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2019 News-------------------------------------------------------

6/5 Congratulations to Zach Kohn.  Zach was drafted by the New York Yankees in round 21 with the 645th pick.  He is the second Carlson alumni selected joining John Schreiber in MLB organizations.  Great job and good luck!

6/2 The season came to an end for Carlson Baseball.  The varsity lost to Bedford in the district semi final at Bedford.  They finished the season 21-13-1.  Good luck to the five seniors.  Thank you to all players, coaches and parents as we dealt with a rainy spring and had to make adjustments.  The JV finished 11-9, 8th finished 2-9 and 7th finished 2-6. 

6/2 Congrats to Zach Kohn.  He helped CMU win the regular season and MAC tournament to earn the right to play in the CWS.  Good luck!  John Schreiber continues to throw well for the AAA Mud Hens.  He has appeared in 14 games striking out 20 in 18.2 innings so far. 

5/1 John Schreiber is pitching with AAA Toledo Mud Hens.  Great job, keep up the good work!

3/16  Good luck to John Schreiber and our six players on college rosters!

3/16 Our players are out selling discount cards.  Thank you for your support.

3/16  59 prospective ball players took part of the 16th annual youth clinic.  The future looks good!  We hope that the kids had fun and learned something to help their game.  Thank you Crest Ford for the sponsorship.  The competition winners were:

                                 Hitting                   Fielding                 Throwing

7-8                Mason Bailey              Jacob Maher          Mason Bailey 

9-12              Nathan Dubach         Noah Derwick       Nolan Burgei

13-14             Quinn Burgei              McCullen Greene   Dominic Laskowski

2018 News  ----------------------------------------------------

10/10  The second annual Baseball Craft Show will be 11/10. Please contact a coach to see how you can help.

10/10  John Schreiber is pitching for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.

9/13 John Schreiber finished the AA season with the Erie Seawolves.  He earned 18 saves and struck out 59 with a 2.48 ERA.  He will go to the Arizona fall league next.  Great job and good luck!

6/30 John Schreiber earned his 9th save for the AA Erie Seawolves.  He has struck out 34 in 35 innings and has a 2.27 ERA.  Zach Kohn is pitching for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League.  He has struck out 10 in 8 innings and has a 3.37 ERA.  Tyler Koons pitched in the HS All Star game at Comerica.  Good work Men!

6/30 Tyler Koons was named Co-Monroe County Player of the Year.  Congrats!

5/30  The varsity earned a big pre district win and will take a 21-12 record into the district tournament.  The lower levels have completed their seasons.  The JV went 11-6-1, 9th 3-14, 8th 4-4-1 and 7th 1-7.  Thank you to all the coaches and players for their efforts during this rainy spring.  

4/8  John Schreiber has been placed with the Double A Erie Seawolves.  He earned a save in his first outing.  Great job and good luck!

4/8  Thank you to all who made the 2018 spring trip possible.  It was a good experience for the team.  

3/17   Fifty young baseball players took part of the 15th annual Carlson Baseball Youth Clinic.  The kids worked hard and showed their potential.  We hope they picked something up to help their game and that they have a great season.  Thanks for participating!  Here are the competition winners:

             Hitting                               Fielding                         Throwing  

12-13    Jacob Lusk                     Robert MacAleese        Tyler Collier         

10-11    Mason Muniz                 Carmine Carafelli          Lucas Yount     

8-9      Joey Cox                          Ethan Hoover                 Joey Cox                                  

3/17  Our teams are selected and the season in underway.  Players will be out fundraising and working on the field this week.  Congrats and good luck to this years players.

3/17 Ryan Francek has committed to Tiffin, joining Jake Simons- Lansing CC, Tyler Koons- Eastern and Jacob Buchs- Olivet as seniors who will continue to play baseball in college.  Congrats!

3/17  Good luck to our 3 players in college and John Schreiber who is pitching in the Tigers organization.  We are proud of you all!

2017 news---------------------------------------

12/29  Ryan Francek spent the holiday break in Orlando Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Baseball Classic.  

12/29  Happy Holidays to all of the Marauder fans!  Hope to see you at the ballpark!

12/29  Joe Francek was awarded the Service Award from the MHSBCA.  Thank you for all of your time to enhance the Carlson Baseball experience.

10/23 Baseball has important fundraisers coming up.  On 10/28, we are hosting a Drive One for Your School in the high school parking lot.  It does not cost any money, just show up between 11-2 look at a car and fill out a survey.  On 11/11, we will host a craft show in the gym 9-3.  Please come out and support the team.

10/23  A huge thank you goes out to Joe Francek, Denise Francek and Ellen Simons for their relentless effort to improve Carlson Baseball through fundraisers and work on the field.  They have put in countless hours for the boys of this program.  THANK YOU!!

9/9 John Schreiber finished a great season for the West Michigan Whitecaps. He earned 12 saves and a 5-1 record. John struck out 76 with an ERA of 0.53 over 54 innings. Congrats!

8/9 Zach Kohn pitched for the Valley Blue Sox in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He threw 25 innings striking out 30 with a 2-0 record and 1.44 ERA. His team won the championship. Congrats!

6/30 We were unable to update the site during the season so the following are some updates with more to follow:

John Schreiber is currently pitching for the West Michigan Whitecaps, Good luck!

Jake Simons earned 2nd team all state as a catcher. Great Job!

The Varsity team had a GPA of 3.46 which put them on the all state list. Jaden Payne, Jacob Buchs and Kyle Hesson lead the way with 4.0 gpa's. Great job men!

