Micah Burkholder
Caleb Cullers
Grant Devine
Zach Schmucker
Trevor Devine
Daniel Gonzalez
Dawson Hickman
Gabe Kerr
Shay Kyser
Phoenix Martin
Ethan Nunemaker
Mason Porter
Ashton Shively


The ballpark is located on Woodies Lane between State Road 331 and 3rd Road.

The ballpark is located in Stauffer Park.

Ballpark will be on the right.

New Paris
The ballpark is located on Division Street (County Road 23).

The ballpark is located on the corner of Jefferson, and Tucker, just off State Road 19 south.

The ballpark is on right, parking south of diamond.


Player Stats

Boys of Summer Standings

1 Mentone
2 Bremen
3 Nappanee
4 Whitko
5 New Paris
6 Middlebury

June 22 2016

Since we have a bye Friday we will practice on Major league diamond 5:00 to 6:30 wear shorts.

First Round Games - To be played 6/24 at 7pm (time adjustable by host site). Better seed is home team and hosts contest (responsible for umpires). Away team provides game balls.
Game 1 - Middlebury @ Nappanee
Game 2 - New Paris @ Whitko

Second Round Games - All  games to be played 6/25 at New Paris (will provide umpires). Away teams still provide game balls (host site keeps game balls)
Game 3 - Winner Game 2 vs. Mentone @10am
Game 4 - Winner Game 1 vs. Bremen @12:30pm

Championship Game - To be played 6/25 at New Paris (will provide umpires). Away team still provides game balls (host site keeps game balls).

Game 5- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 @ 4pm (time may be adjusted if both teams are agreeable to it. Please ensure players have a chance to cool down if heat is a factor.)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd since we are playing in New Paris, I have the anthem that they will play before each game.

June 22 2016

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THE TRAIN KEPT A RUNNIN, ___ _____ ____.

Bremen played a home game against the boys from Nappanee on Father’s Day, THANK YOU FATHERS. This game was played in extreme heat, but our Motley Crue played with great intensity, and went toe to toe with the Elkhart County boys, falling just short 11 to 10. Very good game, though the All-stars were disappointed with the outcome (that’s a good sign), they should not be disappointed with their effort, (I know the coaches are not). There will be another day to play, and win.

Let’s start with Daniel at second in the first, 1 out pop up behind second into right field Dawson the right fielder could not get to it, buuuuuuuuuuut Daniel could with a diving over the head catch for out #2, and a throw to second to catch a runner off base for out #3 aaaaaaaaaaaamazing. Shortstop Phoenix going into the 5 ½ hole behind third diving on a hard grounder, standing up and making a rocket throw to first for an out aaaaaaamazing. In right field with Caleb, getting a glove on a low line drive bullet, and almost coming up with the spectacular catch aaaamazing

Micah got the start and went 2 strong hot innings throwing strikes, and keeping would be runners off the bases, for 3 runs scored, 1 walk, and 2K’s. Daniel went the next 3 innings of heated pitching, throwing everything but the kitchen sink, to keep them from scoring, finishing with 6 runs scored, 2 walks, and 2K’s. Shay pitched 1 burning inning, using his off speed arsenal to keep them at the plate for 1 run scored, 2 walks, and 2K’s. Trevor pitched the last blistering inning throwing heat, for 1 run scored, 2 walks, and 2K’s.

Leading the way with a 3 hit game Shay (HIS FIRST 3 HIT GAME OF THE SEASON). Keeping his eye on the prize for 3 solid singles 1 score, and 1 RBI. With 2 hit games were Ashton, Dawson, Grant, Trevor, and Ethan.

Ashton continued his quick swing, and quick feet, for 1 gap single, and 1 long gap double for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Dawson also continued his hot-hot-hot hitting pounding the ball 1 single and 1 to the fence double for 1 run scored, and 3 (YES) 3 RBI’s. Grant (the other brother) his first 2 hit All-star game 2 left field singles the first a duck snort driving in 2 teammates, the second a hard hit grounder. Trevor (the other brother) 1 haard hit single, and 1 haaaaaaaaaard hit double for 1 RBI. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd Ethan (OUT OF THE FUNK) and into the (FUNKY) SMACKED did I say smacked (I MEAN SMMMMMMACKED) two two the fence rockets 1 a double, and the other a triple, for 2 runs scored. With 1 hit games were Mason, Micah, and Phoenix. Mason hit another patented line shot right field gapper for 1 run scored, Micah another-another patented line shot drive to center field, for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Phoenix another-another-another patented line drive single shot to right field for 2 runs scored.

Caleb and Zach had productive trips to the plate each with 3 hard hit balls but right at a fielder, good quality at bats.

June 20 2016

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Bremen played a home game against the boys from Whitley County, and came away with a slowly pull away then smash the ball 11 to 1 win. Pitching – defense – and keeping our eye on the ball worked wondrously.

Two dropped step, find the towering pop-up, get my feet set, and make the catch. The first from third baseman Mason down the left field line on a great play. The other from second baseman Daniel who at the last second went to his knees, and caught the ball at the ground. A hard hit single that right fielder Zach tracked down, and threw to cut-off man Grant who wheeled and threw a rocket to third baseman Mason for a catch the ball and wait for the runner tag-out. A base runner caught between third and home which catcher Ethan, and Mason ran back and forth for the out, then threw to second to catch another runner trying to sneak in.

Micah got the start worked the strike zone in and out, up and down, using his defense to make outs, it was a very effective outing (did I say effective) yes EFFECTIVE-EFFECTIVE-EFFECTIVE-EFFECTIVE. Going for 1 run scored, zer00000 walks, 3BIGK’s and the win. Grant (the other brother) in his All-star debut pitched the 5th inning to close out the game, like he had been there for ages, great deeeeeeeeeeeeeebut. Zer0000000 runs scored, zer000 walks, and 3BIGK’s

Leading the 15 hit onslaught with 3 hit games Daniel-Dawson-Phoenix. Daniel-SAN driving the ball haaaaaaaaaaaard, all 3 times 2 for singles 1 for a double. The fielders who caught each hit had to ice their hands after the inning. Going for 2 runs scored. The Hawk knees bent, eye on the ball, smoked it 3 times, the balls were actually synched after his hits. Going for 1 power single, 1 power double, and 1 power triple for 2 RBI’s. Phoenix nothing mystical about his 3 hits, just a super quick swing, (with the head down on the ball) 2 long singles and (did I say and) I mean AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND 1 line drive, the ball is dented, shot over the center field fence 4 bagger, with 2 teammates along for the ride, 3 run super home run, his first All-star homer. For 3 runs scored, and 4 (YES4) RBI’s. With 2 hit games were Micah and Shay.

The Ragin Micah 2 frozen rope singles each scoring Bremen All-Stars, for 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI’s leading the team with 19 teammates driven in. Rocky 1 (I can hit it over your head outfielder) double, 1 solid single, for 2 runs scored. With 1 hit games were Ashton, and Mason.

Ashton in his first plate appearance almost took the glove off the second baseman’s hand line drive out, then hit a hard single for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. ColeTrain on his 3rd at bat, moved closer to the plate then took the pitch hard into right field for a single. Going for 1 run scored, and 1RBI. Earning a walk on a great plate appearance was the FreightTrain.

Moving runners into scoring positions with 2 quality at bats were;

Joliet Jake (the other brother), and Caleb (Crane- CC2- THE MEAN ONE), and (E-Nuny-Shoeless)

Joining Big Gabe on the D.L. but sharing first base coaching duties was Trevor (the other brother).

June 14 2016

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In Major League Baseball, the winning pitcher is defined as the pitcher who last pitched prior to the half-inning when the winning team took the lead for the last time. The Bremen All-Stars traveled to Mentone for a makeup game, you could see the determined looks on their faces. Determined rightly so they were ready to play all 13, ready to rock and roll, ready to go toe to toe with the Egg boys, ready to cross the white lines and see which team fades away. Not today Mentone, Bremen had its way with a 7 round boxing match going blow for blow Bremen answered each bell and came away with a 7 to 6 win.

Ashton in center going way back to the fence to collect a fly ball for an out. Shay at second sticking to the bag for a force out even though he was being knocked over by a tough slide. Grant at third fielding a tough grounder bobbling it but reacting quick enough for the throw and an out. Ethan behind the plate taking a foul tip off the upper arm, and continuing to play. Phoenix at short playing through a sore shoulder blade, and making great plays. Trevor on the mound trying to finish an inning with a sore elbow. Zach with a jammed thumb still taking his turn at the plate. Perhaps the greatest play of the game, was the fact as one All-star went down there was another All-star to fill in, and play just as great.

