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Team needs are below, if interested in playing for one of our teams please contact our manager for a private tryout.  
14u Tim Stanton and Dan Langguth Looking for 1 player. Please contact Tim or Dan for details 
Tim Stanton   cell number 815-616-2406
 cell number 815-814-3497
14u Herschbach Looking for 1 position player, 1 pitcher.  Please contact Ron for details      708-557-3747
16u Bauer looking for 1 player pitcher or athletic outfielder.  Please contact Keith for details      708-878-7370
All other teams are full 



by Jason Parrott posted 08/02/2018
Bluewave JP 14u Ties for 7th at USA "A" Nationals

JP goes a combined 6-2 to finish in a tie for 7th out of 90 teams at 14u Nationals in Bowling Green, KY.

by posted 07/30/2018
2017-2018 Managers


9u Manager 

Tom Rogers comes from a baseball background where he played throughout his college years. After school, Tom went back to his roots in his home town of Berkeley and helped coach high school baseball players for a couple years. After getting married and having children, Tom got involved in coaching softball for 8’s, 9’s and 10s and became the girls softball president for the O.T.Y.A. Baseball/Softball Organization out of Chicago Heights, IL. Tom went on to run the Crete Crush 98’s softball team with much team success at the 10s and 12s. Tom also coached withthe Crown Point Bulldogs 98’s, same team that later went on to the Beverly Bandits. Recently, Tom has coached for the Mizuno Hawks 18s. Tom has had much success in the process of helping his players get to the next level throughout their recruitment process. In total, Tom has coached softball for the past 13 years.Tom’s coaching philosophy is very simple. If you practice like a champion you will play like a champion. No matter if your 8 or 18, every day you can learn something knew to master your game. Softball is a life lesson, if you are taught earlier on that hard work pays off then later in life as an adult, you will be ahead of the game. Fundamentals, fundamentals and more fundamentals is the key to softball success. Tom’s plan movingforward with the Chicago Batbusters starting in the fall of 2018 will be bringing in college softball players as assistant coaches helping him with coaching of his team. The team will either consist of all U9’s or a combination of U9s and U10s.  

Tom is married to Jennifer Rogers and has 4 children together.

Alexis - Softball player at the University of Tennessee-Martin


10u Manager  

Robert Rourke Bio

My name is Robert Rourke and I live in New Lenox, Illinois with my wife Mary, and two children Reese and Cooper. I have been a Local 130 Plumber for 18 years and have a degree in Construction Management. Both of my children are involved in travel softball/baseball and travel basketball. Growing up I also played travel baseball, as well as baseball and football for Rich South High School. I have coached softball for the New Lenox Power and Illinois Celtics; and coached baseball for Rhino Baseball Academy.

My love and passion for softball has led me to accept the 10u Batbusters Manager position for the 2018-2019 season. I am very excited to be working with Ramsey Harkness who will also be helping with coaching responsibilities for the 10u Batbusters.  Our focus will not only be teaching the fundamentals of softball but learning how to compete at very high levels. It is my hope that the girls take everything they learn about being part of a team and carry those experiences into their everyday lives. 

Ramsey Harkness Bio

I have been coaching travel softball over the last 13 years. I first found my passion between the chalk in Arizona and, after moving to the area 10 years ago, have been fortunate enough to be around some amazing people with the Dirt Devils, Hawks and currently the Beverly Bandits. Over the last 5 years I have been with the Bandits, taking the 14U Premier squad to PGF Nationals each year. Our top finishes have been 7th at PGF, 3rd at Boulder IDT and 1st at Triple Crown Nationals. During those 5 years I also was the Varsity coach at Reed-Custer High School where I was able to take over a program that had won 8 games in three years and win Regional Championships 3 out of 5 years.

My family, wife and 3 kids, have had the patience to allow my life to revolve around diamond sports over the last 10 years. Not only was I known for coaching, but I have also been known as the “Boombah Guy”- for 3 years and most currently the uniform and equipment guy. As we all know life evolves and I have most recently stepped away from coaching high school and selling uniforms.

I come to the Batbusters-Chicago program with the mindset of instilling great fundamentals at the 10U level and to create a fun winning environment that will set the tone for the rest of these athletes’ careers. 


11u Manager  – Ali Franzen

My name is Allie Franzen and I live in Lockport with my husband and four children. I’ve had the pleasure of spending the last twenty years providing professional pitching instructions on a weekly basis. I also played two seasons with the Virginia Roadsters as a professional athlete and four years as head coach of the University of St. Francis Softball Program. 

My personal experience as a fellow student-athlete and professional women's softball player instilled in me the competitive drive to demand total commitment from my players and always remain a positive influence o/n and off of the playing field.  My coaching style is to use the game of softball to prepare my student-athletes for life skills to succeed off of the athletic field.   