The varsity tied a school record with 30 wins as they finished 30-7-1. The JV finished 11-9 and the freshman went 15-3-1. The 8th went 2-11 and the 7th went 2-9 . Thank you to the players and coaches for your efforts. Good luck to the seniors and underclassman continue to improve your game.

Jaden Payne and Jason Murphy have signed to play at Sienna Heights. Scott Gutekunst has signed to play at Rochester. Congrats and Good Luck!

Steve McIsaac set the school record for RBI in a season-51 and career-111. Congrats!

The 10th annual Cincinnati trip was another good trip. Thanks for the great parent support.

The 14th annual youth clinic was another success. Many returning players continue to improve and the new campers put in a great effort. Thank you to all of the families who brought their sons for instruction. The following were the competition winners:

-----------Hitting--------------- Fielding ------------------Throwing

7-9 Lucas Yount---- Kyle Salisbury/Donovan Randazzo---Nolan Burgei

10-11 Nick Dupuie ---------- Rory Jenson--------------John Hojnowski

 

12-14 Zach Buchs------------Derek Szucs--------------Alec Miley

 

2016 News ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/24 Rebecca Browning was the first overall selection to John Schreiber. They recently became engaged. Coach Lancasters wife recently had their second daughter. Congrats to both. Things to be thankful for!

12/24 The Booster Club will host a steak dinner/trivia night on February 11th. See a varsity coach for information/tickets.

12/23 Happy Holidays to all Carlson Baseball Fans and we look forward to seeing you at the park this spring!

12/23 Jake Simons spent the week in Bradenton FL at the Under Armour Baseball Factory. Great Experience!

12/8 Jaden Payne has signed with Sienna Heights. He was awarded 103,000 in academic/athletic money. Congrats and great job!

12/3 John Schreiber and Tracy Richardson were selected to be inducted into the 2017 hall of fame. Congrats!

9/5 John Schreiber finished his first year in minor league baseball, congrats and great job!

8/11 John Schreiber has earned his first professional win. He has thrown 20.1 innings, is 1-1, with 18 strike outs and an ERA of 3.10. Connecticut has about 4 weeks left on the schedule.

7/10 John Schreiber is pitching for the Connecticut Tigers at the Short A level.

7/10 Congrats to Zach Kohn who was selected as male athlete of the year for Monroe County.

6/15 Ryan Kroll signed to play at Lourdes today. Congrats and good luck!

6/11 John Schreiber was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 15th round, pick 445. He is the first Carlson player ever selected. Congrats and Good Luck!

6/7 Zach Kohn has been selected to play in the East/West all star game at Comerica. Coach Scheffler has been selected as one of the Assistant Coaches of the Year by the MHSBCA. Jaden Payne earned academic All State. Congrats to all!

6/4 The season came to an end today in the district finals. The Varsity finished 26-12-1. Thanks for your efforts and great parent support all season. Good luck to the 3 seniors and the underclassmen work to be better next year.

5/29 The varsity was able to play at the University of Michigan and Siena Heights University over the weekend. They won all 4 improving to 24-11-1. Great Job! The lower levels have completed their seasons. The JV went 9-14, freshman 8-16, 8th 4-6-1 and 7th 2-8. Thank you for your efforts and keep working to improve.

5/29 Congrats to Zach Kohn who threw his first no hitter after 2 previous close attempts. Zach also picked up his 200th career strike out on the mound and 100th career hit at the plate in the last week. Steve McIsaac also picked up his 75th career hit and Ryan Kroll picked up his 50th career hit.

5/13 Congrats to John Schreiber who finished his collegiate career and was named to the all WHAC team. John's career stats were 11 wins, 24 saves and 116 strike outs. Great job and good luck!

5/13 Congrats to Kyle Howard who finished up his first year at Henry Ford. He had 29 hits, 21 bb, 18 rbi and 147 PO. Good job!

4/3 Thank you to everyone who helped make the 9th annual trip to Cincinnati a great experience for the boys. Great parent support on the trip!

3/19 Thank you to the parents who worked on the field today. Great job!

3/19 Thank you to all of the families who had their sons attend the 13th annual youth clinic. There were over 50 boys that participated in todays activities. It was a good day with fun learning had by many. We hope you picked something up that you can use this spring and good luck. The following were the competition winners:

-----------Hitting------------- Fielding ------------------Throwing

7-8 Ryan Pugh------------- Nolan Burgei--------- Ryan Pugh/Dominic Bongiorno

9-10 Landen Angelos---- Brady Lavis ------------Aiden Jahr

11-14 Justin Tocco ---------Justin Tocco----------- Nik Brown

3/6 Kyle Howard picked up his first collegiate hit on 3/6. John Schreiber earned his second save of the season on 3/5. Congrats and keep up the good work!

1/22 John Schreiber is the #3 top professional prospect for NAIA. UNOH is preseason rank #16. Good Luck!

2015 News -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/24 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Marauders and to all Marauders a good year ahead!

11/20 Mrs Simons is running a poinsettia fundraiser for baseball. See a coach for information. Checks to CAC. Forms and money due by 12/4.

11/11 Congratulations to Zach Kohn. He has signed to play at Central Michigan University in 2017.

11/1 Congratulations to Jim Lancaster and Kelly Scheffler who will be the 2016 inductees to the baseball hall of fame.

10/7 The Baseball team will host a Drive One for Your School fundraiser Saturday October 17th. Please show up in the high school parking lot between 9 and 12. NO MONEY, just time. Test drive a new car and fill out a form! Hope to see you there!

9/26 The Booster Club will host a steak dinner/trivia night on October 17. See a varsity coach for information/tickets.

7/12 The summer team lost a heartbreaker in the finals of the wooden bat tournament. They lost 2-3 in the bottom of the 9th. Players need to work on the little things that cost you big games and get prepared to make a difference in the spring of 2016. Players and parents need to understand where they fit in and their role. Enjoy the rest of summer and good luck with any fall sport you may play.

7/12 The Mini Marauder youth program finished its second successful year with completion of the season and the golf outing. Great job to all involved and thank you to all the volunteers!

6/27 Congratulations to Kyle Howard and Drew Coleman who played well in the Monroe County All Star game. Congratulations to Coach Lancaster who was named assistant coach of the year by the MHSBCA and to Coach Liptow who coached the East/West All Star game at Comerica. Thank you to Crest Ford for sponsoring the summer team.

6/27 John Schreiber will pitch for the Alaska Goldpanners this summer.

5/30 The Varsity season ended with a 0-5 loss in districts. They finished the season 14-22. Uniform turn in is Monday and the banquet is Wednesday. Good luck and thank you to the 7 seniors and underclassmen need to get to work. The team has struggled to score runs the last few seasons.

5/25 The lower levels have completed their seasons. The JV 17-9 and the freshman 15-9 had solid seasons and the 7/8 team battled through adversity to post a 1-10-1 record. The varsity was able to enjoy playing at the University of Michigan Friday and stands at 13-20 heading into districts. They will play two double headers this week to prepare for Saturday.

5/11 Congratulations to Kyle Howard. He recorded his 500th career put out!

5/3 The varsity stopped a losing streak against the alumni with a 5-3 win but the alumni still lead the series 4-6. Congrats to the new inductees as it was a great day to be at the park. We hope to see you out there in the last three weeks before districts.

5/1 Tomorrow's inductions will start at 1145 and game will be at 1200. Hope to see you at the annual alumni game.

4/27 Congratulations to Jeremy Bagnall who has completed his collegiate career. Jeremy pitched 2 years at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek. The lefty struck out 63 in 67 innings of work while going 5-4 during his time there. Jeremy then went to Montevallo in Alabama. Their season ended this week. During his 2 years there he struck out 58 in 87 innings of work while going 4-3-1. Jeremy also went 4-2 for the Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods summer league last year. Jeremy will throw for Top Speed in the Golden State League in California this June through August. Congrats on what you have accomplished after leaving the Carlson baseball program. Good luck from the Carlson baseball family, Coach Liptow

4/9 Congratulations to John Schreiber who was named WHAC player of the week. He is the closer at UNOH and is setting save records.

4/9 Thank you to everyone who helped with the 2015 trip. Unfortunately, we dodged rain the whole trip. Trip highlights are on spring trip page.

3/14 Thank you to the kids who participated in the 2015 youth camp. Our players and coaches enjoyed working with future stars in the community. Hopefully you had fun and picked up something to help your game. We hope to see you at a game this spring. The following are the competition winners:

Round 1

age--- hitting------------ throwing--------- fielding

8-9 Austin Saavedra----- LJ Jasso----- Zach Holewinski

10-11 Aden Brake------- Zach Buchs ---Jonah Mahon

12-13 Ben Thomas -------Jess Lakos----- Ben Thomas

Round 2

8-9 LJ Jasso -------------LJ Jasso-------- Nolan Burgei

10-11 Robert MacAleese --Damen Boller-- Robert MacAleese

12-13 Jess Lakos----- Ben Thomas ------Dylan Howard

3/12 Congratulations to Drew Coleman. He will attend the University of Michigan on the Chick Evans Scholarship. Congratulations to Zach Kohn. He has verbally committed to Central Michigan to play baseball.

3/7 Congratulations to the cheer team as they won their 5th straight state title. They have accomplished it with 3 different coaches. A model of excellence!

2/16 Good luck to our alumni on college teams as they have already begun their season. All prospective players should make sure grades and paperwork for the athletic office are taken care of as we begin soon!

1/12 Spending money can be easy. Earning it can be more difficult. Finding kids who want to play baseball can be easy. Getting kids to work to be great, understand team commitment, and accept roles can be difficult. Don't expect anything to be given to you. Go out and earn it!

1/5 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster as he became engaged to be married over the holidays!

2014 News---------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/23 Marauder Baseball Family, enjoy the holiday season and find peace with the things and people we have around us. Together, we will achieve success as we play a role in something bigger than ourselves. TEAM's need a common goal and understanding of how to achieve it!

11/8 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster and Craig Smith who were selected to join the Baseball Hall of Fame in the spring. Inductions will take place on May 2nd during alumni day.

7/29 Congratulations to Bars Leak. Ten Carlson freshman and sophomores were on the team that won a 14U world series. Great Job!

7/29 Excellent work with the first year of the mini Marauder league. Thanks to all who coached and participated. Look forward to seeing you back next spring. Also a great job with the golf outing for the league. Thanks Coach Boller and parents!

7/13 Congratulations to the 2014 Carlson/Crest Ford summer team as they went 4-0 to win the Airport wooden bat tournament for the 2nd time in 3 years! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

6/20 Congratulations to Kyle Francek who will continue his baseball career at Penn State Beaver in 2015. Good Luck!

