Last Updated: July 29, 2015
Illinois Sparks Baseball Club
2016 Tryout information
All tryouts will take place at Bo Jackson Dome in Lockport unless otherwise stated below. If your level has a tbd next to it that means that a date and time has not been set yet. Please fill out the registration form for your age group. Form is located at the top right hand corner of this page.
Congratulations to the following players for making the Sparks 2016 9U team. We are still seeking to add 2 strong players to the roster. Please contact either Keith Massey 708-253-7014 or team manager Alex Garbis 312-363-7200 for a workout at the dome.
9U Sparks: Rowan Smyth, Jayden Fauske, Danny Morinek, Ryan Pagnucci, Billy Garbis, Ethan Moore, Joe Mueller, Nicholas Hentgen,
10u Roster for 2016 is set
11u Roster: Colin Barczi, Wilson Bentley, Trent Guzek, Mark Mennecke, AJ McEneany, Ryan Nelson, Blake Pietryk, Beau Polickey, Clay Schrader, Cal Sefcik, Andrew Struck, Grant Tenuta
12u roster for 2016 is set
14u tryout Wednesday July 22nd. Registration at 5:30 Tryout at 6:00
15u tryout Monday July 27th 5:30 Registration. Tryout at 6:00
The following players are requested to be at the dome today (Wednesday 7/29) at 5:30 to stretch and workout:
2016- 16U: Numbers 609, 611, 615, 616, 617, 622, 627, 628, 630, 631, 632, 639, 641:
2017- 17U: We are not having callbacks at this age: Players will be contacted within the next 48 hours and offered roster spots.
Congrats to the following Sparks Alumi who were taken in the 2015 Major League Draft
1st round Kyle Funkhouser Dodgers
The Illinois Sparks are a member of the Chicago Scouts Association I-94 league
Do It Stevie's Way 2:19
The Do It Stevie's Way 2:19 Illinois Sparks Scholarship is awarded to Marty Bechina for his dedication to "getting better everyday" whether it be in the dome, the dugout, on the field, or in the community...& for the effort & attitude he brought to the field everyday.
2015 Benny Newsome Tournament Champions
9u New Lenox Rebels
Current Sparks College Commitments
2015 Jack Szott.............................Western Michigan
Sparks in the Pro's
Sparks Players currently in Professional Basball
TJ McFarland Major Leagues Baltimore
Mark Payton A New York Yankees
Matt Trowbridge A Baltimore