Each year, Stampede Baseball partners with The Littlest Heroes to support their Adopt-a-Family For the Holidays Program. These families have been touched by childhood cancer, and have a son or daughter that has been or is currently going through treatment. As we all know, the financial hardships of having a child with cancer are already difficult enough, and with the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 this year was especially challenging for these families.
To ensure safety for everyone, it was requested that donations be made for gift cards for this holiday season in lieu of physical gift donations. Thanks to the generosity of our Stampede Families, we raised nearly $3,400!!! Stampede 11U Parent Lisa Ettkin purchased the gift cards, and assembled holiday packages to deliver to our adopted families this week. We hope we can help make our 3 adopted family's holiday a little more special this year!
Thank you again & wishing you all a healthy and happy Holiday Season!
Following a strong 9-1 regular season schedule for the 2020 FallBaseball.net Fall Ball League, Stampede 11U Garrard defeated Riverside Baseball Club 7-3 in the semifinal playoff game to advance to the Championship against Aurora Athletics. Despite a tough loss to Aurora, the boys had a very successful Fall Ball Season and are looking forward to bringing home more trophies in 2021!
Congratulations to all the players who earned a spot on the 2021 Stampede 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, and 13U Teams. All teams are now set and rosters are posted below.
We were extremely impressed with the competitive group of players at our tryouts this year, and appreciate everyone taking the time to come show us their talent. For those that made the team, further instructions will be sent by the coach. Initial Deposits of $200 are due by 9/18. Please make checks out to Stampede Baseball, and include your son's age group and name on the memo line. Checks can be given to your Head Coach or mailed to:
Solon Stampede Baseball
Attn: Evan Klotzman
340 Alpha Park
Highland Heights, OH 44143
If your son did not make the team and you would like additional feedback, please feel free to reach out to the individual team's Head Coach.
Thank you once again for trying out for each of the individual Stampede teams, and good luck to all of you with your 2021 seasons.
Solon Stampede Baseball is pleased to announce that a new leadership team will be stepping in to guide the program effective immediately. Former Director of Baseball Operations Brett McCann has elected to step down due to increasing professional obligations, and we appreciate his time spent helping guide the program and our kids the past two years since rejoining the organization. Lewis Baum is also stepping down as Treasurer, and his assistance and time spent helping manage our budget is greatly appreciated as well.
The new leadership team will consist of Brett Garrard as Director of Baseball Operations, Evan Klotzman as Director of Business Operations, and Scott Lichtenstein as Treasurer. Coach Garrard is Head Coach of the Stampede 11U team, while Coach Klotzman and Coach Lichtenstein will serve as Head Coach and Assistant Coach respectively for the Stampede 9U team in 2021.
We are excited for the opportunity to help shape and grow the Solon Stampede, and prepare our players for the eventual challenge of High School baseball. We have tryouts upcoming for teams at the 8U-13U levels in 2021; information regarding days, times, and locations for tryouts can be found at https://www.solonstampede.com/tryouts
As we move forward with our season, we want to ensure a safe environment for all of our parents and fans. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, as well as work to enforce the guidelines set forth by the state, as well as our additional guidelines.
We are asking all participants to sign the COVID-19 waiver form. Any player who does not have a waiver signed by Monday, June 8, will be immediately ineligible to return to play for the Solon Stampede, until the waiver is complete. The link to the form is below.
Great day for some baseball! Congrats to our 9U and 10U teams on their home Ws today!