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Annual Meeting & Board of Director Elections

The Board of Director meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday of the month
at the Exeter Senior Center on Court Street in Exeter
When:    Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 PM 
Where:   Exeter Senior Center

All are welcome to attend!!




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2018 Bat Rule Changes for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Leagues:

In September, 2015, all youth baseball organizations (including Cal Ripken, Little League, Dixie Youth Baseball, and
Pony League) announced the adoption of the new USA Baseball Bat Rules.   The new bat rules will take effect
in 1 year (the 2018 season).  These bat rules impact ALL bats in our Cal Ripken league, from Rookie through Majors,
as well as Babe Ruth League divisions. 

Intent of the Rule:  "USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology,
and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can
perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats."  
According to USA

Baseball, the intention of the new rule is that "the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations
in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the
long-term integrity of the game."

What It Means to You:    None of the current bats being used or purchased today will be allowed for play in
EJBSL in the 2018 season.  Only bats displaying the "USABat" stamp will be allowed in practice and play starting
January 1, 2018. A list of approved bats has not been released yet, but the indication is that Composite baseball
bats will not be allowed starting in 2018.   Regardless of bat material, Please be aware that any bats purchased
for the upcoming 2017 season *will not* be allowed for use in 2018. 

When:   The USABat Rules do not go into effect until January 1, 2018.   There are NO CHANGES to the Bat rules
for the upcoming 2017 season. 

When Can I Buy a Compliant Bat with the USA Baseball Stamp:   Bats with the USABat stamp will be
available for sale in mid- to late-2017

Other Information:  
-  This impacts only Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball leagues and does NOT impact
-  In addition, big barrel 2 5/8 inch bats will now be allowed for use in Cal Ripken play, as long as display the USABat

For More Information, please go to:   Babe Ruth League Bat Rules

 EJBSL will continue to post updates as the information is available, likely after the 2017 season concludes.


2017 Kimball Jewell Rohr Scholarship

Congratulations to our two Exeter High School Scholarship recipients for 2017.  Each recipient will
receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

Rebecca Jackson  (softball)
Mary O'Donnell  (baseball)

Since 1971, EJBSL has given out one or two scholarships to deserving Exeter High School
seniors.  For the past two years, we have provided one scholarship on behalf of our Cal Ripken
baseball league and a second scholarship on behalf of our Babe Ruth Softball league. 



Congratulations to EJBSL's U8 Softball Team!!!

Our U8 Girls placed 2ND in the New England Regional Tournament and Qualified for
Team Manager Bryan Wall and Coaches Ashley Thebarge and Russ Dean!!!!



EJBSL Post-Season Team Highlights & Schedule

11 Year Old, 60 foot Team
Cal Ripken State Tournament - EXETER:
Exeter Hosts 11-60 State Tournament - Begins on Saturday 7/15 at Sawyer Park

Championship Game:
(7/18)  Exeter (0)  vs.  Barrington  (4)   LOSS
Exeter's 11-60s are State Runners-Up!!  CONGRATS!!
Exeter 11-60s' Cal Ripken Tournament journey has come to an end...  


11 Year Old, 70 foot Team
Kittredge Tournament - Rochester
(6/23)  Exeter (3)  vs.  Dover (7)  LOSS
(6/24)  Exeter (8)  vs.  Seacoast (7)  WIN
(6/24)  Exeter (18)  vs.  Roger Allen (11)  WIN
(6/25)  Exeter (4)  vs.  Seacoast (1)   WIN
(6/25)  Championship Game   Exeter  (3)  vs.  Dover  (4)  LOSS
(Exeter played half of the game with only 8 players due to injury)

Cal Ripken East Area Tournament - Londonderry
(7/1)  Exeter (13)  vs.  Roger Allen (3)  WIN
(7/2)  Exeter  (8)  vs.  Quintown (2)   WIN
(7/5)  Exeter  (1)  vs.  Dover  (6)  LOSS

(7/6)  Exeter  (13)  vs.  Londonderry  (3)  WIN
Championship Game Friday at 5:30PM & 8:00PM (if necessary)

Game 1:  Exeter (12)  vs.  Dover  (10)  WIN   in 7 innings
Game 2:  Exeter  (3)  vs.  Dover  (4) 
Exeter 11-70s' Place 2nd in East Area Tournament;  Qualify for NH State Tournament

Cal Ripken NH State Tournament - Nashua
(7/15)  Exeter  (7)  vs.  Keene (8) 
(7/17)  Exeter (14)  vs.  Quintown  (6)  WIN
(7/18)  Exeter  (0)  vs.  Dover  (4)
Exeter 11-70s' Cal Ripken Tournament journey has come to an end...

