O.C.R.A Baseball : News

Tuesday, May 31
O-ZONE ALL-STAR TEAM NAMED

The 2011 OCRA O-Zone All-Star team is as Follows:

LUBETECH: Chase Quesinberry/Logan Etherton/Dylan Sheffield

LOUTHAN RANCH: Dylan Morris/Kolby Chapman/Cody Louthan

FLORIDA 2nd CALL: Gabe Greseth/Jarrett Mills

DOMERS: Zeke Mathews

DALE SMITH FARMS: Baron Stuart/Jared Joyner

TEEZ 2 PLEEZ: Zach Hudson

ALTERNATES: (Will Practice with the Team)

                        Dillon McClanahan

                        Owen Hicks

                        Mason Adams



Tuesday, May 31
O-ZONE CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Lubetech was crowned 2011 OCRA O-ZONE league Champions with a final record of 11-1 with Louthan Ranch coming in a close second with a 9-3 record. The Lubetech boys finished in first place after outscoring their opponents 93-31. Louthan Ranch finished in second place outscoring the others 85-50. The two teams now look forward to mixing their talent as well as talent from the other 4 teams and make an honest run at the Dixie Youth O-Zone State Title which will be held in Avon Park ,FL. on July 16th. The Okeechobee Boys will first have to take down current 2010 Dixie Youth O-Zone WORLD CHAMPIONS Sebring in a District battle that is sure to be a good one. Okeechobee and Sebring will square off during the July 4th weekend on The World Champs home field.



Sunday, May 22
LOOK TO THE STARS

As the 2011 O.C.R.A season comes to a close, the players and coaches have just one thing on their minds, ALL-STARS. Every year at the conclusion of the season a team is picked in each age division for competitive tournament play. This team is decided by all head coaches submitting a number of names to be considered to be part of this team. The final 12 players to be placed on the roster are decided by the ALL-Star coach under guidance of the league directors. Parents must understand that being placed on an All-Star team means certain financial obligations follow. The All-Star tournament season consists bascically of TWO possible tournaments, The District tournament and the State tournament. Depending on how well the team does in the District tournament, dictates the team's birth to the State tournament. These two tournaments normally take place during the months of June and July. Along with the two tournaments comes MANY practices leading up to the tournaments. Because of the short period of time alotted, it is most important that each and every player and parent understand the obligations that come with being chosen. For the players, many practices and summertime scarifices will have to be made. The parents must be prepared for some travel and food expenses as well as possible lodging expenses that come with being part of an All-Star team. All in All it is a major confidence building experience where memories and friendships are made that can last a lifetime.

T-Ball District Tournament: Sebring, FL. June 17th

Rookie District Tournamnet: Sebring, FL. June 17th

AAA District Tournament: Lake Placid, FL. July 1st

O-ZONE District Tournament: Sebring, FL. July 1st

Dixie Boys District Tournament: Lake Placid, FL. July 1st

T-ball State Tournament: Freeport, FL. July 2nd

Rookie State Tournament: Brooksville, FL. July 9th

AAA State Tournament: Avon Park, FL. July 16th

O-ZONE State Tournament: Avon Park, FL. July 16th

 



Wednesday, May 18
GRESETH GOES YARD
Gabe Greseth, the 11 year old sultan of swat, has placed an exclamation point on who owns the O-Zone sandlot. In an 11-1 victory Wednesday night, Florida Second Call's goto Hitman placed two well aimed shots over the fence. The first a solo bomb that was later picked up in the Fort Drum area and a rocket grandslam rivaled only by a NASA launch. Greseth now leads the O-Zone league in Home Runs with FOUR passing up Jared Joyner who claims THREE. The Second Callers face league leaders LUBETECH on Monday night. The Greasers of LUBETECH go into Monday nights game with a 9-1 record with SECOND CALL trailing 4 games out of first place. Hicks' Sticks are just 2 games behind second place team LOUTHAN RANCH who is 2 games out of first place behind LUBETECH.

