The Michigan Mustangs (formerly known as the Michigan Moose) travel baseball team is looking for players for the 2009 summer season.
If you or your son is interested in playing for the Mustangs in 2009, please send an e-mail to MIMustangs18u@aol.com
The Mustangs are an 18u team. In order to play at the 18u level, you must have been born on or after May 1, 1990. However, 2009 (and only 2009) high school graduates that were born before May 1, 1990 may be eligible (please e-mail for specific details).
In 2008, the Moose had a successful season.
Below is a list of their accomplishments:
· The Moose won 28 games.
· The Moose went 4-1 at the Motor City Pride Invitational
· The Moose won their pool at the Motor City Pride Invitational (but did not advance due to extenuating circumstances)
· The Moose went 4-1 at the Beast of the East
· The Moose tied for 1st in their pool at the Beast of the East.
· The Moose went 4-1 at the Brighton Baseball Classic
· The Moose won their pool at the Brighton Baseball Classic.
· The Moose were runners-up at the Beast of the East
· The Moose were runners-up at the Madonna Invitational
· The Moose were runners-up at the Brighton Baseball Classic
· Moose players are playing college baseball! Every single high school graduate that played for the Moose either has or will be playing college baseball. Colleges that they have played at or will play at include: Michigan State University, Tampa (FL) University, Wayne State University, Kellogg Community College, Blue Ridge (NC) Community College, Hillsdale College, Alma College, Jackson Community College, Paris (TX) Junior College, Lake Michigan College, Saginaw Valley State University, St. Norbert (WI) College, Savannah State (GA) University, Macomb Community College, and Henry Ford Community College. This is a testament to the player's abilities, hard work, and dedication!
· Nine Moose players were named to the All-State team (one in 2006, six in 2007, and two in 2008)
· Defeated Kali Baseball Academy, one of the premier teams in California.
· Defeated teams from five different states and two different countries.
· Were the only team in the Motor City Pride Invitational to defeat the eventual tournament champions
· #2 ranked team in the state of Michigan in the USSSA 18 & Under Senior AAA Coaches' Poll (out of 21 teams)
· #11 ranked team in the state of Michigan in terms of USSSA Points in the USSSA 18 & Under Senior AAA category (out of 45 teams)
· Were the only team at the Madonna Invitational to hold the eventual champions to four runs (one team let up eight runs and two others let up eleven runs) during pool play.
One goal of the Mustangs is to provide players with the opportunity to get as much exposure to college coaches and professional scouts as possible within the state of Michigan. Most high school players from Michigan end up at colleges in Michigan, so why travel out of state? The coaching staff will do everything in their power to help the players get recruited.
One thing that the Mustangs pride themselves on is being an affordable summer baseball option for players. The fee to play for the Mustangs is $300 per player.
The 2009 Mustangs' summer season will begin on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 and it will conclude on either August 1, 2009, or August 2, 2009.
In 2009, the Mustangs will be focusing on tournament play. All of the tournaments that the Mustangs will play in will be in Michigan. Because of this, travel commitments and expenses are at a minimum for the Mustangs.
This is the Mustangs' 2009 projected and tentative schedule:
June 3-June 9, 2009: Arranged games (on some of the days)
June 12-June 14, 2009: USSSA Great Lakes Challenge AAA (Ypsilanti, Michigan) (http://michusssa.com/09_Registration/61209GLCAAA.doc)
Some of the games in this tournament are played at various college venues (Eastern Michigan University's Oestrike Stadium, Madonna University's Illitch Ballpark, Wayne State University, etc.). This tournament guarantees four games.
June 18-June 21, 2009: Motor City Pride Invitational (Adrian, Michigan) (http://motorcitypride.net/)
The Mustangs will be playing on college fields in front of college coaches in this tournament. Every game is on a college field (either Adrian College's Nicolay Field, Siena Heights University, Jackson Community College, or Hillsdale College's Johnny Williams Field). This tournament guarantees five games.
June 25-June 28, 2009: Pastime University of Michigan & EMU Tournament (Ann Arbor, Michigan) (http://pastimetournaments.com/details.php?tournyID=24504)
The Mustangs are guaranteed at least one game at the University of Michigan's Ray Fisher Stadium in this tournament. This tournament guarantees four games.
July 2-July 5, 2009: USSSA Firecracker Classic (Ypsilanti, Michigan) (http://michusssa.com/09_Registration/70209Firecracker3.doc)
Some of the games in this tournament are played at various college venues (Eastern Michigan University's Oestrike Stadium, Madonna University's Illitch Ballpark, Wayne State University, etc.) This tournament guarantees four games.
July 9-July 12, 2009: USSSA Battle at the Capitol (East Lansing, Michigan) (http://michusssa.com/09_Registration/70909BAC2.doc)
Some of the games in this tournament are played at Michigan State University’s Kob’s Field. This tournament guarantees five games.
July 17-19, 2009: West Bloomfield Diamond Classic (West Bloomfield, Michigan) (leaguelineup.com/westbloomfielddiamondclassic)
All of the games in this tournament are played at West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield. This tournament guarantees four games.
July 24-26, 2009: Madonna Invitational (Livonia, Michigan) (http://www.eteamz.com/mimuskrats/index.cfm?)
All of the games in this tournament are played at Madonna University's Illitch Ballpark in Livonia. This tournament guarantees four games.
July 31-August 2, 2009: Home Runs for Heroes (Rochester Hills, Michigan) (http://www.eteamz.com/baseball/tournaments/tournament.cfm/1481234/)
This tournament is for charity. All proceeds from the tournament go to help U.S. Veterans with brain injuries. This is for a good cause. The semifinals and finals are played at Oakland University in Rochester Hills. This tournament guarantees four games.
The Mustangs are proud to announce their affiliation with the Michigan Mustangs Elite Baseball Program (www.michiganmustangsbaseball.com) and the Mustangs Academy, the winter home of the Mustangs. Pictures of the Mustangs Academy can be seen at www.michiganmustangsbaseball.com (scroll to the bottom of the page). All Mustangs players are welcome to work out at the Mustangs Academy whenever they want to (for free).
The younger Mustangs teams are a feeder into the 18u team. Younger players who want to play for the 18u team in the future should join one of the younger teams. All players (regardless of age) are encouraged to send an e-mail expressing their interest to see if there is an opportunity for them to join the Mustangs' organization.
The Mustangs also have free lodging available for players near Ann Arbor during tournament weekends (for those players that would be traveling from a distance).
If you have any interest in playing for the Mustangs or if you have any questions about the team please send an e-mail to MIMustangs18u@aol.com.
Below are some pictures of the Mustangs Academy.