***Congratulations to Northern Ohio Baseball for winning the CABA High School World Series. Northern Ohio beat Midwest Pelicans 10-2 in the finals***Diamond Boys win the AABC Connie Mack State Tournament.***Congratulations to Dan McMullen for officially accepting an offer to play at Ohio Northern University***
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.
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.
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)
Congratulations to Joseph Watts - Nick Rutherford - Brandon Knapp of the Hurricanes Select for being named to the NABF 16U 2013 All Tournament Team.
Also congratulations to Zak Moses of the Brownlee Lookouts for being named to the NABF 18U 2013 All Tournament Team.
The Diamond League would like to formally thank Kevin Morris for his service to both the Diamond League, Ohio Prospects League and summer baseball in general for his service as Diamond League Umpire In Chief. Kevin has decided to step down so he can support his grandkids playing baseball. He has truly helped establishing and fostering the relationship between the Diamond League and the top umpire associations in Northeast Ohio, an arrangement that is like no other in the state of Ohio. Thanks Kevin and we hope to see you at a baseball diamond soon.
JANUARY SCHEDULING MEETING: Will be at Embassy Suites Hotel Conf. Rm #2 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd in Independence, Oh. 44131. Here are the times for each age division:
Ken Griffey Jr. 15U-- January 11th at 9 AM
Mickey Mantle 16U-- January 11th at 11 AM
Connie Mack 18U-- January 11th at 1 PM
NEWS FLASH ****** The Diamond League has selected it's teams for the 2014 summer season for the Connie Mack - 18U- Mickey Mantle 16U - Ken Griffey Jr 15U Divisions. To view the teams go to the League Menu to Diamond League Teams.
2013 DIAMOND LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Congratulations to the 2013 Diamond League Champions--
Connie Mack Division-- Players I Bulls
Mickey Mantle Division--Hurricanes Select, Diamond Hit Club
Ken Griffey Jr. Division--Lake Erie Bulldogs
NORTHERN OHIO wins CABA High School World Series!!! Congratulations to Northern Ohio Baseball for becoming the first Diamond League team and the first Cleveland and northeast Ohio team to win the CABA High School World Series in it's 28 year history. They finished 11-0 and beat the Midwest Pelicans by a score of 10-2 in the finals. For the tournament Tyler Gullett was named MVP and Nick Fabian was awarded the the Gold Glove Award. Kyle Holdsworth, Bryan Bielak, Tyler Gullett, Nick Fabian were named to the All Tournament Team.
THE 2013 ALL DIAMOND LEAGUE TEAM FOR ALL AGE GROUPS IS NOW POSTED (League Menu) Congratulations to all players selected.
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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