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Welcome to North Buffalo Baseball & Softball at Shoshone Park


All players must register online for the tryout at You can register up to the date of the tryout. Please use your existing user id and password when registering. By doing so you will not have to re-enter your or the players info.

If you have interest in being a head coach for any team please fill out this application and return it to the park or via email. They can be sent to [email protected] or to the directors below.

All Wildcat questions can be directed to Scott Gallivan (716) 228-4154  [email protected] or Tim Robertson [email protected].

All Blaze questions can be directed to Jim Daley (716) 432-0760   [email protected]

Tryout dates for the boys are below:

If you are unable to make the dates for the tryouts please contact our travel director at [email protected] to make other arrangements.

15U Knights - Coach Kevin Mahoney
August 2nd and August 3rd. McCarthy Park Diamond 1. 6:00

14U Knights - Coach Joe Gannon
August 9th and 10th. Shoshone Park Diamond 5. 6:00

13U Knights - Coach John Palamara
August 8th (6:00) and August 10th (7:00). Shoshone Park Diamond 5.

12U Blaze - Coach Ken Smith
August 11th (6pm) and August 13th (10am). Shoshone Park, Diamond 1

11U Blaze - Coach John Hornung (Green) and Coach Cory Sloan (Yellow)
August 9th and 10th. Shoshone Park, Diamond 1. 6:00

10U Blaze - Coach Noah Huard (Green) and Coach Jacob Lea-Kelly (Yellow)
August 13th and 14th. Shoshone Park, Diamond 6. 10:00am

9U Blaze - Coach Todd Mann (Green) and Kevin Totenhagen (Yellow)
August 10th (6pm) and August 13th (10am). Shoshone Park, Diamond 3

8U Blaze - Coach Jim Daley
August 10th (6pm) and August 13th (9:30am) Shoshone Park, Diamond 7

Please direct any questions to [email protected]

Tryouts for the Wildcats (Girls Travel) are below:

If you have questions please direct them to our Director of Softball, Scott Gallivan

 Scott Gallivan.  [email protected]

The coaches for the 2023 Wildcats are below. Please note that we are happy, and want to, field multiple teams at every age level. We can only determine the interest from the players based on how many girls come out for the tryouts. So if you are in any way interested in playing for the Wildcats, we would encourage you to come to tryouts so we can form additional teams as dictated by the numbers.

8U Rookie - Pat Barrett
8U MetroB - Matt Ryan
10U Metro - Jim Hornung Jr.
11U - Chris Ware
12U - Jim Hornung Jr.
14U - Scott Gallivan
16U - Scott Gallivan
23U - Kelly Kilonsky

Tryout times are below. All tryouts will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes (1:15). Players should meet at the stand where they will be assigned numbers and directed to individual diamonds for their tryouts. You MUST register your child for tryouts. You can do so by going to and accessing your account. You can register your child at no cost, and this benefits everyone as the coaches know what to expect and accepting your spot becomes a simple click of a button.

8U, 9U and 10U: 8/8 at 6:00, 8/9 at 6:00

11U and 12U: 8/4 at 6:00, 8/8 at 7:15

14U: 8/8 at 6:00, 8/9 at 7:15

16U: 8/8 at 7:15, 8/9 at 6:00

23U: 8/8 at 7:15, 8/9 at 7:15

Check in starts ½ hour before tryouts and please remember to register before attending.

Best of luck to our future Blaze, Knights and Wildcats!

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Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League

PO Box 868 
Buffalo, New York 14207

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 716-862-0243
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