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2018 Part-time Blue Demons

Congratulations to the 2018 Part-time Blue Demons!

8U 

Manager: Bryan Malloy

1. Cody Ali

2. Christian Cora

3. Dylan Darling

4. Gabino Izguerra

5. Decklin Mackowiak

6. Brennen Malloy

7. Ryan Malloy

8. Grey Mason

9. Shaun Pepper

10. James Stadtler

11. Patrick Stevenson

12. Colton Stienz

13. Dylan Tormey

 

10u

MANAGER: Antonio Guglielmo

1. Ashton Cardinal

2. Declan Deering

3. Efren De Loera

4. Colin Gentile

5. Landen Guglielmo

6. Dominic Hammerquist

7. Christopher Jensen

8. Jaiden Juachon

9. Will Moody

10. Shawn Neadly

11. Quinn Sadlier

12. Shane Walsh

 

13U 

MANAGER: Dave Rygula

1. Anthony Barnak

2. Dylan Beissmann

3. Danny Boss

4. Isaac Gamez

5. Brian Hogan

6. Schon Huxley

7. John Marusars

8. Tim Marusars

9. Tyler Pederson

10. Tony Ryan

11. Adam Rygula

12. Dennis Tarandy

13. Charles Toland

 

2018 Full-Time Travel Teams

 2018 Full Time Blue Demons

 9u - John Kruswicki

 

  • Ethan Copher
  • Gavin Cunningham 
  • Nathan Dunaj
  • Sean Gagen
  • Ryan Kruswicki
  • Jake Kummer 
  • Ryan Semenow
  • Louie Staszak 
  • Danny Strelow
  • Jeffrey Wessel
  • Vince Wilk
  • Jake Zoberis

 

 

10u - Mike Dawson - Manager

  • Blake Bartczak
  • Devin Booth
  • Danny Chopp
  • Colton Davis
  • Andrew Dawson
  • Connor Gallagher
  • Ryan Hinde
  • Logan Mackowiak
  • Garry Manso
  • Jeffery Spice
  • Kevin Sullivan

11u - Ryan VanDommelen - Manager

  • Adan Rajendran 
  • Aiden Bragg
  • Anthony Kairis
  • Justin Gibbs
  • Tyler Heinlein
  • Collin O'Brein
  • Andrew Tejack
  • Gage Tokarz
  • Conner VanDommelen
  • Johnny Vasquez
  • Luke Zakowski

 

 12u  -   Jay Corral - Manager

  • Vinny Battiato
  • Brandon Chalifoux
  • Maxwell Corral
  • Joshua Dawson
  • Mateo DeLaCruz
  • Grant Fletcher
  • Mateo Gamboa
  • Ryan Heitz
  • Logan Jones
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Nathan Powers
  • Sean Sullivan

 

13u  -  Bill Strelow - Manager   

  • Charlie Chaffee
  • Trent Dian
  • Nick Gagen
  • Tyler Gentile
  • Joey Harris
  • Zach Hesse
  • Danny O'Malley
  • Owen Otstott
  • Billy Strelow
  • Logan Tokarz
  • Dylan Vandenhandel

      

14u  -   John Tormey - Manager 

  • Tyler Bartczak
  • Jeremy Chalifoux
  • Josh Copher
  • Ivan Corral
  • Connor Forbes
  • Zach Hausherr
  • Jack Holubecki
  • Zach Hullinger
  • Jake Olkiewicz
  • Drew Pagnusat
  • Timmy Sanzeverino
  • John Tormey

 14U - Paul Yerkes - Manager

  • Dominic Battiato

  • Cristian Diaz

  • Alfonso Insalaco

  • Aiden Kincade

  • Sean O'Brien

  • Jacob Ostrowski

  • Jason Ostrowski

  • Danny Pinkston

  • Jack Spinks

  • Joseph Udoni

  • Andrew Yerkes

  • Jack Zakowski

 

Part-time Travel

All players who participate in Part-time travel must also play in-house baseball.  The emphasis for part-time travel will be on the development of the players and their enjoyment of the game. 
 
