You might have noticed the two in-house Rangers teams in Pinto and Mustang wearing camo style uniforms. These two teams as well as our Memorial Day Tournament are sponsored by the SGT Joshua P Rodgers Memorial Fund.
SGT Rodgers is a former MCPB baseball player who lost his life defending our country in April 2017. We are thankful and honored that the SGT JPRMF is a sponsor at MCPB and is helping youth sports.
As a way of giving back to the fund, a portion of all tournament t-shirt sales is being donated to the fund. This year, MCPB is honored to donate $755.00 to the SGT JPRMF! On behalf of all MCPB, a check was presented to Josh's parents.
Thank you to all who purchased a t-shirt!
There are still plenty of youth size shirts available for sale at the concession stand if anyone would like to purchase a shirt and make a donation to the fund!
2020 MCPB 8U - 14U Travel Team Tryout Dates Announced!
8U/9U/11U/13U - Saturday, July 27, 9:30am-12:00pm and Monday, July 29th, 5:30 - 8:00pm 10U/12U/14U - Saturday, July 27, 1:00-3:30pm and Tuesday, July 30th, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Rain Date - TBD
Check in begins 30 minutes prior.
Existing and newly forming teams create opportunities for new players to participate in travel baseball. The number of openings at different divisions of play is as follows:
***PLAYERS ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE TRYOUT SESSION***
No make-up dates will be held unless there is a rain out. If you are unavailable for the provided dates, feel free to reach out to the appropriate coach(es) for your childs age to attempt to work something out.
To Pre-register: Click this link or click the orange REGISTER NOW button on the MCPB Homepage to sign-up for the 2020 PONY Travel Tryout. Cost is $10
You can register on-site the day of the tryout. Cost is $20. Come 30 minutes early to allow time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: I can't make either of the tryout dates. What can I do?
A: You can reach out to the coaches of the travel teams for your chid's age group and ask them if they can see your child at another time. To email a coach, click on Teams -> choose a team -> travel -> appropriate age (ex. 8U) -> team name. This will bring you to the team's page. Click "contacts" on the left and then the "email" button under the coach's name. Remember next year's 10U coach is this year's 9U coach, so click the appropriate age.
Q: How much does it cost to be in travel baseball?
A: PONY's fees for 2020 are not set yet, but they are estimated to be $215. This gets your team's insurance, approximately 20 home games plus umpires, field prep, etc. Beyond that each team will need to raise or ask families to pay for things like Jerseys, tournament expenses, practice expenses, etc. That is team specific and will be determined by the coach.
The BEST place to play Youth Baseball in Bloomington/Normal since 1986!!
McLean County PONY Baseball (MCPB) is part of the national PONY (Protect Our Nation's Youth) organization and is staffed by volunteers. Continued success is dependent on volunteer support, so your help in any way is appreciated.
Over 1,200 players will play baseball at MCPB this year! Thanks to all the coaches, parents and volunteers that make this possible.
PONY baseball is divided into leagues, based on a player's age as of April 30: