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Friday, November 18
Professional Concepts Pitching and Catching Camp

Professional Concepts Pitching and Catching Camp

Phillip Wellman-Current AA Manager for the San Diego Padres

Dakota Hudson-current Minor League Pitcher of St. Louis Cardinals, Mississippi State All-American, 1st round draft pick(2016).

David Mead-1st round draft pick Texas Rangers(1999).

Real Sports Academy, Saturday December 17, 2016

Ages 8-12 11:00-1:30 $65.00

Ages 13-18 2:30-5:00 $80.00

Limited 30 Pitchers 15 Catchers max

Pre-register @ realsportsacademy.com

423-309-4995



Tuesday, November 22
PROFESSIONAL CONCEPTS PITCHING AND HITTING CLINIC REGISTRATION- DECEMBER 17, 2016

Name:___________________________________________ Age: _________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________ (cell)___________________________

Date of Birth:_______________________

Is Parent Attending: _________ Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

*Please choose appropriate time and whether you are catching or pitching.

Ages 8-12 11:00-1:30 $65.00; day of $75.00 Catching_____ Pitching _____

Ages 13-18 2:00-5:00 $80.00; day of $90.00 Catching____ Pitching_____

Please return by mail or hand-delivery to : George Koontz

9323 Standifer Gap Road

Ooltewah, TN 37363

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO REAL SPORTS ACADEMY. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 16, 2016 FOR THE REDUCED PRICE , AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED IN NUMBER.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016

Instructors:

Phillip Wellman AA Manager for San Diego Padres-catching.

Dakota Hudson -current Minor League Pitcher of St. Louis Cardinals, Mississippi State All-American, 1st round draft pick(2016)-pitching.

David Mead -1st round draft pick Texas Rangers(1999), 8 years in professional baseball-pitching.              

You may have 1 parent present during the drop-off and pick-up at camp. You may not have anyone else accompany you during the camp or loitering at the facility.

RELEASE:

I DO HEREBY RELEASE Real Sports Academy, L.L.C. and its owners, agents, employees, and/or sub-contractors and Phillip Wellman, Dakota Hudson, and David Mead from any and all liability for any claims of any nature or kind arising out of my son’s participation in the baseball clinic conducted at the Real Sports Academy on December 17, 2016.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________ Printed Name of parent___________________________ 

 



Thursday, November 3
Chattanooga Cyclones 2017 Baseball Tryouts

Saturday November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm. @ Real Sports Academy, 6851 Mountain View Rd., Ooltewah TN.

Ages 12-18. $20.00 fee.

*423-309-4995



Monday, October 31
TEDDY IS GOING TO WEST POINT!!

Teddy Lepcio, also known as Teddy Ball Game per Coach K, has accomplished a lifetime dream by being offered the opportunity to continue his education and baseball career at the most prestigious military academy in the world, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Every year thousands of applicants vie for a very limited number of slots at the Academy, and only a very small percentage are accepted. To be offered the opportunity to play baseball at West Point is an even more difficult accomplishment to achieve. Army’s new coach is Jim Foster, who was the pitching coach at Boston College through June of 2016. Foster helped to lead BC to a Super Regional berth in 2016, losing in the final game to Miami, and was former Cyclone and current Giant minor leaguer Jeff Burke’s pitching coach at BC.

Teddy had an excellent Sophomore year at Baylor and has been a Cyclone since age 14. He had a very good Summer and Fall of 2016, making multiple Perfect Game All-Tournament teams.

We are proud of each of our players who get a college scholarship, but we can say without reservation, we have never been prouder of a player than we are of Teddy who has made a commitment not only to a school, but to his Country. No player ever worked harder to accomplish his goal than Teddy.

Well done & Congratulations, Teddy Ball Game!!!



Friday, October 28
Exciting Announcements

Some exciting announcements coming soon about RSA and the 2017 Cyclones schedule!



Friday, October 28
YOGA

YOGA @ RSA @ 9:45 SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2016.



Friday, October 28
2017 INVITATION LETTERS

2017 INVITATION LETTERS WILL START GOING OUT MONDAY OCTOBER 31, 2016 WITH THE OLDER GROUPS.



Tuesday, October 25
UNIFORM RETURN

REMINDER: ALL JERSEYS AND BELTS MUST BE RETURNED BY THIS SUNDAY, except for 13U. RETURN TO RSA OR COACH K’S OFFICE.



Tuesday, October 25
SUMMER 2017 INVITATION LETTERS

Invitation letters for Summer 2017 will go out soon to those who are being offered a spot, prompt responses will be required.



Monday, October 24
BARBS IS A PATRIOT!

Alex Barbee has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.

Patrick Henry won 40 games in the regular season last year and Coach Frank Jagoda was the Region X NJCAA Coach of the Year.

Barbs has been with the Cyclones for 4 years and has been an important member of some of the most successful teams for the Cyclones. Barbs decided to concentrate on junior colleges and fell in love with the school, and really liked the coaches on his visit. Congratulations, Barbs!!



Thursday, October 20
UNIFORM RETURN-ALL TEAMS EXCEPT 13U DUE BY 10-30-2016

All jerseys and belts MUST be returned to R.S.A. or Coach K’s office by Sunday, October 30, 2016 at six o’clock pm. Coach K will be at R.S. A. on Sunday the 30th from 5-6 pm for those who can’t get there any other time.



Thursday, October 20
URGENT!

K Team practice for Thursday October 20, 2016 moved to RSA at 6:00 pm due to impending rain in the area late this afternoon.

K Team and others JSU DH starts at 1:30 CST on Saturday. Please arrive at 12:30. Blue & White.



Wednesday, October 19
Hudson is a Pioneer!

Hudson Chastain has committed to Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky to continue his education and baseball career. Hudson, who is a true scholar athlete with a 28 ACT and a 3.8 GPA, chose Transylvania for its high academic standards and because it is a program on the rise. The Pioneers finished second in their conference in 2016 with a 17-10 record.

Hudson was recruited by schools in Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia with multiple offers. Congratulations, Hudson!



Tuesday, October 18
SYKES IS A COUGAR

Lucas Sykes has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Cleveland State. Lucas had a great Summer and Fall of 2016 which garnered him a lot of attention and he had interest, and could have had offers from several four year schools, but he wants to pursue Turf Management and there are a very limited number of schools where that’s offered. Once he adds some strength and weight to his frame in junior college he hopes larger four year upper tier D-1 schools, which are primarily the ones with Turf Management, is an option in baseball.

There is a long history of Cyclone players at Cleveland State over the last twenty years. It is a great juco program. Cleveland State had a good year last year going 30-21, and going 17-10 in their conference. Congratulations Lucas!



Monday, October 17
All-Tournament Team WWBA

 Congratulations to Teddy Lepcio on making the All- Tournament Team at the WWBA Underclass Worlds’!



Monday, October 17
Practice Week of 10-17-16

Thursday, October 13
University of Alabama

Monday, October 10
Practice week of 10-10-16

Wednesday, October 5
Cleveland State Tournament October 8-9, 2016

Monday, October 3
RV-KH Birmingham schedule

Monday, October 3
K TEAM Birmingham schedule

Monday, October 3
Practice Schedule week of 10-03-2016

Friday, September 30
Sid Vicious Is an Eagle!

Sidney (Vicious) Schultz committed yesterday to continue his education and baseball career at Carson-Newman College. Sidney has been a Cyclone since age 14 and through exceptionally hard work and dedication has made himself into a very good pitcher. Sidney is the epitome of a true scholar (3.9 GPA and 26 ACT score), a southern gentleman, and very good baseball player. We are exceptionally proud that he is a Cyclone and that he will be attending Carson-Newman on scholarship. Sidney cancelled three visits to other schools prepared to make offers. Carson-Newman is a very good academic school with a rich baseball tradition. It is a member of the SAC and went 31-21 last year. Coach Tom Griffin is respected across college baseball for his coaching skills.

Congratulations Sid Vicious!



Thursday, September 29
Gate Coverage Sept.30-October 2

Thursday, September 29
12 CYCLONES on WWBA Southeast Qualifier All-Tournament Team
12 CYCLONES on WWBA Southeast Qualifier All-Tournament Team The Chattanooga Cyclones Organization placed 12 players on the World Wood Bat Southeastern Qualifier 2 All-Tournament team held this past weekend. Cade Evans, Max Riemer, Lance Dockery, Garrett Hensley, Sam Zettel, Hudson Chastain, Alex Coulter & Cooper Jackson made the team as position players and Sidney Schultz, Harbor Jefferson, Tripp Church and Casey Pate made it as pitchers. The Cyclones K Team finished 6th in the 64 team tournament, losing in the quarter-finals to #8 nationally ranked Homeplate Maldonado, a team coached by former 14 year Major Leaguer Candy Maldonado.

Thursday, September 29
14U GIBBS HIGH SCHOOL OCTOBER 1-2

Tuesday, September 27
Gates 16th SWB Fall World Series

Tuesday, September 27
Cyclones K 3-1 at PG SEQ2-Quarter Finals

The Cyclones K Team improved their record to 21-3 at PG Southeastern Qualifiers over the last 3 years reaching the Quarterfinals at 2016 SEQ2 before falling to #8 nationally ranked Home Plate Maldanado 2-0. The Cyclones 21-3 record is the best Fall Qualifier record in the country over the last 3 years. Maldanado then beat the #7 nationally ranked Evoshield Canes 1-0 before losing 2-1 in 10 innings to Nelson Baseball (Congratulations to Brian and his first class organization on earning a trip to Jupiter!). Sidney Shultz, Lucas Sykes, and Harbor Jefferson had outstanding starts and several threw well in relief. Several younger players had good weekends pitching in relief , hitting, and defensively. The future is extremely bright for these younger players. There will be a lot of Cyclones on the All-Tournament Team.



Monday, September 26
Practice Schedule 9-26-16

Friday, September 23
Coach Wellman Back At RSA After Season Ends

Coach Phillip Wellman, who was the Manager of the AA San Antonio Missions, the San Diego Padres affiliate this season, will resume lessons at RSA on October 3. He has a limited number of openings. If you wish to schedule lessons for catching and/or hitting please call him at (830)-822-1500. Fall Cyclones package lessons can not be used with Coach Wellman on a one for one basis.



Monday, September 19
Practice Schedule week of 09-26-16

Monday, September 19
Practice Schedule week of 09-26-16

Monday, September 19
Practice Schedule week of 09-26-16

Monday, September 19
Hunter Homers First At Bat
Hunter Oliver hit an opposite field homer in his first college at bat in a Fall junior college game for Northwest Florida in a junior college tournament being played at Troy University. By all accounts received from Coaches and Scouts he is off to a great start in Florida!

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Grant Galbraith
Monday, September 19
Grant is a Gamecock!
Signal Mountain’s Grant Galbraith committed to continue his education and baseball career at Jacksonville State University on Saturday, during his official visit. Grant has been a Cyclone since he was 15. He has played all three outfield positions during his Cyclones’ career, and has hit in the middle of the lineup for the last three seasons (Fall, Summer, Fall). Grant was on both teams that won Southeastern Qualifiers to advance to the Wood Bat World Championships at Jupiter Florida in 2014 & 2015, as well as the Summer of 2016 team that went 26-4-1 and teams that have posted an impressive 17-2 record over the last three falls in Perfect Game Qualifiers. He has worked hard at RSA over the last 18 months retooling his swing with great results. JSU has been the most successful program in the Ohio Valley Conference during the 13 years Jim Case has been Head Coach, winning six Championships, and winning more OVC games during this stretch than any other team. JSU went 34-24 overall last year, and 20-10 in the OVC. In addition to a great winning tradition JSU’s baseball team has consistently performed exceptionally well academically. Over the last 13 years the Gamecocks have placed more players on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll than any other baseball team. Grant will once again play with former Cyclone teammate Nic Gaddis at JSU. Grant is the son of Moe and Donna Galbraith.

Friday, September 16
URGENT - K TEAM

Friday, September 16
K Team at Austin Peay

Thursday, September 15
Several Cyclones on Perfect Game PG SEQII All Tournament Team

The Chattanooga Cyclones went 3-1 at the 64 team Perfect Game Southeastern Qualifier #1 this past weekend. They were eliminated by the #17 nationally ranked East Cobb Baseball Team in a 2-1 loss, and had several players make the All-Tournament Team. The following Cyclones made the All-Tournament Team: Cade Evans hit .546, Josh Gibson hit .500, Hudson Chastain hit .400, and Harbor Jefferson made the team as a Pitcher. Congratulations guys!



Wednesday, September 14
K TEAM APSU SCHEDULE

Tuesday, September 13
FINAL PAYMENT REMINDER

Unless you have already made special arrangements with Coach K, full balances are due 09-15-16!



Tuesday, September 13
APSU DH UPDATE

Monday, September 12
Practice Schedule week of 09-12-16

Tuesday, September 6
JACKSON IS A TITAN!

Jackson Etter has accepted an offer from St. Petersburg Community College in Florida to continue his education and baseball career. Jackson was up to 89mph this Summer and at 75-78mph on his slider. He was recruited by some D-1s, several D-2s, as well as other junior colleges. The Titans were 34-21 overall and 20-10 in their conference last year and advanced to the Florida State Tournament. Congratulations, Jackson!



Tuesday, September 6
PRACTICE SCHEDULE WEEK OF 09-05-2016

Thursday, August 25
FIRST REMINDER

Thursday, August 25
CYCLONES K

CYCLONES K BE AT CARSON NEWMAN NO LATER THAN NOON-WEAR WHITE WITH BLUE TRIM.



Monday, August 22
RV Team Practice

Monday, August 22
K Team Practice

Monday, August 22
13u Practice

Tuesday, August 2
5 Cyclones made the 15U WWBA National Championship All-Tournament Team
5 Cyclones made the All-Tournament Team at the 15U WWBA National Championship. Corbin Morrison earned his spot as a pitcher, and Chase Roberts, Dalton Cunningham, Trevor Wiggs, and Ryan Lee made it as position players. Congratulations!

Monday, July 25
9 CYCLONES MAKE WWBA 16U ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM TAKING 10 POSITIONS!

9 Cyclones from the lone 16U Team made the 16U WWBA National Championship All-Tournament team. Jonathan Hickman hit .583 with a .833 slugging percentage, Justin Morris hit a .524 with a .714 slugging percentage, Max Riemer hit .417 with a .611 slugging percentage, Teddy Lepcio hit .412 with a .785 slugging percentage and was 3rd in the entire tournament with 12 rbi, and Josh Gibson hit .335 with a .474 on base percentage with 8 rbi. Hickman also made the team as a pitcher as did Caden Sons, Corbin Morrison, Tripp Church, and Jackson Haga. The team was 6-1, losing the pool on a tie-breaker.



Friday, July 15
JOSEPH IS A WOLF!

Joseph Hill visited the University of West Georgia yesterday and today committed to accept a scholarship to continue his education and baseball career. Joseph has been a Cyclone since age 14 and has gotten significantly better every year. He had a good fall season in 2015, an all- region season in the spring of 2016 for Heritage, and a great summer of 2016 drawing the interest of several d-1 and d-2 schools. He has wanted to play at West Georgia for the last year and everyone is excited it has worked out for him at his top choice.

Skip Fite has been at West Georgia for the past 7 seasons and has turned the program into one of the best D-2s in the country. Playing in the Gulf South Conference - universally recognized as the best D-2 conferences in the country - UWG was 42-16 in 2016 earning a South region bid where they finished 3rd out of 7 teams. UWG finished the season ranked #22. We have several other players with upcoming visits schedule.

Congratulations Joseph!



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Friday, July 15
CYCLONES 17U & 16U COMBINED 10-3-1 AT PERFECT GAME-BEST IN REGION!
The Chattanooga Cyclones 17U Team went to 4-2-1 in the World Wood Bat 17U National Championship, losing the pool on the final day of pool play to the eventual National Champion runner-up South Charlotte Panthers. The Cyclones 16U Team went 6-1 in pool play in the 16U WWBA National Championship, losing in a tie-breaker to the Scorpions South. Combined the 17U and 16U went 10-3-1 at the National Championships. That is by far the best winning percentage of any of the organizations based in the region consisting of the entire eastern half of the Tennessee and the Northwest Georgia area. Only two Tennessee teams had a better winning percentage combined for their top team in each age group-Dulins Dodgers from Memphis and Knights Baseball from Nashville. These are the two age groups and tournaments where we maximize our efforts to win. At the 15U PG and all other tournaments are about development of players. Our system has worked for 24 years and it continues to work. No better time to be a Cyclone!

Monday, July 11
CHATTANOOGA CYCLONES BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Monday, July 11
CYCLONES 17s Finish Summer 26-4-1

The Chattanooga Cyclones 17U Team finished their Summer season at 26-4-1. The team went into the last day of pool play at the Perfect Game WWBA National Championships, needing to defeat the South Charlotte Panthers to win the pool; however, the Panthers were the better team and not only won the pool but ended up finishing second losing in the Championship game to FTB - a team with 18 D-1s.



Wednesday, June 29
EVANS, RIEMER, AND LEPCIO EARN STATE HONORS

Cade Evans was named to the TSWA All-State Baseball team. Teddy Lepcio and Max Riemer were recently named to the Tennessee Super Sophomore team. Congratulations to all 3 of these Cyclones. Congratulations also go out to VMI signee, Quinn Smith, who has taken lessons at RSA for the last 3 years, on making All-State.



Thursday, June 23
INCREASE IN TEAMS

We have been inundated with requests by parents, not only in this area but all the way into upper east Tennessee and further down into Georgia than usual, that we field more teams in the upcoming seasons. As a result we are going to have teams down to age 12 going forward. We now have good coaches coming and will be able to expand. We are NOT interested in having dad coached teams. Tryout dates for the fall and summer will be posted soon.



Wednesday, June 22
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT SUMMER WORLD SERIES JULY 1-4, 2016

Wednesday, June 22
Logan Echols Update

Logan is doing well. His last surgery was a huge success and now he is being told he can return to baseball in a few months. Prayers do work!



Tuesday, June 21
CLEVELAND STATE SUMMER BASEBALL CLASSIC

Thursday, June 16
HUNTER HEADING TO NWF!

After an injury-riddled spring of 2016, Hunter Oliver has elected to attend North West Florida Junior College, the 2015 National Champions, in Niceville Florida on a full scholarship. In doing so he has the opportunity to be drafted in June of 2017, and will be playing with Cyclones teammate Breonn Pooler. He will play in the Panhandle Conference which is generally recognized as one of the top 5 juco conferences in the country.



Thursday, June 16
PLEASE PUT LOGAN ECHOLS IN YOUR PRAYERS

Logan Echols was badly injured in a 4-wheeler accident Tuesday evening. He has had surgery and is in ICU. He has a long road to full recovery ahead of him and likely more surgery. He is a good player and a fine young man. Please put him in your prayers.



Wednesday, June 15
K Team at KSU

Wednesday, June 15
AUBURN TOURNAMENT INFO

Wednesday, June 15
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT TROY INVITATIONAL JUNE 24-26, 2016

Tuesday, June 14
MONDAY AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

Monday, June 13
DAKOTA HUDSON GOES IN FIRST ROUND OF MLB DRAFT!!

Former Cyclone Dakota Hudson went in the first round supplemental of the draft to the St. Louis Cardinals at pick number 34. He is the 4th Cyclone to go in the 1st round-an accomplishment very, very few organizations in the country can claim. He is the 52nd Cyclone to be drafted and/or to play professional baseball.



Monday, June 13
CLEVELAND STATE CLASSIC 15U JUNE 18-19, 2016

Thursday, June 9
HUDSON IS ALL-AMERICAN AND LIKELY TO GO IN 1ST 15 PICKS

Dakota Hudson has been named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball and is on the Golden Spikes List for College Baseball Player of the Year. He is also likely to go between picks 10 and 20 in today’s first round of the draft. Kudos to Dakota, who qualified academically, to actually be able to attend an SEC school on his scholarship, and for doing well in college academically as well as athletically, and putting himself in the position to go in the first round!



Thursday, June 9
TC-CYCLONES THROWING PROGRAM

Thanks to all those Cyclones and parents for the positive feedback on the TC-Cyclones Throwing Program Presentation. For those who want the program, screening booklet, protocols, and follow-up instruction, please email Coach K @ Gkoontz@kkflawfirm.com by Monday at 5:00. There will be a meeting to make payment, review the booklet, and for initial screening at RSA at 6:00 on Tuesday, June 14. Additional information will be provided once your email is received.



Thursday, June 9
Southern Wood Bat Auburn Invitational June 17-19

Tuesday, June 7
REVISED SCHEDULE FOR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA

Friday, June 3
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT WEST GEORGIA TOURNAMENT JUNE 10-12, 2016

Friday, June 3
CHATTANOOGA CYCLONES K TEAM WINS SOUTHERN WOOD BAT WORLD SERIES

The Chattanooga Cyclones K team went 5-0 to win the Southern Wood Bat Memorial Weekend World Series last weekend, played at Lee University and Cleveland State. The Cyclones defeated Cyclones V team 9-1 with Daniel Willie earning the win with relief from Alex Barbee while Colby Morgan had 2 hits, 2 rbi, and a run, and Jackson Bowers tripled, had a rbi, and scored.

In a 14-0 win over the East Cobb Braves, Sydney Shultz earned the win with relief provided by Evan Walker. Teddy Lepcio homered and singled to drive in 5 and scored twice. Grant Galbraith doubled, singled, drove in 3, and scored twice, and Johnathan Hickman had 2 hits, 2 runs, and a rbi.

In a game 3 walk off 7-6 win over the Alabama Sox, Max Reimer drove in the winning run, had 2 hits, and a run, Cade Evans had 2 hits, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs, and Garrett Hensley had a rbi hit, while Alex Tucker earned the win.

In a 10-1 win over the East Tennessee Governors, Carson McKoon earned the win with relief by Hickman. Cade Evans had 2 doubles, a single, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs. Lepcio had a 2 rbi double, Reimer had 2 hits, 2 rbi, and 2 runs, and Morgan a triple, single, and run.

In the Championship 10-2 win over The Grissom-Tucker Eagles, Lucas Sykes earned the win with relief by Sydney Shultz. Evans had 2 hits, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs, Jolseph Hill had 2 rbi hits, Galbraith had 2 doubles, a single, 2 runs, and 3 rbi, and Hudson Chastain had a hit, run, and rbi.

Lepcio, Evans, Galbraith, Reimer, Shultz, Sykes, Hickman, and Tucker were named to the All Tournament Team as were Dylan Bryant, Rylan Edgemon, Lance Dockery, and Alex Coulter for the Cyclones V Team which went 3-3 on the weekend.



Wednesday, June 1
JSU TOURNAMENT JUNE 3-5, 2016

Wednesday, June 1
KSU Schedule change for THIS weekend-NOW at JSU! URGENT!

Tuesday, May 31
14U-15U SCHEDULE- CLEVELAND STATE 16U CLASSIC- JUNE 5-6, 2016

Thursday, May 26
Noah Hill is Region Player of the Year

Heritage’s Senior Noah Hill, a Cyclone from age 12, has been named player of the year for the Region. He helped lead Heritage to a school record 3rd round of the Georgia State playoffs. Noah set several hitting records at Heritage and has been a huge part of the tremendous success his Cyclones’ teams have enjoyed every year since age 12 including earning 2 trips to Jupiter, over 25 tournament championships and several pools at Perfect Game.



Thursday, May 26
INSTRUCTOR MATT ROBERSON AVAILABLE FOR HITTING LESSONS

New hitting and catching instructor Matt Roberson is available for hitting and catching lessons, immediately. You can utilize your prepaid Cyclones lessons with him.

Contact Matt at (770)355-1945.



Thursday, May 26
Congratulations to 3 McCallie Seniors

McCallie lost 2 games yesterday and was eliminated from the State Playoffs. Three Cyclone Seniors ended great careers with the final loss-Alex Tucker, Carson McKoon, and Jackson Bell. McKoon and Bell pitched well for McCallie. McKoon gave up 3 runs in 7 1/3 IP and Bell gave up no earned runs in 7 IP. Tucker had a crucial 2 rbi hit in game 1 to keep McCallie in the game, and one of McCallie’s 5 hits in the elimination game. They were integral parts of the best 3 year run in McCallie baseball history. Fortunately all 3 will be playing college baseball in the Fall- McKoon at Washington and Lee, Tucker at Furman, and Jackson Bell at Samford.



Thursday, May 26
KSU Tournament June 3-5, 2016

Wednesday, May 25
STATE TOURNAMENT UPDATE

CAK’s Hudson Chastain had a hit and rbi in a win over Chester County. McCallie’s Alex Tucker had a hit and bb in a win over Brentwood.



Wednesday, May 25
LEPCIO FINISHES SEASON STRONG!

Baylor’s super sophomore Teddy (Ballgame) Lepcio finished his sophomore season at Baylor with 5 homers and 37 rbi.



Tuesday, May 24
HUDSON SEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK AGAIN

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson was named SEC pitcher of the week for the 3rd time this season after a shutout against Arkansas with 10 strikeouts. Dakota has allowed 1 earned run in his last 26 1/3 IP.



Tuesday, May 24
2016 GREGG OLSON AWARD

Troy’s T.J. Binder was named one of the 43 semi-finalists for the national award given to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. It is given to the player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the year.



Tuesday, May 24
Revised K Team Schedule - Summer 2016 - Please Note WGU & KSU dates!

Tuesday, May 24
Revised 14 & 15u Team Schedule - Summer 2016

Monday, May 23
COLLEGE UPDATE
USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a homer and single in a 3-1 loss to Presbyterian. Troy’s (32-24) T.J. Binder had a hit and run in a game 3 win over South Alabama. JSU’s (32-22) Nic Gaddis had a hit and run in a game 2 win over UTM. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a rbi in a game 1 win over Jacksonville University.

Friday, May 20
H.S. Update

The Cyclones stepped up big for McCallie in the series with St. Benedictine to clinch a state playoff berth. Carson McKoon earned a win in a 4-3 game 1 win when Alex Tucker closed to earn a save and had a rbi hit and Max Reimer had a hit and 2 runs. In a game 2 win Tucker homered, singled, drove 2 in, and scored 3 times and Jackson Bell earned the win. CAK’s Lucas Sykes earned the regional title with a win over Catholic when Hudson Chastain scored a run.



Friday, May 20
UPDATED 15U NBS SCHEDULE

Friday, May 20
DAKOTA JUST KEEPS ON DEALING!

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson continued his rampage through the SEC with yet another dominating performance, shutting out Arkansas with 10 strikouts. He just keeps upping his draft stock and making the Bulldogs a serious contender to host Super regional and get to the College World Series.



Wednesday, May 18
Noah Hill

Noah Hill has committed to further his education and his baseball career at Cleveland State. Noah had been recruited and/or received offers from several schools including Chipola, Georgia Southwestern, Walters State, and Armstrong Atlantic. Noah should have an outstanding career at Cleveland State before moving on to a D1 school. Congratulations Noah!



Wednesday, May 18
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes homered and singled in a 3-1 loss to Presbyterian.



Tuesday, May 17
14-15U NBS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 17
Memorial Weekend World Series (May 28-30)

Tuesday, May 17
H.S. Update

Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans threw 5 IP, had 3 hits, and 2 stolen bases. Seth Rogers had 3 hits and Colby Morgan 3 hits in a regional win over Marion County. Ooltewah’s Caleb Collins had a double in the Owls loss to Rhea County. Silverdale’s Dylan Bryant earned the win over South Pittsburg. CAK’s Hudson Chastain had a 2 rbi hit in a regional win.



Monday, May 16
Caleb Collins

Caleb Collins of Ooltewah has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Cleveland State Community College. Caleb previously turned down a Tennessee D-2 offer and had interest from schools outside of Tennessee, but wanted to stay close to home. Congratulations to Caleb!



Monday, May 16
H.S. Playoff Update

Baylor super sophomore Teddy Lepcio had a double and game winning 2 run homer in the 3rd game win over Ensworth. Trion’s Evan Walker only yielded 2 earned runs in a complete game, but took the loss in a state championship final to Treutlen County (28-5). Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, Boyd Buchanan, Marion County, Baylor, McCallie, and LAK, which all have Cyclone players, are still alive in the playoffs.



Monday, May 16
College Update

Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had a hit in a loss to Stephen F. Austin. Troy’s T.J. Binder had 2 hits and a rbi in a loss to Mississippi State. In a loss to North Florida, James Fowlkes had 2 hits, a run, and 2 rbi. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson pitched a shutout in a win over Auburn and his old pitching coach Butch Thompson. T.J. Binder had 1 hit, 1 run, and 1 rbi in a game 2 win over OSU. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a triple, single, and rbi in a loss to North Florida in game 2. JSU’s Nic Gaddis had a hit and 2 runs in a loss to Morehead State.



Thursday, May 12
H.S. Update

Signal Mountain’s Jackson Etter threw a complete game with 9 Ks to win the district championship game against CCS, while Grant Galbraith had 2 hits including his 18th double and Garrett Hensley had a hit, run, and rbi. Boyd Buchanan’s Colby Morgan homered again, singled, had 4 rbi, and 4 runs, and Cade Evans hit his 18th double, a triple, single, and scored 5 runs in the district championship win over Silverdale, while Seth Rogers hit 2 homers and was the winning pitcher. Cade and Grant have a bet going on who can finish with the most doubles, the loser has to carry the other’s bat bag for the summer! Should get interesting.



Wednesday, May 11
College Update

Troy’s T.J. Binder had 2 hits and drove in 1 of Troy’s runs in a loss to Auburn.



Wednesday, May 11
H.S. Update

CAK’s Hudson Chastain had 2 hits, 3 runs, and a rbi in a district championship game win over Knox Catholic. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster improved to 13-0 on the year with a win over Jackson County. Ooltewah’s Jackson Malcomb had 2 hits in a district championship game loss to Bradley. In an extra inning win over Locust Grove in game 2, to keep their season alive, Heritage’s Noah Hill had 2 hits, and 2 runs including the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning. Johnathan Hickman had 2 hits including the game winner. Joseph Hill had a double, his 16th of the season extending his school record, and 2 runs, and Lance Dockery had a hit and run in the 5-4 win.



Tuesday, May 10
H.S. UPDATE
Ooltewah’s Daniel Willie earned a win in an elimination game over Soddy Daisy as Ooltewah pounded out 9 runs on 11 hits, including 2 by Jackson Malcolm. Ooltewah clinches a region berth. Boyd Buchanan’s Colby Morgan had 2 homers and Cade Evans had his 17th double of the year, 3 stolen bases, 3 runs, and pitched a scoreless 7th inning on 6 pitches in a win over Silverdale with Dylan Bryant getting 2 hits for the latter. Boyd clinches a region berth. Trion’s Evan Walker earned a win over Charlton County in the semifinals at their State Playoffs and also drove in a run, and in game one win over Charlton Walker had 2 hits and 2 rbi and Jackson Bowers had 2 hits. CAK’s Hudson Chastain had 2 hits including his 12 double to drive in 2 in a win over Alcoa. Chastain has 38 rbi on the year. CAK clinches a region berth.

Tuesday, May 10
Ken Stansell Passes Away

Regretfully, we learned yesterday that Ken Stansell, father of former Cyclones Will and Trey, passed away this past weekend. Ken was a devoted father to his sons and a loving husband to his wife, Lori. Ken was a truly good person who was a lot of fun to be around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lori, Will, Trey, and all of the family.



Monday, May 9
H.S. Update
Signal Mountain’s Grant Galbraith had a homer, triple, single, and 5 rbi in a game 2 win over Notre Dame and a double in a game 1 win while Garrett Hensley was 5 for 5 in the series with 3 bb. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans scored 4 runs and stole 3 bases in a win over CCHS while Colby Morgan homered and drove in 3. In a win over Pope John Paul Carson McKoon threw a 3 hitter. In a second win over Pope JP Max Reimer had 2 hits and a run. Galbraith now has 17 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers, and 34 rbi. In a dh split with Ensworth Teddy Lepcio went 4 for 7 with 3 rbi. In a win over Soddy Caleb Collins had 3 hits, 2 runs, and 3 rbi.

Monday, May 9
College Update
USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a homer, triple, and single to score twice and drive in 2 in a game 2 win over Florida Gulf Coast. Jacksonville State’s Nic Gaddis threw 2 2/3 IP in a game 1 loss to Eastern Kentucky yielding an earned run. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit in a game 1 win over ULM and in a game 2 loss. In a game 3 loss Fowlkes homered and scored twice.

Friday, May 6
Hunter's Surgery Goes Well

Hunter Oliver has been bitten by the injury bug the last few weeks. First his ankle was turned badly in a collision at the plate, and then he injured 2 fingers on his right hand sliding head first into second. Fortunately, he had surgery on his middle finger yesterday, which went well. He is expected to have a full recovery.



Friday, May 6
HUDSON TAKE GAME TO NEXT LEVEL!

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson, who has had a great season so far for the Bulldogs, took his game to a new level last night in a dominating performance against Missouri. He had battled a little dead arm for a 3 week stint, but that was gone last night. Dakota threw 4 pitches for strikes for most of the game! Even more incredible at times all 4 of the pitches were true plus pitches. It is extremely rare for an amateur pitcher to throw 3 plus pitches for strikes, but it is almost unheard of for any pitcher to throw 4 plus pitches in a game for strikes. Dakota is now in the mix to potentially be the number 1 overall pick. He threw 8 1/3 with no earned runs and 12 strikeouts.



Thursday, May 5
College Update
USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes drove in the only run with a hit in the 4-1 loss to #7 South Carolina.

Thursday, May 5
H.S. Update
Trion’s Evan Walker pitched a shutout in the Georgia Quarter Final Playoffs in a game 1 win over Baconton Charter, where he also had 3 hits, and 2 rbi. Jackson Bowers had a 2 rbi hit. In a game 2 win Bowers had 3 hits. In a game 1 win over Wayne Co. Noah Hill had a homer, double, 3 rbi, and 2 runs, Joseph Hill had 3 hits, 3 rbi, and 3 runs and Josh Gibson and Johnathan Hickman a run and Lance Dockery a rbi. In a game 2 win for the Generals, Lance Dockery homered, Joseph Hill had a hit and run, Noah Hill a run, and Josh Gibson a rbi. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster improved to 11-0 with a shutout over Peach County.

Thursday, May 5
Alex Tucker
Alex Tucker has committed to play baseball at Furman University. Alex chose Furman over Belmont, Lee, and Trevecca offers. He also could have received additional offers from other schools had he indicated they were schools he would consider. Alex had a good Fall of 2015 and has had a very good Spring for McCallie. Alex, who is a young Senior, at 17 has his best baseball ahead of him. Congratulations, Alex!

Thursday, May 5
HS Update

 

LAK’s Lucas Sykes has now thrown 32 consecutive scoreless IP! Silverdale’s Dylan Bryant threw 6 strikeout IP in a win over Grace.



Monday, May 2
H.S. UPDATE
Signal Mountain’s Grant Galbraith had his 15th double in a loss to East Hamilton. Baylor’s Teddy Lepcio had his 4th home run of the year, a single, and 3rbi in a loss to Father Ryan. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster improved to 10-0 on the year with a win over Banks County. Boyd’s Cade Evans tripled and singled to drive in 2 in a win over Notre Dame. Cade is tied for the season record in doubles at Boyd Buchanan with 15. McCallie’s Jackson Bell yielded 1 run in 9 IP on 96 pitches as McCallie beat Brentwood. McCallie’s Carson McKoon earned a win over Brentwood.

Monday, May 2
CYCLONES LEAD HERITAGE OFFENSE TO BEAT CHAMBLEE IN FIRST ROUND OF GEORGIA PLAYOFFS
Heritage swept Chamblee in the first 2 games to advance to the 2nd round of the Georgia AAAA playoffs behind an offense led by underclass Cyclones. In a 4-3 game 1 win, sophomore Josh Gibson had 2 hits and a rbi, Sophomore Johnathan Hickman had a hit and the winning run, and junior Joseph Hill a hit and run. In a game 2 win, Sophomore Lance Dockery had 3 hits and 2 runs, Joseph Hill hit a 3rbi double, and Gibson had 2 hits, 3 runs, and a rbi. Hill’s double broke the season record for doubles at Heritage.

Monday, May 2
MLB MOCK DRAFT HAS DAKOTA HUDSON GOING 4TH OVERALL

MLB.COM’s latest mock draft projects Dakota Hudson to go #4 overall in the June draft. If he goes #4, Dakota will be the highest draft pick ever for this entire region and would become the 4th Cyclone to go in the first round of the draft. Very, very few programs in the entire country have had 4 former players go in the 1st round.



Monday, May 2
COLLEGE UPDATE
JSU’s Nic Gaddis had a hit in a win over Belmont. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit, run, and an rbi in a game 1 win over Texas State and a hit in a game 2 win. Cleveland State’s Matt Henshaw earned a win over Roane State to improve to 3-1 on the year. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson earned a win over Alabama.

Wednesday, April 27
H.S. Superlatives
McCallie’s Jackson Bell improved to 6-0 on the year with a win over Father Ryan and Carson McKoon earned a shutout win in the series also. Max Reimer had 3 hits, 3 bb, and 2 rbi in the series. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans was 10-15 for the weekend with 4 doubles, a triple, 10 runs, and 3 sbs. Signal’s Grant Hensley had 2 doubles, 2 runs, and a rbi in a win over Grundy County. Ooltewah’s Daniel Willie earned a win over Colliersville.

Wednesday, April 27
College Update
Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson earned a win over LSU throwing 6 1/3 IP. Troy’s T. J. Binder was 7 for 11 with a run and rbi in the 3 game series with Texas-Arlington. He leads the team with a batting average of .375, slugging % at 573 and ob % at .465. James Fowlkes was 4 for 9 with 2 rbi in the weekend series against Stetson. Fowlkes is hitting .338 (2nd on team) with 6 homers (1st), 27 rbi (2nd), and 25 runs (3rd) for the season with a .527 slugging %(2nd). Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had a homer in a win on Monday.

Thursday, April 21
Recruiting Update
Noah Hill has a D-2 offer, Junior College offer, and an invitation to visit JUCO powerhouse Chipola. Alex Tucker has declined 2 D-2 offers and still has 1 D-1 offer.

Thursday, April 21
COLLEGE UPDATE
Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit in a loss to Alabama. Jacksonville State’s Nicholas Gaddis had 2 hits, a run, and a rbi in a win over Kennesaw State. U.S.C. Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit in a win over Furman, and 2 hits, 2 runs, and a rbi in a win over Charleston Southern. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had 3 hits, 2 runs, and 2 rbi in a win over St. Louis.

Thursday, April 21
H.S. Superlatives
Heritage’s Noah Hill put the Generals on his back in a 5-4 win over Cartersville to clinch the region championship hitting a homer, triple, and a single to drive in 4 and score twice against an Auburn Signee. Carson McKoon and Alex Tucker combined to yield only 1 run in a win over Ensworth. Tucker earned a save and hit a 3 run homer in a win over Bearden.

Monday, April 18
College Update
Cleveland State’s Lee Gibson had 2 doubles, bb, and a run in a game 2 loss to Columbia State. U.S.C. Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit in a game 1 loss to Kennesaw State and a hit, run, and 2 rbi in a game 2 loss. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had a hit in a game 2 win over Eastern Kentucky. Troy’s T.J. Binder had 2 hits and a rbi over Arkansas State in a game 2 loss. T.J. had a hit and run and Brody a hit in a game 1 loss. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson threw 7 IP in a loss to #3 Texas A & M yielding 4 runs. In a game 3 win over Arkansas State T.J. had a rbi hit and Brody a hit. U.S.C. Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a homer, double, and single to drive in 3 and score twice in a loss to Kennesaw in game 3. Fowlkes is hitting .336 with a team leading 6 homers, 5 doubles, & 2 triples with 23 runs, and a team leading 24 rbi. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had a double and single to drive in 2 in a game 3 win over Southern Illinois. Caffrey is hitting .329 with a .410 ob%. T.J. leads the Trojans at .334 with 3 homers, 6 doubles, and a triple with a .561 slugging percentage. Brody is hitting .317.

Friday, April 15
Professional Cyclones
Below is a list of the 2016 professional former Cyclones and their teams: Mike Minor-Kansas City Royals, Ryan Casteel-AAA-Albuquerque, Jeff Burke-currently in extended spring training-San Francisco Giants, and Cory Gearrin-San Francisco Giants-MLB.

Friday, April 15
Initial 14-15u Team Schedule - Summer 2016

Wednesday, April 13
COLLEGE UPDATE
JSU’s Nic Gaddis earned a win over Troy in his first pitching appearance of the year throwing 4 shutout IP with 4 strikeouts. Brody Binder had 4 hits and a rbi for Troy and T.J. Binder had a rbi hit. The game went 16 innings. Nic has been catching until this point for JSU but got the call when 7 other pitchers had been expended in the game.

Monday, April 11
The Legend of Bella Begins
Bella Paris (age 4) crushed 2 balls in the first baseball game of her career on Saturday. Refusing to hit off of a tee, she hit 2 balls on the line back up the middle off of her coach who was pitching. She is blessed with her Dad’s speed and agility and Mother’s athletic strength and steely-eyed determination. Going to be fun to watch her. She wears #3 as did her Dad and Mom.

Monday, April 11
College Update
Troy’s T.J. Binder continued to swing one of the hottest bats in the country as he went 3 for 3 with 2 runs and a rbi and Brody had a run in game 1 win over Appalachian State. Cleveland State’s Lee Gibson had a hit in a win over Motlow State in game 1. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had SEMO’s only rbi and a hit in a game 1 loss to Austin Peay. Fowlkes had a rbi double in a loss to Lipscomb. T.J. Binder had 3 bb in a game 3 win over APSU. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson finally had a bad inning as well as some bad luck in the 5th against Florida. Two balls were lost in a high sky and he gave up a few hits that led to 5 runs.

Wednesday, April 6
High School Update
Signal Mountain’s Jackson Etter struck out 12 in a win over Bledsoe. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans had 2 doubles and 2 singles to drive in 3 in a dh sweep of Copper Basin and Colby Morgan had 3 hits in one of the games. Heritage’s Noah Hill had 3 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Northwest Whitfield.

Wednesday, April 6
High School Update

Signal Mountain’s Jackson Etter struck out 12 in a win over Bledsoe. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans had 2 doubles and 2 singles to drive in 3 in a dh sweep of Copper Basin and Colby Morgan had 3 hits in one of the games. Heritage’s Noah Hill had 3 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Northwest Whitfield.



Wednesday, April 6
High School Update
Signal Mountain’s Jackson Etter struck out 12 in a win over Bledsoe. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans had 2 doubles and 2 singles to drive in 3 in a dh sweep of Copper Basin and Colby Morgan had 3 hits in one of the games. Heritage’s Noah Hill had 3 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Northwest Whitfield.

Wednesday, April 6
College Update
USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes doubled in a win over UNCA. Troy’s T.J. Binder continued to swing a hot power bat as he had a homer and double in a win over Samford. Binder leads the Trojans in hitting at .375 and his .666 slugging %. Fowlkes is hitting .365 with a team leading 5 homers, and 19 rbi. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey is hitting .339 with a .464 ob %.

Tuesday, April 5
H.S. Update
Hunter Oliver had a big weekend with 3 homers. Max Reimer had a homer and 3 hits in one win over Ensworth and earned a save. Reimer also had 3 hits and 4 rbi in one win over Ensworth and a grand slam in another. Carson McKoon and Jackson Bell earned wins over Ensworth with Bell pitching a shutout. Signal Mountain’s Garrett Hensley had 2 hits and a rbi in a win over Bledsoe.

Tuesday, April 5
Hudson named Louisville Slugger National Player of The Week for Second Time
Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week ...

Monday, April 4
Hudson continues to move up Draft Boards
Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson continues to dominate SEC hitters and move up Draft Boards. Coach K has information indicating there are reasons to believe some of the MLB clubs with the top 5 picks are now seriously considering Dakota.

Monday, April 4
College Update
USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had 3 hits, and a homer in a loss to NJIT in game 1 and 3 hits, a run, and a rbi in a game 2 win. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had a hit, bb, rbi, and 2 homers in a win over Southern Illinois and was 6 for 10 in the weekend series with the 5 runs, 3 rbi, and 2 bb. Dakota Hudson, now the best pitcher in college baseball, threw a complete game yielding 1 run, with 11 strikeouts to earn the win for Mississippi State over Ole Miss. Troy’s T.J. Binder hit a pinch-hit 3 homer in a game 1 loss to UNO and in a game 2 win had a homer, double, and 2 singles, he also had a triple, run, and rbi for the Trojans in a game 3 win.

Thursday, March 31
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes continued to swing a hot bat with 3 hits and scoring a run in a 3-0 win over Gardner-Webb.



Thursday, March 31
H.S. Superlatives
Ooltewah’s Caleb Collins homered and doubled to drive in 4 runs and earned the pitching win over Troy, Ohio and Jackson Malcolm doubled and tripled against Olentangy, Ohio in a win, Heritage’s Jonathan Hickman had 3 hits with an rbi and Tripp Church earned the win and had 2 hits against LaFayette. LFO’s Andrew Brock had 2 hits in a win over Coahulla. East Hamilton’s Kyle Carpenter had 2 hits in a loss to Bradley.

Thursday, March 31
Hudson #9 pick on Baseball America’s Mock Draft
Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson was the #9 pick in Baseball America’s Mock Draft held yesterday. Dakota came to the Cyclones as a 15-year-old, throwing in the low 80s. He was throwing up to 93 mph by the Fall of his senior year in high school with the Cyclones and could have gone in the top 4- 5 rounds out of high school had he been signable for the money these rounds received then. He is now throwing up to 98 mph with a 90-93 mph slider. He was under the tutelage of Butch Thompson, Pitching Coach at MSU, until Butch took the Head Coach position at Auburn University in late October last year. Dakota has had a breakout season so far as the #1 for MSU, after a great summer in the Cape. No one deserves the success he is having more than Dakota. He obviously made the right choice to forego signing professionally out of high school.

Thursday, March 31
Casteel Likely to Break Camp in the AAA
Although he stayed in big league camp for most of the spring, the Rockies’ Ryan Casteel is likely to break camp with the AAA club. Ryan had a good Spring.

Thursday, March 31
Burke progressing in Spring Training
Jeff Burke is approaching one year post TJ surgery and is back throwing 91-94 mph for the Giants Organization. His last 2 outings he pitched an inning on 11 pitches and then 6! He is likely to go to extended Spring Training when camp breaks to work his pitch count up. We are all hoping he may get assigned to Augusta and pitches in Rome against the Braves for his first assignment. Jeff suffered his UCL tear while having a great season as Boston College’s #1 last spring.

Thursday, March 31
Hudson #9 pick on Baseball America’s Mock Draft
Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson was the #9 pick in Baseball America’s Mock Draft held yesterday. Dakota came to the Cyclones as a 15-year-old, throwing in the low 80s. He was throwing up to 93 mph by the Fall of his senior year in high school with the Cyclones and could have gone in the top 4- 5 rounds out of high school had he been signable for the money these rounds received then. He is now throwing up to 98 mph with a 90-93 mph slider. He was under the tutelage of Butch Thompson, Pitching Coach at MSU, until Butch took the Head Coach position at Auburn University in late October last year. Dakota has had a breakout season so far as the #1 for MSU, after a great summer in the Cape. No one deserves the success he is having more than Dakota. He obviously made the right choice to forego signing professionally out of high school.

Wednesday, March 30
H.S. Update

Signal Mountain’s Grant Galbraith had 2 doubles and 2 rbi in a win over Notre Dame. Grant has 12 doubles now. In Heritage’s win over Gilmer County, Alex Barbee threw 2 shutout IP, Joseph Hill had 2 doubles, Josh Gibson had 2 hits, and Noah Hill had a rbi hit. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster earned his sixth win of the season with a win over LFO. Baylor’s Teddy Lepcio continued to swing a hot bat for the Red Raiders with a homer and 3 rbi to drive in Baylor’s only 3 runs in a loss to Western Kentucky Signee, Maddex Richardson of Owensboro Catholic.



Wednesday, March 30
College Update

Troy’s T.J. Binder had a bb and rbi hit and Brody Binder a 2 rbi double in a win over Alabama State. Cleveland State’s Matt Henshaw had a save against the University of Cumberlands. Nic Gaddis had a hit for Jacksonville State in a loss to Samford. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes singled, doubled, and tripled to drive in 2 in a win over UNCA.



Tuesday, March 29
H.S. Highlight

Noah Hill had a monster weekend for Heritage highlighted by a 400 foot home run against Signal Mountain. Lance Dockery also had a big weekend for Heritage with 5 hits and 4 runs in 2 games and Joseph Hill had 2 hits against East Hamilton. Hunter Oliver had 3 hits in a win against McMinn. CAK’s Hudson Chastain had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi in a Friday win.



Monday, March 28
College Update

SEMO’s Chris Caffrey had a run and rbi in a game win over UTM. Cleveland State’s Lee Gibson had a hit and run in the Cougar’s 1st game win over Chattanooga State. The Cougar’s Matt Henshaw earned the win over Chattanooga State in game 2 of the series. T.J. Binder had a double and Brody Binder a 2 rbi double in Troy’s game 3 loss to Arkansas Little Rock. In a 3rd game win over UTM, Chris Caffrey had a hit, run, rbi, and 2 bb.



Monday, March 28
CYCLONES NAMED TO PERFECT GAME UNDER AND UPPER CLASS ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS

Cade Evans was selected by Perfect Game to its 2016 Under Class All-American 3rd Team. Alex Barbee made the Honorable Mention All-American team. Several seniors made the Perfect Game All-American team - Hunter Oliver made the High Honorable Mention as well as the Southeast Region 2nd team, Alex Tucker, Jackson Bell, and Devin Lancaster made the Honorable Mention. We only list players who actually made the list while preforming as a Cyclone. We do not list those who made the list based off of performance for other organizations under other coaches.



Friday, March 25
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had 2 hits and a rbi in a win over Lafayette. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit, bb, rbi and run in a loss to Arkansas Little Rock. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson turned in yet another dominating performance in earning the win over Georgia going 7 IP, yielding 8 hits and striking out 5. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey doubled, walked, scored a run and drove 1 in as the Red Hawks beat UTM.



Thursday, March 24
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a homer, a single, 5 rbi and 3 runs in a win over The Citadel. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had a triple, single, rbi and 2 runs in a win over Harris-Stowe. Fowlkes leads USC Upstate in homers with 4 and rbi with 13. ETSU’s Zach Thompson pitched in relief in a win over Winthrop University.



Thursday, March 24
H.S. Update

McCallie’s Max Riemer had 2 hits and 2 runs and Alex Tucker had a rbi hit in a loss to Baylor. Heritage’s Noah Hill had 3 hits and Lance Dockery and Joseph Hill 2 hits and Josh Gibson 2 rbi in a win over Pickens County. In a win over Ridgeland Noah Hill homered and singled to drive in 3, Jonathan Hickman had a 2 rbi hit and Tripp Church earned the win. Signal Mountain’s Jacson Etter earned a win over CCS with 9Ks in 4IP. Baylor’s Teddy Lepcio had 1 of Baylor’s 4 hits in a game 2 loss to McCallie when Alex Tucker had a hit and rbi. McCallie’s Jacskon Bell earned the win in gm 3 against Baylor. East Hamilton’s Kyle Lancaster had 2 hits in a win over McMinn. Signal’s Grant Galbraith had 2 doubles and 3 rbi in a win over Grundy. Galbraith is hitting .500 with 8 doubles, 11 rbi and 10 runs in 9 games with a .625 OB%.



Thursday, March 24
Alex Darras

Alex Darras, who was a Cyclone for several years before giving up select baseball last year to concentrate on his passion, football, has committed to play football at Furman. Congratulations to Alex and his family!



Tuesday, March 22
HUDSON IS SEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson’s outstanding pitching performance against Vandy (see above) earned him SEC Baseball Pitcher of the Week. He was the only SEC starter to go more then 7 innings and who didn’t give up at least 3 runs.



Tuesday, March 22
H.S. Update

Sequatchie’s Sidney Schultz earned a win over CCS with a hit and run. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans had 2 hits and Colby Morgan 3 in a win over A&S. Evans is hitting .583 on the year with all abs from the left side but 2. Ooltewah’s Sam Zettel had 2 hits and a rbi and Caleb Collins a 2 rbi hit in a loss to Bradley. Signal’s Grant Galbraith had another double and rbi in a win over Bledsoe.



Monday, March 21
Mississippi State’s Hudson Moving Up Draft Boards
Dakota Hudson’s early season performance (see more below “Hudson Sterling Against Vandy”) is moving him up draft boards. Perfect Game now ranks him the #19 prospect for the 2016 drafts and Coach K has info that some may have him currently higher on the boards then that.

Monday, March 21
H.S. Update
Jake Grooms earned a win for Farragutt over Tupelo with a 5 shutout IP. LAK’s Hudson Chastain was a 3 for 6 with 5 rbi in wins over Nature Coast and Northeast. Hunter Oliver had a homer against Ridgeland and 2 more intentional walks. Ooltewah’s Trevor Wiggs earned a win over Signal Mtn. McCallie’s Jackson Bell earned a win over George with 5 shutout IP when Alex Tucker had 2 hits and 2 runs. Baylor’s Teddy Lepcio earned a win over Beech and had 3 rbis in a loss to UCC. McCallie’s Max Riemer is hitting .500 so far. Silverdale’s Dylan Bryant earned a win over Whitwell in his first varsity start. Garrett Hensley and Grant Galbraith each had 2 hits in Signal;s win over East Hamilton. In a win over Grace Hensley and Jackson Etter homered and Grant Glabraith had 2 doubles. Lucas Sykes earned a win over Tarpon Springs for CAK with 5 IP and 1 ERA. Chastain was 4-6 with 3 rbi against Tarpon Springs and Keswick Christian. Kyle Carpenter had a 2 rbi double in a win over Knox Christian.

Monday, March 21
Breonn Pooler Leads Sparkman to Perfect Game HS Showdown Championship
Breonn Pooler hit .636 for Sparkman H.S. in helping lead them to the 2016 Perfect Game HS Showdown Championship. Pooler also won a game throwing 6 IP striking out 10 and yielding 1 run. Breonn has committed to defending Juco National Champion Northwest Florida turning down a multitude of d-1, d-2 and other Juco offers, many which came after his performance in Jupiter for the Cyclones.

Monday, March 21
Hudson Sterling Against Vandy
Dakota Hudson pitched a masterpiece 9 IP with zero earned runs with 8 punch outs against #2 Vandy but didn’t get a win as it took 13 innings for the Bulldogs to prevail. Hudson overall is 2-1 on the season with an outstanding 1.38 ERA in 32 2/3 IP with 40 strikeouts.

Monday, March 21
College Update

JSU’s Nic Gaddis had a homer, double and 3 rbi in a win in gm 3 over Austin Peay as part of JSU’s sweep. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit in gm 3 over GA Southern. Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had 4 hits, a run and 3 rbi in a gm 3 loss with Morehead State. In a dh sweep of Tusculum Lee Gibson had a homer, double, 2 singles, 4 runs and 2 rbi. In a gm 1 win over

Southwest Tenn Gibson had a hit and run. In a loss to South Carolina James Fowlkes had a hit, sb and run for USC Upstate, in a gm 1 loss to Radford he had a hit and in a gm 2 loss he had 2 hits. Gaddis is hitting .286 with a 571 slugging percentage and .524 OB% with 9 runs.



Wednesday, March 16
Lauren Lee

Cyclone Ryan Lee’s sister, Lauren, who takes pitching lessons at RSA with Lacey Paris just committed to ETSU. Congratulations to her and the Lee family!



Wednesday, March 16
Brianna Taylor

Another of Lacey’s students, Brianna Taylor was just named the South Atlantic Conference pitcher of the week. She was 4-0 for the week yielding 1 earned run in 22 2/3 IP.



Wednesday, March 16
H.S. Superlatives

Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver had a homer, single, 3 rbi, 2 runs and 2 intentional walks in a win over Ooltewah. Hunter could set a record for intentional walks this season. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster earned a win over Calhoun. Signal Mountain’s Jackson Etter homered, and Grant Hensley was 2 for 2 and Grant Glabreath doubled in a win over Whitwell.



Wednesday, March 16
College Update
Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had a hit and run in a win over Missouri.

Tuesday, March 15
Cyclone H.S. Superlatives

Baylor’s Teddy Lepcio homered twice and drove in 5 in an opening game win and Boyd-Buchanan’s Cade Evans had 3 hits from the left side and Colby Morgan homered to drive in 3 in a win over CCS.



Monday, March 14
GIANT’S BURKE’S FIRST POST - TJ SURGERY OUTING DRAWS RAVES
The San Francisco Giant’s minor leaguer Jeff Burke had his first outing in a game after his Tommy John surgery 11 months ago and he effortlessly sat 91-94. He drew rave reviews from the Giant’s staff.

Monday, March 14
College Baseball
Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit and Brody Binder had a hit among Troy’s 5 in a loss to #16 Louisiana Lafayette on Friday. Mississippi States Dakota Hudson earned a win with 5 2/3 IP with 2 earned runs and 9 strikeouts against #9 Oregon. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes hit a 2 run homer in a win over Kentucky and Cleveland State’s Lee Gibson had a hit and run in a win over Jackson State C.C. S.E, Missouri State’s Chris Caffrey had 2 hits and a bb in a win over Eastern Kentucky. Fowlkes is hitting .288 with a .462 slugging percentage and team high 3 homers. Binder had one of Troy’s 5 hits in a Sunday loss to ULL. He is hitting .360 with a .433 OB%.

Thursday, March 10
College Update
Cleveland State’s Lee Gibson had 4 hits and 5 runs in a dh sweep of Clark State. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a sac fly rbi, 2 walks and run in a win over JSU.

Wednesday, March 9
Wood Bat Exit Velocity
Hunter Oliver recently posted a 110 mph top exit velocity off his wood bat as determined by pro scouts. To put that in perspective, no hitter in the WWBA World Championships in Jupiter this fall posted better then a 108. The very top major leaguers post 122-127 top exit velocities, but the average major leaguers top velocity is in the 105-108 mph range.

Wednesday, March 9
H.S. Update

Heritage’s soph Josh Gibson had a 2 rbi hit, Joseph Hill a double and run and Noah Hill a hit and 3 runs in a win over Ringgold



Wednesday, March 9
College Update

Troy’s Brady Binder had 2 hits and a run and T.J. Binder 2 hits, a run and rbi in a loss to Sanford. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit, rbi and walk in a win over Xavier.



Thursday, March 3
College Update
Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson earned a win throwing 6 shutout IP with 9Ks against U Mass Lowell. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes homered, singled and scored 3 runs in a win over Furman. Troy’s Brody Binder doubled against UAB. Jacksonville State’s Nic Gaddis had 2 runs in a loss to Kennesaw State. Lee Gibson had 3 hits and rbi for Cleveland State against Gordon College. L.J. Rowden earned a win for Bryan College - his fourth of the year.

Monday, March 7
College Update

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson took a hard luck loss against #14 UCLA giving up only 1 earned run in 7 IP with 6 strikeouts. He has a 1.50 ERA in 18 IP with 23 strikeouts. Cleveland State’s Lee Gibson had an opposite field homer and double in a win over Vol State.

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a rbi hit in a loss to Xavier in game 2. Troy’s Brody Binder had a pinch hit in a loss to Southern Miss. Troy’s T.J. Binder had 2 of his team’s 4 hits in a loss to a very good Michigan State team that is 8-1. Jacksonville State’s Nic Gaddis scored 2 runs including the winning run in a game 3 win over Western Kentucky. In a game 3 loss USC Upstate’s Fowlkes had 2 hits and 2 runs.



Monday, March 7
Lacey Gets A Bronze Medal!

Lacey Paris, Coach K’s and Carolyn’s daughter-in-law and RSA softball director, is not only a beauty and a great softball pitching instructor, but a very good distance runner. Her marathon relay team finished 3rd in the first ever Chattanooga Marathon and each of the 4 runners earned a bronze medal. Dylan was so inspired he has vowed to beat her team’s time in the individual marathon next year. Congratulations Lacey!



Tuesday, February 23
HUDSON SOLID ON OPENING DAY FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE

Dakota Hudson weathered a tough 1st inning and then settled in to give up 2 runs in 5IP with 8 strikeouts against a very good Florida Atlantic team on opening day.



Tuesday, February 23
GADDIS HAS GREAT 1ST GAME OF COLLEGIATE CAREER
Jacksonville State’s freshman Nic Gaddis played well defensively and had 2 hits, a walk and a run in his first college game.

Tuesday, February 23
FOWLKES HITS 3 RUN HOMER FOR SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE

USC Upstate’s Charles Fowlkes hit a 3 run homer in a win over Dayton Sunday.



Tuesday, February 23
T.J. BINDER HAS GOOD WEEKEND AT TROY

Troy’s T.J. Binder had 2 hits, a rbi and 2 hbp in 6 plate appearances in 2 wins over Northern Kentucky.



Tuesday, February 23
Mike Minor

Mike Minor, formerly with the Braves, recently signed a 2 year $7.25 million deal with the Royals with a club option worth an additional $10 million.



Thursday, February 18
Hudson Designated Spring Friday Night Starter for Mississippi State

Dakota Hudson has been designated the opening Friday starter for Mississippi State. Dakota is a pre-season All- American in some publications and is projected to be a first round pick in the 2016 June draft.



Thursday, February 18
Hudson Designated Spring Friday Night Starter for Mississippi State

Dakota Hudson has been designated the opening Friday starter for Mississippi State. Dakota is a pre-season All- American in some publications and is projected to be a first round pick in the 2016 June draft.



Tuesday, February 16
Carson McKoon

Carson McKoon has committed to continue his education at the very highly acclaimed Washington and Lee University. It is the ninth oldest school in the country and is named after George Washington and Robert E. Lee. President Washington gave the first endowment to fund the University and Lee was it’s President from 1865-1870. It is ranked 14th nationally among liberal arts universities. Carson was recruited and/or received offers from Southern Mississippi, Ohio University, Carson-Newman, Freed-Hardeman, Emory, Birmingham Southern, Sewanee and several other schools. Carson is an outstanding student who aspires to become an orthopedic physician to treat athletes. He felt W&L offered his best path to ultimately accomplishing that goal as well as the opportunity he has to be a starter as a freshman. Carson will have great success academically and on the diamond at W&L. Congratulations to Carson!



Friday, February 5
COLLEGIATE 2016 CYCLONES TO FOLLOW
Dakota Hudson- Mississippi State

Jackson McClain- Yale University

T.J. Binder- Troy University

Brody Binder- Troy University

Hunter Mercer- Troy University

Nic Gaddis- Jacksonville State University

James Fowlkes- U.S.C Upstate

Zac Thompson- E.T.S.U

Chris Caffrey- Southeast Missouri State

Winston Whitener- Lee University

L.J.Rowden, Cody Rhinehart- Bryan College

Seth Hickman, Blake Winstead - Carson-Newman

Tyler Hisey- Hiwassee

Lee Gibson, Matty Henshaw- Cleveland State

Logan Hilton - University of West Georgia

Kegan Frederick - Western Carolina



Friday, February 5
Gibson Homes In

Lee Gibson homered against a LHP in his 2nd ab of the year for Cleveland State.



Monday, February 1
Lee's High School Team Day
All Cyclones are invited to attend Lee's High School Team day on February 13, 2016 dh at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27
CARLI UPDATE
Carli's surgery went very well. If the next two months go well her prognosis is the best it has ever been. Keep the prayers going!

Tuesday, January 26
PRAY FOR CARLI

We want to ask all of the Cyclone family to pray for Carli Oliver, Hunter’s sister, who undergoes extensive brain surgery tomorrow.



Tuesday, January 19
Hudson Pre-Season All-American

Former Cyclone Dakota Hudson was recently named a 3rd team pre-season Perfect Game All-American. Dakota came to the Cyclones as a 16 year old touching 84 and left as a senior touching 93 and turning down high round draft money to sign at Mississippi State. Dakota has a very bright and well deserved future as he has a chance to be a first round draft pick in June with a good spring.



Monday, January 18
CYCLONES HOSTING SOUTHERN WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT AT AUBURN AND ROUND ROBIN AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
The Cyclones are excited to announce that they will be hosting a Southern Wood Bat Tournament at Auburn University on June 17-19 and will be hosting a one day round robin at Mississippi State. Both dates are already filled with nationally recognized teams. The full summer schedule will go up this week for most of the teams.

Wednesday, January 6
Baseball America Has Hudson #20 on College Top 100 Draft Picks

Baseball America Has Hudson #20 on

College Top 100 Draft Picks

Every year in January Baseball America releases its projections for that year’s June draft top 100 College Prospects. Many Cyclones have been on that list over the years. This year is no exception. Dakota Hudson was placed #20 on the BA’s January 5, 2016 list for the June 2016 draft.



Wednesday, December 30
Cyclones Hosting at SEC Site

 Cyclones Hosting at SEC Site

The Cyclones are extremely excited to announce that they will be hosting a Southern Wood Bat Tournament at a prestigious SEC facility this summer. The date is set but as requested the location will not be released until after the 1st of January. Schedules will go up by mid January.



Wednesday, December 30
DAKOTA HUDSON WORKING AT RSA WITH COACH MEAD
Dakota is in the best shape of his life and is commanding both his 2 and 4 seam fastballs as well as his plus - plus cutter and a good curve ball. He could easily touch 100 this spring and based on what we saw the past couple of weeks could easily go in the top 15-20 picks of the draft or even higher making him the highest drafted player from this area in at least 25 years and the 4th Cyclone to go as a first rounder. No other organization in this area has ever had one first, first rounder.

Tuesday, December 22
Hunter Named to 17u Perfect Game

HUNTER OLIVER NAMED TO 17U

PERFECT GAME TOURNAMENT ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

Hunter Oliver was one of only 15 position players named to the 17u Perfect Game Tournament All-American Team chosen from all of Perfect Game’s 2015 spring, summer and fall events! In 54 plate appearances Oliver hit .553 with an OBP of .574 and the highest slugging percentage of any one on the team at 1.022. It was a tremendous honor for a player who has been a Cyclone since age 14 who has worked tirelessly as RSA with Coach Koontz and Phillip Wellman as well as all the staff for 3 years. Hunter Oliver is one of the best players in the country and this honor is well deserved.



Monday, December 7
Hudson Predicted to Be Among Top 5 College Pitchers Taken in 2016 Draft

Hudson Predicted to Be Among Top 5 College Pitchers Taken in 2016 Draft

D-I Baseball has projected that Dakota Hudson likely will be among the top 5 college pitchers taken in the 2016 draft if his performance matches what he had in Cape Cod this past summer. This would put Dakota in the top 20 picks overall. We had predicted when he signed with Mississippi State that Dakota would ultimately go in the top 2 rounds of the draft and possibly as high as the top 20 picks if he stayed healthy. Dakota had the opportunity to sign 5th round money coming out of high school but he turned it down. Lets hope he gets it done!



Monday, December 7
Bell Drawing Interest

Bell Drawing Interest

Jackson Bell visited Birmingham Southern this past week and has a D-I offer to play.



Wednesday, November 25
HILL TO VISIT GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN

HILL TO VISIT GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN

Noah Hill is set to visit Georgia Southwestern in early December.



Wednesday, November 25
BELL TO VISIT BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN

BELL TO VISIT BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN

Jackson Bell is set to visit Birmingham Southern next week. BS has had Cyclones on its roster at various times dating back to 2002.



Wednesday, November 25
MCKOON VISITS CN

MCKOON VISITS CN

Carson McKoon visited Carson - Newman on Tuesday. There are currently 2 former Cyclones who are Eagles and there have been a Cyclone on the roster for almost every year dating all the way back to 2000. Carson is being recruited by Sewanee, Washington and Lee, Emory, Birmingham Southern and Carson-Newman as well as others



Wednesday, November 25
Seth Selby

SETH SELBY HAS COMMITTED TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION AND BASEBALL CAREER AT FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY. SETH HAD A GOOD FALL OFF THE MOUND AND IN THE OUTFIELD. HE WILL PITCH AT FH. FH WAS RANKED IN THE 2016 NAIA BASEBALL COACHES PRESEASON POLL AT NO. 18. CONGRATULATIONS SETH!



Monday, November 16
Tucker Offers

Tucker Offers

Alex Tucker has received an offer from a D-2 school and a D-1 school.



Tuesday, November 3
Tanner Moore

Tanner Moore who played as a Cyclone 18u and a Collegiate Cyclone and now is coaching at Heritage and for the Cyclones will be inducted into the Lee University Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday night. Coach K and Carolyn will be in attendance. Congratulations TMO!



Monday, November 2
CADE EVANS

EVANS COMMITS TO AUBURN

           Chattanooga Cyclones and Boyd Buchanan junior standout Cade Evans has committed to accept a baseball scholarship offer from Auburn University. Evans, who has been a Cyclone since age 12, was recruited by Tennessee, Coastal Carolina, University of Central Florida, Southern Mississippi and Lee University among others. Evans is new Auburn head coach Butch Thompson’s first commit at Auburn.              

Evans has played on several pool winning Cyclones’ teams which have advanced to the Perfect Game World Wood Bat playoffs in the summer, as well as 2 consecutive Southeastern Qualifier Tournament Championship teams which advanced to the World Wood Bat World Championships in Jupiter, Florida and made several all-tournament teams at the WWB in the process. But his best performance was in the 2015 WWB World Championships several days ago when he hit .714 to lead the tournament with those with 8 or more at bats, lead the tournament in hits at 10 and tied for second in stolen bases with 5. Evans hit .500 as a freshman at Boyd Buchanan, one of only 2 to ever do so at Boyd, and hit .426 last year in helping lead the Buccaneers to the TSSAA state tournament both years making all district and TBCA all-region and all-state for Class A his sophomore year. Evans began switch-hitting late in the spring of 2015 and has continued to do so all summer and fall. Evans has played primarily shortstop for both the Cyclones and Boyd Buchanan but has also pitched and played centerfield.

             George Koontz, general manager of the Cyclones, said of Evans, “ I have been fortunate enough to coach close to 300 players who have obtained scholarships, and players who have done so at 8 different SEC programs and 58 who have played professionally, and Cade Evans is as good of an all-around baseball player as we have ever had. He runs a 6.6 sixty yard dash on a bad day and a 6.5 on a good day, he has touched 86 off the mound and has gotten better hitting everyone of the 12 seasons (summer and fall) he has played with us. He picks up nuances of the game which help him excel and us win which few others notice and is competitive as any player I have ever seen. If he stays healthy, I fully expect him to play in the big leagues within 3- 4 years after he leaves Auburn.”

        Evans is a 3.7 student at Boyd Buchanan and has a 24 ACT . He and his family are members of GraceBridge Church.



Sunday, November 1
CADE IS A TIGER!
Cade Evans became Coach Butch Thompson's first commit tonight when Cade accepted an offer extended by Coach Bohannon for a scholarship to Auburn University.  We wanted everyone to know  ASAP - more details tomorrow.  Congratulations to Cade and to Jimmy, Shelly and the entire family!  We have never been more pleased for a player and his family.

Thursday, October 29
15u Tournament Schedule Kingston ACA

15u Tournament Schedule Kingston ACA

Saturday - Only

11:00 Cyclones v Rebels

3:00 Cyclones v Dirtbags

Coach Towne will send out the address



Thursday, October 29
4 Cyclones Make All-Tournament Team In WWB World Championship

4 Cyclones Make All-Tournament Team

In WWB World Championship

4 Chattanooga Cyclones made the all-tournament team at the prestigious World Wood Bat World Championship in Jupiter. Played in front of over 500 professional scouts and college coaches, it is generally recognized as the most elite of all amateur baseball tournaments in the world.

Cade Evans hit .714 on 10 hits with 5 stolen bases (a Boyd Buchanan junior) and 5 runs scored. The .714 average led the tournament for hitters with 8 at bats or more, the 10 hits were the most of anyone in the tournament and the 5 stolen bases tied for second most in the tournament. Alex Tucker, a McCallie senior, hit .400 with 5 rbi. Breonn Pooler from Huntsville, Alabama also hit .400 with a .600 on base percentage. Tanner Jones from Powder Springs, Georgia earned a win while pitching 4 scoreless innings to make the team as a pitcher.



Wednesday, October 28
CYCLONES’ EVANS TOURNAMENT LEADER IN OFFENSIVE CATEGORIES AT WORLD WOOD BAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

CYCLONES’ EVANS TOURNAMENT LEADER IN OFFENSIVE CATEGORIES AT

WORLD WOOD BAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The Chattanooga Cyclones Cade Evans, a junior at Boyd Buchanan, had the highest batting average of players with 8 or more at bats at .714 and most hits of anyone with 10 at the prestigious World Wood Bat World Championship played last weekend in Jupiter, Florida. He tied for second in stolen bases with 5 in the leaders posted by Perfect Game. Evans lead in hits is especially impressive considering he played in 4 games.

