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The Diamond Club was established in 1994 by Orvin Kiser Sr.to provide a quality baseball venue for young people in Augusta County.  Beginning as a sandlot, the Diamond Club Field has evolved into one of the permiere baseball facilityis in the shenandoah Valley. The playing field is exceptionally well-maintained and the facility is lighted. In 2005 a new concession stand was constructed which also houses a press box and restrooms. In 2009 safety netting and extension poles were installed, the dugouts were refurbished, a warning track around the perimeter of the field was added. In 2011 the Diamond Club installed club seating behind home plate and a batting cage with a concrete base were also constructed. Over the next few years the height of the right field fence was raised and in 2017 a new scoreboard was installed. In 2021 both dugouts were upgraded.

The Diamond Club facility is used by Babe Ruth Baseball, Ridgeview Christian School, Grace Christian School and the Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks of the Rockingham County Baseball League, the second oldest continuous baseball league in the country bheind MLB. For more league information and history, you may visit RCBLonline.com. Our average attendance through the regular season is approximately 200 with the number rising significantly during playoffs.  The 2012 Diamondbacks won their first RCBL Championshiop after finishing as runners-up four years in a row! 
The Stuarts Draft Diamond Club depends on community support, sponsors and volunteers to help us wiht our mission of maintaining and improving our baseball facility and providing the baseball experience for players and fans. There are various levels on sponsorship available from providing a dozen game balls to the Grand Slam Package. The Diamond Club is a 501 (C) 3 corporation, and as such all donations are tax deductible.  Support options are available by clicking on our Support Levels page. There is always a need for more workers, as well. So please come join us in our efforts to privide the quality of baseball that families have come to appriciaate in Stuarts Draft.

The Diamondbacks came into existance in 2005 when the former Fisherville Rangers were obtained from Lynn Wease who formed the Fishersville club in 1996.
In 1996 when Lynn  formed the club they were known as the Fishersville Cardinals and were the Cardinals until 2000 when they became the Fishersville Rangers.

The 2004 RCBL 80th Anniversary program states  "The Fishersville Rangers of Augusta County playing at the Woodrow Wilson School Grounds under the management of Lynn Wease. In the past 8 seasons in the League, the Rangers have been one of the most competitive teams within the League. In 1996 they were a 6th place team. By 2000, they advanced to the top of the League and took notice by all other clubs in the League. They placed 2nd in the standings with a 17-7 record. They beat out Bridgewater in the semi-finals 3 games to a, but lost to Linville by 4 games to 3. The following season, they captured their first pennant with an 18 and 6 record. They went on to defeat Elkton 3 games to 1 in the semi-fimls. They went on to win the series 4 games to 1 over Linville. The following season they won the pennant with a 21 and 7 record. They won in the quarter finals, but lost to Elkton in the semi-finals. In 2003, the team lost most of its top ball players to the Valley League and were unable to replace the losses. They fell to 6th spot. This coming season is a rebuilding year and Mgr. Lynn Wease hopes to get back into the thick of the race on its 80th anniversary"
The final records for the Fishersville Club shows between 1996 and 2000 they compliled the following records:
As Cardinals
1996 - Won 4 Lost 20
1997 - Won 8 Lost 16
1998 - Won 13 Lost 11
1999 - Won 12 Lost 12
In 2000 they became the Rangers
2000 - Won 17 Lost 7
2001 - Won 21 Lost 3
2002 - Won 18 Lost 6
2003 - Won 13 Lost 15
2004 - Won 12 Lost 16

For a final record of 118 Wins and 106 Losses or a .526 record closing out the books on the Fishersville Rangers.

The club was given to Orvin (Tinker) Kiser in 2005 and it became known  as the Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks. 
In 2008 the team colors were changed from Purple and Black to Red, White and Black.

2012 - Won first RCBL Championship
2013 - RCBL Champions
2014 - RCBL Champions
2016 - RCBL Champions
2022 - Regular Season Champions