News

We will be hosting our next board meeting in conjunction with our annual meeting next Wednesday, September 19.  The meeting will be at 6:00pm at RE/MAX by the Lake, 449 Upton Drive in St. Joseph.  This is in the Edgewater Business Center.  All SJBA families are welcome to attend.  If you have any interest in joining the board or becoming more involved with SJBA, please stop by.


Pony Game Schedule:

Field 4 Coloma

9/9   10:00

9/16  6:00

9/23  6:00

9/30  10:00

10/7  2:00

Majors Game Schedule:

Field 1 Coloma

9/9    1:00 Rec       3:00 Grizzlies

9/16  1:00 Rec       3:00 Grizzlies

9/23  11:00 Rec     1:00 Grizzlies   3:00 Grizzlies

9/30  11:00 Rec     1:00 Grizzlies

10/7  3:00 Rec       5:00 Grizzlies


2018 Fall Ball Registration

It's time for FALL BALL!

Available for players ages 9-14 (age as of May 1, 2018)

$35 registration fee (includes t-shirt)

We will be participating in Coloma's Fall Baseball League. 
Games will be in Coloma on Sundays running from September 9 through October 14 (6th week used only if rainout).

Online registration only.
Please click below to register.

Fall Ball Registration


Congratulations to our 2018 SJBA All-Star Tournament Champions!

7U-Howard Township
8U-Paw Paw
10U-Buchanan
12U-Dowagiac


2018 SJBA All Star Tournament

Wells Field, 2200 S. State St., St. Joseph

4 Age Divisions

12U    Live Pitch and Lead Offs on 50/70 Field

10U, 8U, 7U    Machine Pitch

Don’t delay.  Participation limited to the first 6 teams registered in each division.

July 9  —  July 15

3 Game Minimum             No Parking or Gate Fees    Awards to First Place Teams

$225 Early Bird Team Registration through June 28     $275 after June 29

Recreational League All Star Teams Only, No Travel Teams

Questions? 

Contact: Lars Petzke 369-369-6348 commissioner@sjba.us SJBA.us

Checks Payable to:   SJBA

Mail to:   SJBA, Attn: All Stars, PO BOX 253, St. Joseph, MI 49085

 

 

 


       2018 SJBA Opening Day             

        Sunday ● April 29, 2018        11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ● Wells Field

              Come Eat at the Ball Fields!                                                                                                                                                                We will have hot dogs and walking tacos for sale in the Majors Field concession stand starting at 11:30.

             Want to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch?  Raffle Tickets will be sold for $1 each with all                         funds going to SJBA.  Tickets will be sold at the sign in table and concession stand from 11:30.                   The winning ticket will be chosen during the Opening Ceremony and the winning child will be                       called up to throw the first pitch.  Please write your name on the back of the tickets you purchase.

            11:00am - 11:30pm: Signup for Events & Food Service Begins!                                                  Sign Up 11:00–11:30 at the tables beyond the Majors outfield fence.  Participation is not mandatory, but encouraged.                      It’s a lot of fun!

           11:30am – 1:00pm: Competition Events

           1:15pm: Opening Ceremony                                                                                                             Teams Gather at Majors Field, National Anthem & Flag Raising, Awards, Team Intros, Ceremonial First Pitch

           2:00pm – 3:00pm:  Team Mini-Games

           Competition Events Details:                                                                                                                              The Top 3 per division in each event will receive an award after the National Anthem.                                                                         Running-around the bases for speed.  Hitting-scored 5 swings off machine.  Throwing-for distance.

            4-5 / Instructional (Running Only)   and   5-6 / A League Players:

Schedule

Event

Field Location

11:40 – 12:10

Hitting

Rookie

12:10 – 12:30

Throwing

Rookie

12:30 – 12:50

Base Running

Rookie

12:50 – 1:00

    Run the Bases for Fun Instructional Only

Instructional Players on Rookie Field

 

              7-8 / AA League Players:

Schedule

Event

Field Location

11:40 – 12:10

Hitting

Minor

12:10 – 12:30

Base Running

Major

12:30 – 1:00

Throwing

Major

        

              9-10 / AAA League Players:

Schedule

Event

Field Location

11:40 – 12:00

Throwing

Major

12:00 – 12:30

Hitting

Minor

12:30 – 1:00

Base Running

Major

 

             11-12 / Major League Players:

Schedule

Event

Field Location

11:40 – 12:00

Base Running

Major

12:00 – 12:30

Throwing

Major

12:30 – 1:00

Hitting

Minor


Don't miss the annual spaghetti dinner and meet the team night tomorrow at 6pm.  The dinner takes place at SJHS.  Tickets are $10 at the door.  $5 for kids 3-5.  Free for kids 2 and under.  Come meet your coaches and new teammates.  A big THANK YOU to our 2018 sponsors!

 


Important Dates to Remember:

  • Saturday, February 24

   Player clinic at St. Joseph High School (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./ $5 at the door)

  • Saturday, March 17

               Player clinic at St. Joseph High School (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./ $5 at the door)

  • Wednesday, March 21

Spaghetti Fundraiser Night at St. Joseph High School  6:00 p.m.   (Eat some food $10/ person, meet your   coaches, & get your uniform)

  • March 26, 28 & April 3, 5

               Group practices begin at Wells Field.  (watch for an email from your coach)

  • April 9

Official Team practices begin at Wells Field  (coaches will let you know what day and time)

  • April 13-15

               Field Clean Up Weekend @ Wells  (Come any time Fri after 12:00p, Sa-Sun after 8:00a)

  • April 29

Opening Ceremonies @ Wells (fun contests, delicious food for purchase, & FUN)

  • April 30

Give back night @ Silver Beach Pizza  (Eat here tonight  and 10% of the sales goes back to SJBA.)

