Dayton Sting: Welcome

Wednesday, December 10
The Dayton Sting Baseball Club

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Dave Collins Day with the Sting
Dayton Sting Baseball Club Mission Statement:

The Dayton Sting is a select baseball program for young men from the Midwestern United States. The Sting teaches fundamental baseball principles and strives to see incremental skill improvements from all involved. It is our mission to tutor players in an environment which stresses competiton, fun, sportsmanship, and work ethic. The ultimate goal of the Sting is to produce quality young men ready to play the game of baseball at the highest levels. We currently have teams competing at the 5s thru 7s developmental, 7U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U (two teams, one in Midwest and one in Southwest), 12U, 13U, 14Uand 15U age levels. Play will continue in the fall of 2014 in leagues throughout southwest Ohio and in the spring of 2015 in the Midwest Oho Baseball League, Southwest Ohio Baseball League, and tournaments nationwide.                      

****Potential players for their relevant age group cannot have their next birthday prior to May 1, 2015. For information about anything Sting Baseball related please e-mail Tim Dunaway at tdunaway4eagle@sbcglobal.net

12/10/2014

Announcements:

Current Events 

If anyone needs information or wants to register for one of the 2015 Sting Baseball tournaments please click on the Tourney Entry Forms link located on the left side of this page! There is also tournament information below. 

The Dayton Sting Baseball Club will be visiting Children's Hospital of Dayton on Tuesday, December 16th at 6pm. The players will be bringing smiles to the faces of young people who are having a tough time during this Holiday season. Any and all current Sting players are invited to attend this very worthwhile event. Please come in a Sting uniform top and bring a nice toy that will be given to a child who is dealing with a serious health condition. Thanks in advance, this is truly what life is about.

Upcoming Practices:

9U

December 12th, 7:30pm at Trackside Training (whole team)

December 15th, 7:30pm at Trackside Training (whole team)

December 19th, 7:30pm at Trackside Training (whole team)

January 2nd, 7:30pm at Trackside Training (whole team)

10U

December 11th, 7:30pm at First Church of God gym (whole team)

December 15th, 7:30pm at Trackside Training (whole team)

December 19th, 5:30pm at First Church of God (partial team)

December 29th, 7:30pm at Trackside Training (partial team)

13U

December 16th and 23rd, 7:20pm at First Church of God gym (whole team) 

Change in the Spirit Wear system

The Dayton Sting Baseball Club will be unveiling a new system for ordering spirit wear, etc. This is going to be a more efficient way to receive product and will be available for use 24/7. There should be an increased number of products offered for purchase and all items will be sent directly to your home. Please check-in periodically for the rollout of this new and improved way to display your passion for the Sting brand.  

2014 Tournament/Season Accomplishments

The Dayton Sting Baseball Club had another very successful season playing travel ball throughout the United States. The 7U team, while not enjoying a great deal of success record wise, played very competitive baseball against older teams. Most of the athletes from the 2014 7U team are rostered on select teams for the 2015 season. Thanks to Dave and his crew for a great year of development. The 8U team had a fantastic season, finishing in the top three in Midwest Ohio, had a top five ranking in the State of Ohio with Nations Baseball, and won a multitude of high end tournaments. The 9U team had an outstanding year, this group finished the season undefeated in D-1 of the Midwest Ohio for the second year in a row, had a top five ranking in the State of Ohio with Nations Baseball, and won multiple tournaments. The 10U Black also won D-1 in the Midwest Ohio Baseball League, had a very high ranking in the State of Ohio with Nations Baseball, and won multiple tournaments throughout the season. The 10U Gold had a great year, winning a lot of league games, and finished runner-up in a tournament as well. The 10U Ohio Sting team in Cincinnati had a solid season, played well in the American League in Southwest Ohio, and showed very well in multiple tournaments statewide. The 11U team won D-1 of the Midwest Ohio Baseball League for the fourth year in a row, had an extremely respectable state ranking with Nations Baseball, and won multiple highly competitive tournaments nationwide. The 12U team played well in D-1 in the Midwest Ohio Baseball League, was one of the top elite division Nations teams in the state all year, finished runner-up in the Nations State Championships in Columbus, and won several elite level tournaments all over the country. The 13U team also won D-1 of the Midwest Ohio Baseball League and had one of the best tournament seasons in the history of the program. Thanks to all of the parents, extended families, players, board members, and the coaches for making Sting Baseball the #1 travel program in the Dayton, Ohio region. A special thanks to Jim Yerkins for his efforts in field maintenance, etc. The full list of all tournament championships and runner-ups can be viewed below. This list goes back to the inception of the program.

