starting and other teaching duties - have
added some schools who need games or are having tourney's up at the top
of this page ... hope everyone is back up and running at school - moving
oldest daughter to school this week so we've been busy getting ready for
that - hope to try and do some updates through out the fall on the
record book - one thing I know I need are some career records of some of
our recent grads who have played 2 or 3 years as a starter and coaching
win loss records - I'm way behind on coaching records!
July 3 - It has been a long road to get finished
with our post season awards - We have spent countless hours pouring over
nominations over the last 30 days - Our MAIN objective is to promote
kids! And one last reminder that our teams do not reflect the ability of
a kid to be a D1 player or a professional prospect or draftee - every
award we do is based on how the kids did in the 2015 HS season - please
do not contact me and ask me why so and so did not make it - I am not
going to add them because you are mad - as I said, many hours have been
spent in this process - We have two all state teams from all classes and
an Ultimate 9 teams which represents the best 9 performances by position
in the 2015 season - and remember, these things are nice, but in the
grand scheme of things - there are a lot more important things your
players, son's, nephews, etc could be know for IMHO - Coaches - I will
attempt in the next few weeks to send out TBR Certificates to you for
all these awards - and lastly, coaches I could not have done any of this
without you guys! I cannot thank you enough - this was the best year I
have ever had getting nominations and in some instances I found kids
myself from local newspaper All-Area teams which have all been online in
the last few weeks - I really do search for kids because I don't want to
leave out deserving players -
2015 TBR All State Teams ...
2015 Ultimate 9 Team ... I will
begin working on the state record book in July - also if anyone see's a
stat that a kid should be on the list - must be higher than the lowest
amount on the stat -
June 30 -
TBR 2 Way Team is posted - the top 2
way players in the state!
June 29 -
Super Freshman/Sophomore Team is posted
- continuing to work on All-State and should have the 2 Way Team posted
by Wednesday - hope to have all this wrapped up by the weekend -
and will begin shooting emails with certificates next week!
June 26 - Dore's fall, lose CWS -
Virginia wins national title ... I am
working on the last few post season awards over the weekend - Super
Freshman/Sophomore Teams, All 2 Way Team, and first and second team All
State - The last team, the Ultimate 9 Team will be done by end of next
week - shooting for Saturday - I will begin to email certificates to the
HS coaches for the awards then -
June 24 - Vandy falls 3-0 in a game where luck and
the bounces went Virginia's way. And a defensive lapse that led to the 3
Virginia runs as the 'Dores could not get a hit with runners in scoring
position... Final game tonight at 7pm central -
Unlikely hero's keep Cavs alive ...
2015 Post Season Awards/Stat Leaders
June 23 - Vandy wins game one 5-1 behind one of
the best performances we've seen from Carson Fulmer. Fulmer pitched out
of trouble when needed and after the 'Dores scored he shut down the Cavs
setting up the 3 run 7th which sealed the win...
Dores on brink of 2nd straight CWS title
... TBR R5 Player of the Year is Landon Mosteller of Clarksville, R5
Pitcher of the Year is Donny Everett of Clarksville; R6 Player of the
Year is Bryce Giles of Summertown, R6 Pitcher of the Year is David
Looney of Cornersville; R7 Player of the Year is Jeremiah Nance of
Crockett County, R7 Pitcher of the Year is Matthew Pickard of Peabody;
and R8 Player of the Year is Thomas Dillard of Briarcrest, R8 Pitcher of
the Year is Connor Green of St. George's.
June 22 - TN Baseball Report announces 2015
All Region Teams for Regions 1, 2, 3
and 4 today as well as those Region Player and Pitchers of the Year: R1
Pitcher of the Year is Will Heflin of Morristown West; R1 Player of the
Year is Trey Cabbage of Grainger, R2 Pitcher of the Year is Matt
Williams of Oneida; R2 Player of the Year is Chandler Adkins of Knox
Grace, R3 Pitcher of the Year is Zach Mercer of Chattanooga Christian
School; R3 Player of the Year is Colby Morgan of Boyd-Buchanan, R4
Pitcher of the Year is Drew Hall of Goodpasture; R4 Player of the Year
is Jordan Jackson of Central Magnet ... Regions 5-8 tomorrow! -
D1 Baseball Championship Series Matchup Analysis -
Vandy vs Virginia ...
June 20 -
Buehler, Vandy show precision in win
Vanderbilt returning to CWS finals ...
working on all region teams this weekend - hope to have them announced
early in the week ...
June 17 Afternoon UPdate -
Vandy's come back kid
CWS One on One with Kyle Wright ...
Pfeifer rewards Vanderbilt's trust ...
June 17 - Added ALL 2015 HS Pitching Stat Leaders
- if you fit on the list have your coach send me your info!
Pfeifer tosses gem, Wiel blasts Dores to victory
Vandy edges TCU at CWS ...
Vandy breaks up no hit bid with HR to beat TCU
... I am working off my laptop due to desktop problems - If I can get my
desktop to stay on long enough I will copy the certificates for all the
awards and post season teams and change the dates on them so I can email
them out to coaches - I have finished stats for the most part - it will
take a while to get the All Region teams put together - be patient -
hope to have them done by Friday and posted up over the weekend - if
Vandy wins, I'm 90% sure we'll head to Omaha - I will work on stuff up
there during the day to try and get things done ...
