TEAM GEORGIA 18U GOLD (GUIMBARDA) COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
Team Georgia 18U Gold concluded another great season and many of the players are headed off to college
this Fall. The team's entire roster of players is committed to play at the collegiate level either this
Fall with the 2017 class or next Fall with the 2018 class. This is quite an accomplishment for all of the
players and the coaching staff. Congratulations to all of the players of Team Georgia 18U Gold and best
of luck to those heading off to college in a few weeks.
TEAM GEORGIA 16U'S ALANA FRYE VERBALS TO KSU
Congratulations to Alana Frye of Team Georgia 16U (Hawk) on her verbal commitment to Kennesaw State University. Alana is
a 2017 graduate that attends West Forsyth HS. She will continue her education and softball career at KSU starting in the Fall of
2017. Alana is the 3rd player from the 16U (Hawk) squad to commit to Kennesaw State joining team mates Brianna Collender and Alyssa
Maisonet who also have committed to the KSU softball program. Congratulations to Alana!
TEAM GEORGIA 18U (HARRISON) EARNS BERTH TO 2015 ASA 18 GOLD NATIONALS
Congratulations to Team Georgia 18U (Harrison) on earning their berth to ASA 18 Gold Nationals this weekend at the
Southern Territory Gold Qualifier. The ASA 18 Gold national championship will be held in Hillsboro, Oregon from
July 19-25 featuring 64 18 Gold teams from across the country. The team will now focus on their preparations for the
Gold nationals with a combination of college showcase events and friendlies. Congratulations again to head coach Donnie Harrison,
his staff, and the players and families of Team Georgia 18U on this tremendous accomplishment.
TEAM GEORGIA 18 GOLD (DOWNS) EARNS BERTH TO 2015 ASA 18A NATIONALS
Team Georgia 18 Gold (Downs) punched their ticket for the 2015 ASA 18A Nationals on Sunday with an exciting 4-3 win over
the Middle Georgia Shockers at the GA ASA qualifier in Calhoun. After being rained out on Friday night, the team started
play early Saturday morning and won 4 straight games to earn a spot in the winner bracket final. There, the team dropped
a 4-1 decision to Atlanta Vipers-Dingler who claimed the first berth to nationals. Undaunted, the team faced the Middle
Georgia Shockers in the loser bracket final winning 4-3 and capturing their berth to nationals. The team will now focus
on their preparations for nationals as well as college exposure events all leading up to late July in Spartanburg, SC,
and the ASA 18A Nationals. Congratulations to head coach Danny Coach and the entire staff and squad of Team Georgia 18 Gold
on this tremendous accomplishment.
TEAM GEORGIA 16U '99 (HAWK) EARNS BERTH TO 2015 ASA NATIONALS
Team Georgia 16U '99 (Hawk) earned a berth to the 2015 ASA Nationals over the weekend at the first Georgia 16U
qualifier of the season. The team won their way to the semi-finals of the winner bracket before falling to a
tough GA Power Gold team. After falling into the loser bracket, the team worked its way back to the loser
bracket berth game where it would again face GA Power Gold which had lost to GA Impact - Jeffreys in the winner
bracket berth game. Team Georgia took an 8-2 lead late into the contest but GA Power Gold would fight back to make
the score 8-5 and with runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 7th, Micayla Rood was able to make a
fantastic catch in CF for the final out. Coach Hawk said the entire team was clutch all weekend whether it
was hitting, pitching, or on defense. The team will now focus on their preparations for nationals
as well as college exposure events all leading up to late July in Chattanooga and the ASA 16A Nationals.
Congratulations to Team Georgia 16U '99 (Hawk) on this tremendous accomplishment.
TEAM GEORGIA 12U CONTINUES TO SHINE AS IT PREPARES FOR PGF NATIONALS
Team Georgia 12U (Aycock) turned in another excellent tournament performance this past weekend at the Carrollton
Classic as it continues to build toward PGF Nationals in July. The team finished 6-0 in pool play to earn the #1
seed from its pool and then advanced to single elimination championship play with 8 other teams. The team won
its quarterfinal match over GA Intensity 5-1 but fell to Jax Fusion, the eventual champion, 2-0 in the semi.
Overall, the team finished the Classic with a 7-1 record and a 3rd place finish out of 40 teams. Congratulations
to Team Georgia 12U on another fine performance as they continue to prepare for PGF Nationals.
TEAM GEORGIA 14U (HENNING) EARNS BERTH TO 14U ASA NATIONALS
Team Georgia '00 earned the first Georgia 14U ASA Nationals berth of 2015 over the weekend by going
6-0 at the 14U qualifier held at Twin Creeks in Woodstock. The team punched their
ticket with a hard fought win in the winner bracket final 10-9 over Atlanta Premier-Perkins in a game
that saw multiple lead changes. Trailing 9-8 going into the bottom of the 7th, the team rallied for
two runs to take the 10-9 victory. The team will continue to play a challenging schedule including
friendlies, select tournaments, and showcases leading up to ASA Nationals in July to be held in Salem,
VA. Congratulations to the players and coaching staff on this tremendous accomplishment!
2015 ASA AND PGF NATIONAL QUALIFIER DATES ANNOUNCED
Preliminary schedules for both ASA and PGF national qualifiers for 2015 have been announced. The full Georgia ASA
national qualifier schedule including Georgia, regional, and national berth events can be downloaded in PDF format
below. The PGF national qualifier schedule can be found using the link below. There are limited PGF qualifiers close
to Atlanta including qualifiers in Myrtle Beach (5/30), Atlanta (6/5), and Virginia Beach (6/6). Consult the ASA and
PGF national qualifier schedules for more information on dates and locations.
Click here to download the 2015 Georgia ASA national qualifier schedule
here for the 2015 PGF national qualifier event schedule and registration links
TEAM GEORGIA 2017 MARISSA GUIMBARDA COMMITS TO FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Congratulation to Marissa Guimbarda of Team Georgia 16U Hawk on her verbal commitment to Furman University. Marissa,
a sophomore at Lambert High School, was highly recruited by a number of schools before deciding on Furman as the best
fit for her academically, athletically, and from a family perspective. Marissa's brother Nick, a senior at Lambert,
just signed his NLI last month to play baseball at nearby Presbyterian College and being close to her brother was
an important factor for Marissa and her family. As a class of 2017 graduate, she still has a few years before she
heads off to Greenville to begin her college career and in the meantime, we expect her to continue to build on the
outstanding seasons she has had so far with both Team Georgia and Lambert High School. To read more about Marissa,
see the Forsyth County news article link below. Congratulations to Marissa and her proud parents!
Click here to ready the Forsyth County news article on Marissa's verbal to Furman
TEAM GEORGIA 14U (HENNING) CASSIE HENNING FEATURED ON BORN TO COMPETE
Team Georgia 14U '01 (Henning) P/1B Cassie Henning was recently featured on a video segment of Born to Compete, an organization
focused on promoting youth sports. BTC came to Johns Creek HS to talk with Cassie and coach Bob Baccari in late spring and to
film part of the team practice. Cassie is a 2018 graduate and attends Wesleyan School in Norcross. See below for the roughly
4-minute Born to Compete video clip that features Cassie.
TEAM GEORGIA 12U '02 (AYCOCK) ROSTER ANNOUNCED (8/21)
Head Coach Jeff Aycock along with assistant coaches Steven Birnbaum and Scott Fannin are pleased to announce the
roster for Team Georgia's 2014-15 12U '02 team. The coaching staff
was very impressed with the level of talent that came out for the 12U tryouts and the selection process
was difficult. Congratulations to the following players for their selection to the 12U '02 team for the upcoming
TEAM GEORGIA 14U '00 FOR 2014-15 SEASON (8/2)
Under the leadership of Bob Baccari, our Team Georgia 14U '00 squad has seen great success the past 2 seasons with each
one culminating in a trip to the ASA Nationals. Bob will hand over the reins of the 14U '00 team to assistant coach Dan
Henning who will step into the head coach role for the 2014-15 season. Dan will be assisted by Alan Briskin who was also
part of the current staff so an easy transition is expected for the team. Tryouts for the 14U '00 (Henning) team have
been determined and they are posted above along with the player pre-registration link.
TEAM GEORGIA 10U '05 (HELTON) ROSTER ANNOUNCED (7/23)
Coaches James Delph and Tim Helton are pleased to announce the roster for Team Georgia's 2014-15 10U '05 team. Both
coaches were very impressed with the level of talent that came out for the tryouts and of course the selection process
was a challenging one. Congratulations to the following players for their selection to the 10U '05 team for the upcoming
TEAM GEORGIA 18 GOLD/PREMIER OFFERING FOR 2014-15 SEASON (7/20)
Team Georgia is pleased to announce plans for an 18 Gold/Premier team for the 2014-15 season. The team will be managed
by Danny Downs who joins us after many successful years with the GA Fire organization. Danny's team have successfully
competed in ASA "A" competition having qualified for the ASA national championships in each of the last 4 years. The
team will compete for a berth in the ASA Gold or PGF Premier nationals along with a rigorous schedule that will include
Gold Cup tournaments and exposure showcases. Tryouts for the 18 Gold/Premier team will be announced shortly with the
tentative dates set for Sunday, August 10th, and Sunday, August 24th. Contact Coach Danny Downs
if you need additional information. Announcements for the team will be made on this web site and on the Georgia Coaches
Corner message board.
TEAM GEORGIA 14U (HAWK) MARISSA GUIMBARDA IN THE NEWS(7/14)
Team Georgia 14U '00 (Hawk) P/1B Marissa Guimbarda was recently featured in a video series called The Grind produced
by Forsyth County News. When Marissa is not competing for Team Georgia, she plays for Lambert High School in Forsyth
County. Check out the video on Marissa using the link below.
TEAM GEORGIA 14U (BACCARI) & 18U (JACOBS) STATE RUNNERS-UP (7/14)
Team Georgia 14U '00 (Baccari) and Team Georgia 18U (Jacobs) finished as runners-up in the ASA Georgia State Championships
last weekend. The 14U team made a terrific run in the state tournament in Calhoun falling to the eventual champion Georgia
Academy Power. The 18U squad finished with a 5-2 record including 3 consecutive ITB games at Lost Mountain losing only to
eventual champion Atlanta Vipers. Congratulations to both teams for their great performances at the ASA state championships!
TEAM GEORGIA 14U (BACCARI) EARNS BERTH TO ASA 14A NATIONALS (6/18)
Team Georgia 14U '00, coached by Bob Baccari, has been awarded a berth to the 2014 ASA 14A nationals to be held in San Diego, CA,
from July 27th-August 3rd.
The team received their berth as a result of their placing in the Woodstock ASA 14A qualifier of the year when GA Impact declined
to accept their berth to nationals. The team will next participate in the Champions Showcase this coming weekend before turning
their attention to the ASA 14A Georgia State tournament and continued preparation for ASA nationals in late July. Congratulations
to the team and good luck in San Diego!
TEAM GEORGIA 16U (ERB) EARNS BERTH TO ASA 16A NATIONALS (6/18)
Team Georgia 16U '98, coached by John Erb, has been awarded a berth to the 2014 ASA 16A nationals to be held in Salem, VA,
from July 27th-August 3rd. The team received their berth as a result of their efforts in the Dublin ASA 16A qualifier earlier
this year when they placed 3rd overall out of 44 teams. Although only 2 berths were awarded from that qualifier, one of the
teams receiving their berth has since qualified for ASA 16 Gold and as a result that berth has been awarded to Team Georgia
16U '98. Congratulations to the team and good luck in Salem!
TEAM GEORGIA ADDS 10U '05 TEAM FOR UPCOMING 2014-15 SEASON (6/11/14)
Team Georgia announces a 1st year 10U team for the 2014-2015 season. Tim Helton and Jamie Delph will be coaching our newest (and youngest) addition
to Team Georgia. With 25 years plus combined total experience in fastpitch softball, Tim and Jamie plan to extend the success of TG teams into the
10U age group. They will be concentrating on skill development and mental aspects of the game as the team prepares to play at the highest level
possible for the age group. They have access to some of the top trainers and ex-players in the game.
Tim Helton has coached thru ASA 16A travel
and has a college baseball background as well. In addition, he was an assistant with the Easton Elite Organization with Jamie Delph and a former
TG coach in the 2011-2012 season at 16A. Tim's experience also includes numerous seasons at the recreation level at Collins Hill and a couple of
seasons at North Gwinnett including All-star teams. Tim's oldest daughter will play softball at D1 Western Carolina University this coming fall.
Jamie Delph has coached travel teams in South Carolina and Georgia for the past 15 years inclusive of Gold ball at highest level. He is well read
with a strong knowledge of the game. Jamie has coached the Dixie Diamonds, SC, Lilburn T-Birds, Atlanta Blaze, Team Worth, and Easton Elite. His
daughter played in college and was offered D1 scholarships as a catcher. He does not have a daughter that will be part of the 10U team and as a
coach is doing this simply for the love of the game. More information on tryouts for the 10U team will be posted at the top of this page.
