Orange Baseball Club Merges with Buckeye Baseball Club
We are excited to inform you that beginning with this summer's tryouts for the 2023-2024 baseball season, the Orange Baseball Club will be merging with the Buckeye Baseball Club (BBC), and rebranding as a new organization under the name of The Olentangy Baseball Club (OBC).
4 years ago, we had the vision to create a community based program in the Olentangy School District, and tightly align it with Coach Tom Marker and his coaching staff with the Orange Varsity Baseball team. Through this alignment, we have been able to leverage the many resources of the Orange varsity program to our coaches and families, while more than doubling our club and providing a quality baseball experience to close to 200 families. We have helped build a hitting facility for the high school baseball team, and provided our club's teams year round indoor access for training. We have helped support the Orange baseball varsity team and the Orange softball varsity team both turf their fields, grown our own network of fields, helped improve many of our fields, and added storage facilities. All of this has been made possible because of all our amazing coaches and volunteers, and we want to personally thank each and every one of you for all your time and efforts.
Throughout this journey, we have been fortunate to have the current Berlin Varsity High School Baseball Coach Mike Weaver join our club as a member family, and his assistant Coach Max Gunn join us as our Director of Baseball. We have also been fortunate to have the Orange High School Strength and Conditioning Coach Jason McKendrick join our program as a member family and as an assistant coach. With all of these resources between Orange and Berlin, we realized that the only thing better than aligning with one high school program, is to align with two, and grow our community outreach throughout Olentangy even farther. Thus, the rebranding into The Olentangy Baseball Club.
We believe that utilizing the resources between Orange and Berlin, and merging with BBC, will only strengthen our program and lead us to become the premier baseball club in the Olentangy school district.
On behalf of the entire Orange Baseball Club Leadership team, thank you to everyone that has supported us over the years and helped make this opportunity possible.