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Our 17u Tournament Baseball Team

Hornets Baseball is an advanced level program competing in and having success in Perfect Game, PBR, Diamond Nation, Big Show, and other high exposure venues. Additionally, the program incorporates college camps and showcases, having played and trained at St. Joseph's University, Villanova University, Eastern University, and Ithaca College. Focused solely on player value, this is an advanced, development-first program for competitors that want to play in great venues and high profile events, while getting exposure to college scouts. Hornets Baseball participates in the same events that expensive academies do.


Hornets Baseball is open to all competitive baseball players with previous high level travel, varsity, and/or junior varsity baseball experience.

Drawing players from:

  • Montgomery County 

  • Chester County

  • Bucks

  • Philadelphia County

  • Delaware County

High schools that have been represented:

  • Conestoga

  • Germantown Academy

  • Lansdale Catholic

  • Lasalle

  • Methacton

  • Norristown

  • North Penn

  • Souderton

  • St. Joe's Prep

  • Roman Catholic

  • Upper Merion

  • Westtown

Expert Coaches

The Program is directed by a very experienced coaching staff that includes D1, D2, and D3 college level playing experience, college level coaching, and recruiting expertise. These coaches teach team concepts, conduct specialized position training, instruct in-game strategies, and provide positive enforcement to handle the mental aspects of the game. They speak to players from personal experiences providing easily digestible lessons.


Head Coach Ben Krentzman and Pitching Coach Ryan Kehr do not have sons, relatives, or family friends on the team. These two coaches solely make every baseball decision and this allows them to make unbiased choices in the best interest of the team with a focus on teaching and building every player to be the best they can be.

What Parents Like:
  • Advanced development to support varsity high school and college play

  • A realistic and balanced approach to the college recruitment process

  • Expert coaches with high level playing and coaching experience

  • No turnover or revolving door coaching staffs - 5th year with same head coach

  • Head coaches/coaches that choose players, rosters, lineups, and pitchers do not have sons on the team.​

  • Less expensive than academies while still providing high value

  • Great price without hidden charges; Broken into payments

  • Never driven by profits or expenses; Focused on players

  • Family-friendly, pre-set schedule for future planning

  • Travel radius ~2 hours plus one fun trip

  • Highly organized, structured, and communicative

  • Very positive and supportive environment – no yelling

  • In the history of the program, no coach or parent has ever been ejected

A Complete Offering

Our program is designed to provide players with an advanced experience with a cohesive, end-to-end offering:

  • Winter workouts with specialized instruction

    • School team preparation

    • PBR metrics and profile

  • Outdoor practices

  • Prep and single games

  • Tournament competition

  • College camps


Hornets Baseball plays in the same tournaments as the expensive academies,
such as, PBR, Perfect Game, Diamond Nation, MSI, Big Show of PA, and more, and we are constantly evaluating other venues. 


Hornets Baseball is not driven by profit or accolades. Our goal is to build competitive baseball teams with a focus on individual player development that is rooted in a very positive and supportive environment. Player success will be built on the following pillars:


  • Physical

  • Mental

  • Emotional


Baseball is very difficult. No player ever got better because their coach yelled at her/him repeatedly. It’s the emotional aspect of the game and the critical role confidence plays that is never addressed enough. By focusing on building confidence through support, allow failure to learn, positivity, individual instruction, and a cohesive team culture - success then has a chance.



The roster is designed for skilled players willing to make the Hornets a priority. We will develop their abilities and knowledge to play more than one position. Limited to only 12 players, each one gets playing time and exposure.


A big benefit to our program is our integrated winter workouts. This is where early gains are made and it gives our players a big head start and a big advantage when they have to tryout for their school team. We will do mock tryout drills, talk about the tips and best practices to have their best tryout, and have them in baseball shape, far ahead of their classmates.

Player Requirements
  • Hornets Baseball must be their priority team

  • Be accountable!

  • Commit to the team with >90% attendance at games and practices

  • Positive attitude with team over themselves

  • Support teammates in practice and games

  • Represent Hornets Baseball in a positive manner, on and off the field

Parent Requirements
  • Help player to attend >90% of all team activities

  • Support the team concept not just your own player

  • Communicate to coaches and other parents in a constructive, civil manner

  • Refrain from any actions or dialogue detrimental to Hornets Baseball

  • Do not coach from the sidelines (Interferes with called plays)

  • Be part of creating a positive environment


Beyond Baseball

While we are developing baseball players, we’re also committed to developing young men. This age is critical in understanding how to work within a group dynamic, listening to the viewpoint of others, processing advanced instruction, preparation, respect and support for teammates and coaches - all while coming together with those of different backgrounds and experiences to achieve a common goal. Accountability and maturity will be part of regular messaging.


The team will be purposely challenged with tough competition. It will be in these times of adversity that we will teach and support a positive response and how to work through these challenges.

What is Hornets Travel Baseball Team?

An independent 17u baseball team that plays tournaments and games in southeastern PA and New Jersey. It is best suited for players living in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester counties of Pennsylvania from Conshohocken to Kimberton and West Chester to Broomall.

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