Lets Keep the Tradition Going! The 'Cats are Dent's Pride!
Come Out to Beautiful Jake Wolford Field and Support Your Hometown Team!
Opening Day 2013
Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser
Just like in years past, the Dent Wildcats, in conjunction with the Dent Lions, will be hosting their annual fish fry fundraiser. It will be held on March 21st from 4 pm - 7 pm at Nootzi's in Dent. The menu includes fried fish, beans, coleslaw, bun, water/milk/coffee. A free will offering will be much appreciated. So come on out, enjoy a great meal, and support your hometown Dent Wildcats.
2014 Wildcat Clothing
The moment everyone has been waiting for: 2014 Wildcats Clothing Orders! You will can find pictures of each of the clothing items for order along with an order form for you to download, print, and fill out by clicking on the "Wildcat Clothing" tab on the left side of our homepage. Orders and payments are due by the May 11th home game v. NYM. Don't just order for yourself, let all your friends, family, and fellow Wildcat fans know how they can get ahold of their 2014 Wildcat clothing!
2014 Season Taking Shape
As the weather warms thoughts have turned to the upcoming Wildcats season. For all you players and Wildcats fanatics chomping to get the season started, the 1st draft of the schedule has been uploaded to the website here. SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Some noteworthy games include an opening weekend exhibition with the Raymond Rockets on May 4th in Dent, May 17th @ Pelican Rapids will be their 1st game under their new lights, May 23rd Midway is coming down for a rematch from the 2013 region tournament, June 6th - 8th the Wildcats will play in the DL Tournament, and the annual July 4th game in Perham. Remember this is a 1st draft of the schedule so things may change a bit.
In addition to the new schedule, the Wildcats will be adding a few new faces this summer and losing a couple to retirement (we will announce these hopefully by the end of the month). Dent will have a full roster and a busy schedule all summer so don't miss your chance to come down to beautiful Jake Wolford Field to catch the Wildcats in action.
2013 Dent Wildcats
Front Row (left-right): Jeff Guck, Andy Kratzke, Michael Guehna, Isaac Stoll, Matt Schornack, Brandon Fritz, Brady Stoll
Back Row (left-right): Luke Burgau, Jeff Ronning, Eric Weller, David Stoll, Jaden Meyer, Tyler Soderstrom, Darin Stoll
Missing: Damion Figueroa, Joey Lindberg, Mac Stoll
Top Wildcats Moments of 2013
As we prepare to flip the calendar from 2013 to 2014 and prepare for another season of Dent Wildcats baseball, let's take a quick look back on some of the highlights from the 2013 campaign.
The Wildcats welcomed new members to the pack: Jeff Guck, Luke Burgau, Damion Figueroa, Jaden Meyer; welcomed back former players: Bradon Fritz & Mac Stoll; and bid farwell to those who retired: Jesse Biddle.
Dent came out of the gate hot starting 4-0 & 11-1 through 12 games. In those games there were comeback victories: Down 4 against DL, Dent rallies for 7 in final 4 innings to win 7-5; Down 2 against Pelican Rapids, the Wildcats plated 3 in the 9th inning to win 6-5. They also included double digit scoring games: Dent opens the season with a 15-3 victory over Audubon; In a wild game, Dent has their 1st 10 batters all reach base and score but are forced to come-from-behind to win 17-13 against NYM.
In the Countryside League playoffs, Dent punched their ticket to the region tournament by shutting out the #1 seeded Fergus Falls Hurricanes. Matt Schornack would pitch a 5-hit gem to propel the Wildcats past FF and into the region tournament.
The Wildcats finish 4th in the 16C region tournament. They won 2 games (1 against the host Urbank & 1 against Huntersville) including a 17-run outburst against Huntersville.
Dent improved on their 2012 season in 2013 by batting .263 as a team (.234 in 2012), improved their plate discipline by taking 95 walks (89 in 2012), and reduced their team stikeouts by almost 30 while playing 3 more games in 2013 (138 K's in 2013 & 165 K's in 2012).
Offensive leaders for the 2013 Wildcats were (min. 10 AB): Batting Average: Andy Kratzke - .419, Walks: Isaac Stoll - 16, K's: Isaac Stoll - 3, HR: Andy Kratzke - 2, RBI: Andy Kratzke - 25, SB: Brady Stoll & Matt Schornack - 2, HBP: Jeff Ronning - 4
In addition, Dent had 2 others hit over .300: Isaac Stoll (.375) & Eric Weller (.364).
Pitch leaders for the 2013 Wildcats were (min. 10 innings pitched): ERA: Brandon Fritz - 2.84, Wins: Matt Schornack - 5, Strikeouts: Matt Schornack - 35, Complete Games: Matt Schornack - 2, Saves: Eric Weller - 2, Games Started: David Stoll - 6, Innings pitched: Matt Schornack - 60, Hits: Brandon Fritz - 18, Walks: Eric Weller - 4
In addition, Dent had 4 others collect wins in 2013: Eric Weller (2), David Stoll (2), Isaac Stoll (1) Brandon Fritz (1)
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2013 Dent Wildcats including all our sponsors: Subway, The Dougout, Winkels Carpet Center, Victory Home Sales, Metalcraft by K, Stoll's Bait, Kratzke Swings, Steve's Sanitation, Lakes Area Coop, Arvig, KLN Enterprises, Dent Lions, & The Dent Fire Department. Also, a big thank you to all our loyal fans. Without you we would not be as successful as we have been. Finally, thank you to all our dedicated players, without whom there would be no Wildcats. Now, as we turn the calendar to 2014 we can all look forward to those mosquito-filled nights at Jake Wolford Field listening to the crack of the Wildcats' bats as they look to continue to improve and make a run at the state tournament in 2014. See everyone in Dent in 2014!