News and Announcements
No announcements have been posted yet for Spikes Baseball Teams 2008.
On June 8-9-10, the Spikes 13U team traveled to St. Louis and participated in the USSSA Open/AAA tournament at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. With 16 teams entered in the 13U division, this made for a very competitive tournament. The bracketing was set up to where only the top eight teams in pool play out of the sixteen would qualify for the championship round. The boys were able to earn a berth to the championship round by going 2-1 in pool play and only allowing a total of six runs in all three pool games. The team won their first bracket game against the Pontiac Illinois Tomahawks 6-0. This moved them to the semi-final game vs. the St. Louis Heaters. The Heaters jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the boys battled back to come within one run before the falling 6-2 in the end with time running out. Even though they failed to make the championship game, they finished in the top four of a sixteen team field and had a very well played, competitive tournament. Way to go Spikes 13U!!! (sorry, no pic available!)
The 11U Southern Indiana Spikes finished second in the April 28-29 and May 12-13 BPA baseball tournaments held in Owensboro, Kentucky. Left to right front row: Drew Grass, Dugan Kippenbrock, Kaden Kratzer (bat boy), Zach Zoglman, and Logan Wilkerson. Left to right middle row: Jame Ramsey, Devon Merder, Jared Luebbe, Grant Robinson, Kody Gogel, Malin Webb, and Justin Crane. Left to right back row: Coaches Dean Merder, Keith Zoglman, John Grass and Stacy Kratzer.
The 12U Southern Indiana Spikes finished second in the May 12-13 Mothers Day BPA baseball tournament held in Owensboro, Kentucky. Left to right front row: Coach Obie Day, Brian Arnold, Patrick Heacock, Derek Kippenbrock, Matt Waggoner, Travis Fleisher, Nathan Sult, and Coach Bob Waggoner. Left to right back row: Team Manager Scott Fleisher, Austin Kunz, Brayden Maikranz, Dayne Seibert, Jonah Day, Tyler Edmiston and Coach Steve Seibert.
The 10-U Spikes finished undefeated in the rain-delayed Spring Shootout tourney on the weekend of April 14-15th in Owensboro, Ky.. The tournament format was altered to a single elimination tournament after a rained out Saturday. The 10U team drew a bye in the first round, then faced the River City Rockers in the second round defeating them to earn a shot at the championship. The team then faced the Ky. Miken Elite for the first place hardware. Jumping out to a 6-0 lead, the Miken team was playing well. The Spikes made a late top of the 6th inning come back to take the lead. Then, with good pitching and a great over the shoulder diving catch by Damon Wilmes in the last inning, the team held on to win the game and BPA Spring Shootout tournament. This 1st place finish qualified the 10U team for the 2007 10U World Series and a chance to defend their last years B.P.A. World Series 2006 title. (No Spring Shootout team pic currently available)