The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of the Southwest Ohio League.
Our 2020 Organizational Tryouts will be in July 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.
In the spring of 2018, the Riverbats organization had 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!
MLB Detroit Tigers - 1
NCAA D1 Signed: 34
NCCAA D1 Signed: 1
NCAA D2 Signed: 14
NCAA D3 Signed: 41
NJCAA D1 Signed: 8
NJCAA D2 Signed: 5
NAIA Signed: 8
111 TOTAL AND STILL GOING STRONG!
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 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!
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!
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.
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.