Baseball – Senior Babe Ruth League, Ages 16 – 19

 

Competition in 2020 is open to players born on or after January 1, 2001. Players born in 2000 or before are not eligible to play in the Senior Babe Ruth League. Only 2019 High School graduates may play for the Senior Babe Ruth League if they played during the 2019 season.

Age Code
16 17519
17 17520
18 – 19 17521

The League – How Does It Work?

  • Since the American Legion will not be operating/sponsoring a baseball program In North Dakota this year, the Class AA and Class A programs will now play under the guidance and operation of the Senior Babe Ruth League.
  • The Class AA league will consist of nine teams: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo Post 2, Fargo Post 400, Grand Forks, Mandan, Minot, West Fargo and Williston.
  • The Class A league will consist of 21 teams; 12 in the East and nine in the West.
  • The West teams are: Bismarck Capitals, Bismarck Reps, Bismarck Senators, Dickinson, Jamestown, Mandan, Minot, Watford City, Williston

What about League Schedules and Tournaments?

  • The Class AA league schedule will remain as previously set at this time. Schedules are subject to change.
  • The District tournaments for Class A will be July 28-August 1 in Jamestown (West) and in Fargo (East).
  • The Class AA state tournament is August 4-8 in Bismarck. The Class A state tournament is in Valley City.
  • There will be no advancement to regional tournaments.

Preparing for the Season – Open Gym

  • Participation in Open Gyms is optional.
  • This is the Open Gym schedule for participants in the 16-19-year-old program. Please note the three different groups and the group schedule. You should only attend one group’s Open Gym session. (Do not attend a morning and evening session.)
  • Safety protocols will be in place at Open Gym.

Group 1: 18-19-year-olds (The age you will be on December 31, 2020)
Group 2: 16-17-year-olds (The age you will be on December 31, 2020)
Group 3: For any player, 16-19-years old, who cannot make it to a morning Open Gym session.

  • Participants will be able to take fly balls and ground balls, hit in the batting cages and throw in the bullpens.
  • The location for all Open Gyms is Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, 303 W. Front Ave.
  • Participants should bring their own batting helmet, bats, baseball gloves, and catcher’s gear.

Tuesday, May 26

  • Group 1: 9:30-11:00am
  • Group 2: 11:15am – 12:45pm
  • Group 3: 6-7:30pm

Wednesday, May 27

  • Group 1: 9:30-11:00am
  • Group 2: 11:15am – 12:45pm
  • Group 3: 6-7:30pm

Thursday, May 28

  • Group 1: 9:30-11:00am
  • Group 2: 11:15am – 12:45pm
  • Group 3: 6-7:30pm

Friday, May 29

  • Group 1: 9:30-11:00am
  • Group 2: 11:15am – 12:45pm
  • Group 3: No Open Gym for Group 3 on Friday, May 29.

Wavier and Registration:

  • All participants must have this waiver signed before they can step on the field, go to any open gym or tryouts. Please print, complete and bring it with you.

Helmet:

  • All Governors, Reps and Senators players will be required to purchase their own Easton Z5 Grip navy batting helmet with the Old English B decal. Here is the link to order your helmet.
  • The deadline for ordering your helmet is 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 24. This is to ensure helmets arrive in time for the start of the season. Players can purchase their own navy helmet from another source but will need to purchase the Old English B helmet decal from Universal Athletics.

Tryouts:

  • Tryouts will held, rain or sunshine, on Monday, June 1 at 9:30am. The Governors tryout location is the Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. The Senators and Reps tryout location is Haaland Field. Participants should report to the field/team they would like to try out for. After tryouts, the coaching staff will place the players on the team they feel best suits the players and the program.

Raffle Ticket Information

Final details are being discussed about the raffle ticket program. More details to follow.

Safety Protocols:


Rain Out Policy

In case of inclement weather, every effort will be made to determine diamond playability by 7:45 am for day programs or 4 pm for evening programs. Please check the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District website ALERT bar on the front page of the website.  You may also choose to “Like” the BPRD Facebook page, since weather notifications are also posted there. You can also call the BPRD information line at 222-6479.


Chris Wenzel Memorial Baseball Tournament

Tournament Schedule:


Tournament Tickets:

  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors: $6
  • Children (7-12): $6
  • 6 & Under: Free
  • Tournament Family Pass: $30
    *Reps/Senators season passes not accepted for the tournament.

Tournament Information:

  • Entry fee a dozen baseballs

Games will be played at

  • Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, Home of Dakota Community Bank & Trust Field, 303 W. Front Ave.
  • Aaron Haaland Memorial Baseball Field, 2506 South 12th Street.

 

  • The home team will be determined by a coin flip and have the 3rd base dugout. Exception: Bismarck Reps and Senators will be the home team in all their games.
  • There will be a 2 hour time limit. No new inning after 2 hours. Games will be on a rolling schedule, so please be ready to go upon completion of the previous game. Teams will get 1 infield/outfield warmup per day.

Playing Rules:

  • Teams may DH for any player
  • Teams may courtesy run for the catcher or pitcher at any time
  • Re-entry is allowed
  • No faking to third base

 

  • There are two cages at Municipal to hit in behind the left field wall.
  • Haaland field only- please limit time in batting cages to allow both teams to hit.

Tiebreakers:

  • Head to Head
  • Run differential among the tied teams (10 max)
  • Run differential among all teams in the pool (10 max)
  • Runs given up among tied teams (10 max)
  • Runs given up among all teams in the pool (10 max)
  • Coin flip

* point of clarification – if you break a 3 way tie – go back to the top of the criteria and apply it to the 2 tied teams

Final scores will be posted on Twitter @RepsBaseball