West End Open meeting Scheduled
There will be an open meeting Thursday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 at the Old Lycoming Township Building. All are invited to attend.
New Practice Infield Approved
Old Lycoming Township approved our new practice infield. It will be located on West Cottage Ave just off Lycoming Creek Rd. near the former Robert Hall Village. This new facility will include a full size infield. a batting cage and practice pitching mounds. Ground breaking will be this Saturday. Grading and Seeding will be completed this fall and bases and the batting cage will be done inthe spring.
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.
Liberty Mutual Wins 13 Prep League Championship
Liberty Mutual defeated Weavers 4-0 in the 13 prep league championship game.
Liberty Mutual finished the season with a record of 16 - 2.
North Central Garage Door wins 14-15 League Championship
North Central Garage Door outlast Newberry Lions 13-10 to claim the league championship in our 14/15 yr old division. Congratulations to North Central Garage Door.
New Scoreboard Donated by the Polish Club
Bat Rule for 2014
The bat may not exceed 34” in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8” in diameter.
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.)
Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.
These certified bats are -3 only.
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
For the fourth year in a row, West End Babe Ruth Baseball made History.
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 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
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