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Fall Ball Registration Form

Fall Ball registration forms are now available under "Handouts" and under "Online Forms". Age 14-16 division is full, but a waiting list has been started. For 13 year old players, there is still room. The season will consist of 12 games, and the fees are $100. New, incoming 13 year olds will be in their own division, to ease the transition to the bigger field. Returning 13's who would feel more comfortable with this younger group, can play in this division, too. The other division will be 14-16 year olds, including those that were league age 16 in the spring. They will not be able to pitch, as was the case in the spring league. 

We are looking for at least 12 more players for the lower division (12 and 13 year-olds). 

 

Fields utilized will be Jones North & South, Nottoli, Zehnder, & Bartholomew. Season starts the Saturday after Labor Day and will go about 6-7 weeks. Games will be a combination of weekday night games and Saturday single games or doubleheaders. Practices will start the latter part of August.

 


Play off match ups and schedule announced for 2018- update

June 12, 2018 – 07:00 AM

Welcome to Elk Grove Babe Ruth 2018 playoffs:

The Wild Card Round : Volcanoes  defeat Open Door Realty Group Storm 

 Routt Roofing Rivercats  win over Les Schwab Rattlers Nottoli lighted field 

 Tuesday June 12 division play off round:

Jones North- Volcanoes at Gormley's Retirement Home Redwings 5:30 pm 1st pitch

Jones South-Routt Roofing Rivercats at Tax-xpress Mustangs 

7 innings or 2hr 15 minute (no new inning after) unless tied if so play until a winner or dusk.  If game called for darkness game continues Wednesday 5:30 until a winner is determined.

Snackbar will operate Tuesday and Saturday

League Semi-final round: Thursday June14  5:30 pm start

Jones North Highest number surviving seed at Bandits

Jones South; Lowest number surviving seed at Chemstation Ironbirds

 

League Championship Saturday June 16 11am 1st pitch. Bartholomew Sports Park Babe Ruth Field.

Two winners of the semi final games face off with home team determined by coin flip.

Snack bar and raffle will be held at championship game: Bandits win the League Championship over a the spunky Wildcard team, the Tax-xpress Mustangs!

 


Bat Rules for 2018

Babe Ruth League, Inc., which is the parent organization for Elk Grove Babe Ruth Baseball, has mandated new bat rules beginning in 2018. All bats for our league must have either 1) a BBCOR .50 stamp or 2) a USA Bat stamp or 3) be a wood bat. All other bats are ineligible for use in the league.

BBCOR is the standard used for high school, and has been in place for several years. All BBCOR bats are called "drop threes" or the weight in ounces being three less than the length in inches. For example, 33 inch, 30 oz.

Drop threes may be too heavy for younger players in our league, so the USA bat standard would be more suitable for those players. You can find those bats in a wide variety of "drops" - -10, -8, -5, etc.  

This new standard is effective with the 2018 season and there are no old bats grandfathered in. All bats in our league must be 2 5/8" diameter.

 

 

 

 


Board Meeting

Next Board Meeting is Aug 21, 2018 7:00pm. This meeting is the annual election of officers and board members. Contact Joe Matlen for details - joemat29@gmail.com