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Travel Baseball Tournament Organizers and Tournaments in West Virginia

Info Sports WV
They provide a great list of youth baseball tournaments in WV.

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Articles For Those New to Travel Baseball

What is Travel Baseball?
Clarkstown Baseball Association provides a cut and dry overview of what travel or elite baseball is and the differences between it and "Recreational" baseball.

Choosing a Youth Travel Baseball Team
This is a great introductory article for those new to the travel baseball scene that can help you narrow down what you are looking for.

Picking the Right Travel Baseball Team
By John Pinkman
Taking a look at Coaches, Mission, costs, size of team and much more.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball
Pitchers aren't the only ones with overuse injuries in baseball. Check out the latest data and prevention tactics.

Pros and Cons of Parent Coaches and Being One Yourself
Parent coaches in travel baseball, good thing or bad thing? Is it a good fit for you?

Youth Sports: Maintaining Reasonable Expectations
What are the chances your kid will play college baseball or softball? Professional baseball or softball? You should read this article.

Where the Elite Kids Shouldn't Meet
By Tim Keown, ESPN Writer
A raw and honest look into Travel / Elite Baseball

Sites, Organizations and Articles We Like

American Legion Baseball
Teams from 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Regional tournaments, State tournaments and a World Series make this one of the most popular baseball organizations around.

Dixie Youth Baseball
They play great baseball and players have an opportunity to play in tournaments and a league World Series. Find a team or start a franchise.

Babe Ruth League Youth Baseball
Great organization and great baseball. This is another option for youth baseball players to continue developing their skills. Start or find a charter here.

Travel Ball Select
Travel Ball News, Forums, Scores, Travel Ball TV and other cool stuff.

Game Changer
Sign your team up, keep stats during the game, track other teams. It's great!

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Travel Baseball Teams in West Virginia

MLB Players from West Virginia

Jedd Gyorko has been called the face of West Virginia baseball by a reporter from his local school ( But he's not the only one from his home state to be active in pro ball! David Carpenter also plays in the majors. Dustin Nippert has played in the MLB, but is now playing baseball in Korea as a Doosan Bear.

Jedd Gyorko

Jedd Gyorko was born in 1988 in Morgantown. He has been playing ball virtually all his life, though once upon a time, it was with a wiffle ball bat and rocks! His first taste of team play was reportedly in the PONY league ( He also enjoyed watching baseball as a kid -- the Pittsburg Pirates being his team.

Gyorko was involved with the American Legion program in his teens. He was also on the University High School team, playing shortstop. He made All-Conference each year, All-State three years.

Gyorko opted to play baseball at West Virginia University. He was such an outstanding shortstop at WVU that he won the Brook Wallace award. He also played summer collegiate ball in the Cape Cod League.

Gyorko was a 2nd round draft pick in 2010 at age 21. The AA San Antonio Missions and AAA Tucson Padres were steps along the way to the big league.

Gyorko’s major league debut came in April of 2013: Opening Day! As a rookie, he was known for home runs.

David Carpenter

David Carpenter was born in 1985 in Morgantown. He was also a part of the Morgantown American Legion program, as was Josh Judy, another pro player who has seen some time in the majors.

Carpenter went to East Fairmount High School and then to West Virginia University. He was selected in the 12th round of the 2006 draft. The Quad Cities River Bandits and Johnson City Cardinals were among his minor league teams. Notably, he did both catching and pitching during his time in the minors -- and not for all the same teams. His major league debut came in 2011.

Carpenter has gone back to his old high school to speak about baseball ( Part of his mission is to let teens know how to meet their goals. Part of his mission is to cut through the hype and give solid advice on how to avoid injuries.

Tomorrow’s Ball Players

Tomorrow’s ball players are also out there on the baseball diamond. Some play for travel teams, others for traditional programs like the American Legion. It helps to have good coaching and mentoring, though a part of success is having the ambition and the mindset. Gyorko notes, "This is a game of consistency and trying to repeat the same thing over and over again. You can’t get caught up with the highs and the lows, you have to stay even keeled (”

Gyorko’s former American Legion coach is one of many to note Gyorko’s personal qualities. He has also said, “You can’t tell me just because you’re born in Austin, Texas that you’re genetically a better athlete than a kid born in West Virginia… there are more kids there and the competition is better. If the West Virginia kids can just get to college… (”

It hasn’t always been easy to catch a recruiter’s attention in West Virginia, but some say this is changing. Bright new facilities help; so does putting the state name out there in the public eye. Carpenter's father says that he told his son to represent West Virginia well; he adds, "I feel like he's done that not just as a ball player, but as an individual ("

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