6/4 The 2014 season has come to an end. The Marauders lost in the district finals and finished 16-22-1. 39 games was the most played in a season in school history. Kohn and Francek were all district and Coleman was all academic. All three were all league. The team enjoyed Amigo's for the banquet. Kohn earned MVP, Coleman was MIP and Francek earned coaches award and McLean won the beast. Summer ball starts Tuesday as the boys start competing to get better and earn a spot for next season. Thanks to Crest Ford for sponsoring again this year.

5/27 The lower levels of the program have completed their seasons. The JV went 13-12, the freshman went 14-9, the 8th grade went 6-2-1 and the 7th grade went 0-7. Thanks to all the work that the players and coaches put in. Keep working on your game this summer. The varsity has a few games this week as they prepare for the district tournament. They stand at 15-20-1.

5/27 Pat Lancaster has finished his career at Bowling Green. Pat hit .325 in his senior year. Great Job and Good Luck!

5/12 Three Carlson baseball alumni have finished their college seasons: Jeremy Bagnall went 4-2, 1 save in 19 appearances for Montevallo. He struck out 38 in 53.1 innings pitched. Jeremy was also named to the all tournament team. John Schreiber went 7-1, 1 save in 18 appearances for Northwest Ohio. He struck out 34 in 34 innings of work. Travis Payne had an at bat in 13 games for Grace. Great Job and good luck as you continue.

5/11 Happy Mothers Day to all of the supportive Marauders Moms!

5/11 Congratulations to the 8th grade team as they won the Simpson MS tournament.

5/9 Congratulations to Coach Lancaster and his wife as they had a baby girl on Thursday!

5/4 The varsity baseball team took 2nd place in the Big Cat Classic this weekend. Players and families stayed the night in Birch Run and enjoyed dinner at Tony's and the outlet malls. Current record is 8-10. The JV stands at 5-3 and the freshman are 7-3 as we head into the last four weeks of the season.

4/25 The baseball team will co-host a Drive One for your School fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd. This is a great opportunity to raise money for the teams at no cost to you. Just come out and test drive a new car in the high school parking lot from 10-12. Hope to see you there!

4/25 Thank you to everyone who helped with the 2014 spring trip. The boys played 3 games, one in Mattawan, MI and two in Cincinnati, OH. They were also able to play skyzone dodge ball, go to Dave & Busters and stay at the Great Wolfe Lodge. 7 players families were also able to attend. Thank you for the support.

4/13 After a week of play, the varsity is 4-2, the JV is 1-1, and the freshman are 4-0. The Middle School hasn't played yet. If you are interested in purchasing a brick or a seat, please see a player or coach. Order list will be sent in soon.

4/1 The 2014 season is under way. We are excited to once again have a freshman team and 3 levels of baseball at the high school. We have selected teams, had a parent meeting, ordered clothing, conducted the youth camp, put up windscreen, fundraising efforts continue, passed out uniforms, and prepared our teams. We are now ready to play but that will be dictated by weather. There have been cancellations and rescheduled games. We look forward to your support and seeing you at the diamond.

3/15 Carlson Baseball hosted the 11th annual youth camp Saturday. Great job to the kids and good luck this spring. Competition winners were:

hitting fielding throwing

6-8 Joe Krolak Timmy Jones Gavin Meade

9-10 Ethan Sivi Ethan Sivi Zach Buchs

11-13 Will Meadows Jacob Buchs Jess Lakos

2/28 The new stadium seating is finally here! It was a project 6 years in the making and we are excited to upgrade our facility.

2/28 The 11th annual youth clinic is March 15th. Get your registration in to hold a spot.

2/28 Coach Boller is starting a new Mini Marauder League this spring. It will run out of our elementary schools and create a funnel for the program. We are excited to help provide this opportunity.

2/16 There will be a mandatory player meeting after school Tuesday 2/18 for anyone interested in playing this spring.

2013 News -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/23 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the people who support the Carlson Baseball Program. Prosperity and good health in 2014 to all and to all Marauders, a good year on the diamond!

11/12 Congratulations to Dean Sisk and Michael Jordan who were selected to join the Baseball Hall of Fame in the spring. Inductions will take place on April 5th at the alumni game.

11/2 Carlson Baseball is excited to invite you to take part of a new stadium seat project. We will be installing 60 stadium seats. Supporters of the program can purchase a seat tag for $150.

11/2 John Schreiber will continue his career at the University of Northwest Ohio this spring. Good Luck!

10/20 Congratulations to Coach Brake as he was inducted into the Western Michigan hall of fame this weekend for his accomplishments in baseball.

8/30 Jeremy Bagnall will continue his career at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Good Luck!

6/5 The varsity finished their season at 17-18 with a loss in the district semi final. They were able to reflect on the season with a banquet catered by Amigo's. Ramon Hollis earned all league, all district and MVP. Troy Roberts earned MIP and Chris Langdon was selected for coaches award. The summer season starts next week. Thank you to Crest Ford and Bars Leak for sponsoring the team. A continued effort to get better in all areas is the goal.

5/27 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster who helped Bowling Green win the MAC championship and earn a berth in the NCAA baseball tournament. Great job and good luck!

5/23 The Marauders finished league play and now stand at 14-17. The JV finished at 7-25. The varsity will have an opportunity to play SMCC @ Michigan on Saturday and will host the predistrict on Tuesday. The 8th grade finished at 5-4-1 and the 7th finished at 3-6-1.

