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Mokena Blaze Father's Day Classic Tournament June 12th to June 15th!!! Register now before it fills!
by seanhussey posted 04/18/2014
 


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11u Blaze takes 2nd at USSSA Cougar Classic
by Sean Hussey posted 04/10/2014
 

Congratulations to the 11u Blaze who took second at the USSSA Cougar Classic in Orland Hills.  Great start to the young season with hardware on the first weekend of play.  Go Blaze!!!

 


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2014 Blaze Father's Day Classic
by posted 09/24/2013
 
2014 Mokena Blaze Father’s Day Classic
 
Ages:              8u – 9u – 10u – 11u – 12u – 13u
 
Type:              Open to all Full-Time and interested Part-Time Teams
 
Dates:             June 12th to June 15th
 
Place:              Mokena Hecht Park
                       9310 West Birch Ave
                       Mokena, IL
 
                       Main Park
                       10925 LaPorte Road                
                       Mokena, IL
 
Cost:               $475 if paid before December 15th
                       $500 if paid after December 15th
                       ***NO GATE FEES***

To Register:     send the registration sheet found in the document section                           to the left to 21010 Mayfair Court, Mokena, IL 60448

 

Tournament Details:
 
3 Game Guarantee
8-12 Teams per Division
Top 4 Teams Advance to Bracket Play

Quality Team and Individual Trophies for 1st & 2nd
Half of teams will play one night game
**11u will have TWO divisions with one for MAJOR/AAA/Gold teams and one for "AA/silver" teams (No majors allowed)
**11u Major/AAA/Gold will have 20 teams with 8-10 teams advancing to single elimination bracket play after 3 pool play games



 Rain Out Policy:  1 game played 50% refund; 2 games played no refund

Tournament Contacts:
 
Team Contact Phone Email
8u -9u – 10u - 11u – 12u – 13u  Sean Hussey 312-804-6327 seanhussey@comcast.net
 
The following brackets are closed:

8U
9u
10U
11u silver
11u Major
12u
13u
 
*LOOK WHO'S COMING*
8u
-CLOSED-
 
9u
-CLOSED-
10u
-CLOSED-
11u Major/AAA
-CLOSED-

 
11u AA/Silver
-CLOSED-
12u

CLOSED

 
13u
-CLOSED-
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Blaze - Voltz Blaze - Hranicka New Lenox Black Illinois Edge New Lenox Red New Lenox Red  Blaze-Haskins
Lockport Cobras New Lenox Rebels Red LW Yellowjackets New Lenox Black Troy-Lopez SW Rebels New Lenox Black
Frankfort Force* Munster Burn Homer Heat Troy-Sheehan Frankfort Force Tinley Park Bobcats New Lenox Red
Morris Tomahawks LW Blue Demons-Gurgone Lockport Cobras Tinley Park Bulldogs Illinois Celtics Lockport Vipers Tinley Park Bobcats
Illinois Edge Illinois Sparks Illinois Celtics Rhino Baseball Illinois Edge - Hansen Illinois Chargers Coal City
Orland Park Magic  Upper Deck Cougars Illinois Sparks Lou Collier Allstars Lockport Vipers Will County Elite Illinois Lions
Naperville Renegades Plainfield Diamond Kings Troy Titans - Staub Lincolnway Prospects Orland Park Warriors - National Indiana Warriors Wilmington Wildcats
Orland Park TP Bobcats Elmhurst Cougars Woodridge Bulldogs Tinley Park Bobcats  Victory  Lincolway Wolves
Homer Heat Lockport Cobras Illinois Chargers Plainfield Raiders Wilmington Wildcats Crunch Baseball Palos Stampede
Upper Deck Cougars Morris Tomahawks  
Top Tier
 
     
Wiers Warriors Homer Heat   Orland Park Warriors      
     
Plainfield Tornadoes
 
     
      Illinois Legends      
      Illinois Sparks      
     
Rockford Big Dogs
 
     
      Quad City Hitmen      
     
Highland Heat (Indiana)
 
     
      Plainfield Diamond Kings       
      Bison Outlaws      
 

 *Paid in RED
 

                     
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10u Blaze Earns Berth to USSSA Elite 32 World Series
by seanhussey posted 09/23/2013
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 10u MOKENA BLAZE WHO EARNED A BERTH TO THE USSSA ELITE 32 WORLD SERIES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ESPN WILD WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX AT WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA.  THE BLAZE IS ONE OF ONLY THIRTY TWO TEAMS IN THE NATION (AND ONE OF TWO FROM ILLINOIS) TO GAIN A BERTH TO THE EVENT.  ITS AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THE BOYS AND THEIR FAMILIES.  NICELY DONE, BLAZE.  WE'RE PROUD OF YOU!!!!!    
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Blaze 8u takes 2nd in I-80 League
by posted 06/17/2013
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 8u BLAZE
2ND PLACE IN THE I-80 LEAGUE

