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HISTORY
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
GA Dugout Tournament
Division Champions
1987, 1989, 1993,  1994, 1997,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2007
Region Runner-Ups 1986, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2010
Region Champions 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012
Georgia State
Playoff Appearances
1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Georgia State Runner-Ups 1995, 1997, 2000,
2002, 2005, 2010
Gerogia State Champions 1999, 2006
National Champions 1999

TEAM RECORDS
Runs Scored 401 1999
Hits 377 1997
Batting Average .398 1999
Home Runs 88 1989
RBI's 338 1999
Stolen Bases 80 2012
ERA 2.02 1995
Strikeouts 342 2000
Wins 35 1999
Consecutive Wins 33 1999
Win/Loss Record 35-2 1999
Win/Loss Percentage .946 1999

INDIVIDUAL BATTING RECORDS
At-Bats 141 Grant Youngblood 2005
Runs Scored 55 Jarrod Schimidt 1999
Hits 59 Randy Lewis 2000
Doubles 19 Rob Doherty 1989
Triples 5 Brett Kinard
Brian Patenuade
1989
1997
Home Runs 19 Michael DeRosa 1999
Grand Slams 4 Jarrod Schmidt 1999
RBI's 54 Jarrod Schmidt 1999
Walks 36 Brandon May 2005
Stolen Bases 29 Jay Madeira 1996
Batting Average .534 Kevin Baldwin 1993

INDIVIDUAL PITCHING RECORDS
Stikeouts 131 Adam Wise 2000
ERA 1.25 Drew Posey
Kevin Link
1990
2008
Innings Pitched 96  2/3 Adam Wise 2000
Single-Season Wins 13 Scott Prather
Michael Hyle
Adam Wise
1995
2000
2000
Single-Season
Win/Loss Record
13-0 Scott Prather 1995
Career Wins 23 Adam Wise
Kyle Muschara
Michael Palazzone
1997-2000
2000-2003
2005-2008
NO-HITTERS 1988 David Osada vs. (unknown)
1989 Chris Tracy/Burney Baker vs. Pope
Chris Tracy vs. Shamrock
1992 Chris Davidson vs. Etowah
1994 Scott Prather vs. (unknown)
1995 Scott Prather/Robby DeRosa vs. Marietta
1996 Darrell Edwards/Brandon Toomey vs. Marietta
1996 Darrell Edwards vs. Campbell
1998 Chad Bendinelli vs. Milton
1999 Chad Bendinelli vs. Walton
2005 Matt Kallaoun vs. Wheeler
(Perfect Game)

SEASON RECORDS
Year Win-Loss Record State Playoff Record Coach Accomplishments
1982   0-0 Dan Stathas  
1983   0-0 Dan Stathas  
1984   0-0 Dan Stathas  
1985   0-0 Dave Shumake  
1986   0-0 Dave Shumake Region 6 Runnerup
1987   0-0 Jeff Guy Region 6 Runnerup
1988   0-0 Jeff Guy  
1989   0-0 Jeff Guy  
1990   0-0 Jeff Guy  
1991   0-0 Jeff Guy Region 6 Runnerup
1992 17-11 0-0 Mickey McMurtry  
1993 20-9 0-0 Mickey McMurtry  
1994 23-9 1-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Runnerup; 1st Round State Playoffs (lost to Osborne)
1995 30-6 7-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; AAAA State Runnerup (lost to Sprayberry)
1996 21-6 0-0 Mickey McMurtry  
1997 28-10 7-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; AAAA State Runnerup(lost to Colquitt)
1998 23-6 0-0 Mickey McMurtry  
1999 35-2 8-0 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; AAAAA State Champions (defeated Brookwood); National Champions
2000 30-11 9-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Runnerup; AAAAA State Runnerup (lost to Lowndes)
2001 21-9 2-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Runnerup; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to Parkview)
2002 27-10 8-3 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Runnerups; AAAAA State Runnerups (lost to Parkview)
2003 25-6 3-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to Harrison)
2004 20-15 6-3 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 4th Place; AAAAA State Semi-Finals (lost to Milton)
2005 29-10 9-4 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; AAAAA State Runnerup (lost to Chattahoochee)
2006 32-4 10-0 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; AAAAA State Champions (defeated Kell)
2007 13-13 0-0 Mickey McMurtry  
2008 21-10 3-2 Mickey McMurtry Region 6 Champions; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to North Cobb)
2009 21-11 2-3 Mickey McMurtry  Region 6 4th Place; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to Brookwood)
2010 26-10 8-2 Scott Kelly Region 6 Runnerup; AAAAA State Runnerup
2011 22-10 3-3 Scott Kelly Region 5 Champions; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to Brookwood)
2012 19-12 2-3 Scott Kelly Region 5 Champions; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to Harrison)
2013 14-12 0-0 Scott Kelly  
2014 13-17 2-2 Scott Kelly Region 5 4th Place; 2nd Round State Playoffs (lost to Johns Creek)
TOTALS 530-219
(.708)
90-37
(.709)
(5 coaches)  

