Welcome to Lincoln Sox Baseball

The mission of the Lincoln Sox Baseball organization is to provide competitive opportunities for youth baseball players in Lincoln and surrounding communities, and to instill proper fundamentals and sound mechanics that prepare young players for high school and college levels of play.

Our goal as an organization is to teach sportsmanship, self-discipline, and teamwork. Coaches within the Sox Baseball program further develop each player's skills and abilities, and in doing so, build the player's character on and off the field, which in turn become lifelong traits for each player.

Most of all, the Sox organization strives to develop a passion and a love for the game within each player so that someday they are able to pass that love for the game on to others. We pride ourselves on having a strong sense of community among all the players, coaches, and families.

Saltdogs Showcase

Congratulations to both the Sox 14's Black and Sox 14's Red for winning their games at Haymaket Park on Tuesday, June 12th.  

4th Annual Parents' Night

Our 4th annual Sox Parents’ Night was on Friday, January 18th, downstairs at Brewsky’s in the Haymarket. Another successful fundraiser in the books! Thanks to all those that came, bought tickets, ate, laughed and had a good time. Here is the list of winners:

  • $600  Jill Moore
  • $400  Tamra Mick
  • $200  Chad Hoefs
  • $200  Scott Papenhagen
  • $100  Jamie Hagedorn
  • $100  Amy Larson
  • $100 Ron Ackerman
  •   $50  Matt Bokowski
  •   $50  Jill Moore
  •   $50  Brooke Hoefs
  •   $50  Scott Quakenbush
  •   $50  Todd Beister
  •   $50  Nicole Malone

Give to Lincoln Sox Baseball

If you purchase anything on Amazon.com, use and save the link below to your favorites.  It's the same as the Amazon.com site, but it links your purchases to Lincoln Sox, Inc.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Lincoln Sox.  This is a win-win since nothing changes for you, and now your Amazon purchases will benefit Lincoln Sox Baseball. Thank you!

2020 Sox Tryouts

The Lincoln Sox will be holding their tryouts for the 2020 season in the next several weeks. The Lincoln Sox are proud to say we are one of only 4 baseball organizations in the state that field a Majors team at every age (8U is all AAA). The other three are in Omaha. We focus on one team at every age, locate excellent coaches, play at high level, and keep player fees as low as possible. If those values line up with yours and your son wants to challenge himself at the highest level, we hope you attend a tryout or contact the coach at your age to schedule a private tryout. E-mail lincolnsox@gmail.com or Facebook message Lincoln Sox with any questions.

Please arrive at tryouts during the beginning of the registration period to allow time to get your son registered, fill out some light paperwork, and allow him time to get properly warmed up.

8U (AAA) Coach:  Zach Bogart, 402‐435‐3080, zbogart@jeo.com      Tryout #1:  Monday, June 17th @ Sawyer Snell South, 6‐8pm (registration @ 5:30pm)                     Tryout #2:  Monday, June 24th @ Cooper field, 6‐8pm (registration @ 5:30pm)                    Tryout #3:  Monday, July 8th @ Sawyer Snell South, 6‐8pm (registration @ 5:30pm)

9U (Majors) Coach:  Matthew Taylor, 402‐209‐1054, mttaylor87@gmail.com  Thursday, July 11th @ Elks, 6‐8pm (registration @ 5:30pm)

10U (Majors) Coach:  Dominic Gusso, 605‐645‐5378, gusso7@hotmail.com  Tuesday, July 9th @ UNI field, 6‐8pm (registration @ 5:30pm)

11U (Majors) Contact coach Brett Rhodes to schedule a private tryout, 402‐730‐8510, brhodes@firstnebraska.bank

12U (Majors) Contact coach Mark Wesslund to schedule a private tryout, 402‐429‐3120, kwess12@neb.rr.com

13U (Majors) Contact coach Ben Buettenback to schedule a private tryout, 402‐202‐0675, buettenback39@yahoo.com

14U (Majors) Contact coach Shawn Meyer to schedule a private tryout, 402‐440‐6121, meyer9t@aol.com

The official age cutoff date for USSSA is April 30th, so your son’s age on that date is the youngest age they qualify for by birthdate. USSSA recently added an exception to the age cutoff to allow players that have a birthday on or before April 30th to play with players in their grade even though they are older. If they are young for their grade, they are allowed to play up as well.