Try-outs
  • Late January - February each year
  • In the batting cages
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • 8U – player must play 2nd year Pinto In-house 
    • 9U – player must play 1st year Mustang In-house 
    • 10U – player must play 2nd year Mustang In-house 
    • 11U – player must play 1st year Bronco In-house 
    • 12U – player must play 2nd year Bronco In-house 
    • 13U – player must play 1st year Pony In-house 
    • 14U - player must play 2nd year Pony In-house 

Manager Selection
  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before February.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.

 

The season
  • March - Team Practice begins in the Batting cages.
  • April through June – Games on Wednesdays and Sundays.  In-house games are not scheduled on these days.
  • July - reserved for tournaments
  • Travel to local Chicagoland towns to play other Part-time travel teams.
  • Limited number of games to protect the young players arms from injury.
Costs
  • Approximately $150-$200
  • Uniforms, League fees, Umpires, Equipment.

Part-time Travel Rules

    All Ages

July All-Stars

July All-Stars is separate from Part-time Travel and the In-house All-star game. This is done as to allow those who do not wish to continue to play into July due to vacations or other obligations the flexibility to still play part-time travel. 

 
Try-outs
  • Early June each year
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • 7U – player must have played 1st year Pinto In-house 
    • 8U – player must have played 2nd year Pinto In-house 
    • 9U – player must have played 1st year Mustang In-house 
    • 10U – player must have played 2nd year Mustang In-house 
    • 11U – player must have played 1st year Bronco In-house 
    • 12U – player must have played 2nd year Bronco In-house 
    • 13U – player must have played 1st year Pony In-house 
    • 14U - player must have played 2nd year Pony In-house 
Manager Selection
  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before May.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.
Tournaments
  • Team Practice begins right after the team is selected.
  • Three (3) local tournaments.  
  • Age 8-12, one tournament being the Oak Forest Battle in the Burbs.
  • Age 13-14, three (3) local tournaments. 
  • Travel to local Chicagoland towns to play other Part-time travel teams in competitive tournaments.
Costs
  • Less than $100 if you played Part-time travel.
  • Approximately $150-$200 if you did not play Part-time travel.
  • Uniforms, Tournament fees, Equipment.

 

Full-time Travel

All players who participate in Full-time travel do not play in-house baseball, part-time travel or July all-stars.  The emphasis for full-time travel will be on the development of the players to play against other very competitive travel teams, the enjoyment of the game and to be ready for high school baseball. 

 
Try-outs
  • Late July or early August each year
  • Player evaluations for hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching are done by the OFBA Board.
  • Age levels;
    • 9U – player must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 10U – player must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 11U – player must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 12U – player must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 13U – Open tryout, but 60% of players must have played in OFBA the previous season.
    • 14U – Open tryout, but 60% of players must have played in OFBA the previous season.
Manager Selection
  • Intent letter submitted to OFBA Board before August.
  • OFBA Board will interview and select Manager prior to the try-out. 
  • Manager will be present at the try-outs and will select the team.
The season
  • August through October - Team Practice outside (at Managers discretion).
  • November through March – Team Practice in the batting cages.
  • 11U & 12U - Play 45 – 55 games and travel to other baseball organization and play against very competitive full-time travel teams.
  • Some out of state/overnight travel to tournaments.
    • 12U - team will travel to Cooperstown, New York and play in the Cooperstown Dream Park tournament.
    • Extensive Fundraising will be done to travel to Cooperstown.
  • 13U & 14U - Play 50 – 60 games and travel to other local baseball organizations and play against very competitive full-time travel teams.
  • Some out of state/overnight travel to tournaments.
Costs
  • Approximately $600-$800
  • Uniforms, League fees, Tournaments, Umpires, Equipment.

 

Full-time Travel Rules

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