Bedford Baseball Club holds dedication ceremony for Field 4 at park

  • WHITEFORD TOWNSHIP — May 19, 2017 — By Doug Donnelly

The Bedford Baseball Club held a dedication ceremony as it kicked off its home portion of the 2017 schedule at the Whiteford Stoneco Community Park this week.

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The club entered into an agreement with Whiteford Township officials prior to this season to make a significant volunteer and financial commitment to upgrade Field 4 at the park, including the construction of an entire new infield, an outfield fence and two dugouts built to required specifications at no cost to the township. The two dugouts are the first of its kind at the park.

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In return, the club has been given exclusive rights to use the field for all of its practices and home games for this season and in the near future as its team grows from one age group to the next.

Township officials began working with John Decker Jr., a Whiteford Township resident, on the project months ago and a large team of volunteers – including other parents and grandparents from the Whiteford Township community – worked almost daily for two months to get the field ready for its May 17 home opener. Discussions are underway between the club and township officials to make the premiere field available for other teams and organizations for a usage fee.

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The Whiteford Stoneco Community Park is located at the corner of Whiteford and Sterns Rd. and sits on 93 acres of property donated to the township by Stoneco of Michigan around 2006. The park opened in 2008.

Today, the park includes six ball diamonds, a walking trail on the outside of the property as well as through a wooded area, a restored natural prairie,  and an 18-hole disc golf course. Plans in the immediate future call for the installation of shelter areas near the ball diamonds, a handicapped-accessible parking area close to the fields, parking lot improvements and paved tee boxes for the disc golf course.

The township continues to seek grants as well as private donations and volunteers to continue the improvements at the park.

Anyone interested in future donations for the park, particularly aimed at upgrading a ball field, the disc golf course or other projects at the park should contact Whiteford Township.

May ball diamond schedule (2017)

Here is the latest May, 2017, ball diamond schedule for Whiteford Stoneco Community Park (updated 5.26.17):

May  2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1

WRC 1-3-5-6

2

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

Volpi-Lightning 12u-game 1

3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

WRC 1&3

Patrick Mahoney 2

4

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC 2-5-6

5

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

Patrick Mahoney 2

6

Wizards Elite 2-3-5-6

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

7

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

8

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

WRC 1-5-6

Steve Oberle 2

9

Ohio Trojans-practice 1

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

WRC 2-3

10

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

WRC 1&3

Patrick Mahoney 2

11

Ohio Trojans 2

Ohio Trojans 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC 5-6

12

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

Patrick Mahoney 2

13

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

14

Ohio Trojans (1-2-3-4)

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 6

3B Farm Yankess-practice 5

15

WRC 1-3-5-6

16

Ohio Trojans-practice 1

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

WRC 2-3

17

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

WRC 1

Patrick Mahoney 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

18

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC 2-5-6

Mike Lee 3

19

Patrick Mahoney 2

20

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

21

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

3B Farm Yankess-practice 5

22

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

WRC Lob Ball Game 5

WRC TBall 6

23

WRC 8u girls SB Game 1

WRC 8u boys practice 2

Ohio Trojans-practice 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

24

WRC Lob Ball Game 1

Patrick Mahoney 2

WRC T-Ball 3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

25

3B Farm Yankess-practice 3

WRC 8u girls SB Game 1

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

26

Patrick Mahoney 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

27

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

28

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

3B Farm Yankess-practice 5

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WRC 1, 3, 5

30

Ohio Trojans-practice 1

3B Farm Yankees-practice 2

WRC 8u girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

31

WRC T-Ball 1

WRC-Brad Stevens 2

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

UPDATED 5.25.17

2017 Park Schedule for JUNE

Updated 5.22.17

  June  2017  
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC Lob Ball Game 2

WRC 8u girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

2

Patrick Mahoney 2

3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

 

4

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

3B Farm Yankess-practice 5

 

5

WRC Lob Ball Game 1

WRC T-Ball Game 5

 

6

WRC 8u Girls SB Game 1

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

Bedford Lightning 13u-G 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

7

WRC TBall Game 1

WRC 10u Girls SB Game 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

8

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC Lob Ball Game 2

WRC 8u Girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

9

Patrick Mahoney 2

10

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

 

11

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-G 3

3B Farm Yankess-practice 5

 

12

WRC Lob Ball Game 1

Bedford Lightning 13u-g 3

WRC TBall Game 5

 

13

WRC 8u/12u SB Game 1

WRC 12u SB Game 2

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

14

WRC TBall Game 1

WRC Lob Ball Game 2

Bedford Lightning 13u-g 3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac TBD

 

15

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC 12u girls SB Game 2

WRC 8u girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

16

Patrick Mahoney 2

17

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

 

18

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

3B Farm Yankess-practice 5

 

19

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

 

20

WRC 12u Girls SB Game 1

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

WRC 8u Girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

21

WRC 10u SB Game 2

Bedford Lightning 11u G 3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

22

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC 12u girls SB Game 2

WRC 8u girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

23

Patrick Mahoney 2

24

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

SMARTS Tournament  (1, 2, 3, 5)

 

25

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

SMARTS Tournament (1, 5 & 6 fields)

 

26

WRC 8u Boys Game 1

WRC 10u Girls SB Game 3

 

27

WRC 12u Girls SB Game 1

Ohio Trojans-practice 2

WRC 8u Girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

28

WRC 8u Boys Game 1

WRC 8u Girls SB Game 2

Bedford Lightning 11u-prac 3

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

29

3B Farm Yankess-practice 1

WRC 8u Girls SB Game 3

Bedford Baseball Club F-4

Lady Irish SB (5&6)

 

30

Patrick Mahoney 2

UPDATED 5.22.17

 

 

 

 

Park remaining busy in July

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The end of June traditionally means the end of the bulk of the baseball and softball games at the Whiteford Stoneco Community Park. This year the schedule will slow down, but the games and practice go on.

