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Alex Sova selected to play in the MHSBCA All Star Game
Dow High senior pitcher Alex Sova has been selected for the West Team in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game on Thursday, July 10 at Comerica Park in Detroit.
The All-Star Game will include the top 36 senior baseball players in Michigan. Sova is the first Dow player chosen for the game since catcher Michael Allen in 2008.
Sova was 4-2 with a 1.34 earned run average and 56 strikeouts in 47 innings for Dow this spring. He will pitch for defending NJCAA national champion Iowa Western Community College next year.
“I was excited (to be chosen),” Sova said. “It’s an honor to be selected as one of the top seniors in the state and to play in the All-Star Game. It’s pretty cool that we get to play at Comerica.”
Sova looks forward to wearing his Dow uniform one last time in the All-Star Game.
“It’s a great way to end my career,” he said. “I get to wear the Charger uniform one more time and go out and represent Dow High one more time.”
Dow coach Kip Harris said this is a tremendous honor for Sova and a reward for his body of work over the last few years.
“It’s a really neat experience. You get kids from all over the state playing at a fantastic venue,” Harris said. “It’s a nice recognition that he received from the coaches’ association. Your career as a whole, not just one season, is usually taken into consideration (in the selection of the All-Stars).”
Post season awards for th 2014 Chargers
A number of awards have been credited to members of the 2014 Dow High Varsity Baseball team.
1st Team All-Valley - OF Adam Fitzgibbon, IF Connor Smith, At Large Alex Sova
Honorable Mention All Valley - Luke Anderson, Evan Marquardt, Jackson Worsley and Garrett Kutchey
All District - OF Adam Fitzgibbon, IF Connor Smith, P Alex Sova
Team Awards (voted on by the players)
Outstanding Outfielder - Adam Fitzgibbon
Outstanding Infielder - Connor Smith
Outstanding Pitcher - Alex Sova and Evan Marquardt
Most Improved - Luke Anderson
MVP - Adam Fitzgibbon and Connor Smith
Congradulations to all of the players on the 2014 Varsity Baseball team for a great season! Best of luck to all of you this summer!
Errors costly as Chargers end season with loss to Bay City Central
The 2014 season came to an end for the Chargers as they lost a 7-5 to Bay City Central in the first round of district play.
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Charger Baseball alum Chad Mayle Named 2nd-Team All MAC
Charger Baseball alum and current pitcher for Western Michigan University, Chad Mayle, was recently named 2nd Team All MAC for his work on the season. In addition, Mayle was named MAC West Pitcher of the Week for his complete game, two hit effort at CMU this past weekend.
Join me in saying congrats to Chad and best of luck in the MAC Tournament! Hey Go!
Chargers Beat Swan Valley on Anderson's Walk-Off Single
The Chargers rallied with 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Swan Valley 6-5. Lead by Alex Sova's game tying 3-run double and Luke Anderson's walk off single, the Chargers earned their 20th victory of the season! Please see the article below.
Brighton Sweep Chargers 10-6 and 5-2
The Chargers came out flat on Saturday and dropped a pair of games at Brighton. Please see the article below.
Chargers Sweep Midland High 4-1 and 4-2
The Chargers came away with a sweep of Midland High by scores of 4-1 and 4-2. Please see the article below. Great work boys! Hey Go!
Chargers split at Dow Diamond with Grosse Point South
Marquardt's no hitter highlights sweep of Heritage
Evan Marquardt threw a no hitter in game two and Alex Sova threw a three hitter in game one as the Chargers swept Heritage by scores of 7-0 and 6-0. Please see the articles below.
Chargers Sweep Saginaw High 15-0 and 21-0
The varsity baseball team won both games in their double header with Saginaw High yesterday 15-0 and 21-0.
Evan Marquardt and Carter Annelin earned the wins on the mound.
On the day, Adam Fitzgibbon had 4 hits including a double, triple and a homerun. Jackson Worsley had three hits including 2 doubles. Connor Smith and Connor Doyle had two hits each. Kyle Cushman had an inside the park grand slam!
The varsity team is now 14-4 on the season and will host Saginaw Heritage on Thursday.
Junior shortstop, Connor Smith, commits to Western Michigan
Congrats to junior Connor Smith on his recent committment to the Western Michigan University baseball program!
Chargers drop two games at Bay City Western
Chargers Win Tom Roberts Invite by Defeating Utica Eisenhower and Petosky
The Chargers won their own Tom Roberts Invite on Saturday, knocking off Utica Eisenhower 9-3 and Petosky 5-1.
Please see the article below.
