2013
ATHENS SANDLOT CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR!

2014 LEAGUE SPONSORS & TEAMS
8U BASEBALL

KFC - Angels
Elks - Athletics
Larry's Dawg House - Blue Jays
Superior Hardwood of Ohio - Orioles
Mathews Insurance - Indians
UMA Sports Medicine /Dr. Craig Chapell - Rangers
Ohio Realty - Red Sox


10U BASEBALL
OU Credit Union - Mets
KFC  - Reds
Athens Dental Depot - Braves
Attractions - Phillies
Cochran Wrecking & Salvage - Rockies
Holiday Inn Express - Dodgers
Dean Heating & Cooling - Cubs

 
 
12U BASEBALL

Zonez - Stone Crabs
Court Side Pizza - Scrappers
Athens News - Lugnuts
Bedrock Tool Rentals - Iron Pigs
Don Wood Automotive - Timber Rattlers
Oakview Dermatology - Thunder

 
 
MINORS SOFTBALL

Court Side Pizza - Thunder
Larry Conrath Realty/Susan Barga - Force
Taylor Honda - Bandits
Hungry Howies - Ice

 
 
MAJORS SOFTBALL

OU Credit Union - Comets
Hocking Valley Bank - Pride
FOP Lodge 55 - Heat
Downard Photography - Glory
Mark Porter - Juggernauts

   
JUNIORS SOFTBALL

Dairy Queen - Green S.W.A.T.
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce - Gold Sunbirds


Board Member Sponsors
Judge McCarthy
Rider Insurance
Stop-n-Cop Drive Thru
Angelic Rehabilatative Services


2012 TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Baseball (Throw Down in A-Town I)
14u Champions - Gahanna Bulldogs
13u Champions - Mid-Ohio Valley Warriors
 
Softball (Thunder in the Valley)
12u Champions - Hilliard Triple Threat
10u Champions - Southern Ohio Heat
 
Baseball (Throw Down in A-Town II)
10u Champions
A Pool - Chillicothe Vipers
B Pool - Marietta Sluggers
 
Baseball (Survivor of the Storm & Blackout Tourney)
13u Champions
Mid Ohio Valley Warriors
 
12u Champions
Pool A - Parkersburg Red Storm
Pool B - Athens All Stars
 
8u Champions
Pool A - Northern Cal Ripken Allstars
Pool B - Big Bend Reds
 
Softball (Grand Slam Invitational)
12u Champions
A Pool - Titans Fast Pitch
B Pool - Tuppers Plains Thunder
 
10u Champions
A Pool - Diamond Express
B Pool - Diamond Chix
 
8u Champions
Viking Elite

FENWAY LIGHTS ARE ON!
The lighting project is done! With the help of the O'Bleness Foundation, Brent Hays (Hayes Construction), Diagnostic Hybrids (Quidel), Athens Sandlot Board, City of Athens, James Trout (Trout Electrical), CDBG and AEP, we got it done!





OHIO UNIVERSITY BASEBALL LOVES ATHENS SANDLOT!
SANDLOT SUNDAYS? LAST YEAR IF YOU WOREYOUR LAST YEAR'S TEAM HAT OR UNIFORM SHIRT TO GET IN TO SEE THESE COLLEGE GAMES FOR FREE!
 
TBA - OU VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT 1PM
TBA - OU VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT 1PM
TBA - OU VS. KENT STATE AT 1PM
TBA - OU VS. AKRON AT 1PM
 
CAMP OUT WITH THE CATS - TBA - FREE 

ALL AT OU'S WREN STADIUM


PHOENIX WOOD BATS - 10% OFF! MADE IN OHIO!
Phoenix Bats is offering Athens Sandlot a discount. Just use the code "ASBL1" when shopping online and receive a discount. Phoenix Bats Website

Athens City Council Resolution for ATHENS SANDLOT


TOURNAMENT TIME! When Athens Sandlot started we envisioned bringing tourism dollars to Athens during the summer with our tournaments. In 2012 we had a total of 126 teams visit Athens for our tournaments bringing much needed revenue to the area to our restaurants, hotels, and gas stations - 54 softball and 72 baseball where most stayed here overnight.

Far away teams included those from Washington, Pennsylvania for softball and Lexington, Michigan, and Louisville, Kentucky for baseball!

Since 2005 we have hosted over 80 tournaments and had over 1000 teams and their players and parents visit the Athens area most of whom have visited our local restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores while visiting.



NEW HELMET GRANT
The Athens Park & Rec Dept. received a grant that provided a bunch of new youth helmets!

ATHENS SANDLOT CELBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSITY! 
         Athens Sandlot started in 2003 and in 2013 sees its tenth year!  About 5000 kids and 400 teams have played Sandlot since we started.   This year is the first year where high schools teams are mostly or all made of Athens Sandlot baseball and softball players!  We wish them well!
         We are still waiting to hear about the first professional player that played Athens Sandlot!  In the meantime, if you know of any Sandlot players playing college baseball or  softball let us know!


SPONSORS FOR A OVER A DECADE! It couldn't have started without these folks a decade ago who were with us our first year through today!

All Power Equipment
Athens News
Athens Paint and Decorating
Don Wood Automotive
Elks Lodge 973
Kentucky Fried Chicken - KFC
Larry's Dawg House
McGrath Auto & Body Shop
Mollica, Gall, Sloan, Sillery & McCarthy
Ohio University Credit Union
Rider Insurance
Stop-n-Cop Carry Out


Thank you all!

FOUNDING SPONSORS
These folks originally donated $5000 each to get us going on renovating the fields. Without them we could not have started! Thank you all!
Hocking Valley Bank *Diagnostic Hybrids * Ohio Realty * Rider Insurance *
TheSchwarzel Family *Athens County Little League

 
2013 PARADE AND OPENING DAY!

Thanks to realtor Susan Barga from the Larry Contrath Home Team for sponsoring the parade!















Go to our Facebook page for more pictures!


OPENING CEREMONY! 
          It was a little cold but still a good time!  Our first pitch of the season was thrown out by Founding Board Member Keith McGrath who represented all the Founding Board Members including himself, Kevin Schwarzel, Mike Rider, Bill Fournier, Bob Staron and George McCarthy.
         
          The original idea was to have the Founding Board Members throw out the first pitch to all their sons to commemorate ten years of Sandlot. That didn't happen since each one of them were playing varsity baseball games!  So Keith threw out the first pitch to his daughter, Katie McGrath who was nice enough to fill in and respresent all the boys, each of whom played in Sandlot from the beginning 10 years ago.  Thanks Katie!
 
          Another first pitch was thrown by John Wharton (Ohio Realty) on behalf of the Founding Big Donor Sponsors (Diagnostic Hybrids, Hocking Valley Bank, Rider Insurance, Athens County Baseball League, Schwarzel Family, and Ohio Realty) - many of whom are recognized with monuments in the park.  John threw to his son Bryan Wharton who is a Sandlot 8u Commissioner with two of his own boys playing, Carter and Brady,  representing three generations of baseball players.

FRED GIBSON JERSEY RETIRED! Fred "Gibby" Gibson had his #25 jersey retired at a 5/9/13 Athens High Varsity Game and a momento posted on the left field wall memorializing the event. Gibby officially retired last year.



HOMETOWN HERO - WOUB talks with Athens Sandlot Board Member & Athens Varsity Baseball Coach Chris Stewart in this interview about coaching, his philosophy and path that lead him to coaching in this "Hometown Heros - Conversations from Studio B" interview. Hometown Hero Interview with Chris St
 
FLOWER ORDERS
If you still have orders that need turned in, tonight will be the final deadline. Make sure they are all turned into the concession stand before it closes.
 
FLOWER PICK UP April ____, 2014 between noon and 6:00 pm at the ball fields.
 
 
PICTURE DAY
May ___, 2014! Your coach will give you the time or see the PICTURE SCHEDULE

ATHENS SANDLOT IS ON FACEBOOK!
There is a Main home page and pages for each age division. Coaches can pass along info about each division individually. General league information is on the Facebook page - Athens Sandlot Homepage!