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GBI Express

Garner Baseball offers an additional program, GBI Express, to the youth baseball-playing community for the highly motivated and competitive player. Teams are fielded based on age group interest and team rosters are determined by tryouts. Participation on a Garner Express team requires a high level of commitment from both the participant and their parents.  Garner Express teams participate in tournaments sanctioned by Top Gun, USSSA, Perfect Game, and others throughout North Carolina and beyond.  The teams are self-funded and may recruit sponsorship. 

You can see the complete rules for our Express teams here.

Express Coordinator - Aaron Smith, [email protected]

14U:        Contact head coach Aaron Firebaugh at [email protected] or 919.271.6258

13U: Contact head coach Jermaine Rogers at [email protected] or 919.637.3031

12U: Contact head coach Brice Owens at [email protected] or  703.927.6297

10U: Contact head coach Tom Clinard at [email protected] or 919.610.9977

9U: Contact head coach Randy Lucas at [email protected]

8U: Contact head coach Mac Johnson at [email protected]

8U:          Contact head coach Chris Pergola at  [email protected]

If you have any general inquiries regarding GBI Express, or are interested in coaching, please contact Express coordinator Aaron Smith at [email protected]

Express Registration Fees by age

Registration fees are per player, per season.  Travel teams endure additional costs associated with their specific teams.  Please consult with the Head Coach for the team your child is trying out with, for an explanation of these additional costs.  Head Coaches set the number of games/tournaments, sanctioning organization and distance/frequency of travel for each team.  Express registration fees are paid after the roster has been chosen.

8-12 yr old                                         $165 ($90 discount for dual participation)

13-18 yr old                                       $115 ($40 discount for dual participation)

    Express Pics

    9U Express wins Top Gun World Series, June 18-20th, 2021

    10U Express Blue and 10U Express Gray take 1st and 2nd local tournament at GBI March 7th, 2021

    9U Express wins the Top Gun tournament in Goldsboro, NC March 6-7th, 2021

    9U Express goes 2-0 in their first tournament Feb 28th, 2021

    10U Express Blue wins Top Gun Battle for the Belts - Fall State Championship Oct 17-18, 2020

    10U Express 
    finishes strong and wins Top Gun silver bracket June 6-7, 2020

    16U Express 
    wins AAU Battle Of The Rings 17U Title in Butner, NC Sep 28-29, 2019

    16U Express 
    go 4-0 to take the Top Gun Prospects Wood Bat Title Sep 14-15, 2019

    9U Express had a strong finish in the NCGameOn Oxford Ring Championship June 29-30.  They went 3-1 and are the silver bracket champions!

    8U Express are runners up in the NCGameOn Mother's Day Showdown in Wake Forest May 11, 2019

    8U Express 
    are runners up in the Top Gun Gold Bracket in Snow Hill May 4-5, 2019

    8U Express
    wins the NCGameOn Halloween Ring Regional tournament in Oxford Oct 30, 2018

    15U Express Blue
    goes 4-0 to win the Top Gun Zone Qualifier GOLD Bracket Oct 13-14!

    8U Express
     wins the Triangle Select League tournament in Smithfield, NC Sep 29-30, 2018. 

    12U GBI Express Black wins the Gold Bracket Championship for the 2017 Top Gun Summer Zone Qualifier in Wake Forest, NC on June 3-4, 2017

    13U Express Blue wins the 2017 AAU NC Northern Zone State Champions in Oxford and Butner, NC.  June 3-4, 2017.  They went 5-0 to claim the championship

    13u GBI Express Black went 4-0 to claim the championship of the AAU 5th Annual Atlantic Coast Super Regional
    in Oxford!  May 5-6, 2017

    14U Express Black brings home the Gold Bracket Championship in the 2017 Top Gun Bow Net Championships, at Middle Creek, April 29 - 30

    12U Express Black - 2017 Top Gun Coaches Appreciation Tournament - Gold Bracket Champions
    The Factory - Wake Forest, NC March 25 & 26

    13U Express Blue Top Gun Fall Nationals Champs, Micro, NC September 17&18, 2016

    10U Express Top Gun Fall Nationals Champs, Fayetteville, NC September 17&18, 2016

    9U Express Top Gun Summer Nationals Champs, Spartanburg, SC July 18-22, 2016 

    14U Express- Runner Up, Silver Bracket Top Gun World Series

    13U Express - Top Gun Runner UP (14U Tourney)

    12U Express - Bronze Bracket Champions, Top Gun Summer World Series, Rocky Mount, NC

    12U Express Silver Bracket Champions, Top Gun World Series Qualifier, Myrtle Beach, SC June 2016

    9U Express AAU Grand Slam Super Regional Champs March 2016

    9U Express Top Gun March
    Madness Champs

    League Age Ranges

    Shetland 4/5 Mini 
    May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2017*
    *Must be 4 years old on or 
    before 5/1/2021 (Fall),
    (Spring Rec) Must be 4 years old prior to opening day in Spring 20
    Shetland 6May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015

    Pinto 7/8May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2014

    Mustang 9/10 May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2012

    Bronco 11/12 May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2010

    Pony 13-15 May 1, 2005 - April 30, 2008

    Colt 16-18

    May 1, 2002 - April 30, 2005
    Please note in the fall season kids participate in a league for which they are eligible in the spring of the following season.   Example:   The 2020 age rules apply in Fall of 2019.  Players must play on a spring rec team to be eligible for summer All Stars.  Players who "play up" into a higher age division for Spring rec will only be eligible for that higher age divison's summer All Star team(s).

    Contact Us


    Garner Baseball Inc., 
    417 W. Main Street
    Garner,  NC  27529

    Send all mail correspondence to: 
    P.O. Box 1266
    Garner, NC  27529

    Phone: 919-779-6911

    Email: PRESIDENT 




    Garner Baseball Inc.
    417 W. Main Street, PO Box 1266
    Garner, North Carolina 27529

    Phone: 919-779-6911
    Email: [email protected]
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