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Chargers Split with Bay City Central
May 21, 2013
The varsity baseball team split a double header with Bay City Central yesterday in a rain delayed conclusion to Monday's games.
The Chargers won game one 7-0 behind the strong pitching of Alex Sova and Alec Justin. Sova went 5 innings, allowed only 2 hits and struck out 6. The Chargers offense, which knocked out 14 hits, was led by Alex Sova who went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Garrett Kutchey was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Alec Justin and Adam Fitzgibbon had two hits each.
In game two, the Chargers couldn't capitalize on another outstanding pitching performance by Drew Cassiday, and fell 5-1 in 9 innings. Cassiday went 7 innings, allowed just one unearned run on 8 hits and struck out 3. The offense was led by Connor Smith, Adam Fitzgibbon and Alex Sova who all had one hit each.
The Chargers are now 14-10-1 and will travel to John Glenn this Thursday to wrap up the regular season schedule.
Chargers split SVL double header with Midland High
May 16, 2013
Yesterday the varsity baseball team split a pair of games at Midland High, losing game one 7-1 and bouncing back to win game two 3-1.
Alex Sova threw well in game one, taking the loss on the mound while giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits. Connor Smith had two hits while Robert Ellebracht, Adam Fitzgibbon, Alex Sova and Jackson Worsley each had one hit.
In game two, senior Drew Cassiday threw a complete game, three hitter to earn the 3-1 victory. Cassiday didn't allow a hit after the 3rd inning. Robert Ellebracht led the offense by driving in two runs and Donny Doughty had one RBI. Jackson Worsley had a double and Alec Justin and Rico Angell each singled.
The varsity team is now 13-9-1 on the season and will host Bay City Central on Monday.
Chargers Sweep Heritage
May 9, 2013
The varsity baseball team earned a big sweep at Saginaw Heritage yesterday by scores of 8-1 and 5-4 in 8 innings.
Alex Sova threw a complete game in earning the game one victory. He allowed just three hits while striking out 9. Adam Fitzgibbon was 3 for 3 with an RBI. Sova was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Garrett Kutchey was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
In game two Drew Cassiday went 7 innings for the win and Connor Smith earned the save by throwing the 8th inning. Cassiday allowed 3 earned runs, 7 hits and struck out 4. Rico Angell had a big two RBI doulbe and Sova had a triple and an RBI.
The Chargers are now 11-5-1 on the season and 5-4-1 in the Saginaw Valley and will travel to Rochester Adams on Saturday.
Chargers go 3-0-1
April 30, 2013
On Monday, the varsity baseball team won 2 games at Davison by scores of 4-3 and 4-2.
The Chargers won game one 10 innings behind strong pitching from Drew Cassiday, Connor Smith and Adam Fitzgibbon. Connor Smith and Adam Fitzgibbon had two hits each and Rico Angell had the game winning RBI in the 10th inning. In game two, the Charger won in 5 innings, due to darkness, behind the strong pitching of Alec Justin. Alex Sova had two doubles and an RBI. Carter Annelin added two RBI while Kyle Cushman added an RBI.
On Tuesday the varsity team won one game and tied game two with Arthur Hill.
Cody Syring was the winning pitcher in game one. Robert Ellebracht had three hits and Adam Fitzgibbon, Alex Sova and Don Doughty had two hits each. In game two Connor Smith and Kyle Cushman had two hits while Don Doughty had a double and 2 RBI.
The Chargers are now 7-3-1 on the season and will host Bay City Western on Thursday at 3:30.
Chargers sweep Traverse City Central
April 24, 2013
On Wednesday, the varsity baseball team won a pair of games against Traverse City Central. In game one, Connor Smith earned the win in relief of starter Alec Justin. Smith was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Alex Sova and Chase San Miguel also added a double.
In game two, the Chargers held on to win 13-10 in 5 innings. Senior Cody Syring earned the win on the mound after throwing 2 and 2/3 innings and allowing only three hits. Robert Ellebracht earned the save in relief. Adam Fitzgibbon led the offense by going 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Adding 2 hits each were Alex Sova, Alec Justin and Carter Annelin.
The varsity baseball team is now 3-2 on the season and will host the Tom Roberts Invitational on Saturday starting at 10:00 am.
Mt. Pleasant Sweeps Chargers
April 22, 2013
The varsity baseball team dropped two games to Mt. Pleasant yesterday 4-2 and 6-4.
In game one, Alex Sova and Drew Cassiday pitched well for the Chargers. Sova, who started on the mound, went 4 innings, allowed only three hits and one earned run while striking out 8. Leading the Chargers offense was Adam Fitzgibbon with 2 hits and Connor Smith, Robert Ellebracht, Rico Angell and Drew Cassiday all had one hit.
In game two Luke Anderson threw four innings allowing just three hits and 3 earned runs in a game that was called after 5 innings due to darkness. Jackson Worsley threw one scoreless inning. The Chargers only two hits in the game came from Jackson Worsley and Alex Sova who doubled.
The varsity team is now 1-2 on the season and will host Traverse City Central on Wednesday.
Chargers end 2012 season with loss to Heritage
June 4, 2012
The Chargers failed to put together enough offense in a 5-0 loss to Saginaw Heritage in the district semi-final, ending their season with a record of 17-17.
Freshman Luke Anderson threw six innings and allowed three earned runs on nine hits.
Drew Cassiday doubled, while Adam Fitzgibbon, Don Doughty and Rico Angell each had a single.
The loss wraps up the season for the Chargers who faced a number of injuries throughout the year. The boys battled through and competed under tough circumstances while playing a tough schedule.
We say good-bye to our four seniors, Joe McMahan, Ken Reeves, Donald Buckingham and Sean Cushman. Thanks to these four for all of their contributions to the baseball program over the years. You will be missed!
Chargers open district play by defeating Arthur Hill
May 29, 2012
The Chargers started the 2012 State Tournament by defeating Saginaw Arthur Hill 14-2 in five innings.
Freshman Luke Anderson earned the win by throwing the first two innings, allowing three hits and striking out two.
Adam Fitzgibbon was 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI. Sean Cushman was 2-3 with a double and an RBI, and Donald Buckingham was 2-2 with a double and 2 RBI.
The Chargers are now 17-16 on the season and will play Saginaw Heritage in the district semi-finals Saturday at noon at Bay City Western.
Chargers split with Mt. Pleasant at Dow Diamond
May 22, 2012
Freshman Luke Anderson had a dominating performace on the mound for the Chargers in game one of their double header with Mt. Pleasant at Dow Diamond last night. Anderson threw a complete game, four hit shut out to earn a 2-0 victory. Anderson didn't walk a batter in seven innings of work.
The Chargers scratched out a run in the first on a Mt. Pleasant error. The second run scored with two outs in the fourth inning on a passed ball.
Sean Cushman had a triple and Garrett Kutchey, Donald Buckingham, and Connor Smith each had a single.
In game two the defense struggled early and often, committing 8 errors in a 13-2 loss.
Sean Cushman was 3-3 with a run scored. Donald Buckingham had a 2-run double and Jeff Thiele had a single.
Thanks to all that came out to support the boys tonight. It was a great experience for all.
The Chargers are now 16-14 on the season and will travel to Traverse City Central to close out the regular season on Thursday.
Chargers Split at Home with Pinconning
May 14, 2012
Yesterday, the varsity baseball team split a pair of games with Pinconning, losing game one 5-3 and winning game two 5-4..
Cody Syring took the loss despite a strong performance on the mound. He allowed 4 runs on 3 hits in 4 innings of work.
Senior Sean Cushman was 2 for 3 and Drew Cassiday and Rico Angell each had a single and an RBI.
In game two, the Chargers gave up their 3-2 lead in the 6th inning to go down 4-3. But Sean Cushman doubled home Drew Cassiday to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th and 4 batters later, Donald Buckingham drove in the winning run.
Cushman was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Adam Fitzgibbon was 2 for 2, and John Brandon earned the win in relief.
The varsity baseball team is 15-11 on the season and will host Midland High on Thursday for a league double header.
Chargers Swept at Home by Heritage
May 10, 2012
Costly errors early in the game and missed offensive opportunities later in the game led to a nine inning, 6-5 loss for the Chargers in game one.
Junior Don Doughty had a pinch-hit, lead off double in the 7th inning and was later brought home on a single by senior Sean Cushman to tie the game at 4-4 in the 7th inning.
The Chargers surrendured a run in the top of the 8th, but battled back to tie it 5-5 on a single by junior Jeff Thiele that scored Donald Buckingham. But with the bases loaded and only one out, the Chargers were unable to push across the winning run.
Freshman Luke Anderson turned in another strong appearance as he threw the first seven innings, allowed four runs (only two earned) on six hits, and struck out three.
The Charger offense was led by senior Ken Reeves who was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Adam Fitagibbon was 2-5. Sean Cushman, Ken Reeves, and Jeff Thiele each had an RBI.
The Chargers came out flat in game two, allowing 3 runs in the first inning and never managed to get back into it the rest of the way.
Ken Reeves threw well over 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs.
Alex Sova had an RBI double to lead the way for the Charger offense.
The varsity is now 14-10 on the season and 9-7 in the Valley. They will host Pinconning on Monday.
Chargers Split at Bay City Central
May 8, 2012
Yesterday, the varsity baseball team completed their suspended double header with Bay City Central from last week by splitting the two games.
Freshman Luke Anderson improves to 2-1 on the season after throwing four scoreless innings and allowing just two hits enroute to a 8-4 win.
Senior Sean Cushman had a big game at the plate, finishing just a homerun shy of the cycle. Cushman was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Robert Ellebracht was 2 for 4 and Adam Fitzgibbon and Garrett Kutchey each had 2 RBI.
In game two, walks and errors led to a 9-3 loss for the Chargers.
Ken Reeves was 2 for 3 with a double. Adam Fitzgibbon, Sean Cushman and Rico Angell each had one RBI.
The varsity baseball team is 14-8 on the season, 9-5 in the SVL, and will host Saginaw Heritage on Thursday for a league double header.
Chargers Split at Lanny Waite Invitational
April 21, 2012
The varsity baseball team split a pair of games in the Lanny Waite Invitational tournament here at Dow High on Saturday. The Chargers dropped a tough 9-8 decision in 8 innings to Grand Blanc and then defeated Carrollton 7-1.
Sophomore Robert Ellebracht suffered a tough loss on the mound in relief of senior starter Joe McMahan. Ellebracht threw the final four innings, giving up 2 unearned runs on just two hits, and striking out four.
Leading the offense in the first game was sophomore Adam Fitzgibbon who was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Senior Sean Cushman had the game tying, two out, two run single in the bottom of the seventh to for extra innings.
In game two, freshman Luke Anderson threw five shutout innings in his first varsity appearance as the Chargers knocked off Carrollton 7-1. Anderson threw 5 innings, allowed just two hits and struck out 5.
Senior Donald Buckingham was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Sophomores Alex Sova, Malik Garner, and Adam Fitzgibbon each had a single.
The varsity baseball team is now 7-4 on the season and will host Flint Southwestern today at 3:30.
