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DUE TO THE RAINOUT WEEKEND OF SEPT 26 & 27TH AND THE SECOND GAMES RAINOUT SUNDAY ON SEPT 20TH, THE FALL BASEBALL SCHEDULE HAS BEEN CHANGED, REVISED, UPDATED AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE FALL SEASON. THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING AND PRINTING. JUST CLICK ON THE FALL BASEBALL 2009 MENU TAB TO THE LEFT AND THEN CLICK ON HANDOUTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
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2010 Spikes Tryout Date Announced ! ! !The Southern Indiana Spikes tournament baseball organization is pleased to announce our upcoming “open” try-outs for the 2010 season. Ages 8 thru 12U team try-outs will be held at Yelig Park in Santa Claus, Indiana on Saturday, August 22nd. The Try-out session start times (CST) are as follows 8U @ 9:00 AM, …9U&10U @ 10:30 AM, …11U&12U @ 12:30 PM. The age requirement is your age as of May 1st, 2010. Please sign-in / register at least thirty minutes prior to your respective try out start time. There will be a $10 try-out fee payable at registration. For more information about Spikes Baseball please visit our website at southernindianaspikes.com. Or you can contact Brad Fella @ (812) 544-3045 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions to the baseball complex for try-outs, just click on "Field Locations" on the left menu.
If you wish, you may contact any of our current team coaches about tryouts. Their contact information is listed under the "Board of Directors" in the main menu to the left.
The 12- U Spikes team recently won the Baseball Players Association World Series in Owensboro KY. The team participated in the four day event July 30- August 2nd. There were 21 teams in their age group from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. The first game on Thursday morning was against the Michigan Beach Bums, a team that finished 5th in the Michigan State tournament; the Spikes beat the Beach Bums in 5 innings, 8-0. Tyler Ward and Ben Sellers teamed up to throw a no hitter for the game. Next up were the Midwest Gloves, a team that the Spikes played last year in Noblesville IN at the Midwest Championships. This time there was a different out come, the Spikes beat the Gloves 12-1. Next up was the Indiana Nitroz on Saturday morning. The Spike played great defense with a tremendous offensive outburst against a really high quality opponent beating them 16-3. Then the came the big show down in the semi finals against the Lids Indiana Bulls, a storied program that has been in existence since 1990. The Bulls produce a 12-U through 18-U program each year. This organization has produced 98 players drafted by professional baseball and over 260 collage players. The Spikes played one of our best games against the high quality organization beating the Bulls 4-1. This left only the Spikes and the Murray Bucs, these two teams have played three times this year with the Spike having the slight advantage 2-1. The game started well with Scoring 1 run in the first and 1 in the second. Jarred Luebbe pitched a one hitter for the complete game win 5-0.
For the tournament the Spike racked up 45 runs while only allowing 5, going undefeated 5-0. Defensively, they only committed 4 errors for the entire tournament. The Spikes end their 2009 season with a 30-9 record.
This is the second time that this team has won the B.P.A World Series. Previously they came through the loser’s bracket in 2006 to beat the Evansville Spikes twice. Six of these kids have been together since they were 8 years old. They have a record of 163 wins and only 51 losses, with two state championships as well. They have competed in 48 tournaments since 2005 and have placed 1st or 2nd in 38 of the 48 tournaments.
The 11U Spikes team had a successful first tournament for 2009. They played Easter weekend at the Spring Slam in Owensboro, Kentucky. They went 3-1 in the tournament and finished runner-up overall in the 11U division. In their first game, they defeated the Southern Indiana Rookies 13-3. In game two they defeated the E-town Shock 4-1 and in game 3 they defeated the rookies 11-0. In their final game they lost to the Shock 11-2. The team had several good hits and plays throughout the day and the team really enjoyed themselves. It was good weekend!
BPA D&B SPRING SLAM
OWENSBORO, KY. APRIL 11, 2009
12-U Tournament Champions
The 12-U team played a Round Robin tournament format April 11th at Panther Creek Park in Owensboro KY. The team went undefeated to win the tournament. First beating their friendly rivals the Extreme 7-4. They played well and staged a late rally to make the game a little closer in the end with Tyler Ward pitching a complete game.
Next came the River City Rockers lead by Chad Sneider. The Spikes bats seemed to come alive for the first time this year against their long time friends from the South. Cody Seifrig hit his first career Grand Slam in the bottom of the second inning and the game finished 18-0 in three innings.
In the final game of the day the Spikes played the McLean County Cougars, a newly formed team with some familiar faces. The game ended in three innings with the Spikes winning14-0.
Way to go 12U !!!