Welcome to the home page of the Hoover Baseball Club 10U Orange baseball team.  Here you will soon be able to find the latest news, updates, and information about our team. Click here to visit our team page on the USSSA website.

2014 Schedule/Results:

DATE EVENT LOCATION
01/9-1/25/2014 Young Guns Camp Hoover High
03/07/2014 Winter Countdown AA (T1) Hoover
03/15/2014 March Madness Fultondale
03/21/2014 Youth Baseball Night Hoover High School
3/24-28/2014 Spring Break
04/04/2014 Spring Challenge AA (T3) Alabaster
04/25/2014 Cotton States AA (T4) Hoover
05/02/2014 Rock The South Smash AA (T5) Hoover
05/16/2014 USSSA “AA” OPEN (T6) Southaven Miss
05/23/2014 May Bash AA (T7) Homewood
06/06/2014 State Warm Up AA (T8) Alabaster
6/12-14/2014 Mizuno High School Fund Raiser Hoover High/Spain Park
06/25/2014 AA World Series (T9) Hoover

Roster

  • Marcos Blackstone
  • Bridges George
  • Matthew Hawsey
  • Jackson Mackin
  • Cole Majewski
  • Campbell McFadden
  • Connor Prothro
  • Jaycen Sutherland
  • Jake Traffensedt
  • Brayden Urban
  • Roman Zimmerman

Coaching Staff:

  • Head Coach: Scot Thompson
  • Assistant Coach: Rookie Gage
  • Assistant Coach: Rodney Zimmerman
  • Assistant Coach: James Sutherland
  • Assistant Coach: Andy Urban

 

 

 

 

Player Biographies:

  • Marcos Blackstone
    • Full Name: Marcos Alexander Blackstone
    • Name of all your siblings: Andrew Blackstone
    • My sports hero and why: Bo Jackson, because he played the two sports that I like.
    • People who influenced me the most/why?: Mom and Dad because they always encourage me.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: To never give up
    • Favorite movie: The Sandlot
    • Favorite TV show: Duck Dynasty
    • Favorite band/singer: Fall Out Boy
    • Favorite Website: agame.com
    • Favorite food: Ribs
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why:  Shades Mountain Park because it is where I have played the most.
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: Detroit Tigers
    • Favorite pro Football Team: Tennessee Titans
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: Miami Heat
    • Biggest disappointment: Losing the 2013 SMP 9-10 Championship Game
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be: Nothing
    • Two words my friends say about me: Funny and Nice
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: 2 outs, I’m up, last inning, down by 2, bases loaded
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Charlie, fastest pitcher in the SMP 2013 league
    • My Life after baseball: Coaching Baseball
    • My most memorable baseball game: 2012 All Star Championship Game
    • I chose my number because….3 – I chose number 3 because of Babe Ruth; 00- I chose number 00 because I like the way it looks; 1-  I chose number 1 because it is my favorite number.
  • Bridges George
    • Full Name: Bridges Phillip George
    • Name of all your siblings: none
    • My sports hero and why: Chipper Jones. He hits homeruns and plays for my favorite baseball team.
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My Mom because she gives me good advice on learning and decisions.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: My Dad told me to work hard where I can do good in baseball.
    • Favorite movie: My favorite movie is the Sand Lot.
    • Favorite TV show: My favorite TV show is Duck Dynasty.
    • Favorite band/singer: Fall out Boy
    • Favorite Website: You Tube
    • Favorite food: Hot Dog
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: Park in Fultondale, Alabama
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: Atlanta Braves
    • Favorite pro Football Team: Atlanta Falcons
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: Atlanta Hawks
    • Biggest disappointment: When my family dog, Taz died this past fall.
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be:  Balks will not count against you as a penalty.
    • Two words my friends say about me: Funny & Nice
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: In a pickle between 3rd and home.
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: A pitcher that played for The Tidal Waves.  He was really good pitcher and kept striking people out but I hit a homerun off of him.
    • My Life after baseball: I like riding my dirt bike and playing with my friends.
    • My most memorable baseball game: When I played for the Cubs at Shades Mountain…I hit 4 homeruns in one game during the playoffs.
    • I chose my number because….#34 because it is Bryce Harper’s number and he is one of my favorite players.
  • Matthew Hawsey
    • Full Name:  Matthew Bryant Hawsey
    • Name of all your siblings:  no siblings
    • My sports hero and why:  Miguel Cabrera because he can crush the ball
    • People who influenced me the most/why?  My dad because he inspires me to do my best
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: be kind to others and try hard at whatever you do
    • Favorite movie: Madagascar 3
    • Favorite TV show: Sportscenter
    • Favorite band/singer: Imagine Dragons
    • Favorite Website:  adventurequest.com
    • Favorite food: pizza
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: at a tournament in Cullman, AL that had a cool park to play in between the games
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team:  Texas Rangers
    • Favorite pro Football Team:  Atlanta Falcons
    • Favorite pro basketball Team:  Dallas Mavericks
    • Biggest disappointment:  when I was on a losing team most seasons
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be:  it would be fun to toss the baseball in the air and then hit it instead of having it pitched to you
    • Two words my friends say about me:  cool and awesome
    • Game situation I’d like to be in:  up to bat with bases loaded and no outs
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced:  David Jalbert
    • My Life after baseball:  I hope I get a good job
    • My most memorable baseball game:  I went to a Texas Rangers game when I was little and ended up on the local TV news that night because they showed a picture of me and my dad in the crowd
    • I chose my number because…. I just like it!  20 is my favorite number.
  • Jackson Mackin
    • Full Name:  Jackson Louis Mackin
    • Name of all your siblings: Mary Hannah (13), Maggie (8)
    • My sports hero and why:  Bryce Harper because he is confident and a beast at baseball.
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My parents because they are my parents.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: Just because you lost one battle doesn’t mean you lost the war.
    • Favorite movie: Money Ball
    • Favorite TV show: Sports Center
    • Favorite band/singer: Imagine Dragons
    • Favorite Website: www.usssa.com
    • Favorite food: Cheeseburger
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why:  World Series in Gulf Shores
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: New York Yankees
    • Favorite pro Football Team: New Orleans Saints
    • Favorite pro basketball Team:  Miami Heat
    • Biggest disappointment: Striking out three times in a row in one game
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be:  nothing
    • Two words my friends say about me:  funny and happy
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: Up to bat, game tied, bases loaded, 2 outs, full count
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced:  Trey Singleton
    • My Life after baseball: Engineering at Auburn
    • My most memorable baseball game: 8U AAA 2012 State Tournament as a Birmingham Stealer.  We won it all.
    • I chose my number because…. It was Bo Jackson’s number when he played for Auburn.  I love Auburn and I think Bo Jackson was one of the greatest athletes of his time.  It’s always been my number too.
  • Cole Majewski
    • Full Name: Cole Anthony Majewski aka JUICE
    • Name of all your siblings   Jack and  Paulina
    • My sports hero and why: Bo Jackson because he never gave up
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My dad, because he asks me to practice sports with him.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: Never give up
    • Favorite movie: 42
    • Favorite TV show: sports center
    • Favorite band/singer: Right now I like Avicii
    • Favorite Website: Youtube.com
    • Favorite food: pizza
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: old berry and Shades Mountain, because I have played there the most
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team:New York Yankees
    • Favorite pro Football Team: New Orleans Saints
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: Miami Heat
    • Biggest disappointment: hearing that I broke my shoulder last season
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be: I would want the blues to   call everything right
    • Two words my friends say about me: Funny and Athletic
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: Bases loaded, two outs, tied game, and last inning
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Number 7 on grip it and rip it
    • My Life after baseball: A millionaire
    • My most memorable baseball game: Playing against Hoover East in the championship, during All-Stars
    • I chose my number because…. It’s my two favorite number(#2 and #3)
  • Campbell McFadden
    • Full Name:  Campbell Scott McFadden
    • Name of all your siblings: CARSON MCFADDEN (8); Step Siblings: (Oliver’s) Abby (16), Mead (14), Sanders (11), & Evans (8) and (McFadden) Preston Fisher (12)
    • My sports hero and why: Peyton Manning is my sports hero because he inspires me with his athletic ability, confidence, and determination.
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My mom and dad influence me the most because they love me unconditionally and always encourage me to be myself and to give 110% in all I do.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: The best advice I’ve ever been given has been to always give 110% in all I do.
    • Favorite movie: The Hobbit Desolation of the Smaug
    • Favorite TV show: Sports Center- “Mike and Mike”
    • Favorite band/singer: AD/DC