14u Manager Tim Stanton

Coaching Philosophy:

To put forth great time and effort in order to make every player I coach a better player, teammate, leader and young lady.

To share my work ethic, experience and expertise in order to build winning teams through preparedness and continued improvement both physically and mentally.

To provide opportunities for every player I have the opportunity and honor to coach to chase a dream, play college softball at the highest level they choose and graduate with a degree in their chosen field while accumulating the least amount of student debt possible.

I love coaching like most people love money. I am all in and lead by example. This is what I was born to do. I can't wait to coach with everything I've got for Batbusters, Chicago.

Richmond Rockets Travel Baseball  - Asst. Coach, Hitting Instructor - 2003-2004

Richmond  Rockets Travel Softball - Head Coach 10U, 12U, 14U -2005-2011

Proprietor  Diamonds Softball Academy - 2011-2018

Diamonds Softball Academy  - Head Hitting Instructor - 2011-2018

Diamonds Softball Academy - Head of Travel Softball - 2011-2014

Diamonds Softball Academy - Head Coach - DSA 2K1 (12U) - 2013-2014

Northern Ice Fastpitch - Head Coach - Northern Ice 2K5 - 2017-2018

Dan Langguth

My name is Dan Langguth and I live in Cary, Illinois with my wife Laura, and two kids Taylor & Abby. Both Taylor (age 19) & Abby (age 17) played travel softball for numerous organizations to include the Richmond Jr Rockets, Northern Ice, Genoa City X’Plosion, Diamonds Softball Academy (DSA), Oak Park Windmills and Illinois Stars. Growing up I played youth baseball in addition to high school baseball at Cary Grove High School.

 I’ve been in the Municipal Government field of work for over 30 years and am currently the Wastewater Superintendent for the City of Crystal Lake where the environment of teamwork and communication is promoted among the twelve staff members.

I’ve coached travel softball for the past 8 years and have been very fortunate to coach many talented players and successful teams to include Richmond Jr Rockets 01’ Northern Ice Northern Ice 2K1, DSA 2K1 & Northern Ice 2K5. My eight years of travel softball have allowed me to meet and work with some of the best in the game. I’ve watched and learned from others that came before me in order to bring their experience and expertise to my players. To be successful I believe hard work and dedication is required from both the player and the coaching staff. Player development both physically & mentally are the main priority throughout the course of a season. This philosophy is not only required on the softball field, but lessons and behaviors learned transfer over to real life and in other relationships away from softball.

I am very excited and humbled to coach in and be part of the Batbuster organization. I look forward to many exciting and memorable moments on and off the softball field for our players, families and coaching staff

Joe Seiler

I'm married to my beautiful wife Amy for the past 25 years. We have four children 3 girls 1 boy. We live in Oakwood Hills Illinois. I've coached travel softball for 13 years. 

Organizations I've coach for  include Crystal Lake Tidalwaves, Lake County fastpitch,  Northern Ice,  and Diamond Softball Academy. 

Starting with my oldest daughter and working my way down to my youngest.

As my youngest daughter is about to head to college I found my love for coaching is still as strong as when I first started. I'm excited to have the opportunity to coach the 13u batbusters this year


by posted 07/15/2018
Bluewave News!!
Exciting announcement for the Blue Wave...starting with the 2018-2019 season, we will be known as the Batbusters, Chicago! 
The Batbusters from Orange County, California were founded in 1979 and have won over 30 National Championships, at least one at every age level. Batbuster players have earned over 500 college scholarships, 80% of those scholarships "Full Rides" and 90% at least 70% of the total cost. Check out their website http://www.batbusters.org/ to see our Chicago organization listed.
This is an incredible opportunity for the Blue Wave, making this move will allow us to be part of the oldest and unquestionably, the most successful travel softball program in the country. Our affiliation with the Batbusters was considered for months and resulted in many conversations with Mike Stith, the president.  As part of their commitment to us, Mike and his Batbuster staff will be coming out next year to assist with tryouts and answer any questions about our new teams. They'll also come Fall of 2018 to train our coaches and players the Batbuster way.  We plan to incorporate those techniques and practice plans into our winter workouts.   We're very excited about our future – we’ll have the same amenities, number of teams, President and Board of Directors, but now we’ll have a nationally recognized Batbuster name.  

by posted 07/14/2018


Congratulations to 14U TH for winning the Triple Crown Midwest Championship 

by posted 07/12/2018


Congratulations to 11U JP for becoming the 2018 USSSA 11U World Series Champions
(Blue Bracket)

by posted 07/11/2018


Congratulations to 14U TH for a 2nd place at ASA Metros

by posted 07/06/2018


Congratulations to 10U GS for battling all weekend, 9 games in 3 days in 95-degree heat

(5 straight today) and rainstorms to take 2nd place in the entire ASA Chicago Metro Area!

by posted 06/28/2018


Congratulations to 14U TH for a 3rd place finish in the Colorado Sparkler Jr Elite bracket 

by posted 06/25/2018

Congratulations to 16u Jake for winning their Premier bid to PGF Nationals!

