---- Celebrating 50 years of Babe Ruth Baseball in our community, 1966-2016 ----
Welcome to the Portsmouth, RI Babe Ruth League (PBRL) Home Page
UPDATED for Fall 2017:
*Games to start Sat. Sept. 9th, times/locations TBA based on total number of teams from Ports, Middletown & Newport. League-wide schedule pending as of Sept.5. Wednesday eve games planned throughout Sept.
FALL BALL PLYER REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED -ROSTERS AT MAXIMUM. Terrific response with over 40 players involved in 13-15 Div & 16U Fall baseball!! Thanks to all for a great Spring 2017 season with our five PBRL teams! Fall Ball registration for our 13-15 y/o's baseball division began in early August -- on-line registration required...details in "Info//News" section at left. Limited roster spots available on "first come - first served" basis.
In addition to the standard 13-15 y/o's Fall division team(s), which includes the 12 y/o players moving up from Little League, a new 16U Fall team for our oldest players (players with 17th birthday on or after May 1, 2017) is anticipated... this team will play age-appropriate higher level High School competition in a separate wood-bat league.
**The 16U team requires a higher level of player commitment with competitive double-header games scheduled each weekend and some off-island travel to ball fields required.** Please contact PBRL President Bob McSparren if interested in our 2017 16U Fall team: email@example.com
Congratulations to our PBRL players who were selected for and participated with the Aquidneck Island All-Star teams (13s, 14s & 15s age groups) in the RI Babe Ruth State Tournaments in July 2017. Our 15s All-Stars made it to the championship game, knocking out the defending (2-time) state champion Warwick PAL squad along the way, but lost to N. Prov-Smithfield in the RI State finale.
General Spring PBRL Season info below...
** Spring Baseball Season on-line registration typically opens in late-January via this site. Eligible participants include incoming League-age 13 thru 16 yr-olds [based on birthdate as of April 30, 2018] **
Play starts in late-April and games occur about twice per week (typically Sunday, and at least one weekday game) against other Aquidneck Island Babe Ruth teams. Practices/games from mid-April until late-June with double-elimination playoffs expected.
Players eligible for PBRL include those residing in and/or attending academic school in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol and Warren RI.
Players with birthdays from **May 1, 2001 through April 30, 2005** are eligible to participate in PBRL in Fall 2017/Spring 2018. The official Babe Ruth League, Inc. age chart can be found by clicking within our "Links" page. Incoming League-age 16 yr-olds are again expected to be eligible for Spring 2018 play, but with specific pitching and bat restrictions imposed (see latest rules link).
("League-age" 16 y/o's became eligible for our 13-15 Div. as of 2016)
Spring League games are played vs. other Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport teams weekday evenings and one day on the weekend; about 15-20 games including playoffs can be expected.
(within the Aquidneck Island Babe Ruth Baseball League)
Parents Needed: PBRL needs enthusiastic parents to become involved in the league and help for the
2017 season and beyond - please contact a PBRL BoD member
2017 Spring Baseball-eligible players: Boys and Girls Ages 13-16 (of age before May 1, 2017) 2017 13-15 Div. Fall Ball Fee: $85.00 2017 Spring Season Registration Fee: $110.00
Parking info - Newport: available during most Babe Ruth games at lot across from Cardines Field (alongside Fire Station) on W. Marlborough St. for reduced fee of $2.00
Financial assistance is available. Please contact the PBRL President. Contact information available under the "Board" tab in the menu on left.