5/12 Happy Mothers Day to all the Marauder Moms!

5/12 The varsity baseball team won 3 games Saturday to win the Cancer Cares Classic. Great job on the improved play. The varsity record is 9-12 and the JV stands at 6-16.

4/24 The 2013 season is off to a tough start. Unfortunately, the freshman team was eliminated due to academic issues. Some players have also missed games due to other issues. The weather has been bad and caused many cancellations/reschedules. The varsity is off to a 1-5 start and the JV is 2-6. The alumni/hall of fame game is rescheduled for May 4th. Success will be defined by hard work and everyone pulling in the same direction.

4/10 Thank you to everyone who made the 2013 spring trip another success. The boys played 2 games, watched the Reds and practiced at the University of Cincinnati.

3/18 Thank you to all of the campers and people who have helped make the Carlson youth camp a success for 10 straight years! Once again in 2013, we were able to have our players/coaches interact with kids from the community. Hopefully campers picked up at least one thing to help their game this spring. Competition winners were:

grade hitting fielding throwing

8th Steve McIsaac Hunter Olendar Ethan Haener

6-7th Will Meadows Ryan Francek Jacob Buchs

5th and under Blake Novak Blake Novak Jacob Lazarski

3/5 The 10th annual youth clinic will be held on Saturday, March 16th and the annual field work day will be March 22nd/23rd. We welcome your support and participation.

3/5 The Marauders welcome Tyler Bondy to the coaching staff! Coach Bondy was the leadoff man and centerfielder for the 2002 Jefferson State Championship team.

2/14 Dates to keep in mind: March 11th- 1st full day, 3-16 youth clinic, 3-18 parent meeting, March 22/23 field work. Look on the schedule page for games. Players are expected in attendance Monday through Saturday ALL season. Please have proper paper work on file in athletics and be ready to go. All must be flexible with time, as our sport can be dictated by weather.

1/15 Carlson baseball will host its annual winter bowling fundraiser on Saturday, February 2. See a coach for information. Hope to see you at the lanes!

2012 News --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/20 Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year to all of the Marauder baseball fans! Hope to see you at the ball park this spring. Make a commitment to do things the right way in all areas of life.

11/26 Congratulations to Joe Drennen who has been selected for the Carlson High School Hall of Fame. The Banquet is January 24th.

11/16 Congratulations to Gary Southerland and Kirk Williams who were selected to join the Baseball Hall of Fame in the spring. Inductions will take place on April 13th at the alumni game.

10/31 Pre season workouts have begun for athletes not involved in a winter sport. Please contact a coach for information. It is important that prospective baseball players are regularly attending.

7/16 Carlson-Crest Ford ended a good summer season by winning the Airport Wooden Bat Tournament. Congrats and great job! Pictures are on the summer page. Enjoy the rest of the summer and good luck to all fall teams/athletes.

6/7 The 2012 season came to an end with the banquet on Wednesday. John Schrieber earned the MVP, all league, and all district. Travis Payne received the coaches award and Alejandro Torres was awarded the most improved player. The varsity finished 6-24-1, the JV was 13-15-1, the freshman were 4-15, the 8th grade was 4-5, and the 7th finished 4-6. A strong off season effort is needed to improve the program and players need to decide if they are "all in" by making good decisions. Summer ball starts next week. Thank you to Crest Ford for sponsoring for the 3rd year in a row.

6/7 Thank you to Amanda Scheffler for taking care of concessions and the diamond dolls for helping out and running the scoreboard.

5/9 The varsity baseball team came into Saturday with an 0-14 record but went home with the John Lefevre classic championship. Outstanding pitching led the way. Current Varsity record 3-14-1. After a good week, the JV stands at 10-8-1. The freshman are 0-11, the 8th grade is 3-3 and the 7th is 2-5.

4/30 The baseball team will host a Drive one for your School fundraiser with Crest Ford on Saturday May 5th. Please come out and support the team by test driving a new Ford vehicle. It costs NO money just time. The event is from 9-130.

4/16 All three levels will return to action this week. The program is off to a rough start. We need complete commitment from players to work through the struggles. The freshman are 0-2, the JV is 1-4, and the Varsity is 0-4. In order to work toward success, we need the baseball family to be ALL IN ALL THE TIME!

4/16 Thank you to everyone who made the 2012 spring trip and hall of fame game a success. Both events went well and gave the team a busy week. Check those pages for highlights.

4/16 Congratulations to Adam Ruffner and family as they welcomed the birth of their first child, a baby boy!

3/30 The Carlson baseball program will have a freshman team for the first time in many years this season. This is great for the program and gives more kids an opportunity to participate. The baseball program does have to self fund it so fundraising is that much more important. We welcome your support.

3/19 Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2012 youth camp a success. Good luck to all of the campers this spring. Hopefully each camper picked up something they can use to make their game better. The competition winners were as follows:

age hitting fielding throwing

8-10 Dylan Payne Jacob Lazarski Jacob Lazarski

11 Jacob Smith Will Meadows Braden Payne

12-13 Hunter Olendar Scott Cramton Jason Dupie

3/13 The 9th annual youth clinic will be held on Saturday, March 17th and the annual field work day will be Saturday, March 24th. We welcome your support and participation.

3/5 Congratulations to the cheer team who won another state title. In 19 years of cheer, they have earned 5 state championship and 4 runner-up trophies. Great Job!

2/8 The Marauders welcome Greg Brake on staff. Coach Brake pitched at Western Michigan and will assist in the development of pitchers in our program.

