About Us

Defenders Baseball is an elite youth baseball organization committed to the development of both the character and athletic abilities of young baseball players serving the West Bend area of Southeast Wisconsin. With an emphasis on hard-work, commitment, discipline, and honesty the Defenders strive to draw out the full potential of the athletes’ abilities both on and off the field.

Although the expectations for the players and coaches are high, we do not lose sight of the importance of having fun, for both the players and the families. If the love for the game is lost, the desire to work hard is also lost.

Defenders Baseball Club, Inc. Board of Directors

  • Matt Ciriacks – President / Director / Founding Member / 14U Coordinator
  • Jeremy Renk – Vice President / Director / Founding Member / 14U Head Coach
  • Chris Guse – Treasurer / Director / Founding Member
  • Steve Hesse – Secretary / Director
  • Brent Crubaugh – Director / 13U Coordinator / 13U Head Coach
  • Aaron Walsh – Director / 10U Coordinator


Jeremy Renk

14U Head Coach

Defenders Baseball Club, Inc.

Board of Directors

Brent Crubaugh

13U Head Coach

Tony Bruggink

10U Head Coach


Defenders Home Field: Newburg Firemans Park

Located behind the Newburg Fire Department