Georgia Fire Fastpitch Softball: Welcome

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The "Georgia Fire" is a well established and nationally recognized Girl’s Fastpitch program based in the greater Atlanta area, Georgia.  The Georgia Fire is the host of the Dynamite Classic Exposure Tournament held in Columbia, South Carolina, one of the largest annual College Exposure and recruiting events in the Southeast of the United States.  

Each year the Georgia Fire program strives to field competitive teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and 18 Gold levels for play in and pursuit of ASA National Championships. The Georgia Fire has produced some of the most talented and premier players to move on to play college softball. Through its nine year history, the Georgia Fire Program has developed numerous players that play or have played for NAIA Colleges, NCAA DI, DII, and DIII Colleges and has had former players in the NCAA WCWS, Women’s Softball Pro League and Team USA.

Every Player on a Georgia Fire team has a strong desire to improve their softball skills and works to establish themselves as a player ready for the college level. The Georgia Fire's positive environment and national recognition helps create an opportunity for players to reach their goals. 

2011/2012 Georgia Fire Tryout Information:


August 20th

10U   3:00 PM   Field 1

12U   6:00 PM   Field 2

14U  3:00 PM Field 2
August 21st

16U   4:00 PM   Field 2 18 Gold 1:00 PM Field

 2011/2012 Georgia Fire Teams

10U GA Fire 02-Nesbit David Nesbit (414) 526-3921
10U GA Fire-01 Deatherage Richard Deatherage 770 298 9555
    Mack Walden 678 471 0842
10U GA Fire-01-Jenkins Rusty/Lisa Jenkins 706 581 4428
12U GA Fire-00-Michaud Jeff Michaud 678 313 7888
12U GA Fire-00 Kittrell Scott Kittrell
    Barry Kaltman 404 906 9366
    Jason Combs 404 660 4680
12U GA Fire-99-Lauka David Lauka 678-910-4905
14U GA Fire-98-Knight John Knight (678) 296-0447
    Lenny Pizza 404-317-9815
14U GA Fire 98-Krause Eric Krause 404 429 1950
14U GA Fire 97-Downs Danny Downs 678 549 9637
    Marty Elder 678 773 9888
14U GA Fire 97-Batchelor Bill Batchelor 770 653 8857
    Jack Hanson 770 527 1267
16U GA Fire-96-Cullen Jack Cullen 404-310-9185
16U GA Fire-96-Hartenbach Chris Hartenbach 404-395-6783
    Tony Federici 678-488-3339
16u GA Fire Black (95) Matt Sutter 404 702 1669
    Kevin Kayler 770-231-0669
    Mike Beall 404-915-3134
18U GA Fire-93-Tudor Jim Tudor 6784713942
18 Gold GA Fire Gold   Gary Watson 404 512 6011
    Janet Kearns 678 822 8642
    Jennifer Nolan 678 779 1789
    Randy Dennis 404 213 0916

Georgia Fire Fastpitch Softball Mission

The mission of the Georgia Fire is to promote a superior athletic organization for girls fastpitch softball.  The organization will strive to help players develop athletically, academically, and socially, by providing not only athletic opportunities, but re-instilling educational, leadership, and life lessons.  While we strive to develop our players into collegiate level athletes, we also want them to become great students and citizens.

 To excel as a first-class organization, the Georgia Fire is firmly committed to attracting the best coaches and athletes into the program.  Our coaches are expected to be commited to their players and the program, continue to develop their own skills through annual coaches clinics, and provide the highest level of coaching in a professional, positive and motivational manner to the girls in the Georgia Fire.

One measure of the success of the Georgia Fire organization is that since its' inception in 2001, over 70 Georgia Fire players have obtained some level of athletic or academic scholarship to continue their education at the collegiate level.  For a complete list of these players please see the Georgia Fire Alumni section.

For more information, questions relating to the Georgia Fire program,  or if you have a top notch team with a strong coaching staff and would like to talk about joining the Georgia Fire, please contact Mark Whittle at, or Kevin Kayler at,, or either of us at  

Jessie James Memorial Scholarship 

One example of the Georgia Fire being more than just "high level softball" is the Jessie James Scholarship program which was created in November, 2006, in honor of a former Georgia Fire player who passed away.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a player from the Georgia Fire based on the requirements and guidelines of the scholarship.  The scholarship award winners to date are:

2007 - Amanda Bills, Brenau University

2008 - Hannah Bradley, Furman University

2009 - Lauren Dykes, North Georgia College and State  

2010 - Megan Uhrman, Savannah State University

2010 - Chelsea Whittle, Augusta State University

2011 - Rachel Orlandella - University of Georgia

2011 - Natalie Lampert - Georgia College and State

Partnerships with local softball associations

The Georgia Fire is proud to be a partner with Sandy Plains Softball Association, Alpharetta North Park Association, and Kenworth Park to help better promote the sport of fastpitch softball, and utilize and leverage our combined experience to better recruit, train, and develop fastpitch players, from as young as 10 years old, all the way through the 18 and under class of play.

Mizuno Partnership

The Georgia Fire is extremely proud and appreciative to have Mizuno as a premier partner and sponsor of our program since 2005.  Mizuno is a world-wide leader in sports apparel and equipment and the Georgia Fire is proud to utilize its great products and apparel when we take the field.




Handout: GA Fire Tryout Information