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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.




2019 BASEBALL Bat Rules

(1/21/2019)

The WHCYBSL Board of Directors have reviewed the new guidelines made by USA Baseball for age groups 12U and below for the spring 2019 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,  

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 2019 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

 

 


2019 WHC 13U Get It Started Baseball Tournament

Western Howard County Youth Baseball will host the 2019 WHC 13U Get It Started Baseball Tournament on April 5th – 7th at Blandair Regional Park in Columbia, MD.

 

Congrats to the Lake Shore Graysox for winning the Gold Division Championship.

Congrats to the LBC Thunder for winning the Silver Division Championship.

 

Scores

Standings

The cost per team is $775.

The tournament targets teams playing in the 13 and under divisions and other comparable competition.

Refund Policy: 
$700 if no games played $400 if one game played, no refund if 2 or more games played.

To register your team, click here.

Registered Teams: (Paid = PD)

WHC Renegades Red (Pusheck)  PD

Lake Shore Graysox (Emmons) PD

Southern Md Orioles (Michael) PD

Southern Md  Aces (Bean) PD

Clarksburg Keys (Davis) PD

Tide Green (Bates) PD

WHC Renegades Black (Anna) PD

Central Md Cyclones Red (Ward) PD

Bricktown Brawlers (Danish) PD

Stafford Warriors (Cline) PD

LBC Thunder  (Bragg) PD

Chambersburg Baseball Club (Metzger)  PD

In The Dirt (Iapicca) PD

 

Checks should be made out to:
Western Howard County Travel Baseball

and mailed to: 

Darrin Stolba Tournament Director, WHC 
16408 Old Frederick Road

Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771 

Upcoming Games
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 9/10
Payan @ Lease
5:45pm
Hannan @ Baker
5:45pm
2019 Spring Baseball 15/18
WHC Bandits @ Catonsville Raptors
6:15pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 13/14
WHC Outlaws @ AYRA Cubs
6:15pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 9/10
Lease @ Baker
9:00am
Payan @ Hannan
11:30am
2019 Spring Baseball 13/14
WHC Outlaws @ EYO Green
11:15am
2019 Spring Baseball 15/18
WHC Bandits @ Catonsville Knights
3:45pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 9/10
Hannan @ Lease
5:45pm
Baker @ Payan
5:45pm
2019 Spring Baseball 15/18
Catonsville IronPigs @ WHC Bandits
6:15pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 13/14
AYRA Orioles @ WHC Outlaws
6:15pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 9/10
Lease @ Payan
9:00am
Baker @ Hannan
11:30am
2019 Spring Baseball 13/14
WHC Outlaws @ EYO Grey
11:15am
2019 Spring Baseball 15/18
Catonsville Raptors @ WHC Bandits
3:45pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
2019 Spring Baseball 9/10
Baker @ Lease
6:00pm
Hannan @ Payan
6:00pm
2019 Spring Baseball 13/14
CBL Rockies @ WHC Outlaws
5:30pm
2019 Spring Baseball 15/18
Catonsville Knights @ WHC Bandits
7:30pm
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