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First Spring 2014 Title

Top Tier improved their season record to 9-2 by going 4-0 over this past weekend to win the Blast at the Point tournament. This was their first 2014 title.

 

In their season opening tournament, Top Tier goes 4-1 in the Rosemont Winter Classic losing in the championship 5-3 to the West Englewood Tigers.

Top Tier has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 TravelBall Select National Championship in Houston, Texas. Other teams accepting invites are Indiana Lids Bulls, Arkansas EM Majors, Arizona Sandlot, Florida Stealth among other National Top 25 teams.

TOP TIER COUGARS 13U

The Upper Deck Cougars have moved to the midwests premier high school organization and will play 2014 and beyond with TOP TIER BASEBALL.

2014 Upper Deck Cougars 13u Roster

#2 Brendan Carrane

#3 Charlie Bischoff

#4 Bryce Barnett

#5 Hunter Darnell

#7 Nick Baldassano

#9 Sean Sinisko

#11 Mike Markett

#25 Jack Vercautren

#32 Sean Hebreard

#33 Brandon Bennitt

Team USA wins the European Mondial Hit played in Nettuno, Italy. Team USA went 6-0 to claim the Championship, which included a thrilling 9-6 victory over host Italy. The tournament included teams from Slovakia, Russia, Italy and the United States.

Upper Deck Cougars 13u Tryouts

 Tryouts for the 2014 Upper Deck Cougars 13u team will take place on July 22nd and 23rd from 6pm-8pm. They will take place at Four Seasons Park Field #3 in Plainfield. For questions or individual tryout call 815-514-6242

Upper Deck Cougars won the USSSA Cougar Classic in Orland Hills going 5-0. In bracket play, they went 3-0 by beating the Lincoln Way Prospects, Indiana Shockers and in the Championship they beat West Englewood Tigers 9-3. Their record on the year now stands at 19-1 and they have won 3 USSSA tournaments.

Upper Deck won the USSSA Global State Championship going 4-0 in the tournament. Their record currently stands at 14-1.

Upper Deck Cougars win their opening tournament, the USSSA Quad City Showdown. They advanced to the finals by beating the Cedar Rapid Reds 7-0. In the championship they defeated the Barnstormer Bullets 16-10. Their season record stands at 5-0.

Upper Deck Cougar Classic is sold out. Teams playing are:

ILLINOIS SPARKS, WEST ENGLEWOOD TIGERS, MILWAUKEE BOSS, FRANFORT FORCE, LINCOLN WAY PROSPECTS, ELITE TRAINING, NORTHWEST INDIANA SHOCKERS, GENEVA VIKINGS, NEW LENOX REBELS, TOP TIER, MOKENA BLAZE, WASCO WARRIORS, ELMHURST EXTREME AND UPPER DECK, THE HOST TEAM.

Upper Deck wins their first 2 indoor games of the year Northern Illinois Trojans and Top Tier 

Upper Deck apperared on the Chicagoland Prep Report Wednesday January 30th. To watch the replay of the show just click on the link.

http://www.highschoolcube.com/highlight/jay-darnell-48959

Upper Deck to appear on the Chicagoland Prep Report Show on Wednesday January 30th at 6:30pm. You can watch the show live by visiting and enter... The Chicagoland Prep Report at www.highschoolcube.com

Upper Deck will represent Team USA in the International Youth Baseball Mondial Hit 2013 Tournament to be held in Nettuno, Italy

2013 UPPER DECK 12U ROSTER

#1 BRANT VANAMAN

#2 ROSS FRIEDRICK

#3 CHARLIE BISCHOFF

#4 CAMDEN McDONALD

#5 HUNTER DARNELL

#7 NICK BALDASSANO

#25 JACK VERCAUTREN

#29 TYLER DUDLEY

#32 SEAN HEBREARD

#34 PAYTON SOWA

AAYBA WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS

Upper Deck wins the 2012 AAYBA World Series held in St Louis this past week. They went 7-0 against a field that included teams from the TBS top 25. This brings their season record to 61-10 and they have been in 12 Championship games out of the 13 tournaments they have entered. They are finishing the season strong by going 26-2 with a runner up in the Cincy Flames tournament, winning the USSSA State Championship and now winning the AAYBA World Series Championship.