    • Favorite Website: Mine Craft
    • Favorite food: Spaghetti
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: SMP has been my favorite place to play baseball because I have met many of my good friends there and because I can walk there from my Mimi and papa’s house.
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: Boston Red Sox
    • Favorite pro Football Team: Green Bay Packers
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: Miami Heat
    • Biggest disappointment: My biggest disappointment was when my bird, Rosa died.
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be:
    • Two words my friends say about me: My friends say I’m very polite, inspiring and athletic.
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: I’d like to imagine myself on 3rd base, last inning, two outs, full count, tie game, ball passes catcher and I steal home to score the winning run!
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Unknown
    • My Life after baseball: You’ll find me on Monday night football playing Defensive End for the Green Bay Packers.
    • My most memorable baseball game: My most memorable baseball game was when I played for the Cubs (8yo league) and hit my first over the fence homerun.
    • I chose my number because… It’s the same number as Brett Favre; my favorite quarterback for my favorite team.
  • Connor Prothro
    • Full Name: Joshua Conner Prothro
    • Name of all your siblings: Camden Prothro, Keith Christein, Cohen Christein
    • My sports hero and why: Chipper Jones, he played his entire baseball career with one team
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My parents/ they always support me and give me good advice
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: Treat people the way you want to be treated- My Mom
    • Favorite movie: The Sandlot
    • Favorite TV show: Duck Dynasty
    • Favorite band/singer: Maclamore
    • Favorite Website: YouTube
    • Favorite food: Mexican
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why:  Cullman, they had underground dugouts
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: The Braves
    • Favorite pro Football Team: The Falcons
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: OKC
    • Biggest disappointment: Not doing well in some of my sporting events
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be: striking out
    • Two words my friends say about me: athletic, nice
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: pitching with 2 outs and bases loaded 3/2 count
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Oak Mtn
    • My Life after baseball: I hope my life is baseball
    • My most memorable baseball game: the day I hit one over the fence
    • I chose my number because…. Someone else had my original number. Started with 3 on my first team and have kept it every since.
  • Jaycen Sutherland
    • Full Name: Jaycen “Peanut” Sutherland
    • Name of all your siblings: Jay Molina, Joshua Molina
    • My sports hero and why: Christian Walker- I’d like to be as good as he is.
    • People who influenced me the most/why?  Dad and Grandparents-because they care about me so much.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.
    • Favorite movie: Frozen
    • Favorite TV show: Kickin’ it.
    • Favorite band/singer: Pit Bull
    • Favorite Website: Miniclip
    • Favorite food: bananas
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: Shades Mountain-most of my friends play there.
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: New York Yankees
    • Favorite pro Football Team: Seattle Seahawks
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: Chicago Bulls
    • Biggest disappointment:
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be:
    • Two words my friends say about me: Funny and Tough
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: Bases loaded, two outs in the state championship game.
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Charlie Yeager
    • My Life after baseball: Retired from the pros
    • My most memorable baseball game: Winning the wooden bat championship game.
    • I chose my number because….Because I like the number 11.
  • Jake Traffenstedt
    • Full Name: Jacob (Jake) Harrison Traffanstedt
    • Name of all your siblings: Drew 14 and Ben 7
    • My sports hero and why: Derek Jeter.  He is a very good fielder and hitter.
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My dad.  When I was younger, he would help me practice and play.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: Play the next play
    • Favorite movie: Sandlot
    • Favorite TV show: Marvel Agents of Shield
    • Favorite band/singer: Kiss
    • Favorite Website: learn4good.com
    • Favorite food: Key Lime Pie
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: Shades Mountain Park. It’s where I started playing and it has some of the nicest fields I’ve ever seen.
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: New York Yankees
    • Favorite pro Football Team: New England Patriots
    • Favorite pro Basketball Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
    • Biggest disappointment: Not making the 8 yr old National All Star Team
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be: That we could use a bat that doesn’t have to have the BPF 1.15 sticker
    • Two words my friends say about me: Nice and Smart
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: End of the game, 1 out, ground ball to shortstop and me turning 2 to win the game.
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Charlie Yaeger
    • My Life after baseball: Playing other sports and going to school.
    • My most memorable baseball game: Winning the 7 yr old American Championship when I was 6.  We beat Vestavia in extra innings.
    • I chose my number because…. Number 10 is lucky to me and it is also a quarterback number.
  • Brayden Urban
    • Full Name: Brayden Smith Urban
    • Name of all your siblings: None
    • My sports hero and why: My dad because he teaches me everything
    • People who influenced me the most/why? My parents because they teach me to make good choices
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: My dad said to hustle and always use my manners
    • Favorite movie: Frozen
    • Favorite TV show: Good Luck Charlie/SpongeBob
    • Favorite band/singer:  Idina Menzel
    • Favorite Website: Youtube
    • Favorite food: Chocolate Ice Cream
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: Leeds,  because we upset the Leeds Red Sox on the way the winning League Championship
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: Atlanta Braves
    • Favorite pro Football Team: Baltimore Ravens
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: Miami Heat
    • Biggest disappointment:When I begged to come from my cousins house.
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be:For hitters to get 4 strikes. I like to hit
    • Two words my friends say about me: Nice funny
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: Helping my team win and getting the Game Ball!
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: Peyton Forman
    • My Life after baseball: Doctor
    • My most memorable baseball game: Getting 3 hits off tough pitchers and winning 9/10 League
    • I chose my number because….22 Because my dad loves the number and had it forever
  • Roman Zimmerman
    • Full Name: Roman Zimmerman
    • Name of all your siblings: Jovi and Warren.
    • My sports hero and why: Lebron James because he is a leader.
    • People who influenced me the most/why?:my dad because he encourages me the most to have fun
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me: my grandfather told me to focus on rhythm in basketball
    • Favorite movie: Thunderstruck
    • Favorite TV show: Regular Show
    • Favorite band/singer: ACDC/kanye west
    • Favorite Website: youtube
    • Favorite food: lazanya
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why: Fultondale because I struck out the last batter and we won the championship 3-2
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team: new york yankees
    • Favorite pro Football Team: san francisco 49ers
    • Favorite pro basketball Team: miami heat
    • Biggest disappointment:when auburn lost the championship against FSU
    • If I could change one thing about baseball what would it be:there would be no foul balls
    • Two words my friends say about me: I’m a good friend and i’m a team player
    • Game situation I’d like to be in: a pickle
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced: It would be this guy on the nationals in park ball in 2013
    • My Life after baseball: I don’t know after baseball because I want to be in the NBA
    • My most memorable baseball game:When I made a diving catch to save our team
    • I chose my number because…. my favorite player is Derek Jeter

Coaching Biographies:

  • Head Coach: Scot Thompson
  • Assistant Coach: Rookie Gage
    • Family: Wife Michelle; Daughter Mia 13
    • My sports hero and why: Will Clark, grew up on MSU Baseball in the 80s.
    • People who influenced me the most/why? Matt Zelenka, my grandfather because he continues to be provide guidance of how to be a husband/father in his day to day actions, which speaks to my heart more than any words possible.
    • Best advice anyone ever gave me:  Johnny Zelenka “ Go show them you belong.”
    • Favorite movie: Back To The Future
    • Favorite TV show: Family Ties
    • Favorite band/singer: Bon Jovi
    • Favorite Website: ESPN.com
    • Favorite food: Meatloaf
    • Favorite place you have ever played baseball and why:  Dudy Noble… it’s Heaven.
    • Favorite pro Baseball Team:  Atlanta Braves
    • Favorite pro Football Team: Dallas Cowboys
    • Favorite pro basketball Team:  What is that?
    • Biggest disappointment:  Not playing one year of pro ball.
    • If I could change one thing about baseball it would be: Pete Rose to enter the Hall as a player.
    • Two words my friends say about me: Purpose and Passion
    • Game situation I’d like to be in:  Runner at 2B, passed ball and score just because I thought about it before you could respond to it.
    • Toughest pitcher or hitter I ever faced:  Bronson Heflin, University of Tennessee
    • My Life after baseball:  Husband/ Father/ Friend/ Nurse Practitioner
    • My most memorable baseball game:  The next one
    • I chose #15 because…. my dad was #10 and my uncle was #5.
  • Assistant Coach: Rodney Zimmerman
  • Assistant Coach: James Sutherland
  • Assistant Coach: Andy Urban