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2022 Buckeye Baseball Meeting Announced

The November Meeting for the 2022 Buckeye Baseball Meeting will be held on Monday, November 15th at 7pm via Zoom.  This should make the Meeting most convenient for the maximum amount of Coaches to attend.  You will be receiving details about the Meeting via e-mail.  If you are not on the distribution list, please e-mail T.C. Murphy at tcmurphy@buckeyebaseballleague.com  Please include in that e-mail your name, team name, age division and cell #.

There some are really great things that will be announced on the 15th so don't miss out!!

Tryout Information for 2022

Ohio Reds

The 12U Ohio Reds are looking for 2-3 more players for the 2022 spring season.   We will be playing a full season in the buckeye league as well as 2-3 tournaments.  Our home field is based out of Ravenna Ohio.  Please contact Ken Kinder at 330-800-6436 to set up an individual tryout or if you have any more questions.  

 

Chagrin Falls Tigers 15u Tryouts

The Chagrin Falls Tigers are looking to fill a limited number of spots on their 15u team for 2022. Please contact Justin White to arrange a tryout.

Justin White:  Justinwhite7@gmail.com

Game Day Bulls---Please visit www.gamedaytrainingohio.com for times and dates for all teams and ages.

Eastside Tropics 15U Tryouts: Saturday August 14th 9-10:30am. Kirtland Rec. Park Field #1.  We are looking for players who want to compete and have fun next summer.  

If you have any questions, or need to schedule a private tryout, please contact Head Coach Eric Cantini. Email cantinie@gmail.com or cell 216-533-0712.

15U Dugout Baseball:  Dugout baseball in Northeast Ohio will be holding additional tryouts for there 2022 15u team on Sunday August 1st and August 8th  1130-130pm at Willoughby South highschool. Looking for well rounded ball players with winning attitudes and a desire to learn , emphasis on catcher and middle Infielder positions but all positions welcome. Interested please call Jay Polunus 216-577-7566 or email jasonpolunus@yahoo.com

11U Lyndhurst Lightning---Rescheduled tryout date for Lyndhurst Lightning 11U will be on Wednesday, July 28th at 6pm at Roland Park (1111 Alvey Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124)

11U Streetsboro Rockets---

The Streetsboro Rockets 11U baseball travel team seeks players and families who are committed to teamwork, personal development, and competitive baseball.  We will be conducting tryouts for candidates for the 2022 season on July 31st.  Tryouts will be locations at: Streetsboro City Park, Field 5 – 9000 Kirby Lane  Start time is 10am to 11:30am

Game Day Bulls----Game Day Bulls 2022 Tryouts - Tryouts will be held over the next two weekends 7/31, 8/1, 8/7 and 8/8.  Please register at  https://www.gamedaytrainingohio.com/tryouts.html

Solon Stampede---Stampede Baseball 8U-14U: Stampede Baseball will be holding tryouts for the 8U to 14U levels at Solon Community Park (6679 SOM Center Rd, Solon Ohio 44139) on Sunday, August 1st and Sunday August 8th. Times are posted on our website at  https://www.solonstampede.com/tryouts. All players must register beforehand, and attend at least 1 tryout date. Please contact Evan Klotzman at (216) 956-6990 or klotzman.1@gmail.com with any questions.

13U Chardon Mad Batters--The Chardon Mad Batters is looiking for one athlete to complete their Roster for 2022.  The Team will play in a competitive Travel League and play in 3 to 5 tournaments with one of the tournaments will be out of town.  The Staff is comprised of former College players and veteran HS coaches.  The goal of the team is developing players for HS Baseball.  Contact Jim Tyminski to arrange a private Tryout at jtyminski@gallaghersharp.com or (216)990-4508

15U Geauga Knights---Geauga Knights 15u is having tryouts at Painesville Twp Park Field 3 on Saturday July 31st at 10:00 am and Thursday August 5th at 6:00 pm.  Please contact Randy Masiello @ 440-376-1108 with questions.

16U  Geauga Knights---Tryouts for the 2022 season will be held on Sunday August 8th (11AM) and Monday August 9th (6:30 PM) at Munson Township Park (12641 Bass Lake Rd, Chardon, OH 44024-Junior Varsity Field Behind Munson Elementary School).   For more information please contact JP Szczyglowski 216-849-1216 or Nick Gentile: 440-668-1650

11U Lyndhurst Lightning--11U LDC Lyndhurst Lightning will be holding tryouts on July 21st at 6pm and July 24th at 11am at Roland Park (located at 1111 Alvey Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124). Players must attend at least one (1) of the dates to be eligible. Please contact Joe Nahra via email at joe@nahra.us or by text at 216.538.0557 with any questions.

