North Gwinnett Baseball Softball Association is an organization managing the recreational, travel baseball and softball programs out of George Pierce Park in beautiful Suwanee, Georgia.  We serve youth players ages 4-18 in the North Gwinnett area. 

2017 Spring Registration is now open! 

Please join us for the upcoming baseball & softball season.  

Take a minute to register for the 2017 Spring Baseball and Softball Season.  Signup now and save money.  The registration fee is $156 and is scheduled to increase to $165 on Jan. 23.  The final day to signup is Feb. 3. 

To signup click on the Registration Link. 

 We look forward to seeing you on the field this spring.

Softball Travel Tryouts 

Dirt Dawgs – Mizuno ’06 Team formation and tryouts.  Chet Mirabal is the head coach.  Tryouts will be Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 PM.  Contact Chet (770-480-5343) if interested. 

Dirt Dawgs – Mizuno ’07 Team tryouts.  Tryouts will be Saturday, January 28, 2017. Contact Jason Steger (770-500-2027) if interested.

10U NG Black Tryout 

The 10U North Gwinnett Black will be hosting a one day tryout for their spring 2017 travel baseball team.  We are looking to fill one open spot on the team.  The tryout will be held Saturday January 21st from 10:00am – 12:00pm at George Pierce Park, Field #1.  Participants must be age 10 or under as of 4/30/2017. 

We play a 16 game regular season and post-season tournament in the GGBL (Greater Gwinnett Baseball League) playing against other teams across Gwinnett County.  We play in numerous weekend tournaments throughout the year, beginning with a tournament in late February and ending with a tournament in Panama City Beach, FL in late June.  The league and tournaments the Blackdogs participate in play are extremely competitive and play at a high level, requiring a much larger time and financial investment than traditional recreational baseball.

Please contact David Applebee at dapplebe@bellsouth.net or 678-938-7375 for additional details if you believe your child may be interested in trying out or if you have any questions.  All attendees should wear baseball pants, cleats, and a jersey with a clear # visible.  


1/7 (Sat.) Baseball & Softball Registration – George Pierce Park Community Center 10 - noon 
1/28(Sat) BB Coaches Meeting (all Leagues) 
1/28 (Sat) Baseball Field clean up day 
1/28 (Sat) Equipment Pick up 9AM to 11:30AM
1/29 (Sun) Softball Coaches Meeting (mandatory) 
1/29 (Sun) Softball Field clean up day 
2/3 (Fri) Baseball and Softball Registrations ends 
2/4 (Sat) Softball Skills Assessment 
2/4 (Sat.) Baseball Skills Assessment – Coach Arrival 8:30 AM/ Start 9AM 
2/4 (Sat) Equipment Pick up – 11AM to Noon 
2/7 (Tue.) BB Draft (PeeWee/Tball) 6:30 PM Location NGHS 
2/7 (Tue) SB Draft (All Leagues) 
2/8 (Wed.) BB Draft (Major/Minor) 6:30 PM Location NGHS 
2/9 (Thurs.) BB Draft (Pony) 6:30 PM Location TBD 
2/9 (Thurs.) Softball Coaches Clinic (Tentative)
2/11 (Sat.) High School Baseball Camp $20.00 (1 pm – ages 5-8 /3 pm – ages 9-12) NGHS field
2/11 (Sat.) Rainout Date – BB Skills Assessments 
2/11 (Sat.) All uniform information turned into Team Mom Coordinator 
Mid-Feb BB Coaches Clinic Location GPP 
2/13 (Mon) SB and BB Practices Begin 
2/15 (Wed) Team Mom Meeting GPCC – 7PM 
2/18 (Sat.) Softball Players Clinic 
3/3 (Fri.) Uniform delivery 
3/6 (Mon.) First day for REGULAR SEASON GAMES
3/10 (Fri.) OPENING DAY Festivities at Suwanee Town Center
3/25 (Sat.) Picture Day Location at GPP 
3/27 (Mon.) NGBSA Night at NGHS Varsity Baseball vs Collins Hill 5:30 pm at NGHS
3/30- 4/9 No Games - -Spring Break 
4/19 (Wed.) NGBSA Night at NGHS Varsity Baseball vs Mill Creek 5:30 pm at NGHS
4/23 (Sun.) NGBSA Day at Gwinnett Braves
5/5 - 5/7 Wood Bat Tournament 
5/8 - 5/23 BB Post Season Tournament 
5/8 - 5/23 SB End-of-Season Tournament 
5/13 (Sat.) Fall 2016 BB & SB Registration
5/26 – 5/28 T-Ball/Pee Wee All Star Bulldog Bash Tournament
TBD  Softball All-Star Warm Up Tournament
6/5 - 6/10 Softball Pre-Tri County All-Star Tournament (Collins Hill)
6/12 - 6/18 Softball Tri-County All-Star Tournament (Mountain Park)
6/24 - 6/25 Softball USSSA All-Star Tournament (Cumming)
NOTE:  Above dates are subject to change as circumstances require.

NGBSA Tee Ball Champion Red Sox!

Front Row:  Adrian Samarasekera, Alex Turner, Logan Dean, Evan Owens, Hayden Jones, Carson Jackson  Back Row:  Alexander Son, Hudson Gerry, Benjamin Wickham, Caleb Neese, Andrew Davis, Mason Devine  Coaches:  Chris Owens, Sammy Jackson, Matt Neese, Rob Davis, Joey Devine

8U Mizuno Gwinnett

2016 Training Legends Spook-Tacular Champions!

L-R: Chase Kiewert, Charlie Griffith, Harrison Cantrell, Ryan Johansen, Austin Neese, Boogie Lowit, Brayden Mentzer, CJ Brown, Payton Walker, Andres Jiminez, Vance Bock

10U GGBL and Boo Ball Champs!

11U Mizuno Gwinnett Win Forsyth County Fall Frenzy!

8U Mizuno Dirt Dawgs Win “Two in the Bucket” Tournament!

The 8U Mizuno Dirt Dawgs travel softball team went 5-0 and won the CAMsports "Two in the Bucket" tournament in Covington, GA.  The Dirt Dawgs defeated the Lady T-Birds 15-10, Lady Tide 16-8, FPS 17-8, Lady Vipers 18-4, and the 8U Gamers 21-9.  Way to go, girls! 

Coaches (L-R): HC-Rob Blackburn, ACs:-John Berry, Jacquan Ray, Kristin Belyea, Joe Saucier

Players standing (L-R): Imari Brewer, Jordyn Ray, Peyton Powers, Avery Prado, Kylie Berry

Players sitting (L-R): Hailey Sanchez, Reagan Saucier, Emily Belyea, Maddie Blackburn, Violet Shultz, Lilly Maynard

Training Legends Super Sunday Showdown 2 Champions!
Mizuno Gwinnett Bulldogs 8U

Back L-R: Brayden Mentzer, Payton Walker, Austin Neese, Vance Bock, Harrison Cantrell
Front L-R: Chase Kiewert, Ryan Johansen, Andres Jimenez, CJ Brown, Charlie Griffith

Southern Sports Promotions Fall Frenzy White Division Champions!
11U North Gwinnett Bulldogs

L-R Back Row: Cooper Chunn, Garrett Posey, Wade Stanley, Jackson Abernathy, Sutton Kelley
L-R Front Row: Patrick Mannino, Jacob Belyea, Rohan Gopaldas, Everett Braswell, 
Ewan Becraft, and Veer Patel

2016 Event Schedule

 Date Event 
 11/12 (Sat) 8U Travel Team Tryouts, 1 - 3pm, at George Pierce Park

***NOTE:  All dates are subject to change ***

NGBSA 2016 Fall - 2017 Spring/Summer 
Baseball Travel Coaches

Age Group Name  Phone  Email
 8U  Chad Mentzer      770-378-3646  camentz@yahoo.com
 9U  Derik Taylor  404-580-8000  derik.taylor72@gmail.com
 10U  David Applebee  678-938-7375  dapplebe@bellsouth.net
 10U  Matt Champito  404-372-6649  mchamp14@yahoo.com
     11U  Kevin Chunn  678-642-0786  ngdawgsbaseball@yahoo.com

 11U  Chuck Gallagher  404-966-4866  cgallagher@fwpmanagement.com
 11U  Greg Hocutt  205-965-4838  jhocutt1@gmail.com
 12U  Karl Smith  678-640-7807  rori520@aol.com
 12U  Paxton Briley  404-993-0559  paxton.briley@mizunousa.com
 13U  Danny Woodring  404-664-5656  woodringdanny@bellsouth.net
 14U  Billy Turner  678-758-7945  billy.turner@gmail.com
 14U  Jack Ripley  678-878-9529



Triple Crown Sunday Series #1 Gold Bracket Champions
8U Mizuno Gwinnett Bulldogs

L-R Back Row...Payton Walker, Vance Bock, Harrison Cantrell, Austin Neese, Brayden Mentzer
L-R Front Row...CJ Brown, Ryan Johansen, Andres Jimenez, Chase Kiewert (not pictured: Charlie Griffith)

Quest for the Best Runner Up!

2016 North Gwinnett T-Ball (6U) Softball Quest For The Best Runner Up
Coaches:  Philip Eve, Mike Kokoszka, Rob Blackburn, Payton Lamb, Kristin Belyea
Players:  (BR) Taylor Hutchinson, Ashton Lamb, Emilie Pickens, Allyn Johnston, Nevaeh Adamson (FR) Haven Hoskin, Peyton Crouse, Caroline Eve, Lanie Blackburn, Abby Belyea, Madison Kokoszka, Kylie Yu

Tri-County Runner-Up!

2016 North Gwinnett T-Ball (6U) Softball Pre Tri-County Runner Up
Coaches:  Philip Eve, Rob Blackburn, Kristin Belyea, Mike Kokoszka, Payton Lamb
Players:  (BR) Ashton Lamb, Taylor Hutchinson, Emilie Pickens, Nevaeh Adamson, Peyton Crouse
               (FR) Haven Hoskin, Caroline Eve, Abby Belyea, Kylie Yu, Lanie Blackburn, Madison Kokoszka

Triple Crown Summer Blowout

NGBSA was well represented in the Triple Crown Summer Blowout this weekend with the 8U North Gwinnett Bulldogs (Taylor) and the 7U North Gwinnett Bulldogs (Mentzer) facing off against each other in the Championship Game.  Congrats to both teams and great job representing our program!!

Triple Crown Summer Blowout Champs - North Gwinnett 7U Bulldogs (Mentzer)

Coaches:  Chad Mentzer, Matt Neese, Mike Kiewert

Players:  (FR)CJ Brown, Chase Kiewert, Vance Bock, Charlie Griffith, Beckett Watkins

              (BR) Braydon Mentzer, Payton Walker, Harrison Cantrell, Graydon Sellers, Austin Neese,

North Ga Jamboree Champs - North Gwinnett 8U Bulldogs

Coaches:  Canh Nguyen, John Shelnutt, Derik Taylor, David Morris

Players:  Evan Nguyen, Connor Coxwell, Ryan Taran, Denton Morris, Ayden Lockett, Andrew Park, Adrian Nguyen, Blake Taylor, Ryan Davis, Jack Shelnutt

USSSA Gwinnett Co. Atlanta World Series Qualifier AA Gold Bracket Champs - North Gwinnett 7U Bulldogs

Coaches:  Chad Mentzer, Matt Neese, Mike Kiewert

Players:  Vance Bock, Payton Walker, Austin Neese, Harrison Cantrell, Braydon Mentzer, Beckett Watkins, Chase Kiewert, Charlie Griffith, CJ Brown, Graydon Sellers

USSSA Gwinnett Co. Atlanta World Series Qualifier AAA Champs - North Gwinnett 8U Bulldogs

Coaches:  Derik Taylor, John Shelnutt, Canh Nguyen, David Morris

Players:  Andrew Park, Evan Nguyen, Connor Coxwell, Ryan Davis, Denton Morris, Ayden Lockett, Ryan Taran, Adrian Nguyen, Jack Shelnutt, Blake Taylor

USSSA Pop-up Classic AA Gold Bracket Runner Up - North Gwinnett 7U Bulldogs

Coaches:  Chad Mentzer, Matt Neese, Mike Kiewert

Players:  (BR)  Harrison Cantrell, Vance Bock, Graydon Sellers, Payton Walker, Austin Neese

(FR) Beckett Watkins, Braydon Mentzer, CJ Brown, Charlie Griffith, Chase Kiewert, Christian York

2016 North Gwinnett Pee Wee (8U) Softball Tri-County Runner UP

Coaches: Curtis Pierce, Mark Patton, Jennifer Patton, Todd Nellis

Players:  (BR) Clara Briley, Caroline Stanton, Sydney Woyce, Alayna Todd, Jessica Epps, Addison Pierce, Jenna Fox  (FR) Mary Grace Nellis, Reagan Patton, Kennedy Pickett, Victoria Na, Ava Steger

2016 NGBSA Spring Tball 5 Champions - Blue Jays

Coaches:  Derek Dean, Matt Neese, Kris Johnson, Rob Davis

Players:  Carter Miles, Reid Nelson, Asher Gillespie, Colton Carter, Sam Butler, Caleb Neese, Hayden Jones, Landon Corney, Jake Johnson, Andrew Davis, Logan Dean, Adrian Ponzio

2016 NGBSA Spring Pee Wee Champions - Orioles

Bottom front left to right Cameron Dean and Jack Kennedy

2nd row Colton Carter, Mathew Sime, and Noah Blumenthal

3rd row Daniel Bryant, Jared Miller, Smith Clanton, Will Boatright, James Osborne, Ava Simone, and Rylan Simmons 

Back Row Coaches Steve Bryant, Ellis Dean, Reid Clanton, and Mark Boatright

2016 8U Travel Baseball team - Triple Crown Slugfest Champions!!

Coaches:  Derik Taylor, John Shelnutt, Canh Nguyen, David Morris

Players:  (Back Row) Andrew Park, Evan Nguyen, Connor Coxwell, Ryan Davis, Denton Morris, Ayden Lockett, (Front Row) Ryan Taran, Adrian Nguyen, Jack Shelnutt, Blake Taylor