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NW FIELD REPORT

THE FACTORY BASEBALL COMPLEX is OPEN!

4/11/21 FIELD REPORT: We are allowing a partial opening of the ballpark today. Only teams scheduled today are permitted into the ballpark.

ONLY CAGES and OUTFIELDS are OPEN today! No one is permitted on the infield or dugouts. Please use your discretion. Infields are saturated and under water to say the least from the overnight storms!

NOTE: For all ballpark closures and partial openings, we will post status information by 3pm that day. We are implementing this procedure to make every effort where possible to open the ballpark for NW events.


Important Reminders: 2021 Spring Junior League

JUNIOR LEAGUE DATES - Mark your calendars!

A friendly reminder to register to reserve your spot to tryout! All Junior League players must tryout before placement on a team.

Space is limited this season and demand is expected to be high. Due to high registration numbers and limited capacity, we may have cuts this season.

  • 4/9 Late Registration begins at midnight
  • 4/16 Registration ends at 12pm

4/21 Junior Tryouts 7-9pm • raindate: 4/23
4/22 Coach Meeting & Draft
5/1 Junior League practice begin

5/31 Memorial Day ballpark closed
6/1 Junior games begin
6/14 Junior team photos
7/5 Junior Playoff week
7/9 Junior Championship Game 6pm

*dates subject to change.

JUNIOR LEAGUE TRYOUTS
DATE: WED 4/21
TIME: 7-9pm, FIELD 5
WHERE: The Factory Baseball Complex in Wake Forest

RAINDATE: FRI, 4/23 7-9pm

For details of the events above visit our events calendar on our website for more information. If you have Junior League specific questions, please email your league commissioner directly, Ray Darwin at  .

Interested in Coaching?
If you are interested in coaching a REC team, contact leagueadmin@nwcba.com for more information. For those coaches returning, we will need your offical commitment sent in as soon as each season comes to a close.

For League Commissioner contact information, visit our Board/Commissioners page.


North Wake Communication

Reminder to get acquainted with the website as your primary resource for the season, get connected with our social media on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to check email often for communications from your coaches, commissioners and league administrator.

To receive text notifications for this season, you will need to register.
Please click this link to get started: Spring 2021 Factory Notification

Follow the Events Calendar to stay informed!


North Wake Online Store
We hope you have been able to take advantage of the offerings in our NW Online Store the past few seasons. Lots of great offerings for our coaches and their families! The store is now open through Feb. 14th. Happy Shopping! 
 
The Store is now OPEN and ready for business for the Spring Season.
Click here to visit the online store: NORTH WAKE STORE

 
2021 Spring Season

Spring 2021 Season : REGISTRATION is NOW CLOSED

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
GAMES will now begin MARCH 20th
Due to the rainy start to the season, we are extending the date for games to begin for all REC teams. Please mark your calendars. We will need to schedule games during spring break week (3/29-4/1, 4/3 & 4/5)

UPCOMING DATES:

3/15  Uniform distributed to coaches 6-7pm
3/20 REC games begin
5/1 Team Photos
5/7 Raffle Tickets Due • winners announced 5/14
5/24 Last week of scheduled events
5/31 memorial day ballpark closed
5/3 Junior League practice begins
6/1 Playoff tournament week
6/7 Playoff tournament week
6/11 Championship Game 6pm
6/14 All Star week
6/18 All Star Game 6pm
 

JUNIOR LEAGUE only

12/1 Registration begins
4/9 Late registration begins at midnight
4/16 Registration ends at 12pm

CHANGE NOTICE:  Junior League dates have changed slightly from what was originally planned. The Junior Season will now run May/June. The plan is to compress the season, 12 practices and 12 games as we always have, but complete the season into 2 months. Tryouts will be in late April. Be on the lookout for more information and date selection.

4/21 Junior Tryouts • raindate 4/23
4/22 Junior Coach Meeting & Draft
5/1 Junior League practice begins
5/7 Raffle Tickets Due • winners announced 5/14
5/31 Memorial Day ballpark closed
6/1 Junior games begin
6/14 Junior team photos
7/5 Junior Playoff week
7/9 Junior Championship Game 6pm

JUNIOR LEAGUE TRYOUTS

DATE: WED 4/21
TIME: 7-9pm, FIELD 5
WHERE: The Factory Baseball Complex in Wake Forest

RAINDATE: FRI, 4/23 7-9pm

 

by posted 04/09/2021
2021 TEAM PHOTOS - Rec League

Hello Coaches, Parents and Athletes,

We are happy to bring in Danielle Woods Photography to handle our team and individual photo day this year. Below are all the details you will need. 

