2017 BV BASEBALL CLUB SUMMER/FALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

Hello Everybody,

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:

BV 7s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 8s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 8s BLACK TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 9s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 9s BLACK TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 10s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 10s BLACK TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 11s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 11s BLACK SCHEDULE

BV 12s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 12s BLACK TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 12s WHITE SCHEDULE

BV 13s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 13s BLACK TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 13s WHITE SCHEDULE

BV 13s GREY SCHEDULE

BV 14s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 14s NATIONAL SCHEDULE

BV 14s AMERICAN SCHEDULE

BV 15s NATIONAL SCHEDULE

BV 16s RED TOURNEY SCHEDULE

BV 16s NATIONAL TOURNEY SCHEDULE

9U FALL SCHEDULE

10U FALL SCHEDULE

13U FALL SCHEDULE

14U FALL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

2017 BV BASEBALL PLAYING EXTRA BASEBALL (TOURNAMENT SEMI FINALS, RUNNER UP AND CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHES)

Below are our finishes for the 2017 baseball season.  I will be updating this after every weekend!!  Please check back to see this list grow through the summer!!
BV 7s RED:  Runner Ups of the GLBL 8U “Memorial Day Tournament” in Painesville, OH (May 27 – 29)
BV 7s RED:  Semi Finals of the Squirrel Hills Baseball 8U Coach Pitch Tournament (June 23 -25)
BV 8s BLACK:  Semi Finals of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma,OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 8s BLACK:  Semi Finals of the Ripken Baseball “Summer Kickoff” Tournament in Aberdeen, MD (June 2 – 4)
BV 8s RED:  Champions of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 8s RED:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Mother’s Day Challenge” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (May 13 – 14)
BV 8s RED:  Champions of the USSSA “Memorial Day Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (May 27 – 29) DISNEY BID WON TO THE USSSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
BV 8s RED:  Champions of the Ripken Baseball “Summer Kickoff” Tournament in Aberdeen, MD (June 2 – 4)
BV 8s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 8s RED:  Runner Ups of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 9s BLACK:  Runner Ups of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 9s BLACK:  Semi Finals of the USSSA Baseball “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 9s BLACK:  Runner Up of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 9s RED:  Champions of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 9s RED:  Champions of the “Three Rivers Diamond Duel” Tournament in Tarentum, PA (April 28 – 30)
BV 9s RED:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Mother’s Day Challenge” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (May 13 – 14)
BV 9s RED: Semi Finals of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 9s RED :  Semi Final of the USSSA “Memorial Day Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (May 27 – 29)
BV 9s RED:  Champions of the Ripken Baseball “Summer Kickoff” Tournament in Aberdeen, MD (June 2 – 4)
BV 9s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
 BV 9s RED:  Semi Finalist of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 9s RED:  Champions of the “4th of July Fireworks Classic” Tournament in Sandusky, OH (June 29 – July 3)
BV 10s WHITE:  Champions of the NETB “Early Bird” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (April 7 – 9)
BV 10s WHITE:  Runner Ups of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 10s WHITE:  Semi Finals of the silver bracket of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 10s WHITE:  Champions of the No Off Season Sports “Knuckle Ball Knockout” Tournament in Tarentum, PA (June 23 -25)
BV 10s RED:  Champions of the No Off Season “Spring Fling” Tournament in Tarentum, PA (April 7 – 9)
BV 10s RED:  Champions of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 10s RED:  Runner Ups of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Mother’s Day Challenge” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (May 13 – 14)
BV 10s RED:  Champions of the Ripken Baseball “Summer Kickoff” Tournament in Aberdeen, MD (June 2 – 4)
BV 10s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
 BV 10s RED:  Runner Ups of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 10s RED:  Champions of the No Off Season Sports “Miracle Tournament” in Tarentum, PA (July 7 – 9)
BV 10s BLACK:  Semi Finals of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 -23)
BV 10s BLACK:  Runner Ups of the NETB “Memorial Day Classic” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA  (May26 – 28)
BV 11s RED:  Champions of the No Off Season “Spring Fling” Tournament in Tarentum, PA (April 7 – 9)
BV 11s RED:  Champions of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 -23)
BV 11s RED:  Semi Finals of the USSSA “Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (April 28 – 30)
BV 11s RED:  Runner Ups of the USSSA “Memorial Day Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (May 27 – 29)
BV 11s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 11s RED:  Runner Ups of the “Battle in the Mountain State” Tournament in Bridgeport, WV (June 16 – 18)
BV 11s RED:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 11s RED:  Champions of the “4th of July Fireworks Classic” Tournament in Sandusky, OH (June 29 – July 3)
BV 11s RED:  Champions of the Ripken Baseball “Goin Yard” Tournament in Aberdeen, MD (July 7 – 9)
BV 11s RED:  Semi Finals of the Triple Crown Sports, “Summer Nationals” in Myrtle Beach, SC (July 17 – 22)
BV 12s WHITE:  Champions of the NETB “Early Bird” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA
BV 12s WHITE:  Semi Finals of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 12s WHITE:  Runner Ups of the “Blue Chip Classic” Tournament in North Ridgeville, OH
BV 12s WHITE:  Semi Finals of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 12s WHITE:  Semi Finals of the “Bracket Bash” Tournament in Bridgeport, WV (May 27 – 29)
BV 12s WHITE:  Champions of the Nations Baseball “Buckeye Classic” Tournament in North Ridgeville, OH (June 2 – 4)
BV 12s WHITE:  Champions of the Main Event “Summer Sizzler” Tournament in Kent, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 12s BLACK:  Champions of the Ohio Glaciers “Season Opener” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (April 7 – 9)
BV 12s BLACK:  Runner Ups of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 -23)
BV 12s BLACK:  Runner Ups of the NETB “Memorial Day Classic” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (May 27 – 29)
BV 12s BLACK:  Semi Finals of the No Off Season Sports “Miracle Tournament” in Tarentum, PA (July 7 – 9)
BV 12s RED:  Champions of the No Off Season “Spring Fling” Tournament in Tarentum, PA (April 7 – 9)
BV 12s RED:  Champions of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 -23)
BV 12s RED:  Semi Finals of the USSSA “Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI
BV 12s RED:  Champions of the No Off Season Sports “Mother’s Day Classic” Tournament (May 13 – 14)
BV 12s RED: Champions of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 12s RED:  Semi Finals of the USSSA “Memorial Day Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (May 27 – 29)
BV 12s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 12s RED:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 12s RED:  Runner Ups of the “4th of July Fireworks Classic” Tournament in Sandusky, OH (June 29 – July 3)
BV 12s RED:  Champions of the Ripken Baseball “Goin Yard” Tournament in Aberdeen, MD (July 7 – 9)
BV 13s GREY:  Semi Finals of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 -23)
BV 13s GREY:  Champions of the “Blue Chip Classic” Tournament in North Ridgeville, OH (April 28 – 30)
BV 13s GREY:  Semi Finals of the NETB “Memorial Day Classic” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA  (May 26 – 28)
BV 13s GREY:  Semi Finals of the Main Event “Summer Sizzler” Tournament in Kent, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 13s WHITE:  Champions of the Ohio Glaciers “Season Opener” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (April 7 – 9)
BV 13s WHITE:  Runner Ups of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 13s WHITE:  Champions of the “Bracket Bash” Tournament in Bridgeport, WV (May 26 – 28)
BV 13s WHITE:  Champions of the Nations Baseball “Buckeye Classic” Tournament in North Ridgeville, OH (June 2 – 4)
BV 13s WHITE:  Runner Ups of the “Father’s Day Ugly Tie Tournament” in Tarentum, PA (June 16 – 18)
BV 13s BLACK:  Champions of the NETB “Early Bird” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (April 7 – 9)
BV 13s BLACK:  Champions of the “Muddy Diamond Classic” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 13s BLACK:  Runner Up of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 13s BLACK:  Runner Up of the “Fireworks Classic” Tournament in Johnstown, PA (July 1 – 2)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the No Off Season “Spring Fling” Tournament in Tarentum, PA (April 7 – 9)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 – 23)
BV 13s RED:  Semi Finals of the USSSA “Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (April 28 – 30)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Mother’s Day Challenge” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (May 13 – 14)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the USSSA “Memorial Day Super NIT” Tournament in Canton, MI (May 27 – 29) BID TO DISNEY WON FOR THE USSSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Omaha Slumpbuster Invitational Tournament” in Omaha, NE (June 14 – 18)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the “4th of July Fireworks Classic” Tournament in Sandusky, OH (June 29 – July 3)
BV 13s RED: Runner Ups of the No Off Season Sports 14U “Miracle Tournament” in Tarentum, PA (July 7 – 9)
BV 13s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports, “Summer National Championship” in Myrtle Beach, SC (July 12 – 17)
BV 14s SPRING:  Semi Finals of the “Bring the Heat” Tournament in Parma, OH (April 21 -23)
BV 14s SPRING:  Runner Ups of the USSSA “7UP Classic” Tournament in Columbus, OH (May 19 – 21)
BV 14s AMERICAN:  Semi Finals of the “Bracket Bash” Tournament in Bridgeport, WV (May 26 – 28)
BV 14s AMERICAN:  Co – Champs of the Nations Baseball “Buckeye Classic” Tournament in North Ridgeville, OH (June 2 – 4)
BV 14s AMERICAN:  Champions of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Mercyhurst University Tournament” (June 16 – 18)
BV 14s AMERICAN:  Semi Finals of the “Beast of the East” Tournament in Wheeling, WV (June 28 – July 2)
BV 14s AMERICAN:  Champions of the NETB “July Bash” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (July 7 – 9)
BV 14s NATIONAL:  Co – Champs of the Nations Baseball “Buckeye Classic” Tournament in North Ridgeville, OH (June 2 – 4)
BV 14s NATIONAL:  Semi Finals of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 14s NATIONAL:  Champions of the “Beast of the East” Tournament in Wheeling, WV (June 28 – July 2)
BV 14s RED:  Champions of the Pastime Tournament “Kent State University Great Lakes Invitational” in Kent, OH (June 1 – 4)
BV 14s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 14s RED:  Runner Up of the Dynamic Baseball “Maryland University Showcase” Tournament at Maryland University (June 16 -18)
BV 14s RED:  Semi Finals of the “Cincy Flames Classic Tournament” in Cincinnati, OH (July 6 – 9)
BV 14s RED:  Champions of the “Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament” in Columbus, OH (July 13 – 16)
BV 15s NATIONAL:  Runner Up of the NETB “Memorial Day Classic” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (May 26 – 28)
BV 15s NATIONAL:  Co Champs of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Mercyhurst University Tournament” – Championship rained out – (June 16 – 18)
BV 15s NATIONAL:  Semi Finals of the NETB “July Bash” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (July 7 – 9)
BV 15s NATIOANL:  Runner Ups of the Top Gun Baseball “Myrtle Beach Blast” Tournament (July 28 – 30)
BV 16s NATIONAL:  Champions of the NETB “Memorial Day Classic” 17U tournament in West Mayfield, PA  (May 26 – 28)
BV 16s NATIONAL:  Semi Finals of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 16s NATIONAL:  Semi Finals of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Cap Classic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 23 – 25)
BV 16s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 16s RED:  Champions of the Pastime Sports “Mercyhurst University Super Select” Tournament in Erie, PA (June 23 -25)
BV 18s RED:  Champions of the Triple Crown Sports “Battle on the Border” Tournament in Youngstown, OH (June 9 – 11)
BV 18s RED:  Runner Ups of the Atlantic Coast Baseball “Diamond Klassic” Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (June 29 – July 2)
BV 18s RED:  Semi Finals of the NETB “July Bash” Tournament in West Mayfield, PA (July 7 – 9)

