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New for the 2019/2020 season, the Lightning Athletics have created a dedicated board to handle all baseball operations moving forward into the future.  For all Lightning Athletics baseball related questions/inquiries, please use the contact information below to contact the director of baseball operations or the executive officer directly.


Chad Cerveny (Director of Baseball Operations) - lightningbaseball040@gmail.com

Billy Fiala (Executive Officer) - fialalightningbaseball@gmail.com




For all business related questions, please contact the 501(c)3 board at the following:


Jim Fern (501(c)3 Officer) - lightningathleticsbaseball@gmail.com



Thank you,


The Lightning Athletics Baseball Board



Lightning Athletics 2019/2020 Payment Schedule

July 26, 2019

Below is the payment schedule for the 2019/2020 Baseball Season:


1st Payments/Initial Deposits: Due Date August 15th $300.00
2nd Payment: Due Date September 5th $250.00
3rd Payment: Due Date November 5th $250.00
4th Payment: Due Date January 5th $250.00
5th and Final Payment: Due Date February 5th $200.00
Please make arrangements with your teams coaching staff to get them payments, or you may contact the Lightning Baseball Board to make arrangements at lightningbasebal040@gmail.com
Lightning Athletics Baseball Board


2020 Lightning Baseball Tryouts Complete

July 3, 2019 – 10:00 AM

Lightning Athletics tryouts are complete and we are fielding teams in the following age and divisions:


9A/AA- Congratulations to the following players for their selection to the 2020 9U Roster:


              Trey Whaley

              Jalen Barmore

              Jason Minor

              Barron Loffer

              Tyler Brown

              Jon Goff

              Kavan Goff

              Griffin Phillips

              Caden Brabec


The 9U team is looking to fill two more spots on their roster.  If interested, please contact lightningbaseball040@gmail.com or the 9U Coach, Sam Leng, at samleng74@gmail.com.


10A/AA- Congratulations to the following players on their selection to the 2020 10U Roster:


               Brendan Jones

               Camden Heiden

               Rico WhiteDress

               Alexander Faisetty

               Cruz Homan

               Lucas Taylor

               Charles Waldow

               Connor Saylors

               Brayden Lennen

               Trenten Meyer

               Elijah Brigham




11AA- Roster Selections have been completed.  The 11U roster will be posted shortly.


12A/AA-we are looking to fill a number of roster positions and still taking coaches applications for this team 


13AAA-Congratulations to the following for being selected to the 2020 14U Roster:


             Dakoda Vanderzyl

             Joseph Schubert

             Gabe Brabec

             Steven Thiede

             Jack Coleman

             Parker Stessman

             Blake Cerveny

             Nolan King

             Brady Robbins

             Hayden Trotter

             Colin Bolay



14AAA-Congratulations to the following for being selected to the 2020 14U Roster:


             Lincoln Bradney

             Keenan Flannery
             Cole Holbrook
             Magnus Johnson
             Ethan Loffer
             AJ Lucas
             Nick Nelson
             Cole Sievers
             Jack Von Osterheldt
             Cade Zavala
             Jed Sunde





If you have questions or are looking for a private tryout please contact lightningbaseball040@gmail.com and include your name, your child's name and age as of May 1, 2020.



Check out our Teams in 2019 and come join us in 2020!

Our 10A team is a mix of 9-10 year olds, many new to select baseball.  They have a 4-2 tournament record and have placed third in the A Only NIT, and fourth in the Jimmy Johns/ Mike Croushorn Memorial Tournament and the Capital Classic Swing for the Rings Tournament.  They have one more tournament to go before A State.  We will be taking our 10s up to a 11AA team next year and will look to add more 11s to that roster and our 9s who played this year have really developed well and will start out a new 10AA team in 2020.

Our 12AAA team had placed first in three consecutive AA tournaments before being moved to AAA: The Powerhouse AA Invitational, the Jimmy Johns/Mike Croushorn Memorial Tournament, and the River City May Classic Global NIT.  Since moving to AAA our 12s have played two tournaments.  They have an overall record of 29-9-1 record.

Our 13AAA team is in their second full season at AAA baseball.  They have a 9-12 record against AAA/Majors teams and have placed third in two tournaments this year:  CIS Line Drive Select 30 Super NIT and the Major Omaha Force Wood Bat Classic.  The 13AAA will be looking to add a few players to their 2020 roster during our June 23, 24 tryouts to replace players moving into high school.  Come and check out our tryouts.

 Our 14AA team has a 17-4 tournament record and is ranked in the top 3 teams at last check at 14AA in Nebraska.  We have had a great year with two first place tournament finishes: Plattsmouth Small Town Bash, and Jimmy Johns/Mike Croushorn Memorial Tournament; two second place finishes: The Powerhouse AA Invitational and the Central Iowa Sports (CIS) Diamond Classic Global State, and one fourth place finish in the Lincoln Midwest Brawl.

See our tryout info below and come out to see The Powerhouse indoor training facility after tryouts. 

Baseball Board Election Results

May 29, 2019

Congratulations to our newly elected baseball board members.  Pending the required background check for all volunteers, the board will be working with the current board to transition the organization and ready for tryouts in June!

Congratulations to

Director of Baseball Operations: Chad Cerveny (1 Yr appointment) lightningbaseball040@gmail.com

Executive Officer of Baseball Operations: Billy Fiala

Accountant of Baseball Operations:  Sean Trotter

Administrator of Baseball Operations: Erin Jones


Powerhouse Info

The Powerhouse address:  10922 S. Old 36th Street  Bellevue

Powerhouse schedule available at



Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a fundraising opportunity for our parents to get a kickback on Amazon sales.  By using this application, we can help reduce the budget and lower overall player fees.



Trying to contact one of our Lightning teams?

If you have questions about the baseball program/teams, send an email to lightningbaseball040@gmail.com to be put in contact with our staff.

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