The Diamond League is a highly competitive league based in Northeast Ohio. Many of our players move on to play in college while some are even drafted by Major League Baseball. The foundation of our league is not only the high quality of our teams, coaches and players but also its sportsmanship and fair play.
2015 MANDATORY OCTOBER COACHES MEETING: The mandatory fall coaches meeting will be on Saturday, October 11th at Residence Inn in Independence. The 18u Connie Mack Division will be at 9 AM and the 16u Mickey Mantle and 15u Ken Griffey Jr. Divisions will be held at 11 AM.
News Flash !!! The 2015 Diamond League Connie Mack 18U - Mickey Mantle 16U - Ken Griffey Jr 15U division teams are now posted. Go to the League Menu to Diamond League Teams to view the teams selected for the 2015 Summer Season.
NEWS FLASH !! The Diamond Fall League games begin their league play on Sunday August 24th. Go to the Main Menu above to More Diamond League Sites to view their website where you will see the league teams and their schedules and field locations.
Upcoming Showcases: Sunday, September 21st Grindstone Charity Classic www.grindstonecharityclassic.com
Mercyhurst Baseball Showcase on Sunday, September 28th: http://www.hurstathletics.com/documents/2014/8/8/2014_FallShowcase_BaseballFlyer.pdf
BATTLE OF STARS--JULY 22nd at CENE PARK IN YOUNGSTOWN!!!
The Diamond League will be participating in the Battle of the Stars All Star Event on Tuesday, July 22nd. The Diamond League will put two All Star Teams in the event for 15u and 16u and will have one 18u All Star Team. We will face off against All Star Teams from Youngstown Class B and Quad County South--Greater Pittsburgh and the 18U All Star team from the Ohio Prospects League. All the games are at Bob Cene Park in Youngstown. Our locations page has the directions. Here are the results for the Diamond League All Star All Star teams 7/22/2014.
15U Grey Team beat Youngstown Class 'B' 14-3 > 15U Red Team lost to Pittsburgh Quad City 4-3
16U Red Team beat Pittsburgh Quad City 10-8 > 16U Grey Team lost to Youngstown Class 'B' 5-4
18u Team beat Pittsburgh Quad City 5-1
18U Team beat Ohio Prospects League All Stars 10-2
Special Announcement !! On April 26th 2014 the Diamond League launches it's new Diamond League Scouting Report Website.
What this website offers potential collegiate - major league baseball players
With valuable input from high-ranking college college coaches, this website has been created to optimize individual player's infoemation essential foe college and professional recruiters. Those who elect to be posted on it, have the oppurtunity to include a 1-3 minute highlight video. All across Ohio and beyond, this wbsite will be on the radar screen of key professional baseball scouts and collegiate baseball coaches. Being password protected, only those on our private list of carefully selected scouts and coaches will have access to the data from every player. Each player and college coach abd scout will be given a password to see information, but note, only that which appears on his individual page. Each player's profile page covers their current baseball season.
The cost for a player to create a profile page is a seasonal fee of $40. Reduced to $20 for the 2014 summer season !!
To visit the site go to www.diamondleague.org/scout
Congratulations to the following Northern Ohio Baseball 18U players on their College Signing Day (from left to right) Nick Fabian (West Virginia) Kyle Holdsworth (Ashland) Justin Mott (Bowling Green) Sam Vilk (Seaton Hill) Tyler Gullett (Toledo) Brian Bielak (Walsh)
The National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) has awarded its 2013 Man of the Year award to Diamond League President, John Mengelkamp. Charlie Blackburn (pictured above) presented the award at the 99th NABF convention on November 9, 2013 in Pearl, Mississippi. Charlie Blackburn stated "the NABF is proud to recognize John Mengelkamp for his unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the Diamond League Association and service to the National Amateur Baseball Federation " John Mengelkamp was also sworn in as a state of Ohio Member/Director for the NABF.
News Flash The Diamond League would like to announce four new sponsors to our website; Agona Baseball Camps, Grindstone Charity Classic 5/31/2014, Zija Energy and Performance Products, and BullDog JakZ Empire & Fitness Center. To visit their website go to the League Menu to Sponsors Page.
NEW NAME FOR DIAMOND LEAGUE TOURNAMENT: Tim Lally Chevrolet and the Chevy Network has been a major sponsor of the Diamond League Tournament over that past few years and our partnership continues to grow. We are proud to announce its new name: Tim Lally Memorial Diamond League Tournament. We would like to thank Tim Lally Chevrolet and the Chevy Network for its commitment to amateur youth baseball.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: MICKEY MANTLE 16U / KEN GRIFFEY JR 15U - TEAM MANAGERS / COACHES
Please remember we follow OHSAA rules. Therefore bats must have the BBCOR certification on them or they are considered illegal.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE !!!
The BBCOR decertification process has been implemented on the following bats: REEBOK VECTOR TLS-33" - MARUCCI CAT-5 33" LENGTH
These bats may have the BBCOR stamp on them, But they have been ruled illegal by the OHSAA!!!!
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 16 / 15U Division Teams
The BBCOR decertification process has been implemented on the following bat(s):
Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model
Reebok Vector TLS 33-inch model
Marucci CAT5 33-inch model
Marucci CAT5 34-inch model
Marucci Black 33-inch model
Marucci Black 34-inch model
Nike – CX2-BT0636 (light grey)
Nike – CX2-BTO573 (dark grey)
Nike – CX2-BTO598 (blue
These bats should be considered a non-compliant bat they are ILLEGAL!!
NEWS FLASH ****** DIAMOND LEAGUE APPAREL. "A GRAND SLAM OF STYLE"
Now, aficionados of the Diamond Baseball League can support their favorite teams and players at an even higher level... and, look great while doing so. The League is offering highest-quality Diamond League Apparel by My Locker. These items may be purchased with the league name and logo, the league name with your team name and colors... and also may be made-to-order to include one's own name. Simply follow the step-by-step "apparel edit" instructions on this website, and order your very own personalized jersey, ball cap, t-shirt and more. Go to the League Menu to Diamond League Apparel Store..
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