BV BASEBALL ALUM BRENDAN MCKAY TAKEN 4TH PICK OF ROUND 1 OF THE MLB DRAFT

Hello Everybody,
I wanted to send you all an email about Brendan McKay, who was drafted with the 4th pick of the 1st round of the MLB draft last night by the Tampa Bay Rays.  Brendan was the first college player taken; as the first three picks where high school players. To hear Brendan’s name last night being called in this draft was a very emotional and proud moment for me as his old coach.  Brendan was a BV lifer, and played with our program for ALL the possible years we offered, during his 7 years in our organization, BK was unstoppable at the plate and on the mound.  He has become quite famous for his on field stone face and ice in his veins demeanor, and that has always been there from the time he started playing with us at age 9.  He was always a great kid – a quiet kid that just showed up and gave you everything he had every game.  Through my years of running BV, I have coached against some of the best in the big leagues today, we yearly competed against Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Buster Posey, and the list goes on and on – all these players dominated the game all the way through.  Brendan growing up was not as big as these kids, he was tall and lean, but I have to tell you that he dominated the game just like the greats of the big leaguers today.  In his time in a BV uniform, I can’t remember a time he looked outmatched as a hitter, and I can’t remember a time where he was really knocked around on the mound.  He has worked very hard to build his frame, and he is a feared left handed hitter, as he was drafted as a first basemen.  None of the accomplishments and awards BK has won are a surprise to me – he has always been at the top of the level he was playing – what he has done in his college career is the same thing he did in his high school career and the same thing he did in his travel baseball career and that is in a simple word DOMINATE!!  It was an honor to coach this young man for the years that I was able to, I am so proud of his work ethic and what he has worked hard to accomplish, and I am very happy for his family (his dad Bruce still stops down at West Mayfield from time to time to say hi and watch a BV practice)!!  I’m not sure what the future will hold for this young man, but I know the Rays got a big time player, with a big league demeanor, and a fantastic person!!  Hats off to Brendan McKay!!
Thanks,
Brian

2017 BV BASEBALL OWNS THE BATTLE ON THE BORDER TOURNAMENT (JUNE 9 – 11)

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

 

BV BASEBALL 2017 — BIG NEWS!!!

Hello Everybody,
I wanted to send you all an email about an important move for the BV BASEBALL CLUB starting in the fall of this season.  We are merging with the Sports Zone Express.  I have been working with the Sports Zone staff on this merger for the past few months.  I feel that the BV BASEBALL CLUB fields some of the best baseball teams in the country.  The Sports Zone Express is a local program with some wonderful trainers and coaches.  They compete in local tournaments, and have pretty good success doing so.  What does it all mean?  Let me break this down into a baseball season, and as you read you will find the only real change is that we have a larger staff of qualified instructors and coaches:
WINTER TRAINING:
 
**We will still use Pittsburgh facilities as we have done – as well as HHH.  Nothing here is changing — I am working with Greentree now to set up our slots there; as well as looking at some other options — I like the idea of keeping kids close to home (especially during the week) with school in the winter.  This idea has worked very well for me for the past 21 years, and we will continue to do it that way.
**One area that is really changing here is the number of guys and instructors we can have at our winter practices.  We will continue to work hard to develop players at the highest level and along with myself and the current BV staff, we will have the Sports Zone staff as well!!  We will have all of our stations with qualified men in each station.  Click on this link to see the Sports Zone instructors:  http://www.beavercountysportszone.com/staff
SPRING/SUMMER SEASON:
 
**We will continue to play the toughest and the most elite schedule possible for our BV teams that can play at that level.  The Super NITs, Perfect Game and USA events are all on our radar for any teams capable of competing at that level.  The BV RED teams and some of our BV BLACK teams play that type of schedule now, and they will continue to play that type of schedule moving forward.
**The excitement here is the ability to have such quality in our high school ages.  We look forward to helping our athletes reach their goals of playing college baseball.  We have a current Orioles scout as a member of our team (Rich Pasquale), and we have a few current MLB guys as well to help in the winter training.  The staff has a number of ex division I guys that played in the minors/majors to help guide our older athletes on the right path.  Guys that understand the recruiting process and will help our players be seen by the right people.  Patrick Cutshall will be in charge of these high school age teams.  He has done an excellent job in recent years, and being able to put this all together makes a lot of sense.  Pat has done an outstanding job of communicating with colleges, and with him in charge we will see to it that our player’s get in front of the right people.
**I will be in charge of a lot of things kind of like I do now.  The day to day operation of this program will fall on Myself and Patrick.  I will be handling the scheduling and all parts of the pre-high school ages.  Patrick will be handling the day to day operations within our high school ages.  We will work as one unit – with the coaches and instructors helping ALL ages.  Having this type of staff makes my life (now 42 years old) a lot easier.  I am a very intense about the game, it has become quite a passion for me – those that I coach can see that, but to have a staff around me that can help coach these teams, and be part of our practice instruction will be so valuable for all our players.
COST:
 
**With all the new instructors and coaches that are involved — the 2017 baseball season will not cost one more penny.  The 2016 budgets will be duplicated in each age group.
CLOSING COMMENTS:
**This program has always been one of excellence.  Our teams are nationally recognized and respected.  I have been so lucky through the last 21 years to field some of the best teams in the country.  I have had the ability to train and work with some of the best athletes to EVER come out of Western PA.  This merger, for me, extends the dream that I have been living for the past 21 years.  To field the best teams, to give great instruction and prepare players for the highest level possible, and seek out and play the best competition for each team!!  I love the staff that I currently have, and I am now proud to be part of a larger staff of guys that are “baseball guys” and share that passion that I have.
In closing, this is a great time to be a part of this program!!  We are building things to be bigger and better than they have ever been!!  I greatly look forward to this merger, and how BV EXPRESS can take the world by storm!!
If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email or give me a call!!
As Always,
Thanks for all you do,
Brian

BV BASEBALL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND GAME SCHEDULES AND FIELD ADDRESSES!!

