Tournament Brackets Now Available for Junior Baseball, 14U/16U Softball

The official 2019 Spring Season Tournament Brackets are now available for our Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball divisions. Download the bracket for your team and begin plotting out all the paths your team might take. If you have any questions about the tournament, please check with your coach or your league commissioner.

Please note, these brackets are subject to change if any activiites at Veterans Memorial Park, the home of OYO, are canceled because of rain or poor field conditions. That said, we’ll also work just as hard as we have in recent weeks to try to make all fields playable each day.

We wish all our teams many memorable experiences and exciting games this tournament season!

JBB Rec League Tournament

14U16U Rec League Tournament

9U Bomber Bash | June 20 – 23

9U Bomber Bash – June 20-23
There is still room to for your team to participate in the 9U Bomber Bash to be held at the OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park, 12150 E 62nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46235.
  • Team fee $350
  • No gate fee
  • Guaranteed 3 games (2 pool followed by single elimination bracket)
  • Pool games 2-hour time limit, no new inning
  • Bracket games full 6-innings
  • Pool and bracket play mercy rule: 15 after 3, 10 after 4, 8 after 5
  • 2 umpires for semi-finals and championship game
  • Awards for 1st and 2nd place (12 awards per team)
  • 46’/65′ field
  • No leadoff until the pitch crosses home plate, no balks, no drop 3rd strike, no infield fly rule
  • No bat restrictions, no pitching limits (please use discretion to protect players arms)
  • Optional Home Run Derby – awards for 1st & 2nd place
  • Optional Baserunning Speed – competition awards for 1st & 2nd place
Direct completed registration forms or questions to Coach Bledsoe –

DICK’S Sporting Goods Savings Opportunity

From our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods…

DICK’S invites you to take part in our Spring Baseball/Softball Appreciation Weekend, June 21st – 23rd, and save 20% off your in-store purchase. This is a great opportunity to purchase any of the baseball or softball items needed for the all-star/tournament season, as well as any summer seasonal items like clothes, grills, swimwear and outdoor games.

Remember the special 20% off coupon is good for 20% off YOUR ENTIRE purchase and is NOT limited to only baseball or softball items. It’s good throughout our entire store. (some exclusions apply), just print out the attached flyer or pull up on your phone while shopping.

Come out and save and let us show us how much we appreciate YOU!

DICK’S Spring BBSB Appreciation (1)

18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Tournament

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 38 baseball teams from around Central Indiana gathered at OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park for the 18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Memorial Tournament. Fortunately, the weather was perfect for baseball!

David was one of OYO’s own who lost his battle with addiction. David’s life continues to touch others through the efforts of his parents and The 24 Group by providing education, awareness, and assistance to families of youth and young adults dealing with the disease of addiction. OYO is honored to continue to support this important cause by donating all the proceeds from this tournament to The 24 Group.

On behalf of OYO, thank you to all of the teams who participated last weekend for helping to make the event a success! Visit our photo album page for some of the days events…

For more information on the mission of The 24 Group, please visit their website.

2019 Bat Policy Announced for Baseball Divisions

As many returning families may know, the youth baseball bat industry underwent a significant change in 2018 with the introduction of the USABat Standards. During last season, the OYO Board board took a conservative approach of grandfathering many previously permitted baseball bats into the OYO leagues for the entirety of the 2018 season. At the conclusion of the 2018 Fall Ball season, the OYO Board made an additional modification to the OYO baseball bat standards.

Effective for the 2019 season, for Super Major, Minor, Rookie, and Junior Rookie baseball divisions, bats with the USABat certification may have a bat barrel of up to 2-5/8 inches in size.  Any bat NOT displaying the USABat certification may not have a bat barrel exceeding 2-1/4 inches (e.g. bats with the BPF 1.15 or BBCOR .50 certification).

The OYO Board believes this rule change will allow for families to continue to utilize bats that have always been allowed at OYO while also allowing for the use of USABats with a larger barrel size, which there are more of in the marketplace for this 2019 season.

This decision was based on the observations of a number of board members and coaches who observed the USABats in action last season. If you have any questions regarding this change in baseball bat rule for OYO for the 2019 season, please contact an OYO Board member.

