State Championships: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006
Top 5 National Rankings: 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014 - National Champions: 2007, 2020


Americus Travelers B= aseball Club
2020 15 and Under - Coaching Staff


      #01, Head Coach - Tim Estes

Coach Tim Estes founded the Americus Travelers Baseball Club in 1995 and has spearheaded the rise of this program from a recreational level team to a nationally elite program. He has been named the National Coach of the Year twice (2007, 2013) and has lead four teams to the National Championship game (2007, 2013, 2015 and 2017).

Coach Estes baseball background includes playing catcher at Americus High School, graduating in 1987 and being named to the All-Area, All-Region and All-State teams. He played catcher on scholarship at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama for Hall of Fame Coach Tom Fletcher. As a coach, he has coached a Dixie Youth City & District Championship. He served as a Volunteer assistant for two seasons at Sidney Lanier High School setting school records for wins in a season in both years. He served as a “bird dog” scout in the San Francisco Giants organization for two seasons and has coached the Travelers for 20+ seasons.

Professionally, Coach Estes worked for the Montgomery Parks and Recreation Department as a stadium manager from 1990-1994. He was the Assistant Director of the Americus Sumter County Recreation Authority from 1994-2008. He was named the Executive Director of the Sumter County Park’s and Recreation Department in 2008 -Present.

Personally, Coach Estes has been married to his wife Tammie since 1993. They have two daughters: Lexie: a senior at Georgia Southwestern State University and Ashleigh: a freshmen at Georgia Southwestern State University. The Estes are members of the Oasis Church of Christ in Ellaville where Tim alternates the preaching duties. He enjoys traveling to the North Georgia Mountains, fishing and the beach in what little spare time he has.

      Assistant Coach - Reid Ragsdale

      Assistant Coach - Jarrod Wall

Jarrod Wall enters his third season as an assistant coach for the Americus Travelers. He graduated from Schley County High School in May 2017. He played baseball for four years, winning two state championships as a catcher. Wall currently attends Georgia Southwestern State University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice. He also serves as a volunteer firefighter in Ellaville.

Wall was born in Warner Robins and raised in Ellaville. He played for the Americus Travelers, beginning as a 13 year old in 2013, under the direction of Tim Estes, Jeff Fussell and Adam Fussell. Wall is also an Eagle Scout. He is currently employed with the Schley County School System in Ellaville as a Technology Specialist and Website Administrator in the Technology Department.

Wall's family includes his parents, Rodney and Vanessa, and his sister, Mallory. The Walls attend Ellaville Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and baseball.




Americus Travelers Baseball Club
2020 15 and Under - Team Roster
NUMBER  NAME  POSITION  SCHOOL 
       
 Landon Kight  Left Handed Pitcher/Outfielder  Fitzgerald 
 Peyton Tompkins  Right Handed Pitcher/1st Baseman  Lee County 
  Thomas Ray  Right Handed Pitcher/Infielder/Outfielder  Deerfield Windsor 
10   Gavin Lacey  Right Handed Pitcher/Catcher  Lee County 
11   Caden King  Right Handed Pitcher/Middle Infielder  Lee County 
13   Dylan Davis  Catcher/Utility Player  Crisp County 
15   Thomas "Chewy" Willis  2nd Baseman/Outfielder/Right Handed Pitcher  Lee County 
19   Owen Lamb  Left Handed Pitcher/Outfielder  Schley County 
23   Chase Ledger  Right Handed Pitcher/3rd Baseman  Southland Academy 
45   Tripp Thomas  Outfielder/Right Handed Pitcher  Lee County 


Americus Travelers Baseball Club
2020 15 and Under Spring/Summer Schedule
(Schedule subject to change)
DATE  TOURNAMENT  LOCATION  AFFILIATION 
       
 June 6, 2020 Three Team Double Header (Scrimmage)
     Low Country Bombers
     South Georgia Sluggers
Valdosta    
 June 13-14, 2020 Training Legends Georgia State Tournament
Saturday, 6/13/2020 - Cartersville Purple (Praise Academy/PRA Field 1) - 8:00 AM
Saturday, 6/13/2020 - Northside ERG (Praise Academy/PRA Field 1) - 10:00 AM
Saturday, 6/13/2020 - 14U Titans Baseball/Blue (Praise Academy/PRA Field 1) - 2:00 PM
Sunday, 6/14/2020 - Acworth Warriors (Mount Paran North - MPN, Pony) - 2:00 PM
Sunday, 6/14/2020 - East Side Monarchs (Mount Paran North - MPN, Pony) - 6:30 PM   CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Tournament Page
4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Road
Powder Springs, Georgia