Chargers Sweep Saginaw High
April 16, 2012
The varsity baseball team improved to 6-1 on the season as they knocked off Flint Northern 19-3 and 16-1.
Junior Jeff Thiele earned his first win of the year by allowing two runs and striking out two.
The offense was lead by sophomore Malik Garner who had a single and three RBI. Sophomores Adam Fitzgibbon and Alex Sova each had a double and 2 RBI.
Senior Joe McMahan earned his first win of the season by throwing two innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out 5.
The offense was led by senior Sean Cushman who was 2 for 2 with an inside the park homerun and 2 RBI. Jeff Thiele was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI.
The varsity baseball team is 6-1 on the season, 4-0 in the SVL, and will travel to Bay City Western on Thursday for a league double header.
Chargers Split at Snowflake Invitational
April 14, 2012
Alex Sova suffered his first loss of the season to Rochester Adams by throwing 4 2/3 innings in a 10-5 loss. He allowed just two hits and four earned runs while striking out 5 and walking 7.
Robert Ellebracht led the offense by going 2-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Adam Fitzgibbon and Alex Sova added one RBI each.
Drew Cassiday picked up his first win of the season as the Chargers knocked off Flint Powers by a score of 8-7. Robert Ellebracht earned the save by throwing the final two innings in relief.
Adam Fitzgibbon led the offense by going 2-4 with 3 RRIs and 3 runs scored. Alex Sova, Drew Cassiday and Jeff Thiele added one RBI each.
The Chargers are now 4-1 on the season and will host Saginaw High on Monday.
Chargers Open SVL Play with Sweep of Flint Northern
April 12, 2012
The varsity baseball team improved to 3-0 on the season as they knocked off Flint Northern 18-2 and 18-3.
Senior Ken Reeves earned his second win of the year by allowing two runs on one hit and striking out six. Sophomore Malik Garner threw one inning and struck out all three batters that he faced.
The offense was lead by sophomore Adam Fitzgibbon who had a double and three RBI. Junior John Brandon was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.
Junior Cody Syring earned his first win of the season by throwing two innings, allowing two runs on zero hits and striking out 4.
The offense was led by junior Drew Cassiday who was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple and 4 RBI. Rico Angel was 2 for 2 and scored two runs.
The varsity baseball team is 3-0 on the season, 2-0 in the SVL, and will be back in action on Saturday when the host the Snowflake Invitational. The Chargers will square up against Rochester Adams and the other game will feature Powers Catholic and Saginaw Heritage. Game one starts at noon.
Chargers open 2012 with a walk off win versus Davison
March 28, 2012
The varsity baseball team kicked off the 2012 season yesterday by defeating Davison in walk-off fashion by a score of 6-5.
Junior Drew Cassiday’s base hit in the bottom of the seventh scored the tying run and led to a run down, allowing sophomore Adam Fitzgibbon to score the winning run on the play.
Senior Ken Reeves earned his first win of the year in relief of sophomore starter Alex Sova. Reeves through 1 and 2/3 innings, allowed just one run on one hit, one walk, and struck out three. Sova had a strong start, going 5 and 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, two walks and striking out seven.
The offense was lead by sophomore Adam Fitzgibbon who had a single, two walks and scored two runs. Senior Sean Cushman had a single, and juniors Drew Cassiday and Jeff Thiele had one hit each..
Game two was called after three innings due to darkness.
The varsity baseball team is 1-0 on the season and will be back in action when they travel to Traverse City West for a double header on Tuesday, April 10.
2012 Dow High Baseball Try Outs
March 2, 2012
Tryouts for the 2012 Dow High baseball teams will begin on Monday, March 12, 2012. Times for tryouts will be posted next week.
Anyone interested in trying out must have a physical on file in the athletic office before you can participate, no exceptions.
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Harris or the Dow High Athletic office.
Charger Baseball alum, Skirving, earns award for minor league team
September 2, 2011
BC Central eliminates Chargers
Eric Schwenk and Dow High's nine other seniors saw their high school baseball careers come to a disappointing end on Tuesday in a 9-5 loss to Bay City Central in a Division 1 pre-district baseball game at Midland High.
The Wolves took advantage of five Dow errors to score six unearned runs, including four unearned runs to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning.
"It was sad to end the season like this, but we've played together four years and had some good experiences," said Schwenk, a rightfielder who had two hits for Dow. "It was sad, but I think we'll grow from it."
Senior Chad Mayle (1-4) took the loss, allowing eight runs, three earned, on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. He threw more than 100 pitches.
"Chad threw great," said Dow coach Kip Harris, whose team finished 17-14. "He threw strikes, and there were probably three, four or five ground balls that were routine where we didn't make plays. When he throws as well as he did, we shouldn't be in that situation (of being behind)."
After falling behind 3-0 and 5-2, the Chargers battled back to eventually tie the game in the top of the sixth.
With Central ahead 5-2, Dow cut it to 5-4 in the fourth when Alex Bank tripled home Conner Bruns, and Dylan Maddox grounded out to score Bank.
Maddox's sacrifice fly scored Schwenk with the tying run in the sixth.
Central then took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by Brad Tahash off Mayle and a two-run double by Andrew Butts off reliever Alex Sova. Two Central runners batters reached on errors to help set up the rally.
Harris said his team had a lot of talent but didn't always play consistently this season.
"We were a very athletic team, very talented, (but) I think we had a lot of games where we played seven innings in a (14-inning) doubleheader," he said. "We'd go on cruise control for a few innings and put ourselves in a hole."
But, like on Tuesday, Harris said the Chargers came back many times this year.
"We were a team that had a lot of fight in us," he said. "We had a lot of situations where we came back to win. We had a lot of doubleheaders where we lost the first game and came back and won the second game. It was a senior-led team, and the fight I think really came from the seniors, and hopefully the positives they brought to the team will carry over to the younger guys next year."
Jake Lochinski earned the win in a complete game for Central, allowing five runs, four earned, on 11 hits.
Bank had three hits, Maddox had two hits and two runs batted in, and Sean Cushman had two hits and reached base four times for Dow.
"It was a really good experience for everyone," Schwenk said of the season. "We worked really hard, we pushed each other, and we just came up a little short."
Orchard Lake St. Mary's sweeps Chargers
Orchard Lake St. Mary's beat Dow High twice on Saturday in nonleague baseball, winning 14-6 and 15-8.
"When you look at the stats, we had 14 runs on 26 hits today, and we weren't in either game by the end of them," Chargers' coach Kip Harris said. "We're playing certain parts of games really well, but falling apart in some of the other parts."
Ken Reeves took the loss for the Chargers in the first game, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in two innings. Eric Schwenk had three hits, including a double. Conner Bruns, Dylan Maddox, and Adam Fitzgibbon each had a pair of hits, including a double each.
Fitzgibbon took the loss for the Chargers in game two. He lasted only 1/3 inning, allowing five runs on three hits. He had three hits, including a double, at the plate. Alex Sova had three hits and an RBI. Schwenk also had a pair of hits.
The Chargers (15-13) play at Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.
Chargers split in SVL baseball
Coach Kip Harris's Dow High baseball team bounced back from a tough 5-4 loss to Midland High in Friday's first game to defeat the host Chemics 9-2 and split a Saginaw Valley League doubleheader in front of a big crowd. "The first game was a real tough loss to take," said Harris, whose team gave up a 4-2 lead in the final two innings of the opener. "It would have been pretty easy to go in the tank and we could have felt sorry for ourselves, but we came right back." Dow is 15-11 and 9-7 in the SVL.
After trailing for the entire first game, the Chemics scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the win. With Dow ahead 4-3, Alex Goodwin led off with a single, and Dylan Maddox relieved starting pitcher Chad Mayle. Alex Rapanos then singled and Michael Wright reached on a bunt to load the bases, and Nick Mammel and Daniel Freed drew back-to-back walks to force home the tying and winning runs. Mayle gave up four runs(three earned) on four hits and five walks while striking out seven in six-plus innings. Maddox allowed one run on one hit and two walks and took the loss. "Chad threw well enough where he should have got the win," said Harris, adding that Mayle was getting tired in the seventh. "His arm was kind of dragging a little bit. We had Dylan fresh and ready to go." The Chargers built a 3-0 lead on a run-scoring double by Alex Bank in the first inning and a two-run double by Bank in the second. Rapanos doubled home two runs in the third to make it 3-2, Maddox singled in a run in the sixth for a 4-2 lead, and pinch-hitter Jordan Kraut's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth made it 4-3. Chemics' starter Jason Regier (5-1) scattered 12 hits in a complete game to earn the win, giving up four earned runs and four walks and striking out seven. Rapanos, who saw his first action of the season on May 12 after recovering from shoulder surgery, had two hits and two RBIs as Midland's designated hitter. Eric Schwenk, Conner Bruns and Bank each had two hits for Dow, and Bank had three RBIs.
In the second game, Midland led 2-1 early before Dow came back with two runs in the third, two in the fifth and four in the seventh. Bruns had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Chargers, including a solo home run to left field leading off the seventh, his first of the year. Schwenk and Maddox each had two hits and an RBI, including a triple by Schwenk.
Alex Albrecht had two hits for Midland, while Kraut and Thomas Smith both doubled. Freshman Alex Sova (2-2) earned the win, giving up two earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings. He recovered from being hit hard in the foot with a line drive in the first inning. Ryan Arthur threw the final two innings for a save.
"We made a few errors in the first game, but for the most part we played good baseball all day," Harris said. "We had 20 hits on the day, so that's a solid day. It would have been nice to get two wins, but the way we fought back (in the nightcap) was a nice sign. Hopefully, that will carry through to districts." Paul Lynch (3-2) took the loss, giving up five runs, two earned, on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Nick Mammel threw the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits and three walks.
Dow beats TC Central 13-11
Dow High outlasted Traverse City Central 13-11 Friday in a nonleague baseball game that was delayed one hour and 45 minutes by lightning. Ken Reeves earned the win in relief of starter Sean Cushman. Reeves tossed 1 2/3 innings, giving up two runs, none earned, on one hit. Adma Fitzgibbon picked up the save. "Cushman pitched real well into the fifth inning, but got a little tired" said Dow coach Kip Harris. "We had 14 hits, so we swung the bats well. It was a good day and everybody got the chance to play." Fitzgibbon also had a big day at the plate for Dow, rapping three hits, including two doubles, and knocking in a pair of runs. Alex Bank had three hits and an RBI while Conner Bruns and Joe McMahan added two hits and one RBI each. Dow (14-10) visits Midland High on Thursday.
Hawks sweep Chargers
Dow High's baseball team dropped a pair of Saginaw Valley League games Thursday at Saginaw Heritage, 13-9 and 9-3. Chad Mayle took the loss in the opener. Jake Riepma had two doubles and four runs batted in in the opener. Conner Bruns and Adam Fitzgibbon each added two hits, and Sean Cushman had three RBIs.
In the nightcap, Alex Sova took the loss. Riepma added two more hits, including a double. Fitzgibbon and Dylan Maddox each added a hit and an RBI.
