West End 15's finish 3rd in World Series
West End lost in the semi-final game 5 – 4 in 9 innings to the World Series Champions West Chester, California and finished 4 – 2 in the World Series with both losses by 1 run.
Tom Ott said it best and I “quote”
"Every journey has a beginning& ending.
The 2015 West End 13 -1 5 team made a town very proud. You played w/heart, passion and a “Never give up” attitude. You were District, State and Regional Champs and 3rd place in the country!You made an everlasting impression on the “host families” there in Lawrenceburg, Tn. And have memories that will last long after the scoreboard turns off.”
Jim Winder (President)
West End Proud!
16 - 18's finish 3rd in the World Series
West End's 16 -18's finished 3rd in the World Series in Klamouth Falls, Oregon. They finished 4 -2 and represented West End well both on and off the field.
West End Proud!
West End 16 - 18 are 2 seed
West End 16-18's finished 3 - 1 in pool play. Next game Thursday at 4:00. Games are streamed on Espn Williamsport stream 11
West End 14's fall short of going to the World Series
West End 14 year old all stars lost in the title game to Atlantic Shore, N.J.
They had a great run and just fell short of joining the 15's and 16-18's in going
to the Babe Ruth World Series. They are a great team with incredible coaches and parents.
West End 15's heading to World Series
West End won the Middle Atlantic Regional in dramatic fashion. Ethan Stryker hit a walk off Grand Slam Home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to give West End a 7 - 3 victory. They now head to Tennessee and play in the Babe Ruth World Series.
World Series Bound
West End 16 - 18 All Stars beat Metro, N.Y. 12 - 1 in the Middle Atlantic Regional Campionship game to earn a spot in the Babe Ruth 16 - 18World Series in Klamath Falls, OR.
They are now 8 - 0 in tournament play and only have allowed 8 runs.
Bring home the title boys!
West End 14's Champions
West End 14 year old all stars beat Broomal Newtown 10-8 to win the PA Babe Ruth State Championship!
GO WEST END !
16-18's State Champions
West End 16-18's won the PA State Championship. West End defeated Liberty Bell 4-2.
District 8 Results
13 YR OLD DISTRICTS
West End 4 Keystone 1
West End 8 Altoona 7
West End 15 Keystone 16
West End 15 Keystone 5
District Champion - West End
14 YR OLD DISTRICTS
West End 20 Altoona White 8
West End 7 Altoona Maroon 2
District Champion - West End
15 YR OLD DISTRICTS
West End 9 Altoona Maroon 7
West End 22 Altoona White 4
West End 8 Altoona Maroon 1
District Champion - West End
Polish Club wins 14 - 15 League Championship
Congratulations to Polish Club on winning the 14-15 League Championship by beating Markles 9 - 7.
Weavers wins 13 Prep League Championship
Congratulations to Weaver's Upholstery on defeating Lepley, Engelman and Yaw 4-3 in the League Championship game.
West End Travel Ball
All 14&15 yr. old players and parents I would like to let you know about an opportunity for you this summer. West End will be having travel baseball teams for the first time. We know that there are a lot of talented baseball players in the league. Unfortunately not all of them can be on the All-star team. So rather than dismiss the ones who don't make it, we want to provide them with an opportunity to play thru the rest of the summer. I have some great coaches lined up for these teams. What I need now is the players. Tell your Managers you want to be considered for the all-star team and the travel team. Why not have an opportunity to play all summer and work to get better at the same time. If you or your parents have any questions please let Coach Drae Lewis or Coach Levon Whitmyer know. My number is 570-220-0627.
Thanks for your efforts,
Bat Rule for 2015
The bat may not exceed 34” in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8” in diameter.
Recommended for 13 Year Olds
All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrel bats are allowed. These bats can be any drop.(-5, -9 etc.)
Recommended for High School
Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.
These certified bats are -3 only.
Any bat that cannot be clearly identified for its make and model to determine the barrel composition may not be used.
Middle Atlantic Region Babe Ruth Hall of Famers
JIM and BONNIE WINDER
Inducted into MAR Hall of Fame
WILLIAMSPORT, PA …The Middle Atlantic Region of Babe Ruth Baseball honored two of its finest volunteers recently at Logue Field in the West End Babe Ruth Complex. Between games of the 14 Year-Old Middle Atlantic Region Tournament, Jim and Bonnie Winder were inducted as the newest members of the Babe Ruth League Middle Atlantic Region Hall of Fame. They are the first husband and wife team to enter the Hall.
The Winders are each completing their 34th year of service to the youth of the area. Over the years, the Winders have served in various capacities; President, Secretary, Treasurer, Manager, Coach, Scorekeeper, Refreshment Stand, fundraising, etc. Said Ron Zimmerman, Pennsylvania State Commissioner, “Their dedication is unparalleled."
Jim Winder has served as League President for the West End Babe Ruth League for 27 years. For the last 15 years, has also served as Babe Ruth League Pennsylvania District Commissioner for the area. Among multiple other responsibilities, Bonnie Winder has served as Secretary and Treasurer for the organization and can be seen almost daily in the Concession Stand and coordinating the efforts of various volunteers. Under their guidance, West End Babe Ruth League has hosted many very successful Babe Ruth League Tournaments, including District, State, and Regional Tournaments. This includes the 2014 Middle Atlantic Region 14 Year-Old Tournament this year.
In 2003, the Winders were inducted into the Babe Ruth League Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame.
A BIG Thank You goes out to Jim and Bonnie Winder for their tireless commitment to the league. From the organizing of the league year to year, concession stand, and field preparation, to the weather, and the state/regional tournaments held each year, your efforts are greatly appreciated. West End has 2 of the most amazing people running it! We are truly blessed to have Jim and Bonnie Winder!
West End HISTORY Made
In 2014, West End Babe Ruth 14 year olds won the State Championship and finished runner-up in the Middle Atlantic Regional. The 13 year olds lost in the State Championship game to Broomal/Newtown who ended up winning the Babe Ruth World Series.
In 2013, West End Babe Ruth baseball had 2 teams (13 and 15 year olds) advance to the Middle Atlantic Regional Tournaments. For the second year in a row, West End placed all 3 age groups into the State Final Four. West End's 13 yr olds and 15 yr olds won their respective State Championships to add two more State Championship trophies to the case.
In 2012, West End Babe Ruth Baseball won all 3 District Titles earning this accomplishment back to back years! Even more impressive is that West End made State History. For only the 2nd time in Pennsylvania State History, a league put all 3 Age groups into the State Final Four. West End's 13 yr olds lost in the State Championship to Pottsville, the 14 yr olds lost in the State Championship to Bensalem, while the 15 yr olds lost in the State SemiFinals to Valley. West End joins Mifflin County as the only 2 leagues in Pennsylvania history to put all 3 Age Groups in the Pennsylvania State Final Four!
In 2011, West End Babe Ruth baseball won all 3 District Titles! The 13 yr olds defeated State College in a 12-10 thriller! The 13 yr olds trailed 10-3 entering the 6th inning when they scored 9 runs to take the lead. The 14 yr olds down 7-0 after 2 innings, defeated Keystone 18-8 for a wild comeback victory. The 15 yr olds defeated Potter McKean 16-3 and completed the sweep of District 8 Tournaments for West End Baseball.
In 2010, West End Babe Ruth baseball had 2 teams (13 and 14 year olds) advance to the Middle Atlantic Regional Tournaments. West End brought 2 more State Championships, a Middle Atlantic Regional Championship, and a 3rd place in the World Series home in 2010 and continue to add to the trophy case.
There is no doubt that the West End POWERHOUSE is stronger than ever!! West End continues to put strong teams on the field and are able to compete with the best around the state and country. GO WEST END!!
West End Babe Ruth, Pennsylvania Powerhouse
West End has become a major powerhouse in the last ten years!
2014 14 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2013 13 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2013 15 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2013 13, 14, 15 year old District 8 Championships (Back to Back to Back years, West End won all 3 District titles in respective age groups)
2012 2nd League in Pennsylvania History to put all 3 age groups in Final 4 of State Tournament (Mifflin County)
2012 13, 14, 15 year old District 8 Championships (Back to Back years, West End won all 3 District titles in respective age groups)
2011 13, 14, 15 year old District 8 Championships (First time in History, West End won all 3 District titles in the same year)
2010 16-18 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2010 14 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 3rd in World Series
2010 13 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2009 13 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 5th in World Series
2009 16 year old Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions
2008 14 year old Pennsylvania State Champions
2008 16 year old Mid-Atlantic Regional runner-up
2008 15 year old Pennsylvania State runner-up
2007 16 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 6th in World Series
2006 15 year old Mid-Atlantic Champions and placed 2nd in World Series
2005 15 year old Pennsylvania State Champions