Chattanooga Cyclones: Cyclones News

Tuesday, September 30
Practice Schedule Week of September 29, 2014

Tuesday

K Team- Off (Enjoy it and being Champions)

H Team - Cleveland State at 6:00

15U Team- RSA at 6:00

Wednesday

K Team- Pitchers & Catchers at RSA at 6:30-Mandatory (position players optional)

Thursday

15U Team- Cleveland State at 6:00



Tuesday, September 30
Southern Wood Bat Fall World Series-October 3-5, 2014-GATE COVERAGE

Thursday

Lee Univeristy

6:30 Cyclones K vs. Cyclones H 5:15-7:45 Jeanie Gaddis

Friday

Lee University

8:20 Cyclones 15 vs. Birmingham Baseball 6:45-8:45 Kelly Hill

Saturday

Lee University

8:20 Cyclones 15 vs. Huntsville SP 7:00-9:15 Paula Brooksbank

10:40 Clarkesville vs. DD Rockies 18 9:15-11:30 Christie Barbee

1:00 Cyclones K vs. DD Rockies18 11:30-1:45 Vance Bell

3:20 Clarkesville vs. OTC 18 1:45-4:00 Leah Wicker

5:40 OTC 16 vs. Huntsville SP 4:00-6:15 Lisa Hollad

8:00 Cyclones H vs. OTC 18 6:15-8:30 Bronwyn McEwen

Cleveland State

9:00 OTC 15 vs DD Rockies 16 7:45-10:00 Brian Bird

11:20 Birmingham BB vs. OTC 16 10:00-12:15 Carrie & Michael Jones

1:40 Cyclones 15 vs. DD Rockies 16 12:15-2:30 Debbie Ridge

4:00 Birmingham BB vs. OTC 15 2:30-4:30 Chris Wolf

Sunday

Lee University

8:20 Huntsville SP vs. DD Rockies 16 7:00-9:15 Rich Kerns

10:40 Cyclones 15 vs. OTC 15 9:15-11:30 Leigh Ann Bradford

1:00 OTC 16 vs. DD Rockies 16 11:30-1:45 Kat Gibson

3:20 OTC 16 vs. OTC 15 1:45-4:00 Bob Chruch

5:40 DD Rockies 18 vs. Cyclones H 4:00-6:15 Lisa Holland

Cleveland State

9:10 Cyclones H vs. Clarkesville 8:00-10:15 Mark Everett

11:30 Cyclones K vs. Clarkesville 10:15-12:30 Jimmy Evans

1:00 DD Rockies 18 vs. OTC 18 12:30-2:45 Bronwyn McEwen

4:10 Cyclones K vs OTC 18 2:45-4:45 Scott Edgemon

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SIGNING UP SO QUICKLY!



Monday, September 29
Southern Wood Bat Fall World Series Schedule Change & PG Team Meeting-URGENT

The Friday game between the Cyclones K and H teams has been moved to Thursday at 6:30. Cyclones K be there by 5:30 wearing gray on gray with blue trim. There will be a meeting of the K team parents after the game as well as all H team parents who played at PG to discuss the Jupiter Trip.



Cyclones
Monday, September 29
Perfect Game - WWBA Southeast Qualifier

EMERSON, Ga. – As another weekend comes to an end at the must-see Perfect Game Park South at LakePoint, another automatic paid invitation to the coveted WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. was won. The Chattanooga Cyclones were all smiles when holding the WWBA Southeast Qualifier #2 Champions banner for the team photo after knocking off MBA Pride Elite in convincing fashion.

"It feels awesome," said Chattanooga Cyclones head coach George Koontz. "A lot of these guys have been with us for four or five years and we’ve got probably two or three pro prospects, but we’re mainly just a blue collar grind-it-out team and I think you saw that here."

MBA Pride Elite got off to the fast start, putting a run on the board in the top of the first inning. Alec Sanchez led off the game with a hard-hit single, followed by a walk of Mervyl "MJ" Melendez and a one-out RBI single off the bat of Chase Sanguinetti.

They avoided potential trouble in the bottom of the second when, with runners on first and second and none out, pitcher Altoon Coleman made a diving catch on a bunt attempt and turned it into a double play.

Momentum wouldn’t hold for long, however, as the Cyclones would send 12 batters to the plate in the bottom of the third and put up a seven spot to take a commanding lead. Walks were the issue for the Pride, who walked six in the inning and sent three different pitchers to the mound in an effort to control the damage.

The big inning was highlighted by a two-RBI double to left field off the bat of Hunter Oliver, which broke a 1-1 tie at the time and gave the Cyclones a 3-1 inning. Cade Evans contributed to the cause with a big two-out RBI single to left field to make it 5-1 before a couple of walks and a wild pitch would cap off the big inning.

The Cyclones added a lone run in the fifth before Nick Gaddis started off the sixth frame with a triple that two-hopped the batter’s eye in an impressive display of power. With two outs, Corbin Brooksbank connected for a walk-off single up the middle to score Gaddis and give Chattanooga the eight-run mercy rule win.

"We’ve been to the round of sixteen before, but this is the first thing we’ve ever won that’s Perfect Game, so it’s huge for the program and huge for the guys," Koontz said. "It means a lot to the program."

For many of the Cyclones players, it’s a long awaited opportunity to show professional scouts and college recruiters what they can do at the highest level of amateur baseball on the biggest stage Perfect Game has to offer.

"They’re really pumped," said Koontz. "I think we’ve got a chance if we can get everybody healthy. We’ve got a couple of our pitchers that aren’t healthy, but if we can get them healthy then we can go down there and compete."

It was not an easy path to the championship for Chattanooga, who battled to beat many good teams like the East Cobb Astros 17u, the BigStix Gamers 18u, and TGBA Blue Borcherding en route to a 5-0 record entering the title game.

The Cyclones outscored opponents 26-7 on its way to a No. 4 seed in the playoffs. As a team, they tallied 44 hits (44-for-151) and finished the tournament with a .291 batting average and .419 on-base percentage.

The pitching played a huge role in the Cyclones’ tournament run, surrendering just five earned runs through 41 innings of work. The staff combined for an impressive 0.85 earned run average and a respectable 1.20 WHIP (walks/hits per innings pitched).

"We’ve been pumped all weekend and have played better at each stage," Koontz said. "We’ve actually played better in the playoffs than we did in our pool, so I’m really so proud of these guys."

The Cyclones offense had six different players with at least 15 plate appearances hit over .300 on the weekend, while the pitching staff saw complete game performances out of Cole Vaughn, Jackson Bell, and Gaddis.

"We’ve got some core guys here that have been with us since they were 12-years-old and they love each other and because of that, it comes out," said Koontz.

The excitement was evident among the close-knit group, who were eager to pose for a team picture with the banner that reads ‘CHAMPIONS’. You could catch several players talking to each other about their well-deserved trip to Jupiter. They sounded just as eager to take advantage of the big-stage opportunity they will get at the end of October.

"We’ve got as many sophomores on this team as we do seniors, so I think the core of these guys that are younger are gonna be heard from for a while," Koontz added.

Calling all coaches and scouts: be sure to check out this youthful yet battle-tested Chattanooga Cyclones squad while you’re in Jupiter. You won’t be disappointed.



Saturday, September 27
SUNDAY PG UPDATE
It's offical we are the 4th seed and play The Dog Pound at 10:15 on Field 14.  Wear grey with blue trim.  Be there 1 hour ahead of game time.  Go Clones!

Saturday, September 27
Sunday PG Playoff
It appears we will be the 4th seed and play at 10:15 on field 14 but that has not been posted yet.  CHECK BACK IN AN HOUR FOR  CONFIRMATION.

Friday, September 26
PG Correction

The 12:45 game on Saturday is on Lakepoint Field 13 NOT 14



Thursday, September 25
Urgent- H Team Thursday Practice moved from OHS to RSA AT 6:00

Tuesday, September 23
RHS FALL BRWAL

Saturday, September 27, 2014

11:00 Ga. Jackets vs. Cyclones

1:30 Cyclones vs. Force Elite

Sunday, September 28, 2014

11:00 3A vs. 3B

1:30 1A vs. 2B

4:00 2A vs. 1B

6:30 W G2 vs W G3

Rules:

GHSA (BBCOR) Bats

2 hour 15 minute time limit – We should be able to get 7 inning games

Teams will provide Baseballs each game

Cages will be open for teams to use - Teams will provide own baseballs in cages

@RHS NO METAL SPIKES IN CAGES

Pool Play - Games can end in tie

Sunday extra inning games (no international first 2 extra innings)

Saturday Games coin flip determines home team, Sunday High Seed

RHS field is 29 Tiger Trail Ringgold Ga 30736

 



Monday, September 22
Practice Schedule Week of September 22, 2014

K Team-Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00 at Cleveland State

H Team-Thursday at 6:00 at OHS

15U Tea,- Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00 Boyd-Buchanan

On Tuesday-Bautista, Morgan, Etter and Galbraith practice with K Team



Monday, September 22
Thanks to KSU Gate Keepers!

Many thanks to the gate people at KSU. Everything ran very smoothly and those who filled in stepped up on short notice to help out.



Monday, September 22
Cyclones K 3-1 at Southern Wood Bat KSU Invitational

The Chattanooga Cyclones K fall baseball team moved to 13-2 on the season going 3-1 at Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State University Invitational. The Cyclones defeated Nelson Baseball School Black 5-3 when Jackson Bell earned the win and Logan Haga a save and Cade Evans had a hit, stolen base and 2 runs. Noah Hill a rbi triple and run and Austin Calfee a hit and rbi.

In a 8-2 win over OTC Nic Gaddis earned the win with relief help from Hill when Evans had 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases and 3 rbi, Corey Edgemon had 2 hits , 2 runs and a rbi, and Gaddis, Haga and Cole Vaughn each had a rbi hit. In a victory over the Cyclones H Alex Barbee earned the win and Evans had 4 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbi, Hill 3 hits, 4 runs and 3 rbi, and Hunter Mercer 2 hits, 3 runs and 2 rbi. In a 10-8 loss to Nelson Baseball School White Evans had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi. Hunter Oliver a 2 run triple, Gaddis 2 hits and 2 runs and Hill and Mercer a rbi hit each



Monday, September 22
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NOW PAST DUE AND MUST BE PAID BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 TO PLAY! UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE SPECIFIC ARRANGEMENTS WITH COACH K!

Monday, September 22
Perfect Game Schedule- K Team

Friday

5:30 East Cobb Astros 17s vs. Cyclones-Lakepoint Field 14

Saturday

8:00 Cyclones vs. Fat Cat Baseball- Lakepoint Field 14

12:45 Cyclones vs. Big Stix Games 18U-Lakepoint Field 14

Sunday

T.B.A



Monday, September 22
Gate Coverage for Southern Wood Bat Fall World Series-October 3-5, 2014

Please call Carolyn at 423-605-1225 ONLY after noon on Thursday, September 25, 2014.00



Monday, September 22
Southern Wood Bat Fall World Series-October 3-5, 2014

Friday

Lee University

6:00 Cyclones K vs. Cyclones H

8:20 Cyclones 15 vs. Birmingham Baseball

Saturday

Lee University

8:20 Cyclones 15 vs. Huntsville SP

10:40 Clarkesville vs. DD Rockies 18

1:00 Cyclones K vs. DD Rockies18

3:20 Clarkesville vs. OTC 18

5:40 OTC 16 vs. Huntsville SP

8:00 Cyclones H vs. OTC 18

Cleveland State

9:00 OTC 15 vs DD Rockies 16

11:20 Birmingham BB vs. OTC 16

1:40 Cyclones 15 vs. DD Rockies 16

4:00 Birmingham BB vs. OTC 15

Sunday

Lee University

8:20 Huntsville SP vs. DD Rockies 16

10:40 Cyclones 15 vs. OTC 15

1:00 OTC 16 vs. DD Rockies 16

3:20 OTC 16 vs. OTC 15

5:40 DD Rockies 18 vs. Cyclones H

Cleveland State

9:10 Cyclones H vs. Clarkesville

11:30 Cyclones K vs. Clarkesville

1:00 DD Rockies 18 vs. OTC 18

4:10 Cyclones K vs OTC 18



Monday, September 15
Week of September 15, 20114 Practice Schedule

Tuesday

K & H Teams at Cleveland State at 6:00

15U at Boyd Buchanan 6:00

Thursday

K Team- Cleveland State at 6:00

H Team- Ooltewah at 6:00

15U- Boyd Buchanan at 6:00



Monday, September 15
Coach Wellman Is Back!

Coach Phillip Wellman who just ended his season as the manager in the championship round of the Texas League playoffs with his Arkansas Travelers team, the AA Team for the Los Angeles Angels, is back to once again give catching, hitting and fielding lessons at RSA. Coach Wellman is generally recognized as one of the best catching and hitting instructors in all of minor league baseball. He coached and helped develop both Brian McCann and Yadier Molina. You may contact him at (830) 822-1500. His lessons are not covered by the fall package.



Monday, September 15
Cyclones Go 3-1 at Samford University

The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team went 3-1 at the Samford University Fall Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-1 on the season. The Cyclones defeated Memphis Batters Box Baseball 7-6 scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning when Hunter Mercer earned the win pitching in relief of Jackson Bell and Mercer also had the walk off hit and Hunter Oliver had 3 hits and a run, Cade Evans 2 hits and 2 rbi, Corey Edgemon a hit, run and rbi and Noah Hill a double and run.

In a 9-1 win over Central Alabama Baseball Nic Gaddis earned the pitching win when Oliver had 2 hits a run and rbi, Gaddis a double, triple, 3 rbi and a run, Corey Edgemon 2 hits and 2 runs and Mercer 2 hits and a run.

In a 10-1 win over the Alabama Elite Alex Barbee earned the win and Mercer had a 2 rbi double and run, Hill 2 hits and a run, Gaddis a double and 2 runs, and Cole Vaughn 2 hits, a run and rbi. The Cyclones lost to the North Alabama Vipers. The Cyclones used wood bats and their opponents used aluminum.



Monday, September 15
Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Schedule-September 19-21-Gate Coverage

Friday

6:00 OTC vs. Nelson BB 17 4:45-6:45 Ed Perez

8:20 Cyclones H vs. Nelson BB 18 6:45-8:45 Rich Kerns

Saturday

10:00 Cyclones H vs. OTC 8:45-11:00 Christie Barbee

12:30 Nelson BB 18 vs. Cyclones K 11:00-1:15 Donna Galbraith

3:00 Cyclones H vs. Nelson BB 17 1:15-3:30 Allison Wright

5:30 Cyclones K vs. Nelson BB 17 3:30-5:45 Joel Bautista

 

Sunday

10:00 Cyclones K vs. OTC 8:45-11:00 Doug Crowther

12:30 Nelson BB 18 vs. OTC 11:00-1:15 Kelly Hill

3:00 Cyclones H vs. Cyclones K 1:15-3:30 Derek McDaniel

5:30 Nelson BB 17 vs. Nelson BB 18 3:30-5:45 Leah Wicker

Thanks to everyone for signing up so quickly!



Thursday, September 11
KSU Hotel Information

Coach K got a special $84/night rate at the Wingate Inn off Barrett Parkway where we have stayed several times before-770-514-7344-tell them you are with the Cyclones.



Wednesday, September 10
KSU Gate Coverage

The KSU schedule is listed below. We need people to call for gate coverage starting after 9:00 A.M. this Friday, September 12, 2014. Call Carolyn 423-605-1225. Thanks!



Wednesday, September 10
Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Schedule-September 19-21

Friday

6:00 OTC vs. Nelson BB 17

8:20 Cyclones H vs. Nelson BB 18

Saturday

10:00 Cyclones H vs. OTC

12:30 Nelson BB 18 vs. Cyclones K

3:00 Cyclones H vs. Nelson BB 17

5:30 Cyclones K vs. Nelson BB 17

 

Sunday

10:00 Cyclones K vs. OTC

12:30 Nelson BB 18 vs. OTC

3:00 Cyclones H vs. Cyclones K

5:30 Nelson BB 17 vs. Nelson BB 18

All times are EST. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 1st base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Wednesday, September 10
University of Alabama Huntsville September 13-14, 2014- 15U Schedule

Saturday, September 13

11:30 SP Birmingham vs. Cyclones 15U

2:00 SP Huntsville vs. Cyclones 15U

Sunday, September 14

9:00 Huntsville vs. Cyclones 15U

11:30 Birmingham vs. Cyclones 15U



Wednesday, September 10
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Practices If It Rains

H Team at RSA at 6:00

15U Team at RSA at 7:00

K Team Pitchers & Catchers at RSA at 6:00 others optional-hitting at 5:00-7:00



Tuesday, September 9
Cleveland State 2014 Fall Baseball Classic-H Team Schedule

Saturday, September 13, 2014

9:00 Pro Concepts vs. Cyclones H

1:30 Cyclones H vs. D3 Stingers

Sunday, September 4, 2014

9:00 Desert Eagles vs. Cyclones H

1:30 Cyclones H vs. Pro Concepts



Monday, September 8
Practice Schedule - Week of September 8, 2014

Tuesday-

K & H Team at Cleveland State 6:00

15U at Boyd Buchanan at 6:00

Thursday-

K Team at RSA at 6:00

H Team at Ooltewah at 6:00

15U Team at Boyd at 6:00



Monday, September 8
Samford Schedule change-K team

The games at Samford on Saturday are now 12:15 and 7:00 C.S.T.



Saturday, September 6
Saturday Game
There will be one game at Cleveland State at 11:15 be there at 10:30!

Friday, September 5
K Team games for Saturday, September 6, 2014 are delayed. Please check the website first thing in the morning for an update.

Thursday, September 4
H Team-bring both jerseys to Sunday games at Carson-Newman to swap out for new jerseys!

Thursday, September 4
H Team Practice cancelled due to wet fields

Thursday, September 4
Practices for Thursday, September 4, 2014

K Team at RSA at 6:00

15U team at RSA at 6:15 (for outside work and then move inside at 7:00)



Wednesday, September 3
Urgent- Last Reminder -2nd Payments Past Due!

Wednesday, September 3
Samford University Invitational September 13 & 14, 2014-K Team

Saturday

11:15 N. Alabama Vipers vs. Cyclones K

6:00 Cyclones K vs. Batters Box BB

Sunday

9:00 Central Alabama Baseball vs. Cyclones K

11:15 Cyclones K vs. Alabama Elite

At Samford All Times are C.S.T.



Wednesday, September 3
Carson-Newman Round Robin-Sunday, September 7, 2014

10:00 Cyclones K vs. Desert Eagles

12:30 Cyclones K vs. Cyclones H

3:00 Cyclones H vs. Desert Eagles



Wednesday, September 3
Wednesday, September 3, 2014-K Team Practice

Wednesday, September 3, 2014-K Team Practice moved to RSA at 6:00 due to rain last night. Cleveland State is partially under water.



Tuesday, September 2
15U Hotel at Stockbridge

We have a block of doubles at the Comfort Inn & Suites at a great price of $83.00/night for Saturday night in Stockbridge-5-8 minutes from the field. Call 770-507-0444 and ask for a Chattanooga Cyclones room & book on your credit card before noon on Thursday when they will be released. It has the best reviews in the area.



Tuesday, September 2
Samford Hotel Information

There is a block of non-smoking doubles at the Wingate Inn on Corporate Drive in Birmingham located about 10 minutes from the field and 5 minutes from the largest mall in Birmingham. Great place-we have stayed here several times over the years. Rate $75.00/night with breakfast. Must call before 3:00 PM this Friday, September 5, 2014 (205)995-8586.



Friday, August 29
Casteel Headed to AFL

Ryan Castell who has had a good year in AA for the Rockies has been offered a spot in the Arizona Fall League. This is a huge honor as a good AFL season could get Ryan a big league spring training invite. Congratulations to Ryan!



Wednesday, August 27
Practice Schedule Week of September 2, 2014

K Team - Wednesday at Cleveland State at 6:00 and Thursday RSA at 6:00

H Team- Tuesday at Boyd-Buchanan at 6:00 and Thursday at Ooltewah at 6:00

15U Team-Tuesday at RSA at 6:00 and Thursday at Boyd Buchanan at 6:00



Wednesday, August 27
K Team Cleveland State DH on September 6, 2014 will start at 10:00 A.M.-arrive by 9:00

Wednesday, August 27
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Practice Schedule

K Team-RSA at 6:00

H Team- Ooltewah at 6:00

15U Team- Boyd-Buchanan at 6:00



Tuesday, August 26
Cyclones 15u Schedule - OTC Invitational

Stockbridge High School Georgia

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9:30 OTC 16 v. Cyclones

12:00 Birmingham Baseball 16s v. Cyclones

Sunday, September 7, 2014

9:30 Cyclones v. OTC 15

12:00 Cyclones v. Huntsville 16s



Tuesday, August 26
Troy Follow-up Recruiting

Thanks to all the parents who covered gates. As always, the Troy coaches were impressed with how smoothly everything ran. As everyone knows by now we had a 2016 player, Hunter Oliver commit to Troy and they have expressed interest in a couple of other 2016s and several of the 2017s. Mississippi State’s Butch Thompson who was at Troy on Saturday also expressed interest in 4 of our 217s and 2 will have an unofficial visit there in October.



Tuesday, August 26

Oliver To Be A Trojan

Hunter Oliver (2016) became the first of the Cyclones of 2016 class to commit this past weekend. He committed to continue his education and baseball career at Troy University. Hunter has made tremendous progress in the last 9 months defensively and the work he has done at RSA on retooling his swing over the last twelve months is starting to pay huge dividends. Hunter has been exposed to a multitude of D-1 college campuses including SEC schools and seen by over 120 college coaches while a Cyclone and felt very comfortable becoming the 5th Cyclone in the last 4 years to commit to Troy. He has shown a truly intense dedication to improving his baseball skills. If he continues to progress as he has over the last 12 months it is very likely he could be drafted high enough that he will have a very difficult choice to make come June of 2016. Hunter has a chance to be the highest drafted catcher the Cyclones have ever had. Congratulations Hunter



Monday, August 25
Cyclones K Team 4-0 at Troy

The Chattanooga Cyclones K fall baseball team won the Southern Wood Bat Troy University Fall Classic going 4-0 this past weekend. They defeated Wiregrass Baseball 14-0 when Cade Evans had 2 runs, 2 stolen bases and a rbi, Jackson Bell 2 runs, Noah Hill 2 hits, a run and a rbi and Hunter Mercer a hit, rbi and run. Alex Barbee pitched a no-hitter. In a 4-1 win over Viper Baseball 18s Cole Vaugh gave up an unearned in 5 innings pitched, Corbin Brooksbank earned a hold and Seth Wicker the win when Hunter Mercer and Hunter Oliver each had rbi hits, Logan Haga had 2 hits and a rbi and Cade Evans a hit, stolen base and run. In a 7-4 win over the Cyclones H Team Jackson Bell earned the win when Hill had a hit and 2 runs, Bell a hit and 3 rbi and Evans a hit and run. In a 7-2 win over the Alabama Rays 18s Nic Gaddis gave up 1 earned run in 4 inning pitched and Mercer earned the win when Evans had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Austin Calfee a hit and run and Alex Tucker a 3 run double. The Cyclones H team beat Wiregrass Baseball and the Alabama Rays 16s and lost to Viper Baseball 18s.



Monday, August 25
Practice Schedule for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 & Wednesday, August 27, 2014

K Team-Cleveland State at 6:00- Tuesday

H Team- Boyd-Buchanan at 6:00 - Tuesday

15U Team- RSA at 6:00 Wednesday



Monday, August 25
2nd Fall Payments Reminder

All 2nd payment for the fall season were due Friday. They must be paid by September 3, 2014 unless you have made special arrangements.



Friday, August 22
No Yoga tomorrow August 23, 2014 at RSA it will resume on August 30, 2014

Tuesday, August 19
Coach Pierce to Retire After 2015 Season-Coach Smartt to Succeed Him

Troy’s coach Bobby Pierce has announced that he will retire after the 2015 baseball season after 31 years as a college baseball coach. Pierce was an All-SEC player at the University of Alabama. He was named to the Alabama All-Century Team. He was named the head baseball coach at Chipola at the age of 23 and built it into a national powerhouse going 259-95 before becoming an assistant coach at the University of Alabama. He was then selected by the University of Alabama at Huntsville to start their program. He built it into a perennial top 10 Division II program going 276-108 in 7 season. At Troy in 12 years his record is 420-288 making his overall head coach record 955-491- remarkable. He has been named the Coach of the Year in every conference he has ever been a head coach- the Panhandle, the Gulfsouth, the Atlantic Sun and the Sunbelt. He is a member of the Alabama Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. Pierce is the very, very rare combination of a great recruiter, tremendous evaluator of talent, great fund-raiser, administrator and charismatic leader, great teacher of fundamentals and most importantly a man of great character and of his word. College baseball will lose a great representative of the sport when he retires.

Over the years Coach K and Carolyn have become good friends with Coach Peirce and his wife Kay. Coach Pierce has twice spoken at the Annual Cyclones Award Banquet.

Coach Mark Smartt will succeed Bobby as head coach in the 2016 season when the Trojans will have 4 Cyclones on their roster-Lee Gibson, T.J. Binder, Brody Binder and Hunter Mercer. Coach Smartt was a 2 time Gulfcoast All Conference player on 2 National Championship teams at Troy. As a coach and player he has accumulated 894 wins in 27 years. He has been Coach Pierce’s head assistant at Troy for all 12 seasons. His is a member of the Troy Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Smartt’s selection as the successor to Bobby Pierce has been universally applauded at Troy and by those in the know in college baseball. Coach Smartt and his wife Debbie are as good as any people you could ever meet and will continue to foster the special atmosphere Coach Pierce and Kay engendered for players and their families over the years at Troy.

We encourage everyone to view the press-conference at which the retirement was announced on Troy’s website. Anyone can tell from the press- conference how special both Bobby and Mark are as coaches and more importantly as people and how important baseball is at Troy University.



Tuesday, August 19
2014 Fall Collegiate Chattanooga Cyclones

Mississippi Sate-Dakota Hudson

Boston College-Jeff Burke

Vanderbilt- Will Cooper (likely retire due to ye another injury)

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

South Carolina Upstate- James Fowlkes

Lee University-Shelton Brogden, Winston Whitener (Red Shirt)

Bryan College-L. J. Rowden, Cody Rhinehart

Mount Olive- DeAndre Alley

Hiawassee- Randall Coley

University of Cumberlands-Tyler Kilgore

Carson-Newman College-Aaron Granger, Seth Hickman

Cleveland State C.C.- Logan Fugate, Matty Henshew, Chris Caffrey

Chattanooga State- Zach Thompson

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



Tuesday, August 19
Practice Changes Due to Wet Field-August 19, 2014

K Team at RSA at 6:00

H Team at RSA at 7:00



Tuesday, August 19
Troy Weather Forecast

The high on Saturday and Sunday will be a balmy 98. Make sure you start hydrating on Thursday and continue through Sunday please. No rain!



Tuesday, August 19
Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic - Gate Coverage- August 24-25, 2014

Saturday

9:30 Wiregrass BB v. Alabama Rays 8:15-10:30 Bobby Brooksbank

11:50 Wiregrass BB v. Cyclones K 10:30-12:45 Mark Tucker

2:10 Cyclones H v. Alabama Rays 12:45-3:00 Elisa Etter

4:30 Cyclones K v. Viper BB 3:00-5:15 Melanie Haga

6:50 Cyclones H v. Viper BB 5:15-7:30 Cindy Hall

Sunday

8:00 Cyclones H v. Cyclones K 6:45-9:00 Tommy Matthews

10:20 Viper BB v. Wiregrass 9:00-11:15 Jeanie Gaddis

12:40 Alabama Rays vs. Cyclones K 11:15-1:30 Hayley Owen

3:00 Wiregrass vs. Cyclones H 1:30-3:45 Lisa Holland

5:20 Alabama Rays vs. Viper BB 3:45-5:45

Thanks to all of the parents that signed up!



Saturday, August 16
Yoga at RSA Saturday at 9:30

Friday, August 15
Troy Hotel
As always we have a block at Marriott Courtyard in Troy. They have rooms blocked Kings with pullout sofa beds for $104.00 plus tax.  If you are interested, please call 334-566-0540 up until 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and ask for a Cyclones room from the block. There are also rooms blocked that are doubles at the Hampton Inn for the same price that includes breakfeast phone number is 334-807-5900. Other hotels are the Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn if you want to stay elsewhere.

Friday, August 15
Practice Week of August 18, 2014

K Team -Cleveland State 6:00 on Tuesday & Thursday

H Team- Boyd Buchanan-6:00 on Tuesday & 6:00 on Thursday at Ooltewah

15U Team- Boyd Buchanan-6:00 on Thursday

 



Wednesday, August 13
RSA Strength & Conditioning Class

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00. Please let Coach Simmons know 24 hours in advance for planning purposes.



Wednesday, August 13
K & H Team Practices at Ooltewah High School at 6:00 on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, August 12
Please call Carolyn at 423-605-1225 after noon on Thursday, August 14, 2014 for gate coverage.

Tuesday, August 12
The H team (17U) and 15U team schedules will be emailed tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 12
Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic -Schedule August 24-25, 2014

Saturday

9:30 Wiregrass BB v. Alabama Rays

11:50 Wiregrass BB v. Cyclones K

2:10 Cyclones H v. Alabama Rays

4:30 Cyclones K v. Viper BB

6:50 Cyclones H v. Viper BB

Sunday

8:00 Cyclones H v. Cyclones K

10:20 Viper BB v. Wiregrass

12:40 Alabama Rays vs. Cyclones K

3:00 Wiregrass vs. Cyclones H

5:20 Alabama Rays vs. Viper BB

All times are CST.



Wednesday, August 6
Fall Schedules

The schedules for the K Team will go out by email this week and the 17u team will go out by Tuesday at the latest to those who have signed up.



Tuesday, August 5
Strength & Conditioning Classes

Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:00 and Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00

Baseball specific-you must call Coach Simmons (718-3800) at least 12 hours in advance for planning purposes.



Friday, August 1
Fall Practices

The fall practices for the 18U and 17U teams will start on Thursday, August 14, 2014. The first tournament will be at Troy on August 23 & 24. The 15Us will start practice on August 26, 2014. No teams will play over the Labor Day weekend. The schedules will be emailed out within the next 10 days to 2 weeks. There are some new venues we are working on.

Group Baseball Strength & Conditioning Training- reminder everyone gets some of these with their fall package.



Wednesday, July 30
Group Strength & Conditioning Classes

Group Strength & Conditioning Classes with Coach Simmons (718-3800) & Coach Mead at 1:30 this Friday (July 1, 2014) and Sunday (August 3, 2014) at 2:00. Call Coach Simmons for details. Must call Coach Simmons 24 hours before class so they can plan for the class size.



Friday, July 25
Uniform Return

All uniforms were due back by July 23, 2014. Please return all jerseys and belts by July 30, 2014 to avoid the penalty. Thanks!



Monday, July 21
Invite Update

Most of the letters for the 2 older teams have gone out. Letters for the 2 younger teams will go out tomorrow including those who tried out.



Sunday, July 20
Cyclone Tryouts at RSA
Due to the rain that Cleveland received until late yesterday afternoon tryouts will be held at RSA 6851 Mountainview Road Ooltewah TN today at 1:00PM.

Friday, July 18
Fall & Summer Initiation Letters

Letters will start going out today and will all be out by next Wednesday. If you have had an email address change, please email thamilton@kkflawfirm.com or gkoontz@kkflawfirm.com



Friday, July 18
URGENT! TRYOUTS IF IT RAINS

Tryouts scheduled for Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 1:00 at Cleveland State will be at Real Sports Academy at 6851 Mountainview Road, Ooltewah, TN at the Ooltewah Athletic Complex approximately 2 miles north of Ooltewah High School if it rains.



Wednesday, July 16
Matty is a Cougar!

2014 Cyclone Matty Henshaw has accepted an offer to continue his education and baseball career at Cleveland State Community College. Matty will join fellow Cyclone teammate Logan Fugate at Cleveland State. Matty was a valuable first season Cyclone this summer on the 24-5 SM Team when he obtained his offer. Congratulations to Matty!



Wednesday, July 16
The Chattanooga Cyclones 16u

The Chattanooga Cyclones 16u team defeated team Elite South 4-2 to improve to 6-0 in their pool at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat National Championship and to secure winning the pool and advancing to the playoffs for the 38 pool winning teams in the 286 team tournament. Alex Barbee earned the win and Kurt Matthews a save when Cade Evans had 2 hits, a stolen base, run and rbi, Noah Hill 2 hits, Brett Barbee 2 hits and a run, Peyton Tenant a rbi hit and Hunter Oliver a rbi. The same Cyclones team went 6-1 in their pool last year at the 15U National Championship to tie for the pool win but lost on a tiebreaker.



Tuesday, July 15
Chattanooga Cyclones

The Chattanooga Cyclones improved to 5-0 at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat 16u National Championship with a 4-3 win over the 212 A’s Foundation. Peyton Tenant earned the win striking out 7 when Brett Barbee had a hit, run and rbi and Corbin Brooksbank a rbi hit. Jackson Bell earned the win, Brooksbank a hold and Alex Barbee a save when Caleb Collins had 2 rbi hits, Logan Haga scored twice and Hunter Oliver had a hit and run.



Monday, July 14

Coach Aaron Simmons will be available starting Monday, July 21, 2014 for hitting lessons (718-3800). Call him directly to set them up. Coach Howard has increased his availability for catching and other lessons starting on July 23, 2014. Coach Brewster will start lessons on July 22, 2014. Coach Vinson will be available for pitching lessons starting on July 26, 2014. We also could have some exciting additions coming soon.



Monday, July 14
Fall & Summer Letters

These will go out late this week-happy to invite virtually everyone back. The future has never been brighter!



Monday, July 14
Thanks again to our parents!

Thanks to all of our parents for the gate coverage assistance this weekend and all summer. You guys were among the best ever this summer!



Monday, July 14
Cyclones 16U Won Wood Bat National Championship

The Chattanooga Cyclones 16U won their first 3 pool games at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat National Championship. They won their first game 3-2 over nationally ranked Marucci Elite Houston coached by Andy Pettite in front of fifty college coaches. Devin Lancaster earned the win and Corbin Brooksbank a save. Cade Evans had a hit and run, Alex Darras had a rbi hit, and Caleb Collins and Alex Tucker each hit hits. They then defeated the Evoshield Canes 5-2 behind a complete game by Quinn Smith when Noah Hill had 3 hits and 2 rbi, Cade Evans, a hit, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases and a rbi, Alex Darras a double and stolen base, Logan Haga hit and run and Hunter Oliver a rbi double. In a 11-9 win over the #6 nationally ranked SWFL team Caleb Collins started on the mound, Alex Darras earned the win and Corbin Brooksbank a save when Hill had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run, Evans 2 hits, 3 runs and rbi and Alex Tucker had 2 hits and 2 rbi.



Thursday, July 10
Samford Gate Coverage

Friday

Front Gate

7:45-10:00 Laura Peterson

10:00-12:15 Derrick McDaniels

12:15-2:30 Tim Jarvis

2:30-4:45 Dave Woollums

4:45-7:00 Lisa Holland

Back Gate

7:45-10:00 Cheryl Perry

10:00-12:15 Brian Bird

12:15-2:30 Brian Bird

2:30-4:45 John Brock

4:45-7:00 Tim Bowers

Saturday

Front Gate

7:45-10:00 Michael Jones

10:00-12:15 Tim Bowers

12:15-2:30 Chris Wolfe

2:30-4:45 Kat Gibson

4:45-7:00 Donna Galbraith

Back Gate

7:45-10:00 Tommy Matthews

10:00-12:15 Lori Malcolm

12:15-2:30 Trina Sills

2:30-4:45 Stacey Carpenter

4:45-7:00 Todd Nance

Sunday

Front Gate

7:45-10:00 Trina Sills

10:00-12:15 Rich Kerns

12:15-2:30 Jeff Malcolm

2:30-4:45 Trina Sills

Back Gate

7:45-10:00 Marcy Mead

10:00-12:15 Tommy Matthews

12:15-2:30 Tim Bowers

2:30-4:45 Wendy Fowler

 

A huge thanks to our H & M Team Parents! Thanks to all of you for stepping up! This summers parents have been a great group across the organization. We greatly appreciate your help!



Wednesday, July 9
Practices for Thursday, July 10, 2014

M Team at RSA at 6:00

H Team at RSA at 7:00



Wednesday, July 9
Friday - Sunday Tentative Play Roster PG 16U

Evans

Haga

B. Barbee

Tucker

Darras

Collins

Tenant

Smith

Oliver

Lancaster

Brooksbank

N. Hill

Monday

All K Team players likely to play -please attend

Tuesday

T.B.A.



Wednesday, July 9
URGENT! SAMFORD GATES

Only half of the gates are covered. Please remember each set of parents are responsible for at least 3 coverages over the summer. If you do not have them in there are penalties as described in your agreement. Please sign up by Thursday at 4:00 Thanks.



Wednesday, July 9
Fall & Summer Invitation letters

Fall & Summer Invitation letters will go out soon. All H, K & Sm Team members will be invited back as will the vast majority of M Team members pending gate coverages and this weekend at Samford.



Wednesday, July 9
Cyclones PG 16 Schedule-Anticipated Rotation

Friday

9:30 P.M. Marucci Elite vs. PG Emerson-Lancaster

Saturday

2:00 Evoshield Canes Campbell High School-Smith

Sunday

9:00 SWFL East Cobb 2-Collins

Monday

9:00 212 A’s Foundation- Campbell High School-A.Barbee

2:00 Baseball U Tucci-Bannakers High School T.B.D

9:00 Team Elite South McIntosh-T.B.D.

9:00 Excel Blue Sox McIntosh-Lancaster

Very, Very, Very difficult pool. Defending national champs and 3 top 20 teams. This is why you play PG though!



Monday, July 7
Fall 2014 & Summer 2015 Tryouts

For ages 13-18 these will be at Cleveland State at 1:00 on Sunday July 20, 2014. Fee is $20.00



Monday, July 7
PG16 Roster- it will go up for first 2days shortly after we receive a schedule.

Monday, July 7
Tuesday Practice

K Team at RSA at 6:00

H & M Team at Cleveland State at 6:00



Monday, July 7
Cyclones Win Southern Wood Bat World Series

The Chattanooga Cyclones SM (24-5) team won the Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series played this past weekend at Cleveland State and Lee University involving 10 teams with players from 6 states and Canada. The Cyclones defeated Atlanta Sportstech 9-0 when Carson McKoon earned the win when Logan Fugate had 2 hits, 2 runs and 4 rbi, Quinn Smith a hit, run and 2 rbi and Brett Barbee a hit, run and rbi. In a 5-3 loss to Northeastern Baseball comprised of players from 3 northern states and Canada. Logan Fugate had 2 hits and a run, Noah Hill a hit and rbi and Brody Binder and Winston Whitener each had a hit and run. In a 7-1 win over Diamond Simcox Fugate earned the win with relief by Peyton Tenant and Fugate had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi, Caleb Collins 2 hits, a run and rbi, Hill a 2 rbi hit and Kyle Kapherr a hit, run and rbi. The Cyclones needed to win 2 from the Southern Prospects to win the championship and did so winning the first game 4-2 behind Whitener who earned the win and Alex Darras who earned a save with Hill having 2 hits and a run, Binder a hit and rbi and Fugate and Barbee a rbi hit a piece. In the championship game 9-7 win over the Prospects Caleb Collins earned the win and Logan Haga a save when Fugate had 3 hits, 4 rbi and a run, Hill 2 hits and a run, Collins a 2 rbi double and Barbee and Corbin Brooksbank a hit and 2 runs each. Fugate was named the tournament James Dylan Paris MVP Award winner and Winston Whitener, Noah Hill, Brett Barbee and Brody Binder were each named to the All -Tournament Team.

 



Friday, July 4
Gate Coverage for Samford
Please call Carolyn starting Monday at 10:00am to schedule a gate.  Please note:  Samford has 2 gates per time slot.

Thursday, July 3
Cyclones 18U wear white pants on Friday with blue socks & belt

Thursday, July 3
SM TEAM ROTATION

Sportstech-McKoon

NEB-Henshew

Simcox-Fugate

Prospects- Whitener

Subject to change



Thursday, July 3
Southern Wood Bat 15U World Series -Samford

Friday

9:00 Birmingham BB vs. Cyclones H

11:20 OTC vs. Southern Prospects

1:40 Cyclones M vs. Huntsville BC

4:00 Cyclones H vs. OTC

6:20 Huntsville BC vs. Southern Prospects

Saturday

9:00 Birmingham BB vs. Cyclones M

11:20 OTC vs. Huntsville BC

1:40 Southern Prospects vs. Birmingham BB

4:00 Cyclones H vs. Cyclones M

6:20 Birmingham BB vs. OTC

Sunday

9:00 Huntsville BC vs. Cyclones H

11:20 Southern Prospects vs. Cyclones M

12:40 Seed 1 vs. Seed 2 (Championship Game)

4:00 Seed 3 vs. Seed 4 (3rd place game)

All game times are Central. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 1st base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes. Each team needs to be at the field ready to play at least 45 minutes before game time as we are often ahead of schedule after the 1st game of the day.



Thursday, July 3
Any seniors who have not turned their jerseys in please bring them to the game on Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3
All 17PG roster players for Friday & Saturday practice at OHS at 6:00

All others no practice



Wednesday, July 2
July 4 Gate Coverage

We have a few gates left. Please sign up ASAP. Thanks!

 

Thursday-Lee University

6:00 Cyclones M vs. Cyclones H 4:45-6:30 Lee Anne Bradford

Friday

Cleveland State

10:00 NBS Red 16 vs. Cyclones H 8:45-11:00 Cheryl Perry

12:20 NBS Red 16 vs. Southern Prospects 11:00-1:15 Laura Peterson

2:40 NBS Blue vs. Southern Prospects 15 1:15-3:30 Paula Brooksbank

5:00 NBS Blue vs. Cyclones M 3:30-5:45 Jeff Malcolm

Lee University

9:00 Cyclones 18 vs. Sportstech 7:45-10:00 Melanie Collins

11:20 NEB vs. Simcox 17 10:00-12:15 Chris Wolf

1:40 Southern Prospects 18 vs. Simcox 17 12:15-2:30 Rich Kerns

4:00 Cyclones 18 vs. NEB 2:30-4:45 Gina Whitener

6:20 Souther Prospects 18 vs. Sportstech 4:45-7:00 Jim McKoon

Saturday

Cleveland State

9:00 NEB vs. Southern Prospects 18 7:45-10:00 Brian Bird

11:20 Simcox 17 vs. Cyclones 18 10:00-12:15 Mark Tucker

1:40 Simcox 17 vs. Sportstech 12:15-2:30 Derek McDaniel

4:00 Southern Prospects 18 vs. Cyclones 18 2:30-4:45 Carrie Jones

Lee University

8:00 Southern Prospects 15 vs. Cyclones M 6:45-9:00 Moe Galbrath

10:20 NBS Red vs. NBS Blue 16 9:00-11:15 Tim Jarvis

12:40 Cyclones H vs. NBS Blue 16 11:15-1:30 Kat Gibson

3:00 Cyclones M vs. NBS Red 1:30-3:45 John Brock

5:20 Southern Prospects 15 vs. Cyclones H 3:45-6:00 Dave Woollum

7:40 Sportstech vs. NEB 6:00-8:15 Stacey Carpenter

Sunday

Lee University

10:00 16u #1 vs. 16u #2 8:45-11:00 Mark Steventon

12:30 18U #1 vs. 18U #2 11:00-1:15 Amy Vaughn



Wednesday, July 2
Troy Gate Coverage

Everything went very smoothly. We received several positive comments from opposing coaches and parents as well as Troy coaches. Thanks for a great job!



Wednesday, July 2
SM Team Roster for Friday & Saturday

All seniors except Granger plus all the K Team except Evans and Oliver on Friday.

On Saturday all seniors and K Team except Evans, Lancaster, Oliver and Bell. We are going to have to use multiple pitchers on 1 inning stints to be able to help the 17u later in the week.



Tuesday, July 1
K Team Hitting Leaders (23 games with wood)

B.Avg.

Haga-.456

Darras-.387

Collins-.369

Evans.305

OB%

Darras-513

Haga-493

Evans-481

Collins-478

RUNS

Evans-22

Hill-16

Haga-15

Tenant-11

RBI

Hall-15

Barbee-13

Haga-8

Tenant, Oliver-7

Total Runs Produced

Hill-31

Evans-27

Barbee, Haga-23

Tenant-18

EXTRA BASE HITS

Hill, Haga-6

Darras-5

Barbee-4

Pitching Leaders

IP

Lancaster-35 2/3

Bell-27 2/3

Collins, A.Barbee-16 2/3

WINS

Collins, Lancaster, Bell-3

B. Barbee, A. Barbee-2

Several Tied-1

E.R.A.

A. Barbee-1.26

Lancaster-1.57

Collins-1.66

Bell-1.77

K/BB RATIO

A. Barbee -1.43

Collins-1.13

Lancaster-1.12

WHIP (Min 5 IP)

A. Barbee-.77

Lancaster-1.02

Collins-1.43



Tuesday, July 1
Practice Schedule for Tuesday

K Team- Cleveland State at 6:00

SM Team-RSA at 5:00

M Team- LFO at 6:00

H Team- RSA at 6:15

SM Team -Bring your blue jerseys to practice

K Team- Bring your blue jerseys to practice



Monday, June 30
Cyclones Teams Go 3-1 at Southern Wood Bat Troy Invitational

The Cyclones SM and Cyclones K teams each went 3-1 at the Southern Wood Bat Troy University Invitational Tournament involving 10 teams from 4 states. The K team defeated the Gadsden Titans18u 8-1 with Alex Barbee earning the win with relief provided by Quinn Smith when Brett Barbee had a hit, 2 runs and 2 rbi, Logan Haga a triple and a run, Noah Hill a rbi hit and Cade Evans a run, 2 stolen bases and a rbi. In a 9-1 win over the Sportstech Stars Peyton Tenant earned the win when Quinn Smith had 2 hits, 3 rbi and a run, Haga a hit, run and rbi and Hill and Tenant a hit and run. In a 2-1 loss to Tallahassee Baseball Club 19U Jackson Bell had the Cyclones only hit and Smith scored the lone run. Devin Lancaster yielded only 3 hits in 5 2/3 IP. In a 2-1 win over the Wiregrass Cardinals 18s, Jackson Bell and Brett Barbee combined to threw a 1-hitter as Noah Hill doubled and scored the wining run. Evans had a sb and a run and Logan Haga had a rbi.

The Cyclones SM (20-4) team defeated the Gadsden Titans 8-2 with Matty Henshew earning the win, beat the Huntsville Baseball Club 5-2 behind Ricky Vaughn’s pitching and defeated the Southern Prospects 10-3 when Winston Whitener and Logan Fugate both pitched well. The Cyclones lost to the Post 70 19u team. Leading hitters for the Cyclones SM were Hunter Mercer, Corey Edgmon, Brody Binder, Logan Fugate, Kyle Kapherr, Nic Gaddis and Seth Hickman.



Monday, June 30
Tentative Projected Rotation

Friday-Vaughn

Saturday-Gaddis, Lancaster

Sunday-A. Barbee

Monday- Smith

Tuesday- TBA

Wednesday-Vaughn

This is subject to change after further consideration.



Monday, June 30
Roster for Friday & Saturday

On Friday-All 17s plus Cade Evans and Hunter Oliver

On Saturday- All 17s plus Cade Evans, Hunter Oliver, Lancaster & Bell



Monday, June 30
17u PG Schedule

Friday- 11:30 SoCal NIT vs. Cyclones GA. Gwinnett College

Saturday 10:30 Carolina Cubs vs. Cyclones Park at Lake Point

Saturday 4:30 Cyclones vs. Dallas Mustangs Field # 1 East Cobb

Sunday 11:30 Cyclones vs. Chain Baseball Hunter Park

Monday 2:00 Bayou City Gator’s vs. Cyclones Old Lass High School

Tuesday 7:00 Cyclones vs. Blue Collar Baseball Kell High School

Wednesday 2:00 Cyclones vs. Elite 17 Joe Cowen High School

Buckle up boys, this is by far the toughest pool we have ever faced, probably the deepest pool in this years event.



Wednesday, June 25
July 4 Summer World Series Gates

Please call to get gates for the Southern Wood Bat World Series over July 4th starting Friday, June 27, 2014 at noon- Carolyn (423-605-1225). All 14us need to get a gate here and at Samford!

 



Wednesday, June 25
PARENTS THANKS FOR TROY GATE RESPONSES!

Wednesday, June 25
K Team During July 4 Tournament and PG17

As we did last year, we will have K Team players playing both with the SM Team at the 4th of July tournament and at PG17. So, people need to check the website on Tuesday for the SM Team roster for the July 4 games with SM and the PG17 roster. Please remember that all 17s will start out playing on the PG17 games so our 16s have to help fill out the SM Team roster as well as assist at PG17. K Team parents need to help out with July 4th gate coverages. Being split this way there is no way to have a separate K Team at the July 4th tournament. The last gates of the year for all but the 14s & 15s!



Tuesday, June 24
Southern Wood Bat Troy University Invitational Gate Coverage

Thanks to all those who signed up. Coach K will assign any uncovered gates left at 2:00 tomorrow and we will post.

 

Thursday

10:00 Wiregrass vs. Troy 8:45-11:00 Coaches

12:30 Wiregrass vs. Huntsville 11:00-1:15 Ed Perez

2:40 Gadsden vs. Cyclones SM 1:15-3:30 Jennifer Hisey

4:40 Huntsville vs. Cyclone SM 3:30-5:45 Tonya Calfee

7:20 Gadsden vs. Troy 5:45-8:00 Christie Barbee

Friday

8:40 Huntsville vs. Gadsden 7:15-9:30 Gina Whitener

11:00 Southern Prospects vs. Cyclones SM 9:30-11:45 Jimmy Evans

1:20 Cyclones K vs. Gadsden 11:45-2:00 Kelly Hill

3:40 Huntsville vs. Southern Prospects 2:00-4:15 Matt Smith

6:00 Troy vs. Cyclones SM 4:15-6:30 Chris Darras

Saturday

8:40 Sportstech vs. Cyclones K 7:15-9:30 Matt Smith

11:00 Sportstech vs. Southern Prospects 9:30-11:45 Melissa Barbee

1:20 Tallahassee vs. Cyclones K 11:45-2:00 Richard Tennant

3:40 Cyclones M vs. Southern Prospects 2:00-4:15 Wendy Fowler

6:00 Cyclones M vs. Tallahassee 4:15-6:30 Melanie Haga

Sunday

8:00 Tallahassee vs. Wiregrass 6:45-9:00 Bobby Brooksbank

10:20 Tallahassee vs. Sportstech 9:00-11:15 Vance Bell

12:40 Cyclones K vs. Wiregrass 11:15-1:30 Kevin (Lisa) Holland

3:00 Sportstech vs. Cyclones M 1:30-3:45 Darrell Hill

5:20 Troy vs. Cyclones M 3:45-6:00 Marcy Meade

 



Tuesday, June 24
M Team Practice is at RSA at 7:00 due to weather

Tuesday, June 24
Practice for Today-URGENT

Due to Rain

SM Team Canceled

H Team Canceled

K Team at RSA at 6:00

M Team- we are awaiting word from LFO regarding game.



Tuesday, June 24
Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series
Thursday-Lee University

6:00 Cyclones M vs. Cyclones H

Friday

Cleveland State

10:00 NBS Red 16 vs. Cyclones H

12:20 NBS Red 16 vs. Southern Prospects

2:40 NBS Blue vs. Southern Prospects 15

5:00 NBS Blue vs. Cyclones M

Lee University

9:00 Cyclones 18 vs. Sportstech

11:20 NEB vs. Simcox 17

1:40 Southern Prospects 18 vs. Simcox 17

4:00 Cyclones 18 vs. NEB

6:20 Souther Prospects 18 vs. Sportstech

Saturday

Cleveland State

9:00 NEB vs. Southern Prospects 18

11:20 Simcox 17 vs. Cyclones 18

1:40 Simcox 17 vs. Sportstech

4:00 Southern Prospects 18 vs. Cyclones 18

Lee University

8:00 Southern Prospects 15 vs. Cyclones M

10:20 NBS Red vs. NBS Blue 16

12:40 Cyclones H vs. NBS Blue 16

3:00 Cyclones M vs. NBS Red

5:20 Southern Prospects 15 vs. Cyclones H

7:40 Sportstech vs. NEB

Sunday

Lee University

10:00 16u #1 vs. 16u #2

12:30 18U #1 vs. 18U #2

18u Pool

Cyclones 18

N. E Baseball (NEB)

Southern Prospects Gray 18

Simcox 17

Sportstech

 

16U Pool

Cyclones H

Cyclones M

NBS Blue 16

NBS Red 16

Southern Prospects

 

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 1st base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Monday, June 23
Tennessee Tech Gate Keepers

Thanks to all of those who assisted at Tennessee Tech-especially those on Saturday who "weathered" the storm and to Peggy Vaughn who stepped up to cover an empty gate that occurred due to an illness.



Monday, June 23
Season Ending Gate Coverages

Those who have not yet done their gate coverages will be assigned any empty gates at Troy and July 4. The players will cover them, if the parents aren’t there. This is the only way to be fair to all those who are doing their coverages and even beyond.



Monday, June 23
K Team Tentative Troy Rotation

Gadsen-A. Barbee

Sportstech-McKoon

Tallahassee-Lancaster

Wiregrass-Bell



Monday, June 23
MSU Notes Correction

Carson McKoon relived Alex Barbee and not Corbin Brooksbank in the win over Memphis. McKoon pitched 2 scoreless IP and Brooksbank pitched a scoreless IP on Saturday against the Prospects as well as on Sunday.



Monday, June 23
Practice Schedule week of June 23, 2014

SM Team- Ooltewah High School at 6:00- Tuesday only

K & H-Cleveland State at 6:00-Tuesday only

M- Game against LFO Tuesday at 5:30 at LFO- off the rest of the week



Monday, June 23
Cyclones 14U Win Cleveland State Classic

The Chattanooga Cyclones 14u team won the Gold Division Championship of the Cleveland State Classic in the 8 team tournament played this past weekend. The Cyclones played all their games using wood bats against opponents utilizing aluminum bats. In pool play the Cyclones defeated the Fury 4-2 with Alex Kerns earning the win and Alex Woollums earning a save. Dylan Perry pitched a no-hitter in a 11-1 win over the Tennessee Wolves with 11 strikeouts. In the semi-final game Perry had the game winning hit in a 8-7 win over CBC when Chase Bradford earned the win pitching in relief of Mark Jones. In the championship game 7-5 win over Team Easton, Braden Jarvis earned the win. Leading hitters for the Cyclones were Perry, Bradford, Andrew Brock, Braden Jarvis and Josh Gibson who caught all 4 games and played stellar defense for the entire tournament.



Monday, June 23
The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team won the Mississippi State Invitational

The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team won the Mississippi State Invitational involving 4 invited teams this past weekend. The Cyclones defeated the Memphis Tigers 11-1 with Alex Barbee earing the win and Corbin Brooksbank pitching in relief striking out all 3 hitters he faced when Alex Tucker had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Cade Evans a hit and 2 runs and Hunter Oliver a hit, run and rbi. The Cyclones tied the Southern Prospects 18U 2-2 when Devin Lancaster yielded 1 earned run in 6 innings and Hunter Oliver had a rbi hit, Alex Darras 2 hits and Cade Evans a hit and run. In a 10-1 win over Birmingham Baseball Jackson Bell earned the win with relief from Quinn Smith. Peyton Tenant, Brooksbank and Alex Darras when Darras had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Evans a hit, 2 runs and a rbi, and Caleb Collins 2 hits and a rbi.



Monday, June 23
The Chattanooga Cyclones SM Team Went 4-0 in the Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Classic

The Chattanooga Cyclones SM (17-3) Team went 4-0 in the Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Classic this past weekend. The Cyclones defeated Team Rawlings 5-0 with Matty Henshaw earning the win. In game 2 they beat the Southern Prospects 12-1 with Payne Anderson getting the win. In a 5-1 win over Game Seven Hunter Mercer earned the win with relief by Logan Fugate and in a 9-1 win over the Georgia Eagles Blake Winstead earned the win with relief by Ricky Vaughn. Leading hitters on the weekend were Brody Binder, Hunter Mercer and Corey Edgemon.



Saturday, June 21
14U are 2nd Seed
14U are 2nd seed and play at 11:00 tomorrow at Cleveland State against CBC.

Thursday, June 19
K Team Mississippi State Tournament

The K team will get a tour of the bb facilities and academic support facilities after the 2nd game on Saturday. It is a great look inside SEC baseball.



Thursday, June 19
K Team Uniform for Mississippi State

On Saturday wear blue & white with blue trim-gray and red with red trim on Sunday. Be there an hour and 15 minutes before game time each day.



Thursday, June 19
Practice Thursday, June 19, 2014-URGENT

SM- at RSA at 5:00

H & M- at RSA at 6:00

K-Cancelled



Thursday, June 19
REVISED- Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 14U

Saturday, June 21, 2014

9:00 Cyclones vs. Fury at Cleveland High School

1:00 Cyclones vs. Wolves at Cleveland High School

At least 1 payoff game on Sunday, June 22, 2014 with time and opponent depending on seeding from pool games.



Thursday, June 19
Hickman is an Eagle!

Seth Hickman has accepted an offer to continue his education and baseball career at Carson-Newman. Seth joins fellow 2014 graduating Cyclones SM teammates Aaron Granger and Kyle Kapherr as 2015 Eagles. Congratulations Sethra!



Thursday, June 19
Revised Thursday Practice Schedule - URGENT
All the same except OHS is not available today, so SM Team at RSA at 5:00. If weather issues, check the web.

Wednesday, June 18
Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational Gate Coverage

Friday

5:00 Team Rawlings v. Game Seven 3:45-5:45 George & Coaches

7:30 Cyclones M v. Game Seven 5:45-7:45 Jeff Malcolm

Saturday

9:00 Southern Prospects v. Cyclones M 7:45-10:00 Tommy Matthews

11:20 Team Rawlings v. Cyclones SM 10:00-12:15 Lisa Holland

1:40 Game Seven v. Georgia Eagles 12:15-2:30 Jennifer Hisey

4:00 Cyclones SM v. Southern Prospects 2:20-4:45 Peggy Vaughn

6:20 Cyclones M v. Georgia Eagles 4:45- 6:45 Tripp McCallie

Sunday

8:20 Cyclones M v. Team Rawlings 7:00-9:15 Todd Nance

10:40 Game Seven v. Cyclones SM 9:15-11:30 Peggy Vaughn

1:00 Team Rawlings v. Southern Prospects 11:30-1:45 LeaAnne Perez

3:20 Georgia Eagles v. Southern Prospects 1:45-4:00 Dawn Hickman

5:40 Georgia Eagles v. Cyclones SM 4:00-6:00 Pam Hanson



Tuesday, June 17
Southern Wood Bat Troy University Invitational

Thursday

10:00 Wiregrass vs. Troy

12:30 Wiregrass vs. Huntsville

2:40 Gadsden vs. Cyclones SM

4:40 Huntsville vs. Cyclone SM

7:20 Gadsden vs. Troy

Friday

8:40 Huntsville vs. Gadsden

11:00 Southern Prospects vs. Cyclones SM

1:20 Cyclones K vs. Gadsden

3:40 Huntsville vs. Southern Prospects

6:00 Troy vs. Cyclones SM

Saturday

8:40 Sportstech vs. Cyclones K

11:00 Sportstech vs. Southern Prospects

1:20 Tallahassee vs. Cyclones K

3:40 Cyclones M vs. Southern Prospects

6:00 Cyclones M vs. Tallahassee

Sunday

8:00 Tallahassee vs. Wiregrass

10:20 Tallahassee vs. Sportstech

12:40 Cyclones K vs. Wiregrass

3:00 Sportstech vs. Cyclones M

5:20 Troy vs. Cyclones M

 

All game times are Central. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 1st base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Tuesday, June 17
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 14U

Saturday, June 21, 2014

9:00 Cyclones vs. CBC at Cleveland High School

11:00 Cyclones vs. Tribe at Cleveland High School

At least 1 payoff game on Sunday, June 22, 2014 with time and opponent depending on seeding from pool games.



Tuesday, June 17
Troy Gates

Please call Carolyn (605-1225) after noon this Thursday, June 19, 2014 for gate coverages. We appreciate everyone’s assistance!



Tuesday, June 17
Troy Hotels- Room Block

Marriott-$104.99 + tax- (without breakfast)

Hampton $104.99 + tax- (comes with breakfast)

Call 334-566-0540 by noon on Monday if you want a room at either (they are managed by same people). You must book on your credit card to reserve. Other local hotels are a Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn and Comfort Inn.

 



Monday, June 16
Pitching Stats

WINS

Collins, Lancaster-3

Bell-2

Several Tied-1

IP

Lancaster-24

Bell-20 2/3

Collins-16 2/3

A. Barbee-8 2/3

E.R.A.

Collins-1.62

Bell-1.66

Lancaster-2.01

A. Barbee-2.52

WHIP

A. Barbee-.52

Lancaster-1.04

Collins-1.44

K/BB/Ratio (min 8 IP

A.Barbee-2.00

Lancaster-1.46

Bell-1.14

Collins-1.09



Monday, June 16
K Team Hitting Leaders-16 games (all wood)

B.A. (Min-20 PA)

Haga-.500

Darras-.400

Collins-.364

N. Hill-.357

Evans-.341

OB%

Haga-625

Darras-538

Evans-473

Collins-462

RBI

N. Hill-13

Barbee-10

Haga-7

Several tied -5

RUNS

Evans-14

Haga-13

N. Hill-9

Barbee-7

TOTAL RUNS PRODUCED

N. Hill-22

Haga-20

Barbee-17

Evans-16

SB

Evans-9

Tenant-7

Hill, Collins, Oliver-3

EXTRA BASE HIT

Haga, Hill-5

Darras-4

Barbee-3



Monday, June 16
Practice Schedule Week of June 16, 2014

SM- Ooltewah Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:00

K- Cleveland State- Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:00

M & H LFO Tuesday at 6:00 & Thursday H at RSA at 6:00; M at Cleveland State at 6:00



Friday, June 13
MSU Tournament June 20-22

Saturday, June 21

9:00 Memphis Tigers vs. Chattanooga Cyclones

11:15 Chattanooga Cyclones vs. Southern Prospects Birmingham

Sunday, June 22

9:00 Chattanooga Cyclones vs. Southern Prospects Birmingham

*Wood Bat

*7 innings or 2 hours

* Palmeiro Center will be available for batting practice



Thursday, June 12
Open BB W.S.-14U Pool Play - Saturday

Edwards Park Field 7

10:55 Cyclones v. SBO Rockhounds

12:50 Cyclones v. Georgia Pride

From I-75

Take Exit 336 (Rocky Face Highway 76)

Turn East toward Dalton

Go 2.7 Miles to Intersection with Cleveland Highway

Turn left-go 6 miles and look for Wildwood Road

Turn Right onto Wildwood

Fields on Right



Thursday, June 12
MSU Hotel

Hotel rooms in Starkeville are scarce due to cheerleading camps, freshman orientation etc. So, there are a few rooms at the Microtel (662) 615-0700 Saturday night. Other hotels which may have rooms in Starkeville are the LaQinta, Hilton, Hampton and Comfort that are close to campus. West Point has several hotels and is only 15 minutes away. Good luck!



Thursday, June 12
Practice for Today

K Team is at RSA at 6:00

SM Team is at RSA at 5:00

ALL OTHER PRACTICES ARE CANCELLED



Wednesday, June 11
Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

Friday

5:00 Team Rawlings v. Game Seven

7:30 Cyclones M v. Game Seven

Saturday

9:00 Southern Prospects v. Cyclones M

11:20 Team Rawlings v. Cyclones SM

1:40 Game Seven v. Georgia Eagles

4:00 Cyclones SM v. Southern Prospects

6:20 Cyclones M v. Georgia Eagles

Sunday

8:20 Cyclones M v. Team Rawlings

10:40 Game Seven v. Cyclones SM

1:00 Team Rawlings v. Southern Prospects

3:20 Georgia Eagles v. Southern Prospects

5:40 Georgia Eagles v. Cyclones SM

All game times are Central. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 1st base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Wednesday, June 11
TTU Gate Coverage

Please call Carolyn (605-1225) after noon on Friday, June 13, 2014 to get gate coverages at Cookeville.



Wednesday, June 11
TTU Hotel Information

The team has rooms blocked until Friday, June 13, 2014 at noon at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Cookeville- Special rate of $79.00 + taxes/night non-smoking double. Ask for a Chatt Cyclones room. You must book by the date and time above and on your own credit card. 931-525-6668.



Wednesday, June 11
URGENT - Perfect Game Roster Information Still Needed

Perfect Game roster information still needed from the following players. If you do not have your information in to Steven at sbrown@kkflawfirm.com by 2 pm tomorrow (Thursday), Perfect Game may not allow us to add you to the roster later.

Nic Gaddis
Kaleb Hill
Justin Glover
Austin Calfee
Aaron Granger
Devin Lancaster
Peyton Tenant



Wednesday, June 11
Wednesday Practice Change Due to Rain-URGENT

M Team at RSA 6:00-7:00

14U at RSA at 7:00-8:00



Tuesday, June 10
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 REVISED PRACTICE SCHEDULE URGENT!

K Team at RSA at 6:00

SM team at Ooltewah at 6:00 (if more rain at RSA at 7:00)

M Team- moved to Wednesday at RSA at 6:00

H Team- moved to Wednesday at LFO at 6:00



Tuesday, June 10
Coop Going to College W.S.

Will Cooper will be going to the College Wold Series as part of the Vanderbilt team. Will has struggled with injuries at Vandy throughout his career. Lets hope he has a great experience in Omaha. Will’s mother Stacy is undergoing breast cancer treatments and the prognosis is good. Please put her in your prayers as we have.



Tuesday, June 10
College Update Signings

James Fowlkes has signed a scholarship with D1. S.C. Update Sheldon Brogden has signed a scholarship with Lee University. Logan Fugate has committed to and will sign with Cleveland State. Congratulations Cyclones!



Tuesday, June 10
URGENT - NEED PERFECT GAME ROSTER INFO!

Unfortunately, Perfect Game in its infinite wisdom has erased all historical roster information meaning we must input all the info from returning players from scratch. IN ORDER TO BE ON OUR ROSTERS AND ELIGIBLE TO PLAY, WE NEED ALL 15, 16, & 17 YEAR OLDS to provide to Steven at sbrown@kkflawfirm.com the following info by 5 PM TOMORROW (6/11/14)!

First & Last Name
Height/Weight
Date of Birth
Address (Street, City, State, Zip)
Phone Number
Email Address
High School Graduation Year
High School
Jersey Number



Monday, June 9
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY CLASSIC-GATE COVERAGE

FRIDAY

10:00 Sportstech v. OTC18 8:45-11:00 John Haga

12:30 Cyclones K v. OTC18 11:00-1:15 Mark Tucker

3:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones M 1:15-3:30 Darrel Hill

5:30 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones M 3:30-5:45 Bonna Galbraith

SATURDAY

10:00 Cyclones K v. Alabama Blue Sox 8:45-11:00 Richard Tennant

12:30 Sportstech v. Alabama Blue Sox 11:00-1:15 Tonya Calfee

3:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM 1:15-3:30 Pam Hanson

5:30 OTC 18 v. Cyclones SM 3:30-5:45 Jim McKoon

 

SUNDAY

10.00 Cyclones SM v. Alabama Blue Sox 8:45-11:00 Steve Hickman

12:30 Cyclones M v. OTC18 11:00-1:15 Trevor Mercer

3:00 Cyclones M v. Sportstech 1:15-3:30 Melanie McCoy

5:30 Cyclones SM v. Sportstech 3:30-5:45 Jeanie Gaddis

Thanks to everyone for signing up so fast. We really appreciate it!



Monday, June 9
Mississippi State’s Butch Thompson to be 2014 Cyclone Award Banquet Speaker

Coach K is very pleased and excited to announce that Mississippi State Assistant Head Coach and pitching Coach Butch Thompson will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Annual Cyclones Award Banquet in November. Coach Thompson is the most wanted assistant coach in all of college baseball as a speaker and among the top 10 even including head coaches. This will be his 5th appearance at a Cyclones Banquet and we are very lucky to have him. He is not only universally recognized as a high energy motivational speaker with tremendous knowledge and communication skills but as one of the top 5 pitching coaches and recruiters in all of college baseball. We are lucky to have him again.



Monday, June 9
Cyclones SM & K Teams 7-0-1 in Cleveland State 18U Classic

The Chattanooga Cyclones SM 10-3 Team went 4-0 in the Cleveland State Classic 18U Tournament. They defeated the Fury Blue 6-5, Chattanooga Baseball Club 14-1, the Chattanooga Yankees 14-3 and the Tea Rawlings Baseball Team 4-2. Winning pitchers were Nic Gaddis, Cole "Ricky" Vaughn, Matty Henshaw and Payne Anderson. Leading hitters for the SM were Hunter Mercer, Kyle Kapher, Nic Gaddis and Tyler Hisey.

The Cyclones K team (8-3-1) went 3-0-1 in the tournament tieing the Fury Black 2-2, beating the River Cats 6-5, the Chattanooga Yankees 9-3 and Rawlings Baseball 9-1. Winning pitchers were Brett Barbee, Caleb Collins and Alex Barbee. Quinn Smith had a save. Leading hitters were Cade Evans, Logan Haga, Alex Darras and Collins. They Cyclones used wood bats the entire tournament and the opponents used aluminum.



Monday, June 9
Practice Schedule Week of June 9, 2014

Tuesday-

SM Team at Ooltewah at 6:00

K Team at Cleveland State at 6:00

M Team at RSA at 6:00

H Team at RSA at 7:00

Thursday-

SM Team at RSA at 6:00.

K Team & M Team at Cleveland State at 6:00.

H Team at RSA at 7:00



Monday, June 9
Mississippi State

As you all know the Mississippi State tournament is by special invitation only. We are one of only 4 teams invited. It is currently believed we will play 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. The schedule will be posted upon receipt. Please be forewarned for those who have not been there in June before- it will be both extremely hot and humid- it is especially important that you pre-hydrate by drinking a lot of water for the 48 hours before you play and during the games.



Monday, June 9
K Team Pitching Leaders

WINS

Lancaster-3

Collins-2

Bell, McKoon, Barbee-1

IP

Lancaster-18

Bell-14 2/3

Collins-13 2/3

Steventon-8

K/BB/Ratio (min 3 IP)

A. Barbee-infinity (2K, No BB)

Collins-1.83

Lancaster-1.5

WHIP (min 3 IP)

A. Barbee- 0 (No BB or H)

Lancaster-.88

Steventon-1.13

Collins-1.27

E.R.A.

A. Barbee-0

Lancaster-.72

Collins 1.12

Bell-1.86

Expected K Team Rotation

OTC18- Lancaster

M-Bell

Bluesox- Collins

SM-Barbee



Monday, June 9
K Team Hitting Leaders (12 games all wood)

B.A. (Min 18 PA)

Haga .500

Darras-.400

Collins-.364

Evans-.304

Extra Base Hits

Haga, Darras, Hill-4

Barbee-3

Runs

Haga -9

Evans- 8

Smith-7

4 tied-5

RBI

Hill-8

Barbee, Haga-7

Darras, Oliver-5

OB%

Haga-625

Darras-538

Collins-480

Evans-439

Total Runs Produced

Haga-16

Hill-13

Barbee, Darras-10

Evans-9



Sunday, June 8
ALL SUNDAY GAMES CANCELLED AT UAH

Saturday, June 7
REVISED SCHEDULE FOR UAH

Cyclones H:  Saturday double header 2:00 and 4:00

                           Sunday 11:30

Cyclones M:  Saturday 12:00 and 6:00

                            Sunday 9:00 AM

All games are CENTRAL TIME



Thursday, June 5
14u Schedule Change

 14u Schedule Change

For the weekend of June 13-15 the 14u are now playing the 14u Open Baseball US in Dalton. Schedule will be posted when received.



Thursday, June 5
Thursday- Practice Revisions as of 10am

Thursday- Practice Revisions as of 10am

Cleveland State is unavailable K & SM teams at RSA at 6:00-optional

M Team off- 14u at LFO as of now.



Wednesday, June 4
Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State University Classic

SOUTHERN WOOD BAT KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY CLASSIC

FRIDAY

10:00 Sportstech v. OTC18

12:30 Cyclones K v. OTC18

                                                             3:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones M                                                    

5:30 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones M 

  SATURDAY

                                                                  10:00 Cyclones K v. Alabama Blue Sox    

                                                                  12:30 Sportstech v. Alabama Blue Sox

                                                                     3:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM

                                                                       5:30 OTC 18 v. Cyclones SM

SUNDAY

10.00 Cyclones SM v. Alabama Blue Sox

12:30 Cyclones M v. OTC18

3:00 Cyclones M v. Sportstech

5:30 Cyclones SM v. Sportstech

1.) All times are Eastern.

2.) 1st listed team takes 1st base dugout and takes BP from 1:15 until 45 minutes before game time and 2nd listed team third base dugout and BP from 45 minutes before game time.

3.) NO INFIELD AT ANY TIME

4.) Coin Flip for the Home team

5.) Each team furnishes 2 new balls at start of the game and alternate furnishings thereafter and snags foul balls on their side.

6.) 2 hour time limit-no new inning starts after 1:50.

            

              

               



Wednesday, June 4
KSU Gate Coverage

KSU GATE COVERAGE

Please call Carolyn (605-1225) but only after noon on Thursday (6-5-2014) for gate coverage at KSU. Thanks for a great job at West Georgia- the coaches there were very, very complimentary on how smoothly everything ran.



Tuesday, June 3
K Team Anticipated Rotation for Cleveland State (REVISED)

K Team Anticipated Rotation for Cleveland State

Fury Black - Collins

Rivercats - T.B.A. (Depends on Tuesday pens)

Chattanooga Yankees- Bell

Rawlings - Lancaster

.



Monday, June 2
Practice Schedule for Week of 6/2/2014

Practice Schedule Week of 6/2/2014

TUESDAY                                                                THURSDAY

SM at OHS - 6                                                           SM at RSA

K at Cleveland State - 6                                             K & M - Cleveland State - 6

M at LFO - 6                                                              14u-LFO

14u - RSA - 6

If rain - 2 older teams get priority at RSA on Tuesday and younger teams on Thursday.



Monday, June 2
K Team Anticipated Rotation for Cleveland State

K Team Anticipated Rotation for Cleveland State

 

Fury Black - Collins

Rivercats - Collins

Chattanooga Yankees- Bell

Rawlings - Lancaster

 

 



Monday, June 2
**CORRECTIONS** Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 18 & Under Saturday
CLEVELAND STATE
SUMMER BASEBAL
18 & UNDER
 
DATE                                TIME                           GAME                                                             PLACE
SAT    6/7                          9:00AM                     CHATTANOOGA YANKEES                             CSCC
                                                                                 VS CYCLONES(16)
                                            11:15AM                   CHATTANOOGA YANKEES                              CSCC
                                                                                VS CYCLONES (18)
 
 SAT    6/7                            1:30PM                   PSA TEAM RAWLINGS                                     CSCC
                                                                                 VS CYCLONES(16)
                                                3:45PM                  PSA TEAM TEAM RAWLINGS                        CSCC
                                                                                 VS CYCLONES(18)


Monday, June 2
**CORRECTIONS** Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 18 & Under
CLEVELAND STATE
SUMMER BASEBALL CLASSIC
18 & UNDER
 
DATE                              TIME                   GAME                                                               PLACE
FRI     6/6                        9:00AM              CYCLONE(18) VS CTN THUNDER               WVHS
                                          11:15AM              CYCLONES(18) VS CBC                                  WVHS
 
 
FRI   6/6                         11:15AM              FURY BLACK VS. CYCLONES(16)                 CHS 
                                            3:45PM             RIVERCATS VS. CYCLONES(16)                    CHS
 
**FIELDS 
CHS=CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL
WVHS=WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 


Monday, June 2
Sunday Championship Games (Single Elimination)
GOLD DIVISION
 
DATE                              TIME                          GAME                                            PLACE
SUN     6/8                      9:00AM                       #Seed VS #3Seed                          CSCC
SUN     6/8                      11:00AM                      #1Seed VS Winner                        CSCC
 
 
SILVER EDITION
 
SUN     6/8                        9:00AM                     #5 Seed VS #6 Seed                         CHS
             6/8                        11:30AM                    #4Seed VS Winner                           CHS


Monday, June 2
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 18 & Under Saturday Pool Play
CLEVELAND STATE
SUMMER BASEBALL CLASSIC
18 &UNDER
 
SATURDAY POOL PLAY
 
DATE                                        TIME                          GAME                                                               PLACE
SAT     6/7                                 9:00AM                      RIVERCATS VS CYCLONES(18)                     CSCC
                                                    12:15PM                     CYCLONES(18)VS FURY BLACK                      LEE
 
 
SAT     6/7                                 1:30PM                   KNOXVILLE STARS VS CYCLONES(16)             WVHS
                                                    3:45PM                   PSA TEAM RAWLINGS VS CYCLONES(16)       WVHS
 


Monday, June 2
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 18 & Under Friday Pool Play
CLEVELAND STATE
SUMMER BASEBALL CLASSIC
18 & UNDER
 
FRIDAY POOL PLAY
 
DATE                         TIME                               GAME                                                                     PLACE
FRI     6/6                   9:00AM                          CYCLONES(18) VS CTN THUNDER                  WVHS
                                      1:30PM                          CBC VS CYCLONES(18)                                        WVHS
 
 
 
FRI      6/6                  9:00AM                            CHATTANOOGA YANKEES VS                          CHS
                                                                                CYCLONES(16)           
             6/6                  12:15PM                           TRIBE VS CYCLONES(16)                                   LEE  
 
***FIELDS
CSCC=CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                            LEE=LEE UNIVERSITY
                                            CHS=CLEVELAND HIGH SCOOL 
                                            WVHS=WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 
 
                                                                 
                                                                                  


Monday, June 2
Southern Wood Bat University of West Georgia Classic
The Chattanooga Cyclones SM and Cyclones K teams each went 3-1 in the Southern Wood Bat University of West Georgia Classic this past weekend. The SM team beat the K team 5-1, OTC White 12-5 and the Bullpen Braves 10-2 and lost to OTC Black. Winning pitchers were Cole "Ricky" Vaughn, Logan Fugate, and Matt H. Kenshaw and the top hitters were Cory Edgemon, Brody Binder, Hunter Mercer and Nic Gaddis. The Cyclones K team defeated the Bullpen Braves 9-1, OTC White 8-0 and Atlanta Sportstech Stars 12-2. Winning pitchers were Jackson Bell, Devin Lancaster who had a 1-hitter and Caleb Collins. Leading hitters were Noah Hill, Logan Haga, Peyton Tenant, Cade Evans and Collins.

Friday, May 30
West GA K Team Schedule Correction

West GA K Team Schedule Correction

Game listed @ 4:40 will actually be @ 4:10 today. 



Thursday, May 29
CORRECTION-14U Practice at RSA at 6:00 TODAY

Wednesday, May 28
Practice for May 29, 2014

SM- OHS at 6:00

K- Cleveland State at 6:00

M-Cleveland State at 6:00

H-Cleveland State at 6:00



Wednesday, May 28
Southern Wood Bat West Georgia Tournament-May 30, 2014 to June 1, 2014- GATE COVERAGE

Friday

11:30 Cyclones M v. OTC16 10:15-12:30 Bruce Newman

1:50 Sportstech v. OTC 16 12:30-2:45 Wendy Fowler

4:40 BP v. Cyclones K 2:45-5:00 Christie Barbee

6:30 BP v. Cyclones M 5:00-7:00 Kelly Hill

Saturday

9:00 Cyclones M v. OTC17 7:45-10:00 Dan Oliver

11:20 BP v. OTC17 10:00-12:15 Tripp McCallie

1:40 BP v. Cyclones SM 12:15-2:30 Jimmy Evans

4:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM 2:30-4:45 John/Melanie Haga

6:20 Cyclones M v. Sportstech 4:45- 7:00 Derick & Stacy McDaniel

Sunday

8:20 OTC 16 v. Cyclones K 7:00-9:15 Scott Steventon

10:40 Sportstech vs. Cyclones K 9:15-11:30 Mark Tucker

1:00 OTC 16 v. Cyclones SM 11:30-1:45 Trevor Mercer

3:20 OTC17 v. Cyclones SM 1:45-3:45 Andrea edgemon

5:40 OTC 17 v. Sportstech 3:45-5:20 Jennifer Hisey



Wednesday, May 28
Projected K Team West Georgia Rotation

BP

Bell

(Collins)

SM

McKoon

(Darras)

OTC 16

Lancaster

(Steventon)

Sportstech

A. Barbee

(Placzek)



Tuesday, May 27
H Team Schedule for May 30- June 1, 2014

Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 16 & Under-Aluminum

Saturday, May 31, 2014

9:00- Fury vs. Cyclones Walker Valley High School

1:30 - Jefferson County vs. Cyclones Walker Valley High School

Sunday, June 1, 2014

11:15 Knoxville Heat vs. Cyclones Cleveland State Community College

Championship Round

Sunday, June 1, 2014

1:30 Semi-Final #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed Cleveland State Community College

3:45 #1 Seed vs. Semi-Final Winner Cleveland State Community College



Tuesday, May 27
Southern Wood Bat Memorial Weekend World Series

The Chattanooga Cyclones SM team (17 & 18u) finished 2nd in the 18U Division of the Southern Wood Bat Memorial Weekend World Series with players from 4 states competing. They lost 13-12 in the championship game to the nationally ranked Excel 18u. In pool play the Cyclones defeated the Cyclones K (15-16U) 9-1, Georgia Eagles 5-0 and the Alabama Blue Sox 10-1. Winning pitchers were Blake Winstead, Cole "Ricky" Vaughn and Logan Fugate. Leading hitters were Brody Binder, Hunter Mercer, Fugate, Corey Edgemon and Tyler Hisey.

The Cyclones K finished 3rd in the 18U division losing to Excel 18U 8-4, the Cyclones SM and defeating the Excel 17 4-3 and the Alabama Blue Sox 4-1. The winning pitchers were Cason McKoon pitching in relief of Jackson Bell and Devin Lancaster with a save by Alex Darras. Leading hitters for the Cyclones K were Peyton Tenant, Noah Hill, Logan Haga and Lancaster. The Excel 15U won the 16u division with the Cyclones H (14-15U) finishing third.

The Excel 18u, 17U and 15U are all nationally ranked in the top 30 of the summer of 2014 travel teams for their age divisions by one or more ratings services.

 



Tuesday, May 27
Thanks to Parents

Thanks to all the parents who worked the gate this weekend. Very successful tournament. Also, thanks for filling up the West Georgia gates so fast!



Tuesday, May 27
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Practices

K Team- Cleveland at 6:00

SM Team- OFF (optional with K Team for those who want to come)

M Team- RSA at 6:00

H Team- LFO at 6:00



Sunday, May 25
Cyclones SM in Memorial Championship thanks to Cyclone K win over Excel
Cyclones SM in the championship final Monday at 10:30AM.  Wear Red and Grey.

Thursday, May 22
Please note that West Georgia gate coverage sign-ups start tomorrow.

Thursday, May 22
Thank you to all the parents who signed up yesterday for the last few gate coverages.

Thursday, May 22
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT MEMORIAL WORLD SERIES -May 22, 2014 to May 26, 2014-GATE COVERAGE

Thursday- LEE

6:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM 4:45-6:45 Jeanie Gaddis

 

Friday- LEE

4:30 Cyclones H v. Cyclones M 3:15-5:30 Cheryl Perry

6:50 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones SM 5:30-7:30 Gregg Phillips

Saturday-LEE

8:00 LFO v. Cyclones H 6:45-9:00 Brian Bird

10:20 Cyclones M v. Excel 15U 9:00-11:15 Lori Peterson

12:40 LFO v. Excel 16u 11:15-1:30 Carrie Jones

3:00 Cyclones M v. Excel 16 1:30-3:45 David Woolum

5:20 Excel 15 v. Cyclones H 3:45-6:00 LeAnn Bradford

7:40 Georgia Eagles v. East Cobb Indians 6:00-8:15 Stacey & Steve Carpenter

Saturday- CLEVELAND STATE

8:30 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones K 7:15-9:00 Vance Bell

10:50 Georgia Eagles v. Excel 17 9:00-11:00 Tripp McCallie

1:10 Excel 18 v. East Cobb Indians 11:00-1:00 Rich Kerns

3:30 Excel 18 v. Cyclones SM 1:00-3:00 Gina Whitener

4:50 Excel 17 v. Alabama Blue Sox 3:00-5:15 Andrea Edgmon

Sunday- LEE

8:00 Cyclones SM v. Georgia Eagles 6:45-9:00 Christie Barbee

10:20 Cyclones K v. Excel 17 9:00-11:15 Daniel Oliver

12:40 Alabama Blue Sox v. East Cobb Indians 11:15-1:30 Randy Hill

3:00 Eagles v. Excel 18 1:30-3:45 Scott Steventon

5:20 Cyclones K v. Excel 18 3:45-6:00 Marcy Mead

7:40 Excel 17 v. East Cobb Indians 6:00-8:15 Kat Gibson

Sunday-CLEVELAND STATE

8:30 Excel 15 v. Excel 16 7:15-9:15 Ned Wiggs

10:50 LFO v. Cyclones M 9:15-11:30 Darryl Hill

1:10 LFO v. Excel 15 11:30-1:45 Tim Garvis

3:30 Cyclones H v. Excel 16 1:45-4:00 John Brock

Monday-Championship Day -LEE

10:30 18U Seed 1 v. 18U Seed 2 9:15-11:30 Bobby Brooksbank

1:00 16U Seed 1 v. 16U Seed 2 11:30-1:15 Melanie Collins

 



Wednesday, May 21
Cyclones Step Up At State

Boyd-Buchanan’s Cade Evans had a hit, 2 runs, sb and rbi in a win over Forrest. McCallie’s Winston Whitener had 2 of their 7 hits in a win over Christian Brothers. Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had one of the Red Raiders’s 3 hits and scored one of Baylor’s 2 runs in a win over MUS.



Wednesday, May 21
Memorial Gate Coverage- URGENT!

Listed below is the gate coverage so far for the Memorial Day Tournament. Several slots remain unfilled. At 3:00 P.M. tomorrow Coach K will assign people to cover those gates left uncovered from all of those who have not signed up and a parent or a player will have to cover that gate. We certainly do not like to have to take this step but have done so on the very rare occasions when it is necessary.



Wednesday, May 21
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT MEMORIAL WORLD SERIES -May 22, 2014 to May 26, 2014-GATE COVERAGE

Thursday- LEE

6:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM  4:45-6:45 Jeanie Gaddis

 

Friday- LEE

4:30 Cyclones H v. Cyclones M 3:15-5:30 Cheryl Perry

6:50 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones SM 5:30-7:30 Gregg Phillips

Saturday-LEE

8:00 LFO v. Cyclones H 6:45-9:00 Brian Bird

10:20 Cyclones M v. Excel 15U 9:00-11:15 Lori Peterson

12:40 LFO v. Excel 16u 11:15-1:30 Carrie Jones

3:00 Cyclones M v. Excel 16 1:30-3:45 David Woolum

5:20 Excel 15 v. Cyclones H 3:45-6:00 LeAnn Bradford

7:40 Georgia Eagles v. East Cobb Indians 6:00-8:15 Stacey & Steve Carpenter

Saturday- CLEVELAND STATE

8:30 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones K 7:15-9:00

10:50 Georgia Eagles v. Excel 17 9:00-11:00 Tripp McCallie

1:10 Excel 18 v. East Cobb Indians 11:00-1:00 Rich Kerns

3:30 Excel 18 v. Cyclones SM 1:00-3:00 Gina Whitener

4:50 Excel 17 v. Alabama Blue Sox 3:00-5:15

Sunday- LEE

8:00 Cyclones SM v. Georgia Eagles 6:45-9:00 Christie Barbee

10:20 Cyclones K v. Excel 17 9:00-11:15

12:40 Alabama Blue Sox v. East Cobb Indians 11:15-1:30 Randy Hill

3:00 Eagles v. Excel 18 1:30-3:45 Scott Steventon

5:20 Cyclones K v. Excel 18 3:45-6:00

7:40 Excel 17 v. East Cobb Indians 6:00-8:15 Kat Gibson

Sunday-CLEVELAND STATE

8:30 Excel 15 v. Excel 16 7:15-9:15 Ned Wiggs

10:50 LFO v. Cyclones M 9:15-11:30

1:10 LFO v. Excel 15 11:30-1:45 Tim Garvis

3:30 Cyclones H v. Excel 16 1:45-4:00 John Brock

Monday-Championship Day -LEE

10:30 18U Seed 1 v. 18U Seed 2 9:15-11:30

1:00 16U Seed 1 v. 16U Seed 2 11:30-1:15



Monday, May 19
Cyclones Going to State

McCallie has 5 Cyclones on its state bound team- Winston Whitener, Quinn Smith, Carson McKoon, Alex Tucker and Palmer Steventon. Baylor has 2 Cyclones - Hunter Mercer and Grant Galbreath. Boyd-Buchanan has 2 Cyclones - Cade Evans and Cameron Wolfe. Gordon Lee has 1 Cyclone- McDaniel.



Monday, May 19
College Update

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens homered and singled to drive in 2 in a win on game 3 over Belmont. Zach is hitting .277 with 17 homers and 53 rbi on the year. Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw 6 1/3 IP against #25 Clemson yielding 4 runs in a no-decision. Lee University’s Cameron Brewster ended his playing career with a huge day going 4-4 in a win over Shorter to get Lee to National Championship finals in the NCCAA and then had one of Lee’s few hits and scored its only run in the championship loss to Fresno Pacific.



Monday, May 19
K Team Projected Starting Rotation-Memorial Weekend

Cyclones SM (Collins)

Blue Sox (A. Barbee)

Excel 17 ( Lancaster)

Excel 18 (Bell)

As always these projections are subject to change based on a number of factors.



Monday, May 19
West Georgia Hotels

Once again hotels are booked in Carrollton unless you need a king or a smoking room. You may want to try in Bremen or Villa Rica. Most of the times we book in blocks but no way to do it in Carrollton for this tournament.



Monday, May 19
WEST GEORGIA GATE COVERAGE

Please call Carolyn (423-605-1225) ONLY on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:00 A.M until 5:00 P.M. for West Georgia gate coverages and then again starting on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 after 10:00 A.M.



Monday, May 19
URGENT-MEMORIAL GATE COVERAGE!

We have 10 gates left uncovered for Memorial weekend. Virtually all 14U parents have signed up-so, the other teams need to step-up ASAP. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation in avoiding Coach K having to assign gates.



Monday, May 19
Southern Wood Bat West Georgia Tournament-May 30, 2014 to June 1, 2014

Friday

11:30 Cyclones M v. OTC16

1:50 Sportstech v. OTC 16

4:40 BP v. Cyclones K

6:30 BP v. Cyclones M

Saturday

9:00 Cyclones M v. OTC17

11:20 BP v. OTC17

1:40 BP v. Cyclones SM

4:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM

6:20 Cyclones M v. Sportstech

Sunday

8:20 OTC 16 v. Cyclones K

10:40 Sportstech vs. Cyclones K

1:00 OTC 16 v. Cyclones SM

3:20 OTC17 v. Cyclones SM

5:40 OTC 17 v. Sportstech

Teams

Cyclones M

Cyclones K

Cyclones SM

OTC 16

OTC 17

BP Braves

Sportstech

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 3rd base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 1st base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Monday, May 19
Southern Prospects Showcase University of Alabama Huntsville JUNE 6-8, 2014

Friday, June 6

12:30 Birmingham Baseball vs. Chattanooga Cyclones 14U

3:00 Southern Prospects vs. Chattanooga Cyclones M

Saturday, June 7

11:30 Chattanooga Cyclones14U vs. Nashville Spikes

2:00 Chattanooga Cyclones M vs. Birmingham Baseball

4:30 Southern Prospects vs. Chattanooga Cyclones 14U

7:00 Green Wave vs. Chattanooga Cyclones M

Sunday, June 8

9:30 Chattanooga Cyclones M vs. Nashville Spikes

12:00 Green Wave vs. Chattanooga Cyclones 14U

All Times are Central Standard Time. All Games at UAH



Sunday, May 18
14U GAMES CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY

Saturday, May 17
14U Sunday Schedule
14U plays Sunday 12:30 at Cass High School.

Thursday, May 15
Note: All times are EASTERN - SOUTHERN WOOD BAT MEMORIAL WORLD SERIES -May 22, 2014 to May 26, 2014

Thursday- LEE

6:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones SM

Friday- LEE

4:30 Cyclones H v. Cyclones M

6:50 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones SM

Saturday-LEE

8:00 LFO v. Cyclones H

10:20 Cyclones M v. Excel 15U

12:40 LFO v. Excel 16u

3:00 Cyclones M v. Excel 16

5:20 Excel 15 v. Cyclones H

7:40 Georgia Eagles v. East Cobb Indians

Saturday- CLEVELAND STATE

8:30 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones K

10:50 Georgia Eagles v. Excel 17

1:10 Excel 18 v. East Cobb Indians

3:30 Excel 18 v. Cyclones SM

4:50 Excel 17 v. Alabama Blue Sox

Sunday- LEE

8:00 Cyclones SM v. Georgia Eagles

10:20 Cyclones K v. Excel 17

12:40 Alabama Blue Sox v. East Cobb Indians

3:00 Eagles v. Excel 18

5:20 Cyclones K v. Excel 18

7:40 Excel 17 v. East Cobb Indians

Sunday-CLEVELAND STATE

8:30 Excel 15 v. Excel 16

10:50 LFO v. Cyclones M

1:10 LFO v. Excel 15

3:30 Cyclones H v. Excel 16

Monday-Championship Day -LEE

10:30 18U Seed 1 v. 18U Seed 2

1:00 16U Seed 1 v. 16U Seed 2

18u Pool

Chattanooga Cyclones SM

Chattanooga Cyclones K

Alabama Blue Sox

Excel 18U

Excel 17U

Georgia Eagles

East Cobb Indians

16U Pool

Chattanooga Cyclones H

Chattanooga Cyclones M

Excel 16u

Excel 15u

LFO Warriors

All game times are EASTERN.  Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 3rd base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 1st base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will furnish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday, May 16
Practice week of May, 19, 2014

Tuesday

LFO at 6:00 14U and M Team

Cleveland State at 6:00 K Team

Ooltewah at 6:00 SM Team

Thursday

LFO at 6:00 M Team

Ooltewah at 6:00 14U



Friday, May 16
Pro Update- Rehabbers Back

Ryan Fraser is off a spring rehab and pitching well in Advanced A ball for St. Lucie. Mike Minor is back in the Braves rotation off of a rehab. Ryan Casteel is hitting .268 and starting most games for the AA Rockies team in Tulsa.



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
Practices Thursday, May 15, 2014- RSA

M Team 6:00-7:00

14U Team 7:00-8:00



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.



Thursday, May 15
Final Reminder!

For those who have not fully paid your summer fees or made separate arrangements with Coach K you can not play in a game until this is done!



Wednesday, May 14
Gate Coverage

Please call Carolyn (605-1225) ONLY AFTER NOON on MAY 15, 2014 to get gates to cover. Every player on the 14u (Cyclones H), must cover at least one gate at this tournament. Again-DO NOT CALL UNTIL MAY 15, 2014



Tuesday, May 13
URGENT-

 It has rained at Cleveland State-Today so SM Team go to RSA at 6:30.



Tuesday, May 13
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Scrimmage

Saturday, May 17, 2014 Scrimmage-

K Team vs. SM Team at Cleveland State from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.



Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Practices

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Practices-6:00

Cleveland State - K Team & SM Team

LFO- 14U and M Team

If Rain-14U Team and M team at RSA from 6:30-8:30

K Tam & SM team Off



Tuesday, May 13
URGENT!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Practice at Cleveland State for SM Team and optional for any K Team who want to attend (you are encouraged but not required). The M Team’s is at LFO. Both practices are at 6:00 P.M. If it rains M Team at RSA at 5:30 and SM at 6:30.



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.



Monday, May 12
Monday, May 12, 2014 Practice for 14U and K Team at LFO at 6:00

Friday, May 9
YOGA REMINDER

Yoga on Saturday May 10 at 9:45 get your sessions in!



Thursday, May 8
14U and M Team Schedule at NBS 15U May 16-18, 2014

CASS High School

Friday

8:20 Sandy Plains 15u v. Cyclones 14U

Saturday

12:00 Mizuno 15U Blue v. Cyclones 15U

Mizuno 15U Red v. Cyclones 15U

Sunday-14U to play this game whichever it is

10:00 5th place game

12:30 3rd place game

3:00 Championship



Wednesday, May 7
SATURDAY PRACTICES-MAY 10, 2014

If no rain the schedule is:

SM Team at Cleveland State 3:00-5:00

K Team at Cleveland State 5:00-7:00

14U Team at LFO 2:00-4:00

M Team at LFO 4:00-6:00

If it rains:

14U at RSA 1-2:15

M Team at RSA 2:15-3:30

SM Team at RSA 3:30-4:45

K Team at RSA 4:45-6:00

If your team is still playing-DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE!



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.



Friday, May 2
Everyone that is done with their season, needs to do mandatary Yoga and Conditioning class with David.

Friday, May 2
Coach K will NOT be doing lesson on Sunday, May 4, 2014

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

The scholarship limits and APR rules have evened out the spread of talent in D-1 baseball. An example, last night Kennesaw beat Georgia, ETSU beat Tennessee, Southern Mississippi beat Alabama and Tennessee Tech and Memphis lost to Kentucky and Vandy respectively.



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.



Tuesday, April 22
1st Practice Set for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at RSA for All Teams

The first practices for all teams will be at RSA on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Times will be posted by May 6, 2014. Times will start by 11:00 and each practice will only be an hour.



Tuesday, April 22
Coach K Hitting Lessons for Weekend of April 26, 2014 and April 27, 2014

Coach K has available for those who have been coming on Sundays the following times this coming weekend: Saturday, April 26, 2014 11:00-1:00, Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:00-4:00. There will be no lessons on Sunday, May 3, 2014



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.



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.



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.



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
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.



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.

 



Thursday, April 17
Last Notice on Summer Fees!!!!!

All fees were due on April 15, 2014. If not paid by May 1, 2014 spots maybe filled. No one who has not fully paid will not play in any games until paid!



Thursday, April 17
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Coach K Hitting Schedule

All lessons currently scheduled 2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. start times will remain the same. Others will need to call or text to reschedule from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M on Sunday or 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. All normal times will resume on Sunday May 4, 2014.



Thursday, April 17
Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 Hitting Schedule -Coach K

Coach K will do lessons with anyone currently doing them on Sundays who wants to get them from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Easter Sunday. Please call or text at 423-309-4995 to arrange by Friday at 5:00. All normal times are cancelled.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

 



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.



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.

 



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
FINAL PAYMENT REMINDER

Final payments are due this week. No one will start the season playing unless paid in full!



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
College Update

Lee’s Cameron Brewster had 2 rbi in a win over Tennessee Temple. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit, run and rbi in a win over Alabama A & M. The University of the Cumberland’s Tyler Kilgore is 3-0 in 24 1/3 IP with a 2.22 ERA. Lindsey Wilson’s Derek Shugart leads the team in hitting at .388 with a 464 ob% and team leading 35 runs. Walter State’s James Fowlkes had a single, double, homer, 2 runs and 4 rbi in a win over Roane State. Vandy’s Will Cooper had a hit in a win over UTM.



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.



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
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.



Monday, March 31
MERCER COMMITS TO TROY UNIVERSITY

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.



Friday, March 28
Recruiting Update

Check it out Monday for what we believe will be an exciting announcement.



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.



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.



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.



Wednesday, March 26
High School Update

Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had 2 hits, a run and rbi in a win over McMinn County.



Wednesday, March 26
College Update

Walter State’s James Fowlkes had 2 hits, 2 runs and 4 sb in a dh sweep of Milligan. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a 2 rbi hit in a win over Miami of Ohio. In a dh sweep of Emmanuel College Cody Rhinehart of Bryan had 2 hits with 2 rbi.



Tuesday, March 25
High School Update

Ooltewah’s Brody Binder had 2 hits a run and rbi and Cory Edgemon 2 hits for McMinn in an 0-1 victory. McCallie sophomore Carson McKoon pitched 4 scoreless IP in the championship game win against Hixson.



Monday, March 24
High School Update

Baylor’s Hunter Mercer had 2 hits in a win over John Paul. Cleveland’s Chantz Placzek earned a win and had 2 hits and 2 rbi in a win over Sycamore. Winston Whitener of McCallie hit a homer and single in a win over Hixson and had 2 hits in a win over Central and 1 rbi in a win over Tyner when Quinn Smith had 2 doubles in a win over FRA. Dade County’s Ric Gaddis had a homer and single to drive in 2 against Pepprell. Heritage freshman Alex Barbee earned a win 2-1 over LaFayette when Seth Hickman and Logan Haga each drove in a run.



Monday, March 24
College Update

Cleveland State’s Bobby "Down" Towne pitched well against nationally ranked Columbia State but took the loss in a 4-1 game on Friday. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits and a run in a win over TWC. Walters State’s James Fowlkes had 2 hits, 3 runs and a sb in 4 abs in a dh sweep of Roane State. In a game 1 win over Martin, Zach Stephens had a hit and run. Chattanooga State’s Zach Thompson gave up 3 runs in a 7 1/3 IP in a win over Vol State. In a 2nd win over TWC Rhinehart of Bryan had a hit and run. Boston College’s Jeff Burke was tagged for the loss on Saturday against Lake Forrest after working 4 1/3 IP. McCallie’s Winston Whitener had 2 hits in a win over Central with 2 rbi and had 2 rbi in a win over Tyner. Heritage freshman Alex Barbee won 2-1 over LaFayette when Logan Haga and Seth Hickman each drove in a run and Tanner Nace doubled. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a rbi hit in a 2-0 win over UTM. Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a hit run and rbi in a win over Shorter.



Friday, March 21
Burke to the Cape!

Boston College sophomore Jeff Burke has been invited to pitch this summer in the top college league. The Cape Code League -for Chatham. Jeff is having a tremendous sophomore year and has established himself as a legitimate potential top 10 round draft pick for 2015.



Friday, March 21
High School Update

Dalton sophomore Jackson Bell improved to 3-1 on the year with a win over Southeast Whitfield. Heritage sophomore Noah Hill had 3 hits, 3 runs and 2 rbi in a win over LaFayette.



Friday, March 21
College Update

Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits and a run in a win over Lee University. Georgia Highland’s Tray Silmon had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run in a win over Andrew College. James Fowlkes had a hit, run, rbi and his 16th sb in a win over TWC. Fowlkes is hitting .396 on the year with a .645 slugging percentage and is 11th in the country with 32 rbi.



Friday, March 21
High School Update

Heritage’s Logan Haga was 4-4 in a win over Lafayette. Notre Dame’s Alex Arras hit another homer 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.



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.



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.



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
Gaddis Visit JSU

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



Friday, March 14
Brewster Added to Cyclones Coaching Staff

Cameron Brewster who is a senior starting outfielder at Lee University has been added to the 2014 Summer coaching staff. Cameron played several summers and falls as a Cyclone and was on some very talented teams. Cameron was always one of the most dedicated and hard working players in the organization. He is an honor student at Lee. We are fortunate to be able to add him to our already stellar staff. All of the 2014 Summer Cyclones Coaches not only played as Cyclones but played several years as Cyclones.



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.



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.



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.



Tuesday, March 4
BURKE HAS IMPRESSIVE START FOR ACC’S BOSTON COLLEGE

Sophomore Jeff Burke threw 5 scoreless IP for Boston College Sunday against Western Michigan team getting a no-decision in a 5-3 loss striking out 6 and yielding only 3 hits. Jeff sat 91-92 on his fastball for all 5 innings.



Tuesday, March 4
HUDSON GETS FIRST COLLEGIATE WIN FOR MISSISSIPPI STATE

Mississippi State freshman Dakota Hudson got his first collegiate win Sunday, throwing 5 2/3 shutout IP against Eastern Illinois striking out 5. He left on a 75 pitch count.



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.



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.



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 20
REMINDER-M Team & 14U Team Meeting on February 22, 2014

The M Team’s 2nd meeting is this Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. and the 14U Team meeting at 1:00. If your 15th birthday is after May 1, 2014 and you are not listed on the M Team roster you are on the 14U Team.



Tuesday, February 18
K Team Schedule- Summer 2014

Date Tournament Site

May 24-26 Southern Wood Bat Memorial W.S. Lee & Cleveland State

May30-June 1 Southern Wood Bat Wolves Classic West Georgia

June 6-8 Cleveland State 18U Cleveland State

June 13-15 Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State University

June 20-22 Bulldog Invitational Mississippi State University

June 26-30 Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic Troy University

*July 4-6 Southern Wood Bat Summer W.S. Lee & Cleveland State

July 4-11 Perfect Game 17U (for those playing) Marietta Georgia

**July 11-13 Southern Wood Bat 15U W.S. Samford University

July 11-18 Perfect Game 16U (for those playing) Marietta Georgia

*Any players not on 17U Perfect Game Roster play in this

**For the 15s on the team only



Tuesday, February 18
SM Team Schedule- Summer 2014

Date Tournament Site

May 24-26 Southern Wood Bat Memorial W.S. Lee & Cleveland State

May30-June 1 Southern Wood Bat Wolves Classic West Georgia

June 6-8 Cleveland State 18U Cleveland State

June 13-15 Southern Wood Bat Owl Classic Kennesaw State University

June 20-22 Souther Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic Tennessee Tech University

June 26-30 Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic Troy University

*July 4-6 Southern Wood Bat Summer W.S. Lee & Cleveland State

July 4-11 Perfect Game 17U (for those playing) Marietta Georgia

*Any players not on 17U Perfect Game Roster play in this



Tuesday, February 18
REVISED M Team Schedule

Date Tournament Site

May 24-26 Southern Wood Bat Memorial W.S. Lee & Cleveland State

May30- June 1 Southern Wood Bat Wolves Classic West Georgia

June 6-8 Charger Invitational UAH

June 13-15 Cougar Classic 15U Cleveland State

June 20-22 Southern Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic Tennessee Tech

June 26-30 Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic Troy University

*July 4-11 Perfect Game 17U (for those playing) Marietta Georgia

July 4-6 Southern Wood Bat Summer W.S. Cleveland State & Lee

July 11-13 Southern Wood Bat 15u W.S. Samford University

July 11-18 Perfect Game 16U (for those playing) Marietta Georgia

* For those who may help play at 17U P.G.



Tuesday, February 18
14 U Team Schedule

Date Tournament Site

May 17-19 Nelson Baseball Classic 15U CASS High School

May 24-26 Southern Wood Bat Memorial W.S. Lee & Cleveland State

May 31- June 1 Cougar Classic 16U Cleveland State

June 6-8 Charger Invitational UAH

June 14-15 Cougar Classic 15U Cleveland State

June 21-22 Cougar Classic 14U Cleveland State

June 26-30 OFF

July 4-6 Southern Wood Bat Summer W.S. Cleveland State & Lee

July 11-13 Southern Wood Bat 15u W.S. Samford University

July 11-18 Perfect Game 16U (for those playing) Marietta Georgia

* For those who may help play at 16U P.G.



Monday, February 17
The 14U meeting on Saturday, February 22, 2014 has been moved to 1:00 P.M

Monday, February 17
M Team Roster

Wolfe

Brooksbank

Hill

McCallie

Nance

Newman

Presnell

Malcolm

Fowler

Higgenbottom

Schultz

Bowers

 McDaniel

Matthews

Sills



Monday, February 17
2nd M Team Meeting-2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 22, 2014

All 15-16 year olds not listed on the K-team roster meet at RSA-due to all the mix up on the 1st meeting we are having a 2nd meeting. If you came to the 1st meeting you do NOT need to come to this one.



Monday, February 17
Hudson Is First Mississippi State Freshman to Start a Game Since Chris Stratton in 2010

Dakota Hudson became the 1st true freshman at Mississippi State to start a game for the Bulldog’s on an opening weekend since Chris Stratton in 2010. Stratton was a first round draft pick and All-American in 2012. Dakota threw 4 IP in a win over Western Carolina on 53 pitches, hitting as high as 97 on Scout’s radar guns.



Monday, February 17
College Update

In a 5-4 win over South Alabama in game 1 Zach Stephens homered and Hunter Hudson scored a run. In a win over Tusculum James Fowlkes had 2 hits and 3 runs for Walters State. In a game 1 loss to Shawnee State Cody Rhineheart of Bryan had 3 hits, 3 rbi and a run. L. J. Rowden took the loss. Cody Rhinehart had 3 hits and 2 rbi in a dh split against Shawnee. Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a hit in a game 1 loss to Union. Boston College’s Jeff Burke got a no-decision in his first collegiate start throwing 3 innings. Walters State’s James Fowlkes tripled in a run and scored in a 4-1 win over Wake Tech.



Monday, February 17
College Update

Walters State’ James Fowlkes had 2 hits and a rbi in a win over Shelton State. Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a hit and run in a win over Kentucky State in game 1 and in a game 2 win had a hit, run and rbi. Cleveland State’s Bobby Towne earned a win over Vincennes yielding 1 run in 5IP and Jordan Whitmire threw a scoreless IP in a game 2 win when Evan Speicher had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi, Michael Allen 2 hits, a run and rbi and Chris Calfrey a run and rbi. In a game win the Cougar’s Speicher had a run. In a loss to Chipola Fowlkes had a rbi hit and in a win over Shelton State he had 2 hits, 2rbi and a run . In a dh loss to Shawnee State Cody Rhinehart had a hit in game one on Saturday and on Friday in a game 1 win he homered and in a game 2 loss he had a hit and run for Bryan College.



Tuesday, February 4
M Team Meeting at RSA at Noon on Saturday, February 15, 2014

Please have at least one parent there with the player. All players who received a 15-17 year old invitation letter but are not listed above are on the M-Team.



Friday, February 14
2014 Collegiate Cyclones

Vanderbilt- Will Cooper

Mississippi State- Dakota Hudson

Tory- T.J. Binder, Lee Gibson

Boston College-Jeff Burke

Yale-Jackson McClain

Tennessee Tech- Zach Stephens, Garrett Baugh, Hunter Hudson

Lee University- Cameron Brewster

Bryan College- Cody Rhinehart, L.J. Rowden

Cleveland State- Bobby "Down" Towne, Matt Allen, Mike Allen, Chris Caffrey, Gabe Rich, Evan Speicher

Walters State- James Fowlkes

GA. Highlands- Trey Silmon

Chattanooga State- Sheldon Brogden, Zach Thompson

University of Cumberlands- Tyler Kilgore



Friday, February 7
BURKE IN BC ROTATION

Jeff Burke will start his Sophomore season in the ACC as a weekend starter for Boston College. Jeff has been consistently 88-91 touching 92 in the early spring.



Thursday, February 13
D-1 BASEBALL STARTS FRIDAY-CYCLONES

 

D-1 baseball starts play on Friday February 14. You can see the total list of Cyclones playing college baseball this spring listed below. At the D-1 level this weekend there is a good chance Will Cooper will start in leftfield for Vandy, Jeff Burke will start a weekend game for the ACC’s Boston College and Dakota Hudson will see innings this weekend for Mississippi State and possibly start the fourth game of the weekend. Zach Stephens will start at 1st base for preseason #35 Tennessee Tech as he has for 4 years. Garrett Baugh should garner substantial innings for Tech this spring and Hunter Hudson is in the mix at Tech for playing time. At Troy University T.J. Binder is in the mix for playing time at 1st and 3rd base, while Lee Gibson will likely red shirt as T.J. did last year. At Yale University Jackson McClain should get relief opportunities. 


Friday, February 7
MORE BA NEWS ON CYCLONES

The most recent edition of Baseball America not only lists Dakota Hudson as the 35th best freshman pro prospect in all of college baseball but it had Mississippi State picked as preseason #8 and described Dakota as the "jewel of Mississippi State’s highly touted recruiting class...who throws downhill at 90-93.

BA also had Zach Stephens listed as the OVC preseason player of the year describing him as one of the most accomplished hitters in the country and as the 10th best pro prospect of the draft eligible OVC players.



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.



Tuesday, February 4
The 14u team meeting will be at 11:00 on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tuesday, February 4
K-Team Players

Oliver

Smith

Evans

Bell

Placzek

Steventon

Barbree

Barbiere

Tucker

N. Hill

Darras

Lancaster

Haga

McKoon



Tuesday, February 4
K Team Meeting at RSA at 11:00 on Saturday, February 15, 2014-

Please have at least one parent there with the player



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.



Friday, January 31
Yoga Saturday 9:45
Yoga will be held tomorrow at RSA 9:45 see you there!

Thursday, January 30
WELLMAN HITTING CLINIC-NEW PLAYERS AND RETURNING PLAYERS

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at RSA 3:00-6:00- all new players should attend and are expected to attend. Returning players are encouraged to attend! We touch profession concepts. This is your chance for a crash course if you are new and to refine if you are returning.



Thursday, January 30
ONLY NOTICE ON 2014 2ND PAYMENTS DUE- THE SECOND PAYMENT FOR THE SUMMER OF 2014 ARE DUE. IF YOU ARE PLAYING PAY ASAP PLEASE TO KEEP YOUR SPOT.

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.



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
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 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___________________________



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___________________________



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___________________________



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

 

 



Thursday, January 9
Cyclones Prominent in Collegiate Baseball’s 2014 Preview

As per usual, Cyclones appear prominently in Collegiate Baseball’s Annual Special Collegiate Preview. Mississippi State is pre-season #2 in the D-1 top 40 and Dakota Hudson is listed in the top newcomers for Bulldogs. In fact Hudson is one of the primary reasons State’s 2013 recruiting class was ranked #2 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball. Tennessee Tech is pre-season #36, a first top 40 pre-season ever for Tech in large part due to the guidance of recruiting coordinator Brandon Turner a former Cylcone who was an All-American at MSU. Zach Stephens from Tech is a pre-season 3rd team All-American and pre-season player of the year for the OVC. Troy’s senior shortstop Taylor Vaughn, who is blocking Lee Gibson from starting as a freshman, is a pre-season 3rd team All-American and pre-season Sunbelt Conference player of the year. Look for Lee to red shirt this year and then start 2 years before being drafted.



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!



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.



Tuesday, December 3
Recruiting Update

Hunter Mercer attended Lipscomb’s invite only junior day and Nic Gaddis attended Tennessee Tech’s invite only junior day. Cory Edgemon and Cole Vaughn have interest from two division II schools and others. Quinn Smith and Hunter Oliver each have several D-1 schools evaluating them and Jackson Bell is on several schools lists to follow. Three other freshman already on several schools early evaluating lists with 2 getting SEC interest.

In the early signing period 2014 Cyclones Brody Binder (Troy), Winston Whitener (Lee University), Kyle Kapherr (Carson-Newman) and Aaron Granger (Carson-Newman) signed. Due to our small senior class this year this means that the decade long tradition of a majority of our senior Cyclones signing in the early period continues. Congratulations to all of our senior signees to date. There will be more to come!



Monday, December 2
URGENT– NEW CYCLONES

THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER ATTENDED BRANDON TURNER’S INFIELD (IF INFIELDERS) OR HITTING CAMP (IF NOT PRIMARILY A PITCHER) ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. WE TEACH THE SAME MECHANICS, TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES AS BRANDON WILL BE TEACHING SO IT GETS A LOT OF FUNDAMENTAL WORK OUT OF THE WAY.



Friday, November 22
Coach K Lessons
Coach K has one spot left on Sundays- 5:30 adn will start lessons this Wednesday from 6-7:30. First come first serve.

Friday, November 22
Pitching Clinic Form

DAVID MEAD PRO-CONCEPTS PITCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- DECEMBER 14, 2013

Name:___________________________________________ Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________ (cell)___________________________

 

Is Parent Attending: _________ Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

The Clinic is $45.00 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 DECEMBER 14, 2013, AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PLAYERS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

Ages: 10 -14 _____ (10:30 – 1:30) Ages: 15-18 _____ (1:30 – 4:00)

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 December 14, 2013.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________ Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Friday, November 22
Griffin Collegiate Catching Concepts Camp– Mead Pro-Concepts Pitching Camp on December 14, 2013

Carson-Newman’s coach Tom Griffin who is universally recognized as one of the top collegiate catching coaches in the country will do his annual clinic at RSA on Saturday December 14, 2013. For the first time we are going to do it in conjunction with David Mead Pro-Concepts pitching clinic so Coach Griffin can see the catchers catch the pitchers and the pitchers will have a chance to have a college coach see them pitch as well as work with Coach Mead.

The pitching and catching clinic for ages 10-14 is from 10:30 until 1:00 and the 15-18 is from 1:30 until 4:00. The cost is $45 for either session. The forms to sign up are below. Each session is limited to first 15 to sign up to make sure everyone gets a great experience.

 

GRIFFIN CATCHING CLINIC REGISTRATION- DECEMBER 14, 2013

Name:___________________________________________ Age: ______________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________

Phone #s (home)______________________ (cell)___________________________

 

Is Parent Attending: _________ Name of Parent: ___________________________

Last Select Team Played For: ________________ Positions Play: ______________

Middle School or High School Team: _____________________________________

The Clinic is $45.00 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 DECEMBER 14, 2013, AND THE CLINIC IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PLAYERS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

Ages: 10 -14 _____ (10:30 – 1:30) Ages: 15-18 _____ (1:30 – 4:00)

Instructor: Coach Tom Griffin – Head Coach – Carson-Newman College.

About Coach Griffin: Coach Griffin is generally recognized as one of the foremost catching instructors in the country. He is a frequent instructor at various D-1 college baseball camps and at coaches’ conventions and his video on catching drills is the foremost of its kind today. He was the only catching instructor at the 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association National Convention. He has led his Carson-Newman Eagles to a SAC Tournament Championship, SAC Regular Season Championship and Regional appearances in the last few years. This is the sixth year he has conducted this clinic at RSA and it is always a big hit.

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 Tom Griffin 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 14, 2013.

Signature of Parent______________________________

DATE:_________________ Printed Name of Parent___________________________



Friday, November 22
2014 Summer Invitation Letters
Due to work issues the summer invitations will start going out today.

Thursday, November 21
Coach K Lessons
Coach K has lessons starting this Sunday- Still have slots from 5:30-7:00 and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30.

Wednesday, November 20
2013 Banquet- A Well Attended Success

The 2013 Chattanooga Cyclones Awards Banquet was attended by 104 people and was a rousing success. After a Rib & Loin hearty meal and Coach K giving a review of 2013 and preview of 2014 Bobby Pierce, the head coach at Troy University who has 930 career wins, who is in the top 20 of all NCAA active coaches in win percentage and who has been Coach of the Year at least once in four different conferences, game a scintillating talk on college baseball, the attributes it takes to succeed in life and college baseball and how to live over life with PRIDE (Perseverance, Responsibility and Respect, Initiative, Dedication and Determination and Engagement).He also talked about the long-standing relationship between the Cyclones and Coach Pierce and how it has evolved over the years to where Troy has signed a Cyclone in the classes of 2012, 2013 and for 2014. The 2013 Award winners are listed below:

V Team Summer

James Dylan Perris MVP- Nic Gaddis

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player- Cade Evans

David Mead Most Improved- Justin Glover

Best Hitter- Noah Hill

Best Pitcher- Jackson Bell

K Team Fall

James Dylan Paris MVP–Nic Gaddis

Bryce Thomas Consummate Player—Seth Hickman, Cory Edgemon

David Mead Most Improved–Cade Evans

Most Runs Produced–Hunter Mercer– 25-rbi, 19-r-- total of 44

Most Wins–Cole "Rickey" Vaughn– 7

Highest Batting Average– Aaron Granger–.424

Lowest E.R.A.– Nic Gaddis–.41

K Team Summer

James Dylan Paris MVP– Lee Gibson

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player– Drew Williams, Josh Poole

David Mead Most Improved– Hunter Mercer

Best Hitter– Brody Binder

Best Pitcher- Dakota Hudson

V Team Fall

James Dylan Paris MVP- Quinn Smith

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player-Logan Haga

David Mead Most Improved-Jackson Bell

Best Hitter-Kaleb Hill

Best Pitcher- Chantz Placek



Tuesday, November 19
Aaron is an Eagle!
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!

Friday, November 15
Summer Invitation Letters
Invitations for the summer of 2014 will start to go out on Monday.

Friday, November 15
YOGA
11/16/2013 RSA at 9:45

Wednesday, November 6
Recruiting Update

Aaron Granger visited Carson-Newman earlier this week and Hunter Mercer has been invited to Lipscomb’s Junior Day this Friday. Nic Gaddis has visited Lee. Several of our 2016's and 2017's have generated D-1 interest this fall.



Wednesday, November 6
ATTENTION PARENTS
THE BANQUET IS MOVED TO SUNDAY THE 17TH, NOT THE 10TH!!

Tuesday, November 5
URGENT! AWARDS BANQUET RESCHEDULED!

Due to a confluence of several factors (Coach Pierce’s changed travel schedule, Coach K’s emergencies at work and a delay on arrival of the awards) the banquet is now scheduled to take place at RSA on Sunday November 17, 2013 at 5:00pm. If you need to cancel your registration due to the move please text Carolyn at 423-605-1225– hopefully even more people can make it now. Sorry for the change, but it cannot be avoided.



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



Monday, November 4
Cyclones 2-0 in Diamond Devil Classic

The Chattanooga Cyclones K fall baseball team ended their season at 21-5-2 after going 2-0 in the rain shortened South Carolina Diamond Devils Fall Wood Bat Classic held in Charleston, South Carolina this past weekend. The Cyclones defeated the Diamond Devils 17s 8-3 with Ricky Vaughn earning the win with Alex Barbree earning the save when Trevor Mercer had a 2rbi hit and run, Cade Evans a hit, run and rbi, Aaron Granger a triple and run and Seth Hickman a hit and 2 runs. In a 6-2 win over Low Country Lightening Nic Gaddis earned the win with relief by Palmer Steventon when Evans had 3 hits and 2 runs, Noah Hill a 2rbi double, Granger with a hit, run and rbi and Hayden Moss and Vaughn a rbi hit a piece.



Wednesday, October 30
Traditional Saturday Dinner in Charleston

For those going to Charleston, as you may have heard for the last 12 years we have traditionally had everyone eat at Tommy Condon’s restaurant as Carolyn and Coach K would make all the arrangements to take over the entire back room. Unfortunately, the last 3 years have been so much work on us that we are simply suggesting that everone meet at Tommy Condon’s at 7:00 on Saturday and get their own tables. This way everyone can order from the full menu, leave when they want, pay when they want and be responsible for those at their table without us being responsible to arrive early, oversee the activities and stay late to sort through unpaid tickets etc. This should work better for everyone.



Tuesday, October 29
Kyle Is an Eagle!

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, October 29
College Camps

Lee is conducting a Hitting Camp in November and a Prospect Camp– call Coach Dedmon if interested.

Troy has posted it’s January hitting camp information for those who are interested.



Tuesday, October 29
Jerseys

All teams must return jerseys and belts to RSA, Coach K’s office or his house by November 6, 2013!



Tuesday, October 29
Chattanooga Cyclones Baseball Tryouts for Summer of 2014

Ages 14-18 at Real Sports Academy on Sunday November 10, 2013 at 2:00pm. $20 Fee

Call 423-309-4995



Tuesday, October 29
Charleston Schedule

Saturday– College Park

10:00 Cyclones v. East Coast Baseball 18s

12:15 Cyclones v. Diamond Devils 18s

Sunday– Patriot’s Point (College of Charleston)

10:00 Cyclones v. Diamond Devils 17s

12:30 Cyclones v. Low Country Lightening

This is a viciously hard schedule– one of the toughest teams we have ever had there, We are one of only 6 teams getting to play at the College of Charleston. Wear blue and white with blue trim Saturday and red and gray with red trim on Sunday.



Tuesday, October 29
Koontz Team Leaders-- 26 games, all wood bat

 

Hitting

B.A.

Edgemon-.437

Granger-.403

Evans-.381

Hickman-.361

OB%

Edgemon-.560

Evans-.527

Granger-.507

Hickman-.473

Runs

Edgemon-28

Granger-23

Hickman-20

Mercer, Oliver-18

RBI

Mercer-23

Oliver, Granger-17

Gaddis-16

Total Runs Produced

Mercer- 41

Granger, Edgemon-40

Oliver-35

Pitching

Wins

Vaughn-6

Whitener, Gaddis, Glover-3

Several tied with 1

K/BB Ratio (min 10 IP)

Glover, Gaddis- 2.0

Vaughn-1.44

Whitener, Grayson-1.22

IP

Vaughn-32

Gaddis-28 2/3

Glover- 17 2/3

Grayson-13 2/3

ERA (min 10 IP)

Gaddis-.49

Whitener-1.61

Vaughn-1.97

WHIP (min 10 IP)

Gaddis-1.01

Vaughn-1.43

Whitener-1.46



Tuesday, October 29
K Team Leaders

Hitting

Batting Average

Edgemon-.409

Granger- .379

Evans- .351

Mercer-.350

RBI

Mercer-19

Granger-16

Oliver-15

Gaddis-12

OB%

Edgemon-.524

Evans/Hill-.489

Granger-.471

Runs

Edgemon-22

Granger-20

Oliver-17

Mercer-15

Total Runs Produced

Granger-36

Mercer-34

Edgemon-33

Oliver-32

Pitching

IP

Vaughn-30

Gaddis-26 2/3

Glover- 17 2/3

Whitener- 13 2/3

E.R.A (min 8 IP)

Gaddis-.52

Whitener-1.58

Vaughn-2.10

WHIP

Gaddis-1.04

Vaughn-1.43

Whitener-1.46

WINS

Vaughn- 5

Whitener, Glover-3

Gaddis-2

Several tied with-1

K/BB Ratio

Glover-3.1

Gaddis-1.9

Vaughn-1.5



Wednesday, October 23
Jacksonville State

DH will start on Sunday at noon c.s.t. be there by 11 c.s.t. at latest– wear blue and white.



Wednesday, October 23
Summer 2014 Invitations

Invitations will go out by November 16, 2013 for the summer of 2014. The responses and deposits will be due by December 10, 2013– NO EXCEPTIONS!



Wednesday, October 23
2013 Chattanooga Cyclones Annual Awards Banquet Registration

Where: RSA

When: Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 5:00pm.

Attire: Dress Casual

Featured Speaker: Troy Head Coach Bobby Pierce

 

The food will be barbecue and the standard baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad with bread, dessert and sweet and unsweet tea.

The featured speaker is Troy University Head Coach Bobby Pierce. Bobby is one of the most inspirational and dynamic speakers in all college baseball and is a legend in college baseball. Although still coaching, he is already a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He has been Coach of the Year in 4 different conferences in college baseball.

The cost is $11.00 per person. Please calculate the total you owe below and return this by Wednesday, November 6, 2013 to 9323 Standifer Gap Road Ooltewah, TN 37363 along with your check made payable to Chattanooga Cyclones. Please call Carolyn at 605-1225 to let her know your count so we can relay a preliminary figure to the caterers. However, do not call before Monday, November 4, 2013. If you say you are coming you are obligating yourself to pay for that many. We hope to see all the 2013 Fall Cyclone teams and the Summer K, SM, V and B team players and parents there. Please make your check payable to the Chattanooga Cyclones.

________________________

players name (print please)

_____ people coming to banquet x $11.00 = ________________ total payment enclosed.



Monday, October 21
Cyclones Win Southern Wood Bat Samford University Tournament

The Cyclones K Fall baseball team improved to 17-5-2 and won the Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational this past weekend. The Cyclones defeated Nelson Baseball School 6-5 coming from behind to score 2 in the last inning on a 2 run double by Kyle Kapherr when Ricky Vaughn earned the pitching win and Hunter Mercer had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run, Cory Edgemon a hit and 2 runs and Aaron Granger and Seth Hickman a hit and run each. In an 11-1 win over the Cyclones V team Mercer earned the win and Cory Edgemon had 3 hits, a run and rbi, Mercer 2 hits, 3 runs and a rbi and Kapherr a hit and 3 rbi.

In a 8-4 win over Viper Baseball Academy Nic Gaddis earned the win with relief from Granger when Edgemon had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Cade Evans 2 hits and a rbi and Gaddis, Granger and Noah Hill each had a hit, run and rbi.

In a 10-3 defeat of the ST Stars Aaron Grayson earned the win and Granger had 3 hits, 3 runs and 2 rbi, Gaddis had 2 hits and 2 rbi, and Evans 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi.



Monday, October 21
Coach K Hitting Slots
are available at 6 and 7 on Tuesday--6:30 is filled. 

Monday, October 21
K Team Practice

Cleveland State at 5:30 on Wednesday (10/23/2013).

 



Thursday, October 17
Thursday Practice 10/17/2013

K Team at RSA at 6

V Team at RSA at 7

15u Cancelled due to rain



Thursday, October 17
Samford Gate Coverages

Front Gate

 

Mike Kapherr

Scott Steventon

Melanie Hage

 Jenny Evans

 

Melanie McCoy

Mike Kapherr

Peggy Vaughn

Chris Wolf

Vance Bell

Saturday

9:00 NBS v. Cyclones K

11:20 Vipers v. Cyclones V

1:40 NBS v. Sportstech

4:00 Cyclones V v. Cyclones K

6:20 Sportstech v. Vipers 4:45-7:00

Sunday

8:00 Vipers v. Cyclones K

10:20 Cyclones V v. NBS

12:40 Vipers v. NBS

3:00 Cyclones K v. Sportstech 

5:20 Cyclones V v. Sportstech

Back Gate

7:45-10:00 Scott Edgemon

10:00-12:15 Cindy Placek

12:15-2:30 Trevor Mercer

2:30-4:45 Genie Gaddis

 4:45-7:00 Chris Harden

 

6:45-9:00 Randy Hill

9:00-11:15 Jeff Witt

11:15-1:30 Jeff Witt

1:30-3:45 Matt Smith

3:45-6:00 Mark Tucker



Wednesday, October 16
SAMFORD GATES
WE STILL HAVE 2 UNCOVERED GATES-- PLEASE CALL CAROLYN-- LAST CHANCE FOR THOSE SHORT ON GATES!

Wednesday, October 16
Hitting Lessons With Coach K
Wednesday 10/16/2013 Coach K has a 6:30 slot for hitting available. 

Tuesday, October 15
Coach K Lesson On Wednesday

Coach K is doing lessons from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesday. The 6:00 slot is taken. If interested call 309-4995



Monday, October 14
URGENT-- SAMFORD GATE COVERAGES
WE STILL NEED SEVERAL GATES COVERED FOR THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE 3 IN PLEASE CALL CAROLYN ASAP!

Monday, October 14
Gibson & Binder Update

Lee Gibson is coming off a lower back/hip surgery at Troy in fine fashion. He is playing SS and had a drag bunt hit and opposite double on Sunday. T.J. Binder has been having a good fall hitting and is playing well at 3rd base on all reports.



Monday, October 14
Hudson Hits 96!

Dakota Hudson touched 96 MPH on radar guns in his first fall outing for Mississippi State striking out 6, yielding one hit and one walk.

 



Monday, October 14
15u Southern Poly Schedule

Saturday

4:00 Cyclones v. OTC 16

Sunday

9:00 Cyclones v. OTC 16

11:15 Cyclones v. OTC 16



Monday, October 14
Practice Week of 10/14/2013

K Team Tuesday and Thursday at Cleveland State at 6:00pm.

V Team practice Tuesday at 6:00pm at RSA and Thursday at 6:00pm at Boyd Buchanan.

15u Practice Tuesday at 6:00pm at Boyd Buchanan and Thursday at 6:00pm at RSA.



Thursday, October 10
Southern Wood Bat Samford University Tournament

Saturday

9:00 NBS v. Cyclones K

11:20 Vipers v. Cyclones V

1:40 NBS v. Sportstech

4:00 Cyclones V v. Cyclones K

6:20 Sportstech v. Vipers                                   

Sunday

8:00 Vipers v. Cyclones K

10:20 Cyclones V v. NBS

12:40 Vipers v. NBS

3:00 Cyclones K v. Sportstech

5:20 Cyclones V v.  Sportstech

           



Thursday, October 10
ATTENTION
DO NOT CALL CAROLTN UNTIL AFTER 5PM REGARDING SAMFORD GATE COVERAGES. UNFORTUNATELY, A TEAM JUST DROPPED OUT. BOTH OF OUR TEAMS WILL NOW PLAY 4 GAMES. 

Wednesday, October 9
V Team Practice Moved
V team practice has moved to RSA on Thursday at 7:00PM

Wednesday, October 9
15u DH Saturday
15u v. Birmingham at Boyd Buchanan at noon on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 9
15u Team Practice

Practice at Boyd Buchanan Thursday at 6:00pm.

 



Tuesday, October 8
Southern Wood Bat Samford University Tournament

We will need two gate keepers per game-- Please call Carolyn Thursday after 1pm.  

 

Saturday

9:00 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones K

11:20 Vipers v. NBS

1:40 Sportstech v. Rockdale A’s

4:00 NBS v. Cyclones K

6:20 Vipers v. Sportstech 

Sunday

8:00 Cyclones V v. Vipers

10:20 Sportstech v. NBS

12:40 Rockdale A’s v. Vipers

3:00 Rockdale A’s v. NBS

5:20 Cyclones V v. Sportstech           

 

All game times are C.S.T. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before thegame. Team listed first takes the 1st base dugout and team  listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game andalternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shagwill furnish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5 and 10 after 4. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes. YOU MUST BE AT THE FIELD AT LEAST 50 MINUTES BEFORE GAME TIME IN CASE WE ARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.



Tuesday, October 8
V Team Practice

at Boyd Buchanan on Thursday at 6:00pm.

No game on Wednesday.



Tuesday, October 8
15u Sunday DH

It will be played at South Cobb High School -- 4730 Austell Rd. Austell, GA.

First game starts at 1:00pm v. NBS 15s.



Tuesday, October 8
K Team DH at Georgia Highlands
We will play14 consecutive innings starting at 1pm on Sunday. Be there no later than noon. Wear blue an white.

Tuesday, October 8
Hitting Lessons
Coach K will be doing hitting lessons  from 6-8 this Thursday and from 11-12:30 on Saturday-- first come first serve.

Monday, October 7
K Team DH 10/13/13

Sunday DH with Georgia Highlands C.C.– will be played at the Cartersville Recreation Complex at 11 Sugar Valley Road, Cartersville GA 30120



Monday, October 7
K TEAM PRACTICE
Cleveland State at 6pm tonight.

Sunday, October 6
Addition to K-Team Schedule
The K team will play a double header Sunday, October 27 at Jacksonville State time to be set.

Sunday, October 6
15U Monday Practice
The 15U team will practice Monday, October 7 at RSA at 6:30.

Friday, October 4
K Team Projected Pitching Rotation

V Team- Grayson- Hickman

Southern Prospects Blue- Glover- Grayson

Birmingham- Vaughn- Whitener 

Southern Prospects Gray- Gaddis



Friday, October 4
Yoga Cancelled for This Saturday
due to an emergency for Lori.

Thursday, September 26
Southern Wood Bat Fall World Series October 4-6

Friday at Lee

6:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones V 4:45-7:00 Laura Peterson

8:15 Cyclones 15 v. Cyclones V 7:00-8:30 Bruce Newman

 

Saturday at Lee

9:00 Southern Prospects Gray v. OTC 18 7:45-10 Daniel Oliver

11:20 Cyclones K v. Southern Prospects Blue 10-12:15 Kelly Hill

1:40 Sportstech v. Southern Prospects Blue 12:15-2:30 Tripp McCallie

4:00 Cyclones V v. Southern Prospects Gray 2:30-4:45 Stacy Carpenter

6:20 OTC 16 v. Cyclones 15 4:45-7:00 Wendy Fowler

Saturday Cleveland State

9:30 Sportstech v. Cyclones 15 8:15-10:30 LeeAnn Bradford

11:50 AL Commodores v. Birmingham BB 10:30-12:45 Ned Wiggs

2:10 OTC 16 v. AL Commodores 12:45-3:00 Rich Kerns

4:30 Birmingham Baseball v. OTC 18 3:00-5:15 Scott Steventon

Sunday Lee

8:00 OTC 16 v. Sportstech 6:45-9:00 Jason Perry

10:20 Cyclones 15 v. AL Commodores 9:00-11:15 Kat Gibson

12:40 OTC 16 v. Cyclones V 11:15-1:30Bryant/Cherry Byrd

3:00 Birmingham BB v. Southern Prospects Blue 1:30-3:45 Lisa Holland

5:20 AL Commodores v. Southern Prospects Blue 3:45-5:45 Jimmy Evans

 

Sunday Cleveland State

9:00 Birmingham BB v. Cyclones K 7:45-9:45 Christie Barbee

11:20 Southern Prospects Gray v. OTC 18 9:45-11:45 Chris Wolfe

1:40 Southern Prospect Gray v. Cyclones K 11:45-2:00 Dawn Hickman

4:00 OTC 18 v. Sportstech 2:00-4:15



Thursday, October 3
Hudson Hits 94 in Early Fall Ball

Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson has already touched 94 in early fall work.



Thursday, October 3
Mississippi State 2013 Recruiting Class Including Hudson Ranked 2nd In the Country

 

Mississippi State’s 2013 recruiting class was ranked second in the country. Coach Butch Thompson’s class included Cyclone Dakota Hudson who was named in the article. KSU was an honorable mention in the top 25.



Thursday, October 3
URGENT! 15u Practice Cancelled
The 15u practice has been cancelled. We were just informed there was an issue with the field today!

Wednesday, October 2
Winston is A Flame!

Winston Whitener has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Lee University. He was also offered by Christian Brothers and recruited by several others. Whitener will join former Cyclone teammate Drew Williams who is having a good freshman fall. Winston is just the latest in a long line of Cyclones who have played at Lee starting with Russell Montgomery in 1997. Winston has a huge upside and bright future at Lee! Congratulations Winston!



Wednesday, October 2
Urgent Gate Coverages
We still have 4 uncovered gates and no V Team parents signed up. There is only one more day left for gates at Samford for V Team parents so make sure you get your gate in!

Tuesday, October 1
Practice Scedule

Tuesday 10/1/2013

V Team at RSA at 6.

 

Thursday 10/3/2013

K Team Practice at RSA at 6

V Team at RSA at 7

15u Team at Cloud Springs at 6.



Monday, September 30
Cyclones Win Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Classic

The Chattanooga Cyclones K Team won the Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Classic this past weekend going 3-0-1. The Cyclones crushed Atlanta Sportstech 14-1 with Alex Barbee throwing a complete game when Aaron Granger had 3 hits, 3 runs and 4 rbi, Cory Edgemon 3 hits, a run and rbi and Hunter Mercer 2 hits, a run and rbi. In a 2-2 tie with Nelson Baseball School 17s Seth Hickman had 2 hits and a run, Nic Gaddis 2 hits and 2 rbi and Edgemon 2 hits and a run. In a 3-1 victory over OTC 18s Justin Glover earned the win and Granger the save when Hunter Oliver had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run and Hickman a double and a run. Nic Gaddis earned the win with relief help from Hickman and Mercer in a 9-2 defeat of the Rockdale A’s when Oliver had 3 hits and 4 rbi, Gaddis 2 hits and 2 rbi, Cade Evans 2 hits and a rbi and Granger 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run.



Monday, September 30
K Team Leaders

K Team Leaders

Hitting

Batting Average

Hickman-.414

Oliver- .412

Gaddis- .357

Mercer-.343

RBI

Mercer-14

Granger-12

Oliver-11

Evans-8

OB%

Evans-.542

Edgemon-.511

Gaddis, Moon-.500

Oliver-.479

Runs

Edgemon-12

Hickman-10

Granger-9

Oliver, Gaddis-8

Total Runs Produced

Mercer, Granger-21

Oliver-19

Edgemon-17

Gaddis-15

 

Pitching

IP

Vaughn-19

Glover-13

Whitener- 10 2/3

Gaddis- 8 2/3

E.R.A (min 6 IP)

Glover-.54

Gaddis-.81

Vaughn-1.47

Whitener-1.97

WHIP

Vaughn-.74

Gaddis-1.02

Glover-1.31

WINS

Gaddis, Vaughn, Glover- 3

K/BB Ration

Vaughn, Gaddis- 2.67

Glover-1.55



Monday, September 30
15u Practice
Today 6:30 at RSA

Monday, September 30
K Team
Practice Monday (9/30/2013) at Cleveland State at 5:45pm.

Tuesday, September 17
Southern Wood Bat KSU Tournament

Friday

6:00 Nelson 18u v. Rockdale A’s 4:45-6:45

8:15 Cyclones K v. Sportstech 6:45-8:45 Andrea Edgemon

Saturday

10:00 OTC v. Sportstech 8:45-11:00 Geanie Gaddis

12:30 Cyclones K v. Nelson 18 11:00-1:15 Steve Hickman

3:00 Sportstech v. Rockdale A’s 1:15-3:30 Melanie McCoy

5:30 Cyclones K v. OTC 3:30-5:45 Trevor Mercer

Sunday

10:00 OTC v. Nelson 18 8:45-11 Steve Granger

12:20 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones K 11:00-1:15 Dawn Moon

3:00 Rockdale A’s v. OTC 1:15-3:30

5:15 Sportstech v. Nelson 18 3:30-5:45

 



Friday, September 27
15u Practice
10:30am LFO 

Friday, September 27
V Team Game Time
Game times are delayed by 30 minutes.

Thursday, September 26
Practice Schedule
K Team practice at RSA at 6:00 on Thursday and V Team at 7:00-- fields are too wet.

Thursday, September 26
KSU Hotel Information
You can get rooms for KSU at the Windgate on Barrett Parkway for 89.99 per night. Book on your credit card tonight by midnight. Close to Bahama Breeze and other resturants.

Thursday, September 26
URGENT
There are still 6 gates for Kennesaw State tournament.  Please call Carolyn 605-1225 to sign up so Coach K does not have to assign gates to players.

Wednesday, September 25
K Team Practice Update
6:oopm at RSA due to rain.

Wednesday, September 25
15u Schedule Update

The 15u are off this weekends tournament did not make. The following weekend is Southern Wood Bay Fall World Series, then a DH against Birmingham Baseball on October 12 and a DH against NBS on October 13 followed by the Southern Poly Tournament the next weekend.



Monday, September 23
15u & V Team

15u & V Team game at LFO Tuesday at 5:45.



Monday, September 23
Practice Schedule

K Team-Cleveland State on Wednesday & Thursday at 5:45



Monday, September 23
Koontz Team Leaders

Koontz Team Hitting Leaders

B.A. (Min 140 AB)

Mercer-.400

Hickman-.368

Oliver-.364

Moon-.353

OB% (min 15 PA)

Edgemon-.529

Moon-.522

Gaddis-.476

Hill-.474

Runs

Edgemon- 9

Oliver- 7

Several others 5

RBI

Mercer-11

Granger-7

Evans-6

Several tied with 4

Total Runs Produced

Mercer- 16

Edgemon-13

Granger, Oliver, Evans- 11

Koontz Team Pitching Leaders

IP

Vaughn-12

Whitener-10 2/3

Glover- 7

Gaddis- 6 2/3

Runs

Whitener- 3

Vaughn- 2

Several tied with 1

E.R.A (min of 4 IP)

Glover-0

Gaddis- 1.03

Vaughn-1.17

Whitener-1.97

K/bb Ration

Vaughn- 7.0

Gaddis- 3.0

Glover- 1.6

Whitener- 1.4

WHIP

Vaughn- .94

Gaddis-.94

Glover- 1.42

Whitener- 1.37



Sunday, September 22
15U Games Cancelled

The 15U games are cancelled.



Saturday, September 21
TTU Games
K vs V team games will start at noon (CST).

Saturday, September 21
15U Games - Sunday
15U games at Boyd are at 10:30 and 2:30 Sunday.

Saturday, September 21
TTU Rain Delay
Games are delayed  3 hours.  Please check back in about 2 hours for updates.

Friday, September 20
TTU Gates and Games

There may be a delay tomorrow. Check the web at 7 am eastern time for an update. Also, if there is a delay we will simply move gate coverages by game– i:e. The person covering the 1 hr 15 minutes before the first game will still have that time– the person who is second will still be second etc.



Thursday, September 19
Cleveland State 2013 Fall Baseball Classic 18 & Under

Saturday 9/28

9:00 D3 Stingers v. Chattanooga Cyclones AT LEE UNIVERSITY 

1:30 Chattanooga Cyclones v. Middle TN Bombers AT LEE UNIVERSITY

Sunday 9/29

 11:15 Chattanooga Cyclones v. Blount Hurricanes AT CLEVELAND STATE CC



Wednesday, September 18
K Team Leaders

 

K Team Hitting Leaders– 8 Games

B.A. (Min. 6 ab)

Whitener- .555

Mercer- .500

Evans- .429

Hill, Hickman- .400

OB%

Whitener- .714

Evans- .636

Hill- .600

Edgemon-.571

RBI

Mercer-11

Evans, Granger- 6

Edgemon, Oliver, Gaddis, Hill-4

Runs

Edgemon-8

Oliver-6

Hill, Evans, Moon, Whitener-5

 

Pitching Leaders

Wins

Whitener-3

Vaughn-2

Several others-1

IP

Whitener, Vaughn- 9

Gaddis- 6

Glover- 5

Strikeouts

Vaughn- 14

Glover- 7

Whitener, Gaddis- 5

E.R.A. (Min3 IP)

Glover- 0

Whitener- .78

Gaddis- 1.17

K-bb Ratio

Gaddis- 5.0

Vaughn- 2.8

Glover- 2.3

Whip

Gaddis- .67

Vaughn- 1.0

Whitener- 1.22



Wednesday, September 18
University of Alabama at Huntsville Fall Tournament 9/7-8/13

Saturday

 9:00 Birmingham Baseball v. Chattanooga Cyclones

2:00 Chattanooga Cyclones v. MidSouth GAmers

 

Sunday

2:00 Chattanooga Cyclones v. Sportstech Stars

4:30 Southern Prospects v. Chattanooga Cyclones 



Tuesday, September 17
Urgent Final Payments Now Past Due

Everyone’s final payment is now past due who has not made them or who has not made special payment arrangements with Coach K. Anyone who has not made this second payment, and there are a few, will not be allowed to play again until they are made.



Tuesday, September 17
Cookville hotels

The group block at the Baymont Inn will be released at midnight tonight– no guarantee on the rate after that time.



Thursday, September 12
Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Tournament
Saturday

9:00 Cyclones V v. Cyclones K 7:45-10:00 Gina Whitener

11:20 Nelson 17 v. Rockdale A’s 10:00-12:15 Jimmy Evans

1:40 Sportstech v. Cyclones K 12:15-2:30 Peggy Vaughn

4:00 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones V 2:30-4:45 Tommy Matthews

6:20 Sportstech v. Nelson 17 4:45-7:00 Steve Granger

Sunday

8:00 Nelson 17 v. Cyclones V 6:45-9:00 John Haga

10:20 Nelson 17 v. Cyclones K 9:00-11:15 Trevor Mercer

12:40 Rockdale A’s v. Sportstech 11:15-1:30 Vance Bell

3:00 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones K 1:30-3:45 Pam Hanson

5:20 Cyclones V v. Sportstech 3:45-6:00 Cindy Placzek



Monday, September 16
15u No practice Monday.

Coach Simmons wants to let everyone’s arms rest. Practice THURSDAY at LFO.



Monday, September 16
Expected TTU Rotation

Grayson- Cyclones V

Vaughn- Sportstech

Whitener- Nelson Baseball

Gaddis- Rockdale A's

 

Subject to change.



Monday, September 16
Charleston Hotel Info– Fairfield Inn

This is where we have stayed for years. It used to be the Comfort Suites- Fairfield did a $1.6 million renovation. The breakfast is a hot buffet and suites have 2 oversized HDTVs. Very conveniently located– special price of $99 per night for double suite. Call 843-725-5400. Call soon– Charleston hotels fill up fast and most are priced well above this price. The current K Team roster plus Smith, Moss and Kaleb Hill should book.



Monday, September 16
Recruiting Update

Troy will ofer Hunter Mercer and has interest in several of our other younger players. Aaron Granger, Seth Hickman and Kyle Kapherr all have follow ups at Carson-Newman scheduled.



Friday, September 13
YOGA

Yoga at RSA tomorrow at 9:45am



Monday, September 16
Cyclones K 3-1 at Troy

The Chattanooga Cyclones K Team improved to 7-1 on the season by winning 3 and losing 1 at the Southern Wood Bat Fall Troy University Invitational this past weekend. They defeated the Alabama Commodores 12-0 when Ricky Vaughn threw a 2 hitter and Hunter Mercer had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Aaron Granger and Hunter Oliver a 2 rbi hit and run each and Seth Hickman 2 hits and a run. In a 8-2 win over the Alabama Bluesox Justin Glover earned the win when Corey Edgemon had 2 hits, 2 runs 2 rbi and a stolen base, Oliver had 2 hits, a run and rbi and Mercer 2 rbi. Winston Whitener earned the win with relief help from Aaron Granger in a 7-3 win over the Rockdale A’s when Mercer had a double, triple, 2 runs and 2 rbi and Nic Gaddis a rbi hit. In a 5-3 loss to Viper Baseball Edgemon had 2 stolen bases and 2 runs, Mercer 2 hits and 2 rbi and Jake Moon a hit, run and stolen base.

The Cyclones V Team went 2-2 with victories over the Commodores and A’s and a 4-0 loss to Viper Baseball and 5-2 loss to The Bluesox. The winning pitchers were Palmer Steventon and Blake Windstead and hitting stars were Kaleb Hill, Hayden Moss, Palmer Steventon, Logan Haga and Chantz Placzek.



Thursday, September 12
Projected K Team Rotation– Troy

Friday– Commodores- Vaughn, Grayson

Saturday– Bluesox- Glover, Hickman

A’s- Whitener, Granger

Sunday– Vipers- Gaddis, Grayson

 

As always– subject to change.



Thursday, September 12
Practices Week of 9/18/13

K team at Cleveland State at 6pm Wednesday & Thursday

V Team at Boyd at 6pm Tuesday & Thursday

15u Team at Boyd at 6pm Monday and LFO Thursday at 6pm

 



Thursday, September 12
College Update

TTU’s Hunter Hudson ran a 6.2 60 yard dash on a track making him one of the fastest players in college baseball. Mississippi State’s Dakota Hudson was clocked at 92 during his first long toss session of the fall.



Thursday, September 12
Pro Update

Mitchell Boggs is back in the Big Leagues with Colorado. The Braves Mike Minor is 13-7 with a 3.15 E.R.A. and 1.08 WHIP. Corey Gearrin appeared in 31 games for the Braves with a 3.79 E.R.A., Everett Teaford has a 3.49 E.R.A. in 95 IP in AAA Omaha. Ryan Fraser has a 5.63 E.R.A. in AAA Birmingham in 38 1/3 IP. Ryan Casteel continues a breakout season in High A Modesto hitting .270 with 29 doubles, 4 triples, 22 homers and 76 rbi and team leading .876 OPS. Kyler Burke is 6-1 with a 3.35 E.R.A in High A Daytona.



Wednesday, September 11
15U Practice-Thursday, September 12, 2013-RSA at 6:45

Wednesday, September 11
K Team Practice- Thursday, September 12, 2013 -RSA at 5:30

Wednesday, September 11
Southern Wood Bat Troy Classic Gate Coverages

Friday

7:30 Cyclones K v. Alabama Commodores 6:15-8:15 Andrea Edmon

Saturday

8:00 Vipers v. Rockdale A’s 6:45-9:00 Travis Moon

10:15 Cyclones K v. Alabama Bluesox 9:00-11:15 Tommy Matthews

12:30 Alabama Commodores v. Cyclones V 11:15-1:30 Kelly Hill

2:45 Cyclones K v. Rockdale A’s 1:30-3:45 Mark Tucker

5:00 Vipers v. Cyclones V 3:45-6:00 Scott Steventon

7:15 Alabama Bluesox v. .Alabama Commodores 6:00-8:15 John & Melanie Haga

Sunday

8:00 Alabama Commodores v. Vipers 6:45-9:00 Gina Whitener

10:15 Cyclones V v. Alabama Bluesox 9:00-11:15 Melanie McCoy

12:30 Cyclones K v. Vipers 11:15-1:30 Geanie Gaddis

2:45 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones V 1:30-3:45 Randy Hill

5:00 Rockdale A’s v. Alabama Bluesox 3:45-4:45

ALL TIMES ARE C.S.T.

Thanks everyone for the quick turn around on signing up for gate coverage! We still need a V team parent for the 3:45-44:45 gate.

Scott Steventon is not leaving until early Saturday morning-if you need a ride you can call him at 314-5969.



Wednesday, September 11
15U Schedule for Weekend of September 14, 2013

Saturday at Cleveland State

9:00 Cyclones v. G7 I

11:20 Cyclones v. G7 II

Sunday at University of Alabama at Huntsville

11:30 Alabama Spartans v. Cyclones

2:00 Birmingham Baseball v. Cyclones

Sunday times are C.S.T.



Tuesday, September 10
Cookville Rooms for TTU

The coaches are staying at the Baymont Inn– 25 double non-smoking rooms are blocked– rate is $70/night + tax. We have stayed here several times in the past. (931) 525-6668. Call by this Friday and book on your credit card. Convenient to field and restaurants.



Tuesday, September 10
Player Etiquette At Tournaments

As with everything we do, we pride ourselves on our player’s conduct at tournaments so that schools where we have hosted tournaments before want us to continue to do so. For those who are new– we are making sure you know the rules and for returning players it will refresh your memory before we start hosting:

1) Between and before games– NEVER WALK ACROSS THE INFIELD OR HOME PLATE AREA– walk behind home.

2) NEVER, NEVER, NEVER LEAVE YOUR TRASH– always pick up dugouts, in the batting cage– ANYWHERE– Parents, please pick up your trash in the stands as well.

3) NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS IN THE DUGOUT!

4) NEVER CHANGE CLOTHES IN THE DUGOUTS– NEVER! (This delays our ability to talk after games and is inconsiderate of the other team coming behind us and can delay the next games start).

5) Always pick up and replace the balls you use in the cage.

6) DO NOT EVER BOUNCE BASEBALLS OFF THE DUGOUT OR OTHER WALLS.

7) Do not go in areas such as locker rooms which are blocked off or designated as for school or college team personnel use only.

8) Always be at the field ready to play an hour before game time unless specifically instructed to the contrary.

 

We do not ask teams back who violate these rules and in fact, have been asked by some schools to not allow certain teams who have violated them back– SO, WE ARE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE ANY OF OUR PLAYERS VIOLATING THEM EITHER.



Monday, September 9
Whitener Offered by Lee

Winston Whitener has been offered by Lee University.



Monday, September 9
Cyclones V- Practice

LFO on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 and Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00.



Monday, September 9
Cyclones K- Practice

Cleveland State on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 and at Boyd-Buchanan on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00.



Monday, September 9
Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Tournament

Saturday

9:00 Cyclones V v. Cyclones K

11:20 Nelson 17 v. Rockdale A’s

1:40 Sportstech v. Cyclones K

4:00 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones V

6:20 Sportstech v. Nelson 17

Sunday

8:00 Nelson 17 v. Cyclones V

10:20 Nelson 17 v. Cyclones K

12:40 Rockdale A’s v. Sportstech

3:00 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones K

5:20 Cyclones V v. Sportstech

All game times are C.S.T. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 1st base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will furnish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes. YOU MUST BE AT THE FIELD AT LEAST 45 MINUTES BEFORE GAME TIME IN CASE WE ARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.



Sunday, September 8
15U Practice - Monday 9/9
15U will practice Monday, Sept 9th at Boyd Buchanan at 6PM.

Friday, September 6
Yoga
No yoga this Saturday. (9/7/13).

Friday, September 6
Troy Gate Coverage

Please contact Carolyn 605-1225 starting Monday (9/9/13) for Troy gate coverages. Do not call before Monday as she is sick!

 

Southern Wood Bat Troy Classic

Friday

7:30 Cyclones K v. Alabama Commodores

Saturday

8:00 Vipers v. Rockdale A’s

10:15 Cyclones K v. Alabama Bluesox

12:30 Alabama Commodores v. Cyclones V

2:45 Cyclones K v. Rockdale A’s

5:00 Vipers v. Cyclones V

7:15 Alabama Bluesox v. .Alabama Commodores

Sunday

8:00 Alabama Commodores v. Vipers

10:15 Cyclones V v. Alabama Bluesox

12:30 Cyclones K v. Vipers

2:45 Rockdale A’s v. Cyclones V

5:00 Rockdale A’s v. Alabama Bluesox

All game times are Central. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed 1st takes the 3rd base dugout and team listed 2nd takes the 1st base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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Thursday, September 5
Cyclones V Team Practice

Thursday, September 5, 2013- LFO at 6:00



Thursday, September 5
Cyclones K Practice

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - RSA at 6:00



Thursday, September 5
15U Practice - Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cloud Springs Road Field owned by Troy Potter at 6:30. Off Cloud Springs exit off I-75 South- if coming from Chattanooga, exit at Cloud Springs Road -turn right go about a mile to a large curve in the road, the field sits on the right.



Thursday, September 5
Huntsville Hotel – UAH

The La Quinta Inn– three minutes from the field– $58.50 + tax with breakfast– interior rooms by Waffle House and TGIF. Non-smoking doubles are blocked– 256-830-8999

They love having us there.



Wednesday, September 4
Cyclones Win 2 at Carson-Newman

The Chattanooga Cyclones K Team won a 3 team wood bat round robin at Carson-Newman College this past weekend. In a 9-2 defeat of Cyclones V Team Winston Whitener earned the win with relief provided by Seth Hickman and Nic Gaddis. Keith Edgemon had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Hunter Mercer 2 hits, a run and 2 rbi, Hunter Oliver 2 hits and a run, Jake Moon 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi, Justin Glover 2 hits and 2 rbi and Cade Evans had a 3 rbi triple. In an 11-1 win over the Desert Eagles Ricky Vaughn earned the win with relief from Justin Glover when Whitener had 3 hits, a run and rbi, Aaron Granger 2 hits, a run and 2 rbi and Noah Hill 2 hits, 2 runs and 3 rbi.



Tuesday, September 3
University of Alabama Huntsville Fall Tournament 9/7-8, 2013

Saturday Sept 7

9:00am Birmingham Baseball v. Chattanooga Cyclones

2:00pm Chattanooga Cyclones v. MidSouth Gamers

 

Sunday Sept 8

2:00pm Chattanooga Cyclones v. Sportstech Stars

4:30pm Southern Prospects v. Chattanooga Cyclones

 

All games are C.S.T.



Monday, September 2
V & 15U Practice Game - K team practice

V & 15U practice game - Tuesday at 6PM at LFO.

K team practice Tuesday at 6PM at Boyd.



Sunday, September 1
Coach K Hitting Lessons Sept. 1
Coach K will Not be doing hitting lessons today Sunday, September 1 due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Friday, August 30
No Yoga Saturday 8-31
There will Not be Yoga on Saturday, August 31.  See everyone back on Saturday Sept. 7.

Thursday, August 29
Practice schedule

K Team practice at 6pm Thursday (8/29/13) at Boyd Buchanan

V Team practice at 6pm Thursday (8/29/13) at LFO.

 



Thursday, August 29
Carson-Newman

Carson-Newman Schedule for Saturday– moved up starting times due to weather forecast.

9:30am Cyclones V v. Desert Eagles

11:45pm Cyclones V v. Cyclones K

2:00pm Cyclones K v. Desert Eagles

Cyclones V wear white pants and blue socks & Cyclones K wear gray pants and red socks– jerseys and belts will be given out before the game– be there an hour before your first game time.



Thursday, August 29
Recruiting Update
   
   Lee has expressed interest in several of the players based on Tuesday’s practice game. Several players have been recruited for a visit at Carson-Newman before the Saturday DH.


Thursday, August 29
Pro Cyclones Update
Mike Minor is having a sterling breakout year for the Braves and has won 13 games for the Atlanta Braves. Mitchell Boggs has been traded to Colorado by the Cardinals and is in AAA after some time up with the Rockies. Ryan Fraser has been AA and high A this year coming off an off-season knee injury and currently has pitched 39 1/3 IP this year. Everett Teaford is in AAA for the Royals where he has a 3.49 E.R.A in 95 1/3 IP. Corey Gearrin is on the Braves roster and has a 3.77 E.R.A in 31 IP. Ryan Casteel is batting a .272 with 22 homers, 20 doubles and 74 rbi In high A Modesto. Kyle Burke is having a breakout season pitching for the Cubs at high A with a 6-1 record with a 2.87 E.R.A. with a 1.09 whip. 

Tuesday, August 27
Lee University Practice Game– Tuesday

K Team- Gray pants– 1st base dugout

V Team- White pants– 3rd base dugout

K Team is home team.

Can hit in cages at 5:00pm and Game starts at 6:00pm.



Tuesday, August 27
15u practice

at RSA– Thursday (8/29/2013) at 6:30pm– strength conditioning and throw outside, hit and pins inside– so bring turfs!



Tuesday, August 27
URGENT!

THE SECOND PAYMENTS WERE ALL DUE YESTERDAY– PLEASE PAY ASAP!



Monday, August 26
Troy Hotel Info– K&V Teams

The K team will play at 7:15 (C.S.T.) on Friday night at Troy and the V team on Saturday no earlier than 11:00am (C.S.T). There is a block of double rooms at the Hampton for $99.00 and a block of kings with a pull out sofa for 99.00 at the Mariott Courtyard. The Hampton has breakfast but the Mariott doesn’t. The Marriot is a very, very nice facility and the Hampton is nice, but not as upscale as the Marriott.

Hampton– 334-807-5900

Marriot– 334-560-0540

Call and ask for the Cyclones rate by this Friday. Rooms will go quick so please book now.



Friday, August 23
Saturday Practice Game

Saturday Practice game at Walker Valley at 10am.

K Team 3rd base dugout– wear gray pants– take infield-outfield at 9:20

V Team 1st base dugout– wear gray pants– take infield-outfield at 9:40

All players wear a jersey with a number– those already with Cyclones hats wear them. Be there at 9am SHARP!



Thursday, August 22
K Team Practice
Moved to RSA tonight at 6pm.

Thursday, August 22
15u Practice
15u practice will be Monday (8/26/13) at Boyd Buchanan at 6pm weather permitting. 

Tuesday, August 20
URGENT V Team Practice
V Team practice for TODAY is moved to RSA at 6pm due to rain!

Monday, August 19
V Team Practice
V Team practice moved to Tuesday at Boyd Buchanan at 6 due to weather.

Monday, August 19
Tentative 15u Team 2013 Fall Schedule

 

Tentative 15u Team 2013 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

September 3

Boyd-Buchanan

Single game

Cyclones V

September 7-8

TBA

TBA

TBA

September 14-15

Cleveland State C.C.

Cougar Fall Classic

4 Select teams

September 20-22

B-B Classic

Buccaneer Classic

4 Select teams

September 27-29

UAH

Huntsville, AL

Southern Prospects Showcase

4 Select teams

October 4-6

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

(HOST)

4 Select teams

October 9

LFO

DH

Cyclones V

October 12-13

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 19-20

Southern Poly Tech

Atlanta Classic

3 Select teams

 



Friday, August 16
1st Practices and Practice Game

V Team 1st practice is now Wednesday August 21 at 6pm at Boyd-Buchanan.

K Team 1st practice is Thursday August 22 at 6pm at Cleveland State.

The K vs. V practice game is at 10am at Walker Valley on Saturday before the Turner Infield Clinic at 2:00pm.



Friday, August 16
Yoga

Saturday at RSA at 9:45– Be there!



Tuesday, August 13
Preliminary Koontz Team 2013 Fall Schedule

 

Preliminary Koontz Team 2013 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 31

Carson-Newman College

Round Robin

2 teams

September 7

Cleveland State C.C.

DH

Cleveland State

September 8

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 13-15

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

September 20-22

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

 

September 27-29

Kennesaw State University

Southern Wood Bat

Owl Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

October 4-6

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

(HOST)

4 Select teams

October 12

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 13

 

Georgia Highlands C.C.

DH

GA Highlands C.C.

October 19

Samford University

Southern Wood Bat Bulldog Classic (HOST)

 

2 Select teams

October 20

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 27-28

T.B.A

 

 

November 2-3

Charleston, SC

Diamond Devil Fall Invitational- Wood Bat

4 Elite teams

 

Coach K is awaiting potential October dates from Jacksonville State and Lipscomb University for a DH.



Tuesday, August 13
V Team 2013 Fall Schedule

 

V Team 2013 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 31

Carson-Newman College

Round Robin

2 teams

September 7-8

UAH

UAH Classic

4 Select teams

September 13-15

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

September 20-22

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

 

September 27-29

Cleveland State C.C.

Cleveland Sate 18u Fall Classic

4 Select teams

October 4-6

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

(HOST)

4 Select teams

October 9

LFO

DH

15u Cyclones

October 12-13

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 19

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 20

Samford University

Southern Wood Bat Classic (HOST)

2 Select teams

October 27-28

T.B.A

 

 

 

Coach K is awaiting potential October dates from Jacksonville State and Lipscomb University.

 

 



Tuesday, August 13
Tentative 15u Team 2013 Fall Schedule

 

Tentative 15u Team 2013 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

September 3

Boyd-Buchanan

Single game

Cyclones V

September 7-8

TBA

TBA

TBA

September 14-15

Cleveland State C.C.

Cougar Fall Classic

4 Select teams

September 20-22

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 27-29

UAH

Huntsville, AL

Southern Prospects Showcase

4 Select teams

October 4-6

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

(HOST)

4 Select teams

October 9

LFO

DH

Cyclones V

 

Coach K is working on 2 other colleges for games.



Monday, August 12
15u Practice Schedule

The preliminary schedule will go up tomorrow. The first preliminary practice is schedules for 8/29/2013.



Monday, August 12
2013 Collegiate Cyclones

Will Cooper (Vanderbilt)

Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State)

T.J. Binder (Troy University)

Lee Gibson (Troy University)

Jeff Burke (Boston College)

Jackson McClain (Yale University)

Zach Stephens (Tennessee Tech)

Garrett Baugh (Tennessee Tech)

Hunter Hudson (Tennessee Tech)

Drew Williams (Lee University)

Cameron Brewster (Lee University)

Josh Poole (Lincoln Memorial)

Cody Rhinehart (Bryan College)

L.J. Rowden (Bryan College) *

James Fowlkes (Walters State)

Trey Silmon (Walters State)

Gabe Rich (Cleveland State)

Evan Speicher (Cleveland State) *

Matt Allen (Cleveland State)

Mike Allen (Cleveland State)

Bobby "Down" Towne (Cleveland State)

Jordan Whitmyre (Cleveland State)

Zach Thompson (Chattanooga State)

Sheldon Brogden (Chattanooga State)

*indicates they did not play last full summer as a Cyclone.



Monday, August 12
Thanks To Our Seniors

As an organization, and Coach K especially, we want to express our thanks to the leadership, loyalty and dedication to the sport and the Cyclones which our 2013 seniors exhibited over the course of their careers with us. We are very proud of each and every one of the following and are confident they will excel in the next level.

Lee Gibson (Troy University)

Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State)

Jackson McClain (Yale University)

Josh Poole (Lincoln Memorial)

Gabe Rich (Cleveland State)

Trey Silmon (Walters State)

Zach Thompson (Chattanooga State)

Drew Williams (Lee University)



Friday, August 9
YOGA
Yoga tomorrow (Saturday 8/10/13) at RSA at 9:45am

Friday, August 9
Preliminary V Team 2013 Fall Schedule

 

Preliminary V Team 2013 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 31

Carson-Newman College

Round Robin

2 teams

September 7-8

UAH

UAH Classic

4 Select teams

September 13-15

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

September 20-22

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

 

September 27-29

Cleveland State C.C.

Cleveland Sate 18u Fall Classic

4 Select teams

October 4-6

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

(HOST)

4 Select teams

October 12-13

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 19-20

T.B.A

 

October 27-28

T.B.A

 

 

 

Coach K is awaiting potential October dates from Jacksonville State, Samford University and Lipscomb University.



Friday, August 9
Preliminary Koontz Team 2013 Fall Schedule

 

Preliminary Koontz Team 2013 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 31

Carson-Newman College

Round Robin

2 teams

September 7

Cleveland State C.C.

DH

Cleveland State

September 8

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 13-15

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

September 20-22

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

 

September 27-29

Kennesaw State University

Southern Wood Bat

Owl Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

October 4-6

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

(HOST)

4 Select teams

October 12

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 13

 

Georgia Highlands C.C.

DH

GA Highlands C.C.

October 19-20

T.B.A

 

October 27-28

T.B.A

 

 

November 2-3

Charleston, SC

Diamond Devil Fall Invitational- Wood Bat

4 Elite teams

 

Coach K is awaiting potential October dates from Jacksonville State, Samford University and Lipscomb University.

 



Thursday, August 8
K& V Team Practice Start Dates

The Cyclones V & K Team practice start on 8/22/13. These 2 teams will play each other in a practice game on Saturday August 24. Sites will be announced by Monday. Be prepared to run your miles for time!



Tuesday, August 6
Pro Cyclones Update

Ryan Casteel is having a breakout year in Advanced A for the Modesto Nuts hitting .277 with 26 doubles, 3 triples and 21 homers with a team leading 71 rbi. Mitchell Boggs has been up and down with the St. Louis Cardinals and Memphis and now is in Memphis with a 5.70 E.R.A. in 25 1/3 IP. Everett Teaford has been up and down between the Kansas City Royals and AAA Omaha and is currently 4-2 in Omaha with 2.83 E.R.A in 76 1/3 IP. Ryan Fraser is in AA with Binghampton where he is 1-1 in 27 1/3 IP coming off of knee surgery for the Mets. Kyler Burke is 4-0 in Advanced A with a 3.82 E.R.A for the Cubs. Cory Gearrin has been up and down between Atlanta and Gwinnett for the Braves and is currently 2-1 with Atlanta with a 3.78 E.R.A. in 31 1/3 IP.



Friday, August 2
Baugh Has Breakout Summer

Garrett Baugh is a rising senior at Tennessee Tech. He had a breakout summer having a 1.00 E.R.A. in 36 IP and touching 94 in the well respected Coastal Plains League.



Friday, August 2
Coach Gilley Giving Pitching Lessons Now at RSA

If you need lessons and can’t get in with Coach Mead- Coach Gilley is giving lessons. He is a left hander. 954-647-1303.



Friday, August 2
Yoga—

Saturday at RSA at 9:45am



Friday, August 2
Sunday Conditioning

Coach Mead will run a conditioning class on Sunday afternoon. The time will be posted tomorrow.



Tuesday, July 30
K and V team Schedules

These will go up by next Tuesday– they will be preliminary but will give people a working outline. The first practice will be August 22 for each team and the first games at Carson Newman College on 8/31/2013– a Saturday only DH for each team.



Friday, July 26
Youngest Team Letters

These letters are going out today and Monday. Some of the letters will be for the younger players to practice with this team but only play when and if we need and available. Unfortunately, not all players will be offered a fall spot but they can certainly tryout again at the end of the fall for next summer.



Wednesday, July 24
Second Tryout

Because we had several people who could not make the tryout on last Saturday and requested to be able to tryout at a second tryout. We are having a secondary tryout at 11:15 on Saturday at RSA if you know anyone who wishes to attend. It will be the last tryout opportunity before we end of the fall. The fee is $20.



Wednesday, July 24
Cyclone’s Glover Makes Perfect Game World Wood Bat 16u National Championship All-Tournament Team

 

Justin Glover who played for the Chattanooga Cyclones in the 16u Perfect Game World Wood Bat National Championship was named to the All-Tournament team as a pitcher. The event included 296 teams. The Cyclones 16u team went 4-2-1 in the tournament. Glover also made the All-Tournament Team for the 15u Perfect Game World Wood Bat National Championship for the Cyclones 15u which went 6-1.



Tuesday, July 23
Fall and Summer Letters Going Out

The K and V team letters have been sent out to all we have current email addresses for. The letters for the youngest team will go out Friday. We have several players that are playing football in the fall who are getting these letters– those are to reserve your spot for next summer. If we do not have your acceptance by email by Monday we will assume you are not playing and move to the next person on the list.

Which team a player is on to start the fall or at the end of the fall will not determine where they end up or on which team they will play next summer. Teams are filled on varying degrees based on ability, seniority, each team’s positional needs and other factors– it is not based solely on one’s ability.

The fall is where most of our players make their greatest strides in development and for many it is when their scholarships are won– so it is very important to play if you can.



Monday, July 22
Fall Discipline

We are going to restore the level of discipline expected of our players for punctuality, effort, focus, approach, conditioning, intensity and teamwork. If you are not ready to get 100% on board do not sign up as you likely will not make it though the fall.



Monday, July 22
PG 16u Late for the Last Game

 

The following players who were late to the last 16u PG will need to run 2 miles in 14 minutes before they will be allowed to play again:

1. Granger

2. Dendy

3. Cooper

4. Moss

You will need to do this at the first fall practice. If you are not playing in the fall, you need to contact Coach K and do the run before August 1st. Hunter Mercer will run 10 poles at the first 2 practices as he was asked by a coach to pick up something for the team before the game and this may have delayed him so he gets the benefit of the doubt. If you are late again for a Cyclones game you will not play even if it results in a forfeit. If you are late for a game after that you will be dismissed from the organization and you can play for an organization that does not insist upon discipline and punctuality.



Tuesday, July 16
Coach K’s Lessons

Coach K will do 4 lessons on Wednesdays and 4 Sunday afternoons starting on 7/24/2013 until fall practice begins in late August. First reserved, first served.



Tuesday, July 16
Thanks for Gate Coverage Help!

A final thanks to all of our parents for their great response over the course of the summer of 2013 in helping us cover our gates!



Tuesday, July 16
Fall of 2013 and Summer of 2014 Letters

These letters will go out by email around the end of next week. If we do not have your current email address, please send it to Amanda at alee@kkflawfirm.com. Please enclose the age of the player, his name and parents names.



Tuesday, July 16
Uniform Returns

You should have your jersey and belts returned in a bag marked with your name to RSA, Coach Koontz’s house or Coach Koontz’s office by Wednesday July 24, 2013 to avoid the contractual penalty for late returns.



Monday, July 15
16u PG Roster for Tuesday
Same as Monday but drop Reed and add Duncan and Placzek. Wear blue and white.

Sunday, July 14
Monday Perfect Game 16 Roster
Add Caleb Collins - Devin Lancaster - Brandon Dendy and Tyson Cooper and drop Hisey - K. Hill and Vaughn.

Friday, July 12
Samford Tournament
Scott Stevenson is leaving this afternoon for Birmingham is anyone needs a ride please call him at 314-5969.

Thursday, July 11
16u PG Schedule & Roster

16u PG Schedule

Friday 2:00 Cyclones v. Florida Mustangs New Cass High School --Glover- SP

4:30 Cyclones v. SBA Canes New Cass High School-- Bell- SP

Blue & white with blue trim– be there at 1:00.

Saturday

2:00 Double Day Rockies v. Cyclones McEachernHigh School

Sunday

4:30 Butler Baseball v. Cyclones Creekview High School

Monday

2:00 East Cobb Indiands v. Cyclones Cartersville Baseball Complex

Tuesday

4:30 Cyclones v. CBA Rookies Kell High School

Wednesday

9:00 Cyclones v. Richmond Braves Hamilton Crossing High School

 

Friday Roster

Mercer

Edgemon

N. Hill

K. Hill

Gaddis

Oliver

Dendy

Granger

Evans

A. Darras

Moss

Glover

Bell

Hisey

16 PG Roster for Saturday

Drop Bell and Dendy add Vaughn and Reed



Thursday, July 11
Thanks to Gate Sign Ups!

Thanks to all of our parents who signed up for the 4th of July and Samford tournament. It was a very good response and we greatly appreciate it!



Wednesday, July 10
Samford Gate Coverage Times

Saturday

9:00 Birmingham Baseball v. Cyclones 14 7:45-10:00 Bruce Newman

11:20 Southern Prospects v. Huntsville Baseball 10:00-12:15 Stacey Carpenter 

1:40 Southern Prospects v. Cyclones 15 12:15-2:30 Tim Bryant

4:00 Diamond Baseball v. Cyclones 14 2:30-4:45 Greg Phillips

6:20 Diamond Baseball v. Birmingham Baseball 4:45-7:00 Cindy or Kevin Placzek

Sunday

9:00 Huntsville Baseball v. Cyclones 15 7:45-10:00 Brian Byrd

11:20 pool 1 winner v. pool 2 winner– championship 10-12:15 Vince Butler 

1:40 pool 1 2nd v. pool 2 2nd – 3rd place 12:15-2:30 Melanie Collins

4:00 pool 1 3rd v. pool 2 3rd – 5th place 2:30-4:45 LeeAnn Bradford



Wednesday, July 10
Brody is a Trojan!
Brody Binder committed to Troy University yesterday afternoon. He accepted the 2nd largest scholarship a Cyclone has ever received by way of percentage. He will join former Cyclones TJ Binder and Lee Gibson. It is likely the Trojan-Cyclone connection will continue as Troy is recruiting 1 of our 2015 players and is following closely 1 of our 2016 players. Congratulations Brody!

Wednesday, July 10
PG 17U Wednesday Schedule
Game is scheduled for 2:00PM at Peachtree Ridge High School vs Virginia Swamp Things wear Red and Gray.  Do not be late.

Tuesday, July 9
PG17 Update
They have posted all Wednesday games that start before noon and we are not among them.  Check first thing in the morning for when we play in the afternoon.

Tuesday, July 9
PG 17U Wednesday Schedule
We were just advised that the schedule for Wednesday would be released by 10:45PM.  We will update as soon as we get it.

Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday 17 PG Uniforms, etc
Wear red and gray. We will post as soon as we receive the game time and field.

Tuesday, July 9
14u Practice Plan for 7/10/13

Group 1 - Bowerman, Phillips, Carpenter, Gibson, Cook, Crew, Witt, Matthews, Steventon

Group 2 - Barbee, Bradford, Newman, Perry, Butler, Meador, Bird, Bryant, Lewis, Matthews, Steventon

Group 1 will begin at 6:00 PM and last until 7:00 PM at Hunter Middle. Be there at 5:45 to begin stretching so we can begin promptly at 6:00.

Group 2 will begin at 7:00 PM and last until 8:00 PM at Hunter Middle. Be there at 6:45 to begin stretching so we can begin promptly at 7:00.



Tuesday, July 9
PG Roster for Wednesday

Binder

Granger

Hickman

Mercer

Culpepper

Owen

Whitener

Edgemon

Vaughn

Boals

N. Hill



Tuesday, July 9
Birmingham Hotels

There is a block of 10 rooms at the Wingate– Non smoking doubles available at $75.00 + tax. Ph# 205-995-8586. Book on your credit card and ask for a Cyclones room. For those who have not booked at the Courtyard UAB.



Tuesday, July 9
Samford 15u Roster

Tucker

Barbree

Duncan

Collins

Lancaster

Placzek

Bell

Foskey

Dendy

Glover



Monday, July 8
PG 17U Tuesday Schedule

Game is scheduled for 9:00AM at East Cobb Complex field #2 vs Georgia Select.  Wear blue and white with blue trim.  Roster is as follows:

Reed (starting pitcher)

Gaddis

Mercer

Granger

Binder

Hickman

Whitener

Kapher

Edgemon

Vaughn

Boals

Oliver

Noah Hill



Monday, July 8
Tentative 16u PG Roster for First 2 Days

Mercer

Edgemon

N. Hill

K. Hill

Gaddis

Oliver

Vaughn

Granger

Evans

A. Darras

Moss

Glover to pitch on Friday

Reed to pitch on Saturday

Subject to change depending on who we play the first two games when the schedule is received.



Monday, July 8
Fall of 2013 and Summer of 2014

Tryouts ages 14-18 will be at Cleveland State on Saturday July 20 at 1:00pm. $20 fee. Current Cyclones do NOT need to tryout.



Monday, July 8
Practice Schedule

The BC Team players who are 15 and not on the PG 16 for the first 2 days will practice at 5:30-6:45 at RSA on Wednesday. The 16u PG roster players for the 1st couple of days of PG and all 16s will practice at RSA on Tuesday at 6pm. All fields around here are still very wet and more rain is expected tonight. The 14u will practice at Hunter Middle School on Wednesday at 6pm– Steventon and Matthews go to this practice.



Monday, July 8
PG 17U Monday Schedule
The game for today is scheduled for 5:00PM at Allatoona High School vs GA Select.  Wear Blue and White.

Sunday, July 7
PG update for Monday

Starting tomorrow the tournament is single elimination.  Teams that loose will still get consolation games.  We will post the schedule for tomorrow as soon as we have it.  The roster for tomorrow would be the same as the first game with the addition of Hunter Oliver and Tyler Reed.  If we end up getting scheduled for a double header, which is doubtful we will add additional players to the roster.



Sunday, July 7
17U PG Sunday Schedule
17U is playing at 2PM today at North Forsyth High School.  Wear red and grey and be there 1 hour before game if possible.

Saturday, July 6
PG 17U Update
I was contacted by PG a few minutes ago and since we have not played a game yet we will be high on the priority list for play tomorrow for any playable field.  Please continue to check the PG website and ours for further updates.  Any information we get will go on our website immediately.

Saturday, July 6
PG 17U update
We have heard no news so we assume we won't be playing today.  Check the website at 10:00PM tonight and at 8:00AM in the morning.

Friday, July 5
Perfect Game Update
PG posted at 8:30PM that no Saturday games would begin before 10:30.  Check their web and ours at 8:30AM tomorrow before heading for 11:30 game.

Friday, July 5
17U Perfect Game Update
Aaron accessed the PG website before it crashed and did not see us on todays schedule.  I have not received a direct message nor have I been able to access the website, but I am assuming we do not play today.  As of now those on the Friday roster should be ready to play at the scheduled time and field tomorrow which is 11:30.  If anything changes we will let you know.

Friday, July 5
17U Perfect Game Update
All 17U players on the roster should head toward the first game as there is a break in the weather and we are fearful they may make a post at 11:00 which has us playing shortly thereafter.  We have had no communication from them as of yet.

Friday, July 5
14U Rickwood Tournament
The 14U Rickwood Tournament has been cancelled in its entirety.

Thursday, July 4
PG17 - Games
Postponed for Friday - check web at 9:00AM tomorrow.  Will post information as soom as we have it.

Thursday, July 4
Yoga at RSA 9:45 Saturday July 6
All those not playing should take advantage.

Wednesday, July 3
14u Tournament This Weekend
Birmingham will let us know by 9:30am Friday morning at the latest if the tournament is cancelled. The weather does not look good.

Wednesday, July 3
Southern Wood Bat 15u World Series Samford University

Saturday

9:00 Birmingham Baseball v. Cyclones 14

11:20 Southern Prospects v. Huntsville Baseball

1:40 Southern Prospects v. Cyclones 15

4:00 Diamond Baseball v. Cyclones 14

6:20 Diamond Baseball v. Birmingham Baseball

Sunday

9:00 Huntsville Baseball v. Cyclones 15

11:20 pool 1 winner v. pool 2 winner– championship

1:40 pool 1 2nd v. pool 2 2nd – 3rd place

4:00 pool 1 3rd v. pool 2 3rd – 5th place

 

Pool 1

Cyclones 14

Birmingham Baseball

Diamond Baseball

Pool 2

Cyclones 15

Huntsville Baseball

Southern Prospects

 

All game times are Central time. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games EXCEPT championship games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.

 

Please call Carolyn monday 7/8/13 after 10am for gate coverage times at Samford.



Wednesday, July 3
Perfect Game 17u Roster for 2 Games

Game 1

Gaddis

Mercer

Granger

Rich

Binder

Hickman

Whitener

Kapherr

Edgemon

Vaughn

T. Boals

J. Glover

Game 2

Same as above except add Noah Hill. If Glover pitches in relief for 1st game add Jackson Bell.

Please check the web and PG web daily for schedule changes and for the upcoming days rosters.



Wednesday, July 3
14u Practice
No 14u practice this week. It is unlikely you will play at Rickwood– will post as soon as we know for sure.

Wednesday, July 3
July 4th Tournament
The July 4th tournament is cancelled.


Wednesday, July 3
Seniors Turn in Belts and Jerseys Today at RSA-- URGENT!
Seniors please turn in belts and jerseys at RSA today as we need them for the 17u Perfect Game.


Tuesday, July 2
Current Projected Pitching Rotation for PG 17u

Game 1- Rich

Game 2- Granger

Game 3-Vaughn

Game 4- Whitener

Game 5- Reed

Game 6- Rich

Game 7- Granger



Tuesday, July 2
Practice Schedule

BC and V Teams-- NO practice this week

 14u at Hunter on Wednesday at 6pm.



Tuesday, July 2
17u PG schedule

Friday

9:00 Cyclones v. SWFL 17u at Creekview High School

Saturday

11:30 Cyclones v. Dallas Mustangs at Woodland High School

Sunday

7:00 Cyclones v. S.C. Shockwave at Cartersville BB

Monday

11:30 Cyclones v. Georgia Select at Old Cass High School

4:30 Cyclones v. Garden State Elite at Old Cass High School

Tuesday9:00 Cyclones v. East Cobb Prospects at Cherokee High School

Wednesday

2:00 N.Y. Gothams v. Cyclones at New Cass High School



Tuesday, July 2
14U Practice 7/3/13

Group 1 - Bowerman, Bryant, Cook, Crew, Gibson, Lewis, Phillips

Group 2 - Barbee, Bradford, Butler, Meador, Newman, Perry

Group 1 will begin at 6:00 PM and last until 7:00 PM at Hunter Middle. Be there at 5:45 to begin stretching so we can begin promptly at 6:00.

 

Group 2 will begin at 7:00 PM and last until 8:00 PM at Hunter Middle. Be there at 6:45 to begin stretching so we can begin promptly at 7:00.



Tuesday, July 2
K TEAM PRACTICE
Today, due to weather, the K Team will be practicing at RSA at 6pm.

Monday, July 1
Upcoming Tournament and PG 17U

For the 4th of July Tournament the K team roster for July 4 only will include Moss, Gaddis, Reed, N. Hill, Culpepper, Martin, Own and Boals as well as all K team players.

The BC team will include the rest of the V team

On Friday, when 17 PG starts Reed, Culpepper, Hill, Boals and Moss will stay with the K team on Friday and possibly on Saturday. On the BC team the V team players stay with BC through Saturday. Some of those players may end up at Perfect Game 17 U later in the week.

 

The PG roster for Friday will be posted once we evaluate the schedule when it is finally received.



Monday, July 1
RICKWOOD FIELD- July 5-7, 2013 14U Tournament

Friday, July 5, 2013

2:30 PM Southern Prospects vs. Cyclones

Saturday, July 6, 2013

10:00 AM Cyclones vs. Birmingham Baseball

3:00 PM Cyclones vs. Tiger Baseball

Sunday, July 7, 2013

11:30 AM Cyclones vs. Wiregrass Cardinals



Monday, July 1
Recruiting Update

Hunter Mercer is now being recruited by Troy. Several of our 2015's and even a couple of our 2017's are now being followed by Troy.



Monday, July 1
Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series
GATE COVERAGE: Please call Carolyn at 423-605-1225 today, July 1, 2013 for gate times. Please do not call before noon. This includes 13s & 14s for Thursday and Friday as they will not be playing in Birmingham those days.

Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series

 

16u

Nelson 16s

Nelson 15s

Elite BB 16s

Birmingham Baseball 16s

Southern Prospects 16s

Cyclones BC

18u

Sportstech

E. Tenn. Select

Tennessee Express - F

Tennessee Express - H

Cyclones K

 

Thrusday

Cleveland State

9:00 Cyclones BC v. Nelson 16s

11:20 Elite BB 16s v. Nelson 15s

1:40 Birmingham BB 16s v. Nelson 16s

4:00 Cyclones BC v. Birmingham BB 16s

Lee University

9:30 Tenn. Express (F) v. E. Tenn. Select

11:50 Cyclones K v. Sportstech

2:10 E. Tenn. Select v. Sportstech

4:30 Cyclones K v. Tenn. Express (H)

6:50 Southern Prospects v. Elite Baseball

Friday

Cleveland State

9:00 Southern Prospects v. Nelson 15s

11:20 Elite BB 16s v. Birmingham BB

1:40 Cyclones BC v. Nelson 15s

4:00 Southern Prospects v. Nelson 16s

Lee University

9:30 Cyclones K v. E. Tenn. Select

11:50 Sportstech v. Tenn. Express (F)

2:10 E. Tenn. Select v. Tenn. Express (H)

4:30 Cyclones K v. Tenn. Express (F)

6:50 Tenn. Express (H) v. Sportstech

Saturday

Cleveland State

9:00 Cyclones BC v. Tenn. Express (F)

11:20 Championship 18u

1:40 Nelson 15 v. Birmingham BB

Lee University

8:30 Tenn. Express (H) v. Southern Prospects

11:50 Nelson 16u v. Elite Baseball

4:30 Championship 16u

All game times are Eastern time. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Thursday, June 27
BC Team heading to Troy AL
Scott Stevenson is leaving today at 2PM to head down to Troy and can transport a player and/or parent if anyone needs a ride.  

Wednesday, June 26
14u Jacksonville State Schedule

Saturday

11:00 Cyclones v. Birmingham BB

1:30 Cyclones v. Southern Prospects

Sunday

12:00 Cyclones v. Huntsville

2:30 Cyclones v. Huntsville

All times are C.S.T.



Wednesday, June 26
Troy Southern Wood Bat Schedule Gat Coverages

Much thanks to all of our parents for their gate coverage response the last several weeks. We greatly appreciate it. There are 2 tournaments left for coverages: 4th of July and the 15u Samford Tournament. Those who are on the 14u team who do not have 2 coverages need to hop in on Thursday for the 4th of July tournament and at Samford to get your coverages in. We owe special thanks to Scott Stevenson who has already covered 5 gates!

 

Thursday

12:00 Wiregrass I v. Cyclones V 10:45-1:00

2:20 Nelson Baseball v. Wiregrass II 1:00-3:15 Vance Bell

4:40 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones V 3:15-5:30 Jennifer Hisey

7:00 Nelson Baseball v. Birmingham Marlins 5:30-7:30 Kelly Hill

Friday

9:00 Wiregrass II v. Cyclones V 7:45-10:00 Chris Darras

11:20 Wiregrass II v. Sportstech 10:00-12:15 Kevin Placzek

1:40 Cyclones BC v. Sportstech 12:15-2:30 Trevor Mercer

4:00 Nelson Baseball v. Wiregrass I 2:30-4:45 Jeanie Gaddis

6:20 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones V 4:45-6:45 Greg Glover

Saturday

9:00 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones BC 7:45-10:00 John Culpepper

11:20 Nelson Baseball v. Sportstech 10:00-12:15 Alicia Foskey

1:40Wiregrass I v. Tallahassee  12:15-2:30 Joe Martin

4:00 Cyclones V v. OTC 2:30-4:45 Melanie McCoy

6:20 Sportstech v. Tallahassee 4:45-6:45

Sunday

9:00 Tallahassee v. Cyclones BC 7:45-10:00 Daniel Oliver

11:20 OTC v. Wiregrass I 10:00-12:15 Scott Stevenson

1:40 Tallahassee v. Wiregrass II 12:15-2:30 Tommy Matthews

4:00 Cyclones BC v.OTC 2:30-4:30 Mark Tucker



Tuesday, June 25
Practice Schedule Week of 6/24/2013

K Team– RSA 7pm Tuesday

V Team– RSA at 6pm Tuesday

BC Team– NONE

14u Team– Hunter Middle School at 6pm Wednesday and Friday



Tuesday, June 25
Troy Gate Coverage

We still have 9 gates left uncovered at Troy. Please call to get a gate. If they are left uncovered we will have to assign players and/or those who have no covered gates etc. We want to avoid that is at all possible. Thanks.



Tuesday, June 25
Injury Update

Drew Williams got a good report from the doctors. Small fracture to orbit of eye and several small fractures to cheek; probably no surgery. The Williams family wanted us to let everyone know that they have been overwhelmed with the support of the entire Cyclone family and wanted us to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who has called and texted. Kaleb Hill got an encouraging report on his eye injury and returns to the doctor Thursday; probably no surgery.



Tuesday, June 25
Recruiting Update

Nick Gaddis is being recruited by Tennessee Tech now and a 2014 is now on their fall follow list as is one of our 2017s. Samford has interest in Jackson Bell as a result of his performance there and at Perfect Game.



Monday, June 24
14u Practice
Coach K and Coach Howard will be at the 14u practice on Wednesday to assist in running the practice. Afterwards, there will be a brief meeting.

Monday, June 24
USC Underclassmen Schedule for the K Team

Friday 6/28/13

5:30pm Barrett Tigers v. Chattanooga Cyclones at USC

Saturday 6/29/13

11:30am Chattanooga Cyclones v. Diamond Mine 17u at Hammond

4:30pm Chattanooga Cyclones v. DDB Blue 17u at Hammond

Sunday 6/30/13

9:00am Chattanooga Cyclones v. Region Storm at A.C. Flora

 



Monday, June 24
BC Team hotel info
CYCLONES BASEBALL JULY 12
• Check-in: Fri Jul 12, 2013
• Check-out: Sun Jul 14, 2013
• Special rate available until: Fri Jun 28, 2013

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB
(2) Queen/Queen Bed Guest Rooms $89 per night


Friday, June 21
Troy Southern Wood Bat Schedule

GATE COVERAGE-- Please call Carolyn Monday 6/24/13 for gate times. Please do not call before 10am. Thank you. 

Thursday

12:00 Wiregrass I v. Cyclones V

2:20 Nelson Baseball v. Wiregrass II

4:40 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones V

7:00 Nelson Baseball v. Birmingham Marlins 

Friday

9:00 Wiregrass II v. Cyclones V

11:20 Wiregrass II v. Sportstech

1:40 Cyclones BC v. Sportstech                                              

4:00 Nelson Baseball v. Wiregrass I

6:20 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones V             

Saturday

9:00 Birmingham Marlins v.  Cyclones BC

11:20 Nelson Baseball v. Sportstech

1:40Wiregrass I v. Tallahassee

4:00 Cyclones V v. OTC

6:20 Sportstech v. Tallahassee                                                   

Sunday

9:00 Tallahassee v. Cyclones BC

11:20 OTC v. Wiregrass I

1:40 Tallahassee v. Wiregrass II

4:00 Cyclones BC v. OTC

 

All game times are Central. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st  base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will finish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.


Friday, June 21
Trey Silmon Injured in Car Wreck

Trey Silmon has suffered significant injuries in a car wreck earlier this week. Let’s all pray for a speedy and full recovery.



Friday, June 21
Kaleb Hill Injured

Kaleb Hill suffered what may be a serious eye injury when he was hit in the eye by an object apparently thrown at him in jest. Lets all pray that is not in fact serious and for his speedy recovery.



Thursday, June 20
Troy Hotel Info

There are several rooms blocked at the Marriot in Troy. Call in and book your room with your credit card information. We are getting a very special $89.00 per night. If you chose to stay somewhere else, there is a Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express; however, only the Hampton is as close as the Marriot to Troy. Ph # 334-566-0540



Thursday, June 20
Gate Coverage

Friday

6:30 Cyclones V v. Cyclones K 5:15-6:45 Jennifer Hisey

 

Saturday

9:00 CBC v. Cyclones V 7:45-10:00 Dave Owen

11:20 Pro Concepts v. Cyclones K 10:00-12:15 Joe Martin

1:40 Alabama Bluesox v. CBC 12:15-2:30 Wayne Rich

4:00 Alabama Bluesox v. Cyclones K 2:30-4:45 Andrea Edgemon

6:20 Pro Concepts v. Cyclones V 4:45-6:46 Tony Bowels

Sunday

9:00 Pro Concepts v. CBC 7:45-10:00 Gina Whitener

11:50 Cyclones V v. Alabama Bluesox 10:00-12:15 Dawn Hickman

2:10 CBC v. Cyclones K 12:15-2:30 Kat Gibson

4:30 Alabama Bluesox v. Pro Concepts 2:30-4:10 Steve Granger



Wednesday, June 19
Gate Coverages URGENT

Several parents have not covered any gates yet, if you have not done so, you will need to cover some within the next 2 weeks if you are expecting to avoid the monetary penalty for no coverage.



Wednesday, June 19
Binder Gets Offer From Troy

Brody Binder became the 1st 2014 Cyclone to get an offer yesterday when 2013 Sunbelt Champion and Regional Finalist Troy University made him the 2nd largest offer a Cyclone has ever received by percentage. If Brody were to accept he would join fellow Cyclones T. J. Binder and Lee Gibson as Trojans.



Wednesday, June 19
14u News

The Jacksonville State DH on Sunday 6/29/2013 will start at noon CST. The 4th of July Weekend Tournament at Rickwood will not start until July 5th–Friday.

Samford is following one of out 2015s and one 2016 as a result of the dh played there.

Currently anticipated pitching rotation for PG 15u for first 4 games

game 1: Glover

game 2: Placzek

game 3: Bell

game 4: Collins

The rest of the games are TBA.



Wednesday, June 19
Jacksonville State 14u Tournament

 

CYCLONES BASEBALL ROOM BLOCK
• Check-in: Thu Jul 04, 2013
• Check-out: Sun Jul 07, 2013
• Special rate available until: Thu Jun 20, 2013

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

(2) Queen/Queen Bed Guest Room $92 per night

 

CYCLONES BASEBALL JULY 12
• Check-in: Fri Jul 12, 2013
• Check-out: Sun Jul 14, 2013
• Special rate available until: Fri Jun 28, 2013

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

(2) Queen/Queen Bed Guest Rooms $89 per night

 

Guests may now begin to make reservations by calling 1-800-321-2211.  The rooms will be available under the name of the Cyclones Baseball room blocks specific for each date. The above rates include breakfast.  A discounted parking fee of $6.00 will be available for the Cyclones Baseball guests.

 



Tuesday, June 18
K Team Expected Rotation for TTU

Friday-- Rich

Saturday-- Hudson- Game 1

                      McClain- Game 2

Sunday-- Thompson



Tuesday, June 18
TTU Gate Coverage
Please call Carolyn 605-1225 after noon on Tuesday for gate coverages at TTU-- Thanks!

Tuesday, June 18
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 14 and Under

Saturday 6/22/2013

9:00 Diamond Baseball v. Chattanooga Cyclones

 1:00 G7 sharks v. Chattanooga Cyclones

 

Sunday 6/23/2013

11:00 Chattanooga Cyclones v Chattanooga Baseball Club

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

1:00 Seed 1 v. Seed 2



Tuesday, June 18
Practice Schedule

K- Cleveland State at 6 on Thursday

V- RSA at 7 on Tuesday and Boyd Buchanan at 6 on Thursday

BC- RSA 5:30 on Tuesday and LFO at 6 on Thursday

14u- Hunter Middle School at 6 on Wed. & Friday



Monday, June 17
15u PG Schedule

Friday 9:00 Game Ready v. Cyclones John’s CreekSaturday

9:00 Team Mizuno Northeast v. Cyclones Chattahoochee

Sunday 11:30 Cyclones v. Marucci Elite East Cobb Complex

Monday 9:00 Cyclones v. Indian Prospects St. Francis H.S.

Monday 2:00 Cyclones v. Denny Pritchett Jayhawks St. Francis H.S.

Tuesday 2:00 Cyclones v. Toros Centennial H.S.

Wednesday 2:00 Cyclones v. On Deck O’s Milton Center

Very, very tough pool! Marucci is top ranked 15u team in the country by some.

Friday Roster for 15u PG

Collins

N. Hill

M. Duncan

B. Barbree

A. Darras

B. Dendy

T. Cooper

H. Oliver

A. Tucker

J. Glover

A. Viars

D. Lancaster

Saturday Roster

Same as Friday but omit Glover and add Placzek– may be subject to change depending on pitching.



Monday, June 17
Tennessee Tech Schedule

Friday

6:30 Cyclones V v. Cyclones K

 

Saturday

9:00 CBC v. Cyclones V

11:20 Pro Concepts v. Cyclones K

1:40 Alabama Bluesox v. CBC

4:00 Alabama Bluesox v. Cyclones K

6:20 Pro Concepts v. Cyclones V

Sunday

9:00 Pro Concepts v. CBC

11:50 Cyclones V v. Alabama Bluesox

2:10 CBC v. Cyclones K

                    4:30 Alabama Bluesox v. Pro Concepts



Monday, June 17
Binder Invited to East Coast Tryout

Brody Binder has been invited to the East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase Tryout. If selected from the tryout, which he should be, he will get the opportunity to attend the East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase which is the most prestigious showcase in the country as it is invite only selected by pro scouts and coached by pro scouts. If selected Binder will join a very long list of Cyclones who have attended in the past including such recent examples as Wes Hodges, Kyler Burke, Ryan Casteel, Ryan Jones, Will Cooper and Dakota Hudson to name a few.



Monday, June 17
Cyclones 3-1 at Samford University

The Cyclones K Team split a doubleheader with the Southern Prospects on Saturday at Samford University. In game 1 the Cyclones beat the Prospects 10-5 with Gabe Rich earning the win and Jackson McClain a save when Corey Edgemon scored 3 times, Trey Silmon had 2 doubles and 1 single and division 3 runs and Seth Hickman had 2 hits, a run and rbi and Hunter Mercer 2 hits and a rbi. In a 7-4 loss to the Prospects Winston Whitener had 2 hits and a rbi, Aaron Granger a rbi double and Zach Hartfield and Mercer each had a single and rbi.

The Cyclones V Team swept a doubleheader with Birmingham Baseball on Friday at Samford University. In a game 1 win Justin Glover earned a win and Jackson Bell a save when Cade Evans had 3 hits and 3 runs, Hunter Oliver 3 hits, a run and 2 rbi and Nick Gaddis a rbi triple and run scored. In a second game 10-0 win Tyler Reed earned the win yielding 1 hit when Noah Hill had 2 hits and 2 runs, Evans 2 hits and 2 runs, Oliver 2 hits, a run and rbi, Gaddis a rbi double and Davis Culpepper and Thomas Boals each had 2 hits and a rbi. Both Cyclones teams swung wood bats and the opponents aluminum.



Thursday, June 13
14u Hotel Information
 Call to make reservations with your credit card. A credit card WILL be needed.

289 Colonial Drive                                              

Oxford, AL 36203256-831-7995

Fax: 256-831-1304

 

$89.00   + 11% Tax (per Queen/Queen Room) Breakfast buffet



Thursday, June 13
K TEAM PRACTICE

Will be at RSA at 5:30 today 6/13/2013



Thursday, June 13
Perfect Game

For the week of June 17th ALL 15 year olds practice with the BC Team and ALL 16 year olds with the V Team. The determining date is May 1st for birthdays.



Thursday, June 13
UAH Tournament

The BC tournament at UAH is aluminum bat, but we encourage you to swing wood to prepare you for Perfect Game.



Thursday, June 13
If it rains today:

PRACTICE AT RSA ONLY IF IT RAINS 

K Team at RSA at 5:30

V Team at RSA at 6:30

Only games K and V Team has are at Samford on Friday this weekends– enjoy the break before it gets really hot and we play a lot of games!

 



Thursday, June 13
JSU Results

As a result of the V Team’s trip to JSU one of our 2015s is officially on their recruiting board and two 2016s are being followed.



Wednesday, June 12
Huntsville Hotel Info BC Team

for those who are interested the La Quinta Inn near UAH has 30 non-smoking doubles available. The phone # is 256-830-8999

UAH Schedule June 14-16 2013

Friday

7pm Chattanooga Cyclones v. RBI Diamondbacks

Saturday

9am Chattanooga Cyclones v. OTC Baseball 16

2pm Birmingham Baseball v. Chattanooga Cyclones

Sunday

11:30am OTC Baseball 18 v. Chattanooga Cyclones



Tuesday, June 11
Practice Schedule Change

V Team practice cancelled today due to wet fields.

K Team practice moved to RSA at 6pm due to wet fields.



Tuesday, June 11
Practice Schedule

K Team @ Cleveland State Tuesday and Thursday 6pm

V Team @ Boyd Buchanan Tuesday and Thursday 6pm

BC Team @ LFO Tuesday and Thursday 6pm

14u @ Hunter Wednesday and Friday 6pm

 

 



Monday, June 10
Samford Schedule for Friday

10:00 Cyclones V v. Birmingham Baseball

12:30 Cyclones K v. Southern Prospects

3:00 Cyclones V v. Southern Prospects

5:30 Cyclones K v. Birmingham Baseball

We will not know on Mississippi State until after the end of the Super Regional.



Thursday, June 6
Cyclones Draft Prospects

Dakota Hudson would probably go in rounds 4-6 if signability weren’t an issue– but it is. So, Dakota may go undrafted or be drafted later as a "flyer"– someone you take knowing you possibly wont sign them, but if you do not sign a 2nd or 3rd round pick you may use some of that money on the "flyer".

Zach Stephens is a junior at Tennessee Tech and Zach could go in the later rounds but will likely be a senior draft guy.

Hunter Adkins– a former Cyclone senior RHP at MTSU will be drafter as he was last year, probably in the 20-35 round range.

Shaun Ball- A senior at Eastern Kentucky could be a late draft pick because he has some left-handed power- but should definitely get a chance in professional independent baseball.

Will Cooper- Cooper has had an injury filled at Vandy but a lot of scouts would draft him late if he were signable, but he isn’t ready to be signable this year.



Thursday, June 6
KSU Gate Coverages

Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State University Tournament June 7-9, 2013

Friday

10:00am Nelson Baseball v. Sportstech 8:45-11:00– coaches

12:30pm Sportstech v. OTC 16 11:00-1:15– coaches

3:00pm Nelson Baseball v. OTC 18 1:15-3:30– coaches

5:30pm Cyclones V v. OTC 16 3:30-5:45– Vance Bell

Saturday

10:00am Cyclones V v. Nelson Baseball 8:45-11:00– Joe Gaddis

12:30pm Cyclones K v. OTC 18 11:00-1:15– Andrea Edgeman

3:00pm OTC 16 v. Etowah 1:15-3:30– Joey Poole

5:30pm Cyclones K v. Etowah 3:30-5:45– Steve Hickman

Sunday

10:00am OTC 18 v. Cyclones K– 8:45-11:00– Trevor Mercer

12:30pm OTC 18 v. Sportstech 11:00-1:45– Peggy Vaughn

3:00pm Cyclones K v. Nelson Baseball 1:45:3:30– Gina Whitener

5:30pm OTC 16 v. Sportstech 3:30-5:45– Wayne Rich

 

 

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5, no new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Thursday, June 6
K TEAM PRACTICE
6/6/13 Practice moved to RSA at 5:30pm.

Thursday, June 6
14u Schedule Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 15 & Under

Saturday 

6/15 9:00am Cyclones v. Diamond Cutters CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL 

6/15 11:15am Cyclones v. Knoxville Heat CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

Sunday

6/16 9:00am Cyclones v. Knoxville Hurricans at CLEVELAND STATE 



Monday, June 3
Cleveland State Summer Baseball Classic 18 & Under

Friday

6/7 9:00am Cyclones v. Jaxx at CLEVELAND STATE 

6/7 11:15am Cyclones v. East TN Select at CLEVELAND STATE

 

Saturday

6/8 11:15am Georgia Eagles v. Cyclones at WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

6/8 3:45pm TN Express (Frias) v. Cyclones at WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

 

Sunday

Gold Championship

6/9 9:00am #2 seed v. #3 seed at CLEVELAND STATE

6/9 11:15pm #1 seed v. winner 2/3 at CLEVELAND STATE

 

Silver Championship

6/9 9:00am #5 seed v. #6 seed at CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

6/9 11:15pm #4 seed v. winner 5/6 CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

 



Wednesday, June 5
Rich and Cyclones K Beat Nationally Ranked Dirtbags 18s

The Cyclones K team defeated the Dirtbags 18s this past weekend 2-1 behind outstanding pitching by Gabe Rich and a walk off two run homer by Trey Silmon. Rich was 83-87 with a 76 mph slider. The Dirtbags had 6 players sign at North Carolina or North Carolina State as well as several other D-1 players and are ranked in the top 10 in the 18u select baseball rankings in several polls.



