FROM THE COACHES DESK: It has been a very good week. Jason Cast, one of our 17U player’s, had a feature article written about him in The Daily NorthShore.
Diamond Instincts @diamondinstinct Apr 21
Bright days ahead for Lake Forest's Cast Great article on @DawgzBaseball unsigned Jr. Jason Cast tearing it up early http://jwcdaily.com/2016/04/19/bright-days-ahead-for-lake-forests-cast/
Sam Harris, Diamond Dawg alumnus, currently at Oberlin, has been tearing it up lately. Sam is starting every day at SS, and hitting close to .400!
Grinnell College, current home of former Diamond Dawgz player’s Jay Goldsher and Brad Weaver, have cracked into the National Rankings for the first time in school history. Jay and Brad were members of the first ever Diamond Dawgz team and part of the first Dawgz graduating class two years ago.
Congratulations also go out to Dawgz player’s that have recently signed to be #nextleveldawgz: Tyler McHolland (Heartland), Drew Martinson (Middlebury), Andrew Hennings (Middlebury), and Tommy Giella (DePauw). More to come soon!
12U: Week 1: Silver Series Champions
13U White: Week 1 Silver Series Champions
All teams are getting better and will continue to get better! It will be exciting to see the continued improvement of all individual player’s and entire teams as the year goes on. I saw every team, minus the 14U, as my schedule did not allow me to get to one of their battles. I was really impressed with what I saw on the diamond last week. I saw confidence grow, and teams get better within the weekend, and that is all we can ask. I am excited to see everyone this weekend.
The player’s that succeeded played fearlessly with confidence. That is what we will continue to look for and preach. That is what leaders try to get others on the team to do when others are going through the motions or are playing nervous. Let’s encourage our player’s to just go play this weekend. PLAY! LET IT GO EVERYTIME! Play Hard & Have Fun!
Here is to a fun weekend at the ball park! GO DAWGZ!
Go have a great day today!