Former DeKalb baseball coach participates in Braves Fantasy Camp

Former DeKalb County baseball coach Alan Loper plays first base at the Braves Fantasy Camp. Photos provided

Like children who love sports, Alan Loper dreamed of playing professional baseball. Although he never had the opportunity to play professionally, he did get to see what it is like to be a major league ball player at the Braves Fantasy Camp in January. The five-day camp, which is held at Braves Spring Training at […]

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DeKalb baseball teams looking to build off last year’s success

Stephenson

Most DeKalb County baseball teams will head into the 2015 season expecting to build on what they accomplished last season. There were a few “first-time experiences” for a couple of teams, such as Stephenson, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs for the first time in the program’s history; and Tucker made their first […]

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Three baseball teams welcome new coaches

Samuel Marion

For the first time in 13 seasons, the Redan baseball team will open the season with a new coach. Patrick Wright is taking over the helm at Redan after longtime coach Marvin Pruitt retired. Wright is one of three new head coaches this season. Lithonia alum Samuel Marion is returning to his alma mater as […]

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Paideia’s John Michael Boswell signs with Furman

John Michael Boswell

Paideia rarely have student athletes that receive scholarships from Division I schools. So, it was no surprise to see the student body pack the auditorium to watch senior John Micheal Boswell sign his letter of intent to the Furman University baseball program. Boswell, a senior catcher for the Paideia Pythons, was surrounded by family and […]

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West seniors, east juniors win baseball all-star game

Chamblee’s Jared McKay (West) and Stephenson’s Jalen Robinson (East) took home MVP honors in the DeKalb County Senior All-Star Classic.

The annual DeKalb County All-Star Classic baseball games featured a blowout and a close game at the Georgia State University Baseball Complex May 27. The Junior All-Star game was a blowout as the East Junior All-Stars defeated the West Junior All-Stars 16-7. The series is now tied 1-1. Redan catcher DeAnthony Baker, the East MVP, […]

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Newly formed Decatur Nighthawks baseball club off to successful start

The Decatur Nighthawks travel baseball team was champion of the Tough Out National Invitational Tournament.

Just nine months after forming, the Decatur Nighthawks youth baseball travel team has a couple of tournament wins under their belts and is getting better as the season goes. The Decatur Nighthawks are a youth baseball team affiliated with United States Specialty Sports Association and currently play at the 9 and under AA level. The […]

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Four teams move on to Sweet 16 of state baseball playoffs

Dunwoody’s Chase Hawkins (no. 1) slides to second base.

  Four baseball teams from DeKalb advanced to the Sweet 16 after winning their first round series in the state playoffs. Defending Class AAAA champions Redan Raiders (21-6) went on the road to Lumpkin County and swept the Indians (19-9) to move on to the Sweet 16. The Raiders and Lumpkin County played seven innings […]

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Tucker’s Vince Byams wins 100th game

Tucker baseball Coach Vince Byams talk to his players after a game. Byams is the latest DeKalb baseball coach to win 100 games. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For the second time this season, a DeKalb baseball coach has reached the 100th career win milestone. Tucker High School baseball coach Vince Byams got his 100th as a head coach March 8 when the Tucker Tigers defeated Monroe Area 10-8 at home. He joins Redan’s Marvin Pruitt, Columbia’s Steve Dennis, Lakeside’s Bill Newsome, Dunwoody’s […]

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