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
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:

Great Lakes Cardinals Elite 18U
City/Area:Metro Detroit   
Contact:Dan Hejka, Sr
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:
8/9/2014TBA TBA
Rain date or invitation only. Confirm before attending.

Grossi Baseball 18U
City/Area:Genesee County League:KVBSA
Contact:Matthew Welch
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.

Michigan Blue Jays 18U
City/Area:All Areas League:KVBSA
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:
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
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   
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

Tryout Schedule:
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
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:
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
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.