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Baseball Open Gym

Baseball open gym will be on Sunday,  February 5th,  12th, 19th,  26th,  March 5th, and 12th.

Grades 10-12:  Noon-1:30 p.m. 

Grades 7-9:  1:30-3:00 p.m. 

Grades 3-6:  3:00-4:30 p.m.  (No open gym on 02/05 & 02/12.  Open gym resumes for grades 3-6 on Sunday, February 19th.

Please contact varsity head coach, Ryan Niedfeldt, or 952-937-2802 with any questions.  

Softball Open Gym

Softball open gym will be at the middle school gym.   Age groups are as follows: 

10U/12U: starts on Sunday, February 19th:  12:00-1:15 p.m. 

14U: starts on Sunday, January 22nd:  115-2:30 p.m. 

High School: 2:30-4:30 p.m.  (already started) 

2022 Sponsors

2022 Sponsors

LYB would like to thank all of our sponsors for making our program a success!

Want to see your name as a sponsor for LYB? 

Please contact Casey Tomten for details: 608-385-4792 or

LYB Registration

LYB Registration Period is March 1 - March 31.

- Open gym opportunities will be announced when set.
- Skills evaluations and rostering are typically done in April.
- Rosters are announced/released in early May.
- Team practices typically begin in mid to late May.
- League games are scheduled to start in the first week of June.


- Any youth meeting the age requirements that lives within or attends the La Crescent-Hokah School District ISD #300 would be eligible to participate. 

- 8U Baseball/Softball - Players need to be at least 7 years old by March 1, 2023.

- 14U Baseball - Players need to be 14 or younger as of April 30th, 2023.

- 14U Softball - Players need to be 14 or younger as of January 1, 2023. 



2023 Baseball Registration Fees

  • 8U: $100.00
  • 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U: $150.00
  • 13U & 14U: 175.00

2023 Softball Registration Fees

  • 8U: $100.00
  • 10U & 12U: $150.00
  • 14U: $175.00

Volunteer Fee (In addition to Registration Fees):

  • $150 Volunteer Fee Per Family
  • This is refunded once minimum volunteer hours have been met. (See Volunteer Hours)


2023 AppleSmash Tournaments

All of our tournaments follow the Seven Rivers Athletic Association's rules.  You can see them at

AppleSmash baseball tournaments age cut-off is April 30.  A player must be the age or under on April 30 of this year.

AppleSmash Baseball Tournaments

8U, 10U upper (depending on interest), 10U lower, 12U upper (depending on interest), 12U lower & 13U lower

June 16-17, 2023 

Entry fee for 8U is $125.

Entry fee for 10U upper/lower, 12U upper/lower, 13U lower is $250.

AppleSmash Baseball Tournaments

9U lower, 11U lower, 14U upper (depending on interest) & 14U lower.  

June 23-24, 2023

Entry fee for 9U, 11U lower & 14U upper/lower is $250.

AppleSmash Softball Tournaments

All tournaments age cut-off is January 1.  A player must be the age or under on January 1 of this year.

8U, 10U lower, 12U lower, 14U Upper (depending on interest) and 14U lower.

July 7-8, 2023

Entry fee for 8U is $125.

Entry fee for 10U lower, 12U lower & 14U upper/lower is $250.

We are looking for 6-8 teams per tournament in each division for baseball & softball.   All teams are guaranteed 3 games (weather permitting). 

All teams must register online.  Payment is online only.  No checks or cash. 


We are in need of umpires for the 2023 Summer Season!

If you are interested in being an umpire, please contact Bill Conroy at or 651-592-3093. 


Our teams play within the Seven Rivers Athletic Association. Please see the link below regarding information about the Seven Rivers Athletic Association.

Volunteer Hours

Volunteers are what keep our fields maintained and our tournaments running smoothly and successfully. Each family is required to contribute at least 4 hours of volunteer time each season in order to have their $150 volunteer fee (paid upon registration) refunded. Volunteer hours are NOT prorated.

Here are a few important things to note:

  • While we encourage families to volunteer together as a learning opportunity, minors do NOT count toward your 4-hour requirement. The 4 hours should be accounted for by parents/guardians/adults.
  • All minors helping in concessions must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Anyone under the age of 14 helping in our concessions area should NOT handle any money!  
  • If you sign up for a field maintenance slot (dragging/chalking) during our tournaments, there will not be training available for these tasks so PLEASE only sign up for those timeslots if you know how to do them.  
  • Lastly, when signing up for volunteer time slots – Please pay close attention to the day, time, and the actual field location assigned to each sign-up opportunity. There are signup slots for many fields around town during the tournaments, so it is important you are present where you are signed up for.  

La Crescent Youth Ball

Our mission is to provide a fun and competitive summer ball experience focused on teamwork, sportsmanship and skill building.

Any youth meeting the age requirements that lives within or attends the La Crescent-Hokah School District ISD #300 would be eligible to participate. 

Contact information

La Crescent Youth Ball
PO Box 128
La Crescent, MN  55947


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