TEAM GEORGIA 14U (HAWK) EARNS BERTH TO 2014 PGF NATIONALS (6/8/14)
Team Georgia 14U (Hawk) earned a berth to the 2014 PGF nationals over the weekend at the Vestavia Hills, Alabama
national qualifier. Along with the 12U squad, Team Georgia now has 2 PGF qualified teams that will make the trip
to Huntington Beach in July for the Premier Fastpitch National Championships. The team will continue to
participate in Georgia and regional ASA qualifiers in an attempt to also qualify for ASA nationals and the
team will also participate in high profile competitive tournaments in preparation for PGF nationals.
Congratulations to Team Georgia 14U (Hawk) on this tremendous accomplishment.
TEAM GEORGIA 18U EARNS BERTH TO ASA 18A NATIONALS & ASA 18A HALL OF FAME (6/8)
Team Georgia 18U earned a berth to ASA 18A nationals in the conclusion of the Calhoun Classic national qualifier on 5/25. The
qualifier began the weekend of 5/16-18 but play in the qualifier was suspended on Sunday when rain made play impossible. The qualifier
was reduced to the winner bracket only setting up a single game showdown for one berth to ASA nationals with East Cobb Bullets. Team
Georgia captured the berth to nationals with a 5-inning 12-4 run rule victory over the Bullets. Following up on their berth to the
ASA Nationals (Montgomery, Alabama in late July), the team participated in the ASA Hall of Fame Classic qualifier in Chatsworth this past weekend.
Needing to place in the top-4 to earn a berth, the team secured their top-4 finish on Saturday evening and then exited the qualifier to
allow the remaining teams to focus on the single berth to nationals also available at the qualifier. The team will make the trip to
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the end of June for the 26-team Hall of Fame Classic at the ASA Hall of Fame Softball Complex.
TEAM GEORGIA 12U EARNS BERTH TO 2014 PGF NATIONALS (3/18/14)
Team Georgia 12U secured the first berth to nationals for the Team Georgia organization last weekend at
Turf Wars in Birmingham. By placing in the top-10 overall and in the top-3 of teams competing for a berth
to PGF nationals, the 12U team punched its ticket for California this summer. The team will continue to
participate in Georgia and regional ASA qualifiers in an attempt to also qualify for ASA nationals. The
team will also participate in high profile competitive tournaments in preparation for PGF nationals.
Congratulations to Team Georgia 12U on this tremendous accomplishment.
TEAM GEORGIA ADDS NEW 16U TEAM - TO BE COACHED BY DON HARRISON
Team Georgia is pleased to announce that it has added a 2nd 16U team to its lineup for the 2013-14 season. The
team will be coached by Don Harrison formerly of the North Gwinnett Dirt Dawgs organization. Don has significant experience
coaching at the most competitive level of travel softball. He will take advantage of some key players joining Team
Georgia from the Dirt Dawgs organization and build on that base from the extremely large turnout of talented players
at the Team Georgia 16U tryouts.
TEAM GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2013-14 PLAN FOR TEAMS IN 12U, 14U, 16U AND 18U
Team Georgia is pleased to announce that it will offer teams in 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U for the 2013-14 season.
In 12U, head coach Andrew Albrecht and assistant coach Jeff Riely join
Team Georgia to lead the '01 team in that age group. In 14U, head coach Bob Baccari moves up from 12U where he led
the squad to an ASA nationals berth to guide the 1st year '00 team in the 14U age group. Head coach Heath Hawk will return from a
successful season heading the 1st year 14U squad to lead the 2nd year 14U '99 team. Head coach John Erb will move
from 14U to the 1st year 16U '98 team slot after guiding his squad to a berth at ASA nationals. All 3 returning Team Georgia head
coaches had outstanding seasons in 2012-13.
In the 18U division, Team Georgia will offer a single 18A team as it did in 2012-13. At this time, the 18A team is expected to
have very limited openings and there are no plans for an open tryout. The 18A team will be looking to repeat its success from
2012-13 where it qualified for ASA 18A Nationals and ASA 18A Hall of Fame in addition to a 3rd place finish at ASA 18A GA State.
