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  • 2007 Triple Crown State Champions
  • 2009 NIML Champions
  • 2005 CABA State Champions
  • 2009 Runner-up CABA State Championship





Bombers 2016 Softball Tryouts!!

July 26, 2015


The Bridgeport Bombers Softball Program is pleased toannounce plans for the 2015-2016 Season. The Bridgeport Bombers Girls Softball Program will field a 9/10u team, an 11/12u team and a 13/14u team. Age cutoff is January 1st.

Tryouts Round 1 Sunday July 26th at Bombers Academy 4425 S. Western (rear building) :

Ages 9-10 5:00-6:30pm

Ages 11-12-13-14 6:30-8:00pm

Round 2 Monday July 27th @Armour Park 3309 S. Shields

If you cannot attend the scheduled dates listed above please contact Janet Galvin, the Director of Softball Development  773-573-4250 or Visit the Bridgeport Bombers website  The program is directed by Janet Galvin (Former Lewis University Hall of Famer) and Coaches include current college players.

Bombers Fall Ball!


Bombers Fall Ball!  From what I am hearing, many cant get enough of the Bombers.  I am looking into interest from all in playing Fall Ball.  I know many play football,hockey, and the horses but want to see if their is enough interest. Fall Ball is open to current Bombers and Non-Bombers!

The plan:

Season will start August 31- October 12.  The Season will start with a Labor Day Tournament at HoChunk and continue with 2 games on either Saturday or Sunday at HoChunk.  We will poll team for availability and schedule accordingly.  In addition, you will have 2 hours a week of practice at the Ultra - Exclusive Bombers Training Academy. We will also try to schedule games during the week based on availability of opponents at Armour Park. Weather permitting approximately 15 games.

We will have combined ages groups (age this year):

9/10, 11/12, High School (includes those gonna be freshman)


9/10 - $150

11/12 - $250

High School - $250

The price does not include a jersey/hat.  For those current Bombers, you can use current jerseys.  For those new, we will supply jersey and hat for nominal price.

Please email if you are interested or have additional questions.  Let me know also what age group and if a day is bad for you to play.  We will try to form teams by end of July.  Payment will be due August 1.

Bomber 12s Heading to Cooperstown!

July 3, 2015

 The Bridgeport Bombers Club have sent another team to Cooperstown Dreams Park. The team heads for New York and will arrive on Friday to expereince the dream many baseball crazies will never see. Considered by many the ultimate baseball experience!

Here is the schedule below: Schedule below has changed due to weather!  See our calendar for most up to date schedule!

Schedule Games for Bridgeport Bombers
for Week of July 4, 2015

Day / Time  Field Home/Visitor Opponent
Sunday 11:00 A.M.  11 Home  Garnet Crush (NC)
Sunday 7:00 P.M.  4* Visitor  Summit City Spartans (IN)
Monday 11:00 A.M.  7* Home  So Cal Revolution (CA)
Monday 4:30 P.M.  10* Visitor  Birmingham Lions (AL)
Tuesday 8:30 A.M.  17 Visitor  OMD Baseball (UT)
Tuesday 1:45 P.M.  19 Home  Farmington Hills Mud Hens (MI)
* These games streamed live on
Single Elimination Tournament schedule available approx. 30 minutes
after final Tuesday games. (subject to change)

The games with an "**" next to them above will be on webcam and can be watched from your computer. Click on the link below, click enter park, then click on Dreamspark TV at top of screen to register and watch the 2012 Bridgeport Bombers on your computer. Remember times above are eastern time which is one hour ahead of Bridgeport time.

To follow the expereience of a lifetime, click on the link below:

The Bridgeport Bombers family will be watching!!!

Bomber 14s Win GameDayUSA Illinois State Championship!

June 28, 2015


Bomber 10s Runner-up HoChunk June Blowout!

June 28, 2015


Bomber 11s Runner-up GamedayUSA Chit-Town Turf War!

June 28, 2015


Bomber 14s Win GameDayUSA Big League Throwback Classic!


Bomber 11s Finish 2nd at Summer Blastoff !


Bomber 16s Win at Carthage!!

