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Our 2021 Organizational Tryouts will be in July/August of 2020! There is a tryout registration link on our tryouts page. There are many reasons to be a part of the fastest growing organization in Cincinnati Ohio!

Here are a few of the things why you should consider us as your next stop in life.

  • Long history and culture since 2002, 501c3 non profit organization, philanthropy projects for all ages
  • Homegrown players currently playing professional baseball
  • 111 college athletes and growing
  • Only scholar athlete program in the region for select baseball
  • Our own 6000 square foot indoor facility with full year access
  • Highly competitive organization from 8U-18U
  • Exposure to coaches within the organization who currently coach high school baseball, former college coaches, and highly drafted professional players
  • 3 Cooperstown bids for 12U
  • PBR / College days for 14U and up
  • ACT training by the best in the business
8U  Matt Barcus
9U  Patrick Palascak
10U - Looking Looking for Coach Contact Dennis Dick (513) 623-0689
11U National Chris Booth
11U American Gold Mike Canan
12U National-Cooperstown Nick Meyer
12U National-Cooperstown Brad Schultz
12U American Gold-Cooperstown Joe Schorr
13U National Team 1 John Sullivan
13U National Team 2 (Paid Coach) Cody Kuzniczci
14U National Jason Christian
14U National Brian Hall
14U National/American Gold  James Flowers
15U Showcase Team (Paid Coach) Ed Standifer
15U National Jeff McNamee
16U Showcase Team (Paid Coach) Wyatt Schwing
18U Showcase Team (Paid Coach) Brent Lemle
18U American Gold (Dayton) Kielbaso (Dayton, OH)


In the spring of 2018, the Riverbats organization implemented 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. 

I cant wait to see the success of the program continue to grow.  A special thanks to Kurt Ainsworth CEO with Marucci Sports in backing our program!



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2020 GRAD! Hunter Frank Commits to West Virginia Wesleyan College!

2019 GRAD! Chet Larger Commits to University of Indianapolis!

2018 GRAD! Warren Clarke Commits to University of Dayton!

2020 GRAD! Dylan Risola Commits to Marietta College!

2019 GRAD! Evan Kemp Commits to University of Cincinnati!

2018 GRAD! Adam Dearinger commits to Bowling Green State University!

2020 GRAD! Brayden Black Commits to Universtiy of Northwestern Ohio!

2018 GRAD! Andrew Noelker Commits to University of Cincinnati!

2018 GRAD! Sam Mathews Commits to Marietta University!

Riverbats PBR Day was February 23rd, 2020. Taking you to the next level!

PBR - Prep Baseball Report

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!

2019/2020 Cincinnati Riverbats College Day! was Held November 24th, 2019 @ the Cincinnati Riverbats Facility in Blue Ash

We had an awesome Cincinnati Riverbats College Day last year!  This is part of the reason we have so much success getting our athletes recruited! 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!  

This year was no different!  It was led by our very own Chris Booth (VP of Cincinnati Riverbats).  Chris has tons of background in not only playing, but also coaching at the collegiate levels.  From D1, D2, and D3. 

We also had former Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Seth Varner, to talk to the athletes about the struggles he had in the game as a player, and Student.  Seth graduated from CNE High School, Miami University, drafted to the Cincinnati Reds. Seth has now been hired as the Pitching Coordinator for the Cincinnati Riverbats!  We are super excited to have Seth as part of the Riverbats family!

We also had Jen Henson from Texas, another Cincinnati native to assist the athletes with ACT preparation, and online study help!  

We hope this event was very beneficial for your student athlete! 

Welcome Chris Booth as the new Vice President for the Cincinnati Riverbats!

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 13U Cincinnati Riverbats team, in his spare time.  Chris WELCOME to the family!

2021 New Balance Baseball fitting day! Big things are happening in the organization! STAY TUNED!!!

Welcome Jason Christian to the Board of Directors!

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 13U with his assistants Chris Booth, and Brian Christian.  


12U/13U/15U Riverbats Hands Against Hunger To Kickstart the Holidays!

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! 

Cincinnati Riverbats - Helping Hatti

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.

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