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 2017, 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!"

More rain, but May 16 Tournament plays on.

Friday evening rains coupled with an early Saturday morning shower almost canceled our second consecutive tournament.  While we weren't able to get all of the fields ready, we were able to get several divisions completed.  The weather turned beautiful and the baseball was awesome!

The city of Neosho was well-represented taking home the hardware in both the youngest age bracket and the oldest.  Neosho Baseball Academy won the 8u and the Neosho Wildcats won the 14u.  The Willard Tigers won the 11u division and the Liberal Yard Dogs won the 10u.  Thanks to the Sandlot 10u team from Mt. Vernon for coming out to play against the Forsyth Thunder.  In a special game, the Thunder held off the Yard Dogs in one of the best games of the day.

Special thanks to the Springfield Sports Complex for hosting 3 divisions.  12 teams got to play in 3 different age groups that otherwise, might not have had the opportunity.  Playing baseball is what we're all about.

Thanks again for your continued support of Sandlot Baseball.  If you're interested in playing in one of our future tournaments, please register early.  They are filling up fast this year!  Our next tourney is May 30 and it is going to be a big one.  We will be using the Mt. Vernon fields and who knows what other facility?!  

As always, our motto remains, "Building Better People Through Baseball." 

Sandlot Baseball Complex
Location:  18071 Highway 96 • Miller, MO 65707
Mailing Address:  PO Box 416 • Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

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