Varsity Player of the Week (3/20-3/25): Corey Collins

Congratulations to this week’s player of the week, freshman catcher, outfielder and DH, Corey Collins. Corey hit .625 (5 for 8) with a 2B, a HR, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. In addition to his great average, Corey walked 4 times and posted a .850 on base percentage. Corey’s hits this week were timely and extremely important. In game #2 vs Mountain View, Corey hit a late game single sending Parker Coyne from 1st to 3rd base. Coyne then scored on Cade Heil’s sac fly to tie the game at 1 in the 6th inning. Two days later, Corey blasted a first inning, 3 run HR at Collins Hill to open the scoring, putting the Dawgs ahead early. Corey has been a team guy all season as he has filled many roles. He does whatever he is asked to do, always putting the team first!

Varsity Player of the Week (3/13-3/18): Cade Heil

After a week hiatus due to our bye, the player of the week is back! Week 4 gives us our 5th different winner, senior pitcher and first basemen, Cade Heil. In three games this week, Cade hit .714 (5 for 7) with a double, 2 RBI, 4 Runs and an OBP of .910. On the mound, Heil picked up his 3rd win of the season beating Peachtree Ridge 5-4 on the road. Heil battled the weather and some uncharacteristic defensive mistakes to grind out a win. In the same game, Cade had a huge 2 out, 2 strike hit to break a 3-3 tie and give the Bulldogs the lead in the 6th inning for good. A combination of Cade’s play on the field and his leadership off, played a major role in the Dawgs getting to 15-0.

Varsity Player of the Week (2/27-3/4): Michael Goehrig

 

Congratulations to this week’s player of the week, junior catcher Michael Goehrig. Goehrig continued his stellar play this week behind the plate as well as at the plate. Offensively, Goehrig hit .444 over three games this week (4 for 9). Over the week’s 3 games, Michael mixed in his first high school home run, a triple, 2 singles, 2 runs scored and 5 RBI. His week was highlighted by two very big two-out hits Friday night. Michael came up with a big, 2-out, 2-run single in the 1st inning versus #2 state ranked Brookwood to open the scoring and put the Dawgs ahead early. Later in the same game, Goehrig hit a 2-out, RBI triple to cushion the lead before the Dawgs eventually pulled away and won 6-0.  Defensively, Michael continued to play well, blocking many balls and throwing out 2 out of 3 attempted runners. Goehrig has done a great job behind the plate all season and has played a major role in the middle of the lineup. Congratulations Michael “Wet Peanut” Goehrig….Keep it going!

Varsity Player of the Week (2/20-2/26): Parker Coyne & Michael Borah

It did not take long for there to be North Gwinnett Baseball co-players of the week! Over a 7 day, 5 game stretch, the Dawgs had multiple players well deserving of the award. This week’s winners are senior Parker Coyne and sophomore Michael Borah. Coyne and Borah traveled south to New Orleans and got hot. Hitting at the top of the lineup for much of the week, Coyne and Borah acted as spark plugs as the Bulldogs went 5-0, running their overall record to 8-0. These two young men put up numbers in a week that, for many players, is a good month. Parker Coyne finished the week hitting .600 (12 for 20), with 11 RBI, 7 Runs scored, 6 stolen bases, 2 doubles and an OBP % of .691. Borah finished the week 11 for 16 (.688 BA), including 3 triples, OBP% of .773, 11 runs scored, 5 RBI, and 4 stolen bases. Though the 8 game win streak has taken everyone, Coyne and Borah have been a big part of the team’s success! Congrats Parker and Michael. Stay HOT!

 

Varsity Player of the Week (2/13-2/18): Dalton Pearson

The first player of the week for the 2017 season is freshman Dalton Pearson. Dalton hit .545 in his first week of high school baseball collecting 6 hits in 11 at bats. He also scored three runs while driving in four and posting a.909 slugging percentage. His OBP of .583 makes him a threat on the bases. Offensively, the highlight of his week was blasting a solo HR to deep LF at Wesleyan, the first of his career. Pearson leads the team in hits and RBI’s and has done it from 3 different spots in the lineup. Defensively, in the same game, Dalton made a great diving catch, coming in on a sinking line drive - a tough play that he made look easy. Dalton has stepped right in as a freshman and played a large role in our 3-0 start. Congrats Dalton!