1/17 Congrats to Coach Skopczynski for being honored as one of the Assistant Coaches of the Year by the MHSBCA. He was nominated by Coach Liptow for his 10 years of service to the program.

1/12 The Carlson Baseball team will host a bowling fundraiser Saturday, February 25th. Contact a coach for information. Come out and throw a strike for the team. See you at the lanes!

1/9 Congratulations to Jeff Taylor and Jerry Rhodes for being selected to the Carlson Baseball Hall of Fame. Inductions will take place Saturday, April 14.

2011 News --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/22 Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year to all of the Marauder baseball fans! Hope to see you at the ball park this spring.

12/15 Coach Lancaster has begun winter workouts for prospective baseball players that are not involved in a winter sport. Athletes should make sure to have a physical on file in the athletic office and make sure to maintain a high level of effort in the classroom. Please contact a coach for information.

12/6 The baseball program has teamed up with TMRS recycling to collect any recyclable items that you have. This is a great way to clean things out during the holidays and help the baseball team make a few bucks! Collection dates are 12-30-11 from 8 to 1 and 1-5-12 from 2 to 6. We will be located in the high school parking lot. If you need help with larger items, let us know. Please contact a coach or player for information. Thanks for the support!

11/22 Congratulations to the 1977 State Champs, Coach Lefevre, and Adam Ruffner who are among the first eleven inductees into the inaugural Carlson High School Hall of Fame. They will be honored at a banquet on January 19th.

11/14 Congratulations to Travis Payne who has signed to play with Grace College next year.

10/7 A big, huge thank you goes out to Sally Lancaster! She has stained the benches in the dugouts and painted the back of the first base dugout. If you Sally, please tell her thank you for her continued efforts to make improvements to the Carlson Baseball program.

9/7 There is a field work day scheduled for Saturday 9/17. If you are able to help, please contact one of the coaches.

9/7 Congrats to Coach Giles and family as they welcomed home a baby girl last week!

6/20 Coaches and players represented the Marauders in the Monroe County All Star Game at Monroe High. The Blue team fell to the Red 8-5 but it was a good game and an honor for the members of the Carlson program to participate. Good job!

6/17 Jeremy Bagnall has decided to continue his career at Kellogg Community College. Congrats and good luck!

6/17 Thank you to Amigo's for catering the banquet that wrapped up the season. Congrats to Jeremy Bagnall-MVP, John Schrieber-MIP, and Antonio Hollis-Coaches Award for earning awards. Also, thank you to Crest Ford for sponsoring the summer team again as they started play this week.

6/11 The baseball season came to an end for Carlson on Saturday. They lost 0-5 in the regional semi-finals. The team won 20 games for the 3rd time in 4 years, won the schools 3rd district title and was able to play at the University of Michigan twice. These are the memories and accomplishments that the kids will look back on years from now. The team banquet is Wednesday and summer ball starts Thursday.

6/5 Carlson won the district title for only the 3rd time in school history (77, 93, and 11) Saturday. The Marauders will advance to the regional at Chelsea next Saturday and play Tecumseh at 12:30. Carlson also played at the University of Michigan on Wednesday. They played to an 11-11 tie with Saline in 10 innings. It was a great experience for everyone. The varsity record is 19-13-2 and the JV finished their season at 14-9.

5/28 The rainy spring of 2011 continues to create problems with playing games. The Marauders dropped the only game they were able to play and the JV did not play at all. Carlson was also cancelled out of the Parma Western wooden bat tournament Saturday because the fields weren't playable. The Varsity will wrap up the regular season next week with games Tuesday and Wednesday and will host the district tournament next Saturday.

5/22 Last week, the Marauders continued to work around rain and consistent play. Carlson had a 3-3 week moving the varsity record to 17-10-1. The JV dropped the only DH they were able to get in as their record dipped to 12-9.

5/14 Carlson had an up and down week. They were 3-2-1 and had a game not finish because of darkness. That moves the varsity record to 14-7-1. The JV had a good week going 5-1 and improving their record to 12-7. Congrats to Jeremy Bagnall for throwing a no hitter vs Flat Rock in a tournament game. The score was 0-0 because the format did not allow extra innings.

5/8 Happy Mothers Day to all the Marauder Moms!

5/8 Carlson had a good week going 5-1. They won 2 of 3 league games and repeated as the Big Cat Classic Champs of the Birch Run tournament. Congrats to Travis Payne who no hit Bridgeport in six innings and John Schrieber who one hit New Lothrup in six innings. The varsity baseball record is currently 11-5. The JV split a pair of DH's and stands at 7-6.

5/1 The Marauders were finally able to play after a 15 day layoff due to poor weather. Rescheduled games will keep the baseball teams busy as the varsity played 5 games in 25 hours. It started rough dropping a league DH, but the boys rebounded and won 2 of 3 games at the Chelsea tournament. Congrats to Garland Sutton and Andrew Moore who each earned their first varsity win as the team moved to 6-4. The JV dropped a DH and swept a DH moving their record to 5-4.

4/22 Carlson returned from its 4th annual spring trip. Unfortunately, weather conditions forced cancellations of both games that were scheduled in Cincinnati. The team also went through a 1:30 am hotel evacuation to the bottom floor for a possible tornado and the next day a 5:30 pm fire evacuation for an electrical issue. Aside all the excitement, the team was able to enjoy the water slides at the Great Wolf Lodge and get a practice in at the University of Northwest Ohio. The Marauders look forward to getting back to baseball this week if the weather will cooperate.

