Shoreline Baseball Association is getting ready for another successful year

Monday, October 3, 2016

10 U Team
Photo courtesy SBA

The Shoreline Baseball Association (SBA) just completed its second year. Starting the year with one team, it grew to three teams by the end of the year.

Founded by Shoreline residents Brian Hamshaw and Timothy Lee, both alumnus of Shorecrest High School, the program has seen tremendous growth and success.

Shoreline Baseball Association was founded on the mission and belief of keeping talented baseball players in Shoreline so that they would be prepared and ready to succeed at the high school level  – as a team specifically.

Coach Tim says they’re very different from any other programs.

“Every single one of our teams is ideally the future high school team. We want them to play, train and get better together. That’s how successful high school teams compete and win.” 

Tim was most recently an assistant coach on the Shorewood staff that earned second place in the 3A 2015 state tournament.

The three teams all wrapped up their seasons and are now ready to gear up for next year. The full program consists of fall ball practices / scrimmages, core and agility training with local Shoreline gym CKO 2.0 Gym with lead trainer Jessica Renon, league games and then 5-6 state and regional tournaments.

On average, each team is playing about 40-60 games a year. All practices are held at the brand new Shorecrest Baseball Field.

Brian Hamshaw says, “we’re very lucky and fortunate for the support and partnership of the Shoreline School District and Shorecrest High School specifically. No other select program has this kind of facility to call their own.”

Looking forward to next year, The Shoreline Baseball Association will field four teams: a 10u team, a 12u team, 14u, and 15u team. After three years, it seems the mission and goal of the organization has come to fruition. The 15u team has 8 incoming freshman at Shorecrest and their coach believes all 8 will make big contributions to the Shorecrest program.

From left  Ben Lockwood, Gannon Dow, Jett Randall
Photo courtesy SBA

A few names to watch out for will be Ben Lockwood, Gannon Dow and Jett Randall. “Those three can really pitch. You will definitely see their names in the news over the next four years,” says Coach Tim.

While considered young compared to other select programs, the staff of the Shoreline Baseball Association is very excited for the future.

“We’re very proud of how far we have come while also keeping to our mission and goals. We try to be different from everyone else” says Board Member Rebecca Rouleau.

What the program is most proud of is its ability to reach and connect with their athletes on and off the field. Attitude, hustle and grades are just as important, if not more, as just teaching baseball alone in SBA. 

John Greco, a father of a SBA player of 3 years says, "our son joined SBA straight out of recreation league baseball, and he has shown amazing growth in his baseball skills and passion for the game. Off the field, SBA has helped him improve his personal accountability and even his grades through their coaching and overall philosophy!”

Each team is still looking for 1-2 more players to round the rosters – if you’re interested in learning more or know someone who would want to play, find more information on their website.



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