Fike News – Practice Payments Fundraisers

Pending weather (again) both teams will have practice tomorrow at The Dugout. Jr Fike practice is scheduled from 10AM-11AM, and Sr Fike practice is from 11AM-12PM. Please make sure every player has a parent/guardian sign the required waiver before practice.

The final payment for player fees is due by the end of this month. Payments can be brought to practice (if weather allows us to have one), or you can pay via PayPal from our website. You do not need a PayPal account to use their service.

Next Saturday January 26th at 5PM is the Kevin Gaines Benefit Dinner. For more info please see this link—> Kevin Gaines Benefit Dinner

The following Saturday February 2nd at 7PM is our annual Mouse Races Fundraiser at Post 499 American Legion in Blue Springs. Tickets are $20/person if purchased in advance, and they will be $25 at the door (children 5-12 years = $10, under 5 = free). Make sure that each player sells at least 8 tickets to this event. If you need more tickets, or would like to purchase tickets and don’t know how, please email us at We are also accepting items for our silent auction. Do not miss this exciting event, and help out our great young men at the same time!


Practices are Canceled

As expected due to weather both Jr and Sr Fike teams will not have practices tomorrow. Players, see you next Saturday! Parent meeting is still on for this Sunday. See previous post for details.

Parent Meeting Changed

The Parent Meeting for both Fike Baseball teams has been changed and moved to a new location. The meeting will now be on Sunday January 13th 1:00PM at the Blue Springs Police Station at 1100 Smith Street in downtown Blue Springs, MO. Please only park in the lot that is East of the building! This is an important meeting for parents/guardians, so please make sure at least one parent/guardian attends.

Players: Keep an eye on your team’s Groupme for any updates about the practices for tomorrow!


Practice and Parent Meeting tomorrow

Reminder that tomorrow (pending snow storm) is our practice and parent meeting at the Dugout. If the weather reports are wrong we will have Jr Fike practice 10-11AM, Sr Fike practice 11-12PM, and the parent meeting at 11AM upstairs. Keep an eye on your team’s Groupme app tonight/tomorrow for any updates! We will also post updates here. GO CHIEFS!!!


Kevin Gaines Benefit Jan 26th

Please read, share, and help out if you are able:

Dear Fike Family,

I’m asking for your support for the father of Senior Fike player Kyle Gaines. I’m sure you remember Kyle from this summer (starting SS, great hitter and all around good kid). He is now playing at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. You probably also got to know his dad Kevin Gaines. Kevin was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, that has attacked his back bones, basically hollowing them out. This is extremely painful and he has been hospitalized since Christmas Eve. (He is hopeful to get out this week (January 7)). If there is any good news, it is that the cancer is treatable, but treatment has been delayed because of the hospitalization. As you would expect, medical costs for this are astronomical.

His wife Nikki and children Cody, Kyle and Abby have been with him during this stay. Kevin is the sort of guy that would give you the shirt off his back. Now, it is our turn to give back. Please come for spaghetti dinner ($10/plate), raffle and the chance to support Kevin.

The benefit will be held at:

Roxanne’s Café, in Parkville, MO. 6420 NW Crooked Road, Parkville, MO 64152.

Saturday January 26 from 5pm to 7pm.

Please come and eat, grab take out, or drop off you support. I invite you to share this with your friends and family as the more support we can provide the better.

If you would like to donate to the Gaines family, and are unable to attend the dinner, Larry Lorenzen will be accepting checks payable to “Nikki Gaines” and he will deliver to them. His mailing address is “Larry Lorenzen, 4412 NW Normandy Ln, KCMO 64116”. He can send a receipt for your donation if needed.


Larry Lorenzen (Grant’s dad)

2018 Sr Fike Gaines Kyle

Practice and Parent Meeting Reminder

Reminder that on Saturday January 12, 2019 both teams will begin Winter workouts at The Dugout, and there will be a parent meeting as well. Jr Fike 10-11AM, Sr Fike 11-12PM, and the Parent Meeting is at 11AM in the meeting room upstairs. At least one parent/guardian needs to attend this meeting. Mark you calendars!

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas holiday! Have a safe and Happy New Year too!


Fike Apparel Pick Up

If you ordered any Fike apparel it will be available for pick up tomorrow afternoon (Thursday Dec. 20th after 12PM) at Rod’s Sports and Apparel in Blue Springs. Check their website below for the address and store hours. If you have any questions please email

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars on Saturday January 12th at The Dugout in Independence! Jr’s start workouts at 10am, Sr’s start at 11am, and Parent Meeting also at 11am (1 parent/guardian per player needs to attend).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Fike Baseball! May you all have a safe and happy holiday season!

Rod’s Sports and Apparel


Last Day to Order Fike Gear

One last reminder, the Fike online apparel store will be closing tomorrow night (Thursday December 13th). If you plan on ordering any Fike gear for Christmas get your orders in soon! Pick up information for orders will be posted as soon as it is available. Click the link or image below for online ordering:

Fike Apparel Store