The summer schedules are hot off the press!! Simply click your son’s team below to download the tourney schedules. As always, if you have any questions please let me know. The schedules are as follows:
For the past 12 years, the Triple Crown Sports organization has hosted the “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH. When this tournament started, it was basically just teams from Western PA and Northeast Ohio that attended. The tournament was a big draw, but mostly local teams showed up to play. Through the years, this event grew in name, and teams from further and wider started to attend. It is not uncommon to see teams from Eastern PA, Michigan, and Cincinnati in this event. In 2017, the BV BASEBALL CLUB did something that has never been done in this big local event. In the 10 age groups of tournaments offered, the BV BASEBALL CLUB won 9 of those ages!! We would like to say a special congratulations to the following teams that were champions of the 2017 “Battle on the Border” Tournament:
BV 8s RED
BV 9s RED
BV 10s RED
BV 11s RED
BV 12s RED
BV 13s RED
BV 14s RED
BV 16s RED
BV 18s NATIONAL
Below are the game results for the teams of the BV BASEBALL CLUB for the weekend of May 20 – 22:
BV 9s BLACK: Finished the weekend with an 0 – 2 – 1 record in the No Off Season “Steel Town Showdown” Tournament. This group struggled a bit this weekend. While competitive on Saturday, walks and errors will cost you games. The tournament was wood bat which makes each mistake ever more difficult to come back from. They will look to move forward and play better in Sandusky, OH this weekend.
BV 10s RED: Won the Championship of the USSSA “7up Capital Cup Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH. This team finished the weekend with a perfect record of 5 – 0. With the terrible weather we have had this season so far, this team has won all three of the tournaments that have been completed!! They jump back into the big stage this Memorial Day weekend by competing in the USSSA “Sterling Heights SUPER NIT Tournament”!!
BV 11s RED: Finished the USSSA “7up Capital Cup Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH with a 3 – 1 record. Even though this team won more than they lost, they did not compete well in this event. They did not throw strikes, and seemed like they were always playing from behind. They will look to put this weekend behind them, and get back to playing clean baseball next weekend in the USSSA “Sterling Heights SUPER NIT Tournament”!!
BV 11s BLACK: Finished the USSSA “7up Capital Cup Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH with a 2 – 1 record. This squad is playing good baseball. They finished Saturday with a 2 – 0 record, and was seeded as the #4 seed (got them a bye) on Sunday. They lost a pretty tough game on a very controversial drop dead time limit situation. The game was very close; as we were only down a few runs when the game was called. They will look to continue to play good baseball this weekend in Sandusky!!
BV 12s RED: Won the Championship of the USSSA “7up Capital Cup Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH. This group finished the weekend with a perfect 5 – 0 record. This team is playing really good baseball, and have now won their last 17 games!! They beat a solid baseball team (Columbus Sharks) in the finals by a convincing 9 – 2 margin. With this Championship, this team has improved their overall record to 32 wins and only 3 losses!! We are excited to take a crack at the Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI this upcoming weekend!!
BV 12s BLACK: Won the Championship of the Nations Baseball, “Wounded Warrior Benefit” Tournament. This team is having an outstanding season — winning all but one of the tournaments that they have played!! Their kids are hard nosed and play the game the right way. They are jumping back into big time baseball this weekend when they enter the USSSA “Super NIT” in Sterling Heights, MI. I’m very confident that they are going to turn some heads in Michigan over Memorial Day weekend!!
BV 13s RED: Won the Championship of the USSSA “7up Capital Cup Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH. They are just a dominating baseball team!! For the 2nd straight year this team is heading into the Memorial Day Weekend tournament without a loss — carrying a current record of 24 wins 0 losses and 1 tie. They are really playing well, and they are still getting better!! They are looking to avenge the tournament where they suffered their only loss of the season last year – the USSSA “Sterling Heights Super NIT”!! Bet against them if you like, but if I was you I wouldn’t do it!!
BV 14s RED: Finished in 2nd place of the USSSA “7up Capital Cup Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH. This age group opened up their weekend playing solid baseball. With the late start because of the number of players involved with high school baseball, this team reunited with each other and played well. They ran all the way to the finals, and lost to a solid Ohio Elite baseball team. They will look to continue to improve next weekend in the USSSA Super NIT tournament in Sterling Heights, MI!!
**A good weekend for the BV Program!! A club record of 29 wins 5 losses and 1 tie!!
**The program finished the weekend with 4 championships and 1 runner up!! This brings our club totals for the 2016 season to 23 Championships and 2 Runner Up Finished!! Lets keep this train rolling!!