The Trilby league will hold its championship-round tournaments  on the fields on July 16 and its All-Star game on July 23. The Lady Irish will continue to utilize fields, too. Various other teams will continue practicing on one of the six fields as well.

If your team is in need of a practice field or a place for a late-season game, call Park Manager Doug Donnelly at 419-705-6079 or send an e-mail to dougdonnelly@hotmail.com.

 

June park schedule

Updated 6/20/16 June  2016
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1

1 – Lightning 11u (AV), 6g

2 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – WRC TeeBall

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

2

1 – Lightning 12u (RL), 6g

2 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

3 – Stateline Spikes 6g

4 – 12u SB Game

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

 

3

2 – Trilby 10u G

3 – Trilby 12u 6-7:30p

 

4

1 – Lightning 11u(AV), 6g

3 – Joe Butz p

 

5

3 – North Pointe Church, 6

6

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – WRC TeeBall

7

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

 

8

1 – WRC Tee Ball

2 – WRC Tribly 10u G

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

9

1 – Lightning 12u (RL), 6g

2 – WRC Trilby 10u G

3 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

4 –  Mike Scott 6-8 G

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

 

10

2 – Trilby 10u 6-7:30p

3 – Trilby 12u 6-7:30p

 

11

3 – Joe Butz p

 

12

1 – Lightning 11u(AV), 6g

3 – Teresa Keefe

 

13

4 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

6 – WRC TeeBall

14

1 – Joe Butz 6-7:30p

2 – WRC Tribly 12u p

4 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

15

2 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – WRC TeeBall

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

16

2 – WRC Trilby 12u G

3 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

4 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

17

2 – Trilby 12u 6-7:30 p

 

18

1 – Lightning 11u(AV), 6g

3 – Joe Butz p

 

19

 

20

1 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – WRC TeeBall

21

1 – Chris Baldwin p

2 – WRC Trilby 12u G

3 – Joe Butz 6-7:30p

4 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

22

2 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – WRC TeeBall

23

1 – Chris Baldwin p

2 – WRC Tribly 12u p

3 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

4 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

24

 

25

3 – Joe Butz p

 

26

3 – Teresa Keefe

 

27

6 – WRC TeeBall

28

1 – Lightning 12u (RL), 6g

2 – Mike Scott 6g

3 – Joe Butz 6-7:30p

4 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

5 – Lady Irish SB, 6 p

6 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

29

2 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

3 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – WRC TeeBall

30

1 – Lightning 12u (RL), 6g

2 – Mike Scott 6g

3 – Joe Butz, 6-8

4 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

5 – Lady Irish, SB, 6p

6 – Lady Irish, 6-8p

 

Notes:

 

 

Updated 7:15 a.m., 6/20/16

May 2016 Park Fields Schedule

15

2 – North Pointe Church, 6

3 – Lady Irish SB

4 – Lady Irish SB

 

16

1 – W Pit-Machine 6-730p

2 – W Pit-Machine 6-730p

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p

4 – WRC lob ball 6-730p

5 – 12u SB Game

6 – WRC TeeBall

17

1 – Lady Irish SB

2 – WRC Tribly 12u p

3 – Joe Butz 6-7:30p

4 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

5 – Lady Irish SB

6 – Lady Irish SB

 

18

1 – Lightning 12u (RL), 6g

2 – W Pit Machine 530-630

2 – W Pit Machine 630-730

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p

4 – WRC lob ball 6-730p

6 – WRC TeeBall

19

3 – Matt Scott 6-7:30p

2 – WRC Trilby 10u p

1 – Lady Irish SB

4 – Lady Irish SB

5 – Lady Irish SB

6 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

 

20

2 – WRC Trilby 12u G

 

 

21

1 – Lightning 11u(AV), 6g

3 – Joe Butz p

5 – Lady Irish SB**

6 – Lady Irish SB

 

22

3 – North Pointe Church, 6

4 – Lady Irish SB

 

23

1 – W Pit-Machine 6-730p

2 – WRC Trilby 12u G

3 – WRC Trilby 10u G

4 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

5 – W Pit-Machine 6-730p

6 – WRC TeeBall

24

2 – Trilby 12u 6-7:30p

3 – Joe Butz 6-7:30p

4 – 12u SB Game

1 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

5 – Lady Irish SB

6 – Lady Irish SB

 

25

1 – W Pit-Machine 6-730p

2 – Trilby 10u G

3 – WRC lob ball 6-730p G

4 – W Pit-Machine 6-730p

5 – Lady Irish SB

6 – WRC TeeBall

 

26

1 – Lightning 12u (RL), 6g

3 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

4 – 12u SB Game

5 – Lady Irish SB

6 – Lady Irish SB

 

 

27

4 – Lady Irish SB

 

28

3 – Joe Butz p

 

29

3 – Lady Irish SB

4 – Lady Irish SB

 

30

OFF

MEMORIAL DAY

31

2 – WRC Tribly 12u p

3 – Joe Butz 6-7:30p

6 – Tony Legeza 6-8p

1 – Lady Irish SB

4 – Lady Irish SB

 

NOTE: On 5/11 and 5/18 the WRC Pitching Machine teams will share Field 2 (530-630p & 630-730p)

REVISED 12 p.m. 5/19/16