"Our pitching has been solid (up until now), but today we didn't pitch at all," Dow coach Kip Harris said. "We had 16 hits in two games and scored 12 runs, but we really weren't in either game. "We need to bounce back."
Dow (13-10, 7-5 in the Valley) plays today at home tomorrow Traverse City Central.
The Dow High baseball team split a Saginaw Valley League doubleheader with Bay City Central on Thursday. The Chargers defeated Central 7-6 in the opener before falling 8-6 in Game 2. "We really did battle well," said Dow coach Kip Harris. "It's nice to see the effort; we just need to tighten up the routine plays."
Dylan Maddox earned the Game 1 win in relief of Chad Mayle, tossing 2 1/3 innings and striking out four. Mayle went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on six hits while striking out six. Maddox delivered at the plate as well, getting two hits, including a double, and knocking in two runs. Eric Schwenk and Sean Cushman also had two hits apiece with Schwenk and Adam Fitzgibbon each notching a triple.
In the nightcap, Fitzgibbon had three hits for Dow while Conner Bruns added an RBI triple. Maddox, Fitzgibbon and Schwenk each had a double.
The Chargers (13-8, 8-4 in the SVL) are off until Thursday when they travel to Saginaw Heritage for another Valley doubleheader
Chargers go 2-0 at Tom Roberts Invite
Dylan Maddox earned a win and drove in five runs Saturday to lead host Dow High to a pair of wins at the Tom Roberts Invitational. Dow defeated East Lansing 7-6 before rolling over Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.) 12-2 in five innings.
The opener saw freshman Alex Sova go the first five innings while allowing four runs, seven hits and striking out two. Maddox earned the win as he threw the final two innings while allowing three hits, two unearned runs and striking out two. “Alex threw really well today,” said Chargers’ coach Kip Harris. “It was unfortunate that he didn’t pick up the win. Overall, we had good at-bats and were more consistent defensively than we were Friday (in a split with Mount Pleasant).” Against East Lansing, Maddox’s two-out single, in the bottom of the sixth, scored Alex Bank, giving Dow the winning margin. Besides earning the victory, Maddox had two RBIs while Bank added a double and two RBIs.
In the nightcap, Joe McMahan went all five innings for the win as he allowed two runs and two hits. Maddox contributed two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs while Tim Davies had two hits, including a double, and a RBI. John Brandon and Conner Bruns each chipped in two hits.
The Chargers improve to 10-7 and host Saginaw Arthur Hill on Monday.
Dow, Mt. Pleasant split in key Valley twinbill
April 29, 2011
A strong outing from senior righthander Chad Mayle was just what Dow High needed in Friday’s second game against visiting Mount Pleasant. Mayle threw a complete-game five-hitter in a 4 -2 victory that gave the Chargers a Saginaw Valley League split with the Oilers, who are ranked fourth in Division 2 and won the opener 12-0 in five innings on a no-hitter by junior ace lefty Evan Hill. “After that first game, we had to have somebody step up,” said Dow coach Kip Harris. “It was that presence that (Mayle) had (that was so important). He was very aggressive, and he had command of almost every pitch.”
The split left the Chargers at 8-7 overall and 5-3 in the SVL, while the Oilers are 8-2 and 5-1. “I was very happy with the way we played (in the second game), when we could have just said, ‘Woe is me,’” Harris said. “And Chad threw a fantastic game.” In the nightcap, the Chargers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Dylan Maddox singled and eventually scored on Sean Cushman’s groundout. After the Oilers tied it in the fourth, Dow got three in the fifth to go ahead 4-1. With two outs, Conner Bruns and Maddox each singled home a run, and Alex Bank then scored from third base while Maddox was involved in a rundown between first and second.
Maddox finished with three of Dow’s seven hits, including a double. Cushman and Bruns each had a hit and a run batted in.
Alex Horton singled home both Mount Pleasant runs against Mayle, who struck out nine and improved to 1-3.
In the first game, Hill, who has verbally committed to pitch at the University of Michigan, got 13 of his 15 outs by strikeouts, allowing only one hit batsman and one walk. “He threw both his fastball and his breaking ball for strikes,” Harris said of the 6-foot-3 Hill, who improved to 4-0. “We took good swings and we were aggressive; you’ve just got to make adjustments and put the ball in play. Obviously, we didn’t do that.”
Hill’s only loss last year came to Grand Rapids West Catholic, 2-1 in eight innings, in the Division 2 semifinals. “He’s hitting his spots,” said Oilers’ coach Luke Epple. “He dominated Grand Ledge (this year), and he’s pretty much dominated every team he’s pitched against. The first 16 hitters he faced this year, he struck out.” Meanwhile, the Oilers pounded out 15 hits, including two doubles, a single and two runs batted in from Ryan Elliott and two hits each from Horton, Marshall Livingston and Daniel Pulver. Horton and Livingston also had two RBIs each. Mount Pleasant scored in every inning, including three in the first and five in the fifth. All but two of the Oilers’ runs came with two outs, and Dow committed three errors and also lost a fly ball in the sun for a triple that led to all three runs in the first. Dow sophomore righthander Ryan Arthur (1-3) took the loss, allowing 11 runs, nine earned, on 14 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
The Chargers host the Tom Roberts Invitational today. At 10 a.m., Dow plays East Lansing. At about 12:30 p.m., East Lansing plays Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.). At about 3 p.m., Dow plays Sault Ste. Marie.
Chargers Split Two Games at Sunshine Invitational
The Dow High baseball team split two high-scoring games on Saturday at its own Sunshine Invitational, beating Grand Blanc 10-9 and losing 22-16 to Petoskey in the championship game. "I think we bounced back well in the first game against Grand Blanc, coming off the two losses to Bay City Western," said Dow coach Kip Harris. "We've got to be more consistent on the mound and more consistent in making routine plays.
Trailing 9-5 in the first game, Dow scored four in the bottom of the sixth, capped by Dylan Maddox's two-run single, to tie it 9-9. The Chargers won it in the seventh when Eric Schwenk hit a grounder that the third baseman threw wildly, allowing Chad Mayle to score from second. Maddox earned the win, pitching two innings in relief of freshman starter Alex Sova, who allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings. "Sova threw five good innings against Grand Blanc, which is a good team," Harris noted. Maddox had three hits and three RBIs, Schwenk had two hits and three RBIs, and Tim Davies had three hits, including a double.
In the second game, Sean Cushman, one of five Dow pitchers used in the game, took the loss in relief. Conner Bruns had three hits and an RBI for Dow. Getting two hits each were Davies, Maddox, Schwenk and John Brandon. Dow (7-6) plays Monday at Flint Southwestern.
Bay City Western Baseball Takes a Pair from Midland Dow
The Bay City Western baseball team traveled to Midland and came away with a pair of important victories over Midland Dow.
In the opener, the Warriors built a 4-1 lead before the Chargers took advantage of five Western errors to score two in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the seventh and tie the game at 5-5. But Western responded with five runs in the top of the eighth, capped by a two-run single by Grant Miller, to go ahead 10-5. Dow wasn't done yet, though. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Ben Novak singled in a run and Eric Schwenk hit a two-run double to make it 10-8. Two walks loaded the bases before Dylan Maddox grounded out to end the game.
For Western in the opener, Garret Pashak had two hits and two runs batted in, Miller had two RBIs, Briton Ott had three hits and Tyler Provow had two hits. For Dow, Schwenk and Maddox each had a double and two RBIs, and Tim Davies had a hit and three walks. "It was good to see us fight (in the first game)," said Chargers Coach Kip Harris, whose team fell to 6-5, 4-2 in the SVL. "It's just a matter of being consistent with that drive and with that urgency."
Chad Mayle (0-3) took the loss, yielding seven runs, five earned, on seven hits in seven-plus innings before Maddox finished up. "We threw pretty good pitches, but they put the bat on the ball and gave themselves a chance to score some runs. Credit to (Western)," Harris said.
Game 2 was all Bay City Western, who rolled to an 11-0 victory in five innings as Brett Adcock fired a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts. Ryan Arthur (1-2) took the loss in the nightcap for Dow, giving up eight runs, four earned, on nine hits in three innings while striking out two. Despite the losses, Dow coach Kip Harris believes his team has the tools to be one of the better teams in the SVL. “We just have to be more competitive; we’re more talented than we're showing,” said Harris.
Chargers Sweep Saginaw High Trojans
Dow High swept host Saginaw High in Saginaw Valley League baseball on Monday, April 18. Due to a lack of umpires for the first game, the Chargers were awarded a forfeit. After two umpires were called, Dow won the nightcap 17-2 in three innings.
Donald Buckingham earned the win, going two innings and allowing one run on hit with five strikeouts. Dylan Maddox drove in four runs for Dow, while Ben Novak, Sean Cushman and Buckingham each had a double. Novak also had a run batted in. The Chargers (6-3 overall, 4-0 SVL) host Bay City Western on Thursday.
The Snowflake Invitational has been canceled due to rain.
Chargers Sweep in SVL Baseball Action
John Brandon drive in four runs and went 4-for-4 at the plate Thursday to lead Dow High to a 27-0, 17-0 sweep of Flint Northern in a Saginaw Valley League baseball doubleheader. Both games were called after three innings. Brandon went 2-for-2 in the opener with a run batted in as Sean Cushman picked up the win by allowing one hit and striking out eight. Conner Bruns and Jason Bonnell each added a single, a run scored and two RBIs. Donald Buckingham recorded the win in the nightcap as he struck out eight and allowed one hit. Brandon went 2-for-2 with three RBIs while Eric Schwenk had an RBI and scored three times. The Chargers are back in action Saturday as they host the Snowflake Invitational.
Herman Gets First Collegiate Start
Jordan Herman, Dow High baseball class of 2010, made his first collegiate start for the Flying Dutch of Hope College April 12. Jordan was the designated hitter and batted 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Herman is batting .500. The Dutch are 13-10 on the season.
Dow Tops Traverse City West
Jake Riepma went 2-for-2 with two runs batted in as the Dow High baseball team scored nine runs in the first two innings and then held on to beat visiting Traverse City West 12-10. "The guys did a nice job today," Chargers coach Kip Harris said. "They were real aggressive offensively. They did a good job of building a big lead real early in the game." Ken Reeves got his first win of the season on the mound for the Chargers, pitching 2 1/3 innings. Dylan Maddox picked up his first save, striking out two in one inning. Alex Bank was 2-for-3 with a run batted in and Sean Cushman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
The second game was called due to darkness in the middle of the fourth inning with the two teams tied 8-8. Dow was up 8-7 after three innings.
Lake Orion Sweeps Chargers
Lake Orion swept a nonleague doubleheader 8-1 and 1-0 from visiting Dow High.
"Even thought we struggled at the plate, we still did a good job of laying down bunts and moving runners over," said Chargers' coach Kip Harris. "We got people in scoring position, but we just shut down then and we couldn't get the key hits." The opener saw Chad Mayle suffer the loss as he went four innings while allowing two hits, one earned run and striking out four. Dylan Maddox, Alex Bank, Tim Davies and Sean Cushman each had singles for Dow. Ryan Arthur was stellar on the mound in the second game, but suffered the loss as he allowed five hits, no earned runs and no walks in six innings. "Ryan has thrown well for us," said Harris. "In 11 innings, he hasn't allowed a walk." Conner Bruns had the Charger's only hit. The Chargers face Traverse City West for their next twin bill.
Dow Opens 2011 Season Splitting With Defending State Champ Pioneers
The Chargers got the off season rust out of their system to come back for a strong 16-5 five inning win against defending MHSAA Division 1 State Champs Ann Arbor Pioneer in the second game of a double header. Dow was lead by the strong pitching of Ryan Arthur, who threw a five inning complete game for the win. Arthur gave up eight hits and four earned runs. "In game two we did a nice job of getting the ball in play and forcing Pioneer to make plays." said Chargers' coach Kip Harris. "We capitalized very well. It was a nice bounce-back game." Three Chargers got multiple hits, and six scored two or more runs in the nightcap. Eric Schwenk was 2-3 with a double, and run batted in and three runs scored. Alex Bank was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Jake Riepma was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Sean Cushman scored three runs, and Tim Davis and Chad Mayle each scored two.
Pioneer won the first game 13-1 in a game marked by Charger miscues, perhaps reflecting the lack of outdoor practice as mid Michigan enjoys another extended winter. Dow traveled to Ann Arbor for a game that was originally to be hosted in Midland, but could not due to poor field conditions. "This was definitely our first chance to play outside in a while, and we showed that", Chargers' coach Kip Harris said of game one. We weren't doing the fundamental things." Dylan Maddox singled home the Chargers' only run. Chad Mayle was on the mound for Dow, taking the loss in 1 1/3 innings of work and giving up seven earned runs
2011 Dow High Baseball Rosters Set
All three teams are now set for the 2011 Dow High Baseball season. You can find the team's rosters and statistics by clicking on Team Rosters on the left hand side of the web page. Once you get there, you can change the team being displayed by clicking the drop down button for TEAM.
Keep up with your team throughout the year right here at the home for Dow High Baseball.
2011 Dow Charger Baseball Tryout Schedule
Monday , March 14: 7:30 – 9:30 – 9th, 10th , 11th, 12th graders
Tuesday, March 15: 6:30 – 8:30 – All 10th Graders; 7:30 – 9:30 – 9th, 11th, 12th graders
Wednesday, March 16: 6:30 – 8:30 – All 10th Graders; 7:30 – 9:30 – 9th, 11th, 12th graders
Thursday, March 17: 6:00 – 8:00 – 9th Graders; 7:30 – 9:30 – 10th, 11th, 12th graders
Friday, March 18: 6:00 – 8:00 – 11th & 12th graders; 7:30 – 9:30 – 9th and 10th graders
Note: All times are subject to change based on gym availability and weather. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Steele continuing baseball career as pitching coach
1996 Dow High grad Mike Steele returns for his second consecutive season as the State College Spikes pitching coach in 2010 and his third overall in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization... Under Steele's watch in 2009, the Spikes' pitching staff finished fifth in the 14-team NYPL with an outstanding 3.27 ERA... State College hurlers also issued a league-low 198 walks in 655 1/3 innings during the '09 campaign... Made professional coaching debut with Class-A Lynchburg in 2008, taking over as a mid-season replacement for Bob Milacki... Prior to joining the Pirates, spend two years as pitching coach at Michigan State University... Pitched professionally from 2000-2005 in the Detroit and Seattle organizations... Originally drafted by the Tigers in the 29th round of the 2000 June Draft out of the Central Michigan University... Started professional career at Oneonta in the New York-Penn League, where he earned his first all-star recognition... In 2001 with West Michigan of the Class A Midwest League, Steele was a First-Team All-Class A relief pitcher after going 4-3 with a 1.16 ERA and 19 saves... Graduated from CMU in 2000 with a degree in sports management and a minor in business administration... Born August 22, 1978 in Mount Pleasant, MI... Resides in Spring, TX with wife Lydia and their two children
Skirving drafted in the 30th round by Pittsburgh in 2010 MLB Draft
June 9, 2010
2007 Dow High grad Matt Skirving was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round of the 2010 MLB draft. Skirving recently completed his junior year at Eastern Michigan University where he was a standout on the field and in the classroom.
Please join me in congratulating Matt on his accomplishment and wish him the best of luck in his professional career.
Dow High Alum, Michael Allen, signs with Davenport
May 6, 2010
Michael Allen, a 2008 Dow High graduate, recently signed to play baseball at Davenport University next season. Allen, who spent his freshman year as a redshirt at Saginaw Valley, transfered to Grand Rapids Community College this season. He has played first base, catcher, and worked as a designated hitter for the Raiders this season.
Congrats to Michael and best of luck with the rest of this season!
Chargers drop game two with Bay City Central for a split
May 3, 2010
Dow High's offense was red-hot, then ice-cold Monday, as the Chargers split with Bay City Central in Saginaw Valley League baseball. Dow won the opener 23-5 before the Wolves took the nightcap 2-1.
In the first game, Ryan Maddox got the win, giving up five hits and striking out seven in six innings of work. Jordan Herman and Justin Reyes each had three hits for Dow, which scored 16 runs in the top of the seventh inning.
"It just completely snowballed," Dow coach Kip Harris said of the seventh. "It was one of those strange innings."
In the second game, Chad Mayle took the loss, pitching six innings and giving up five hits. The Wolves broke a 1-1 tie with an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth.
Dylan Maddox had a double for the Chargers.
"It was the story of our season," Harris said of the difference between the two games. "When we're aggressive, we're effective with the bats. We weren't aggressive in the second game."
Dow (13-6 overall, 8-4 SVL) plays at the Alpena tournament on Saturday.
Chargers Split at Tom Roberts Invitational
May 1, 2010
On Saturday, the varsity baseball team split a pair of games in the Tom Roberts Invitational. The Chargers dropped game one 11-1 to Pinconning. Cory Brzak had an RBI single, and Eric Schwenk, Logan Praay, Dylan Maddox, and Justin Reyes each had a hit.
In game two, the Chargers defeated Sault Ste. Marie, ONT 13-4. Ryan Arthur improved to 2-0 on the mound by throwing four innings, allowing just three hits, and striking out five. Eric Schwenk was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI. Jordan Herman was 2 for 4 with a double and four RBI. Cory Brzak, Alex Bank, Jason Bonnell, Jake Richard, and Ben Novak each had a hit.
The varsity team is now 12-5 on the season and will travel to Bay City Central today for a 3:30 game.
Dow Sweeps Flint Southwestern
April 22, 2010
Dow High swept Flint Southwestern by scores of 11-0 and 17-2.
In game one, Eric Abel (2-0) earned the win after throwing three innings, allowed just one hit, and struck out five.
Eric Schwenk had two hits and Jake Richard had two RBI.
Eli Rytlewski (2-0) went two innings to earn the win in game two.
The Chargers are now 7-2 over all and 4-2 in the SVL. They will host the Sunshine Invitational this Saturday starting at noon. They will play Petosky and on the other field, Grand Blanc will play Carrollton.
Western sweeps Chargers
April 19, 2010
The Bay City Western Warriors swept the Chargers in Saginaw Valley League action by scores of 8-0 and 11-1.
Chad Mayle (0-1) suffered the loss after throwing the first three innings. Connor Bruns and Eric Schwenk recorded the only two hits of the game for Dow.
Ryan Maddox (0-1)took the loss in game two. He allowed nine runs, only three earned, and struck out three. Jordan Herman and Bruns had the only two hits for Dow High.
With the losses, the Chargers drop to 5-2 over all and 2-2 in the Saginaw Valley. They will host Flint Southwestern on Thursday.
Chargers Win the Snowflake Invitational
April 17, 2010
Chargers to a 9-3 win over Flint Powers in the opening game of the Snowflake Invitational.
Starting pitcher Logan Praay (1-0) threw four innings, allowed two earned runs, just one hit, and struck out four.
Eric Schwenk was 3-3, Logan Praay was 2-3, and Connor Bruns had two RBI.
Behind five strong innings from starter Eli Rytlewski (1-0), the Chargers came from behind to beat Saginaw Heritage and win the Snowflake Invitational by a score of 7-5.
Rytlewski went five innings, allowed just three hits, 4 earned runs, walked six, and struck out two.
Rytlewski paced the offense as well, going 2-4 with a triple and two RBI. Jordan Herman was 2-3 with a pair of RBI and Alex Bank added a pair of hits.
The Chargers are now 5-0 on the season and will travel to Bay City Western for an SVL double header on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30.
Chargers Sweep Saginaw High
April 15, 2010
Eric Abel (1-0) earned his first varsity win on Thursday by tossing a no hitter and striking out four.
Logan Praay was 2-2 with a double, triple, and three RBI. Jordan Herman was 2-2 with 2 RBI.
Jake Richard (1-0) tossed a no hitter and earned the win in the nightvcap of the twin bill as Dow beat Saginaw High 30-0. Dylan Maddox had three hits and drove in five runs, Ben Novak had two hits and an RBI and Ryan Arthur had two hits and plated three.
Chargers Rally to Beat Titans on 2010 Opening Day
April 12, 2010
Dow High rallied for a thrilling 7-6 comeback over Traverse City West in the Chargers baseball season opener. The Chargers scored two runs each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to clain the victory. In the bottom of the seventh , with Dow trailing 6-5, Logan Praay singled to drive in Eli Rytlewski with the tying run and Tim Davies followed shortly afterward with a sacrifice fly to plate Praay. Ryan Stone got the victory with thee innings of relief, allowing four hits. Chad Mayle started the game and went four innings, giving up two runs on five hits. Conner Bruns had two hits and two runs batted in for the Chargers and Praay also had two hits.
April 7, 2010
On Wednesday, April 7, we will be having a fundraiser at Bennigan's in Midland. If you present the attached coupon to your server, 20% of your total bill will be donated to our program. They flyer can be used for anytime that day. We will have our players there to help serve and bus tables from 5:00-8:00. Invite a co-worker, friends, or family and help support Dow High Baseball.
2010 Dow High Baseball Rosters Set
March 26, 2010
All three teams are now set for the 2010 Dow High Baseball season. You can find the team's rosters and statistics by clicking on Team Rosters on the left hand side of the webpage. Once you get there, you can change the team being displayed by clicking the drop down button for TEAM.
Keep up with your team throughout the year right here at the home for Dow High Baseball.
2010 Baseball tryouts set for Monday, March 15
February 23, 2010
Tryouts for this year's Dow High baseball teams will begin on Monday, March 15. Students must have a physical on file with the athletic office in order to take part in the tryouts. Practices runs from 3:30-5:30 all week. There will be pitchers and catchers practice on Tuesday and Friday morning starting at 6:15 am.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Harris at email@example.com.
Berryhill Players Honored at Game 1 of World Series
November 2, 2009
The member of the 2009 American Legion World Series Championship team were recognized last week prior to the start of Game 1 of this year's World Series at Yankee Stadium. Among the members of the Berryhill team were Dow High alum Sean Hartman (2008), Jordan Herman (2010), and Chad Mayle (2011). Congrats to the boys and we all hope that you enjoyed this amazing experience.
