Website Manager

Rec Baseball

Chris Benjes
Phone: 410-929-2365
E-mail: [email protected]

Click HERE to go to the Travel Baseball Website

Forest Hill Fall Rec Baseball has been cancelled due to a lack of teams in the league.  Participants will be receiving a refund check in the mail around August 15.


Travel Baseball for Fall 2020 tryouts:

Spring 2021 9U Express is looking for a few players to tryout/play fall 2020 season. Must not turn 10 before May 1, 2021. Practice starts mid August. Games on Sundays from 9/13-11/1. Please contact Mike Michocki at 444-567-0606 or [email protected]

Spring 2021 10U Express team:  Tryouts on August 12,19 & 26th. 6-8 pm open workouts/ try outs for fall and 2021 spring team at Friends Park..

The 2021 12U Express will be hosting tryouts for their Spring team on Aug 6, 11 and 13 from 6-8 PM at Friends Park.  Contact Scott Kalista for information: [email protected]

Forest Hill Field Usage: Due to the abuse of Harford County facilities by private, commercial and external organizations, as of June 1, all field usage at Forest Hill Rec facilities is by permit use only

Forest Hill Baseball and Softball teams have been issued permits. Teams not affiliated with Forest Hill Rec are not permitted to use the facilities.  Violators have been and will be reported to the Sheriff's department, 410-838-6600, who will dispatch a deputy to escort them off the field.

Corona Virus Update:  As of Thursday June 18, Baseball and Softball Travel teams may resume full practices, scrimmages and games under the following guidelines:

1) Program representative (coach/responsible adult) must conduct a brief health screen prior to commencing practice or games (or when participants enter the area if they are running late).

     a.  Ask each participant if they are experiencing any symptoms or are not feeling well.  Any participant not feeling well will be asked to leave.

     b.  Conduct temperature screening if "non-contact" equipment is available.


2)  Clean all equipment that is touched/handled by any participant/coach before and after each practice session/game.


3)  Attendance is restricted to participants, their parents/guardians and their family (plus coaches).  No general public attendance is allowed per State guidelines.


4)  Attending parents/guardians/family must remain in the spectator area and practice social distancing.


5)  All participants/coaches/family members are to wear masks when feasible and safe.


6)  All participants/coaches must bring their own water bottle - no "Team" water bottles.


7)  Programs/teams to work together and with our Recreation Specialist to maximize the distance between teams.  Through time and space management of available fields.


8) Program representative is to maintain attendance records for purposes of notification in the event a participant is determined to be contagious.


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Fall Baseball Field schedule for Aug thru October as of 8-4-20 

Spring 2021 Rec Baseball:

For Spring 2021:

- Registration starts January 1.

Watch for new days and times for Rec Baseball games this year:

5-6 Baseball -  Friday at 6pm
7-8 Baseball - Wednesday and Friday at 6pm
9-10 Baseball - Monday and Wednesday at 6pm
11-12 Baseball -  Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm
13-15 Baseball - Sunday or Monday and Wednesday at 6pm

Note: Games start at 6pm, players and coaches should arrive no later than 5:30pm.


2020 Age Group Directors:
5-6: Vin Nguyen, Bobby Neukum
7-8: Mike Kowatch
9-10: Ron Voss
11-12: Jared Varally
13-15: Glenn Weaver
15-20: Brian Arnett

2020 Manager/Coach Pool:
5-6: Vin Nguyen (Royal), Bobby Neukum (Red), John Butler (Orange), Chris Guida (Maroon), Wayne Taylor (Navy), John Herzog (Black), Chris Parkinson (Green), Tony Kontogeorgos (White)
7-8: Brian Porter (Ironbirds), Dave Brundage/Brodie Burch (Sharks),  Matt Buerhaus (Sand Gnats) , Matt Schoenagel (Hooks), TBD, TBD
9-10: Brad Meerhouz (Orioles), Lee Peters (Pirates), Jarod Callahan (Nationals), TBD
11-12: Jared Varally/Michael Hires (Marlins), Chuck Schilacci (Orioles)
13-15: Jeff Lewis (Cubs), Marty Strunkstein (Orioles), Don Waitt, Jr (Yankees)

Historical Opening Day Program Books:
2019 Opening Day


Spring 2021 In-house Playing Schedule:

5-6: Fridays from 6 to 7:30 beginning April 10 through June 20 (Pizza Party).
7-8: Wednesday and Friday and Saturday June 20 (Pizza Party).
9-10: Monday and Wednesday.
11-12: Tuesday and Thursday.
13-15: Sunday or Monday and Wednesday.


 January 1, 2021
 Baseball Registration begins
 Mon Jan 11
 First Baseball meeting at 7pm in Forest Lakes E.S.
Mon Feb 8
 Baseball meeting at 7pm in Forest Lakes E.S.
 Mon Mar 8
 Baseball meeting at 7pm in Forest Lakes E.S.
 Sat Mar 20

Forest Lakes E.S:
9:00: 7-8 draft
10:00: Coaches' Clinic
Noon:  5-6 Uniform distribution
1:15: 9-10 and 11-12 drafts

Equipment pickup at the equipment shed for 7-8 thru 13-15: 10am to 12:30.  Managers need to bring a deposit check.
 Fri Apr 16
 Complex Prep Day for Opening Day
 Sat Apr 17
 Opening Day
 May 29-31
 No games - Memorial Day weekend
 Fri Jun 11
 7-8 all-star game at 6pm
 Sat Jun 12
 5-6 and 7-8 pizza parties, 13-15 all-star game
 Sat June 26
 Last possible day for Baseball
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