The WWB World Championship is generally recognized as the most elite tournament in all of amateur baseball in the world as it is limited to only 85 invite-only teams and scouted by well over 500 professional and college coaches annually. It was the Cyclones and Evans second consecutive year of being invited.



Tuesday, October 27
Butch Thompson

As everyone knows Butch Thompson is now the head coach at Auburn University. Coach Thompson and Coach K have been friends since 1995 and he has been a featured speaker at Cyclone’s events on 5 occasions. There have been Cyclones play for Butch at all 3 SEC schools where he has coached. He has been deserving of a head job in the SEC for several years so it is great to see him finally get his opportunity and especially at a school like Auburn. There is no finer person or coach in college baseball than Butch Thompson.



Tuesday, October 27
Tucker Visiting Lee

Tucker Visiting Lee

Alex Tucker is visiting Lee University on Tuesday and has interest from a couple of d1 schools.



Monday, October 26
WWBA World Championship Update

WWBA World Championship Update

Team Evoshield, the team we lost to 9-8, made it to the Championship game. Even while making the main priority trying to do our best to let everyone get to play or pitch, we were within a bad call, 1 defensive play and a hit of winning the pool with 3 wins. But, that’s baseball and you have to make your own breaks. The Cyclones played toe-to toe with the best teams and players in the country in Jupiter. A great showing for the Cyclones and the Chattanooga area.



Monday, October 26
HAGA IS A TIGER

HAGA IS A TIGER!

Logan Haga has committed to accept a scholarship to Chattanooga State. Logan also had an offer from Cleveland State and had been recruited by West Georgia as well, but elected to accept the Tiger’s outstanding offer. Logan was been an instrumental player in the Cyclones success since age 15. Congratulations Logan! Stay tuned for more offers and commitments news. There are some exciting announcements to come.



Monday, October 26
Selby has Offer from Freed-Hardeman

Selby has Offer from Freed-Hardeman

Seth Selby has received an offer from Freed-Hardeman University.



Monday, October 26
Jordan Krueger

Jordan Krueger who pitched well in Jupiter accepted an offer from Kennesaw State today. Congratulations to Jordan and his family!



Wednesday, October 21
S Team JSU dh

S Team JSU dh is on Saturday - Oct 24



Tuesday, October 20
Cyclones One of Only 2 Tennessee Teams in World Championship in Jupiter for Second Straight Year

Cyclones One of Only 2 Tennessee Teams in World Championship in Jupiter for Second Straight Year

The Chattanooga Cyclones won the Southeastern Qualifier #1 at Perfect Game in September to advance to the World Wood Bat World Championship in Jupiter for the second straight year. The Cyclones 2 year record in the qualifiers championships is 12- 0 (including 1 forfeit) while outscoring their opponents by well over 2 -1. Perfect Game describes the WWBA World Championship as an "invite - only event" which is the "oldest and most prestigious event we run". The tournament "is limited to 85 teams with well over 200 wanting in". There are only "7 spots for Qualifier teams." As was the case in 2014, the Cyclones are one of only 2 Tennessee teams in the exclusive invite-only field of 85 at Jupiter in 2015. The Cyclones are the only area team to ever attend Jupiter as a team. In the history of the Cyclones they have tied or won 12 pools at Perfect Game.

The WWBA World Championship tournament is attended by over 500 pro scouts and college coaches every year. It is the most heavily scouted amateur tournament of the year according to Perfect Game.



Sunday, October 18
WWBA World Championships - Jupiter, FL -Corrected Schedule

Thursday - Cards 3

3:30  -  Cyclones v Elite Squad Louisville Slugger

Friday - Cards 5

8:00AM - Cyclones v Atlanta Blue Jays

12:40 - Body Armour Titans v Cyclones

Saturday - Cards 1

12:40 - Cyclones v Team Evoshield 

 

 



Thursday, October 15
Hudson on PG Website College Page

Hudson on PG Website College Page

Dakota Hudson’s picture is in the October 15, 2015 Perfect Game College Notebook. There is a story line on him. Dakota currently projects as a top 2 round draft pick in June 2016.

Dakota has been as high as 97 on his fast ball and 93 on his cutter this fall at Mississippi State.



Tuesday, October 13
A Monster At Fenway

OLIVER A MONSTER AT FENWAY!

Hunter Oliver put on a power show seldom seen by high schoolers at a workout for Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday. Oliver and 11 other players were invited to Fenway to work out for the Red Sox scouts and GM. He hit several balls out over the green monster and hit the Volvo sign in left center field in the back of the seats with one ball, a feat seldom accomplished by big leaguers. It’s a shot of about 420 feet. He also hit the Sports Authority sign behind the Green Monster once. Hunter has been a Cyclone since age 14 and has worked religiously at RSA for the last 3 years. He is reeding the benefits of his relentless dedication.



Thursday, October 8
15u Schedule - Oct 10-11

15u Schedule - Oct 10-11

Saturday 10:00 Cyclones v TBM

                  2:30 Cyclones v Rampage

Sunday - T.B.A

                 1226 S. Kentucky St

                  Kingston, TN



Monday, October 5
K Team AUM Invitational Schedule

SATURDAY

10:00  Cyclones v Wallace-Selma

 3:00    Cyclones v Dotham

 

SUNDAY

10:00  Cyclones v Faulkner State

12:30  Cyclones v Southern Union



Sunday, September 27
K Team PG Sunday
There will only be playoff games on Sunday at perfect Game.

Friday, September 25
15u Schedule - Weekend of Sept 26-27

15u Schedule-Weekend of Sept 26-27

Sunday Camp Jordan Sunday games at 10 am & 11:45- playoffs to follow.



Monday, September 21
PG SEQ 2 Schedule

PG SEQ 2 Schedule

Friday

2:45 Field 15 Team Wilson

7:30 Field 14 Fat Cat Baseball

Saturday

10:15 Field 16 Double Day Rockies



Friday, September 18
CYCLONES DOMINATE WORLD WOOD BAT QUALIFIER ALL-TOURNY TEAM

CYCLONES DOMINATE WORLD WOOD BAT QUALIFIER ALL-TOURNY TEAM

The Chattanooga Cyclones k fall baseball team which went 6-0 outscoring opponents 45-13 in winning the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Southeast Qualifier and securing a paid entry into the prestigious World Wood Bat World Championship in Jupiter Florida placed 9 players on the all tournament team. Players were selected to the team based on statistical date and first hand observation by Perfect Game scouts.

The position players who made the team were tournament MVP Hunter Oliver who had a .600 bating average, 1.20 slugging percentage, 10 rbi and 7 runs, Caleb Collins (.556 b.a.), Noah Hill (.526 b.a., 733 slg %) and Logan Haga (.333 b.a., 611 slg%). Alex Tucker, Cade Evans, Jackson Bell, Seth Selby and Seth Rogers all pitched 4 or more innings yielding no runs and Haga 4 innings yielding one run to make the team as pitchers.



Friday, September 18
Jupiter Perfect Game Information

After 2 days and many phone hours we were able to negotiate with Perfect Game for 2 hotels with 10 rooms in each.  The problems was there was not a hotel with enough rooms for the whole team unless we stayed 39 miles north of Jupiter or at the aiport with a noisy room.  Group housing is sending the contracts to George today with detailed information on how to reserve your room and the contract number to log into the website.  Each parent must reserve their own room with your credit card information.  All we could get were King rooms with a pullout sofa.  You can not call the hotels directly to book your room and they told us you can not use Safari browser to book your room due to a format issue that doesn't conform correctly.  We hope to have all the information later today.  There will be a deadline of Monday September 21 at midnight.  If rooms are not booked by then they will be released.  Once your rooms are booked you will be responsible for paying for them even if you cancel. 

 



Tuesday, September 15
Chain Invitational - K Team

Chain Invitational - K Team

11:00         GA College & State           Foundation As - Milledgeville

5:45            Mercer                               Game On - Macon

11:00          Middle GA College          BGA - Cochran

3:30          GA College & State            Diamond Elite - Milledgeville



Tuesday, September 15
CLEVELAND STATE FALL BASEBALL CLASSIC CYCLONES S

CLEVELAND STATE

FALL BASEBALL CLASSIC

18 & UNDER

SEPT 19-20

DATE                   TIME                               GAME                                                    PLACE

SAT            9/19     10:00                     CYCLONES VS NOOGA STORM                         CSCC

                    9/19      12:30                     CYCLONES VS PRO CONCEPTS                        CSCC

SUN           9/20      10:00                CYCLONES VS TEAM RAWLINGS STREET       CSCC

                    9/20       12:30                      CYCLONES VS NORTH METRO                     CSCC

                                                                                                 BASEBALL ACADEMY



Monday, September 14
Prayers for Coach Simmons and Family

Prayers for Coach Simmons and Family

Please put Coach Simmons and his family in your prayers as his grandmother passed away today.



Monday, September 14
CYCLONES 15U SCHEDULE FOR SEPT 19-20

SAT: 19TH

 9AM OTC V HERITAGE

11:30 SO. PROSPECTS V HERITAGE

2PM SO. PROSPECTS V CYCLONES

4:30 CYCLONES V OTC

 SUN: 20TH

9 AM OTC V SO. PROSPECTS

11:30 CYCLONES V HERITAGE

2PM #3 V #4

4:30 #1 V #2

ADDRESS: 603 WALKER DR LOCUST GROVE, GA



Saturday, September 12
K Team Sunday PG
K team plays at 8:15am on field 13 vs RBI.  We are the #3 seed.  Wear grey pants blue jersey and blue trim.

Thursday, September 3
PG Update

PG Update- K& S Teams are in the SEQ1- If you are a new player- please email full addresses, cell #, date of birth, email addresses high school and graduation year by noon tomorrow to make sure the info is correct for the PG program.



Thursday, September 3
Sunday's Games

Players- Remember to text coach K about Sunday’s games!



Thursday, September 3
Invite to Fenway

Oliver Invited to Fenway

Hunter Oliver has been invited to a workout for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in October



Thursday, September 3
Dakota Hudson ranked by BA as 10th Best Prospect in Cape Code

 Dakota Hudson ranked by BA as 10th Best Prospect in Cape Code

Dakota Hudson, who will be a junior this year at Mississippi State, was ranked by Baseball America as the 10th best prospect in Cape Code - the collegiate summer league universally recognized as having the most pro prospects. Dakota hit 97 this summer and his slider was up to 92. He projects as a top2 round pick in the 2016 draft.



Friday, August 7
Rest in Peace Clark

Rest In Peace Clark

          It was a sad, sad day yesterday when we learned that a member of the Cyclone family tragically died in a fire in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Clark Jackson was only 30.

        Clark was a tremendous natural athlete and baseball player. He played shortstop at Red Bank High School where he was All-State but played second base as a Cyclone. He played 4 years as a Cyclone and was on some of the best teams not only in Cyclone’s history, but in the South at that time. One of his best games as a Cyclone came in the last game of the 2002 Fall season against the previously undefeated South Carolina Diamond Devils in Charleston which featured 3 future 1st round draft picks including current big leaguers Matt Wieters and Justin Smoak. We won that game 7-1 behind Blake Carver on the mound. Clark started 3 rallies in that game and had 3 hits, 2 stolen bases,3 runs and 2 great defensive plays. The picture that has headed the website for 13 years is of the team after that game. Clark is the first player from the left on the front row.

         Clark signed with Austin-Peay out of high school. He ultimately turned his efforts to becoming a very accomplished guitarist and made his living as a musician.

         Clark had one of the most contagious smiles and laughs I have ever seen or heard. He was a tremendous storyteller, a truly loyal friend and a great teammate. His dad, Jimmy, was his best friend, biggest fan and was a tremendous supporter of all Clark’s teammates. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and all of Clark’s family.

          I loved Clark Jackson the player and the person. He will be sorely missed by all those whoever knew him but he will never be forgotten. WE LOVE YOU CLARK, REST IN PEACE!



Tuesday, August 4
Collegiate Cyclones Exceling in Cape Cod League and Alaskan League

Dakota Hudson is having a monster summer in the best of all summer leagues in Cape Cod. He has a 1.69 ERA in 44 2/3 IP with 41 strikeouts and 7 walks. He is now projected to go in the top 2 rounds of the 2016 draft. James Fowlkes made the Alaksan League All-State team as an outfielder. The Alaskan League is generally recognized as the 3rd best summer league.



Thursday, July 9
16U Perfect Game Participants

Make sure you have executed your PG releases before tomorrow’s game.



Wednesday, July 8
Devin Lancaster

2016 RHP Devin Lancaster has accepted a scholarship offer from Tennessee Tech. He also had an offer from Lee University and a couple of other D-1's where we played this summer were on the verge of making offers at the time he accepted Tennessee Tech’s offer. Congratulations to Devin!



Wednesday, July 8
A Heart Felt Thank You To Nic Gaddis and Hunter Mercer-Cyclones from age 14

The 2015 summer season has come to an end for Nic Gaddis and Hunter Mercer and with it the end of the Cyclone’s careers for 2 special players and young men. Both have been Cyclones since they were 14 years old. Both are great students who also are actively involved in their churches and community.

Nic Gaddis joined the Cyclones from Dade County High School. Nic came to us as a shortstop. We converted him to a catcher but he also was one of our top pitchers. He has played every position on the field for us at some point in his career. He was always a leader from day one who got progressively better offensively through hard work at RSA, on the practice field and on his own. He played on some of the most successful teams in Cyclones’ history and earned MVP honors on multiple occasions. He signed with Jacksonville State and will get an opportunity to play behind the plate and at 3rd and 2nd.

Hunter Mercer has played 3rd, 1st and outfield as a Cyclone. He is a Baylor graduate. He made himself into a very good hitter through relentless hard work at RSA and on his own. He also improved his defense as an outfielder to the point he was able to obtain a scholarship at Troy University. He was on the All-Tournament team at the World Wood Bat National Championship in Jupiter.

Coach K personally will miss working with both these special young men at RSA and on the field because of who they are as people and the work ethic they displayed both as Cyclones and at RSA. A heart felt thanks to both of these incredible young men from all the entire Cyclones’ organization and family.



Thursday, July 2
Lancaster Offered by TTU

Devin Lancaster has received a very good offer from Tennessee Tech. He previously had received a good offer from Lee University.



Wednesday, July 1
17U Perfect Game Schedule
July 3 10:30 Chain Select -Lakepoint Park Field 13 -Lancaster 4:30 Nelson Baseball -Kennesaw Mountain High School-Hilton July 4 9:00 Ohio Surge- New Cass High School -Bell or Collins July 5 11:30 Rawlings MD Prospects- Joe Cowan Park-Bell or Collins July 6 12:30 SC Shockwave -Lakepoint Park Field 13-Bautista/Wicker/Schultz July 7 9:00 Scorpions 17U Prime- Perry Park-McKoon July 8 9:00 Baseball U 17U - Perry Park-Lancaster/Hilton The pitching assignments are subject to change based on various tournament development factors too numerous to list.

Friday, June 26
Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series July 2-5

Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series July 2-5

Thursday

Lee University

6:00 Cyclones 14u vs. Cyclones VH

Friday

Cleveland State

8:40 Cyclones 14u vs. Simcox 15

11:00 Birmingham Baseball vs. Simcox 15

1:20 East Cobb Patriots 16 vs. ITB Mizuno16

3:40 Cyclones VH vs. ITB Mizuno 16

6:00 Birmingham Baseball vs. East Cobb Patriots 16

Lee University

9:20 Cyclones vs. Simcox 17

11:40 Northeast Baseball vs. Doubleday Rockies

2:00 Simcox 17 vs. Pro-Concepts

4:20 Cyclones vs. Northeast Baseball

6:40 Pro-Concepts vs. Doubleday Rockies

Saturday

Cleveland State

8:40 Simcox 17 vs. Doubleday Rockies

11:00 Cyclones vs. Doubleday Rockies

1:20 Simcox 17 vs. Northeast Baseball

3:40 Pro-Concepts vs. Cyclones

6:00 Pro-Concepts vs. Northeast Baseball

Lee University

8:10 Cyclones VH vs. Birmingham Baseball

10:30 Simcox 15 vs. ITB Mizuno 16

12:50 Cyclones VH vs. East Cobb Patriots 16

3:10 Cyclones 14 vs. Birmingham Baseball

5:30 East Cobb Patriots 16 vs. Simcox 15

7:50 Cyclones 14 vs. ITB Mizuno 16

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Sunday

Lee University

9:15 18U Championship Game

11:45 16U Championship Game



Thursday, June 18
Troy Southern Wood Bat Invitational

Troy Southern Wood Bat Invitational

Thursday, June 25, 2015-Draft

3:30 Triton Rays vs. Troy

5:50 Al Blue Sox vs. Cyclones K

8:10 Al Blue Sox vs Troy

Friday, June 26, 2015

9:00 Triton Rays vs. Al Blue Sox

11:20 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones K

1:40 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones SM

4:00 Tallahassee BC vs. Cyclones K

6:20 Cyclones VH vs. Al Blue Sox

Saturday, June 27, 2015

9:00 Cyclones VH vs. Viper Baseball

11:20 Georgia Eagles vs. Tallahassee BC

1:40 Triton Rays vs. Cyclones SM

4:00 Viper Baseball vs. Cyclones K

6:20 Cyclones VH vs. Triton Rays

Sunday, June 28, 2015

8:20 Tallahassee BC vs. Cyclones SM

10:40 Tallahassee BC vs. Viper Baseball

1:00 Troy vs. Cyclones SM

3:20 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones VH

5:40 Viper Baseball vs. Troy



Thursday, June 18
Troy Southern Wood Bat Invitational

PLEASE CONTACT CAROLYN AT 423-605-1225 AFTER 2:00 PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015 

Thursday, June 25, 2015-Draft

3:30 Triton Rays vs. Troy

5:50 Al Blue Sox vs. Cyclones K

8:10 Al Blue Sox vs Troy

Friday, June 26, 2015

9:00 Triton Rays vs. Al Blue Sox

11:20 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones K

1:40 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones SM

4:00 Tallahassee BC vs. Cyclones K

6:20 Cyclones VH vs. Al Blue Sox

Saturday, June 27, 2015

9:00 Cyclones VH vs. Viper Baseball

11:20 Georgia Eagles vs. Tallahassee BC

1:40 Triton Rays vs. Cyclones SM

4:00 Viper Baseball vs. Cyclones K

6:20 Cyclones VH vs. Triton Rays

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

8:20 Tallahassee BC vs. Cyclones SM

10:40 Tallahassee BC vs. Viper Baseball

1:00 Troy vs. Cyclones SM

3:20 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones VH

5:40 Viper Baseball vs. Troy



Thursday, June 18
A Death in the Cyclone Family

Unfortunately, Michael Hilton Logan’s dad, died in an auto accident earlier today. We would request that everyone’s thoughts and prayers go out to Logan and his mom. Logan’s dad was a true gentleman who will be missed by all who came into contact with him.



Wednesday, June 17
Cape Cod Update

Dakota Hudson threw 6 IP on 72 pitches earlier this week in Cape Cod the premier college summer league, reaching 95 on his fastball and sitting 88-90 on his cutter creating alot of buzz about him pushing to be drafted in the first round next year.



Tuesday, June 16
Mississippi State DH Schedule

10:00 Cyclones K vs. Cyclones SM

12:30 Cyclones SM vs. Mississippi Stars

3:00 Cyclones K vs. Mississippi Stars



Tuesday, June 16
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 14U

Saturday, June 20, 2015

9:00 Cyclones vs. Irish Baseball CSCC

11:00 Cyclones vs. Team Rawlings CSCC

Sunday, June 21, 2015

TBA



Tuesday, June 16
UAH June 26-28-Cyclones TB

Friday June 26

1:30 Montgomery Dirtbags vs. Cyclones

6:30 Cyclones vs. Post 70 15u

Saturday June 27

7:00 Birmingham Baseball 15U vs. Cyclones

Sunday June 28

11:30 Cyclones vs. Central Alabama



Thursday, June 11
Jeff Burke

Boston College’s Jeff Burke was drafted in the 32nd round by the S.F. Giants despite having just recently undergone UCL (Tommy John) surgery. Had Jeff not been injured he was projected by some national cross checkers in the top 6 rounds. Congratulations to Jeff who was a Cyclone from age 14-18.



Thursday, June 11
June 19-21, 2015 JSU Southern Wood Bat Invitational

Friday

12:30 Georgia Eagles vs. Cyclones K

2:50 AL Blue Sox vs. Triton Rays

5:10 Rawlings BB vs. Triton Rays

 

Saturday

9:00 Triton Rays vs Georgia Eagles

11:20 Triton Rays vs. Cyclones K

2:40 Cyclones SM vs. Alabama Blue Sox

4:00 Georgia Eagles vs. Rawlings BB

6:20 AL Blue Sox vs. Rawlings BB

Sunday

12:00 Cyclones SM vs. Rawlings BB

2:20 AL Blue Sox vs. Georgia Eagles



Monday, June 8
Cyclones SM N.C. Schedule

N.C. State

Friday

3:00 E.C. Astros vs. Cyclones

Campbell University

Saturday

10:00 Cyclones vs. Diamond Devils Blue

12:30 Cyclones vs. Diamond Devils Blue

N.C. State

Sunday

11:30 Cyclones vs. Chet Lemon Juice



Thursday, June 4
Kennesaw University Southern Wood Bat Invitational -GATE COVERAGE

Kennesaw University Southern Wood Bat Invitational

Friday

10:00 OTC 16 vs. NBS 16 8:45-11:15 George Koontz

12:30 Cyclones K vs. OTC 16 11:15-1:30 Scott Wicker

3:00 Cyclones K vs. NBS 16 1:30-3:45 Mark Evertt

5:30 NBS 17 vs. OTC 17 3:45-6:00 Chris Wolf

Saturday

10:00 Cyclones SM vs. NBS 17 8:45-11:15 Rob Hensley

12:30 Cyclones K vs. OTC 17 11:15-1:30 Warren McEwen

3:00 NSB17 vs. OTC 16 1:30-3:45 Roger Reimer

5:30 OTC 17 vs. Cyclones SM 3:45-6:00 Kelly Hill

Sunday

10:00 Cyclones K vs. Cyclones SM 8:45-11:15 Rob Hensley

12:30 NBS 16 vs. OTC 17 11:15-1:30 John Haga/ Melanie

3:00 OTC 16 vs. Cyclones SM 1:30-3:45 Jeanie Gaddis

5:30 NBS 16 vs. NBS 17 3:45-6:00 Vance Bell

 



Wednesday, June 3
Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational

Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational

Friday

1:00 Cyclones VH vs. NBS Reds 15

3:20 Hustle BB vs. NBS Red 16

5:40 Cyclones K vs. NBS Blue 15

Saturday

9:00 Hustle BB vs. NBS Red 15

11:20 Cyclones K vs. NBS Red 16

12:40 NBS Blue 15 vs. Cyclones VH

4:00 Cyclones K vs. NBS Red 15

6:20 NSB Blue 15 vs. Hustle BB

Sunday

9:20 Cyclones VH vs. NBS Red 16

11:40 Seed 1 vs. Seed 2

2:00 Seed 3 vs. Seed 4

4:40 Seed 5 vs. Seed 6



Tuesday, June 2
Chris Caffrey

Chris Caffrey has accepted a scholarship from 2015 OVC regular season champion Southeast Missouri State. Chris also had offers from D1's Tennessee Tech and USC Upstate as well as several D2's. Chris had a great sophomore year at Cleveland State earning all-conference honors. He wanted me to give a shout out to all the Cyclones he played with and the coaches he played with the post script - "CFL"- Cyclone for Life!



Tuesday, June 2
Cyclones Go 4-0 at Costal Carolina Invitational

The Cyclones K baseball team make up of 15 and 16 year olds went 4-0 last weekend at the Costal Carloina Wood Bat Invitational played at the University of Coastal Carolina.

 

In game one 6-0 win over the Rawlings SC Team, Alex Barbee earned the win with relief by Sydney Schultz when Cade Evans had 3 hits, 2 stolen bases and a run, Max Riemer and Jonathan Hickman had 2 hits, a run and rbi. In a game 2 win over Team Nine Elite, Justin Morris earned a win when the Cyclones scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to win 7-6 when Evans had 2 hits, a stolen base and 2 runs, Riemer a hit, 2 runs and rbi, Grant Galbreath a 2 run walk off single and Brandon Boyd a hit and run. In a 9-3 win over the South Carolina Diamond Devils Black Cruz Bautista earned a win and Schultz a save when Evans had 2 hits, 2 sb and 2 runs, Justin Morris a grand slam home run a single and 2 runs and Colby Morgan and Hickman 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run each. In a 6-3 win over S.C. Diamond Devils Blue Seth Wicker earned a win and Boyd a save when Evans had a rbi triple and run, Morgan a rbi double, Jackson Bowers and Boyd a rbi hit and Riemer a hit and 2 runs. The previous weekend the Cyclones defeated the Excel Blue Sox 17U, Marquis Grissom Georgia Eagles and nationally ranked Excel Blue Wave 16u before falling in the Championship game to the nationally ranked Excel Blue Wave 17u in the Southern Wood Bat Memorial Weekend World Seris in the 18u division.



Monday, June 1
Zach Thompson

Zach Thompson has committed to and will be signing with ETSU. Zach had 2 good years at Chattanooga State pitching in the weekend rotation and now will finish up at D-1 ETSU. Congratulations to Zach!



Wednesday, May 27
Kennesaw University Southern Wood Bat Invitational

Kennesaw University Southern Wood Bat Invitational

Friday

10:00 OTC 16 vs. NBS 16

12:30 Cyclones K vs. OTC 16

3:00 Cyclones K vs. NBS 16

5:30 NBS 17 vs. OTC 17

Saturday

10:00 Cyclones SM vs. NBS 17

12:30 Cyclones K vs. OTC 17

3:00 NSB17 vs. OTC 16

5:30 OTC 17 vs. Cyclones SM

Sunday

10:00 Cyclones K vs. Cyclones SM

12:30 NBS 16 vs. OTC 17

3:00 OTC 16 vs. Cyclones SM

5:30 NBS 16 vs. NBS 17



Friday, May 22
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 16 & Under
CLEVELAND STATE
SUMMER BASEBALL CLASSIC
16 & UNDER
 
FRIDAY 5/29
7:15PM             GAME SEVEN VS CYCLONES VH          CHS
 
SATURDAY 5/30
11:15AM               FURY(16) VS CYCLONES VH              CHS 
 
SUNDAY 5/31
11:15AM          CYCLONES VH VS HUSTLE (BLUE)       CSCC
 
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
SUN    5/31       1:30PM           SEMI-FINAL #2 SEED VS #3 SEED       CSCC
SUN    5/31       3:45PM           #1 SEED VS SEMI-FINAL WINNER      CSCC
 


Tuesday, May 19
Burke Still Drawing Scout’s Interest for June 2015 Draft

Despite having torn his UCL and having undergone Tommy John surgery. Boston College’s Jeff Burke still has several professional organizations interested in drafting him. Jeff still could go as high as the 8th round in the June draft. It is a testament to Jeff’s work ethic reputation and how well he pitched this spring that several organizations still have a high interest level in him. In his 4 years with the Cyclones Jeff gained 20 mph on his fastball touching 90 in his last Cyclone appearance. Also he added 5 mph while at Boston College.



Tuesday, May 19
Caffrey Visiting SEMO!

Chris Caffrey is visiting repeat OVC Champion Southeast Missouri next Monday to receive an offer.



Tuesday, May 5
Phillip Wellman is added as roving Instructor for Cyclones

Phillip Wellman who has decades of coaching experience in the minor leagues is going to act as a roving instructor for the Cyclones this summer. We are excited about what Coach Wellman will add to the program.



Tuesday, May 5
Caffrey Offered By USC Upstate and others

Chris Caffrey has a scholarship offer from D-1 USC Upstate as well as several other offers.



Tuesday, May 5
Caffrey Earns 1st Team TCCAA All-Conference

Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey was named to the first team All Conference Tennessee Community College Athletic Association team.



Tuesday, May 5
College Update

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson had a busy weekend ending up with 3 appearances against #1 LSU including earning a win on Saturday in relief. He was up to 94 on his fastball an 88 on his slider. Troy’s T. J. Binder had 2 hits and a rbi in a game 3 win over Louisiana Monroe. Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey ended his season hitting .359 with 14 doubles, 6 homers, 32 rbi and 38 runs. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes is hitting .283 with a 579 OB% and 21 rbi and 24 runs.



Tuesday, May 5
High School Update

McCallie’s Logan McKoon improved to 3-1 on the season with a win over Father Ryan. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had a good weekend going 6 for 11 with 2 doubles, 5 rbi and 3 walks. Signal Mountain’s Seth Wicker earned a complete game win over Grundy County striking out 11. In Heritages match up against #4 nationally ranked Buford freshman Justin Morris gave up 1 run in 2 2/3 IP and Noah Hill had 2 laser hits in a game 2 loss both on 94 MPH fast balls and Logan Haga had a hit in each game including driving in the lone run the Burford pitcher in game 2 had given up all year. Boyd’s Colby Morgan had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Grace Academy. In a win over Silverdale the red-hot Morgan had a homer and rbi single to drive in both runs in a 2-1 win.



Friday, May 1
George’s Cyclone Teams in Tournament Play

Dade County’s Nic Gaddis leads his team in AA play at Raburn County. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster and Wilbanks will pitch for the Tigers against Pepperell at home. Heritage’s Noah Hill, Logan Haga, Alexa Barbee, Jonathan Hickman and Justin Morris will travel to number 4 nationally ranked Buford. Logan Hilton will pitch at home against Madison County.



Friday, May 1
High School Update

Cleveland junior Hunter Oliver ended the season with 3 hits and 2 rbi and sophomore Noah Sills a hit and 2 walks in a loss to McMinn County when the Cherokee’s Roman Lockmiller homered. Oliver ended the season unofficially hitting .489 with 15 doubles. Signal Mountain’s sophomore Seth Wicker had 2 doubles in a tournament win over Bledsoe County. Sophomore Cade Evans is hitting .479 with 32 stolen bases and teammate Colby Morgan is hitting .427 with 28 rbi and 9 doubles. Hunter Mercer is hitting .394.



Friday, May 1
College Update

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson pitched effectively in relief for the Bulldogs 4th inning loss to #1 LSU. Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey had a hit, urn and rbi in a win over Motlow in the region 7 tournament and he had a rbi in a game 2 loss to Walters State.



Wednesday, April 29
High School

Boyd-Buchanan’s Colby Morgan had a monster grand slam in a win over Megis County when Cade Evans had 2 hits. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster who has helped put the Tigers in the playoffs as their number 1 starter will pitch at home on Friday. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver tripled and singled in a loss to Walker Valley.



Tuesday, April 28
Partial High School Update

McCallie’s Alex Tucker has had several big hits in the last few games and Cruz Bautista has pitched well in relief. Carson McKoon has been in the regional rotation and pitched well. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer is hitting over .400 and Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver over .490 with 14 doubles. Nic Gaddis has earned a huge part of the offensive load to get Dade County into the playoffs. At Heritage Noah Hill is hitting over .400 and Logan Haga leads the team in rbi while Alex Barbee has been the team’s number 1. Boyd Buchanan’s Cade Evans has started to switch hit and displaying true gap power from the left side. Buccaneer teammate Colby Morgan has provided good power numbers as well as a bating average over .400. We will try to keep you posted on the Cyclone’s players highlights as tournament and playoff action begins.



Tuesday, April 28
Partial College Update

Troy’s T.J. Binder had a big weekend going 5 for 9 with 3 rbi and 3 runs in a series sweep of Texas State. T.J. is now forth on the team at .292 in batting average and 3nd on the team in ob% at .396. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had 3 hits in this weekend’s series. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson made a relief appearance against Arkansas. Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey was 5 for 12 in a Cleveland State series against Roane State.



Thursday, April 23
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had 2 hits and 2 runs in a loss to Presbyterian and Troy’s T. J. Binder had 2 hits in a win over Kennesaw State who beat Georgia Tech by several runs on Tuesday.



Thursday, April 23
High School Update

Signal Mountain’s Seth Wicker pitched a complete game win with 9ks and had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Sequatchie County when Grant Galbreath had 2 hits and a rbi. Ooltewah’s Jackson Malcolm earned a win against Cleveland when Hunter Oliver had a 2 rbi double and Caleb Collins doubled in a run. In Heritage’s 11 inning loss to Gilmer County Noah Hill had 2 more doubles and a single. Hill is hitting .400 with 8 doubles and a triple.



Wednesday, April 22
High School Update

Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver continued his season long tear having 3 hits to drive in 3 in a loss to Ooltewah on Tuesday when Caleb Collins earned the win for Ooltewah and Jackson Malcolm a save. Dade’s Nic Gaddis was 4 for 8 in his last 2 games with 6 runs. Heritage’s Jonathan Hickman earned a win against Southeast. Logan Haga homered in the General’s win over Lafayette when Hickman had 2 hits and a rbi. Noah Hill had a double in back to back games for the Generals. Boyd’s Cade Evans had 2 hits and 2 runs and Colby Morgan 3 hits and 3 rbi in a win over Silverdale. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over South Pittsburg. Devin Lancaster touched 90 in a win on Monday.



Wednesday, April 22
Lee Goes Yard

Ryan Lee who has been working all winter at RSA with Coach Wellman hit a grand slam for Cleveland Middle School. We don’t normally report middle school news but it was reportedly the first homerun to clear a fence for CMS since the switch to BBCDR.



Wednesday, April 22
Mitchell Boggs

Former Cyclone Mitchell Boggs signed a minor league contact yesterday with the Atlanta Braves and was assigned to AAA. Mitchell was a member of the last Cardinals team to win a World Series. He was released late this spring by the Giants.



Monday, April 20
Pro Updates
Our pro updates will start next week. Ryan Casteel is off to a good start in AAA!

Monday, April 20
College Update

Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey was 5 for 12 with 2 doubles, a triple , 3 rbi and 4 runs in a weekend series against Dyersburg. He is hitting .383 with 6 homers, 14 doubles, 27 rbi and 34 runs. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson threw 1 1/3 IP against Florida yielding no hits or runs. South Carolina Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit and run in 2 games this weekend. Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson threw a complete 7 inning win against Motlow State yeilding 2 runs. Troy’s T. J. Binder had a single and double to drive in one and score once in a win over Texas-Arlington and a hit, run and rbi in a loss. Northwest Mississippi’s Hunter Hudson had a hit and run in a loss to Northwest Mississippi and is hitting .333 with a .436 OB% on the year.



Thursday, April 16
Pro Update

The 2015 former Cyclones currently in professional baseball are listed below:

Mike Minor-Atlanta Braces-majors

Ryan Casteel-Colorado Rockies- AAA

Mitchell Boggs- Colorado Rockies-AAA

Cory Gerrin-San Francisco Giants- AAA

Everett Teaford- Tampa Rays- AAA

Ryan Fraser was released the last day of spring training by the New York Mets and is evaluating his options.



Wednesday, April 15
College Update

Troy’s Brody Binder had a hit and run in a loss to Samford when T. J. Binder had a hit.



Wednesday, April 15
High School Highlights & Updates

Cade Evans is hitting .500 with 27 stolen bases and 28 runs. Hunter Oliver is hitting .475 with 11 doubles. Oliver is consistently throwing 1.82-1.86 pop times. Ooltewah’s Caleb Collins had a walk off single in a win over East Hamilton.



Tuesday, April 14
College Update

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson threw 2/3 IP against Texas A & M in a loss striking out the first 2 hitters he faced. Cleveland State’s Chris Caflrey had a sac fly in a game 3 loss to Walters State for drive in 2. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit and run in 2-1 loss to Stetson. Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson threw 6 IP yielding only 2 runs with 7ks against #4 Walters State. Troy’s T. J. Binder had a rbi in a game 3 win over Arkansas State. Northeast Mississippi State’s Hunter Hudson is hitting .346 with 436 OB% and .519 slugging %. He hit for the cycle in a game last week.



Friday, April 10
High School Update

Heritage’s Noah Hill had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Pickens County when Jonathan Hickman earned the win in relief Alex Barbee. Ooltewah’s Caleb Collins had the game winning double to drive in 2 runs in a win over Walker Valley. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis doubled in 3 runs to propel Dade County to an 8-7 win over region leader Darhington. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver had yet another double in a loss to East Hamilton. Hunter Mercer homered and drove in 3 runs in a 6-3 loss to Father Ryan and had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Father Ryan. Cade Evans is hitting .500 with 14sb and Colby Morgan is hitting .410. Nic Gaddis is hitting .400 with 3 homers. Hunter Oliver is hitting .458 with 10 doubles.



Friday, April 10
Burke to have UCL Surgery

Our worst fears, were confirmed today when Boston College’s Jeff Burke’s MRI showed he tore his UCL in his start last weekend against Wake Forrest. It is a devastating blow to a young man who has worked relentlessly for 8 years to get a chance to play pro baseball. Jeff had worked his way to being projected as top 12-15 round pick for this June’s draft as he was 91-94 touching 95 earlier this spring with an improved slider and a good change up he has always possessed. If anyone can overcome this heartbreaking injury it is Jeff.

 



Wednesday, April 8
High School Update

Northwest Whitfield’s Logan Hilton improved 5-1 with a win over Heritage. The West Georgia signee yielded 2 hits to Noah Hill, a homer to Logan Haga and a rbi single to Jonathan Hickman. McCallie’s Carson McKoon earned a win over Bradley Central. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver had 3 hits a run and rbi in a win over East Hamilton. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis was 3 for 3 with 2 runs in a win over Coosa.



Tuesday, April 7
College Update

In a game one win over Appalahian State T.J. Binder of Troy had a hit. In a game two loss T.J. Binder had 2 hits and in game 3 win he had a rbi hit, run and 2bb. Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched 2 2/3 IP against Wake Forest. In a game 1 win USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit and run and a rbi. In a game 2 loss he had a hit and run and a hit in a game 3 loss. Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey had a monster weekend going 6 for 9 with 3 doubles and a homer.



Tuesday, April 7
Wicker Visits Samford-High School Update

Sophomore LHP Seth Wicker had an unofficial visit at Samford this past weekend. Cade Evans and Colby Morgan excelled in a weekend tournament. Boyd-Buchanan’s Cade Evans was 6 for 11 in the Lookout Valley Tournament and made the All-Tournament Team and Colby Morgan was 7 for 13.



Wednesday, April 1
Gaddis Continues Power Surge

Dade County’s Nick Gaddis hit 2 homers last night amoung his 4 hits to drive in 3 and scored twice. Nic is reaping the benefits of the dedication of 4 years with the program and relentless work at RSA over the last 18 months.



Wednesday, April 1
Cyclones Reap Perfect Game Honors

Perfect Game just came out with its 2015 preseason All-American teams for seniors and underclassman and regional teams for seniors yesterday. Nic Gaddis and Hunter Mercer were honored as Southeast Regional honorable mention. Among underclassmen Devin Lancaster was high honorable mention All-American and Hunter Oliver, Jackson Bell and Cameron Wolfe were honorable mentions.



Friday, March 27
High School Update
Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver backspun yet another double off a lcf fence and had a single in a loss to Boyd when Cade Evans and Colby Morgan each had 2 hits. Ringgold’s Garrett Wilbanks earned a win over Gordon Central.

Tuesday, March 31
College Update

BC’S Jeff Burke earned another win pitching 5 shutout IP against Duke yielding 3 hits and striking out 4. Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey had a homer in a game 1 loss to Walters State and a hit and run in a game 2 loss. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a double and run in a 6-5 loss to KSU. Troy’s T.J. Binder went 5 for 5 with 3 doubles, 3 rbi and 2 runs in a in over Alabama A&M.



Tuesday, March 31
High School Update

Heritage’s sophomore Alex Barbee improved to 4-0 on the year with a .79 ERA. Noah Hill doubled and singled and Johnathan Hickman had 2 hits in a Friday win. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had 4 hits and 3 rbi in the weekend series sweep of MBA McCallie’s Carson McKoon earned a save in a win over JP II. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver’s hard work to restructure his swing at RSA over the winter is paying off as he had 3 more doubles over the weekend and several other hits over the weekend and is hitting .442 with 5 doubles and 12 rbi. McMinn freshman Bradley Hayes earned a win with 1 2/3 IP against McMinn Central. Boyd’s Cade Evans was 9 for 17 over the weekend and is hitting .500 on the year with a .568 OB% and 14 SB and Colby Morgan is hitting .410 after hitting another homer and getting 6 more hits over the weekend. McMinn freshman John Curtis who has worked extremely hard at RSA with Coach Mead over the winter as well as former Cyclone Adam Ray at McMinn, earned a win over Ooltewah yielding 1 run in 6 2/3 IP.

 



Monday, March 2
College Update

Mississippi State’s Hudson threw a scoreless IP in a win over Akron and 2 scoreless IP in a win over Samford with 4 strikeouts. His stuff was described as "electric" by scouts in attendance. BC’s Jeff Burke threw 6 solid IP’s in a loss to Nebraska. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit and win over St. Joseph. Fowlkes had a double in USCU’s win over St. Joseph’s Sunday.



Tuesday, March 10
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes has a triple run and rbi in a win over Winthrop . Chris Caffrey had a hit in a loss for Cleveland State against Vol State and in a game 2 loss Caffrey had a hit and run as did Sheldon Brogden. Hunter Hudson had a hit and rbi in a win. Fowlkes had a hit and 2 rbi in a win over Valparaiso in game 1. BC’s Jeff Burke was tagged with a loss against FSU yielding 4 hits and 2 earned runs in 4 2/3 IP. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a game-tying rbi in the ninth and a huge defensive play to save 2 runs in an extra inning loss to Louisiana -Lafayette. Fowlkes had 3 hits and 2 rbi in a game 2 loss to Valparaiso. In a game 3 win Fowlkes had 3 hits, 2 runs and 4 rbi. Cleveland State’s Caffrey and Brogden each had a hit and run in a win over Vol State. In a game 2 loss to Louisiana Lafayette T. J. Binder had 2 bb and an hpb and in game 3 T. J. Binder had a hit. Cleveland State’s loss to Jackson State Caffrey had a double and homer in game 1.

 



Tuesday, March 17
Burke Duels win Funkhouse

Boston College’s Jeff Burke duelled #15 Louisville’s ace Kyle Funkhouser through 5 innings on Saturday. Funkhouser is projected to be a top 8 overall pick in the June draft. Jeff was up to 95 twice on his fastball and peppered 94. BC lost 5-4 with Jeff getting no decision.



Tuesday, March 17
College Update

USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes continued to swing hot bat as he had 2 hits, 2 rbi and 4 runs in a win over Connecticut and Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit and Brody Binder 2 hits in a win over Georgia Southern. Through the first 15 games Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey was hitting .341 with 13 rbi and 11 runs and a .568 slugging %. In a game 1 win over Southwest Chris Caffrey had a double, single, rbi and run and Sheldon Brogden homered and in a game 2 win Caffrey had a hit, 2 runs and rbi. Brogden homered again in a game 3 loss and Caffrey had 2 hits and a rbi whn Matt Henshaw threw 1 /13 scoreless IP in relief.



Thursday, March 19
High School Highlights

Heritage’s Noah Hill had 2 hits including a double off the left wall in a loss to Ringgold. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster pitched very well in a loss to a talented Calhoun squad yielding only 2 earned runs in a loss. Devin has been up to 88 this spring. Nic Gaddis had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win early this week for Dade County. McMinn Freshman John Curtis gave up 1 earned run in 5 IP yielding 2 hits in a loss to East Hamilton. Hunter Oliver had 2hits in loss to Soddy-Daisy. LFO’s Hayden Griffin is 2-0 on the mound. Boyd’s Cade Evans is hitting .500 and Colby Morgan .412. Baylors’s Hunter Mercer is hitting over .500.



Friday, March 20
Burke Throws Gem Against N.C. State

Boston College’s Jeff Burke earned a win pitching 8 1/3 IP against N.C. State yielding one run. He scattered 5 hits. He was up to 94 again.



Wednesday, March 25
High School Update

Sequatchie County’s Sidney Schultz shutout Notre Damn. Boyd’s Colby Morgan hit a monster home run and singled to drive in 3 in a win over A&S. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver hit the wall in lcf for a double of Bradley’s ace and singled in the upset win. Cade Evans continues to hit near .500 and Noah Hill had a monster week for Heritage with several extra base hits. His teammate Logan Haga also has a good week. Heritage sophomore Joseph Hill also had a good week swinging for the Generals. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had 2 key rbi hits in the Baylor-McCallie series and several outstanding defensive plays at 3rd.



Wednesday, March 25
High School update 3/25/15- Cyclones Dominate

It has been a huge start to the week for the Cyclones. Devin Lancaster shut down Adairsville in a 7-1 win for Ringgold with 7 strikeouts. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis hit a double off the left wall and then homered off the scoreboard in a win over Chattooga and also yielded only 1 run in 5 IP. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver went 3 for 3 in a loss to Bradley. McCallie’s Carson McKoon earned a win over East Hamilton yielding 1 earned run. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had yet another RBI hit against Rhea County in a win. McMinn’s freshman John Curtis played brilliantly again in a loss to Walker Valley yielding 1 run through his first 5 IP. Not to be topped, Seth Wicker threw a 5 inning no-hitter against Bledsoe County.



Thursday, March 26
College Update

Cleveland State’s Chris Caffrey had 2 hits and 2 runs in a loss to Georgia Highlands when Matt Henshaw threw a scoreless IP. Bryan’s Cody Rhineheart had 2 hits in a win. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had a hit in a loss to Winthrop and a double rbi and run against Presbyterian. Troy’s Brody Binder and T. J. Binder each had a hit in a loss to FAMU.



Thursday, March 26
High School Update

Baylor’s Hunter Mercer continued to drive in runs as he had 2 rbi on 2 hits in a win over MBA. Heritage freshman Justin Morris has had 2 good relief appearances in the last week.



Tuesday, February 24
College Update

N.E. Mississippi C.C. ‘s Hunter Hudson had a run in a win over East Central Miss. C.C. in a game 1 win and a run in a 4-3 loss to Wallace State-Hanceville. Boston College’s Jeff Burke earned a lead into the fifth inning against number 2 USU, but got tagged with a loss. USC Upstate’s James Fowlkes had 2 hits in a loss to ETSU.



Monday, February 2
2015 Chattanooga Cyclones Collegiate Players

Mississippi State- Dakota Hudson

Boston College- Jeff Burke

Troy University- T.J. Binder, Lee Gibson, Brody Binder

South Caroline State- James Folkes

Lee University- Winston Whitener (inj. Red shirt)

Bryan College- L.J. Rowden, Cody Rhinehart

Hiwassee- Randall Coley

University of Cumberlands- Tyler Kolgore

Carson-Newman- Aaron Grager, Seth Hickman, Blake Winstead

Cleveland State-Sheldon Brogden, Matty Henshaw, Christ Caffrey

N.E. Mississippi C.C.-Hunter Hudson

Mount Olive- Deandre Allen, Derek Shugart



Monday, February 2
College Baseball Update

Bryan College’s Cody Rhinehart had 5 hits in a 3 game sweep of Toccoa Falls when LJ Rowden earned the win in game 1.



Monday, February 2
2015 Professional Baseball Cyclones Alumni

Mike Minor- Atlanta Braves-MLB

Ryan Casteel- Colorado Rockies-AA

Everett Teaford-Tampa Bay-AAA

Cory Gearin- S.F. Giants-MLB

Mitchell Boggs- Boston Red Sox-AAA



Thursday, January 22
Congratulations Dylan!

Former Cyclones player and Coach Dylan Paris, now a Vice President at First Volunteer Bank, was presented with the prestigious President’s Club Award at the bank’s annual meeting earlier this week for exceeding his 2014 goals. Congratulations Dylan! Dylan is a great example of how what the Cyclones are about is way more than baseball success and scholarships.



Monday, December 29
PHILLIP WELLMAN & DAVID MEAD PRO-CONCEPTS CATCHING & PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- JANUARY 3, 2015

PHILLIP WELLMAN & DAVID MEAD PRO-CONCEPTS CATCHING & PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- JANUARY 3, 2015

Name:___________________________________________ Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________ (cell)___________________________

Date of Birth:_______________

Is Parent Attending: _________ Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

The Clinic is $50.00 per player. Ages 10 – 18, only if pre-registered. $60.00 for day of clinic registration.

