Michigan Travel Baseball

18U Team Tryouts and Looking for Player Notices

NOTE TO PLAYERS: MTB recommends that you contact the team prior to the scheduled tryout. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change at any time. Informing a team of your interest allows them to contact you in case of any changes. Good luck!


A player's league age is determined by the player's age on April 30th.

Brighton Bulldogs 18U
City/Area:Brighton League:KVBSA
Contact:Mike Baitinger
586-943-0196
mbaitinger@yahoo.com
Team Info: A coach will contact players whether they are chosen or not within one week after the last day of tryouts.

All players selected for a team will pay a player fee of $500 for baseball and $450 for softball.

Fee covers the cost of uniforms, field maintenance and preparation, insurance, gym fees for off season training, fundraising, league fees and umpire fees.

Players may also be asked to take part in additional fundraising activities.

We participate in KVBSA and play teams from Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and participate in weekend tournaments throughout the state.

Travel teams play a 30 40 game schedule (including tournaments) starting in early April and playing into July.

If you are interested in coaching or know someone who is interested, contact Mike Baitinger
Tryout Notes:To be eligible for a place on the travel team in your age group, you must attend one session, but both sessions are strongly recommended.
Please show up regardless of the weather.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
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Great Lakes Cardinals Elite 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Dan Hejka, Sr
734-776-3918
cardscoach138@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Cardinals program has been high successful for 7 seasons winning numerous tournaments, State Championships and World Series runners-up over the years.

This past season we won 3 tournaments and runners- up in another playing the very highest competition in the Midwest.

Our plans for the 2014 season is to again play the highest level competition. We plan to play 6-8 tournaments, approximately half of those will be out of town.

We are also focusing on College Showcase events to expose our players to dozens of college scouts in the Midwest.
Tryout Notes:Please contact Dan for preregistration so I have an approximate head count on how many players to expect.
Again please contact me at cardscoach138@yahoo.com to hold your son's spot at tryout or to ask any questions. If you leave your phone number I will call you back and be glad to talk to you.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/9/2014TBA TBA
8/10/2014
Rain date or invitation only. Confirm before attending.
TBA TBA

Grossi Baseball 18U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
586-980-0049
welchmatthew4@gmail.com
Team Info:Grossi Baseball is one of Michigans oldest and most successful travel baseball programs. We are looking for dedicated and hard working players to continue our tradition of excellence.

Indoor training runs from Nov.1-March 31 and our outdoor season runs from April 1 - Mid July.

2015 will feature Grossi teams traveling to Cooperstown Dreams Park, The Ripken Experience, and Baseball Nationals just to name a few.

Most tournaments will be USSSA with a few AABC.
Tryout Notes:Specific details will be posted on the Grossi Baseball website.

Huron Valley Rebels 18U
City/Area:Milford, Highland, White Lake, Commerce League:KVBSA
Contact:Derek Cleasby
248-876-5791
DLCleas@gmail.com
Team Info:We have a strong returning core of players eligible for 17U and are looking to add players.

High School level pitching experience is a plus. We will consider pitcher only candidates if that fits your needs. Current plan is to play a 18U KVBSA schedule of approximately 10 games.

We will play 5 tournament focused on high level competition and college exposure. Depending on the final selection of players we will play at the 17U and/or 18U level.

Off season training will start in January and run until HS season start utilizing the Huron Valley training facilities and cages.
Tryout Notes:Pre-registration is requested. Please send player name, birth date, position(s), high school and 2014 team information.
Please arrive at tryouts 30 minutes prior to start time.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/4/201406:00 PM - 08:00 PM Milford High School
2380 South Milford Road, Highland

Metro Detroit Athletics 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:John Wright
734-612-9452
mdabaseball@gmail.com
Team Info:Metro Detroit Athletics is a elite program in south east Michigan. We play all showcase tournaments in the midwest.

Our program was established in 2007 and has sent over fifty players on to play college baseball. Our coaching staff is all former collegiate and pro baseball players.

This team is for the serious goal orientated high school player looking to play college baseball!

Visit MDA Baseball on Facebook.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/3/201404:00 PM - 06:00 PM Canton High School
8415 N Canton Center Rd, Canton

Michigan Blue Jays 18U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
Contact:
Team Info:The organization will focus on Sportsmanship, Teamwork, development and fundamentals.
Tryout Notes:Registration starts at 8:00 AM. Visit web site for more information.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
7/27/201409:00 AM EMU Recreation Complex
100 Westview St, Ypsilanti
8/2/201409:00 AM EMU Oestrike Stadium
N Huron Dr and N Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti

Michigan Inferno 18U
City/Area:Oakland and Macomb counties   
Contact:General Manager Gary James
586-764-9378
solid.contact50@yahoo.com
Team Info:Showcase style teams designed to get the players exposure and teach them what it takes to play college ball some day.

Most of the players on these teams come from Oakland or Macomb counties but other areas can still try out. Players must be high school or highly experienced ball players.

Inferno plays one of the toughest and most demanding schedules around because to be the best you must play the best and always challenge yourself if you have aspirations to play college baseball.

The Inferno will play 7 to 9 high level tournaments around the country to challenge the players and get them the exposure needed to get noticed by the college scouts and coaches.

We have top coaches and training facility to get the players ready in the off season and the instruction and advice to have success during the summer season.
Tryout Notes:Contact General Manager Gary James to register for try outs dates will be announced soon but all players must register to be eligible for try outs.

Michigan Marlins 18U
City/Area:Oakland / Macomb   
Contact:Steve
248-943-9543
elitesports2011@yahoo.com
Team Info:Summer travel team. 5-6 tournments per summer. Also we play fall baseball wood bat league. We have practice Jan thru Mar at our indoor practice facility.
Tryout Notes:Contact us via email for fall and summer workout times. Llooking for dedicated players to join core players. All positions open. Great group of players.

Michigan Nationals 18U
City/Area:Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor League:KVBSA
Contact:Ryan Taylor
michigannationalsbaseball@gmail.com

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/2/201405:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville
8/3/201405:00 PM Beck Fields
10200 Beck Rd, Belleville

Michigan Strategy 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit League:League MI
Contact:Craig Cotter
313-995-8452
craigcotter@michiganstrategy.com
Team Info:Michigan Strategy will be entering its 3rd year as an organization. We feature NON-PARENT Coaching by some of the best High School coaches as well as Highly Decorated former College players.

We have our own facility, Skillbuilder Batters Box, www.skillbuildertraining.com. You have access to that facility if you make the team in addition to your team practices
Tryout Notes:Visit our website for tryout details.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/10/201402:30 PM - 05:30 PM Edsel Ford High School
20601 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn

Motor City Mechanics Baseball Club 18U
City/Area:Macomb County League:AABA
Contact:Joseph Zilafro
586.855.4972
jzilafro@comcast.net
Team Info:We play AAA/Elite tournaments, AABA independent federation and fall league, 45 - 50 games.

We are coached by college players (Cam Walker - Wayne State, Pat Dulapa Mount Union) and high school varsity head coaches.

We have the best facilities in Macomb County; Fraser Varsity Field, De La Salle BRAC and Total Soccer.
Tryout Notes:Tryouts are every practice / week. All positions considered.

Shelby Chiefs 18U
City/Area:Macomb and Oakland Township League:MABF
Contact:Mark Moehlig
586-243-1175
dtitan5@yahoo.com
Team Info:The Shelby Chiefs are looking to accumulate players who would like to improve in order to better prepare themselves for a highschool or college situation.

We will be playing in the A division in the MABF along with tournaments located on college campuses. Mark Moehlig is currently the head baseball coach at Utica High.

He is from the area and has experience playing baseball in college. We are looking for players that will be playing Varsity baseball for their respective high school.
Tryout Notes:Please call to discuss possible tryout.

Tryout Schedule:
DateTimeLocation
8/5/201407:30 PM - 09:00 PM Utica High School
47255 Shelby Rd, Shelby Township