Sunday, August 13, 2017

Greenwood Park Field Work Party Meeting

Anyone wishing to help with a few projects at Greenwood Park should come to meeting on
August 21 at 6pm at Greenwood Park field
Some items to be done
1) Straightening the batting cage frame
2) cutting infield - Outfield grass edge
3) weed wacking and roundup

Need all the help we can get. Hopefully work to be done Aug 23 through 26.
Any questions should be directed to Coach b

Monday, July 31, 2017

Fall rosters and schedule released

The fall rosters, schedule, and cost announced on Fall Schedule page.
Checks payable to JBA will be due 1st day of fall workouts (Aug 29 or 30)

(All workouts start at 5:30pm) (Greenwood Park)
Monday -Little League (All Positions)
Tuesday- 13-18 Outfielders /Catchers
Wednesday- 13-18 Infielders
Thursday- Pitchers Bull Pens

14u and 15u Finish Strong

The 14u and 15u Curve Jr teams finished an outstanding summer at the Pitt Bradford tourney over the weekend.  It has been a great summer of development and competing.  This was a wood bat tournament but, the Curve Jrs bats were outstanding for both teams.  The 15u took 2nd place
and the 14u went 3-1 over the weekend in a 4 game series.
Thank you players, parents, and families for a GREAT summer.

Monday, July 24, 2017

16u Wins 2nd Championship!!!

Congratulations 16u on their 2nd championship in 5 tournaments this summer.  It didn't start well
on Saturday but they played outstanding on Sunday winning the ITN Midstate Madness tournament. Hunter Hipps, Logan Gotshall, and Danny Potopa led the way on the mound, solid defense, and GREAT HITTING all through the lineup putting up 29 runs in 3 games (15 innings).
made Sunday a very enjoyable day.  Issac Glass finished the summer campaign by not giving
up an earned run all summer!!!  Great performance 16u and enjoy your shut down month and we will see you August 28.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

GPS Directions to Greenwood Park

GPS DIRECTIONS TO GREENWOOD PARK:  use 100 Thunderbird Drive, Altoona, Pa
Continue past address and turn left at T intersection. (Field on top of hill)

Monday, June 26, 2017


It was a fun weekend for the 19u Curve  Juniors  as they won the championship this past weekend.

This has been a special group of boys for the past six years. They have grown into great young men who really know how to play the game. The weekend got started on a great note as Logan Williamson hit a homerun to lead off the 1st game and continued hitting the rest of the weekend.

The weekend finished with Josh McKnight  pitching the final two innings after having Tommy John surgery just a little over a year ago.  Nick Semanek and Gabian Bryan shared the pitching duties on Saturday and Will Lozinak pitched a solid complete game in the semi finals to set the stage for Raymond Watt and Josh to complete the task on the mound.

Good defense and outstanding hitting was fun to watch. Chase Smith and Gabian Bryan were on base all day Sunday. Mike Speck,  Casey Winters, Jacob Rupp, Brandon Durbin, Coy Focht, as well as all the pitchers hit and produced offense consistently.  Coach Andy Bagley said the hitting approaches was solid all weekend.

Total team effort and no selfish players always a joy to watch this team play.

A special thank you to all parents and families for their support!!!

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Congratulations to the Curve Juniors 16u team on their championship at the Mansfield tournament.
While pitching and defense was solid, it was the Curve Jrs offense that constantly gave the pitchers and defense some breathing room.  It all started Saturday with the Jrs connecting on 24 hits in 2 games winning both games.  Sunday wasn't much different as they connected for 20 more hits
leading to complete the tournament going 4-0 and winning the championship!!!

The Curve Jr 14u team continues to play solid baseball as they also reached the championship game
only to load the bases in the 1st inning with 1 out when the rain hit and washed out the championship game.  Solid pitching and defense with good hitting continues to be there every game.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A 14u Curve Jr Conformation Message!!!

There will be errors in life but HIS Sacrifice will bring you safe at home.   In the game of baseball you commit errors that could cost you the game. Baseball is a passion of mine but not my purpose.  I hope that when I play baseball I use the talents and the gifts that God has provided for me to compete to give him the glory.  I hope that others see Jesus in my actions and words that I use off and on the field. In Baseball there  is no forgiveness or second chances, three strikes your out, three outs and the inning is over.  In life no one is perfect and we all make errors or mistakes, but believing and having faith in Jesus and what he did for us on the cross gives us the grace and forgiveness that we need to get through life.  We will always be safe with Jesus.  If we chose his ways and follow his commandments we will have a game plan for life.  We will hit home runs in life, but we may also  strike out, but that is OK because we have a Savior who gives us extra innings and forgives us of our sins.  I am thankful for my friends and family that follow Jesus and I'm thankful for my church and church family.  I know I will always have a safe place to share and worship God.

Monday, June 5, 2017


Congratulations to both teams this past weekend!!!  Both 13u and 14u teams competed at a very high level all weekend.  Not only competing at a high level but also playing the right way!!!  Many umpires and also parents from other teams commented on the class and sportsmanship of our players
and both teams.  It was by far, one of the greatest weekends for our program!!!

Thank you to ALL PLAYERS and Thank you to ALL PARENTS for YOUR SUPPORT of the program!!!

The 13u played solid all weekend with great pitching and solid defense.  The bats came alive
on Sunday.  In their first game on Sunday they beat the 2 seed 12-7 and then won in the semi
finals 5-1 before falling 11-6 in the championship game.

The 14u team just continues to solid baseball. This team is already becoming a very special group playing together. As usual, solid pitching, defense, and situational hitting leads them to competing every game. They came away Sunday with 6-2, 5-3 wins to reach the semis and won 8-5 to move to the championship. The championship game was a classic going extra innings and ended up falling 5-4 in the international tie breaker!


Monday, May 29, 2017

Congratulations 14u on Memorial Day Weekend Tournament

 Congratulations to the 14u team on a great tournament over Memorial Day weekend. The 14u went 3-0 and was the number one seed heading in to Monday before they got rained out.  Great pitching lead the 14-year-olds in the weekend by only giving up five runs in three games.

 The 13-year-olds continue to make progress.   Playing three of the four top seeds in the tournament they came away with two one run losses.   Both of those games were winnable.

 We must remember while we are in the developmental process that what we do Monday through Thursday is more important than any games we play but also will prepare us for weekend play!!!