Harford County Travel Baseball: Welcome

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Monday, April 30
The HCTB Site has moved! Please visit and bookmark us at leaguelineup.com, site name hcfb

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 HCTB Meetings Spring league meetings will usually be held monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30-9pm, typically in the McFaul Center behind the MVA office in Bel Air. The HCTB Board meetings are held 1 hour prior to the league meetings


HCTB Team Registration and Roster Forms Available for Download: HCTB Individual Team Rosters (1 per Team) HCTB Individual Team Registration Forms (1 per Team) HCTB Program Invoice Form (1 per program for all travel teams) (update corrects reg. fee calculation error on form) Instructions: Please submit forms in softcopy and hardcopy form: 1) email softcopies of Rosters and Registration Forms for all teams in program in email to hctbaseball@gmail.com, and; 2) mail hardcopies of all Individual Team Rosters and Registration forms and 1 Program Invoice with payment for all teams from program to: HCTB League Registration, 34 S. Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014. *********************************************************

Important Dates for the Season:

March 1: HCTB/UCBF Spring Classic Tournament Rosters and Fees due

late March:Final Rosters and Fees due

end of March: League Schedules finalized; HCTB/UCBF Spring Classic Tournament

early April: HCTB Spring Season Starts

mid-June: End of HCTB 8u-14u Seasons

mid-June: HCTB 8u-14u Championship Tournaments and All Star Games

end of June: HCTB Summer Classic Invitational ************************************************************

The HCTB Site has moved to a new web location! 


Please visit and bookmark us at www.leaguelineup.com/hctb


Welcome to the premier league for youth baseball in Harford County, Maryland and the Upper Chesapeake Region! We hope you enjoy your visit...



The tournament committee would like to thank Outback Steakhouse in Bel Air, who generously donated all of the food for the tournament draw event for the second consecutive year - please pay a visit to Outback and let them know you appreciate their support of youth baseball in the region!!


Click on 'LINKS' on the left to go to the HCTB Tournament website !


Jim Harding, a long-time leader in Harford County Baseball at all levels, passed away unexpectedly on 17 September 2010.

Memorial donations can be made to the James M. Harding Family Memorial Trust M&T

Please include the account number 985-0506420 on your check.  Donations can be dropped off at any M&T Bank branch or mailed to:

M&T Bank
579 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, Maryland 21014 

Please consider sharing your thoughts and memories of Jim by replying to the 'Jim Harding Rememberances' topic on our Message Board here on the site. 


Rules Available!!!

Click HERE or select 'Handouts' on the menu to the left to download a copy of our rules.  Please make sure you have a copy of them with you at the field for all games. If you have any questions regarding them, don't hesitate to email us at hctbaseball@gmail.com to get answers - remember, every discussion regarding protests or disputes will start with "What do the rules say?" ;-)

HCTB Rainout Policies and Notes

The home team coach is responsible for assessing their field and initially determining its suitability for play. This should be done no later than 3 hours prior to game time.

If unplayable, the home team coach should investigate if the game can be moved to another field, including the opposing team's field, or rescheduled to another time or date.

HCUA must be notified 2 hours prior to game time of any changes - start time, location, or posteponement. Failure to provide notification at least 2 hours prior to game time may make the teams liable for a 1/2 fee cancellation fee! HCUA contact: Deb Schimming, ltlschim3@juno.com, 410-692-2778 home, 410-322-9707 mobile.

After arrival, the Umpire has ultimate authority for determining if a field is suitable for play, and their judgement is final. Cancellation fees may be assessed if in their judgement a good faith field assessment was not perfomed by the coach in a timely manner beforehand.

Your Age Group Comissioner and HCUA should be notified of all rescheduled games as soon as possible.



To establish a foundation of baseball excellence for the youth in Harford County, Maryland through the commitment of players, coaches and parents, regardless of race or economic background, and to ensure that all our efforts promote team play, sportsmanship, and athleticism, while still keeping the game "fun!"


The Harford County Travel Baseball League is a distinguished baseball organization which operates in association with Harford County Parks and Recreation Councils. Our league facilitates, manages, and promotes regional youth baseball in Harford County and its surrounding region. HCTB’s goal during its more than 25 years of service has been to provide a league which permits the development of youth baseball players at the highest skill levels, while providing a home for those teams and players who wish to make a greater commitment the game of baseball. Baseball programs in the Upper Chesapeake Region interested in pursuing these same goals are welcomed and encouraged by HCTB to register and participate.

