The 12 and under competitive Blazer baseball team will conduct tryouts for next summer’s squad. In order to tryout, players must live in the Gardner Edgerton School District and can not turn 13 before May 1, 2013.

Tryouts will start at 6:30 p.m. on July 9 and July 17 at Westside Ballpark in Gardner.

Team officials anticipate playing between 40 and 50 games next summer in the top sixth grade divisions in the Johnson County 3&2 baseball league as well as participating in six, 12 and under tournaments in the Kansas City Metro area. The squad will play AA or AAA depending on how the season progresses.

This season, the Blazer team is currently in first place in its Johnson County league, won a Memorial Day tournament and finished second in the Lake Shawnee Mother’s Day Tournament, and finished in the top 16 teams in the state.

Many of the standouts from this season will return next summer. For more information about tryouts or the team, call Corey Schrack at (913)800-1592 or email [email protected]