February 25, 2024

Thank you to everyone who tried out for Lake Elmo Baseball this season. Teams are now posted to age group pages.

January 23, 2024

Thank you for registering for Lake Elmo Travel Baseball!  We are looking forward to another great season.  Please see the below information regarding tryout times and tryout groups for the February 9th and 16th tryout dates.  Please do your best to attend both tryout nights but if you absolutely cannot attend one of the workouts, please let us know ASAP.  You will be required to do both parts of the tryout on the same night if that is the case.

We do our best to keep as many kids as possible but as mentioned many times in the past, we are very limited with field space.  Given our current numbers, it appears that we will likely not be able to keep all kids at some of the age levels.  If you are curious about current registration numbers at certain age levels please reach out to an age level coordinator listed below.  We have very large numbers at most age levels and we are only able to keep three teams per level due to facility constraints. 

  • 9U – David Roach and Luke Appert
  • 10U – David Roach
  • 11U – Luke Appert
  • 12U – Mike Finnegan
  • 13U – Luke Appert
  • 14U – Luke Appert and Mike Finnegan
  • 15U – Brad Adams  

January 22, 2024

Lake Elmo Baseball is excited to announce a new in-house developmental league for 7, 8 and 9 year olds.

Who: 7, 8 & 9 year olds with baseball experience (this is not a try baseball for the first time league)

What: Kid pitch/coach pitch developmental baseball league. 

When: April 8-July 21. 3 days a week. 3 practices a week for 3 weeks. 2 practices, 1 game a week for the rest of the weeks. Weekend tournament on the last weekend of the year. No practices or games Memorial day weekend or the week of July 4th (7/1-7/7).

Where: We are working on fields right now. Our focus will be centrally located fields in Stillwater and Lake Elmo. 

Cost: $175 plus $100 uniform fee, includes 2 jerseys, pants (either long or short) and a hat (uniform is ordered online through Gear Up, a LE partner and deliveried directly to your home). Registration can be found on our Registration Page and under “Little Lions”

The purpose of this league will be to develop players to prep them for a full season of travel baseball. Our coaches will have practice plans created for them that will focus on pitching, catching, hitting, defensive team play,  base-running, teamwork and sportsmanship. 

In the meantime, please pass this along to anyone you think fits the above description. If you have questions please direct them to:

Chad Felty 651-308-6695  chadfelty02@gmail.com

Aaron Forstner 612-743-1242 aforstner@mavo.com

January 5, 2024

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, 11/17/24:

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: