December 20, 2021

Registration is now open. You must to registered to participate in winter workouts. Coaches from last summer have started to reserve time, if interested in participating please contact them directly. All new players to the association please contact Luke Appert at luke.appert@cushwake.com if interested in attending optional workouts in the clubhouse.

October 29, 2021

2022 Registration Information for the upcoming season. 2022 LE info

September 14, 2021

2 new opportunities for fall/winter baseball training in Stillwater through the High School Program and Community Ed.  Pony Baseball Academy and Pony Pitching Clinic 2022 pony acad and 2022 Pony Pitching.  Click on links for more details.

August 5, 2021

2022 Workout and Tryout dates have been set and will be a little different this year.  Workouts will be Friday, February 11th and 18th at the Stillwater Dome.  Tryouts will be MONDAY, February 21st and 28th at both the Stillwater Dome and Clubhouse.  We are hoping to avoid conflicts with other activities by trying out on Mondays.  It is important to be at both the tryout dates.  Registration for the 2022 will open in late December.  Watch for updates here, Facebook and Instagram.

August 5, 2021

Don’t forget you can order your Lake Elmo Gear anytime, all year long!!  This site will remain open throughout the season for your shopping pleasure.  If you have any ideas or items you would like added please let us know.  https://lakeelmo.gearupsports.net/

A note from the Pernu Family, 1/1/22:

Hello,

As we get underway with another great season of Lake Elmo Baseball you will notice a purple “JDP” ribbon on the tryout shirts, hats, and jerseys perhaps for the first time and for you veterans, once again.  Hi, my name is Jay Pernu and the ribbon that you see is in honor of my son, Jayson David Pernu who passed away from an opioid/fentanyl overdose on May 23, 2019.  The purple ribbon signifies opioid/fentanyl awareness.  While I realize that some of the athletes that try out for and play in the Lake Elmo Baseball Organization are as young as 8-years-old, I truly believe that this is an important enough issue that all ages understand or are at least aware of the dangers of opioid addiction.  The Lake Elmo Baseball Association also believes that the opioid epidemic is something that we should all be aware of and is using this ribbon to promote opioid awareness and education. 

Jayson began playing Lake Elmo Baseball in 2002.  I am a member of the Lake Elmo Baseball Board and coached Jayson throughout his Lake Elmo Baseball “career”.  Jayson continued with baseball and pitched for the Stillwater Ponies during his junior year.  He had a very successful season as did the Ponies qualifying for the State Tournament in 2010.  Jayson received All-Metro and All-State honors and was also named Stillwater Ponies “Pitcher of the Year”.  In the off-season Jayson injured his shoulder in a casual pick-up football game.  He had labrum surgery in the winter of his senior year and was unable to pitch as a senior.  It devastated him. 

Jayson went on to pitch for DCTC (Dakota County Technical College) the following year.  Jayson pitched very well but perhaps too much, too soon and experienced shoulder pain.  This is where the downfall began.  He began taking opioid pain medications and was never the same person.  I won’t go into all the details here, but it was a long, hard journey for him and our family as well.  Our family didn’t know for quite some time (years) that Jayson had an opioid addiction. 

Tragically, Jayson’s life ended at the age of 26 due to a fentanyl overdose.  There are many, many more details to his story but our purpose here is to give you some insight as to what the ribbon is all about.  We thank all the parents and players for wearing it, honoring Jayson but more importantly to bring an awareness to this terrible disease during the upcoming baseball season and into the future.  It means so much to our family to know that maybe we can make a difference for someone else, perhaps many.  I would also like to thank the Lake Elmo Baseball Board for allowing this to happen.  Although I am a member, it was the rest of the LEB Board that paved the way for the displaying of the purple ribbon.  Our family is forever thankful to them.

I pray as players and parents that you never have to go through this.  Our goal as a family is to bring as much awareness and education as possible to this terrible disease.  I am more than willing to speak with anyone about this if you need advice or just want to learn more.  We miss you so much Lefty.

Have a great season,

Jay Pernu

 

 

A special Thank You to the Lake Elmo Jaycees for their continued support: