How It Started

Just one team, and it caught on. A group of boys (now college sophomores and freshman) loved playing Little League together and the Galaxy was born.

The organization quickly grew to three teams and then five, and before we knew it, there were 16. A shared philosophy brought all of these families together - baseball should be fun and kids should learn and develop together. Our teams become a part of the family.

Our most competitive teams started together and have kept a core team through many years. New friends join, and we're sad to see some move on. The consistency of growing together and loving the game as a team is the secret to our success.

Going into our 11th season, we're one of SWOL's largest and most established select baseball organizations.

  • 16 teams
  • 8U to 17U
  • 170+ Players and Their Families

James & Karen Vance

The Galaxy is owned and operated by James and Karen Vance, a baseball-loving family with two boys.

James has played baseball since he could hold a ball and up through college at The Ohio State University, until injuries cut his career short. As President of the Galaxy, he manages baseball operations, working with coaches and leading camps and clinics. He is an Epstein-certified Hitting Instructor and has certifications in Rapsodo Hitting and Pitching.

Karen, who has a family-instilled passion for baseball, uses her day-job marketing skills for website, social media, technology and organizing to support the Galaxy and all of our coaches.

And a parent brag...

James Jr. is a freshman at NKU who enjoyed playing with his friends and now loves being a baseball spectator.

Andrew is heading into his Senior Year at Cincinnati Country Day (2019 & 2021 District Champs & 2021 Regional Semifinalists) with two seasons earning MVC All-Conference Honorable Mention. He's currently in the thick of the college recruiting process.

Galaxy Alumni

Andrew Vance - Class of 2022
Ohio Wesleyan University (NCAA DIII)

Jack Harris - Class of 2022
University of Northwestern Ohio (NAIA)

Ty Keller - Class of 2022
Ohio Christian University (NAIA)

Noah Tincher - Class of 2021
St. Joseph's, PA (NCAA DI)

Brock Perkins - Class of 2021
Blufton University, OH (NCAA DIII)