Baseball

PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON
Name: Chris Benjes
Phone: 443-640-4400/410-929-2365
E-mail: cbenjes@comcast.net
Forest Hill Baseball - located in beautiful Harford County, Maryland!
 
  

All games for 10/8/2017 are rained out

 

TRAVEL BASEBALL FOR SPRING 2018

Interested in 8U through 12U Spring Travel Baseball?  Click here to be registered for Fall Workouts that begin this fall.  Travel teams for 8U thru 12U will have final selections in February, but we plan to start working out with potential team members and coaches in the fall to get players in shape for our tryouts in February.  These workouts are open to all and there is no cost to register.


 

10U:  The 2018 10U Forest Hill Express tryouts will be held February 3-4, 2018 at the Harford Sports indoor complex.  In preparation for the tryout a number of open session fall workouts will be held at the Forest Hill Rec Complex.  The initial session was held September 16th at 10AM on Field 8 (Forest Lakes ES).  Additional sessions are:

10/28 - Forest Lakes Elementary School - Field 8 - 10AM
11/4 - Forest Lakes Elementary School - Field 8 - 10AM

 

The plan is to also include indoor sessions in the lead up to the February tryouts with times and locations to be determined.  Click here to register for these events if you are interested in signing up.  There is no cost to register for the fall workouts.  For any additional questions regarding the 10U team please contact Al Dooling at 443-286-7505 or aldooling@verizon.net.

 


The 2018 9U Forest Hill Express tryouts will officially be held February 3, 2018 at the Harford Sports indoor complex.  Click here to register for this event if you are interested in signing up.  Any player who will be age 9 on/by April 30, 2018 is invited.   There is no cost to register for this workout.  Contact Scott Kalista for details:  kalistaent@aol.com.


12U Express: The 2018 12U Forest Hill Express tryouts will be held on February 3, 2018 at the Harford Sports indoor complex.  The 12U coaches will host open workouts at the Forest Hill Rec Complex (Field #1) on Saturday, October 21st from 4pm-6pm.  There is no cost for these workouts.

The 12U Express coaches will also be holding indoor winter workouts at the Harford Sports indoor complex on the following Saturdays:  December 9th & 16th and January 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th all from 4pm-5:30pm.  These workouts are open to all.  Anyone planning on trying out for the 2018 12U Express is encouraged to participate.  The cost for these six (6) workouts is based on the number of participants but should not exceed $75pp for all 6 sessions. Payment will be due at the first session. Contact Mike Lechner for details at lech67@verizon.net or at 443.528.0030.


New Bat Certifications coming!  Just in time for Christmas!!!    Ho, Ho, Ho!

Youth Baseball in the United States is instituting a change in baseball bat construction for ages 7 though 13.  The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for play in most youth leagues.

Since Ripken, Babe Ruth, and Little League are moving to the new USA stamp certification, HCTB, CRAB, Ripken Tournaments, and MABA are moving to the USA stamp only for 13U and younger for 2018.
How does this affect you?
  1. Forest Hill Travel teams age 8U through 13U will adhere to the new USA bat certification beginning in 2018. 
  2. Forest Hill Rec teams age 7 through 12 will phase in the new bats so we will allow both 2 1/4 BPF 1.15 and USA-certified in 7-8 and 9-10 in 2018. 
  3. 11-12 would allow 2 5/8 with a BPF Stamp or USA Stamp for 2018. 
  4. Then, starting in 2019, only USA-stamped bats will be allowed in 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 Rec.  We will have team bats available for all Rec teams in 7-8 through 11-12 in 2019 that meet the USA bat standards.
  5. 14U Travel and up, 13-15 Rec and 15-19 Baseball will still require BBCOR.  No changes there from last year.

Fall Baseball Managers:

9-10 Express: Al Dooling, 443-286-7505, Field 8, Friday practices

9-10 Diamondbacks: Jared Varaly, 410-596-9343, Field 8, Thursday practices

11-12 Express: Paul Kulaga, 443-690-6635, Field 11, Thursday practices

 11-12 Diamondbacks: Johnny Manzari, 443-752-3455, Field 11, Monday practices

13-15 Tigers:Tim Keggins, 443-386-8801, Field 7, Monday practices

13-15 Mariners: Jeff Lewis, 410-808-0891, Field 7, Thursday practices

13-15 White Sox: Andy Maly-Cordell, 443-392-0835, Field 7, Wednesday practices


 


Age Group Directors for 2018:
5-6: Mark Fitch, mark.fitch1@hotmail.com
7-8: John Connelly, jconnelly725@yahoo.com
9-10: Chris Holdaway, christopher.holdaway@gmail.com, 410-937-4679  
11-12: Marty Strunkstein, mstrunkstein@gmail.com
13-15: Glenn Weaver,
15-20: Open - if interested, contact Chris

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Spring 2018 In-house Playing Schedule:

5-6: Saturdays from early April through mid-June. 
7-8: Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. , Saturday mornings through mid-June.
9-10: Mondays and Fridays at 6:00 P.M.
11-12: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 P.M.
13-15: Sunday or Monday and Wednesday evenings starting mid April
16-19: Tuesdays and Thursdays from mid May into July
(The 7-15 in-house age groups' playing season starts in early April and ends with the All-Star games in late June.)


  

Baseball Calendar of Events

Sun Nov 12 Fall Ball ends
Mon Nov 13  2018 Kickoff Baseball meeting at 7pm in FLES Activity Room
Mon Dec 11  Baseball meeting at 7pm in FLES Activity Room
Jan 1, 2018 Baseball registration for 2018 starts
Mon Jan 8 Baseball meeting at 7pm in FLES Activity Room
Sat Feb 3  9U thru 12U Travel Tryouts: 9-12 at Harford Sports 
Sat Feb 10
8U Travel Tryouts: 8-10 at Harford Sports
Sun Feb 11 8U Travel Tryouts: 8-10 at Harford Sports
Mon Feb 12 Baseball meeting at 7pm in FLES Activity Room
Sun Feb 25 New Player and Play-up evaluations: 12-3
Fri Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 Umpire Training 7-9pm in FLES Activity Room
Sun Mar 4, 11, 18 Spring Training Camp - 1-3pm at Harford Sports
Mon Mar 12 Baseball meeting at 7pm in FLES Activity Room
Sat Mar 24

Rec Drafts, Coaches Clinics, Time TBD

5-6 Baseball Uniform pickup 12-1 in FLES Activity Room

Sun Apr 1 Easter Sunday
Mon Apr 2 BB & SB Practice begins
Sun Apr 15 13-15 Rec Baseball begins
Sat Apr 21 Opening Day 2018










Forest Hill Baseball is a proud contributor to the Orioles Advocates' Cardboard to Leather (C2L) program where good, used baseball and softball equipment is provided to underprivileged youth in developing countries. Send an e-mail to cbenjes@foresthillbaseball.com if you have spare baseball equipment to donate.


The picture on the right is a team from Nicaragua sporting Forest Hill t-shirts and hats.  ----->
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(This page has been accessed Hit Counter times since 1/1/2017. We had 13600 hits in 2016, 13252 hits in 2015, 12992 hits in 2014, 14157 hits in 2013, 13159 hits in 2012, 15,586 hits in 2011, 13420 hits in 2010, 16,460 hits in 2009, 14,536 hits in 2008, 10,887 hits in 2007 and 11,720 hits in 2006.)

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