Dunedin Loses Pitchers Duel to Land O' Lakes. Gators Prevail 3-2.
April 22, 2014
The Dunedin Falcons (14-11) had the bases loaded but couldn't come through in the top of the 7th as the Land O' Lakes Gators defeated the Falcons by a final of 3-2 in the opening round of the class 5A-District 8 tournament on Tuesday night at Fivay High School. Colton Widdows pitched brilliantly for 5 and 2/3 innings while striking out 7, but Dunedin left 11 runners on base which limited the run support.
Offensively, the Falcons got big nights from a pair of seniors, Aaron Turman and Eric Sexton. They each collected a pair of hits including a double, in their final game for the Falcons. Land O' Lakes advances to play top seed, River Ridge tonight at 7:30.
Click on the link below to read the official recap from Suncoastnews.com.
Three's Company! Falcons Honor the class of 2014.
April 16, 2014
The Dunedin Falcons honored their outstanding seniors on Monday night at the Toronto Blue Jays Englebert Complex. "Senior Night" was a tribute to Aaron Turman, Kevin Jones and Eric Sexton (pictured above) for their hard work and dedication to Dunedin Falcons baseball. The three seniors were presented with their first fungos because Coach Sexton has no doubt they'll all make great coaches one day.
"These three seniors represent what we're trying to build in our program. They're great students who work hard on and off the field. They're great leaders by example and whatever we accomplish from this point going forward can be attributed to the high standard they set this season."
Dunedin Wraps Up Regular Season with Road Win. 9-2 at Inspiration Academy
April 16, 2014
The Dunedin Falcons (14-10) defeated the Inspiration Academy Lions (19-7) by a final score of 9-2 on Wednesday afternoon in Bradenton Florida at Palma Sola Park. The Falcons were able to mix in four pitchers for a final tune up before the district tournament next week. Starter Colton Widdows worked an inning plus before turning things over to the bullpen. Freshman Aaron Ackerman earned the win with 3 innings of excellent relief. Senior Kevin Jones and sophomore Nathan Plumb combined to blank the Lions over the final 3 innings. Offensively, Dunedin got another 3 hit day from Trevor Jensen. The Falcons manufactured a 5 run 4th inning to put the game away.
The Falcons end the regular season with an overall record of 14-10. Dunedin enters the district tournament as the 5-seed next week vs. Land O' Lakes. The two teams split the regular season series 1-1. The Falcons will play on Tuesday, April 22nd. Game time is 4pm. Scroll down for more info on the district tournament.
District Schedule Announced at Fivay. Falcons Face Land O' Lakes.
April 12, 2014
1. River Ridge
4 Land O’ Lakes
7. Tarpon Springs
Monday (4/21) – Game 1 @4:00 PM River Ridge vs Gulf
Game 2 @7:30 Fivay vs Tarpon Springs
Tuesday (4/22) Game 3 LOL vs Dunedin @4:00 pm
Game 4 Sunlake vs Anclote @7:30 pm
Wednesday (4/23) Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 4@4:00pm
Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 3 @ 7:30
Thursday (4/24) Championship Game @7:30
Times are subject to change based on Fivay Seed. Fivay will play late game
Friday is a make up day.
Falcon Power Too Much for Anclote. Dunedin Wins 9-0
April 12, 2014
The Dunedin Falcons (13-9) broke out the big bats to defeat the Anclote Sharks (4-15) by a final score of 9-0 on Friday night at the Toronto Blue Jays Englebert Complex. Justin Glover sparked the offense by going 3-4 with a 3 run HR and 6 RBI on the night. Glover's blast was his 3rd of the year tying him with Aaron Turman for the team lead. Trevor Jensen also tallied 3 hits on the night for Dunedin who pounded out at total of 12.
Senior Aaron Turman had another solid effort to earn his 2nd win on the season (2-5). Turman pitched 6 shutout innings before turning things over to Brandon Ferguson, who silenced the Sharks in the 7th, while making his varsity debut.