Follow the attached link to see photos and read the complete story.
American Legion Baseball News
2009 Holiday Baseball Camp
December 8, 2009
On Sunday, December 27, the Dow High Baseball program will be holding their annual Holdiay Baseball Camp. The session runs from 12;00-3:00 and is open for a little league players. The cost per player is $30. For more information, please see the attached document or contact coach Kip Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
Midland Berryhill Wins American Legion National Title
August 19, 2009
The Midland Berryhill American Legion team logged many miles this summer while traveling around the country to play games. They made sure that every mile counted on Tuesday as they defeated Medford, Oregon 11-4 to claim the 2009 American Legion National Championship.
Dow High baseball was well represented on the Berryhill team. Sean Hartman (2008), Jordan Herman (2010), Chad Mayle (2011) did a tremendous job representing their team, family, school, and town.
Chad Mayle was recogized for his efforts in the tournament run by being named to the All-Tournament team at the World Series.
Congrats to these boys and to the entire Berryhill team. Congrats to the coaching staff for all of their hard work (and time away from their families and jobs). And special thanks to all of the people behind the scenes that made an experience like this possible for the boys.
2009 Hey Go Classic Golf Outing
August 12, 2009
Flyer for the Golf Outing
On Saturday, August 29, we will be hosting the 7th Annual Hey Go Classic Golf Outing at Sandy Ridge Golf Course. The cost is $75 per person and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch after the round, hole prizes, and door prizes for the participants.
If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring a hole for $50 or $100 as a class, family, or business. Proceeds will go towards purchasing equipment and maintaining our fields next season.
Ask a family member, a friend, or a co-worker to come out and support Dow High baseball and have a good time at this year's Hey Go Classic. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Kip Harris at (989) 430-9132 or by email at email@example.com
Hope to see you there!
Midland Merchants Split with Cadillac Legion to Open Summer Schedule
June 14, 2009
The Midland Merchants opened up their summer schedule on Sunday by splitting with the Cadillac American Legion team. Cadillac won game one 9-5 and the Merchants bounced back to win game 2 13-12.
In game one, Ryan Stone took the loss despite a solid outing. Stone went 4 innings, allowed just two hits, two earned runs, and struck out four.
Logan Praay led the offense going 2-4 with a double and two RBI. Eli Rytlewski and Cory Brzak each had an RBI.
In game two, the Merchants trailed 9-5 heading into the bottom of the 7th inning before they tied the game with four runs. Eric Schwenk singled, Alex Bank doubled, and with one out, Logan Praay brought home Schwenk with an RBI single. Cory Brzak walked and then Dylan Maddox tied the game with a three run double.
After surrenduring three runs in the top of the 8th to go down 12-9, the Merchants rally started with Schwenk again as he led off the bottom of the 8th with a single. Again, Maddox singled home the two tying runs. Justin Reyes had the game winning single as he brought home Cory Brzak to win the game.
The Merchants will play this Friday in the Blasy Electric Wood Bat Tournament at Midland High. They will play at 2:00 and 6:00 on the Midland High JV field.
Two of our sponsors for this season are Mid-Michigan Eye Care and The Wheel House. Thanks for your support of our program this summer!
Charger Baseball Post-Season Awards
June 9, 2009
The Dow High Baseball teams wrapped up the 2009 season with their annual banquet. Individual awards were given out to the following:
Al Quick Award - Eric Schwenk
Booster Club Scholar Athlete(s) - Matt Haelterman and Logan Praay
SVL Academic All Conference - Matt Haelterman, Shawn Helmreich, Jordan Herman, Chad Mayle, Steven Merrill, Logan Praay, Justin Reyes, Eli Rytlewski, Ryan Stone
SVL 2nd Team - Jordan Herman, IF
Adam Mantle, OF
Cody Elsen, At Large
SVL Honorable Mention - Torri Nelson, P
Chad Mayle, P
Academic All-District - Chad Mayle
1st Team All-District - Cody Elsen, IF
Outstanding Pitcher - Torri Nelson
Outstanding Infielder - Jordan Herman/Cody Elsen
Outstanding Outfielder - Adam Mantle
Most Improved - Logan Praay
Most Valuable Player - Adam Mantle
Congrats to all of the award winners, and a special thanks to all of our seniors for what they've done for the program in their time here at Dow High. Thanks Cody, Shawn, Matt, Steven, Torri, Jon, and Adam and best of luck.
Charger Baseball Alum, Matt Skirving, Named First Team All-MAC
May 19, 2009
2007 Dow High Alum, Matt Skirving, was named First Team All Mid-American Conference on Tuesday at the MAC Tournament dinner. Follow the link below to see the full story and to view Skirving's stats on the season. The Eastern Michigan Eagles will begin play in the MAC tournament today at 4:00 against Ball State. Congrats to Matt!
Chargers Lose Heartbreaker to Heritage, 6-5
May 19, 2009
With a 5-4 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Chargers couldn't hold on to their lead, as the dropped another tough one to host Saginaw Heritage.
Ryan Maddox (4-6) suffered another tough loss in throwing a complete game. Five of the twelve hits that the Hawks recorded were pop ups that fell between the infield and outfield. But two walks in the bottom of the seventh proved to be the difference in the game.
Logan Praay lead the offense going 2-3. Five different Chargers, Adam Mantle, Jordan Herman, Torri Nelson, Steven Merrill, and Shawn Helmreich, recorded RBI's in the game.
With the loss, the Chargers are now 19-12 overall and 12-8 in the SVL. They will take on Bay City Western in the 12:00 district tournament game held at McGregor Elementary in Bay City on Saturday, May 30.
Chemics Sweep Chargers
May 18, 2009
Ben Singer allowed no hits through six innings as Midland High defeated the Chargers 7-0 in the first game.
Torri Nelson (4-5) took the loss on the mound after throwing five innings.
Jordan Herman led off the top of the 7th inning with the only hit of the game for the Chargers.
In game two, Matt Theiss and Chad Mayle faced off in a strong pitching duel. Neither earned a decision after the game went into the eighth inning. Mayle (5-0) went seven innings, allowed three earned runs and struck out seven.
Logan Praay and Adam Mantle each had two hits to lead the Charger offense, while Torri Nelson had an RBI double.
The Chargers are now 19-11 on the season, 12-7 in the SVL, and will travel to Saginaw Heritage on Tuesday for a make up game starting at 3:00
Chargers split with Bay City Central
May 14, 2009
The Varsity Baseball team split a double header with Bay City Central on Thursday, losing game one 10-2 before bouncing back to win game two 12-11.
In game one, Ryan Maddox took the loss despite a great effort on the mound. He threw 6 2/3 innings, allowed nine hits, only three earned runs, and struck out four.
Cody Elsen was 2 for 3 at the plate. Adam Mantle was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Connor Bruns was 2 for 3 in his first varsity game.
In game two, Ryan Stone did an excellent job coming in to throw 6 2/3 innings of relief, but it was Torri Nelson that earned the win in extra innings. Nelson is now 4-4 on the season after throwing the final 1 1/3 innings, striking out four.
Connor Bruns continued his impressive varsity debut by going 3 for 4 with an RBI. Torri Nelson was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Cody Elsen was 2 for 2.
The Chargers are now 19-9 on the season and 12-5 in the Saginaw Valley. They will travel to Swartz Creek on Saturday for a double header starting at 10:00 before they match up with the Chemics at Midland High on Monday. Monday’s game time is set for 3:30.
Western Sweeps Chargers
May 11, 2009
The varsity baseball team came out flat on Monday and suffered a pair of losses to Bay City Western by scores of 17-8 and 11-1.
Leading hitters in game one were Torri Nelson who was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Eli Rytlewski and Jordan Herman had two hits each.
In game two Cody Elsen was 2 for 2 with a double. Eli Rytlewski was 2 for 3 and Adam Mantle was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The two losses puts the Chargers at 18-8 overall and 11-4 in the Saginaw Valley. They will host Bay City Central on Thursday. Game one is scheduled for a 3:30 start.
Dow Sweeps Flint Northern
May 8, 2009
Dow High Swept Flint Northern in a double header Friday.
Torri Nelson (3-2) earned the win, striking out all three batters he faced.
Ryan Maddox was 3-3 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI. Matt Haelterman was 2-2 with 3 RBI.
In game two, Chad Mayle (5-0) earned the win, striking out all three batters he faced.
Chad Mayle, Steven Merrill, Jon Knapp, and Ryan Stone all had two hits apiece.
The Chargers are now 18-6 overall and 11-2 in the Saginaw Valley. They will host Bay City Western in a crucial league double header on Monday. Game 1 in scheduled for a 3:30 start.
Chargers Sweep Arthur Hill
May 6, 2009
The Varsity baseball team swept Arthur Hill yesterday by scores of 15-5 in five innings and 15-0 in three innings.
Mike Tickner earned the win in game one and improved his record to 3-1 as he threw 3 2/3 innings in relief of starter Logan Praay. Tickner gave up just three hits, three walks, and struck out five.
Cody Elsen was 3 for 4 at the plate with 4 RBI. Adam Mantle was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI. Justin Reyes had 2 RBI.
In game two, Ryan Maddox threw a three inning no hitter as the Chargers routed Arthur Hill 15-0. Maddox improves to 4-2 on the season as struck out six and was a hit batter away from being perfect for the game.
Chad Mayle was 2 for 3 with a double, triple, and two RBI. Ryan Maddox also hit his third homerun of the season.
The Chargers are now 16-6 overall and 9-2 in the Saginaw Valley. They will travel to Flint Northern for a 3:30 game today.
Dow High Grad, Matt Skirving, Named MAC Player of the Week
May 4, 2009
Matt Skirving, a 2007 Dow High alum, was just named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week. Please follow the link below to see the full story. Congrats to Matt! Keep up the good work.
Chargers win Tom Roberts Invitational
May 2, 2009
The varsity baseball team won the Tom Roberts Invitational on Saturday as they beat Pinconning 10-3, Soo Sault Marie, ONT, 21-3, and Hudson 3-1.
Chad Mayle beat Pinconning, the previously undefeated number one team in the state in Division II, as he improved to 4-0 on the season. Mayle threw five innings, allowed just three hits, one earned run, and struck out four.
Adam Mantle went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Eli Rytlewski went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Shawn Helmreich had two RBI.
Ryan Maddox improved to 3-2 on the mound this year as the Chargers beat the Soo 21-3 in four innings. Maddox threw the first two innings, allowed just one hit, and struck out one.
Adam Mantle was 3 for 5 with a triple, double and three RBI. Cody Elsen, Logan Praay, and Tim Davies all had two hits apiece. Ryan Maddox hit his second homerun of the season and had three RBI.
In the championship game, Torri Nelson improved to 2-2 as the Chargers defeated Hudson 3-1. Nelson threw a complete game, allowed just three hits, one earned run, and struck out seven.
Torri Nelson also led the offense by going 2 for 3 with an RBI.
