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Blaine Invitational Tournament Set for May 29-31, 2015!

The Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association is looking forward to hosting some great teams from the 11U-14U AA/AAA divisions at the Blaine Invitational Tournament May 29-31, 2015.  Mark your calendars for a fun weekend of baseball in Blaine and Ham Lake!

We are proud to announce that we have received 2015 GSTC and MBT qualifiers for all levels of play participating in our tournament!

Team registration is open for all age levels.  The Registration Application is included below.  Additional information will soon be added to the "Invitational Tournament" tab, located on the left side of the website.

Please contact Kathy Coello, Tournament Director, with any questions you may have.  Her contact information is included below.

Kathy Coello

Tournament Director

Phone: (612) 669-7281

Congratulations to our 2014 Blaine 10U AAA Gopher State Champions!


  • Feb
  • 8
SBAA Board of Director's Meeting
  • Feb
  • 12
BATBA Board Meeting
  • 7:00pm- 9:00pm (CST) Ical_event_icon
  • Blaine Baseball Complex (Concessions Bldg.) - Paul Parkway, Blaine
  • Tag(s): Traveling Baseball 
  • Mar
  • 12
BATBA Board Meeting
  • 7:00pm- 9:00pm (CDT) Ical_event_icon
  • Blaine Baseball Complex (Concessions Bldg.) - Paul Parkway, Blaine
  • Tag(s): Traveling Baseball 

Spring Training

Although it is -10 outside, BATBA Spring Training is right around the corner!

Our coaches are hard at work developing a plan for this year's indoor sessions.  We are looking forward to a revised training plan and are sure everyone will enjoy the format.

Additional information coming soon!


The Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association (BATBA) provides competitive, traveling baseball opportunities for area youth ages 9 to 16. BATBA supports players who live in the Blaine and Spring Lake Park High School Districts.

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.

2015 Teams Named

Fall Tryouts were held and teams have been named for the 2015 season.  Results can be found on the Tryouts link on the left side of the page.

Team pages will be updated over the next couple of months.

Thanks to all who participated in tryouts and congratulations to all players who were named to teams this fall!

2015 Head Coaches Named


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 - Dean Zahratka,   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 - Al Gottschalk, 15AA Blaine - OPEN, 15AA SLP - OPEN