The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of the Southwest Ohio League.
In the spring of 2018, the Riverbats organization will be implementing the Scholar Athlete Program. This program was put into place by the newly appointed president, Dennis Dick, in an effort for the Riverbats organization to set a precedence for academic excellence. Dennis feels strongly that if athletes have earned honor roll recognition in school, then they deserve to be recognized within the sport of baseball as well. "The purpose of the program is to push our athletes to be their best academically, just as we push them to be their best in the sport of baseball." Promoting an understanding of the importance of academics and the impact it will have on their futures is paramount for our Riverbats players. For each quarter or semester that the athletes are on the honor roll, they will be recognized on our website and social media platforms. Ultimately, the athletes who achieve the honor roll for all quarters or semesters will be recognized at the Riverbats Scholar Athlete Banquet.
Congratulations to our Andrew Noelker on his commitment to continue his academic and baseball careers at Marian University. Andrew has been part of the Riverbat family for 8 years and has been a strong leader on and off the field. Andrew was recently awarded a San Damiano Scholarship, a faith-based leadership program through the prestigious San Damiano program. Congratulations Andrew on such a fantastic accomplishment! The entire Riverbats Family is proud!
Congratulations to our 18U Zack Bell on his commitment to Mt. St. Joseph University. Zack is a Hamilton senior graduating this May. We are extremely proud of Zack and his accomplishments, we are looking for a big future from you young man! Congrats again, we are proud of you!
Congratulations to our 18U Brandon Bennett on his commitment to Otterbein University. Brandon is going to be a Northwest Graduate in 2018 with a GPA of 3.6. We are extremely proud of Brandon on his accomplishments, and are excited to see him continue his academic and athletic career. We wish him well and again, CONGRATS YOUNG MAN WELL DESERVED!
Congratulations to our 18U Warren Clarke on his commitment to University of Dayton! Warren graduates in 2018, and will further his baseball and academic career at UD. Warren had looked at multiple offers and chose to be a Flyer. Warren has been a strong teammate, athlete, and part of the Cincinnati Riverbats family for 3 years. Warren has been with Coach Dearinger since his 9U season. He currently attends Stephen T. Badin High School. We are very proud of your accomplishment!
Class of 2020 Thomas Stickney has been ranked in the top 10 for Prep Baseball Report (PBR) in Ohio. Thomas' ranking came after an excellent Riverbats PBR winter showcase that lead to an exclusive invite-only to the Ohio Top-Prospect Games at the University of Cincinnati. As a Freshman this past spring he started Varsity as a middle infielder and saw time on the mound as a pitcher. He finished the high school season top 2 in batting average. Stickney earned a roster spot on the USA Baseball Ohio Valley team and competed in the National Identification Series to close out the summer of 2017. Thomas is preparing for an outstanding sophomore high school season and 16u summer travel season!
Congratulations to our 18U Adam Dearinger on his commitment to Wittenburg University! Adam graduates in 2018 and will further his baseball and academic career at Wittenburg. Adam had looked at multiple offers and chose to be a Tiger. Adam has been a great teammate, athlete and part of the Cincinnati Riverbats family for the last 3 years . He currently attends Northwest High School. We are super proud of your accomplishment!
The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud supporters of the Prep Baseball Report. This is where we showcase our athletes to the Colleges across the United States. We have a PBR Riverbats Only day once a year locally in Cincinnati Ohio. We also attend multiple events across the midwest, to showcase our athletes as much as possible. This gives them every oportunity to see college recruiters. We are taking them to the next level! See last years results below!
We had an awesome Cincinnati Riverbats College Day! We spent the day exploring college options with our athletes. This helps them make the best decision in the next phase of their journey! Along with ACT testing, tutoring, and assistance to get the highest grade you can possibly get! Thanks to all our awesome families, athletes, and coaches that helped out today! #greattimetobeariverbat!
Help me welcome Chris Booth, just announced as the Public Relations Director for the Cincinnati Riverbats! Chris is a graduate of La Salle High School. Played collegiately @ Sinclair Community College & Thomas More College. Selected by Springfield Capitals in 2000 Frontier League Draft. He has coached varsity at La Salle High School & Newport Central Catholic. Assisted coaching at D1, D2, & D3 levels at Thomas More College, University of Charleston, and Virgiania Military Institute. He will be managing the daily opertions of social media. A vital part of the success of and organization. Great communication is a must. Chris will be coaching an 11U Cincinnati Riverbats team, in his spare time. Chris WELCOME to the family!
I wanted to announce our newest Board Member as Director of Baseball Operations for the Cincinnati Riverbats. Jason Christian has a stellar background as a player and as a coach. Jason is a Loveland grad, and played shortstop at the University of Michigan before being drafted by the Oakland A's in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB Draft and played 6 professional seasons with Oakland, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Minnesota. Help me welcome Jason to the Riverbats Board as Director of Baseball! He will be a huge asset to us for many years to come!
In his spare time you will find him coaching 11U with his assistants Chris Booth, and Brian Christian.
WELCOME TO ALL!
12U, 13U, 15U, Cincinnati Riverbats Teams led by Dennis Dick and Hector Rodriguez packed 50,000 meals and water sanitization packages for needy folks in Swaziland, Africa and here in Cincinnati.
"Y'all made life just a little better for someone in need. From the bottom of my heart, Maria and I thank you for lending us a hand". For the second year in a row we showed up with ~30 + players, moms, dads, siblings, and grandparents to take time out of our day and give to someone in serious need a little help- Once again "that baseball team with the 'R' on their hat" showed up in big numbers to help others... The entire community was buzzing about you guys.. Once again, you have made me very proud to be a Riverbat!
Riverbats Family, here are the pics from the Hands Against Hunger volunteer event. I know I missed out on taking pics of my crew DeMo and Cam (sorry guys)... I hope I was able to get everyone else.
The Cincinnati Riverbats are excited to announce that Under Armour will be the Official On-Field uniform supplier of the Organization through our partnership with BSN Sports. Under Armor provides excellent uniform options for all of our teams from from 7u to 18u. The players, coaches and families will look and feel the same across the organization.
It's a great day for the Cincinnati Riverbats Organization and the new partnership with Under Armour and BSN!