Hello Everybody,
I wanted to send out the schedules and field addresses for the Memorial Day weekend Tournaments for our BV teams:
BV 8s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT tournament in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 2:30pm  -vs-  Detroit Metro Stars @ Halmich Field #1
Saturday 4:15pm  -vs-  EM Muskies @ Halmich Field #1
Sunday 9:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Halmich Field #1
**The address to Halmich Fields is:
Halmich Fields
3001 East 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48092
BV 8s BLACK:  Will be playing in the “Brawl by the Bay Memorial Day” Tournament in Sandusky, OH.
Saturday 8:30am  -vs-  Twinsburg Tigers @ Huron Field #7
Saturday 10:00am  -vs-  Steelman Baseball @ Huron Field #7
Sunday 8:30am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Huron Fields
**There is no physical address to this park — the website says to use this address:
Huron Fields (Fabans Park)
1 Wabu Dr.
Huron, OH 44839
BV 9s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 10:45am  -vs-  Jet Box Trammel @ Halmich Field #3
Saturday 2:30pm  -vs-  Warriors Baseball @ Halmich Field #3
Sunday 10:45am  -vs-  Eastside Niners Hendrick @ Halmich #4
Sunday 12:45pm  -vs-  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Halmich Fields
**The address to Halmich Fields is:
Halmich Fields
3001 East 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48092
BV 9s BLACK:  Will be playing in the “Brawl by the Bay Memorial Day” Tournament in Sandusky, OH.
Saturday 12:00pm  -vs-  Precision Patriots @ Lions Park Fied E
Saturday 2:00pm  -vs-  Broadview Heights Eagles @ Lions Park Field E
Sunday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @
**The address to Lions Park is:
Lions Park
305 South Washington St.,
Castalia, OH 44824
BV 10s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 12;30pm  -vs-  Michigan Expos @ Liberty Park #11
Saturday 2:30pm  -vs-  HBF Maroons @ Liberty Park #11
Sunday 9:00am  -vs-  Prospects Baseball @ Liberty Park #10
Monday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Liberty Park
**The address to Liberty Park is:
Liberty Park
33600 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
BV 10s BLACK:  Will be playing in the “Brawl by the Bay Memorial Day” Tournament in Sandusky, OH.
Saturday 2:00pm  -vs-  South Lyon Lightning @ Huron Field #5
Saturday 4:00pm  -vs-  Twinsburg Tigers @ Huron Field #5
Sunday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Huron Fields
**There is no physical address to this park — the website says to use this address:
Huron Fields (Fabans Park)
1 Wabu Dr.
Huron, OH 44839
BV 11s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 3:15pm  -vs-  Michigan Expos @ Liberty #2
Saturday 5:00pm  -vs-  Twinsburg Tigers @ Liberty #2
Sunday 8:00am  -vs-  Detroit Metro Stars @ Liberty #1
Monday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Liberty Fields
**The address to Liberty Park is:
Liberty Park
33600 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
BV 11s BLACK:  Will be playing in the “Brawl by the Bay Memorial Day” Tournament in Sandusky, OH.
Saturday 2:00pm  -vs-  N.O. Storm @ Huron Fields #2
Saturday 4:00pm  -vs-  Avon Eagles @ Huron Fields #2
Sunday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Huron Fields
**There is no physical address to this park — the website says to use this address:
Huron Fields (Fabans Park)
1 Wabu Dr.
Huron, OH 44839
BV 12s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 3:15pm  -vs-  Michigan Dawgs @ Liberty #5
Sunday 1:30pm  -vs-  Metro Detroit Baseball @ Liberty #3
Sunday 3:15pm  -vs-  HBF Maroons @ Liberty #3
Monday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Liberty Park
**The address to Liberty Park is:
Liberty Park
33600 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
BV 12s BLACK:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 9:45am  -vs-  Motor City Bulldogs @ Liberty #7
Saturday 1:30pm  -vs-  Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs @ Liberty #7
Sunday 9:45am  -vs-  SW Oakland Warriors @ Liberty #3
Monday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Liberty Park
**The address to Liberty Park is:
Liberty Park
33600 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
BV 13s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 1:00pm  -vs-  Jet Box Finn @ Halmich Field #6
Saturday 3:30pm  -vs-  Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs @ Halmich Field #6
Sunday 2:30pm  -vs-  SW Oakland Warriors Red @ Liberty #4
Monday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Liberty Park
**The address to Halmich Fields is:
Halmich Fields
3001 East 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48092
**The address to Liberty Park is:
Liberty Park
33600 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
BV 14s RED:  Will be playing in the USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT in Sterling Heights, MI.
Saturday 2:30pm  -vs-  Michigan Nationals Red @ Liberty #8
Saturday 4:30pm  -vs-  Turnin 2 Baseball @ Liberty #8
Sunday 8:00am  -vs-  Greyhound Baseball @ Liberty #8
Monday 8:00am  PLAYOFFS BEGIN @ Liberty Park
**The address to Liberty Park is:
Liberty Park
33600 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
**Thanks and good luck to all our teams on this HUGE Memorial Day Weekend!!!!!
Thanks
Brian

BV BASEBALL GAME RESULTS – MAY 20 – 22 WEEKEND

Hello Everybody,

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,

Brian

BV BASEBALL WEEKEND GAME RESULTS FOR MAY 13 – 15: GET YOUR BROOMS OUT!!

