Baseball

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Battle Creek has a long and rich baseball history steeped in tradition. Battle Creek’s Bailey Park is home to the Northwoods League Battle Creek Bombers.

Programs


Battle Creek Parks and Recreation offers a variety of baseball programs for youth and adults. Programs include:

AABC Youth Baseball (8U - 18U) TEAM REGISTRATION ONLY!
Spots are filling up fast for the department's competitive baseball league! Packets are available for pick up at Parks & Recreation office or online below. 
  • Located at Bailey Park
  • 8U - 13U, Monday - Thursday May 22nd - June 29th at 5:45 PM
  • 14U, Monday - Thursday May 30th - July 6th at 5:45 PM
  • 16U, Monday - Thursday June 5th - July 13th at 5:45 PM
  • High School League, Monday - Thursday June 12th - July 13th at 5:45 PM
  • 18U, Monday - Thursday June 5th - July 6th at 5:45 PM
  • 8U - 16U, 18U Registration fee is $800 per team!
  • High School League Registration fee is $725 per team!
Youth Individual Baseball (Ages 6-8)
NEW! This new league is for youth ages 6-8 who are transitioning from t-ball into competitive baseball. There will be weekly practices and games. This league will be a combination of coach pitch, pitching machine and kid pitch. Individual sign ups only! Each participant needs their own glove, bat and helmet! VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!
  • Located at Piper Park
  • Monday - Friday, May 22nd - June 30th. Practice and game times vary each week!
  • Coaches meeting is Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 PM at Full Blast.
  • Parents can obtain their child's schedule online beginning Thursday, May 18th. 
  • Registration fee is $60 per participant! 
AABC/NABF Stan Musial

A competitive baseball league for 18+ years. Teams will play 14-18 regular games. Rosters may carry a max of 25 players. Team registration packets are available at the Parks & Recreation office. 
  • Located at Bailey Park
  • Monday - Friday, June 2nd - August 4th, 2017. Game times vary each week. 
  • Registration fee is $1,875 per team!
  • Registration deadline is May 19th!

Little Tyke T-Ball (Ages 3-6)

The program emphasizes fun, sportsmanship, fundamentals and participation. For the first three nights, there will be practice. For the following nights, games will be played. 5-6 year olds will start off with the tee and move into coach pitch after the first two weeks. Each participant needs to bring their own bat, helmet & glove. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED! 
  • Located at Bailey Park
  • Ages 3 & 4 will run on Mondays & Wednesdays, June 12th - July 26th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Practice & game times vary each week!
  • Ages 5 & 6 will run on Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 13th - July 27th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Practice & game times vary each week. 
  • THERE WILL BE NO T-BALL THE WEEK OF JULY 3RD DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!
  • Coaches meeting will be held at Full Blast on Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 PM. 
  • Parents can obtain their child's schedule online beginning Friday, June 9th!
  • Registration fee is $35 per participant!
  • Registration deadline is May 31st, 2017. 

Shamrock Baseball/Softball Training Camp (Ages 7-15)
Looking to train in the off-season for baseball or softball? Join us for our baseball/softball training camp in the months of October and November located at Full Blast. The camp will be run by Dave Caley with Shamrock Baseball. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of baseball and softball such as: hitting, throwing, base running, pitching, catching, fielding and much more! 


Ball Field Locations
  • Bailey Park**
  • Claude Evans Park*
  • Fell Park*
  • Hamilton Park*
  • McCrea Park*
  • Minges Brook Park
  • Piper Park*
  • Prairieview Park
  • Riverside Park*
  • Westlake Park
*Use of ball fields may be restricted during certain times
**Field rental is required
This year we are going to create travel baseball teams for the Minor and Major divisions. Players that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first weeks of April. Any regular season registered player can tryout.  We will get you the specifics in the near future. 
Coach for the Minors division will be Logan Southfield. Coach for the Majors division will be coach Keith Tate. The goal of this is to have some of our higher level players playing together before we send them off to the All Stars. This by no way means that the travel team is the All Star team, althought they may be some overlap. 
We are looking at 3 weekend tournaments for this travel team. It will come with some additional commitment. Please email us if your player has a desire to tryout so we can start compiling the list now. We will most likely carry 14 players at each of those teams. 
Once again, we will provide more information in the near future. If you have questions please contact Jon Melges at 964-1036.
Thank you, 
Jon Melges
President of Baseball
This year we are going to create travel baseball teams for the Minor and Major divisions. Players that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first weeks of April. Any regular season registered player can tryout.  We will get you the specifics in the near future. 
Coach for the Minors division will be Logan Southfield. Coach for the Majors division will be coach Keith Tate. The goal of this is to have some of our higher level players playing together before we send them off to the All Stars. This by no way means that the travel team is the All Star team, althought they may be some overlap. 
We are looking at 3 weekend tournaments for this travel team. It will come with some additional commitment. Please email us if your player has a desire to tryout so we can start compiling the list now. We will most likely carry 14 players at each of those teams. 
Once again, we will provide more information in the near future. If you have questions please contact Jon Melges at 964-1036.
Thank you, 
Jon Melges
President of Baseball
This year we are going to create travel baseball teams for the Minor and Major divisions. Players that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first weeks of April. Any regular season registered player can tryout.  We will get you the specifics in the near future. 
Coach for the Minors division will be Logan Southfield. Coach for the Majors division will be coach Keith Tate. The goal of this is to have some of our higher level players playing together before we send them off to the All Stars. This by no way means that the travel team is the All Star team, althought they may be some overlap. 
We are looking at 3 weekend tournaments for this travel team. It will come with some additional commitment. Please email us if your player has a desire to tryout so we can start compiling the list now. We will most likely carry 14 players at each of those teams. 
Once again, we will provide more information in the near future. If you have questions please contact Jon Melges at 964-1036.
Thank you, 
Jon Melges
President of Baseball
  1. 2017 Youth Individual Baseball