HCTB provides leagues for age group play from 8U to 14U, as well as 15-16U and 17-19U. Well known for the quality of play and dedication to consistent management, our Age Group Commissioners make the commitment each season to prepare a schedule that permits flexibility for member teams to pursue tournament play, as well as a generous number of league games (the season runs from the beginning of April to the end of June each year).

Which brings us to our regionally celebrated and wildly successful Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival http://www.leaguelineup.com/ucbf which holds biannual baseball tournaments named the Spring and Summer Classics (in March and June). HCTB is committed to hosting the highest quality tournaments and to making participation a positive and memorable experience for all teams.

Our commitment to providing the most effective and beneficial baseball league has led to many cooperative relationships with other local and national organizations such as Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball, Little League, MABA, BCML, MMTA and other independent baseball organizations. This commitment allows HCTB the flexibility to seek out cooperative efforts when it will benefit our member teams. Teams from HCTB have won state and regional titles and participate in national tournaments each year. Harford County provides the Host Team for the Ripken World Series annually hosted here in Harford County, Maryland.

As the President of HCTB, it is incumbent upon me to give special thanks to Perry Gentry and the late Jim Harding for all of the many years of volunteer service which these men donated to the game of baseball and the creation and development of HCTB. The foundation of this organization which these men have built for the youth of our Region is sturdy.  It has permitted great success in our past and gives us inspiration for the future of HCTB. A truism which has been said many times by baseball enthusiasts over the years is that baseball is a reflection of life itself. So many life lessons are the basis for our game. For the hundreds of volunteers and thousands of youth for which these gentlemen have given the opportunity to play ball and learn about life, and on behalf of HCTB, thank you Perry and Jim.

As always, I am available to answer any questions which you may have about our league and/or baseball in general. Please feel free to contact me at the email address below.

Sincerely for the game,

Ken Bogdan, HCTB President   hctbaseball@gmail.com

HCTB Partners with Ripken Baseball
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Directions to Meeting Sites


525 West MacPhail Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21014           410.638.4040

  • From North: Rt 24 South past Harford Mall (Rt 1). Continue 2 more lights to West MacPhail. Turn left, follow past DMV entrance on right. Next right is the McFaul Center. Park out front and enter through double doors.

  • From South : Rt 24 N past DMV. Turn right on West MacPhail. Follow past DMV entrance on right. Next right is the McFaul Center. Park out front and enter through double doors. 



85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21015          410-638-4640

  • From North: Rt 24 South to left onto Ring Factory Road. Turn right at stoplight onto Emmorton Road (MD Rt 924), follow to left at next stoplight onto Patterson Mill Road.  School is on the right, take the second entrance and park and enter on the left side of school.

  • From South : Rt 24 N past Festival shopping center. Turn right on at stoplight onto Bel Air South Pkwy to next stoplight. Turn left onto Emmorton Road (MD Rt 924), follow to right at second stoplight onto Patterson Mill Road.  School is on the right, take the second entrance and park and enter on the left side of school.  




100 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Bel Air, Maryland 21014           410.638.3151

  • From Rt. 24 north of Bel Air: Take Rt. 24 into Bel Air where it becomes
    Bond Street. Follow Bond Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and turn left.
    Library is at the corner of Pennsylvania and Hickory Avenues.

  • From I-95: Take Exit 77B (Rt. 24). Follow Rt. 24 for 6.5 miles.
    Turn right onto Rt. 1. Turn left onto Rt. 924 (Main Street).
    Turn right at the third light onto Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Library is at the corner of Pennsylvania and Hickory Avenues.


Friday, April 23
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8U Games: Lou Holcomb  
9U Games: Joe McIlhenney
10U Games: Ken Bogdan
11U Games: Bob Johnson
12U Games: Dave Nowakowski
13U+ Games  Walt Horseman

Game Results should be provided no later than 9pm the Monday following the game by the winning coach to the Age Group Commissioner, the losing coach, and the HCTB President (hctbaseball@gmail.com).  Results should include Team names and age division, date of game, game score, and pitching results for both teams (each pitcher's name and/or number, and innings pitched for each; optionally, the web site can post winning and losing pitchers and saves recorded if reported). 

Any protests or disputed game results must be provided via email to the Age Group Commissioner and the HCTB President by 10am two (2) days following the game in question.  After that point uncontested results will be considered final. 

Game Results will be posted and made available on the website by the Age Group Commissioners.

Failure to report any game results by either coach by the third (3rd) day following the game may result in the Age Group Commissioner recording forfeits. 

Ripken Instructional Programs at The Arena Club