Be sure and check out the BlueGrass Bats facebook page for numerous photos as well.
Our final signup/tryout will be Friday 24th at 6:30 at Bat Field. Hope you can make it.
The Bats U-15 Team Kentucky will hold signups on Sunday May 19 at 2:00 and Monday May 20th at 6:00 p.m. at Bat Field (8711 LaGrange Road). We will be traveling to tournaments this summer and will be coached by active college players. Team fee is $550 which includes team helmet and uniform. Get your game to varsity level. You do not need to attend all tryouts. We are also going by age, not grade level. Due to this busy weekend, a supplementary tryout date will likely be held. Contact the commish if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.orgTournament Info
For the past 5 years the Bluegrass Bats have provided opportunities for over 175 of Kentucky's finest high school lacrosse players. Looking at our college Bats page, one can see all the Bats that have gone on to play college lacrosse, many winning all conference accolades. Our mission in bringing Kentucky Lacrosse Players to venues to showcase talent and let college coaches recognize our local talent has been successful. So successful that many of our upper classmen potential players are playing in showcase venues such as Underarmour, Adidas, etc. and find it difficult to make Bat tournaments. We have strived to bring you the best coaches, family atmosphere, and an affordable manner to travel the country playing lacrosse against the best teams. Due to our success and changes in local lacrosse dynamics we will not be fielding a high school team this year. We will be focussing on developing U-15 players with opportunities available with the Smokey Mountain Lacrosse Team. Thanks to our coaches over the years Dave Purdie, Pete Schroeder, Kevin Johnson, Tom Windham, Shane Andersen, Michael Anderson, and all the Bat college players and families that have assisted the past five years. Thanks for your support: Commissioner Herner and Fackler
Scrimmage and practice against players from Bellarmine, Tennessee and Salisbury help prepare for Gait cup.
Bats tied for first in Chicago. Four way tie due to lightening forcing tournament to end. The Bats made the playoffs. The Bats made the playoffs by winning 3 out of 5 games. The Bats defeated Waub/Mtea, Kansas U19 and Glenbrook North, but lost to #2 seed Indy Elite (6-3) and #1 seed Missouri 22 (7-2) entering playoffs.
Bats II, in their first tournament, played well and improved with each game. A young team played against tough competition in Chicago.
Bats gear up for the largest recruiting tournament at Gait Cup. Coach Schroeder felt that the players improved each game.
The Bats made a good run at the title in Lax-n-ati, but fell short during Championship Game. Bats finished 3-2-1 for the tournament. Coming together for the first time were Kentucky players from across the state to play in Cincinnati. The Bats qualify for the Dick's National Tournament for the 4th year in a row. Bats now head to Chicago for their first attempt at the Summer Classic on Lake Michigan. Go Bats
Bats practice July 8th at 6:30 in preparation for Chicago and Gait Cup.
Thank you to all the coaches that helped with tryouts. Great turnout to see all the enthusiastic players. Coaches will be calling to confirm your team placement. Bats 1 and Bats 2 teams have an exciting summer planned. Fear the Bat
The 2012 Bat Season is here. We have Bats playing at Salisbury, Lynchburg, Eastern, Kentucky, Tennessee, Sewanee, Fontbonne, Ithaca, Hanover, Bellarmine, Centre, Army, and Auburn. This is a very exciting time to continue to improve your game and get ready for the "next level." Returning as head coach is Hanover coach Shane Andersen (Bellarmine)with coaches Michael Anderson (Denver and Butler player), Pete Schroeder (Stickhorses Head Coach and Trinity Head Coach) and Kevin Johnson (Trinity coach).
The Bats end the 2011 year with 9 wins, 8 losses, and 3 ties. See tournament section for results/scores..
Another Bat season comes to an end with confidence high. The Bat family wish all the best to the BAts in their upcoming school season. For you seniors, bat wishes for your college career. We will be following you. Thanks to all the parents for your support, understanding, and confidence to let us work with your sons.
See you next summer for another batciting season. Stay tuned for upcoming information and keep using your Kroger cards............ Commisioner H.
FAll Bats Team practices for the Cottle Fall Invitational in Maryland November 5th. Our team is ready and many will compete in the face-off tournament on the 5th. Bat Bus rolls to Maryland November 4th.
Bats will be heading to Maryland this Fall to visit Mr. Cottle and his tourney. The St. Louis Pride Elite Lacrosse team will be traveling to Bats field this October for a scrimmage. Practices begin October 2nd at Batfield.
Check out Trent Erps on ESPN playing at the Cottle Lacrosse Tournament this past fall. Bats continue to get looks.
A Great Big Bat hug and thank you to all the parents that have supported us this year. A special thanks to those senior Bats and their parents for competing with us the last 3 years. We hope that we have helped provide you with opportunities to take your game to college. Hopefully the Bat adventure has been more than just lacrosse, but one of fellowship, sportsmanship, and being part of a bigger family.
The Bats enjoyed a warm New Years at the Dick's National Tournament. We can say we played against the toughest competition in the nation this year. The Bats began the day against two of the strongest teams at the tournament, New Westminster Salmonbellies and the Roadwarriors (2011 runner up). Roadwarriors, starring Midfielder Lyle Thompson, widely regarded as the nation's top high school player,defeated the Bats 12-4. More information in the News Section. We met many D1 and D3 coaches who contacted the Bats for information on players and team. More pictures in picture section.... and the Blogspot.
Against some kid named Lyle Thompson
Thanks to Stan Lott for finding info on another Bat on ESPN Rise for HIgh School Athletes. Check out Cole Killion..http://rise.espn.go.com/lacrosse/index.aspx?pursuit=Lacrosse
The Bats Maryland team performed well at the Cottle Fall Invitational. See the blogspot and news section for pictures and reviews of the game....
Check out Inside Lacrosse....Is that a Bat!!! Bet it is..Go Brad Lott.
Everybody wants to be a BAT
Hey you, We are the Bats..... Play with the best against the Best....if you dare
Read what Inside Lacrosse has on the Bats....
Inside Lacrosse Jamie Munro's Recruiting File
Louisville Team Camp
2010 EmailPrintFacebookTwitter In the first inaugural Louisville Team Camp there was the combination of
Athletic Testing by Velocity Sports, on field coaching, out door games and box
lacrosse games in the River City Sports Arena. U17's trained and competed on
July 21 and the U15 and U13 teams followed on the 22nd. There were some talented
and athletic kids.
Bluegrass Bats Pete Schroeder, head coach at Trinity Catholic has done a great job
assembling and developing talent in Louisville.
Addison Sears "Player", 2011, Manual HS/Bluegrass Bats, this 6'3'' 230 beast of a goalie
has very quick hands and can really clear the ball. He is a DI prospect for
sure. He needs to be tested at the next level but he has the big body and quick
hands that coaches love.
Austin Fackler, "Wathlist" Trinity/Bluegrass Bats. 2011, Defense,
Righty. Physical takeaway defenseman, as well as a good stickhandler. Salisbury
Hayden Holbrook, "Watchlist" St Xavier/Bluegrass Bats, 2011, Middie, Lefty.
Can get his own shot with good speed & is improving as a finisher.
Matt Herner, "Watchlist" Trinity/Bluegrass Bats, 2011, Middie, Righty. Uses a
good change of direction to both finish & set up his teammates. Could be an
attackman at the next level.
Ryan Sabuda, "Watch list" Cathedral,IN/Bluegrass Bats, 2011, Middie, Righty.
Effective alley-dodger & has an outside shot with range.
Brad Lott, "Player" Trinity/Bluegrass Bats. 2012 Middie/FO, Righty. This kid
is on his way to being a top level face off man with good enough athleticism to
run a break.
Cole Killion, "Watchlist" Trinity/Bluegrass Bats. 2012 LSM, Righty. Starts
transition with good speed, physical presence and good stick skills.
Kevin Sims, "Watchlist" 2013, Trinity/Bluegrass/Bats. Middie; very good speed
Bats win Lax-N-ati to defend title. An exciting series of games found the Bats defending their title at the 2010 Lax-N-ati tiki tournament. This qualifies them for the Dick's National Championship in Tampa January 2011.
Be sure and check out the news section for latest info.
It was Bat-Hot, and not just the weather. This was the best talent we have seen in quite a while, all competing on the same field to make the Summer Bat Team. It was an exciting and exhausting 3 hours of tryouts and difficult decision making. Many schools represented including: KCD, Collegiate, Trinity, Manual, St. X, Greenwood, Covington Catholic, Lexington Catholic, Sayre, Lafayette, and Cathedral. Our 4 Bat teams are set for the Rutgers MVP, Lax-n-Ati, Gait Cup, and Cherry Bomb. Due to the Bats recognition of family time, down time (so as not to burn out our young Batlings), vacations, financial constraints, camps, and so forth we have formulated Bat teams that hopefully meet accomodate the family. If you dare, go to the Our Team section to see who are Bat teams are and where they are traveling..... Fear the BAT
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. "The Art of War"