Daniel got the start and went 2 innings keeping his team close in the scoring column. Throwing his hide-and-seek pitches, keeping the other team off balance. Finishing with 2 runs scored, zer00000000 walks, and 3K’s. Trevor with a sore elbow pitched 1/3 of an inning with 3 runs scored, 2 walks, and 1K. The Ragin Micah came in and pitched 3 2/3 innings of yeoman relief, sucking it up in his last eligible inning to strike out the last 2 batters he faced. Finishing with 75% strikes, 1 walk, 1 run scored, and 3K’s for the win. Then in the 7th with his team just taking a 1 run lead in dramatic form, in comes from the center field bullpen (who is that? Mario Rivera coming out of retirement) no our own Rocky (Shay). Getting the first out easily, I heard him tell the umpire “let’s make this fair for Mentone, load the bases” and they did. He then went on to force the next batter into a pop up to the mound for 2 outs, and to finish it off he whiffed the next batter on 3 pitches for the save, zer000000000 runs scored, 1 walk, and 1K.

An 11 hit attack; With 1 hit games were Shay, Micah, Grant, Ethan, Ashton, and Trevor. Shay a hard hit grounder up the middle for a single. Micah a line drive shot to right for a single. Grant a ground ball bouncer over the head of the second baseman for 1 run scored. Ethan a sharp (I hit the ball hard) grounder up the middle for a single.

Ashton a ooooh (that’s a hard hit) off the bat line drive triple shot, using his quick swing for the hit, and quick feet for the triple, for 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Trevor a ooooooooh (that’s a hard hit) towering fly ball with Daniel on base 2 run over the right field fence ROUND TRIPPER to tie the game at 6, for 1 run scored, and 2 RBI’s. With a 2 hit game Daniel-SAN Driving the ball hard (did I say hard) I MEAN HARD line drives for 1 single and 1 double to finish with 1 run scored 1 RBI. Scoring the first run after earning a walk and running the bases like a mystical bird, and like his feet were on fire, Phoenix.

Getting the other RBI on a hard ground out was Zach. With 2 hard hit grounders for outs, and earning a walk, and playing exceptionable third and first Mason. Earning a walk the hard way HBP (on the helmet), and having to be restrained by first base coach Big Gabe from charging the mound, then flicking his bat towards the dugout in disgust, THE MEAN ONE CALEB. With a 3 hit game I MEAN A 3 HARD HIT GAME “DAWSON” With 2 long hit smash singles for 1 run and 2 RBI’s. Up he steps in the 7th, the score tied and with the Ryan Express pitching; the Hawk lays into one and drove it to the fence for a double. On the next pitch with a slightly passed ball the Hawk jumps on it and goes to third. He tricked the catcher into throwing it towards third wildly, and the Hawk raced home for the go ahead run, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMAZING.

I have not had a update from the league on the standings I quite a while, I apologize for that, with some research here is what I think the standings for the Boys of Summer League.

New Paris, Whitco, and Middlebury are out of the running.
Nappanee is 6 wins 2 losses.
Mentone is 7 wins 1 loss.

And your Bremen All-Stars are 7 wins 1 loss.

June 12 2016

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Bremen played a home game against the boys from northeast Elkhart County (Middlebury), and came away with a 16 to 5 win. The Funk to Funky theme continued with more All-Stars getting in that Funky way, (I’d say; 14 hits, and only 3K’s).

Let’s start with defense, again we played superior defense making the other team earn the few runs that they get. The biggest highlight of the game came in the first inning, and was a GAMECHANGER. Define Game Changer = (in sports) A sudden action - usually the result of a successful play - that changes the entire course of a game.

We have had many outstanding plays during this season, but this one is worth highlighting by itself. With 2 runners on, and 2 outs, a fly ball was hit to right/center field that coming off the bat looked like a sure double or triple, scoring both runs, and extending the inning. Zach our right fielder saw the ball off the bat and immediately started toward the hit, running full speed reached with his left hand and caught the fly over his shoulder at the fence, for the third out of the inning, ending any doubt of the outcome of the game. (AMAZING JUST AMAZING).

