BATBA will host its Blaine Invitational Tournament May 20-22, 2016. The Tournament is open to 11U-14U teams in the AA & AAA divisions. We have obtained GSTC and MBT Qualifier status for most levels. Please click on the Blaine Invitational Tournament link below for more information.
Schedules are posted on the Tournament Page. Follow the link below for more information.
Did you know that it is SBAA 65th Birthday this year? HAPPY BIRTHDAY SBAA!!! Here is a little history!
On January 1, 1951, the Community Athletic Association of Soderville, Minnesota was organized and shares sold at $10.00 per share. This money was used to prepare a new field, which is still in use today (Soderville Ballfield is located on Crosstown Blvd., east of Highway 65). In the 1940s and 1950s the Sunday morning games were the social event of the week. Tickets for $.25 - $.50 were sold, there was a refreshment stand and fans cheered. The headlines read “Soderville Wins State B Title” on the sports page of the September 16, 1951 St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press.
1951 Soderville Team
Pictured: Front Row: Milt Gregoire, David Spencer, Dan Anderson, Bill Marchiniak, Quinton Peterson, John Norton, Back Row: Jerry Meyer, Jim Faust, Leo Schleisman, Dick Johnson, George Masko, Larry Winkler, Arnie Oss and David William, Bat Boy.
Do you know any of these players?
Do you have any pictures of you playing Soderville Ball (either baseball or softball); if you do please send to us and we will share. It would be great to see pictures over time and how the organization (and uniforms) have evolved and developed.
SAA is now SBAA and still running strong; we are one of the largest Baseball/Softball Associations in the State!!!
20 BATBA teams (Boys Traveling Baseball)
6 Moose teams (Girls Elite Softball)
16 Fastpitch teams (Girls)
42 In-House REC teams (Boys and Girls)
1 Townball team (Mens Adult)
Celebrate with us at the 2016 Kick-Off Party at Route 65 from 3-7. Sloppy Joes, Chips, beer, silent auction, door prizes and more! Hope to see you there!
Winners of the 2015 Card Sales
1st place - Jim Peterson
2nd place - Noah and Owen Lamson
3rd place - Sullivan Brunmeier
Congratulations and Thank You so much! All our winners will be going to the SBAA Saints game to bat boys!!!
Click on "Volunteering" in the left menu to get information about volunteering for SBAA.
Soderville/Blaine Athletic Association (SBAA) provides in-house level (recreational) youth baseball and fastpitch softball, and traveling (competitive) level fastpitch softball and traveling baseball opportunities to children in many communities.
SBAA provides this youth sports experience to kids residing or attending schools in the communities of Ham Lake, Blaine East Bethel, Oak Grove, St. Francis, Burns Township, Bethel, and portions of the surrounding communities of Andover, Coon Rapids and Isanti. Players from other communities are also welcome to play in SBAA under special circumstances that must be discussed with SBAA before registering.
For over 50 years, SBAA has provided opportunities for a rich youth sports experience in our community. The SBAA Board of Directors is committed to not only upholding this history, but also to strive to improve on this experience each year.
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