At this time the Harris Baseball Softball organization continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 and the guidelines of the CDC and government agencies. We are also looking to add various extra precautions to assist in preventing the spread of the virus in our community and at the park. Social distancing has been recommended at this time and we fully intend to follow these guidelines.
As always, our main goal is to ensure our top priority, the safety of everyone at Harris. We eagerly await an exciting 2020 season at Harris!
Further updates will be forthcoming via email and our Facebook page. In the meantime sign up soon as teams are beginning to fill! Registration has been extended for a short time, numbers have swelled to date and we can’t wait to get started!
*2020 Deadline has been temporarily extended due to the delay in tryouts*
Avoid late fees by signing up NOW!
$65 - 4U Instructional Coed (ages 3-4 as of April 30, 2020)
$90 - T-Ball (age 5 as of April 30, 2020)
$120 - Machine Pitch (ages 6-7 as of April 30, 2020)
$120 - Minors (ages 8-9 as of April 30, 2020)
$120 - Majors (ages 10-12 as of April 30, 2020)
$120 - Seniors (ages 13-16 as of April 30, 2020)
$90 - 6U (ages 5-6 as of December 31, 2019)
$120 - 8U (ages 7-8 as of December 31, 2019)
$120 - 10U (ages 9-10 as of December 31, 2019)
$120 - 12U (ages 11-12 as of December 31, 2019)
$120 - 14U (ages 13-14 as of December 31, 2019)
$120 - 16U (ages 15-16 as of December 31, 2019)
$120 - 18U (ages 17-18 as of December 31, 2019)
*Families (same household) with multiple players will receive a $30 discount for each additional player after the 1st child is registered.
** High School Players can play Rec for only $50 once released from High School Baseball or Softball Teams.
*** Travel Players are eligible for a $20 discount on the Rec registrations.
Harris Baseball Softball, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, emphasizes the education of baseball and softball rules, teaches the fundamentals, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Harris is committed to providing the youth of our community the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying some quality family time! With the 'Indiana stay at home order', we will pause any and all activities indoor or outdoors involving Baseball and Sofbtall until April 6th. On April 7th, we will have our monthly Board meeting in-person or via other comminacation methods to determine what updates we will have and possible dates. We do expect to provide a Baseball and Softball Season at some point in the near future.
Take adavantage of the 50% discount for early bird signup for Rec/ All-Star Softball Winter Workouts...On January 1, 2020 the cost will go up to $100!!! Must be registered and paid in full by January 1, 2020 for 50% discount!
"It is the policy of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to assure the safety of all participants. Accordingly, Babe Ruth League, Inc. reserves the right to ban any equipment, including bats, at any time, including during the season, based upon a change of existing policy and/or upon new information made available to Babe Ruth League, Inc."
Click Here to read about the USABat Standard to be used beginning on January 1, 2018.
Click Here to read about the USABat T-Ball Sticker Program beginning on January 1, 2018.
Click Here for the list of USA Bat Standard approved bats.
2019 USA Baseball Bat Guide
For comprehesive USA Bat information updated for 2019 Click Here to view the guide online.
Babe Ruth League Bat Rules
USA Baseball T-Ball Stamp
USA Baseball Marking
2 5/8" Barrel Maximum
NO BBCOR BATS
Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15
USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
2 5/8” Barrel
Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18
All Bats Must Be
No Greater Than -3
Babe Ruth Softball
Marked as "Official Softball Bat"
or "Official Fastpitch Bat"
Note: Solid one piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.
Tampering or altering bats may violate certain federal and state laws and voids the USA Baseball certification, as well as all manufacturer warranties. Rolling is considered tampering and would void the bat’s certification and make it illegal for play.
NON-COMPLIANT BATS FOR - BABE RUTH SOFTBALL:
Contained below is a current listing of non-compliant bats that are not eligible, or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth Softball program or activity.
* Babe Ruth League Softball has been advised that Louisville Slugger is recalling the entire current line of the OneX fastpitch softball bat (all lengths and weights) from the market.
* Easton Ghost (GOLD) is not permitted in any level of Babe Ruth Softball Play.
This does NOT affect the (BLUE) Ghost Blue is permitted.
If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his "at bat" the bat is simply removed from play and the "at bat" continues.
A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out. No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand. This is an appeal play. The "at bat" will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.
Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game.
If you have any questions on approved or non-compliant bats, do not hesitate to contact Babe Ruth Headquarters.
Middle Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Southwest
Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest
As the dust settles from another great weekend of softball in remembrance of our little girl, who we miss so much, our family would like to express our gratitude for the great community of softball families we’re blessed to be a part of! This year was yet another huge success! We’d like to thank everyone first and foremost for their attendance, whatever your role may have been. We truly appreciate you. 💕 This tournament and fundraiser wouldn’t be anything without your support!
Secondly, we cannot express enough how much we appreciate the continuing support of Amy Stauffacher Schramski, Shaun Dralle, Dan Foster, everyone at Harris Baseball/Softball and the unwavering love and support from our Penn Softball families in helping us keep this tournament a success every year and aiding us in bringing this community together in the spirit of competition!
We’d also like to thank Allison Adams for devoting so much time and effort into trying to capture every wonderful moment from this tournament with her amazing photography skills! She was the one carrying a ladder and photography gear that would rival the set up of any photojournalist from National Geographic.
Finally, we would like to recognize all the players and teams that participated. Your passion, dedication and drive for competition is what builds this community. Without your discipline and passion, this sport would be nothing. As we walked around the park this weekend, we were so happy to see so many smiling faces, teams cheering each other on so, so many #playforpiper bracelets on the field. Whether or not your team was victorious this weekend, we consider you all champions this weekend. This tournament brought out the best in you. Coming together for one cause is bigger than any trophy we could’ve handed out. Our hearts are full because of you!
Talks for next years tournament have already began and we’re so happy to be able to continue honoring Piper’s life with all of the people and players we love. 🥎💕🌈🦄💕🥎
My name is Dave Smith and I’m the newly elected Softball Commissioner at Harris. Having been a part of the league for several years I desired to apply some of the experiences I’ve gained as a rec and all-star coach to help influence the future direction of our park. I've since happily discovered that the Harris board is passionate and focused on helping Harris reach it's full potential.
The time has come to again make Harris the premier rec league in the area. That said, you will immediately see changes that will positively impact parent/player experiences at the corner of Brick and Currant. Not only will we provide more education and extended skill enhancement opportunities for our rec league players, we’ll recruit passionate All-Star coaches and players to take part in the Babe Ruth Tournaments. Currently various park improvements are being reviewed that allow for more practice time and more efficient scheduling while providing avenues for extended play via All-Star and travel program opportunities. We’ll also host clinics to support the rec league side so some of our girls aren’t going 8 months without a glove or bat in their hands!
To those of you who’ve left the park, you no longer have to drive further to see your children reach their potential without making year-long commitments. As evidenced by the strong numbers at the park this year and the amazing All-Star tournament performances by our youngest teams on both the baseball and softball sides, know that Harris will be the league of choice in 2020. To our current patrons, know that we were with you this year and are cognizant of what we need to accomplish to take this to the next level. With that said, I appreciate any feedback on what you’d like to see at Harris next year to improve your park experience.
To start, we’ll be having a fall softball clinic for ages 6-12 on Sunday afternoons on October 6th, 13th, and 20th. This is a special opportunity for new, current, and returning players to not only enhance their skills but meet future coaches as well as peers playing at the high school level. Registration will start soon and we are currently reaching out to coaches and players who are available on these dates to assist at the clinics.
I hope to see all of you at the Piper Dwigan’s ‘Heart of a Champion’ tournament this weekend! #playforpiper