2013 12U TRYOUTS

JULY 21st, 22nd 10:00am

OTTAWA STREET PARK IN PLAINFIELD

QUESTIONS CONTACT 815-514-6242

Upper Deck completes the June Three-Peat by winning the USSSA Stars and Stripes. They outscored their 4 opponents by a combined score of 39-5. In bracket play beat the Milwaukee Angels 9-1 and in the Championship they defeated the Wisconsin Rivercats 4-3. This brings their season record to 54-10 as they head into their back to back World Series.

Upper Deck wins the USSSA State Championship. After winning the USSSA Fathers Day Classic. Upper Deck made it 2 in a row by winning the State Title. They won 5 games in a row by a combined score of 60-9. The 3 wins on Championship Sunday were against Bloomington, Champaign Tribe and Geneva. This takes their season record at the 11u level to 50-10.

Upper Deck finished their 3 week road trip with a 2nd place finish in the Cincy Flames Summer Classic. They entered bracket play as the #1 seed and started the day with an impressive 12-2 win over arch rival Indiana Prospects. Then they beat the Blue Thunder 14-6 to set up the championship game with IXL. They suffered a tough defeat 7-5 in a game that was hotly contested from the first pitch. The 3 week road trip brings Upper Deck's season record to 40-9.

Upper Deck went 4-0 in the USSSA Quad City Hitmen Classic over the weekend. Rain shortend the tournament in what would have been a great final four playing for the title. The four wins bring their 11u record to 18-2.

Upper Deck goes 4-1 in the USSSA Play The Turf at Lenz Field. The tournament featured two Nationally recognized teams from Missouri, Rawlings Jr Prospects and Missouri Gators. Upper Deck went 2-0 in pool play beating the New Lenox Rebels 4-0 and the St Louis Redbirds 11-3 to earn the #1 seed in bracket play. They beat Wheatland Ducks 11-1 and Rawlings St Louis Elite 9-7 to move into the Championship game with the Missouri Gators. Upper Deck jumped to an early 4-0 lead but took a tough loss 12-5. This moves their 11u record on the year to 13-2. 

Upper Deck goes 5-1 in the USSSA Major Elite Nit at Inwood Park. They went 3-0 in pool play to earn the #1 seed heading into bracket play where they went 2-1 on Sunday. They beat Franfort Force 12-6 to set up a game against the Nationally recognized Indiana Prospects. They earned a 4-3 win in an "Instant Classic" 9 inning game. In the Championship Game, they lost to #7 Nationally Ranked Motor City Hitdogs 11-3. This moves their 11u record to 9-1 and their overall record to 13-2.

Playing up in the 12u USSSA Illinois Elite Nit, Upper Deck went 4-1 and finished in 2nd place. Upper Deck won their first 2 bracket games on Saturday by beating the Elk Grove Travelers 22-7 and the Illinois Raiders 8-0. They lost a 8-3 decision against Coal City in the Championship. This moves their record on the year to 8-1 overall and 4-0 at 11u.

At the 12u USSSA Illinois Elite Nit, Upper Deck goes 2-0 in pool play and heads into bracket play as the #1 seed. It extends their season record to 6-0.

Upper Deck wins the USSSA Kick Off Classic at Lippold Park to start their season by going 4-0. Wins in bracket play included a 16-1 win over Milwaukee Boss and then went on to beat the McHenry County Hurricanes in the championship game 14-3. For the tournament the Cougars outscored their opponents 53-4.

 Upper Deck starts the season with back to back shutouts including a three pitcher combined no-hitter. They beat Norwood Giants 15-0 and Milwaukee Boss 8-0 to head into bracket play 2-0 and the number one seed.

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2012 OPENING DAY

MARCH 30 - APRIL 1ST

 2012 UPPER DECK COUGARS 11U

#2 Ross Friedrick

#3 Charlie Bischoff

#5 Hunter Darnell

#7 Nick Baldassano

#12 Keegan Sullivan

#14 Cameron Kissel

#15 Chris Conrad

#25 Jack Vercautren

#27 Ethan Flynn

#29 Tyler Dudley

#32 Sean Hebreard

#34 Payton Sowa

Congratulations to all Players

****Tryouts have been rescheduled for this Saturday July 30th from 10am to Noon at Ottawa Street Park in Plainfield.****

Due to the amount of talent that came on Saturday, 2012 Upper Deck Cougars 11u will be adding a SECOND TOP TEN team for the upcoming 2012 season. For more information on both teams and the upcoming rescheduled tryout, call 815-514-6242 

2nd day of tryouts to be rescheduled because of rain We will announce on Monday the new date and time.                              

                        UPPER DECK COUGARS 2012 TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the 2012 11u Upper Deck Cougars will be held July 23rd and 24th at Ottawa Street Park in Plainfield from Noon - 2:00pm each day. For private and personal tryouts or if you have any questions, call 815-514-6242.

Upper Deck Baseball wins the USSSA Plainfield Invitational Tournament to earn their 8th title this year. They beat Illinois Sparks 7-2 in the championship game. This brings their regular season record to 56-5 as they head to the USSSA ELITE 32 WORLD SERIES in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS Complex in Disney. 

Upper Deck Baseball won their 7th title on the year by winning the Naperville Fathers Day Classic going 6-0 in the tournament. They outscored their 3 bracket play opponents 43-4. This moves their record to 47-4 as they prepare for the USSSA State Tournament and the USSSA Elite 32 Tournament.

   Upper Deck Baseball Heading Back To ESPN/DISNEY 

Upper Deck Baseball has accepted an invitation to the USSSA ESPN/DISNEY Elite 32 tournament in Orlando, Florida. Getting back to back bids to the Elite 32 is a tremendous accomplishment. They will look to better their TOP TEN finish last year.

Upper Deck Baseball took on the 29-3 Lockport Cobras Friday night. The game was all but over in the first after Upper Deck put up six runs. They went on to easily win 10-2 and extend their record to 37-4.

Upper Deck Baseball finished up their back to back Super Nit weekends with a tough loss to the Motor City Hitdogs. Their effort over the two weekends have catapulted them up to #25 among National Majors in the USSSA power rankings.

Upper Deck Baseball goes 3-1 and finishes 5th in the Michigan Super Nit at Liberty Park. Their wins were over Ohio Glaciers, Detroit Metro Stars and Team Line Drive. Their only loss came against eventual runner up Lids Indiana Bulls. They continue their National Schedule with the upcoming Ohio Super Nit at Berliner Park in Columbus.

*** SUPER NIT UPDATE***

Upper Deck goes 2-0 on Saturday with wins over the Ohio Glaciers 6-0 and Detroit Metro Stars 10-2

 ***Friday, May 27th at 7:20am WJOL radio to feature Upper Deck Baseball with morning host Scott Slocum.***

Upper Deck Baseball wins their 5TH USSSA Championship on the year. Upper Deck Baseball went 5-0 with 4 shutouts to win the USSSA Battle at the Brook. The Championship now gives them a state leading 925 USSSA points heading into their first Super Nit Tourney this year.

Upper Deck Baseball wins their 4TH USSSA Championship this year. Upper Deck Baseball went 3-0 to win the USSSA Naperville May Mania. They defeated the Indiana Playmakers 15-0 in the Championship game. They now lead the state with 850 USSSA points.

Upper Deck Baseball wins the USSSA Quad City Global Nit Classic to earn their 3rd USSSA Championship on the year. Upper Deck Baseball went 3-0 in bracket play on Sunday. In the quarterfinals they defeated the West DesMoines Rockies 9-8. The semis was a win against Prairie Hawks Black 10-4. In the Championship game they defeated the Champaign Tribe 9-3. The win marks their second Nit tournament championship this year.

Upper Deck Baseball wins the USSSA Illinois Major Elite Nit. The tournament included teams from three states and the defending CABA World Series Champions. Upper Deck Baseball went 3-0 on Sunday during bracket play. The morning started with a 19-4 win over Bolingbrook. In the semis, they beat St Joes 9-1. In the Championship game they defeated the West Englewood Tigers 12-4 to earn their second USSSA Championship this year.

Upper Deck Baseball goes 4-0 in the K Trip State Travel Weekend. The weekend lineup included 8 teams ranked in the top ten in thier respective states. They opened up with wins against Quad City Hitmen 8-1 and Brookfield Bulldogs 14-0. They closed out the weekend with wins against Milwaukee Boss 14-1 and Wasco Warriors 10-4.

Upper Deck Baseball starts their 2011 season by winning the USSSA Kick Off Classic  going 4-0 in the tournament. They won their Opening Day game against the McHenry County Hurricanes 4-3. They closed out the tournament with an 11-3 win over Milwaukee Boss.

