BASEBALL TRY OUTS
**ALL TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD AT THE EASTLAKE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL FIELD**
34301 Stevens Blvd.. Eastlake, Ohio 44095
Wednesday, July 30th 5pm-830pm Field: AGES 9u-18u
Saturday, August 2nd 10am-1230pm AGES: 9u-13u and 130pm-4pm AGES: 14u-18u
Saturday, August 9th 10am-1230pm AGES: 9u-13u and 130pm-4pm AGES: 14u-18u
**Please PRE-REGISTER (see below) and email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Attn: Captains Baseball Academy, Classic Park, 35300 Vine Street, Eastlake, Ohio 44095**
GIRLS' FASTPITCH TRYOUTS
**All CSA Fastpitch Tryouts will be held at Eastlake North Softball Fields (behind the High School)**
Eastlake North High School
34301 Stevens Blvd.. Eastlake, Ohio 44095
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U
Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 12U, 14U
Saturday, August 9, 2014 4:00-6:00 PM 16U, 18U
Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 12U, 14U
Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:00-6:00 PM 16U, 18U
* Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to check-in or register *
** Pre-registration is recommended to speed up the check-in process on the day of try-outs. Please download one of the forms below, and then send your completed form to email@example.com **
Congratulations to the Navy 16u CSA Team, who won the Grand River Shootout! (left). They were also Runners Up at the Big Red Blast Tournament! (right) Nice job to all players and coaches!
The CBA 15u won their second tournament in the Silver Bracket at The Buckeye Elite Tournament this past weekend.
We are very excited to get any news, stats or accalades up on our website for our academy baseball and softball players! Please email any news/articles to firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned for daily/weekly updates.
When it comes to playing in the 2014 Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic, West Geauga’s Andrew Centrackio is excited for one more opportunity to showcase his skills. He’s even more eager to help raise money for The Wounded Warrior Project.
“It’s humbling,” he said. “This game’s for charity, so as far as accomplishment, hopefully I can do my own part to raise money for The Wounded Warrior Project. It’s more about them than any of us.”
The all-star game likely will be the final game of Centrackio’s career, as he does not plan to play ball Mercyhurst University, where he will study Criminal Justice.
He is considering walking on to the team. He said he will miss the sport too much to not play.
”It’s sad to see it all come to an end,” he said. “Mike [Koller] and Matt [Byron] are two of five kids I’ve been playing with all my life. This final game with them will be a good way to end on a positive note, and an enjoyable one at that.”
Centrackio and his West Geauga teammates, Koller and Byron, will represent the Air Force All-Stars in the game, which will be held at Kenston High School on June 29.
Although he has played baseball most of his life and has many fond memories of playing the game, Centrackio recalled one of his favorites.
It dates back to 2009 when he won a Great Lakes Baseball League championship game against Kenston.
“We were 13 and it was with all the players I’ve played with my whole life,” he added. “It was fun. Just those memories, memories made with these guys and it was fun.”
Another is having played with his twin brother, Joe, every step of the way.
“I’m going to miss winning games with my twin brother and about four other guys that I’ve played ball with my whole life,” he said. “I consider them family. So many memories made; so many tournaments on the weekends that we’ve played together. Looking back on it, it was just fun.”
by OHIO VARSITY.com
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(Thanks to Mike LeVan for sharing this youtube clip)
Brandon Jaces-Gilmour Academy 2014 and 18u CBA Pitcher/1B
Gilmour Academy’s Brandon Jaces ’14, son of Jeffrey and Bernadette Jaces of Concord, Ohio, signed a letter of commitment to play baseball for Gannon University in Erie, Pa., beginning in the fall of 2014. Gannon is a NCAA Division II institution that competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) within the West Division. Jaces, who is a pitcher for Gilmour, plans to major in business and communications with a minor in Spanish.
“I chose Gannon because from my first phone call through my visits, I felt comfortable with the coaches and their interest in me, as well as their desire to groom student-athletes to reach their full potential academically and athletically,” said Jaces, “I’m looking forward to the academic challenges of college and playing at the collegiate level.”
While at Gilmour, Jaces was a four-year member of the baseball program. He was also a member of Honor Council, Tobit Ministry, the Courage 2 Act Crew and was an International ambassador. Academically, he was on the Honor Roll all four years.
“Brandon is an exceptional young man,” said Gilmour Associate Director of Athletics Kristy Booher. “I’ve had the privilege of getting to know him throughout the past four years as he’s matured into a young adult. Gannon has not only gained a good student and athlete, but also a quality young man who no doubt will make the Gilmour community proud.”
Jaces will graduate from Gilmour Academy on May 25 at the school’s Athletic Center at 11 a.m.
Darwin Bell to Thomas More College
Darwin Bell announced his decision to attend Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY, 10 minutes south of downtown Cincinnati, OH. Bell is a Senior centerfielder for the Shaker Heights High School Red Raiders (Shaker Heights, OH) and will play this summer for the Captains Baseball Academy18U based at Classic Park (Eastlake, OH). He intends to play outfield for the Thomas More Saints of the Presidents Athletic Conference, with a 31-16 record in 2013 which included an NCAA Division III Mideast Regional appearance. Bell plans to major in Biology including studies at Thomas More's unique Field Biology Station on the Ohio River. Bell is a Thomas More Dean's Scholarship recipient and will also play percussion in the Saints Marching Band.
Congratulations to Darwin Bell-Shaker Heights High School and CBA 18u Outfielder who signed to play baseball with Thomas More College
Thomas More College