Tuesday, March 28 – Open Gym 6:15-8
Wednesday, March 20 – Parents and players informational meeting 6PM KMHS Library
Tuesday, April 4 – Open Gym 6:15-8
Tuesday, April 18 – Open Gym 6:15-8
Tuesday, April 25 – Open Gym 6:15-8
Tuesday, May 2 – Open Gym 6:15-8
Tuesday, May 9 – Open Gym 6:15-8
Monday, May 15 – First day of tryouts
Kettle Moraine baseball’s 2016 schedule for all three levels is now posted here.
The Lasers open the 2016 season against Marquette on Saturday, May 21 at 12PM at Wales Community Park.
This will be updated throughout the season to reflect changes in time or location and rain makeup dates.
During his Hall of Fame induction speech this July, John Smoltz used his platform to address the Tommy John epidemic in baseball.
His message of letting a young arm rest — especially in the offseason — is one all players and parents should hear.
Here’s the text:
“Before I hand it over to next inductee, I’d be remiss if I did not talk about Tommy John. I’ve been given an opportunity as one of the only players, the only one right now, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with Tommy John Surgery. It’s an epidemic. It’s something that is affecting our game. It’s something that I thought would cost me my career, but thanks to Dr. James Andrews and all those before him, performing the surgery with such precision has caused it to be almost a false-read, like a band-aid you put on your arm.
I want to encourage the families and parents that are out there that this is not normal to have a surgery at 14 and 15 years old. That you have time, that baseball is not a year-round sport. That you have an opportunity to be athletic and play other sports. Don’t let the institutions that are out there running before you guaranteeing scholarship dollars and signing bonuses that this is the way. We have such great, dynamic arms in our game that it is a shame that we are having one, two and even three Tommy John recipients.
I want to encourage you, if nothing else, know that your children’s passion and desire to play baseball is something that they can do without a competitive pitch. Every throw a kid makes today is a competitive pitch. They don’t go outside, they don’t have fun, they don’t throw enough — but they’re competing and maxing out too hard, too early, and that’s why we’re having these problems. Please, take care of those great future arms.”
Open gyms will be held on Tuesday nights from January 26 through May 10.
Each open gym will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the east gym at Kettle Moraine High School.
For more information, contact Coach Wilkinson.
With the start of the season less than two weeks away, here is a schedule of events leading up to the first day of tryouts on May 15:
May 4: Open gym at 6:30 p.m.
May 7: Open gym at 6:30 p.m.
May 9: Open scrimmage at Wales Park at 11:00 a.m. (Please bring $5 for umps and pizza)
There will not be open gyms on May 11 (parent/teacher conferences) and May 14 (night before tryouts).
Due to expected bad weather, Saturday’s open scrimmage at Wales Park has been canceled. There will still be an open scrimmage Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Please bring $5 to pay for umpires and pizza if you plan to play.
This is also the last weekend to order spirit wear: Click here to order
KM Baseball Spirit Wear 2015
Click on the above link to view this year’s Kettle Moraine Baseball spirit wear order form. Instructions on how to order are listed on the order form. The deadline to order is APRIL 24.