2014 Individual and the Club Honor Roll

Mitchell Roether who plays on the Dayton Sting 10U Black team was selected to play in the All-American Games for USSSA. He was on the Great Lakes region team. There were eight regions throughout the country. This is a huge accomplishment for any player and it is even better when he is a member of the Sting family. Congratulations Mitchell, well done. 

College Honor Roll

Class of 2014

Doug Lowe-University of Cincinnati

Blake Boughman-University of Northwestern Ohio

Josh Grubaugh-Brown Mackie College (Kansas)

Cole Wilson-Rio Grande College

2015 Nations Baseball Sting Spring Bash

Type: Open, Select Teams Only Please

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 10th thru April 12th; Games will not start until 6pm on April 10th!

Age groups: 7U Coach Pitch, 8U Coach Pitch, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, and 13U

Location:  Action Sports Center, Dayton, Ohio and First Church of God Sports Complex, Miamisburg, Ohio

Format: Two pool games, everyone goes to the elimination round. Three game guarantee for everyone!

Refunds for weather, based on games played. 0 games 80% refund, 1 game 50% refund, 2 games $50 off of entry in to future Sting tournament.  

Maximum teams per age group: 8 to 12

Cost: 8U=$250, 9U and 10U=$300, 11U thru 15U =$400

Two umpires for every game 11U and above! Two umpires for all championship games at every age level!

Awards: Individual awards to the top two teams in each age division. Team awards to the top two teams per age division!

This counts as one of the two tournaments necessary to participate in the Nations State Championships! 

Tournament Director: Tim Dunaway, Phone (C)(937)546-6946, (H)(937)439-1325, and 

(e-mail) tdunaway4eagle@sbcglobal.net

See http://www.daytonsting.com/ for a complete list of rules, committed teams, and other pertinent information.

·         NO ADDITIONAL FEE$ FOR PARKING AND ALL GAME BASEBALLS PROVIDED BY THE TOURNAMENT HOST

 

 

2015 Nations Baseball Sting Summer Smash

Type: Open, Select Teams Only Please

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 3rd thru July 5th

Age groups: 7U Coach Pitch, 8U Coach Pitch, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, and 15U

Location: Rice Field in Miamisburg, Ohio and Action Sports Center in Dayton, Ohio 

Format: Two pool games, everyone goes to the elimination round. Three game guarantee for everyone!

Refunds for weather, based on games played. 0 games 80% refund, 1 game 50% refund, 2 games $50 off of entry in to future Sting tournament.

Maximum teams per age group: 8 to 12

Cost: 8U=$250, 9U and 10U=$350, 11U thru 15U =$400

Two umpires for every game 11U and above! Two umpires for all championship games at every age level!

Awards: Individual awards to the top two teams in each age division. Team awards to the top two teams per age division!

This counts as one of the two tournaments necessary to participate in the Nations State Championships!

Tournament Director: Tim Dunaway, Phone (C)(937)546-6946, (H)(937)439-1325, and

(e-mail) tdunaway4eagle@sbcglobal.net

See http://www.daytonsting.com/ for a complete list of rules, committed teams, and other pertinent information.

· NO ADDITIONAL FEE$ FOR PARKING AND ALL GAME BASEBALLS PROVIDED BY THE TOURNAMENT HOST

Tryouts for 2014 Fall Ball and 2015 regular season Sting teams

Location:

First Church of God Sports Complex, 446 N. Heincke Road, diamond #2 directly behind Kroger's

5U Thru 7U DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

Continue to take player entries, a good opportunity to receive outstanding baseball training in an environment that promotes the proper principles of the game! See Tourney Entry Forms/Other Forms for sign-up sheet

7U

ROSTER IS FULL

This team is now fully rostered, good luck men as you move forward!

8U

Private evaluation only-have one roster spot open. Please contact the Club President to arrange a workout. This team works out the entire off-season on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays

9U

This team is 100% rostered for 2015 with the recent additions of some key players. 

10U

Looking for one extremely competitive, focused player to join us for next year. We are looking for a left handed pitcher who can handle a bat. You want to play high-end travel ball under a non-dad coach who will develop your athleticism. This is your team! The players on this team work hard!! Team works out on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays all during the off-season.

11U

Always looking to upgrade the talent pool, contact coaches Steve Beatty or Rob Roether to schedule a private workout!

