Sandlot Baseball

The sights and sounds of America's Pastime can still be heard at The Sandlot, formerly the Mickey Owen Baseball School. Mickey's dream of teaching kids to play the game the right way continues under the direction of Brad Longley and Tom Cox.

Combining old school work ethic with the newest innovations and techniques, Sandlot Baseball offers players an opportunity to take their game to the next level. Whether you're a newcomer to the sport or an experienced performer, The Sandlot can help you reach your full potential.

Come enjoy youth baseball instruction at its finest, in our history-laden complex in the heart of the Ozarks and at some of the finest indoor facilities in the area.

The Sandlot Baseball Complex has six beautiful, age-appropriate fields where kids from 8-18 can play baseball from April to August. We have 13 Tournaments scheduled in 2019, and have numerous Day and Overnight Camps planned throughout the winter, spring and summer.

Thank you for the overwhelming support of coaches, players, parents and fans. Because of you, The Sandlot lives on.

We hope you'll join us, and look forward to hearing those immortal words, "Play Ball!"

2019 Hitting & Fielding Camp and Pitching & Catching Camp

Sandlot Baseball campers spent Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13 working on skills, mechanics, fundamentals, techniques and strategy needed for the upcoming season. The camp was under the direction of Brad Longley and Tom Cox. Instructors included Pitchers Bobby Johnson of the Colorado Rockies, Cam Bednar and Brennon Covington of Missouri Southern State University and Outfielder/Catcher Mike Million of Missouri Southern State University.

The next scheduled camp will be on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at The MARC in Mt. Vernon. Kickoff is set for 5:30 pm so you won’t miss a play. We will be working inside in the gym and in the batting cage. Go to the Day and Evening Camps Registration tab to sign up. Feel free to call Brad with any questions at 417-466-5653.

Spring Tune Up Camp Canceled

Due to rain, snow, ice, extremely low wind chill factors, wet playing fields and no availability of an indoor facility, the Spring Tune Up Camp scheduled for Sunday, April 8 has been canceled.  We will make every attempt to reschedule.  Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates.

We're Going To Branson!

The Sandlot will be hosting 2 separate one day tournaments at Ballparks of America in Branson on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2.  The cost for each tournament is $400 per team.  Teams may play on Saturday only or may choose to stay in the air conditioned dorms and play again on Sunday.  Cost to stay on site is $25 per player.  

Individuals may register to play in the Sunday tournament and will be placed on an age appropriate team.  Go to the Tournament Registration tab and enter the player's name in the Team Name section.  Cost for an individual player is $50 each.

We will be accepting teams in all age groups:  8u (Coach Pitch), 9u, 10u. 11u, 12u & 13u.  This will be a great experience for your team and/or player to compete on all turf fields built to look like historic major league venues.

This will be a Sandlot tournament.  NO GATE FEE & COOLERS ARE WELCOME.

Contact Brad Longley at 417-466-5653 if you have questions or need additional information. 

Sandlot Baseball Complex
Location:  18071 Highway 96 • Miller, MO 65707
Mailing Address:  518 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. • Mt. Vernon, MO 65712