LOCATION:  The Factory Baseball Complex (pavilion area near concessions)
 
DATE:  May 1, 2021 (Saturday)
 
TIME:   8:00am until 2:45pm (see schedule below for your team)

 

Team Time
Major Athletics 1:45 PM
Major Cubs 10:45 AM
Major Orioles 8:00 AM
Major Pirates 10:45 AM
Major Reds 8:00 AM
Minor Brewers 8:15 AM
Minor Dodgers 11:30 AM
Minor Indians 8:15 AM
Minor Rays 11:15 AM
Minor Reds 11:15 AM
Minor White Sox 1:30 PM
Minor Yankees 1:30 PM
Rookie Braves 11:00 AM
Rookie Brewers 8:45 AM
Rookie Indians 10:15 AM
Rookie Orioles 10:00 AM
Rookie Phillies 12:15 PM
Rookie Pirates 12:15 PM
Rookie Rays 10:15 AM
Rookie Red Sox 8:45 AM
Rookie Reds 10:00 AM
Rookie Royals 11:00 AM
Tball Braves 8:30 AM
Tball Nationals 2:30 PM
Tball Orioles 12:30 PM
Tball Phillies 10:30 AM
Tball Pirates 8:30 AM
Tball Red Sox 10:30 AM
Tball Yankees 12:30 PM

 

  1. What to expect?We simplify the process for you. Arrive already dressed in your full uniform (home jersey). Check in at the registration table and get your yellow photo card.  These will be handed to our assistants to keep it contact free.  Parents can move to the photo station exit to wait, while children get in line to be photographed. After photo is taken (takes less than a  minute), you are free to go to your game/practice.  One of the individual photos taken will be used to create a team photo.  This helps with social distancing and is a quicker way to get our team photos.  Parents will be notified via email in two weeks that photos are ready. If you have more than one family member in this league, check out info below about siblings. No order forms will be distributed. Everything will be done online and contact free. 
     
  2. Covid-19 Protocols
    Using green screen enables us to have a contact free process. It is quick and efficient and allows for social distancing. We will be doing photos outdoors under a tent /or roofed structure. This allows for better social distancing as well as free air flow. The photography staff will have masks on the entire time as well as having sanitizer available at the photo station. We have pre-registered the families so that you will not need the yellow registration card (Contact free!). 

     
  3. What do I (athlete) wear/bring?
    Wear your uniform (home jersey). Bring your gear as well (bat and glove for all, catchers can bring all their gear). For Covid safety we do not want to share equipment. 

     
  4. What action do I need to take (as a parent)
    • Get your kid to photo day on time wearing their uniform.
    • Check in at Registration table.
    • Relax and wait for the email saying "your pictures are ready"
       
  5. I'm a coach - do I need my picture taken?
    Yes, I will be digitally compositing the team picture so I need pictures of the coaches to add to the team photo. You are also welcome to get a picture taken with your child together!

     
  6. Both my kids are in this league, can I get a picture of them together?
    Yes, we welcome sibling pictures as well as Coach/child pictures. Bring both your kids to the time slot that works best for you amongst your kids' scheduled time. At registration, each kid will get a unique access code on a yellow card. That will be used to track the photos to their correct team. You don't have to let us know ahead of time which time slot you have chosen - we will have everyone's photo cards there.

     
  7. Do I have to pre-order?
    No pre-order necessary, you will view photos in a private, online gallery before you purchase.  No paper order forms either

     
  8. How do I order?
    Your email has already been registered to allow for contact free process.  "Being registered" simply adds you to my notify list so that you are the first to know when photos are ready and posted online. If you have multiple athletes in the league, you will be registered for each one.  In two weeks you will get an email saying that the photos are ready. Click the link in the email and it will bring you to the online store. That is where you place your order. 

     
  9. When will I get the photos?
    A link to the digital photo proofs will be emailed by 2 weeks after photo day. You will be able to log in, view photos and decide what you would like to purchase. Orders will be mailed to your house after your order is placed.  Time to arrive at house depends on products ordered.

     
  10. Can I purchase digital images?
    Yes, Individual images can be purchased in digital format; however, team photos are not sold in digital format. Package A includes a digital image or you can purchase a la carte. There is also a discounted price when you buy two digital images.
 

