During our preseason workouts and our in-season competition, the Dawgs organization is always looking to acknowledge our players for acting or playing in a way that embodies our mission and core values.
One of the ways that we award our players for “Embracing the Standard” and exemplifying our vision for the development of outstanding players and young men is through our “Dawg of the Week” belt award. This award is intended to be awarded each week the team has tournaments and a regular basis through off-season activities.
The “Dawg of the Week” award is voted on by our coaches and our staff after consideration of the most recent tournament or off-season period.
To win the award, the player must “Embrace the Standard” by exhibiting the traits and values that are core to the Dawgs organization, including leadership, accountability, excellence determination and a winning attitude.
Brady Brings Power and Determination to the Dawgs!
The Texas Dawgs 11U played their second tournament the weekend of February 22nd at Scrap Yards. The Dawgs drew a very talented group of teams in the tournament and fell in the tournament quarterfinals. For the weekend, Brady was 4-8 with a homerun, a double, 6 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
His offensive performance was punctuated by a game trying 3-run homerun to dead center to tie the game at 5 against the Backyard Ballers. Brady also did some strong work on the mound after being inserted into the game after Alex was injured facing the first batter of the game. Brady completed 2 innings, allowed only 1 earned run and struck out 3.
Brady provides the thunder on this 3 run homer to tie the game on February 22 at Scrap Yard Sports
We also continue to see great effort and development behind the plate where he is continuing to hone his catching skills. Brady was awarded the belt, in part, for exhibiting excellence at the plate and on the mound, however, the award is more about his developing leadership and continued determination.
Brady works hard every day whether at practice, lessons or just getting reps at home to be the best he can. Brady, you have always had the talent, but your desire to be in the moment and be the guy in pressure is growing. Keep it up, keep balling, leading and being a great teammate.
Hunter H. Brings the Speed and Hustle to the Dawgs!
The Texas Dawgs 12U team kicked off their season the weekend of February 22nd and while the team went 0-3, they showed great effort and heart the entire weekend. For the weekend Hunter H. was awarded the belt. Hunter played amazing defense for the team the entire weekend, including making some sparkling plays at 2b. Hunter also lead the team in runs scored and worked hard on the mound to keep the team in the game against Team Houston.
Hunter H. provides the lightning wheels to earn a single on February 22 at Scrap Yard Sports
Hunter exhibited a take charge attitude of the infield and exhibited great traits as a team leader the whole weekend. Hunter plays hard all the time and always hustles, so much so, that he had to be told by the umpire to stop chasing foul balls, that is HUSTLE!! Hunter with your attitude, work ethic and athletic ability, the sky is the limit for you.