The Moraga Baseball Association (MBA)
Teaching sportsmanship and self reliance through the game of baseball
The Moraga Baseball Association (MBA), started in 1977, is affiliated with PONY Baseball Inc., a nationwide youth baseball/softball organization that emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, self-reliance and self-discipline. PONY believes young people develop into better adults through participation in organized, supervised recreation. MBA's program is divided into four divisions based on the players' ages - Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, and Pony - see Divisions for more detail.
Moraga School District Rainy Day Hotline is 925.377.4110.
Fall Baseball Registration Now Open
MBA’s fall baseball program is now open to all interested Mustang, Bronco and Pony players! Register your player now for one of the following divisions:
BRONCO & PONY
Buddying up for Baseball
MBA's baseball players in every age group -- Pinto to Pony -- experienced the joy of sharing their love of the game with a buddy during the spring season. Teams paired up for pizza parties and post-game treats, and headed to the bleachers to cheer on their little or big friends on the field throughout the season. Thanks to Gina Olson for coordinating MBA's efforts to link up teams up and foster true community spirit!
MBA Kicks Off 40th Year and Celebrates Opening Day
Thank you to the team of volunteers who helped make our 2017 Opening Day Parade and Ceremony a reality! On Saturday Feb. 25, the Moraga Baseball Association celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a festive hometown parade and ceremony. The event featured over 200 players and coaches, members from the original 1977 Board, the Campolindo High School cheer team, Boy Scout Troop 212 color guard, the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School band, and Moraga police and fire departments. The master of ceremonies was Oakland A's announcer Dick Callahan, a long-time local resident.
Shirley DeFrancisci of DeF-Stop Photography captured pictures from the day. Please enjoy at the following link. Book a game day action photo session for your player soon!
11U Sluggers Dominate on Central Coast
The 11U Mavericks finished their summer tournament season on a high note by taking first place in Xtreme Diamond Sports' Summer Breeze tournament on July 16 and 17 in San Luis Obispo. Congratulations to the team, led this summer by Diablo Valley College's pitching coach Steve Hammond!
10U All-Stars Collect Two Tournament Titles in June and July
The 10U Maverick Reds were red-hot in their two most recent tournaments, taking home first place in the Firework Frenzy Tournament in Manteca over the June 24-25 weekend.
They followed up that win by trading their metal bats for wood bats in the Tall Timber Tournament in Tahoe Vista on July 9 and 10, going 4-0 and giving up only 4 runs and scoring 27 overall.
9U Moraga Blue All-Stars Take All World Summer Shootout Championship
Over the July 9-10 weekend, the Moraga 9U team won the All World Summer Shootout in Fremont. A 10-team tournament covering all stretches of the Bay Area, the 9U's went 4-0, giving up only 6 runs and scoring 26 for the tournament. The team got it done in a close final game, winning an all-Lamorinda championship game over Orinda 3-1. Congratulations 9U's on a strong finish to the summer season.
Cooperstown a 'Trip of a Lifetime' for 12U Mavericks
The 12u Moraga Mavericks returned last week from a "trip of a lifetime" to Coopertown, New York as part of the Cooperstown Dreams Park summer baseball tournament. The tournament included 104 teams from around the country, who played in one giant sports park with 22 fields and barracks where the players stayed with their coaches all week.
Our 12u Mavs played 8 games in 4 days against teams from Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Despite tough competition all week, they played their best ball on the final elimination day, with a thrilling 8-7 win against higher seeded Majestic of Tampa Bay and a heartbreaking 13-12 extra inning loss to the Roswell (Ga) Black Hornets.
The Mavs smashed 13 total HRs during the week, led by Connor Fritch (5), Luca Rago (4), Cade Bennett (2) and 1 each from Scott Linden and Dylan Wilkalis. Most importantly, the boys and their families made lifetime memories by visiting the Hall of Fame, trading pins with kids from around the country, spending quality time with their teammates and coaches Chris Rago and Craig Coane, and feeling the patriotic connection to our country and the great game of baseball.
Celebrating Dads and Baseball in Napa
The 10U and 9U All Star players took time out to celebrate their dads during the Wine Country Weekend Tournament at Sonoma's Field of Dreams on June 18th and 19th. Thanks to all our MBA dads who help our players on and off the field every day!
Post Season Wrap Up
The Maverick teams played in the 680 tournament at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale the weekend of June 3-5, 2016. MBA was well represented by all 4 Maverick teams:
14U: Playing in the Gold bracket for the first time, coach Max Luckhurst and team started strong, upsetting the #2 seed on Friday night. Unfortunately, the team went on to lose Saturday and Sunday, wrapping up their last season with MBA.
13U: Top finishing Maverick team! Upset the #1 seed twice to advance to the championship game, only to fall just short. Great 2nd place finish for coach Dave Manousos and team!
12U: Impressive run for coach Don Cooper and team into the final day, just missing the championship game and finishing 3rd overall. The team is off to Cooperstown for games next week – good luck!
11U: Played their best baseball of the season in Manteca and Twin Creeks finishing in 4th place in the 680 tournament. Congrats to Coach Don Nomura and team.
Pony Wildcats finished 2nd in the regular season of the newly created Piedmont/Lafayette/Moraga league. They came up short in playoffs but won their final game in a shutout win.
Bronco Cardinals, A’s and Giants each won one of their playoff games over the final weekend of play in the competitive Morindamont league. Thanks to Coaches Max Luckhurst, Cameron Doorn, Fred Manz and Kris Kiriaze.
Angels Prevail as 2016 Mustang Champions
The Mustang Angels bested the Mustang A's 18-12 in a three-hour overtime game on Tuesday, June 7 at St. Mary's College. Congratulations to all players, as well as Angel Coaches Joe O’Balle and Travis Daugherty and A’s coaches Tim Cecchin, Eric Moon and Doug Purcell.
Pinto Reds Win 2016 Championship
The Pinto Reds narrowly defeated the Pinto Nationals in a 21-20 contest that went into overtime on Sunday, June 5 at St. Mary's College. Congratulations to both teams, and a special thanks to the Reds coaches Matt McLeod, Drew Fischer and Kevin Zellmer and Nationals coaches Derek Hawkins and Brandon Angelo for making this first season for our newest players fun and memorable.
14U Mavericks Celebrate Mother's Day on the Field... and a Final Game at JM
Mother's Day meant another day at the baseball field -- and a rose from their player -- for the moms of the 14U Mavericks! The moms turned out to watch their sons battle the Walnut Creek Bulldawgs Blue at JM on Sunday, May 8th.
A couple of weeks later, on May 21st, the team played the last home game of their MBA careers at JM, winning 5-0 against the Livermore Thunder Sox!