If you have any questions feel free to email the photographer at 

Sincerely, 
 
Danielle Woods

Danielle Woods Photography
 

by posted 04/07/2021
2021 Spring Raffle


2021 SPRING RAFFLE UPDATE:

Raffle Tickets
Drop off your raffle tickets no later than FRIDAY May 7th at the raffle ticket box: labeled "RAFFLE", located on the back side of the ticket booth at the entrance of the ballpark.

You have the option to sell your tickets for $5 each and keep the money to get back your $50 or keep all tickets to submit for a greater chance of winning one or more of the cash prizes. Or you can sell some and keep some. RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS will be contacted by MAY 14th and posted on our website. Stay tuned and Good Luck to ALL!

Spring 2021 Raffle Prizes

Grand Prize Winner:  $750 Cash Prize

First Prize Winner: $600 Cash Prize

2nd Prize Winner: $200 Cash Prize

Third Prize Winners(10) - $50 Cash Prize

Bonus Prizes:  Baseball Player Bat Bags


by posted 04/07/2021
NW Concession Stand

  

The Concession Stand will be OPEN for all games at The Factory Baseball Complex to serve our families.
They have great food and drinks available for a quick bite to eat before of after your games. Be sure to support their efforts! Be rest assured, they have health and safety protocols in place as always.

by posted 03/19/2021
2021 NW Board of Directors

Hello North Wake Families!

As the Spring season was ramping up and now in full swing, there was a lot going on behind the scenes, specifically with your NW Board of Directors. First and foremost, our President, Mark Hammel, resigned his post. He invested so much of his time in many different facets of this league for a very long time, shepherding the league through some difficult challenges. We thank him for his service and wish him and his Shockwave team continued success!  

Second, another long term Executive Director, Jason Martinez, resigned his post as Secretary. He also provided key guidance and leadership throughout his term and many years serving North Wake Baseball. Thanks for his dedication and service to the league as well! 

With those and other changes on the Board, we have added new members, elected new Executives, and are opening a new chapter in the 40+ year history of NWCBA. The Board has grown to 11 current Directors in order to handle and distribute the significant workload. A new President and Secretary were elected. New committees have and are being formed in order to tackle the many needs we have - both near and long term. It is an exciting time as we look to our future!

2021 North Wake Board of Directors
Mike Emmert : President
Keith Brown : Vice President
Rob Ellison : Treasurer
Jason Morrow : Secretary
Albert Chen : Travel Coordinator
Kevin Holowicki
Daniel Caldwell
AJ Papula
Casey Humble
Shawn Milke
Paul Shuey
 

Letter from the President of NWCBA, Mike Emmert :
I’m humbled and honored to serve as the new President of the NWCBA. I’ve been part of the NWCBA for over 20 years (coaching and commissioning at all age groups and a long-time board member in the 1990’s). I’m a former College baseball player who’s truly passionate about teaching this great game.  Both of my sons played in the NWCBA from tee-ball through what used to be known as the greater Raleigh Fall League (18 & Under showcase team). Both of my sons went on to play college baseball. The NWCBA was instrumental in developing their skills and providing them an opportunity to compete at a high level while having fun doing it. It’s our mission to be viewed “as the place to be” for competitive baseball that includes quality instruction with an intense focus on player development. Parents, coaches, commissioners and board members are all key to the long-term success of our league and we sincerely value your contributions.

Letter from the Secretary of NWCBA, Jason Morrow :
My name is Jason Morrow and I’ve lived and worked in Wake Forest since 2011. I am a local entrepreneur and business owner who loves to see things flourish locally. I grew up playing baseball thru high school and played 1 year of division III baseball in college. I have a young son who enjoys the game and nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than walking through the ballpark on a Friday or Saturday night seeing all the joy and enthusiasm. I am volunteering to make sure North Wake County Baseball is around for another 40 years.

 
The Board of Directors Page will be updated soon with bios of each of our new and current members of the board.
 

by posted 03/18/2021
Duke Baseball Camp
ATTENTION NW Families!
DUKE BASEBALL SUMMER CAMPS just opened registration for this upcoming summer. They are offering Father/Son Camp & Kid's Academy in June, and Elite Camp for middle/high school players in July.
Check out their website for more information.
Go to www.dukebaseballcamps.com to register!
 

by posted 03/02/2021
2021 Spring Season - Text Notifications
               
 
ATTENTION NW FAMILIES: 

For up-to-date information on cancellations and ballpark closings due to inclement weather, visit the WEATHER HOTLINE page as your resource. It is your responsibility to get set up to receive the text messages for inclement weather and ballpark closings. 

