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Austin Metro Baseball League Fall Ball Try-outs

If you would like to join and play in a Men's Adult Baseball League that is the largest in Austin, has the best competition, one that plays on college and top rated high school fields and has the best umpires around, then this is the league for you. This season will be Austin Metro Baseball League's 28th year! We are a franchise of MSBL/MABL National, the best amateur baseball in the world! For more information, you may contact League President Michael Lucas at 512-835-8989 or via email at mlucas@bfrench.com. New teams are always welcome.


2017 Champions

 

18+ Division Champions - White Sox 2017

Back Row Left to Right: Carson Goldsmith, Kevin Lusson, Lee Johnson, Bryce Morrison, Kevin Seibert, Ryan McKeller, Aaron Papermaster, Luke Richter

Front Row Left to Right: Clay Kelly, Tyson Powell, Scott Pollard, Jordon Pellien, Craig Lubin, Jason Bougeois, Sam Richter, Dylan Schuch

Not Pictured: Jordon John, Stuart Pudenz, Taylor Parcus, DJ Johnson, Andres Garza, Cody Ross, Trey Ross, Travis Pendley, Robbie Payton

30+ Division Champions - Rangers 2017

Back Row Left to Right: Paul Arsenault, Darren Butler, Mike Villegas, Zack Sullivan, Kevan Mott, James Ellison, Eddie Alvarado, Joe Vega, Dereck Sayers, Michael Dick-Lombardo, Eli Bello

Front Row Left to Right: Gus Villegas, Billy Potts, Alex Mattero, James Shaw, Brett Gissler

Not Pictured: Steven Garza, Ernie Alvarado, Mark Garza, Eric Trojanowski, Shaw Casey, Dustin Mott, Clint Moehlman, Drew Hunter

40+ Division Champions - Red Birds 2017

Back Row Left to Right: Tim Dehne, RC Brown, Keith Otero, Mike Kavcak, Scott Hadden, Erik Cary, Robert Calvert, Chris Hux

Front Row Left to Right: Paul Kallfelz, Derrick Deadmon, Joel Messina, BJ Joseph, Brad Kinnard, Jim Lanning

Not Pictured: Paul Moomaw, Eddie Greer, Mark Cololuca, Scott Farr

50+ Division Champions - Mariners 2017

Back Row Left to Right: Danny Park, Curt Laush, Bryce Macki, John Heckeroth, Bruce Burns, Daniel Carvajal, Mike Baskerville

Front Row Left to Right: James Felan, Alan Bambrick, Rick Lindley, Roger Ferris (Mgr), Mike Mauk, Mike Sheppard, Larry White

Not Pictured: Alvaro Alvarez, Bob Bryant, Edward Cooley, Robert Gillette, Byron White, Jesse Wilson

60+ Division Champions - Brewers 2017

Back Row Left to Right: Ray Amaro, Gerald Smith, Ken Satterlee, Ray Lorio, Deric Mann

Front Row Left to Right: Richard Sladecek, Jeff Latimer, John Durfor, John Kauffroth

Not Pictured: Clark Charbonnet, Steve Gillis, Sam Park, Robert Russo


2016 Texas Cup

The 55+ Austin Express managed by Jerry Davis, beat the San Antonio Lone Stars 9-0 in the championship game to win their 3rd Texas Cup title in 4 years. Ed Looney pitched a complete game giving up only 4 hits and was named team MVP. Manager Jerry Davis said, "there were several players who could have won the MVP award, everyone played very well". The Austin Express ended up with a perfect 5-0 record for the tournament, the only team to be unbeaten and untied. The Express scored an impressive 52 runs while giving up only 10 runs in 5 games for the tournament including the championship day shut-out.

In the 35+ Division, the San Antonio Bombers managed by Jerry Spencer beat the Austin Red Birds 7-1 to claim the 35+ title. The Bombers were a solid team losing only 1 game during the tournament. Patrick Pulliam was named team MVP for his outstanding play during the tournament. The Red Birds managed by Chris Hux had just double dipped the #1 seed Houston Cyclones to get into the championship game but the Bombers played solid defense and their pitching remained tough. The Red Birds left 16 men on base but the Bombers always seemed to get out of trouble. This was the Bomber's 7th Texas Cup title while being managed by Jerry Spencer.

The 18+ ATX Thunder managed by Jon Cuip won a very exciting 9-8 game against a very good Corpus Christi Calcutta's team to claim their 3rd 18+ Texas Cup title in a row! With 1 out in the top of the 9th inning with Corpus Christi having the bases loaded, the Thunder turned a 1-2-3 double play to end the game. The Thunder had a almost perfect 4-0-1 record only being tied by a very tough Austin Astros team managed by Chris West. Pitcher Derrick Sampel was the Thunder's MVP pitching a shutout in Game 1 and also pitched in 2 other games during the tournament. The Thunder won 3 of their 5 games including the championship game by only 1 run proving to be very tough under pressure. Manager Jon Cuip said "this was a true team effort and everyone contributed to help us win our 3rd straight title.