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2015 State Babe Ruth Tournaments

13'S  NORTH PROVIDENCE - SMITHFIELD @ NPHS FIELD

JULY 10TH AT 5:30PM & 8PM

JULY 11TH AT 4PM & 7PM

JULY 12TH AT 4PM & 7PM

13-BRACKET

14'S CRANSTON @ CRANSTON STADIUM

JULY 10TH AT 5:30PM & 8PM

JULY 11TH AT 5PM & 7:30PM

JULY 12TH AT 5PM & 7:30PM

14-BRACKET

15'S WEST WARWICK @ McCARTHY FIELD

JULY 11TH AT 10AM / 1PM / 4PM

JULY 12TH AT 10AM / 1PM / 4PM

15-BRACKET

 

RI BABE RUTH TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

TOURNAMENT CREDENTIAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN COVENTRY ON SUNDAY JUNE 28TH AT 6PM. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED.

EACH ALL STAR TEAM MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING:

1. BIRTH CERTIFICATES - ORIGINAL ONLY OR CERTIFIED BABE RUTH CARDS

2. LETTER OF ELEGIBILITY - DOWNLOAD OFF BABE RUTH DATA BASE

3. CONSENT OF TREATMENT FORMS - AVAILABLE ON BABE RUTH WEBSITE

4. $100 CHECK TO NORTH PROVIDENCE-SMITHFIELD AND CRANSTON AND WEST WARWICK FOR 13'S AND 14'S AND 15'S RESPECTIVELY.

5. COACHES CERTIFICATION (CERTIFICATE OR CARD)

6. LEAGUE INSURANCE POLICY (COPY)

7. TOURNAMENT TEAM ROSTER - DOWNLOAD OFF BABE RUTH DATA BASE

8. COACHES - PROOF OF NATIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK

2015 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2015 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2015 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.

Background Checks (Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball) – Effective with the 2015 season, a volunteer who successfully passes a nationwide background check; this background check will be valid for a three-year period. For example, a volunteer who successfully passed a background check in 2014; this background check will be good through the 2016 season, and the next background check for this volunteer would not be required until the 2017 season. A volunteer who successfully passes a background check during the 2015; the background check is good through the 2017 season.

Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division – The Designated Hitter has been replaced with an Extra Player “EP” for local league and Babe Ruth tournament competition, which includes District, State and Regional competition, as well as the 16-18 World Series. Prior to the beginning of each tournament game, the manager may elect to add a tenth hitter to the batting order. The player will be indicted in the line-up as the “EP”. The “EP” cannot be added to the line-up once the game begins. The “EP” will be treated as any other starter, and cannot be eliminated during the course of the game. If a team starts with 10 players, the team must finish with 10 players. Penalty shall be a forfeit.

Rulebook – Rule 0.01 – REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARTER (paragraph 5) (All Divisions of Babe Ruth League, Inc.) - State Commissioners shall approve geographical boundaries established by each league in conjunction with the District Commissioner in whose district that league exists and operates. Appropriate written descriptions, maps or specifications of boundary limitations, must be certified by and filed with the State Commissioner and submitted to Babe Ruth League, Inc. for final approval. A player must play within the league’s geographical boundaries in which the player resides. This is determined according to the legal residence of the player’s parents or legal guardian. Waivers permitting a player to play outside of his geographical boundaries are not permitted in Babe Ruth League.League geographical boundaries shall be subject to review and adjustment by the State or Regional Commissioner and Babe Ruth League, Inc. whenever it is deemed advisable. Geographical boundaries are established to eliminate competition of an undesirable nature, but shall not be established to prevent healthy expansion of teams and leagues within any given area. The only exceptions to the above rule are as follows:

If a player rostered on a Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball team moved outside of that league’s geographical boundaries. In this case, the player may finish his/her playing career in the respective division of that league.

 

    1. NEW – If the physical location of the school where a player attends classes during the traditional academic year is within the boundaries of an established league, the player is permitted to participate in the established league. (Note: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school in which the player is enrolled.) Once a player selects to participate in a league where the player is eligible, the player must finish the current season in the same league under the school boundary rule.

      Players and their parents/guardians are advised that a false statement of residence or school attendance may lead to ineligibility to participate in Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball. Any league who fails to comply with the“Geographical Boundaries and School Attendance Player Eligibility Requirements” may result in the disqualification of a player, team from regular season and/or tournament play.

Babe Ruth Baseball and Cal Ripken Baseball (All Divisions) – Contact Rule – If a runner attempting to reach home plate or another base intentionally and maliciously runs into a defensive player in the area of home plate or a base, he will be called out and ejected from the game.

