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2019 3&2 Umpire Service Award Winners
by posted 02/16/2020


Left to right: ​Phil Stutheit – 40 years; Scott Burch – 15 years; Pete Cannizzaro – 30 years; Kurt Green – 25 years; Charlie Ball – 20 years; Dean Byrom – 15 years;  Not Pictured: Lee Whitman – 20 years; Steve Gripp – 40 years

3&2 Baseball would like to recognize these individuals on outstanding service and dedication to Umpiring. These men have worked hard for many years and spend countless hours at the ballpark giving back to the great sport of baseball. If you see any of them out at the ballpark this summer, be sure to thank them for their service as their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed!

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2019 First Responder Award Winner
by posted 02/15/2020


2019 3&2 First Responder Award

LJ Buckner

In the current landscape of officiating, there simply isn’t enough and it is becoming very difficult to fill spots for umpires to do games. This creates a lot of help wanted emails and LJ was almost always first to respond and help out in crisis. LJ stayed late, worked multiple games, and helped out on call as he takes home our 2019 First Responder Award! 

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2019 3&2 Workhorse of the Year Awards
by posted 02/14/2020

2019 3&2 Workhorse of the Year Awards

Ian Robinson 216 Games

Steve Marolf 273 Games

Alex Fauth 336 Games

Monte Pippin 261 Games (Not Pictured)

Ian Robinson is an umpire out at 3&2 that took home our workhorse of the year award. Robinson’s hard work does not go unnoticed at 3&2 as we appreciate all of our umpires that put in their hard work during the hot summer. Thank you Ian for all your hard work!

Steve Marolf is a returning umpire at 3&2 that worked an astounding 273 games. It is a very rare sight when Steve is not at 3&2 umpiring games in the spring and summer. Steve’s 273 games ranked 2nd among all umpires out at 3&2 in 2019 next to Alex Fauth. We thank Steve for all his hard work and dedication to giving back and umpiring. Want to be an umpire? Contact one of our umpire supervisors under the umpire information tab!

Alex Fauth is an umpire at 3&2 Baseball who worked more games than any other umpire. Alex took home one of the four “workhorse of the year awards” by working 336 games this past spring and summer. Over the course of the summer, Alex’s dedication, hard work, and passion for umpiring showed as he made great strides as an umpire. Think you have what it takes to be an umpire? 3&2 Baseball is looking for umpires with pay ranges from $16-$50 a game! For more information, go to our umpire information tab!

Monte Pippin was a workhorse for us last year as he made a great impact on the kids out at 3&2. Monte always had a smile on his face and was ready to work hard and you could always find him working a game. We look forward to many more years of him umpiring with us!

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Gate & Retail Job Opportunities Now Available
by posted 02/13/2020


3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County is seeking gate & retail staff for the upcoming Spring & Summer season! 3&2 is a great place to pick up a part-time job and there are several different shift options available as well as flexible scheduling options to fit each applicants needs. All applicants must be at least 15 years of age.

For more information on these positions, please CLICK HERE

We look forward to an exciting upcoming season at 3&2!

 

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Umpire Training Academy Starts March 22
by posted 01/08/2020


Need a job that allows you to grow and stay involved in the game you love? 

Join the 3&2 Baseball Umpire Family!

 

3&2 UMPIRE TRAINING ACADEMY STARTS MARCH 22

Are you looking for a challenge that will:

  • Develop your leadership skills?
  • Enhance your decision making capabilities?
  • Make you more confident in conflict management?

We invite you to join the 3&2 family of umpires where you will:

  • Impact thousands of lives by providing a memorable, fair and fun game experience.
  • Learn the game from a different and expanded view.
  • Develop your abilities and work your way up to higher level games.

Register today for our first 3&2 Umpire Training Academy of the year for new or beginning umpires. You must be in 8th grade or older this fall to participate. $25 registration fees includes training, materials and upon completion of the class, an umpire hat and shirt so you are prepared for your first games!

Join our 3&2 umpire family.

Click here to learn more and register for our next Umpire Training Academy.

 

The 3&2 Umpire Training Academy will be held:

  • March 22-24 & 26
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Scoring Classes for New and Experienced Scorers
by posted 01/06/2020


FREE Scoring Classes for New and Experienced Scorers  
 

Official Scorer's Classes - We encourage every team to send its scorer to this class. It will help this person do a better job for your team. And it's fun!

Rookie Scorers -

When: 6-8pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Where: Shawnee Public Library  - 13811 Johnson Drive, Shawnee 66216

Topics covered:

  • General purpose of the scorer
  • Setting up the scorebook to start a game
  • Basic scoring notations
  • Counting pitches
  • Scoring philosophy
  • Technology in scoring

Experienced Scorers -

When: 6-8pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Where: Shawnee Public Library  - 13811 Johnson Drive, Shawnee 66216

Topics in the experienced class will include:

  • Review of general purpose and markings
  • Advanced scoring techniques
    • Passed ball and Wild Pitch
    • Fielder’s Choice
    • Sacrifice fly and bunts
    • Earned run average computation
  • Q&A on specific situations

Please register here for these free classes so we can prepare for the appropriate number of students.

Our instructor is Scott Schumacher, a former scorer for Major League Baseball.

C'mon Spring!

 

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T-Ball Registration for 2020 is Underway
by posted 12/30/2019


Do you have a pre-schooler in your family that wants to play T-Ball?

 

The 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County is again offering two sessions of T-ball in 2020. The spring session will begin April 4th and run thru May 9th followed by our summer session starting May 30 and running thru July 11th. Registration is already underway and the deadline for spring registration is March 20th. To register, click on the orange, REGISTER NOW button on the home page of the 3&2 web site.

Parents are needed as coaches and managers for these teams. Put together your own team or build a team from players that sign up through open registration. 3&2 provides everything you need, including equipment, uniform t-shirts and hats!

Players need to be four years old by June 1st to be eligible.

Teams are formed by high school boundary area and games are played on Saturdays near the team's home area at the following locations.

  • Indian Hill Middle School (63rd & Mission Road)
  • Shawnee's Gum Spring Park (67th Street between Nieman and Quivira)
  • Lenexa's Freedom Fields (83rd and Monticello)
  • Shawnee's Stump Park (47th & Woodland)
  • 3&2's West Complex (83rd & Monticello)
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USSSA Bat Rule Change
by posted 12/05/2019


 

 This rule will be applied in 2020 league baseball.

 

Effective January 1, 2020, USSSA, a governing body for youth baseball, will adopt a rule requiring that all players 13u players must swing a bat with no lighter than a drop-8 length-to-weight ratio and 14u players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop-5. 

The following is a statement released by USSSA Baseball:

“13U Bat Standard Changes Starting January 1, 2020, our 13U division will have a new bat limit. A maximum of drop 8 (-8) will be the new bat restriction for the 13U age group. This will only apply to 13U events and teams playing in 13U events. See USSSA rule below. Effective January 1st 2020, all13U events and all teams in 13U events must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. All 14U events and all teams in the 14U events must use a maximum drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.”

 

 

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