“WARMINSTER AND SOUTHAMPTON BASEBALL JOIN TOGETHER
The Directors of the two leagues, Warminster and Southampton, have agreed that joining forces with one another at most levels of baseball will benefit the children of our communities by offering better competition and opportunity. Baseball is a fun game that you play with your friends. As your sons grow in our communities they will be going from elementary school to middle school to high school gaining new friends from expanding neighborhoods as they grow up. Combining the towns that comprise the Centennial School District makes sense and in time, will lead to better baseball.
Nothing has changed but everything is slightly different. For the 2016 season all in-house Minor and Major League teams will play in the Centennial League. Divisions will be East and West. Warminster teams will be West Division and Southampton teams will be East Division. Playoffs will be separated by division, Warminster and Southampton, with the champions of each division playing in an early summer championship game. The championship game will be followed by a Movie night at Munro Park. At the conclusion of the Centennial Season teams will be chosen in age groups from 8 to 12 to represent Centennial in the Cal Ripken District Tournament at the end of June.
For the parents who experienced our Rookies division last year, we have made some changes for this year. We will continue to do our ratings system as we did for the 2014 season, however the 6 year olds will be evaluated more closely. We are always looking at ways to improve the game and safety. This year the division directors will determine if a 6 year old child is ready to move into the Rookies division. If we find that the child is not ready they will not be able to participate in Rookies but will continue if the T-Ball division. We are hoping this provides a better experience for all and it will also help transition our teams for the merger of the Rookies division with Southampton for the 2017 season.
KEEPING YOU UPDATED
All field maps and locations for Warminster and Southampton will be updated on our website soon. As some of you may know we have been working closely with the Township and some of the current land developers to build a new complex at Warminster Community Park. We are dedicated to improving the quality of baseball for Warminster and hope to have this project completed by spring 2017.