1700 Allgood Road
Marietta, Georgia
 
 Training Legends
 June 20-21, 2020 Training Legends Summer Blowout
Friday, 6/19/2020 - Northside NRG (Praise Academy/PRA Field 1) - 4:00 PM
Friday, 6/19/2020 - Medlock Monarchs (Praise Academy/PRA Field 1) - 8:00 PM
Saturday, 6/20/2020 - Atlanta Lightning/Shoemake (Praise Academy/PRA Field 1) - 12:00 PM
Tournament Page
4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Road SW
Powder Springs, Georgia
 
 Training Legends
 June 27-28, 2020 June Jam
Saturday, 6/27/2020 - Georgia Lookouts/Laverdiere (Baycreek Park 1) - 11:00 AM
Saturday, 6/27/2020 - Medlock Monarchs 15U (Baycreek Park 1) - 1:00 PM
Sunday, 6/28/2020 - Tri City Generals/Green (Baycreek Park 1) - 1:00 PM
Sunday, 6/28/2020 - Five Star Generals/Hughes (Baycreek Park 1) - 6:00 PM
Sunday, 6/28/2020 - Decatur Devils 15U (Baycreek Park 1) - 7:45 PM
Tournament Page
 
Rabbit Hill Park
Dacula, Georgia
 
 Grand Slam
 July 10-12, 2020 Top Gun Summer Nationals
Friday, 7/10/2020 - SC Force (Grand Park Field #1) - 8:00 AM
Friday, 7/10/2020 - Myrtle Marlins (Grand Park Field #1) - 10:00 AM
Saturday, 7/11/2020 - Makos 15U (Grand Park Field #2) - 8:00 AM
Saturday, 7/11/2020 - Palmetto State Wolverines (Grand Park Field #2) - 12:00 PM
Sunday, 7/12/2020 - Palmetto State Wolverines (Grand Park Field #1) - 10:00 AM
Sunday, 7/12/2020 - SC Force 15U Summer 2020 (Grand Park Field #1) - 12:00 PM
15U Gold Bracket
Grand Park Athletic Complex
1011 Crabtree Lane
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Grand Park Athletic Complex
961 Meyers Avenue
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
 
 Top Gun


Americus Travelers Baseball Club
2020 15 and Under - Spring/Summer Season Log
Season Record: 15-2-2


June 13, 2020 - Cartersville Purple 15U

The 15U Travelers of Americus lost to Cartersville Purple 15U, 4-3. Americus plated three in their fifth frame on a double by Peyton Tompkins, a grounder by Tripp Thomas and an error. Thomas Ray drove in a score.

Pitching: Owen Lamb went two innings on the hill; he allowed three runs on three hits and sent six back to the bench. Landon Kight threw a pair of innings in relief.


June 13, 2020 - Northside ERG

The Americus Travelers 15U shutout Northside ERG, 14-0. The Orange and Navy started strong in their initial at-batter with Chase Ledger doubling on a 0-1 count and scoring one. The Travelers styled in their fifth frame with seven scores plated via hits from Dylan Davis and Thomas Ray, a walk by Tripp Thomas, a sac fly by Thomas "Chewy" Willis, a fielder's choice by Ledger and a double by Owen Lamb. Willis would contribute an ABC Smack homerun in the Traveler's second frame. Lamb, Ray, Ledger and Davis each posted a pair of hitsin the contest.

Pitching: Tripp Thomas went two innings. He allowed three hits, no runs, no walks and sent five back to the bench. Thomas "Chewy" Willis induced a grounder to finish off the game.


June 13, 2020 - 14U Titans Baseball/Blue

The 15U Travelers of Americus defeated the 14U Titans Baseball/Blue, 7-6. Americus took the lead late in the contest. The game was knotted at 6-6 with the Travelers batting in the top of the fifth. Dylan Davis singled on a 3-2 count, plating one run. Thomas Ray and Thomas "Chewy" Willis each posted a pair of hits in the contest.

