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Labor Day Weekend Bingo and Battle of the Barnhouse

Join us this Labor Day Weekend for an incredible youth baseball tournament and a chance to win a 2018 Ford Mustang! Last year we gave away a new Ford Mustang to one lucky bingo player and we will do it again this year. In addition on Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3, the Barnhouse will host youth baseball teams in our Battle of the Barnhouse Tournament. This exciting tournament will be for baseball players in the 8U to 18U age groups and a chance to win $1000 for the winning teams. Then on October 20 and 21 we will host the Battle of the Barnhouse Softball tournament for ages 10U to 18U. Come on out and enjoy some baseball and bingo this Labor Day Weekend.

Barnhouse Jamboree and Spring-Summer Tournaments Announced

Calling all coaches, We have released our 2018 Spring-Summer Tournament Schedule. Games will be played at either Barnhouse Field (5484 West Sunshine) or Optimist Fields (3250 West Grand). Our tournaments are a quality atmosphere with three game guarantee, 1st and 2nd place recognition, full ball-park concessions and USSSA rules ages 9U-12U.

New this year we will be hosting the Barnhouse Jamboree for ages 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U! Get your team on the field for live game (yet non-pressure) coaching opportunity and help get them ready for the 2018 season. Each team will play 3, 2 inning games. Forecast and temperature must be above 40 degrees and fields dry enough to play. Cost is $50 and qualifies all participating teams for a $25 per tournament discount off our already very affordable events. Games will be played on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Optimist fields.

To reserve space for your team you can use our online registration system. Click here for the registration page.

Special Early Registration Discount! Register and pay for 3 or more tournaments by March 10th and take $25 off per tournament. Tournament regular registration costs are:

  • 6U to 8U One-Day ($125)
  • 9U to 11U One-Day ($200)
  • 12U One-Day ($200)
  • 12U-14U Two-Day ($300)

For questions contact us at or call  417-849-6645. Click here to register for a tournament. Payments can be made online as you register or via checks payable and mailed to Little Guys Baseball Club, 5484 West Sunshine, Brookline, MO 65619.

Glendale High Baseball Team Wins 2017 SABA JV Wood Bat League

Congratulations to Glendale High School for their 2017 SABA Wood Bat League win and undefeated Fall season! Below are dates, times, and rosters for all games that were held at Barnhouse Field:

SABA Championship Lineup!

Monday Oct 2 – Championship Week Starts Here!

  • 6:45  Nixa vs Falcons (4 vs 5)

Tuesday Oct 3rd 

  • 4:30  Kickapoo vs Catholic (2 vs 7)
  • 6:45  Parkview vs Republic (3 vs 6)

SEMI-FINALS – Thursday Oct 5th

  • 4:30  Kickapoo vs Parkview
  • 6:45  Glendale vs Nixa


  • 6:30  Glendale vs Parkview

Regular Season Schedule

Tues Aug 29

  • 4:30  Glendale vs Republic
  • 6:45  Falcons vs Nixa

Thursday Aug 31

  • 4:30  Parkview vs Catholic
  • 6:45  Parkview vs Kickapoo

Tuesday Sept 5

  • 4:30  Parkview vs Falcons
  • 6:45  Republic vs Catholic

Thursday Sept 7

  • 4:30  Glendale vs Kickapoo
  • 6:45  Glendale vs Nixa

Tuesday Sept 12

  • 4:30  Kickapoo vs Catholic
  • 6:45  Parkview vs Glendale

Thursday Sept 14

  • 4:30  Republic vs Falcons
  • 6:45  Republic vs Nixa

Tuesday Sept 19

  • 4:30  Glendale vs Republic
  • 6:45  Nixa vs Parkview

Thursday Sept 21

  • 4:30  Falcons vs Catholic
  • 6:45  Falcons vs Kickapoo

Tuesday Sept 26

  • 4:30  Parkview vs Republic
  • 6:45  Glendale vs Falcons

Thursday  Sept 28

  • 4:30  Nixa vs Catholic
  • 6:45  Nixa vs Kickapoo



  • Sterling Swink
  • Adam Horton
  • Dante Welcome
  • Tommy Carr
  • Turner Jackson
  • Braden McLellan
  • Tyler McLellan
  • Landon Rayhill
  • Alex Tarter
  • Will McDonald
  • Matthew Kellerstrass


  • Zach Beatty
  • Logan Bland
  • Jude Burch
  • Carsen Burnett
  • Andrew Clemons
  • Justin Kelly
  • Justin Letterman
  • Kent Lockhart
  • Lennon Rauhoff
  • Kaleb Salley
  • Carson Wade


  • Sal Scalise
  • Cooper Michel
  • Evan Seager
  • Zeke Berman
  • Cole Fleischman
  • Gage Weatherfield
  • Jake Jost
  • Haden Peterson
  • Hunter Duran
  • Patrick Sweet
  • Cameron House

Kickapoo/Marshfield/Fair Grove/Reeds Springs

  • Lucas White
  • Ben Blaine
  • Drew Turner
  • Ayden Fetters
  • Will Nichols
  • Hayden Curley
  • Jackson Vestal
  • Eli Edwards
  • Riley Mason
  • Logan Crumm


  • Steven Hubbert
  • Cameron Soetaert
  • Ethan Nie
  • Steven Hubbert
  • Ryan Wilbanks
  • Trent Webster
  • Chase Griesemer
  • Christian Blackwell
  • Luke Morris
  • Parker Thiemann


  • AJ Jaquess
  • Connor Russell
  • Cole Murray
  • Ethan Nold
  • Jordan Cavener
  • Kadyen Erickson
  • Landen Lafferty
  • Cameron Pyle
  • Creighton Taylor
  • Jordan Carter
  • Devin Patrick


  • Zack Young
  • Brandon Wiles
  • Tanner Barrett
  • Trenton Viviano
  • Andrew Dedman
  • Winston Scott
  • Austin Dobrick
  • Tyler Blankenship

Opening Day 2017

Opening Day Final

Springfield Metro Baseball and Little Guys Baseball club invite you to attend the Opening Day Ceremonies for the Springfield Metro Baseball League! This event will be held Saturday, May 20th at the Barnhouse Field where we will be celebrating the annual opening ceremonies of the Bill Virdon Sports Complex.  Gates will open around 11 AM and Ceremonies are set to begin around noon.  Along with Mr. Virdon, former MLB stars Diego Segui and Jim Gosger will be on hand.  Segui pitched fifteen years in the Majors including a stint with the Cardinals and Gosger played for thirteen years as an outfielder and first baseman with the Kansas City Athletics among other teams.  There will be other special surprises and tributes to Mr. Virdon as the Springfield Metro league opens it’s season with games starting at 1 PM.  Join us for all the fun.  Gate admission is $5 for adults and all kids 10 & under are FREE.

In addition, we are using this event as an opportunity to remind those of the ongoing needs of the Bill Virdon Sports Complex.  Keep in mind that the non-profit project is supporting local youth baseball. While we still hold out hope for the eventual donations that will lead to the construction of a second park on the property, there are ongoing needs to maintain the existing park and grounds:

  • Each year the park requires the repair of lighting on the 65 ft poles that illuminate the field.  Due to the limited sources that can do the repair work, this is an expensive process and annually takes around $2000 – $2500 worth to repair.  Help with funding this recurring need would be greatly appreciated.
  • The existing sound system at the park is in disrepair and the wiring and replacement speaker costs have been estimated at around $2000.  Help in upgrading the failing system would come as very welcome.
  • Finally, the property which consists of more than 20 acres requires a great deal of maintenance that is very hard on the lawn equipment.  The facility desperately needs a new high quality lawn mower and the proper type of mower is estimated to cost around $10,000 to $12,000.  Any help with funds in the effort to purchase a new mower would go a long way in keeping the Bill Virdon Sports Complex safe and tidy for the users and spectators we see all year long.

Thank you for your continued support and plan to join us for baseball fun on May 20th!