Wednesday, June 5
West GA Follows

The University of West Georgia has indicated interest in several of our 2015 and 2016 players based on their performances this weekend and every one of our 2017s. They will be followed this fall and next summer when we return at West GA.



Wednesday, June 5
Thompson and Pierce Apparently in final fire for Auburn Job

Both Coach Pierce and Butch Thompson are believed to be in the finals for the Auburn job and are expected to be interviewed based on several sources Coach K has. Either would be an excellent hire for a once proud program fallen on hard times. Troy’s team was 9th in the country in slugging percentage, 8th in runs scored, 10th in homers, 1st in doubles and 8th in fielding percentage. Mississippi State was 11th in the country in E.R.A, 14th in whip and 10th in strikeouts per inning.



Wednesday, June 5
Great Showing This Week by Troy and Mississippi State

Troy University, where 2013 Cyclones banquet speaker Bobby Pierce has been Head Coach for the last 10 years, beat Alabama twice to advance to the Regional Finals before losing to FSU. Making a regional for a mid major is a big accomplishment and making it to the finals is a huge accomplishment. Troy has made it to regionals four of the last eight years and the Regional Finals twice– usually unheard of for a mid-major.

Mississippi State– where Cyclones frequent banquet speaker Butch Thompson is the pitching coach– not only hosted the strongest top to bottom regional in the country, but won it to advance to their second super-regional in 3 years.



Wednesday, June 5
V Team DH Sunday at Jacksonville State

The V team dh at Jacksonville state will be at noon c.s.t on Sunday at Jacksonville State where former Troy volunteer Assistant Coach Mike Murphree is now the top assistant coach. Jacksonville State is D-1 and plays in the OVC where they are one of the top 3 teams virtually every year. They are anxious to recruit Cyclones.



Monday, June 3
Updated Practice Schedule

K Team- Cleveland State Tuesday (6.4.13) & Thursday (6.6.13) at 6

V Team- Boyd Buchanan Tuesday (6.4.13) & Thursday (6.6.13) at 6

BC Team- LFO Tuesday (6.4.13) & Thursday (6.6.13) at 6

14u- Hunter Middle School Tuesday Wednesday (6.5.13)



Monday, June 3
V Team Schedule
The V Team plays Friday and Saturday at KSU as posted and DH at Jacksonville State on Sunday starting at noon c.s.t.

Monday, June 3
KSU Hotel Information

There are 6 non-smoking doubles at the Wingate Inn. 77-0514-7344 for $99.00 per night discounted from $129.00. You must make reservations by telling them you are in the Chattanooga Cyclones block. Book on your credit card.



Monday, June 3
KSU Schedule Change and Gate Coverage

Due to a team dropping out Coach K had to completely redo the KSU schedule, it is provided below. Please call Carolyn for gate coverage after 9:30 on Tuesday (6.4.13). Thanks!

Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State University Tournament June 7-9, 2013

Friday

10:00am Nelson Baseball v. Sportstech

12:30pm Sportstech v. OTC 16

3:00pm Nelson Baseball v. OTC 18

5:30pm Cyclones V v. OTC 16

Saturday

10:00am Cyclones V v. Nelson Baseball

12:30pm Cyclones K v. OTC 18

3:00pm OTC 16 v. Etowah

5:30pm Cyclones K v. Etowah

Sunday

10:00am OTC 18 v. Cyclones K

12:30pm OTC 18 v. Sportstech

3:00pm Cyclones K v. Nelson Baseball

5:30pm OTC 16 v. Sportstech

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5, no new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Monday, June 3
K & V Team Schedule Change for Mississippi State Weekend

Due to the firing at Auburn and regionals etc., the K & V Team schedules have changed for the Mississippi State Weekend. Both teams now play 2 games on Friday June 13 at Samford and Saturday June 14 at Mississippi State. More detailed info is upcoming later this week.



Tuesday, May 21
West GA Tournament

Teams

Nelson Baseball 18

Sprotstech

Alabama Blue Sox

OTC 18

OTC 16

Cyclones V

Cyclones BC

Friday

1:40 Nelson Baseball v. Cyclones V 12:15-2:15 Scott Stevenson

3:50 OTC 16 v. Cyclones V 2:15-4:30 Scott Stevenson

6:10 Cyclones BC v. Alabama Blue Sox 4:30-6:30 Trevor Mercer

8:20 Cyclones BC v. OTC 16 6:30-8:30 Lewis Hamm

Saturday

8:40 OTC 18 v. Nelson Baseball 18 7:15-9:30 Beth or Daniel Oliver

11:00 OTC 18 v. Cyclones V 9:30-11:45 Chris Darras

1:20 Alabama Blue Sox v. Nelson Baseball 18 11:45-2:00 Tommy Matthews

3:40 Cyclones BC v. Sportstech 2:00-4:15 Chad Viars

6:00 Sportstech v. Alabama Blue Sox 4:15-6:30

Sunday

8:00 OTC 16 v. Alabama Blue Sox 7:00-9:15 John Culpepper

10:20 Cyclones BC v. OTC 18 9:15-11:30 Mark Tucker

12:40 OTC 16 v. Nelson Baseball 11:30-1:30 Randy Hall

3:00 Sportstech Cyclones V 1:30-3:30 Tony Bowles

5:20 Sportstech v. OTC 18 3:30-5:30 Debbie Ward

 

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. If only one cage then the team listed first takes bp from an hour and ten minutes before game time to forty minutes before game and then the team listed second from 40 minutes before game time until 10 minutes before game time so that each team gets to hit. NO HOGGING THE CAGE SO ONLY ONE TEAM GETS TO HIT. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will furnish all balls after one unheaded warning from the umpire. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Thursday, May 30
Practice Schedule

Thursday 5.30.13

V Team at Boyd Buchanan @ 6pm

K Team at Cleveland State @ 6pm

BC Team at LFO @ 6pm

14u Team at RSA Field @ 7:30pm

 



Thursday, May 30
West GA Gates!

URGENT! There are 4 gates still unfilled. Please contact Carolyn at 423-605-1225 by 8 tonight. Any unfilled gates will be assigned by Coach K thereafter and it will be the parents or players responsibility to cover the gate. Thanks for your cooperation.



Wednesday, May 29
Observations from Memorial Weekend

The Cyclones K Team went 4-1 despite missing at least 3 and sometimes 6 players from the roster due to injuries, school activities, mission trips etc. Overall a good performance by an understaffed team which played the championship game with as many 15 and 16 year olds playing as 18s playing.

The V Team let a big lead get away against Winward Baseball Academy in the last inning or they would have been in the championship game but other than that game played well as a 15-16 group– except for 2 17s– in the 18u division.

The BC Team which is predominantly 14-15s missed the championship game due to 1 bad play against the Stingers in the 16u division. They played a bad game against CBC in part due to communication issues which can occur on a team with so many players new to each other and so many players who play football in the fall and don’t get fall repetitions. This team will get better as yesterdays practice was a huge step forward. We expect this team and 13-14u to be the most improved from the first tournament to the last.

The 13-14u team got better every game in the tournament and especially in the last game against players 2 and 3 years older. It is that type of progress we want and expect, so kudos to them for weathering the storm and being better for it.

Lastly, some how the paper reported that CBC beat the "Cyclones 16s" over the weekend. As everyone knows there isn’t a "Cyclones 16s" team. The BC Team had four 14s, ten 15s and two 16s. If we have a "16s"team it would be the V Team which has five 15s, nine 16s and two 17s. Even the K Team has more 16s than the BC Team as it has four 16s. In fact, in the 18u championship game we had one 15 year old, four 16 year olds, three 17s and two 18s on the field for the majority of the game; Maybe we should have called it the Cyclones 15 for the paper!



Wednesday, May 29
14u Practice Schedule Change
Practice at RSA Field at 7:30pm on Thursday 5.30.13. We are working on shifting our practice location to a different facility for the remainder of the Summer season.

Wednesday, May 29
Appalachian State Schedule

Saturday

11:30 Cyclones v. Carolina Prospects at Wilkes Central

4:30 Cyclones v. HQ4 Clippers at Lenoir-Rhyne College

Sunday

11:30 Cyclones v. APDB at Wilkes Central

5:30 Cyclones v. Mountain Express at Appalachian State

Please go to Impact Baseball’s site at Impactbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=358&itemid=2

for field addresses. I would urge parents to book rooms in Hickory and Wilkesboro and NOT Boone due to cost and mileage.



Tuesday, May 28
West GA Gate Coverage

We still have 5 gates to get covered. Please call Carolyn (605-1225) to get a gate today or tomorrow. We want to avoid assigning them if at all possible. Thanks.



Tuesday, May 28
Appalachian State Schedule

We do not have a schedule. I was first promised that it would be up yesterday, then this morning and now by this evening. It will go up as soon as we have it. We have been told 2 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.



Tuesday, May 28
Appalachian State Hotels

Big weekend in Boone. Everyone will have to find their own hotel as none will have a block of rooms.



Tuesday, May 28
Tuesday 5/28/2013 Practice Schedule

K Team– Off

V Team– LFO 6pm

BC Team– Cleveland State 6pm

14u RSA Building– 6pm



Saturday, May 25
Yoga Cancelled
Yoga has been cancelled for Saturday May 25.  Hope to see everyone next Saturday.  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 23
West GA Hotels

Coach Fite from West GA suggested that those who don’t already have rooms try the Quality Inn in Breman. He also said the Quality Inn in Carrollton was just redone and all the feedback on it has been great.



Thursday, May 23
14u Practice
Today (5.23.13) practice at RSA Building at 6pm.

Thursday, May 23
Practice Schedule Change
The V Team will now be at LFO at 6:00pm and BC team at RSA at 7:00pm.

Thursday, May 23
College Update

 

Mississippi State and Coach Thompson keep winning– Won first 2 games in SEC tournament. Troy won its 1st game in the Sunbelt tournament. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens was named All-OVC and Matt Bragga was named OVC Coach of the Year. Troy had the Sunbelt Pitcher of the Year and 4 first team All Conference position players and one second team player.



Monday, May 20
Great Week for Coach K’s College Coaching Friends

Tennessee Tech won the OVC. Troy won the Sunbelt and Mississippi State won 2 out of 3 from South Carolina to get 40 wins and virtually lock down for a regional hosting slot. When you throw in that Lee was seeded 2nd at the NAIA World Series and got a first round bye– it was an awesome week for some of Coach K’s and the Cyclones’ best college coaching friends who have ties to the Cyclones going back over a decade.

For Troy, Coach Bobby Pierce won his 2nd Sunbelt Championship in 3 years and Troy’s 4th conference title under Pierce. Troy was the 1st team this season to win a series from #18 South Alabama at South Alabama. Pierce is an SEC level coach who has excelled at every school where he has ever coached. His head assistant Mark Smartt is one of the best assistants in the country.

For Tennessee Tech, it has been banner season for Coach Matt Bragga and his head assistant Brandon Turner. They not only won the OVC but set a school record for wins (39) and broke the OVC record for conference wins in a season (24). Bragga is sure to be approached for several mid-major job openings for 2014. Turner is a future SEC coach in the making.

Coach Brew of Lee Flames are headed to their 8th straight NAIA World Series as a #2 seed with a second round bye.

For Butch Thompson at Mississippi State the Bulldogs won 40 games for the first time since 1997 in large part due to the pitching staff headed by Thompson and recruits he helped get to Starkeville. The Bulldogs also are destined to get to host a regional after winning 2 of 3 from South Carolina this past weekend. Thompson’s name is on the short list to replace the recently fired David Perno as head coach at Georgia.



Monday, May 20
College Update

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit, run and rbi and Garrett Baugh pitched 1 2/3 scoreless IP as the Golden Eagles won the OVC regular season championship by defeating Belmont on Saturday. Former Cyclone player and coach Brandon Turner is the head assistant at Tech. In a game 3 loss to Belmont Zach Stephens had a homer, 2 singles, 3 runs and 3 rbi. In a game 3 loss to Murray State Shaun Ball had 3 hits, a sb, 2 rbi and a run. Lipscomb’s Gray Hutchinson had a hit in a loss to Kennesaw State in game 2 and in a game 3 win had 2 hits and a run.



Monday, May 20
All 2013 Seniors Committed

With the commitments of Zach Thompson and Josh Poole this past week all Cyclones seniors who played in the summer and fall of 2012 are now committed. Jared Ryan who missed the summer and fall season of 2012 due to an arm surgery has just rehabed to the point he can start to throw this summer.



Monday, May 20
Josh is a Railsplitter!

Josh Poole has committed to continue his education and baseball career at Lincoln Memorial University. LMU won the 2013 South Atlantic Conference Tournament and participated in the Division II Southeast Regional. Josh has been a good defensive catcher and an on-leader leader for us the past 2 years as well as a clutch hitter. He also was an integral part of a state tournament high school team in 2012. Congratulations Josh!



Monday, May 20
West Georgia Hotels

Bad news. It is graduation weekend at West Georgia the weekend of May 31- June 2. It will be impossible to block a significant number of rooms at any one hotel. The Hampton Inns in both Carrollton and Bremen are full as an example. There are 2 double non smoking, 4 smoking doubles and 15 kings available at the Quality Inn in Carrollton– 770-834-2600 (free breakfast, $79 a night). If you cannot find a room in Carrollton the closest towns are Bremen and Hiram.



Monday, May 20
Practice Schedule week of 5/20/13

Cyclones K– Cleveland State– Tuesday (5/21/13) and Thursday (5/23/13) at 6.

Cyclones V– Boyd Buchanan Tuesday at 6 and Thursday at 6

Cyclones BC– Tuesday and Thursday at LFO at 6

Cyclones 14– RSA on Tuesday at 6 and Thursday at RSA field at 7



Sunday, May 19
Coach Meade's Conditioning Class
Coach Meade's conditioning class will be held today at 4:00 PM.

Sunday, May 19
Nelson Baseball Championship Game Cancelled
The Championship Game has been cancelled for today due to continuing rain and unplayable field conditions.  The Cyclones are Co-Champions!

Saturday, May 18
Coach K Sunday Lessons
If you plan to hit with Coach K on Sunday May 19, please contact Coach K about the time, 309-4995.

Saturday, May 18
Tournament Game Changes
15U Nelson Baseball Tournament games are now scheduled for 2:30 & 7:30 for Saturday.  Check www.nelsonbaseballschool.com for further updates.

Friday, May 17
Kudos to Summer 2013 Parents!
Our 2013 Summer gate coverages are off to record start. All Memorial Weekend gates are already covered. This is an actual record for fastest gate coverage ever. Thanks!

Friday– Lee University

5:30 Cyclones K v. Cyclones V -- 4:15-6:15 Melanie McCoy

7:50 Cyclones 14 v. Cyclones BC --6:15-8:15 Scott Stevenson

Saturday– Cleveland State

8:30 Cyclones 14 v. CBC--7:15-9:30 Bryan Byrd

10:50 Cyclones BC v. D3 Stingers--9:30-11:45 Dan Crew 

1:10 Birmingham Marlins v. CBC--11:45-2:00 Lee Ann Bradford

3:30 D3 Stingers v. Cyclones 14--2:00-4:15 Craig Barbee

5:50 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones BC--4:15-6:30  Kelly Hill

Saturday– Lee University

9:30 Cyclones V v. Windward--8:15-10:30 Jimmy Evans

11:50 Cyclones K v. Alabama Blue Sox--10:30-12:15 Joann Thompson

2:10 E.C. Indians v. Alabama Blue Sox--12:15-2:30 Debbie Ward

4:30 Cyclones K v. Windward--2:30-4:45 Al Pelham 

6:50 Cyclones V v. E.C. Indians-- 4:45-7:00 Tony Bowels

Sunday– Lee University

9:00 Birmingham Marlins v. D3 Stingers-- 7:45-10:00 Christie Barbee

11:20 Cyclones BC v. CBC-- 10:00-12:15 Jennifer Hisey

1:40 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones 14u--12:15-2:30 Jeff Witt 

4:00 D3 Stingers v. CBC-- 2:30-4:45 Tommy Matthews  

Sunday– Cleveland State

9:20 E.C. Indians v. Windward--8:00-10:15 Vince Butler

11:40 E.C. Indians v. Cyclones K--10:15-12:30 Kat Gibson

2:00 Alabama Blue Sox v. Windward 12:30-2:45 Stacey Carpenter

4:20 Alabama Blue Sox v. Cyclones V--2:45-5:00 Vance Bell

Monday– Lee University

10:00 Seed 1 of 16u v. seed 2 of 16u--8:45-11:00 Jason Perry

12:20 Seed 1 of 18u v. seed 2 of 18u--11:00-1:00 Ashley Meador

No Time Limit on Sunday



Friday, May 17
14 DH Cancelled

14u Saturday DH (5/18/13) cancelled due to rain forcast and travel issues with opponents. This has been rescheduled for Saturday 6/1/2013.



Friday, May 17
Yoga

Yoga at RSA at 9:45am on Saturday 5/18/13



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 is a Tiger!

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.



Friday, May 17
Gate Coverage
Please hold off gate coverage calls for Carolyn until 11am; She will be unavailable until then. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

Tuesday, May 14
MEMORIAL WEEKEND GATE COVERAGE

The Memorial Weekend Schedule is listed below. Please call Carolyn (605-1225) but no earlier than 11am on Friday (5/17/2013) to get a gate to cover as per all parents’ agreements. The earlier you call after 11am on Friday the better selection is. Again– DO NOT CALL BEFORE 11am on Friday. Thanks for your expected cooperation.

 

Memorial Weekend Southern Wood Bat World Series Tournament

 

Friday– Lee University

5:30 Cyclones K v. Cyclones V

7:50 Cyclones 14 v. Cyclones BC

Saturday– Cleveland State

8:30 Cyclones 14 v. CBC

10:50 Cyclones BC v. D3 Stingers

1:10 Birmingham Marlins v. CBC

3:30 D3 Stingers v. Cyclones 14

5:50 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones BC

Saturday– Lee University

9:30 Cyclones V v. Windward

11:50 Cyclones K v. Alabama BlueSox

2:10 E.C. Indians v. Alabama BlueSox

4:30 Cyclones K v. Windward

6:50 Cyclones V v. E.C. Indians

Sunday– Lee University

9:00 Birmingham Marlins v. D3 Stingers

11:20 Cyclones BC v. CBC

1:40 Birmingham Marlins v. Cyclones 14u

4:00 D3 Stingers v. CBC

Sunday– Cleveland State

9:20 E.C. Indians v. Windward

11:40 E.C. Indians v. Cyclones K

2:00 Alabama BlueSox v. Windward

4:20 Alabama BlueSox v. Cyclones V

Monday– Lee University

10:00 Seed 1 of 16u v. seed 2 of 16u

12:20 Seed 1 of 18u v. seed 2 of 18u

No Time Limit on Sunday

18u Pool                                                16u Pool

Cyclones K                                         Cyclones 14u

Cyclones V                                         Cyclones BC

Alabama BlueSox                          Birmingham Marlins

E.C. Indians                                    Chattanooga Baseball Club (CBC)

Windward                                        D-3 Stingers

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout– NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. Teams that do not shag will furnish all balls thereafter. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5. No new inning starts after 1 hour and 50 minutes.



Wednesday, May 15
Practice Schedule
14u practice at RSA at 6pm on Thursday.

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
Hotel Info

Hotel information for West GA and Appy State will go up by Friday and for KSU by the following Wednesday.



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.



Tuesday, May 14
Troy and Tennessee Tech Offensive Stats

The hitting philosophy we have adopted is tailored to a large degree after Troy University’s approach. Troy is currently ranked 28th in batting average, 3rd in doubles, 9th in homeruns, 3rd in slugging percentage and 6th in runs among all Division I teams.

Tennessee Tech, where former Cyclone Brandon Turner is the hitting coach, is 20th in batting average, 9th in doubles, 12th in homers, 5th in slugging percentage and 16th in runs scored. Brandon utilizes a very similar approach and the similarity in the offensive success of both programs is eery.



Tuesday, May 14
Cass High School

1000 Colonel Way

White, GA 30184

**CASS IS A NEW SCHOOL, IT MAY NOT SHOW UP ON GPS**

 

Directions from Tennessee

I-75 South

Exit 296- Cassville White Rd- Take left onto Cassville White Rd

School will be on the left



Monday, May 13
Upcoming Weekend Schedule Change for BC & 14u Teams– URGENT!

We have changed the schedule to allow the 14u Team to play at Cass on Friday and Sunday and then a DH against Diamond 14u at Bradley Central H.S. at noon on Saturday. This__________ the need for travel 3 times to Cass and/or overnight stay by the 14u team and allows the BC Team to play the Saturday DH at Cass against 2 very good 15u teams.

14u Practice– Tuesday at RSA Field at 5:30-7:00.

K & V Teams practice at Cleveland St. from 6 to 8 on Tuesday and Thursday week of 5-13-13

BC Team practice at LFO on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 week of 5-13-2013



Saturday, May 11
Coach Koontz Sunday Lessons

Coach Koontz will NOT do any lessons on Sunday May 12 (Mothers Day).

Thank you



Friday, May 10
Yoga

There appears to be a misapprehension by a lot of people that yoga on Saturday at 9:45 only happens if it is posted– this is incorrect– it is only unavailable if there is a post to that effect. So, unless posted to the contrary it will happen every Saturday at 9:45am at RSA.



Friday, May 10
14u Practice
Practice at Saturday at RSA Field at 11:00am. If it rains meet at the RSA buliding at 11.

Thursday, May 9
Weekend Practice Schedule - Updated
The K, V, and BC teams will practice at 2pm on Saturday at LFO.  There will be no practices today. If it rains meet at the RSA building at 2pm.

Wednesday, May 8
V Team Practice
V Team practice Saturday 1pm at RSA. If you are unable to attend call 423-834-2978

Thursday, May 2
Yoga- RSA- Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:45- Sign in Please!

Thursday, May 2
Coach K’s Sunday and next Wednesday hitting lessons are cancelled!

Wednesday, May 1
14u Schedule for NBS Invitational– May 17-19, 2013

Friday

8:15pm– GRA Cavs vs Chattanooga Cyclones

Saturday

NOON– Chattanooga Cyclones vs Marietta Braves

5:00pm– Chattanooga Cyclones vs NBS

Sunday

11:00am– #5 seed vs #6 seed (5th place game)

1:30pm– #3 seed vs #4 (3rd place game)

2:00pm– #1 seed vs #2 seed (championship)

ALL GAMES AT CASS HIGH SCHOOL

NFHS Rules

-Can bat up to 11

-BBCOR or wood bats

-No new inning starts after 2 hours

-Directions and results- www.nelsonbaseballschool.com/nbsinvite/html



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
Adjusted Sunday (5/5/13) Practice

BC Team-- 1:00-2:00 at RSA

14u Team-- 2:00-3:00 at RSA

 

ONLY COME IF YOUR SCHOOL TEAM IS DONE.



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
Perfect Game Roster

It is important that those who missed the team meetings get their PG roster info in to Coach K asap– Especially new players or you will not be on the rosters. Also, any new platers on the K Team please send that info by email to Coach K.



Monday, April 29
LAST NOTICE ON PAYMENTS!
This is the last notice on final payments which were due 4/15/13 for the summer unless you have made special arrangements with Coach K. Perfect Game Roster It is important that those who missed the team meetings get their PG roster info in to Coach K asap– Especially new players or you will not be on the rosters. Also, any new platers on the K Team please send that info by email to Coach K.

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
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.



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.



Thursday, April 25
Yoga
Yoga every Saturday at RSA at 9:45am-- get your sessions in!

Thursday, April 25
Pierce’s Troy Continues Decade Long Tradition of Hitting Success

Head Coach Bobby Pierce and assistant Coach Mark Smartt have a very well deserved reputation for being among the best college hitting coaches in the country and ever since Pierce came to Troy 10 years ago his teams have annually been among the D-1 stats leaders and 2013 is no exception. Currently Troy is #2 in the country in doubles, #1 in slugging %, #16 in homeruns, #17 in batting average and #3 in runs scored. This is one of the reasons Coach K recently spent 3 days of intensive learning at Troy to be able to fully implement those systems and teaching techniques in a fashion suitable to the age level of our Cyclone players. Troy is also #10 in fielding %.



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
V Team Meeting

V Team Meeting– RSA– Sunday 1pm (4/28/2013)– Bring your own chairs, please. Also, fill out a sheet with: Players name, Date of birth, address, email for contact, cell # for at least 1 parent and player, jersey size and year of graduation. We need this no later than this Sunday for the Perfect Game rosters.



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
Mead Conditioning Classes

Sundays starting 4/28/13 at 5:30– Get your "free" mandatory conditioning sessions in– after you use your free classes for Cyclones are $10 per session. For those who plan on attending, text David Mead and let him know. 



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.



Friday, April 19
TEAM MEETINGS & YOGA

Yoga Saturday 4/20/13 at RSA– Get your session in if you expect to play!

Reminder– All 14u (1:00pm) and BC (2:00pm) team members have team meetings Sunday 4/21/13 be there– Failure to turn in requested info Sunday can stop you from being on the Perfect Game roster!



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.



Tuesday, April 16
Team Meetings

14u Team meeting at RSA on Sunday April 21, 2013 at 1:00pm. Best if at least 1 parent and the player can attend– if not have at least 1 parent there. Please bring your own chairs– Please bring a sheet for each player on which you have provided the following: 1) name 2) DOB 3) email you want contacted at 4) address 5)home phone number & cell number 6) jersey size.

BC team meeting on Sunday April 2013 at 2:00p.m. at RSA. Please see above on 14u Team meeting– same conditions and requests apply.

These meetings should last 30-45 minutes.



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.



Lee Gibson
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
Yoga

Yoga on Saturday at RSA at 9:45am– Players and parents invited. Great turn out last week for a challenging session.



Thursday, April 11
Team Meatings Upcoming

 

Initial team meatings will be scheduled soon at RSA. Please check the web over the next few days for scheduling.



Thursday, April 11
FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE!

All final summer payments are due by Monday. Please have you payments in by then unless you have special arrangements with Coach K.



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.



Friday, April 5
All Revised Schedules

2013 Summer V Team Schedule

May 25-27 Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

May 31-June 2 West Georgia Southern Wood Bat

June 7-9 Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational/Jacksonville State

June 13 Double header at Auburn or University of Alabama– Excel

June 14-16 Mississippi State Invitational

June 21-23 Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

June 21-28 Perfect Game 15u (for those applicable to)

June 27-30 Southern Wood Bat Troy University Tournament

July 4-7 Southern Summer Wood Bat World Series (for those not in 17u PG supplemented with BC team players if needed)

July 5-12 Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)

July 12-18 Perfect Game 16u (for those applicable to)

 

14u SCHEDULE

May 14-16 NBS Tournament-- Cass High School

May 21 Doubleheader v. Cyclone BC

May 24-27 parents & players assist with Southern Wood Bat Memorial Tournament.

June 1-2 TBA

June 7-9 TBA

June 15-16 15u Tournament– Cleveland State

June 21-23 14u Tournament– Cleveland State

June 21-28 Perfect Game 15u (for those applicable to)

June 29-30 DH v. Huntsville on 29th & Birmingham Baseball on 30th– Jacksonville Sate

July 4-8 14u Summer World Series-- Rickwood Field Birmingham

July 12-14 Samford University 15u Southern Wood Bat World Series (host)

One of the above TBA the team will be off.

 

BC Team Tentative 2013 Summer Schedule

Memorial Day Southern Wood Bat Memorial World Series– Lee University

May 31- June 2 Southern Wood Bat Invitation– West GA

June 7-9 Cleveland State 18u/Jacksonville State

June 15-16 UAH 18u

June 22-23 Southern Wood Bat– Tennessee Tech

June 21-28 Perfect Game 15u (for those applicable to)

June 28-30 Southern Wood Bat– Troy Tournament

July 4-7 Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series– Lee University & Clev. State

July 12-14 Samford University 15u & Southern Wood Bat World Series & PG 16u (July 12-16) for those applicable to.

 

2013 Summer K Team Schedule

May 25-27 Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

June 1-2 Impact Appalachian State Tournament

June 7-9 Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational/Cleveland State

June 13 Double Header at University of Alabama or Auburn– Excel

June 14-16 Mississippi State Invitational

June 22-24 Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

June 27-30 University of South Carolina

July 4-7 Southern Wood Bat Tournament World Series (for those not in 17u PG with 16s from V team)

July 5-12 Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)



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, April 5
Updates

Pro Update

Atlanta Braves reliever Cory Gearrin made his first appearance of the year on Wednesday recording an out and the St. Lois Cardinals Mitchell Boggs, the closer for now, threw a scoreless IP.

College Update

EKU’s Shaun Ball had a hit, run and rbi in a win over Marshall.

He’s Back!

Heritage’s Lee Gibson was out for a week with a cartilage tear in his ribs. He was 3 for 4 in his first game back on Wednesday with a run and rbi including a double off the left centerfield wall, in a 4-2 win over Ridgeland when Noah Hill had a hit and run. Lee’s still very sore, but typical of Lee he wants to help his team and is playing through it.

Recruiting Update

Josh Poole is set to visit Lincoln Memorial and is still being recruited by Carson-Newman. Brody Binder has a visit upcoming to Mississippi State. Trey Silmon has an offer from Walter’s State and Georgia Highlands.



Thursday, April 4
Troy Sweeps MTSU up 20-7

Bobby Pierce’s Troy Trojans swept MTSU this past weekend and are now 20-7 on the year. Number 18 Mississippi State is 24-8 on the year after a grueling 3 weekend gauntlet against

of #2 LSU, #10 Kentucky and #13 Arkansas with two of the games on the road.

Tennessee lost to Longwood yesterday and Missouri lost– the only 2 SEC teams to lose yesterday.



Thursday, April 4
College Update
Boston College’s Jeff Burke got his first start against Connecticut and threw 3 1/3 IP on a 69 pitch count in a Boston College win. Vandy’s Will Cooper is back from his appendectomy and got playing time against MTSU in a commendable win. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens had a hit in a loss to ETSU. EKU’s Shaun Ball had a hit and run in a loss to Appy State. Lee’s David Eskew threw a scoreless IP in a loss to Cumberland and Brandon Rader had a 2 rbi hit. Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi and Deandre Allen a hit and run in a game 1 win over Tuscalum College JV and in a game 2 win 1-0 win Tyler Kilgore threw 5 scoreless IP and Bobby “Down” Towne recorded another save with 1 IP.

Tuesday, April 2
Hudson Pitches Another No-No!

Dakota Hudson pitched his second no-hitter of the spring in a Monday win over Notre Dame in front of a bevy of scouts.



Tuesday, April 2
Cyclones Excelling!

Freshman Noah Hill continues to excel for Heritage batting lead off and freshman Hunter Oliver is now starting for Cleveland batting over .400 so far. Kaleb Hill had a great week hitting last week with several clutch hits and rbi. Sophomore Tyler Reed has been great in helping South Pittsburgh to a 14-2 record. Dakota Hudson has worked his way into top 3 round projections in the draft and Brody Binder is hitting over .500 at Ooltewah where Logan Fugate is having a break out season and Jackson McClain is undefeated on the mound. Aaron Granger and Cole Vaughn are both having great starts to their seasons and Jake Moon is having a break out season at Meigs County. We will keep you posted on these and other high school Cyclones. Winston Whitener has pitched great in his mound appearance and is starting to pound the baseball for McCallie.



Tuesday, April 2
College Update-- Last Two Weeks

On Friday EKU’s Shaun Ball had a hit and run in a loss to Belmont. MTSU’s former Cyclone Hunter Adkins earned a win over Louisiana-Lafayette. Bobby "Down" Town earned a win with 2 scoreless innings in a Cleveland State win over Roane State when Evan Speicher had 2 hits and 2 runs. In a game 1 win over Southern Poly. Lee’s Brandon Rader had 3 hits, 3 runs and a rbi and Cameron Brewster a rbi hit. In a game 2 win Rader had a hit and run and in a game 3 win Brewster had 2 rbi hit and Rader a hit and run. Rader is hitting .384 with a .458 OB%.

On Saturday Boston College’s Jeff Burke threw 1 1/3 IP against #1 North Carolina in a loss. In a win over UTM Tennessee Tech’s Stephens had a hit, run and 2 rbi and Garrett Baugh yielded no earned runs in 2 IP. In a 6-2 win over Cleveland State Bobby Towne pitched another scoreless IP, and former Cyclone Evan Speicher had a hit and run and Rader had 2 hits, a run and rbi. Towne has a 1.37 E.R.A. in 19 2/3 IP. LJ Rowden earned a win for Bryan when Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits.

On Friday of Easter weekend, former Cyclone Hunter Adkins got a no decision for MTSU in a loss to Troy. Cleveland State’s Bobby Towne earned another save with a scoreless IP in a win over Volunteer State when Evan Speicher had 2 hits and a run and Deandre Allen a rbi in a game 2 loss Speicher had a hit for the Cougars. In #1 Lee’s double header with Layola Brandon Rader had a hit, run and rbi in a game 1 win and in game 2 Rader gad a hit and run and David Eskew threw a scoreless inning. In a Bryan College win Cody Rhinehart had 3 hits and 2 rbi and in a loss L.J. Rowden pitched well over 5 2/3 innings pitched. EKU’s Shaun Ball had a hit in a loss to Southern Illinois. On Saturday Stephens had 2 doubles, 2 runs and 2 rbi for the Golden Eagles in a win over S.I.U.E and in a game 3 loss to S.I.U.E he had a hit and run. Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched scoreless inning against Duke in a loss.

Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had 2 hits and a run in a game 3 win over Union College. Lee’s Brandon Rader had 2 hits and 2 rbi in their 3rd win over Layola and Cameron Brewster scored a run.



Monday, March 25
K & V Team Summer Schedules--REVISED

2013 Summer K Team Schedule

May 25-27 Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

June 1-2 Impact Appalachian State Tournament

June 7-9 Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational/Cleveland State

June 13 Double Header at University of Alabama or Auburn– Excel

June 14-16 Mississippi State Invitational

June 22-24 Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

June 27-30 University of South Carolina

July 4-7 Southern Wood Bat Tournament World Series (for those not in 17u PG with 16s from V team)

July 5-12 Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)

2013 Summer V Team Schedule

May 25-27 Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

May 31-June 2 West Georgia Southern Wood Bat

June 7-9 Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational/Jacksonville State

June 13 Double header at Auburn or University of Alabama– Excel

June 14-16 Mississippi State Invitational

June 21-23 Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

 June 27-30 Troy University Tournament

July 4-7 Southern Summer Wood Bat World Series (for those not in 17u PG supplemented with BC team players if needed)

July 5-12 Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)

July 12-18 Perfect Game 16u (for those applicable to)



Friday, March 29
Yoga
Yoga Saturday 3-30-2013 at RSA 9:45am. Parents and Players welcome!

Friday, March 29
Coach K Easter Sunday Lessons
If you intend to have your scheduled lessons with Coach K on Sunday be sure to text him to confirm by saturday at the latest.

Thursday, March 28
College Update

#1 NAIA’s Lee defeated Tennessee Wesleyan 4-3 on Wednesday. The big blow was a homer by Cameron Brewster late in the game.



Monday, March 25
14u SCHEDULE– REVISED

May 14-16 NBS Tournament-- Cass High School

May 21 Doubleheader v. Cyclone BC

May 24-27 parents & players assist with Southern Wood Bat Memorial Tournament.

June 1-2 TBA

June 7-9 TBA

June 15-16 15u Tournament– Cleveland State

June 21-23 14u Tournament– Cleveland State

June 29-30 DH v. Huntsville on 29th & Birmingham Baseball on 30th

July 4-7 Rickwood Field Tournament– 14u Birmingham, Alabama

July 12-14 Samford University 15u Southern Wood Bat World Series (host)

One of the above TBA the team will be off.



Monday, March 25
Cyclones BC Team Tentative 2013 Summer Schedule-- REVISED

Memorial Day Southern Wood Bat Memorial World Series– Lee University

May 31- June 2 Southern Wood Bat Invitation– West GA

June 7-9 Cleveland State 18u/Jacksonville State

June 15-16 UAH 18u

June 22-23 Southern Wood Bat– Tennessee Tech

June 28-30 Southern Wood Bat– Troy Tournament

July 4-7 Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series– Lee University & Clev. State

July 12-14 Samford University 15u & Southern Wood Bat World Series & PG 16u (July 12-16) for those applicable to.



Friday, March 22
Vinson Restarting Pitching Lessons at RSA
Coach Ryan Vinson is going to restart lessons for pitching next saturday once he has at least 3 lessons per day. You can contact him at 423-834-2978 to arrange lessons.

Thursday, March 21
Fugate Hot

Logan Fugate is off to a great start for Ooltewah both offensively and defensively in centerfield.



Thursday, March 21
Binder Doubling Up!

Brody Binder has been very hot this spring. He had 3 more doubles in2 wins over McMinn. In the 1st Zach Thompson threw a 3 hitter and Jackson McClain earned the win in the 2nd game.



Thursday, March 21
Hudson Gets a No No!

Dakota Hudson, pitching mostly from the stretch to smooth out his mechanics from the stretch threw a no hitter Monday with 11 strikeouts in a 6 inning win.



Thursday, March 21
Freshman Hill Batting Lead Off

Heritage’s freshman Noah Hill is batting lead off for the Generals. Noah has been working diligently with Tanner Moore at Heritage and with Coach K at RSA to improve his swing and it is making a huge difference. He is one of several Cyclone freshman starting for their teams this spring.



Thursday, March 21
Binder and Fugate on PG Preseason All American Honorable Mention List

Brody Binder and Logan Fugate have both been named to the Perfect Game Preseason All-American Honorable Mention list for the 2014 class.



Thursday, March 21
College Update

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens hit a 3 run homer and Garrett Baugh got a no decision start in a win over Alabama A&M. Bobby "Down" Towne earned a save for Cleveland State against Georgia Perimeter entering the game in the last inning with bases loaded, no outs and a 3 run lead. He gave up a sac fly and got a double play ball. In that game Evan Speicher had a hit and Deandre Allen a hit, run and rbi, In a loss to Georgia Perimeter Speicher had a hit and a run and Tyler Kilgore threw 5 IP without an earned run yielding one hit. Towne has thrown 16 2/3 IP and has a 1.62 E.R.A. Bryan’s Cody Rhinehart had a rbi in a win over Lee.



Monday, March 18
Troy’s Pierce Earns 900th win!

Troy Trojans Head Coach Bobby Pierce earned his 900th collegiate win on Sunday in Troy’s 8-7 come from behind win over South Alabama (17-4) in Sunbelt Conference play. Pierce will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Chattanooga Cyclones Award Banquet. The Trojans have 3 starters hitting over .427 in their first 18 games of the season.

 



Monday, March 18
College Update

On Friday, Cleveland State Bobby "Down Towne" threw 1 2/3 scoreless IP in a loss to Dyersburg. Eastern Kentucky’s Shaun Ball hit a 2 run homer in a loss to Bradley. Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephens homered and singled to drive in 4 and scored twice in a win over Moorehead State. MTSU’s Hunter Adkins took the loss against WKU.

On Saturday, TTU’s Stephens homered to drive in 2 and scored twice in a win over Morehead State. Cleveland State’s Evan Speicher had a 2 rbi double and run and Bobby Towne pitched 3 up 3 down for 1 IP in a game 2 loss and in a game 3 win Deandre Allen had a hit and run. In a game 2 win Lee’s Brandon Rader had a hit and in game 3 win Rader had 2 hits and 3 runs. Ball had 2 hits and a rbi in a game 2 loss and a run and rbi in a game 3 win for EKU. Boston College’s Jeff Burke pitched an inning and a third in a loss against Georgia Tech on Sunday. TTU’s Stephens had a rbi in a game 3 win over Moorehead. There is a great YouTube interview with BC’s Coach after the game in which he leaps praise on Jeff and talks about how bright his future is.



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
Several Cyclone’s Redshirting– or Injured
There are several Cyclones red-shirting their freshman year. Among those are T.J. Binder (Troy), Hunter Hudson (Tennessee Tech) and Chris Caffrey (Cleveland State). There are different reasons for each player. There are also several Cyclones who are injured. Matt Allen has a foot injury and is out at Cleveland State. Vandy’s Will Cooper is out after on appendectomy, Sheldon Brogdon is injured at Chattanooga State and James Fowlkes is out for the year at Walter’s State.

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.



Friday, March 8
V Team Schedule Update!!

2013 Summer V Team Schedule

May 25-27 Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

May 31-June 2 West Georgia Southern Wood Bat

June 7-9 Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational

June 13 Double header at Auburn or University of Alabama– Excel

June 14-16 Mississippi State Invitational

June 21-23 Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

June 28-30 Southern Wood Bat– Troy Tournament

July 4-7 Southern Summer Wood Bat World Series (for those not in 17u PG supplemented with B team players if needed)

July 5-12 Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)

July 12-18 Perfect Game 16u (for those applicable to)



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).

Monday, March 4
Thompson’s MSU Pitching Staff Leading Dogs to Wins
Mississippi State Assistant Head Coach and pitching coach Butch Thompson who spoke at our 2012 Banquet, has his pitching staff putting up incredible numbers so far this spring. The Dogs are 15-0 with an incredible 1.27 E.R.A., a 3-1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .97. Cyclone Dakota Hudson has committed to sign to pitch for Thompson in 2014 if he does not sign professionally.

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
Morrow is Engaged!

Jonathon Morrow, an integral part of the 18u team in 2001-2003 and the collegiate team for 2 years thereafter is engaged to be married in November. Jonathon is currently a pharmacist in Jefferson City, Tennessee.



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
14u SCHEDULE!

May 21 Doubleheader v. Cyclone BC

May 24-27 parents & players assist with Southern Wood Bat Memorial Tournament.

May 29 Doubleheader v. Cyclone BC

June 1-2 TBA

June 7-9 TBA

June 15-16 15u Tournament– Cleveland State

June 21-23 14u Tournament– Cleveland State

June 28-30 off

July 4-7 Rickwood Field Tournament– 14u Birmingham, Alabama

July 12-14 Samford University 15u Southern Wood Bat World Series (host)

We have JSU available for a DH and will schedule games there.



Thursday, February 14
Fowlkes Out For Season

James Fowlkes was injured when he ran into a wall tracking a ball about a week ago while playing for Walter's State. He suffered a severe shoulder separation to his throwing arm that will require surgery. James already had D-1 offers and was poised to be an All-America this year. He caught the ball, by the way. We will keep you posted on his rehab.



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
Second Notice on 2nd Payment

This is the second notice that the 2nd 2013 Summer payments were due on 2/1/2013. Please pay if you expect to play or call Coach K ASAP.



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.



Friday, February 8
Teams & Schedules

V Team

K. Hill

Culpepper

Vaughn

Boals

Reed

Moon

Glover

Oliver

Edgemon

Gaddis

Ward

Owen

Mitchell

Evans

Hicks

Mercer

 

BC Team

Lancaster

Viars

Darras

Bell

N. Hill

Witt

Cooper

Matthews

Tucker

Steventon

B. Barbee

Placzek

Dendy

 

The V team and BC team names are listed above. All other players are on either the 14u or K team. As of today, the V team coaches are Ryan Vinson and Tanner Moore, the BC team coaches are Michael Brown and Taylor Comford. The 14u team coaches are Steven Brown and David Eskew. The K team coaches are Coach K, David Mead and Daniel Howard. They are subject to modification by Coach Simmons and Fromm’s summer availability. The BC team preliminary schedule is also listed below. The 14u schedule will go up in next week. We will likely add 1 to 2 players to the BC team from the 14u or those being evaluated.

 

Cyclones BC Team Tentative 2013 Summer Schedule

Memorial Day Southern Wood Bat Memorial World Series– Lee University

May 31- June 2 Southern Wood Bat Invitation– West GA

June 7-9 Cleveland State 18u

June 15-16 UAH 18u

June 22-23 Southern Wood Bat– Tennessee Tech

June 27-30 Southern Wood Bat– Troy Tournament

July 4-7 Southern Wood Bat Summer World Series– Lee University & Clev. State

July 12-14 Samford University 15u Southern Wood Bat World Series & PG 16u for those applicable to.



Friday, February 8
Stephen’s Pre-Season All-OVC & 3rd Team All-American

Tennessee Tech’s Zach Stephen’s has been moved to the 1st team pre-season All-OVC Team and 3rd Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Association.



Friday, February 8
It's Baseball Time for 2013!

Lee’s Cameron Brewster had a hit, run and sb and David Eskew threw IP in a Lee season opening with Northwestern Ohio and in a game with Brandon Rader had a hit and a run. Walter State opened the season losing a double header but James Fawlkes started in game 1 with a triple and the only 2 runs the Senators scored. Tyler Kilgore gave up a run in 2 IP in a game 2 win for Cleveland State over Roane State and Randall Coley had a rbi. Cameron Brewster is hitting .500 after 4 games for Lee and Brandon Rader is hitting .571.



Thursday, February 7
Upcoming Talk at RSA by Major League Scout on 2/16/2013 at 9 a.m.

Great news! We will be having Tim Osborne of the MLB Scouting Bureau talk to our players and parents at RSA on February 16, 2013 at 9am about what scouts look for in players, including not only their tools but in makeup, character, work ethic etc., what players need to look for in select coaches and organizations and how the draft works. It will be only for the Cyclones’ players and parents. Please text or email Coach K if you are coming so we can set up for he number attending. As with any scout, if he gets directions by the Bureau to be somehwere else that morning, we will have to reschedule, but we would post that ASAP. This is a great opportunity to hear an informative, humorous and charismatic speaker.



Tuesday, February 5
Brody Binder at Vol Football Junior Day

Two sport athlete Brody Binder was at UT’s Football Junior Day last week. Brody is now 6'2 and 220 pounds. He should have a monster spring & summer.



Tuesday, February 5
Preliminary Roster
For V & BC teams' rosters will be posted tomorrow. Schedules for the BC and 14u teams will be up later this week.

Tuesday, February 5
Bobby “Down” Towne Deals in College Debut
Bobby “Down” Towne, he of the change up is illegal in 5 states, threw 2 shutout ip-6up 6 down in a Cleveland State 6-0 Win over Roane State.

Friday, February 1
Baldwin Georgia Dugout Pre-season All-Star!

Logan Baldwin was listed as a 2nd team All-State pre-season selection by the Georgia Dugout Club.



Friday, February 1
Summer 2013

LAST NOTICE– All 2013 Summer second payments are due today!



Friday, January 25
Thompson Highly Praised in Collegiate Baseball for 2013 ABCA Presentation on Pitching

Mississippi State’s Butch Thompson was praised in Collegiate Baseball’s latest edition for his "superb talk about pitching" at the 2013 American Baseball Coaching Convention in Chicago. The magazine also had two very large photos of Butch giving his talk. He is a very hot commodity right now.



Friday, January 25
Cyclones Listed Among Their State’s Top Players by Collegiate Baseball

Cyclones Listed Among Their State’s Top Players by Collegiate Baseball

As per usual, several Cyclones were listed in the 2013 January edition of Collegiate Baseball’s top players for their state for the upcoming season. In Georgia, Lee Gibson and Logan Baldwin were among the 78 players listed– Baldwin was one of 14 underclassmen. On Tennessee’s list of 52 Dakota Hudson was included and was one of only two from our area of the state.



Tuesday, January 22
Bunter Burke still dealing

Jeff "Bunter" Burke continued his impressive freshman off-season work with a 45 pitch outing against Boston College hitters on Sunday. He sat 90-92 and one ball was put in play against him. Despite his pitching prowess, Jeff still gives bunting lessons in the off-season for those with an offensive speed game similar to the one he displayed as a Cyclone.



Tuesday, January 22
Recruiting update

Zach Thompson visited UTM this weekend. Brody Binder is being recruited for football and baseball by Troy. He is in the last 6 QB prospects being extended for two 2014 offers and will receive a baseball offer from them if he does not get a football offer. Brody and Logan Baldwin are attending Tennessee Tech’s junior day on Thursday. Hunter Mercer is now on Troy’s 2015 follow list.



Tuesday, January 22
Gone Camping

Several Cyclones went to camps this weekend. Brody Binder and Hunter Mercer attended Troy’s two day hitting camp. Coach K attended as an observer. Both Brody and Hunter made significant progress in adopting Troy’s offensive system which is a pro wood bat momentum based system which requires an aggressive use of the lower half. Coach K has taught 85% of the system for a few years and based on the camp will now buy in fully on the heavier load, 50-50 weight distribution at foot strike and higher bent front elbow. However, only those who have above average hand eye coordination, bat speed, and athleticism and are dedicated to putting in thousands of correct repetitions will be able to master it.

At the end of the Troy camp Hunter finished second in the 35 attendees in a doubles hit off competition. All 35 players got 10 swings in the preliminary round and then the top 4 got 10 more swings in the championship round. Hunter finished 1 double behind a 2013 Troy signee and 1 double ahead of Coach Smartt’s son who is viewed as one of the top hitters in the Southeast in the 2015 class by most college recruiting coaches.

Kurt Matthews, Cole Vaughn, Noah Sills, Davis Culpepper and Aaron Granger attended the Mississippi State hitting and/or pitching camp. The reports of the camp were good on all of the picthers from Coach Thompson. Kurt Matthews is now on MSU and Mississippi State’s follow list and two others will be evaluated for their appropriate classes follow list summer. Also, reports of our parents on the camps were glowing.



Friday, January 18
Payment Reminder

Second payments are due in February!!



Thursday, January 17
Summer Schedule

2013 Summer K Team Schedule

May 25-27                Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

June 1-2                    Impact Appalachian State Tournament

June 7-9                    Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational

June 13                   Double Header at University of Alabama or Auburn– ExcelJune 14-16 Mississippi State Invitational

June 22-24               Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

June 27-30              University of South Carolina

July 4-7                   Southern Wood Bat Tournament World Series (for those not in 17u PG with 16s from V team)

July 5-12                  Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)


2013 Summer V Team Schedule

May 25-27            Southern Wood Bat Tournament Memorial World Series

May 31-June 2    West Georgia Southern Wood Bat

June 7-9                Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational

June 13                 Double header at Auburn or University of Alabama– Excel

June 14-16           Mississippi State Invitational

June 21-23           Southern Wood Bat Tennessee Tech Invitational

July 4-7                 Southern Summer Wood Bat World Series (for those not in 17u PG supplemented with B team players if needed)

July 5-12              Perfect Game 17u (for those applicable to)

July 12-18            Perfect Game 16u (for those applicable to)

*We are still working on a double header at another SEC or D-1 facility for each of the above teams.



Friday, January 4
Coach Thompson Featured Pitching Speaker of 2013 American Baseball Coaches Association

Mississippi State’s Butch Thompson, who has spoken 5 times at Cyclones award banquets and most recently in November 2012, was the featured speaker on pitching in college baseball at the American Baseball Coaches Association Annual Convention held in Chicag. Several of our pitchers are attending Butch’s pitching camp later this month held at Mississippi State.



Friday, January 4
Ryan in Engaged!

Coach Ryan Vinson (HOF) has asked the lovely Dana for her hand in marriage. In a weak moment she accepted. Congratulations to Ryan and Dana both!



Wednesday, January 2
Gabe is a Cougar!

Gabe Rich has committed to become a Cleveland State Cougar in the fall of 2013 to continue his education and baseball. He will sign in the early juco period in January. Gabe has done a great job of converting from catcher to pitching since the start of summer. He has tourched as high as 87 and since he is a very young senior by age, who actually should be a junior now, his upside potential is great– he should get significantly better over the next two years if he stays healthy and continues his plus work ethic. Gabe will continue the Cyclone-Cougar connection which dates back to 1996. The bet here is that Gabe signs D-1 out of Cleveland State.

Gabe joins Cyclone teammates Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State), Lee Gibson (Troy University), Jackson McClain (Yale), and Drew Williams (Lee University) as those who have signed or will sign early. The other two Cyclone seniors who played in the fall could also commit early. Zach Thompson has several offers he is mulling over and Josh Poole has interest from three schools including Carson-Newman where he is scheduled to visit early in the spring.

Congratulations to Gabe!



Wednesday, January 2
Kudos to our 14-18 Cyclones putting in the work!

Several of our 14-18 year olds and new Cyclones have been working hard at RSA since November. Cole Vaughn has made great strides in strength, agility, hitting and pitching building off a solid fall season. Jackson Bell, whose swing has some similarities to Brandon Turner’s swing, has greatly improved his swing on balls on the outer half of the plate. Thomas Boals is a different hitter now than he was this fall and Kurt Matthews velo and swing both have improved substantially since the fall season.

Coach Mead says Charlie Ward, Kyle Carpenter, Garrett Newman and Dylan Perry have all made great strides off the mound as has new Cyclone Aaron Granger. Alex Butler has made strides with Coach Mead and Michael Brown. Other new players who have made strides are Noah Sills and Michael Meador. Alex Viars, who has made tremendous bat speed for his age, has really shortened his swing and is hitting harder than he ever has. Another football player, Tyson Cooper, has made strides with rebuilding his swing.

Among older players Chad Fromm has indicated that Davis Culpepper has sharpened up his command, Jackson McClain has just restarted his work with Coach Mead and Logan Baldwin has made great mechanical strides in his last few sessions with Coach Mead.



Tuesday, December 18
Wood Bats

Coach K has several slightly used minor league wood bats he bought from Wes Hodges. They are 34 inch, perfect for out 16-18u and stronger 15s to swing as bp bats to strengthen their hands and forearms and to use as back up game bats. You can’t get this type quality of wood unless you are a professional player. If interested call Coach K at 309-4943– They are cheaply priced.



Tuesday, December 18
Hodges and Griffin Clinic Huge Success

Hodges and Griffin Clinic Huge Success

The Wes Hodges and Tom Griffin clinics were a huge success this past weekend. Coach K was able to identify two new potential Cyclones from those in attendance and 2 of the 14 year olds stepped to the forefront of those being evaluated to play "up" on the 15-16 year old team.

From an instruction and improvement standpoint, several of our players made a significant improvement over the course of both clinics. Coach Griffin was especially impressed with the younger Cyclones who attended and how far along they were in their techniques from working with Taylor Comford during the season and at RSA.



Tuesday, December 11
Recruiting update

As everyone knows, several of our seniors signed during the early signing period.

1) Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State)

2) Lee Gibson (Troy University)

3) Jackson McClain (Yale)

4) Drew Williams (Lee University)

Recently, Gabe Rich received an offer from Cleveland State and continues to be recruited by the University of West Georgia and some additional jucos. Zach Thompson has an offer from Bryan and an upcoming visit to Cleveland State and UT-Martin and interest from several others. Josh Poole has interest from a couple of jucos, Carson-Newman (with a visit coming up) and UTM.



Friday, December 7
Hutchinson Named Fall MVP at Lipscomb

Senior infielder Gray Hutchinson was named the MVP of the Fall for the Bison.



Thursday, November 29
Gibson & Binder on Troy’s Website

Troy has posted info on their 2013 signing class on it’s website. Go to Troy’s site at www.troytrojans.com and go to the baseball site-news. Troy only signed 4 high school players for this class. Coach Pierce has some great things to say about the Cyclones and Lee on the website. While there- check out the 2013 roster and T. J. Binder’s bio- go to the roster and then click on his name.



Tuesday, November 20
Hitting Lessons & Upcoming Clinics

Coach K is only doing hitting lessons on Thursdays and Sundays. He only has 7:00-7:30 on Thursday evening left open and 4:00-6:00 on Sunday. These are first come first serve.

Wes Hodges Pro-Concepts and Fundamentals Clinic on Saturday December 15 from 11:00am to 2:00 ages 8-13 ($70.00)

 

Advanced Pro-Concepts Clinic from 2:30pm to 5:30 ages 14-18 ($50.00)

 

Brandon Turner Infield Clinic on Saturday December 22 from 11:00am until 2:00 for fundamentals (ages 8-13) and advanced from 2:30 until 5:30 (ages 14-18)– Each clinic is $50.00.



Friday, November 16
2013 Invitation Letters

The 2013 invitation letters will start to go out today or Monday. We will start with the oldest team and work our way down. They are being sent ONLY by email– if we do not have your current email address you need to send it to Amanda at alee@kkflawfirm.com. Amanda is now assisting on all Cyclones matters.



Wednesday, November 14
Baseball America Ranks Hudson #91 H.S. Player for 2013 Draft

Baseball America has ranked Dakota Hudson as the 91st top high school player for the 2013 draft. The only Cyclones to be ranked higher at this point before a draft were David Mead, Wes Hodges and Mike Minor.



Tuesday, November 13
Uniform Return! All Teams!

Everyone’s uniforms should have been turned in by now per the contract! Most have not been– please return them to: 1) Coach K’s office at 320 N. Holtzclaw Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404 2) RSA or 3) Coach K’s house by November 20, 2012 to avoid the $100.00 penalty. To insure that everyone gets credit for the return, place the uniform in a bag with the player’s name returning it. We simply do not have time to chase them for return. Thanks for your cooperation.

Fraser Update

Coach K talked to Ryan Fraser today and he was 94-96 in his last Arizona Fall League outing. His team is a ½ game out of a playoff with 3 games left.



Monday, November 12
2012 Cyclones Banquet a Royal Success

The 2012 Cyclone’s Award Banquet set a record attendance level at 120 on Sunday night at RSA. Mississippi State Associate Head Coach Butch Thompson gave an informative and inspiring 45 minute talk on taking ownership of the mental and physical effort you give athletically and in life and the need to pursue your goals with true passion to accomplish them. Coach K gave a review of last year’s record of 41-14-3 and 8 tournament championships at the 17-18u level and in the last 10 years overall record of 467-134-21 at the 17-18u level, 268 players who have played baseball on scholarship, 48 who have been drafted and/or played professionally and 9 who have played in the big leagues with a total of 8 still playing professionally last year.

The 2012 Cyclones Awards winners are listed below:

K Fall Team

B.A.– Logan Baldwin-.429

Most Runs Produced– Lee Gibson- 17 rbi, 20 runs, total produced =40

James Dylan Paris MVP– Lee Gibson

Best Defender– Logan Baldwin

Most Wins– Zach Thompson

Lowest ERA– Zach Thompson- 1.26

 

David Mead Most Improved– Nick Gaddis

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player– Josh Poole

V Fall Team

James Dylan Paris MVP– Cory Edgemon

Best Pitcher– Justin Glover

Best Hitter– Hunter Oliver

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player– Connor Mitchell

David Mead Most Improved– Jake Moon

SM Summer Team

Best Hitter– Sheldon Brogden

Best Pitcher– Dakota Hudson

James Dylan Paris MVP– Hunter Hudson

David Mead Most Improved– Cody Rhinehart

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player– Bobby Towne

V Summer Team

Best Hitter– Nick Gaddis

Best Pitcher– Tyler Reed

James Dylan Paris MVP– Nick Gaddis

David Mead Most Improved– Cory Edgemon

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player– Charlie Ward

K Team Summer 2012

Best Hitter– Brody Binder

Best Pitcher– Jackson McClain

James Dylan Paris MVP– Lee Gibson

David Mead Most Improved– Logan Baldwin

Bryce Thomas Consummate Team Player– Seth Hickman



Friday, November 9
Baldwin Gets First Offer
Logan Baldwin received his first D-1 offer today.

Wednesday, November 7
URGENT BANQUET
If you are planning to attend the banquet we need to know by noon on Thursday November 8th.  Please call Carolyn 605-1225.  We have to turn the count in for tables, chairs and food.

Tuesday, November 6
Cyclones K Finishing Their Season in Charleston
The Chattanooga Cyclones K Fall Baseball Team finished their season at 19-5-2, going 2-2 at the Charleston Fall Classic played at the College of Charleston this past weekend. The Cyclones defeated the Low Country Lightning 10-4 when Zach Thompson earned the win with relief help provided by Charlie Ward when Lee Gibson had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Josh Poole 3 hits, a run and 3 rbi’s, Winston Whitener 2 hits and a run and Nic Gaddis 2 rbi’s. In a 5-4 loss to the Carolina Reds, Gibson had 2 hits and a run, Logan Fugate a rbi double and Jake Wyrick and Tyler Higdon a hit, run and rbi each. In a 6-4 win over the East Coast Baseball Club Wyrick earned a win pitching in relief of Logan Baldwin when Whitener had 3 hits, 3 rbi’s and a run, Baldwin a rbi double and Gibson 2 runs and a rbi. In a 9-4 loss to the East Cobb Astros, the Cyclones led the Astros going into the 5th inning but a 3 run triple by former big league all-star Mike Cameron’s son Dazmon Cameron put the Astros ahead to stay. Gibson and Baldwin had a single and double each, with Baldwin driving in 2 runs and Gibson 1 and Gaddis had a hit, run and rbi.

Monday, November 5
Final Koontz Team Offensive Leaders (26 games– 22 with wood)

Final Koontz Team Offensive Leaders (26 games– 22 with wood)

Runs

Gibson-23

Baldwin-17

Fugate, Williams-16

Gaddis, Wyrick, Kapherr-14

Stolen bases

Gibson-16

Baldwin-14

several with 2

Extra Base Hits

Gibson-9

Williams-6

Fugate-5

Higdon-4

RBI

Baldwin-21

Whitener-18

Gibson-17

Fugate, Williams-14

Total Runs Produced

Gibson-40

Baldwin-38

Whitener-33

Williams, Fugate-30

Batting Average

Baldwin-.429

Gibson-.389

Whitener-.387

Mercer-.361

OB%

Baldwin-566

Mercer-521

Whitener-506

Gibson-500

 

 

Pitching Leaders

IP

Rich-28 2/3

Thompson-22 1/3

Hudson-21 2/3

Whitener-18

Wyrick-15 2/3

Wins

Thompson-4

Wyrick, Whitener, Baldwin-3

Gaddis, Rich-2

E.R.A (min 12 IP)

Thompson-1.26

Rich-1.95

Whitener-2.33

Wyrick-2.77

Whip

Thompson-1.07

Whitener-1.38

Rich-1.46

Baldwin-1.51

K/BB Ratio

Thompson-2.6

Baldwin-1.8

Hudson-1.26

Rich-1.17



Wednesday, October 31
Shaver into the Lee Hall of Fame

Former 18u and Collegiate Cyclone, Andrew Shaver, will be inducted into the Lee University Hall of Fame this weekend. Andrew was captain of the Summer of 2004 Cyclones who won the inaugural Southeastern Championship Series (SCS) championship made up of travel teams from 5 states and co-founded by coach K. Shaver was also voted to the all SCS team. He had a career .352 batting average in 4 years starting at Lee, was a conference and region player of the year in 2006, was a first team All-American, was a NAIA National Athlete twice and was Lee’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2007. Andrew also played pro-ball for a brief stint. Hint– this is not his last HOF induction.



Tuesday, October 30
Hudson in Baseball America Article

Baseball America has an article on Dakota Hudson’s performance at Jupiter last week.– www.baseballarticle.com/bbg/draft/2012/10/hudson



Tuesday, October 30
Charleston Schedule & Tommy Condon's

Coach Khas talked to John Rholdes of the Diamond Devils. As can be expected, the storm has created some issues. The schedule should be up by mid-day tomorrow.

 

Last call for Tommy Condon’s reservations! If you are going to participate in the 12 year Cyclone tradition of dinner at Tommy Condon’s, please call Carolyn at 423-605-1225 by 5pm Wednesday.



Monday, October 29
Koontz Team Leaders (17-3-2)

Hitting

B.A

Baldwin-.431

Whitener-.367

Gibson-.361

Fugate-.348

RBI

Baldwin-17

Whitener-16

Gibson, Williams-14

Fugate-12

OB%

Baldwin-.580

Fugate-.514

Mercer-.500

Gibson-.473

Runs

Baldwin, Gibson- 17

Fugate-16

Williams, Wyrick-13

Whitener-12 

Extra base hits

Gibson-7

Williams-6

Fugate-4

several with 3

Total runs produced

Baldwin-34

Gibson-31

Whitener, Fugute-28

Williams-27

Pitching leaders

Wins

Baldwin, Thompson, Whitener-3

Rich, Wyrick, Gaddis-2

K/BB Ratio

Thompson-2.38

Gaddis-1.80

Baldwin-1.75

Wyrick-1.56

Rich-1.39

IP

Rich-25

Thompson- 17 2/3

Hudson-17

Whitener- 15 2/3

WHIP

Thompson-.76

Gaddis-1.2

Baldwin, Whitener-1.33

Rich-1.38

E.R.A (min 9 IP)

Baldwin-.77

Thompson-1.22

Gaddis, Rich-1.40

Whitener-1.81



Friday, October 26
2012 Cyclone Banquet

2012 Cyclones banquet will be Sunday November 11 at 5:30pm.The guest speaker is the Mississippi State associate head coach, Butch Thompson, who is also the pitching coach and the recruiting coordinator. He is one of the most popular speaker among all college coaches and is in very high demand and has to turn down multiple invitations every year. He is a very inspirational, intense and dynamic speaker. We are very lucky to have him. All three fall teams and the summer SM and K teams are invited to attend. We have limited space available to the first 110, so you need to respond to reserve your spot ASAP when the registration forms and information go on the web early next week.



Friday, October 19
Drew Is A Flame!
Drew Williams has committed to Lee University to continue his education and baseball career.  Drew had a solid summer and has had a good fall hitting in the four hole.  Drew was also actively recruited by Bryan and Carson-Newman and had drawn interest from others.  Drew will join a very long list of Cyclones who have been signed by Lee University starting with the Flames' only four year starter at shortstop Russell Montgomery who signed in 1996.  Williams joins fellow 2013 Cyclones Dakota Hudson (Mississippi State), Lee Gibson (Troy) and Jackson McClain (Yale) who have already committed.   Congratulations Drew!

Friday, October 19
Motlow Double Header
The Motlow Double Header is on Saturday October 20, 2012.

Friday, October 19
Tennessee Tech Tournament Schedule

Tennessee Tech Tournament Schedule

There are two teams dropping out at the last minute due to alleged injuries, we have an abbreviated tournament schedule.

Saturday

1:00 Cyclones K v. Cyclones V

3:20 Cyclones K v. SportsTech

5:40 Cyclones V v. SportsTech

Sunday

9:00 Cyclones V v. SportsTech

11:20 Cyclones K v. SportsTech

1:40 Cyclones K v. Cyclones V

All games are C.S.T. Please call Carolyn (605-1225) for gate coverages– If you haven’t done them yet, get them in! Please do not call before Sunday Oct 21 at 1:00



Wednesday, October 17
Motlow Double header
I got the game time moved up to 11:00am C.S.T. and noon Eastern Time-- Be there at 10am C.S.T and 11am E.S.T. Wear blue and white-- Both teams swing wood.

Wednesday, October 17
14U Tournament at Calhoun State

Saturday and Sunday-3 game guarantee- try to get room in Madison, Alabama-next closest is Huntsville. Calhoun State is in Decatur, Alabama. Take I-24 to South Pittsburg to Highway 72 into Huntsville then 565 to Decatur. The address is 6250 Hwy 31 North, Decatur, Alabama.



Wednesday, October 17
Group dinner in Charleston SC

Every year on Saturday night in Charleston we all eat at a local restaurant Tommy Condons in the historic district.  It is good food and we all have a great time.  We will be in a separate dining room and they do a limited menu for us.  If you have food allergies or are a vegetarian please let me know and they will accommodate this for you.  We will be able to order appetizers from the menu (the Irish Nachos are the best).  Please RSVP to Carolyn at 605-1225 no later than Wednesday October 31.

Tommy’s Fried Chicken Salad 8.99 Greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled onions and cheddar tossed in honey mustard dressing

Tommy’s Burger 7.99 Lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and bacon

Fish’n Chips 10.99 beer battered whitefish with fries, house slaw and tarter sauce

Chicken Tenders 12.99 Marinated and fried with fries, house slaw and whole grain honey mustard

Shrimp and Grits 16.99 Wild-caught American shrimp sauteed with Tasso ham, tomatoes, green onions and rich Parmesan gravy over locally ground grits

Shepherd’s Pie 12.99 Tender braised beef with carrots, onions and peas, topped with mashed potatoes– baked until golden brown

Jambalaya 14.99 Shrimp, chicken and summer sausage over spicy red rice



Monday, October 15
Revised Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational

Saturday

10:00 Birmingham Baseball v. Cyclones V

12:20 Birmingham Baseball v. Georgia Roadrunners

2:40 Mississippi Stars v. Cyclones V

5:00 Mississippi Stars v. Georgia Roadrunners

Sunday

9:00 Cyclones V v. Mississippi Stars

11:20 Birmingham Baseball v. Mississippi Stars

1:40 Cyclones V v. Georgia Roadrunners



Monday, October 15
Practice Schedule Week of October, 15, 2012

K-Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00 at Cleveland State

V-Tuesday & Thursday at 6:00 at LFO

14U-Wednesday- RSA field Thursday-RSA



Monday, October 15
Koontz Team Leaders ( 18 games-all wood on offensive)

Hitting ( min 20 PA)

B.A.

Baldwin .439

Whitener.375

Fugate .372

Mercer .357

OB%

Baldwin 589

Mercer 514

Fugate 493

Wyrick 480

RUNS

Wyrick, Gibson 12

Fugate, Williams 4

Whitener 9

RBI

Baldwin 14

Whitener 11

Williams, Gibson, Kapherr 10

TOTAL RUNS PRODUCED

Gibson, Baldwin 22

Williams 21

Fugate, Whitener 20

EXTRA BASE HITS

Gibson 5

Fugate 4

Higdon, Williams 3

PITCHING LEADERS (4 games against aluminum included)

IP

Rich 21

Hudson 17

Thompson 12 2/3

Whitener, Wyrick 11 2/3

E.R.A. (min. 9 IP)

Gaddis 1.40

Ward 1.50

Rich 1.66

Thompson 1.70

WHIP

Thompson .78

Gaddis 1.2

Rich 1.38

 

WINS

Baldwin, Wyrick, Gaddis, Whitener, Thompson 2

Several tied 1

K/BB RATIO

Thompson 1.83

Gaddis 1.80

Rich 1.46

Hudson 1.38



Monday, October 15
VELO News

Dakota Hudson hit 95 on our jugs gun for the first time. Gabe Rich hit 89 on the gun for the first time and Logan Baldwin hit 88 this past weekend.



Friday, October 12
Charleston --- Saturday at Tommy's

The Block of rooms reserved at an extremely low price for Charleston (see above entries) will be released on Monday. This is where we’ve stayed the past 9 years and is why we get this great rate.

It’s Tommy Condon’s team again in Charleston!

It is a Cyclone tradition for the past 11 years for everyone to eat together on Sunday with Tommy Condnon in downtown Charleston. It’s a great true Irish pub and restaurant. The food is great– there is a thaditional Irish band and they give us our own room. Check back soon to make your reservations as we need to let them know a head count by November 1st.

JSU pitching rotation

Game one:

Ward

Thompson

Baldwin

 

Game two:

Whitener

Hudson

Wyrick

V teams Saturday games are at the Levee- American Legion- Old Shorter Field in Riverview Park in Rome GA. Take I-75 to Rome. Exit 312, go into Rome on highway 53– turn left onto Martha Berry Blvd– left onto second avenue and right onto Jewell Frost Road. It is on second avenue accross from Floyd Medical Center.



Thursday, October 11
Southern Wood Bat Sanford University Invitational

Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational

Saturday

10:00 Birmingham Baseball v. Cyclones V

12:20 Georgia Roadrunners v. Cyclones V

2:40 Mississippi Stars v. Birmingham Baseball

5:00 Mississippi Stars v. Georgia Roadrunners

Sunday

9:00 Cyclones V v. Mississippi Stars

11:20 Cyclones V v. Mississippi Stars

1:40 Birmingham Baseball v. Georgia Roadrunners



Wednesday, October 10
V Team games
V team games for Sneed State are cancelled on Sunday-- now playing in Rome at the Legion Field on Saturday at 10:00 and 12:30.

Monday, October 8
URGENT - CHARLESTON ROOMS
We have gotten an extension for the room deadline in Charleston SC to Monday October 15th.  If you haven't made your reservations you still have time to get the special rate.  It is the Comfort Suites in North Charleston phone number is 843/725-5400.  If you have problems you can ask for Darrin during normal business hours.  The rooms are under Chattanooga Cyclones.

Thursday, October 4
K Team- October 21st Motlow State

K Team - Dh vs. Motlow State

Starting at noon-C.S.T. be there by 11:00- WEAR BLUE & WHITE



Tuesday, October 2
The Benefits of True Long Toss-Lesson to be Learned

Several years ago a few major league teams mistakenly took what was intended to be a post-surgical rehab throwing program, which restricted pitchers to only throwing on a line out to 120 feet, and made it their "throwing program" while at the same time mandating to their pitchers that they should never throw beyond 120 feet because to do so they would have to put too much arch on the ball which would in turn cause bad pitching mechanics. As is often the case with professional baseball, this fad became the industry standard. (Another example of this is the so-called pure rotational hitting technique- a story for another day). Coach K and the Cyclones never wavered in their belief that this fad was total BS. We have always strongly advocated that our players who are capable of doing so throw out to 300 feet and beyond on a very regimented routine we provide. It is one reason we have had so many pitchers throw 90 plus and many, many others reach their maximum genetic velocity. Coach K has had many spirited discussions over the years with scouts and college coaches about the fallacy of this fad.

When Nolan Ryan became the principal owner and CEO of the Texas Rangers four years ago he immediately scrapped the 120 foot limit and required all Rangers’ minor leaguers and MLB pitchers to pursue a challenging true long toss program. He insisted on a program similar to the one that allowed him to reach over 100 mph. Suddenly, a franchise which had struggled to develop good pitchers for over 15 years started to have a lot of success doing so and other franchises started to follow suit. Pitching gurus like Dr. Tom House, Dr. Lewis Yocum and Alan Jaeger have advocated against the 120 foot limit since its inception -only to be ignored until recently by most MLB organizations. Now, virtually all MLB franchises have jumped back on to the use of true long toss programs they abandoned for over 15 years.

Many colleges also jumped on to the 120 foot fad limitation band wagon. A notable exception is Coach Thompson at Mississippi State who has always adhered to a true long toss program.

There are several lesson to be learned from this 15 year trail of ignorance by most MLB and many college teams. First, every player needs a good, true long toss program-it builds arm strength, arm health, arm stamina and range of motion (Dr. House, Dr. Yocum and Alan Jaeger all agree on this as do most who actually studied the bio-mechanics of true long toss and pitching). Second, not all fads in teaches for hitting and pitching that come out of scouts, professional players’ or coaches’ mouths should be taken as the gospel on the best way to hit, throw etc.

If someone tries to teach you something or limit your routine in a way that does not seem logical to you-ask questions and do research for yourself. It is simply counter-intuitive to tell pitcher like David Mead, for example, who had went from 82 mph as a sophomore in high school to 95 as a senior due in large to our long toss program that the routine which helped get him that velocity gain should be disgarded for one that goes only to 120 feet as the Rangers told David after his 1st season in pro ball. Ultimately, what is best for an individual player is what works best for him. Make informed, thoughtful decisions. Do not be afraid to do what works for you even if it isn’t in vogue.



Friday, September 28
Golden News on Goldie!

We got a great pathology report on the splenetic tumor after Goldie’s spleen was removed. The golf ball size single tumor was pre-cancerous, but not cancerous. Having the pancreatitis attack which made her so sick probably saved her life as we had a precautionary sonogram done during the course of her treatment for the pancreatitis which disclosed the tumor. She was not actually due for another sonogram for 3 more months-by then she definitely would have had more than one cancerous tumor. Thanks so much for everyone who has expressed concern and prayed for her. She would lick all of you in the face as thanks if she could.



Thursday, September 27
Burke Dealing at BC

Jeff Burke was very solid in his first outing at Boston College in facing live hitters. He gave up no hits, was consistently 87-90 and touched 91 several times.



Tuesday, September 25
Recruiting Update

Logan Baldwin now is being actively recruited by Mississippi State, Samford, UAB and Troy. Winston Whitener has been invited to Samford’s junior day. Drew Williams has an offer from Lee. Carson-Newman is scheduling visits with Drew Williams, Josh Poole and Gabe Rich.



Tuesday, September 25

The Chattanooga Cyclones won the Southern Wood Bat Samford University Invitational going 3-0. The Cyclones defeated Atlanta Sportstech 16-1 when Winston Whitener erned the win and Charlie Ward provided relief and Logan Baldwin had 5 hits, 5 rbi and 3 runs, Jake Wyrick 3 hits, 4 runs and 4 rbi and Lee Gibson 2 hits, a run and rbi. In a 6-5 win over Nelson Baseball 18s Zach Thompson earned the win pitching in relief of Gabe Rich with the Cyclones scoring 4 runs in the bottom of 7th inning with Kyle Kapherr getting a walk off single and Drew Williams having 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbi, Logan Fugate a double, triple, 2 runs and a rbi and Hunter Mercer 2 hits and a rbi.

In a 9-3 win over OTC 18s Baldwin earned the win pitching in relief of Dakota Hudson who hit up to 92 m.p.h. on radar guns several times when Baldwin had a hit, run and 2 rbi, Fugate 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbi and Gibson a hit, run and rbi.



Monday, September 24
Update on Goldie

Goldie’s spleen was removed. She only had one cancerous tumor- it did not appear to have spread to any other organs. We are in recovery with her. Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support.



Friday, September 21
Cyclone Mason is a DAD!

Former 18U, Collegiate and Coach Dave Mason is the proud father of a beautiful 5 pound, 12oz girl- Reese Sophia Mason. Congratulations to Dave and Lauren!



Friday, September 21
Troy’s Danny Collins Sets New England Collegiate Baseball League HR Record

Troy’s coaches have been teaching a new hitting system for the last 3 years. One of the products of the system is last year’s third baseman Danny Collins, a senior in 2013. Collins broke the single season home run record for the New England Collegiate Baseball League (generally recognized as the 2nd best summer collegiate league) this summer hitting 19 homers in 41 games. He also broke the NECBL records for slugging % (.818), extra base hits (29) and total bases (130). He also hit .390 with 37 runs and 37 rbi.

The system works and Coach K has been teaching many of the new system’s principles for the last 2 years after extensive consultations with Troy’s staff and watching videos of the teaching techniques. Coach Pierce and Coach Smartt have always been at the forefront of teaching college hitters.



Monday, September 17
Charleston Hotel

Coaches are staying at the Comfort Suites. Rate is a great, great $89.99 rate for non-smoking double-please call by October 7, 2012 to book or rooms will be released-843-725-5400.



Wednesday, September 12
Recruiting Update

As a result of the Carson-Newman tournament, Carson-Newman is now actively recruiting 3 of our seniors and has identified several 2014s and 2015s for future evaluation.



Tuesday, September 11
Southern Wood Bat Samford University Fall Classic

Saturday

9:00 Cyclones K vs. Sportstech

11:20 OTC 18 vs. Sportstech

1:40 Cyclones K vs. Nelson Baseball

4:00 OTC 18 vs. Wiregrass

6:20 OTC 16 vs. Nelson Baseball

Sunday

9:00 Cyclones K vs. OTC 18

11:20 Nelson Baseball vs. Wiregrass

1:40 Sportstech vs. OTC 16

4:00 Wiregrass vs. OTC 16

ALL TIMES ARE C.S.T. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5.



Saturday, September 8
Todays Games at Carson Newman
We have not heard anything from Carson Newman so we must assume that all games are on.  Good luck!

Friday, September 7
Logan Baldwin Paternal Grandmother passed away today
Unfortunately, Eddie Baldwin's mother and Logan's grandmother passed away today from lung cancer.  Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to the entire Baldwin family.

Friday, September 7
14u Has Sunday DH In Sonoraville at 2:00 P.M.

Coach K found a dh with a 14u team. We will post address for field when received- be there at 1:00 P.M. Coaches will have jerseys-wear your own hats and white pants with blue or red belt.



Friday, September 7
Practice Schedule for Week of September 10, 2012

V Team- Monday at 6:00 at Cleveland State, Tuesday at LFOat 6:00

K Team- Tuesday at 6:00 at Cleveland State and Thursday at LFO at 6:00

14U Team-Wednesday at RSA field at 6:00-Thursday at RSA at 6:00

Starting September 17, 2012 it is anticipated we will go to our standard Tuesday and Thursday practices for K & V teams.



Friday, September 7
K & V Team

Check the website at 11:00 P.M. tonight and 6:00 A.M. in the morning (most V teamers will leaver at 6:00 A.M.) for status on Saturday Carson-Newman games. We have been assured if Saturday is rained out everyone will get 2 games on Sunday. We will post information as soon as received from Coach Griffin.



Thursday, September 6
14U Tournament, September 9, 2012

did not make. Coach K is trying to setup dh with a team from Rome, GA.- that also was to be in tournament- will know tomorrow- check web.



Thursday, September 6
KSU Hotel Information

Phone number for Wingate at Barrett Parkway-770-514-7344-Rate$89.00 (this is a great rate!) for Saturday night for non-smoking double. Located 5 minutes from field and 2 minutes from good restaurants. All rooms not booked by Monday will be released at 5:00 P.M.

14U Tournament, September 9, 2012- did not make. Coach K is trying to setup dh with a team from Rome, GA.- that also was to be in tournament- will know tomorrow- check web.



Thursday, September 6
Thursday Practice, September 6, 2011

V Team Practice at LFO at 6:00

14U at RSA at 6:00



Thursday, September 6
GATE COVERAGE-URGENT

Due to receiving bad news on Tanners sister Goldie (our female lab-person) today. Please do not call for gate coverage until afternoon on Friday, September 7, 2012.



Wednesday, September 5
Southern Wood Bat KSU Schedule-September 14-16, 2012

5:00 Nelson Baseball vs. OTC 18

7:30 OTC 16 vs. Sportstech

10:00 Cyclones K vs. Sportstech

12:30 OTC 16 vs. Nelson Baseball

3:00 Sportstech vs. OTC 18

5:30 Cyclones K vs. OTC 18

10:00 OTC 16 vs. Cyclones K

12:30 Sportstech vs. Nelson Baseball

3:00 Cyclones K vs. Nelson Baseball

5:30 OTC 18 vs. OTC 16

All game times are Eastern. Home team decided by coin flip. Each team takes one cage before the game. Team listed first takes 1st base dugout and team listed second takes 3rd base dugout. Each team furnishes umpire with two new balls before game and alternate providing thereafter. Each team must shag balls on their side. All games are 2 hour time limit. Run rule is 8 after 5.



Wednesday, September 5
Kennesaw Gate Coverage

The KSU schedule is listed below. We need K team parents to cover gates. Please call Carolyn 605-1225 starting Thursday, September 6. 2012 after noon.



Wednesday, September 5
Wednesday, September 5, 2012- Revised Practice Schedule-Unless it rains again after this is posted

K Team -Cleveland State at 6:00

V Team- RSA 6:30-7:30

14U Team- RSA-5:30-6:30

If it rains afternoon - recheck the website at 4:00!



Tuesday, September 4
Carson-Newman Hotel Information

The coaches will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express at the Dandridge exit. The rate is $89.99 for a non-smoking double. Ask for the Cyclones rooms and the Carson-Newman rate. Phone number is 865-397-3382. If any issues ask for Gwynn.



Tuesday, September 4
K Team Practice for Tuesday, September 4. 2012 moved to RSA at 6:00 due to rain.

Tuesday, September 4
Yoga at 4:45 at RSA! Today, Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saturday, September 1
Sunday Conditioning Class
David will be doing his conditioning class Sunday at 3:00.  If you are going to attend please call him at 316-3649.