Pitching: Caden King started on the mound. He went two innings, allowing two runs, a pair of hits, one walk and struck out one.


June 14, 2020 - Acworth Warriors

The Americus Travelers 15U defeated the Acworth Warriors, 5-3. Americus plated five in their second frame and held on for the victory. The Travelers posted six hits total with a pair each from Thomas Ray and Thomas "Chewy" Willis.

Pitching: Tripp Thomas led off on the hill; he went three innings, allowing five hits, three scores and sent a pair back to the dugout.


June 14, 2020 - Eastside Monarchs 15U

The Americus Travelers 15U win the Training Legends Georgia State Tournament by default. The game was declared a 0-0 tie.


June 19, 2020 - NYO Northside NRG 15U

The 15U Travelers of Americus won against NYO Northside NRG 15U, 9-2. The score was knotted 2-2 in the fourth frame; Owen Lamb's sac fly plated one for Americus. The Orange and Navy put six scores on in their fifth; Thomas Ray (double), Tripp Thomas (hit), Caden King (walk), Dylan Davis (double) and Peyton Tompkins (error on ball put in play) all drove in runs. Chase Ledger and Thomas "Chewy" Willis both posted a pair of hits; the team had ten total.

Pitching: Caden King led off; he worked a pair of innings, allowing three hits, two scores and sent three back to the dugout.


June 19, 2020 - Medlock Monarchs 15U

The Americus Travelers 15U shutout the Medlock Monarchs 15U, 6-0. The Travelers' scoring commenced in their initial at-batter; Chase Ledger drove in one with a hit. Americus posted ten hits total in the contest with Thomas Ray coming in with 3-for-3.

Pitching: Owen Lamb went three innings. He allowed no hits and no runs and sent five back to the bench.


June 20, 2020 - Atlanta Lightning 15U (Shoemake)

The 15U Travelers of Americus lost to Atlanta Lightning 15U (Shoemake), 8-6. Americus would plate five via a hit by Gavin Lacey, double by Landon Kight, double by Chase Ledger and an error in the third. Caden King, Ledger, Peyton Tompkins, Owen Lamb, Kight and Lacey all had one hit.

Pitching: Thomas Ray allowed a pair of hits, no walks and four runs. Chase Ledger and Thomas "Chewy" Willis entered as relief, throwing three innings and one inning, respectively.


June 27, 2020 - Georgia Lookouts Laverdiere 15U

The Americus Travelers 15U shutout the Georgia Lookouts Laverdiere 15U, 21-0. Chase Ledger led by driving in four scores. He went 2-for-4 with a hit in the second, a dinger in the third. The Travelers posted 11 hits total with Ledger, Landon Kight, Owen Lamb and Caden King each contributing a pair.

Pitching: Landon Kight went a pair of innings, allowing no runs, no hits, no walks and struck out three.


June 27, 2020 - Medlock Monarchs 15U

The 15U Travelers of Americus game against the Medlock Monarchs 15U ended knotted at 2-2. Americus commenced with scores in the second frame as Dylan Davis hit into a fielder's choice to plate one. Caden King, Chase Ledger, Thomas Ray and Landon Kight all posted a hit each.

June 28, 2020 - Tri-City Generals 15U

The Americus Travelers 15U shutout the Tri-City Generals 15U, 10-0. Caden King went 2-for-2 at the plate; he drove in four runs via a hit in the second, double in the third. Americus would commence with scoring in their initial at-batter; Landon Kight's sacrifice bunt plated one. The Orange and Navy plated four in their second frame; Peyton Tompkins, King, Chase Ledger and Thomas "Chewy" Willis each contributed scores batted in. The Travelers had ten hits total in the contest with a pair each coming from Tripp Thomas, Ledger and King.

Pitching: Chase Ledger went three innings. He allowed no hits, no runs, no walks and struck out six. Tripp Thomas induced a double play to finish the contest.


June 28, 2020 - Loganville Five-Star Generals 14U

The 15U Travelers of Americus won against the Loganville Five Star Generals 14U, 7-5. In the bottom of the fifth, the contest was knotted at 3-3 when an error brought about a score for Americus. The Travelers would post eight hits total in the contest with a pair each contributed by Landon Kight and Chase Ledger.

