Boosters Meeting: Baseball Season is just around the corner and the Baseball Boosters would like to invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings. We welcome your input as we try to make Trojan Baseball the best that it can be. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 19th, at 6:30pm in Coach Reynolds Room. (Across the hall from the Library) Enter at the West side of the high school. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
Spring Field Maintenance Day: Field Maintenance Day will be Saturday, March 18th beginning at 10:00am. We need all players and as many parents as possible to get the fields ready. There are many tasks to be completed. The new Batting Cage (Turtle) has arrived and will need to be assembled. Wind Screens need to be lowered and secured with cable ties. Press Box and Dugouts need to be swept. Leaves need to be raked from around the fences. Please bring side cutters (for cable ties), brooms, rakes, Edgers and leaf blowers. A wheel barrow would be helpful also.
Tryouts and Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tryouts begin March 13th and end on March 15th with notification at the end of that day. There is a mandatory parent/player meeting Thursday, March 16th at 6:30pm in the High School Auxiliary Gym. This meeting will last approximately one hour. Please bring $100 (Check or Cash) for Booster fees. These fees go toward pre-game meals for all “Away Games” and various Baseball supplies. All Booster money goes back into the program in various ways. In the past year, the Boosters have purchased the Batting Cage, Practice Balls, Roller Squeegees and Puddle Pillows for water removal. This year, Player Packs will be purchased online for $135. The Player Pack includes several clothing items for the players. If parents wish to purchase Spirit Wear, information will be provided at this meeting for that as well. Spirit Wear will be purchased through the same provider as the Player Pack and ordering will be online similar to EC Football.
Weber’s Florist and Greenhouse: Once again, Weber’s is supporting the EC Baseball Boosters by donating $5 for every $15 gift certificate sold by the players. Gift certificates will be available at the parent meeting on March 16th. A huge THANK YOU to Weber’s for their continued support of EC Baseball!!!
Kroger Rewards Members: Kroger Community Rewards is an easy way for everyone to help the EC Baseball Program. If you or a family member shop at Kroger, please take time to log into your account to register or update your information. This must be done annually to keep your rewards active. (After April 1st each year) All you have to do is go to http://www.kroger.com, login to your account (or create an account using your email address), then click “Account view your fuel points and more” in the blue menu bar at the middle of the screen. Scroll to the bottom of the page to “Community Rewards” and click edit. Enter the organization number for “Baseball Boosters Corporation” which is “82087” and click “search”. Highlight the bullet at the left side for Baseball Boosters Corporation and click “Enroll”.
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Baseball Booster Meetinig: November 16, 2016
Present: Tammy Marro, Sheri Solar, Chris Lecher, Randy Lecher, Michele Kenton, Sue Dermody, Bob Reynolds.
Secretary Minutes were read. Motion to accept by Tammy Marro; seconded by Sheri.
Treasurer’s Report: $9189.62 was the last balance. Randy Lecher purchased checks. Current balance is $9148.67. Motion to approve by Tammy Marro; seconded by Michele Kenton.
Coaches Report: Fall workouts are over. Thanks for Field Day assistance. Drainage is being fixed on the 3rd base line; a ditch has been dug ditch and drainage tile has been placed.
Coach purchased items from the new Nike rep from BSN, Kevin Carr, for the coaches. We will be able to order online and prices are reasonable. He can order the turtle for a big discount. Boosters are requesting front pocket in sliding shorts and size samples. The list price for the Big Bubba is $4299 through BSN catalog.
EC has been accepted to play in the Cincinnati Reds Futures game. We are scheduled to play Lawrenceburg at Lawrenceburg on 4/5. Details are being worked out.
The old turtle was taken to the JV field.
Webers is approved for the flower sale fundraiser. We will need to fill out an audit report after the sale.
The Athletic Department is attempting to get Tom Browning in for the Sports Stag. We will put a basket together again. It will be held in early March.
Michele K. will get details about ipad.
The next meeting will be December 21st at 6:30 at Paul’s Tavern in St. Leon.
Motion to adjourn by Tammy Marro and seconded by Coach Reynolds. Meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Sue Dermody, Treasurer
Baseball Booster Meeting: September 28, 2016
Present: Sheri Solar, Tammy Marro, Sue Dermody, Randy Lecher, Chris Lecher, Coach Reynolds.
Secretary Report: Minutes were reconstructed by Sue from Chris’s notes. Motion to accept by Tammy. Seconded by Sheri.
Treasurer Report: Randy L. reported a balance of $9189.62. Motion to accept from Tammy M and seconded by Sheri S.
Coach Report: 26-40 have been showing up for workouts and/or onfield practice.
Drainage for Varsity fields will be addressed by the AD in October. Coach presumes no cost to the Boosters. Field Day will be 10/29 with a possible rain date for the following Saturday, November 5th.
For the Flying Pig Marathon Fundraiser, 40-50 people will be needed. We discussed the need to use busses to take volunteers. Because Coach cannot have any contact with players on Sundays, he will see about the ability of players to participate in the fundraiser since the marathon is on a Sunday. Sheri will coordinate the Weber’s flower fundraiser; Tammy will coordinate Chipotle.
Purchases to be finalized include a turtle and pillows. Coach supplied some possible choices for a new turtle. Randy L will look at what needs to be fixed/welded on the old turtle.
Sue D. reported that becoming an IHSAA umpire requires a $50 fee to take a test, and getting a 75% on the test. This needs to be publicized.
For planning, Tammy brought to our attention that March 30th will be a Varsity Game, which will fall on Spring Break.
He needs to return the fundraiser sheet to administration by the end of August. Community Service and flower sales must be approved. Michele will research details about the Flying Pig fundraiser. Skyline & Chipotle fundraisers will not need approval.
Darren Monhollen and Brandon Merkin will be new additions to the coaching staff in 2017.
Coach reported that for the 2018 season, scheduling for conference teams will happen in the same week, on Mondays and Thursdays. For example, there will be a “Greensburg Week.”
Next meeting on 10/19. Meeting adjourned. Motion by Tammy; seconded by Sheri.
Baseball Booster Meeting: August 17th, 2016
Present: Michele Kenton, Tammy Marro, Sheri Solar, Kris Sturgill, Daryl Sturgill, Randy Lecher, Chris Lecher, Coach Reynolds.
Secretary Report: Minutes were read. Motion to accept by Michele K. Seconded by Kris S.
Treasurer Report: Randy L. reported a balance of $8955.55. Motion to accept from Tammy M and seconded by Sheri S.
Coach Report: He needs to return the fundraiser sheet to administration by the end of August. Community Service and flower sales must be approved. Michele will research details about the Flying Pig fundraiser. Skyline & Chipotle fundraisers will not need approval.
Coach Johnson resigned. Darren Monhollen has been hired. A/B/C teams may still a possibility. Coach Koelling will be back.
New windscreen on batting cages were purchased by Don Stonefield. Also purchased for the JV field.
Due to software changes at EC, the Stats program was eliminated. Coach recommends a stats program called GameChanger. A preliminary search showed a cost of $60/year. Coach suggested the purchase of a tablet and the program.
The IHSAA has instituted mandatory pitch counts. Most pitches in a game=120. There will be required rest periods. For JV/Frosh, the most pitches in a game=90.
The Henson will complete the press box painting.
Coach is recommending Nike Spiritwear for 2017/2018 year. Chris L. noted that sizes run small, so samples will be crucial.
Just a reminder that parents want to hang Senior pictures during the season. Kris S. suggested using Tri-State photo.
Sue D. will readvertise the Kroger Rewards fundraiser in an email.
Other possible purchases for the year include a new “Turtle.” Also the tarp needs to be replaced. The frame is rough.
Puddle pillows still need to be secured. Some drains will be installed in September.
Motion to adjourn at 7:22: Motion approved by Daryl S. Seconded by Tammy M.