Last Updated: August 29, 2016
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FALL BALL REGISTRATION-Still Open-Due Date Extended
August 22, 2016
There is still time to sign up! Spots open in both divisions! But hurry!
Fall Ball is split into two divisions. Incoming 13 year old players are in their own division so they have a chance to get used to the bigger field. League age 14-16's for 2017 will be in a separate division. It will be a 12 game schedule that generally starts just after Labor Day. Practices will begin in late August. Fee is $95. Most games will be on Saturdays. There will be some Saturday Doubleheaders, some single game Saturday's and some weekday games " under the Lights"
What is your league age? Whatever your real age is on May 1, 2017 determines your league age for fall ball and for spring ball next year.
Fall Ball is a good chance to keep your skills sharp, try different positions, work on your game. There are no playoffs, no standings - the emphasis is on player development.
Sign up online or print out the form under 'Handouts' on the left side menu and mail it in. Forms are due by August 22 but we will still accept applications received by 8/26/16 at 5pm.
Owlz Win! Owlz Win!
It was a very exciting final game of the season. A match up of the two top seeds in the six team Tournament. After 378 games this season among our 17 teams that last 2 standing were the Pizza Bell Scrappers and the VF Partner Owlz. Starting pitching was outstanding for both teams. Sean Bailey started for the Scrappers and yielded 2 unearned runs over his three innings while Michael Potter for the Owlz gave up one earned run over his 4 innings. Finally the Owlz broke through with 4 runs in the 4th and 5th innings. The offensive hero was Billy Shashte with 2 hits and two RBI also Nick Robinson, Nathan Vierra and Jackson Rush had RBI's. Lorenzo De Hoyos closed out the game with 3 innings of one hit baseball. A good effort by the Scrappers who could not get any offense going.
There will be 6 teams in the playoffs; each division winner and the next two best teams, from any division/league.
Those six teams are seeded as follows: 1 - Scrappers, 2 - Owlz, 3 - Red Wings, 4 - Iron Birds, 5 - Giants, 6 - Marauders. The two best records (Scrappers and Owlz) will get a bye in the first round. Red Wings defeated the Marauders on Jones North 6-5, and the Iron Birds lost 8-5 to the Giants on Jones South on Tuesday, June 7. The Owlz defeated the Red Wings 8-1 on Jones South, while the Scrappers edged the Giants 8-7 in extra innings on Jones North on Thursday, June 9. Owlz and Scrappers will now meet for the championship game at BSP at 11 am on Saturday, June 11.
11th annual Tyler Routt Gamer All Stars held Sunday, May 1, 2016
Shown above, David & Kathy Routt applaud at 2015 Tyler Routt Gamer All Star Game. This annual event celebrates the Gamer spirit and pride demonstrated by the journeyman players with a "yes Coach" attitude. The Len Willeford Home Run Derby precedes the Tyler Routt Games at Jones North starting at 11am. Won by Deon Spivey of the Rattlers.
The Tyler Routt ceremonies start at approximately 1pm on the North Field with first pitch at about 1:30 on each field.This not for our no doubt Post Season All Stars. This is for the journeyman player who tries harder, is a great teammate and embodies the spirit of the Late Tyler Routt. Amazing things happen because of the spirit of these players, both during and after these games. More about this great event with some pictures by Owlz manager Rick Venegas, soon. Also this year we are teaming with Helping Hands to collect use baseball equipment for players in Latin America, South America and other areas that have young players who can't afford equipment. Below see some of the results for Handing Out Hope. There was much more before the day was over.
These donations were collected by Coach Steve Abrams. It turns out that Coach knows Dave and Kathy Routt. Dave and Kathy helped Steve load the equipment collected and reconnected with Coach Steve. A nice end to wonderful, sunny day of baseball.
No one has ever explained this better than Joe Matlen in his article "Remembering a Gamer" on the left menu of this site under "handouts". This day starts with our other annual event " The Len Willeford Homerun Derby" with selected hitters from each of the 14 EGBR teams and the 3 Galt Babe Ruth teams participating in a traditional homerun derby starting at 11am at the Jones North field of Jones Family Park on Shasta Lilly Way in Elk Grove (see "directions" on the left menu).
Elk Grove Babe Ruth Game of the Week!
March 5, 2016
To help commemorate our 55th Season, Elk Grove Babe Ruth will be holding a Game of the Week selected Saturday night at 7:00pm at Bartholomew Sports Park. All 17 teams will be featured at least once.
FAST FACTS ABOUT EGBR
Here is the latest on bat rules for 2016 in Babe Ruth League:
50 Years of Teaching Love of the Game
Article Written By Joe Matlen 3/17/11 EG Citizen:
EGBR Alumni are Major League Draft Picks!
Two prominent Elk Grove Babe Ruth alumni have been selected on the second day of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
J.D. Davis was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 29th pick in the 5th round as a third basemen. He was the 180th player chosen. Davis recently completed a decorated career as a four-year varsity player at Elk Grove HS that included a 2010 Section Championship. He batted .484 with 9 home runs and 45 RBIs this season, while also going 6-2 with a 1.56 ERA for the Thundering Herd. Davis played three seasons with Elk Grove Babe Ruth, winning two championships as a River Cat in 2006 and 2007.
Brady Dragmire was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 18th pick in the 17th round as a right-handed pitcher. He was the 529th player chosen. Dragmire recently finished a remarkable career at Bradshaw Christian HS as a three-sport athlete. He won championships as a football and basketball player but lead the Pride to two section baseball championships in 2010 and 2011. Dragmire was 5-2 with a 0.81 ERA this season with 56 Ks in only 40 1/3 IP, and he also hit .492 with 3 home runs and 23 RBIs. Dragmire played two seasons with Elk Grove Babe Ruth, falling to Davis' River Cats in the 2007 championship but pitching his 14-year-old all-star team to a 2nd place finish in the district tournament.
Congratulations to both J.D. Davis and Brady Dragmire!
EGBR is on FACEBOOK!!
EGBR is on Facebook. Click the link to get there and "like" our page!
EGBR on Facebook
Elk Grove Babe Ruth is looking for one or more volunteers who can be available during the day to look after the fields. All of the board members work during the day, so the ideal person would be someone who is retired, an old "baseball guy", who wouldn't mind taking a little ownership over the fields to keep them in good shape. Clearing weeds, filling holes, watering down the infield and making recommendations to EGBR and CSD about what things need to be done are some of the tasks we envision. It would be great if this person or persons establish a relationship with the CSD maintenance folks and work with them on sprinkler fixes, watering adjustments, safety hazards, etc.
KIDS NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE?!
If you know someone who needs community service hours, Elk Grove Babe Ruth is a great organization to gain those hours. We can use assistance in field maintenance, refurbishing equipment, help at tryouts, help with fundraisers, help at tournaments, and possibly other areas. Contact Joe Matlen at email@example.com for more information.
Click on the blue letters above or go to Handouts to get an Excel program that wil keep track of your team hitting stats. This model was developed by Rob McAfee.
LOOKING FOR CAL RIPKEN INFO?
Next Board Meeting is August 16, 2016. Contact Joe Matlen for details at 747-6252.
Action Photos Needed
March 5, 2016
We have a few digital photos in the albums on the left menu. Above picture of James "Cowboy" Milam reaching third after a triple, being held up by youth coach Wes "Woody" Trejo. Photo by Brent Tetlow. Send more to firstname.lastname@example.org Other pictures are in our Albums on the left menu.