TRAVEL BASEBALL - home of the Eagles

Players interested in trying out for a Travel Team should contact the appropriate team manager listed below, or visit that team's individual website.

The Travel program provides highly competitive games for players in our Club who have significant ability and who are willing to try-out for our Travel teams. The goal of the Travel program is to challenge these kids to improve their playing ability beyond the typical recreational level so that our Club can consistently produce top quality players for high school and beyond. Managers at this level will be selected based on their experience and training, and teams will set goals of playing in at least 30 games, composed of regular season and tournament games. Because of the additional costs associated with Travel baseball (league fees, umpire fees, uniform costs, etc.), Travel players are required to raise additional funds for the Club beyond the standard registration fee and regular fundraising activities.

Please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page, or contact the VP-Travel or a team manager for more information.


2020 TRAVEL TEAMS

If you are interested in a vacant team, please contact the VP-Travel.

 Team
 Manager  Contact Info  Team Info
 8U Gold  Micheal Tewey    
 9U Gold  Matt Dixon  coachdixonbaseball14 @gmail.com  
 10U Gold  Steve Kendall   s.kendall110 @gmail.com  
 11U Gold  Doug Smith  dsmith @krakynsports.com  
 11U Black  Matt Dixon
 coachdixonbaseball14 @gmail.com  
 12U Gold  Paul Hilton  ph21122 @yahoo.com  
12U Black  Jesse Pratt  pajpratt@yahoo.com  
 13U Gold  Adam Bolling  ajbolling @verizon.net  
 13U Black  Dan Summers  afs12 @verizon.net  
 14U Gold  Adam Bolling
 ajbolling @verizon.net
 
 16U  
 
 
 19U      

COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK - a 12U tradition

The Club enters the 12 year old Travel Team into the Cooperstown Dreams Park week long tournament where the team will play games against teams from all over the country. The Club contributes the entry fee but the team itself raises all remaining money for player fees, coaches fees, family boarding, etc. For more information on the Cooperstown tournament, visit the Links menu on the left. For more information on our 12 year old Travel Team, visit their website.
  
2017 Cooperstown Game Schedule
Will be posted here once available
Day Date Time Field H/V Opponent Result
             
             
             
             
             
             
 

The highlighted games will be broadcast on the internet on www.CooperstownDreamsPark.com.

Our 12U Gold Eagles travel managers over the years:
2019 Adam Bolling
2018 Rick Furrow
2017 Dan Johnson
2016 Neil Fluhr/Jim Knipple
2015 Dan Summers
2014 Tim Rathell
2013 Don Sacha
2012 Don Blackert
2011 Sol Sterenberg
2010
2009 Archie Carr
2008 Bob Delost
2007 Ernie Donaldson
2006 Ernie Donaldson
2005 Dave Degreenia
2004 Dennis Haney
2003 Jimmy Lynch


EAGLE-HOSTED TOURNAMENTS

The Pasadena Baseball Club tries to host at least one travel tournament each season, by any of our travel managers intested in doing so.
 
For 2015, our 14U Travel Team, managed by Don Sacha, is hosting a 14U May Tournament.  Schedule coming soon...
 
 2015 Spring Fling Tournament Schedule
 Game  Day  Date  Time  Field  Teams
   Fri  5/1  6pm  PR2 & GF2  TBD
   Sat  5/2  8am to 8pm  PR2 & GF2  TBD
   Sun  5/3  8am to 6pm  PR2 & GF2  TBD

 

Past Tournament Results
Year Division Teams Champion
 2015   14U Diamond Pros, Edge Baseball, Elite Baseball (MD), Elkridge, Forest Hill, Frederick Rangers, Gaithersburg, Severna Park, Sykesville, PG Select Severna Park Green Hornets
 2014   8U Lake Shore Graysox, Lake Shore Bluesox, Maryland Warriors, Pasadena Eagles, PG County Select, WHC Renegades Lake Shore Bluesox
 2013  11U Catonsville Cubs, Elkridge Hurricanes, Gambrills Wardogs, Pasadena Eagles, Severna Park Green Hornets, Sykesville Cyclones  Sykesville Cyclones
 2012  10U Western Howard County , PG Select, Lake Shore Graysox, Diamond Pros, Calvert Cutters, Pasadena Eagles, Lake Shore Bluesox, Sykesville Cyclones, Catonsville Cubs, and Gambrills Wardogs
Lake Shore Graysox
 12U AYRA, Burtonsville, Kingson Royals, Pasadena Eagles, Pikesville Kingson Royals
 2011  9U Catonsville Cubs, Finksburg, Gambrills, Pasadena Eagles, Sykesville Cyclones, Sykesville Storm
Pasadena Eagles
 2010  8U Elkton, Lake Shore Graysox, Pasadena Eagles, Western Howard County Renegades
Lake Shore Graysox
 2009  12U Tournament rained out
 2008  10U

Burtonsville Storm, Diamond Dreams, Howard County Raiders, Pasadena Eagles, Southern MD Sting, Western Howard County Renegades

Howard County Raiders

 11U

Clarksburg Coyotes, DSA Cougars, Harford Sox, Howard County Raiders, Lake Shore Graysox, Maryland Orioles, Olney Pirates, Pasadena Eagles, Putty Hill Panthers, Savage Spirit, Severna Park Green Hornets, Sykesville Cyclones

Howard County Raiders

 2007  10U

Damascus, Howard County Raiders, Lake Shore Graysox, Olney Pirates, Pasadena Eagles, Putty Hill Panthers, and Savage Spirit

Lake Shore Graysox


TRAVEL TROPHY CASE

Travel Teams that have finished in first place in their league or local/regional tournament, or very well in a national tournament.

Year Team   Manager League/Tournament - Title
 2016  9U  Rodney Sterry  Maryland Stars and Stripes Tournament - 9U Champions
 2016  16U  Tom Caines  AAU Maryland Spring Season - 16U Champions
 2016  19U  John Granger  Essex Labor Day Shootout Tournament - 19U Open Champions
 2016  19U  John Granger  AAU Maryland Wood Bat Fall Season - 19U Champions
 2015   14U   Don Sacha   Fruitland End of Summer Bash - 14U Champions
 15U  Don Sacha  Essex Labor Day Shootout Tournament 16U D2 Champions
 16U  John Granger  Essex Fathers Day Tournament 16U Champions
 2014   8U  Sam Helmick  Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 8U Champions
 12U  Tim Rathell  Severn School's Out Tournament - 12U Champions
 Cooperstown Dreams Park - 6-0 in pool play, #12 seed of 104 teams, reached Sweet 16
 13U-A  Don Sacha  Kent Island Ice Breaker Tournament - 13U Champions
 Memorial Day Madness Tournament - 13U Champions
 14U-A  John Granger  Anne Arundel County - 14U Champions
 RBI Wood Bat League
- 16U Champions
 Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Assoc - Mickey Mantle Champions
 2013  8U  Sven Steinberg  Greater Glen Burnie Tournament - 8U Champions
 12U  Don Sacha  Chesapeake Baseball Association - 12U Regular Season Champions
 Chesapeake Baseball Association - 12U Tournament Champions
 13U  Don Sacha  Essex Labor Day Tournament - 13U Champions
 Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association Fall Tournament -
13U Champions
 14U-A  John Granger  Anne Arundel County - 14U Champions
 Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions
 14U-B  Jim Christy  Anne Arundel County - 14U Red Division Champions
 16U-B  John Haller  RBI League Tournament - 16U Champions
 2012  9U  Dan Summers  Sports at the Beach Summer Sizzler - 9U Co-Champions
 14U  Earl Geoghegan  Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions
2011   9U  Tim Rathell  Eagles Early-Bird Tournament - Tournament Champions
 12UB  Leroy Downin  Anne Arundel County - 12U "A" Champions
 12U-A  Earl Geoghegan/ Sol Sterenberg  Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 12U Champions
 14U-B
 Neil Powell/ Gene Wolanin  Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions
 16U  Gene Wolanin  Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Assoc (AAABA) - Joe E Brown Champions
 2010  10U  Chris Daubert  Anne Arundel County - 10U "B" Champions
 13U  Archie Carr  Anne Arundel County Open Tournament- 13U Champions
 Severn School's Out Tournament - 13U Champions
 14U  Gene Wolanin  Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 14U Champions
Year  Team Manager League/Tournament Title
 2009  10U-A  Tom Franks  Anne Arundel County - 10U Friday Night League Champions
 Essex Fathers Day Tournament - 10U Champions
 Greater Glen Burnie Tournament - 10U Champions
 10U-B  Leroy Downin  Anne Arundel County - 10U "A" Champions
 12U-A  Archie Carr   Baltimore Metro Baseball (BMB) - 12U Champions
 Cooperstown Dreams Park - 6-0 in pool play, #4 seed of 104 teams, reached Sweet 16
 12U-B  Gene Wolanin  Linthicum-Ferndale Tournament - 12U "A" Champions
 2008  11U  Archie Carr
 Sports at the Beach Firecracker Open - 11U Tournament Champions
 MD State Championships (Mem. Day/Lake Shore) - 11U Tournament Champions
 2007  10U  Archie Carr
 Baltimore Metro Baseball (BMB) - 10U Co-Champions
 Launching the Dreams - 10U Tournament Champions
 2006  14U  Matt Troisi
 Mid-Maryland Travel Assoc (MMTA) - 13/14 "B" Regular Season Champions
 Mid-Maryland Travel Assoc (MMTA) - 13/14 "B" Tournament Champions
 16U-B  Chris Rickman  Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Assoc (AAABA) - Joe E Brown Champions
 2005  8U  Archie Carr  Mid-Maryland Travel Assoc (MMTA) - 8U Tournament Champions
 2004  10U  Ben Thompson  Shady Side Preseason - 10U Tournament Champions
 2003  10U  Dave Degreenia
 Anne Arundel County - 10U "A" Champions
 Bowie Baseball - 10U "A" Tournament Champions

TRAVEL FAQ

What is the difference between the Intramural and Travel?
Intramural baseball provides typical rec-ball play that is open to anyone who wants to play. Travel baseball is for players who are willing to try-out for a team, play more games each season, against better players in and around the county, state, and country.

