Welcome to the web home of Brighton Heights Athletic Association. Please bookmark this site as your resource for baseball, softball, and teeball for the families of Pittsburgh's Brighton Heights neighborhood and surrounding communities. Our "house" is the John Merry field complex, located adjacent to Jack Stack Pool.
Charlie Derkach of the Bees (TeeBall) and Aiden Derkach of the Cubs (Junior) pose at Opening Day ceremonies.
photo courtesy of: Tana Trimbur
News & Announcements
LOOKING FOR TEAM PICS!
Parents/Coaches who may have taken team pics on opening day - please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our team webpages. Please send any other pics you may have throughout the season! You can also send by clicking on the Camera button to the left.
Calling all BHAA High School players!
Need volunteer hours or just want to give back to your community? Contact Teeball Director Robyn Barber to sign up to share your knowledge of the game with teeballers on Tuesday evenings (6:30-8) and/or Saturday mornings (9-10:30) from April 19 through June 7. Come one time, a few times, or every time to help out when your schedule allows. Robyn will match you with a teeball team and coach whenever you're available. Email email@example.com with your interest.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL NEWS & RESULTS
04/16 - Giants 14 | Red Sox 0 - The Giants opened the season strong with a no-hit shut-out 14-0 win over league rivals Red Sox on opening day. Jared Bees (3 innings), Trey Morris and Nicholas Ratliff (one inning each) combined their efforts on the mound. Jared Bees (2-3, HR) added a fifth inning in the park home run to go along with his stellar appearance at the mound. Ratliff (4-4, double 6RBI), Luke Daeschner (2-2, double and triple and a steal of home), and Liam Donahue (1-2, double) were the other highlights at the plate.
04/16 - Cubs 6 | Marlins 4 - The Cubs started the season strong with a 6-4 victory over the Marlins on opening day. Aiden Derkach, Charlie Sweeney, Evan Peterson, and Rowen Kautter all took turns on the mound for the Cubs. Joey Daeschner (2-3), Sweeney (2-2), Peterson (1-1), and Darryl Strong (2-2) led the way at the plate.
04/18 - Cubs 9 | Athletics 11 - Despite some solid pitching, the Cubs would drop their next game 11-9 to the Athletics. Daeschner (2 innings), Rocco Costa and Kautter (one inning each) pitched in this game. Kautter (2-2, triple) and Brent Frauens (2-2, double) were the offensive highlights in a game where the Cubs struggled to see many strikes while being walked 16 times over 5 innings.
04/20 - Giants 6 | Mt Wash 4 - The Giants continued their winning ways on Wednesday over Mt Washington 6-4. Once again, Jared Bees (2-3) took the mound for the team and threw 4 solid innings before giving way to Trey Morris in the 5th. Nick Ratliff once again closed the door in the final inning. Luke Daeschner (3-3, HR) stole home in the first inning for the second game in a row to start the scoring for the Giants. Nick Ratliff saw how much fun Daeschner had and quickly followed suit, stealing home on the very next pitch. Mt. Washington kept the game close, but Daeschner's 4th inning two run HR over the right field fence put the Giants up for good.
04/23 - 8U Softball 13 | Bauerstown 19 - We played our first away game against Bauerstown. We lost 13-19. Mercedes got on base for the first time ever. Allesandra made an awesome out while playing pitcher. Every girl got on base at least once and everyone had fun!!!