Now in our 59th year, BYB is an all-volunteer organization offering a quality baseball program for the children of Batavia and Mooseheart. Our programs serve over 1,200 players age 6 to 17 with over 90 teams. With no financial support from any local government, BYB raises funds through local sponsors, donations, and player fund raising. BYB is in constant need of adult volunteers to coach, prep fields, sell concessions, umpire games, etc. We encourage and need your assistance. BYB holds monthly board meetings (open to the public) on the second Tuesday of each month at the Batavia Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson, 7:30 PM during the off-season, 8:30 PM during the season May through July.
2016 Travel Teams Announced
BYB is proud to announce our full-time travel team rosters for the 2016 season. We will field 13 teams across six age groups (9U - 14U). Roster links are listed below or they can be found under the 'Documents' section of the site under the 'Main' button.
We would like to thank the players and parents who attended this year's tryouts. We had almost 200 players evaluated again this season.
Congratulations to those players that were selected to a team. For those that attended but were not selected, we hope to see you at our tournament team tryouts in the Spring.
Thank you to everyone that participated in BYB’s 2016 Travel tryouts on July 7-8. We had approximately 200 players attend tryouts for our 9U thru 14U teams.
BYB is pleased to announce the following Head Coaches for the 2016 season:
14U Red - Grimm and Norkus (co-head coaches)
14U Gold - Rigitano
13U Red - Oroni
13U Gold - Fegan
12U Red - Szuberla
12U Gold - Downs
12U Black - DeMask
11U Red - Bainter
11U Gold - Plauck
11U Black - Ambrose
10U Red - Surina and Shields (co-head coaches)
10U Gold - Max
9U Red - O'Connor
9U Tournament Team*
Coaches will contact players selected for teams between July 18 thru July 26. Final team rosters will be posted no later than July 26 on the BYB website. Upon notifying a player of their team selection, parents will be required to pay a $250 deposit on-line within 48 hours of being notified.
Please note:As we go through the process of contacting coaches, please be patient. Due to the large numbers of players and teams, not all players will be contacted immediately or at the same time. Please also keep information about your player’s team selection confidential (including your player) until the final rosters are posted on the BYB website.
*Tryouts for a 9U Tournament Team will be held at a later date. Tournament teams play in house and also participate on the Tournament Team. Tournament Teams play in weekend tournaments and have additional games and practices throughout the season.
Registration is now open for Fall 2015 baseball. Upcoming K-11 grades can register to play this fall. Practices will start in mid-August and the season will end mid-October. We will once again play games against Geneva and St. Charles, so this is a great way to play on different fields and meet new players in the area.
The 10U Gold team took home second place among 7 teams in the Lisle Opener Tournament April 24-26. They followed up a Friday night victory with four back-to-back games on Sunday--winning three of them before falling in the championship game.