Micah got the start in the heat, and went 2 innings of controlled pitching, allowing 2 runs, 3 walks, and 2K’s. Shay pitched middle relief with a solid left/handed effort giving up 3 runs, for 2 walks, 2K’s and his first All-star win. Mason closed it out shutting down any thought of a rally finishing with zer00000000 runs, 2 walks, 2K’s

Leading the 14 hit attack with 2 hits were Ashton, Daniel, Micah, and Trevor. Ashton keeping his head on the ball and with his quick swing belted out 2 hard hit singles, for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Daniel finished both his swings with authority, and came up with 2 line drive singles for 2 runs scored. Micah with both hand on his swings powered 1 hard hit single, and 1 gap shot double for 2 runs scored and 4 (YES 4) RBI’s. Trevor 1 line drive double to the fence, and with Daniel on board dented the baseball with his swing sending it to the parking lot in right/center field, for a whammo 2 run home run.

With 1 hit games Dawson, Caleb, Grant, Mason, Phoenix, and Zach. Dawson a power-ade line drive single up the middle, for 2 runs scored 2 RBI’s. Grant with his eyes on the prize (baseball) sent a bouncing smoked ground ball single up the middle, for 1 run scored, and 2 RBI’s.

Mason continued hitting the seams off the ball and came away with right field single for 1 run scored. Phoenix head down and tracking the pitch, sent the pitch right back to the gap in right/center field for a solid double for 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI’s.

Zach working the pitch count to his favor drove a pitch down the right field line for a pretty single, and 1 RBI. Scoring the other runs for the All-Stars after earning walks, and flying around the bases (like their feet were on fir

June 10 2016

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Bremen traveled to Nappanee to play the boys from southwest Elkhart County or Nappanee or Wa-nee or Northwood, and came away with an 8 to 7 win. Quality win over a quality opponent. Our pre-game talk was about scoring more runs, we play top notch defense, have outstanding pitching, so if we are able to score more runs, we will be unbeatable.

The THEME for the next few games is this: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE (baseball) and the runs will come. I have talked to the players about being in a funk at the plate. Define Funk = “state of mind, like you are in an intense fog, a haze, causing a momentary lack of focus”. With continued work at the plate on seeing the pitch all the way to the bat, we will come out of the funk, and into the FUNKY. Define Funky = “a fine stylish excellent condition”.

Leading the 11 hit attack (YES 11) with 2 hit games were Daniel, Micah, and Trevor. Daniel-SAN 2 solid smoked (on fire) line drive singles for 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s Raging Micah 2 singles one a 2 RBI shot down the right field line the other up the middle. Elwood (the other brother) 1 single, and the other a ball of fire hit into center that 1 hopped the fence for a ground rule double (his second) for 1 run scored, and 2 RBI’s. With 1 hit games were Dawson, Grant, Mason, Shay, and Zach. The HAWK crushed the ball (I mean TORE THE SEAMS) into the left center field gap for a long single finishing with 1 run scored. Joliet Jake (the other brother) (just back from a weekend state soccer tourney that his team won) an over your infielders head solid line drive single for 2 runs scored. ColeTrain went down a got a pitch and drove it into right center field (it actually knocked the fielder over) for a 1 bagger. Rocky a rolling thunder ground ball single up the middle for 1 RBI. FreightTrain his patented hit it hard down the right field line putting a hole in the first baseman’s mitt single for 1 run scored. Getting on base 3 times (2 the hard way HBP (tied an All-star record) then earning a walk Caleb (the Crane) for 1 RBI.

The outfielders were all over the field keeping Nappanee to singles making them earn their runs, were the HAWK, Crane, FreightTrain and in center Captaining the outfielders Ashton (Hustler). Grant at third stole 2 would be singles on great defensive ground ball grabs, one he threw to Mason at first, and got it right back to make a tag out. At short Phoenix (that Mystical birdman) grabbed an up the middle grounder righted himself an threw to Daniel at second for a force out.

Getting the start and the win Daniel throwing 1 1/3 innings of hide-and-seek for 2 runs scored 2 walks, 3K’s. Trevor pitching middle relief his first extended inning outing in a few games threw hard strikes for 2 2/3 innings for zer0000000 runs scored zer000000 walks, and 5BIGK’s. Pitching 3 innings for the save Micah, the last inning in TRUE CLOSER FASHION coming out and striking out the side looking (I MEAN THEY DID NOT SWING) for 5 runs scored 2 walks, and 6Yes 6BIGK’s. Rejoining the team (taking a break from rehabbing in Dallas Texas with Jaylon Smith at the Cowboys training facility) Big Gabe Kerr, nice to have him in the dugout.

Lastly when I get into a funk (yes coaches get into funks toooo) I start humming this song, and it brings me right out of the haze, and into FUNKY.

June 7 2016

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2016 Was an eggcellant year at the EGG for the Bremen All-Stars. We did not win but, (and I mean bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbut) we played in the winners bracket finals, played on Sunday, and finished third. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGreat We started with a win over a ghost of a team from Peru. Then went on to take to the Whitley county boys 11 to 3. In the winners bracket final we held our own for a 4 to 1 loss against the home EGG boys. Then lost to the boys just across the Elkhart county line (Nappaknee) 5 to 3. I say that is an eggcellant tourney.

Micah in his Raging Bull style pitched 5 2/3 innings, picking up 2 wins. Going for 68% strikes, for 4 runs scored, zer0000000000 walks, 5BIGK’s. Daniel-SAN pitched 6 1/3 innings of hide-and-seek pitches. Going for 64 ½ % strikes, 7 runs scored, 4 walks, 3K’s. Shay (Rocky) pitched 3 eggcellant innings (his longest All-star outing) of 72% strikes for 1 run scored, 1 walk, and 5BIGK’s. Mason (ColeTrain) pitched 1 inning finishing up a Bremen win for 69% strikes, Zer00000000 runs, and 1 walk.

Every All-Star got a hit-----------------------WAY-TO-GO. Leading the way with 6 EGG hits was Trevor (Elwood the other brother). 3 hard hit singles, 1 gap shot double, 1 to the fence triple shot, and, and I mean (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND) a towering over the right-center field fence onto a car 2 run 4 bagger (HOMERRRRRRRRRRRUN) HIS FIRST All-star homer WHAT A SHOT. For 5 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. With 4 hit egg’s were Shay and Mason Shay 4 solid singles I mean hard line drives for 2 runs scored. Mason had 2 gap shot singles, and 2 (YES) 2 to the fence doubles, for 1 RBI. With 3 hit egg’s were Daniel, Micah and Phoenix. Daniel 3 use the whole field singles, 1 nice sac bunt, for 2 runs scored. Micah 1 gap single, 2 1 hop to the fence doubles, for 2 runs scored, and 4 (yes) 4 RBI’s. Phoenix (BirdMan) 2 over the infielders head singles, 1 I can beat your throw to second double, for 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI’s. With 2 hit egg Ethan (E-SHOELESS-NUNY) 2 solid between the outfielder’s singles for 1 RBI. With 1 hit egg’s were Ashton, Dawson, Caleb, and Zach. Ashton another (Hustler) I can beat your throw infield single 1 sac fly for 1 run scored, and 2 RBI’s. Dawson (Hawk) 1 outfielder you can’t catch this single for 1 RBI. Caleb (CC-2) 1 between the infielders hard hit ground ball single. Zach (FreightTrain) 1 down the right field line, line drive to the fence double bagger.

A Hawk to Rocky to the E-Man at home put out of a would be run scorer. Two over your infielder’s heads drop step and hustle over your shoulder catches, 1 by the BirdMan, 1 by Rocky. The Bull a reach over third base, spear a hard grounder, and throw a (on fire) missile shot to first for an out. From ColeTrain (my defense is so bright I have to wear shades) a dive to the ground, gobble up a on fire grounder, pick myself up and throw to first for the out, and at first, a frozen rope at his feet, line drive catch for 1 out, step on first for 2 outs, and almost get 3 outs with a rocket throw to second.

June 3 2016

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THE TRAIN KEPT A RUNNIN, ___ _____ ____.
On June 1 Bremen played a home game against Mentone, and came away with a 10 to 0 loss. Teams will have games like this one, we will bounce back. I will blame it on being rusty, and we all know (RUST NEVER SLEEPS). Which means in baseball, if you don’t use your baseball skills regularly, it takes a few games to bring those skills back? Fortunately we have ample games to do that in.

The greatness of this game is that the 4 All-star pitchers only allowed 1 walk for the 7 innings, vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery good. Trevor got the start and went 1 2/3 innings for 2 runs scored, 1 walk and 1K. Daniel pitched next 1 1/3 innings, for 4 runs scored, zer0000000000 walks, and 1K. Next up was Micah going 3 full innings (strong armed relief) for 3 runs scored, and zer00000000000 walks. And, did I say and, I mean AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND Shay (who coach Z calls ROCKY) pitched his first inning of All-star baseball and did excellant for 1 run scored, zer00000000000 walks, and 2K’s.

In the first inning, with a runner trying to score on an outfield single, Daniel-SAN took the relay throw and sent a rocket to Ethan (Shoeless) at the plate for a spectacular tag out. The FreightTrain (Zach) in right field saw the ball coming off the bat heading down the right foul line jumped on it and made a spearing catch for an out. At second base, 2 outs, and the bases jammed with Egg boys, Caleb (CC-2) threw out his claw on a hard hit line drive and corralled it in for the third out (STUPENDICE).

With a 2 hit game Ashton (Hustler) using his bat, his hands, his legs, his feet (his HUSTLE) scorched 2 line drive gap shots 1 a single the other a to the fence triple shot (his first All-star 3 bagger), GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGREAT. With a 1 hit game was Trevor (Elwood the other brother) a very nice hard hit FROZEN ROPE line drive Single. Earning walks to extend innings, and get Bremen All-Stars on the bases, (The Hawk) Dawson, FreightTrain, and Daniel-SAN. Playing a quality first, and with his right arm lose, (in case we needed more pitching) Mason. Playing a good shortstop, (tracking down a lot of grounders) Phoenix. Playing all over the infield short-second-third Grant.

Next up: The Egg (EGGCELLANT). The following video is of the mascot for the Egg Festival Baseball tournament.


May 23, 2016

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10U and 12U Division Rules and Bylaws
League Director: Zach Benko


1. All base runners must slide or attempt to get around a fielder who has possession of the ball and is waiting to make a tag .

a A player failing to slide or avoid contact with a fielder waiting to make a tag will be called out regardless of the outcome of the play.

The Bremen All-Stars traveled to Gai Paree (New Paris) and came away with a Class 2 Hurricane win, 13 to 6.

Let’s start with pitching
Micah (Raging Bull) got the start and the win, after 3 very effective (take command) innings on the mound going for 1 run scored, 1 walk, and 3BIGK’s. Next up Trevor (Elwood the other brother), back from rehab and ready to play, going 1 strong inning, for 1 run scored, 1 walk, and 2K’s. Pitching 1 inning in middle relief Mason (ColeTrain) throwing pitches fooling everyone on the other side, and staying in control for 4 runs, and zer0000 walks. Finishing the game with 2 (I’m in charge) innings Daniel-SAN pitching his hidden ball pitches for zer0000000 runs, zer000 walks, and 2K’s. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOnly 2 walks for 7 innings UNHEARD OF EXCEPT FOR THESE PITCHERS!

Ending the first inning, with a up the middle (should have been a single) hit that shortstop Phoenix (THE BIRD MAN) flew to, grabbed the grounder stepped on second and threw to Shay at first for double-double-double play to end the inning. Outfield play (have I mentioned that any All-star who plays outfield for this team makes plays that this coach has rarely seen, there GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGREAT), in left, Ashton (Hustler), and center Dawson (Hawk) each caught long flys that should have been hits. In right Zach (FreightTrain) tracked to the foul line stabbed a hit on the first bounce, and kept the hitter to a single. Caleb (the Crane) at second going into right field and snaring an over the shoulder pop up for an out.

a CLASS 2 HURRICANE OFFENSE 16 hits yessssssssssssssssssss. Leading the hit storm, (like a bull in a china shop) Micah with a 3 hit game. 3 solid singles for 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. With 2 hit games Ashton-Phoenix-Shay. The Hustler had 1 single 1 gap long-long-long double for 2 runs scored and 3 (yes3) RBIs. The Bird Man a pretty bunt single, a single up the middle, for 2 runs scored. Fightin Irish 2 singles, (1 down the right field line that he turned on) for 1 run scored, 1 RBI. With 1 hit games Daniel-Dawson-Ethan-Caleb-Mason-Zach-Trevor. Daniel-SAN a nice single for 1 run scored. Hawk 1 duck snort single for 2 runs scored, 2 RBI’s. Shoeless (REALLY SHOELESS tonight) 1 ground ball single for 1 RBI. Crane 1 infield (ICANBEATYOURTHROW) single for 1 RBI. FreightTrain 1 foul off 15 pitches and wear you out line drive single to right for 1 RBI. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDD Elwood (the other brother) 1 hit but (WHAT A HIT) a line drive ground rule double that made it to the fence before the pitch was thrown for 1 run scored 1 RBI. Aaaaannnnnnnnnnnndddddddddd not to be outdone Grant (Joliet Jake the other brother) had 3 quality at bats, and earned 1 walk.

