On Sunday, June 17th at 6pm, the 10U Willoughby Wildcats and the 10U Geauga Knights will play an Exhibition Game at Progressive Field where the Cleveland Guardians play! In early May, this opportunity began as a conversation between myself and a Company out of Long Island, N.Y. who is hosting the event. This is one of many perks that Buckeye Baseball League teams can take advantage of!
This fantastic opportunity is being offered for FREE through the Buckeye Baseball League! I am being told that in the future that there will be other opportunities like this. If/When that occurs, I will open the opportunity up League-wide on a first come basis.
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The 12U Willoughby Wildcats defeated a very tough Impact Baseball Club in the Aviator Tournament Championship 10-8. Impact Baseball jumped out to a 4-1 lead, which inspired Willoughby to come from behind all game long. The score was deadlocked after 5 innings 7-7 with Willoughby at the plate in the top of the 6th. Some great hitting and savvy baserunning produced the 3 deciding runs for the Wildcats. Of course, the mighty Impact team was not going to go away without a fight. Impact had multiple baserunners on base in the bottom of the last inning and scored one run to get within striking distance. However, solid defense on the part of Willoughby ended Impact's bid by throwing a runner out at 2nd base to close out the victory.
Impact Baseball was the #1 Seed going into the final day in the Elimination Round. Heading into the Championship Game, Impact had only relinquished a stingy 3 runs in 3 contests. Although Impact Baseball was disappointed in finishing as the Runner-Up, they are a great baseball team and have much to be proud of. Keep your eyes on this talented group out of Impact Baseball. They have quality, committed players along with a veteran, caring coaching staff.
The Willoughby Wildcats had to win three games in a row on Elimination Sunday in order to capture the Aviator Championship. The Wildcats defeated a resilient and up and coming Mentor Cardinals team 15-6. The Wildcats then, had to play their arch-rival Lyndhurst Lightning in the Semi-Final game. In a very exciting game, Willoughby once again had to come from behind to seize the win from the talented Lightning team.
Friday, May 5 Pool Play
6:15 pm Memorial #1 Lyndhurst Lightning 15 vs. North Coast White 5
6:15 pm Memorial #2 Willoughby Wildcats 5 vs. North Coast Red 3
Saturday, May 6 Pool Play
10:00 am Memorial #1 Impact Baseball 8 vs. North Coast Red 0
12:00 am Memorial #1 Mentor Cardinals 4 vs. Lyndhurst Lightning 16
1:00 pm Memorial #2 Willoughby Wildcats 3 vs. Impact Baseball 4
2:30 pm Memorial #1 Mentor Cardinals 8 vs. North Coast White 14
Sunday, May 7 Single Elimination
Game #1: 10:00 am Memorial #1 #5 Seed: North Coast Red (3rd Base dugout) vs. North Coast White (#4 Seed--Home)
Game #2 10:00 am Memorial #2 #6 Seed: Mentor (3rd Base dugout) 6 vs. Willoughby Wildcats (#3 Seed--Home) 15
Game #3 12:00 pm (Memorial #1) North Coast Red 0 vs. Impact Baseball (#1 Seed---Home) 6
Game #4 12:00 pm (Memorial #2) Willoughby Wildcats 9 vs. Lyndhurst Lighning (#2 Seed---Home) 8
2:45 pm Memorial #1 Willoughby Wildcats 10 Impact Baseball 8
The Buckeye Baseball League will have its annual Scheduling Meeting on Saturday, February 18th. This season's meeting will be held at The Hub located at 4734 Topps Industrial Parkway in Willoughby (44094).
8U at 8am
9U at 9am
10U at 10am
11U at 11am
12U at noon
Each team needs a representative present. If the Head Coach cannot make the meeting, please send an Assistant Coach. You will need to have your dates for your home fields at the meeting. You will be given a informational packet and a copy of a Calendar will be provided for you.
