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Congratulations to the girls for a hard fought battle in taking runner up in the Quest for the Best and the Pre-Tri tournament. The girls also finished 4th at state for a great finish to the summer!
The road to state began June 7 in Buford vs Auburn with a 10-0 win. Pitching was the key for their first win of the week long tournament. They came back on day two with a win against Collins Hill B team, 9-2. The team came out hitting scoring all 9 runs in the first 3 innings. Day 3 the Bulldogs came up with an 11-0 win over Buford National White. They were able to score 7 runs in the last inning to secure the win. After rain delayed the tournament a day, the Bulldogs came back strong on Day 5 to win vs Collins Hill B, who came up through the loser bracket, 11-2. The Bulldogs’ bats were hot scoring in the each inning. The win put them in the championship game vs. Buford National White for the 5th time this season. The Bulldogs came out strong with offense and defense scoring 5 in the 1st, 3 in the 2nd and 4 in the 3rd. Bulldogs secured their place in the State tournament with a score of 12-6.
The State tournament starts July 5 and will end July 8 in Albany, Ga.
Members of the team are Brett House, Brodie Baweja, Caleb Fones, Charlie Gallagher, Chase Lamb, Cooper Chunn, Garrett Posey, Jack Stanton, Jackson Abernathy, Patrick Mannino, Reed Hocutt, and Ryle Moore. Coaches of the team are Greg Hocutt, Chuck Gallagher, Lee House, and Rob Stanton
PeeWee 8 U All-Stars team is having a great summer! The team played well in the in the Bulldog Bash going 5-1. Wins vs Lanier (16-2), Buford National White (3-0), Mt. View (14-0), Dacula (7-0), and Buford National White (4-2) put them in the championship game vs. Buford National Green. The championship game was a battle but the Bulldogs came up short in extra innings. The Bulldogs came out scoring first in the 2nd inning with 3 runs. Buford Green tied it in the 3rd and then each team didn’t allow any runs the next two innings. The game went into the 6th inning before Buford Green came up with the winning run. Final score was 4-3.
The Bulldogs headed to Buford the following weekend and the Bulldogs went 3-1 for the weekend. They faced all three of the Buford Nationals - Green, White and Gold - teams losing to Buford Green 6-4. They also saw Winder during this tournament.
On June 7 the Bulldogs headed back to Buford for the Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars State Qualifier. They went 5-0 to capture the District 6 State title. The team will be heading to Albany July 5 to compete for a State championship. For more on their road to State check out the Road to State article. (link to the article)
The Bulldogs will play in one more tournament before preparing for the State tournament. They will compete in the Bases Loaded All Star Summer Classic tournament in Snellville.
The boys have come together this summer and have performed as one. Over the next two weeks (June 23-July 3) the team will be preparing for State. They will be scrimmaging all weekend June 28-29 at George Pierce Park. If you’d like to see a great group of boys play at as Team, come out to George Pierce Park. You can follow the action on GameChanger, a free app. Just search for North Gwinnett Bulldogs 8U to request to be part of the community.
Members of the team are Brett House, Brodie Baweja, Caleb Fones, Charlie Gallagher, Chase Lamb, Cooper Chunn, Garrett Posey, Jack Stanton, Jackson Abernathy, Patrick Mannino, Reed Hocutt, and Ryle Moore. Coaches of the team are Greg Hocutt, Chuck Gallagher, Lee House, and Rob Stanton.
The NGBSA Major All-Star team had quite a successful summer! After only 3 days of practice together as a team, the Bulldogs played in “The Abigail” All-Star Invitational. They secured the number one seed for championship bracket play by defeating Archer 14-9 and Mill Creek 7-2 in pool play. The first championship game was a rematch with Archer and was won by the Bulldogs 14-4 with the help of a 12 run third inning. The championship game was to be against either Mill Creek or Lanier whose semi-final game was rained out. Unfortunately, the rain was too much to allow the tournament to be completed on the field, but the Bulldogs brought home the hardware by virtue of being the number one seed and going 3-0 in the tournament.
The next two tournaments, The Bulldog Bash and the Central Park All-Star Invitational, were both played at Central Park in Cumming. In the Bulldog Bash, the NG Bulldogs again were seeded number one after going undefeated in pool play. A disappointing one-run loss, however, sent the Bulldogs home earlier than planned. In the Central Park All-Star Invitational, the Bulldogs started out strong beating Buford 13-4. Consecutive 5-4 losses to the Buckhead Bombers and the Roswell Renegades again sent the Bulldogs home frustrated, but more experienced and determined to finish their summer on a high note.
Their final tournament of the summer was the 3rd Annual Bases Loaded All-Star Summer Classic at Lenora Park. In their first game against Shaw Park, the Bulldogs received consistent hitting, good defense and strong pitching for a 7-2 victory. After the final pool games were rained out, the Bulldogs were seeded number three and faced Shiloh in their first championship bracket game. Hits were hard to come by, but the Bulldogs won 4-3 in 7 innings with the help of good defense and outstanding pitching. After defeating Hebron by virtue of a forfeit, the Bulldogs advanced to the championship game to face the number one seeded team from Dacula. The NG Bulldogs broke the ice by scoring 3 runs in the second inning only to see Dacula battle back and tie the game at 7-7 after three innings. The Bulldogs, however, continued to fight and won their second championship of the summer by beating Dacula 10-7.
Members of the team are: Josh Butler, Brandon Contreras, Logan Hall, Rico Hannah, Andre Hilaire, Brian Leimkuehler, Tristan Meeks, Ryan Nauert, Jayden Perrine, Jason Scott, Adrian Tate and Brandon Waterfill. Head Coach is Tim Leimkuehler and Assistant Coaches are Rob Hall, Adrian Tate and Blake Meeks.
The NGBSA Board would like to congratulate the following appointed Coaches as they start to prepare for the AllStar season
(AllStar play does not start until regular season play is completed.)
T-Ball 5 - Adam Wood
T-Ball 6 - Brent Holcomb
Pee Wee 7 - Greg Hocutt
Pee Wee 8 - Eric Gentry
- Karl Smith
Minor - Larry Yates
- David Applebee
Major - Tim Leimkueler
Pony- Tom Kenney
Extra extra! Read all about it!!
NG 6U won Summer Classic and we're gonna shout it!
Congratulation to Coach John Miles and the girls!!!!
NG 10U won Summer Classic too! They were playing in the Gold Division.
How about a standing O for Coach John Davis and the girls!!!
Coach Mark Langheim's 12U girls played an awesome defense going 2 and 2 for the weekend and finishing fourth.
8U Red Team beat Walton County 15 to 4 in game 9! Way to go Coach Matt Senn and girls!!! Listen to this, 8U Black beat Hebron 18 - 7 in game 5...outstanding round of applause to Coach Keith Rabitsch and his girls. 14U fought hard unfortunately losing to Norcross early and then playing Mountain Park very close with a 7 - 8 final score. We are proud of Coach John McDavid and his girls.
We are proud of you, say we are proud of you...
We are proud of you, say we are proud of you.
NG Softball Allstars!!!!!!!!!
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