The Baseball Association of Terrell Texas is the new youth baseball program in Terrell.
The Terrell Athletic and Recreation Association youth baseball league no longer exists. BATT has saved youth baseball in Terrell. Morgan Daws serves as the President of BATT.
Terrell City Manager Torry Edwards complimented Daws efforts in restoring youth baseball in Terrell.
“BATT stepped up to the plate and they’re now performing. Its amazing how in such a short period of time they’re pulling together [events],” Edwards said.
Terrell is now hosting BATT events at Ben Gill Park. BATT held its Midnight Madness Battle of the Bats event on Aug. 4 at Ben Gill Park, which consisted of baseball and softball tournaments.
27 teams were at the Midnight Madness Battle of the Bats and approximately 2,000 people were at Ben Gill Park for the event, according to Edwards.
“It was a good clean, family event,” Edwards said. “Daws is that glue to pull all this stuff together.”
BATT will host the “Big Tyne” Beisbol tournament will be held Sept. 15-16 at Ben Gill Park in Terrell. The event will have a meet and greet with Domingo Ayala and people can enter a raffle to win a pizza party with Domingo and your team. Raffle tickets are $50. The event is presented by Texas Sporting Events, BATT, Terrell Tiger Baseball and Lady Tigers Softball.
“We think the event [in September] will have some out of state participation,” Edwards said.
Edwards also said the “Big Tyne” Beisbol tournament may have up to 90 teams participating.
“It a privilege to team this with Glenn Caldwell, Preston Darby and Daws working together to fill up our park. It's refreshing to see that over the next 12-15 months, we plan to utilize Daws to book up various tournament teams across multi-state areas,” Edwards said.
BATT will have its opening ceremonies on Sept. 7. The slugfest tournament will be held from Oct. 13-14. The Halloween Mash is from Oct. 27-28.
Visit www.baseballterrell.com to register for a baseball and softball league.
“I just want to pat Daws and her family on the back because she’s pulling all this together. Her attention to detail has been outstanding. We just hope to grow tourism and family activity at Ben Gill Park,” Edwards said.