12U

Looking for one solid D-1 level, versatile athlete to complete the roster for next season. Team will be traveling to Cooperstown in 2015!

13U

Looking for one solid "middle of the diamond type" player with some hitting skills. This is a serious team for players interested in high school and college baseball. A non-dad head coach, elite level tournaments, year round training, and a week long stop at Ripken awaits the person who is ready for this challenge.

14U

Will possibly look at one/two very competitive players with talent. Potential player must be an eighth grader vs. a freshman. Please contact Coach Jim Yerkins to schedule a "look"

15U

ROSTER IS FULL

Thank You

  • Directions to First Church of God: 

Take I-75 to the State Route 725 Exit (Exit 44 at the Dayton Mall) 2.Take St. Rt. 725 West until you reach Heinke Rd. (a couple of miles) 3. Go right on Heinke Rd (North) 4.The First Church of God Ballpark is about 1/2 mile north of SR 725 on the left. The entrance is the first entrance past the Kroger parking lot on the left. There are two fields at the complex.      

  • We are continually looking to upgrade our teams at all age levels! Please contact the club coordinator to schedule a private evaluation session! 
  • If you need directions to a particular away ballpark they can be found on the MWOBL website at www.midwestohiobaseball.com! It is strongly recommended that you save this site under your favorites and use it. The directions are listed under the tab which says "field directions".
  • Private individual tryouts for any Sting team can be scheduled by calling the club coordinator at (937)546-6946 for more details. The home of the Sting Baseball Club is the First Church of God Sports Complex on Heincke Road in Miamisburg. Directions to the facility can be found on the Midwest Ohio Baseball League site.                                                                                  
  • A few insights for moving around and finding information on the Sting site. Each age group has their own section with all applicable games and practices listed on the top of this page. Directions to various parks can be found under locations on this site or on the MWOBL website which is listed under the links tab. Also, you can access your specific team information (eg. roster, stats, schedule, etc.) by clicking on the drop down box in each category and selecting the team you want. Any questions contact Coach Tim anytime. 
  • Corporate donations: The Dayton Sting receives about half the money it takes to operate select baseball teams from corporate sponsorships. Companies and individuals who would like to help out financially are encouraged to contact the appropriate age group coordinator. Any corporation, business, or individual who donates a minimum of $250.00 receives the following in exchange. Name on the website under the sponsors section, name on the team banner, framed team picture, thank you letter, and a follow-up letter. If you know someone who has interest in becoming a donor for the Sting please have them contact the relevant age group sponsor representative, Dave Ziemnik (7U), Sam Muhlenkamp (8U), Tim Dunaway (9U), Tim Dunaway (10U), Steve Beatty (11U), Scott Whitesell (12U), Tim Dunaway (13U), Jim Yerkins (14U), and Matt Pendergast (15U) . We can use financial help any time of the year. 
  • Fundraisers-Any suggestions and/or help would be greatly appreciated! The Sting would like to extend a thank you to our partner during the the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Americana/Summer Smash tournaments, the Centerville/Washington Township Americana Festival. Thanks Joy Brush for getting this whole thing off the ground.  

Kettering Athletic Scholarship Fund:

The Dayton Sting Baseball Club continues to contribute monies to the Scholarship fund established in Kettering, Ohio to honor Joey Sharpe. 

Community Service:

The Sting Baseball Club 

Sting History:
League Championships

  • 2006 9U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League
  • 2008 11U, Division 1 Midwest Ohio Baseball League
  • 2011 8U, MWOBL North Division
  • 2012 8U, MWOBL South Division
  • 2012 9U, MWOBL Central Division
  • 2012 10U Black, Division 1 Midwest Ohio Baseball League
  • 2012 10U Gold, Division 2 Midwest Ohio Baseball League
  • 2013 8U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League 
  • 2013 10U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League Division 1
  • 2013 12U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League Division 1-B
  • 2014 9U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League Division 1
  • 2014 10U Black, Midwest Ohio Baseball League Division 1
  • 2014 11U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League Division 1
  • 2014 13U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League Division 1 North 

League Runner-Ups

  • 2007 10U, Division 1 Midwest Ohio Baseball League
  • 2011 12U, Division 1 Midwest Ohio Baseball League
  • 2011 9U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League South Division 