The Chargers are now 14-6 on the season and will host Arthur Hill at 3:30 on Wednesday.
Chargers Top Undefeated Rochester Adams
April 25, 2009
The Varsity baseball team faced a tough challenge in 10-0 Rochester Adams on Saturday. But outstanding pitching and timely hitting helped the Chargers hand Adams their first loss of the season 6-4.
Junior Ryan Maddox (1-2) threw his best game of the year as he went 6 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits, four runs, and striking out six. Eli Rytlewski came in to get the last two outs and record his second save of the season.
Five players recorded multiple hits for the Chargers. Eli Rytlewski and Torri Nelson were both 2 for 3 with an RBI. Logan Praay and Adam Mantle were 2 for 3, and Justin Reyes was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Game two of the tournament with Petoskey, was canceled due to rain.
The Chargers are now 11-5 overall and will travel to Heritage on Monday for an SVL double header starting at 3:30.
Chargers Sweep Flint Central
April 23, 2009
Mike Tickner improved to 2-1 on the season as the Chargers defeated Flint Central 15-0 in four innings in game one yesterday. Tickner threw all four innings, allowed just two hits, and struck out six.
Cody Elsen was 3 for 3 with two triples and 6 RBI. Torri Nelson was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI. Eli Rytlewski was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
In game two Ryan Stone improved to 2-0 on the season as the Chargers won 23-8 in three innings.
Ryan Maddox had a big game with a double, triple, home run, and 3 RBI. Justin Reyes was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
The Chargers are now 10-5 overall and 7-1 in the SVL. They will host the Sunshine Invitational tomorrow. Dow High will take on Rochester Adams and Petoskey will take on Carrollton. Both games begin at 12:00.
Chargers Split with Mt. Pleasant
April 20, 2009
Torri Nelson had a strong pitching performance in game one yesterday, but the Charger’s defense struggled as they dropped game one 7-1 to Mt. Pleasant.
Nelson threw five innings, gave up eight hits, only two earned runs, and struck out five.
Cody Elsen lead the Chargers at the plate going 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Dow High bounced back in game two behind the strong pitching performance of sophomore Chad Mayle. Mayle improved to 3-0 on the year after throwing a complete game, allowing just four hits, and striking out five.
Jordan Herman was 3 for 4 and Justin Reyes had a double and two RBI.
The Chargers are now 8-5 overall and 5-1 in the SVL. They will host Flint Central today at 3:30.
Chargers Split at Snowflake Invitational
April 18, 2009
A squeeze play in the bottom of the 7th inning lifted the Chargers to a 4-3 win against Freeland in game one of the Snowflake Invitational.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Torri Nelson successfully laid down a squeeze bunt to score Adam Mantle from third base.
Eli Rytlewski earned his first win of the year by throwing the final two innings and striking out two. Starter Logan Praay threw five strong innings, allowing just four hits, two earned runs, and striking out four.
Torri Nelson, Jordan Herman, and Cody Elsen all had two hits and an RBI for Dow.
In game two, Sagainaw Heritage took the tournament title as they knocked off the Chargers by a score of 15-5.
Ryan Maddox (0-2) took the loss after throwing the first four innings.
Jordan Herman was 2-4 with an RBI and Eli Rytlewski was 2-3.
The Chargers are now 7-4 overall and will host Mt. Pleast on Monday.
Chargers Sweep Flint Southwestern
April 16, 2009
Senior Torri Nelson (1-2) threw three innings to earn the win Thursday as Dow High won game one at Flint Southwestern 19-5.
The Chargers held an 11-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning, but struggled to close out the game. Junior Mike Tickner threw well in three innings of relief of Nelson.
Cody Elsen hit his second homerun of the season while going 2-3 at the plate. Jon Knapp also added hit his first career homerun. Jordan Herman, Torri Nelson, and Ryan Maddox all had two hits apiece.
Ryan Stone (1-0) earned his first varsity win after throwing three innings, allowing two hits, and striking out five.
Jordan Herman led the offense going 5-5 with a double and 4 RBI. Adam Mantle was 3-3 with an RBI. Cory Brzak was 3-4 with two RBI. Logan Praay and Eli Rytlewski had two hits each.
The Chargers are now 6-3 overall and 4-0 in the SVL. They will host the Snowflake Invitational this Saturday starting at 12:00. They will take on Freeland in game one and Flint Powers and Saginaw Heritage square off in the other game.
Chargers Sweep Saginaw High
April 13, 2009
Junior Ryan Maddox (1-1) threw a no hitter and struck out 9 in four innings of work as Dow High defeated Saginaw 16-0 in game one of the double header.
Senior Adam Mantle was 3-3 with a double and a triple. Cody Elsen was 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI. Jordan Herman was 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
The Chargers stand at 3-3 overall and are now 2-0 in the Saginaw Valley League.
Mike Tickner (1-1) and Ryan Stone combined to throw a no hitter in game two as the Chargers won 10-2 in four innings. Jon Knapp was 2 for 3 with two RBI. Chad Mayle had a double and an RBI and Matt Haelterman had a double .
The Chargers are now 4-3 on the season and 2-0 in the Saginaw Valley. They will travel to Flint Southwestern on Thursday for a 4:00 game.
Chargers Bounce Back to Earn Split with Grand Blanc
April 14, 2009
Grand Blanc senior, Jason Hager, threw five solid innings in route to a 9-3 win verse Dow High. The Chargers only managed four hits his five innings of work.
Dow High senior, Torri Nelson, threw well again, but the Charger defense was shaky as they committed four errors in the loss.
Adam Mantle was the leading hitter going 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI.
In game 2, sophomore Chad Mayle improved to 2-0 on the season with another strong performance on the mound. Mayle went four innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 4. Ryan Stone threw one inning allowing just one hit.
Adam Mantle capped off a good day at the plate by going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Cody Elsen was 2 for 3. Jordan Herman, Eli Rytlewski, Cory Brzak, Matt Haelterman, Torri Nelson, Chad Mayle, and Logan Praay had one hit apiece.
The Chargers are now 2-3 on the season and will travel to Saginaw High on Monday, April 13 for their first Saginaw Valley league games.
Coleman rallies to beat Chargers
Dow High squandered a 4 run lead in the bottom of the 8th to lose to host Coleman.
Logan Praay threw four strong innings for the Chargers. Allowing only two hits while striking out seven.
Cody Elsen was 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Shawn Helmreich was also 2-3.
The Chargers are now 1-2 on the season and will travel to Grand Blanc on Wednesday for a 4:00 double header.
Chargers open 2009 season with split
March 28, 2009
Senior Torri Nelson threw three strong innings in his first outing of the season, but it wasn't enough as Orchard Lake St. Mary stormed back to top Dow 14-9 in the first game for each team this season.
Senior Cody Elsen led the offense for the Chargers (0-1) launching a grand slam in the third inning. He finished 2 for 2 with three walks and four RBI. Junior Jordan Herman was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
In game number two, sophomore Chad Mayle threw four strong innings to earn his first career victory as the Chargers routed St. Mary's 16-2 in five innings.
Mayle went four innings, allowing one earned run, five hits, two walks, and he struck out five.
Senior Adam Mantle led the offense going 3 for 5 and scoring three runs. Jordan Herman was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI. Jon Knapp and Eli Rytlewski were both 2 for 2.
The Chargers stand at 1-1 on the season and will travel to Coleman on Monday for one nine inning game starting at 4:00.
2009 Parent Meeting Set
2009 Clothing Order Form
On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, we will hold our annual parent meeting at the Dow High cafeteria at 6:00 pm. We will hand out rosters, game and bus schedules, and have items available for purchase. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Harris.
Tryouts times set
February 26, 2009
Tryout schedule and note to parents
Tryouts for the 2009 Dow High Baseball teams will begin on Monday, March 9, from 7:30-9:00 pm. All players must have a physical on file with the athletic office in order to participate. Each day that week, practice will start at 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Work Out Schedule
January 8, 2009
Winter Work Out Schedule
All potential baseball players are invited to sign up for individual workouts on Sundays from now until the end of February. Please see the attached sign up sheet and email Coach Harris at email@example.com for the time slot that you want. First come, first served.
Dow High Holiday Camps
December 4, 2008
Father and Son Camp Flyer
Dow High Baseball will be hosting two camps this holiday season on Saturday, December 27. The first session, starting at 9:00 am, will be a pitcher and catcher clinic hosted by Pittsburgh Pirates minor league coach and former Dow High standout, Mike Steele. The catching duties will be with Justin Davis, former Ripken School of Baseball instructor and Northwood University standout. Other camp counselors will include current college players Matt Skirving (Eastern Michigan), Brett Lechner (Northwood), and Tim McDonald (Western Michigan). The clinic is $45 for the two hour session. The focuss will be on techniques and mechanics rather than throwing to a radar gun.
The second session will be our Father and Son Camp. This is a chance for dads to spend some quality time with their son and the game of baseball. We will focus on the fundamentals of the game and cover fielding, throwing, hitting, baserunning, and much more.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Coach Kip Harris at (989) 430-9132 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
Pitcher and Catcher Clinc
December 4, 2008
6th Annual Hey Go Classic Golf Outing set for Saturday, Sept. 27
September 15, 2008
We were rained out on Saturday, so the make up date for this year's golf outing will be on Saturday, September 27, at 10:00 am. With the change of date, we will be looking for a few teams to replace the ones that won't be able to make it on the new date. Please pass on the attached flyer to family, friends, and co-workers so that we can have a great outing.
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser Night
October 10, 2008
Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer
On Monday, December 15, we will be hosting a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Eastman Rd., right in front of the mall. All that you need to do is print off a copy of the attached flyer and present it to your server when paying your bill. 20% of your total check will be donated directly to Dow High Baseball. Stop in for lunch. Hit up happy hour. Or bring the whole family for dinner. The Red Wings play the Colorado Avalanche that night at 7:00, so come on out and watch the game.
Hope to see everyone out there!
4 Trying to Play College Baseball from Class of 2008
July 25, 2008
Four of the 2008 class will be trying to play baseball at the next level this fall as they head off to college.
Pitcher Sean Hartman will be heading to Adrian College to play baseball and punt for the football team. Sean earned three letters in baseball and was the team's top pitcher in 2008, earning him a sport on the 2nd Team All-Valley list and the All-District team.
Infielder Andrew Seer will be going to St. Clair Community College in Port Huron. Seer finished a strong two-year varsity career at Dow that saw him earn 2nd team All-Valley honors in 2008 and All-District in 2007 and 2008.
Outfielder Zach Stidham will head to Oaklahoma to attend Northeastern State University, a Division II school outside of Tulsa. Zach had a strong two year varsity career, batting lead off and playing center and right field.
Catcher/First baseman Michael Allen will be attending Saginaw Valley State University in the fall. Allen finishes a stellar four year career that saw him finish near the top in career offensive categories for the program. During the 2008 campaign, he was named first team All-Valley, All-District, All-Region and Honorable Mention All-State.
The Dow High Baseball program would like to wish all of our graduating senior the best in the future and thank them for their many contributions to the program.