LASSITER BASEBALL ALUMNI
ALL-STATE PLAYERS
1989 Rob Doherty
1991 Brandon Hensley
1994 Kevin Baldwin
1995 Scott Prather
Andrew Ferrer
1996 Joe Dawson
1997 Brad Stockton
Blair McCaleb
1999 Chad Bendinelli
Keith Butler
Michael DeRosa
Tyler Parker
Jarrod Schmidt
2000 Randy Lewis
Kevin Gergel
Adam Wise
Michael Hyle
2002 Garrick McGrath
2004 Ryan Peisel
2006 John Goodin
Brandon May
GEORGIA AAAA(A) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1987 Brad Stockton
1999 Jarrod Schmidt
2005 Brandon May
2006 John Goodin
2010 Brandon Stephens
HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN
1999 Michael DeRosa
Jarrod Schmidt
2006 Brandon May
2008 Michael Palazzone
2010 Brandon Stephens
METRO ATLANTA ALL-STARS
1984 Tim Mauldin
1986 Scott Renner
1988 Danny Pralgo
Mark Osada
Chris Regna
1989 Don Ariail
Rob Doherty
Brett Kinard
1990 Drew Posey
1991 Blake Bearden
Brandon Hensley
1992 Davis Port
1994 Kevin Baldwin
Shane Marquis
1995 Scott Prather
Tony Burchett
1996 Jay Madeira
Robby DeRosa
1999 Chad Bendinelli
Keith Butler
Michael DeRosa
Tyler Parker
Jarrod Schmidt
2000 Ryan Apple
Kevin Gergel
Randy Lewis
Adam Wise
PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
Class of... Player MLB Organization (Round Year Signed)
1995 Scott Prather St.Louis Cardinals (16th round 1998)
1995 Chris Davidson Baltimore Orioles (4th Round 1998)
1997 Brad Stockton Texas Rangers (22nd Round 2001)
1997 Kevin Coleman Cincinnati Reds (24th Round 2002)
1999 Keith Butler Chicago Cubs (10th Round 2002)
1999 Tyler Parker St. Louis Cardinals (8th Round 2002)
1999 Jarrod Schmidt Cincinnati Reds (24th Round 2002)
1999 Chris Goodman Kansas City Royals (5th Round 2003)
2000 Kevin Gergel Seattle Mariners (24th Round 2005)
2000 Ned Yost Milwaukee Brewers (Free Agent signing 2005)
2001 Michael Hyle Chicago Cubs (22nd Round 2005)
2003 Charlie Pelt St. Louis Cardinals (29th Round 2007)
2004 Ryan Peisel Colorado Rockies (12th Round 2008)
2004 Billy Shaughnessy San Diego Padres (Free Agent signing 2008)
2005 Zach Kayne Chicago White Sox (22nd Round 2009)
2006 Brandon May Chicago Cubs (36th Round 2009)
2007 Dan Lazzaroni San Diego Padres (Free Agent signing 2011)
2010 Stephen Janas Atlanta Braves (6th Round 2013)
2011 Nelson Ward Seattle Mariners (12th Round 2014)
COLLEGE PLAYERS
1988 Rusty Umphenour Jacksonville University
1989 Dean Kennedy
Rob Doherty
Don Ariail
David Osada
Brett Kinard
Chris Tracy
South Carolina
Western Carolina
Columbus State
DeKalb College
DeKalb College
Kennesaw State
1990 Drew Posey
Frank Quiles
Western Carolina
Piedmont College
1991 Brandon Hensley
Blake Bearden
Preston Willis
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
Columbus State
1992 Todd Winder
Davis Port
Matt Carroll
Alan Johnson
Greg Schaefer
Andrew College
Columbus State
Methodist College
Anderson College
Kennesaw State
1993 Jamey Smith
David Smoak
Scott Kelly
Brian Gilmore
Georgia Southwestern
Presbyterian College
Augusta State
Young Harris
1994 Shane Marquis
Kevin Killimett
Todd Spain
Jason Schill
Kevin Baldwin
Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern
West Georgia
Kennesaw State
1995 Scott Prather
Andrew Ferrer
Chris Davidson
Chad Phillips
Tyler Moon
Mike Gogolin
Georgia Tech
North Carolina State
Western Carolina
Campbell University
Northwest Shoals Community College
Bevill State Community College
1996 Robby DeRosa
Tony Burchett
Jay Madeira
Jow Dawson
University of Georgia
University of Georgia
North Carolina
Georgia Southern
1997 Billy Rouse
Joe Barrett
Jonathan Adams
Brad Stockton
Kevin Coleman
Blair McCaleb
Darrell Edwards
Brian Patenaude
Connors State (OK)
USC-Spartanburg
USC-Spartanburg
Georgia Tech
University of Florida
Florida State
Southern Polytechnic
University of Maryland
1998 Michael Nelson Georgia State
1999 Michael DeRosa
Jarrod Schmidt
Chad Bendinelli
Chris Goodman
Tyler Parker
Keith Butler
University of Georgia
Clemson Univeristy
Clemson University
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
Liberty University
2000 Ryan Apple
Kevin Gergel
Charlie Hettler
Zach Huckabay
Rusty Krueger
Randy Lewis
Adam Wise
Ned Yost
Kennesaw State
Kennesaw State
University of West Georgia
USC-Spartanburg
Unviersity of Georgia
Western Kentucky
Gerogia Perimeter College
Univeristy of Georgia
2001 Michael Hyle
John Weiss
Bryan Wilson
Geno Ferraro
Brad Peisel
University of Georgia
North Georgia
Auburn University
Ohio State University
Appalachain State
2002 Garrick McGrath
Ryan Hanson
Augusta State
Berry College
2003 Charlie Pelt
Louis Cribeiro
John Goodman
Michael Zarat
Kyle Muschara
Matt Link
Chas Wilbanks
Georgia State
Kennesaw State
Georgia Tech
Princeton University
Kennesaw State
Elon University
Georgia Perimeter College
2004 Ryan Peisel
Billy Shaughnessy
John Michael Vidic
Stephen Ochs
Chandler Corley
Univeristy of Georgia
Mercer University
Tulane University
Florida State Unviersity
Reinhardt College
2005 Davey Knapp
Zach kayne
Samford University
Davidson College
2006 Adam Baker
Kevin Bishop
Don Brice
Jeff Cochran
Jacob Harcrow
Matt Kallaoun
John Goodin
Brandon May
Robbie O'Bryan
North Georgia
University of Kentucky
North Georgia
North Georgia
Young Harris College
Augusta State
Florida Community College of Jacksonville
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
2007 Grant Youngblood
Chad Johnson
Danny Lazzaroni
Penn State University
Marshall University
Southern Polytechnic
2008 Ray Anderson
Cuyler Esposito
Joe Gorley
Garrett May
Michael Palazzone
Kennesaw State
Villanova University
Kennesaw State
University of West Georgia
University of Georgia
2009 Blake Crohan
Allen Grant
Reid Handler
Kevin Link
Tyler Muse
Jake Stephens
Tulane University
Florida A&M University
Keystone College
Princeton University
Western Kentucky
West Florida University
2010 Stephen Janas
Brent Nelson
Beau Welborn
Ross Ripple
Brandon Stephens
Andrew Gordon
Kennesaw State
North Georgia
Unviersity of West Georgia
University of Georgia
University of Georgia
North Georgia
2011 Reed Anthes
Wes Burns
Andy Rief
Mitch Shelby
Nelson Ward
Duke University
Gordon College
Gordon College
Gordon College
University of Georgia
2013 Tyler Elwer
Caleb Kutsche
Zach Lippincott
Cornell Nixon
Georgia Highlands
Columbus State
Andrew College
Kennesaw State