June 14, 2015


Bomber 9s Win June Salmfest!!

June 14, 2015


Bomber 12s - USSSA State Championship - 2nd Place!!

June 14, 2015


Bomber 15s Win The BOMC "Unleash the Crackin"!!

June 7, 2015



The Bridgeport Bomber 15s have done the impossible!!!! After going 0-2 in pool play the Bombers came back and won four in a row defeating the Chicagoland Panthers Blue 8-0 in The BOMC Unleash the Crackin Championship game!  Julian Lopez pitched a no-hitter in the Championship game!   They have made Bomber History!  Wow!!  Stunned! Shocked!  Overjoyed! What a way to wake up on a Monday!  Champions!  Come and see what some scouts are saying is the most exciting team in the Bombers Club! The Crystal is home!


Congratulations to Manager Marco "The Magician" on pulling that rabbit out of the hat!  To his coaching staff, players and families that stayed up late to Bring home the crystal!!!

Bomber 11s GamedayUSA Schaumburg Super - 2nd Place!!

May 31, 2015


Bomber 12s Fighting for a Cure Champions!!

May 25, 2015


Bomber 11s Fighting for a Cure - 2nd Place!!

May 25, 2015



Bomber 12s BOMC Best of Midwest Challenge Champions!!

May 17, 2015




Bomber 9s HoChunk May Blastoff Runner-ups!!

May 3, 2015



Bomber 11s HoChunk SpringBreak Classic Champs!!

April 27, 2015



Bombers make History! The Bridgeport Bomber 11s make history by beating the Indiana Playmakers 8-0 in the HoChunk Spring Break Classic Championship. The title was their second in less than 24 hours! Unprecedented! History!

Congrats to Super Manager Ralphie, his great coaching staff Curtin, Twomey, and Keiser, the best 11 year old team north of the Mississippi and the dedicated families!

Congrats to all!

Bomber 11s HoChunk Spring Slamfest Champs!!

April 26, 2015




Congratulations to the Bridgeport Bomber 11s on their Championship defeating Chicago Hitters 14-4 in the HoChunk Springslamfest tourney. The team will attempt to do what not many have done as they play in the Spring Break Classic Championship tomorrow and could win two championships within 24 hours! History in the making!

Bomber 12s HoChunk Season Opener Champions!!

April 11, 2015



GameDayUSA Preseason Milwaukee Runnerups 11 Bombers!

April 11, 2015



Girls Start Fallball!!


Bombers Headed to Cooperstown Dreams Park

July 3, 2015

The Bombers have received their invite to attend the Week of July 4th to Cooperstown DreamsPark. 

The Bridgeport Bombers twelve year old team will be the 9th Bomber team (2006, 2008,2009, 2011,2012,2013(2),2014,2015) that will attend the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.

For those that dont know about the Tournament it is considered the greatest expereience for a 12 year old player. The Bombers past teams that went there still rememeber the fun that they had and considered that one of their greatest trips of all time. Over 3,000 teams get turned down a year to attend Cooperstown Dreams park. The Bombers cherish their invite every year.

I highly reccomend that you visit the website below for additional details.

Cooperstown Dreams Park

Gerardo Esquivel Named Director of Player Development!

July 21, 2014


The Bridgeport Bombers Executive Council is excited to announce Gerardo Esquivel has been named Director of Player Development for the Bridgeport Bombers. Gerardo over the past year has worked with the Bombers and demonstrated his great knowledge of the game. In addition, to his college expeience that he brings to the Bombers, the kids love working with him.

Gerardo played four years at Kansas State and was instrumental in his senior year leading Kansas State to a game away from the College World Series. Gerardo was drafted in the 24th round of the 2009 Major League baseball amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs.

The Bombers family is excited to add Gerardo and his experience to a great stable of coaches and instructors.  Most Bomber coaches have won more tourneys in one week than other clubs have won in their entire history.  Gerardo will develop and run practices for the Bombers to ensure correct intruction for our youth.  Gerardo will help in continuing to fill up the trophy case.

