Oakland Youth Baseball: Welcome

Wednesday, February 15
2017 SHS Baseball Schedule

Handout: 2017 SHS Baseball Schedule

Tuesday, January 17
New Age Guidelines

Below is a link to the new Age Chart for OYBL.  OYBL has adopted Little League's new age date of 8/31/2017 for any players born 9/1/2006 or after.  Players born 8/31/2006 or before will still use 4/30/2017.

Handout: Age Chart

Monday, January 23
2017 Registration Form for all divisions

Handout: Registration Form

Tuesday, January 17
2017 Registration Info




Forms & Fees may be mailed to: OYBL, PO Box 213, Oakland, MD 21550


Mail Deadline is February 24, 2017


In person Registrations for all will be held at the Oakland Armory on the following dates:


Saturday, February 25, 2017- 12p-4p (tryouts for 9-10 & 11-12 Divisions 12p-2p only)

Sunday, February 26, 2017- 1p-5p (tryouts for  9-10 & 11-12 Divisions 1p-3p only)

9-10 & 11-12 teams will draft new players on Tuesday Feb 28th, no signups for those divisions after 2/26/17


New Senior Division Signups

Saturday, March 4, 2017- 2p-5p

Sunday, March 5, 2017- 1p-5p


Registration Fee:  $60 per child/$120 for a family of 2 or more children

New Players must bring a copy of their birth certificate


All players moving up to the 11-12 or 9-10 Divisions must tryout at the times above.

8 & 10 yr olds may try out to play up a level in 9-10 & 11-12 Divisions.  10 yr olds may play both   9-10 & 11-12 Divisions for only 1 $60 fee.  The 10 yr old must try out for both divisions if they want to play both divisions but there is no guarantee in making the 11-12 Division.


Any player born 8/31/2006 or before uses Old Little League date of 4/30/17 to determine age


Any player born 9/1/2006 or after uses New Little League of 8/31/2017 to determine age


  • 13-16 Senior League Division

  • 11-12 Little League Division

  • 9-10 Little League Division

  • 6-8 Coach Pitch Division

  • 4-6 T-ball Division (Players must be at least 4 yrs old by 8/31/17)


Players that are 10 & 8 yrs old will have the option to be considered to play up in the higher divisions.  These players will only be selected if our #’s allow it and the player is willing to play up a division.  6 yr olds will have the option to either play T-ball or Coach Pitch at the parent’s discretion. 

Registration Forms can be found under the FORMS section (Under Construction)

Questions?  Please contact Joe Healy, jhealy1414@yahoo.com or 301-616-9053(after 5pm on weekdays)        

Wednesday, November 9
2017 OYBL Senior Division for players 13-16yrs old

In 2017, OYBL will be bringing back a Senior Division for players 13-16yrs old (as of 4/30/17).  We are hoping to have 5-6 teams and will be drawing kids from Garrett County and the neighboring WV counties of Grant and Preston. 

Dink Bennett, who has been a huge part of Oakland baseball for 20+ years, will oversee the Senior Division.  Former Southern High Head Coach Jim Bosley is also going to help with the division.  He will coach a league sponsored travel team in a tournament in Bridgeport, WV next summer.  Current Southern High Head Coach/ former President of OYBL, Danny Holler, and Southern High School Coach/ former President of OYBL, Bill Bittinger, will also be helping to run the league. 

As an organization, we feel a local league serves our area better than being part of Hot Stove which is centralized around the Cumberland area.  All games will be played in Oakland at Broadford Park.  No regular season games will be scheduled on the weekends (make up games may be played on the weekend if necessary).  2 games will be played per evening with a 2h15m time limit with a minimum playing time of 2 innings/1 at bat per game not per week as it is in Hot Stove. 

OYBL will also be putting in a separate batting cage near the Senior Division field in the Spring of 2017 dedicated to the Senior Division.  We will also be purchasing new gear.

The main goal of transitioning from Hot Stove to a local league is to make baseball more accessible for more kids ages 13-16 in our local area eliminating the time and financial strain of traveling over an hour to play, sometimes where 2 teams from Oakland would be scheduled to play each other in Cumberland at the Hot Stove Complex.

Sign ups for the Senior Division will be held the first weekend of March 2017 at the Oakland Armory.  We will be putting an ad in the paper and handing out flyers at the schools in February as a reminder.  The registration fee will be the same as the rest of our divisions, $60.

If you would like more information, please contact Dink Bennett at 301-616-1424.  Also, there will be a new draft for all the teams.  If you would like to manage one of the new teams, please contact Dink Bennett as well. 


Oakland Youth Baseball League, Board of Directors

Thursday, February 2
Garrett College Baseball Camp

GC Baseball Offers Winter Pitching and Hitting Clinics

GC Baseball Offers Winter Pitching and Hitting Clinics

The Garrett College Baseball team will hold winter pitching and hitting clinics the following days:


February 17 and 24 5-6:30pm Ages 6-12

February 17 and 24 7-8:30pm Ages 13-17


Feb 18 and 25 12-1:30pm Ages 6-12

Feb 18 and 25 2-3:30pm Ages 13-17

Limit 15 campers per session

$25.00 per session

For additional information contact Coach Eric Hallenbeck at eric.hallenbeck@garrettcollege.edu or 301-387-3331

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