April 15, 2021

Calendar ball raffle was held last night, thank you to everyone who donated and congratulations to those who won!  Here is a link to the winners:  Lake Elmo Raffle 2021 If you have any questions please contact Aaron Runk at aaronrunk@hotmail.com

April 6, 2021

Uniform orders will start being shipping this week.  If you have not ordered your sons uniform please do so as soon as possible to ensure delivery before the first game.  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/

March 13, 2021

Thank you for trying out for Lake Elmo Baseball and being part of our 25th season of providing youth baseball for our community.  This spring we had more than 200 boys tryout making it our largest and most talented group ever.  Our goal is to have teams posted on our website by the end of Friday, March 20th.  We will do everything we can to place every boy on a team, unfortunately due to numbers and ability this may not happen.  In most cases these are young players and we hope they continue to play baseball and come back again next year.

Uniform fitting night is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23rd at the Clubhouse.  Each team will be scheduled for a specific time to come and try on pants and jerseys.

Thanks again.

Lake Elmo Baseball

 

DAYBALL

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For more information and to Register online:

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

 

 

Hello,

As we get underway with another great season of Lake Elmo Baseball you will notice something a bit different this year with the uniforms.On the tryout shirts, hats and jerseys you will see a purple ribbon with the initials JDP.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 overdose on May 23, 2019.The purple ribbon signifies opioid awareness.While I realize that some of the athletes that try out and 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. 

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 on 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.In the off-season he injured his shoulder in a casual pick-up football game.He had 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.He pitched very well but probably too much and experienced shoulder pain.This is where the downfall began.He began taking pain medications and was never the same person.I won’t go into all of the details here but it was a long, hard journey for him and us as well.We didn’t know for quite some time (years) that he had an opioid addiction. 

Tragically, Jayson’s life ended at the age of 26.There are many, many more details to his story.Our purpose here is to give you some insight as to what the ribbon is all about.I thank all of the parents and players for wearing it, honoring Jayson, and bringing an awareness to this terrible disease during the upcoming baseball season.It means so much to our family to know that maybe we can make a difference for someone else.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 this.We are 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 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 Lefty.

Have a great season,

Jay Pernu

JDP