The Sunbelt Baseball League
The Brookhaven Bucks compete in the Sunbelt Baseball League, the Southeast’s premier collegiate wooden-bat baseball league. In addition to Brookhaven, the Sunbelt League has teams in Alpharetta, Carrollton, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Norcross, Suwanee and Phenix City (Ala.).
2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Two former Bucks were selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft: Josh Merrigan (2013 Bucks) by the Texas Rangers in the 10th round (309th pick) and Will Solomon (2014 Bucks) by the San Diego Padres in the 38th round (1,134th pick).
2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Two Bucks were selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. London Lindley, member of the 2015 and 2013 Bucks, was selected in the 40th round (1,188th pick) by the Texas Rangers and Matt Rose, member of the 2013 Bucks, was taken by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round (323rd pick).
2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Four Brookhaven Bucks were taken in the 2014 MLB draft. Three members of the 2014 team: Touki Toussaint (Arizona Diamondbacks 1st round, 16th pick), Kevin Steen (Boston Red Sox 9th round, 284th pick) and Luke Bonfield (New York Mets 21st round, 625th pick). One player from the 2012 team: Nic Wilson (Tampa Bay Rays 24th round, 727th pick).
Bucks Head Coach
The Brookhaven Bucks are led by Head Coach Corey Patterson, a 12-year Major League Baseball player. Coach Patterson graduated from Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA in 1998. He was drafted in the first round (3rd pick overall) of the MLB amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs in 1998 and made his MLB debut in 2000 with the Cubs. He went on to play for the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals before retiring in 2013.