Mentor Black (O) Riverside Baseball Club
Kenston Bombers(T) Geauga Knights
Chagrin Falls Aurora Green
Solon Stampede RD Diamond Dawgs
Impact Baseball Mentor Black (J)
Kenston Bombers(K) Willoughby Wildcats
Ohio Rebels Chagrin Falls Tigers
Aurora Green CLE Prospects
Willoughby Wildcats Cleveland Renegades
Mentor Cardinals Kenston Bombers(Gerber)
Solon Stampede PN Hornets
Geauga Knights 428 Athletics---H H
Kenston Bombers (Wright) Lyndhurst Lightning
Riverside Baseball Club Diamond Dogs
Chagrin Falls (Ny) Crestwood King Cobras
Cle Prospects Chardon Eagles
Geauga Knights Mentor Cardinals
Perry Pirates Willoughby Wildcats
Lyndhurst Lightning Aurora Green
Chagrin Falls Tigers Kenston Bombers
Solon Stampede PN Hornets
Ohio Rebels Bobcats Baseball Club
Midwest Stars Aurora Aces
Hudson White © Solon Stampede
Stow Bulldogs Streetsboro Rockets
Euclid Panthers Ohio Tide
Mentor Cardinals(Ellis) Geauga Knights
Ohio Rebels Kent Colonels
Lyndhurst Lightning Perry Pirates
Aurora Green Chagrin Falls
Kenston Bombers BHM
Willoughby Wildcats Hudson Blue (B)
Aurora Aces Nordonia Knights
White Caps Baseball
Lyndhurst Lightning Willoughby Wildcats
Solon Stampede Diamond Dogs
Aurora Athletics PN Hornets
Mentor Cardinals Aurora Green
Kenston Bombers Geauga Knights
The January Organizational Meeting for the Buckeye Baseball League will be held via Zoom on January 18th at 7pm. Teams who have committed to the League or have expressed interest will receive the link to the Meeting on the afternoon of January 18th.
2023 League Champions will (including Silver Bracket Champions) will receive a PAID BERTH to the Top Gun Southeastern World Series in North Carolina on July 28---30 or a future Top Gun event TBD.
If you would like to be part of the Meeting, please contact T.C. Murphy at (216)551-0728 or email@example.com
The Lyndhurst Lightning were relentless in their pursuit of the 9U crown on Tuesday evening. The Lightning were playing from behind all night long until the top of the last inning. Lyndhurst was down to their final 3 outs and down by 1 run. With aggressive baserunning and clutch hitting, Lyndhurst took the lead 4-3 as Aurora came to take their swings in the bottom of the 6th inning. As Aurora attempted to mount a comeback, the Lyndhurst defense would not "give an inch" and earned their precious Championship.
The Aurora Greenmen had a great season by winning the Gehrig Division in the Regular Season and by earning the #1 Seed for the League Championship.
Circle the date in 2023 when these two teams will fight it out again next season. These contests will be "must see" events!
The hot-streaking Mentor Cardinals were stopped 2-1 in the 8U Championship game by the Solon Stampede. The Cardinals came a long way this season after a slow start. The young Mentor group worked together and earned their way to the Championship by beating the overall #1 team (at the time) in the Semi-Final. What a great season for these young Cardinals!
The Solon Stampede earned their Championship victory with great pitching, outstanding defense and timely hitting. The victory was won in the bottom of the final inning with Solon scoring the deciding run just in time.
Congrats to both teams!
League Championship Playoff Races Heating Up
The 9U division is always a fan favorite because generally this is many players' and parents' experience in Travel Baseball, and because the fans truly enjoy watching these teams vastly improve over a season. In the Buckeye Baseball League, this year is no different.
The Ruth Division in 9U has 3 teams still alive with the Gehrig Division having 1 team remaining. The upstart 9U Geauga Knights were the #4 Seed who knocked off the #1 Seed to advance to the Semi-Finals. The Knights will play the #2 Perry Pirates this coming Monday in Perry. The Pirates had to outlast a pugnacious Crestwood Red Devils team 9-6 to earn their way to the Semis. On the other side of the 9U Bracket, this coming Monday on July 5, the #1 Euclid Panthers will host the #2 Solon Stampede. The winner of what promises to be a battle royale will earn the right to test either the Perry Pirates or the Geauga Knights.
In the 9U Semi-Finals, the Euclid Panthers showed the Solon Stampede why they were the frontrunners all year long. The Panthers beat the Solon Stampede 6-0 on the strength of a great outing by Joey Godina who earned the shutout. The Perry Pirate-Geauga Knights Semi-Final game was an exciting endeavor. With Perry leading going into the top of the final inning, but in true Geauga Knight form, the Knights would not go down easily. The Knights came back in the final inning to tie the game up at 6-6. Unfortunately for the Knights, the great offensive machine that is the Perry Pirates could not be stopped and Perry was victorious 7-6.
In the 10U Race for the League Championship, the 10U Geauga Knights have weathered many storms to earn their way all the way to the League Championship. Under the Guidance of Coach Hejduk, the Knights have been a team to watch all season long. In order to earn their way into the Playoffs, these crafty Knights had to vanquish a tough Willoughby Wildcat team in a "play in" game 1 day before the actual Playoffs started due to being tied with Willoughby in the regular season. The next day, Geauga showed up to play the #1 mighty Streetsboro Rockets only to have wait out the unrelenting weather. As a result, the Knights had to return to Streetsboro on Thursday to play. In a bitter battle, the Knights outlasted the Rockets 5-3. What a game! The following evening, the Knights traveled to play #3 seeded Kenston Bombers where the Knights pounded out 17 runs to defeat the Bombers.