TEAM GEORGIA 12U EARNS BERTH TO 2013 ASA NATIONALS
Team Georgia 12U completed its undefeated run through the Region 4 qualifier on Sunday afternoon to earn their berth to the 2013
ASA 12U nationals. In doing so, the team becomes the 4th Team Georgia squad to qualify for 2013 nationals and at the same time
means Team Georgia will be represented in 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U at this year's national championships. After coming close to
claiming a berth twice with 2nd and 3rd place finishes at Georgia and nationals qualifiers, the 12U team never became discouraged
or lost focus of their goal. The 12U team started their run
on Friday night with a 16-1 win over the Lady Wolverines. The team continued their run on Saturday with victories over Worth Cobras
'01 (8-0), Elite Blue 2000 (7-2), and EC Athletics - Glass (10-0) to reach the berth final. On Sunday morning/afternoon, the team defeated
Chattanooga Force 2000 in a hard fought 5-2 contest to claim their berth to nationals to be held in Chattanooga, TN, at the end
of July. Congratulations to the players and coaches of the 12U squad for this outstanding achievement.
TEAM GEORGIA 14U EARNS BERTH TO 2013 ASA NATIONALS
Team Georgia 14U ('98 Erb) earned a berth to the 2013 ASA 14U national championship on Sunday by winning the national qualifier
held in Burlington, North Carolina. In doing so, the 14U team becomes the 3rd Team Georgia team to qualify for nationals in 2013
joining both the 16U and 18U squads. Staying in the winner bracket all weekend and defeating the NC Challengers 7-4 in the final,
the 14U team has earned a spot in the nationals to be held in Normal, IL, at the end of July. Congratulations to the players and
coaches of the 14U squad for this outstanding achievement.
TEAM GEORGIA 14U & 18U EARN BERTHS TO ASA HALL OF FAME CLASSIC
The Team Georgia 14U and 18U teams have earned berths to the prestigious ASA Hall of Fame Classic tournaments in
their respective age groups. Both tournaments are played at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, OK,
which is the site of the recently completed NCAA Women's College World Series. The teams will compete against
25 other teams from across the US in this national qualifier event. At stake for the 14U team is a berth to the
ASA 14U Nationals in July as the Hall of Fame awards national berths to the top-8 finishers. As 18U is already
qualified for nationals, the team is going to Oklahoma City for the competition and experience. Good luck to
both teams in OKC.
TEAM GEORGIA 18U EARNS BERTH TO ASA 18U NATIONALS
Team Georgia 18U followed up their strong showing at the Dalton qualifier where they finished 3rd overall and just out of
the money for a nationals berth with an undefeated run at the Dublin qualifier this past weekend to earn a berth at the
2013 ASA 18A nationals. The team will make the trip to Salem, VA, in late July for the nationals which takes place July 27
through August 4. Congratulations to the 18A squad for their performances in the first two qualifiers of the season which
saw the team go 10-2 overall in qualifier games against the best 18A programs in the state before taking their berth to
the nationals over the weekend in Dublin.
TEAM GEORGIA 16U EARNS BERTH TO ASA 16U NATIONALS
Team Georgia 16U had a spectacular run through the winner bracket at the 1st Georgia ASA qualifier of the season this past
weekend in Marietta. The team defeated 97 Georgia Force and Alpharetta Fire on Friday evening before coming back Saturday
and defeating Atlanta Vipers (Berry/Jennings), GA Fire 96, and GA Outlaws to make it to the finals of the winner bracket.
With rain wiping out the completion of the winner bracket (and the loser bracket) for Sunday and with two berths at stake
in the qualifier, Team Georgia along with Worth Cobras 97 were awarded berths to the 2013 ASA nationals in Sunnyvale, CA.
Congratulations to Team Georgia for earning their berth against the best 16U competition in the state of Georgia and
congratulations also to Worth Cobras 97 in punching their ticket for nationals.
TEAM GEORGIA ADDS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL PROGRAM (ADDED 7/8/11)
Chris McRaney, Team Georgia Baseball Academy President, announced on Friday that Team Georgia will be adding a fastpitch
softball program starting in Fall 2011. The program will be known as Team Georgia Softball Academy and will initially feature
16U and 18U teams. Over the next few years, Team Georgia Softball is expected to grow adding other age groups until the
program encompasses teams ranging in age from 8U to 18U. There is a tremendous amount of softball talent in Georgia and
there are many fine organizations dedicated to softball such as the Atlanta Vipers, East Cobb Bullets, Georgia Fire,
and Georgia Impact to name a few. Team Georgia Baseball has been very successful in establishing itself as one of the
premier baseball programs in a very short period of time. The leadership of Team Georgia hope to take the same model
used in baseball along with the experiences and lessons learned along the way to establish Team Georgia Softball as one
the best softball programs in the state.