Muskegon ChannelCats Name Butch Grimm President 

September 1, 2019

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon ChannelCats are proud to announce that Butch Grimm has been named President.  

Butch prepared the following statement to introduce himself: 

“Hello, my name is Dale Grimm, but my friends call me “Butch”.  As a high school teacher and youth and high school coach over the last three decades, I enjoy competition,  getting the best out of kids, and striving to be the best I can be.  As a graduate of Ferris State University, I currently teach Industrial Technology Education at Fruitport High School, Wy wife, Elizabeth, and I are the proud parents of five kids Daniel, Rachel, Travis, Ryan, and Jacob. As educators, we enjoy spending our free time with our kids in either educational or athletic adventures.  Our latest adventure included me being the Little League coach of Ryan, a 12-year-old player for the Beach baseball All-Star team that reached the state championship game before bowing out in the recent 2019 Little League World Series.  Other teams I currently coach are the 13U Muskegon ChannelCats travel baseball team, the 5th and 6th grade Spring Lake Youth football teams, two youth travel basketball teams, and recreational baseball for Beach Little League in Fruitport.  As President of the ChannelCats youth travel baseball organization, I look forward to leading, sustaining, and building upon the traditions that have been established in the West Michigan area.” 

The President is responsible for ensuring the organization's mission of giving players the opportunity to build a solid foundation of fundamental skills, learn the value of teamwork, and, most importantly, have fun playing the game of baseball. Butch is entering his 5th season as a ChannelCats coach. In addition, he will continue to serve as VP of Baseball Development. 

Past President Jason Piasecki will stay involved with the ChannelCats as Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

Please join us in welcoming Butch to this new role. He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For more information on the Muskegon ChannelCats, visit www.channelcats.com. 

 

Muskegon ChannelCats 2020 9U, 10U, and 11U Player Evaluations

The Muskegon ChannelCats will be holding player evaluations for our 2019 9U, 10U and 11U travel baseball teams on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Pine Park in Fruitport. Interested players and their parents should arrive at 5:30 PM for registration. There is no cost to participate. Any questions? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit Facebook. Baseball experience required.

 

ChannelCats Announce 2019 Rosters

The Muskegon ChannelCats are proud to announce the rosters for our 2019 travel baseball teams.

15U Green – National Team

Aaron Piasecki
Carson Van Hekken
Cody Matuz
Cole Crabtree
Diego Pena
Jason Anderson
Jaxon Deur
Landon Thalman
Peyton Mansfield
Sam Liggett
Ty Asmus

Head Coach: Chris Van Hekken, Assistant Coach: Jason Piasecki

15U Purple – Regional Team

Bobby Wasserman
Donovan Russell
Drew De Blake
Isaac Habetler
Liam Rappleye
Michael Baden
TJ Habetler
Tyler Chahorski
Tyler Leenhouts

Head Coach: Kyle DeBlake, Assistant Coaches: Mark Baden, Troy Wasserman

Read more: ChannelCats Announce 2019 Rosters

   

Muskegon ChannelCats 2019 15U Player Evaluations

The Muskegon ChannelCats will be holding player evaluations for our 2019 15U local travel baseball team on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Mona Shores High School. The team will play 5-6 local tournaments in the West Michigan area next year. Interested players and their parents should arrive at 5:30 PM for registration. There is no cost to participate. Any questions? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit Facebook.

 

2019 Muskegon ChannelCats Frequently Asked Questions

The Muskegon ChannelCats will take the field for our 22nd season in 2019. Learn more about what's in store for the upcoming year below.

What is the Muskegon ChannelCats mission?

The Muskegon ChannelCats manage select travel baseball teams from Muskegon, Michigan and along the Lakeshore. The ChannelCats give youth baseball players the opportunity to build a solid foundation of fundamental skills, learn the value of teamwork, and, most importantly, have fun playing the game of baseball.

Read more: 2019 Muskegon ChannelCats FAQ

   

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