• Spikes Baseball 2019:
  • Spikes rosters filled from Tolono Unity, Champaign, Shelbyville, Neoga, Monticello, Villa Grove,
  • Charleston and Tuscola.
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SPIKES ANNOUNCE 2019 TRYOUT MAKE UP DATE

Due to rain 2019 Spikes tryouts have been moved to Sunday, August 5th.  Tryout times will remain the same.  Any 14u, 15u or 16u player can email at kimballt@unity.k12.il.us to reserve a individual workout time for 07/31, 08/01, 08/02 at 6 PM.  

 

The Central State Spikes will hold tryouts for the 2019 Summer Season on Sunday, August 5th.

To register your son for tryouts please email Tom Kimball at kimballt@unity.k12.il.us with the following information:

Age, school attending, best position, 2018 summer team

In 2018, Spikes baseball featured teams at the 9U, 10U, 11U, 14U and 15U levels.

All tryouts will be held at Tolono Unity Baseball Field.

12:00- 1:30 9U-11U

1:45 - 3:15 12U-13U

5:00 -6:30 14U-16U



SPIKES PLAYERS PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

ZACH SPENCER, TRUMAN STATE

Tolono Unity High School

"Playing baseball for the Spikes made baseball fun while teaching me how to play the game the right way.  The coaching staff and program is the best I've been around and would recommend to anyone wanting to get better. This program helped elevate my game to the level needed to play in college."

 

Alec Thomas, Danville Community College

Champaign Centennial

Justin Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan University

Charleston High School

"Spikes Baseball has been a huge part of my baseball development.  After three summers of playing, the coaches are still dedicated to seeing player growth out of every single guy.  The coaches are always making sure you're giving 100% in practices and games.  I have spent countless hours working on different parts of my game with Spikes coaches.  Without this program, I would not be the payer I am today."

 

Kevin Beard, Lincoln College

Charleston High School

"Spikes Baseball helped my baseball development by just giving me the confidence needed to be a great player.  Great advice I received in this program was that if you just work your butt off you can do great things.  Bunting wasn't a part of my game until I joined the Spikes organization. The coaches pushed me hard to make it part of my game and now it is.  I'm going to college as a lead off guy and thanks to the Spikes staff have developed an effective bunting game.  The program was super important to my development."

Sam Gubbins, Lake Land Community College

Charleston High School

Kaleb Denault, MacMurray University

PBL High School

"Spikes Baseball has helped my development as a player thanks in part to the hard working practices and constant push from the coaches and teammates.  The program allowed me to travel across the Midwest and play very good competition that really pushed me to fight harder as a player.  With all the very serious work that was done with my Spikes teams, it remained enjoyable and a great place to pay good baseball."

Luke Smith, Parkland Community College

Champaign Centennial High School

"Joining the Central State Spikes program was one of the best baseball decisions that I have ever made.  The program taught me to play the game the right way.  Competition was daily in this program weather playing games or trying to outplay your teammates in practice.  The coaching staff encourages players to work and treats every player the same way while making game enjoyable along the way.  As a pitcher, I learned a lot from the Spikes coaching staff.  I would recommend this organization to any player who has hopes and dreams of becoming the best player they can be.  I am thankful for how hard the Spikes staff pushed me.  It is the best baseball choice I could have made."