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Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association (BATBA)


The Blaine Area Traveling (BATBA) Baseball Association provides competitive, traveling baseball opportunities for area youth ages 9 to 16. BATBA supports players who are scheduled to attend either Blaine High School or Spring Lake Park High School.

Our teams compete in the AAA, AA or A divisions of Gopher State Baseball run by Minnesota Youth Athletic Services. Our main goal is to foster the love of baseball in the children of our community while simultaneously developing an advanced skill set for our players.


  • Nov
  • 9
Board of Director's Meeting

Team Formation and Refunds

We are starting to finish up the last of our teams.

If your player is not named to a team, you will receive a refund to your credit card and this refund should appear within the next couple of weeks.

At this point in time, BATBA is not planning to add additional teams.  This decision at each age level is based upon number of available players, available talent (particularly pitching), or available field space.

Tryout Pools and Completed Teams

Thanks to everyone who helped make tryouts happen this year.  We hope your player had a positive experience. 

We are now in the process of finishing up our AA teams.  All final team rosters will be posted below as teams are finalized.


Coaching for the 2015 Season

2015 Head Coaching Positions

10AAA Blaine - Jim Conlee,  10AA Blaine - Tim Sukalski, 10U SLP - Jerome Balsimo
11AAA Blaine - Matt Westlund,  11AA Blaine - Barry Perreault,  11U SLP - Scott Sonmore
12AAA Blaine - Jason Vogel, 12AA Blaine - Jeff Sculthorp,   12U SLP - Justin Kehner
13AAA Blaine - Mike Nelson,  13AA Blaine - Bill Folstrom,  13U SLP - Jim Schonrock,
14AAA Blaine - Eric Pardo,  14AA Blaine Blue - Brent Messerschmidt,   14AA Blaine White - Eric Potthoff   
14U SLP - Kary McMahon
15AAA Blaine - OPEN, 15AA Blaine - OPEN, 15AA SLP - OPEN