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Western Howard County Youth Baseball & Softball League (WHCYBSL) is an all-volunteer organization managed by a Board of Directors.  Along with our parent-volunteer partners, we aspire to provide children with the opportunity to have positive baseball and softball experiences and strive to be the preferred youth sports program in Howard County.

We offer baseball and softball in the spring and fall emphasizing core values such as self-esteem, teamwork, fairness, fun and sportsmanship to all our players while learning the rules of the game.




2018 All Star Baseball Games
WHC's All Star games are scheduled for Saturday, May 26th at Western Regional Park. 

Check the game schedule to see when your All Stars are playing!  Click here for a printable version.


 

 

 


Oriole Advocates Equipment Collection

During our All Star games on Saturday, May 26th, the Oriole Advocates will again be collecting at Western Regional Park from 9:30am - 11:30am for their Cardboard to Leather program (C2L).  The program takes good, used baseball and softball equipment and provides it to underprivileged youth in developing countries.

Click here for the All Star Day flier.


Please check those garages/closets/drawers for anything related to baseball or softball and bring it to the park on Saturday. This is a great way to give back to others.  The gear is distributed, based on the greatest need, to schools, orphanages, community groups, and hospitals. The material is owned by the group, not distributed to individuals; that way, the equipment can be shared, and more kids get an opportunity to use it.

For more information about the Cardboard to Leather program, go to www.orioleadvocates.org

 

 

 


2018 Howard Cup Baseball Tournament

The 2018 Howard Cup Invitational Baseball Tournament will be held on July 6th-8th.

This tournament is intended for rec all-star teams ONLY. Full-Time and Part-Time Travel teams are NOT eligible for this tournament.

LOCATIONS:
WESTERN REGIONAL PARK, GLENWOOD, MD


FEES:

8U   - $400 (8U limited to 8 teams)
10U - $450 (10U limited to 12 teams)
12U - $450 (12U limited to 12 teams)

For additional information, including tournament fees and payment information, click here.

To register your team, click here.

Full tournament rules coming....


 


2018 BASEBALL Bat Rules

(2/6/2018)

The WHCYBSL Board of Directors have reviewed the new guidelines made by USA Baseball for age groups 12U and below for the spring 2018 season.  

The purpose of the new guidelines is to standardize the performance of all bats in the younger age groups, much like the BBCOR standards that were instilled a few years ago in the older age groups.   More information regarding the USA guidelines can be found here https://usabat.com/faq/

Based on the fact that the new USA guidelines are not related to safety issues,  WHCYBSL will not adopt the new guidelines until the Spring of 2019.

Other notes in regards to the change:

  • In addition to the current bat rules which can be found in the Western Howard County Youth Baseball Coaches' Guide under each individual age group, players will also be allowed to use USA approved bats in 2018 with the following restrictions -
    • Tee Ball and 6-8 leagues CANNOT use bats with a barrel size greater then 2 ¼ inches even if they are USA stamped.  USA stamped bats that are 2 ¼ inches will be allowed. 

WHC Baseball age groups 12 and up play in the Howard County Alliance.  The bat rules for each age group in the Alliance is as follows:

11/12: it shall not be more than 34” in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All bats not made of a single piece of wood must have either a Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) stamp or a USSSA 1.15 stamp.

13/14:
it shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, All bats not made of a single piece of wood must have either a Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) stamp or a USSSA 1.15 stamp. If the bat is using a USSSA 1.15 stamp, the bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than eight ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 32 inch bat cannot weigh less than 24 ounces). The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

15/18: it shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-Iong bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Wooden bats are permitted in league play

 

 

Upcoming Games
May 26
2018 Spring Baseball 11/12
EYO Red @ WHC Orioles
9:00am
May 29
2018 Spring Baseball 9/10
Diamond Backs - Payan @ Longhorns - Remick
6:00pm
Brewer @ CBL
6:00pm
Frattali @ Varney
6:00pm
2018 Spring Baseball 15/18
CYLB RedWings @ WHC - Leimbach
6:30pm
Jun 2
2018 Spring Tball
Green Hornets - Brophy @ A Team - Bruns
9:00am
Haslup @ Jaguars
9:00am
Schott @ Harrison
10:00am
Garcia @ Ratcliffe
10:00am
Rmiller @ Mighty Zombies
11:00am
Devils - Aderton @ Team Lisbon - Lambert
11:00am
Lazaris @ Karate Cats - Petty
12:00pm
2018 Spring Baseball 6/8
Mooney @ Kerrigan
9:00am
Meagher-Walker @ Tigers - Moreau
9:00am
Dayton Duck Dragons - Furlong @ Goracke
11:00am
Rockies - Lease @ Lisbon Leghorns - Baker
11:00am
2018 Spring Baseball 9/10
Diamond Backs - Payan @ Frattali
9:00am
Varney @ Brewer
11:00am
Jun 4
2018 Spring Baseball 6/8
Goracke @ Rockies - Lease
6:00pm
Lisbon Leghorns - Baker @ Meagher-Walker
6:00pm
Kerrigan @ Dayton Duck Dragons - Furlong
6:00pm
Tigers - Moreau @ Mooney
6:00pm
Jun 9
2018 Spring Tball
A Team - Bruns @ Ratcliffe
8:00am
Team Lisbon - Lambert @ Haslup
9:00am
Mighty Zombies @ Karate Cats - Petty
9:00am
Harrison @ Devils - Aderton
10:00am
Green Hornets - Brophy @ Lazaris
10:00am
Rmiller @ Schott
11:00am
Jaguars @ Garcia
12:00pm
2018 Spring Baseball 6/8
Meagher-Walker @ Lisbon Leghorns - Baker
8:30am
Goracke @ Tigers - Moreau
9:00am
Rockies - Lease @ Kerrigan
10:30am
Dayton Duck Dragons - Furlong @ Mooney
11:00am
Jun 11
2018 Spring Baseball 6/8
Mooney @ Rockies - Lease
6:00pm
Tigers - Moreau @ Meagher-Walker
6:00pm
Kerrigan @ Dayton Duck Dragons - Furlong
6:00pm
Lisbon Leghorns - Baker @ Goracke
6:00pm
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