Middle School Softball

John Pinson
Head Middle School Coach

Coach Pinson played baseball for 15 years. He was a player/coach for several adult baseball teams and started coaching children in 1991 at Buckhead Baseball. He has coached fastpitch for two years in Gwinnett County and five seasons at Murphey Candler within the recreation league and with the 10U and 12U Cobras program as well. He is currently the head coach of a 14U Travel Team based in Norcross. He is a fundamentals and confidence coach. Coach Pinson runs high repetition fast paced practices. His overall goal is to have every girl on the field touch the ball 150 times every practice.

Scott Smith
Assistant Middle School Coach

Coach Smith is a current coach with the 2004 Atlanta Flames - Russell where he is beginning his 4th season. He previously coached the Dirt Dawgs – Mizuno (Norcross) from 2015 – 2016 out of Pinckneyville Park in Norcross. Prior to the Dirt Dawgs, he was head coach of recreational softball teams at Pinckneyville Park for 7 seasons, head coach of 2 All-star teams, and assistant coach of 2 All-star teams. Scott has also coached baseball at Pinckneyville Park for 13 seasons. He is an active member at Pinckneyville Park, serving on the Baseball Board and volunteering in several other capacities. He began playing baseball at the age of 5 and played through high school in Tucker, GA, mostly as a middle infielder. Scott is married and has a daughter on the 2004 Atlanta Flames, as well as a son who plays baseball at Pinckneyville Park. He is a microbiologist and division safety manager at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he has worked for 14 years. 

Middle School Tryouts 2019

St. Pius X Middle School Tryouts will be held on 2 separate days. You will only need to attend 1 tryout.

June 6th: 6:00pm-7:30pm

July 11th: 11:00am-12:30pm

Please email Amie McDougal with the tryout date you plan on attending. Each player will need to bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes and water bottle. Our softball program has moved to a 100% turf field so please do not bring metal spikes. Molded cleats, turf or tennis shoes will work.

Plan on meeting in our indoor hitting facility at the start of each tryout. Tennis shoes or turf shoes must be worn in the hitting facility. We will hit then move to the field so don’t forget your cleats/ turf shoes. Softball pants, long socks and a t-shirt is the appropriate attire for tryouts.

 

(ALL PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE BEFORE ATTENDING WORKOUTS/TRYOUTS.  YOU MAY GIVE TO ME PRIOR TO OR ON JUNE 5TH. NO PHYSICAL NO WORKOUTS/TRYOUTS.)

Link to physical forms:

 https://www.spx.org/athletics/inside-athletics/sports-medicine/student-physical-forms

Summer 2019 Softball Workouts

 Summer Softball Workouts are for Middle School and High School prospective players. Workouts will begin June 5th. Softball workouts will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15am-10:15am. We will always meet in the hitting facility. Please bring practice gear and plenty of water. Tennis shoes & turf shoes can be worn in the indoor hitting facility and tennis shoes, turf shoes, molded cleats may be worn on our turf field.

 

SCHEDULE: For details on upcoming games, or to see our roster, click on the links above.

PHOTOS:  Photos of our softball teams can viewed at a photo sharing site at the following link:  http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=spxfastpitch . You can download or print photos from this site.  No passwords are needed to view any of our photos.

 

Middle School Softball Roster
Name Position Grade
Shea Parker IF, OF 8
Nina Parker IF, OF 8
Leighton Sarajian If, OF 8
Carolena Pinson C, OF, IF 7
Violet Kottke P, IF, OF 8

Date Time Opponent(s) Location Result Score
08/13
06:00 PM
Chamblee High School
Away
08/17
11:00 AM
Woodward Academy
Away
08/19
05:30 PM
Mt. Paran
Home
08/22
05:30 PM
Mt. Vernon
Away
08/26
05:30 PM
Wesleyan
Home
08/28
05:30 PM
Pace
Away
08/29
05:30 PM
Chamblee
Home
09/05
05:30 PM
Westminster
Away
09/09
05:30 PM
BT
Away
09/11
05:30 PM
BT
Home
09/14
10:00 AM
Lovett
Home
09/16
04:00 PM
League Tournament more info
Away
09/26
05:00 PM
Wesleyan
Away
09/28
10:00 AM
Marist
Home
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