Westlake News

How do we get kids back into baseball?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

A conversation with player, official and coach Phil Bova

Youth Baseball
By Ryan Kaczmarski
Over the years, there has been a rumble in the American youth baseball world. That rumble may soon become a full-on earthquake, as each day, more and more kids decide to either play other sports besides baseball or stick their heads in front of whatever digital device they are holding, and not be active …Read More

North Olmsted edges Westlake, 32-29

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Southwestern Conference
By Jeff Gallatin
North Olmsted and Westlake put on another thriller Friday in a fight by both teams to get their first conference win with the Eagles eventually triumphing 32-29 on their home field.
With the win, the Eagles even their overall record at 2-2, with a Southwestern Conference record of 1-2. The Demons, go to 0-4 for the year, with an 0-3 conference mark. Both …Read More

Playoff baseball right around the corner for WBL

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Pony League players battle at Westlake’s Clague Field No. 5 during the summer 2015 WBL Recreation Season. Photo courtesy of John S. Alfes

Westlake
Courtesy of John S. Alfes
The Westlake Baseball League (WBL) playoffs begin on July 20. With the standings tightening up in each league, the 2015 post-season looks to provide plenty of late-July heroics and entertainment.
In the Minor league, the reigning 2014 champion Storm …Read More

Sportsmanship a priority for Westlake Baseball League

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Courtesy of John S. Alfes

The phrase “Good game” echoes throughout the night sky as Westlake Baseball League (WBL) players shake hands after an early June game. This display of sportsmanship dates back to when the league first began and has continued as a lasting tradition for baseball programs around the world.

The WBL offers all of its coaches an opportunity to attend a coaching clinic that emphasizes …Read More

Westlake Tee Ball, a growing program

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Westlake

Courtesy of John S. Alfes

Clague Park played home to this WBL tee-ball league game this past summer. The league has grown each year and now has 136 participants for the 2015 season. Photo courtesy of John S. Alfes

For many years, the kindergartners of Westlake have faced the challenge of spending their summer without an organized baseball league nearby. This changed in 2010 when …Read More