News

 

 USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Babe Ruth League, Inc., that effective immediately and until further notice, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" ( OR THE "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been DECERTIFIED by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USA Bat Standard.

USA BAT: Easton Ghost X 30/20
Model Number(s): YBB18GX10 30/20 (D: 2 5/8), LL18GHX 30/20 (D: 2 5/8)

Length: 30" (-10)

All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABAT remain approved for play.

 

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Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Baseball 
 Bill Pettit, State Commissioner

snjstatecommish@comcast.net

 

 

  


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SNJ State Mission Statement



Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Organization is comprised totally of volunteers. We are so grateful to those that have joined our organization. Your dedication enables us to provide the structure and opportunities for the young people of Southern New Jersey to play baseball and to learn about hard work, competition, the enjoyment of winning and sportsmanship of losing.

Our organization has 3 baseball divisions: Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken and Sr. Babe Ruth.

* Cal Ripken Division: Ages 4 - 12

* Babe Ruth Division: Ages 13 - 15

* Sr. Babe Ruth Division: Ages 16 - 18

The Cal Ripken Division is the fastest growing youth baseball organization in the world today and welcomes players between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Since Cal Ripken Jr. dedicated his name and energy to the program, Ripken Baseball has outpaced all other programs in the country. In southern New Jersey, since 2000, our members have grown in leaps and bounds.

The Babe Ruth division for players 12 through 15 years old is the foundation of our program. In addition to regular season baseball, our program offers travel play, post All Star "round robin" tournaments and a Fall season baseball league.

Sr. Babe Ruth offers players 16-18 years of age an opportunity to continue playing baseball throughout their high school years. League games begin play in May followed by All Star Tournaments in District, State, Regional, and finally the World Series. All Star Trornament play starts in July and runs to August.


2018 Rule Changes

 

 

 

Babe Ruth League Tournament Pitching Regulations.
Can Be Found Under The 2017 Tournaments On The Left Side.
 

 

 

2018 RULE CHANGES

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2018 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2018 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations

1. Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball - For the 2018 season, the team composition rule will be adjusted to allow one (1) manager and three (3) coaches per team for all Divisions of Babe Ruth League, Inc. for Local League Competition and Tournament Competition, provided such managers and coaches meet all Coaching Education and Background Check requirements. For tournament play - should a team advance to a World Series, the 3rd coach will be responsible for their own travel and lodging (remember a tournament manager or coach must be selected from the league or division in which they manage or coach).

 2. Approved Bats - Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball -

1) Cal Ripken Division - All non-wood bats must have the USABat marking. The Barrel maximum is 2 5/8" No BBCOR Bats are permitted in the Cal Ripken Division, bats must be marked with the USABat T-Ball Stamp.
2) Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 Division - All non-wood bats must have the UASBat Marking or marked BBCOR.50. Bat Barrel - 2 5/8"
3) Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division - All non-wood bats MUST be a BBCOR.50 and no greater than a -3. Barrel - 2 5/8"

 

3. Rule 11.05; Number 4, Tournament Pitching Rules, Paragraph a. -
Cal Ripken Rookie Division ( 7 to 8 years-olds): No pitcher is allowed to pitch in more than two innings per tournament game, with a pitcher not being permitted to pitch in more than 3 consecutive days/games (including double headers, if applicable). If a pitcher pitches in three (3) consecutive days/games (6 innings max), the pitcher is required a day rest. The 6-inning Max would reset after a day's rest.

Rule 11.05; Number 4 (NOTE)- Tournament Pitching Rule: No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days/games regardless of the pitch count. ( Exemption 7 to 8 year-old division).

Cal Ripken 9 and Cal Ripken 11 Year-Old Regional Champions-
The league that win their respective 2018 Cal Ripken 9 Year-Old Regional Tournament and 2018 Cal Ripken major 70' 11 Year-Old Regional Tournament will be invited to participate as invitational teams at the 2019 Cal Ripken 10 Year-Old World Series and Cal Ripken major 70' World Series. Babe Ruth Headquarters will prepare explicit Pre-World Series Instructions to be presented to the winners of the 2018 Cal Ripken 9 Year-Old Regional Tournament and the Cal Ripken major 70' 11 Year-Old Regional Tournament that detail their obligations, such as paying their own team travel to and from the 2019 Cal Ripken 10 Year-Old and Cal Ripken major 70' World Series, as well as their meals and lodging at an approved World Series Hotel. The leagues accepting this invitation will be permitted to participate in 2019 Cal Ripken 10 Year-Old and Cal Ripken major 70' District and State competition, but will not be eligible to participate in regional play. 

Tournament Team Administration Fee -   Beginning with the 2018 season, Babe Ruth League will implement a $25 Tournament Team Administration Fee for the Cal Ripken 9 Year-Old and Cal Ripken 11/70' tournament teams.

Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball - Local League and Tournament Play Special Rules and Regulations - FORFEITED GAME:

1) Local League Play - If the local league has elected to use a pitch count for local league play, regardless if a game was forfeited before it become a regulation game or after it become a regulation game, all pitches will count towards the pitch count.
2) Tournament Play (Pitch Count) - If a game was forfeited before it became a regulation game or after it became a regulation game, all pitches will count towards the pitch count.

Coaches Uniforms - Tournament Competition - If coaches wear pullovers jackets, they must have the Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball approved shoulder emblem on the sleeve or chest. ( No numbers required on the back of the pullovers).

2018 Southern New Jersey State Fees: Each Chartered Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken League shall pay a Southern New Jersey State Fee In the amount of $10.00 per team for those leagues with 10 teams or more. For those leagues with 10 teams or less the Fee will be $100.00.

2018 Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Bat Rule:

T-Ball - USABat with the T-Ball Stamp.

Cal Ripken Baseball - 2 5/8" Barrel with USABat Marking. No BBCOR Bats

Babe Ruth Baseball 13-16 - 2 5/8 Barrel with USABat or BBCOR.50

Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 - All Bats Must Be BBCOR.50 No Greater Than -3.

 

 

 


2018 STATE TOURNAMENT DATES

  

 

2018 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT DATES

          SNJ STATE               DATES               LOCATION 

             8 year olds               July 12                Mount Laurel

                      9 year olds                July 12                Cherry Hill National

             10 year olds                July 5                 Brick American

                    11 year olds - 70 ft      July 12                Hamilton Little Lads

         12 year olds - 60 ft       July 5                  Mount Laurel

        12 year olds - 70 ft        July 5                  Moorestown

        13 year olds                  July 11               Atlantic Shore

           14 year olds                   July 11              Ewing/Hopewell

13-15 year olds              July 11                   Millville

16-18 year olds          July 13                  Open

Dates are Tentative                

 

If your league is Interested in hosting a 2019 Southern NJ State Tournament?

                   Applications are Being Accepted NOW
you can find the Application on the left under SNJ State Tournament Brackets.

 


 

           2017 Southern New Jersey State Champs

8 Year-Old           Marlton

             9 Year-Old           Marlton             

                   10 Year-Old          Burlington Twp         
      11 Year-Old 70'     Mount Laurel
    12 Year-Old 60'     Marlton Rec
12 Year-Old 70'     Medford   
       13 Year-Old           Atlantic Shore
                    14 Year-Old         Hamilton/N. Burlington
      15 Year-Old          West Windsor

   16/18 Year-Old- Rep:Hopwell-Ewing

       GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE SOUTHERN NJ STATE CHAMPIONS
             IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS.

 

    Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Has 5 Regional Champions.   

9 Year-Old: Marlton Rec

               10 Year-Old: Burlington Township

    13 Year-Old: Atlantic Shore
                               14 Year-Old: Hamilton/Northern Burlington

                     13/15 Year-Old: West Windsor/Plainsboro 

                                    CONGRATULATIONS! Good Luck In Your Perspective World Series.                                                

 

 

    


 

 

SNJ State Tournament Host Policy and Procedures

Tournament Fees for all Southern New Jersey State Tournament Starting In 2018 shall be $800.00

  • It is the Policy of Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth League that all Local League be afforded the
    Opportunity to participate in hosting a Southern New Jersey State Tournament so long as their
    Facilities and staff present a positive experience for the participants Insofar as possible, State
    Tournament shall rotate among eligible organizations in a fair and equitable manner. With that said, tournament shall be awarded based upon the condition of facilities, past performance as a Regional, State, and/or District Tournament Host, schedule of Special Events planned in a community during Tournament
    Time, etc. The State Commissioner shall have sole authority in choosing Tournament Host.

  • Applications to host a Southern New Jersey State Tournament will be accepted at any time. League
    Are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Although not an absolute determining factor, the date
    Which an Application is received by the State Commissioner may be taken into consideration when determining host sites. All Applications must be in writing and must be accompanied by a $100 dollar
    Deposit shall be refundable should an applicant not be awarded a Tournament.

  • If necessary, a Tournament Site Selection Committee, appointed by the State Commissioner, will evaluate
    Tournament Applications and/or Sites.

  • Awards for Tournament Host shall be made October 1st for the following year's Tournament.

  • Should there be no eligible applicants for a particular Southern New Jersey State Tournament by the
    October 1st date, the State Commissioner reserves the right to solicit and award Tournament Sites
    As soon as possible.

  • Signing of the Southern New Jersey State Tournament Agreement shall take place within 30 days of the
    Awarding of the Tournament. Payment of any remaining portion of the Tournament Fee shall be due no later then May 1st .

  • Locations, Dates, Schedules, and Results for all State Tournament games shall be posted on the Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Baseball Website.

 Host Requirements

       1) Payment of applicable Tournament Fee
       2) Facilities for a pre-tournament Credentials Meeting for Managers/Coaches, and State Babe Ruth Officials
       3) A competent Scorekeeper for each game
       4) Public Address System (preferred,not mandatory)
       5) Adequate Playing Fields, properly groomed and marked for all games
       6) A back-up supply of baseball
       7) A secure Tournament Officials' area, separated from the general public by fence, rope, or similar barrier
       8) Umpires: (2) for each game, and (3) for semi-Final and Championship
       9) Official Tournament Baseball
     10) Emergency First Aid available
     11) Adequate Security for the field(s) and surrounding areas
     12) All necessary permits for field(s) usage
     13) Sufficient staff and supplies/materials necessary to run a successful Tournament

HOST WILL RETAIN ALL REVENUE GENERATED BY THE SOUTHERN NJ STATE TOURNAMENTS

 

SNJ Babe Ruth to Supply

       1) Plaque for Championship Team
       2) Banner/Flag for Championship Teal
       3) Individual Awards for all players and coaching staff of Championship Team and Runner-Up Team
       4) Commissioner to represent SNJ Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken and administer rules fo the Tournament at all
            Games

 

EACH TEAM PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHERN NJ STATE CAL RIPKEN TOURNAMENT SHALL

PAY $300.00 HOST FEE. DIRECTLY TO THE HOST.

  EACH TEAM PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHERN NJ STATE BABE RUTH TOURNAMEN SHALL PAY  $350.00 HOST FEE.

TO HELP OFFSET THE COST OF HOSTING THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

 

 


SNJ- DISTRICT # 1 COMMISSIONER = JOHN VILLELLA
E-MAIL: the3villellaboys@aol.com  (609) 802-4460 cell                                                        

CAL RIPKEN

HAMILTON LITTLE LADS
NORTH TRENTON
HOPEWELL VALLEY
MONTGOMERY
NORTHERN BURLINGTON
UPPER FREEDHOLD
CHAMBERSBURG
BRICK AMERICAN
POINT PLEASANT
NEW EGYPT


BABE RUTH

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP
HIGHTSTOWN / E.WINDSOR
HOPEWELL VALLEY
LAWRENCE
MONTGOMERY
NOTTINGHAM
WEST WINDSOR/PLAINSBORO
NORTHERN BURLINGTON
WESTERN MONMOUTH
BRICK AMERICAN
POINT PLEASANT
NEW EGYPT


SNJ- DISTRICT # 3 COMMISSIONR = PAUL WILLIAMS
 E-MAIL:
pwill123@comcast.net   (856) 466-2568 cell

CAL RIPKEN
MILLVILLE
SO CUMBERLAND
SEWELL
WASHINGTON TWP
BELLMAWR
LINDENWOLD
BERLIN TOWNSHIP
BERLIN BORO
PINE HILL
FOLSOM
BAY SHORE
WARETOWN
MAYS LANDING
GALLOWAT TWP
EGG HARBOR TWP

 

BABE RUTH

MILLVILLE
PENNSVILLE
SEWELL
WASHINGTON TWP
BELLMAWR
LINDENWOLD

BELLMAWR
ATLANTIC SHORE
ATLANTIC WEST
DENNIS TWP



SNJ - DISTRICT #4 COMMISSIONER = Jo Ann Garrett: 
E-MAIL:
jgarrett@ncaddnj.org   (856) 316-2586 cell

CAL RIPKEN

BURLINGTON TWP
CHERRY HILL YOUTH
CINNAMINSON 
MOORESTOWN YOUTH
MOUNT LAUREL
MAPLE SHADE
DELRAN
RIVERFRONT
GLOUCESER TOWNSHIP
CHERRY HILL NATIONAL


BABE RUTH

CHERRY HILL WEST
CINNAMINSON
GLOUCESTER TWP
PENNSAUKEN TWP
BURLINGTON TWP
MAPLESHADE
MOORESTOWN
MOUNT LAUREL
DELRAN
HADDONFIELD



SNJ - DISTRICT #5 COMMISSIONER = FRANK HUGHES: 
  E-MAIL: af2kth@verizon.net
     (609) 923-1259 cell

CAL RIPKEN
 
MEDFORD 
PEMBERTON 
MARLTON REC 
GIBBSBORO-VOORHEES
SACRED HEART CYO
SENECA 


BABE RUTH

PEMBERTON
MOUNT HOLLY
SENECA
GIBBSBORO-VORHEES
MEDFORD
MARLTON REC