8U - Birth year 2010 or 2011
10U - Birth year 2008 or 2009
12U - Birth year 2006 or 2007
14U - Birth year 2004 or 2005
TRAVEL-LITE (RECREATIONAL LEAGUE)*
D1 - Current PreK-1st Graders (must be 5 years of age by Sept 1, 2018 to participate)
D2 - Current 2nd & 3rd Graders
Maggie Ferril, a 4th grader at Orono Intermediate School, placed 2nd in the 2018 Minnesota Twins Baseball Skills competition!
Nearly 1,000 boys and girls ages six to fourteen participated in the competition consisting of batting, fielding, throwing and running skills. At the conclusion of the summer, the top ten finishers in each age category were invited to compete in the Champions Day finals.
This year Champions Day was held at Target Field on Saturday, September 22. Ferril qualified for the finals when she attended the Twins Camp in Delano last August, impressing coaches with her skill level in all four categories. Ferril competed in the 4th grade bracket and finished strong, taking 2nd place overall in the competition.
The PWYSA Summer Sizzler tournament was held in Plymouth on July 14. All three D2 (machine-pitch) Orono teams participated: the Orono Bombers sponsored by Twin City Seed, the Orono Shooting Stars sponsored by Lake Community Bank, and the Orono Electric Bats sponsored by Studio M Interiors.
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D1 - Current PreK-1st Graders (must be 5 years of age by Sept 1, 2018 to participate). Players may hit off a stationary batting tee or from a pitch by the coach, depending on ability. No scores will be recorded or standings kept. We rotate through the full lineup for batting so every player bats each inning, regardless of whether there are any "outs". These teams play other Orono D1 teams and a few other nearby schools, and games are limited to one hour. Home practices and games are typically at Rainbow Park in Maple Plain.
D2 - Current 2nd & 3rd Graders. Machine-pitch.
In this recreational league, fundamental skills and rules of the game are taught. The coach will pitch to each of the batters on his or her own team using a pitching machine. The teams do keep score, so "outs" count, but stealing bases is not permitted. The teams play other Orono D2 teams, as well as nearby schools. This is a great way to learn the game and improve skills.
In the past, practices and home games for the D2 players are typically on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Orono Discovery Center in Maple Plain. Games typically start at 6:30, and practice start times vary by coach, but usually start between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Orono Baseball Association has partnered with PraeVeni SBC in Eden Prairie (www.YouthHeartCheck.com) to make available a state-of-the-art preventative heart screening that ensures the safety and wellness of our players, and OBA shared this offer with Orono Softball Association! We have secured a reduced cost of $69 per screening (a $30 savings), and we strongly encourage you to schedule a discounted screening to confirm the health of ALL your children’s hearts. Learn more.
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