Meet The Jacks Night!

Season Preview 2017

It will be a new era for the Covington Lumberjacks as they move on without three-time All-VBL second baseman Jose Carrera, along with several others who spent multiple seasons as Jacks teammates including Brian Gonzalez and Lee Lipinski.

2016 Record: 22-20 (3rd in South Division)
2016 Playoffs: Defeated Harrisonburg in two games in quarterfinals; lost to Waynesboro in two games in semifinals

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

Last Season: Covington was locked into the South’s third seed pretty early on, finishing five games back of Harrisonburg but eight games ahead of fourth place Staunton. The Lumberjacks swept Harrisonburg with a pair of two-run victories in the playoffs, before falling to Waynesboro in the South finals.

Returning Players: The Jacks do return several key players from last season, including outfielder Brandon Vicens (.289, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs), pitcher Orlando Cannon (1-1, 21 K’s) and Orley Arellano, who hit .252 in the outfield while also throwing two shutout innings of relief. They will be joined by 2015 outfielder Ryan Alvarez.

Key Players/Outlook: Francisco Fernandez (Hillsborough CC) and Dustin Allen (Blue Mountain College) join Cannon to lead the 2017 pitching staff. Oakland’s Nate Schweers is 3-2 with a 4.47 ERA and 37 K’s this spring.

Jackson Strange, the son of former Major Leaguer Doug Strange, comes to the Lumberjacks after homering three times and knocking in 23 runs for Anderson University. Ty Painter is batting .275 and has also homered three times, for Shippensburg he will be joined in the infield by college teammate Tommy Baggett.

Head Coach: Stock Ramirez returns for a second season in charge at Covington after leading them to a 22-20 mark and a spot in the South finals. He has also previously served as an assistant coach in the Valley.

Coach’s Comments: “We expect to be better this year, we have stronger pitching and more depth. I’m looking forward to the season.”

Jacks Baseball Camp Brochure 2017

It’s that time of year, almost time for the Annual Lumberjacks Youth Baseball Camp!!

Download the form PDF by clicking the link below.
CAMP_BROCHURE 2017

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.

CAMP DETAILS:

When?

Wednesday, June 28th – Saturday, July 1st

Where?

Casey Field, Covington, Va.

Who?

Boys and Girls, Ages 6-16

Cost?

$45.00 a child (if paid before the 19th)

*After the 19th 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 2017 Covington Lumberjacks, the cost of camp will include a T-Shirt and on Friday, June 30th, 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! The picnic will be on Saturday, July 1st.

 

*** 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 Ramirez

Assistant Coach
Cord Corkrell

 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 & out Website (Lumberjacks Baseball Camp 2017)

Parents, on behalf of their children, accept the risk of injury while attending this camp.

 

2017 Baseball Schedule

The 2017 summer baseball schedule has been officially released so mark your calendars and come on out to support your Jacks, its been a long winter but Baseball season is finally here!!!

We look forward to seeing all of our loved fans in the stands! #GoJacks #CovingtonLumberjacks

 

Jose Carrera receives the Key to the City of Covington

Pifer’s Podcast with Coach Stock Ramirez & Jose

Team Photos!!

Check out our 2016 Lumberjacks!
Photos by Kristen Garten Photography
Make sure and check out her out!
https://www.facebook.com/KristenGartenPhotography/
www.KristenGarten.com

 

Lumberjacks @ Express Photos 07-19-2016

Toddler Time Day 2 @ Alleghany Highlands Regional Library

Lumberjack Game Make-up Dates

We have the list of make-up dates for the Lumberjacks for the last few games! They are:June 2nd (away vs. Rebels) – rescheduled to June 27th

June 3rd (away vs. TomSox) – rescheduled to June 30th

June 4th (home vs. Staunton) – rescheduled to June 13th

June 5th (home vs. Cannons) – rescheduled to June 20th

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