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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.


  • Oct
  • 14
SBAA Annual Board of Director's Meeting
  • Oct
  • 14
SBAA Board of Director's Meeting

Team Formation and Refunds

We are now in the process of beginning to name our AA teams.  Note that our policies require a AA workout pool at both 10U and 11U but coaches at 12U AA and higher may opt not to have this additional workout.

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.

There have been questions about 3rd teams at certain levels on the Blaine side of our operation, however, at this point in time, our goal is to get a second team named before we move forward with that discussion.

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 putting together AAA teams and AA pools.  All pools and teams will be posted here as information becomes available.

Work on AA teams at ages/levels where we have a AAA team does take a significant amount of time as we need to sort out the AAA teams before we can officially name a AA coach.  BATBA appreciates your patience.

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 - Brent Messerschmidt,   14U SLP - Kary McMahon
15AAA Blaine - OPEN, 15AA Blaine - OPEN, 15AA SLP - OPEN

Any unnamed coaches for 10AA - 14AA Blaine will be named soon.