The Blacksburg Baseball Association is a self-funded organization developed to provide players in the Blacksburg school district with the opportunity to participate in competitive baseball. The BBA is an official franchise of Dixie Youth Baseball.
Each Spring, BBA Dixie Youth teams from Blacksburg participate in a local league consisting of teams from Auburn, Christiansburg, Radford, and Shawsville. Each age group division is comprised of about 18-20 area teams. Teams will typically play each other once, resulting in a 18-20 game schedule.
In cooperation with the Town of Blacksburg's Parks and Recreation Department, the BBA is also the franchise holder of the Dixie Boys (13-14 year-olds), and NABF wood Bat league (15-18 year-olds) baseball programs for Blacksburg.
Additionally, the BBA runs a developmental Fall Baseball Program, and a Middle School Program in the Spring for players at Blacksburg Middle School. The BBA also plays a major support role for the BHS Varsity & JV programs.
The Blacksburg Minors rally fell short on Monday, losing to Alabama 4-3 in a highly contested game.
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After sitting around a hotel for over two full days, the Blacksburg Minors finally were able to play some baseball.
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Radar of Carthage, NC
All games have been moved one day....Games will be played @ the same locations, same fields, and same times as previously scheduled. No minors games were played on Saturday.
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The Blacksburg Dixie Minor State Champions attended the World Series opening ceremony in Moore County, NC on Friday.
Watch the Blacksburg Minors play live in the World Series via Jockjive.com. First round game vs Texas @ 5:30 EST.
The BBA announced it is now accepting Fall registration for Fall Baseball. BBA President Don Gresh said "this is a very unique situation for us right now....We're announcing and accepting Fall registration, but one aspect of Spring Baseball isn't over yet and won't be for at least another week, if not longer. As excited as we are about playing in the World Series, it's hard to believe that the two seasons are practically overlapping. This has never happened before. Most of the WS players will be moving up to O-Zone, so it will give them a chance to learn a new style of baseball before next spring. I strongly suspect they will need at least a mental break, if not a physical one also. This exactly why we have Fall baseball....So players can learn the next level of baseball in a very fun, and open atmopsphere, without the pressures of the regular baseball season."
Registration details here.
Flag flys at Town Municipal Building
As the team made final preperations for their trip to the World Series, the Town of Blacksburg honored them by flying the Dixie State Championship flag on "Blacksburg Baseball Assocation Day."
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Blacksburg Mayor, Ron Rordam, reads the proclamation to the team.
The Mayor of Blacksburg, Ron Rordam, proclaims that Thursday, August 11th, 2011 as "Blacksburg Baseball Association Day" in the Town of Blacksburg and invites the entire community to wish the Blacksburg All-Stars success in the 2011 Dixie Youth World Series.
The Blacksburg Minor's State Championship Flag will fly all day at the Town's Municipal Building on Main Street.
Full story and photos here.
Mayor's promotes event on his blog.
Read on Blacksburg's Facebook page.
9-10 MInors Held a Car Wash to Raise Money for their World Series Trip
Virginia State Champions (click on image)
Blacksburg won the Virginia Minors State Dixie Championship on Thursday, beating Botetourt 18-0 in three innings via the 15 run slaughter rule.
Blacksburg was led by Cole Epperley, who went 2/2, reached base three times, and scored three runs.
Full story here.
SS Cole Epperley steals 2B (click on image)
The Blacksburg Minors beat Bedford East on Wednesday 10-0 to eliminate the Cavaliers from the tournament, while advancing themselves to the finals Thursday night vs Botetourt. The Bruins were led by Ben Freel and Luke Goforth who each had two hits. P Grant Johnston pitched 3 no hit innings and only faced 10 batters, recording 3 Ks, and forced 5 grounders back to the pitcher.
Full story here.
Davis Roberson (click on image)
Blacksburg beat Botetourt Tuesday 7-2 in the winner's bracket final to advance to the State Tournament Semi-Final game on Wednesday. With the win, the Bruins are now the only team without a loss in the tournament. Blacksburg was led by Davis Roberson, who went 3/3 with two RBIs.
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Roanoke Area Radar (Click on Image)
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The Bruins would pound out 14 hits in just 3 innings to prevail over Farmville 22-6. Blacksburg was led by Davis Roberson who reached base 4 times, had grand slam, and 5 RBIs.
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Blacksburg Minors defeated Bedford East in the opening round of the Virginia Dixie Youth State Tournament. In a game that was scheduled to begin at 4pm, didn't get underway until 6:45 due to a major storm delay. Approximately 15 minutes before game time, a monster storm hit the area and flooded the fields.
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The Blacksburg Minors attended the State Tournament opening Ceremonies on Friday at Salem City Stadium, where they were introduced to the crowd.
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Dixie District 3 Minors Champions
Blacksburg's 8th District Championship; 4th in 5 years; 5th State Appearance in 10 years.