On the other side of the 10U Bracket, the #1 Cleveland Buckeyes defeated the #4 Aurora Athletics 8-0 to earn their way to the Semi-Finals. The #3 Lyndhurst Lightning traveled to Solon Community Park to play the ultra-talented Solon Stampede squad. The Lightning found enough "juice" to hold off a great Stampede team 7-6 to advance to the Semi-Finals. The Lyndhurst Lightning will travel to Painesville on Wednesday, July 7th to take on the 1 loss and #1 Cleveland Buckeyes.
Mentor Cardinals (V)
Chagrin Falls Tigers
Mentor Cardinals (J)
Game Day Bulls
Lake County Rangers
Lake Erie Storm
Chardon Mad Batters
Chagrin Falls Tigers
North Coast USA
Lake County Crushers
Beasts Baseball Solon Stampede
Streetsboro Rockets Kenston Bombers
Solon Stampede Streetsboro Rockets
Chardon Mad Batters Geauga Knights
Aurora Green Aurora Green
Willoughby Wildcats Willoughby Wildcats
Perry Pirates Perry Pirates
Chagrin Falls Tigers BHM Buckeyes
Kenston Bombers Game Day Bulls
Euclid Panthers Mentor Cardinals
Ohio Rebels Diamond Dogs
Geauga Knights Ohio Tide
Crestwood Red Devils Orange Lions
2023 Rainout/Make-Up Policy Buckeye Baseball League
March 31---May 7: Games that are rained out during this time period should be rescheduled within 3 weeks of the originally scheduled date.
May 8---June 11: Games that are rained out during this time period should be rescheduled within 2 weeks of the originally scheduled date.
June 12 and after: Games need to be rescheduled as soon as possible!!
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The 11U Lyndhurst Lightning outlasted the mighty Willoughby Wildcats to earn an 8-7 victory in the League Championship. The Lyndhurst Lightning won their 16th game in a row to take the League Championship from the claws of the Willoughby Wildcats. The game itself was a real "nail biter." The game was back and forth throughout the contest. Lyndhurst went up by 3 runs in the 4th inning only to feel the fierce resolve of Willoughby who cut the lead to 1 run heading into the final inning. In the bottom of the last inning with Willoughby down by one run with two outs and a runner on 3rd base, the Lightning secured the final out and the Championship.
The Willoughby Wildcats are well known as one of the top 11U teams in Northeast Ohio. This season, on their way to their 11U Division Championship in the Buckeye League, the Willoughby Wildcats won a multitude of Tournaments. The Wildcats finished in the top spot in The Opener, the Streetsboro Memorial Day Tournament, the North Canton Summer Shootout and the Dugout Qualifier. The Wildcats finished as Runner-Up in the Lyndhurst Dad's Club Tournament. As mentioned, while the Wildcats fell in the League Championship Game, they have much to be proud of. Great job, Willoughby!
The Lyndhurst Lightning have some fine credentials to add to their 11U Buckeye Baseball League Championship. The Lightning also claimed Championships in two Tournaments: the Streetsboro Classic and the Bay Village Independence Day Tournament. Of course, it should be noted once again that Lyndhurst ended its season with an incredible 16 wins in a row! That's some "thunder and Lightning!"
Circle the date in 2023 when the schedules come out for the Lyndhurst-Willoughby contests! You will not want to miss these epic 12U battles!
The mighty Euclid Panthers strolled their undefeated record into the League Championship Game after dominating their competition all year during the Regular Season. However, the League Championship brought out the "turbo power" in the Streetsboro Rockets as Streetsboro defeated Euclid 9-3.
The game was close until the 4th inning when the Streetsboro let their arsenal of hits loose. Streetsboro pounded out 10 hits on their way to their League Championship. The Rockets proved to have too much firepower on this night for the superb Euclid squad.
Euclid finished their fantastic season with one loss and look forward to 2023 with vengeance on their mind. Opponents beware!
2022 Buckeye Baseball League Playoff Match-Ups—8U
The stage is set for the League Championship Game! In the Semi-Finals, the Solon Stampede secured a 3-1 victory over Aurora Green while the Mentor Cardinals (T) defeated the #1 Geauga Knights 8-0. As a result, the hot-streaking Cardinals will travel to play the Solon Stampede in the finale. The 8U Championship will be played on Tuesday, July 12th at Solon Community Park Field #9 at 6:15pm.
#8 Chagrin Falls 1 at #1 Geauga Knights 13
#5 Willoughby Wildcats 0 at #4 Mentor Cardinals (T) 12
#4 Mentor Cardinals 8 at #1 Geauga Knights 0
#7 Mentor Cardinals (D) 5 at #2 Aurora Green 6
#6 Impact Baseball 3 at #3 Solon Stampede 6
#3 Solon Stampede 3 at #2 Aurora Green 1
2022 Buckeye Baseball League Playoff Match-Ups—9U
In 9U Semi-Final action, #1 Aurora Green outlasted a resilient Solon Stampede squad 12-11 in a thrilling contest. The other Semi-Final game was equally exciting with skilled baserunning and timely hitting propelling the Lyndhurst Lightning to 2-1 victory over a very tough Willoughby Wildcats team.
The 9U Championship promises to be a good one! The Aurora Green will square off against the Lyndhurst Lightning at 6:15pm in Willoughby at Todd Field #3 on Tuesday, July 12th.
#8 Mentor Cardinals 0 at #1 Aurora Green 7
#5 Solon Stampede 19 at #4 Chardon Eagles 6
#5 Solon Stampede 11 at #1 Aurora Green 12
#7 Kenston Bombers 0 at #2 Willoughby Wildcats 13
#6 Geauga Knights 10 at #3 Lyndhurst Lightning 11
#3 Lyndhurst Lightning 2 at #2 Willoughby Wildcats 1
2022 Buckeye Baseball League Playoff Match-Ups—10U
In the Semis, the #1 Euclid Panthers beat the Perry Pirates while the #2 Streetsboro Rockets defeated Andy's Niners 10-6. The #2 Streetsboro Rockets will play the #1 Euclid Panthers on Tuesday, July 12th at Todd Field #4 at 6:15pm for the League Championship.
#1 Euclid Panthers----BYE
#5 Perry Pirates 17 at #4 Hudson Explorers 8
#5 Perry Pirates 1 at #1 Euclid Panthers 13
#7 Geauga Knights 9 at #2 Streetsboro Rockets 14
#6 Aurora Green 6 at #3 Andy’s Niners 7
#3 Andy's Niners 6 at #2 Streetsboro Rockets 10
2022 Buckeye Baseball League Playoff Match-Ups—10U
Silver Bracket Championship
#8 Solon Stampede----BYE
#12 Kenston Bombers (Camp) 2 at #11 Kent Colonels 11
#8 Solon Stampede 10 #11 Kent Colonels 8
#9 Ohio Rebels---BYE
#13 BHM Buckeyes 12 at #10 Chagrin Falls 11
#9 Ohio Rebels 10 #13 BHM Buckeyes 5
Solon Stampede 20 Ohio Rebels 14
2022 Buckeye Baseball League Playoff Match-Ups—11U
The #1 Willoughby Wildcats continues their reign of terror on the other 11U team to win their way to the Championship Game. #3 Lyndhurst Lightning team beat #6 Mentor 4-2 in a very close balled game and then, survived a tight contest with #2 Geauga Knights 3-2. The 11U Championship Game will be played on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:15 pm at Todd Field #1 where the Willoughby Wildcats will face the Lyndhurst Lightning.
#8 Aurora Green 0 at #1 Willoughby Wildcats 15
#5 Kenston Bombers 7 at #4 Aurora Athletics 15
#4 Aurora Athletics 7 #1 Willoughby Wildcats 16
#7 Gameday Bulls 0 at #2 Geauga Knights 12
#6 Mentor Cardinals 2 at #3 Lyndhurst Lightning 4
#3 Lyndhurst Lightning 3 #2 Geauga Knights 2
The Buckeye Baseball League, the premier League on the East Side of Cleveland and parts south to Geauga, Portage and (northern) Summit Counties, has partnered with USSSA Baseball!
USSSA Baseball is the finest and largest Travel Baseball Organization in the United States.
Please check out the Tournament action that will be hosted by the Buckeye Baseball League. Events will be posted soon!
10 game season beginning on the weekend of August 24th and 25th.
Championship for the top 2 Teams in each Division with team and individual trophies.
Teams may use their Home Field, play away games or have fields arranged for them (some are free & some at a small fee).
Teams will be provided with game balls.
Certified Umpires will be assigned through the League.
The cost for the League is $275 per Team
Please contact T.C. Murphy at (216)551-0728 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckeye Baseball League 2019
The 2019 Regular season is underway!
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