And Keeping With Paree Theme

My favorite French Singer of all time! <

May 16, 2016

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Bremen traveled to Pierceton to play a makeup game with Whitco, taking it to the boys from Whitley County in an 8 to 3 win. The defense stayed hot, the pitching continued to blaze, and the offense is starting to heat up. Knocking out a total of 17 singles, (DID I SAY 17 SINGLES I MEAN SEEEEEEEEVENTEEEEEEEEEEEN HITS). With every All-Star getting on the hit band wagon.

Leading the hit parade with a 3 hit game; Daniel-SAN his first 3 hitter of the season, 3 singles 1 run scored and 1 RBI.

With 2 hit games were Micah-Phoenix-Shay-Zach. Micah (Raging Bull) had 2 deep singles, and 2 runs scored. Phoenix had 2 mystical bird singles for 1 RBI. Shay (Fightin Irish) 2 ground singles up the middle for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. The (Freight Train) Zach got his wheels turning, for 2 singles (his first 2 hit game as an All-Star), 1 a bases loaded 2 RBI single the other a hard hit single to right.

With 1 hit games all the rest of the All-Stars, Ashton-Dawson-Ethan-Caleb-Grant-Mason. Ashton (the Hustler) hustled out another infield single for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Dawson (the Hawk) a line drive single for 2 runs scored. Ethan (Nuny) 1 single up the middle and a HBP the first All-Star to be hit. Caleb (the Crain) beat out an infield single. Grant (Joliet Jake) just back from a weekend soccer series with the Chicago Fire, had a right field single for 1 run scored. Mason (ColeTrain) had a hard hit single for 2 RBI’s.

Fantastic Defense
Phoenix flew into left field near the foul line, with the Hustler bearing down on him from left field, Phoenix had another over your head catch of a long fly ball. Caleb in left field ran a long distance towards the infield and scooped a fly ball for and out. Zach in right field running hard to the foul line tracked down a line drive for an out. Shay at second base fought his way to behind first to catch a would be duck snort single. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd Shoeless for his catchers crouch threw a line drive shot to shortstop Phoenix for a tag out of a would be base stealer.

Stupendous Pitching:
Daniel-SAN started and got the win after going 4 innings (of now you see it-now you don’t) pitches for 1 run scored, zer0000000000 walks, and 2K’s. ColeTrain in his first pitching action of the season threw 1 quality inning for 2 runs scored, and 1 walk. Raging Bull finished the game, and just overpowered the Whitco hitters going 2 innings for zer00000000 runs, 1 walk, 1K, and zer000000000000 hits.

May 12, 2016

THE TRAIN KEPT A RUNNIN, ___ _____ ____.
THE TRAIN KEPT A RUNNIN, ___ _____ ____.

Bremen traveled the long road to Middlebury for a game Wednesday night, and controlled all seven innings, for a 5 to 2 win. By controlling I mean EXXXXXXXXXXXCELLANT defense, EXXXXXXXXXXXXCELLANT pitching, and timely, clutch hitting.

Defensive Highlights
Let’s start in the first inning, a runner on third 1 out. A hard hit grounder back to Daniel-SAN, who cupped the ball, threw a sizzler to Mason (COALTRAIN) at first for the second out, COALTRAIN then threw a sizzler to Ethan (Shoeless Nuny) at the plate who tagged the runner trying to score for the third out. The All-Stars first double play of the season. Phoenix at shortstop, flying into center field (like a mystical bird), and with center fielder Dawson (Hawk) flying in from center Phoenix caught the fly, with an over the shoulder catch. In left field keeping a hard hit ground single in front of him, Caleb (the Crain i.e. CC or as the Yankees refer to him in my weekly updates CC-2) scooped the ball up like a Crain , threw a rocket to Daniel-SAN at second for an aggressive tag out of the runner trying to stretch a single into a double. How about in the 7th inning another hard hit grounder to left where left fielder Ashton, (hustled) over, dove to keep the grounder in front of him and keep the runner out of scoring position.

