Last Updated: April 21, 2016

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Retiring Players & New Players

As the new season creeps ever closer, the Dent Wildcats are sad to announce the retirement of one of their stallwarts throughout the years: Eric Weller.  Weller got married over the offseason and moved out to Montana so he decided to hang up the cleats.  Weller was a well rounded player in his Wildcats tenure.  He played a solid 3B on defense where not many got past him; he was a formidable part of the top of the order for Dent where he provided great plate discipline and pop out of the 2-hole; and he was the lock-down closer for years.  His skill set will be hard to replace and he will be sorely missed.  Thank you Eric for all your years as a Wildcat and good luck in the future.

 

The Dent Wildcats are excited to announce their new signings for the 2016 season: Taylor Doll, Tyler Doll, Beau Bruhn, Dexter Brown.  These players join the Wildcats with quite a few successful years of experience already under their belts.

 

Taylor Doll had been playing for the Perham Pirates for the previous years but comes to Dent as a familiar face for all the Wildcats as he has been a thorn in their side on the mound from the past few 4th of July games.  Doll brings many years of experience to the Wildcats as he played for Perham High School and then at Jamestown College.  He is a youthful and yet veteran presence out on the mound where he has both a plan and the arsenal of pitches to get any hitter out.  Taylor will anchor the Dent pitching staff, immediately becomes their ace, and gives them a chance to win every game he pitches.  The Wildcats are very excited to add Taylor to the roster.

 

Tyler Doll, older brother of Taylor, was also playing for the Perham Pirates for many years prior to this but he is not foreign to any of the Wildcats.  Tyler grew up playing with or against all of the current roster and his high level of play has garnered him Dent's respect.  Now that he has joined the Wildcats, the team is thrilled because he brings a high level of play both defensively and offensively.  Tyler slots right into the gap in the top of the order that was left when Eric Weller retired.  In addition, his high level of defense in the field allows the Wildcats the flexibility to move guys around to fill the hole at 3B as well where Weller used to play.  Tyler brings a very consistent and potent bat to the Wildcats lineup as well as consistent defense throughout the infield.  Dent is looking forward to seeing him in action this summer.

 

The Dent Wildcats also added Beau Bruhn to the roster over the weekend.  Beau was playing for Perham the last few summers but, like the Doll brothers, decided to join the Wildcats.  Bruhn is a solid batter who has the potential to drive the ball over the fence (something the Wildcats don't have in great supply).  He also brings a solid defensive glove at 1st base.  But he also has the ability to track balls down in the outfield as well.  His defensive versatility will help save runs for the Dent pitchers this summer while his bat will drive in quite a few as well.  The Wildcats are excited to welcome Beau to the team.

 

Lacking a lot of natural outfielders, Dent's last addition immediately fills a hole in the team.  Dexter Brown joins the ranks of the Wildcats as an established hitter at the top of the order and as a natural centerfielder who has the speed to track down balls in the gap that might be a double against other teams.  Brown comes to Dent having previously played for several years in the Victory League for the St. Wendel Saints.  His presence at the top of the order will give Dent a constant threat that other teams need to pay attention to.  

2016 Fish Fry Fundraiser

The Dent Wildcats would like to thank everyone for attending this year's annual fish fry fundraiser at Nootzi's.  It was a huge success and we served a large number of people (the final number has not been tallied)!  Without your attendance and support none of this would be possible.  The Wildcats would also like to extend a big thank you to the Dent Lions for helping to organize and promote this event.  We would also like to thank Kim Beyer and Nootzi's for allowing us to use her facility as the site for the fundraiser.  Both of you guys are integral to the success of the Dent Wildcats!

2016 Season Fast Approaching

As the nice weather seems to be settling in and teasing amateur baseball players with a possible early spring, the Dent Wildcats are looking to take the next step in their quest for the town's 1st state tournament bid in over a decade.  Last year, the Wildcats season came to an abrupt and dramatic end at the region tournament when Sauk Centre walked off with a win on a looping single to right knocking Dent out of the Region 16C tournament.  

 

Although disappointed, the Wildcats are returning to Jake Wolford Field more determined than ever to take that next step.  During the 2016 season, the Wildcats will look a little different on the field as long-time stalwart at the hot corner, Eric Weller, retired, got married, and moved out to Montana.  His reliability at 3B and his consistent bat at the top of the order will be dearly missed.  Although Weller will be hard to replace, Dent is in the process of filling their holes and adding depth to the roster for the upcoming season.  Unfortunately, there are no new signings to announce at this time; not because there is no new players that are coming aboard, but because the state board does not allow anyone to get their release or sign new contracts until after March 15th.  PLEASE STAY TUNED AND CHECK BACK HERE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO SEE ANY NEWS ON NEW PLAYERS!

 

So as the weather starts to warm start marking your calendars so you can come out and support your Dent Wildcats.  The preliminary schedule for the 2016 season has been released and uploaded to this site.  So print your off, print one off for your friends, put it up at work, etc and let everyone know the 'Cats will be a force to be reckoned with in 2016.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday, May 15
Vergas Loons @ Dent Wildcats1:30pmDent - Jake Wolford Field
Friday, May 20
New York Mills Millers @ Dent Wildcats7:30pmDent - Jake Wolford Field
Friday, May 27
Detroit Lakes Angels @ Dent Wildcats7:30pmDent - Jake Wolford Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!