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The Dawgs Academy is pleased to announce the official player selections for the 2024 18U program. Congratulations to the following players on earning a spot in the Dawgs program for the 2024 spring & summer:
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Congratulations to our Dawgs- Matt Wilkinson, Brody Forno, Micah McDowell, Ricardo Sanchez and Logan Grant on being selected to the Canadian Baseball Network’s All-Canadian College teams for 2023!
Matt Wilkinson- LHP, Central Arizona College
CBN 1st Team All-Canadian College Team
Matt “Tugboat” Wilkinson was the ace of the Central Arizona Vaqueros pitching staff. In what would be a banner year, Wilkinson was named NJCAA’s National Pitcher of the Year. In 16 appearances including 14 games started, Wilkinson tallied 84 innings pitched with 1.07 era, 0.73 WHIP, 14.57 k/9 innings while going 10-2.
Logan Grant- C/INF, Bellevue University
CBN 2nd Team All-Canadian College Team
Logan Grant picked up right where he left off in 2023 in his first year with the Bruins. In 58 games played, Grant hit .367 with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 69 RBI while scoring 30 runs.
Micah McDowell- OF, Oregon State University
CBN 3rd Team All-Canadian College Team
McDowell had a breakout year for the powerhouse Oregon State University Beavers. In 54 games, McDowell hit .342 with 16 doubles, 7 home runs and 47 RBI while scoring 76 runs with 15 stolen bases.
Ricardo Sanchez- INF, Barton Community College
CBN 3rd Team All-Canadian College Team
Sanchez was a staple in the Cougars lineup, constantly doing damage and acting as a catalyst for the offense. In 59 games, Sanchez hit .323 with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs and 71 RBI while scoring 63 runs with 22 stolen bases.
Brody Forno- RHP, Williston State College
CBN 3rd Team All-Canadian College Team
Forno was the anchor of the Tetons starting rotation in 2023. In 10 starts, Forno logged 61 innings pitched with a 2.34 era while racking up 72 strikeouts to the tune of a 7-3 record.
Great job Dawgs!
The Dawgs Academy is thrilled to announce that 2024 RHP Jerome Pare has committed to national JUCO powerhouse, Central Arizona College.
Pare, currently in his 3rd year with the academy, has been one of the top arms in a deep pitching staff for the 18U Black team the past two years. Look for Jerome to come out in the Spring of 2024 with a chip on his shoulder and help lead the Dawgs Academy pitching staff to new heights.
The Dawgs Academy is thrilled to announce that 2025 outfielder Eric Hartman has committed to the University of Michigan.
Hartman, currently in his 3rd year with the academy, was the catalyst for the Dawgs 18U Black offense during the spring and summer of 2023. In 75 games played, Hartman hit .400 with 15 doubles, 8 triples, 3 home runs and 58 RBI while scoring 103 runs with 49 stolen bases.
The Dawgs Academy is thrilled to announce that 2025 OF/LHP Landon Kauffman has committed to the University of Portland.
Kauffman, currently in his 2nd year with the academy, was a standout performer for the Dawgs 18U Black team during the spring and summer of 2023. In 72 games played, Kauffman hit .338 with 10 doubles, 6 triples, 2 home runs and 50 RBI while scoring 66 runs with 28 stolen bases. On the mound, Kauffman worked primarily out of the bullpen. In 5 games pitched including 1 start, Kauffman pitched 11 innings with 21 strikeouts and a 1.91 era.
The Dawgs Academy have a rich tradition of moving their athletes on to play college baseball across all levels, and our 2024-2025 grad class athletes are starting to make their commitments. So far, the Dawgs have placed 14 players at varying levels of college baseball including 10 NCAA D1 commits and 4 junior college commits. See the impressive list below with many more to come as the year progresses.
Congratulations to our Dawgs on finding a home at the next level! Go Dawgs!
The Dawgs wrapped up their 2023 Fall College tour yesterday in Seattle, WA as they took on the University of Washington Huskies.
In their final game of the tour, the Dawgs played one of their most competitive games of the trip. Ultimately, the Huskies would win by a score of 10-3 in 10 innings, but the Dawgs held their own and made an impression on the Huskies coaching staff.