  • May 19-20 All Star Tryouts


Mark your calendars!  We will be hosting live sign ups at the St. Joe Dairy Queen on these nights:

Wednesday, January 31           Tuesday, February 6            Monday, February 12

All three registration nights will be from 5:30-7:00pm. 

Dairy Queen is located at 2901 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph.  

DQ will be donating 20% of proceeds during our sign ups back to SJBA.

Online registration will be live and available until February 12 here on our site.

Boys and girls ages 4-14, born between 4/30/03 and 5/1/14, are eligible to play in our leagues.

Meet the Team/Spaghetti Fundraiser night at SJHS will take place on Wednesday, March 21.


IMPROVE WELLS FIELD OCT13th-15th (YOUR HELP NEEDED)

 

Please come lend a hand and help work on improving the fields at Wells Field October 13th-15th

 

Many of us have fond memories of playing ourselves or just watching the neighborhood kids play ball here over the past 60+ years.  Wells Field has been a source of pride for the city for decades. 

 

Wells has seen some wear and tear and is now in need of some love and rejuvenation!  SJBA would appreciate any time, materials or cash donations that can be put towards this venture.  Wells belongs to all of us, not just SJBA.  Come whenever you can with whomever you can.  Bring gloves, trash bags, rakes, branch trimmers, shovels, buckets, wheelbarrows, ladders, scrapers, paint brushes, rollers, friends, family, neighbors, kids, etc. Of special need are the time and talents of electrical and roofing contractors for two large projects on site.

 

12:00 noon Friday, October 13th until dark

 

8:00 am Saturday, October 14th until 4:00 pm

 

8:00 am Sunday, October 15th until 4:00 pm

 

Come for a project or stay all morning. Lots to do!

Questions and/or donations (cash or checks to SJBA) can be directed to Lars Petzke at 269-369-6348 or Lars@PetzkeTeam.com, or dropped off at RE/MAX by the Lake, 449 Upton Dr., St. Joseph, between the hours of 9a-5p, M-F, until Thursday October 12.  Obviously, SJBA would graciously accept donations at any time of the year, as this is the start of a multi-year project for the park.  We appreciate all of our friends and neighbors who have donated and sponsored us in the past and those will do so in the future.  Thank you!!!

 

- SJBA

 

 


2017 FALL BASEBALL IS HERE!

 

SJBA Families, we are again offering a Fall Baseball opportunity for our SJBA players and we are looking for those interested to register here on our website by AUGUST 20th. Once we see what our numbers are by age, we will decide exactly how we will group our kids, total number of teams, and what age levels we will offer.

 

Our older players will again be playing in a live pitch league in Coloma. Games will be every Sunday beginning September 10th and continuing for five weeks on Sundays only (this could extend a 6th week if a rain out occurs). There will be two divisions.  Pony and Major.  We encourage our players ranging in age from 9-14 to consider one of these groups.

 

For any of our younger players who have already played with SJBA, we are looking at creating a fundamental, clinic style program that will also meet for five Sundays beginning September 10th. This group will be at Wells Field in St Joe. This group may include some scrimmages as well - but will mainly be designed as another fun opportunity to get out on the field and improve skills and love of baseball. 

 

Cost will be $35 per player. Registration will occur here on our website only.

 

Questions - please contact:

 

Nicole Coar

Commissioner

 

SJBA - St Joseph Baseball Association

E: commissioner@sjba.us

P: 269-369-4707


THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEASON

 

The Regular Season is Complete!

Thank you to our parents, coaches, umpires, and our PLAYERS! Another great season in the books, with Instructional (4s), A League (5/6), AA League (7/8), AAA League (9/10), Major League (11/12) and Pony League (13/14) all wrapping up their seasons.

 

CONGRATS TO THE CHAMPIONS!

AA League - PHILLIES win the League Tournament

AAA League - RANGERS finish with best record

MAJOR League - BREWERS win the League Tournament

Be sure to click the correct tab as AA or MAJORS on the link. 

AA LEAGUE home visitor field time result
semifinal #1 ROYALS WHITE SOX  MINOR  9:30 am Royals win 
semifinal #2 PHILLIES METS  MINOR  10:45 am  Phillies win
championship  ROYALS   PHILLIES  MINOR  12:30 pm  Phillies win

 

MAJOR LEAGUE home visitor field time result
pool #1 (3 inn.)  METS   RED SOX   MAJOR   9:00 am   Red Sox 2-1
pool #2 (3 inn.)  RED SOX   BREWERS   MAJOR   10:00 am Red Sox 16-3 
pool #3 (3 inn.)  BREWERS   METS   MAJOR   11:00 am   Brewers 12-4
championship  Top Seed   2nd Seed   MAJOR   12:30 pm Brewers 23-14 

 

PLAY BALL!

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Registration time is running out!

 

Registration is coming to an end soon.  Don't miss out.  Our last in person sign up night is Monday at Dairy Queen from 5:30-7:00pm.  Online registration can be found at SJBA.us.  Online registration also ends Monday.  Sign up before the $25 late fee kicks in.

 


 

   

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