Last Updated: May 26, 2016
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Welcome to the home of Elk Grove Babe Ruth Baseball - Youth Baseball for 13-18 year olds
Photo Day on May 7 is cancelled due to wet weather and the risk to photography equipment. Rescheduled for May 21 with times for each team to be determined
Game Schedule is complete.
We need the rain, but with less practices before the season, we have decided to delay the start of the season to Saturday, April 2. One of the 17 teams (3 Galt teams play in our league) will be off the early weekends. The full schedule is available in Handouts and is now loaded into the schedule portion of this website.
2016 REGISTRATION FOR 13-15 Wait List
REGISTRATION FOR AGE 13-15 2016 SEASON The league is full. We do have a waiting list. You can get in line for the Wait list by online sign up but we are not accepting payments until spots open up. Full season fee is $205 or $155 for supplemental players (those who play high school baseball or another sport and then join the league late).NEW!! Babe Ruth National is allowing leagues to include 16 year olds! We will accept sign ups for 16 year-olds who do not turn 17 until after April 30, 2016. By National rule 16 year-olds may not play in post season All Stars. By league rule 16 year-olds may not pitch in league games.
Click on Online Forms along the left side menu to find the online sign-up For the Wait list!
16-18 Division Info
The 16-18 division generally starts play in late May. Sign-up forms are now available on this site!! Fees are $170 and forms are due by April 30, 2016. This division starts later because 1) it is difficult to find age-compatible teams earlier than May, 2) we can usually get several games against high school teams that have completed their regular season and 3) it gives local high school players the chance to play EGBR.
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).
The Owlz defeated the Red Wings, 21-4 on Jones North, and the River Cats edged the Ironbirds 2-1 on Jones South.
On Thursday, the River Cats defeated the Knights 5-3, while the Scrappers beat the Owlz 9-4.
The Scrappers and River Cats advance to the championship game on Saturday at 11:00 am at Bartholomew Sports Park. River Cats are home team. That game is 7 innings with no time limit.
In a very exciting contest on Saturday 6-13, the Scrappers, sponsored by Pizza Bell, edged the Routt Roofing Rivercats 5-3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 May 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 email@example.com Other pictures are in our Albums on the left menu.
For a complete schedule listing, click here!