Will Labonte (’25 Arizona State commit) got the start, pitching 2 innings allowing 4 runs on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts. Robert Scalzo (’25 uncommitted) pitched 4 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits with 2 strikeouts. Austin Collins (’25 uncommitted) through 1 inning allowing 1 unearned run on 0 hits. Jerome Pare (’24 Gonzaga commit) pitched a clean inning allowing 0 runs on 0 hits with 1 strikeout and Santiago Rodriguez closed it out pitching 1 inning allowing 1 run on 1 hit with 1 strikeout.
Offensively, Tyler Hummel (’24 LSU-Eunice commit) led the way going 2 for 4 with 2 singles, 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Eric Machej (’24 Illinois State commit) went 2 for 2 with an RBI double. Tim Piasentin (’25 University of Miami commit) went 1 for 4 with an RBI, and Avery Deisroth (’25 uncommitted) went 1 for 4 with a single.
The Dawgs competed hard and showed well over the course of the college tour. Each and every one of our athletes should be proud of the way they represented the Dawgs program and their families! It was simply an incredible experience and opportunity with many lessons learned that will undoubtedly serve our athletes well in their long term development.
The Dawgs managed to win their first game of the college tour as they beat the Southwest Oregon Community College Lakers by a score of 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Joe Etzel Field.
The Dawgs won behind a complete game shutout by Sawyer Fech. In 7 innings, Fech scattered 4 hits while walking 1 with 8 strikeouts. Offensively, the Dawgs managed to get 4 hits including a double by Tyler Hummel and a triple by Chase Logan. Tim Piasentin (’25 University of Miami commit) collected the sole RBI on a sac fly in the 1st inning.
The Dawgs will travel to Longview, WA on Monday morning to workout in front of Lower Columbia Community College’s coaching staff followed by their last game on Tuesday, October 10th against University of Washington.
Stay tuned for more updates as the Dawgs wrap up their 2023 college tour.
The Dawgs visited Joe Etzel field to take on the University of Portland Pilots in their 11th game of the college tour on Saturday, however, the Dawgs were no match for the Pilots.
Portland jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, winning by a final score of 16-0. The Pilots pitching staff was dominant as 7 different pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter.
On the mound, there were a couple of bright spots for the Dawgs. Trey Nott threw 3 innings in relief striking out 5 while allowing 2 earned runs. Mitchell Heinrich pitched 1 inning giving up a solo shot with 1 strikeout and Landon Kauffman pitched a clean 9th inning.
The Dawgs will take on Southwest Oregon Community College on Sunday, October 9th at Joe Etzel Field. First pitch is at 3:00 pm.
The Dawgs travelled to Albany, OR on Friday to take on Coach Andy Peterson’s (Dawgs WCBL Coach) Linn-Benton Community College Roadrunners in a double header. The Roadrunners would win both games by a score of 15-6 in 8 innings in game one and 2-0 in a shortened 4.5 innings in game two due to visibility issues caused by the setting sun.
The Dawgs did have several solid performances on the day including Lucas Mahoney (’25 uncommitted), Patriks Ludviks (’25 uncommitted), Caden Fischer (’26 uncommitted), Tye Carrier (’25 uncommitted), Tyler Hummel (’24 LSU-Eunice commit) and Avery Deisroth (’25 uncommitted).
Mahoney pitched a combined total of 3.2 innings between closing out game one and starting game two, allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 1 with 1 walk. Patriks Ludviks pitched 1 inning in relief allowing 0 runs, 0 hits and 2 strikeouts. Caden Fischer pitched 2 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 1 strikeout.
Offensively, Tye Carrier went 1 for 2 with a single and 2 runs scored. Tyler Hummel 2 for 4 with a single and a triple while scoring one run. Avery Deisroth was 1 for 1 with a walk and 1 RBI. Eric Machej (’24 Illinois State commit) went 1 for 4 with an RBI single. Quincy Jenkins (’26 uncommitted) was 0 for 2 with 2 RBI and played solid at shortstop. Turner Zdunich (’24 uncommitted) was 0 for 1 with a 3U FC RBI. Tim Piasentin (’25 University of Miami commit) was unlucky with 3 barrels but collected a sac fly RBI to deep right centre field.
The Dawgs continue their tour today as they take on the University of Portland Pilots at Joe Etzel Field. First pitch is at 4pm.
Stay tuned for more updates.