Babe Ruth League, Inc, our governing body for Cal Ripken Youth Baseball, has adopted new bat rules for 2018. For T-Ball, the only change is that bats must have "USA Baseball T-ball" stamp on the bat.
Majors, Minors, and Rookies are seeing a major change in their divisions. Bat barrels up to 2 5/8" are now allowed. All bats are required to be marked with "USA Baseball" and be non-BBCOR.
Babe Ruth Prep and Babe Ruth bats must either be marked "USA Baseball" or "BBCOR .50"; no maximum drop weight applies.
PYB recognizes that parents may have invested in bats that will no longer be approved for use under these newly adopted rules. As such, PYB along with Marinette, Menominee, and Oconto, will grandfather all bats approved prior to this rule change for play in the 2018 season and tournaments.
Welcome PYB Parents and Players to another baseball season. The online registration system is now open for business, so please go to www.peshtigoyouthbaseball.com and click on the "Register Online" button to start the process. Note there will be no "pay in person" option this year, so payment by credit card online or mailing a check is the only way to pay your fees.
The PYB Board has already been active planning the 2018 season. Some key dates to mark on your calendars are:
Saturday April 7th: PYB Field Clean-up Day
Saturday April 14th: Draft Day for Rookies, Minors, and Majors (location and time TBD)
Saturday May 5th-Sunday May 6th: 6th Annual Christopher Mylener Early Bird Tournament (Minors and Majors Play)
Thursday May 17th: 2018 League Play begins
Friday May 18th-Sunday May 20th: Major Friendship Tournament (Menominee Fields)
Friday June 1st-Sunday June 3rd: Minor Friendship Tournament (Marinette Fields)
Friday July 6th-Sunday July 8th: PYB Summer Slam Tournament (11u, 12u, and 14/15 divisions)
Tuesday July 10th: PYB 2018 League Picnic (All Divisions)
We will be sharing more information on each of these items as the date draws nearer, so watch your emails for updates.
We look forward to another great season of baseball with everyone, and thank you so much for supporting PYB!