congratulations blue team, 2017 champions!
Download the schedule (does not include schedule changes below).
First team listed is visiting team, second team is home team.
Friday games 6:30 p.m., Sunday games 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21
Pink 7, Green 18 boxscore
Friday, May 26
Red 3, Blue 11 boxscore
Sunday, May 28
Green 7, Red 17 boxscore
Friday, June 2
Green 3, Blue 4 boxscore
Sunday, June 4
Blue 8, Pink 6 boxscore
Sunday, June 11
Blue 4, Green 3 boxscore
Sunday, June 18
Sunday, June 25
Blue 11, Red 3 boxscore
Friday, June 30
Red 6, Pink 15 boxscore
Sunday, July 2
Red 5, Green 6 score corrected; boxscore
Pink 8, Blue 9 boxscore
Friday, July 7
Pink 20, Red 12 boxscore
Sunday, July 9
Green 4, Pink 2 boxscore
Best-seeded team is home team except in Game 7 (if necessary).
Friday, July 14
Game 1: #1 Seed Blue 14, #4 Seed Red 1 boxscore
Game 2: #2 Seed Green 7, #3 Seed Pink 6 boxscore
Sunday, July 16
Game 3: #1 Seed Blue 18, #2 Seed Green 0 boxscore
Game 4: #4 Seed Red 6, #3 Seed Pink 10 boxscore (Red Team eliminated at 4th place)
Friday, July 28
date finalized after July 16 games
Game 5: #3 Seed Pink 3, #2 Seed Green 11 boxscore (Pink Team eliminated at 3rd place)
Sunday, July 30
Game 6: #1 Seed Blue 12, #2 Seed Green 14 boxscore
If Green Team wins Game 6, play same-day rematch.
Game 7 (if necessary): Rematch #1 Seed Blue 6, #2 Seed Green 0 (swap home/away teams) boxscore
rescheduled for Friday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
Green-Pink 11, Blue-Red 6 boxscore
rescheduled for Sunday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.
HOME RUN DERBY
Champion: Johnny G. (Blue Team; total 12)
Runner-Up: Rich L. (Red Team; total 7)
Green-Pink 3, Blue-Red 7 boxscore
ABOUT THE FAMILY BASEBALL LEAGUE
We play yard-style baseball with plastic balls and bats. No gloves or other equipment are necessary. Players range in age from 5 to 65+ years. All skill levels are welcome. Everyone plays the entire game, regardless of age or skill level. Families may choose to play together or on opposing teams.
The FBL began in 2009 as a ministry to encourage intergenerational fellowship in our church. Since that time, it has grown into an annual event for families and singles in both the church and the community. Participation is open to everyone. Signups are held each April; games begin in mid-May and run into August. We usually play once per weekend, either Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. New players are welcome to join at the start of the season or as guest players during the season. (Restrictions apply once the playoffs begin, however.)
Our goal is to honor God through the kind of peaceful, joyful community envisioned by God for his people in Zechariah 8:4-5: "This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each of them with cane in hand because of their age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.'” (NIV)
Players must play at least 4 games to qualify for all-star consideration.
See our FBL photo collection in the Photo Gallery.
Watch our classic (2011) highlight film. Still our best highlight film ever!
"A Christian View of Sports"
a conversation about the character and spiritual benefits of playing sports,
with insights about how Christians should think about the place of sports in our culture
(especially notice, at 8-20 minutes, the discussion of character-building, fellowship, and building personal discipline through sports)
(featuring Ed Uszynski of Athletes in Action - from "The Table Podcast")