Bulldawgs cap season
The Bulldawgs Baseball Club's 11-Under AA-Tournament Team wrapped up its first season with a doubleheader victory Wednesday night, coming from behind to clip the Olathe Hawks 11-9, then crushing the Gardner Royals 21-6 in the nightcap at Olathe's Prairie Center Park ballfields.
"This was a great way to end our season," coach Mike Pattrick said. "We knew this was going to be a learning year, our first playing competitive tournament baseball, and by the end of the season you could really see we were putting it together, playing competitively."
Overall the Bulldawgs finished with a 10-22 record with league play in Olathe, plus six tournaments culminating with a trip to state. "We're a new team, and our record shows that," Pattrick said. "What isn't in the win-loss column is that several of our losses were by only a couple runs, and many came against AAA and 12-year old teams.
"This has been a great group of boys," he said. "We've come a long way and have a solid foundation to build on."
Bulldawgs Baseball Club team members for 2004 include: Dylan Adcock, Landon Ausherman, Denton Estes, Drew Balster, Kyle Garcia, Nathan Growcock, Jesse McDaniels, Kyle Pattrick, Ryan Rogers, Braden Souders and Andrew Sutton. The team was coached by Bruce Ausherman, Brad Growcock and Mike Pattrick.
"We'd really like to thank all our sponsors for giving us the chance to put the team together," Pattrick said.
Bulldawgs sponsors include: Mid America Bank, Jim's Floor Installations, Lee Jeans, Martin Floor Covering, Cloon Legal Services, Champagne Heating & Cooling, Focus Marketing, The Baldwin
State Bank, Baldwin Athletic Club, Farm Fresh Graphics, Tires & More, Clearfield Farms, Vintage Park, The Sheltons & R.E. Baker, Jr.
"We'd also like to thank the players' families and friends for all their support," he said. "We always had the best fans in the stands."
Information about the 2005 Bulldawgs Baseball Club, including fall tryouts, will be forthcoming.