Thanks for all you do,
This weekend, most of our BV squads took the field in a local tournament at the “No Off Season” facility in Tarentum, PA. With a program on a mission, we had to fight all our opponents over this weekend, but we also had to battle the bitter cold and sometimes snowy weather!! This weekend was the coldest in the middle of May since the 1950’s!!! In the end, the weather couldn’t slow down our BV squads, and neither could our opponents!! We cleaned up the hardware by sweeping every age offered by this event. Below are all our squads and how the fared over this weekend:
BV 8s RED: Swept a double header against the Erie Outlaws 9U. Our squad showed up on a cold Sunday in Wampum and took it to the Outlaws. They won the first game by a 10 – 1 margin, and the second game by a score of 14 – 0. This team is going to continue to get better, and it was important they played as they have had quite a few cancellations because of weather. They will look to keep it going next weekend in more league double header action!
BV 9s RED: Won the Championship of the “ASL” Tournament at No Off Season fields in Tarentum, PA. This team is really playing well — on this weekend they outscored their opponents by a margin of 71 – 1!! They are deep in pitching, hitting and talent!! I am really looking forward to seeing this team compete in the Super NIT in MIchigan over the Memorial Day Weekend!! However, lets not put the cart before the horse, they have to take care of some double header baseball next weekend before they get ahead of themselves. They have been impressive to start the season, and with this Championship they lift their record to a perfect 18 – 0!!
BV 10s BLACK: Finished the “ASL” Tournament at No Off Season fields in Tarentum, PA with a 1 – 3 record. This was a tough weekend for this team. After coming off a solid showing at the Mother’s Day tournament, this team did not play as well as the prior weekend. After a tough 0 – 2 start, our team got it going in the playoffs, winning their first game then running into the BV 10s RED in the quarterfinals. If this team can get more consistent play, they will start to grab more wins and build some momentum. They have the next weekend off, so we are hoping a few practices with this team can clean some things up!!
BV 10s RED: Won the Championship of the “ASL Tournament” at No Off Season fields in Tarentum, PA. This team was awfully impressive all weekend outscoring their opponents by a 54 – 4 margin!! This group is battle tested and playing the game at a high level. They look to keep it going; as they enter a tough 3 week stretch of some serious baseball. They have a tournament in Columbus, OH – then Sterling Heights, MI – then Cincy, OH. This past weekend gave them some much needed game play to help them prepare for that stretch. Even with a number of cancellations, this team has been able to lift their record to 18 – 1 with their only loss coming at the hands of an 11U team!!
BV 11s RED: Won the Championship of the “ASL” Tournament at No Off Season fields in Tarentum, PA. This team finished this event with a 4 – 1 record, and this raises their record to an impressive 19 – 1 overall. They played a sloppy pool game on Saturday, and took their first loss of the season, but in the end, our guys had just too much for this field of teams, and they won the championship by a score of 13 – 2. They are looking at a very intense 3 week stretch of great travel events, and I hope they got their sloppy game out of the way!! I’m confident we will see clean hard nosed baseball over this big stretch!!!
BV 12s RED: Won the Championship of the “ASL” Tournanment at No Off Season fields in Tarentum, PA. This team is starting to get on a roll, as they have won back to back events, and 12 straight games!! Their pitching and defense have really been outstanding all season, and when this team is swinging the bats well, they are very difficult to beat. With this Championship, this team has a record of 27 – 3 overall!! Like a lot of our teams, they are faced with a tough 3 weekends of great travel events, and I feel this team is ready to continue to compete and win championships!!
BV 13s RED: Won the Championship of the “ASL” Tournament at No Off Season fields in Tarentum, PA. This squad jumped back into tournament action for the first times since they won the Super NIT in Canton, MI. It didn’t take them long to shake a weekend off of rust off; as they dominated all their opponents for the whole tournament. They finished this event with a perfect 4 – 0 record, and they outscored their opponents by a 41 – 1 margin. Their overall record is now 19 – 0 – 1 and they are faced with a trifecta of tournaments over the next 3 weekends!! I know one thing, I wouldn’t bet against them and their #13 national ranking in the nation!!
**OK that was a tough weekend of baseball and weather!! It felt like an early April game instead of a mid May tournament!! I was proud of our guys for gutting it out, and finding ways to take care of business!!
**On this weekend, our BV program finished with a very impressive 27 wins and 4 losses!!
That is all for now,
On Saturday March 26th, all BV BASEBALL players ages 12U and older will take part in BV’s first ever “Scout” day. On this day, each player will take part in a showcase style workout for each player. The stats for each player can be found on each player’s “Individual Player Profile Page” – which can be found under the “teams/players” tab at the top of the homepage. Players will get measured in the following areas: shuttle run time, 60 yard dash time, bat exit speed, velocity off the mound (fastball, curveball and changeup), catcher’s POP time, infield velocity and outfield velocity. In addition, each player will have a video made of several aspects of their game. This will give any scout a snapshot of any BV BASEBALL player!!