Serving Adams and Franklin County 

We are proud members of Cal Ripken Baseball which is the 12 and under Division of the Babe Ruth Baseball Inc.. Pennsylvania Cal Ripken District 8 currently has 9 members within the Adams, Franklin and York Counties. The local Leagues are Fairfield Recreation Association, Franklin Township, Gettysburg, Littlestown Baseball, McSherrystown, New Oxford Jr. Baseball, Upper Adams Youth Baseball, and Waynesboro Youth League Inc. 

Randy Slonaker District Commissioner

Randy Slonaker
118 N. Peters St.
New Oxford, Pa. 17350

Pennsylvania District 8


There is a new list of approved bats in handouts section.

Cal Ripken 2018 bat rule.

Links is on the center bar under "About" I have a link to questions about the new Bat rule.  


• If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his “at bat” the bat is simply removed from play and the “at bat” continues.

• A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out. No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand. This is an appeal play. The “at bat” will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.

• Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game.

Starting in 2018 The new bat composition and barrel size will start. 99% of the current bats will not be legal so advise your leagues about buying composite bats this year.





 Local League Tournaments:

See their respective Web Sites.


New World Series ages announced

To:       Babe Ruth Commissioners 

From:  Babe Ruth Headquarters
Date:  January 30, 2018
Re:     New Cal Ripken World Series

Babe Ruth League, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of four World Series to the Cal Ripken Baseball post-season tournament trail that will provide more players with the opportunity to participate in a once in a lifetime experience.
The first Cal Ripken 8-Year-Old Player Pitch; 8-Year-Old Machine Pitch; 9-Year-Old and 11/70 World Series will be played in Jensen Beach, Florida, August 7-12, 2018, with the championship round of games taking place on Sunday, August 12.  Participating teams will arrive on Monday, August 6, and depart on Monday, August 13.
To qualify for these World Series, teams must play to completion in their respective tournament trail.  The 8-Year-Old Player Pitch; 8-Year-Old Machine Pitch; 9-Year-Old and 11/70 Baseball World Series is open to all teams upon elimination from their respective tournament trail.  State Champions and teams advancing to the Regional Tournaments must take part in the Regional Tournament.  State Champions and Regional Champions will have first consideration to participate in the World Series.  Each age group has openings for 15 teams. 
All participating teams will be responsible for the arrangements and expense of their travel and lodging for the World Series.  All teams are guaranteed (3) three games, and all teams will advance to a single elimination round.  Teams eliminated from the single elimination round will have an opportunity to participate in the Iron Man Bracket.  The Iron Man Bracket will provide medals for 1st and 2nd place. All games will be streamed.

Event Schedule
Monday August 6, 2018
Teams Arrive (must check in by 4:00 p.m.)
Media Day
Manager’s Meeting
Tuesday August 7, 2018
Start of Pool Play Games
Opening Ceremonies in the evening
Wednesday August 8, 2018
Pool Play Games
Thursday August 9, 2018
Pool Play Games
Friday August 10, 2018
Single Elimination Round
Saturday August 11, 2018
Single Elimination Round
Iron Man Bracket Begins (for those teams eliminated from the single elimination round).
Sunday August 12, 2018
Championship Day
Monday August 13, 2018
Teams Depart for Home
Additional information will be provided in the future.  In the meanwhile, if you have any questions, please contact Babe Ruth League Vice President/Commissioner Rob Connor via email at




2019 Tournament Dates


If your team is not going to follow the complete trail you may not enter Districts.




Regionals: July 20

World Series: August 3   Jensen Beach Fl.

9U -



Regionals: July 20 

World Series: August 3   Jensen Beach Fl. 


10U -



 Regionals: July 18  


World Series: Aug 1 Phenix City, AL



11U 50/70



Regional's: July 13 

World Series: July 25  Jensen Beach Fl.



12U 46/60 

Districts/States: July 6  Waynesboro, Pa.

Regionals- July 6 

 World Series- Aug 2 Visalia, CA. 


12U 50/70



  Regionals- July 13 

World Series: Aug 2  Branson, MO