OPENING DAY

SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND @ 2:00pm

UPPER DECK vs MCHENRY COUNTY

"DISNEY DESTINY"

Starting with 2011 season, Tornado Baseball will become

UPPER DECK BASEBALL 

Tornado Baseball has accepted an invitation from

UPPER DECK BASEBALL

to become part of their elite national program

DECEMBER 8TH

THE ROAD BACK TO DISNEY BEGINS

2011 UPPER DECK BASEBALL 10U ROSTER

#3 Charlie Bischoff

#5 Hunter Darnell

#7 Nick Baldassano

#12 Keegan Sullivan

#14 Cameron Kissel

#15 Chris Conrad

#27 Ethan Flynn

#29 Tyler Dudley

#31 Justin Schackle

#32 Sean Hebreard

#34 Payton Sowa

Tornado Baseball comes up short in a 3 hour 9 inning game against #10 nationally ranked #10Tampa Bay Bullets/Titans 5-4. Tampa Bay fininshes 2nd in the tournament. Tornado Baseball gets knocked out by the Florida Miracles 12-8 to finish 9th in the tournament.

Tornado Baseball gets run in the bottom of the sixth to beat Florida Miracles 7-6. With the win Tornado Baseball advances to the FINAL 12 in the ESPN/Disney USSSA Elite 32.

Tornado Baseball opens up bracket play in the ESPN/Disney USSSA Elite 32 with a 5-1 win over the Carolina Devil Rays. Tornado Baseball played the toughest pool play schedule in the tournament with games against #3 nationally ranked Team Miami, #7 nationally ranked Houston Banditos and #9 nationally ranked Mississippi PSA White Sox.

Tornado Baseball ends their regular season by winning their 7th Championship at the NABA Summer Classic. Tornado Baseball improves their record to 51-2 heading into the ESPN/Disney USSSA Elite 32 tournament in Orlando. 

Tornado Baseball wins 6th championship of the year by winning the Plainfield Invitational Tournament. Wins included 5-2 win over St Joes in the seminfinals and 9-4 win over Illinois Sparks in the Championship improving season record to 46-2. 

Tornado Baseball has accepted an invitation to play in the ESPN/Disney USSSA Elite 32 Tournament in Orlando, Florida August 1st - 7th. After finishing third in the Cincinnati Flames Summer Classic, the ESPN/Disney Tournament will be a great reward for a great season.

Tornado Baseball wins 5th Championship of the year by winning the Naperville Fathers Day Classic going 4-0. Wins included 11-1 win over Indiana's Fisher/Hse Cats (34-5) and Championship win 10-0 over Elmhurst Extreme.

Tornado Baseball wins I80 National league going 11-0. 

Tornado Baseball wins 3 I80 games this week including a double header sweep with a 14-5 win over the Illinois Edge and a thrilling come from behind 6-5 win over the Illinois Sparks. 

Tornado Baseball wins 4th Championship of the year by winning New Lenox Memorial Day Tournament going 4-0 ending with a 17-2 three inning win over Lockport Cobras. 

Tornado Baseball wins 3 on I80 weekend to take one game lead in I80 National League. Wins included 13-12 win over St Joes and 23-1 win over Morris Blackhawks.

Tornado Baseball wins 3rd Championship of the year by winning USSSA May Mania in Naperville going 4-0.

Tornado Baseball finishes second at Lenz Field Play The Turf going 4-1. 

Tornado Baseball wins Illinois State Games going 3-0 and beat McHenry County Hurricanes 15-0.

Tornado Baseball wins USSSA State Championship going 4-0 and beating St. Joes 10-6 in the championship game.

Tornado Baseball opens up first week of the season 2-0 with wins over the Lockport Cobras and Plainfield Warriors.  

 BO DOME SCRIMMAGES

TORNADO BASEBALL  9     LINCOLN-WAY PROSPECTS  8     5 innings

TORNADO BASEBALL  19   PLAINFIELD DIAMONDKINGS  1    6 innings

TORNADO BASEBALL  8     MOKENA BLAZE  1     7 innings

TORNADO BASEBALL  16    LINCOLN-WAY BLUE DEMONS  0     5 innings  

TORNADO BASEBALL  13   LINCOLN-WAY YELLOW JACKETS  3  6 innings 

TORNADO BASEBALL  9     HOMER HEAT  2  8 innings

TORNADO BASEBALL  5     LINCOLN-WAY PROSPECTS  2  7 innings 

TORNADO BASEBALL  8     ILLINOIS EDGE  4  6 innings  

TORNADO BASEBALL  8     ILLINOIS CELTICS  1  7 innings 

              "Tornado Baseball Turns Triple Play"



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