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Damascus Select Baseball Registration for Spring 2021 Tryouts

DSA Select Baseball is accepting applications for the Spring 2021 season. There is no fee to register for a tryout!  

DSA hopes to field teams at the 8u through 14u levels, including a 12u team to compete in a national tournament in Cooperstown, NY next spring. Players interested in trying out must register in advance via SiPlay (SSU). Tryouts will be announced for all ages shortly, but are slated to be held at the end of October & beginning of November.

Currently scheduled are:

8u- Sunday, November 1st at Wesley Grove United Methodist, 4:00-6:00pm,
9u- Monday, October 26th at Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 5:30-7:30pm,
11u- Sunday October 25th at Damascus Regional Park #2, 11:00am-1:00pm.

As happens from time to time, we may need to change venues, times, or dates due to weather or field conditions. Players registered in the system will be notified directly of any change. Individual team tryouts will be scheduled based on registration numbers, staff, and field availability.

Completing the online registration through the SiPlay system speeds check in, ensures that parents have signed the proper releases, and creates a player record that will be used throughout the season  As happens from time to time, we may need to change venues, times, or dates due to weather or field conditions.  Players registered in the system will be notified directly of any change. Individual team tryouts will be scheduled based on registration numbers and staff and field availability.

Any person who is interested in coaching a select team should send a resume to or

All returning coaches need only submit an email with your intent to continue coaching.

If you have questions, please contact Dennis Durham, DSA Commissioner for Baseball at


Support Cougar Select Baseball

For more information on how you can sponsor a team or otherwise support Damascus Select Baseball, contact Dennis Durham. 


2020 Important Dates

Tom & Ray's Fundraising Night March 18, 2020
Chipotle Fundraising Night April 15, 2020
Picture Day April 19, 2020
Annual Coach's Game May 3, 2020
(rain date: May 31, 2020)
Quincy's Uptown Fundraising Night May 3, 2020
Hornet's Nest Fundraising Night June 3, 2020







Damascus 10u Select Team Ends Strong 2017 Spring Season as MCBA Runner Up

The 2017 version of the 10u Damascus Cougars (coached by Dave Lokos) posted three big wins, including two over the Olney Buccaneers, in the postseason, but came up just short in the MCBA Championship game, losing to the Olney Pirates 11-5.

Damascus 11u Select Team Crowned 2016 Champions MABA Piedmont Division!
The 2016 version of the 11u Damascus Cougars (coached by Dave Rizzo) won the Piedmont Division of MABA with a 20-3 record.  Coach Rizzo hopes the championship will provide a great springboard for the Spring 2017 season, which will include play in a national tournament at Cooperstown, NY.

Damascus 14u Select Team Wins 2016 Mutiny in the Park!

The 2016 version of the 14u Damascus Cougars (coached by Brett Daly) won the Open Division of Mutiny at the Park regional baseball tournament Sunday, by beating the #2 seed, Olney Bucs, 6-4.

Damascus 13u Select Team Suffers tough Loss in 2016 Mutiny in the Park Championship Game

The 2016 version of the 13u Damascus Cougars (coached by Kevin Hernandez) were Runners Up in the Open Division of Mutiny at the Park regional baseball tournament, losing to the Sykesville Cyclones 10-5. Great effort guys!

Damascus repeats as 14u Montgomery County Champions!

The 14u Cougars celebrate a walk-off win in the MCBA Championship game.

Damascus Select Baseball won the 2015 14u MCBA championship, 7-6, over the Rockville Rockets, giving Damascus back-to-back 14u titles. This year’s champions (above) were coached by John Papuchis and won the post-season tournament in grand style, overcoming an early tournament loss by winning three straight games, including key wins over the #1 seeded Sandy Spring Falcons, and consecutive wins over the #5 seeded Rockville Rockets. The 2014 14u champions (below), coached by Dave Retherford, included ten 8th graders who went on to start for their High School teams (5 Varsity, 5 JV) this last spring.

The 2014 edition of the 14u Cougars celebrating their win in the Championship game of last year's MCBA post-season tournament.

13u Cougars complete 2015 spring season as runners-up for Montgomery County Championship

The 2015 Spring edition of the 13u Cougars: Standing: Coach Gary King, Danny Nasoff, George Mack, Lee Domer, Chris Walker, Peter Phillips, Joe Lokos, Coach Brett Daly
On One Knee: Bat Boy, Keanan Phillips, Kyle Perez, Max Michela, Luke Trythall, Cameron King, Ben Jamison, Josh Barney, Bennett Wrublik, Coach Pete Phillips

The 13u Cougars, coached by Brett Daly, ran out of steam, losing the championship game of the 2015 spring post-season 13-1 to the Burtonsville Storm.  The Cougars have plenty to be proud of though, winning four consecutive playoff games as the #5 seed to reach the championship game, including a signature win over the #1 seed, Olney Bucs, 9-4.

12u Cougars Bask in the Tradition and Fun of Cooperstown

The 12u Cougars, coached by Kevin Hernandez, say goodbye to the small field in style, by competing at Cooperstown Dream Park.

11u Cougars complete their 2015 Spring Season On a High Note

The 2015 Spring edition of the 11u Cougars: Standing: Coaches Joe Hess, Ashton Garrett, Jake Yoder, Brett Tobiassen, and Jim Shank. Standing in the middle: Steven Tameris, Jacob Garrett, Brett Tobiassen, Connor Shank, and Ray St. Denis. On One Knee: Michael Hess, Dustin Hottel, Nick Hassan, and Ryan Yoder. Absent: Nate Sylvester.

The 11u Cougars, coached by Joe Hess, lost to the 12u Olney All-Stars in the championship game of their final tournament. The 11u Cougars beat three consecutive 12u teams to advance to the championship game and hope to carry that momentum in the 12u season that will see them participate in a national tournament at Cooperstown Dream Park in July 2016.

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