Chargers defeat Beal City on Sova's walk-off single
The Chargers over came a 3-2 deficit entering the bottom of the 7th inning when Alex Sova brought home Connor Smith with a walk off single for a 4-3 win.
Please see the Midland Daily News Article below.
Chargers blow 5 run lead in the 7th to fall to Mt Pleasant
Please see the article below on the Chargers first loss of the season to Mt Pleasant by a score of 6-5.
Chargers sweep Arthur Hill
Carter Annelin improved to 2-0 on the season and Connor Doyle earned his first varsity win as the Chargers swept Arthur Hill with a pair of 15-0 four inning games.
Connor Smith was 6-6 on the day, hitting for the cycle in game 2, which included his first career homerun!
Please see the MDN article below.
Chargers sweep Flushing
The Chargers battled through the cold weather and a number of errors to earn a sweep at Flushing on Monday. Alex Sova and Robert Ellebracht picked up their first wins of the season on the mound and Luke Anderson picked up a save in both games. On the day, the offense was lead by Connor Smith who had 6 hits and scored 4 runs, Evan Marquardt who had 4 hits, a double and 4 RBI and Alex Sova who had 3 hits, a double and an RBI. Please see the Midland Daily News article below.
Chargers win Lanny Waite Inv
The Dow High Varsity Baseball team won the Lanny Waite Inv on Saturday by defeating Lake City 13-3 and Saginaw Heritage 8-1 (in 5 innings due to weather). Please see the article below.
Chargers Open 2014 with a Sweep at Bay City Central
Great start to 2014 for the Chargers! Please see the article below.
MLive Preseason Article on SVL North Baseball
2014 Parent Meeting Set For Thursday, March 20 @ 6:30
The 2014 Dow High Baseball Parent Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 pm in the media center. Please make sure to attend. If you have any questions, contact Coach Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tryouts begin Monday, March 10
Tryouts for the 2014 Dow High Baseball teams will begin on Monday, March 10.
In order to try out, each player must have a physical on file with the athletic office or they will not be allowed to participate.
Practice begins at 5:30 pm.
You can contact Coach Harris with questions at email@example.com
Two Dow High baseball players commit to play college baseball in 2014-2015
Dow High seniors Alex Sova and Evan Marquardt have comitted to play college baseball next season. Sova, a 6'6" RHP, has committed to Iowa Western Community College and Marquardt, a 6'6" RHP, has committed to play at Ball State University. Links to the articles on each are linked below.
Please join me in congratulating these two young men on a fantastic accomplishment!
2008 Alumn Michael Allen signs contract with Frontier Greys
July 12, 2013
EVANSVILLE OTTERS: Placed RHP Josh Joseph on the retired list. Signed LHP Christian Kowalchuk.
FRONTIER GREYS: Signed catcher Michael Allen.
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS: Signed RHP Adam Beach.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS: Signed catcher Alex San Juan. Released catcher Luis De La Cruz.
RIVER CITY RASCALS: Signed 2B Brian Aanderud. Released INF Andy Scott. Transferred RHP Brett Harman to the 14-day injured list. Placed RHP Justin Sarratt on the 7-day injured list.
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS: Placed catcher Maxx Garrett on the 60-day injured list.
Congrats to Michale and best of luck!
To find more information on the Frontier League see: http://frontierleague.com/index.php
Chargers Split with Bay City Central
Chargers split SVL double header with Midland High
Chargers Sweep Heritage
Chargers go 3-0-1
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
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
Chargers end 2012 season with loss to Heritage
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BC Central eliminates Chargers
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
"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
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
Hawks sweep Chargers
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Chargers Sweep in SVL Baseball Action
Herman Gets First Collegiate Start
Dow Tops Traverse City West
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
"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
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
Keep up with your team throughout the year right here at the home for Dow High Baseball.
2011 Dow Charger Baseball Tryout Schedule
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
Skirving drafted in the 30th round by Pittsburgh in 2010 MLB Draft
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
Congrats to Michael and best of luck with the rest of this season!
Chargers drop game two with Bay City Central for a split
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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2010 Baseball tryouts set for Monday, March 15
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Berryhill Players Honored at Game 1 of World Series
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American Legion Baseball News
2009 Holiday Baseball Camp
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
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
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
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
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
Chargers Lose Heartbreaker to Heritage, 6-5
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chargers win Tom Roberts Invitational
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Here is the flyer for the December 27 Pitcher and Catcher Clinic held at Dow High School.
6th Annual Hey Go Classic Golf Outing set for Saturday, Sept. 27
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Chargers Salvage 1-1 Tie with 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
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
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