LASSITER BASEBALL COMPLEX HISTORY
1980 Lassiter High School opens.  The baseball field was built as part of the original athletic & physical education facilities.  Coach Mick's first impressions on arriving to teach here in the fall of 1985; “besides the very nice school plant, it was unquestionably the most impressive thing on campus.  I felt it was placed in an ideal location, laid out correctly, and looked like a great place for a ball game.  Baseball people definitely had a hand in the creation.”
1986

Jeff Guy hired as head coach.  Current facility began to take shape as Coach Guy began a cooperative & quite productive relationship with Russ Umphenour and Guerry Baldwin of East Cobb Baseball.  Adequate & nice wood/block concession/storage building and bleachers were replaced with those we have today.  East Cobb also provided the AA lighting system in 1988.

1993 The asphalt roadway was built on top of a dirt path, making the facility much more assessable.  Lassiter principal, James Wilson, made this happen by steering it through the county.  Booster club vice president, Jim Schill, was project engineer as Mr. Umphenour and Coach Baldwin of East Cobb Baseball were willing partners.  The white block right field storage building replaced a collection of small wood frame huts.  Jim Schill was again the driving force as booster club volunteers actually provided much of the muscle for construction.  The screened-in east addition to the storage followed in 1994.
1994 Small block & frame dugouts were razed & replaced by the spacious cantilevered concrete present structures.  Once again, Jim Schill was the mastermind & energy behind this project.  Funding was a 50-50 proposition between the booster club and East Cobb Baseball.  The appearance of the 60-foot long structures was dramatically improved for the 2003 season with a cardinal paint job & the beautiful stenciling & artwork on the first base dugout.  Lassiter art students Whitney Brenton & Maggie Herrick did a masterful job.
1996 The indoor batting cage was constructed as one of the first of its kind in the area.  The 4,000 square foot facility was constructed where an old telephone pole & net structure used to be.  The project began as a discussion of a pole barn with walls to cut the northwest wind & evolved into the nice butler building we eventually got.  Booster club president, Steve Bachman, provided the leadership on this project.  Much begging & many generous donations provided the means to get something done at practice everyday.  In my estimation this has been the best money we have ever spent in the improvement of our field play.  All of our neighbors have these now, but for a time we were an exclusive club.
1998

An old rusty traditional chain link backstop was replaced with the brick wall & net, dramatically improving sight lines for fans while offering a more pleasant esthetic effect.  Funding was done by the club & the construction was a combination volunteer & contractor venture.  Veteran Jim Schill was called out of retirement to pour concrete footings & sidewalks that completely connected all bleacher areas & dugouts, giving the facility more of a stadium appearance.

1999

The varsity dressing room was occupied by the National Championship team during spring break of 1999.  Construction was initiated in the fall of 1998.  In addition to the dressing facility, sidewalks were poured, totally connecting all components of the facility.  The project was made possible by a very sizable & generous anonymous donation.  Much of the construction was contracted out.  Booster club members, Terry Dreger & John Hochkins were major players in the construction, with much of their time & expertise being donated.  Much of the locker room interior work was done by booster volunteers.

2000-2001

Scoreboard dedicated to Lassiter champions was conceived, funded, and constructed.  First game use was for the 2001 season.  Bob Prather was a key supporter in the infancy stage while former Lassiter star Blake Bearden of Fairplay Scoreboards was instrumental in helping us afford the board.  Funding was provided by the sponsors proudly displayed on the board.  As always, James Beavers and the East Cobb Yankees were cooperative partners on this as they are on most other recent facility upgrades.

2000 The Trojan House & Deck overlooking the third base dugout was completed.  We were in the right place at the right time as this was the pet project of Dwight Brown & Cobb Energy.  This was a part of the construction that gave that gave to Lassiter Athletics the football field house & the Trojan House that in addition to the decks overlooking both the football & baseball fields, includes a large meeting room upstairs with a modern concession stand & soccer dressing rooms downstairs.  The building enabled our concession operation to move to more spacious quarters complete with closed circuit television to view the games.  Eventually the old concession stand behind home plate was remodeled into a practical & handy storage facility for uniforms & equipment in the spring of 2003.
2001

Landscaping in the press box and bleacher areas was spearheaded by booster president, Chip Hyle.  Chip worked very closely with Pops Landscaping to greatly enhance the attractiveness of the park.

2004

New wind screens (the 3rd set since 1986), black fence, and refurbished bleachers really added an improved new look.

2005

A new first base batting cage was added with the assistance of James Beavers.  The entry walkway also bears a new & welcoming look with the addition of the Ad Screens displaying some of our loyal Lassiter Baseball Sponsors.

2006 A tremendous improvement was made to the playing surface with a total infield reconstruction project in the fall of 2005.  The infield had become unhealthy with poor grass quality, pockets of low spots, & a sharp drop from the infield to the outfield.  Eric Holland & his crew at Precision Turf, Inc. completely stripped the old surface, re-crowned the infield, & planted new Bermuda sod to give us a better quality playing field.  In addition a new state of the art irrigation system was installed Jeff Isenberg & Georgia Turf irrigation covering the entire field, replacing an aging, inefficient hydraulic system.  We also spent quiet a bit of time & energy on refurbishing the locker rooms.  New carpet was added in all three dressing rooms and the varsity locker room was given a fresh coat of paint.  Our scoreboard also has a new look; we had professionals come in to clean a faded surface & perform electrical surgery on malfunctioning lights to make our board the best in the area once again.  Faded windscreens were once again replaced that are more cardinal in color due to the increased technology of our supplier.
2007-2008

Fall 2007 was a busy time around the complex as several, important, necessary and overdue projects were accomplished, impacting and improving almost every building and area of the facility.  A splash of color was added as the right field storage building, press box and varsity dressing rooms were painted a nice earth tone cardinal and gold.  Our batting cage was improved both aesthetically and mechanically as fresh carpet replaced the dirty and worn while a new Iron Mike  pitching machine should make BP a more efficient and productive daily occurrence.  Every bulb was changed and every lens cleaned on each light pole, returning the illumination of the playing surface to its original quality.   The most visible and necessary improvement was made on the scoreboard.  The old board was scraped, repainted and renumbered while outdated bulb wiring and equipment was removed and replaced with state of the art LED technology, re-establishing our scoreboard as one of the finest in the state of Georgia.

2008-2009 A new plywood fence painted in Lassiter cardinal and gold was installed. significantly altering the appearance of the playing surface for the better while also improving play.  The 2' plus vertical addition to eight and a half feet should reduce the number of ground rule doubles while increasing the occurance of relay plays at the plate and has made the field play larger.  New region pennant hardware completed the fence upgrade which was largely the work of construction partners of Anthony Fusco.
2009-2010

The complex has experienced updates and additions this year as the program begins a new chapter.  The outfield wall was repaired and repainted earlier this year.  The dugouts have received a new coat of paint; their first since the initial painting in 1994. Another trio of Lassiter art students worked diligently to recooparate the original text, "Lassiter Baseball" on the back of the first base dugout ince the dugouts had been repainted.  The backstop net had become extremely worn so our friends at Mauldin & Cook Fence installed a new heavy-duty netting that makes the view more safe and aesthetically pleasing. Finally, new rails and nets were professionally installed  in front of each dugout by Tommy Barber and his netting company.  These rails were are lined by black foam pads that protect the dugouts from batted and thrown balls.  Once again, the turf and dirt of the playing surface is in tip-top shape as another season approaches.

2010-2011

In order to combat the problem of worn sod behind the home plate area, we partnered with the ECY/James Beavers and Matthew Boggs of AstroTurf, Inc to install the top-of-the-line AstroTurf artificial surface behind the batter's circle and 20 feet up both running lanes.  This not only reduces the cost of replacing turf each fall, but the Lassiter Trojan Head logos add a new eye-catching appeal to the playing surface.

2012-2013 Thanks to the handywork of Nick Cachussie and other booster club members and the procurement efforts of Booster club president Will Melson, four rows of stadium chairback seating behind home plate were installed. The premium seating was designed as a fundraiser for the booster club as well as seating for college and professional scouts.
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