2016 Season Preview

447786_largeSix of Covington’s final eight games of 2015 were decided by one run in an entertaining season that saw the Lumberjacks edge Charlottesville 6-5 in a play-in game before taking division champ Staunton the distance in the playoffs.

2015 Record: 18-24 (4th in South Division, won playoff tiebreaker over Charlottesville)
2015 Playoffs: Lost quarterfinals in three games to Staunton

VBL Championships: 2 (2005, 2011)
Pennants: 3 (2001 (South), 2002 (South), 2005 (South))

Returning Players: The Lumberjacks will have a familiarity in the infield with several starters returning, along with catcher/infielder Lee Lipinski (Rider University). Second baseman/shortstop Jose Carrera was a 2015 VBL All-Star and is hitting .306 for Manhattan this spring. Another returning Valley League All-Star is Lynn University’s Jonathan Corbitt, a collegiate catcher who also saw time at first base for the Lumberjacks. Shortstop Brian Gonzales of Florida Memorial is also back; he hit .269 last summer for Covington.

Key Players/Outlook: Joining Covington’s veterans as key cogs in the lineup this summer will be Miguel Reyes and Javoni Thomas from Lindsay Wilson College. Reyes is batting .316 with 7 HRs and 32 RBIs.

The Lumberjacks are loaded at catcher as Fabian Pena joins the mix as well. Pena has started all 51 games as a freshman for Manhattan while hitting .344 with 7 HRs and 47 RBIs.

The pitching staff features Andrew Stout, who is 8-1 with 70 strikeouts in 13 starts for Southeastern Community College. Jason Polgano is 7-2 with a 2.70 ERA for Felician University and has also hit .343 with 6 HRs and 34 RBIs this college season.

Ballpark: The Lumberjacks play at Covington’s city stadium- Casey Field- which has held both baseball and football contests since 1962. In the past, the park has hosted minor league affiliates of both the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.

Head Coach: After two seasons as an assistant in Covington, Stock Ramirez takes over head duties in 2016. He is currently training to become a pro scout.

Coach’s Comments: “This season we are looking to get off to a better start and make sure the players work towards getting better every day.”

Thanks to the Valley Baseball League vbl

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CAMP_BROCHURE 2016

The 2016 Lumberjacks Baseball team will be putting on their third Annual Baseball Camp! This camp is to work on baseball basics and skills for girls and boys ages 6-16! For more information, feel free to email us at covingtonlumberjacks@aol.com or call Erin Durham at (800) 420-1155. We will see you there!

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LUMBERJACKS BASEBALL CAMP
The Lumberjacks Baseball Camp is designed to teach students skills, fundamentals and knowledge of the game of baseball. Individual and team drills will be incorporated in daily activities as well as game competition. We will emphasize a positive learning environment in which each camper can improve his or her skills. The camp is sponsored by the Covington Lumberjacks Baseball, Inc.
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CAMP DETAILS
When?
Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25
Where?
Casey Field, Covington, Va.
Who?
Boys and Girls, Ages 6-16
Cost?
$45.00 a child (if paid before the 15th)
*After the 15th we will add a $5 late fee charge but will still take applications until the day of camp
This camp will be facilitated by the 2016 Covington Lumberjacks, the cost of camp will include a T-Shirt and on Saturday, June 25th, the children that attend the Home Game at 7:00pm, will run out on the field with the Jacks and will be recognized for all their hard work!
*** All proceeds from this camp will go to the Lumberjacks baseball team and provide travel and meal money for the Jacks.
CAMP DIRECTORS
Head Coach
Eustaquio Ramierz, Florida Memorial University
Assistant Coach
Ethan Utley, University of the Cumberlands
Location: All camp days will be held at Casey Field in Covington, Va. – in the event of bad weather or something changes, please check the Facebook page for updates.
Separate Age Groups: Participants will generally play in their own age group or grade level. However, we reserve the right to move a camper up in the age groups depending on their skills and abilities.
Items to Bring: Glove or mitt, baseball shoes, favorite bat, batting gloves, hat, practice pants and t-shirt. NOTE: Please write camper’s name on all items. The Lumberjacks are not responsible for loss or damage of any camper’s belongings.
Parent Participation: Parents are encouraged to attend the camps to watch if they would like! But we do ask that all parents sit in the stands and NOT go on the field during the camp.
Children should be dropped off between 8:30am-9:00am and picked up between 12:00pm and 12:30 pm.
**All updates about camp will be posted on the Facebook event (Lumberjacks Baseball Camp 2016)
Parents, on behalf of their children, accept the risk of injury while attending this camp.