PortsmouthBRL: Info//News//Field Directions

Wednesday, August 3
Fall Ball 2017 (13-15 Div.) player registration (click 'HERE'). Program info and our registration contact person below.

FALL BALL PLAYER REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - ROSTERS AT MAXIMUM.  To be considered for a vacancy should a roster spot open up please contact PBRL President Bob McSparren:  robert.mcsparren@gmail.com 

PBRL Fall Baseball program for new players presently moving up from Little League and other programs (as just completed "league-age 12 year olds") to the big sized baseball diamond, as well as current 13-15 year old Babe Ruth players.  This is a relaxed, fun and instruction-oriented Fall season with younger players highly encouraged to participate to ease their transition to the large field.  FALL BALL PLAYER REGISTRATION OPENED AS OF AUGUST 1st, 2017.

** Bats **  New players moving up directly from Little League may continue to use their current approved bats for this coming 2017 Fall season.  New bat rules per Babe Ruth National will go into effect in 2018 for the entire B/R 13-15 Division.  Additional info on approved bats can be found in our "Links" section.

Eligible players include those from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol and Warren RI (and students attending academic school in any of these communities).  More info on this in article below...  

Multiple Portsmouth teams (depending on player registration count) play one game each weekend (typically Saturday) and one game mid-week within the Aquidneck Island Fall Babe Ruth League, starting around the second Saturday in September and going until late October.  At least one all-players practice is scheduled each week as well.

Roster spots are 'first come - first served' and fill quickly!   Registrants are encouraged to sign up early via our on-line link ... found in the headline above for this article.  Player registration fee for 2017 Fall Ball is $85.00.

PBRL registration contact:  wbliss1@cox.net 



Wednesday, February 17
Portsmouth Babe Ruth League baseball field location - "Click Here" for map
PBRL's Seveney Field -- located within the Gardner-Seveney Sports Complex on south side of Linden Lane, approx. 2/10 mile east of 715 East Main Rd., Portsmouth RI.   Approximate field location indicated as "recreation area" on Google Maps.

Wednesday, August 19
Current approved Babe Ruth League bat info & up-to-date official playing rules

Monday, October 26
PBRL *includes* towns of Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol & Warren RI
Players eligible for Portsmouth Babe Ruth League Baseball include those players residing in and/or attending academic school in the towns of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol and Warren RI.  This revised PBRL player eligibility policy has been in effect as of the league's boundary expansion in 2012.  More info on this subject can be found in the related article "Portsmouth Babe Ruth League Expands Registration Boundaries" within this same menu tab.  Please spread the word!!

Thursday, March 29
Portsmouth Babe Ruth League Expands Registration Boundaries

In 2012, the Portsmouth Babe Ruth League (PBRL) was approved to redraw its boundary lines to include Tiverton, ...

Wednesday, July 26
New 16U PBRL Fall team planned in 2017

Creation of a new 16U Fall team for our oldest players is now planned in 2017.  Players with their 17th birthday occuring on or after May 1, 2017 will be eligible.  At least one mandatory skills evaluation session for interested players will occur in August **prior to registration opening up specifically for this 16U age group**... session date set for Saturday August 19, 11am - 12:45pm at Portsmouth's Seveney Field.

Participation with this team will require additional player commitment -- competitive high school level play in a wood bat-only league with doubleheader games each weekend and some travel to off-island ball fields required.  Player registration fee for the 16U team is anticipated to be $150.00, due to additional games and umpire fees.

For additional info on the 16U ballclub, please contact PBRL President Bob McSparren:  robert.mcsparren@gmail.com

-or- PBRL Player Agent/Registrations contact Bill Bliss:  wbliss1@cox.net



Monday, March 27
2017 local Aquidneck Island League rules additions
**NEW**  updated for 2017 season

Sunday, April 24
Berkeley- Peckham Field location, Middletown - "Click Here" for map
Middletown's Babe Ruth field located at 670 Green End Ave. Middletown RI; entrance to the right, just past Senior Center.  Indicated on Google Maps as "War Memorial Field".

Sunday, April 24
Cardines Field location, Newport - "Click Here" for map
Newport's Babe Ruth field located at 20 America's Cup Ave. (and corner of West Marlborough St.) Newport, RI.  Parking for $2.00 in parking lot on West Marlborough St. (directly across from ballpark) via entrance alongside Fire Station. Inform Lot Attendant you are there for Babe Ruth game at Cardines Field to receive discounted fee.  This is NOT the Newport Visitors Center multi-deck parking facility on America's Cup Ave just west of Cardines Field.

Friday, January 20
Spring 2017 Portsmouth (RI) Babe Ruth Baseball registration info - see below

On-line registration is the principal method for sign-up within our league.  Player on-line registration (via the "Links" section at left) for the 2017 Spring PBRL season began as of late-January 2017 ("wait-list" for late registrants in effect as of April 10 upon completion of player roster assignments).  We offer a single mixed age-group developmental but competitive baseball division for all our community players who are "league age" 13 through 16 years old.

Eligible players MUST ONLY have birthdays from May 1, 2000 through April 30, 2004 and are REQUIRED to be residents of (*or* attend academic school within) the Rhode Island towns of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol or Warren.



Saturday, November 12
Exclusive PBRL winter indoor batting cage time to again be offered for 2017 - begins in March!

2017 PBRL-registered players receive 6 hours of exclusive winter batting cage time at In The Zone Baseball Club hitting facility, 1400 Brayton Point Ave., Somerset MA, starting Monday March 6, 2017 from 6-7:30pm and continuing each Monday evening through March 27 (four total dates).  This special offer is provided to PBRL players registered for the 2017 Baseball season at NO additional cost! PBRL Adults will be on-site to assist/supervise.