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Welcome to 2021 Fall Ball

Welcome to Lincoln-Way Area Fall Ball

 

Click on Teams / Schedule in the menu bar above
to get schedules, results and standings.
Make sure you select 2021 Fall Ball first

Click here to go to Field Locations
Click here for Fall Ball Rules
Click here for Fall Ball Contacts 9-21-2021
Click here for FPD Phase 4 - COVID 19 Youth Sports Guidelines
Click here for FBB - COVID Return to Baseball Rules
Click here for FBB Covid Waiver
Click here for Attendance Tracker


by posted 08/24/2021
2022 Eagles Tryouts

Frankfort Eagles is a part-time travel program that play in the Chicagoland Sunday Baseball League and have a 10-15 game regular season schedule with up to 3 tournaments.  Eagles players must play in the Frankfort house league during the 2022 season.  2022 fees approx $600. 

 

8U Tryout - Sunday, 10/3, C4, 10am-11:15am

9U Tryout - Sunday, 10/3, C4, 11:30am-12:45pm

10U Tryout - Sunday, 10/3, C3, 1pm-2:15pm

 

Click here to register now for free!

The age cut-off for Eagles players is determined based on the player's age as of April 30, 2022.

However, we encourage players with later birthdays to play with their class in school as opposed to playing with a younger grade.  For example, a player who just completed 7th grade and has a birthday in May would still be 13 as of April 30, 2022 and thus be eligible for the 13u team.  However, as an 8th grader next year, the player's grade in school would indicate participation at the 14u level.  Grade level equivalents are as follows:

 

15u = 9th grade

11u = 5th grade

14u = 8th grade

10u = 4th grade

13u = 7th grade

9u = 3rd grade

12u = 6th grade

8u = 2nd grade


Players should arrive at the park one-half hour prior to the start time to check in and warm-up.  They should wear normal baseball attire and bring their own glove, bat, helmet, and water.

If a player is offered a roster spot, we will collect a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure the roster position.  The deposit will be applied towards the 2022 fees.


by posted 08/23/2021
2021 FBB Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the following raffle winners!
 

Eric Eggers
Tara Fatland

Michelle Groen

Dee Jones

Scott Sutter

 

Thank you to all those that participated!  
We truly appreciate the support you have given to Frankfort Baseball!


by posted 08/22/2021
Field Improvements

Frankfort Baseball continues to make mprovements of our fields thanks to the generosity of a Board Member!  Below is an update on the renovations with photos below that. Thanks to the tireless effort of Volunteer Board Members to make our fields the best in the area!

Outfield turf replacement work at C3 and C4 at Commissioners. The existing spotty turf was removed and the black dirt was re-graded. The new sod is down on both fields and with all of the watering, is coming along nicely as you can see from the attached pictures. 

Aso, a new yard hydrant (see attached picture) has been installed behind the backstop at C3 to replace the old leaking one.  


by posted 05/29/2021
Updated COVID Protocol

The State of IL updated the Phase 4 - DCEO All Sports Guidelines for Covid Mitigation.

The largest change is related to high risk and low risk sports related as to which sports can remove masks.

Minimum Guidelines

-Participants in low risk sports (baseball/softball, tennis, archery, fishing and track and field) can remove masks when they can social distance. When teams are in the dugouts, huddling, etc., masks need to be worn.

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/sports-safety-guidance

A document that the Park District is providing is on the FBB Documents Link regarding the updated guidelines for sports and the current guidelines for other assembly groups.

  • Mask wearing at Park District facilities is required unless you are eating or drinking or participating in a low risk sport as outlined below.
  • Individuals that are vaccinated are NOT exempt from wearing masks

Bridge Phase
As Illinois moves towards our new normal, the State of Illinois administration is outlining clear metrics and
mitigations that will allow the State to gradually reopen. For more on the bridge to Phase 5 & expanded capacity
limits in Phase 4 visit the website below.
https://dceoresources-ss-assets.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/public/Restore-Illinois/A-Bridge-to-Phase-5.pd


All Sports Guidelines

  • Low risk sports, when played outdoors and social distancing can be provided, need not wear a mask.

That includes; baseball/softball, fishing, tennis, archery, and track & field. When players or athletes are

not engaged in play such as when on the bench, in a huddle masks must be worn.