 

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BLAZE 9U WINS I-80 LEAGUE!!!
by posted 06/17/2013
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 9U BLAZE AMERICAN
CHAMPIONS OF THE I-80 LEAGUE



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10u Blaze Wins Championship at St. Charles Summer Slam
by seanhussey posted 06/17/2013
 
BLAZE 10u WINS ST. CHARLES SUMMER SLAM
AND 3RD TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

 
BLAZE   17      CLARENDON HILLS CARDINALS   4
BLAZE   11     NAPERVILLE RENEGADES 1
BLAZE   26   GLENN ELLYN RAIDERS 0
BLAZE   15    SCHAUMBURG FLYERRS 5
BLAZE   12    ROSELLE RAGE 2

 
 
 

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Blaze 10u Wins Jerry May Father's Day Classic
by seanhussey posted 06/16/2013
 
10u BLAZE WINS JERRY MAY FATHER'S DAY CLASSIC



Blaze 9   Illinois Legends 7
Blaze 16  Illinois Hitmen 1
Blaze 11 West Suburban Wildcats 2
Blaze 19 Rhino Baseball 3
Blaze 10 Plainfield Tornadoes 5

 

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Blaze 9u American Wins Dells Swim 'n Slide Tourney!
by seanhussey posted 06/15/2013
 
CONGRATULATOINS TO THE 9U BLAZE AMERICAN
CHAMPIONS OF DELLS SWIM 'N SLIDE TOURNEY


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9u Blaze Wins BPA Jack It In June Championship!!!
by seanhussey posted 06/10/2013
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH SPRINGER AND THE 9U MOKENA BLAZE WHO WON THEIR SECOND TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR AT JACK IT IN JUNE TOURNAMENT IN BOURBONNAIS, ILLINOIS.  GREAT JOB, BLAZE!!!!!  WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!!


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Blaze 10u Wins Play DPT Hard Tourney in Portage Indiana
by seanhussey posted 06/02/2013
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 10u BLAZE WHO WON THE PLAY DPT HARD TOURNEY
IN PORTAGE, INDIANA 6-5 OVER THE NORTHWEST INDIANA SHOCKERS


 

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12u National Wins Portage Slug Fest
by seanhussey posted 05/06/2013
 
Congratulations to the 12u Blaze National team
on winning the Portage Slam Fest Championship!!

 

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9u Blaze National Wins BPA Blast Off at the Point
by Blaze posted 04/14/2013
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 9u BLAZE 
WHO WON THE BPA BLAST OFF AT THE POINT!!!!


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Travel Ball Parent
by posted 12/09/2012
 

Then I Became A Travel Parent

By: THE COACH

I used to have a regular life. Actually a few of my friends say that sentence should say, "I used to have a life, period'. Actually it doesn't seem that long ago. Then I became a travelball parent.

I used to think $40 was an exorbitant price for a baseball bat. Now the contents of my son's equipment bag are worth more than anything in the house- including clothes, jewelry, watches, and my laptop computer.

I used to be a leader in my field of work. I still am. (You have to keep a good paycheck coming if you want to support a travelball habit).

I used to think a doubleheader was a long day at the ball field. Now after 2 ballgames, we're just getting warmed up.

I used to look for little restaurants that served seafood fresh from the boat. Now I am a connoisseur of nachos and hotdogs and my kids rate a city by the quality of a tournament's snackbar.

Sunflower seeds used to be something I would see at a store and wonder who would eat those things. Now I don't feel comfortable leaving the house without a bag in my back pocket.

My lawn used to look like a carpet. It was green, mowed, trimmed, and watered. Now I have two bare spots fifty feet apart and dents in my garage door from fastballs that got away.

My car used to draw admiring looks and comments. It was clean and waxed, shined and armoralled. Now it only draws attention when it wins the "dirtiest car in the parking lot prize".

I used to have a garage. Now I have an indoor batting area.

My friends used to spend Monday morning talking about a round of golf or movie we had just seen. Now I bore them to death with detailed play by play descriptions of 5 or 6 low scoring ballgames.

We used to sit and talk for hours. We still do--however, now its to keep the driver awake when we are headed home from a tourny on a late Sunday evening.

My summer casual wardrobe used to be made up of color coordinated polo shirts, cool cottons in bright colors and an occasional aloha shirt. Now, I have a closet full of t-shirts that have tournament names and competing teams on the back.

We used to spend our summer vacations relaxing at the beach or visiting family. Now, we hit the road with 20 of our closest friends in a caravan that could rival some small town parades.

I used to be concerned that I would fall into the trap of living my life through my kid. Now I know that I am privileged to live my life WITH my kid!!!

Yes, I am a travelball parent. What could be better?


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