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Spring 2018 Registration for ages 13-16 is WAIT LIST only now UPDATED

February 24, 2018

AS of 2/22/18, we are full. You can still sign up online onto a wait list, which will be first come, first serve, should any players drop out. And they do every year, so there is a reasonable chance a spot will open.

Registration is open ( wait list only) for the Spring 2018 season for ages 13-16. Fees are $195 for a full season (22 games) or $150 for supplemental players (11 games). 

Online registration is available on this website by clicking on the Online Forms menu item on the left side. 

Our three tryouts are complete and the draft (coaches only) will be held Sunday 2/25/18 with players notified of their eam placement by 3/1. Practices will start March 1 and the regular season will start about April 1. The season will end in early June, although there will also be a week of playoffs and then approximately three weeks for all star competitions following the playoffs for those voted to our various all-star teams. 

We play at six fields in Elk Grove, three on the west side and three on the east side. All teams will utilize all fields. There are generally two or three games per week. Managers/coaches can protect up to four players heading into the draft. There are some age restrictions for those protected players. We play a 22 game season, longer than just about all recreational leagues. Players can also sign up as a "supplemental", meaning they play a high school sport and will join their EGBR team after 11 games. These players come back to play as supplementals because they know the league is fun and they have an opportunity to be mentors to the newer players, returning the favor they received when they were new to the league. Many of the coaches have kids who have long graduated from our league, but the coaches remain because of their love for the game and the opportunity to teach young players. We strongly value parity, hard work, and ethics; our ultimate goal is to make it a fun and rewarding experience.

More coaches are needed -For more info, contact Joe Matlen at joemat29@gmail.com.

 

 

 


Golf Tourney is Set for Friday, May 4 - 1 pm shotgun start

EGBR's 12th annual golf tourney will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Dry Creek Golf Course in Galt. Shotgun start will be at 1 pm. 18 holes of golf (scramble format), door prizes, and dinner included. There will also be raffle tickets for sale with some nice prizes to be won in the raffle, and two closest to the pin contests. Check-in begins at noon. You can sign up online or download the flyer/sign-up form under the Handouts tab. $100 per player or $350 for a foursome. $100 for a hole sponsor or $50 if you are already purchasing a foursome. Join in and have a great time - it's for the kids!!

 

 

 


Bat Rules for 2018

Babe Ruth League, Inc., which is the parent organization for Elk Grove Babe Ruth Baseball, has mandated new bat rules beginning in 2018. All bats for our league must have either 1) a BBCOR .50 stamp or 2) a USA Bat stamp or 3) be a wood bat. All other bats are ineligible for use in the league.

BBCOR is the standard used for high school, and has been in place for several years. All BBCOR bats are called "drop threes" or the weight in ounces being three less than the length in inches. For example, 33 inch, 30 oz.

Drop threes may be too heavy for younger players in our league, so the USA bat standard would be more suitable for those players. You can find those bats in a wide variety of "drops" - -10, -8, -5, etc.  

This new standard is effective with the 2018 season and there are no old bats grandfathered in. All bats in our league must be 2 5/8" diameter.

 

 

 

 


Board Meeting

Next Board Meeting is April 16, 2018 7pm. Contact Joe Matlen for details.

 

  


Registration open for ages 16-18

Registration is now open for the 2018 16-18 season. Cost is $170, which covers 15 games. You will play some high school teams and some other recreational/travel teams. Season goes from about late May to early July.

 

Sign up online before May 1.

 

 


Volcanoes ride a late season eruption to league Championship

the Volcanoes won 11 games in a row to end the season, including a 2-1 thriller in the Championship over VF Partners Owlz .  Coaches Larry Stone, Mike Anderson and Brian Stone guided a squad of very determined student athletes to the Championship of the oldest continually operating youth sports league in Elk Grove. 

 

Upcoming Games/Practices
Apr 21
13-15 AMERICAN LEAGUE
Gormley's Retirement Home Red Wings @ Bandits
1:00pm
Routt Roofing River Cats @ Galt Yankees
1:00pm
Tax-xpress Mustangs @ Les Schwab Rattlers
7:00pm
13-15 National League
Cal-Waste Mudcats @ Galt Red Sox
10:00am
Volcanoes @ Chemstation Ironbirds
10:00am
Mountain Mike's Pizza Waterman Knights @ Foxol Thunder
1:00pm
Storm @ The Sports Shop Beavers
4:00pm
Apr 23
13-15 National League
Storm @ Mountain Mike's Pizza Waterman Knights
5:30pm
Foxol Thunder @ The Sports Shop Beavers
5:30pm
Apr 24
13-15 AMERICAN LEAGUE
Gormley's Retirement Home Red Wings @ Volcanoes
5:30pm
Routt Roofing River Cats @ Les Schwab Rattlers
5:30pm
13-15 National League
Bandits @ Galt Red Sox
5:30pm
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