The South Oakland A’s is a non-profit, amateur, traveling baseball organization located in Oakland County, Michigan. Our mission is to provide our players with all the necessary resources to fully develop as a young man and baseball player.  Player development will always be our main focus and we will support and guide our players to reach their highest potential.

If you have specific questions about teams or joining the SOA family drop a message in our Contact Us section.

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Recent Commitments
Chris Worley – 2025
Hudson Brzustewicz – 2026
University of Notre Dame
Nathan Fidelino
2024
Michigan State University
Brandon Nigh
Oakland University
Jasen Oliver – 2023
University of Indiana
Cole Prout
Central Michigan University
Josh Kasner
2024
University of Michigan
Noah Atherholt – 2023
Cooper Batzold – 2023
Macomb CC
Joey Lulgjuraj – 2023
Ethan Carroll – 2023
Will Churchill – 2023
Amare Curran – 2023
Kellogg CC
Nick Nuss – 2023
Northwood University
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ALUMNI TO THE PROS
Max Bain
Chicago Cubs, P
Garrett Schilling
Colorado Rockies, P
Brett Sunde
Oakland Athletics, C
Dugan Darnell
Colorado Rockies, P
Andrew Marra
New York Mets, P
Brian Bayliss
Kansas City Royals, P
Greg Fettes
Oakland Athletics, C
Blaise Salter
Detroit Tigers, 1B

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ALUMNI TO THE PROS
Max Bain
Chicago Cubs, P
Garrett Schilling
Colorado Rockies, P
Brett Sunde
Oakland Athletics, C
Dugan Darnell
Colorado Rockies, P
Andrew Marra
New York Mets, P
Brian Bayliss
Kansas City Royals, P
Greg Fettes
Oakland Athletics, C
Blaise Salter
Detroit Tigers, 1B
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ALUMNI TO THE PROS
Max Bain
Chicago Cubs, P
Garrett Schilling
Colorado Rockies, P
Brett Sunde
Oakland Athletics, C
Dugan Darnell
Colorado Rockies, P
Andrew Marra
New York Mets, P
Brian Bayliss
Kansas City Royals, P
Greg Fettes
Oakland Athletics, C
Blaise Salter
Detroit Tigers, 1B


The History of the South Oakland A’s

Founded in 2003 by Buster Sunde and Randy Baldwin, the South Oakland A’s began as a humble team of young 8 and 9-year-olds. From these modest beginnings, our family grew to feature 13 teams by 2011. Today, we proudly host 17+ teams with players aged 7 to 18. Throughout our journey, we’ve remained committed to Buster Sunde’s vision: nurturing talent through diligent work, top-notch training, and fostering a positive, competitive spirit.

In our rich 20-year history, the South Oakland A’s have celebrated over 100 tournament victories. Among these are 3 Cooperstown Championships, multiple NITs and Super NITs, several CABA World Series titles, and the prestigious Battle of the South. Our teams have also graced the semi-finals of the World Wood Bat Tournament in East Cobb, Georgia twice and reached the finals of the Perfect Game World Series in Fort Myers, Florida.

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop at the youth level. Over 200 of our A’s alumni have pursued college baseball careers, with 60+ making their mark at Division 1 Universities. Moreover, we beam with pride for the 14 players who have achieved professional baseball dreams.

While times have evolved over the past 20 years, our core mission remains unwavering at SOA: to cultivate skills with dedication and premier training, all within an uplifting and competitive environment. Join us in our legacy and passion for the game!

We want to thank our sponsors for supporting our players and helping to make our season possible!