Last Updated: July 7, 2015

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SFA WORKOUT

July 14, 2015 – 10:00 AM

Coach Cardenas Head a Coach at SFA has extended an offer to our organization to have a private workout with him and his staff for recruiting purposes. This is of no cost to you and is a good offer. I would like to have ALL of our players to be in attendance. Start at 10am Tuesday the 14th.

18U UT-Tyler Game times, Locations and Hotel Info

Game times for this weekend and location is posted below. Our squad will only play one game at Frankston HS and we have no games Friday. Only one night to spend on the road. Again, I an sorry about the schedule and venue change and we will find out what happened with SFA. For more info on SFA, please read the article below. AS always the directions and location of each field can be found on our "Directions" Section on the left hand side of this Main Page. Frankston HS, if driving directly from home to the field, is best accessed by turning left on HWY 175 out of Jacksonville on the North side of town. After the game you can go into Tyler where the rest of the Tourney is located at UT-Tyler for our team. Each team is playing at Frankston at least once and we are one of those who are not being asked to play on Friday as well. Our Houston folks will find it much easier to go to Tyler and Frankston by driving to Lufkin first. Should you get lost or need assistance on directions, please call Ray Clary at 936-414-1381.

Direct line for game info is through Rodney McCray at 313-574-3131 

Saturday- Gray pants

Sunday- White pants

Saturday @ Frankston HS be at park by 9:00am

10am vs Hurricane BB (SP-Raiborn) Relief: Tisdale,Wallace

Saturday @UT-Tyler

6:30pm vs Empire Gold (SP-Cravy) Relief: Tisdale, Wallace, Miller

Sunday @ UT-Tyler

11:15 vs Texas Royals (SP-Aguilar) Relief: Wallace, Tisdale, Miller

Championship 4pm Seed 1 vs 2 at UT-Tyler (SP-TBA)

 

Hotels in Tyler and (Jacksonville for Frankston venue if wanted) 

*Hotels listed below are for your convenience only and you can stay wherever you choose. All hotels listed had room availability as of Monday night for this Friday and Saturday, 

Courtyard Marriott

7424 South Broadway Ave.

Tyler, Texas 903-509-4411

Rate is $149 for 2 Double Beds

 

Fairfield INN & Suites

1945 W. SW Loop 323

Tyler, Texas

903-561-2535 Direct Call will transfer to Reservation

888-236-2427 Direct Reservation Line

Rate is $139 2 Queen Beds

 

La Quinta Inn & Suites University Area  (ETSB Coaches Location)

2759 McDonald Road

903-525-9677

Tyler, Texas 75701 

Rate is $109 per nite 2 double beds

 

LaQuinta Inn Tyler

1601 W SW Loop 323 

Tyler, Tx 75701

903-561-2223

Rate is $109 per nite 2 double beds

 

Comfort Inn Jacksonville

1848 South Jackson Street

Jacksonville, Texas 75766

903-589-8500

Room rate is $96.05 tax included for 2 double beds

 

 

 

SFA venue cancelled for ETSB-Playing in Tyler

July 10, 2015

As of Monday morning our 18u team along with 4 others were removed and replaced by other teams at SFA. I do not know what happened or if I personally did something wrong in this process. I along with Mike Livelace and Coach Cardenas at SFA have tried repeatedly Monday to reach someone to see what happened. knowing we need to play I have taken it upon myself to enter us in the UT-Tyler/Frankston HS Southeast Showcase this weekend in Tyler. I am sorry for any inconvience this has caused each of you. This is not of my doing on purpose folks. I will have game times and locations posted as soon as they are made available to me. Field locations can be found on our website in the Directions Section. Rusty

ET 16u Practice and Tourney Update

July 8, 2015 – 10:00 AM

16u will have a team workout Wednesday morning at 10am this week at Hudson HS. Players can wear shorts. The 16u team will be playing early next week in a single game if possible and at Angelina next weekend (17th-19th) with our team most likely beginning play on Friday.

TCU World Series Info

July 21, 2015

i will have info posted for each team sometime next week. I will also be blocking some rooms in the Ft Worth area by TCU for each team. No one is required to stay at these locations and the rooms will be reserved in 2 double bed sets at good hotels.

Fall Baseball Teams Forming

Fall teams are forming now at ETSB for a 4 tournament schedule. Play begins September 5th and ends October 3rd. Tournaments are to be held in Tyler, Houston and Shreveport. Perfect Game WWBA at Premier BB in Tomball Sept 26-28 for 18u. Player fees due by August 1st. We will have a Incoming Freshman team(s) and 18u team(s).

Players will be taken on a First Come Basis with Returning players getting first chance to Roster a team. Fees are listed below:

Incoming Freshman - $400

18U: $450 (this includes the cost of Perfect Game which is $1500 per team)    

Some Quotes to live by and think on

"The first time you quit it's hard. The second time it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it"

" I don't think it's about who you play, I think it's about who you are."

"Process guarantees success. A good proces, guarantees good results."

Updated Schedules

May 23, 2015

Below is a revised schedule for this Summer. The 18u will have to start a week late due to graduation(s) and teh Perfect Game cancelling. The 15's start on May 30 in Houston. As always, this schedule could change so stay in touch with our website. 

 

ETSB McCray 18u

June 5 - Saints Tourney @ Alvin

June 12 - Lamar University

June 19 - Angelina JC

June 26 - Angelina JC Southeast Showcase Series

July 9 - SFA DK

July 21 - DK World Series TCU

 

ETSB Ford 15u

May 30 - HBU Tourney

June 6 - NABF State Qualifier Baytown

June 19 -  Baytown 

June 25 - Lamar University

July 17 - Angelina JC

July 21 - DK World Series TCU

Pitchers

June 15, 2015

It is important that pitchers know the following:

1. If you want to start and pitch on weekends you MUST be able to throw strikes.

2. You must get your arm in shape guys. Long toss and Bullpen work and are a must for a pitcher to be effective

3. Be able to repeat a good delivery from pitch to pitch

4. Know when to back up the bases and where to be

5. Be ready when your time is called!!!! 

ETSB Info

January 22, 2015

Schedule Dates for both 16 & 18 squads will be posted here as they are put together:

ETSB-McCray 18u

February 23- Final roster posted

February 28- First payment due $300 

March 1- Uniform size info due

April 25- Second payment due $250

May 23- Workout at Lufkin ( Bud Maddux BB building)

June 10- Final payment due $150

 

ETSB-Ford 16u (Roster complete)

February 23- Final roster posted

February 28- First payment due

March 1- Uniform size info due

April 25- Second payment due

May 23- Workout at Lufkin ( Bud Maddux BB building)

June 10- Final payment due

 

Links for Tournaments

April 21, 2015

If you go to our "Links" Section on the left hand side of our this page, you can find an updated list of Tournament teams at any certain Showcase we have scheduled. As the tournament becomes closer, we will also be able to view game times and dates on these sites. We will continue to add to this list as it becomes available to us. You will also find other interesting Baseball sites to look at in this section as well. Thanks, Rusty

February 16, 2015

Please mail all payments for this season to:

ETSB

1204 Reen Drive

Lufkin, Tx. 75904

News and Info

I am proud to say that ETSB has seen 17 players from the past 2 Summers sign college scholarships. Not a bad number of players for ANY organization. Former ETSB pitcher Riley Smith has signed with LSU upon completion of his time at San Jac. Pitcher Josh Raiborn is signing with Tyler Jr College on Jan 15th. Audy Clary (Hudson) has signed with Arkansas - Monticello and is ranked as one of the Top 30 players to watch in his Region by Texas HS Magazine. Pitcher, Cayne Ueckert (Jasper) is signing with Panola JC on Jan 15th. Pitcher, Jonathan Hennigan has signed with Texas State and will be headed there after his commitment to Galveston JC is completed. We have lots of new faces coming into our group this Summer and look forward to a good year. Talk with ya soon, Rusty.

ETSB Summer Teams Forming

December 29, 2014

Any players wishing to return for play during the 2015 season need to contact Rusty by January 30th. we will be having a 16u and 18u squad. We will be changing our roster system this year. We will be carrying 5 infielders and 4 outfielders only along with some pitcher only players. Fees for the upcoming season will be determined based on the tournament schedule fees along with coaches fees. As always, we want competetive teams with players who want to play good tournaments against good competetion. We will continue, as always to promote and prepare our players for college ball and beyond.

Former 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 (2013) - Labette College

Riley Smith (2013) - San Jacinto, LSU

Hunter Palmer (2012) - Panola College, SFA

Ben Schaffer (2012)-Mary-Hardin Baylor Univ.

Austin Kimble (2011) - Tyler JC

Garrett Stringer (2013) - Eastfield JC

Ryan Langley (2013) - Eastfield JC

Joseph Lansford (2012)- Grayson CC

Jonathan Hennigan (2013)- Galveston CC, Texas State University

Micah Ellison (2013) - Univ. Of Arkansas Monticello

Tyler Vinson (2013) - Grayson CC

Timmy Martines (2014) - Grayson CC

Cort McPherson - Alvin CC

Anthony Doss (2013) - Angelina JC

Matt Schaffer (2013) - Mary-Hardin Baylor Univ.

Gentry Ford (2014) - Lawson State CC

Kaleb Kirk (2013) - Centenary College

Parker Ford (2013) - Mississippi St.

Trey Cumbie (2012) - Univ. of Houston

Dalton Croft (2014) - Panola JC

Audy Clary (2014) - Univ. Ark. Monticello

Josh Raiborn (2014) - Tyler Jr College

Cayne Ueckert (2014) - Panola Jr College

Tyler Abney (2014) - Tyler Jr College

Matthew Bumpas (2014) - Panola College

Jacob Watts (2014) - Angelina College