9 Year Old Team
Kittredge Tournament - Rochester
(6/23)  Exeter (8)  vs.  Lamprey (17)  LOSS
(6/24)  Exeter (5)  vs.  Rochester  (11)  LOSS
(6/24)  Exeter (11)  vs.  Oyster River  (1)  WIN 
(6/25)  Exeter (17)  vs.  Rochester (12)  WIN
(6/25)  Championship Game  Exeter (1)  vs.  Dover (11)  LOSS

Cal Ripken East Area Tournament - Londonderry
(7/1)  Exeter (6)  vs.  Londonderry  (0)   WIN
(7/3)  Exeter (11)  vs.  Roger Allen (1)   WIN
(7/7)  Exeter  (7)  vs.  Dover  (14) 
(7/8)  Exeter  (5)  vs.  Quintown (4)  WIN  in 8 Innings!
Championship Game Saturday at 10:00 AM and 12:30PM (if necessary)
Game 1:  Exeter (4)  vs.  Dover  (10) 
Exeter 9s' Place 2nd in East Area; Qualify for Cal Ripken State Tournament!

Cal Ripken NH State Tournament - Manchester
(7/15)  Exeter (3)  vs.  Swanzey  (7) 
(7/16)  Exeter (25)  vs.  Manchester (1)   WIN
(7/17)  Exeter  (3)  vs.  Quintown  (13)  
Exeter 9s' Cal Ripken Tournament journey has come to an end...  


12 Year Old, 70 Foot Team
East Area Tournament - Londonderry:
(6/19)  Exeter (12)  vs. Manchester (2)   WIN
(6/20)  Exeter (5)  vs.  Londonderry (3)   WIN
(6/21)  Exeter (15)  vs.  Dover (8)   WIN
Championship Game: 

(6/23)  Exeter (5)  vs. Dover (15)   LOSS
(6/23)  Exeter (9)  vs. Dover (12)  LOSS
(Exeter automatically advances to the State tournament)

 12-70 State Tournament - Swanzey, NH:
(7/1)  Exeter (8)  vs.  Keene (9)   LOSS
(7/2)  Exeter (6)  vs.  Londonderry  (7)  LOSS
Exeter 12-70's Cal Ripken Tournament journey has come to an end...

12 Year Old, 60 foot Team
Longhorn Tournament - Stratham Hill Park
Exeter Plays Newmarket Friday (6/23) at 5:30PM
(6/24)  Exeter (5)  vs. Barrington (4)   WIN 
(6/24)  Exeter (7)  vs. Stratham (17)  LOSS

Cal Ripken State Tournament - Lebanon
(7/1)  Games postponed due to lightning & flash flooding
(7/2)  Exeter (6)  vs.  Berlin/Gorham  (3)   WIN
(7/2)  Exeter (6)  vs.  Newmarket  (17)   LOSS
(7/3)  Exeter (1)  vs.  Suncook Valley  (12) 
Exeter 12-60s' Cal Ripken Tournament journey has come to an end...


10 Year Old Team
District 5 Tournament - Londonderry:
(6/20)  Exeter (5)  vs.  Hudson  (6)   LOSS
(6/22)  Exeter (10)  vs.  Quintown  (0)  WIN
(6/23)  Exeter (12)  vs.  Manchester (0)  WIN 
(6/24)  Exeter (9)  vs.  Hudson  (11)   LOSS
Exeter 10s'
Cal Ripken Tournament journey has come to an end...

Londonderry - Londonderry Athletic Field Association (LAFA), Sargent Road, Londonderry, NH
Rochester - Roger Allen Sports Park, Chestnut Hill Road, Rochester, NH
Stratham - Stratham Hill Park, Rt. 33, Stratham, NH


 American League Wins in a Walk Off!

Fans were treated to a great Single A Recognition Game on Wednesday night as the American
League won on a walk-off 2-run, inside the park HR by Reid Fisher.   The final score was the
American League 12, National League 11. 

Congratulations to all of the players on a game for the ages!!!  It was truly a great way to close the season. 


Thank you for a great season!!




American Flag at Currier Field

Thank you to the Coole Family for generously donating the new American Flag at Currier Field!


We now have Baseball and Softball window decals for sale!! 

 EJBSL is proud to be able to provide to our fans, the first ever Exeter Junior Baseball and Softball window decals.
These decals can be mounted to any vehicle window or glass surface. The decals show off the EJBSL Hawk along
with either a Baseball or a Softball title as shown above. We have discounted pricing if you're buying more than one!

Click here to buy one or more decals online!!




EJBSL Apparel Store

We're happy to announce our new EJBSL Baseball and Softball apparel store! If you click on the link above you'll be taken to
our site with Exeter Baseball and Softball apparel that you can customize! 

When you pick an item, remember to click "Design Category" and choose either Baseball or Softball. This will give you many options
for what is printed on the apparel. Then choose the color and you'll be able to see what it will look like before you place your order!
All orders should ship within two weeks,
 so be sure to get your orders in soon!