15U Dugout Baseball Club--Dugout Baseball 15u will be holding tryouts next Monday July 26th from 6-8pm at Willoughby South Highschool. We are looking for highly motivated players who want to win. If you have any questions please contact Jay Polunus 216-577-7566 or jasonpolunus@yahoo.com

True Timber Raiders 14u baseball will be holding tryouts for the 2022 season on consecutive Sundays 7/18 and 7/25 from 10a - 12p at Perry Twp Park.  2800 Perry Park Rd, Perry, OH 44081 next to the senior center.  Please contact Coach Petruccelli by text with any questions @ 4403615289

11U Diamond Dogs  Tryouts for the 2021-2022 11U Diamond Dogs Baseball team will be August 3rd at 6PM and August 7th at 3PM!!  It will take place at John R McMinn Memorial Park in beautiful Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH on Field #2!  Please reach out to either Jordan Pratt or David Cevasco by text/phone for more details or questions.  We hope to see you soon!

Jordan-440.954.2982

David-949.322.9097

12U Comets---Comets Baseball 12U Travel Tryouts: Saturday, July 24 4:30pm-6:00pm, at 7229 Ravenna Road, Concord Twp., Field 1.  Player must not turn 13 prior to April 30, 2022. Contact Brett Puffer, Head Coach at 440-812-2794 or cometsbaseball2021@yahoo.com  for additional information.

14U Chardon Mad Batters  

Chardon Mad Batters 2022 14U tryouts

7/17 at 10am or 7/20 at 6pm at United Methodist Church (515 North Street)

Contact Adam Schneier 216-544-7623 or Greg Baggott 216-798-6956

Chagrin Falls Tigers 15u Tryouts

The Chagrin Falls Tigers are looking to fill a limited number of spots on their 15u team for 2022. Please contact Justin White to arrange a tryout.

Justin White:  Justinwhite7@gmail.com

 

OHIO TIDE 2022 SEASON TRYOUTS SCHEDULE

Follow the link to register today! 9U-18U Tryouts! https://ohiotide.sportngin.com/register/form/023878428#_ga=2.15038833.653796437.1626186664-1657733630.1611329910

Tryout Dates:
• Friday, July 23: 6pm – 8pm, at Gates Mills Campus of Hawken School  – Ages 14U – 18U
• Saturday, July 24: 10am – 12pm, at  Lyndhurst Campus  of Hawken School - Ages 9U – 13U
• Monday, July 26: 6pm – 8pm, at Gates Mills Campus of Hawken School - Ages 9U -18U
• Friday, July 30: 6pm – 8pm, at Gates Mills Campus of Hawken School - Ages 9U -18U
• Sunday, August 1: 10am – 12pm, at Gates Mills Campus of Hawken School - Ages 9U -18U

Hambden Havoc 15u

Hambden Havoc will be holding open tryouts for their 2022 15u team. Tryouts will be held on Monday, August 9th  from 6:00-8:00. Players only need to attend one of these dates.  Tryouts will be held at Hambden Township Park located at 13860 GAR Hwy. Chardon, OH 44024. If you have any questions please contact Joe Gigliotti at 440-479-2621 or hambdenhavoc@yahoo.com

Geauga Knights 16U

Tryouts for the 2022 season will be held on Wednesday July 21st and Thursday July 22nd at 6:30 PM at Munson Township Park (12641 Bass Lake Rd, Chardon, OH 44024-Junior Varsity Field Behind Munson Elementary School). 

Alternatively, individual tryouts can be scheduled the week of Week of July 26th or August 2nd.

Please contact JP Szczyglowski 216-849-1216 or Nick Gentile: 440-668-1650

Diamond Dogs Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2022 14U Diamond Dogs Travel baseball team will take place on Wednesday  July 28th at 6pm and Sunday August 1st at 6pm on field #1 at Mentor McMinn field located at 5935 Andrews Rd. Mentor. For questions contact Jason at 440-477-5594 or jasongilbertcav@gmail.com.

Tryouts for the 2022 12u Diamond Dogs Travel baseball team will take place on Wedneday August 4th at 630pm and Sunday August 8th at 11am at Mentor McMinn field #2 located at 5935 Andrews Rd. Mentor.  For questions contact Joe Park 440-622-1804 or email joe at josephpark60@yahoo.com

Tryouts for the 2022 13U Diamond Dogs Travel baseball team will take place on Sunday July 25th from 4.30 - 7:00pm and Monday July 26th from 6:00-8:00pm at Mentor McMinn field #1 located at 5935 Andrews Rd. Mentor on field. Tryouts will be conducted by new head coach Jim Carrabine. If any questions please contact Jim at 440-477-2107 or carrabine@jcjrlaw.com

We are also still looking to add a couple of players to the 12U fall ball team. Plays doubleheader’s on Saturdays starting end of August for 5-6 weeks. Contact Jim if interested.