June 15 Afternoon UPdate - Rain... after this
spring most would say, yuck, but really, if your a Vandy fan you love
it... The Dores turned what looked like a certain loss last night into a
walk off win over Fullerton just a few minutes ago. It was good to see
Zander Wiel go to the right side twice for doubles. Brian Reynolds did
the same thing hitting lefty - middle/oppo is a great approach against
guys you haven't seen I think... and Jeren Kendall, who narrowly missed
a home run in his first at bat last night, well he didn't miss the last
one - breaking ball wasn't a bad pitch but certainly wasn't the one he'd
struck a few out on either. It was up just enough that Kendall's bat
could get to it and around it - LSU coach Paul Mainieri said it in the
press conference, "you gotta be lucky" and boy the 'Dores were lucky it
rained weren't they?
Commodores stun Titans with Kendall HR
June 14 Afternoon UPdate -
Doug Fritz on Public vs Private split
White headed home, leaves Tullahoma ...
Former Sci Hill and Wake Forrest All American,
Will Craig, to compete in HR Contest at Omaha ...
June 14 - CWS Day 1: It was good to see a couple
of HR's today, some 659 batters earlier than last year... Virginia's
experience paid off coming up with big 2 out hits in the 8th and 9th
innings to win 5-3 over Arkansas ...
Aggressive Cavs right at home (D1) ...
So much for game 2 being a great game - Florida continued its torrid
offensive pace dismantling the Miami pitching staff in the 15-3 win ...
Florida surges past Miami (D1) ...
momentum is a crazy thing and it works in two directions, good and bad
June 12/13 - CWS Edition:
Omaha.com/CWS (This is a CWS buffett) ...
CWS Coaches Press Conference (Video)
Swanson named D1 Baseball POY ...
CWS Coverage ... We finished out the High School Offensive Stats - stolen
bases, walks and hit by pitch leaders - IF you see a category you or a
teammate or a son would fit in no lower than what is listed but above or
in the middle somewhere - get your coach to send me the info and we will
put you right in to the list!
June 10/11 - Didn't get to the rest of the stats
last night, but will over the weekend -
Will new ball fly in Omaha ...
Everett goes in 29th round ...
Chatt area pitchers taken in draft ...
Spring Hill's King commits ...
Former Col. State Charger, Jebavy drafted
Cavalier seniors shine at Mid TN All Star Classic
Two former Sci Hill players drafted ...
Sullivan takes over at Maryville ...
Nick Dean, first Maryville College baseball player
ever drafted ... more on CWS Friday
June 9 - I am working on putting together the Stat Leaders first - and
I'm still collecting the few
really want - and I'll take anyone's as well - after putting the
stats together we'll do All Region, then All State, then Super Freshman/Soph
and lastly the All 2 Way team and the final post season awards will be
the Ultimate 9 Team (Best 9 at their position) all by the end of June
hopefully - now if I make another Omaha trip - it won't all get done by
then! I have finally put together the
final HS polls!
First update for post season -
Top 20+ batting averages, most runs, most hits, most doubles, most
triples, most home runs and finally for tonight - most rbi for 2015 ...
will try to finish offensive stats and pitching tomorrow night!
JUNE 8 - MLB DRAFT: #1 Pick of the 2015 MLB Draft
is Vandy's Dansby Swanson; at #8 Vandy's Carson Fulmer; at #24 Vandy's
Walker Buehler; at #34 UT's Christin Stewart ... We will have the entire
draft of TN players up when draft is completed - watch the twitter feed
for updates as they occur ...
Vandy Omaha bound again
Trio of 'Dores selected in first round
Vols Stewart picked in first round
Simcox named assistant at UT
June 4 - It is not official, but Larry Simcox
will be hired by UT to replace Greg Bergeron in the next few days ...
Columbia State's Riley Delgado gets NJCAA
Gold Glove ...
Etter looks back
June 2/3 - We are down to just a few schools
who have not gotten there nominations in - WE REALLY WANT THE KIDS AT
THESE SCHOOLS TO GET NOMINATED - help us out by contacting their coach
and bugging the stew out of them - I emailed everyone on the list
yesterday at their school email -
D1 Baseball: Regional takes and looking ahead
to super regionals ...
Super Regional Schedules and Analysis by D1
Baseball ... I have a problem with
having teams scheduled to play 8pm and 9pm games - because a west coast
team fails to make the super regionals, that is a load of bull...
Baylor hires TN Wesleyan HC Billy Berry
Clarksville's Everett named Gatorade POY
Vetter resigns at Smyrna
Former Sci Hill star named ACC POY
Wolfe named Big 7/District 1AAA POY
Looney headed to Columbia State
Hardin Valley AAA State Champs
May 31 - Vandy wins thriller, sitting about 10
feet from the Swanson HR, I could tell it was a HR - If you look at the
espn3 replay you can spot me in the long sleeve peach colored shirt
standing with raised hands -
Swanson leads Dores past Hoosiers
... We've got 126 schools with nominations in - look at list above - we
definitely want these and any others are welcome, schools above were
regional qualifiers at least - up to date
With the draft coming up soon I thought I'd share
some more of my research on MLB Draft with you - at the bottom of this
page I have 65-69 and 70-79 broken down thru the entire drafts on
percentage of players drafted who make it to the big leagues... after
looking at the info - I decided to stick to the top 10 rounds of the
80-89 draft because the percentage of players who make it is very very
small after 10 rounds and as you'll see in this breakdown the Top 10
rounds isn't that great either - What I will do with this is show the
number of players drafted who make it to the MLB and the number who
actually play at least 3 years ( I chose 500 games as the number/ 3years
is actually 486 games) ... While 66% of first round picks in 80-89 made
it to the big leagues, only 25% had a career that lasted 3 years or more
... that falls to 12% of 2nd round picks and steadily drops as you reach
|Play at least 1 MLB game
|Play 500 games
||79 - 25%
||31 - 12%
||29 - 11%
||19 - 7%
||22 - 8%
||26 - 10%
||12 - 5%
||20 - 8%
||13 - 5%
||10 - 4%