Orcutt Babe Ruth: Welcome

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Sunday, January 7
Welcome to Orcutt Babe Ruth Baseball


Players born prior to May 1, 2004 and on or after May 1, 2002 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 year old league competition. 16-year old players born between May 1, 2001 and April 30, 2002 may also register to play.

Player Registration Dates:

Wednesday January 10, 600-730pm - at Giavanni's Pizza in Orcutt
Wednesday January 17, 600-730pm - at Giavanni's Pizza in Orcutt
Thursday January 18, 600-730pm - at Giavanni's Pizza in Orcutt
Saturday January 20, 1200-200pm - at the Orcutt Babe Ruth Fields

Please bring the following to registration:

1. Copy of the player's birth certificate

2. Proof of residency or proof of school attending

3. $140 registration fee (cash or check) 

******All players must bring a Birth Certificate and proof of residency inside our boundaries or a report card prooving the player attends an Orcutt School. Parents will also need to sign a Consent to Treat form.

Any questions please contact Kapri Rice at 805-345-0789


Coaching Applications: Interested coaches will need to fill out a volunteer form (available at player registration) to initiate the selection process. The league is required to complete background checks/sex offender registry checks on all board members, managers, coaches and other persons assisting teams and/or having regular access to your kids.

Coaching Certifications: All managers and coaches in Babe Ruth baseball must complete or have already completed the Babe Ruth baseball coaching certification process. The certification can be completed online at the following link: http://www.baberuthcoaching.org/coaches/. You will need to purchase the program which is approximately $20. Once you have completed the certification and have provided Orcutt Babe Ruth with copy of your certification we will reimburse you for the cost. 


Come on out and take a look at the Orcutt Babe Ruth fields. Thank you Bryn Smith for the time and effort taken to improve the fields to a great playing condition. Thanks to other volunteers that provided their support in these eforts too. Coaches, parents, and players remember in the upcoming season to be available to put in time for pre-game preps and to dress the field after each game. Your efforts will continue to contribute to the quality conditions of the field to provide an attractive and safe playing surface and keep maintenance costs down.


Important Dates and Information - 2018

Tryouts (planned for February, dates and times TBD)

Season: Opening Day (planned) March 10, 2018. Playing season February through mid-June.  

Babe Ruth Bat Requirements:  The latest policies regarding bats compliant for 13-15 year old Babe Ruth play can be found at the following link: http://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx.

Scorekeeping:  Home teams are responsible for providing a scorekeeper for their game.  Failure to provide a scorekeeper may lead to game forfeiture.  For a tutorial on how to keep a score book please visit the following link:  http://www.eteamz.com/vadistrict5/files/keepingscorebaseball04wo.pdf

Regular Season Rules Reminder
(refer to the 2018 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Baseball Rules and Regulations & Official Playing Rules booklet for complete wording and other rules) Page 11 - 0.06

Pitching Limitation - Local League Play SUMMARY: 0.06.1 - Pitchers can pitch 7 innings maximum per calendar week 0.06.2 - The calendar week is Monday thru Sunday 0.06.3 - If a pitcher has pitched in more than 3 innings in a game, that pitcher must have 2 days rest before pitching in another game 0.06.4 - Games where an ineligible/illegal pitcher pitches will be forfeited

Substitution Summary (refer to Re-Entry Rule and Explanation page 12; Rules 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, 3.06, 3.07, 3.08, and 4.04) - A 9-man batting order is to be used. Substitute players must play 9 consecutive defensive outs and bat once before removal from the game for the player substituted for to re-enter (re-entry ONLY in the same batting order spot).  


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