2019 Bomber Bash 12U Tournament

Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st, 2019
The Oaklandon Bombers 12U team is hosting the Bomber Bash 12U Tournament on Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st, 2019.  Our team is new team to Oaklandon this season and we are looking for teams at the A/AA level to join us for end of the season event.  All games will be hosted at our home at Veterans Memorial Park on the North East side of Indianapolis.  We are looking for 6 teams total to compete with the attached format — adjustments will be made for a different number of teams.  Forward this invite to other teams they may inquire about eligibility.  This is a 12U division tournament only.
Entry fee is $350 which is set low to cover our fees and provide a competitive opportunity.  We will refund 100% of the fee if games are cancelled in advance.  Teams that play less than two games will receive a 50% refund.  Games times may be adjusted to accommodate weather and the unexpected.  The host team will also be competing in the event, so you can expect we will do a lot to get the games played.
Games will be played across two fields in a 50/70 configuration.  Lead-offs will be allowed.  Infield fly rule and drop third strike will be in play.  No bat restrictions.  No pitching limits, but coaches are requested to use caution and moderation.
Concessions will be available, coolers are welcome, but the park requests to refrain from bringing pets.  The park has three batting cages that are available for enrolled teams.

Teams must have proof of insurance and player birth certificates available on hand the days of the event.  Proof of insurance can be submitted by email in advance.  Players must be 12 or under on April 30th, 2019.
Please email to register.  Include the following information:
Event: Bomber Bash 12U Tournament  
Dates: July 20th & 21st, 2019
Team Name:  ________________________________
Head Coach Name:  ________________________________
Head Coach Contact Email:  ________________________________
Head Coach Contact Phone:  ________________________________
Head Coach Contact Phone Text Support: Yes / No
Additional Contact(s) Info: ________________________________
Number of Players:  ______
Team Fee: $350
Payment required to reserve spot
Payments Due: no later than July 1st, 2019
Advance payments can be mailed to:
Oaklandon Youth Organization
P.O. Box 36037
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Field Address:
Veterans Memorial Park
12150 E 62nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46235

Be in the Know This Spring: The OYO Weatherline

At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, work days and travel tournament details. It is not used for rec league practice decisions.

All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check with your coach to determine if you are or are not having practice when the weather is questionable (and fields are not closed by the league).

The OYO Weatherline number is 317.767.5170. We use the weatherline to communicate cancellations for game days — and we do our best to update the Weatherline early on Sundays.

Here is one very important clarification: If we cancel a full slate of activities scheduled for the park, then no activity should take place on the fields, including ad hoc practices, travel games, etc.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Come Share Your Talents | Four Open Board Positions

As our Spring Season winds down and our Fall Ball season is on deck, we are looking to complete our roster of volunteer board members to create a memorable experience for all our families each and every season.

The OYO Board of Directors works tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference for each and every ballplayer, including your own! This board of 40 volunteers goes the extra mile to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our program that serves more than 1500 ballplayers and 1000 families each year. Now, we want — and need — you to become part of the action behind the scenes and make a difference too!

The OYO Board is inviting you to become a volunteer board member to fulfill one of five remaining positions on the 2019 OYO Board and hopefully carry those efforts forward into 2020, too. If you are interested in fulfilling any of these positions, please send an email to oyocommunications@gmail.comThe positions include:

  • Registration Co-Chairperson
  • (Travel) Tournaments Chairperson
  • Travel Softball Commissioner
  • Junior | Senior Baseball Commissioner

As always, thank you for choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball. We appreciate your time and consideration.

Important Reminder about Vehicle Security

As you prepare to come to the ballpark today, next week and for future seasons, we want to remind all our ballplayers and their families to utilize basic safety practices to minimize vehicle break-ins and theft while enjoying a ball game.

Please keep all valuables (such as phones, purses, electronics, equipment and other personal belongings) out of view and also keep your cars locked and secure at all times. If possible, take valuables with you or even leave them at home.

We have had a long track record of safety in our ballpark through the cooperation of our families, and we hope this timely reminder will help reduce future incidents at Veterans Memorial Park.

Thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation!