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Tuesday, May 21
Summer Baseball



Good morning! We had a great turnout at the summer meeting yesterday. We will have a JV and Varsity team this summer. The schedule is almost complete and I will be sending it out within the next few days. We will play around 20-24 games, mostly double headers. Half will be at PKY, so we will need volunteers for gate and concessions etc. The cost will be $150 per player and that will include the summer jersey, which they keep. If your son needs a new hat then add another $10. Cash or checks made out to UF. We prefer white pants but as you know I'm not a big stickler over the summer. It's all about getting the boys playing as much baseball as possible. We will have our first practice the day school ends, Tuesday June 4th. Games will start that week as well. Remember the summer season is only 6 weeks long, so we cram a lot of baseball into that time frame. All of my coaches are returning next season so we will have a full coaching staff this summer! Please let me know if you have any questions. You can email, Call or text me at (352) 281-8311

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Wednesday, May 15
Summer Baseball Meeting



The PKY baseball team will hold its summer baseball meeting on Monday, May 20, at 3:00 in the baseball dugout. Any high school or middle school students interested in playing baseball over the summer should plan on attending.

Thanks!

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, May 12
PKY Baseball meeting and banquet date



Good afternoon and Happy Mothers Day!

I hope everyone is having a great day. As you know, our outstanding varsity season has come to an end.

Tomorrow, Monday, we will be having our varsity exit meetings and the players will be turning in all uniforms as well. The meeting will run right after school until we have them all finished.

We will also have our summer baseball player meeting within a week or 2. We already have 12 games on the schedule for the summer season and we will have home games for the first time in 3 years! Much more info will follow shortly on the summer program.

Also, the PKY Baseball Banquet is scheduled for Thursday May 23rd at 6:00. Save the date, more details will follow.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, April 28
FHSAA Regional Quarter Finals



P.K.Yonge Baseball has advanced to the FHSAA Regional Quarter Finals! The game will be played at PKY on Thursday May 2nd at 7:00!

We will play The Masters Academy.

Due to FHSAA rules we are not allowed to let PKY students in for free. However, the PKY baseball program will pay the admission for every P.K.Yonge student in attendance!

Come out and support The Mighty Wave!!

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Saturday, April 27
PKY Varsity Baseball District Champions



There's a great article in today's Gainesville Sun about our coach...

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130425/ARTICLES/130429708/1109/sports?Title=Blue-Wave-claim-second-straight-district-title

Also, here's the complete playoff bracket:

http://www.fhsaa.org/node/10899

Hope to see everyone at the next big game (at PKY) this Thursday at 7 PM vs the Masters Academy! 



Thursday, April 25
Support the PKY Varsity Team Today!



The P.K.Yonge Varsity baseball team has advanced to the championship game of the FHSAA 3A District 3 tournament.

The game is against St.Johns Country Day and is being played at St. Francis Catholic High School at 4:00, today Thursday April 25th!

Please come out and support the Mighty Blue Wave!

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Wednesday, April 10
Senior Night, Jerseys and Exit Meetings



All PKY baseball players, JV and Freshman, are required to attend senior night! Lets come together to make this a special night for this group of seniors. Also, all sub varsity uniforms are to be turned in now. We have been conducting player exit meetings as the boys turn in their uniforms. We are explaining to the players what they need to do in the off season to improve and become varsity players in the future. If you have any questions about what was said or what specific things your child may need to work on please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K. Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, March 31
P.K. Baseball This Week



Good afternoon and happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing spring break.

This week marks the end of the season for the JV and Freshman teams and another huge district game for varsity!

Also this Saturday is the Beef O'Bradys breakfast from 8-10 am. Beefs ticket money is due Wednesday April 3rd at practice.

Monday- middle school bus to Williston leaves at 3:00, JV and Varsity bus to Union leaves at 2:00. After game all Freshman/middle school players will be moved up to JV for the remainder of the week!

Tuesday- JV at GHS 6:00, varsity at Oak Hall 4:30, no bus for either.

Wednesday- practice for everyone right after school. Beefs money due!

Thursday- JV home vs Buchholz 4:30, varsity in cage from 3:30-5:00

Friday- JV at Santa Fe 4:30, no bus. Varsity practice at 2:55.

Saturday- Beef O'Bradys Breakfast 8-10am , players and a few parent volunteers need to be at Beefs on 43rd at 7:45. We will be out of there by 10:30.

All JV and freshman uniforms need to be turned in by Monday April 8th after school at the field.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, March 24
Fernandina Beach Varsity Tournament Roster



Cody Reeves-12

Evan Wilder-12

Alex Akridge-12

Jeremy Johnson-12

Gabe Miller-12

James Lightner-12

D'Karas Fields-12

Van Turner- 12

Justin Hagin-11

Collin Mcfarland -11

Davis Waldorff-11

Fletcher Simmons-10

James Walkup-10

Clayton Litzkow -10

Carlton Litzkow-10

Jaxson Pelphrey -9

Clay Sanders -9

Logan Brunson-9

Matt Walkup-9

Sean Wiggs-8

Ethan Brunson -7

 

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, March 24
Fernandina Beach High Directions

See below direction from I-95 to the ballpark. (Address for Fernandina Beach High is 435 Citrona Drive)

1. Take Exit 373 Fla 200/A1A East. (Coming From Jacksonville Turn Right toward Fernandina Beach. If coming from Georgia Turn Left)

2. Continue on A1A/Fla 200 approximately 14 miles to Amelia Island. You will cross the Intercoastal Waterway onto Amelia Island.

3. Turn right at the 2nd light. Sadler Road.

4. Turn left at the 2nd light. Citrona Drive.

5.Approx. 1 mile turn left on Hickory Street( next road after 4 way stop) Baseball field is on right.

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, March 14
PKY Baseball On-Line Live Today



Today the PKY baseball team will be featured on the Prep Zone High School Sports show.

Myself, Evan Wilder, Gabe Miller, Collin McFarland, Davis Waldorff and Fletcher Simmons will be the guests interviewed.

Here is a link to the site. 

http://www.theprepzone.com/category/shows/the-prep-zone-show/

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Wednesday, March 13
The Itenerary for the Varsity Spring Break Trip



I am still finalizing the Itenerary for the spring break trip but I wanted to give out the hotel we will be staying at. We will be staying Wed, Thurs and Friday nights. We will play Wed, Fri and Saturday.

We will have a parent meeting after the Oak Hall game next week, 3/19, to go over the Itenerary and answer any questions.

Hampton Inn Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach

2549 Sadler Road

Fernandina Beach

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Monday, March 11
Rescheduled Chiefland JV Game



The rained out JV home game vs Chiefland has been rescheduled for Friday March 22nd at 6:00.

 Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, March 10
Monday's Bus, and Misc.



The JV bus to Chiefland leaves PKY at 3:00.

Middle school players should come up to the field right after school.

Varsity players need to be at eastside at 5:00.

Players with remaining sponsorship money to raise will have letters going home this week? Any questions please let me know.

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K. Yonge D.R.S. 



Thursday, March 7
JV/Freshman Bus Info



The jv/freshman bus to buchholz leaves PKY at 4:00 today.

Friday there is no JV or Freshman practice, the varsity bus leaves PKY at 1:00.

Saturday, the freshman bus leaves PKY for Live Oak at 9:00 am.

Players going to GHS today: all players on JV roster plus

Logan Brunson

Clayton Litzkow

Carlton Litzkow

All freshman players should come up to the field right after school for field prep.

 

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S. 



Sunday, March 3
Monday (Tomorrow) Info



The freshman bus to Branford leaves PKY Monday at 2:45.

 JV and varsity have practice right after school.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, February 28
Varsity Bus Info



The bus leaves PKY at 1:00 on Firday, we will eat lunch on the way to St.Augustine Game is at 4:00.

After game, dinner then back to hotel. Lights out at midnight!

Wake up calls at 9:00 am, eat breakfast and on bus at 11:00 am.

After St. Johns game head back to Gainesville, eat dinner on way back.

Approximate arrival time at PKY, 7:30 pm

Information for this weekend:

Friday 3/1/13 @ 4:00pm

St Joseph Academy Catholic

155 State Road 207 St.

Augustine, Florida 32084

https://maps.google.com/?q=155+State+Road+207+,Florida,32084&mrt=loc

Team Hotel:

Hampton Inn Jacksonville - I-95 South

4690 Salisbury Rd.

Jacksonville, Florida, 32256

TEL: 1-904-281-0443

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-jacksonville-i-95-south-JAXFLHX/maps-directions/index.html

Saturday 3/2/13 @ 1:00pm

St. Johns Country Day School

3100 Doctors Lake Drive

Orange Park , Florida 32073

https://maps.google.com/?q=3100+Doctors+Lake+Drive+,Florida,32073&mrt=loc



Thursday, February 28
Today's JV/Freshmen Bus Info



The jv/freshman bus to buchholz leaves PKY at 4:00 today.

Friday there is no JV or Freshman practice, the varsity bus leaves PKY at 1:00.

Saturday, the freshman bus leaves PKY for Live Oak at 9:00 am.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, February 28
SPONSORSHIPS



Please make sure that you have all sponsorships taken care of and turned in ASAP. Most of the players are 100% up to date, while a few are making payments or waiting for a sponsor or two.

But we have a few that haven't secured any sponsors or sold any media guide ads?

Please contact me and make some arrangements to get this taken care of. Don't be the one that doesn't take care of your responsibilities.

Letters will go out next week to let those players know what sponsor money they are still needing to raise. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Sunday, February 17
9th Grade & Below -- Ocala Forrest Trip



Please remember all players in 9th grade or below will be going to Ocala Forrest tomorrow. Bus leaves PKY at 9:00 am. There is no varsity or JV practice Monday. JV players should be on the field right after school Tuesday for field prep in advance of the Union County game. Varsity player will go eat together then be back at the field to hit at 5:00. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S



Tuesday, February 12
A BIG WEEK!



Big week coming up! Lots of action for all 3 teams. A lot of players will be moving up and down between teams, especially with all the injuries we've been having. Everyday will be a new adventure and we will have to be very flexible.

I will let the players know what they are doing, each day this week, tomorrow.

Please remember that sponsorships are due this week!

Also, anyone wanting to purchase a home game season pass should do it this week as well.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Tuesday, February 5
GAME WEEK!



Game Week! Now the fun really starts!

Varsity plays Wednesday at 7:30 and Thursday at 4:00. Both games are at GHS, Wednesday vs Ocala Vanguard and Thursday vs Bradford. There will be no bus to either game.

Also, the deadlines for sponsorships, outfield banners and media guide ads is quickly approaching! We've already had 2 players raise over $1000 each! Great job boys!

If you have any questions please let me know.

JV and Freshman will practice everyday this week right after school.

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S. 



Saturday, January 26
Varsity Jerseys



New Varsity players blue jerseys have been ordered! The cost is $65 and you can pay out of pocket or fundraise for it. Payment must be received before the jersey will be handed out. Remember these jerseys are the players to keep after graduation.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Friday, January 25
BASEBALL NOTES



A few important notes:

We will have our annual orange and blue game next Thursday, January 31. The JV and freshman game will begin at 3:15, varsity will begin at 5:30. This will be a live game. Please plan on attending and cheering on our team, the concession stand will also be open for business.

Please remember all spirit wear order forms, with payment, are due tomorrow (Friday) at the end of practice.

Varsity will practice Saturday at 6:00 pm, JV and Freshman have the weekend off.

Lastly, season tickets are on sale now!

We will be selling then until the first home game. The season ticket is good for every home game. It allows you to not have to worry about always having cash to get in the game, and a reduced rate! Middle school/freshman season passes are $40, JV is $30 and varsity is $35. Please see me after any practice for purchase. Let me know I'd you have any questions.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S



Friday, January 25
Baseball Cleats at Lloyd Clarke



The cleats are available for ordering. Just go into Lloyd Clarke and ask for Blake or Bill, we have an order sheet on the back wall.

They are the Nike Hurache, $74.25.

Thanks, Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Saturday, January 19
Baseball Parents Meeting Notes



We had a great first week of practice! I am already seeing a vast improvement!

This group of players wants to get better and is willing to put in the work to make it happen.

A few of the important topics we covered in the meeting:

Each player is responsible for securing sponsorships and/or donations for the program. The levels are $300 for Freshman, $400 for JV and $600 for varsity. No money has to come out of pocket.

We have outfield banners for sponsors as well as the media guide ads at 4 different sponsorship levels. All sponsorship checks or donations are due before your teams first game.

Media guide ad artwork is due by February 14th.

The Bakers Sports spirit wear order forms and money is due on or before Friday January 25th. Dan will come pick them up from me at practice that day.

All the outfield banner handouts, media guide forms, golf tournament registration forms and spirit wear order forms (as well as the game schedules) are available for download on the website. Click on the handouts link.

Every family if responsible for volunteering twice during the course of the season. If you are unable to volunteer, or wish not to, then simply add $50 to your sponsorship responsibility.

We are taking 3 days off and will resume practice on Tuesday after school. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Friday, January 18
PARENT INFORMATION FORMS



I have been adding the various forms here to our website that were discussed at last night's parent meeting. They can be found in the HANDOUTS section of this website. As more of these forms are sent to me, they will be added to this section.

I also scanned the 6-page, pink "Physical" form, but it is too large to add to the handouts section. If you need it, contact me via e-mail. It is a 5MB .pdf file. Reproduce it on pink paper to keep with the colour coding for 2013.

 

Bob Lightner, Webmaster

BOBW4GJ@GMAIL.COM 



Thursday, January 17
PARENT MEETING TONIGHT



Please remember the PKY Baseball parent meeting Thursday night at 6:30 in the PKY cafeteria.

We will practice tomorrow and have the meeting, rain or shine.

Everything ( travel, practices, games, uniforms, golf tournament, beefs breakfast, sponsorships, spirit wear, etc....) be discussed at this time so please ask any and all questions that you may have.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Wednesday, January 16
JV and Freshmen Rosters



JV Roster

Josh Gebhardt 11

James McNichol. 11

Landon Williams. 10

Elijah Classen. 10

Austin White. 10

Dante Feliciano. 9

Kyle Burnham. 9

Matt Walkup. 9

Tony Echeverria. 9

Khalil Caul. 9

Sean Wiggs. 8

Thomas Arteaga 8

Jacob Collins. 8

 

Freshman Roster

Whitney Humphrey. 9

Zack Lee. 9

Bryce Cloutier. 8

Jake Zoltek. 8

Coleman Tadrowski. 7

Austin Sutton. 7

Marco Renia. 7

Shrader Vickers 6

Niles Cromwell. 6

Isiah Malone. 6

 

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Monday, January 14
P.K.Y. 2013 Varsity Baseball Team



Alex Akridge 12

Jeremy Johnson 12

Cody Reeves 12

James Lightner 12

Van Turner 12

Gabe Miller 12

Evan Wilder 12

Justin Hagin 11

Collin McFarland 11

Davis Waldorff 11

Fletcher Simmons 10

James Walkup 10

Clayton Litzkow 10

Carlton Litzkow 10

Guillermo Gonzalez 10

Clay Sanders 9

Logan Brunson 9

Jaxson Pelphrey 9

Ethan Brunson 7

 

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, January 10
Santa Fe (Alachua) Game Start Times Changed



Due to Santa Fe not being able to play night games, their dim lights were deemed unsafe, the JV game on April 5 and varsity game on April 19 have both been moved to 4:30 start time.

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, January 10
Try Outs



The P.K.Yonge baseball program will be holding Tryouts on Monday January 14th.

The Tryouts will run from 3:00-6:00 pm.

All 3 teams ( freshman, JV and Varsity) will tryout at the same time.

The varsity team will be selected that night. Everyone not selected on varsity will return for a second day of Tryouts on Tuesday he 15th from 3:00-5:00. Varsity will practice at 5:00. All middle school and high school players are eligible to try out. Participants must have an up to date physical and parent consent form on file. Any students playing another sport at P.K.Yonge right now must show up Monday so the coaches know that you want to play baseball this spring. Players playing another sport don't have to work out and will be placed on a team best fitting their ability.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, January 10
A few quick notes



Hell Week is going great! Can't wait till Monday! A few quick notes.

Please make sure all player physical and parent consent forms are up to date. They will not be able to tryout Monday if they don't have a physical on file with the trainer. Also, now is the time to start lining up your sponsors for banners and media guide ads. All the sponsorships will be due the second week of February. I have already collected quite a few. Don't wait until the last minute! Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S



Wednesday, January 2
Baseball Season!



I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Now it's the best time of the year, Baseball Season!

The coaches are chomping at the bit to get out on the field and get going!

We will start Hell Week on Thursday from 3:00-5:00.

Tryouts start on Monday January 14th at 3:00.

The PKY baseball parent meeting will be held on Thursday January 17th at 6:30. Also, all the schedules are up on the website. Let me know if you have any questions.

Brian Simmons, Head baseball Coach

P.K. Yonge D.R.S. 



Wednesday, December 5
General Info



A few notes.... First of all, Hell Week will start on Thursday January 3rd!

Tryouts will begin on Monday January 14th and continue on the 15th for JV and Freshman. The spring schedules are up on the PKY Baseball website. All 3 teams plus some middle school games. As you know there will be changes and additions.

We need a few donations: a window unit A.C. For the baseball office, a small couch, a desk and a desk chair or recliner, and an old DVD player. Please let me know if you can donate any of these items....they don't have to be nice just usable.

Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Thursday, April 19
PKY SENIOR NIGHT



Good morning all! This is a reminder that tonight is PK Yonge Baseball senior night!!! Come honor our seniors and wish your congratulations to Justin, Sam, Sami, Kevin, Angel, AJ, Zach and Will!!!! Show your support of your Blue Wave baseball family and invite your family and friends!

 Senior night will begin at 6:15pm so plan on arriving by 6pm. We will be celebrating our seniors tonight regardless of the weather. If mother nature does not cooperate with us and the game is rained out, senior night will be held in the PKY gym (and a make-up game will be TBD).

Thanks and see you at Booster Field tonight at 6pm!

Go Blue Wave!

 



Thursday, April 19
Prep Zone Interviews



Coach Simmons and a few players were interviewed on the prep zone live last night….You can see it by going to the following URL:

http://www.theprepzoneonline.com/theprepzone/the-prep-zone-live-apr-18-2012



Thursday, May 10
REGIONAL FINAL GAME ON RADIO & WEB



Tomorrows Regional Final game verses Jacksonville Providence will be broadcast live on am 1230 and

theprepzoneonline.com

game time is 4:00.

Also, the pep bus is full! 45 PKY students are making the trip to JAX to cheer us on!

Go Blue Wave!

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Friday, March 9
Trenton - PKY Varsity Game on YouTube



You can see the PKY victory over Trenton on March 6th by going to YouTube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7T6j715Fiw&feature=youtu.be 



Monday, January 30
ORANGE AND BLUE GAME TOMORROW



Tomorrow is the orange and blue game. The jv game will start at 4:00 and varsity at 6:30. Please encourage all friends and family to attend, we need to simulate games situations as closely as possible. There will be no charge to get in the gate and the concession stand will be up and running. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Thanks,

Brian Simmons

Head Baseball Coach

P.K.Yonge D.R.S.



Tuesday, January 17
2012 P.K.Yonge Baseball Rosters

Varsity Roster
Angel Perez 12
Zach Ayala  12
Kevin Lussier 12
Sam Mullins.  12
Justin Landers 12
Will McCrea.  12
AJ Gillis          12
Sami Pittman  12
Gabe Miller.    11
Jeremy Johnson 11
Alex Akridge.    11
Van Turner.      11
James Lightner. 11
Cody Reeves.    11
Evan Wilder.      11
Sean Kamhoot  11
Justin Hagin.      10
Collin McFarland 10
Fletcher Simmons 9
Jaxson Pelphrey.  8


JV Roster
Delvin Rahynes.  11
Davis Waldorff.    10 
Matt Clegg.        10
Guillermo Gonzalez 9
James Walkup.    9
Austin White.      9
Landon Williams.  9
Kahlil Caul.          8
Clay Sanders.      8
Jacob Collins.      7


Freshman Roster
Carlton Litzkow  9
Clayton Litzkow.  9
Elijah Clausen.    9
Whitney Humphrey 8
Kyle Burnham.    8
Dante Feliciano.  8
Matt Walkup.      8
Logan Brunson.  8
Tony Echeverria. 8
Thomas Arteaga. 7
Sean Wiggs.      7
TJ.Llinas.            7
Austin Sutton.    6




Brian Simmons
Head Baseball Coach
P.K.Yonge D.R.S.

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