The East Texas Dirt Daubers are a 14U select baseball team comprised of All-Star players from all around the East Texas area. Originally formed during the summer of 2008, over 60 players have been considered for the roster. The Daubers play in the Deep East Texas Baseball Association each spring and fall and compete in USSSA and Super Series tournaments across the state.

When you come out to see the Dirt Daubers, expect to find a hungry bunch of serious ballplayers who play hard and play smart. The Daubers are a tight-knit group of families and players united behind the common goals of playing winning baseball and providing a TEAM FIRST environment of friendship, family and fun. 

Our team motto reflects the way we approach every game... no clean uniforms: GO DAUBERS - GET DIRTY!!!

Events: To schedule games against the Dirt Daubers or invite them to play in your tournament, please contact Manager Joshua Best.

Staff: The Dirt Daubers staff includes Manager Joshua Best and Assistant Coaches Adam Brown and Austin Wilbanks.


Inaugural Campaign: The Daubers compiled a 10-5 record on their way to a second-place finish in the DETBA 9U-American Division. A successful season put the team on the map as a group of serious ballplayers.

Spring 2009 Season: The Daubers established themselves as one of the premier teams in East Texas, compiling an overall record of 14-5 and finishing as the runner-up in the DETBA World Series.

Fall 2009 Season: The Daubers helped set the pace for quality baseball in their age bracket, racking up a division title and playing in a number of championship games en route to a gaudy 27-6 overall record.

Spring 2010 Season: The Daubers emerged as the talk of East Texas baseball as they achieved a stellar 40-7-2 overall record. Included in their achievements this season were four tournament championships (including the coveted DETBA World Series Championship), two tournament runner-up finishes, and the 10U-Open DETBA Division title. On July 19-23, The Daubers competed in the Super Series World Series in Grapevine, TX, finishing the week-long tournament with a 3-3 record. They were the only team to beat the eventual champion San Antonio Shox.

Fall 2010 Season: Wrapping up the calendar year in style, the Daubers went undefeated in the 11U DETBA division, taking home an 11U-American Division title and winning the 11U-Division I World Series without a loss. Along the way, the Daubers picked up another couple of tournament championships and runner-up finishes en route to a 35-5-1 record. Overall for 2010, the Daubers finished with 75 wins against just 12 losses and 3 ties. They played in a tournament championship game 10 times during the year, winning seven and finishing second three times all across East Texas. They finished the season by winning a 12U Piney Woods Tournament in Longview and playing consecutive weekends at the Rangers Youth Ballpark in Arlington.

Spring 2011 Season: The Daubers started off the season by winning the Winter War II Tournament in Longview, then went on to win the 12U DETBA division title, despite being a pure 11U team. In addition, the team won 4 straight games on a Saturday to claim an incredible Double Elimination Tournament victory in Daingerfield. The Daubers were 26-8-1 against some of the best competition in East Texas, most of it in the 12U age group. The Daubers' cumulative record through their first six seasons stood at an amazing 135 wins against just 36 losses and 4 ties - a .772 winning percentage.

Fall 2011 Season: The Daubers took the field in the fall of 2011 with a completely new look. Six new players were featured in a lineup that batted .356 as a team and reached base at an impressive .535 clip. The  powerful Daubers hitters belted 26 homers, 41 doubles and drove in 210 runs in 39 games. The team won the DETBA 12U-American Division, posting a 9-1 divisional record, and played in multiple championship games throughout the season en route to a 25-14 record. 

Spring 2012 Season: Though setbacks in the way of significant injuries slowed down the Dirt Daubers, they still managed to place second in the DETBA 12U division and claim second place at the DETBA World Series. A 17-15 record brings the team’s all-time mark to 177 wins against only 65 losses and 4 ties, an amazing .720 winning percentage!


November 9-10, 2013 - TROPHY HUNTER CLASSIC - Greenville, TX
14U Champion

June 22-23, 2013 - SUPER SERIES TOURNAMENT - Longview, TX
13/14-[B] Runner Up

13U-AA Champion

June 1-2, 2013 - USSSA STATE TOURNAMENT - Greenville, TX
13U-AA State Champions

April 13-15, 2013 - SUPER SERIES TOURNAMENT - Bossier City, LA
13U-Open Runner Up

April 6-7, 2013 - SUPER SERIES TOURNAMENT - Longview, TX
13U-Open Champion

March 23-24, 2013 - SUPER SERIES TOURNAMENT - Nacogdoches, TX
​13U-Open Runner Up

November 2012 - Lumberjack Classic Wood Bat - Longview, TX
13U Runner Up

October 2012 Super Series Tournament - Longview, TX
13U Champion

Spring 2012 DETBA World Series
12U-Runner Up

Spring 2012 DETBA 12U
Division Runner Up

"Halloween in the Woods" Super Series Tournament (Wood Bat) - Greenville, TX
12U-Runner Up

Fall 2011 DETBA World Series
12U-Division I Runner Up

Fall 2011 DETBA 12U
American Division Champion (12-4, 9-1 record)

2011 Fall DETBA Kickoff Tournament
12U Runner Up

Spring 2011 DETBA 12U
Division Champion (12-2 record)

2011 11/12 Double Elimination Tournament - Daingerfield, TX

2011 Piney Woods Baseball Winter War III (USSSA) - Longview, TX
11U Champion

2010 Ironman Sam Charity Tournament @ Rangers Youth Ballpark
11U Runner Up

2010 Piney Woods Baseball Halloween Scream
12U Division Champion

Fall 2010 DETBA World Series
11U-Division I Champion

Fall 2010 DETBA 11U-American Division
Division Champion (14-0 record)

Fall 2010 Super Series Tournament (August 7-8) - Tyler, TX
11U Champion

Spring 2010 DETBA World Series Tournament
10U-Open Champion

2010 National Qualifier (Super Series) - Sulphur Springs, TX
10U Champion

2010 School's Out (Super Series) - Longview, TX
10U Champion

2010 Red River Shootout II (USSSA) - Bossier City, LA
10U Champion

Division Champion (12-1-1 record, 5 games ahead)

2010 DETBA Spring Kickoff Tournament - Marshall, TX
10U-Open Runner Up

​2010 Piney Woods Baseball Winter War II (USSSA) - Longview, TX
10U Runner Up

2009 Piney Woods Baseball Fall Brawl (Super Series) - Longview, TX
10U Runner Up

2009 Tyler Rose Classic (Super Series) - Tyler, TX
10U Runner Up

Fall 2009 DETBA World Series Tournamanet
10U-Open Runner Up

Fall 2009 DETBA 10U-Open Division
Division Co-Champion (14-2 record)

Spring 2009 DETBA World Series Tournament
9U Runner Up

2008 Heritage Mitsubishi Tournament - Longview, TX
9U Champion

2008 Heritage Mitsubishi Tournament
Pokey Best - Tournament MVP

Dirt Daubers Roster
2 - Tyler Williams
3 - AJ Brown
7 - Josue Rea
8 - Ray Cook
10 - Parker Hintz
13 - Kenedrick Dessesaure
21 - Jaxon Heckel
23 - Tanner Heckel
36 - Daniel Wilbanks
55 - Pokey Best

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