Best of luck in Huntington Beach 

by posted 06/19/2018


Congratulations to 14U TH for winning PGF Platinum BID in Crown Point


by posted 06/18/2018

Congratulations to 14u RH for taking second place at 16U in the

ASA/USA National Qualifier Summer Heat Wave 6

by posted 06/16/2018



Congratulations to 11u Blue Wave JP for winning

19th Annual Heritage Classic USSSA 11U State Tournament, Joliet becoming 

the 2018 USSSA 11U State Champions

by posted 06/15/2018

Congratulations to 11u Blue Wave JP for winning

USSSA National Qualifier Champions

by posted 05/06/2018


Congratulations 10u Blue Wave GS for winning

USSSA Tourney in Cedar Lake, IN, April 27-29, 2018The ASA Pekin Shootout

by posted 04/29/2018


Congratulations to 11u Blue Wave JP for winning

The Storm Spring Swing Championship

by posted 04/18/2018


Congratulations 10u Blue Wave GS for winning

The ASA Pekin Shootour outscoring opponents 27-1

by posted 04/17/2018


Congratulations 12u Blue Wave MR for winning

St.Patricks Day shootout in Peoria

by posted 03/17/2018

These girls fought to the end with big contributions from everyone and the coaches’ could not be prouder.

Coach Skirha

by posted 03/09/2018


Congratulation to 11UJP for winning 2nd place in the 
Louisville Slugger Select Invite

by posted 02/11/2018

Congratulation to 12U Blue Wave Jager team for their 1st Place finish in the

USA/ASA Pitch for the Cure Tournament held October 20-22, 2017, in St. Louis, MO.

by posted 10/29/2017


Congratulations to the 12U Blue Wave Jager Team for taking 2nd place in the 4th
Annual Rock the Awareness PGF Midwest Regional Qualifier held October 28-29,

by posted 10/28/2017



Congratulations to 12u Blue Wave MJ for taking 2nd place inStorm Fall Fury Qualifier.

by posted 10/11/2017

Congratulations to 18u Blue Wave Callow for taking 2nd place in BW Fastpitch USA/ASA National Qualifier Invitational Showcase ~ October 6th - 8th 2017 to earn their bid to USA Nationals in Virginia 

by posted 10/10/2017


Congratulations to 14u Blue Wave JP for taking 2nd place in BW Fastpitch USA/ASA National Qualifier Invitational Showcase ~ October 6th - 8th 2017 to earn their bid to USA Nationals in Bowling Green Kentucky

by posted 10/10/2017


12u Blue Wave MR congrats on winning 12u Queen of Diamonds ASA National Qualifier

and getting there ASA bid to Nationals in South Carolina

by posted 09/23/2017



Congrats to 14u JP the Champions of the 14u Wasco Diamonds Fall

Round Robin

by posted 09/15/2017
College Bound BW Players

Congratulations to

Brianna Brown


Verbally Committing to

University of Penn


Congratulations to

Ella LeMonier


Verbally Committing to

Northern Kentucky





Congratulations to Amberly Rodriguez


Amberly Rodriguez signs to Northern Illinois University (D1)



Congratulations to

Callie Dutton


verbally commits to

Clark University in Iowa (NAIA)




Congratulations to Kaelin Callow


Commiting to

Hope College in Holland Michigan


Special Dates:
RH will be training this 
Thursday from 7-8:30pm
June and July Facility Scheduel
3:00-6:30pm Open Gym

6:30-8:30pm Pacetti

8:30-10:00pm Open Gym

3:00-5:30pm Open gym
5:30-7:00pm Herschbach
7:00-8:30pm Parrott
8:30-10:00pm  Callow
3:00-5:30pm Open gym
5:30-7:00pm  Skirha
7:00-8:30pm Ryan
8:30-10:00pm Treccani
3:00-5:30pm Open gym
5:30-7:00pm Jager
7:00-8:30pm Hull
8:30-10:00pm  Jake
3:00-10:00pm Open gym
12u 9-12 Ryan
13u 12-3 Herschbach
11u 3-6 Pacetti
Open Gym 6-10:00
9-12 Camps
12-3 Jager
3-6 George
Open Gym 6-10:00
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