JAKOB GEHRING MEMORIAL WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT - Ages 14u -18u
Tournament Dates: 07/10/20 - 07/12/20
Age Group(s) and Cost:  18U ($950.00) , 16U ($950.00) , 15U ($850.00) , 14U (60/90) ($575.00) ,

Welcome to the Jakob S. Gehring Memorial Wood Bat Tournament. In 2011 we changed the name of this event to honor a young man whose life ended prematurely. Jake Gehring was a 16 yr old honor student and athlete that attended Stow HS. We at Team Sports had the pleasure to coach Jake in Travel Baseball and it is with great enthusiasm that we host this tournament in Jake's honor. Jake had a tremendous passion for the game of baseball and he played every game as if it was his last. He was a pleasure to coach, fun to watch, and most importantly a good teammate. We were saddened by his death, but inspired through remembrance . ********************************************************************* December 1st, 2004 is a day for remembrance for many people across the Akron area. A young 16 year old boy by the name of Jakob Gehring lost his life in a fatal car accident. He was a selfless, kind, caring individual who made one poor choice which dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of people. Family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers rallied together during such a difficult time while vowing to not let such a loving soul leave this earth in vain. The Jakob S. Gehring Memorial Wood Bat Tournament is held in July of each summer to remember the passion Jakob had for the game of baseball. This tournament gives coaches, players, and families a chance to participate in a legacy. Jakob’s legacy is more than just a game of baseball. This tournament serves as a reminder to make the right choices, on and off the field. The Gehring Family has formed a Foundation called Hitting 4 Home. It is a non-profit organization that was founded because of the impact Jakob’s tragedy had on the community. This organization is made up of high school students who mentor younger students about the importance of making responsible decisions. Hitting 4 Home members will be serving concessions during the tournament in an effort to help raise funds for better awareness campaigns in the northeast Ohio area. More information can be found about this organization at www.hitting4home.com . 
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This event is its 17th year and has Sold Out the last 11 years -- teams from 7 states and Canada regularly attend this Tournament.  As with all Team Sports events the tournament will be well organized with timely communication, be played at quality facilities, and have the top umpires in youth baseball, sanctioned and assigned through the Game Hogz Umpiring School.

THERE ARE NO GATE FEES FOR THIS EVENT --- We feel your entry is sufficient and we not do feel it necessary to gouge your parents , grandparents, and siblings to see the kids play -- also no cooler fees !!!!  

The 14u 60/90 age group will have a 3 game minimum with half the teams playing 4 games or more.  Umpire fees are included in the entry fee - teams will supply game balls - 1 new and 1 used for each game.
The 15u ,16u, and 18u age groups will play a 4 game minimum with many teams playing 5 or more games.   Umpire fees are included in the entry fee. Teams will supply game balls - 1 new and 1 used for each game.
Teams will supply their own wood bats ( wood composite bats are legal ). The host sites are College Fields -- Kent State & Mt Union and Top HS Facilities in the Akron / Canton / Cleveland area-- Jackson ( Turf ) Gilmore ( Turf ) Hawken ( Turf ) Woodridge - Canton Central Cathloic - Nordonia ( Partial Truf ) Stow  Partial Turf ) -- if you play on turf field understand that there are no metal spikes allowed and no seeds permitted.  Team and Individual awards for 1st and 2nd place.

Note - This is a stay to play event -- meaning if you plan to use local hotels you must work through our Lodging Partner - Team Inn. Please click the button below to book your hotel room with Team Inn.  Please visit our Hotels page for more details regarding our lodging policy. 

Teams Registered:

 Teams Registered in 2019

14U 60/90

Mashfactory Baseball club
NT Nighthawks
Beaver Valley Black
B2 Bulls
Ohio Stallions 13u
Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs - Gold
Ohio Glaciers
Stallions Baseball Club

15U

Grand Rapids Flames
Midwest Stars - Carmichael
Premier Ohio Bach
Portage Titans
Titans Orange
Impact Longhorns -White
Impact Longhorns - Black
Strongsville Stingrays
Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs - Gold
Release Baseball

16U

Akron A's
Whitby Chiefs AA
Etobicoke Rangers
Titans Orange
Ohio Glaciers
Impact Longhorns
Glen Oak
Jackson Bears
Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs - Gold
Aces Elite - Miller
Stallions Baseball
Spikes Baseball
Wooster Golden Gloves - Franks
 

18U

Players i Bulls
Stallions Baseball Club
Titans Orange
Glen Oak Eagles
Aces Elite 17u
Lake Erie Warhawks - Lahetta
Ohio Glaciers
Diamond Dogs
CLE Prospects
Black Tigers Baseball
Ohio Yankees