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. AABC season runs April - July.


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! 


Lakeview Youth Baseball Association (Ages 7-12)
For the 2016 season, LYA will create travel baseball teams for the Minor & Major divisions. Individuals that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first couple weeks in April. Any regular season registered player can tryout. Minors division will be coached by Logan S. Majors division will be coached by Keith T. LYA is looking at 3 weekend tournaments for the travel teams. Please email Jon Melges, President of Baseball at lyasports@gmail.com or contact him by phone at 269.964.1036.


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! 
  • Located at Full Blast
  • Wednesdays, November 2nd - December 21st, 2016 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Practice times varies based on age. 
  • THERE WILL BE NO CAMP WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2016 DUE TO THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!



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