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WANT TO BE PART OF THE FASTEST GROWING ORGANIZATION IN CINCINNATI?

Our 2022 Organizational Tryouts will be in July/August of 2021! 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
  • 120 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
  • 2 Cooperstown bids for 12U
  • PBR / College days for 14U and up
  • ACT training by the best in the business


 

BASEBALL AGE COACH CONTACT
8U  Joe Schorr coachschorr@cincinnatiriverbats.com
9U  Matt Barcus coachbarcus@cincinnatiriverbats.com
10U  Mark Berger coachberger@cincinnatiriverbats.com
11U National Matt Roberts coachroberts@cincinnatiriverbats.com
11U American Jeff Shelton coachshelton@cincinnatiriverbats.com
12U National-Cooperstown Chris Booth coachbooth@cincinnatiriverbats.com
12U American-Cooperstown Mike Canan coachcanan@cincinnatiriverbats.com
13U National Chris Gilpin coachgilpin@cincinnatiriverbats.com
13U National Brad Schultz coachschultz@cincinnatiriverbats.com
13U National/American  Joe Schorr coachschorr@cincinnatiriverbats.com
14U National Team 1 John Sullivan coachsullivan@cincinnatiriverbats.com
14U National Team 2 (Paid Coach) Nick Plaatje coachsullivan@cincinnatiriverbats.com
15U National LOOKING coachdick@cincinnatiriverbats.com
15U National/American James Flowers coachflowers@cincinnatiriverbats.com
16U Showcase Team (Paid Coach) Ed Standifer coachdick@cincinnatiriverbats.com
16U National Jeff McNamee coachmcnamee@cincinnatiriverbats.com
17U Showcase Team (Paid Coach) Wyatt Schwing coachdick@cincinnatiriverbats.com
     
FASTPITCH AGE COACH  CONTACT
10U 

Katie Nichols

coachmeyer@cincinnatiriverbats.com
12U Courtney Meyer coachcmeyer@cincinnatiriverbats.com
14U-LOOKING  Contact coachmeyer@cincinnatiriverbats.com

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PROGRAM

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!


OUR COLLEGE SUCCESS SINCE 2013!

 

MLB NCAA D1 NCCAA D1 NCAA D2 NCAA D3 NJCAA D1 NJCAA D2 NAIA
Detroit Tigers Signed: 34 Signed: 1 Signed: 15 Signed: 43 Signed: 8 Signed: 6 Signed: 13

 

120 TOTAL AND STILL GOING STRONG!

2021 GRAD! Zach Ruschell Commits to Ohio Northern University (OH)!

2021 GRAD! Bryce Rayner Commits to University of Cincinnati - Clermont (OH)!

2020 GRAD! Hunter Frank Commits to West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)!

2021 GRAD! Tyler Hewlett Commits to Asbury University (KY)!

2021 GRAD! Grayson Caple Commits to Southwest Virginia Community College (VA)!

2020 GRAD! Dylan Risola Commits to Marietta College (OH)!

2021 GRAD! Damian Tillie Commits to Franklin College (IN)!

2021 GRAD! Jack Sell Commits to Franklin College (IN)!

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


Riverbats PBR Day is February 20th, 2021. Taking you to the next level!

2021 PBR Day!

Cincinnati Riverbat's PBR day will be Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Who: 2021-2025 grads
Where: Reds RBI Academy
Check-In Times:
11:45am - Pitchers and Catchers
12:45pm - Position Players ONLY (not pitching or catching)

SESSION TIMES
12:00pm - 2:30pm - Every player will participate in one session, which includes a pro-workout.

Please register. https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/event/OH/scout-day--cincinnati-riverbats-2-20-21?tab=rosters

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!!!

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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NATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Sponsored by Southwest Ohio Baseball League

Southwest Ohio Baseball League

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of the Southwest Ohio League.

Sponsored by Midwest Ohio Baseball League

Midwest Ohio Baseball League

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of the Midwest Ohio League.

Sponsored by USSSA Baseball

USSSA Baseball

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of the United States Sports Speciality Association.  The absolute leader in youth baseball!


Sponsored by Pastime Tournamnets

Pastime Tournamnets

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of Pastime Tournaments.

Sponsored by Perfect Game

Perfect Game

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud members of Perfect Game Tournaments.


TOURNAMENT AFFILIATIONS

Sponsored by USSSA Tri State Tournaments

USSSA Tri State Tournaments

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud supporters of Tri State Tournaments.

Sponsored by Bullpen Tournaments

Bullpen Tournaments

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud supporters of Bullpen Tournaments.

Sponsored by Perfect Game Tournaments

Perfect Game Tournaments

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud supporters of Perfect Game Tournaments.

Sponsored by Pasttime Tournaments

Pasttime Tournaments

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud supporters of Perfect Game Tournaments.

Sponsored by Cooperstown Dreams Park

Cooperstown Dreams Park

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud supporters of Cooperstown Dreams Park, in Cooperstown NY.

Sponsored by Ballparks of America

Ballparks of America

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The Cincinnati Riverbats are proud suporters of Ballparks of America, in Branson Missouri.