For all ballpark closures and partial openings, we will post status information by 3pm that day. We are implementing this procedure to make every effort where possible to open the ballpark for NW events. 

Stay informed on all League updates, including weather and facility updates:

  • All ballpark closings will be sent out via text notification.

  • All updates will be posted on the HOME PAGE of the website.

Text Notifications
To receive text notifications for this season, you will need to register.
Please click this link to get started: Spring 2021 Factory Notification

Be sure to use the website as your primary resource. Get connected on social media with our Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to check email often for communications from your coaches, commissioners and league administrator. We have had families report issues with our emails going into spam or junk folders. Be sure to check your email preferences so you do not miss important emails throughout the season.

IMPORTANT to update your NW accounts:
To receive and activate our website text messaging: Log in to your NW account and change your cell number to "public" and select your "carrier". 
 
 
NOTE: If you are prompted to reset your password, click cancel and proceed to your account. This will duplicate your account if you reset your password. This is your browser prompting the reset, not our website. Duplicate accounts causes conflicts in receving text notifications.
 

by posted 02/06/2021
2020 Sponsorship

2020 North Wake Partners & Sponsors

A huge shout out and thank you to our 2020 Partners and Sponsors. Be sure to support their efforts in giving back to our league this year. We truly depend on our community support year after year. It is our dedicated supporters who have fostered and cared for our baseball program year after year for 40+ years! We thank you, our community thanks you and most importantly our kids who love the game of baseball, thank you!

This past year, we were able to fund facility maintenance and the upkeep needed to maintain and beautify our baseball complex. We hope to replace team equipment, address additional field maintenance items and maintain overall league operations in the coming year.

In the coming weeks, we are revamping the program with new ways to support North Wake. If you would like to participate, email  . Please pass this email along to fellow businesses and/or colleagues who would be interested in our program. Let's get this started and ready to go!


by posted 11/19/2020
NEW North Wake Partnership


ALL-NEW North Wake Baseball/Chubby's Tacos Partnership
We have exciting news to share about our NEW partnership that has officially launched this week on MONDAY Oct. 19th.
We have teamed up with Chubby's Tacos. There are 3 locations in the Raleigh/Durham area to serve you.
Be sure to check them out for lunch or dinner at their Wake Forest location, only a few miles from the ballpark! If you've never been, they have amazing food! We are so excited to have them join us in support of our league!


Website: www.chubbystacos.com
Instagram: @chubbystacos
Facebook: Chubby's Tacos 


by posted 11/19/2020
2020 Fall Raffle Winners

North Wake Baseball Families!


Thank you for participating in the 2020 Fall North Wake Baseball Fundraising Raffle!

To all the winners‚ Kim Watson will be contacting each of you directly by phone or email and to coordinate delivery of your raffle prize.

Thanks to all for supporting NWCBA!


Grand Prize Winner: Derek Allred $750 Cash Prize

First Prize Winner:  Cindy Salmon $600 Cash Prize

2nd Prize Winner Anna Durden $200 Cash Prize

Third Prize Winners(10) - $50 Cash Prize

Tamara Miller

David Lineberry

Emily Droke

AJ Muttillo

Corey Thompson

Brady Collins

Curtis Stevens

Josh Morgan

Kevin Kilgore

Jason Casterline

Player Bat Bag Winners (12)

Geter Mason

Mark Droke

Peg Van Kleef

Will Brown

Joe Parbe

Tom Micchia

Courtney Jackson

Wyatt Wert

Jacob Smith

Logan McLamb

Steve Parrott

Read Morton

$50 Chubby's Tacos Family Dinner Packs (4)

Prithu Neog

Kate Peckham

Ian Hines

Yoko Sarensen


by posted 10/19/2020
2020 Spring/Summer Raffle Winners

North Wake Baseball Families!


Thank you for participating in the 2020 Spring/Summer North Wake Baseball Fundraising Raffle!

To all the winners‚ Kim Watson will be contacting each of you directly by phone or email and to coordinate delivery of your raffle prize.

Thanks to all for supporting NWCBA!

WINNERS announced today, Monday, June 29th.