Blacksburg Dixie has accomplished a lot in just eleven Dixie Seasons:
The Blacksburg NABF summer team went 2-1 in the weekend tournament, beat Brookville and Christiansburg.
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2011 Blacksburg Minors All-Stars
2011 Blacksburg O-Zone All-Stars
In a game halted early by storms, Blacksburg was led by the pitching of Ben Fraley and offensively by John Hamborsky.
Blacksburg Varsity & JV sweep Radford. The Varsity won 5-0 in their home opener behind Ben Fraley, who pitched six innings for the win, improving Blacksburg's record to 2-0 on the season. JV battled from behind to win 4-1 @ Radford. Full story.
Starting Pitcher Cody Huff
Both JV and Varsity swept Giles in their season openers. The Varsity stormed back from a 6-2 deficit, scoring nine runs in the 7th in an exciting come from behind win.
BHS JV jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first and won 7-5.
Read about both games in Varsity / JV section
The Blacksburg Baseball Association is now accepting registrations for the 2011 Dixie Spring Season. Please click on "Spring Programs" at the top of the page for complete information.
Please go to the "Middle School" page for complete information on Blacksburg Middle School tryouts. Parent handout and player registration forms have been posted.
The BBA is accepting Fall Baseball registration through Wednesday, September 1st. Please click on the "Fall Program" tab along the top for complete information and registration form.
Rustburg beat Blacksburg O-Zone 6-3 on Sunday night with solid pitching from their ace left hander who went the distance, scattering three hits. The Bruins would rally in the 6th for three runs, but came up short.
Nottingham's perfect bunt propells Bruins to win
The Blacksburg O-Zone team beat Bedford 7-6 in dramatic fashion on Saturday night. If there was such a thing as "ESPN Classic Youth Baseball Games", this one would certainly qualify. In a game full of drama, the Bruins would preserve the win when Ethan Goforth scored on a suicide squeeze with two outs in the last inning.
Bryce Nicolau's HR preserved the win for the Bruins
In front of several hundred Madison Heights fans, the Blacksburg O-Zone team beat the host team 12-6 in the opening round of the State Tournament.
Blacksburg claims 7th District Championship
The Blacksburg O-Zone team beat Montgomery County 13-1 to claim the District three 11-12 year old O-Zone Championship. Pitchers Hal Hughes and Bryce Nicolau combined to give up just six hits and registered 4 Ks.
Behind strong pitching from Grant Johnston, the Blacksburg Minors beat Radford 11-7 to advance to the Championship game vs Pulaski on Thursday.
The Blacksburg O-Zone team bounced back from yesterday's tough loss to beat Christiansburg 7-2 in a rematch. Ethan Goforth pitched a complete game to get the win for the Bruins.
A strange night unfolded at Shelor Motor Mile Park on Monday. The 6pm game between Radford and Montgomery County took nearly four hours to complete, thus causing the 8pm game between Christiansburg and Blacksburg to not start until almost 10pm. The night cap was filled with lots of drama as Christiansburg outlasted the Bruins in 8 innings, in a game that didn't end until after midnight.
The Blacksburg Minors have made a habit of rallying from behind in this year's district Tournament and probably should be nicknamed the "cardiac kids." Tuesday would be no different as the Bruins would rally from a five run deficit to beat Christiansburg 10-7.
The Blacksburg minors stranded 10 runners in a close loss to Pulaski. The Cougars rallied late to beat Blacksburg 5-4 on Monday night.
The Blacksburg O-Zone team displayed a complete team effort on Monday, utilizing offensive firepower, solid pitching, and good defense to beat Montgomery County 12-4. The Bruin's bats pounded out 14 hits, and Head Coach Mike Goforth called upon three different pitchers to keep Montgomery County off balance.
The Blacksburg minor All-Stars trailed 7-0 before rallying to score 17 unanswered runs to defeat Patrick County via slaughter rule.
The Blacksburg O-Zone team received no favors in their random draw of the district tournament, assigned to play defending tournament champion and World Series qualifier, Christiansburg. The Bruins rallied from behind in the bottom of the 6th inning to advance to the second round of the tournament on Monday.
The Blacksburg 9-10 All-Star team opened the 2010 District 3 Dixie Tournament by beating Radford 12-2.
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L-R: Cordell Croy, Matt Freel, Luke Goforth, Ben Freel, Dom Hughes, Tiquest Terry, Cole Epperley
2nd Row: Eric Wiles, Jacob Lucus, Jared Madigan, Craig Weaver, Hunter Radford, Charles Johnston, Davis Roberson
Back row: Coach Brad Epperley, Coach Mike Freel, Manager Mike Madigan
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L-R: Seb Cianelli, Justin Snyder, Hal Hughes, Ethan Goforth, Andrew Roberson, Jake Verniel
2nd Row: Ryan Anderson, Jack Madigan, Jacob Nottingham, Adam Linkous, Bryce Nicolau, Aaron Lucus, Grayson Shelton
Not pictured: Parker Walters
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