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May 19, 2020

 

Subject Line: Important Information: 16-19-year-old Baseball in Bismarck

 

Hello, baseball parents and players –

 

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is very happy to announce the start of the 16-19-year old baseball program for 2020. Settle in for an email full of information in order to prepare for this season.

 

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 state tournaments will be August 4-8 in Bismarck (Class AA) and Valley City (Class A).

  • There will be no advancement to regional or world series 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 the 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.

  • Participants should bring their own batting helmet, bats, baseball gloves, and catcher’s gear.

Tue May 26, Wed May 27, Thu May 28

Friday, May 29

Group 1: 9:30-11:00am

Group 2: 11:15am - 12:45pm

Group 3: 6-7:30pm

Group 1: 9:30-11:00am

Group 2: 11:15am - 12:45pm

Group 3: No Open Gym

 

Wavier and Registration:

  • All participant have to be registered for this program.

    • Click HERE for the link to register: 

     

  • 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.  

    • Click HERE for the link to the waiver

Batting Helmets:

  • 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.

    • Click HERE for 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, starting on Monday, June 1st 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:

  • Please review the guidelines that have been developed to keep participants and coaches safe:

    • Click HERE to view guidelines

Please let me know if you have any questions about the program, Open Gyms or tryouts. We look forward to a great summer of baseball.

 

Ethan Eberle

Recreation Specialist

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District

701-415-0464

 

 

2020 Summer Baseball Registration Now Open!!

16-19 Year Old Baseball:

Competition in 2020 is open to players born on or after January 1, 2001. Any player born in 2000 or before, is not eligible to play.

Babe Ruth Baseball Birth Chart for 2020

We will plan on three teams depending on the interest and number of participants.

  • Governors

    • 16-19 year old baseball

    • Class AA (Statewide League)

  • Senators

    • 16-19 year old baseball

    • Class A (West Division)

  • Reps

    • 16-19 year old baseball

    • Class A (West Division)

Registration

Stop by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District office at 400 East Front Avenue register or visi www.bisparks.org to register online. Create a username and password and register.

Registration opens Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 am. Please register early!

 

 

Age

Dates

Code

16

Practice begins June 1

17519

17

Practice begins June 1

17520

18-19

Practice begins June 1

17521

 

Fees:

  • Governors: $440 + 20 raffle tickets

  • Senators/Reps: $440 + 5 raffle tickets

  • Each participant will be required to sell raffle tickets

  • Your raffle ticket purchase doubles as a family season ticket to all Reps, Senators and Governors games for the 2020 regular season AND puts your name in the calendar drawings for cash prizes, too.

Tryout Schedule - June 1, 2, 3

  • PLAYERS SHOULD SHOW UP RAIN OR SUNSHINE ON JUNE 1-3

  • Governors - 9:30 am at Municipal Ballpark

  • Reps/Senators - 9:30 am at Haaland Field

  • Participants should report to the team they would like to try out for. The coaching staff will place the players on the team they feel best suits the players and the program after tryouts.

  • Regular season practice dates, times and locations are determined by the coaches once team rosters are finalized

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact

Mike Skytland at 701-226-0598 or  mike_skytland@bismarckschools.org

 

All BGovs, Reps and Senators players will be required to purchase their own Easton Z5 Grip navy batting helmet with the Old English B decal.

Contact Universal Athletic to purchase batting helmet and decal

1929 N. Washington Street, Suite U

Bismarck, ND 58501

701-222-8500

 

Click HERE for helmet ordering information (Deadline: May 24 @ 11:59 pm)

Players can purchase their own navy helmet from another source but will need to purchase the Old English B helmet decal from Universal.

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Paxton Miller

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Game On at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark

Bismarck Municipal Ballpark/Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field

 

Tickets:

  • $6 Adults

  • $4 Seniors

  • $4 Kids (ages 7-12)

  • Free (age 6 & Under and youth baseball players in uniform)

Q: Why does it take longer to get from second base to third base than it does from first base to second base? A: Because there is a shortstop in between. :)

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

 

A baseball player would have to smack 384 dingers for his home run trots to equal a marathon.

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