BABE RUTH BASEBALL DIVISION
Baseball League Age is determined by how old the player will be on or after May 1, 2018 . All Babe Ruth Baseball games are played on the regulation 90-foot diamond/60-foot 6-inches pitching distance. All new players to an age division will be required to attend the player skills evaluation which will be held April 7th & 8th, time TBD at Laurel Springs Park in La Plata. You only need to attend one day. Opening Day for all the Babe Ruth divisions isn't until after high schools finish their regular season, and runs for about 7 weeks to the end of June. This way players can play both with minimal conflict.
The age range for this division is for 13 to 16 years olds.
Babe Ruth Baseball Division Bat Requirements:
In the 13-14 division 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 barrels are allowed. Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed. Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed.
The 13-14 division players are NOT required to use only -3 BBCOR rated or wooden bats as required by the 15-16 & 17-18 divisions. The 13-14 division players may use lighter bats if they so desire, however it must be cautioned, should they play in the older divisions or at high school, they will be required to use the -3 BBCOR rated bats. Therefore, it is recommended that players consider using the -3 BBCOR bats or wooden bats, while playing in the
Line-Up: Under the CCYL 13-14 rules, every player who shows up is in the batting line-up and there is open substitution in the field, so players are in the game at all times and usually get more playing time in the field.
Schedule: The 13-14 Baseball division will be scheduled to usually play 2 games per week. Most likely, home games will be at either Laurel Springs Park or Bensville Park on Mondays through Fridays. It is possible that there could be an interleague schedule against St. Mary's and/or Calvert teams. Those games would also likely be played on Monday through Fridays at the home team's location. No games will be scheduled for weekends if at all possible, however it may be necessary to have make-up games on weekends. Every effort will be made to avoid weekend games if at all possible.
If you have any questions please contact the Babe Ruth Baseball Commissioner,
Clayton Burgess, firstname.lastname@example.org
**Registration Fee for 13-14U Baseball is $135
***The last day to register & be guaranteed a spot is April 1. After that a $50 late fee applies plus there is no guarantee your child will have a spot on a team, they may be wait-listed. This is because we have to plan for the number of teams, get managers, order uniforms, etc. However, we will do whatever we can to get all the kids in the league that we can.