4/16 Area teams have been dodging rain drops the last two weeks. The Marauders had to cancel the Carlson invite Saturday due to rain. They were able to win the three league games they got in and move their record to 4-1. Jeremy Bagnall recorded his 100th career stikeout on the mound. The JV also earned three wins uping their record to 3-2. Thank you to everyone who helped make last weeks hall of fame game a success.

4/3 The Carlson baseball team wrapped up a busy first three weeks to the season. Activities included tryouts, youth clinic, parent meeting, fundraising, field day, scrimmages and equipment pass out. The varsity got the season under way Saturday by splitting a double header with Grosse Ile. The JV dropped both of their games. Both teams will open league play this week and the annual alumni hall of fame game will be Saturday April 9th. We hope to see many Marauder fans at this event.

3/21 Over the next few weeks the baseball players will be doing the annual fundraising efforts. We welcome your support!

3/21 The 2011 youth clinic was a big success with our highest numbers of campers in eight years. We wish all of the players good luck this spring. Hopefully each camper picked up something they can use to make their game better. The competition winners were as follows:

age hitting fielding throwing

7-9 Ricky Myers Justin Tocco Justin Tocco

10-11 Josh Lazarski Jaden Payne Jason Murphy

12-14 Shane Haener Shane Haener Tim Fisher

3/21 Congratulations to Tony Skuratovich who won the Beast Challenge for the second year in a row. The Beast is a ten event conditioning challenge and Tony earned the highest point total. Good Job!

3/12 Shane Powell registered his first two collegiate hits as the Owens Community College baseball team is off to a 7-0 start. Congrats and good luck!

3/9 The 8th annual youth clinic will be held on Saturday, March 19th and the annual field work day will be Saturday, March 26th. We welcome your support and participation.

3/9 Congratulations to our competitive cheer team who won their 3rd state title in 4 years. They have set the standard that we all strive for, good job! Congrats to all of our winter athletes and teams and good luck to those who will compete in the spring.

2/22 Pat Lancaster registered his first collegiate base hit as Bowling Green State University opened its season this past weekend. Congrats and good luck!

1/23 Congratulations to Chris Clark and Adam Ruffner for being selected to the Carlson Baseball Hall of Fame. Inductions will take place Saturday, April 9th.

1/16 Any player in grades 7-12 that is going to purchase their own bat should be aware of the new bat restrictions going into effect from the MHSAA. Most bats are fine for this season but starting in 2012 the bats must have a BBCOR label stamped on it. This could result in a purchase from this year being an illegal bat in the spring of 2012.

2010 News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/18 Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year to all of the Marauder baseball fans! Hope to see you at the ball park this spring.

12/18 The Carlson Baseball team will host a bowling fundraiser Saturday, January 29th. Contact a coach for information. Come out and throw a strike for the team. See you at the lanes!

12/13 Congratulations to Jeremy Bagnall and Aaron Tenney who were co-mvp of the football team. Good Job!

11/2 Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches who participated in fall sports and good luck to our winter teams. All spring baseball prospects should make sure to maintain grades in the classroom and get physicals on file in the athletic office ASAP. Coach Lancaster will begin winter workouts and conditioning soon for baseball players who are not involved in a winter sport.

8/20 Carlson Baseball will host a fundraiser on Saturday, September 11th from 9 to 1 in the high school parking lot. It costs no money, just a few minutes of your time. Stop by and test drive one of Ford Motor Company's new products and they will donate money for each test drive. The event is hosted by Crest Ford. Only one person per household is allowed so bring all your family and friends. Mark the date on your calendar and we hope to see you there!

7/18 The summer season has been completed. The Coaching staff will provide evaluations for players and parents on Tuesday 7/20 from 5 to 7 at the football stadium. It is important for players and parents to understand where they stand in the program as we look toward next spring. Hope to see all players there and enjoy the rest of the summer!

7/2 Pat Lancaster and Shane Powell along with Coach Liptow, Coach Lancaster, Coach Giles, and Coach Scheffler participated in the Monroe County All Star Game. Coach Liptow drafted the Blue team which won 8-5. Lancaster also played in the High School All Star Game with his team winning 12-2. Great job to all for representing our program the right way!

6/20 Happy Fathers Day to the supportive Marauder dads!

6/20 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster who was selected to the Division II All State second team.

6/18 The 2010 season wrapped up Wednesday evening with the banquet. Thank you to Mrs. Payne for organizing a great night and to Carrabba's for catering a great meal. The following players received awards: Pat Lancaster- MVP, Mario Kasuba-MIP, and Jeremy Bagnall- coaches award. Lancaster, Bagnall, Shane Powell, and Anthony Brinson were all league. Lancaster, Bagnall, and Powell were all district. Lancaster was also named to the all region team for Monroe County.

6/18 The summer season started this week with the team splitting double headers vs SMCC and Monroe. Thank you to Crest Ford for the summer sponsorship.

6/5 The Marauders 2010 season came to an end Saturday. Carlson had a tough day and bowed out of the district that they hosted, finishing with a record of 17-9. Good luck to our three seniors and thank you to everyone who helped out this year.

6/5 Congratulations to Shane Powell who has signed to play baseball at Owens Community College next year.

6/5 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster who was selected to play in the High School All Star Game at Comerica Park on Monday, June 21. Good Luck!

