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2023 Player Registration

The deadline for U13 through Junior Legion player registration and early bird discount registration for Minors through U12 players is December 15th.

2023 Player Registration Deadline

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Please note the following important information. This is also on the registration website.

Registration Deadlines

For the 2023 baseball season, registration for all players will be open through Dec. 15, 2022.

For upper age groups (14u +), late registrations will not be accepted except for players that move to Brookings after the deadline. Note: The 14U age division includes the Bombers Red 13U team and the Bombers White 13U/14U team.

Third through six grade athletes registering for travel baseball must complete registration by Dec. 15, 2022. Travel baseball players must also register for in-house league.

Travel Baseball Policies

Third through sixth grade athletes who do not meet the Dec. 15, 2022 deadline may register for in-house majors and minors only between Dec. 16, 2022 and April 15, 2023. Those who register during that window will be charged an additional $50. 

First and second grade athletes registering for Juniors will be accepted until April 15, 2023 with no additional charge.

Youth Baseball In-House Format

Eligibility Requirements

For your player to be eligible to participate in baseball, the following requirements must be met:

  • On-line registration and forms complete. Note: Unlike last year the liability waiver, code of conduct, and points and participation forms will be completed online. You will need to turn in your points deposit check (more information below).
  • Registration must be paid in full or in a payment plan.
  • Your 2023 volunteer point deposit check is turned in and dated Nov. 1, 2023. You may turn the volunteer deposit into FOB age director board member or bring your check to the following locations:
    • Jan. 16, 2023: 6-7 p.m., Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill (Board meeting will begin at 7 p.m.)
    • Feb. 20, 2023: Back to Baseball at the American Legion – noon to 1 p.m., or 5 to 7 p.m. (Board meeting will begin at 7 p.m.).
  • You may mail your check to: Brookings Friends of Baseball, PO Box 536, Brookings, S.D. 57006. Note: You will not receive confirmation that your check was received if it is mailed. If it does not arrive, it will be considered not mailed and your player will not be eligible until one is received.

2023 Tournament Dates & Team Registration Information

The 2023 Brookings Friends of Baseball tournament dates and registration is now open. Three-game guarantees, divisions for all ages available. New bat rules will apply. Teams from all states are welcome.

Please see information below for dates and registration. Teams are encouraged to register soon as the tournaments have historically been full.

Please contact us with any questions.

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Kickoff the 2023 Season

BRING ON BASEBALL

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, March 31, 2023

Club 71 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium

Kickoff the 2023 season with Brookings Friends of Baseball

Questions: BringOnBaseball@gmail.com



Theodosopoulos honored with Bob Shelden Award for Excellence

Payton Theodosopoulos, a member of the Brookings Post 74 Bandits Senior Legion team this past season, was recognized by Brookings Friends of Baseball as the inaugural Bob Shelden Award for Excellence recipient.

The award is the highest honor given to a student-athlete in Friends of Baseball and recognizes any player from 13U through senior legion who best exemplifies the organization’s values of being committed to reaching their full potential in school, being a good citizen and role model for others in the community, and participating in Friends of Baseball with the understanding it is for the betterment of the program before themselves.

“I am very excited for Payton to receive this award and forever be honored by Brookings Friends of Baseball,” said Carter Roach, senior legion head coach. “He exemplified everything you want in a teammate and a leader within your program. He was someone that we could count on when we needed him in the lineup, but more importantly he was there for his teammates. Payton was one of the first players to the field and one of the last players to leave the field. He had that type of work ethic and that was something every coach loves to see. He certainly had an important role and a significant impact on the success of our team this season.”

Theodosopoulos played the 2021 and 2022 seasons with the senior legion team. He primarily played in the outfield where he saw time in both right and left field for one of the state’s best outfields. He posted a .968 fielding percentage this past season and appeared in 13.1 innings on the mound, helping the Bandits to a 30-13-1 overall record and the No. 1 overall seed in the South Dakota Class A playoffs. The Bandits reached the state tournament for the first time since 2017.  

Other nominees for the Bob Shelden Award for Excellence included Addison Ronning from the Post 74 junior legion team and Wes Van-Ede from the 13U Bombers Maroon.


2022 Wayne Hauschild Sportsmanship Award Recipients

The Wayne Hauschild Sportsmanship Award recognizes one member of each youth baseball team who displays sportsmanship, a positive attitude and a team-first mindset. It is considered the highest award a player can receive in Brookings Friends of Baseball’s youth programs, which include juniors (U7-U8), minors (U9-U10) and majors (U11-U12).

Wayne Hauschild Team

Front Row (l to r): Coy Friedrich (Embrace Family Dentistry), Nash Billings (Brookings Radio, Juniors), Ayden McKane (Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill), Liam Diercks (Brookings Dumpster), Cody Olson (The Jackrabbits, Juniors), Louis Yoshida (Bank Star Financial), Desmond Eberhart (Man Cave).

Back Row (l to r): Senior Legion Head Coach Carter Roach, Shinji Numata (Rounds Construction), Jaxon Steen (Homes by Pitts), Trevor Lesher (Porter’s Bait Farm), Eli Ellsworth (Culligan Water), Jacob Romsa (Kiwanis Club), Landon Mosley (The Jackrabbits, Majors), Miles Hahn (Brook Dak Properties).

(l to r): Harrison Bunkers (Prussman Construction), Lincoln Helmbolt (Brookings Radio, Majors), Hayden Smidt (Great Shots, Majors), Brenden Kuehl (Great Shots, Juniors)



Junior Legion Finishes Second at State

The Brookings Post 74 Junior Legion Baseball Team finished second at the 2022 state tournament . The Chutes earned their way to semifinals where they defeated Watertown Post 17, 9-8, before dropping the championship game Sioux Falls Post 15 East.

The complete tournament bracket can be found online.

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