Tryouts for the 2022 10U Diamond Dogs Travel baseball team will take place on Wednesday July 28th from 6pm - 8pm at Mentor McMinn field #3 located at 5935 Andrews Rd. Mentor. A second tryout date will be posted later.  For questions contact Jason 440-477-5594

All Star Games Canceled

The 9U & 10U All Star Games are canceled for this evening due to weather.  The Game will not be rescheduled.  If the players and/or parents want to pick-up their child's award, I will be at the entrance of the field at Todd field in Willoughby from 7 pm to 8pm

Races to the League Championships Heating Up

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.

 

North Coast Championship Tournament

Please visit 2021 Tournament Page

The Opener---Perry Pirates Win 9U Tournament Championship

The 9U Perry Pirates were victorious  in every contest in the Round Robin USSSA Opener Tournament.  In the final contest, Perry was matched against a very tough and previously undefeated Premier Baseball Club.  After 4 innings, Perry was leading 1-0 when Premier tied it at 1 run apiece with some timely hitting and nifty baserunning.  

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Perry came to bat hoping to win the game that was still deadlocked at 1-1.  The talented Perry Squad began the inning with back to back base hits.  The runners were on 1st and 2nd base until they both moved up one base on a passed ball.  The very next pitch was hit into the gap in Right Center field for the 3rd consecutive hit of the inning while driving in the game winning run. 

 

Round 1

Perry   10     Revere  5

Premier   16     Kenston    1

Round 2

Kenston  6            Perry  13

Revere   3            Premier  6

Round 3

Revere  6   Kenston  4

Championship

Perry    2       Premier   1

 

 

8U Buckeye Baseball Division

8U                                       

Geauga Knights                           

Kenston Bombers                       

Mentor Cardinals (V)                   

Chagrin Falls Tigers                     

Aurora Green                                

Mentor Cardinals (J)                      

 

Registered Teams 2021--13U & 14U

13U

Game Day Bulls

Diamond Dogs

Lake County Rangers

Lake Erie Storm

True Timber

Beasts Baseball

Aurora Green

Ohio Tide

Chardon Mad Batters

Beasts Baseball

 

14U                                                  

Chagrin Falls Tigers                     

Bobcats Baseball                             

Mentor Cardinals                                            

Hudson Explorers                                           

Dugout                                             

Sidewinders Select                                              

North Coast  USA                                                

Heights Tigers

Landsharks

Diamond Dogs

Lake County Crushers

Eastside Tropics

Geauga Knights

Hambden Havoc

Buckeye Baseball League---2021---Registered Teams

9U                                                         10U

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

                                                                        Beasts Baseball

                                                             Lyndhurst Lightning

                                                                          Aurora Athletics

Calling 8U Teams

The Buckeye Baseball League is seeking new 8U teams for the 2021 Season.  8U is the starting point in Northeast Ohio for Travel Baseball.  8U in the Buckeye League is half Coach Pitch and half Kid Pitch because the Buckeye League is about player development.  It is easy to put together an 8U Squad if you are interested in doing so.  The Buckeye League will assist you in assembling a team.  If you are interested in learning more about 8U Baseball in the Buckeye League, please call T.C. Murphy at (216)551-0728 or e-mail to tcmurphy@buckeyebaseballleague.com

Buckeye Baseball League & USSSA Partner

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! 

2021 USSSA Cleveland Tournaments

The Opener

April 30th, May 1 & May 2

9U—14U

$225 ($250 after 3/1)

3 game guarantee

USSSA State Qualifier

 

North Coast Championship

9U---14U

May 21, 22 & 23

$225 ($250 after 3/1)

3 Game Guarantee

USSSA State Qualifier

 

Bocanelli Classic

9U—14U

June 4, 5 & 6

$225 ($250 after 3/1)

3 game guarantee

Brecksville, Ohio

USSSA State Qualifier

2021 Rainout/Make-Up Guidelines

2021 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!!


2019 Buckeye Baseball League Playoff Brackets 9U-11U

Phenom Events & Happenings

2019 Ironman League---Fall Baseball

Ironman League

8U---14U

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 tcmurphy@buckeyebaseballleague.com

Buckeye Baseball League 2019

The 2019 Regular season is underway!

>> Click here to go to the BBL 2019 homepage <<



Meeting Tom Hamilton


Happenings & Links

Players Looking for Teams

If you are a coach who is looking for more players (or a player who wants to post their information), take a look at the Player Looking for Teams page. It is regularly updated with information from players who are searching for a team.


Upcoming Interests

The 2019 Regular Season of the Buckeye Baseball League is now underway. For a list of League tournaments, click HERE


Promotions & Interests

Take a look at these excellent businesses & interests involved with the Buckeye Baseball League!


 

 


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