Preparing the Way for a Tradition of Excellence

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blog will Be discontinued as of 4/27/09

I would like to thank everyone who read the Blog over the past two years of Sparta Baseball. It is time consuming for me and my wife, but not something that we "have" to do. Due to some negative comments left on the blog, it will be discontinued. It was supposed to be a positive outlet for players and followers of the game. Instead it has turned into a complaint forum with "anonymous" comments.

Coach Dodge

Sparta vs Logan

Sparta 0 Logan 1

One run allowed Logan to hold on to a 1 to 0 win Tuesday at Logan. Josh K. struck out 11 batters and had a hit for the Spartans. Craig M. also had a hit that put runners in scoring position, but unfortunately the Spartans didn't plate any runners. "We had chances to score, but didn't come up with the big hit. Our defense could have been better, but it was our offense that cost us the game. Josh pitched extremely well and kept us in the game. We need some guys to step up and come through when the situations arise." - Coach Dodge

Saturday, April 25, 2009


“It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” Francis Bacon, Sr.

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.” John D. MacDonald

Sparta Baseball Players - What do you see?

Sparta VS Wisconsin Rapids

Cancelled - No Make up Date set

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sparta vs Holmen

Sparta 6 Holmen 11

Five errors and some timely hits by the Holmen Vikings sunk the Spartans Thursday night here in Sparta. Josh N. led the Spartans with three hits while Josh K. and Jon F. contributed with extra base hits to score some Spartan runs. " Its hard to win a ball game with five errors against a solid team like Holmen. We made mistakes and they capitalized on them." - Coach Dodge

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sparta vs Central

Sparta 0 Central 10

Josh K. led the Spartans on the mound against Central and had a first inning single to start the game. Josh N. had a nice hit in the fourth inning to start the inning but in both cases the Spartans were unable to capitalize. Defensive errors and lack of contact at the plate held the Spartans to zero runs. "Josh K. pitched a great game holding Central to five hits. I am still struggling on how we can get 10 runned when our pitcher only gives up five hits to the number one ranked team in the state. We need to work harder, bottom line." - Coach Dodge