  • All spectators and athletes must wear a mask unless it poses a risk or they are in low risk sport. This is

for outdoors and indoor play. The figure below illustrates how to determine the mitigation for each

sport. The figure is taken from the IDPH DECO All Sports Guidelines provides an illustration. The sports

that fall in that group are represented in the image at the top.

  • The language used in the IL DCEO Sports Guidelines suggests that Covid Testing should be done for higher

risk sports, including participants, coaches, trainers and officials. Testing does not apply for those

younger than 13 and those fully vaccinated.

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/All%20Sports%20Policy%20-%20Updated%204_12_2021.pd

 

 

 


by posted 04/25/2021
Grit Clothing Co. Frankfort Baseball Spiritwear NOW AVAILABLE!

Limited edition Frankfort Baseball spirit wear is now available for online purchase from Grit Clothing Co, a South Side Chicago brand:

https://gritclothingco.com/collections/frankfort-baseball

A portion of all proceeds will be donated back to Frankfort Boys Baseball, Inc.

Designed to appeal to both in-house and travel baseball families, show the pride of your hometown in these high-quality sweatshirts, tee-shirts and hats.

Read more about Grit Clothing Company and watch videos from their appearances on WGN and ABC7 news here:

https://gritclothingco.com/pages/about-us

 


by posted 04/20/2021
Field Usage

Managers/Coaches

Age Appropriate Fields for Games (Do not schedule games or practices on fields that are not appropriate for the age level)

  • Shetland | Instructional Levels – Sandalwood Subdivision, Commissioners C5-C6
  • Pinto | 8U – Main E, Grand Prairie and Commissioners C2. (C2 has lights, but is a FGS and PD field 1st- permission needed to use)
  • Mustang | 9U, 10U- Main D, Commissioners C4
  • Bronco | 11U, 12U- Main B, Commissioners C3
  • Pony | 13U, 14U and Up – Commissioners C1
  • 14U and Up- Borg Warner Field @ Main Park

Other Fields for Use

  • Lincoln Meadows (Behind Aurelios) Shetland Thru Bronco (5-12) No restrictions
  • Heritage Knolls (5-12) This is a FGS Field 1st
  • Hickory Creek Baseball Field (13u or Pony)
  • Main Park A- This is the area where Flag Football plays- open field after football season (any level)
  • Main Park beyond Field G- Open practice area (any level)
  • Commissioners Park – Next to Batting Cages
  • Grande Prairie (ages 5-12)
  • Any other open subdivision park
  • Fields at Jackson Creek are the sole use of FGS
  • Main C and Main G at Main Park are FGS fields

 

Click here to download this and other post game/field usage requirements by each team


by posted 04/19/2021
Shetland - Pony (Change - 2 5/8" USA Stamped Bats Allowed)

Bats - All Bats must be certified with a USA Bat Stamp per Pony Rules

  • Barrel Size: 2 ¼” and 2 5/8” barrel bats are OK. 2 -3/4” barrel is NOT allowed.
  • BBCOR Stamp: If a bat is -3 it must be BBCOR certified (does not require the USA Bat Stamp) – This is per Pony Rule 8.C.2 and 8.C.3, 2018 rulebook.
  • Legal Bats - USA stamped, BBCOR stamped and wood bats
  • Bats with the USSSA stamp or BPF 1.15 are NOT allowed

Official Pony Rulebook:

 


by posted 04/08/2021
Be a Sponsor!

Welcome to another exciting year of Frankfort Baseball!

From everyone on the Board, I would like to thank you for your support of one of our community’s finest organization. Frankfort Baseball is a self-funded, not-for-profit organization providing nearly 1,000 youths 5-18 years old the opportunity to play baseball, make friends, and learn sportsmanship.Click here to view our offering on some new sponsorship opportunities 

Karrie Cummings - Director of Sponsorship/Fundraising


by posted 02/14/2021
Joseph Scaletta

Our deepest condolences go out to the Scaletta Family. We mourn the loss of a long time and current board member of Frankfort Baseball, Joseph Scaletta.  Joe was a long time Board Member even before since his son Sam started in 2007. Joe worked tirelessly at almost every level and the latest being at the upper levels of Pony/Colt/Palomino/Collegiate.  He was instrumental in Frankfort Baseball joining SWILA as well as coordinator of the Frankfort Baseball Scholarship program with Lincoln-Way East and area high schools.  Joe's pride and joy was Borg Warner field.  He worked endless at its upkeep.  If we had a tournament, you would have seen Joe there volunteering.  Joe loved baseball especially Frankfort Baseball.  Outside of baseball Joe was the Co-Founder of Scaletta Armoring in Bedford Park, IL. Private family funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church on December 1, 2020. Funeral Information: Cumberland Chapels, 708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Joseph V. Scaletta to Frankfort Baseball online here or you can mail a check to Frankfort Baseball, P.O. Box 261, Frankfort, IL 60423.


by posted 11/21/2020
Amazon Smile


We have a wonderful opportunity for our Frankfort Baseball Organization to receive charitable donations from AmazonSmile this year. 

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile. Once your account is activated, be sure to choose your charity (Frankfort Baseball Inc). That's it!

With Amazon Prime days starting tomorrow and the holidays quickly approaching, we hope that this will be a beneficial way to support our organization.   

Thank you for your Support!


by posted 10/12/2020
Baseball Field renovations

We have proceeded to make improvements at both parks.  We have started with the baseball dugouts. Below is an update on the renovations. 

  • All painting of the dugouts at both Main Park and Commissioners Park is completed. 
  • All new roofs and new metal drip caps of the dugouts at both Main Park and Commissioners Park are completed.
  • All of the grounds crew new overhead doors now have new weather-stripping, new pull handles and new locks installed (see Main -Bronco Grounds OVHD Door pic as an example).
  • All (14) dugouts have new player equipment boxes installed and painted (see Commish – Bronco 1st Base Front pic as example). 
  • All coaches closets at both Main Park and Commissioners Park have new doors, new frames, new hardware and new locksets .
  • Main E: New concrete slabs for both dugouts were poured. 1st base and 3rd base dugout wood framing with player benches, helmet cubbies and painting will be completed.
  • Main Park (B, D, and Borg) dugouts. Remove and replace the siding, fascia, plywood roof sheathing and roof shingles.  New hollow metal frames, doors and new hardware for coaches’ closets. New overhead doors for the grounds crew sheds. Painting to follow. 
  • The same process above will be applied to Commissioners Park dugouts as well once Main Park is completed. 
  • NEW 2020 - Main Park Field B Fencing - see pics
     

 


by posted 04/16/2020
Support Frankfort Baseball!

Support Frankfort Baseball by making a donation or shopping online - we will earn cash with every purchase!  This is an amazing fundraising tool for our organization. Through the generosity of FlipGive, family and friends across the country had the opportunity to support us by donating directly or shopping through FlipGive. There are some very innovative and unique companies in the FlipGive family that provided special gifts and help our organization at the same time.

Help us reach our fundraising goal by shopping through FlipGive!

Support Frankfort Baseball by making a donation or shopping online - we will earn cash with every purchase! We’re excited to earn funds through FlipGive to help us raise money for Frankfort Baseball. We can earn up to 25% when our teammates and supporters shop popular brands like Walmart, Nike, Under Armour, Buffalo Wild Wings and more.

Let’s work together to achieve our goal!

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To make things even easier, FlipGive gives us access to our own Fundraising Coach to help us every step of the way.

With FlipGive we can reach our fundraising goal together.

Thank you for your support!


by posted 11/06/2018
Field Status
Borg Warner - Frankfort TBD (9/24) 
Commissioners Park - C1 - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
Commissioners Park - C3 - Frankfort CLOSED (9/24) 
Commissioners Park - C4 - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
Commissioners Park - C5 - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
Commissioners Park - C6 - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
Hickory Creek Middle Sch - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
Main Park - B - Frankfort CLOSED (7/19) 
Main Park - D - Frankfort CLOSED (7/19) 
Main Park - E - Frankfort CLOSED (7/19) 
Sandalwood North - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
Sandalwood South - Frankfort OPEN (9/24) 
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Frankfort Baseball Address
Frankfort Baseball
P.O. Box 261
Frankfort, IL  60423