Welcome to the 2019 8th Annual Dalton Hinkle Memorial Slugfest
May 24th - 27th
Thank you all for participating this year. We welcome back everyone who has joined us in the past and are very happy to have all of you who are joining us for your first time. We know you are going to have a great time.
For eight years we have hosted this tournament to honor and remember a five year old boy, Dalton Hinkle, who lost his life much, much too early. Dalton was an exuberant young man, the youngest of five. He had all older brothers. His father and mother both supported and volunteered their time to the BGRA. They always go above and beyond to do whatever they can for this community. Dalton, like his brothers and parents loved baseball. He would come to the Emmerich complex with his Dad often just to hang out the fields, and occasionally cause some mischief knowing full well he could always turn on that "I'm the youngest of five boys charm" and all would be forgiven. We hope you will play this weekend with Dalton in the back of your minds. Youth baseball is all about the kids.
- At our main fields at Emmerich Complex located at 150 Raupp Blvd Buffalo Grove we will have several fun things for your teams and their families. Please stop by! Some of the fun includes:
- Grill and Concessions. We have all sorts of great stuff to eat and drink including Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Chips, Power-Aid, Pop, etc.
Tournament Rules - 2019 Tournament Rules
Schedules/Scores/Standings - Below are links to every age group and division for the tournament. Please select a link to view the appropriate division.
Outside Grills & Alcohol - Sorry but we are not allowed to have any grills or alcohol at any of our fields. We rent these fields from the Park District and we are strictly forbidden to have them on any Park District field. In addition, anyone caught using alcohol will be ejected for the remainder of the tournament.
Scores Reporting - We will have field marshals or a BGRA representative at each game that should be getting scores. However, if you don't see someone or someone does not come up to you and ask you for the score and you are concerned about it, please text me 1) The age bracket & 2) Both team names and the final score. My cell # is 847-840-3199.
Rain & Bad Weather - There is some possible bad weather in the forecast. Please keep in mind that there are 80 teams in this tournament and we have all of your best interests in mind. If we get some bad weather and have to postpone or reschedule we appreciate your flexibility in these cases. You have my word we will work diligently to get new schedules out as soon as possible if weather becomes an issue.