Oooooooooooooooooooooh what stellar pitching. Daniel-SAN got the start and went 3 innings baffling the Middlebury hitters with his (sleight of hand) off speed pitches for 1 run scored, 1 walk, 3K’s, and 70% strikes thrown, for the win. Finishing the game (going 4 innings) was Micah (RAGING BULL), who threw strikes (69%) keeping the hitters off balance, not a one had a hard hit, for 1 run scored, 1 walk, and 6K’s (YES 6K’s)

Offensive Highlights
Timely Hitting
Leading the way with a 2 hit game, was the RAGING BULL 1 RBI single 1 RBI double, and 2 runs scored. With 1 hit games were Ashton, Daniel, Dawson, Phoenix, Shay, and Ethan. Ashton (HUSTLER) who hustled out an (I can beat your throw to first) infield single, for an RBI. Daniel-SAN a line drive single to right. Hawk who sent a hard hit line drive (I MEAN A HARD HIT LINE DRIVE) over the center fielders head for a RBI triple, an All-star first of the season. Phoenix sent a (mystical bird) line drive single up the middle, and came around to score after running the base paths hard. Shay (FIGHTIN IRISH) line drive single up the middle in the 7th inning. Shoeless Nuny who sent a pitch to left field for a line drive single. Zach got on base twice after earning walks, and ran bases like a (FRIEGHT TRAIN). Grant (JOILET JAKE – the other brother) had 3 quality plate appearances, and 1 hard hit ground out. DL update; going on the 30 day DL, retroactive to May 1 was Trevor (ELWOOD the other brother). Elwood will be doing his rehab assignment with either the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest league, or the Calumet City Rockers of the of the USBHL (United States Big House League)

May 3, 2016

Bremen opened play in the Boys of Summer league with a convincing 14 to3 win over New Paris on May 1 at Bremen. It was a very good first game of the season, our defense shone, our pitchers threw strikes, and our offence came to life the second and third time through the batting order.

This team has 12 solid All-Star baseball players, but it is a TEAM it needs all the All-Stars playing well to succeed. It is like a train with 12 wheels, when one wheel does not turn the train does not move.


On with the highlights:

The 3 pitchers for the game Trevor-Daniel-Micah each had hard hit balls back to the mound, each was fielded smoothly, and outs were made at first. The whole team backed each other up well, hustled to every ball, and kept the New Paris boys in check.

Starting and going 3 strong innings was Trevor, finishing with zer00000000000 runs, walking just 1, and having 7K’s (yes 7 K’s). Daniel going 2 strong innings giving up just 2 runs, with 2 walks, and 2 K’s for the win. Micah finishing it off for 1 inning strongly, giving up just 1 run, with zer00000000000 walks, and 1K.

Leading the way with 2 hit games was
Ashton in his first All-Star game 2 singles, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI (way to go Ashton). Daniel just like in Daniel fashion, 2 hard hit singles, and 2 runs scored. Shay (who always has the luck of the IRISH with him) 1 single, 1 walkoff double for 4 RBI’s (YES 4 RBI’s).

With 1 hit games were
Dawson (THE HAWK) a solid single, for 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Ethan (NUNY) 1 long over your head double for 1 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Mason another over your head double, for 2 runs scored, and 1 RBI. Grant (the other brother) 1 line drive single for 2 runs scored (1 was the game winner), and 1 RBI. Micah 1 deep single, 1 SAC fly for 2 RBI’s. Phoenix 1 (the flight of the) single for 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Trevor (the other brother) 1 infield (run hard to first and beat the throw) single for 1 run scored. Getting the other RBI was Caleb after earning a bases loaded walk, and scoring 1 run after earning an inning extending walk. Zach had 3 quality at bats, (fouling off many pitches and working the count deep).


2016 Season

2015 Season

2014 Season

2013 Season

2013 MVP Evan Manges with Jeff Swank, Jeff Zellmer and Steve Zellmer

2013 MVP Evan Manges and Coach Jeff Swank

2013 Rookie of the Year Bryce Calentine, Nick Reese, Coaches Award Winner, MVP Evan Manges and Jacob Wunder Highest Batting Average

Evan Manges and Reece Willis 2013 All County

2012 Season




2011 Season

The 2011 Tri-County All Team

#1 Andrew Cullers

#2 Jake Thornton

#3 Matt Box

#5 Bryce Devine

#6 Damon Young

#7 Kyle Herman

#8 Wil Rogers

#9 Grant Klockow

#10 Aaron Brooke

#11 Dominic Lopez

#12 Jacob Strehler

#13 Zach Burkholder

2010 Season

2010 Tri-County League & Tourney Champions