BCYBA Spring 2021 Season Underway
The Butler County Youth Baseball Association (BCYBA) opened their spring 2021 season two weeks ago with games being played across Butler, Ohio, and Muhlenberg Counties. BCYBA has 208 players on 19 teams over 6 divisions that will be hitting the ball fields across 4 counties this spring.
“We are very thankful that we are able to offer a spring baseball and softball season this year,” says BCYBA President Katie Gary. “Things may be a little bit different this season due to COVID, but we are excited to watch the kids getting to play ball again this spring.”
Teams competing in the Major League Baseball division are the Jones Funeral Chapel and Monument Company Undertakers and the State Farm Jakes.
Thomas and Cooper Embry of the Jones Funeral Chapel Undertakers.
Minor League Baseball teams are the Henderson Land Surveying Mappers and the Hood’s Market Cardinals.
Hudson Fuller of the Hood's Market Cardinals slides safely into home.
12U Softball teams are the Chad’s Body Shop Intimidators and VFW/Ladies Auxiliary Comrades.
Laylah Shannon of the Chad's Body Shop Intimidators at third base.
Teams competing in Rookie Baseball are the Beech Tree News Bombers, Morgantown Bank and Trust Bucks, and the Bluegrass Oral Health Molar Bears.
Rookie Softball teams are the Farm Bureau Insurance Agents and the Limestone Bank Loan Rangers.
Aubree Crank of the Farm Bureau Insurance Agents at the plate.
Jr. Rookie/T-Ball is the largest division by far fielding 8 teams. They are the Final Finish Lil Cubs, Smith Funeral Home Lil Gravediggers, Best Choice Roofing Lil Panthers, Farm Boy Lil Mudcats, Firehouse Pizza Lil Chiefs, Williams Flooring Lil Rugrats, Maple Leaf Family Dentistry Lil Drillers, and the Lee Lawn Care Lil Grasshoppers.
Henry Gary of the Farm Boy Mudcats at the bat.
“The league really appreciates all of those that have stepped up to coach a team this spring. It takes a lot of time, and patience, when trying to teach these kids the games of baseball and softball. We are so thankful for all of those that have volunteered in any capacity for the kids this season,” says Gary.
Sponsors for the 2021 spring season are Green River Equipment and Leasing, K & M Supply and Rental, Green River Waste, Clean Kentucky, Firehouse Pizza, Lee Lawn Care, Farm Boy Restaurant, Best Choice Roofing, Embry’s Garage, Mike Johnston, Williams Flooring, Maple Leaf Family Dentistry, PEP, Hood’s Market, CGS Machine and Tool, VFW/Ladies Auxiliary, Bluegrass Oral Health, Morgantown Bank and Trust, Limestone Bank, Smith Funeral Home, Jones Funeral Chapel and Monument Company, Henderson Land Surveying, Chad’s Body Shop, Butler County Farm Bureau, State Farm, and Beech Tree News.
Bennett Givens (6), Henry Gary (7), Bo Howard (20), and Noah Deweese (on home plate) scoring for the Farm Boy Mudcats.
“We want to thank all of the local businesses that sponsored the league this season. The support of all of our sponsors allows the league to provide equipment to teams, keep up facilities, as well as keep registration fees low for players,” says Gary.
A full schedule of games for each division is available here. Due to the closure of the Charles Black City Park, all home games will be played at either Rochester or Logansport.
The Butler County Youth Baseball Association provides the opportunity for boys and girls ages 3 to 12 to participate in youth baseball or softball. Six different divisions are available for children to enroll in: Jr. Rookie/T-Ball, Rookie baseball and softball, Minor league baseball, Major league baseball, and 12U softball. BCYBA is managed entirely through the work of volunteers, all the way from the coaches to the board of directors. Visit their website for more information.
**All photos were submitted by parents to BCYBA.**