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Baseball

Baseball during the spring and summer in Hartford has become a long-standing tradition that dates back years, and, in some cases, many generations. Throughout its very successful past, thousands of young athletes have crafted and mastered their skills on the diamonds of Indian Pride Park using the programs that the Hartford Council for Recreation created with the youth in mind. These young athletes play organized youth Baseball through our programs seeking victories on the playing field, but more importantly, these youth athletes are taught by coaches and volunteers about important life skills they can use long into the future after their playing days are over – skills like respecting others, honor, integrity and sportsmanship.

When you join our programs, you must know that the athlete in your family is in good hands. Players receive valuable knowledge about Baseball from coaches and volunteers that enjoy coaching our youth and working with their players, with the goal to make them better athletes on the field, but more importantly, better people in their communities off the field. In the end, our coaches encourage everyone to just have fun, because that is what youth sports should always be about!

This season promises to be another action-packed year full of competition, fun, joy and laughter for not only the players themselves, but also for the coaches that volunteer and the families, friends and loyal fans that turn out to support their favorite team, many of whom love the game of Baseball. We invite everyone to join us this season and learn why the fields of Indian Pride Park are known for not only building winners on the field, but also fabulous young people in our community, as well.

Current Season Information

The 2021 Baseball season is getting underway as we speak! Teams have been selected, and practices began in mid-April. The first pitches of the regular season will take place on Monday, May 3rd. Game schedules have been posted and can be found on the right-hand side of this page under the “Game Schedules” section. Coaches may access our league and divisional rules on the right-hand side of this page under the “League Rules” section. Further information can be attained by looking throughout our website, which will be updated throughout the season.

All of us with the Hartford Council for Recreation are looking forward to a fantastic and safe 2021 Baseball season. After the cancellation last spring, we certainly appreciate the continued support from throughout the community of our youth sports initiatives. We look forward to seeing everyone at Indian Pride Park this year!

Coaches Directory

Baseball Director: Andy Bachman (269) 206-1335

Instructional League
Hartford Team #1: Tayler Deckard (269) 313-1555
Hartford Team #2: Angela Glover (269) 308-0525
Hartford Team #3: Jason Rhinehart (269) 923-9280

Minor League
Hartford Team #1: Monroe Littlefield (269) 308-2729
Hartford Team #2: Phil Lucas (269) 757-2902

Major League
Hartford Team #1: Christopher Hicks (269) 470-5554
Hartford Team #2: Kellan Nichols (269) 519-3804

Pony League
Hartford Team #1: Andy Bachman (269) 206-1335

Leagues We Offer

T-Ball
Co-ed introductional league for players ages 4 and 5. League teaches the basics of fielding and hitting.
Instructional League
League for players age 6 through 8. League is machine pitch only, and teams play against neighboring communities.
Minor League
League for players ages 9 and 10. League is machine pitch only, and teams play against neighboring communities.
Major League
League for players ages 11 and 12. League is live pitch only, and teams play in a local community league.
Pony League
League for players ages 13 and 14. League is live pitch only, and teams play in a local community league.

Contact

Hartford Council for Recreation
130 Lincoln Street, Post Office Box 332
Hartford, Michigan 49057

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