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The Tigers left one in the first before Connor Moroney took the hill for the DC nine and allowed no earned runs through four innings. Josh Atwood relived Conner in the fifth inning after a series of season opener miscues in the fourth left the team down 0-6.
The bats came alive in the fifth as Treyvin Riggins smashed a ball into right center for a double, setting the table for Mariah Campbell who reached the bag after being hit by a pitch. Drew Norton then pushed Treyvin across the dish to score the Tigers only run of the game.
“We had four hits to their one,” said McAfee. “We had two or three mental mistakes, and missed a double play.”
While it was a tough way to lose the first game, the Tigers will go to work with the benefit of dry weather and permission to once again practice at Hunter Park. The JV travel Saturday to Landmark Christian to take on the War Eagles at 1 P.M.
|2010 Varsity||2010 Junior Varsity|
|Mylon Brown||Mariah Campbell|
|Robert Deans||Cameron Gantt|
|Michael Graff||Robert Hale|
|Tyler Kone||Micah McClendon|
|Matthew Richards||Kyle Smith|
|Cullen Coulter||Cody Hollingsworth|
|Dylan Ethridge||Vernon Johnson|
|Jacob Finken||Chris Kirk|
|Gary Thompson||Alex Parker|
|Justin Thompson||Bill Shepherd|
|Joe Barker||Nigel Hale|
|Bryan Campbell||Jordan Losey|
|Ike Carter||Connor Moroney|
|Elgine Porter||Drew Norton|
In May 2010, Douglas County High School Principal Constance Craft and Athletic Director Charles Harper announced the promotion of assistant coach Eric McAfee to the position of head baseball coach. McAfee recently completed his first year with the Tigers in 2009 as the program’s head junior varsity coach and worked with the varsity program as an assistant.
“I am very excited about this upcoming season, we are fortunate to return 10 starters from last season, which is tremendous. The new facilities that we have are some of the top in the state, and we are thrilled that Douglas County High Schools baseball program finally has somewhere to call home. I have surrounded myself with some of the finest coaches out there, and they are a tremendous asset to the players, as well as myself. The sky is the limit for the DC Baseball program in 2011, so look for us to do some big things.”
McAfee is a native of Jefferson City, TN, where he was a three-year letter winner in baseball for Jefferson County High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education at Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA and was a four-year letter winning player for the school’s baseball team. During his collegiate career, Eric received the Academic All-Conference award for four years, was voted Most Improved Player his junior year, and elected Team Captain during his senior season.
After graduation, McAfee served as a teacher and the head junior varsity and varsity assistant baseball coach at Cumberland County High School in Crossville, TN. He joined the Douglas County staff in 2009 as a Health and Personal Fitness and Team Sports teacher. Coach McAfee comes from a coaching family where his grandfather, Fred Sorrells, is a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame after coaching and teaching 40 years at the high school and collegiate levels.
Hometown: Jefferson City, TN
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA
2007 - 2009: Baseball coach at Cumberland County High School, Crossville, TN.
2009 - 2010: Douglas County High School Junior Varsity head coach
2010 - present: Head Coach Douglas County Baseball
Teaching responsibilities: Health and Personal Fitness and Team Sports
Ben Fuqua - Assistant Coach
Coach Fuqua played for the Douglas County baseball program from 1993-1996 and was a two-time All-County selection. He was recruited by Oglethorpe University and played one season for the Stormy Petrels before retiring as a player. In August of 2010, Coach Fuqua returned to his alma mater as a math teacher and is in his first season as a member of the DC Tigers coaching staff.
Mike Wagner - Assistant Coach
Coach Wagner is in his first year at DCHS. He comes to us via Paulding County where he teaches at Austin Middle School. Wagner is a native of Statesboro, GA. He graduated from Georgia Southern, where he was a member of the 1985 and 1986 Division I-AA National Championship Football Teams.
Coach Wagner began his extensive coaching career at the University of Central Florida, where he was a graduate assistant football coach. Since then he has coached both baseball and football all over the state with stints in Charlton County, Newnan, Troup County, Alexander, and Lithia Springs. All in all, Coach Wagner brings over 21 years of coaching experience to DCHS.
Mike is married to Charlotte Wagner and they have two children, Chaz, a DCHS freshman in the IB program and member of the DC Tiger JV Baseball team, and Katie.
All home games will be played at Hunter Park.
|Feb 19||Chapel Hill (Scrimmage)||Away||5:30||L 3 - 6|
|Feb 25||Osborne||Away||5:55||W 14 - 7|
|Feb 26||Landmark Christian||Away||5:30||L 11 - 0|
|Mar 5||Whitewater ♦||Home||7:00||L 12 - 1|
|Mar 6||Central Carrollton||Home||5:15||L 13 - 10|
|Mar 8||Mays ♦||Away||5:55||L 12 - 11|
|Mar 10||Sandy Creek ♦||Away||5:55||RESCHEDULED|
|Mar 12||Villa Rica ♦||Away||6:00||RESCHEDULED|
|Mar 15||Tri Cities ♦||Away||5:55||W 6-1|
|Mar 16||Villa Rica♦||Away||6:00||L 9-1|
|Mar 18||Fayette County ♦||Home||5:55||W 6-5|
|Mar 19||Allatoona||Home||6:00||L 14-0|
|Mar 22||Alexander ♦||Home||5:55||RESCHEDULED|
|Mar 25||Haralson County||Away||6:00||RESCHEDULED|
|Mar 25||Alexander ♦||Away||6:00||L 12-0|
|Mar 26||Lithia Springs ♦||Away||6:00||L 8-2|
|Mar 29||Banneker ♦||Away||5:55||W 12-1|
|Mar 31||McIntosh ♦||Home||5:55||L 10-1|
|Apr 2||Mays ♦||Home||6:00||L 4-1|
|Apr 3||Lithia Springs ♦||Home||12:00||L 1-0|
|Apr 5||Villa Rica ♦||Home||1:00||L 13-10|
|Apr 12||Tri Cities ♦||Home||5:55||W 3-2|
|Apr 14||Northgate ♦||Away||5:55||L 12-2|
|Apr 16||Banneker ♦||Home||6:00||W 15-0|
|Apr 19||Sandy Creek ♦||Away||5:55||L 12-1|
|Apr 21||Starr’s Mill ♦||Home||7:00||L 15-8|
|Apr 23||Alexander ♦||Away||5:30|
♦ Denotes a Region game.
Alexander: 6500 Alexander Parkway, Douglasville, GA 30135
Allatoona: 3300 Dallas Acworth Hwy NW, Acworth, GA 30101
Banneker: 5935 Feldwood Road, Atlanta, GA 30349
Central (Carrollton): 113 Central High Road, Carrollton, GA 30116
Chapel Hill: 4899 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville, GA 30135
Fayette County: 1 Tiger Trail, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Haralson County: 1665 Georgia Highway 120, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Lithia Springs: 2520 E County Line Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
McIntosh: 201 Walt Banks Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Northgate: 3220 Fischer Road, Newnan, GA 30265
Sandy Creek: 360 Jenkins Road, Tyrone, GA 30290
South Paulding: 1364 Winn Road, Douglasville, GA 30134
Starr’s Mill: 193 Panther Path, Fayetteville, GA 30215
Tri Cities: 2575 Harris St, East Point, GA 30344
Villa Rica: 1605 GA HWY 61, Villa Rica, GA, 30180