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2016 USSSA Global World Series Runner-Up

Ohio Elite spent the week of July 10-17th competing in the Global World Series at The Orange Beach Sport Plex in Orange Beach, Alabama.

OE won consecutive games over Texas Christians Baseball (Texas), North Shore Dodgers (Louisianna), Southern Swarm Baseball (Mississippi) and Texans Baseball (Texas), to secure the #4 seed of 34 teams.

The top 4 Seeds eventually squared off in the Final Four. OEB beat the Missouri Legends, lost to Columbia Warriors, then came back to win a thriller vs South Texas Prodigy. OE was down 7-2 in the quarter final with 2 outs in the final inning. Mason Kurtz was hit-by-pitch, followed by consecutive hits by Michael Franckhauser, Troy Scowden & Landon Grosse. Austin McGowan was hit-by-pitch, followed by AJ Foltz line drive single to put runners at 1st & 3rd.  Dylan Thompson stepped to the plate with the tying run on 3rd, winning run on 1st. With 2 strikes, AJ Foltz broke early for 2B and Dylan hit an 0-2 curveball to the Left Center field gap, scoring two runs for the win!

The following game featured the hot hitting OE squad vs The Dallas Mustangs. OE started hot by scoring 3 in the 1st, followed by the Mustangs 3. OE put up 4 more runs, and surrendering 3 to take a 7-6 win to the Finals.

OE again started with hot bats, taking a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the 3rd, and a 5-4 lead into the 4th, but eventually fell to the Columbia Warriors. 

Great week of baseball with a lot of Class teams / people from around the Country!


Weekday practices will begin on March 21st and will be every Tuesday & Thursday throughout the season.

2016 Team Roster

Name Number
Mason Kurtz 22
Troy Scowden 19
Andrew Sass 24
Austin McGowan 15
Dylan Thompson 33
Owen Osborne 4
AJ Foltz 7
Aiden Reis 2
Jake Smothers 23
Michael Franckhauser 6

Rob Kurtz

Head Coach

Phone: 614-946-0507

Kevin Green

Asst. Coach

Jeremy Scowden

Assistant Coach

Jason Smothers

Assistant Coach

2016 Christopher Columbus Tourney Runner-Up

OEB started slowly, getting down 8-0 in Championship game, but never gave up, eventually getting 8 runs of its own to tie the game going to the last inning, but FC Bulldogs scored 2 in the last frame to take the title. Great all around effort and never give up attitude. Congrats to both teams on a great Championship Game.

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day. Thank you to all the Fathers who have been gracious with their time and assistance. Great group of men!

Happy Fathers Day

Game Day Ohio State Tourney - 2016 Champions

Ohio Elite made it (2) Championships in a row with a solid weekend at the plate, defensively and on the mound. Exciting weekend all around including a come back from 10-2 deficit in the 4th inning of the semi-finals vs Outsiders Baseball - Orange from Indiana. Championship Game was a classic Pitchers duel, with OEB winning by a score of 4-1.

Mother's Day Champs 2016

Ohio Elite 12U played solid all weekend in winning The Mothers Day Classic at CTC Fields in Cincinnati.  OEB bats were solid all weekend, averaging 14 hits per game, while allowing only just a few more hits than that, for the entire tourney. 

2016 Tournament Schedule

Date Tournament Location Hotel Info
April 1-3 Off
April 8-10 Off
April 15-17 Bluegrass Bash Elizabethtown, KY Comfort Inn Suites, Elizabethtown
April 22-24 USSSA Challenge Columbus
April 29- May 1 Off
May 6-8 Mothers Day Classic CTC FIelds See email
May 13-15 GameDay State Championship Columbus
May 20-22 7-Up Cup Columbus
May 27-29 Wayne Williams Dublin
June 3-5 USSSA Super NIT Cincy Holiday Inn - Eastgate
June 10-12 Ohio USSSA State Columbus
June 17-19 Off
June 24-26 Cap City Showdown Global Qualifier Obetz, OH
July 1-3 Christopher Columbus Columbus
July 8-10 Travel to AL
July 12-16 USSSA World Series Gulf Shores, AL Lodging on your own

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