April 21, 2022

The raffle supporting the 12AAA team was held last night. The results can be found here: 2022 RAFFLE WINNERS

March 21, 2022

Lake Elmo Athletes and Families,

A step-by-step instruction for ordering your required uniform player pack is as follows: 

Open the following secure link on your computer –

  1. Click on the Baseball Spring 22 Tab at the top of the webstore. https://lakeelmo.gearupsports.net/index.php?route=common/home
    1. You will need to order 1 black jersey, 1 white jersey, pants (either long or short or both, having an extra pair or 2 isn’t a bad idea)  and a belt and socks if needed.  
  2. Fill in the required fields.  Player #’s must be confirmed with your coach so not to have duplicates on a team. (You will need to reorder at your cost if this happens)
    1. Required belts and pants can be found on the same page. 
    2. There are optional hoodies and a la cart items that you can purchase at the same time and take advantage of the flat rate shipping. 
  3. Click on the shopping cart icon at the top right of the page and check-out when you are done selecting items.
    1. We will be using this platform for the future so if you register as an account, you will save yourself time for the future, however there is a guest check-out option.
  4. Complete the check-out process.  
  5. Note that after you check-out you will have the ability to purchase Nike cleats at 25% off retail – those are a separate purchase from the player pack and tend to ship in a few days directly to your home.  Inventory is very limited so recommend not waiting.
  6. If you run into any processing problems as you order, please contact Gear Up Sports atcustomerservice@gearupsports.net – do not contact the league or the coach.

The Lake Elmo board is looking forward to the Spring season and seeing all the athletes on the field.

March 12, 2022

Uniform fitting is Tuesday, March 22nd at the clubhouse and times are listed below for each team.  Please stress to your team the importance of respecting the times.  Since each family will be responsible for ordering the uniform online please confirm with your coach everyones number before to ensure we do not have the same number on your team. 
9AAA      5:00p 9AA (Black)    5:15p 9AA (White)    5:30p

10AAA    5:45p 10AA   6:00p 11/10A    6:15p

11AAA    6:30p 11AA    6:45p

12AAA    7:00p 12A    7:15p

13AAA    7:30p 13AA    7:45p

14AAA    8:00p 14AA    8:15p 14A    8:30p

15AAA    8:45p 15AA   9:00p

March 1, 2022

Thank you for trying out for Lake Elmo Baseball.  We had over 230 boys sign up and tryout this season which is our biggest ever! Please be patient (I know easy for me to say) as we are working on assembling teams and coaches and will post them as soon as possible.  With spring break next week and a lot of families out of town and we are shooting for March 15th to have everything finalized.   

Please plan on Tuesday, March 22nd to meet in the clubhouse to try on and order uniforms.  Each team will be assigned a 30 minute slot starting at 5pm.  

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

January 30th, 2022

Dayball registration is now open and can be found by clicking on this link: DAYBALL For those not familiar with Dayball it is for kids finishing 2nd grade – 6th grade, played in the mornings at Lucy Winton Bell. For more information click on the link.

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: