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Registration for 2015 Opens in Early January!

Welcome 2015 B.A.L.L. Board

Members of the Blaine Area Little League (B.A.L.L.) elected new members of the board during the league’s annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 12, and named current board members to new positions. 

The 2015 B.A.L.L. board members are:

  • President – Chris Bentrott;
  • Vice President – Lisa Kauppi;
  • Secretary – Paul Ostenson; 
  • Equipment Coordinator – Brandon Foster;
  • Player Agent Majors – Ben Neiger;
  • Player Agent Minors – Nate Larsen;
  • Uniform Coordinator – Tim Payne;
  • Communications Coordinator – Teri Charest;
  • Safety Coordinator – Chris Otten;
  • Volunteer/Concessions Coordinator – Jessica Villa;
  • Scheduling/Facilities Coordinator Rookie, Minors, Majors – Rhonda Hlavinka and
  • Scheduling/Facilities Coordinator T-Ball, Instructional, Developmental – Dustin Dobitz.

“We have a good foundation in place,” said Bentrott, who succeeds Kevin Johnston, who stepped down from the board when his term expired. “There is a good mix of experience and new ideas. We have a good team of people who can help further improve the baseball experience for the community.”

B.A.L.L. continues to seek a successor for its treasurer role, which is currently open. Anyone who has accounting experience who may be interested in joining the B.A.L.L. board should contact Chris Bentrott, president, at chrisbentrott@yahoo.com.

Blaine Area Little League serves student athletes from the Anoka Hennepin School District (within the Blaine High School boundaries) and Spring Lake Park School District. B.A.L.L. offers competitive play for kids ages 4 through 19. Registration for the 2015 season begins in January, with games starting in April and running through July. B.A.L.L. is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors. Teams for ages 4-12 are affiliated with Little League International and are part of Minnesota District 1. Visit the B.A.L.L. website to learn more -- www.ba-littleleague.org.


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Ever wonder where we came up with the team names for our teams from T-Ball thru Minors like Chinooks, Rox, Mallards, Bombers and Loggers just to name a few. The answer is that we are the only youth league in the midwest that has a partnership with the Northwoods Collegiate League with league offices in Rochester, MN. We are grateful to the Northwoods League for allowing us to use their team logo's, color schemes and team names for our teams at no cost. And some of our teams have been special guests of the league this summer in places like Willmar, St Cloud and Mankato. 


 About the NWL

The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid (this preserves their NCAA eligibility).

Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.

The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. The League has 16 teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario. This is its 19th season.

To learn more about this league or to follow your new favorite team check out the league website at :  http://www.northwoodsleague.com/Default.aspx

Save 10% on B.A.L.L. sweatshirts on Black Friday

Add Panther Red or Bengal Blue to your Black Friday shopping and save 10% on sweatshirts.

Stop by the Blaine Baseball Complex on Friday, Nov. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. to purchase your B.A.L.L. gear -- a perfect gift for your Little League player, parents or grandparents. 

Sweatshirts $45 and T-Shirts $15

Proceeds support the Blaine Area Little League Scholarship Program. 

BALL Calendar

  • Dec
  • 7
Board of Directors Meeting
  • 6:00pm- 7:30pm (CST) Ical_event_icon
  • BBC
  • Tag(s): Home  

Meeting times and dates are tentative and subject to change.