The 9U Solon Stampede finished a great weekend with a runner up finish in the 2022 Comet Classic over the weekend. The boys were perfect in pool play and won a hard fought, close game over Lyndhurst in the Semifinals 6-4. The boys fell just short in the championship game to IVL, but came away from the weekend with a lot to be proud of! Best of luck in the home stretch of the season!
The Stampede 10U team came back from a tough opening game loss to Stow to beat Geauga Knights 10U 18-8 and finish 1-1 in Pool Play. They then defeated higher seeded Revere 10U 15-14 in an extra-innings Texas Shootout to open bracket play, and avenged their league play loss to Hudson Explorers 10U with a 12-4 victory to make the Championship Game. Coming up just short to Perry 10U 19-11, the boys played great all weekend and should be proud of making the finals in a tough field of teams!
The Stampede 10U players dominated the Skills Competition portion of the weekend, winning all 3 events at the 10U level.
Home Run Derby- Nathan Klotzman managed to hit 2 HR over the fence in his 8 swings to win the competition over a field of 11 other competitors.
Base Running Relay- Reed Cohn and Tobin Graves scorched the competition on the way to victory.
Turn Two Relay- Ethan Hull, Hudson Wargo, and Grant Sesny defeated a very competitive field to win the Turn Two Relay.
The Stampede 12U team battled all weekend long and emerged as the Champions of the 2022 Aurora Community Baseball Tournament! In bracket play the 12U Stampede defeated Lake Express 28' 12U 7-4 in the semifinals and beat the Kent Islanders 12U 5-3 in the title game. With only 9 players available for the tournament, each player played a critical role in winning this championship! Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and families on bringing home the Title! Way to go Stampede and best of luck the remainder of the season!
The Stampede 9U team battled through bracket play defeating Geauga 10-9 in the quarterfinals and beat the Eagles of Holly Hills 7-5 in the semifinals. Ultimately, the Stampede 9U lost a heartbreaker 5-4 to Nordonia in the championship game. Every player on the team contributed to an outstanding run in the 2022 Aurora Community Baseball Tournament! Congratulations on a great run and best of luck the remainder of the season!
2022 Sandlot Showdown Champs!
The Solon Stampede 9U team made Mother’s Day extra special taking home the title at the 2022 Sandlot Showdown in Akron! Excellent pitching combined with solid defense and hot bats propelled the Stampede to a perfect record in the tournament collecting the program’s first title of the 2022 season. Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and Stampede families on a great tournament!
The Stampede 11U Garrard are NEOBL 11U League Champions! A 14-2 regular season record earned them the #2 seed in the playoffs. Excellent pitching and defense combined with clutch hitting allowed them to beat Kent White 15-0 in the semifinals and Kenston 8-4 in the title game! What a great way to end a great season! Way to go Stampede!
The Stampede 9U Klotzman team fought all the way to the Final 4 of the 2021 USSSA Ohio State Championship despite tough matchups and an 0-3 record in pool play and entering bracket elimination games as the 12th seed. A huge 13-8 win over the #5 seed Miami Valley Prospects on Saturday night kept hope alive, and they followed that up with another big 13-7 victory over the #4 seed Sylvania Mavericks Sunday morning. A loss to eventual champion Central Ohio Prime in the semifinal game ended the weekend, but the team kept fighting to the very end in their first State Championship appearance. Way to go Stampede!
The Stampede 8U Garrard team captured another trophy finish at the 2021 Comet Summer Classic in Solon. Battling to the very end in a well played game with the Geauga Knights, the Stampede came up just short of taking their third tournament title of the season. Way to go 8U!
The Stampede 8U Garrard team continued it's amazing run this summer to capture the title at the Kirtland Strawberry Festival Tournament over the weekend. Combining hot hitting with excellent defense, they scored more than 20 runs in each game. They'll look to continue the success with the upcoming Comet Summer Classic (June 25-27) and Littlest Heroes Charity Tournament (July 10-11). Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and their families!
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and families of Stampede 9U Klotzman on their Runner-Up finish at the 2021 Willoughby Rebel Rouser tournament. Following two tough pool play losses, they won two elimination bracket games (including a 4-1 victory over the #1 Seed) before falling just short in the Championship Game. Way to go Stampede!
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and families of Stampede 10U Wargo on their Runner-Up finish at the 2021 Bocanelli Classic Tournament in Brecksville. Following two tough pool play losses, they won two elimination bracket games before falling just short in the Championship Game. Way to go Stampede!
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and their families from Stampede 8U Garrard for capturing the title at the 2021 Ravenna Summer Sizzler tournament. The boys played strong all weekend, with victories of 15-0, 14-1, and 11-0. Way to go Stampede!
Solon Stampede 8U are the 2021 Solon Spring Classic Runners Up
The Stampede 8U Garrard team fought hard to the end, but came up just short of the title in the 2021 Solon Spring Classic 8U Coach Pitch division. The boys finished off pool play with a thrilling 15-14 victory over the Broadview Heights Eagles to clinch a 3-0 pool record and the #2 seed in the elimination bracket.
In the semifinal game, the Stampede defeated Aurora 14-6 to move on to the championship game matchup with the Twinsburg Tigers. With a strong finish in their first Coach Pitch tournament of the year, we're looking forward to great things this season from our 8U squad!
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!