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2014 Dawgs Baseball Registration
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Registration will be at the Newville VFW January 4th and 11th 9am -noon
1 Greenspring Rd, Newville, PA 17241 _____________________________________________________________________
Big Spring Area Dawgs
P.O. Box 294
Plainfield, PA 17081

We will have a 10& under boys Dawgs Baseball team this year! Its been a few years since there's been a 10u team, so we are really excited about the return of the division.

About the Dawgs Organization

Welcome to the Big Spring Area Dawgs (Dawgs) suburban baseball and softball league from Newville, PA. Players from the Big Spring Area started the journey into the Suburban League baseball in 2009 with only 2 teams; a 12U and a 14U division baseball team. It was an exciting but educating 1st year for the Dawgs.

2010 brought many changes such as; more teams, more fields and better competition. In 2010 we had 3 baseball teams; our 10U team was coached by Carl Helman and Tracy Black, our 12U team was coached by Brett Black and Mike Piper and the 14U team was coached by John Shannon, Mark Pifer, Scott Schoyer and Kyle Kotzmoyer. Also, for 2010 we had 2 girls softball teams that joined our suburban league as Lady Dawgs. The 12U softball was coached by Mike Gutshall and the 14U team was coached by Jim Ruff.

Last season in 2011, we began with 3 Dawgs baseball teams and 1 Lady Dawgs team. Mike Piper coached the 10U level baseball team (Mustangs). Carl Helman and Tracy Black coached the 12U level baseball team (Broncos). Bret Black and Keith Coyle coached the 14U level baseball team (another horse,... Ponies). And, Mike Gutshall coached the Lady Dawgs 12U softball team.

During the 2012 season, we had one Pony 14U team coached by Keith Coyle and Bret Black. We had two Bronco 12U level teams. One team was coached by Carl Helman and Kris Henneman and the second 12U team will be coached by Mike Piper. And, one Lady Dawgs 12U softball team was coached by Mike Gutshall.

During the 2013 season, the team array changed a little. We had a 12u, two 14u teams, a 16u team and softball division. The season went well and lots of great baseball was underway all summer and fall.

The Dawgs are currently using the Oakville Parks and Recreation field in Oakville for the 10U baseball team field, the Oak Flat Elementary school baseball field as the 12U baseball team field and the Big Spring High School JV field is the 14U baseball team field.

Competition has been fierce, but we have enjoyed every minute and every opportunity to play some great baseball and softball. We are pleased with the opposing teams, players and organization as a whole. We are thankful to the many supporters; Oakville Parks and Recreation, the Big Spring School District, the dedicated parents, fans and our sponsors. Please browse our website and check out our photo galleries as the season progresses, stop by to watch a game and support the Dawgs & Lady Dawgs!! LET'S PLAY BALL!!

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best you will very often get it. ~Somerset Maugham

Winners never quit and quitters never win . ~Vince Lombardi

The more we practice, the luckier we get..... ?

It doesn’t matter if we we’re down 3-0. You’ve just got to keep the faith. The game is not over until the last out.
~David Ortiz

The ballplayer who loses his head, who can’t keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all. ~Lou Gehrig

When I played ball, I didn’t play for fun. . . . It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It’s a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest. ~Ty Cobb

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success   ~Charles Finley

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa. ~Bob Veale, 1966

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? ~Jim Bouton, 1988

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. ~Sandy Koufax

Don't forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball. ~Woodie Held

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. ~George F. Will

Well, boys, it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square. ~Joe Schultz, 1969

It never ceases to amaze me how many of baseball's wounds are self-inflicted. ~Bill Veeck,

When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name- He marks – not that you won or lost – but how you played the game.   ~ Grantland Rice

Have a great summer !!!!