Tuesday, April 5
FLORIDA SECOND CALL TOPPLES LOUTHAN RANCH
Florida Second Call under direction of Bryant Hicks and Brian Greseth beat first place contender Louthan Ranch in O-Zone play by a score of 7-2. Florida Second Call started the game as the underdog but before time ran out would prove to be top dogs of the evening. After  a Saturday win of 2-1 over Top contender Lubetech, the Ranch hands take a huge hit in the standings and drop to a dead tie with the Second Call boys for 4th place. The O-Zone league continues to be a  tight race with Lubetech , Domers and Dale Smith Farms sitting on top with Louthan Ranch and Florida Second Call knotted up in the 4 spot. The Teez to Pleez team brings up the rear and will be looking for their first win Thursday night when they take on the Greazers of Lubetech.

Monday, April 4
JOYNER LEADS O-ZONE IN HOMERUNS
Jared Joyner made his O-zone League debut on Monday night and announced his arrival in full force. Joyner joined Dale Smith Farms to make his O-zone start under the guidance of Coach Brent Stuart. Jared quickly turned the crowd on its ear by banging two Home Runs in two consecutive at bats. Joyner now leads the O-Zone league in Homeruns with Gabe Greseth and injured Barron Stuart close behind. Joyner was added to the team to fill the shoes of Barron Stuart who suffered a broken ankle last week. Stuart is expected to have a 6-8 week recovery time. Jared Joyner will take over the pitching role that Stuart occupied on the Dale Smith Farms team. Expect BIG things to come from this young 11 year old player.

Thursday, March 24
DEAD WEBSITE
Please spread the word about this site. We have very little or NO participation with this site. Please pass the word about the website to ALL who are involved with OCRA Baseball or Softball. ALL COACHES IN OCRA BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL SHOULD REGISTER WITH THIS SITE. This site could be a very valuable and FUN tool for your current season and seasons to come.

Wednesday, February 23
SPONSOR WEB SITES
Sponsors, If you have a web site for your business and would like to have a link to your website from the LINKS or SPONSORS sections on this site, please leave a quick note in the guestbook section of this site or contact your league director.

Tuesday, March 22
UPDATE SCORES

Coaches, Please log in and update the scores of your games. If not, please email the scores to gstr8@embarqmail.com

Thank you.



Saturday, March 5
MANDATORY OZONE COACHES MEETING
There will be a mandatory coaches meeting for ALL coaches in the OZONE division on Thursday March the 10th at 6:00pm at the score tower at the sports complex. Again this meeting is MANDATORY.

Wednesday, March 2
CANDY BAR FUNDRAISER

A special thank you to ALL the moms who made it to the meeting on March 1st. It is good to see parents getting involved in the program. Just a quick reminder that the Candy Bar sales are due back on March 14th. So get out there and sell...sell...sell. Your hard work helps to make a successful season.



Monday, February 28
DIXIE YOUTH SCHOLORSHIPS

Dixie youth baseball and softball offers more than just funfilled days and childhood memories. Dixie Youth also offers your child a chance to obtain a college scholorship.

In 2010 Dixie Youth awarded (70) $2000 scholorships to young athletes. The ONLY requirement to apply for a Dixie scholorship award is that the applicant had to have played on a DIXIE YOUTH team at one time or another between the ages of 5-12. More information can be obtained by visiting www.dixie.org.



Tuesday, February 22
TEAM MOM's MEETING
O.C.R.A will hold its first TEAM MOM's meeting of the season on Tuesday March 1st at 5:30 pm. at the sports complex. Coaches if you have NOT elected a Team Mom please do so as soon as possible.

Monday, February 7
COMPOSITE BAT RULING
DYB Announces Policy on Composite Barrel Bats

January 27, 2011 - Dixie Youth Baseball announced today it will not impose restrictions on the use of composite barrel bats during the 2011 season. However, all bats must be stamped "Approved For Play in Dixie Youth" and meet the requirement of Rule 1.10 in the DYB 2011 Rule Book.

 EXCEPTION: Wood, Metal or Composite bats used in the O-ZONE or T-BALL divisions DO NOT have to bear the markings of Approved for use in Dixie Youth according to Rule 1.10 under COMPOSITE BATS paragraph *C in the DYB 2011 Official Rule Book.

According to the 2011 DYB Rule Book, In the O-zone Division bats can no longer have a barrel diameter that exceeds 2 5/8". The 2 3/4" barrel bats are no longer legal for Dixie Youth Baseball usage.