Thursday, August 30
PRACTICE SCHEDULE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3

K-LFO on Tuesday & Cleveland State on Wednesday at 6:00

V- Cloud Springs on Wednesday at 6:00 and Thursday at LFO at 6:00

14U- RSA Field Wednesday at 6:00 & RSA at 6:00 on Thursday



Thursday, August 30
URGENT! K & V Team Practice for Thursday, August 30, 2012

K & V Team at LFO at 6:00

14U Team at RSA at 6:00

K Team be prepared to run 60s for time after practice.



Thursday, August 30
Fraser Invited to Arizona Fall League

Former Chattanooga Cyclone and Walker Valley High School standout Ryan Fraser was notified earlier this week that he has been invited to be one of the eight players to represent the New York Mets in the six-team league owned and operated by Major League Baseball in Arizona starting in October for players viewed as legitimate prospects. Fraser, who was an all conference pitcher at Gulf Coast Community College and then for the University of Memphis, is currently completing his season class AA fo the Binghamton Mets after a mid-season promotion. He has a 2-2 record with a 3-58 E.R.A. in AA.



Thursday, August 30
YOGA
Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:00-be there if you have not done all your sessions! Bring a parent!

Wednesday, August 29
Cyclones 14U Fall Schedule

September 9, 2012 BPA Swing Away Dalton, GA (3 games)

September 16, 2012 BPA Line Drive Dalton, GA (3 games)

September 22 FSS Fall Brawl Dalton, GA (3 games)

September 29-30 OFF OFF

October 5-6 BB Wood Bat Tournament Birmingham, Al. (4 games)

 



Wednesday, August 29
Urgent- Wednesday Practice Change!

K Team- Cleveland State 6:00

V Team- LFO at 6:00



Tuesday, August 28
Revised V Team 2012 Fall Schedule

 

Revised V Team 2012 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 24-26

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (Host)

4 Elite teams

(Labor Day) September 1-2

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 8-9

Carson-Newman College

Eagle Wood Bat Classic

4 Select teams

September 14-16

Cleveland State

Cougar Fall Classic

4 Select teams

September 22-23

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 29-30

T.B.A.

DH (Saturday)

Sportstech

October 5-7

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series (HOST)

6 Select teams

October 13 & 14

TBA

TBA

TBA

October 20-21

Samford University

Southern Wood Bat Bulldog Classic II

 

5 Select teams

October 26-28

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat (HOST)

Golden Eagle Classic

4 Select teams

 

 



Tuesday, August 28
K & V Team Schedule Changes

Due to the situation at Troy this past weekend where 2 of the teams did not show up and the number of teams wanting to play at Samford we are slightly changing the schedules. On September 14-16 the V team will play at Cleveland State’s tournament and not KSU. On September 22-23 the V team will be off but will play at Samford on October 20-21. The revised schedules will be posted ASAP.



Monday, August 27
VELO Updates

Dakota Hudson hit 91 at Troy and Gabe Rich hit 87.



Monday, August 27
YOGA AT RSA AT 4:45 on Tuesday, August 28- if you have not gotten this in-DO IT!

Monday, August 27
Practice Schedule- Week of August 27, 2012

K-LFO at 6:00 on Wednesday, Cleveland State at 6:00 on Thursday

V-Cloud Springs at 6:00 on Wednesday, LFO at 6:00 on Thursday

14U-RSA field at 6:00 on Wednesday & RSA at 6:00 on Thursday



Monday, August 27
Cyclone K Go 4-0 At Troy

The Chattanooga Cyclones K fall baseball team opened their 2012 season by going 4-0 at the Southern Wood Bat Fall Troy University Invitational. The Cyclones defeated the North Alabama Vipers White 7-3 when Dakota Hudson earned the win with relief help from Charlie Ward and Winston Whitener. Hudson was clocked several times as high as 91 m.p.h. Lee Gibson drove in 3 runs and had 2 hits and 2 runs and Drew Williams had 2 hits, 2 runs and a rbi. In a 10-6 win over the Cyclones V team Nick Gaddis earned the win with relief provided by Kaleb Hill and Logan Fugate when Logan Baldwin had 2 hits, 3 rbi and a run, Gibson a hit, 3 runs and 2 stolen bases andWhitener and Williams 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run each. In a come from behind victory over VBA the Cyclones scored 4 runs in the bottom of the last inning to secure a 6-5 win when Jake Wyrick earned the win pitching in relief of Gabe Rich and Gibson had 2 hits and 2 runs, Whitener 2 hits, a run and rbi and Drew Williams and Hunter Mercer a hit, run and rbi each.

In a 6-2 fourth game win Tyler Reed earned the win and Williams a save when Rich had a 2 run triple, Gibson a hit, run , rbi and 2 stolen bases and Whitener 2 hits and a run.



Thursday, August 23
K Team -Troy Uniforms

OTC 18- Blue & White- Blue Trim

OTC 16- Red & Gray-Red Trim

Sunday- Blue & White- Blue Trim

Mississippi State will have a coach at Troy Friday night to watch the Cyclones play.



Thursday, August 23
K Team Rotation - Troy

OTC 18-Hudson-Ward-Whitener

OTC 16- Gaddis- Hill

Viper Baseball- Rich-Wyrick-Williams

Cyclones V- Reed- Fugate-Ward

THIS IS ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON EXTENT CIRCUMSTANCES!



Wednesday, August 22
K Team Cyclones Shorts from Summer
These will be ready within the next week for K team members who earned them at Troy.

Tuesday, August 21
Yoga @ RSA

Tuesday (8/21/2012)

Yoga @ RSA- 4:45PM



Tuesday, August 21
K & V Team Carson Newman Tournament Schedules

Cyclones -V

Tennessee Twisters

Copperheads

Fungo Red Sox

Cyclones- K

Lakeway Marlins

Saturday -September 8

9:00AM  Cyclones V v. Tennessee Twisters

11:15AM   Cyclones V v. Copperheads

3:45PM   Cyclones K v. Fungo Red Sox

Sunday -September 8

10:00AM  Cyclones V v. Fungo Red Sox

12:15PM  Cyclones K v. Lakeway Marlins

2:30PM    Cyclones K v. Tennessee Twisters



Monday, August 20
Troy Gate Coverage

Friday

8:15 OTC 18 vs. Cyclones K             7:00-9:00     Eddie Baldwin

Saturday

10:30 OTC 16 vs. Cyclones K           9:15-11:30    Travis Moon

1:00 N.A. Vipers vs. OTC 18            11:30-1:45     Debbie Ward

3:30 CYclones V vs. OTC 18             1:45-4:00      Tina Fugate

6:00 OTC 16 vs. N.A. Vipers             4:00-6:15      Kat Gibson

Sunday

9:30 Cyclones V vs. OTC 16             8:15-10:30      Paul Wyrick

12:00 N.A. Vipers vs. Cyclones K   10:30-12:45    Kevin Placek

2:30 Cyclones V vs. Cyclones K       12:45-3:00      Andrea Edgemon

 



Friday, August 17
SECOND PAYMENTS WERE DUE AUGUST 15, 2012!

Friday, August 17
V Team Practice

RSA at 6:00 on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 and at Cloud Springs Road field on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 6:00.



Friday, August 17
K Team Practices

RSA on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11:00- Wednesday, August 22, 2012 and Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Cleveland State at 6:00



Thursday, August 16
SOUTHERN WOOD BAT TROY INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

FRIDAY

8:15 OTC 18 vs. Cyclones K

SATURDAY

10:30 OTC 16 vs. Cyclones K

1:00 N.A. Vipers vs. OTC 18

3:30 Cyclones V vs. OTC 18

6:00 OTC 16 vs. N.A. Vipers

SUNDAY

9:30 Cyclones V vs. OTC 16

12:00 N.A. Vipers vs. Cyclones K

2:30 Cyclones V vs. Cyclones K



Thursday, August 16
Troy Information

First, I apologize that it took so long to post the schedule but, we have had 2 teams drop out that normally play due to serious health issues that just arose with their coaches, both of whom have done this longer than I have-one had cancer surgery and another is about to have a heart procedure and then a third team that was going to replace one of the others backed out.

Second, it is about a 4 hour and thirty to forty-five minute drive to Troy. All game times at Troy are CST. Coach Simmons and I, and possibly Coach Vinson, can assist getting some players to Troy in case parents can’t leave early on Friday but are coming later. I need to leave by 2 on Friday to get to Troy to set up for the tournament-Coach Mead and I could probably take 3 players down with us.

Third, please sign up for gate coverage by calling Carolyn (605-1225) starting Friday, August 17, 2012 after 9:00 A.M. Eddie Baldwin has already volunteered to do the 1st gate.



Wednesday, August 15
Fall 2012-2013 Cyclones Collegiate Players

Troy University-T.J. Binder

Boston College-Jeff Burke

Vanderbilt-Will Cooper*

Lipscomb University- Gray Hutchinson

MTSU-Hunter Adkins*

Eastern Kentucky-Shaun Ball

Tennessee Tech- Garrett Baugh, Zach Stephens, Hunter Hudson, Drew Toth

Lee University- David Eskew, Cameron Brewster, Brandon Rader

Bryan College- Cody Rhinehart, L.J. Rowden

Walters State-James Fowlkes

Cleveland State- Randall Coley, Jordan Whitmyre, Bobby "Down" Towne, Matt Allen, Michael Allen and Deandre Allen*

Chattanooga State-Sheldon Brogden, Ben Rollins

*Indicates a "former Cyclone"-a player who obtained their scholarship while a Cyclone but did not play their last summer as a Cyclone.



Tuesday, August 14
Troy Schedule

The Troy schedule will go up tomorrow-there have been some issues with some of the teams who reserved spots that Coach K has been working on to resolve and this has delayed scheduling.



Tuesday, August 14
Coach Mead’s Conditioning Class is on Friday this week at 4:00 and Sunday at 3:00.

Tuesday, August 14
Yoga At RSA Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 4:45 and every Tuesday unless posted to the contrary.

Friday, August 10
K Team has added a 5:00 game on October 2, 2012 vs. Cleveland State at Cleveland State

Friday, August 10
K Team-Wednesday, August 15, 2012-Practice at RSA at 6:00

Friday, August 10
V Team- Tuesday, August 14, 2012 -Practice moved to RSA at 6:00

Friday, August 10
Coach Mead’s conditioning class at 3:00 on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

Friday, August 10
YOGA at RSA on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00- Sandra is guest instructor!

Tuesday, August 7
1st K Team Practice

Thursday August, 16, 2012- location T.B.A.



Tuesday, August 7
1st V team Practice

Ooltewah H.S. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.



Monday, August 6
Troy Hotel Information

The coaches will be staying at the Marriott once again and 20 non-smoking doubles are blocked until 8-14-2012 for parents and players. It is a great hotel! Cost is $20.00 below rack rate. Starting on Tuesday you can call and ask for a Cyclones room at 334-566-0540. If you need a team room you must notify Coach K by August 14, 2012!



Monday, August 6
Yoga & Conditioning Classes

Coach K’s Yoga At 4:45 on Tuesday at RSA

Coach Mead’s conditioning class at RSA on Thursday at 5:00 and Sunday at 3:00-part of your fall package.

You must get your 2 Yoga and conditioning classes in before you can play on the V or K teams!



Monday, August 6
Hudson Excels at East Coast Showcase

Dakota Hudson (2013- Sequatchie County) threw 2 great innings at the prestigious East Coast Showcase last week. The East Coast Showcase is made up of the best players in the Eastern U.S. as chosen by professional scouts. In the past such Cyclones as Wes Hodges, Kyler Burke, Ryan Wilkes, Ryan Jones, Ryan Casteel, Mike Minor and Will Cooper have attended. There usually are only 2-4 from the State of Tennessee chose each year Those chosen play over several days on teams coached by pro scouts. It and the West Coast Showcase are the most prestigious of the summer "Showcases". Dakota sat 88-89 and touched 91. He threw 18 strikes and 3 balls. Coach K received very positive reports on Dakota from 2 scouts and 2 college coaches who were in attendance.

Blogs from the ECS compared Dakota to a young Rich Sutcliffe.



Wednesday, August 1
Yoga at RSA- Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

Yoga is at 10:00 A.M. this Saturday, get in your 2 free mandatory classes ASAP. We have a young female instructor who is a lot easier on the eyes than Coach K doing this class.



Wednesday, August 1
Coach Meads 1st Conditioning Class-Sunday at 3:00 P.M.

Coach Mead will conduct his 1st of the free, mandatory (everyone on K & V must do at least 2) group conditioning classes on Sunday, August 5 at 3:00 P.M. at RSA. He is taking only the first 12 to text him (316-3649) to make sure everyone maximize their time. When you text give your full name.



Wednesday, August 1
Prior 2013 commitments are Dakota Hudson ( Mississippi State), Lee Gibson (Troy) and Zach Thompson ( Tennessee Tech).

Wednesday, August 1
Jackson Is a Yale Bulldog!

Jackson McClain (2013) has accepted an offer to continue his education and baseball at Yale University -one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Jackson had a great 2012 summer on the mound for us after a fall and winter of working with Coach Mead and a good junior year at Ooltewah for Coach Hitchcox. Although we have had prior players who could have bee offered by Ivy League Schools, Jackson will be the first to actually do so. Congratulations Jackson!



Tuesday, July 31
K Team 2012 Fall Schedule

 

Koontz Team 2012 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 24-26

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (Host)

4 Elite teams

(Labor Day) September 1-2

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 8-9

Carson-Newman College

Eagle Wood Bat Classic

4 Select teams

September 14-16

Kennesaw State

Southern Wood Bat Owl Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

 

September 22-23

Samford University

Southern Wood Bat

Bulldog Classic

4 Select teams

September 29-30

 

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 5-7

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series

4 Select teams

October 13

Jacksonville State University

DH

2 Select teams

October 14

 

Off

OFF

Off

October 20-21

TBA

TBA

 

TBA

October 27-28

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat Golden Eagle Classic (HOST)

4 Elite teams

November 2-4

Charleston, SC

Diamond Devil Fall Invitational

4 Elite teams

 

 



Tuesday, July 31
V Team 2012 Fall Schedule

 

V Team 2012 Fall Schedule

DATES

SITE

TOURNAMENT

OPPONENTS

August 24-26

Troy University

Southern Wood Bat Trojan Classic (Host)

4 Elite teams

(Labor Day) September 1-2

OFF

OFF

OFF

September 8-9

Carson-Newman College

Eagle Wood Bat Classic

4 Select teams

September 14-16

Kennesaw State

Southern Wood Bat Owl Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

September 22-23

Samford University

Southern Wood Bat

Bulldog Classic (HOST)

4 Select teams

September 29-30

OFF

OFF

OFF

October 5-7

Lee University

Cleveland State

Southern Wood Bat World Series (HOST)

6 Select team

October 13 & 14

TBA

TBA

TBA

October 20-21

TBA

TBA

 

TBA

October 26-28

Tennessee Tech

Southern Wood Bat (HOST)

Golden Eagle Classic

4 Select team

 

 



Monday, July 30
Wiregrass Cardinals 17U Finishes 3rd in AAU Nationals

The Wiregrass Cardinals 17U team we played and beat this summer at Troy finished third in the AAU National Championship this past week. We will get another chance to play them at Troy this fall.



Monday, July 30
Baldwin will be ready for FALL!

Logan Baldwin was released from his doctor for his fractured elbow today to start "dry swings." Logan will be ready to go at Troy as a position player which is great news for Logan, the K team and the organization.



Monday, July 30
14U Practices

These practices will start on Wednesday, August 29 with the first games to hopefully be the weekend of September 8, 2012. The team will practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:00.



Monday, July 30
1st K & V Team Practice-August 16, 2012

The K & V team practices will start on Thursday, August 16, 2012.



Monday, July 30
Yoga & Conditioning

The fall team members of the K and V teams have 2 free mandatory Yoga and Conditioning classes. Yoga is at 4:45 on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Coach Mead’s conditioning schedule will be posted tomorrow. These will not only help your core, agility and flexibility, but help you get ready for your mile run.



Monday, July 30
Hitting Lessons

Coach K (309-4995) will do lessons for a few weeks on Tuesdays from 6-8 and Sundays from 4-6. Blake McDade (505-6193) does them on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after 6. Taylor Comford (619-277-8454) is doing catching and hitting lessons. Michael Brown (838-2861) is also available for hitting lessons. We urge you to get tuned up for the fall!



Friday, July 27
5 Cyclones Named To 16U World Wood Bat National Championship All-Tournament Team

Five members of the Chattanooga Cyclones were named to the 2012 16U World Wood Bat National Championships All-Tournament Team. Brody Binder and Winston Whitener were named as position players and Jake Wyrick, Tyler Reed and Davis Culpepper as pitchers.



Thursday, July 19
SHOWCASE SOLICITATION WARNING!

Everyone who was on the PG rosters is going to inundated with "golden opportunity" showcases and "special invitation"showcases from them selling your name to various entities and from PG itself. Please do not be fooled into paying big bucks for these money pits. We have never had a player get a scholarship from these showcases. Our players’ scholarships come from the games we play on campuses or from the World Wood Bat National Championships-not showcases.

David Mead never went to showcases and was a supplemental 1st round pick, same with Kyler Burke. Blake Carver had offers from 8 SEC schools-never attended a showcase. Dakota Hudson and Lee Gibson never attended a paid showcase-Dakota has a scholarship to Mississippi State and Lee has one to Troy before their senior year starts. We could go on and on. Please save your money!

Coach K is going to do a free seminar in August for Cyclones players and parents for players ages15-18 regarding recruiting, NCAA rules etc. This will lay out the most successful and tried and true ways to assist your players in the process.



Thursday, July 19
15-17U PG Observations

Gator Baseball-a team we beat in the 16U pool- won their first playoff game and then lost in the round of 16. The 16s were within a couple of plays of being 6-1 in their pool and the 17Us were even close and the 15Us were also very competitive. Had we had a healthy Logan Baldwin for the 17U and 16U who knows what the 16s and 17s could have done. As predicted, the new format makes it very hard on truly local teams like ours to advance, but the good news is that with the players we have picked up for the fall we have already improved beyond what would have gotten us over the hump and into the playoffs in all 3 pools.

The only other local team to even play more than 1 Perfect Game event went 0-7 or 1-6 in their pools and get out scored by combined totals of 30 plus runs in each event. We had a lot of players make the All-Tournament teams in each age group and a multitude of players made multiple college follow lists. Overall, it was a good showing especially considering the devastating loss of Logan right before the 17U started.



Wednesday, July 18
Allens are Cougars!

Matt and Michael Allen have committed to continue their education and baseball careers at Cleveland State. They will join fellow SM team members Bobby Towne, Chris Caffrey and Jordan Whitmire there. The commitment means every 2012 Cyclone committed somewhere to play college baseball. Congratulations to Matt and Michael!



Wednesday, July 18
Cyclones Named to World Wood Bat Association National Championship All-Tournament Teams

Three Chattanooga Cyclones were just announced as members of the All-Tournament team for the 2012 17U World Wood Bat Association National Championships. Brody Binder was named as a position player and Jackson McClain and Gabe Rich were named as pitchers. McClain had the 5th best statistics of the tournament among pitchers as determined by the WWBA.

Previously, Cyclones Hunter Hudson (position), Bobby Towne (pitcher) and Jordan Whitmire (pitcher) were named to the 2012 18U World Wood Bat Association All-Tournament team and Cory Edgemon, Brandon Dendy, Kaleb Hill and Justin Kennedy as position players and Justin Glover, Tyler Reed and Chance Plazcek as pitchers were named to the 2012 15U WWBA All-Tournament Team.



Tuesday, July 17
Fall & Summer Invitation Letter

The K & V Team fall letters are going out first. The 14U fall letters-which will include ages 12-14 will go out last. After much thought, any football players who want to try to play fall ball who played 14U this summer will need to play on the 14U team due to a shorter schedule and more local play unless you reach a contrary agreement by speaking with Coach K. Fall letters will include a summer option for any players who play football. Again, some letters will have conditions to be met.



Tuesday, July 17
YOGA AT 4:45 RSA

Monday, July 16
Cyclones 16U PG Roster- Tuesday & Wednesday-All Hands on Deck!

We anticipate having to play a doubleheader on Tuesday and the Banditos on Wednesday. Our fate is in our hands-if we win out we win the pool! Everyone who was on the Wednesday practice roster last week from the V team and all K team 16 years olds be there on Tuesday and Wednesday. We anticipate Gabe Rich starting against the Longhorns on Tuesday and we believe we will be schedule to play Gatorball on Tuesday as well when Tyler Reed will start. PLEASE check our website and PG’s site for schedule changes for tomorrow and/or Wednesday.

WEAR BLUE AND WHITE ON TUESDAY! STEP UP GUYS!



Monday, July 16
World Wood Bat 16U National Championship

The Chattanooga Cyclones 16U team stands 3-1 in pool play at the World Wood Bat 16U National Championships being played in Marietta, Georgia with 240 teams. Tyler Reed earned the win in a 9-1 five inning victory over Foundation Sports on Friday. Cory Edgemon had a hit and 2 rbi as did Kaleb Hill, Winston Whitener had a 2 rbi double and Logan Fugate had a rbi hit.

 

On Saturday, the Cyclones defeated USA Athletic Nationals 12-2 in 5 innings when Jake Wyrick earned the win and Bradley Smith with pitched in relief with Brody Binder heaving 3 hits and 6 rbi, Hunter Mercer 2 hits and a run, Kyle Kapherr 2 hits, a run and rbi, Cory Edgemon 2 hits and a run, and Winston Whitener, Seth Hickman and Nick Gaddis a hit and rbi each.

On Sunday the Cyclones lost 5-2 to the Minnesota Blizzard despite strong starting pitching from Justin Glover who yielded only1 earned run in 5 innings when Kaleb Hill had 2 hits and a run.

In a 5-0 shutout of the Long Island Whalers on Monday, Davis Culpepper and Charlie Ward combined on a 1 hitter when Bradley Smith had a double, single, run and rbi, Jake Wyrick had 2 hits and a run and Winston Whitener, Corey Edgemon and Kaleb Hill each had a rbi hit. The Cyclones 16U are being coached at Perfect Game by Tanner Moore, Daniel Howard and Charles Fowlkes.



Monday, July 16
K Team Final Pitching Leaders

IP

McClain-36 2/3

Wyrick-29 2/3

Williams-26 2/3

Rich-20 1/3

Fugate-11

Boals-10

Wins

Williams-5

Wyrick-3

McCalin-2

9 tied with 1

E.R.A.

Williams-1.33

McClain-1.52

Wyrick-2.80

Rich-3.09

WHIP

Williams-.73

McClain-1.02

Rich-1.45

Wyrick-1.51

K/BB/Ratio

Williams-1.4

Wyrick-1.03

Fugate-.67



Monday, July 16
K Team Final Hitting Leaders

Batting Average

Binder-.500

Baldwin-.464

Gibson-.355

Williams-.338

Kapherr-.333

OB%

Binder-.554

Baldwin-.531

Kapherr-.500

Gibson-.477

Fugate-.476

Extra Base Hits

Gibson-9

Binder-8

Baldwin, Williams-4

Several with-3

RBI

Gibson-24

Poole, Williams-15

Binder-13

Chambers-12

Whitener-10

Runs

Baldwin-25

Williams, Chambers-18

Gibson-17

Binder-12

Total Runs Produced

Gibson-41

Williams, Baldwin-33

Chambers-30

Binder-25

SB

Baldwin-14

Gibson-8

Fugate-4

Kapherr-3

Total Runs Produced Per AB

Baldwin-.589

Gibson-.539

Williams-.485

Whitener-.465

Chambers-.429



Sunday, July 15
Try Outs Sunday
Try outs today at Cleveland State at 1:00PM

Saturday, July 14
Monday PG Roster - 16U

Same as Sunday but; Subtract 1.Binder 2. Kapherr 3. Fugate - FB

Add; 1. Culpepper 2. Smith 3. Rich



Saturday, July 14
16U Roster PG - Sunday

Same as Saturday but: 1. Subtract Smith 2. Add Glover

 



Saturday, July 14
16U PG Saturday game change
Due to rain the game time has been changed from 2:00 to 4:30.

Friday, July 13
16U PG Rotation Change

Due to a low pitch count of 45 pitches Tyler Reed will start the game on Tuesday and as of now Charlie Ward will be there to relieve on Monday & Tuesday.



Friday, July 13
Cyclones 16U Win Opener 9-1 over Foundation Sports at PG 16U
Tyler Reed yielded no earned runs in a 5 inning 9-1 win over Foundations Sports in the Cyclones opening game at PG 16U. Cory Edgemon had a hit and 2 rbi as did Kaleb Hill, Winston Whitener had a 2 rbi double and Logan Fugate had a rbi hit.

Friday, July 13
16U Saturday Roster PG

Edgemon

K. Hill

Binder

Kapherr

Whitener

Wyrick

Mercer

Gaddis

Hickman

Boals

Fugate

Smith

Wear red, gray & red



Thursday, July 12
Chattanooga Cyclones Tryouts

Chattanooga Cyclones Fall 2012 & Summer 2013 tryouts- Cleveland State Community College ages 12-18- Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.-if rain moved indoors at Real Sports Academy-423-309-4995-$20.00 Fee



Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 PG practice moved to RSA at 6:00 due to rain.

Wednesday, July 11
Reed Named To TBR All 2012 Super Sophomore Team

South Pittsburg LHP Tyler Reed was named to the 2012 TBA All 2012 Super Sophomore Team recently. Congrats to Tyler!



Wednesday, July 11
Bobby “Down” Towne Is TBCA All-State

Bobby "Down" or "Valley" Towne has been named to the TBCA All-State team. Congratulations Bobby-well deserved. Chris Caffrey-also from WV was all region.



Wednesday, July 11
Preliminary Pitching Rotation for 16U PG

Foundation Sports-Reed

Gatorball-Rich

USA Nationals - Wyrick

Minn. Blizzard-Glover

Long Island Whalers-Culpepper

E.C. Longhorns- Ward

Houston Banditos- Rich

This is subject to change based on pens at today’s practice and early tourney results.



Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday 17 PG Game Status

As of noon nothing has changed. If I get notice of a cancellation or delay it will be posted immediately.



Wednesday, July 11
Thanks To Our Summer 2012 PARENTS!

Thanks to all of our parents this summer on gate coverage. It was probably the best group we have ever had about signing up, being on time, doing it in a very friendly manner and generating positive feedback. Thanks again!



Tuesday, July 10
17U PG Uniforms for Wednesday

Gray pants-White top-blue socks



Tuesday, July 10
16U PG Schedule

Friday 12:30Foundation Sports Walton H.S.

Friday 5:30Gatorball Baseball Academy Walton H.S.

Saturday 2:00 USA Nationals Woodland H.S.

Sunday 9:00 Minnesota Blizzard Hamilton Crossing Field 6

Monday 11:30 Long Island Whalers Woodstock H.S.

Tuesday 9:00 East Cobb Longhorns Campbell H.S.

Wednesday 9:00 Houston Banditos Dominion Christian

Very Tough Pool!



Tuesday, July 10
Uniform Return

If your season is over, as per your agreement you have 7 days to return your jerseys. You may return them to your coaches, at RSA or at Coach K’s office. To make sure you get credit for the returns and not charged for not returning them, please put them in a small sack with your name on the sack. Thanks.



Tuesday, July 10
Cyclones K 4-2 At WWBA National Championships

The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team stands at 4-2 in pool play games at the World Wood Bat 17U National Championships involving 256 teams. The Cyclones beat the Detroit Metro Stars 1-0 behind Jackson McClain’s 2 hitter when Nick Chambers singled and scored and Brody Binder and Kyle Kapherr had hits. The Cyclones won 4-2 with Gabe Rich pitching a complete game when Lee Gibson had 2 singles, a double and rbi, Seth Hickman tripled in a run and scored once, Brody Binder had 2 hits and Logan Fugate singled and scored.

The Cyclones lost 7-1 to the defending National Champion East Cobb Braves when Brody Binder had the only hit and Nick Chambers scored the run against Team USA pitcher Nicky Davis who hit 95 on scouts’ radar guns.

The Cyclones lost Sunday to the Tennessee Titans 8-7 on a walk off grand slam when Logan Fugate had 2 hits, a run and rbi, Brody Binder 4 hits and a run, and Williams and Thomas Boals a hit and run each.

Monday, the Cyclones won 9-6 over the Marucci Broncos with Nick Chambers earning the win and Drew Williams a save when Williams also had 2 hits and 2 runs, Logan Fugate a hit and 2 rbi, Seth Hickman a hit and 2 runs and Josh Poole a 2 rbi hit.

On Tuesday, the Cyclones defeated the nationally ranked Indiana Bulls 6-4 with Dakota Hudson earning the win hitting up to 92 on scouts radar guns and Gabe Rich a save when Lee Gibson had a 3 rbi double, Poole a hit, run and rbi and Williams and Winston Whitener a hit and run each.



Monday, July 9
2012 Fall and 2013 Invitation Letters

These letters will go out by email on our about Tuesday, July 17, 2012. If your email address has changed recently please advise us at thamilton@kkflawfirm.com. Acceptance of the letters will need to be confirmed by email by July 20, 2012 and the $250.00 deposit received no later than July 27, 2012. Once a team is full no additional players will be taken. Please read the letters carefully as some will be conditioned upon certain conditions being agreed upon and met before the fall and/or summer starts.

 

As we have stated many times before we demand that our players have the physical talent, commitment and discipline necessary to play college baseball as well as comply with our rules. Our program is simply not for players who want to play 3 or 4 sports and work on baseball 3 or 4 months out of the year or who are not dedicated year round to improving their core strength, agility and conditioning. There is nothing wrong at all with wanting to play several sports or simply playing baseball in the summer solely for fun and not wanting to dedicate yourself to year round conditioning. It does however make such players a bad fit for out program as we want to continue our tradition of all our players who stick with us receiving a scholarship and playing college baseball. What we do is simply not for everyone. We only want players with a burning desire and the required commitment to play college and/or pro baseball and the physical ability to at least play some level of college baseball. It simply is not fair to players, parents or us to retain players who we do not believe have the physical ability to play in college and/or who do not display to us the required commitment to continue to improve and comply with our program’s requirements.

All decisions regarding summer 2012 players are the result of extensive consultation between the players’ coaches and Coach K. They are irreversible. Not being offered a return spot does not mean we do not like you or do not think you can play baseball, it simply means we do not think you are the best fit for our program. We only want people who buy 100% into what we are trying to do. We wish everyone the best of luck in the future.



Monday, July 9
17U PG Roster for Wednesday

Full K roster except Stone



Monday, July 9
17U PG Roster for Tuesday

Full K roster except McClain and Stone.



Monday, July 9
Wednesday, July 13, 2012 Practice at Cleveland State at 6;00 P.M.

K. Hill

N. Gaddis

H. Mercer

T. Reed

C. Edgemon

B. Smith

J. Glover

D. Culpepper

M. Garrison

C. Ward

J. Kennedy

D. Kennedy



Monday, July 9
Preliminary 16U Perfect Game Roster for Friday

Binder

Whitener

Wyrick

Kapherr

Fugate

Hickman

Boals

Rich

K. Hill

N. Gaddis

C. Edgemon

H. Mercer

T. Reed



Sunday, July 8
Whitmire is a Cougar
Jordan Whitmire has accepted a scholarship offer to play baseball at Cleveland State CC.  Jordan will join 2012 summer teammates Chris Caffrey and Bobby "Down" Towne as a Cougar this fall.  It is anticipated that a couple more Cyclones may be accepting a Cleveland State offer next week.  Congratulations Jordan!

Sunday, July 8
Lee is a Trojan!
Lee Gibson accepted a baseball scholarship offer from Troy University yesterday.  Lee also had an offer from Tennessee Tech and had garnered serious interest from several other D1 schools as well as several smaller schools and several Junior Colleges.  Lee will join a former Cyclone teammate, TJ Binder, in 2013.  It is also anticipated that other younger Cyclones will ultimately be recruited by Troy.  Lee becomes the 3rd 2013 Cyclone to have already accepted a D1 scholarship offer joining Mississippi State's Dakota Hudson and Zach Thompson who has committed to Tennessee Tech.  In addition Jackson McClain has been invited on a visit to Yale and Coach K has responded to numerous contacts about him in the last 10 days.  Congratulations Lee!

Sunday, July 8
PG 17U Roster for Monday
All players except Jackson McClain.

Thursday, July 5
Cyclones SM Go 4-2-1 at 18U World Wood Bat National Championship

The Chattanooga Cyclones SM Team coached by Aaron Simmons and David Mead went to 4-2-1 at the 18U World Wood Bat National Championships played June 29-July 5 with 192 teams in Marietta, Georgia and surrounding cities. The Cyclones tied the South Metro Bandits 0-0, beat the Texas Twins 10-2, lost to the Chi-Town Cream 9-5, flattened En Fuego Baseball 11-1, crushed the Carolina Spikes Select 10-1, beat the South Florida Elite 5-2 and then with the winner of the game to win the pool lost to the East Cobb Blue Jays 5-1 in the final game. Members of the team were Dakota Hudson, Zach Thomspon, Jordan Whitmire, Bobby Towne, Jeff Burke, Brent Smith, Cody Rhinehart, T.J. Binder, Sheldon Brogden, Drew Toth, Hunter Hudson, Matt Allen, Michael Allen, Ben Rollins and Chris Caffrey.



Wednesday, July 4
Cyclones 17U PG Pitching Rotation

Friday - Detroit Metro Stars - McClain

Friday - World Yacht - Rich

Saturday - E.C. Braves - Thompson

Sunday - Teaneck Titans - Wyrick

Monday - Marucci Broncos - Whitmere

Tuesday - Lids Indiana Bulls - Hudson

Wednesday - Action Baseball - TBD

Subject to change based on early pool results.  Full K team roster be there on Friday and Saturday.  We are going all in by pitching Thompson against East Cobb instead of focusing on winning the other 6 games.  Zach beat the Astros this fall and is capable of beating the Braves.  Step up guys! Sundays roster will be posted Saturday evening.



Tuesday, July 3
Cyclones 18U In Hunt for WWBA Playoffs

The Cyclones 18U are 4-1-1 in their pool leading the pool in runs scored at 41 and having only given up 15. If they beat the East Cobb Blue Jays tomorrow and do not give up more that 5 runs they stand a great chance of advancing to the playoffs as one of the last 32 teams. They play at Lassiter at 9:00 in the morning. Good luck guys!



Tuesday, July 3
Cyclones K Party- Today after Practice

As mentioned at Troy, for those who are interested after practice today Coach Fromm has invited all players to come to his house to eat pizza and swim for a couple of hours. Chad hopes you can all come.



Tuesday, July 3
YOGA TODAY AT RSA at 4:45

Get stretched and relaxed before PG starts!



Tuesday, July 3
PG Schedule

FRIDAY

9:00 Detroit Metro Stars South Cobb H.S.

4:30 World Yacht Clippers South Cobb H.S.

SATURDAY

11:30 E. Cobb Braves 17U East Cobb #2

SUNDAY

2:00 Teaneck Titans Scout Sprayberry H.S.

MONDAY

9:00 Marucci Broncos West Forsyth H.S.

TUESDAY

9:00 Lids Indiana Bulls New Cass H.S (White, GA.)

(Short trip!)

WEDNESDAY

3:00Action Baseball Club 17U White Walton H.S.

Very, very tough pool guys. But, we pick up Dakota Hudson, Zach Thompson and Jordan Whitmere on the mound so we have a lot of pitching even though we have lost Logan Baldwin. You will get a ton of exposure against the East Cobb Braves at the complex and against Marucci. Anticipated pitching rotation will be posted tomorrow. Please note that we have to play 3 games within 27 hours to start the tournament- if you are only going to stay a night or 2 in Atlanta try to do it on Friday night and Sunday night.



Tuesday, July 3
Southern Wood Bat World Series Schedule -GATE COVERAGE

Thursday

5:30 Cyclones B vs. Cyclones V- Lee University- 4:15-6:15 Stacy Carpenter

Friday

LEE

9:00 Cyclones B vs. Nelson 16 7:45-10:00 Lee Ann Bradford

11:20 Cyclones V vs. Worth-10:00-12:15 Andra Edgemon

1:40 Simcox vs. Nelson 16-12:15-2:30- Kevin & Cindy Placek

4:00 Nelson15 vs. Worth-2:30-4:45 Randy Hill

6:20 Birmingham 16 vs. Cyclones V-4:45-6:30 Jeff King

CLEVELAND STATE

9:30 Cyclones SM vs. Dalton 8:15-10:30 Brian & Cherry Byrd

12:00 Desert Eagles vs. Sportstech- 10:30-12:45 Derik Heath

2:30 Birmingham 18 vs. Chatt South -2:45-3:00 Chris Darras

5:00 Dalton vs. Sportstech-3:00-5:15 Tim Bryant

Saturday

LEE

9:00 Desert Eagles vs. Birmingham 18- 7:45-10:00 Daniel & Beth Oliver

11:20 Cyclones SM vs. Chatt South- 10:00-12:15 DeNita Mickel

1:40 Birmingham 18 vs. Sportstech- 12:15-2:30 Rod Aslinger

4:00 Desert Eagles vs.Chatt South- 2:30-4:45 Jeff Delashmitt

6:20 Cyclones SM vs. Sportstech-4:45-6:45 Jacqueline Caffrey

CLEVELAND STATE

8:00 Birmingham16 vs. Simcox-6:45-9:00 Paul Wyrick

10:20 Cyclones B vs. Nelson 15-9:00-11:15-Craig Lancaster

12:40 Simcox vs. Worth-11:15-1:30 Jimmy Evans

3:00 Nelson 15 vs. Birmingham16-1:30-3:45 Kelly Hill

5:20 Nelson 16 vs. Worth- 3:45-6:00 Kelly Hill

 

Sunday

LEE

9:00 Dalton vs. Birmingham 18- 7:45-10:00 Jeff Smith

11:20 Cyclones SM vs. Desert Eagles-10:00-12:15 Kenny Blevins

1:40 Dalton vs. Chatt South- 12:15-2:30 Tim & Dana Thomason

4:00 18U #1 vs. 18U #2-2:30-4:45 John Garrison

CLEVELAND STATE

9:00 Birmingham vs. Nelson 16-7:45-10:00 Debbie Ward

11:20 Cyclones V vs. Nelson 15-10:00-12:15 Craig Tidwell

1:40 Cyclones B vs. Simcox-12:15-2:30 Tiffany Cooper

4:00 16U #1 vs. 16U #2- 2:30-4:45 Vance Bell



Monday, July 2
Seven Cyclones make 15U World Wood Bat National Championship All-Tournament Team

Four players off the Cyclones is WWBA National Championship tournament roster made the All-Tournament Team. They were Cory Edgemon, Justin Kennedy, Brandon Dendy and Kaleb Hill (erroneously listed as Noah Hill who also played well.), Justin Glover, Chance Plachek and Tyler Reed.



Monday, July 2
Practice Schedule

Tuesday K Team at Cleveland State at 6:00

V Team at Ooltewah at 6:00

B Team at Notre Dame at 6:00

12U at RSA at 6:00

Thursday-12U at Notre Dame at 6:00



Monday, July 2
Recruiting Update

Lee Gibson has become our 3rd 2013 to receive a D-1 offer. He has been offered by Troy University. Dakota Hudson is already committed to Mississippi State and Zach Thompson to Tennessee Tech.



Monday, July 2
Thanks Parents!

Thanks to all the parents who covered Troy gates. Everything went very smoothly, also, great response by parents on the sign up for Southern Wood Bat World Series. Thanks.



Monday, July 2
Baldwin out 6-8 weeks

Logan Baldwin, who has played as well the last 4 weeks as any 16 year old we have ever had, has a fractured elbow and is out for the summer. It is a great loss, but provides an opportunity for some of the other K team players to step up their games with more pt. Logan had placed himself in a position to receive D-1 offers by late July and August of this year with a good PG performance, but we are sure he will recover and get offers by the end of the fall.



Monday, July 2
K Team Hitting Leaders (22 games - 18 with wood)

BATTING AVE.

Binder .469

Baldwin .464

Kapherr .419

Gibson .389

OB%

Kapherr .542

Fugate .533

Baldwin .531

Binder .519

RUNS

Baldwin 25

Chambers 17

Williams, Gibson 15

Stone 10

RBI

Gibson 19

Binder, Williams 13

Chamber 12

Poole 11

TOTAL RUNS PRODUCED

Gibson 34

Baldwin 33

Chambers 29

Williams 28

K Team Pitching Leaders

IP

Wyrick 27 2/3

McClain 24 2/3

Williams 24 1/3

Rich 12

E.R.A.

Williams 1.44

McClain 1.67

Wyrick 2.02

Fugate 4.59

K/BB RATIO

Williams 1.3

Wyrick 1.21

Rich .90

WHIP

Williams .79

McClain .95

Boals 1.0

WINS

Williams 5

Wyrick 3

Several tied with less



Monday, July 2
Cyclones K Win Southern Wood Bat Troy University Invitational

The Chattanooga Cyclones baseball team went 4-0 to win the Southern Wood Bat Troy University Invitational this past weekend. Thomas Boals threw a no-hitter and was 1 pitch away from a perfect game in 4-0 win over the Cyclones V team when Logan Baldwin and Drew Williams each had a hit, run and rbi. In a 5-0 win over OTC Jake Wyrick earned the win striking out 9 when Lee Gibson had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run, Kyle Kapherr and Williams each had a rbi hit and Baldwin a hit and 2 runs. In a 10-2 win over the Wiregrass Cardinals 18U Williams earned the win when Rick Chambers had 2 hits, 2 rbi and a run, Seth Hickman 2 hits and 2 runs, Kapherr 3 hits and Baldwin a hit, 2 runs and rbi. The Cyclones gave the Wiregrass Cardinals 19U team their first loss of the summer in a 5-4 win when Baldwin earned the win pitching in relief after Gabe Rich and Logan Fugate who both pitched well with Baldwin having 3 hits, 2 runs and a rbi and Gibson providing a walk off single with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the bottom of the 7th .