Hello Everybody,

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,

Brian

BV BASEBALL GAME RESULTS FROM MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND – MAY 6 – 8

Hello Everybody,
Below you will find the results for the BV BASEBALL CLUB for game action over the weekend of May 6 – 8:
BV 8s RED:  Finished 2 – 2 in the 9U Kalahari Klassic Tournament in Sandusky, OH.  This is an outstanding weekend of playing up in age.  These kids got pushed, and did a good job competing with the older kids.  Fun was had by all in the awesome indoor water park, and on the field, this team was able to compete and get all the way to the Semi Finals.  In the end, they lost to the BV 9s RED in the game to get to the championship!!
BV 8s BLACK:  Finished with a 1 – 2 – 1 record in the Atlantic Coast Mother’s Day Classic in Pittsburgh, PA.  These players also had a very competitive weekend.  I had a chance to coach them in 3 of their 4 contests.  We were more than competitive, and I felt we could have easily won this tournament.  The loss that kept us out of the final game, we had control of until the last inning.  In the end, these players are getting better!!  I had a great time working with the kids on this team, and I look forward to them continuing to get better!!
BV 9s RED:  Won the Championship of the Kalahari Klassic Tournament in Sandusky, OH.  This team went a perfect 5 – 0 on the weekend!!  This raises their record to a perfect 13 – 0 and first place trophies in both of the tournaments that they have entered.  They are trying to build momentum for the Super NIT at the end of the month, and they will look to stay on the winning side of things this weekend in a tournament in Tarentum, PA.  Keep working hard because the games are going to keep getting tougher.
BV 9s BLACK:  Finished with a 2 – 2 record in the Atlantic Coast Mother’s Day Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA.  This is another team I was able to spend time with in this tournament, and I was very proud of the improvement we showed from Saturday to Sunday.  The player’s on this team are starting to figure it out, and we grabbed both of our wins on Sunday playing good baseball all day.  They will look to keep winning ball games by competing in a league double header this weekend.
BV 10s RED:  Won both ends of a league double header on Saturday.  This team put it on the Ohio Valley 11U team in both games.  Our group here has a ton of talent, and they are chomping at the bit to get back into tournament action this weekend in Tarentum.
BV 10s BLACK:  Finished the Atlantic Coast Baseball Mother’s Day Tournament in Pittsburgh with a 2 – 2 record.  This group also showed their capabilities by beating the Ohio Bombers in their opening game of the event.  They made it to the Championship bracket before losing the quarter final game by a single run in extra innings.  This group is getting  better each time they play, and they are looking to get better this weekend in a tournament in Tarentum, PA.
BV 11s RED:  Won both ends of a double header on Saturday.  Our guys put it to the New Castle Storm 11U team, winning both games by the mercy rule!!  Tournament play is next for this team, as they will be playing in a tournament in Tarentum, PA this weekend!!
BV 11s BLACK:  Finished the Atlantic Coast Baseball Mother’s Day Tournament with a 2 – 2 – 1 record.  This team did a great job, and made a fantastic run in this event.  In the end, they lost a quarterfinal game in the bottom of the last inning.  The players on this team are also getting better and competing at a high level.  They look to keep it going this weekend with a Saturday double header against the Pittsburgh Stars.
 BV 12s RED:  Won the Championship of the Atlantic Coast Baseball Mother’s Day Tournament.  This team had a heck of a weekend — finishing with a perfect 7 – 0 record, and bringing home another championship to the program!!  In the end, it came down to our guys and the Central PA Cougars.  The Cougars are recognized as one of the best teams in our region, but on this day, we took it to the Cougars winning by an 8 – 2 margin!!  This team will be playing in another tournament this weekend in Tarentum, PA!!
BV 12s BLACK:  This team finished the Atlantic Coast Baseball Mother’s Day Tournament with a 4 – 1 – 1 record.  This is this group’s first loss of the season, which shows you what kind of start this team has had to their season!!  In the end, they lost a tough battle to the Central PA Cougars in the semi final game.  These guys have a weekend off, and they deserve it.  The following weekend off to Toledo for a Nations Baseball Tournament!!
**That was a lot of baseball for the Mother’s Day Weekend!!  I hope that all of our Mother’s had a wonderful day on Sunday!!
**We ended the weekend with a club record of:  29 wins 11 losses and 3 ties.  Pretty good weekend!!
Thanks for all you do,
Brian

BV BASEBALL Individual Player Profile Pages

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!!