5/17 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster who threw his second career no hitter. Pat struck out 11 in a 5 inning win over Woodhaven. The game was called after 5 innings due to poor field conditions. The Marauders finished the first part of the league schedule 8-1. In the game, Pat also became the career leader in wins and strike outs passing Kelly Mousseau and Greg Cole.

5/16 Rain caused many cancellations this week. League teams had to cancel weekend plans in order to make up games, so the John LeFevre Classic was not played. Carlson was able to pull out two close one run victories improving to 7-1 in league play and 12-7 overall. The JV dropped the only game they were able to get in and stand at 7-8 overall.

5/9 Happy Mothers Day to all the Marauder Moms!

5/9 Carlson split their league games this week and had to cancel the Carlson Invite due to weather. The varsity has an overall record of 10-7 and 5-1 in league play. Senior Zach Phillips broke his ankle this week and unfortunately will miss the remainder of the regular season. The JV also split their games and currently stand at 7-7 overall.

5/2 The Marauders had a good week taking a pair of league games and winning the Big Cat Classic over the weekend. Carlson is currently 9-6 overall and 4-0 in league play. The JV split their league games this week and was rained out at Huron on Saturday. They are currently 6-6.

4/24 The varsity had a 2-0 week in league play but was rained out of the Chelsea tournament Saturday. The current overall record is 4-6 and the JV is 5-5.

4/20 Congratulations to Jeremy Bagnall who threw his second career no hitter vs Lincoln Park on his birthday, 10-0 in 5 innings.

4/20 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster who has signed to play college baseball at Bowling Green State University in 2011.

4/19 Carlson hosted the Marauder Classic Saturday with temperatures never going above 44 degrees. It was a wooden bat tournament and the teams played three six inning games. Results are as follows:

Varsity field JV field

West Bloomfield 7 Carlson 0 Anchor Bay 10 Dearborn 4

Carlson 5 Dearborn 3 Anchor Bay 10 West Bloomfield 0

Anchor Bay 10 Carlson 5 West Bloomfield 8 Dearborn 2

4/9 The baseball team returned from the 3rd annual spring trip to Cincinnati. They were able to take in a Reds game and play two games (one was at the University of Cincinnati). Thanks to those who helped give our kids this great experience.

3/21 Over the next few weeks the baseball players will be doing the annual fundraising efforts. We welcome your support!

3/21 The 2010 youth clinic was a success and we wish all of the players good luck this spring. Hopefully each camper picked up something they can use to make their game better. The competition winners were as follows:

age hitting fielding throwing

8-10 Jaden Payne Jaden Payne CJ Howard

11-12 Nathan Skuratovich Zac Moore Billy Wilson

13 Alex Feko Dylan Brock John Castillo

3/21 Congratulations to Tony Skuratovich who was the winner of the inaugural Beast Challenge. The Beast is a ten event conditioning challenge and Tony earned the highest point total. Good Job!

3/13 The Carlson Baseball youth clinic will be Saturday, March 20th and the annual field work day will be Saturday, March 27th.

3/13 Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches who participated in winter sports and good luck to our spring teams.

2/20 The Carlson Baseball team will host a bowling fundraiser Friday, March 5. Contact a coach for information. We would like to see as many baseball alumni as possible. See you at the lanes!

2/3 Jeremy Bagnall was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. Great job in the classroom!

1/29 Former Carlson standout Jeff Taylor will spend the month of February in the Arizona Winter League. Good Luck!

1/22 Congratulations to Jim Woolsey and John DeLeon for being selected to the Carlson Baseball Hall of Fame. Inductions will take place Saturday, April 10th.

2009 News ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/23 Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year to all of the Marauder baseball fans! Hope to see you at the ball park this spring.

11/29 Pat Lancaster (wide receiver) has been selected to the Division 1-2 All State team in football, making him all state in two sports. Great Job!

11/19 Congratulations to Aaron Tenney (quarterback) and Pat Lancaster (wide receiver) for earning a spot on the Monroe County All Region football team. Good Job!

11/4 Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches who participated in fall sports and good luck to our winter teams. All spring baseball prospects should make sure to maintain grades in the classroom and get physicals on file in the athletic office ASAP. Coach Lancaster will begin winter workouts and conditioning on 11/17 for baseball players who are not involved in a winter sport.

8/22 Carlson Baseball will host a fundraiser on Saturday, September 19 from 9-1 in the high school parking lot. It costs no money, just time. Stop by and test drive one of Ford Motor Company's great new products. We receive a credit for each test drive, so bring all your friends and family. Carlson Baseball and Crest Ford hope to see you there!

7/12 The Summer Baseball team finished the season with a 2-2 effort at the Airport Wooden bat tournament. The Coaching staff will hold evaluations for players and parents on Wednesday 7/15 at the football stadium from 4 to 6 pm. It is important that parents and players understand limitations and ability levels as we look toward next season. We hope to see all players there. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

7/12 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster for being selected to the Downriver Dream Team and to Coach Liptow for being selected one of the coaches of the year. Greg Brannan, Mark Brannan, and Chris Denison also were selected to the Division 1-2 team. Good Job!

6/25 Congratulations to Pat Lancaster who made the Division II All State 1st team.

6/25 The Carlson baseball website is up and running as of 6/25. Over the last few years Coach Liptow has complied information through yearbooks, newspapers, and stat books. If anyone has other information, they should contact Coach through the Athletic Office. It must be validated. We will use this site to document our history and report any important information about the program.