Please return by mail or hand-delivery to : George Koontz

9323 Standifer Gap Road

Ooltewah, TN 37363

Questions 423-309-4995

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO REAL SPORTS ACADEMY. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY January 2, 2015, AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PLAYERS.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015 12:30-4:30

Instructor: Phillip Wellman former AA Manager for Anaheim Angels and Atlanta Braves & Coach David Mead– RSA and Chattanooga Cyclones, former #1 round draft pick of Texas Rangers

RELEASE:

I DO HEREBY RELEASE Real Sports Academy, L.L.C. and its owners, agents, employees, and/or sub-contractors and Phillip Wellman and David Mead from any and all liability for any claims of any nature or kind arising out of my son’s participation in the baseball clinic conducted at the Real Sports Academy on January 3, 2015.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________ Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Thursday, December 18
Cyclones Teams Nationally Ranked By Perfect Game

The Chattanooga Cyclones 17U team was ranked as the 69th best travel baseball team in the country by Perfect Game from all of the thousands of teams across the country. The Cyclones 16u team was ranked as the 61st best travel team. In each age category the Cyclones were the 3rd highest ranked team in the state of Tennessee.



Wednesday, November 5
Mercer and Lancaster Named To All-Tournament Team for 2014 World Championships for WWBA

Hunter Mercer and Devin Lancaster were named to the All-Tournament Team for the World Championship of the World Wood Bat Association held October 23-27 a the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals’ Roger Dean Complex in Jupiter Florida. Players were selected on first hand observations as well as statistical data. The tournament was scouted by approximately 500 professional scouts and college coaches. It was composed of 85 invited teams from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Mercer, a Baylor senior, hit .417 in the tournament with a .583 slugging percentage. Lancaster, a Ringgold junior, threw 5 innings yielding no earned runs in a one run loss to the Central Florida Perfect Game Royals. Lancaster’s fastball was clocked as high as 88 in Jupiter where 197 pitchers threw at least 1 pitch at 90 m.p.h. or higher.

The Cyclones won one of only seven regional World Championship qualifying tournaments by winning the Southeast Qualifier consisting of 56 teams in Emerson, Georgia.



Friday, October 31
Cyclones Being Sponsored By Russell Athletic

The Cyclones have been approached by several uniform apparel companies over the years, and especially in the last 6 months, about allowing them to sponsor us. In the past we have had a special relationship with Southland for several years. Today, we are announcing that in keeping with the Cyclones’ tradition of networking inside the organization family whenever possible and in wearing quality apparel we are being sponsored by Russell Athletic whose area sales rep is Jerry Binder. We are extremely excited to begin this new relationship not only for Cyclones but for RSA as well, since RSA now has a relationship with Russell.



Thursday, October 30
BUTCH THOMPSON PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- DECEMBER 7, 2014
BUTCH THOMPSON PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- DECEMBER 7, 2014

Name:___________________________________________ Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________ (cell)___________________________

Date of Birth:_______________

Is Parent Attending: _________ Name of Parent: ___________________________

Cyclones Team For 2015: ________________

The Clinic is $40.00 per player; $50.00 for day of clinic registration.

Please return by mail or hand-delivery to : George Koontz

9323 Standifer Gap Road

 

Ooltewah, TN 37363

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO REAL SPORTS ACADEMY. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 5, 2014

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 1:00-3:30

Instructor: Coach Thompson-Mississippi State

About Butch Thompson: He is universally recognized as one of the best college pitching coaches and recruiters in the country. He has consistently developed All-Americans and high draft picks at Georgia, Auburn, and Mississippi State.

RELEASE:

I DO HEREBY RELEASE Real Sports Academy, L.L.C. and its owners, agents, employees, and/or sub-contractors and Butch Thompson from any and all liability for any claims of any nature or kind arising out of my son’s participation in the baseball clinic conducted at the Real Sports Academy on December 7, 2014.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________ Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Wednesday, October 29
K Team Final Fall 2014 Hitting Stats (34 games all wood)

BATTING AVG.

Gaddis-.354

Evans-.350

Mercer-.338

Hill-.324

OB%

Gaddis-.517

Evans-.480

Hill-.459

Mercer-.451

EXTRA BASE HITS

Oliver-9

Hill-8

Gaddis, Mercer-5

RUNS

Evans-34

Edgemon-29

Hill-22

Gaddis-21

RBI

Gaddis-21

Mercer-19

Oliver, Evans-15

Hill, Haga-13

MOST RUNS PRODUCED

Evans-49

Gaddis-42

Hill-35

Edgemon-33

Oliver-30



Wednesday, October 29
WWBA World Championship- Jupiter and Beyond

The Cyclones K team went to Jupiter with the most 2017s on their roster of any of the 85 teams invited and the youngest average age for the roster of the 85 teams. We turned down several pro-prospects outside the organization who called wanting to play with us in Jupiter because we are dedicated to the kids in our program.  We are a true Chattanooga area team and we are proud to carry the Chattanooga name and to promote the Chattanooga area wherever we go by our name and our roster. It was a tremendous experience for all of our players and parents. The exposure our kids received was priceless and the experience of playing against the truly super- elite teams will pay huge dividends for our kids who were 2 defensive plays or 2 hits away from winning games against the 2 teams with the best records in our pool. Had we pulled off 2 more plays or had 2 timely singles every team in the pool would have been 2-2. The average velocity of the pitchers we faced was 89 m.p.h. topping out at 93 and the location was phenomenal by all but 2 of the 14 pitchers we faced. As several coaches and scouts related to Coach K, 95% of the best seniors in the country participate in this event. The feedback we received about several of our younger players and how they were perceived as carrying themselves against the best of the best was especially encouraging. We have already received invitations to several invitation only events from some of the best organizations around. There will be some exciting announcements soon! We are on the verge of something truly special for a program dedicated primarily to players located in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas. The 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 players we have all have a chance to truly compete at the super-elite level for the next several summers and falls. We are not only extremely proud of the Jupiter team players, but all of those who will be returning. There has never been a better time to be a Cyclone!



Wednesday, October 29
RSA Enhancements

We are planning several new enhancements to the facilities at RSA to handle the substantially increased demand that has occurred over the last 4 months. They will be phased in over the next 4 months. Bear with us through the process.



Friday, May 17
College Update

Boston College’s Jeff Burke earned his first career and ACC save throwing 1 2/3 scoreless IP at the end of a 2-1 win over Maryland. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit and 2 runs in a Bison victory over Kennesaw Sate. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens homered, singled and scored twice in an 8-1 win over Bellmont when McCallie grad Chase Brookshire took the loss yielding 8 earned runs. Eastern Kentucky’s Shaun Ball had a hit in a win over Murray State.



Friday, May 17
Zach Thompson

Zach Thompson committed earlier this week to Chattanooga State where he will join former Cyclone teammate Sheldon Brogden who took a medical red-shirt last year. Zach has had a great career at Ooltewah and as a Cyclone earning one big win after another. Congratulations to Zach!



Friday, May 17
Gibson– All Region

In what is sure to be just the first of several post season awards for Lee Gibson he was named to the All-Region team yesterday. Congratulations to Lee.



Wednesday, May 15
College Update

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 hits and 3 rbi in a win over Lipscomb when Gray Hutchinson homered for the Bison and Garret Baugh started on the mound for TTU. In a loss to Dayton Shaun Ball had 2 hits, 2 runs and 3 rbi for Eastern Kentucky.



Tuesday, May 14
Eskew Named Conn Award Winner

Coach David Eskew joined the list of Cyclones who have received Lee’s prestigious Paul Conn Award for the Lee Make Athlete of the year. I is presented to the athlete who best exemplifies the athletic, academic and spiritual leadership of Lee’s student athletes. It is a well deserved award for David who has battled through numerous injuries in his career. David epitomizes a true student– athlete as he will graduate with honors, was Freshman of the Year in the SSAC Conference and has been to a World Series every year he has played at Lee and has already been accepted to graduate school.



Tuesday, May 14
College Update

Lee’s Cameron Brewster had 2 hits and 2 rbi and Brandon Rader 2 hits and 2 runs in a winner’s bracket final win over Madonna in a NAIA Regional at Lee. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had 2 hits in a loss to Mercer. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a homer, 2 singles and 2 rbi in a win over SEMO.

In Saturday’s World Series spot clenching win Lee’s Brandon Rader had 2 hits and 2 rbi, Cameron Brewster a hit and 2 runs and David Eskew threw a scoreless IP. TTU’s Stephens had a hit, run and rbi in a game 2 win over SEMO in a loss to Jacksonville State. Shaun Ball of EKU hit his 9th homer and a double to drive in 4 and score twice.



Tuesday, May 14
Mississippi State Pitching Stats

The Cyclones utilize many of the teaching tenants taught by Butch Thompson – the pitching coach at Miss. State. MSU currently stands at 13th in E.R.A., 14th in WHIP, 14th in strikeouts per 9 innings and 8th in hits allowed per 9 innings among all D-1 teams.



Wednesday, May 1
College Update

Lee’s Brandon Rader had a hit, run and 2 rbi in SSAC tournament game 1 win over Brewton-Parker. Former Cyclone Evan Speicher ended his freshman year at Cleveland State with a .338 batting average and .400 ob% and Deandre Allen hit .301 with 14 bb, 26 rbi and 32 runs. Bobby Towne led the Cougars in E.R.A. at 1.37 in 26 1/3 IP and Tyler Kilgore threw 41 IP.

 



Wednesday, May 1
Eskew, Brewster and Rader Named to SSAC All-Academic Squad

Coach David Eskew, Cameron Brewster and Brandon Rader were all named to the SSAC All-Academic Team this week and Rader was Lee’s Champion of Character Representative for Lee. Congratulations to all 3!



Wednesday, May 1
Rhinehart AAC Freshman of the Year!

Cody Rhinehart was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year. He excelled this year both offensively and defensively for the Lions. Cody is also an exellant student who was one of the hardest workers on the Cyclones teams he played on. He is just one of many Cyclone to win Freshman of the Year over the last 20 years. In more recent years Dylan Craig was Freshman of the Year in the Atlantic Sun Conference at Belmont, David Eskew was in the SSAC for Lee University and Rafael Celis also in the SSAC for Southern Polytechnical. Congratulations to Cody!



Monday, April 29
Cyclones-Owls Dominate All-District 5-AAA-Team
The 5-AAA All-District team had 6 Ooltewah players of whom 5 were Cyclones– Zach Thonpson, Jackson McClain, Drew Williams, Logan Fugate and Brody Binder. Walker Valley’s Josh Poole also made the team.

Monday, April 29
College Update

On Friday Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had 2 hits and a run in a loss to Mercer. EKU’s Shaun Ball had a rbi hit in a loss to APSU in game 2 of a DH and a hit and rbi in a game 3 loss to the Governors. Cody Rhinehart had a rbi in a loss to Point. In a game 2 win over Truett-McConnell Brandon Rader of Lee had a homer, double and 4 rbi and in a game 3 win Cameron Brewster had 3 hits and 2 runs and Rader a hit.

On Saturday TTU’s Stephens had 2 hits and a run in a game 2 win over Murray State. Bryan’s Rhinehart had a rbi in a win over Point. In a game 1 loss in a DH sweep Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher had a hit and 3 rbi, Deandre Allen a hit, run and rbi and Tyler Kilgore threw in relief against Columbia State. Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw a scoreless IP in a win over Miami and sat 89-91.

On Sunday Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit, run and rbi in a loss to Stetsen. TTU’s Zach Stephens had a rare 5 hit day with two homers, 2 runs and 4 rbi in a win over Murray State improving TTU to 32-12 and 19-5 in leading the OVC. MTSU’s former Cyclone Hunter Adkins threw 3 2/3 IP in a loss to Arkansas State.



Friday, April 26
High School Update

Heritage’s Lee Gibson set the tone for the Generals first round playoff sweep of Cedartown when he hit a monster 2 run homer on the first pitch h saw in the first inning of the first game with Coach K and Coach V in attendance. Meig’s County Jake Moon had a 2 homer game on Thursday. Dakota Hudson, Zach Thompson, Tyler Reed and Jackson McClain dominate the area’s pitching stats when you consider wins, E.R.A. and strikeouts combined.



Friday, April 26
College Update

Lee’s David Eskew threw 2 scoreless IP and Brandon Rader homered, singled, drove in3 and scored twice and Cameron Brewster had a pinch hit homer in a win over Truett- McConnell. Boston College’s Jeff Burke was 89-92 in his last outting.



Thursday, April 25
Butch Getting it Done Again!

Coach Butch Thompson has established year after year that he is one of the top 5 pitching coaches in all of college baseball. This year is no exception. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pitching staff currently has the 4th best E.R.A. in D-1 baseball with a 2.37 E.R.A, 2nd best in the SEC behind national leader Arkansas.



Wednesday, April 24
College Update

EKU’s Shaun Ball had a rbi hit in a loss to . TTU’s Zach Stephens had a 3 rbi double and Garrett Baugh threw 3 IP in a win over Alabama State. In Lee’s 40th win of the season (11 years in a row!) Brandon Rader had 2 hits, 3 rbi and a run.



Wednesday, April 24
College Update

Lee’s Cameron Brewster had 3 hits, Brandon Rader a hit and run and Coach David Eskew pitched in a win over Georgia Gwinett. In a Bryan win over Tennessee Temple Cody Rhinehart had 5 hits, 3 rbi and 2 runs. Rhinehart is hitting .364 with 25 rbi and 23 runs and an OB% of .434.



Wednesday, April 24
College update– Tournament Site Colleges Excel

One of the reasons we play and/or tournaments at particular colleges is to try to get out players consistently before winning programs for several games– not one appearance. Currently, among those where we often play and host are the following teams: Mississippi State (#16 in the country -.33-10), Troy University (30-10–2nd in the Sunbelt) Tennessee Tech (#2 in the OVC -29-12), Jacksonville State (tied for #1 in OVC), Lee University (#4 in NAIA– 40-10) and Cleveland State (#4 in TCCAA 27-17).



Wednesday, April 24
High School Update

Ringgold’s Gabe Rich won a game with 4 1/3 strong innings last week. Noah Hill and Lee Gibson continue to lead Heritage in hitting with Noah at .425 on the season and Lee at .470, Ooltewah’s Zach Thompson 62 ks in 42 IP and Jackson McClain continued to be the best 1-2 pitching combo in the area and Brody Binder continues to rack up extra base hits for the Owls. Alex Viars has had a recent power outburst for North Murray and Aaron Granger has had a good season pitching for NM. Dalton’s Kaleb Hill had several clutch hits last week in the series against Heritage.



Monday, April 22
College Update

On Friday Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit and run in a loss to Mercer. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit in a loss to Jacksonville State. Eastern Kentucky’s Shaun Ball had a hit and run in a win over SIUE. On Saturday Lipscomb’s Hutchinson had a hit in a loss to Mercer. In another loss to Jacksonville State Stephens of TTU had a solo homerun and 2 singles. MTSU’s former Cyclone Hunter Adkins got the loss against FIU. EKU’s Shaun Ball had 2 hits, a homer and 3 rbi in a win over SIUE. Ball is hitting .300 with a team leading 8 homers and 3 rbi. Stephens is hitting .307 with a team leading 9 homers and 46 rbi. Cleveland State’s DH sweep of Jackson State former Cyclone Deandre Allen homered, singled and scored twice in game 1 and in game 2, Allen had a hit and Bobby Towne threw yet another scoreless IP for his 5th save. Towne has a 1.90 E.R.A. in 25 2/3 IP. In a game 1 loss to Brewton-Parker Cameron Brewster had a hit. Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw 1 1/3 IP in a loss to Wake Forrest. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had 2 hits and a run in a win over Mercer.



Thursday, April 18
High School Update

Heritage’s freshman Noah Hill is now hitting over .430 batting lead off for the varsity. North Jackson’s Bret Barbree, also a freshman, earned a win for the Cheifs last week to keep their playoff hopes alive. South Pittsburg’s Tyler Reed, a sophomore, pitched a no-hitter yesterday against Lookout Valley. North Murray’s Aaron Granger threw a 4-hit shutout against Cohula Creek and drove in 2 runs in the same game. Ooltewah’s Jackson McClain threw 5 shutout IP against Bradley Central and Zach Thompson struck out 10 in a win against Bradley Central.



Thursday, April 18
College Update

Tennessee Tech, where Brandon Turner is an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, beat #3 Vandy on Tuesday 10-9 with Garrett Baugh starting on the mound and Zach Stephens driving in a run. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson homered in a win over EKU. In a loss to Vol State former Cyclones Deandre Allen had a hit, run and rbi and Evan Speicher 2 hits, a run and rbi and Bobby Towne a scoreless IP. In a win over Bryan Brandon Rader had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi for the Flames and for Bryan Cody Rhinehart had a hit.



Monday, April 15
College Update

On Friday Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 hits, 3 runs and 4 rbi in a win over Eastern Illinois. In a loss to Walter’s State former Cyclone Evan Speicher and Deandre Allen each had a hit. In a loss to Southern Wesleyan Lee’s Brandon Rader had a rbi hit. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had a homer in a loss to Andrews. In a win over UTM Shaun Ball of Eastern Kentucky hit his 9th homer, doubled, scored twice and drove in 2.

On Saturday Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched exceptionally well for 4 IP on 57 pitches in relief against #20 North Carolina State but gave up 1 earned run to get tagged with the loss in a 6-5 game. In Lipscomb’s loss to ETSU Gray Hutchinson had a hit. In a TTU win Zach Stephens had a hit, run and rbi. Eastern Kentucky’s Shaun Ball had a 2 run game winning homer and singled and scored twice in a 7-3 win over UTM. It was Ball’s 8th homer of the year. In a double header sweep by Walter’s Cleveland State’s Deandre Allen and Evan Speicher each had 2 hits with Speicher scoring twice and Allen scoring once in a game 1 loss when Tyler Kilgore gave up no earned runs in an IP. In a second loss Speicher had a hit. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits in a game 2 win over Andrews. In #1 Lee’s double header sweep of Southern Wesleyan Brandon Rader had 2 hits, a run and rbi and David Eskew pitched a scoreless IP in a game 1 3-2 win and in the game 2 win Rader had a hit and Cameron Brewster scored a run.

Speicher is hitting .344 for the Cougars; second on the team with a team leading 26 runs. Bobby Towne leads the Cougars pitching in E.R.A. at 1.14 In 23 2/3 IP with 4 saves and Kilgore is second in E.R.A at 3.11 in a 37 2/3 IP. Brandon Rader is 4th on the Flames team with a .367 average and has 23 runs and 20 rbi with a .427 OB%. Eskew has a 2.00 E.R.A. in 9 appearances for Lee.

On Sunday Zach Stephens had 2 hits and a run in a win over Tennessee Tech (26-10, 15-3) and Shaun Ball had 2 hits in EKU’s loss. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had 2 hits in a loss to ETSU. MTSU’s Hunter Adkins got a no decision on throwing 7 IP in a loss to FIU.



Friday, April 12
Lee Gibson– A Cyclone to Emulate

The swing pictured above is of one of Lee’s homeruns last week.. Lee became a Cyclone as a sophomore. He has worked relentlessly for 3 years and has made himself into a D-1 player and a pro prospect all while being a great student and a great teammate to those he plays with at Heritage and as a Cyclone. Lee has done everything we have asked of him for 3 years and the swing you see above is only one of the benefits he is reaping from his self discipline and hard work. He is going to Troy on scholarship to play for one of the best coaching staffs in the country at one of the best overall facilities in the country. Lee is currently hitting .521 with a .607 OB% with a slugging % in the .900s. We encourage all of the young Cyclones "to be like Lee".

For those who take lessons with Coach K. This picture shows Lee "staying down" to the ball– note the line from his back knee up to the top of his head– the strong top hand– front shoulder position, both elbows positioning and head position please.



Friday, April 12
Silmon Committed to Walter's State!

Trey Silmon a senior at LFO has committed to Walter's State to continue his education and baseball. Congratulations, Trey!



Thursday, April 11
College Update

Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched a scoreless IP in a win over Dartmouth. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson scored a run in a win over Belmont– Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens hit his 9th homer of the year and singled to drive in 4 in a loss to MTSU when Garrett Baugh threw 4 1/3 IP. Former Cyclone Speicher had 2 hits, a run and rbi and Deandre Allen had 3 hits, 3 runs and 3 rbi ina game 1 win over the University of Cumberland JV and in a game 2 win Randall Coley had a rbi, Tyler Kilgore earned the win, Bobby Towne earned a save and Jordan Whitmire earned a hold. EKU’s Shaun Ball had a hit and run in a loss to Ohio.



Thursday, April 11
High School Update

Heritage’s Lee Gibson continues to hammer- he had 2 doubles, a triple and 3 singles to drive in 6 in a dh sweep of Southeast Whitfield when freshman Noah Hill had 4 hits and 5 walks for Heritage. Ooltewah’s Jackson McClain improved to 5-0 on the year with a win over Cleveland when Brody Binder had yet another double to put him around the .480 B.A. mark; he leads the area with 12 doubles. In the Cleveland game freshman Hunter Oliver started for the Blue Raiders and drew 2 walks. Freshman Alex Darras hit a homer this week and has had some good success on the mound for Notre Dame. South Pittsburg’s Tyler Reed improved to 5-1 on the year with a win over Marion County yielding 3 hits in a CG. Meigs County’s Jake Moon had 3 hits and a rbi in a win over Sweetwater to stay around the .500 B.A. mark. Gibson continued his hot streak with 3 hits in the 3rd game of the series with Southeast when Hill had 2 hits.



Wednesday, April 10
Thompson Continues Sterling Senior Season

Zach Thompson threw a 4 hitter with 13 strike outs in a 2-1 win over Cleveland to improve to 4-1 on the year. Brody Binder continued his clutch hitting with 2 hits and a rbi in the win.



Wednesday, April 10
Dakota Hudson Dominate Yet Again

Sequatchie County’s Dakota Hudson sat 89-93 and struck out 16 while walking 1 and yeilding 3 hits in a win over Chattanooga Christian. D’s draft stock continues to rise.



Wednesday, April 10
Pro Cyclones Initial Assignments for 2013.

Mitchell Boggs– St. Louis Cardinals (majors)

Cory Gearrin– Atlanta Braves (majors)

Mike Minor– Atlanta Braves (majors)

Everet Teaford– Kansas City Royals (AAA)

Ryan Fraser– NY Metts (extended to rehab a knee injury in)

Kyler Burke– Chicago Cubs (extended to rehab a lat injury)

Ryan Casteel– Colorado Rockies (high A)

Wes Hodges– S.F. Giants (retired)



Wednesday, April 10
College Update

On Saturday Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw a scoreless IP against Clemson. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit in a loss to APSU. EKU’s Shaun Ball had a rbi hit in a win over Morehead State. Cleveland State’s former Cyclone Evan Speicher had 2 hits and a run and Deandre Allen 2 hits, a run and 3 rbi in a win over Motlow State. Lee’s Brandon Rader had 2 hits and a run and Cameron Brewster a hit, run and rbi in a win over Talladega. On Saturday Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a run in a win over USC-Up State after rehabbing an injury for several weeks. In Tennessee Tech’s win over league leading Austin Peay Zach Stephens tripled, scored and drove in a run. In a win over Morehead State Shaun Ball homered and singled twice to drive in 3 and score 4 times. In a dh sweep of Motlow State Deandre Allen had 2 hits and a run in game one and Evan Speicher had a hit and run in game two. Speicher is hitting .330 with 11 doubles. Bobby Towne has a 1.18 E.R.A in 22 2/3 IP and Tyler Kilgore a 3.41 E.R.A in 31 2/3 IP for the Cougars. In a dp sweep of Talladega in game 1 Brandon Rader had a hit and Cameron Brewster a run. Rader is hitting .375 with a .441 OB% and David Eskew has a 2.25 E.R.A in 8 appearances. Bryan’s L.J. Rowden pitched a no-hitter into the last inning in a shutout win over Hiwassee when Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits and a rbi. On Sunday Boston College’s Burke threw 1 2/3 scoreless IP against Clemson in a 1-0 loss. TTU’s Stephens had hit 8th homer and a double to drive in 3 as the Golden Eagles took 2 of 3 from APSU to move into sole possession of 1st place in the OVC . Brandon Turner has had a huge impact on the TTU program in assisting Coach Bragga to upgrade the program.



Friday, March 15
College Update
Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi in a win over Northern Kentucky. EKU’s Shaun Ball had 2 hits and 3 rbi in a loss to Western Carolina. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had a hit and rbi in a loss to Campbellsville.

