Website Manager

Somerset Youth Baseball Association

News Detail

1

Feb, 2018

2018 MBL Traveling Baseball Information

For the 2018 Baseball Season, the SYBA’s goal is to field 12U and 14U MBL Traveling baseball teams.  The 12U team will comprise of eleven to twelve current 5th and 6th graders who are 12 years old or younger as of May 1 while the 14U team will be made up of eleven to twelve current 7th and 8th graders who are 14 years old or younger as of May 1.

Tryouts will be held February 27 in the Middle School Gym at the following times:

  • 12U 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • 14U 7:30 - 9:00 pm

The tryouts will be conducted by the Somerset High School coaching staff.  Players trying out will be evaluated on hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching.  The SYBA board, along with input from the High School coaching staff, will determine if competitive teams can be assembled at these levels.  If not, the SYBA will not sponsor a team in the MBL and those players will participate in our Little League or Babe Ruth programs.

The MBL season runs from April 1 – mid July.  These MBL teams will meet roughly three times per week (practice/games combined) including a 16 game schedule and participate in a minimum of 2 weekend tournaments throughout the season.    The hope is to participate in one tournament in May and the other in June.  Potential tournament sites will be kept as close to Somerset as possible and could include New Richmond, Woodbury, River Falls and other east metro locations.

While we cannot be 100% certain on opposing teams each level will play, the divisions could look similar to the following based on the 2017 season:

12U – Woodbury, New Richmond, Cottage Grove, River Falls, Stillwater, Hastings, St. Croix Falls, Mendota Heights, Ellsworth

14U – Oakdale, Woodbury, Mahtomedi, Cottage Grove, Menomonie, Stillwater

For more information please contact Doug Wendt at [email protected]