"The addition of Gerardo, in conjunction with the return of Sam Palace of the Washington Nationals, gives the Bombers unparallelled instruction in Chicago Travel Baseball." - Pete Shimkus (Founder and President)  

WHO ARE WE............ BOMBERS!!


Janet Galvin-Director of Softball Operations!

The Bridgeport Bombers are excited to announce Janet Galvin as Director of Softball Operations.  Janet will be responsible for player development for the softball division of the Bridgeport Bombers.  In addition, Janet will coach our 11U team.

 "The Bridgeport Bombers are excited about the development of our girls softball program and feel lucky to have Janet." - President Pete Shimkus

Janet will also be developing camps and clinics for all to help develop their softball skills.  Camps and clinics will be held at the new Bombers Training Academy (  Watch website for dates and times.

Janet comes to the Bombers after a successful career in both fast pitch and 16” softball. Janet attended Lourdes High School where she participated in a variety of sports. In 2005, she was inducted into the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (CGAC) Hall of Fame.  After Lourdes, she attended Lewis University on a softball scholarship and played softball and volleyball. While at Lewis, she set several records that remain unbroken to this day. At Lewis, Janet was a 3 time MVP, and was selected to the Great Lakes Valley All Conference teams several times. In 1992, she was inducted into the Lewis University Hall of Fame. Janet alsohad a tremendous career playing 16” softball playing for many great teams such as Desparados-Rose n Crown, Shinnicks-Bad Attitude, and Wilson. In 2008, Janet was inducted into the 16” Softball Hall of Fame.  


In addition to her stellar playing career, Janet has coached and managed many softball and volleyball teams for the past 30 years.  Janet is the former Director and Head coach of the Chicago Rockets Softball team. Janet brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bombers.


Janet is currently employed by the City of Chicago. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, James who is studying to be a Chiropractor at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield Missouri and daughter Julie is a sophomore at Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, Indiana.


Past News Items Have Been Moved

The past articles on the Bridgeport Bombers have been moved to the News Archive to make room for the historical 2013 season. If you would like to read about the Bridgeport Bombers click on the News Archive button on the left.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday,  Jul 5
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ Garnet Crush (NC) 10:30am Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ Summit City Spartans (IN) 4:30pm Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ SO Cal Revolution (CA) 8:30pm Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Monday,  Jul 6
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ Birmingham Lions (AL) 10:30am Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ OMD Baseball (UT) 2:30pm Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ Farmington Hills Mud Hens (MI) 6:30pm Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Tuesday,  Jul 7
Bridgeport Bombers (12s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA Cooperstown Dreams Park(New York)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ Dirtbags 5:30pm Dirtbags
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ Jr Wildcats 5:30pm Jr Wildcats
Wednesday,  Jul 8
Bridgeport Bombers (14s) @ Morris Baseball 5:30pm NIML Tournament(HoChunk)
Thursday,  Jul 9
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA BOMC Best of Midwest Challenge VII (Benedictine)
Friday,  Jul 10
Bridgeport Bombers (14s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (16s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA The BOMC "Southside Showdown"(St. Xavier)
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA BOMC Best of Midwest Challenge VII (Benedictine)
Bridgeport Bombers (15s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA June Blowout(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (10s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)
Saturday,  Jul 11
Bridgeport Bombers (14s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (9s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (16s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA The BOMC "Southside Showdown"(St. Xavier)
Bridgeport Bombers (11s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA BOMC Best of Midwest Challenge VII (Benedictine)
Bridgeport Bombers (15s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)
Bridgeport Bombers (10s) @ POSITION/TBD TBA July Blowout(HoChunk)

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Monday,  Jul 6
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (14s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (11s) 8:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Wednesday,  Jul 8
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (11s) 8:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Thursday,  Jul 9
Team Practice (9s) 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Monday,  Jul 13
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (14s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Tuesday,  Jul 14
Team Practice (12s) 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Wednesday,  Jul 15
Softball Practice 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (10s) 7:30pm Bomber's Training Academy
Thursday,  Jul 16
Team Practice (9s) 6:00pm Bomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (12s) 6:30pm Bomber's Training Academy

For a complete calendar listing, click here!