Wednesday, March 13
College Update

On Friday former Cyclone Deandre Allen had a rbi, Michael Allen a run and Bobby Towne threw a scoreless IP in a win over Southwest. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit in a loss to Ole Miss. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a rbi in a win over Eastern Kentucky when Shaun Ball had two hits for the Colonels. MTSU’s Hunter Adkins took a loss against Xavier. In Lee’s game 1 loss to William Cameron Brewster had a hit, run and rbi, Brandon Rader a hit and David Eskew pitched. In a game 2 win over SW on Saturday Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher had 2 hits and 2 runs and Tyler Kilgore earned a save. In a game 3 loss Speicher had 3 hits and a run and Deandre Allen 2 hits and a rbi. TTU’s Zach Stephens had a homer, 2 singles, 2 runs and 2 rbis in a game 2 loss to EKU.. Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw 3 1/3 scoreless IP against #4 Florida State. In a game 3 win over William-Carey Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a hit and run. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 2 rbi in a win over Montreat and L.J.Rowden earned a win and Rhinehart had a rbi hit against Montreat in game 2. TTU’s Stephens had 3 hits and rbi in a Sunday win over Eastern Kentucky when Shaun Ball had a run.



Thursday, March 7
College Update

Boston College’s Jeff Burke gave up 1 run in 2 IP in a 9-4 loss to South Florida. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit in a loss to MTSU. TTU’s Zach Stephens had 2 bb and a run in a loss to Michigan State when Garrett Baugh threw an IP.



Tuesday, March 5
College Update

In a loss to Chattanooga State Deandre Allen had 2 rbi, Evan Speicher a rbi and Bobby Towne yielded no earned runs in 2 2/3 IP. Bryan’s LJ Rowden threw 2 scoreless IP in a loss to Virginia Intermont.



Monday, March 4
College Update
Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a rbi and scored 2 runs in a win over Bowling Green when Garrett Baugh threw 1 1/3 IP. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had 2 hits and a run in a loss to Butler. Former Cyclone Hunter Atkins threw 7 shutout innings for MTSU receiving a win over KSU. Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched an IP in 2-0 loss to Georgia State. TTU’s Stephens had a 2 rbi hit and run in a game 2 win over Bowling Green. Burke threw another IP on Sunday for Boston College in a loss. Several games were cancelled this past weekend due to weather conditions. 

Monday, March 4
Troy’s Bobby Pierce Featured Speaker at 2013 Cyclone Award Banquet
Coach Bobby Pierce, the head coach at Troy University, will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Cyclones Award Banquet in November. It will be his 2nd time as he previously spoke at the 2007 Banquet. Pierce is a legend in college baseball. He was a head coach at the age of 23 at Chipola Community College in Florida where he led them to a 259-95 record in 7 seasons. He then was Alabama’s top assistant for 5 years. He was then hired to establish the University of Alabama at Huntsville baseball program from scratch and he led them to a 276-108 record in 7 seasons. In ten years at Troy he has won 361 games. He has been Coach of the Year in every conference he has ever coached in as a head coach at least once. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. His teams are annually ranked in the top D-1 teams in the country in homeruns, doubles and slugging percentage.  

 



Monday, March 4
Troy’s Trojans Off to a Good Start!
Troy took 2 out of 3 this past weekend from #24 Southern Mississippi to move to 8-3 on the year. Troy’s offense is averaging 9 runs per game as a product of their advanced hitting system. Danny Collins, a Troy senior who broke the New England Collegiate League season home run and slugging percent records this past summer, has a slugging % of 1.053 and batting average of .526 with 20 rbi already. Cyclone Lee Gibson is signed to play for Troy in 2014 and the Trojans are recruiting other Cyclones for 2014 and 2015 classes. Troy’s Head Coach Bobby Pierce will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Cyclone Award Banquet (see announcement below).

Thursday, February 28
College Update

TTU’s Zach Stephens homerd to drive in 2 and scored twice in a loss to MTSU. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit in a loss to Alabama A&M. EKU’s Shaun Ball had a rbi hit in an 8-2 loss to Kentucky. In Lee’s win over Milligan Brandon Rader had 2 hits and David Eskew a win on the mound. In Cleveland State’s 16-3 slaughter of Gordon State former Cyclone Deandre Allen had 3 hits and 4 runs and Evan Speicher 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi and Randall Coley had a 2 rbi hit with Tyler Kilgore earning the pitching win.



Tuesday, February 26
College Update

In Lee’s win over AUM Cameron Brewster had a hit, run and rbi and Brandon Rader a hit and run. In a 4-2 loss to Niagra Zach Stephens had a rbi hit and Garrett Baugh pitched in a win over Bradley Gray Hutchinson had 3 bb and a run. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 3 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Taylor. In a Cleveland State 4-0 win over Walter’s State former Cyclone Evan Speicher had a rbi and former Cyclone Deandre Allen had 2 hits and 2 runs . In Lipscomb’s loss to Bradley Hutchinson had a hit and rbi. In a game 2 win over Niagra Stephens had a rbi double and a run. In Lee’s 2nd game win over AUM Rader scored a run. Former Cyclone Hunter Adkins gave up 1 run in 8 IP to form a win over Auburn. In a loss to Walter’s Speiker had a hit and run when Tyler Kilgore gave up a run in 2 2/3 IP. EKU’s Shaun Ball hammered in a 8-6 win over Bradley. Rhinehart had 2 hits in a game 4 win over Taylor on Sunday. After 12 games Allen is hitting .374 and Speicher .422 at Cleveland State. Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched 1 1/3 IP and was not charged with a run in a loss to Illinois. He nanned up for a 1-2-3 inning to end his appearance. In a win over Winthrop EKU’s Ball had a hit. In Lipscomb’s Sunday loss Gray Hutchinson had a rbi hit. In a Sunday win TTU’s Zach Stephens had 2 hits, a run and 2 rbi and Garrett Baugh threw 1 2/3 IP.



Friday, February 22
College Update

EKU’s Shaun Ball had 2 hits and a run in a loss to Louisville. Vandy’s Will Cooper had an emergency appendectomy and will be out for three weeks– Give will your prayers for a speedy recovery.



Friday, February 22
College Update

Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had yet another double and scored a run in a win over Tennessee Tech when Garrett Baugh threw an IP for Tech. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart stayed hot with 3 hits in a win over Tennessee Temple.

 



Tuesday, February 19
College Update

Lee’s Brandon Rader had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run, Cameron Brewster a rbi and hit, David Eskew pitched a scoreless inning in a win over Rio Grande. In a doubleheader sweep of Piedmont by Cleveland State Deandre Allen had a hit and run and Tyler Kilgore threw 4 IP in a game 1 win and in game 2 Allen had a hit, 2 runs and rbi, Randall Coley a hit and Bobby Towne threw another scoreless IP.



Monday, February 18
MLB Scouting Bureau Tim Osborne’s Talk

MLB Scouting Bureau’s Tim Osborne’s talk about what scouts look for in tools, skills and make-up as well as how to get exposure and what to look for in choosing where to play was a huge success. Tim talked and answered questions for 50 minutes in a very informative, relaxed and humorous manner. The feedback was all extremely positive. The turn out was good.



Monday, February 18
College Update

On Friday night Jeff Burke of Boston College was up to 91 while getting 3 up and 3 down on 11 pitches in a loss to ULC. In a loss to Illinois Zach Stephens of TTU had a hit. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had 2 doubles and 3 runs in a win over SIUE. In Cleveland State’s loss to Georgia Perimeter Deandre Allen had 3 hits and 2 runs, Evan Speicher a rbi and a hit and Bobby Towne threw 3 scoreless IP with 3 ks. In a 6-5 win for the Cougers Allen had a hit, run and 2 rbi. Speicher had 2 hits a run and rbi. Vandy’s Will Cooper played but not hit in two wins over Long Beach State. TTU’s Zach Stephens had a hit and run and Garrett Baugh earned the win with 3 2/3 scoreless IP in a 6-5 win over Illinois. Lipscomb’s Hutchenson had a 3 rbi double in a 11-4 win over SIEU. Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a rbi in a Saturday win over Mobile. Former Cyclone Hunter Adkins earned a win over Ball State with 8 shutout IP. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had two 2 hit games over the weekend and L. J. Rowden pitched well for the Lions against Georgia Gwinnett. (Bryan stats are hard to track as their website does not post box scores or stats as do most. We will try to keep you posted as best we can– Chatt. State is the same way). TTU’s Stephens had a hit and run in a game 3 win over Illinois. Eastern Kentucky’s Shaun Ball had a hit and run in a game 1 loss for The Colonels to Charleston Southern, and in a game 2 win had 2 hits and a run.



Friday, February 15
Recruiting update
Josh Poole visits Carson-Newman today as his recruitment continues.

Friday, February 15
MLC Scout Reminder
Tim Osborne at 9am on Saturday (2/16/2013) at RSA.– Bring your own fold out chairs– Cyclone players and parents only– Format is (i) introduction (ii) talk by Tim to cover about 10 subject areas (20-25 minutes) (iii) Q&A (15 minutes)– Yoga follows at 9:45am.

Thursday, February 14
College Update

Lee’s Brandon Rader had two hits and a run in the #3 Flames’ loss 4-3 to TWC. Boston College’s Jeff Burke will start the season pitching in weekend relief and as a mid-week starter. Coach K and Mead are going to Fort Myers on the 22nd of February with Frank Burke to see him pitch against the Boston Red Sox in a spring training game.



Monday, February 11
College Update

In Cleveland State’s double header split with Vincennes on Saturday former Cyclone Deandre Allen had a rbi and Bobby Towne threw 1 2/3 IP with 2 strikeouts and no runs in a game 1 loss and former Cyclone Evan Speiker had 3 hits, a run and rbi. In Lee’s win over Rio Grande Brandon Rader had a hit and run and Cameron Brewster scored twice. Bryan’s L.J. Rowden threw a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over Rio Grande and Cody Rhinehart had two hits and a rbi in a win over Taccoa Falls.



Tuesday, October 29
Kyle Kapherr

Kyle Kapherr has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Carson-Newman University. Kyle has persevered through a list of injuries to earn a college scholarship. Kyle’s best baseball is ahead of him. He has shown the last 2 weeks what he is capable of both offensively and defensively. Kyle joins a long list of Cyclones who have played at Carson-Newman over the years including Hall of Famer Dylan Parris. Congratulations, Kyle!



Tuesday, November 5
Fall K Team Leaders– Final Stats– 28 Games (all wood).

Hitting Leaders

Batting Average

Granger-.424

Evans-.417

Edgemon-.403

Hickman-.369

Total Runs Produced

Mercer-44

Granger, Edgemon-42

Oliver-37

Evans-34

OB%

Edgemon-.545

Evans-.541

Granger-.510

Hickman-.500

Runs

Edgemon-30

Granger-24

Hickman-23

Evans, Granger, Mercer- 19

RBI

Mercer-25

Oliver-19

Granger-18

Gaddis-16

Pitching Leaders

Wins

Vaughn-7

Gaddis-4

Whitener, Glover-3

E.R.A (min of 12 IP)

Gaddis-.41

Whitener-1.61

Vaughn-2.67

K/BB Ratio

Gaddis-2.47

Glover-2.00

Vaughn-1.33

WHIP

Gaddis-.95

Vaughn-1.41

Whitener-1.46

IP

Vaughn-36 2/3

Gaddis-33 2/3

Glover-17 2/3

Grayson, Whitener-13 1/3



Tuesday, November 19
Aaron Granger
Aaron Granger has signed to continue his baseball career and education at Carson-Newman. He joins fellow Cyclone Kyle Kapherr as a part of 2014 signing class for the Eagles. They continue a long standing relationship between the Cyclones and Carson-Newman. Congratulations, Aaron!

Monday, January 6
Coach Paris now AVP at First Volunteer

Hof Dylan Paris was recently hired as a Vice President at First Volunteer Bank. He left FSG in late December to assume his new post at First Volunteer. He is located at the main branch downtown. In accordance with the Cyclone networking policy for jobs services, etc., we encourage everyone to take their banking needs to Dylan at First Volunteer.



Monday, January 6
Coach K’s Firm is now K3

Coach Koontz’s law firm is now Kennedy, Koontz & Klingler (K3) they remain at the same office building Coach Koontz owns at 320 N. Holtzclaw Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404, (Phone number 423-622-4535), which is undergoing renovation. Cyclones get a discounted rate including one for Wills and Trusts!



Thursday, January 9
Wellman Clinics at RSA

January 25, 2014 Phillip Wellman- a former pro catcher who has 20 years minor league coaching experience and will be the AA manger for the Angels in 2014 will do a catching clinic in tandom with coach Mead’s pitching clinic- 9:30-12:00. All Cyclone catchers and pitchers of all ages are strongly encouraged to attend. On February 8, 2014 he will do a hitting clinic. This is a chance to not only work with a pro manager who has worked extensively in season and off with several big league’s as a hitting coach including Brian McCann, Kelly Johnson and Jeff Francoeur , but to be seen by someone who can help will college and pro references in the future. Space is limited. Clinic details and forms are provided below.

 Phillip Wellman RSA Catching Clinic Saturday, January 25, 2014- ex-pro catcher- now Minor League Manager for Angels- 9:30-12:30- limit first 20-$60.00 pre-register-$70.00 day of - 423-309-4995; www.Realsportsacademy.com

 

David Mead-RSA Pitching Clinic- Saturday, January 25, 2014- former number 1 draft pick pro-pitcher - 9:30-12:30 in conjunction with Phillip Wellman-$50.00 pre-register-$60.00 day of- 423-309-4995- www.Realsportsacademy.com

Phillip Wellman Hitting Clinic at RSA-Saturday, February 1, 2014 3:00-6:00 P.M, former pro-player-now Angels minor League Manager-$60.00 pre-register-$70.00 day of limit 24; 423-309-4995; www.Realsportsacademy.com

Phillip Wellman Coaching Clinic at RSA-Saturday, February 8, 2014- 3:00-6:00 P.M.- Pro Manager with 20 years experience in pro-coaching for advanced rec, select and school coaches- limit to 1st 50- $60.00 pre-register-$70.00 day of; 423-309-4995; www.Realsportsacademy.com

 

 



Friday, January 10
WELLMAN PRO-CONCEPTS CLINIC REGISTRATION- JANUARY 25, 2014

WELLMAN PRO-CONCEPTS CLINIC REGISTRATION- JANUARY 25, 2014

Name:___________________________________________

Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________

(cell)___________________________

Date of Birth:________________

 

Is Parent Attending: _________

Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

The Clinic is $60.00 per player. Ages 10 – 18, only if pre-registered. $70.00 for day of clinic registration.

Please return by mail or hand-delivery to : George Koontz

9323 Standifer Gap Road

Ooltewah, TN 37363

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO REAL SPORTS ACADEMY. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 23, 2014 , AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PLAYERS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014 9:30-12:30

Instructor: Phillip Wellman AA Manager for Anaheim Angels

You may have 1 parent present during the drop-off and pick-up at camp. You may not have anyone else accompany you during the camp or loitering at the facility.

RELEASE:

I DO HEREBY RELEASE Real Sports Academy, L.L.C. and its owners, agents, employees, and/or sub-contractors and Phillip Wellman from any and all liability for any claims of any nature or kind arising out of my son’s participation in the baseball clinic conducted at the Real Sports Academy on January 25, 2014.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________

Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Friday, January 10
DAVID MEAD PRO-CONCEPTS PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- JANUARY 25, 2014

DAVID MEAD PRO-CONCEPTS PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- JANUARY 25, 2014

Name:___________________________________________

Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________

(cell)___________________________

Date of Birth:_______________

Is Parent Attending: _________

Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

The Clinic is $50.00 per player. Ages 10 – 18, only if pre-registered. $60.00 for day of clinic registration.

Please return by mail or hand-delivery to : George Koontz

9323 Standifer Gap Road

Ooltewah, TN 37363

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO REAL SPORTS ACADEMY. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 23, 2014, AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PLAYERS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014 9:30-12:30

Instructor: Coach David Mead– RSA and Chattanooga Cyclones

About David Mead: He was a first round draft pick in the 1999 draft for the Texas Rangers who played 8 years in minor league baseball. He has provided instruction and/or coached several D-1 players as well as current pro players over the last 6 years.

You may have 1 parent present during the drop-off and pick-up at camp. You may not have anyone else accompany you during the camp or loitering at the facility.

RELEASE:

I DO HEREBY RELEASE Real Sports Academy, L.L.C. and its owners, agents, employees, and/or sub-contractors and David Mead from any and all liability for any claims of any nature or kind arising out of my son’s participation in the baseball clinic conducted at the Real Sports Academy on January 25, 2014.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________

Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Wednesday, January 15
WELLMAN PRO-CONCEPTS HITTING CLINIC REGISTRATION- FEBRUARY 1, 2014

WELLMAN PRO-CONCEPTS HITTING CLINIC REGISTRATION- FEBRUARY 1, 2014

Name:___________________________________________ Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________

(cell)___________________________

Date of Birth:________________

 

Is Parent Attending: _________

Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

The Clinic is $60.00 per player. Ages 10 – 18, only if pre-registered. $70.00 for day of clinic registration.

Please return by mail or hand-delivery to : George Koontz

9323 Standifer Gap Road

Ooltewah, TN 37363

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO REAL SPORTS ACADEMY. THEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 29, 2014 , AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PLAYERS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Phillip Wellman AA Manager for Anaheim Angels

You may have 1 parent present during the drop-off and pick-up at camp. You may not have anyone else accompany you during the camp or loitering at the facility.

RELEASE:

I DO HEREBY RELEASE Real Sports Academy, L.L.C. and its owners, agents, employees, and/or sub-contractors and Phillip Wellman from any and all liability for any claims of any nature or kind arising out of my son’s participation in the baseball clinic conducted at the Real Sports Academy on February 1, 2014

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________

Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Wednesday, January 22
Major League Scouting Bureau’s Tim Osborne to be at RSA Camp on Saturday

The Major League Scouting Bureau Scout Tim Osborne will be at the RSA Mead pitching and Wellman catching camp on Saturday, January 25, 2014. So, in addition to getting instructions by David and Phillip those attending will also be seen by Tim and get his insight.



Wednesday, January 22
Casteel to Major League Spring Training

Ryan Casteel has been invited to the Rockies big league spring training camp, a good indicator he is considered a legitimate major league prospect. Ryan had a break through 2013 in advanced A and in the Australian Winter League.



Wednesday, January 22
College Update

Yale’s Jackson McClain has touched 88 in early 2014 work. Dakota Hudson has a chance at significant innings and even starting games as a freshman at Mississippi State. T. J. Binder had a 3.5 GPA at Troy last semester and Jeff Burke made the 2013 ACC all-Academic freshman team.



Tuesday, February 4
College Update

Cleveland State’s Bobby "Down" Towne earned a win over Roane State yielding 2 runs in 5 innings when Evan Speicher had a hit and run and Chris Caffrey had a hit, rbi and run. In the second game of the dh the Cougars’ Gabe Rich threw 2 scoreless IP in a 5-0 win when Speicher had a hit and run and Caffrey 2 hits and a rbi.

Bryan’s L. J. Rowden earned a win over Toccoa Falls throwing 6 IP when Cody Rhinehart had a hit and run in a game 1 win. In a dh loss to Toccoa Rhinehart had a hit and 2 runs in a game one loss and in the second loss he had 2 hits and a run.

In a dh split with Georgia Highlands Cleveland State’s Speicher and Caffrey each had a rbi hit in a game 1 win when Jordan Whitmire threw 1 2/3 IP. In the game 2 loss Speicher had a hit, 2 rbi and a run and Caffrey a rbi hit and Gabe Rich threw a scoreless 1 2/3 IP.



Tuesday, February 4
Hudson Ranked by BA as 35th Best Freshman Pro Prospect in College Baseball

Dakota Hudson has been ranked in the most recent edition of Baseball America as the 35th best Pro Prospect in the freshman class in all of College Baseball. All reports on Dakota indicate he may be in the Mississippi State rotation at some point in 2014. The bet here is that Dakota is in the top 5 of the sophomore class when BA does its evaluations in 2015. Dakota is not the first Cyclone to be listed in the top 50 of a college class by BA as he is joining prior Cyclones like We Hodges and Tyler Henry to be so honored.



Thursday, February 20
College Update

Cleveland State’s Gabe Rich threw a scoreless IP and Evan Speicher had a hit in a 2-1 first game loss to nationally ranked Georgia Perimeter and in a second game 6-5 win Bobby Towne threw 2 IP yielding 1 run when Speicher had a hit and 2 runs and Chris Caffrey a run. Bryan’s Cody Rhineheart had 2 hits, a run and rbi in a 5-0 win over Hiawassee. Walters State’s James Fowlkes had 2 hits and 2 runs in a 10-4 win over King College. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 hits in a win over MTSU.



Thursday, February 27
College Update

Lindsey Wilson College’s Derek Shugart had 3 hits, 4 runs and a rbi in a win over TWC. Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher had 2 hits, a run and rbi in a game 1 win over Georgia Perimeter when Chris Caffrey had the game winning hit and Michael Allen scored the winning run. In a 2nd game loss Speicher had a rbi hit and Jordan Whitmire threw 2/3 scoreless IP. In a swept Georgia Highland’s James Fowlkes had 3 hits, 2 runs and 3 rbi in game 1 and 2 hits, a run and rbi in game 2.

Jeff Burke is scheduled to start this coming Sunday for Boston College after pitching in relief last weekend.



Tuesday, March 4
College Update

Walter State’s James Fowlkes had 4 hits and 2 rbi in a 3 game series with Southwest. Cleveland State’s Bobby "Down" Towne pitched a complete game victory in a dh split with Roane when Chris Caffrey had 2 hits and 2 rbi. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 runs in an opening win over NYIT and a rbi hit in a game 2 win, and a homer, single, 4 runs and 2 rbi in a game 3 win when Hunter Hudson had 2 runs and a rbi. Vandy’s Will Cooper had a rbi hit in a game 1 win over Chicago- Illinois. Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw 2 1/3 scoreless IP in a win over Stetson. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson gave up 1 earned run in 3 IP to earn a no-decision against Holy Cross. In a game one loss to Point Park, Cody Rhinehart of Bryan scored 2 runs and in a game 2 win. Rhinehart had 2 hits and a rbi.

In a game 1 win over Northwestern Zach Stephens had 2 hits and a rbi. L. J. Rowden earned the win in game 1 for Bryan over Truett-McConnell when Cody Rhinehart had 3 hits. In a game 1 loss to Jackson State, Evan Speicher had 2 hits, a run and 2 rbi and Jordan Whitmire and Gabe Rich pitched an inning and Matt Allen pitched a scoreless IP. Walter State’s James Fowlkes scored a run in a win over Motlow in game 1. Bryan’s Rhinehart had 6 hits and 2 rbi in a dh sweep of Truett McConnell. Lee’s Cameron Brewster had 4 hits, 2 rbi, a run and 2 sb in a dh split with West Georgia. Tennessee Tech’s Hunter Hudson hit his first college homer in a game 2 win over Northwestern. Cleveland State’s Bobby Towne lost his first game of the season in a game 2 loss to Jackson State when Jordan Whitmire threw a scoreless IP. In a game 1 win the Cougar’s Chris Caffrey had 2 hits and a rbi. In a game 2 win over Motlow James Fowlkes had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run in a game 2 win and a homer, single, 2 runs and 3 rbi in a game 3 win. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 hits and a run in a series and win over Northwestern and Hunter Hudson had a hit, sb and run. Lee’s Brewster tripled and scored twice in a series ending 3-1 win over West Georgia.



Monday, March 10
College Update

Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw well against #16 Miami taking a hard luck loss in a 4-3 loss. Jeff was 90-93 all 6 innings and allowed only 2 earned. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 3 homers, 2 singles and 2 runs and 8 rbi in a 3 game series with Eastern Kentucky. Bobby Towne earned a win yielding 1 run in 7 IP against Dyersburg State when Evan Specier had 2 hits and 2 rbi and Chris Caffrey had a rbi hit. Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a hit and run in a win over West Alabama. In a dh split with Point University Cody Rhinehart had a hit in each game and in game 1 he homered. Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson earned a win over Motlow. Dakota Hudson started for Mississippi State, but got a no decision against Arizona.



