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  • Lakeside's Charlie Ludwick rounds third base on the way to score the first of his three runs against Stephenson.

Lakeside Overcomes Bad Inning to Defeat Stephenson 9-6

Lakeside's Charlie Ludwick rounds third base on the way to score the first of his three runs against Stephenson. (Photo by Mark Brock) The Lakeside Vikings rebounded from [...]

  • Lakeside Vikings (l-r) Matthew Holt, Jack Tansill and Charlie Ludwick

Vikings Even Region Record at 3-3 with Key Region Victories

Lakeside Vikings (l-r) Matthew Holt, Jack Tansill and Charlie Ludwick are helping the Vikings get in race for Class 7A state playoffs. Lakeside headed up a lengthy list [...]

  • Tigers run Region 4-6A record to 22-0 dating back to last season. Pictured (Front, l-r) Clay Dodson, Miles Grayson, Jordan West, and Trevon Flowers; (back, l-r) Stanford Flowers and Coach Matt Masce.

Tucker Extends Region Win Streak to 22 Games

Tigers run Region 4-6A record to 22-0 dating back to last season. Pictured (Front, l-r) Clay Dodson, Miles Grayson, Jordan West, and Trevon Flowers; (back, l-r) Stanford Flowers and [...]

  • The Chamblee Bulldogs had a great week between the lines with four wins. From media day (l-r) Assistant Coach and Junior Varsity Coach Alan Loper, David Albuquerque, Matt Welsh and Travis Hammond.

Chamblee Rolls to Four Consecutive Wins During Week 4 Baseball Action

The Chamblee Bulldogs had a great week between the lines with four wins. From media day (l-r) Assistant Coach and Junior Varsity Coach Alan Loper, David Albuquerque, Matt Welsh [...]

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DeKalb Teams Continue Good Play During Week 3 Action

DCSD baseball squads continue good play as season moves into Week 4. Several teams posted winning records, but only Miller Grove and Towers managed to make it through [...]

  • Clarkston baseball staff and top players for 2018 broke a nine-game losing streak to Meadowcreek this past week.

Angoras Break 9 Game Losing Streak to Meadowcreek

Clarkston baseball staff and top players for 2018 broke a nine-game losing streak to Meadowcreek this past week. Clarkston ended a seven-year losing streak that covered nine games against [...]

  • Redan core has helped Coach Alexander Wyche’s Raiders to a 3-0 start to the 2018 high school baseball season.

Redan Out to an Early 3-0 Start to the 2018 Baseball Season

Redan core has helped Coach Alexander Wyche's Raiders to a 3-0 start to the 2018 high school baseball season. Redan shined brightest among five teams that posted perfect [...]

West Seniors Takes Series Lead with Thrilling 10-9 win over East

The 2017 Senior All-Star Baseball Classic MVPs were (l-r) James Parris of Redan (East) and Lakeside's Kiernan Acklin (West). (Photo by Mark Brock) The West Senior All-Stars rallied [...]

East Closes Gap on West with 12-4 Junior All-Star Victory

The 9th Annual DCSD Junior All-Star Baseball Classic MVPs were (l-r) Cedar Grove's Rashad Preston (West) and Arabia Mountain's Silas Butler (East). (Photo by Mark Brock) The DCSD [...]

Redan Hosting DCSD All-Star Baseball Junior and Senior Classics

Redan's Orlando Adams heads into the Junior All-Star Classic with 31 RBI. (Photo by Mark Brock) DeKalb County junior and senior baseball players get one last game in [...]

Two One-Run Losses Drops Redan from Class 3A State Playoffs

Redan's Hunter Todd gets a good jump to steal second in the Class 3A quarterfinal series loss against Coahulla Creek. (Photo by Mark Brock) Coahulla Creek pulled out [...]

Redan Hosting Coahulla Creek in Class 3A Baseball Quarterfinals

Redan's Kelvin Smith is one of five juniors batting over .400 for the Raiders as they prepare to host Coahulla Creek in the Class 3A quarterfinals on Wednesday. (Photo [...]

Redan Sweeps Crisp County to Move into Elite 8

Redan's Latrell Wyatt (12) crosses the plate in first round win over Fannin County. Wyatt and his teammates swept Crisp County in second round play of the Class 3A [...]

Redan Leads Trio of DCSD Teams into Sweet 16

Redan's Orlando Adams had a sacrifice fly to drive in one of three runs in Redan's 3-0 playoff opening win over Fannin County. (Photo by Mark Brock) The [...]

Nine DeKalb Baseball Teams Begin State Playoffs on Friday

Redan's Darius Pope and his No. 3 ranked Raiders' team open the Class 3A state playoffs against Fannin County on Friday at 4:30 pm. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]

Six DeKalb Teams Score Perfect Final Week of Regular Season

Tucker's Emory Willis pitched the first Region 4-6A win over Stephenson. (Photo by Mark Brock) Tucker closed out a memorable regular season with two more impressive triumphs over [...]

Redan Ends Regular Season with 13-0 Win over Stone Mountain

Redan's Latrell Wyatt threw four innings of no-hit baseball to lead the Raiders to a 13-0 win over Stone Mountain on senior night at Redan. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]

Columbia’s Steve Dennis Captures 400th Career Victory

Retiring Columbia baseball coach Steve Dennis picked up his 400th career victory with a 7-5 win over Region 5-5A foe Arabia Mountain. Retiring Columbia High School baseball coach [...]

Top Ranked Redan Puts Together Three Consecutive Shutouts Last Week

Redan rolling towards Region 5-3A title atop Class 3A Baseball Poll.(Front, l-r) James Parris, Latrell Wyatt, Malcolm Burns(Back, l-r) Jalan Daniels, Coach Alexander Wyche Redan remained on an [...]

Tucker Wins Matchup of Region 4-6A Unbeatens against Stephenson

Tucker shortstop Trevon Flowers (left) puts a tag on Stephenson baserunner Chretein Adams on an attempted steal. It was the first of three base runners gunned down by Tucker [...]

History

2006 Semi-Finals Dunwoody beats Columbus

Dunwoody broke a 33-year drought with its Class AAA Finals sweep of Columbus in 2007.

The Dunwoody Wildcats ended a 33-year drought of baseball state championships for DeKalb County Schools by bringing home the Class AAA state title in 2007 with a 2-0 sweep of Columbus.

The last Georgia High School Association baseball state championship to find a home in DeKalb County Schools before 2007 came back in 1974 when Henderson laid claim with a 2-0 series sweep of Southwest Macon.

DeKalb County Schools had come up short since that time despite sending some very good teams into the playoffs. Prior to 1974, DeKalb had won titles in 1952 (Avondale), 1956 (Tucker), 1964 (Avondale), 1966 (Tucker), 1967 (Tucker), 1968 (Walker) and 1972 (Sequoyah).

Redan made sure it would not take 33 years for the next title as the Raiders knocked off rival Marist 2-0 (11-0, 4-3) in the 2013 championship series on the way to setting a school record for wins at 30-7 on the season.

It gave the perennial playoff contender, Redan, its first baseball state title as the Raiders upended the Marist War Eagles who had won the Region 6-AAAA title with a 2-1 series win over the Raiders. Redan went 10-1 in the state playoffs while sweeping four of the five playoff series.

Beginning with the 1952 season, DeKalb County Schools teams have combined for 129 playoff appearances through the 2007 season. Eighteen of the current 19 DeKalb schools have made at least one playoff appearance following Martin Luther King Jr.’s rise to 5AAA champ in 2004. Gordon and Shamrock, two of the seven schools that are no longer high schools, were the only ones of the 26 DeKalb schools to never make a playoff appearance prior to the opening of Miller Grove High School in 2005. The playoff run has collected 211 wins over that time as well.

The baseball history of DeKalb County Schools also includes the likes of former pros Wally Joyner (Redan), Pete Ladd (Henderson) and Ron Blomberg (Druid Hills).

Wally Joyner played 16 seasons in the majors with the California Angels, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres and the hometown Atlanta Braves. He collected a .289 career batting average, 204 home runs, 1,106 RBI and 2,060 hits.

Ron Blomberg was the first player picked in the 1968 major league draft. He signed with the Yankees and spent eight years in the majors with New York and the Chicago White Sox. The .293 career hitter was baseball’s first designated hitter.
Pete Ladd led Henderson to the 1974 state title and signed with Ole Miss. He had a career best 25 saves for Milwaukee in the 1983 season and posted two saves in the 1982 American League Championship Series.

DeKalb County Schools has been a hotbed on draft day with 75 players drafted between 1985 and 2006. That includes three from the 2004 season including first round and number 9 pick overall Chris Nelson of Redan (Colorado) and four from 2006 including Scott Hunter of M.L. King in the 3rd round (San Diego, 93rd pick) and 2005 second round selection P.J. Phillips of Redan (California, 73rd pick).

Redan’s Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati) and Dominic Brown (Philadelphia) gave the Raiders a double-dip as both appeared in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Phillips was making his third appearance and first as the starting second baseman for the National League. Brown, an outfielder, was chosen for the National League squad after leading the league in home runs before the All-Star break.

State Champions (10)

  • Tucker (3) – 1956, 1966, 1967
  • Avondale (2) – 1952, 1964
  • Dunwoody (1) – 2007
  • Henderson (1) – 1974
  • Redan (1) – 2013
  • Sequoyah (1) – 1972
  • Walker (1) – 1968