With this win, the Falcons improve their district record to 8-6. Dunedin will play Countryside next Tuesday night at Englebert Complex. Game time is 7pm. It will be the last regular season game before the district tournament. This will also be "Senior Night" for the Dunedin Falcons. All fans are encouraged to arrive early for the pregame festivities as the Falcons honor their three seniors: Kevin Jones, Eric Sexton and Aaron Turman.
Aaron Turman Honored for Pinellas County Athlete of the Week!
April 3, 2014
CCC and Osceola Share Spring Tourney Championship. Kleinmann Wins MVP
March 31, 2014 – 07:00 AM
After a week of baseball, the only clear winner was Mother Nature in the 45th Annual Dunedin Spring Tourney. Rain washed out the first and last day of play preventing a championship game to be completed. Clearwater Central Catholic and Osceola will share the co-champion honors this year.
Osceola Sr. catcher, Mike Kleinmann walked away with the M.V.P. Award after going 8 for 9 with a pair of doubles and 5 rbi. Osceola ace, Keith Weisenberg earned the Pitching Award after his 2 hit, complete game shutout of Dunedin in the semi finals. CCC's Brenden Overton won the Hitting Award after going 6 for 9 with a HR, 5 RBI and a pair of stolen bases.
The 2014 All Tourney Team:
Outfielders: Ray Hansen - Calvary, Andrew Murphy - CCC, Nicholas Dohse - CCC, Tim Luth - Dunedin, Currie Guavreau - Inspiration Academy, Kenny Brush - Pinellas Park, Joey Coca - Osceola
Infielders: Brenden Overton - CCC, Derek Gibree - CCC, Trevor Jensen - Dunedin, Danny Contreras - Inspiration Academy, Jaret Helinger - Osceola, Ryan Griffith - Pinellas Park, Aaron Dickson - Tarpon Springs
Pitchers: Joe Messina - CCC, Michael Paul - CCC, Daniel Broesecker - Calvary, Aaron Turman - Dunedin, Payton Jenkins - Inspiration Academy, Keith Weisenberg - Osceola
Catchers: Tommy Georgevich - Calvary, Mike Kleinmann - Osceola
Utility: David Paul - CCC, Eric Sexton - Dunedin
Dunedin Dedicates Night to the Hilberts! Retires #13
February 19, 2014
Dunedin High School honored the Hilbert family before the Seminole game for over 70 combined years of service and dedication to Dunedin Falcons baseball. Tom Hilbert, Sr., Don Hilbert, and former head coach, Tom Hilbert, coached in over 1900 games together and never had a losing season. Tom Hilbert Sr. "Cap" coached 28 years at Dunedin and had a 77% winning percentage during nearly three decades of service. Don Hilbert "Donnie B" coached for 23 years and over 600 games, during which time the Falcons posted a record of 494-143. Both "Cap" and "Donnie B" were inducted into the Dunedin Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2005.
Tom Hilbert "Coach T" spent 4 years as a player in the Falcon program before entering 20 years in the coaching ranks beginning with 4 years at Dixie Hollins. Following his run at Dixie, Coach Hilbert returned to Dunedin and made the most of his 16 years at his alma mater earning more wins "per season" than any other coach in Pinellas County history. He also holds the all time record for P.C.A.C. championships with 9, all 9 with the Falcons. His 15 district titles are also a record high. Through all the wins and accomplishments, his pinnacle was back in 2008 when he guided Dunedin to their first state championship since 1964. "Coach T" is still teaching at D.H.S. but is now coaching in the college ranks as an assistant at S.P.C. Before the game, Coach Hilbert addressed the crowd and said there were three things that he wanted people to remember about a Hilbert coached team, "Number one, we always left the dugouts and facilities in better shape that we found them. Number two, we never ducked anybody. We always played the best. Number three, we mashed the baseball. You knew when you played Dunedin, you'd better have plenty of pitching."
Dunedin also officially retired the number "13" to be displayed in the Dunedin Hall of Fame alongside the number 20 of former, legendary coach, Greg Nichols. Pictured above is Coach Tom Hilbert joined by his father and uncle. The Hilberts are surrounded by several former players and coaches from both Dunedin and Dixie Hollins.
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