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Building A Championship Team

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One of the more highly debated topics in all of sports… how do you build a championship team? Is there a certain formula that will establish your dominance in your league? Whether there’s a formula or not, what we do know is every successful team has certain characteristics that have allowed them to win championships. […]

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Tip of the Week: the on deck circle

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By Danny Cavanaugh It’s a Friday night in the bottom of the 7th inning. The noise in the ball park is like nothing you’ve ever heard; fans are on their feet cheering for your teammate at the plate. What are you standing on? The infamous on deck circle. The circle that is suppose to help […]

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What makes a coach successful: traits every coach should have

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Coach Daniel excited after a play at the plate during summer camp. By Danny Cavanaugh The common saying I hear in sports is, “just because you played the game, doesn’t mean you will be a successful coach.” Now, whether that holds true or not is a personal opinion, however what makes a coach successful? I’ve […]

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Bat Sizing: What’s the right bat for you?

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By Danny Cavanaugh Whether you’re a professional baseball player or playing Little League for the first time, finding the proper bat is essential for your success at the plate. So, how do you find the proper bat size for your level? Well, we’re going to dive in and see If we can answer that for […]

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Baseball after Little League night announced

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SBA will host the 4th annual Baseball AFTER Little League- Parent information night June 24th from 7-8pm at SBA If your child is in their last year of Little League and wants to play next year, we encourage parents to attend this free event. SBA owner, Kirk Hansell will lead the discussion about select baseball, […]

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Brian Holman wraps up succesful weekend at SBA

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SBA instructor,  Matt Wickswat, threw a bullpen for Brian Holman this weekend and Brian liked what he saw!  Brian is going to call The Mariners and Texas Rangers and recommend Matt as a good prospect for a minor league spot.  Matt has been working hard with SBA’s staff on his form and his velocity has improved to […]

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Former Mariner Brian Holman to hold pitching clinic at SBA March 23rd

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SBA is excited to have Brian Holman back this year at SBA.  Brian had a great major league career after being drafted in the first round by the Montreal Expos out of HS.  The enthusiasm and passion Brian brings to his clinics is un-matched.  It is not everyday you can meet and be taught the […]

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HS Jamborees today! We will follow local HS players this season who worked at SBA

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What a great day to get the HS season off to a start!  Jamborees are being held at various fields throughout the state.  A jamboree consists of 4 teams and they usually play each other for a few innings.  This is not a game that counts towards the standings.  Next week is when the real […]

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Coaching tips for a healthy pitching staff

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Felix Hernandez just got his first start of Spring training yesterday and the Mariners held him to 35 pitches or 2 innings.  Manager Eric Wedge said Felix would get 5 more starts before opening day and he was hoping Felix would be ready to go 95 pitches by then if needed.  We have a lot […]

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Former Redmond HS stars lead the way at Oregon State

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Michael Conforto, a sophomore from Redmond HS broke out last week  and was named the Pac-12 player of the week.  He homered twice in one game against Bryant at home, the first a grand slam and the second a three run homerun.  Dylan Davis, also a sophomore from Redmond HS is an outfielder and pitcher.  Dylan is off […]

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