Month: January 2017

Fike Baseball Hoodies


For a limited time we have bright orange Fike Baseball hoodies available for purchase! The hoodies are $35 each, and you can get your name embroidered on the left shoulder at no additional charge. These do run a little small, so make sure to order one size bigger than normal

Payment for this item is due by Feb 11th.

Please contact Jim Moran to order: 816-225-2015 or

Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser

Fike Baseball is having a Super Bowl Squares fundraiser!

Cost is $10/Square. Payment can be made to player/parent, and is due by February 4, 2017. We will being paying out $100 for the first and third quarter, and $150 for halftime and final score.

Register here:

At the end of each quarter, match the last digit of each team’s score with the corresponding number on the grid. For example: if the score was Team A=10 to Team B=3, you would use the numbers 0 and 3 on your grid. The player’s name in the square that intersects both numbers is the winner of that quarter.

If you have any questions please contact Joe Mortallaro at

Mouse Races Fundraiser

Fike Baseball will be having a “Mouse Races” fundraiser for Sr. and Jr. teams on Saturday January 28, 2017 6:30PM at the American Legion Post 499 in Blue Springs. There will also be raffles and silent auctions for some great items!  Cost is $20 per person with dinner and soda included. Join us for a fun night to raise funds for our 2017 season!


For more information contact Jim Moran 816-225-2015

Fike Coaching Staff Attends ABCA 2017


January 5th through the 8th the Fike Coaching Staff will attend the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) convention in Anaheim CA.  This is “Continuing Education” for Baseball Coaches.  Jim Moran, Doug Lohman, Dave Benson Matt Hagerty and Robert Smith will be in attendance this year representing Fike Post 499 Baseball.

Four days of non-stop baseball are on deck once again in the first week of January!

The 2016 convention in Nashville was the largest ever with over 5,600 coaches registered and more than 330 companies in the ABCA Trade Show. We’re expecting a great crowd once again in Southern California.

Meetings, clinics, the ABCA Trade Show as well as several awards presentations and honors will highlight the 2017 Convention. Activities begin in full force on Thursday, Jan. 5, including committee and divisional meetings as well as the first day of the ABCA Trade Show and the all-new Expo Theater.

Second Vice President Rich Maloney (Ball State University) and Third Vice President John Kolasinski (Siena Heights University) have arranged an outstanding lineup of clinic speakers beginning Friday morning.

At the ABCA Trade Show, over 300 companies will be on hand to display state-of-the-art equipment and products, including coaching aids, apparel, field equipment, pitching machines and software. We have already heard about many new products that will be released at the ABCA Trade Show.

Two of the most prestigious events are the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet, which will be held on Friday at 6 p.m., and the ABCA Honors Luncheon, which will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Ten great coaches will be inducted to the ABCA Hall of Fame this year, along with the presentation of the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award and the ABCA/Diamond National Coaches of the Year on Friday. The Honors Luncheon features several other presentations on Saturday.

Committee chairs will contact members regarding time and place of meetings, mostly held on Thursday afternoon. All divisional business meetings will take place on Thursday evening. ABCA members may contact their division’s chair regarding legislation. The ABCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors each meet twice at the convention.

For those who bring families or extend your stay for some vacation time, Disneyland is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Anaheim Convention Center and there is a discount for ABCA Convention attendees, which you will receive in your confirmation email. We have family activities listed at

Now is the time to make plans for Anaheim! Register quickly and easily online, by phone or by mailing in the form. The Advanced Registration rate of $90 runs through Jan. 4!

Thursday, January 5, 2017
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Coaches’ Divisional Meetings
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting
Friday, January 6, 2017
7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
8:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Spouses Breakfast
10:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet presented by Diamond Sports
Presenting Lefty Gomez Award | Hall of Fame | Coaches of the Year
Saturday, January 7, 2017
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Member Registration & Check In
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ABCA Trade Show
10:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Expo Theater Presentations
12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Honors Luncheon presented by Diamond Kinetics
Presenting: Asst. Coach of Year | Meritorious Service | Honor Award
1:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Pitching “Hot Stove” Discussion
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Hitting “Hot Stove” Discussion
9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Rookie Coaches Mentorship Meeting
Sunday, January 8, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Clinics presented by Wilson/ATEC