How many teams are there?
The Club sets a goal of having at least one team for each age year between 8 and 18. Where interest and numbers allow, the Club may field two teams of the same age.

What happens if my child tries out for a team and is not selected?
All players who register to play and are not selected by a travel team are placed on an Intramural team. You will need to show up at Intramural evaluations so those managers get an opportunity to evaluate all players for their draft.

Does the 8 year old team play coach pitch or kid pitch?
Kid pitch. There are no travel coach pitch teams.

Can my child try out for a travel team older than his age?
Generally, no. We are trying to develop a dozen or so players at every age and would prefer to not have kids of another age causing a player of the right age to not be selected. However, we may allow a player to play up, but you must have permission of the VP-Travel who will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Can a player play on both Intramural and Travel teams?
No. In rare cases we may allow an Intramural player to be used as an "alternate" on a Travel roster - with the permission of the VP-Travel - but in those cases that player can never be allowed to miss an Intramural game or practice to attend a Travel game or practice, at the risk of being removed from both teams.

How are travel teams selected?
Each team will schedule its own try out and the manager selects the players. The Club requires the manager to advertise the try-out and make fair, objective, unbiased decisions when selecting players. Once a team is selected, managers cannot add or remove players without the VP-Travel's permission.

When are try-outs?
Each team will schedule its own try-out, but many of the teams have try-outs as early as October or November. Some have try-outs during the winter inside gyms. The youngest and oldest teams may wait until February or March when they have a better idea of who is interested in playing. Bottom line - contact a manager as soon as you think you might be interested.

Why do we have to pay more fees to play travel?
The costs associated with playing travel baseball are much more than Intramural baseball. Some examples: There are league fees just to enter a team into a league. Travel umpire fees are more per game than intramural. More games = even more umpire fees. Travel teams get nicer uniforms that are much more expensive.

When do PRACTICES start? How often? What days are they on?
Each team will make its own schedule depending on field availability. Most teams start practicing indoors during the winter months and outdoors in early March, and may practice 3-4 nights a week.

When do GAMES start? How long is the season?
Each team will enter different leagues so this will vary, but most leagues start in April and end in June. Older teams' leagues may start in late May and end in late July. Some teams enter pre-season tournaments which could start in March, and other teams may enter post-season tournaments that are in August. Expect at least 2-4 scheduled games a week for most teams. Find out from your manager what he is planning so you are not caught by surprise.

Where are the games held?
Home games for 8 year olds will be George Fox MS. Havenwood Park will be used for 9 through 12 year olds. 13 and up will use Poplar Ridge Park and Northeast HS. Expect away games throughout the county and central Maryland, depending on which league your team enters.

Will we get to use the batting cage?
Yes. Each team will have scheduled times to use the cage as a team. There will also be free time available, but players will have to coordinate with a manager or board member to open it up and supervise its use.

What other events take place?
Opening Day Parade, Team Pictures, Home Run Derby, Oriole Day Parade at Camden Yards. See the calendar and talk to your team manager or parent to stay informed.

Why do we have to participate in Club fundraisers when we already paid extra travel fees?
Baseball is expensive. Your travel fees cover the minimum necessary to operate a travel team. Club fundraisers like the raffle tickets and Home Run Derby are REQUIRED for basic field maintenance and team equipment. Additional fundraisers like the Bull Roast are used to improve our facilities, such as the Batting Cage at Havenwood Park.

Why is my travel team having its own team fundraisers too?
Some managers (but not all) want to enter their teams in additional tournaments, or want to buy specialized equipment for their team. You should find out from your team manager what he plans to do during the season so you are not caught by surprise later on.

Do travel parents have to work in the concessions stand?
Yes, and No.  When you registered, you gave the Club $10 to hold and give back to you when you volunteer one hour in the concession stand.  If you don't volunteer, you agree to allow the Club to give your $10 to someone else who will volunteer in your place.  Please see FUNDRAISING on the left menu for more information on the Official Concessions Policy.

Who takes care of the fields?
We do! That means you and us together. Please help your manager and team coaches and ask them what you can do to help them. Don't just bring your kids and drop them off. If its been raining recently, some work will have to be done in order to play.