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Rodney McCray joining ETSB
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ETSB Practices This Week
Shreveport Tourney Hotel Info
Birth Certificates for Florida
ETSB-Blake ASE World Series Info
Grand Slam World Series Tournament Update
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Grand Slam World Series Info

July 14, 2014

- Players will NOT be required to attend the Hotdog dinner at Treasure Island Saturday evening. Rusty does need a "head count" on who is attending.

- There will be a Mandatory Practice on Sunday at 10am (location TBA). Workout will promptly at 11:30.

- ETSB Pool games are Tuesday at Rutherford HS at 2:15pm and 6:25pm. Address is 1000 School Ave. Panama City, Florida 32401

- Our team will also practice on Monday at 10am at a location TBA. Practice will end promptly at 11:15am.

- We are wearing Gray pants on Tuesday and White on Wednesday. Players cannot wear pants that have pin stripes or piping on them. Solid White and Gray only.

- Players need to avoid the beach and pool prior to games. Zero tolerance on this one folks.   

- Let's remember we are going to Florida for baseball first and beach second


Rodney McCray joining ETSB

Happy to announce that former Major Leaguer Rodney McCray will be joining our staff starting this Fall. Rodney comes to ETSB with knowledge in all aspects of the game. in addition to his playing experience, Rodney has been a Roving Instructor for the LA Dodgers and Cinncinatti Reds. 

ETSB Practices This Week

July 14, 2014

ETSB-Rusty will practice Monday and Tuesday this week at 6pm. Practice is mandatory.

ETSB-Blake will practice on Wednesday of this week at 6pm. 

Shreveport Tourney Hotel Info

I can get Holiday Inn rooms in Shreveport for $77 a night but need to know by Friday if you need to have one. Rusty

Birth Certificates for Florida

June 30, 2014

Rusty needs a copy of a Birth Certificate for each player playing in the Grand Slam Tourney in Florida. Please get it to him ASAP.

ETSB-Blake ASE World Series Info

July 30, 2014

Teams list as of June 30th attending ASE World Series July 30th - Aug. 3rd. This list should continue to grow in the next week or two.


Texas Bandits

SBA/Easton Elite 17u

Broncos BB 18u

East Texas Sliders

East Texas Red Sox

Texas Select

North Texas Aggies


Grand Slam World Series Tournament Update

July 19, 2014

We are now registered for the Grand Slam World Series in Panama City, Florida. Our team will play in the 18u division which I believe is where our young men need to compete. There will be plenty of College and Pro Scouts in attendance per Tournament Director Larry Thompson. This will be a wonderful experience for the entire family as well a some of the best baseball competetion we can look for. If you go our Links Section on the left hand side, you will find the Grand Slam Tourney itself. Simply click on the 18u division and you will be able to watch the list of teams add on weekly. Also on the Links Section you will find the Treasure Island Condos which is where the Coaching staff will be staying. We have stayed at this location in past years and found it very nice. It is probably an excellent idea to get your reservations set up early as Panama City is a huge tourist area. There is also another Link for the Grand Slam Host Hotels you can look at as well. As always, remember that no one is required to stay at any hotel as each of us have our own "dollar limit" of which we have to spend. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rusty at 936-635-5631. Please remember that our Team Report Date is Saturday July 19th. We will have a team dinner at the Treasure Island Condos at 7pm and a full team workout on Sunday at a time to be announced. The tournament will end on July 25th or 26th should we not get eliminated. Tournament format is Pool Play follpwed by a Double Elimination Tourney.  

Current Teams Entered:

Jefferson County Blazers - St. Louis,Mo.

Georgia Banditos - Kennesaw, Ga.

Bluegrass Stars - Lexington, Ky.

Michigan Inferno - Warren, Mi.

Cincinnati Stix - Cinncinatti, Oh.

Thomaston Warriors - Thomaston, Ga.

Chain Baseball 16u Black - Columbus, Ga.

Chain Baseball 17u Black - Columbus, Ga.

Chain Baseball 17u White - Columbus, Ga.

Chain Baseball 18u Black - Columbus, Ga.

PC Tides 18u - Phenix City, Al.

Over The Mountain Baseball 18u - Bluff Park, Al

Crescent City Canes 17u - New Orleans, La.

Vidalia BB Academy - Vidalia, Ga.

Rutherford Rams - Panama City, Fl.

Florida Mustangs - Niceville, Fl.

Chargers Scout Team of Ga. Highlands College - Austell, Ga.

Mobile Hitmen - Mobile, Al.


Current ETSB players signed in the College Ranks

Below is a list of Current and Past ETSB players who are getting chance to play the game at the next level. These young men have made that next step and we congratulate each of them. Hard work and natural God-given talent go a long way to getting what you desire:

Jacob Kelly - Labette College

Riley Smith - San Jacinto

Hunter Palmer - Panola College

Ben Schaeffer -Mary-Hardin Baylor Univ.

Austin Kimble - Tyler JC

Garrett Stringer - Eastfield JC

Ryan Langley - Eastfield JC

Joseph Lansford - Grayson CC

Jonathan Hennigan - Galveston CC

Micah Ellison - Univ. Of Arkansas Monticello

Tyler Vinson - Grayson CC

Timmy Martines - Grayson CC

Cort McPherson - Alvin CC

Anthony Doss - Angelina JC

Matt Schaffer - Mary-Hardin Baylor Univ.

Gentry Ford - Lawson State CC

Kaleb Kirk - Centenary College

What does a ETSB Roster look like?

August 24, 2012
What is a typical roster like for a ETSB team? Starting in the Spring of 2013 a typical ETSB roster will consist of three players to switch out at 1st and 3rd, three middle infieders (SS,2B),4 Outfielders and 2 catchers.Each team will usually have a couple of kids who can be a part of the team as a "Pitcher only" player and the rest of the pitching will come from the position players. Our Fall teams sometimes reflect a "different" makeup. A Fall roster may be somewhat larger to allow for kids who play football and have other functions that may not allow them to be available every weekend. Our goal is to have each kid play a part of every game except for one of the catchers. Catchers catch a whole game then sit out a game. Should a player not play in one game then he will start and play the entire next ballgame. Our program is a "Developmental one" in that we (coaches)teach all the time. Goal number one is to play and learn the game correctly and that will always be more important than winning. If we develope players, we will win games. The two go hand in hand.

Upcoming Games/Practices

Monday,  Jul 28
PRACTICE ETSB Blake 6:00pm Hudson High School
Wednesday,  Jul 30
POSITION/TBD @ ETSB Blake TBA ASE World Series Shreveport/Bossier City, La
Thursday,  Jul 31
POSITION/TBD @ ETSB Blake TBA ASE World Series Shreveport/Bossier City, La
Friday,  Aug 1
POSITION/TBD @ ETSB Blake TBA ASE World Series Shreveport/Bossier City, La
Saturday,  Aug 2
POSITION/TBD @ ETSB Blake TBA ASE World Series Shreveport/Bossier City, La
Sunday,  Aug 3
POSITION/TBD @ ETSB Blake TBA ASE World Series Shreveport/Bossier City, La

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

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