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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

FALL BASEBALL UPDATE POSTED WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 2014 - Teams are being finalized in all leagues and should be done by Thursday night with our final drafts. If you have not been contacted yet, expect a call or email from your coach by this Friday with most teams starting practice this weekend or early next week.  

We have just a few openings left in certain leagues (5U Shetland Blue league, 7U Rookie league and 13/14u Pony league) and waitlisting in all other leagues.  If you are interested, go ahead and register as usual by clicking on the registration tab above and we will admit you off the wait list as space allows. Full refund if we can't get you in. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. 


The fun continues with 2014 Fall Baseball already in the works.  We're attaching our opening informational memo for the fall 2014 season. Sign ups start this Saturday May 24 and run through July 15 for both returning and new players. Sign up in that window and you're in - after July 15, we'll wait list and let kids in as space allows. Practices will start in late August with games running from the weekend after Labor Day through the first weekend of November.  All the info you should need for the fall is in the memo which you can access by clicking on the title of this article and then clicking on the attachment). Hope you can join us. Thanks, NYO Baseball

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:12

Cougars second baseman Chesny Young makes a putout against  West Michigan on Sunday. | Sean King / For Sun-Times MediaNYO product Chesny Young is off to a flying start after being drafted in the June MLB draft. He's earned two promotions so far and has made his way from Arizona to Boise to Kane County, Illinois.  Good luck to Chesny the rest of the summer. Here's a link to a great article describing his early success.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 18:52

Champions Again at Triple Crown Georgia State Championship

The 11U Dirtbags continued their June undefeated streak with another Championship Title at Fowler Park (Cumming, Ga.) over the weekend of June 13-15. This follows their two previous Sunday Championships: (1) June 1 at the Sharon Springs Shootout (Cumming, Ga.); and (2) June 8 at the Grand Slam North Georgia State Tournament (Dacula, Ga.)

Triple Crown Pool Play: On Friday, the Dirtbags posted big offensive numbers. In Game 1 they beat the Suwanee Dirt Dawgs (Buford, Ga.) 12-5 behind stellar pitching from Mark O’Meara and Brendan Parks, plus timely hitting by Liam Sullivan, Tyler Hare and Champ Davis. In Game 2 the Dirtbags cruised to a 15-3 victory over Team 300 (Dallas, Ga.), relying on a solid group pitching effort from Thomas Markwalter, Hare, Sullivan, Reid Sturgis and Patrick Withers. In Game 3 on Saturday the Dirtbags took a commanding 7-2 lead over the Parkview Panthers (Stone Mountain, Ga.) heading into the final inning, only to let it slip away into a 7-7 tie. With a 2-0-1 Pool Play record, the Dirtbags were slotted as the 4th Seed going into Bracket Play.

Triple Crown Bracket Play: In the quarterfinals, the Dirtbags topped the Oregon Park Braves (Acworth, Ga.) by a 6-4 tally. Hare pitched 4 solid innings, with steady relief appearances by Sullivan and Chase Roberts. Parks, Sullivan and Hare had key RBIs.

On a rain-shortened Sunday, the Dirtbags crushed cross-town rivals the Buckhead Braves in a convincing 9-2 rout. Markwalter was fabulous on the mound in a dominant pitching performance. Thereafter, the Dirtbags were crowned tournament champions!

Thus far, the Dirtbags have only lost to one team all summer! They finish their season with a Florida adventure to the Grand Slam World Series in Panama City June 18-22.

Click on the article heading for more details on the Dirtbag summer.

Thursday, 12 June 2014 15:52

Follow along with all NYO Summer Baseball teams!  Click on the heading or picture for the links!

Sunday, 08 June 2014 02:22

Saturday was a big day for NYO as we not only had 20 of our summer teams in action throughout the area, but we also saw 3 fromer NYO ballplayers selected in the 2014 MLB Draft.

First up was Chesny Young, a career kid at NYO from Tee Ball through Pony and the recepient of the 2005 Kyle Burnat Award.  Chesny is the first of three boys from one of NYO's finest families (dad Ken is a long time NYO volunteer).  A graduate of Marist, which he led to two state championships, Chesny just finished his junior season at Mercer as a three year starter at 3B and where he led the nation in hits in his sophmore season. Chesny was selected with the 4th pick of the 14th round (out of 40 rounds) as a 2B by the Chicago Cubs. Be sure to check out his picture in the rotation pictures at the top of this page. 

Next up was Rafael Ramirez who joined us for 2 years in our Pony league.  Rafi just completed an oustaniding senior year at Pace and was selected by the New York Mets in the 18th round as a speedy CF.  Rafi has also committed to play ball at North Carolina State.  

Finally, Chris McGrath was selected in round 35 by the Seatlle Mariners. Chris joined us as an 8 year old in the A league and played through 2 years of Pony as well, having followed his older brother Nick through the program.  He just graduated from Marist where he was a dominant and tall left handed pitcher.  Chris has committed to continue to play at Duke. 

This was a great year for NYO graduates in general with 2 additonal players having committed to Notre Dame and other players moving on to Mercer, Georgia State, Butler and Grinnell (with apologies if we missed anyone).

Good luck to all these boys and special congrats to Chesny, Rafi and and Chris, as well as their families, on their selections. 

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