Friday, March 14
College Update

Cameron Brewster of Lee had a good dh against Purdue-ValuComp with a homer, 2 singles, 5 rbi, a run and a sb. Walters State’s James Fowlkes goes into the weekend hitting .377 with a .628 slugging percentage and is in the top 20 in the county for rbi for junior colleges. Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson has won 3 of his first 4 college decisions and his teammate Sheldon Brogden was Chattanooga State’s position player of the week last week and is hitting over .400 on the year so far. Cleveland State’s Evan Spechier had a good week for the Cougars and is now hitting .307 on the year. The Cougars’ Gabe Rich earned his first collegiate win this week.



Friday, March 14
High School

Heritage’s freshman Alex Barbee earned his first High School win against Carrollton by pitching a scoreless 8th inning in 1-0 win striking out 2 and popping one up on 9 pitches. Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had 4 doubles in his first 2 games. McCallie sophomore Quinn Smith is off to a hot start with the bat as is Aaron Granger for North Murray where teammate Ricky (a/k/a Cole) Vaughn has turned in 3 great starting pitching performances to start the season.



Monday, March 17
Gaddis Visit JSU

Junior Nic Gaddis who is being recruited by several schools is visiting Jacksonville State this weekend.



Monday, March 17
High School Update

McCallie sophomore Carson McKoon threw 5 shutout IP against Station camp. His teammate sophomore Quinn Smith continues to swing a hot bat but not as hot as Dade County’s Nic Gaddis who had 4 doubles and a triple with 7 rbi in 3 games last week. Cleveland Sophomore Chantz Placzek got his first high school win against Boyd-Buchanan whose freshman Cade Evans is hitting .600 in early play. McCallie senior and Lee signee Winston Whitner threw a shutout against Northwest Whitfield hitting as high as 88 on radar guns. Sequatchie freshman Sidney Schultz got his first high school win against CCS. Hunter Oliver is off to a fast offensive start for Cleveland hitting over .400 and is throwing out over 60% of attempted base stealers. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer combined with another Baylor pitcher to throw a no-hitter retiring all 11 hitters he faced.



Monday, March 17
College Update

In a dh sweep of Chattanooga State James Fowlkes of Walters State had 2 hits, 3 rbi and his 14th sb. The Tigers Zach Thompson took the loss in game 2. In game 3 Fowlkes had a double, run, sb and 2 rbi. Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher had a hit and 2 runs and Chris Caffrey 2 hits and a run in game 1 loss to Vol State and in game 2 Speicher had a hit. In a game 1 win over Tiffin Cameron Brewster had a rbi single and in game 2 a rbi triple. In a game 1 win over Moorehaead State Zach Stephens homered. Bryan College’s Cody Rhinehart had 3 hits, 3 rbi and a run in a game 1 win over St. Andrews. In a game 3 win for Cleveland State, Speicher had a hit, run and rbi and Caffrey scored twice. Boston College’s Jeff Burke got a no decision despite only yielding 1 run in 6 1/3 IP against #3 Virginia. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 homers, 2 singles, 4 runs and 4 rbi in a series sweep of Moorehead State.



Wednesday, March 19
High School

Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster threw a 2 hitter in a win over Gordon Central. Notre Dame’s Alex Darras had a homer and double in a win over Bledsoe County.



Wednesday, March 19
College Update

Troy’s T. J. Binder had a rbi hit in a loss to Jacksonville State.



Thursday, March 27
College Update

Cleveland State’s Jordan Whitmire earned a win over Georgia Highlands when Chris Caffrey had a run and rbi and Evan Speicher a run in a game one win and in a game 2 win Caffrey had 2 hits, 3 runs and 3 rbi and Michael Allen had a run for the Cougars when Trey Silmon had a run for Highlands.



Thursday, March 27
High School Update

North Murray’s Aaron Granger improved to 4-1 on the year with a complete game win against LFO when Cole Vaughn had 2 hits. Heritage’s Noah Hill had a rbi single in a game 1 loss to Northwest. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis had 2 hits and a rbi in a loss to Pepprell. Dalton’s Kaleb Hill had 2 hits, 2 rbi and 2 runs in a win over Ridgeland.



Friday, March 28
High School Update

Dade’s Nic Gaddis continued his torrid streak with 2 hits including a double to drive in 2 and won on the mound with 4 scoreless IP against Coosa. Dalton’s Kaleb Hill had 2 hits in a game 1 win over Ridgeland. North Murray’s Ricky Vaughn earned a win over Cohulla Creek when he struck out 9 and he and Aaron Granger had all 4 of North Murray’s hits with each scoring twice, and Granger driving in 2. Sequatchie County’s super frosh Sidney Shultz beat South Pittsburg ACE Tyler Reed, 7-2 for his second win. East Hamilton’s Nick Fahler had 2 hits in a win over Red Bank.



Monday, March 31
Hunter Mercer

Chattanooga Cyclone and Baylor School standout junior Hunter Mercer has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Division I Troy University. Mercer has played for the Cyclone organization since age 13. He has been among the leading hitters for the organization in his age group every year. In the fall of 2013 Mercer hit .350, led the K team in rbi with 25 and scored 19 runs for the Cyclones wining the Most Runs Produced Award and in the summer of 2013 he won the Wes Hodges Best Hitter Award for the Cyclones K team. The Cyclones played exclusively with wood bats. Mercer plays outfield and 3rd base for the Cyclones and at Baylor he plays 3rd base and pitches. He won 4 games for the Red Raiders pitching as a sophomore.

Mercer is not only an outstanding baseball player but is also a 3.4 student at Baylor. Former Cyclones T. J. Binder and Lee Gibson are currently at Troy and Ooltewah senior Brody Binder has signed to play at Troy in 2015.

Cyclones General Manager had this to say about Mercer-"Hunter Mercer is one of the most dedicated and hard working players I have had the privilege to work with in the 21 years we have had the organization. Hunter was blessed with a good hand-eye coordination and bat speed but in every other respect he has made himself into a D-1 scholarship player through relentless hard work and dedication in practice, in outside individual instruction and on his own for the last 4 years with the support and encouragement of his parents. It has been his dream to play at Troy for the last 2 years and we are all glad that he has earned and been rewarded with this opportunity."

Mercer was also recruited by Lipscomb University as well as others.



Tuesday, April 1
College Update

Boston College’s Jeff Burke was a hard luck loser yielding only 2 earned runs in 6 IP to Florida State. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a game 1 hit in a loss to SIUE. Bryan’s L.J. Rowden had a no decision throwing 7 1/3 IP in a loss to Rhinehart when Cody Rhinehart had a hit, Bobby "Down" Towne earned a complete game win over Southwest for Cleveland State when Evan Speicher had a rbi hit and Chris Caffrey a rbi. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit and 2 runs in a game 3 win over SIUE. In a game 2 win Caffrey had 2 hits for Cleveland State and in a game 3 win he had a rbi hit and Evan Speicher a hit and run. Walter State’s James Fowlkes had a hit in a game 2 loss to Jackson State.



Tuesday, April 1
High School Update

Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster earned a win over Adairsville when Hayden Moss had a rbi. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had a hit in a win over MBA.



Tuesday, April 1
Pro Update on Former Cyclones

Unfortunately it appears Braves reliever Cory Gerrin will need season ending Tommy John Surgery by Dr. Andrews. Braves starter Mike Minor is recovering from shoulder soreness and should be available to pitch for the Braves within 3 weeks. The White Sox released Mitchell Boggs and then signed him to a minor league after he cleared waiver’s. Ryan Casteel will start the 2014 season for the Rockies in AA team. Casteel has had a tremendous 12 months with stellar performances in Advanced A ball, in the Australian Fall League where he almost won the triple crown leading the league in homers and rbi and in big league spring training where he hit around .340 with 3 homers. He will start the season in AA with one of the Rockies other top catching prospects Tom Murphy. Ryan is eligible for the Rule 5 draft after this season so with a good year he should get a September call up to the big leagues. The Royals sold Everett Teaford’s contract to a Korean League team and Everett has agreed to pitch in Korea after being assigned to minor league camp. Everett had pitched part of each of the last 3 years in the majors.



Thursday, April 3
Highschool Update

Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had 4 hits in a game 1 win over McMinn County and 2 hits in a game 2 win when Kyle Kapherr also had 2 hits. Notre Dame’s Alex Darras had 2 hits in a game 2 loss to CCS. Cade Evans had a rbi hit in a win over Silverdale. Ringgold’s Devin Lancaster earned his fourth win of the year throwing a LG against LFO. Dade’s Nic Gaddis continued his extra base binge with a rbi double against Armuchee. Boyd-Buchanan super fresh Cade Evans is hitting .380 on the year. Dalton’s Jackson Bell improved 4-1 on the year with a win over LaFayette. North Jackson’s sophomore Brett Barbee is hitting over .480 on the year and 2 hits and a run on Tuesday night.



Thursday, April 3
Highschool Update

Heritage sophomore Logan Haga had 4 hits and rbi in a game 1 win over Ridgeland when Tyler Hisey had a hit and the lone run for Ridgeland. In game 2 the Generals won again as Noah Hill ended up with 4 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbi in the 2 games. In game 3 Sethra Hickman had 2 hits and a run and Noah Hill 3 more hits when Hisey again had a hit and run for Ridgeland in a loss. Freshman Alex Barbee earned the win for the Generals in game 3.

 



Thursday, April 3
College Update

Cleveland State’s Jordan Whitmire earned a win in game 1 over University of the Cumberlands when Evan Speicher had 2 hits and 2 runs and Chris Caffrey a hit, 2 runs and a rbi. In a game 2 win Speicher had a 2 rbi hit and run and Michael Allen a hit and a run.

 



Monday, April 7
College Update

Walter State’s James Fowlkes homered, doubled, singled, drove in 4 and scored twice in a game 1 win over Roane State. Bryan’s L.J. Rowden earned a game 1 win over Milligan when Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits in a loss to Austin Peay in game 1. Bobby "Down" Towne earned another win for Cleveland State throwing a 3 hitter and yielding 1 run in 7 IP over Motlow State in a 2-1 win when Chris Caffrey had a rbi hit. In a 5-4 2nd game loss Evan Speicher had a hit and run. In a game 2 loss to TTU’s Stephens had a hit. TTU’s Stephens homered, singled, drove in 3 and scored once in a game 3 win over APSU. In a game 3 win James Fowlkes had a 2 rbi double and a run. In a 11-1 win over Motlow in game 3 Chris Caffrey had a homer, double, 2 singles, 4 rbi and 2 runs and Evans Speicher 2 hits and 2 runs. Boston College’s Jeff Burke took a loss against North Carolina as did Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson against LSU.



Monday, April 7
High School Update

Boyd Buchanan freshman Cade Evans is hitting over .400 and had a rbi single and 2 hits in a win over Red Bank. East Hamilton’s Nick Fahler homered and singled in a slaughter of Chattanooga Christian and tripled and drove in 3 against Gwinnett. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had a hit in a loss to Ensworth and 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Walker Valley. A SCC fly in a win over Ensworth. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver had 2 doubles, a single and 2 rbi in a loss to Seymour. In a loss to Franklin Austin Calfee had a hit and run. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis had his string of 5 games now with at least 1 double broken in a huge win over Calhoun.

 



Tuesday, April 8
High School Update

Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had a homer and single in a 2-1 loss to East Hamilton. The Cyclones on McCallie carried them to an extra inning win over Coffee County. Winston Whitener 3 hits and the game tying rbi, Quinn Smith 2 hits and the game winning rbi and Palmer Steventon earned the win pitching in relief.



Thursday, April 10
High School Update

Boyd-Buchanan’s freshman shortstop Cade Evans was 5 for 8 in a dh sweep of Grace with 5 sb. Cade is hitting .489 on the year with 7 rbi and 9 sb in his last 6 games. Ringgolds’s Hayden Moss doubled and had 2 rbi in a win over Gordon Central. North Murray’s Aaron Granger was a hard luck loser in a 3-1 loss to Adarrisville in a CG with no earned runs allowed. Granger had a hit and Cole Vaughn had the sole rbi.



Thursday, April 10
College Update

Walter State’s James Fowlkes had a hit and rbi in a game 1 win over Catawba Valley and in a game 2 win had a hit and run. In a game 1 loss to Jackson State, Sheldon Brogden had 1 hit and 2 runs for Chattanooga State when Zach Thompson took the loss. In a dh split with Tusculum Evan Speicher had a hit and Matt Allen thew 1 2/3 IP in the loss and in the win Speicher had 2 hits and a rbi and Chris Caffrey 2 hits and a run and Gabe Rich earned the win. In a win over Bryan College Derek Shugart of Lindsey Wilson had 2 hits and 2 runs and Cody Rhinehart had a hit for the Lions. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a homer, single, 2 runs and 2 rbi in a win over MSU. It was his 51st career homer at TTU, a school record. Stephens is already the rbi career leader at TTU and is the first player in OVC history to hit 50 homers and drive in 200. He needs 2 homers to own the career OVC record, an amazing feat considering he has set it with a BBCOR bat.



Friday, April 11
High School Update

Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had a double , 2 singles and a rbi and Rick Fahler 2 rbi in a loss to East Hamilton. Heritage’s Seth Hickman had 2 hits and Logan Haga 2 hits and a rbi in a win over Southeast Whitfield. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis pitched a 3 hitter to bet Chattanooga. Sequatchie County super freshman Sidney Shultz earned a win over Bledsoe. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver had a double and Chantz Paczek earned the win against Walker Valley. Boyd-Buchanan’s Cade Evans had 2 hits in a win over Megis County. Sequatchie’s Sidney Shultz doubled in a win over Whitwell. Rigdeland’s Tyler Hisey had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over LaFayette.



Friday, April 11
BURKE WINS PRESTIGIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Boston College’s Jeff Burke has been chosen to receive the Boston College Padulsky Award as the sophomore who has mentored and encouraged other students to develop effective skills including leadership and team work. Jeff has done extending mentoring of elementary students, done service trips to New Orleans and it the baseball team rep on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Go to BC’s website for more information. We are all very, very proud of Jeff, a true student-athlete. Jeff will be a leader wherever he goes and whatever he pursues. He will be a leader for the country one day.



Monday, April 14
College Update

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens is heating up as the weather does the same. He hit another homer and single with 3 rbi in a game 1 win over Eastern Illinois. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had a hit and run in a game 1 win over Montreat when L. J. Rowden earned the win. In a game 1 win over Cleveland State James Fowlkes homered for the Senators and for the Cougars, Evan Speicher had a run and rbi and Chris Caffrey a hit and run. Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson gave up 3 hits in 8 IP with no runs to earn the win over Dyersburg when Sheldon Brogden had a SB and run. In a game 2 win over Walters Evan Speicher had a 2 rbi double and run and Chris Caffrey a hit, run and rbi when Fowlkes had 2 runs for Walters. In a game 3 win for Walters Fowlkes had a rbi and for the Cougars Caffrey had a rbi and Michael Allen a run. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens doubled, singled, scored once and drove in 1 in a loss to Eastern Illinois. In a game 1 loss and game 2 win against North Alabama Cameron Brewster had a hit in each game. In a game 2 win Rhineheart had 2 hits and 2 rbi for Bryan. TTU’s Stephens had a double, single and a run in a game 3 win.



Monday, April 14
High School Update

Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had a double and sac fly in a game 1 win over Father Ryan. In McCallie’s game 1 win over Ensworth Winston Whitener had 2 hits, 2 rbi and 3 SB. Ringgold’s Hayden Moss doubled and scored in a win over Sonoraville. In a loss to Calhoun Cade Evans had a hit, run, sac bunt and hbp for Boyd-Buchanan and is hitting .500 on the year. McCallie’s Winston Whitener threw a 1 hitter in a win over Ensworth when Quinn Smith had 2 hits and a rbi. Cleveland’s Hunter Oliver hit the wall twice in a win over Central for 2 rbi and 2 doubles. North Jackson’s sophomore Brett Barbee was 5 for 9 on the week and continues to hit over .480 on the season. Ridgeland’s Tyler Hisey had several hits in the wins over LaFayette.



Thursday, April 17
College Update

Vandy’s Will Cooper had a hit and run in a win over MTSU. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens became the all-time career OVC record holder for homers when he hit the 54th of his career and become the career rbi leader with 4 rbi to bring his total to 211 breaking 2 records which had stood for 30 years. Lee’s Cameron Brewster, who will help coach this summer, hit a 3 run homer and single in a win over Bryan College.



Thursday, April 17
High School Update

Sophomore Hunter Oliver has been on fire the last 2 weeks hitting over .700 and spraying extra base hits to both gaps. In a dh split with Ooltewah Hunter had 5 hits including a walk off homer and a double and was robbed of another hit driving in 4 runs and scoring twice. Cleveland only had 7 hits total. Hunter also threw out 3 out of 3 attempting to steal. Chantz Placzek earned the win in game 2 and had a hit. Brody Binder had 2 hits and a rbi in the owl victory and Jackson Malcolm a double. Dalton’s sophomore Jackson Bull earned a huge win for Dalton against Heritage, his 6th of the year. He gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits with 2 of them being by sophomore Logan Hagga and one by Noah Hill. Jackson out dwelled Georgia signee Blake Hamilton. Ringgolds Hayden Moss had 2 hits and 2 runs in a loss to Cartersville. Dade County’s Nic Gaddis earned a save against Model keeping their playoff hopes alive.

 



Friday, April 18
College Update

Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson earned a win over Cleveland State when Sheldon Brogden had 2 hits, a run, bb and 2 rbi for the Tigers when Evan Speicher had a hit and Chris Caffrey a hit and run for the Cougars.



Friday, April 18
High School Update

Heritage sophomore Noah Hill homered, singled and had a sec fly to drive in 5 runs in a win over Dalton. Cleveland sophomore Hunter Oliver stayed hot with 2 hits and a rbi in a loss to Cookeville. Ridgelands Tyler Hisey had 3 hits in a win over Southeast.



Friday, April 18
Hickman to Graduate with High Honors

Heritage’s Seth Hickman who has a 4.0 GPA will graduate with Highest Honors this May. Congratulations to Seth.



Monday, April 21
High School Update

Hertiage’s fantastic freshman Alex Barbee earned a no hitter in the 5th inning, and pitched a complete game to earn the win in a 2nd place clinching victory over Dalton When Noah Hill had 2 hits and 2 runs, Logan Haga had 2 hits and a rbi and Kaleb Hill had a hit for Dalton. Cleveland’s sophomore Chantz Placzek pitched well but took a 2-0 loss to Rhea. Hunter Oliver had 2 doubles, a single and a rbi in a win over Red Bank. North Murray’s Aaron Granger and Ricky Vaughn have led them to their first sate playoff in program history. Ricky had 2 hits and 2 rbi in the playoff claiming victory over Sonoraville when Aaron Granger earned a save with 1 2/3 scoreless IP. Sequatchie County freshman Sidney Schultz earned a win over Hixson, his 4th of the year and had 2 hits. Red Bank’s Blake Winstead had 2 rbi in a win over Rhea. McCallie’s sophomore Quinn Smith had 3 hits and a rbi in a win over MBA when Winston Whitener had 2 hits and a rbi. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had 2 doubles, 3 singles and 4 rbi in 7 abs in 2-1 series win over Brentwood. In a game 3 win over MBA Quinn Smith had 2 hits and Winston Whitener 2 hits and 2 rbi. In a Yellow Jacket Championship final win Cade Evans had a triple and 2 singles for Boyd-Buchanan. Boyd-Buchanan’s Cade Evans was 6 for 12 for the tournament with 5 rbi and 4 sb. In an Ooltewah win over Central Brody Binder had 2 hits, 2 rbi and 2 runs.



Monday, April 21
College Update

In a game 2 loss to Columbia State James Fowlkes had a hit and in a game 3 win he had a rbi. In a game 2 loss to Chattanooga State Evan Speicher had a hit and Chris Caffrey a rbi and in a game 3 win for Cleveland State Speicher had a hit a run and Brogden had 2 hits for Chattanooga State. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit, 2 runs and rbi in a game 2 win over Jacksonville’s State and hit in TTU’s wins in games 1 and 3.

In a dh with Union College Cody Rhineheart of Bryan had 3 runs in the 1st game and had 2 hits in the 2nd loss. Boston Colleges Jeff Burke got a no decision in a start against N. C. State. Troy’s T.J. Binder had a hit and run in a loss to ALR.



Friday, May 16
College Update

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens hit his 17th homer of the year in a loss to Belmont.



Friday, May 16
High School Playoff Update

Boyd-Buchanan freshman phenom Cade Evans was 3-3 with 2 runs in a regional championship win over Souther Pittsburg. Evans is now hitting .521on the year. Chattanooga.com described as "maybe the toughest out in Chattanooga and definitely the best 2 strike hitter." McCallies Winston Whitener had 2 hits in a win over Braircrest.



Thursday, May 15
College Update

Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits and a run in a Regional playoff win over Culver-Stockton and 2 hits and a rbi when L.J. Rowden earned the win over Brewton-Parker.



Monday, May 12
College Update

Lee’s Cameron Brewster hit a 3 run homer and had a sac fly in a 4-1 Regional final win over Hiawassee to clinch a spot in the NCCAA World Series when Randall Coley had a rbi hit for Hiawassee. Boston College’s Jeff Burke earned a win with 5 scoreless IP against Binghamton. In 2 wins against SEM Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 homer, 2 singles, 5 rbi and 4 runs and in the series finale win Hunter Hudson had 2 singles, 2 sb, 3 run and 3 rbi and Garrett Baugh pitched. In the AAC tournament championship game Cody Rhinehart had 2 rbi and a hit in a 5-4 win over Point Coma. Rhinehart and L.J. Rowden both made the all-tournament team.



Tuesday, May 6
Cyclones Make All-District and Region Teams

Several Cyclones were announced for All-District and Region Teams recently. In 5-A Tenn baseball Cade Evans was the only freshman on the All- District team. In 5-AAA Tenn sophomore Hunter Oliver, seniors Brody Binder and Logan Fugate and junior Corey Edgemon made the team. In Georgia sophomore Noah Hill made his All Region Team. Several more are expected to be announced soon.



Thursday, April 24
High School Update

McMinn’s Cody Edgemon had 2 hits in a loss to East Hamilton. Heritage’s Logan Haga had the game winning hit in a 2nd game playoff win when Alex Barbee gave up a run in 2 IP.



Thursday, April 24
College Update

Lee’s Cameron Brewster had 2 hits and 2 runs in a win over Trevecca.



Wednesday, April 23
PARITY IN D-1 BASEBALL

Wednesday, April 23
High School Update

Cleveland super sophomore Hunter Oliver stayed red hot with 2 hit and 3 rbi in a win over Soddy-Daisy. Ooltewah’s Troy commit Brody Binder is red-hot as well and had another double, single and rbi in a 3-2 loss to Bradley Centeral. Boyd’s Cade Evans had 2 runs and 2 rbi in a win over Arts & Sciences Quinn Smith had a double in a win over Tullahoma when Carson McKoon threw a scoreless IP. North Jackson won the playoff series from Huntsville’s Pope John Paul and Bret Barbee had 4 hits and 3 runs in the series win.



Wednesday, April 23
College Update

Walter State’s James Fowlkes had homer, single and 5 rbi in a game 1 win over Milligan and in a game 2 win had 2 hits, 3 sb, 3 rbi and a run. Georgia Highlands Trey Silmon had a hit in a win. Shorter Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had a rbi hit in a win over University of the Cumberlands. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had 2 homers, a single, 4 rbi and 3 runs in 15-13 loss to Kentucky.



Wednesday, April 23
FALL MVP GADDIS AT IT AGAIN

The fall Cyclones K team James Dylan Paris MVP winner Nic Gaddis is at it again. Nic has had a stellar season leading Dade County to the brink of its first foray into the playoffs in many years. Nic pitched a complete game yielding one unearned run, striking out 9 to beat Coosa and had 2 hits and 2 rbi. Nic has been carrying Dade from the time he finished playing point guard and averaging 16 points a game for Dade’s playoff basketball team.



Tuesday, April 22
High School Update

Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had a game winning double in the 10th inning among 3 hits in a win over Bradley Central when Mitch Duncan started on the mound and Kyle Kepherr had 2 hits. Bradley Central’s Hunter Oliver continued his hot streak with 2 hits in a loss to Soddy and Red Bank’s Blake Winstead earned a big win over Tyner. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had a hit in a loss to Walker Valley. Ringgold’s sophomore Devin Lancaster continued his sterling session with a win over Adairsville.



Tuesday, April 22
College Update

Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher and Mike Allen each had a rbi hit in a win over Cumberland.