Under The Gun: Koen Moreno

Name: Koen Moreno High School: Panther Creek Graduation: 2020 Position: RHP/INF Years with Dirtbags: 4 College Commitment: East Carolina University You’re entering your fourth year with the Dirtbags. What’s one thing you have learned from your first year to now? I’ve learned that you should never be complacent. It’s key to always work hard in… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Koen Moreno

Eric Leary Named Team Director

Dirtbags Baseball owner Andy Partin has announced that Eric Leary has been named Team Director of the Dirtbags Baseball program. “I’m pleased to introduce Eric Leary as our Team Director,” stated Dirtbags owner and founder Andy Partin. “Eric is a tremendous person with outstanding leadership and communication skills. He will help pilot our teams and… Continue Reading

Vance enters junior season as SEC’s top second baseman

The college baseball season begins on Friday, with teams from coast to coast putting their best foot forward hoping their season will end in Omaha at the College World Series. As one prominent program looks to rebuild under a first-year head coach, a former Dirtbag will be called upon to carry the bell with high… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Isaac Fix

Under The Gun: Isaac Fix

Name: Isaac Fix High School: William Byrd (VA) Graduation Class: 2021 Position: LHP Years with the Dirtbags: 1 College Commitment: Uncommitted Coming into the second year of the Dirtbags organization, what have you learned? Over the course of my first year with the Dirtbags I learned that everyone in the organization is there to compete,… Continue Reading

Dirtbags locked into Wilson Premier Championship East for ’19 Grads

The Dirtbags are committed to taking every step possible to foster the development of its players. For players to fulfill their potential, elite instruction and preparation must be paired with competitive environments and exposure opportunities. The Dirtbags ability to take part in the best tournaments in the country is one of the many reasons why… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Lyle Holland

Under The Gun: Lyle Holland

Name: Lyle Holland High School: Freedom Graduation Class: 2019 Position: INF/RHP Years with Dirtbags: 4 College Commitment: Uncommitted How has the offseason been for you?  This off-season has definitely been a grind. I’ve been working with a personal trainer on both my strength and speed. What are your personal goals for 2018?  I want to… Continue Reading

Six Dirtbags Reporting to Grapefruit League

The year-in and year-out success of the Dirtbags isn’t by accident. With premier instruction inside of an organization dedicated to instilling discipline, fundamentals and a passion for the game, elite players are attracted to the Dirtbags and often find a way to maximize their potential as they prepare and move on to the next level.… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Connor Monroe

Name: Connor Monroe High School: West Forsyth Graduation Class: 2020 Position: RHP/INF Years with Dirtbags: 3 College Commitment: NC State How’s the 2018 West Forsyth Titans shaping up? I think our team this year is going to be very good. I have high hopes for us. During the offseason, what’s one area of your game… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Connor Monroe

Cactus League set to welcome nine Dirtbags

Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers are set to report on Feb. 14, as the offseason winds down and attention turns to the 2018 season. After position players report to their respective teams between Feb. 19 and Feb. 21, the Dirtbags will have nine former players in reporting to the Cactus League for big league… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Peyton Idol

Name: Peyton Idol Graduation Class: 2019 High School: West Forsyth Position: INF Years with Dirtbags: 3 What parts of your game did you really focus on this offseason? This offseason I really worked on getting stronger and working on my fast twitch muscles. How is the season looking for West Forsyth? What’s the strength of… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Peyton Idol

Under The Gun: Peter Maldonado

Under The Gun: Peter Maldonado

Name: Peter Maldonado High School: Heritage Graduation: 2021 Position: Catcher Years with Dirtbags: 1 College Commitment: Uncommitted How has your first year at Heritage High School been so far? The first semester of High School has been an adjustment. It took some getting used to but I feel I’m getting the hang of things now.… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Aidan Smith

Under The Gun: Aidan Smith

Name: Aidan Smith Graduation Class: 2019 High School: Topsail Position: OF Years with Dirtbags: 3 College Commitment: Uncommitted What would you say your strength as a baseball player is? I would say one of my strengths is being able to make adjustments from at bats. Looking back on 2017, what’s one area of your game… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Jack Hicks

Under The Gun: Jack Hicks

Name: Jack Hicks Graduation Class: 2020 High School: Leesville Road Position: INF Years with Dirtbags: 3 College Commitment: University of Kentucky People who haven’t seen Jack Hicks play, how would you describe your game? I would describe my game as low-key. I play very relaxed and focused Most people don’t know but you have your… Continue Reading

Trey Daly named General Manager

Trey Daly named General Manager

Dirtbags Baseball owner Andy Partin has announced that Trey Daly has been named General Manager of the Dirtbags Baseball program. “I’m very happy and proud to announce Trey Daly will serve as the General Manager of Dirtbags Baseball,” owner and founder Andy Partin said. “Trey has been with us since 2011 and has done an… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Vito Patierno

