Youth baseball ages 13 to 18 years old in Elk Grove, California.
Regular Spring Season fees are $240, Supplemental Players $190. Early Bird Special $25 discount available for players registered by 1/1/2022 (will show up as $215 for Full Time Players and $165 for Supplementals at check-out)! Clothing items included in the fee will be gray pants, team shirt, team cap, & socks.
We will conduct a full 22 game season and to give high school players the opportunity to join us for the latter half of the season. Typically the “Supplementals” will get 11 games at the end of the season.
We are planning a special Opening Day this year in celebration of 60 years of Elk Grove Babe Ruth Baseball! We hope you will all join us for fun and festivities!
We are planning on tryouts on Saturday February 5 and Saturday February 12, 2022, with a rain makeup on Saturday February 19. Additional dates and times to be confirmed at a later date in case of rain. Players should only attend one tryout. It is possible that there will be a mid-week tryout under the lights if we feel it is necessary. Drafting of teams should be complete by February 26, and the season would start on Saturday April 2, 2022. Exact dates and times will be sent in a separate communication. Supplemental players would start playing in the early part of May, once freshmen and JV schedules are complete, and the season would conclude on Saturday, June 11. Playoffs would begin after that, and conclude on Saturday, June 18.
In keeping with safety protocols because of the pandemic, we will ask spectators to create some space in the stands and fully utilize portable chairs to help disperse the crowd. Sharing of equipment is best to avoid, so for those that need it, we can issue helmets or catcher’s gear to some players to hold onto for the entire season. However, we encourage each player to at least have their own bat and helmet. Bats must be BBCOR or USA branded. Max diameter is 2 5/8”.
Assuming Babe Ruth League all-star tournaments are back to normal, those selected for all-stars would start practice the Monday after our league championship game. Depending on how the teams perform, all-stars could be 2-3 weeks, up to 8-9 weeks, although a long run like that is exceedingly rare. Most teams fall in the 2-3 week timeframe, with a few possibly going for 4-5 weeks
Eligible birthdates are 5/1/2005 to 4/30/2009. Those with birthdates from 5/1/2005 to 4/30/2006 (league 16 year-olds) will not be allowed to pitch. Birthdates from 5/1/2009 to 4/30/2010 could possibly be approved to play, but on a case-by-case basis and only with permission from the appropriate Cal Ripken league. Go to www.eghardball.com to sign up – please do so by Feb 21, 2022.
To complete the registration through our secure site, please navigate to the Registration Action Item below and please have your Visa or MasterCard information available. Also, please have a PDF copy or photograph of a recent utility bill showing your address and zip code that we will need you to upload for our use in dealing with the CSD on fields.
Congratulations to coach Gormley, his staff and the Red Wings for winning back to back Spring championships!!!
See the Final Playoff bracket HERE!
We are committed to player safety so we are taking careful action to ensure there is no risk to the players and their families!
In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe and follow the guidelines of the following organizations:
Babe Ruth League National Office
Sacramento County Department of Health
California Department of Public Health
CSD Fields Status
Phone: (916) 405-5682
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