Pitching: Owen Lamb went four innings. He allowed five hits, three runs and sent one back to the dugout.


June 28, 2020 - Decatur Devils 15U

The Americus Travelers 15U defeated the Decatur Devils 15U, 9-4. Americus got on the board in their initial at-batter as Thomas "Chewy" Willis singled on a 0-1 count to plate one. The Travelers would plate four in the seventh frame; Thomas Ray, Chase Ledger and Owen Lamb each had a hit, and Landon Kight doubled. Americus posted ten hits total, with Ray, Ledger and Lamb each contributing a pair.

Pitching: Tripp Thomas went a pair of innings, allowing a pair of runs on four hits, one walk and struck out two.

With this game, The Travelers win the Grand Slam June Jam Tournament.


July 10, 2020 - SC Force 15U Summer 2020

The 15U Travelers of Americus defeated SC Force 15U Summer 2020, 6-4. The Orange and Navy took the lead early in their initial at-batter; an error scored a pair. Americus plated more in their second frame; Chase Ledger grounded out, scoring one, and Thomas "Chewy" Willis drew a walk which plated one. Ledger and Peyton Tompkins both had one hit in the contest.

Pitching: Landon Kight went two innings. He allowed three hits, four runs and struck out two.


July 10, 2020 - Myrtle Marlins 15U

The Americus Travelers 15U defeated the Myrtle Marlins 15U, 11-1. The Travelers would plate seven in their initial at-batter on their way to the win. Big bats were led by a walk from Thomas "Chewy" Willis, a hit by Tripp Thomas, an error on a ball put in play by Dylan Davis and a double by Landon Kight. Caden King went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Pitching: Caden King went two innings. He allowed no runs on one hit and sent a pair back to the bench. Peyton Tompkins threw a pair of innings in relief out of the bullpen.


July 11, 2020 - Makos 15U

The 15U Travelers of Americus defeated Makos 15U, 14-1. Americus scored eight in their second frame, led by walks by Gavin Lacey and Peyton Tompkins, hits by Landon Kight, Caden King and Owen Lamb and a double by Thomas Ray. Scoring commenced in the initial at-batter, however, as Thomas "Chewy" Willis's sac fly plated one. Kight had a pair of hits in three at bats.

Pitching: Chase Ledger allowed no hits, no runs, no walks and sent four back to the bench over two innings. Dylan Davis and Tripp Thomas entered out of the bullpen and helped close out the contest in relief.


July 11, 2020 - Palmetto State Wolverines

The Americus Travelers 15U defeated the Palmetto State Wolverines, 17-2. Americus would post eight scores in their third frame; Gavin Lacey, Thomas Ray, Caden King, Landon Kight and Tripp Thomas all had runs batted in. Lacey hit a home run in the third. Thomas and Ray both posted a pair of hits in the contest.

Pitching: Owen Lamb allowed one hit and two runs over one inning.


July 12, 2020 - Palmetto State Wolverines

The 15U Travelers of Americus shutout the Palmetto State Wolverines, 9-0. Americus commenced with scoring in their initial at-batter as Thomas "Chewy" Willis drove in one with a hit. The Orange and Navy posted nine hits total in the contest. Willis and Caden King each contributed a pair of hits. The team stole ten bases, with five Travelers stealing more than one.

Pitching: Thomas Ray went four innings. He allowed four hits, no runs, and sent seven back to the dugout.


July 12, 2020 - SC Force 15U Summer 2020

The Americus Travelers 15U defeated the SC Force 15U Summer 2020, 8-1. Scoring commenced in the Travelers initial at-batter; Chase Ledger singled on a 2-0 count, plating one. Americus scored three in their second; Dylan Davis' sac fly scored one, and Thomas Ray's hit on a 2-2 count scored one. The Travelers would plate three in their fifth frame on hits by Owen Lamb and Peyton Tompkins and a sac fly by Gavin Lacey. Lamb went 2-for-2 at the plate.

Pitching: Chase Ledger went five innings. He allowed one run, three hits, no walks and sent four back to the bench.

With this win, the Americus Travelers 15U win the Top Gun 2020 Summer Nationals. Congratulations. That's a wrap!