Grand Prize Winner:  Sid Mitchener $750 Cash Prize

First Prize Winner: Doug Paluti  $600 Cash Prize

2nd Prize Winner: Josh Briggs  $200 Cash Prize

Third Prize Winners(10) - $50 Cash Prize

Jen Wilgus

Kevin Ferguson

George Chipourus

Hoan Bui

Chris Wilson

Lance Walton

Melissa Dement

Tracey Shepherd

Erin Hungate (2)

 

Player Bat Bag Winners (12)

Ellice Kushner

Matt Pereira

George Chipourus

Yvonne Berstler

Dave Fotheringham

Ryan DeVerna

James Brennan

Jackson Preddy

Michele Powell

Mike Schlage

Julian Ilardi

Edward Crump


by posted 06/27/2020
North Wake Father/Son EVENT
 
   
 
 
North Wake Father/Son Fundraising Event
 

North Wake is taking over PRO 3:5 Sports Academy on TBD from 3:30pm to 6pm!  Father/Son teams will compete against each other in Hot Spots Basketball, Ga Ga Ball, Castle Ball Dodgeball, Spiderball, Four Square in the Air and more!!!

 
Pizza, drinks, dessert will be served for dinner.
 
Tickets are $25 per person.  Purchase a ticket for the adult and purchase tickets for the kids.  North Wake receives a large portion of the proceeds as a fundraiser!  Teams will be formed at random and tickets are limited.
 
This will be a fun-filled evening with your kids!  Enjoy food, sport and fellowship with other North Wake families.
 
Sunday - TBD
3:30pm to 6pm
$25 per ticket
Tickets are limited and have sold out for previous events like this!
 
More details will be provided soon to purchase tickets!

by posted 03/03/2020
NEW DATE: REC Tryouts

NEW DATE: 2020 Spring REC Tryouts

RAINDATE REC TRYOUTS 
Sunday, February 9th

We will have 2 time slots for tryouts, plan to attend either 1pm or 3pm, whichever works best for your family.

Tball - no tryouts 

Rookie Field 2, 1:00pm & 3:00 pm
*** only 8's tryout

Minor Field 3, 1:00pm & 3:00 pm

Major Field 5, 1:00pm & 3:00 pm

If for some reason your child is unable to make it to tryouts, please contact your league commissioner to setup a makeup date. Contact information for our commissioners is located on our 2020 Spring Season page: LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS.

Note: Junior League tryouts are on 3/21 at 11am.


by posted 02/10/2020
Spring Registration is OPEN!


by posted 12/01/2019
Fall 2019 RAFFLE Winners
 

North Wake Baseball Families!


Thank you for participating in the Fall 2019 North Wake Baseball Fundraising Raffle!

Congratulations to this season's winners!

Grand Prize Winner:  Diane Kissinger $750 Cash Prize

First Prize Winner:  Teresa MacLeod $600 Cash Prize

2nd Prize Winner:  Nathan Gant $200 Cash Prize

Third Prize Winners(10) - $50 Cash Prize:

Kimbery Ferguson

Paul Douglas

James Stamp

Mark Hammel

Melanie Fogleman

Kerrin Tomek

John Ziobrowski

Craig Gamache

Michael Swiger

Leanne Ormsby

Surprise RAFFLE giveaways:

Baseball Mom Survival Basket: Craig Gamache

Baseball Player Survival Basket: Braden Beyer

To all the winners‚ Kim Watson will be contacting each of you directly by phone or email and to coordinate delivery of your raffle prize.

Thanks to all for supporting NWCBA‚  Enjoy your winter break and we'll see you back in February for the spring season to begin! Registration begins 12/1/19!

NWCBA Board


by posted 11/01/2019
NW Coach Appreciation Night SPONSORS

Our Fall 2019 Coach Appreciation Night was a big hit for those that could make it out! Thanks for joining us for a great night of celebrating ... Perfect location, delicious food and drinks, amazing prize giveaways and great conversation! Thanks coaches!

A special thank you to Daniel Caldwell, president and co-founder of Silbo, for joining us as guest speaker to discuss the importance of youth sports with our coaches. What a great speech empowering every coach to be the best they can be for every player in teaching them life lessons on and off the field. That's the North Wake way! Thanks Daniel!

 


by posted 10/30/2019
FORMER NW PLAYER UPDATE - JACK CONLEY DRAFTED BY RED SOX!

Congratulations to former North Wake player and future NC State recruit Jack Conley as he was drafted in the 30th round by the Boston Red Sox!

MLB Draft Tracker


by posted 06/23/2015
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