Michael Allen Earns Honorable Mention All-State
June 22, 2008
Dow High Senior Michael Allen capped an outstanding 4 year vsrsity career by being named All-Region and went on to earn honorable mention for All-State.
During his senior year, Allen led the Chargers in a number of offensive categories, including: batting average (.571), hits (48), runs (32), runs batted in (35), doubles (15), home runs (4), slugging percentage (.893), and on base percentage (.639).
Once again, congrats to Michael on a great season and an outstanding career!
Hartman, Seer and Allen Take Part in High School All-Star Classic
June 18, 2008
Dow High seniors Andrew Seer, Sean Hartman, and Michael Allen represented Dow High on Wednesday evening at Dow Diamond for the first annual High School All-Star Classic. Schools from around the area nominated up to three graduating seniors for the event that included one softball game and two baseball games on the day.
All three represented Dow High well and had a great time with the experience.
Congrats to all three on great years and great careers at Dow High. Best of luck next year!
Michael Allen Takes Part in Homerun Derby
June 14, 2008
Michael Allen qualified for the Hometown Hitter High School Homerun Derby on his last swing of the preliminary round. His shot off of the left field wall earned him two points, enough to secure a win in his group.
There were four qualifying winners, plus two "at large" contestants to make it a field of 6 for the final on June 14. Representatives from Sagainaw Arthur Hill, Midland Bullock Creek, Essexville Garber, Ogemaw Heights, and Sanford Meridian joined Allen at Dow Diamond for the event.
Michael hit the ball hard, sending one homerun into the lawn area in left field, but it wasn't enough. Kyle O'Boyle of Bullock Creek had an impressive performance of 16 points to win the homerun derby.
Thanks to the Loons for a great opportunity for the kids and a first class experience.
Allen goes 1-2 in East vs. West Classic at Comerica
June 17, 2008
On the biggest stage, with incredible talent, Michael Allen felt right at home. Dow High graduate Michael Allen was chosen to play in the East/West All-Star Classic at Comerica park on Tuesday, and he fit right in with all of the other outstanding ball players.
Allen was one of 36 seniors from the entire state to be chosen for the game. He struck out in his first at bat, but came back to rip a single to left and eventually score his teams only run of the game. Allen caught a few innings and played first base in the game.
Congrats to Michael on a great finish to his senior season and a great career here at Dow High.
Post Season Awards and Honors for Charger baseball
June 6, 2008
The Charger baseball team received a number of post season awards and honors last night at their end of the year banquet.
The team voted on a few awards including: Most Outstanding Pitcher (Sean Hartman, Sr.), Most Outstanding Outfielder (Adam Mantle, Jr.), Most Outstanding Infielder (Nate Richard, Sr.), Most Improved (Adam Mantle, Jr.), and Team MVP (Michael Allen, Sr.). The Booster Club Scholar Athlete was Michael Bork. The Tom Roberts Award winner was Sean Hartman.
All-Saginaw Valley Academic awards were given to seniors Michael Bork and Ryan Kaiser, and juniors Matt Haelterman and Steven Merrill.
Honorable Mention All-Valley went to junior Adam Mantle. Second Team All-Valley went to seniors Andrew Seer and Sean Hartman. First Team All-Valley went to senior Michael Allen.
Academic All-District went to senior Micheal Bork. First Team All-District went to seniors Michael Allen, Andrew Seer and Sean Hartman.
Congradulations to all of the award winners!
Michael Allen Named to East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park
June 3, 2008
Dow High senior Michael Allen was named to the annual MHSBCA East vs. West All-Star game today. The annual event takes place at Comerica Park on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm. Gates will open to the public at 6:00 pm.
The Annual East/West All-Star game is a collection of graduating seniors from around the state. The East team consists of kids from southeast Michigan while the West makes up the rest of the state. Only one senior from each school can be nominated and their coach must be a member of the Michigan High School Coaches Association.
Other schools that will have a representative: Bay City Western, Ogemaw Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw Arthur Hill and more.
Congratulations to Michael on a fine season and an excellent career. We all wish you the best at Comerica and in the future.
Chargers and Chemics Split Double Header
May 20, 2008
Same teams. Same time of year. Same City Championship on the line. Different setting.
The Dow High Chargers hosted the Midland High Chemics at Dow Diamond on Tuesday as the two teams battled to a split decision on this year's City Championship. The Chargers won game one in extra innings 3-2, while the Chemics stormed back to take game two 13-3.
Sean Hartman (5-2) out dueled Blake Benner of Midland High, as both starters threw all eight innings. Hartman finished the game with two runs, eight hits, three walks and five strike outs.
The Charger offense was lead by seniors Michael Allen and Nate Richard. Allen was 3-4 with an RBI. Richard was also 3-4 with 2 RBI, including the game winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning. Andrew Seer and Steven Merrill had the other two Charger hits.
Game two was close through three innings. Starter Torri Nelson (1-6) threw well in taking another tough loss. A few costly errors and misplays lead to a big fifth inning for Midland High.
The offensive for Dow High was lead by Michael Allen who was 2-3 with a double and two RBI. Adam Mantle was 2-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. Nate Richard doubled and Cody Elsen and Jordan Herman each had one hit.
The Chargers are now 17-12-1 overall and 11-9 in the Valley. They will travel to Traverse City Central on Wednesday for a 3:30 double header.
Chargers and Chemics to Square off at Dow Diamond Tuesday
May 19, 2008
The Dow High Chargers and the Midland High Chemics will square off in each team's final league double header this Tuesday, just as they do every other year. This time, the stage will be quite different.
Dow Diamond will play host to the City Championship between Midland and Dow on Tuesday, May 20. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 pm, and gates will open to the public at 4:30. You can purchase tickets at the gate for $6 each.
Come on out and support the Chargers as they take on the Chemics at Dow Diamond.
Western Sweeps Varsity
May 15, 2008
The Dow High Varsity baseball team struggled all day Thursday and got beat twice by Bay City Western 11-2 and 9-1.
Sean Hartman (4-2) took the loss in game one after throwing four innings, allowing 5 earned runs, 6 hits, and striking out 4.
Adam Mantle was 2 for 3 at the plate and Nate Richard had a single and 2 RBI.
In game two the defense failed to show up as the Chargers committed 6 errors in the game. Torri Nelson (1-5) suffered another tough loss despite throwing well in the first few innings.
Nate Richard and Michael Allen both went 2 for 3 with a double.
With the losses, the Chargers fall to 16-11-1 overall and 10-8 in the Valley. There next game is Tuesday as they host Midland High at Dow Diamond. Game time is 5:00 and gates open at 4:30. Come on out to support the Chargers and wear your green!
Flint Northern Foerfits Two Games
May 12, 2008
The Chargers earned a pair of easy wins on Monday as Flint Northern forefitted the double header. The team was unable to come up with enough players for the game.
The Chargers sit at 16-9-1 overall and are 10-6 in the Valley. They will travel to Bay City Western for a 3:30 Saginaw Valley League double header on Thursday.
Chargers Beat Sault Ste. Marie Twice
May 9, 2008
The Chargers got back on track Friday by sweeping Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario by scores of 13-10 and 11-4.
Andy Best (3-1) earned the win in relief of starter Sean Hartman. Best went three innings, allowing two earned runs, four hits, and struck out four. Hartman threw the first four, allowing two earned runs, six hits, and struck out four.
The offense was led by seniors Michael Allen, Nate Richard, and Ryan Kaiser. Allen was 3-5 with a double and two RBI. Richard was also 3-5 with two RBI. Kaiser was 3-4 with an RBI. Sophomore Jordan Herman had a strong showing in his first action with the varsity by going 2-3 with three RBI.
In game two, Sophomore Ryan Maddox earned the win in his varsity debut. Maddox went four innings, allowed three earned runs, three hits, and struck out three.
The offense was led by Nate Richard who was 2-3 with a double. Zach Stidham was 2-4 with a run scored.
With the wins the Chargers improve to 14-9-1 on the season and will host Flint Northern on Monday.
Chargers Drop Two to Arthur Hill
May 5, 2008
The Chargers made six errors in a losing effort in game one at Arthur Hill yesterday, falling 4-3. The Lumberjacks also took game two by a score of 5-3.
Sean Hartman (4-1) turned in another strong pitching performance despite suffering his first loss of the season. He threw six innings, allowed only one earned run, three hits, two walks, and struck out seven.
Adam Mantle got the Charger offense going with his first career homerun. Andrew Seer and Michael Allen each had an RBI double.
In game two Torri Nelson (1-4) suffered another tough loss after throwing 4 1/3 innings, giving up six hits, four walks, and striking out three.
Jon Knapp and Ryan Kaiser each had an RBI double, and Nate Richard doubled and scored a run.
The Chargers fall to 12-9-1 on the season and 8-6 in the league. They will host Sault Ste. Marie on Friday at 2:00.
Chargers Split at Tom Roberts Invitational
May 3, 2008
The Charger Varsity Baseball Team split their two games this Saturday, beating Hudson 7-6 and dropping game two to Plymouth-Salem 10-6.
Game one ended in dramatic fashion as the Chargers went into the bottom of the 7th inning down 6-5. But Zach Stidham led off the inning with a single and with one out, Michael Allen hit a walk off homerun to give the Chargers a 7-6 come from behind win. Freshman Chad Mayle earned the win in his first varsity appearance in relief of starter Nate Richard.
Leading the offense for Dow were Zach Stidham who was 3 for 4 with a double and his first career homerun. Michael Allen was 2 for 4 with the homerun, a double and 2 RBI.
In game two, the Chargers struggled a bit on the mound and on defense in losing to Plymouth Salem 10-6. Andrew Seer was 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and his first career homerun. Zach Stidham was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Cody Elsen was 2 for 3.
The split brings the Charger’s record to 12-7-1, and they will travel to Arthur Hill today for a 3:30 league double header.
Varsity Sweeps Flint Central
April 28, 2008
The Varsity Baseball team beat Flint Central last night 25-0 in a five innings and 20-0 in a three inning mercy-rule game.
Sean Hartman (4-0) earned the win in the first game giving up one hit and striking out three. The Chargers had 23 hits in the game. Michael Allen led the way going 3 for 3 with two homeruns and six RBI. Sean Hartman was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Nate Richard and Cody Elsen added one homerun each.
In game two Ryan Kaiser (1-0) earned the win, giving up one hit and striking out three. Michael Allen led the offense again going 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI. John Wright was 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Shawn Helmreich was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
With the wins the Chargers are now 10-5-1 on the season and 7-3 in the Saginaw Valley. They will host Saginaw Heritage this Thursday at 3:30.
JV Sweeps Cranbrook
April 26, 2008
In JV baseball action on Saturday the Chargers defeated Cranbrooke Academy 16-10. and 10-9. In game one the Chargers came back from a ten run deficit with an offensive explosion led by a Grand Slam home run from Cory Brzak. Logan Praay also contributed a 3 for 5 day with 5 RBI’s. Chad Mayle picked up the win pitching two scoreless innings to close out the game.
In game two the Chargers were able to win again in come from behind fashion; as Dylan Maddox cashed in on a bottom of the seventh single to right that proved to be the game winning hit, scoring Cory Brzak, and Logan Praay. Chargers’ pitching was led by Ryan Stone who picked up the win.
Chargers Split at Sunshine Invitational
April 26, 2008
The Dow High Varsity baseball team opened things up Saturday with a complete game pitching performance from Torri Nelson, en route to a 7-0 win over Rochester Adams.
Nelson (1-2) threw seven innings (first seven inning complete game of his career), allowed four hits, one walk and struck out 10 (career best). Offensively the Chargers were lead by Adam Mantle who was 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Andrew Seer was 2-3 with an RBI and Steven Merrill was 2-2 with an RBI. Eli Rytlewski recorded his first hit with the varsity team in the sixth inning.
Game two was a completely different story. The Chargers dropped a four inning mercy to Ann Arbor Pioneer, 16-1. Jon Knapp (1-1) took the loss for the Chargers after throwing the first 2 1/3 innings.
The Chargers scratched out five hits in the game, highlighted by Michael Allen's solo home run (1) in the 2nd inning. Others recording one hit were Andrew Seer, Steven Merrill, Nate Richard, and Michael Bork.
With the split the Chargers are now 8-5-1 on the season and will travel to Flint Central on Monday for a 3:30 game.
Varsity is swept by Mt. Pleasant
April 24, 2008
The Charger Varsity baseball team dropped both games to Mt. Pleasant yesterday by scores of 9-5 in eight innings and 8-3.
In game one, Sean Hartman had another outstanding pitching performance, throwing the first seven innings, allowing four earned runs, six hits, and striking out six.
Jon Knapp led the offense going 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. Steven Merrill was 1 for 2 with a double. Adding one hit each were Nate Richard, Michael Allen, Torri Nelson, and Adam Mantle.
In game two, Nate Richard took the loss after throwing five innings, giving up six earned runs and striking out six.
Andrew Seer had a single and an RBI. Zach Stidham and Adam Mantle had one hit each.
The Chargers are now 7-4-1 on the season and 5-3 in the Valley and will host the Sunshine Invitational on Saturday. At 12:00 the Chargers will play Rochester Adams and on the other field Ann Arbor Pioneer will play Crankbrook.
Varsity Sweeps Flint Southwestern
April 21, 2008
The Varsity baseball team beat visiting Flint Southwestern twice yesterday by scores of 15-0 and 16-0.
In game one, Nate Richard struck out 8 out of the 10 batters he faced in earning his first win of the season.
Michael Allen was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI. Sean Hartman and Nate Richard were both 3 for 3 with a double, and Michael Bork was 2 for 3.
In game two, Andy Best recorded the win by throwing two innings and striking out 3.
Andrew Seer was 3 for 3 at the plate with two doubles and two RBI. Nate Richard was 2 for 2 with two doubles and two RBI. Torri Nelson was 2 for 3 with two RBI, and Steven Merrill had a triple and two RBI.
The Chargers are now 7-2-1 on the season and 5-1 in the Saginaw Valley League. They will travel to Mt. Pleasant on Thursday to face the defending state champions.
Chargers win game #1, lose in final of Snowflake Invitational
April 19, 2008
Sean Hartman threw a complete game en route to the win in game one of the Snowflak Invitational against Flint Powers. The Chargers came from behind and hung on to win 3-2. Hartman allowed six hits, no earned runs, and struck out five.
Torri Nelson had a two run single in the fourth inning to put the Chargers up 1-0. Michael Allen's RBI single in the fifth turned out to be the game winner.
In the Championship game, Torri Nelson took the loss after four innings of work, as Heritage took advantage of errors and walks by Dow to win 5-2. The Charger pitchers walked a combined 9 batters and the defense made 4 errors to aide in the Heritage win.
Andrew Seer was 2-3 with 2 RBI, and Michael Allen was 2-3 with a double.
With the split, the Chargers are now 5-2-1 on the season and will host Flint Southwestern on Monday at 3:30.
Freshmen win game one, tie game two with Bay City Central
April 18, 2008
The freshmen baseball team won their first game against Bay City Central on Friday, 7-6. Starting pitcher was Chad Mayle going 5 innings with 5 strike outs, no walks, and 1 run on 6 hits. Ben Novak pitched 1 and 1/3 innings with 1 strike out, 2 walks, and 4 runs on 3 hits. Dylan Maddox threw 2/3 of an inning with 2 strike outs,2 walks, and 1 run. Offensively, the Chargers had 12 hits, Novak with 1, Bruns, Clark, Maddox, and Schwenk getting 2 hits each, and Bonnell going 3 for 4.
Game 2 was called in the top of the 7th with the score tied at 7-7. Starting pitcher was Jason Bonnell going 2 and 1/3 innings with 1 stike out, 3 walks, and 4 runs on 5 hits. Seth Clark came in and pitched 1 and 2/3 innings with 1 stike out, 2 walks, and 1 run on 2 hits. Eric Schwenk threw 2 innings with 2 stike outs, 1 walk, and 2 runs on 2 hits. Offensively, the Chargers had 12 hits, with Clark, Frazier, Maddox, and Richard getting 1 hit each, Lanham getting 2, and Bruns and Bonnell 3 hits apiece. The Chargers are now 3 and 1 on the season.
Chargers Sweep Saginaw High
The Charger Varsity Baseball Team swept a double header yesterday as they knocked off Saginaw High 15-0 and 16-6.
John Knapp (1-0) got the win in game one, allowing only two hits and striking out four.
Leading the offense for the Chargers was Zach Stidham who was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI. Michael Allen, Adam Mantle, and Michael Bork were all 2 for 3. Adding one hit apiece were Andy Best, Andrew Seer, Torri Nelson, Sean Hartman.
In game two, Adam Mantle recorded his first win by throwing four innings, giving up eight hits, and striking out six.
Zach Stidham was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI. John Knapp and Matt Haelterman were both 2 for 3 with an RBI. Adding one hit each were Adam Mantle, Andrew Seer, Michael Allen, Andy Best, and Ryan Kaiser.
The Chargers are now 4-1-1 on the season and 3-1 in the Saginaw Valley League. They will host the Snowflake Invitational on Saturday, playing Flint Powers at 12:00.
JV Chargers weep Saginaw High
In JV baseball action on Thursday Dow High picked up a pair of victories winning 28-0 in the first game and 23-0 in the second game. In game one the winning pitcher was Jordan Herman who picked up six strikeouts in just 2 innings of work. The offense was led by Logan Praay with 3 hits and Garrett Kastl who also contributed with a three hit game as well.
In game 2 John Bertold was the winning pitcher recording 5 strikeouts in two innings of work. In game two Jordan Herman, Cory Brzak, and Jackson Gardner who all came through with multiple hit, and multiple RBI performances led the offense.
The JV baseball team will resume action on Monday as they host Flint Southwestern at 3:30pm.
Chargers split with Bay City Central
The Charger Varsity Baseball Team split their first league double header yesterday with host Bay City Central, winning game one 10-3 and dropping game two by a score of 10-5.
Sean Hartman (1-0) had a very strong performance on the mound en route to the win in game one. He threw 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs, 6 hits, and 6 strikeouts.
Leading the offense for the Chargers was Andrew Seer who went 4 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Michael Allen was also 4 for 4 with two RBI.
In game two, Torri Nelson (0-1) took the loss after throwing the first four innings.
Andrew Seer, Michael Allen, Adam Mantle, Ryan Kaiser and Cody Elsen all had one hit apiece for the Chargers.
The Chargers are now 2-1-1 on the season and will host Saginaw High at 3:30 on Thursday.
JV Chargers drop a pair of games to Bay City Central
The Dow Chargers JV Baseball team dropped a pair of close games on Monday against Bay City Central; 5-6, and 4-5. The Chargers received a solid pitching performance from Eli Rytlewski and Ryan Stone in game one. The offense was led by Alex Bank, and Jordan Herman whom each had a pair of hits. In game two the Chargers were able to get good pitching from Ryan Maddox, and Ryan Stone; who combined for 7 strikeouts in a five-inning game. In game two the offense was led by Cory Bryzak who was able to drive in 3 of the 4 Charger runs. The JV team will be at home on Thursday against Saginaw High, game time 3:30pm.
Chargers Salvage 1-1 Tie with Coleman
April 10, 2008
The Chargers Varsity Baseball Team struggled at the plate on yesterday’s cold afternoon, but managed to scratch out a 1-1 tie with visiting Coleman.
With two outs in the bottom of the 7th, Michael Allen singled, and Nate Richard walked, bringing junior Torri Nelson to the plate. Nelson singled to left to score pinch runner Michael Bork to send the game to extra innings.
However, the game was called in the top of the 8th inning due to inclimate weather.
Senior and starting pitcher, Nate Richard (0-0) had a very strong outing throwing six innings, allowing only one earned run on four hits, five walks, and five strike outs.
Andy Best (1-0) threw the 7th inning, allowing two hits, one walk, and two strike outs.
The Chargers only managed one hit in the first six innings, coming in the first inning off of the bat of Andrew Seer. Michael Allen and Torri Nelson had the only other hits for the Chargers.
With the tie, the Chargers are now 1-0-1 on the season and will open up Saginaw Valley League play on Monday when they visit Bay City Central for a 3:30 game.
Chargers open 2008 with come from behind win
April 8, 2008
The Charger Varsity Baseball team got off to a solid start yesterday by defeating Freeland 4-3 here at Tom Roberts Field.
Senior Ryan Kaiser came up in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded and no one out and singled to left to score the winning runs.
Sean Hartman pitched the first six innings, allowed two runs, four hits, three walks, and struck out six. Andy Best (1-0 on the season) earned the win in relief of Hartman, throwing the seventh inning and allowed one run on one hit, one walk, and struck out two.
Leading the way for the Chargers was senior Michael Allen who went 1-2 with a single and an RBI. Also with one hit apiece were Zach Stidham, Andrew Seer, Nate Richard, John Knapp, and Steven Merrill.
Game #2 was called in the bottom of the fourth inning due to darkness with Dow leading 11-2.
The Chargers are 1-0 on the season and will host Coleman on Thursday at 4:00 pm.
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State Records List Updated to include Dow High 2007 team and players
October 17, 2007
The Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association website has just updated it's list of State Records to include Dow High alumni Tim McDonald(2007) and Matt Skirving(2007) along with the 2007 team on it's all-time records list.
Tim McDonald, now a freshman at Western Michigan University, completed his tremendous four year varsity career by making into the state record books in the categories of triples in a season (8 in 2005), career runs scored (140), walks drawn in a season (40), career walks (112, 3rd place all-time), and career batting average (.462).
Matt Skirving, now a freshman at Eastern Michigan University, capped off his three year varsity career by earning a spot on the single season doubles list (22), and the career doubles list (44).
The team records include hits in a season (377), doubles (87), and team batting average (.389). All three of these were accomplished by the 2007 team.
Congratulations to all the boys for the success that has come from all of their hard work.
Website link to view records: www.mhsbca.org/indiv.records.htm
October 29, 2007
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