Northwest Independent Baseball League
Baseball Played the Wood Bat Way
Season starts end of May
Pacific Northwest Men's Baseball Adult League
Member of the
Baseball League Portland Oregon
Try Outs and
18 and Older and 30 and Older
Team Try Outs
Register Now to
be on a Summer Team
Team Try Outs Now in Progress
Play May - August 18+
Play May - Sept 30+
Team Try Outs Held at
Ball Park #3
Westmoreland Park 97202
S.E. Portland's Westmoreland Park.
Long time home
for semi-pro baseball.
SE Lambert St & SE 23rd
News from Past Drafts
With the advent of the Portland Beavers having left Portland everyone is asking what will happen to
baseball in Portland next season (2011). The Northwest
Independent Baseball League has the answer.
Come see Semi-professional baseball played with local teams and
players form Portland, Gresham, Salem and Vancouver. Fourteen teams
play baseball from May through August at Walker and Sckavone
Stadiums (see schedule at NWIBL.ORG) in Southeast Portland.
Teams consist of players with High School, College, and
These teams are looking for local sponsorship. Your sponsorship
can be a place to meet after games at a sports pub or
restaurant, (food and sprits as this is an adult team). Auto
Dealers, Auto Parts, Sporting Goods, Sports Academy, Coffee
Roster, or your business...
The 2011 seasons looks for the league to expand with up to 5
new teams (Portland Athletics, Portland Yankees, Westmoreland Red Sox, the
Stumptown Bee's, and the Eastside Brewers). NWIBL Players within the two divisions can continue their
passion playing baseball at the highest level. Players follow
MLB rules and use wood bats.
These teams are looking for new players with Varsity High
School, College, and Professional experience. Baseball players
that are wanting to continue their baseball passion and
competitive sprit can sign up at NWIBL.ORG. Now's your chance
to play in Portland's premier 18 and older Wood Bat Northwest
Independent Baseball League. If your a solid Baseball Coach and
willing to manage we need you...
you have given
to your country now we offer you a 10% discount off player
fees when playing in the Northwest Independent Baseball
Summer and Fall baseball league...Call NWIBL office at 503
208 2009 for registration information.
Arte you just returning from Active Duty and a member of
the Portland national guard...We have opening for a ANG
Team with special team registration fee....call now 503
208 2009 for player and team information...Team manager
See what you
need to be ready to do...and what Managers want
Let me list what positions need what attributes:
Catcher- Needs to be a very loud, aware take
charge guy; May be even the smartest and most
baseball-knowledgeable player on your team. You
can't have a slow catcher, he must be agile and
quick. If not, sooner or later it will come back
to haunt you.
1st baseman- Also can't be very slow or it will
hurt you. He must be able to cover some ground as
more infield errors occur from bad throws than
2nd baseman- Quick hands and quick feet. Doesn't
have to be very big so he needs to be able to
make contact at the plate especially if he is
small and doesn't bring too much pop with the
Shortstop- The leader of your infield and very
quick and hopefully, fast. If he can't cover the
whole left side of the infield, than he should be
a 2nd baseman. Should be very athletic and maybe
your leadoff or #2 hitter.
3rd baseman- Strong arm, doesn't have to be the
quickest but should be able to cover the line
because your shortstop will cover to his left if
he can't reach it. The older the player, the more
he is looked at as a power guy.
Left Fielder- Should be able to charge in very
well because he needs to play deeper than most of
your outfielders due to so many right-handed pull
hitters. Doesn't need the best arm but couldn't
Center Fielder- Good to great arm, should be one
of the best and quickest athletes on your team.
If he can't cover much ground, don't pick him or
put him in left or right if he has a superior
arm. He gives the corner outfielders confidence.
Remember. the game is won "Up the Middle"!
Right Fielder- Big arm, needs to make the longest
throws on the field. Again, the older the player,
the more he is expected to hit for power. Doesn't
need great speed, covers limited amount of
Our Tryouts Consist Of:
Outfielders - Any player who thinks he might be
an outfielder goes to right field. We hit them
fly balls and they throw to 3rd base and then
home. We measure velocity. We look for ability to
judge fly balls, arm strength and accuracy.
Infielders - Any player who thinks they are a 3B,
SS or 2B goes to the shortstop position. We hit
them a series of ground balls (at them, right,
left and slow rollers) and they throw to first
base. Again we measure velocity. We look for
ability to field ground balls, athleticism, arm
strength and accuracy.
First Basemen - We do the same for these guys
except they are stationed at first base and throw
to third base
Catchers - We put them behind the plate and get a
glove to glove stopwatch time on throws to second
base. We look for timing and accuracy. We put
them behind the plate during the hitting tryouts
and pitching tryouts to judge their ability to
Pitchers - We are simply looking for arm motion,
especially players who don't "shortarm" the ball.
Obviously accuracy and velocity are a factor.
Hitters - We watch swing mechanics. We don't care
if they touch the ball or not. Do their swing
mechanics show that they have the ability to be a
Monday night open league
wood bat baseball for non NWIBL team players.
Sign up now first 24 players will play on
Monday at Sckavone Stadium Monday nights starting at
6.30 PM-9 PM. Players will also be eligible to sub on
league teams once you register and pay a one time
$15.00 for accident insurance and just $20.00 per
game. Wood Bats and Baseballs included. 20 signed up
4 to go.
Monday Night Baseball will continue until
the last batter is out sometime the end of
Accident Insurance for all registered players during practice
and games. All players need to get your player applications in
now to be covered.
Portland, OR 5/12/09 First
game in the history of the
Northwest Independent Baseball League
was played tonight at Sckavone Stadium. The Portland A's played
the BridgeTown Thunder in a extra inning game tonight.
Both teams scored 1 run in the first inning and then it was in
the trenches. No more runs scored, but great pitching, great
fielding for 6 innings until the top of the 8th when the
lighting struck and thunder was heard.
Thunder 2 and the A's 1
Portlanders can now see free baseball at Sckavone and Walker
Are you a college player
that has graduated this year and you are not ready
to take off the cleats, hang up your glove or get rid of that
metal bat? Well trade that metal bat, for a good wood
bat, put the cleats back on and play more baseball this summer
Northwest Independent Baseball League.
Here you can continue playing, meet new friends and enjoy
Wangenheim for a player App.
REGARDLESS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS WE WILL BE @
3/8/2009 TO MET WITH YOU. PLEASE BRING YOUR
WITH YOU TO SAVE TIME. YOU WILL HAVE
30-45 MINUTES TO STRETCH AND WARM UP. PLEASE DO NOT OVER
DO IT! WE KNOW YOU CAN PLAY AND IT IS A LONG SEASON.
Field Update 3/7/09 2 pm I just got back from the field and it
is in good condition, dugouts are dry and no puddles at home,
some mud at first, pitchers mound well drained, see you all in
March 8th is this Sunday and if you want
to get some swings in try Batting
1000. NWIBL with be at
SCKAVONE FIELD setting up for our first annual draft
day. Please download the Player registration forms (Register
and fill them out before your arrival, we want you on the field
warming up. Remember it's a long season and we don't want
injuries ...go slow we know you are good ball players and no
one wants to see anyone get hurt on a cold day by not being
Independent Baseball League
Call for Women's WOOD BAT Baseball Team
Call for women's wood bat baseball teams announced ....Do you have what it takes to
play or manage a new women's team, to
motivate a team, to mold their passion into a
email me a short resume on how you would work with your team.
Northwest Women's Independent Baseball League
NWIBL League Try Outs
NWIBL ADULT WOOD BAT SUMMER LEAGUE
consist of each team playing 20 league games, starting play May
2 & 3, no league games Motherís Day (May 10 ) - Memorial Day
weekend (May 23, 24 & 25) or July 3 thru 5 (4th
of July weekend). All teams will then advance to
the League Championship Tournaments, scheduled for August 6
thru 9 with the Division Champions advancing to
the 1st Annual
NWIBL Adult Summer Series August 15, 16 & 17
teams are dedicated to helping take
the level of play to new heights. To this end, the
League coaches and players will conduct
clinics and seminars for youth players that will
help build on the baseball foundations that theyíre
developing and give them the athletic and
sportsmanship skills that will help carry them to
the next level of competition.
Whether itís helping to improve the facilities in
the area, or the building on the skills of local
players, the NWIBL is intent on proving that
baseball is more than just a spectator sport. Fans of all types
are welcome and encouraged to come cheer on teams in the
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