Name: Vito Patierno Graduation Class: 2019 High School: Heritage Position: 1B Years with Dirtbags: 3 College Commitment: UNC-Charlotte What are your personal goals in the 2018 baseball season?I want to lead my high school team to a successful season and win major tournaments with the Dirtbags, particularly Jupiter. What part of your game did you really… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Vito Patierno
Under The Gun: Garrett Chandler

Under The Gun: Garrett Chandler

Name: Garrett Chandler Graduation Year: 2020 High School: Davie County Position: OF Years with the Dirtbags: 2 College Commitment: East Carolina University What are you looking forward to the most about 2018 with the Dirtbags? In 2018, I’m looking forward to getting better with my teammates and competing at a high level.  What made you… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Jacob Cozart

Under The Gun: Jacob Cozart

Name: Jacob Cozart Graduation Class: 2021 High School: Wesleyan Christian Position: Catcher Years with Dirtbags: 2 College Commitment: Uncommitted Entering 2018, and your freshman year in high school what are you personal goals as a baseball player? My goals for 2018 are to help Wesleyan Christian win a third straight state championship and also bring… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: Houston Koon

Under The Gun: Houston Koon

Name: Houston Koon Graduation Class: 2019 High School: Wilkes Central Position: INF/OF Years with the Dirtbags: 3 College Commitment: North Carolina State University Entering your third year with the Dirtbags, what’s one thing you have learned over the years? The importance of playing as a team. Showcase baseball can get a bad reputation for players… Continue Reading

Under The Gun: AJ Wilson

Under The Gun: AJ Wilson

It may be the dead of winter, but the Dirtbags don’t hibernate. Check out these “Under The Gun” interviews to keep you warm until spring.. Name: AJ Wilson Graduation Class: 2019 High School: East Surry Position: LHP Years with Dirtbags: 4 College Commitment: East Carolina University What are you looking forward to in the 2018… Continue Reading

Dirtbags Announce 2018 Fall Youth Tryouts – 8U to 13U

The Dirtbags are hosting 8U-13U tryouts. Please see details below: Cost: FREE To register for 8u to 13U tryouts, please click the link below: http://thedirtbags.leagueapps.com/events/459234-2018-dirtbags-8u-to-13u-tryouts Questions: Contact Everett Hancock at dirtbagsyouth@gmail.com  Saturday, Dec 16 (9U to 12U) Lockwood Folly Park 430 Green Swamp Road NW Supply, NC 28462 Check in begins at 1:00 pm Saturday, Dec… Continue Reading

Dirtbags Announce 2018 Tryout Dates

DIRTBAG TRYOUT DATES: Dirtbags will host 2018 tryouts on the dates listed below, 2019-2022 graduates are welcome. Please email Trey Daly (treydaly84@yahoo.com) in NC & Jon Walker in VA (jwalker.dirtbags@gmail.com) with any questions. To register, please click the link below the tryout dates.  **Cost: Pre-registration online $15 (must be registered at least 72 hours prior to… Continue Reading

Dirtbag Youth Teams Announce Tryout Dates

YOUTH The Dirtbag youth teams (8U to 13U) will hold tryouts on the dates listed below. Please email Everett Hancock at dirtbagsyouth@gmail.com with any questions. June 26: Huntersville Athletic Park (Field 2) 11720 Verhoeff Dr. Huntersville, NC 28078 Check in at 5:30 June 28: Colfax Elementary School 9112 W. Market St. Colfax, NC 27235 Check… Continue Reading

DIRTBAGS WIN TITLE IN JUPITER!

DIRTBAGS WIN TITLE IN JUPITER!

We are so proud to bring home the title at the 2016 Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championship in Jupiter, FL. Read articles from Baseball America and Perfect Game USA below: *Baseball America Article *Perfect Game USA Article Continue Reading

HANCOCK TO LEAD YOUTH PROGRAM

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Everett Hancock as our Youth Program Director. Everett will help pilot our efforts to continuing building on our already succesfull youth team program. The Havelock native graduated from Havelock high school in 1998 where he helped lead the Rams to a 3-A State Title while being named… Continue Reading

DOUGHERTY JOINS STAFF

Brendan Dougherty has officially joined the Dirtbags full-time staff after spending the past 17 years as a college baseball coach at Western Kentucky, Coastal Carolina, Army, Auburn and Elon. Dougherty will carrying on the Dirtbags tradition of excellence in South Carolina as the leader of the Dirtbags South Carolina team program, consisting of youth teams… Continue Reading