• South Forsyth Baseball
      
    Head Coach: Russ Bayer
    Assistant Coaches:  Adam Baldwin, Triston Campbell, Alex Fernandez, Thomas Reddin, Joe Stucky
     
    UPDATE 1/16/24 - 9:10 PM 
     
    TRYOUTS FOR DAY 3, Weds 1/17/24 - These 2 groups we will be in the indoor.
    Group 1: 4-5:00pm                          Group 2: 5-6:00pm
    Burnette                                             Flock
    Ogg                                                    Serbinski
    C. Ross                                              Bond
    Drennan                                             Gallivan
    P. Soliday                                           Weaver
    L. Soliday                                           Reiss
    Furlong                                               Naidu
    Stark                                                   Sherman
    Jewell                                                  Cook
    Summers                                             B. Smith
    Majumdar                                            Hudson
     
    *Reminder: IF you make the program there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday 1/18/24 at 7pm in the East Hall Learning Center. 1 of 2 parents must attend.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     **IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS - CONTACT COACH BAYER DIRECTLY @ rbayer@forsyth.k12.ga.us   **
     
    WELCOME TO THE 2023/2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
    2024 Varsity and JV Schedules:
     
     - For the latest updates, see our Twitter Page :  @SoFoNation    
     
     
     *** If you have questions please email coach Bayer directly at : rbayer@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
     
     
     
     
     The spring 2024 War Eagle Baseball 1st official day of tryouts is Jan 15th and will continue through at least Wednesday 1/17/24. We will potentially have a primary cut on 1/16 and final cuts will be made on 1/17 OR 1/18 WEATHER PENDING.  If there is bad weather the tryout process could be made as long as needed to thoroughly evaluate all players beyond Wednesday 1/17. All players must have a current up to date physical on file (through Dragonfly software - see the home page of our athletic website)

    DragonFly Physical Info link:  https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/22469

    fall or winter sport for South it is already on file you should be all set...however we will continue to check and ensure it has not expired

    Day #1 of tryouts: be in proper baseball attire (hat, baseball pants, spikes, sleeves and a glove and any other equipment you need - MAKE SURE TO HAVE BOTH SPIKES AND STANDARD SHOES (not slides, croqs etc) as they will be needed for when i the indoor). Please dress for outdoor conditions - although you will definitely spend time in the indoor hitting facility. All players must be in long sleeves, baseball pants, a hat and have a pair of gym shoes (no spikes in the hitting facility but spikes are needed for outside use) as well for use in the hitting facility. All physicals again are due in before tryouts to ensure it is properly filed and reflected in the school's database. If it is turned in on Friday the 12th please bring a printed copy of  all pages required with you to tryouts as it may not be reflected in the dragonfly database and thus we can't allow you to try out without one. 

    There is no school on 1/15 (MLK Day) but we will have TRYOUTS!

    -Varsity Tryouts/Evals (all juniors, seniors and players with former Varsity experience)

    1/15/24 - VARSITY Check in time (ALL JUNIORS AND SENIORS OR ANYONE ADDITIONAL INVITED BY COACH BAYER and the Staff): Stretch: 11:40 - Official Start: 12:00

    Sub Varsity (all underclassmen Freshmen and Sophomores)

    Check in: 1:45   Start/Stretch: 2:20

    End Time will APPROX FOR JV 4:45 PM  however we need to make sure we see everyone on day #1

    IF YOU PLAY A WINTER SPORT AND WILL MISS THE INITIAL TRYOUT PROCESS:
      you will tryout the following day after your season ends even if it is mid week. Be prepared to hit the ground running as we will be in full season mode. As of now, sub varsity basketball and wrestling will be done by EARLY FEB - i.e THE VERY NEXT DAY after it ends will be your first day of tryouts.

    For questions contact Head Baseball Coach: Russ Bayer rbayer@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     

    CLEATS: Some players ask if we do a team spike - we do not. Our rules regarding spikes are as follows:

    -They need to be a school color (black, royal blue, white or gray - any of those are fine)

    NO MIDTOPS OR HIGH TOPS ALLOWED. All cleats must be a low top. Mids and highs are limited in range of motion and the risk of knee injuries of baseball players in mids and highs are prevalent. 

    IF a player makes the program, here is what we provide: Uniforms (Jerseys and Game pants), Hats, sweatshirt, 2 practice tops, belts, socks for games and practice, team helmets, catchers gear, backpacks for travel. We also provide pre game meals for all school days and transportation for all games on school days. 

    What we DO NOT provide: Practice pants (must be gray, can't be the team issued game pants, sleeves (cold gear - brand does not matter but they need 1 royal blue and 1 black set of sleeves), accesories such as batting gloves, bats, gloves.

     

     
     
     
    If you have questions contact Coach Bayer at: rbayer@forsyth.k12.ga.us or the SFHS Dugout club at: SFHSDugoutclub@gmail.com
     
     
    2024 Tryouts will begin on Jan 15th at War Eagle Field. Please dress appropriately for the elements - FULL baseball attire is required: Hat, baseball pants, cap and spikes are needed along with a pair of turf or gym shoes for the hitting facility. YOU MUST have a current physical on file in DRAGONFLY with the school to tryout and all players must have passed at least 5 out of 7 classes to be eligible. Physicals must be turned in to the main office and not directly to Coach Bayer.
     
      
     
     


         
    The
    2024 season will be the 14th season the NHSA and GHSA mandates that -3 BBCOR certified bats must be used. Orders for BBCOR bats and team cleats can be purchased through Coach Bayer at a discount rate if interested. Players will not be allowed to use BESR bats at try-outs or a -5.... if you have questions regarding tryouts or the bat standards please see Coach Bayer in the Blue Gym or his classroom 505 in the Blue Gym Lobby.