Developing Baseball Players for High School and College
Blaze Open House will be held at 8:30 PM on July 14th at the Blaze Facility. For more information click on the Blaze Open House Tab at the left.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Tryout dates and times for the 2016 season have been released. Please click on the "Open Tryouts 2016" tab on the left-hand side of this page for more information.
The Salute To the Troops Tournament was a huge success. 48 Teams competed with Glenview's own 10U and 11U making it to the semi-finals, 14U Red finishing second and 13U Red first place.
Teams and fans brought donations and wrote letters to honor our veterans. A portion of the Tribute to our Troops donations is sent to our armed forces including the Wounded Warrior Project and Heart of a Marine Foundation.
In attendance were Roy and Georgette Frank, Gold Star Parents of Lt. Corporal Phillip Frank, who founded the Heart of a Marine Foundation. Glenview Joseph Sesterhenn Local American Legion Post 166 led the color guard, and provided a 21-gun Salute. Megan Heublein sang God Bless America while Jack Kelly played a moving rendition of Taps.
Additional donations were given to the Wounded Warriors Project assisting wounded veterans. Proceeds also benefit American Legion Post 166.
Among 18 pitchers drafted was former Blaze and 2015 Glenbrook South graduate standout Fitz Stadler. Stadler, 18, signed a his letter of intent to Arizona State University.
Stadler was one of 11 right handers who also drafted seven left-handed pitchers. Stadler is 6 foot 7 and 215 pounds and was picked in the 32nd round of the three-day amateur draft that included 40 selections.
Fitz was also named All Conference and NorthShore Weekend Pitcher of the Year.
Paul Solka, former Blaze Player and Bradley University Standout, was recently 3/4 with a home run earning the Braves its first NCAA Tournament since the third round of the 1956 College World Series!
Jack Yalowitz, former Blaze Player and Loyola Academy Graduate pitched and played outfield, batting left and right and throwing right. Yalowitz received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors. In addition, Jack was named Northshore Weekend Player of the Year.
Michael Oh, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook North Class of 2016 Graduate pitched, batting right and throwing right. Oh received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.
Ben Sanborn, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2015 Graduate played first base, batting left and throwing right. Sanborn received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 1st Team Honors.
Jordan Libman, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2016 Graduate played outfield, batting left and throwing left. Libman received ALL Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.
Billy, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Graduate of 2016 played catcher, batting right and throwing right. Loggarakis received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.
Danny Katz, former Blaze Player and New Trier 2015 Graduate pitched, batting left and right and throwing right. Danny received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 2nd Team Honors.
George, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South class of 2015 Graduate played 2nd base, batting left and throwing right. Karavidas received All Conference and NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 3rd Team Honors.
Justin, former Blaze Player and Glenbrook South Class of 2016 Graduate played third base, batting right and throwing right. Machado received NorthShore Weekend 2014-15 All Area Baseball Team 4th Team Honors.
Current Northwestern Player Zach Zones goes 2 for 3 against Dartmouth at Snowbird Classic Tournament in Port Charlotte, Florida
Last year the 5-10 Katz parlayed a strong May into an even stronger summer season. Katz entered this spring committed to pitch at Northwestern University. Katz got most of his work early on starting junior varsity games. However, after several solid outings in relief on varsity, Trevians coach Mike Napoleon felt confident starting Katz towards the end of last season.
Napoleon said. "He was able to throw consistent strikes with three pitches. I love the way he competes on the mound. I saw it in the spring, then again in the summer. He had a phenomenal summer, and I think that’s what took him over the edge as far as Northwestern goes.
"When I was younger I went to Northwestern baseball camps during the summer," Katz said. "Then when I played on the Glenview Blaze as a 13 and 14 year old, we got a chance to practice in Northwestern’s indoor fieldhouse when it was cold outside every once and a while. I got to meet some of the players, and it was really cool to look up to them. So I’ve always kind of been around the program.
Patrick is an OLPH, Loyola Academy and GBS alumnus who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2010 at the age of 17. Patrick now faces extensive medical and therapy expenses.
All ages are welcome to participate in the Shoot For Steiner Free Throw Contest. 100% of all donations will support the ongoing treatments and care demanded of Patrick's condition.
T-shirts are given to all participants who register by May 10th. To To register in advance go to http://shootforsteiner.weebly.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Call the Bordignons at 847-774-5993 for questions.
The Blaze took its annual Fire Truck picture at Attea Middle School, Wednesday, June 18th.
This picture is given to all our sponsors to show our appreciation for their support.
The Glenview Blaze 11U delivers 691 pounds of donations to Operatioin Support Our Troops in Lisle, IL
If you would like to support our troops please contribute any amount above $1 by clicking the link below.
The Blaze organizaiton wishes to thank you for your support of our Memorial Day Salute the Troops Tournament.
2012 Blaze at Northwestern University
Congratulations to our Blaze 2008 Alumni who signed their Letters of Intent to play collegiate baseball next season. Best of luck to you in your collegiate career!
Brady Arenson - Coastal Carolina University
Josiah Carlson - North Park University
Zac Jones - Northwestern University
Josh Perlmutter - Northwestern University
Michael Reinisch - North Central College
Sully Stadler - Indiana University
The mission of the Glenview Blaze Travel Organization shall be to promote, organize and conduct a full time Travel Baseball program for the highly skilled players who are interested in a more intense and competitive baseball environment.
The Glenview Blaze Baseball Program will also provide the focus and positive pursuit for our youth where both discipline and good sportsmanship are expected and rigidly enforced. It is our hope that these principles will continue to remain with each player throughout their life both on and off the baseball field.
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