The St. Cloud Blue Sox have announced 2018 rosters for teams at the 9U, 10U, 11U, 13U, 14U and 15U levels. They were compiled off tryouts held Sept. 17 and 19.
A roster for a potential team at 12U is still being completed and will be posted soon.
The teams are as follows, with players in alphabetical order:
15U -- Bradyn Belfanz, Matt Friesen, Spencer Gustin, Logan Haselkamp, John Hawkins, Tom Hoffman, Brady Kenning, Josh Lanctot, Zachary Leibold, Caleb Leintz, Mason Myllykangas, Jack Pelzel, Andrew Rott and Drew Schroeder. (Head coach: Adam Lanctot)
14U -- Vincent Bertram, Luke Boettcher, Henry Bulson, Nikhail Gulati, Brandon Hemmer, John Kaczor, Jaden Mendel, James Nyberg, Peyton Randall, Andrew Roggeman and Joshua Russell. (Head coach: Ruth Kaczor)
13U -- William Allenspach, Brock Brown, Andrew Finneman, Tim Gohman, John Kinzer, Sawyer Nelson, Arik Nikolas, Ryder Petersen, Brayden Schmitz, Alex Schroeder, Tanner Staller, Bryce Vasek and Jake Voth. (Head coach: Kevin Allenspach)
11U -- Sam Carper, Jack Gagliardi, Cade Keske, Noah Kinzer, Jacob Lauermann, Sebastian Layer, Harrison Phillips, Jackson Sheetz, Charlie Streit, Spencer Swenson, Devon Tomala and Jace Wucherer. (Head coach: Izzy Carper)
10U -- Cooper Buttenhoff, Charlie Dolan, Howie Doke, Andrew Doschadis, Carter Heiser, Evan Lamberg, Ryan Liebrenz, Lincoln O'Donnell, Jack Staller, Trak Swenson, Tristan Thyen and Carter Whaley. (Head coach: Dan Heiser)
9U -- Keenan Carlson, Theran Carlson, Nicholas Doschadis, Peyton Golly and Benjamin Marohl. (A supplemental tryout for 9U players will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. March 24 at Acceleration Sports Center, 335 Industrial Boulevard, in Sauk Rapids.
One of many dozens of prospective players participates in the St. Cloud Blue Sox annual tryout on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Hidden Lake Park in St. Augusta. A supplemental tryout was Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Whitney C-2.
9U - $150; 10U & 11U - $325; 12U & 13U - $350; 14U & 15U - $375
Fees cover the costs of playing travel baseball: Field rental, umpires, registration for tournaments and the Gopher State Baseball League, baseballs and insurance. For more about the GSBL, visit www.myas.org.
The St. Cloud Travel Baseball Association (SCTBA) began in 2006 (incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2008) as an initiative to provide St. Cloud area youth an opportunity to challenge themselves to become better baseball players, better athletes and better people by playing competitive baseball.
SCTBA is a competitive travel baseball program for kids who want to experience a higher level of competition, furthering their development while having fun in a disciplined environment. This is not a recreational (house) league. Our teams play surrounding communities in league play. SCTBA has experienced tremendous growth since 2006 when we fielded one 11U team. In the 2016 season, we had teams competing at all age-levels from 9U to 14AAA.
The St. Cloud Blue Sox compete in the Gopher State Baseball League providing St. Cloud area kids the most competitive and challenging baseball experience. Since 2006, our teams have qualified for and won state championships at many age levels. Our goal is to develop well-balanced teams with kids playing at the level best-suited for their ability.
The St. Cloud Travel Baseball Association would like to thank the Minnesota Twins Community Fund for supporting the Blue Sox with a Coaching Grant for the 2014 season. This grant allowed us to help with the expenses of student-coaches.
The St. Cloud Blue Sox offer competitive travel baseball opportunities for players ages 9 to 15.
Since the program's inception, almost 700 players have appeared in uniform for the Blue Sox.
If you're interested in learning more about the organization, and to make sure you are notified as to our tryouts in the fall, contact a board member using the information under the "Board" link at the top of this page.
If you are a player from a neighboring community and wish to play Blue Sox Travel Baseball, you are eligible to play without waiver if your home community does not provide you a Gopher State opportunity (such as if you don't make their Gopher State travel team(s) or your home community does not have a team at your age level). However, in order to play Blue Sox Travel Baseball without waiver, you must at least try out for your home community's team. If you do not try out for your home community's Gopher State Travel team, you may not play Blue Sox Travel Baseball without a waiver from your home community.