Tournament Championships

  • 2006 9U, End of Season MWOBL Tourney
  • 2007 9U, MWOBL  Multi-Sanction Qualifier
  • 2007 10U, MWOBL Multi-Sanction Qualifier
  • 2007 10U, Hunter Classic 
  • 2008 11U, Cincinnati Riverbats Spring Swing
  • 2008 10U, Northern Miami Valley Classic
  • 2008 11U, Northern Miami Valley Classic
  • 2008 11U, Division 1 End of Season MWOBL Tourney
  • 2008 10U, Hunter Summer Classic
  • 2009 9U, Future Elks Memorial Day Tourney
  • 2009 12U Black, Bombers Blast Tourney
  • 2009 10U, MWOBL Classic
  • 2009 8U, Fairborn L.L.
  • 2010 13U Black, Kings Spring Classic
  • 2010 9U, Ohio Bulldogs Early Bird
  • 2010 11U, K Sports-Spring Classic
  • 2010 13U Black, The MAK
  • 2010 8U Black, Future Elks Memorial Tournament
  • 2010 13U Black, Throwdown in A-Town
  • 2010 8U Black, Fairborn L.L.
  • 2010 11U, Sting Summer Smash
  • 2011 10U, Midwest Classic
  • 2011 14U Black, USTOC Early Bird
  • 2011 14U Black, Mother's Day Is For Mom @ASC
  • 2011 8U, Greenville Tournament
  • 2011 12U, Americana Festival/Sting Smash
  • 2011 14U Black, Americana Festival/Sting Smash
  • 2011 8U, PYO Mid-Summer Classic
  • 2011 9U, Battle at the Border in Toledo, Ohio
  • 2012 9U, HYRA Early Bird Tournament
  • 2012 10U Gold, HYRA Early Bird Tournament
  • 2012 10U Gold, ASC Dash for Cash Tournament
  • 2012 15U Black, Summer Sizzler 1
  • 2012 8U, Greenville Summer Bash
  • 2012 10U Gold, Greenville Summer Bash
  • 2012 10U Black, Americana Festival/Sting Smash
  • 2012 13U, Americana Festival/Sting Smash
  • 2012 15U, Americana Festival/Sting Smash
  • 2012 8U, PYO Mid-Summer Classic (Kid Pitch)
  • 2012 9U, Miamisburg Open
  • 2012 8U, Strikeout Duchenne Wood Bat Classic
  • 2012 15U, Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2013 11U, SWOL vs. MWOL Challenge at Lefferson Park
  • 2013 11U Gold, Nations Mid-April Clash at Kolping Park
  • 2013 9U, Nations Baseball Spring Swing at Rumpke Park
  • 2013 8U, Nations Baseball Charlie Hustle Classic
  • 2013 High School, Nations Baseball Charlie Hustle Classic
  • 2013 10U, The MAK at Action Sports Center
  • 2013 11U Gold, MWAA Jaguars Memorial Day Tournament
  • 2013 11U Black, Kings Mid-Summer Classic
  • 2013 10U, GCBL Open
  • 2013 8U, City of Vandalia Tournament
  • 2013 10U, Sting Summer Smash presented by BPA
  • 2013 9U, Sting Summer Smash presented by BPA
  • 2013 8U, Fall League at Rice in Miamisburg
  • 2013 12U, Fall League at Rice in Miamisburg
  • 2014 9U, GMB Bluegrass Bash at Elizabethtown Park
  • 2014 10U Black, Nations Baseball Sting Spring Bash
  • 2014 11U, Nations Baseball Sting Spring Bash
  • 2014 9U, Gem City Throwbacks Pre-Season Classic
  • 2014 8U, SBA Nations Baseball Diamondbacks Tournament
  • 2014 9U, SBA Nations Baseball Diamondbacks Tournament
  • 2014 12U, SBA Nations Baseball Diamondbacks Tournament
  • 2014 10U Black, Cincy Hustle-Rumble on the River
  • 2014 13U, Game Day USA, Hoosier/Gopher Challenge
  • 2014 12U, Nations Baseball Mid-May Challenge at Rumpke
  • 2014 11U, The MAK at Action Sports Center
  • 2014 9U, The MAK at Action Sports Center
  • 2014 8U, Nations Jaguars Memorial Gold Division
  • 2014 11U, Nations Jaguars Memorial Gold Division
  • 2014 13U, AABC East Region World Series Qualifier
  • 2014 12U, USSSA Backyard Brawl at Rumpke
  • 2014 13U, Indiana Crush Classic
  • 2014 9U, Vandalia Invitational
  • 2014 9U, Midwest Ohio Baseball League, D-1
  • 2014 10U Black, Midwest Ohio Baseball League, D-1
  • 2014 9U, MCYBSA Miamisburg Open at Rice Field
  • 2014 11U, Triple Crown Series Dayton Quali-Flyer
  • 2014 11U, Game Day USA Reds Youth Series #3
  • 2014 13U, Nations Baseball Sting Summer Smash

Tournament Runner-Ups 

  • 2006 9U, Future Elks Memorial Tournament
  • 2006 9U, Fairfield Chiefs Summer Classic
  • 2007 10U, Bandit Yard Jamboree
  • 2007 10U, 10th Annual Bradley Derrickson Memorial
  • 2007 10U, Division 1 End of Season MWOBL Tourney
  • 2008 8U, Future Elks Memorial Tournament 
  • 2008 10U, Division 1 End of Season MWOBL Tourney
  • 2008  8U, Springfield Diamond Dawgs Summer Classic
  • 2009 12U Black, USSSA Global Qualifier
  • 2009 11U, WBA Qualifier at Action Sports Center
  • 2009 10U, Mark A. Kreusch Memorial at ASC
  • 2009 12U Black, D-Bat Classic at Expressway Park 
  • 2009 9U, Battle of the Borders at NKSC
  • 2009 10U, Sting Summer Smash
  • 2009 11U, Sting Summer Smash
  • 2009 10U, Hunter Summer Classic
  • 2009 12U Black, Hunter Summer Classic
  • 2010 13U Black, Nations Baseball Pre-Season Challenge
  • 2010 13U Gold, Ohio Bulldogs Early Bird
  • 2010 13U Black, PLAYBASEBALL.INFO NCI
  • 2010 13U Black, Sting Summer Smash
  • 2010 8U Black, PYO Mid-Summer Classic
  • 2010 14U Black, Kings Island Fall Classic
  • 2011 11U, USSSA Bonus Qualifier at ASC
  • 2011 14U Black, Elite Invite at Roundtripper
  • 2011 14U Black, USSSA Major State Championship
  • 2011 9U, End of Season MWOBL Tourney
  • 2011 14U Black, Great Lakes Ultimate
  • 2012 9U, Nations Baseball Pre-Season Challenge
  • 2012 10U, Nations Baseball Pre-Season Challenge
  • 2012 8U, HYRA Early Bird Tournament
  • 2012 10U Gold, BPA Triple Play Challenge
  • 2012 10U Gold, Mother's Day Is For Mom @ ASC
  • 2012 10U Gold, Nations May Classic (Open Division)
  • 2012 15U Black, Nations May Classic
  • 2012 8U, Circle City World Series
  • 2012 10U Gold, Circle City World Series
  • 2012 15U Black, Pony Express Start of Summer
  • 2012 9U, Americana Festival/Sting Smash
  • 2012 10U Black, All-American Blast
  • 2012 10U Gold, Strikeout Duchenne Wood Bat Classic
  • 2013 9U, Hunter Early Bird at Hunter Park
  • 2013 11U Black, Cincinnati Midwest Classic
  • 2013 12U, Gem City Throwbacks Pre-Season Classic
  • 2013 10U, Butler County Bombers May Bash
  • 2013 10U, Summer Sizzler II
  • 2013 9U, Wayne Williams Memorial in Columbus
  • 2014 8U, Action Sports Center-Mini Indoor Tournament
  • 2014 8U, GMB Bluegrass Bash at Elizabethtown Park
  • 2014 10U Black, GMB Bluegrass Bash at Elizabethtown Park
  • 2014 11U, GMB Bluegrass Bash at Elizabethtown Park
  • 2014 12U, GMB Bluegrass Bash at Elizabethtown Park
  • 2014 8U, Nations Baseball Sting Spring Bash
  • 2014 12U, Nations Baseball Sting Spring Bash
  • 2014 11U, Nations Baseball Spring Swing
  • 2014 10U Gold, Pat Kowalski Memorial at State Farm Park
  • 2014 13U, Ohio Elite Invitational Silver Division
  • 2014 12U, Nations State Championships (Open Division)
  • 2014 10U Black, Nations Baseball Sting Summer Smash
  • 2014 7U, Vandalia Invitational   

Sting Baseball~Joey Sharpe:
To the Sting Family,
Good Luck This Season!!
You've Got An Angel On Your Team Now!
#4
Sincerely,
Jim, Lori, Tom, Jenny, and Jimmy Sharpe

We miss you JOEY!



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Joey Sharpe #4