Babe Ruth Baseball and Cal Ripken Baseball (All Divisions) – Anyone warming up a pitcher at any location shall wear a mask. A throat protector is considered part of the catcher’s mask.

Babe Ruth League, Inc. – All Divisions – If any bat in Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball cannot be clearly identified for its make and model to determine the barrel composition, then the bat should be removed from the game.

Babe Ruth Softball (14U, 16U and 18U Divisions) Rule 2.00 – Definition of Shoes – Metal cleats are permitted in the 14U, 16U and 18U divisions. In the 10U and 12U divisions, only rubber cleats will be permitted.

 

2015 NE Regional Babe Ruth Tournaments

 

2015

Age

Host

Format

Start Date (1stgame)

13

Winooski, VT

Pool play

July 25th

14

Westfield, MA

Double elimination

July 25th

13-15

Trumbull, CT

Pool play

July 24th

16

Stamford, CT

Invitational

July 22nd

16-18

Worcester, MA

Not yet determined

July 25th

 

 

2016 NE Regional Babe Ruth Tournaments

 

 

2016

Age

Host

13

Rochester, NH

14

Not yet determined

13-15

Lynn, MA

16

Not yet determined

16-18

Not yet determined

 

No requests for the 2016 14 year old or 16-18 year old tournaments. Interested leagues please get your request in by June 1.

 

RI SENIOR BABE RUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

TO DATE WE HAVE THREE TEAMS, COVENTRY, WEST WARWICK AND PROVIDENCE. NORTH PROVIDENCE IS LOOKING INTO FEASIBILITY OF DOING ONE. WE CAN ALWAYS COMBINE LEAGUES TO FORM A TEAM IF A LEAGUE CAN NOT FIELD A WHOLE TEAM ON THEIR OWN. WE WOULD LIKE FOUR TEAMS WITH PLAY STARTING IN MAY. CONTACT JIM SPEARMAN OF COVENTRY.

JIM SPEARMAN 821-5954 / 316-2712 or jamesjspearman@gmail.com

BABE RUTH COMMISSIONERS


RHODE ISLAND STATE COMMISSIONER MIKE WALKER
EMAIL: mikew1129@cox.net
CELL: 401-450-9412

ASSISTANT STATE COMMISSIONER JIM SPEARMAN
EMAIL: jamesjspearman@gmail.com
CELL: 401-316-2712

ASSISTANT STATE COMMISSIONER JIM HICKS
EMAIL: j.j.hicks@cox.net
CELL: 401-598-6742

RHODE ISLAND BABE RUTH LEAGUES

COVENTRY BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: JIM SPEARMAN 821-5954 / 316-2712 or jamesjspearman@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL CONTACT PERSON: JACK FLYNN jflynn@cbrl.org or jflynn@gdeb.com

CRANSTON BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: MIKE ENRIGHT 787-4671 or mikumd@hotmail.com

DARLINGTON NATIONAL BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: SARAH BRAYALL 742-0354 or sazza724@yahoo.com

MIDDLETOWN BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: MIKE CONDRY 855-0628 or condry19@gmail.com 

NEWPORT BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: JIM HICKS 598-6742 or newportbaberuth@gmail.com or j.j.hicks@cox.net

NORTH PROVIDENCE - SMITHFIELD BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: ROBERT CLAYTON 523-5878 or clayro99@aol.com

PORTSMOUTH BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: GARY VASPOL  gvaspol@gmail.com

VP OF BASEBALL: ROBERT McSPARREN 338-0889 Robert.mcsparren@bms.com

PROVIDENCE BABE RUTH

CONTACT PERSONS:    JOE COUGHLIN, President 644-4031 or uglyjoeri@aol.com

                                      SAM PAGAN, Vice President 569-5875 or primelectric8@gmail.com

                                      MATT LABRANCHE 219-1252 or baseball2025@gmail.com

                                      DIEGO GRULLON 688-8455 or grullond@yahoo.com

                                     DONALD GEORGE 327-1588 or nbageo@aol.com    

WARWICK PAL BABE RUTH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JOHN PALIOTTE 737-1800 / 640-2584 or John.Paliotte@warwickpal.com

WEST WARWICK BABE RUTH 

PRESIDENT: DAVID GOSSELIN JR. 401-265-5505 or Dgosselin1@cox.net or David.Gosselin@cox.com

BABE RUTH HEADQUARTERS SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

New England And Middle Atlantic regions - Baseball & Softball

Service Representative Sharon Montervino

Help Desk for Leagues: 1-800-880-3142

Email:  sharon@baberuthleague.org

 

COMMISSIONER TOLL FREE LINE: 1-800-552-1330