$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.
*** Harris 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.
The board recently met to further discuss the upcoming season and set forth park-wide guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. Based on continued communication with state and local government and healthcare officials, a few adjustments have been made to the tentative schedule proposed in an earlier email.
*Through the end of May, we will not be adding any events - practices, games, or scrimmages - to our official schedule.
*Beginning June 1st, we will start scheduling practices for teams. These will be optional and scheduled by request (contact
). No player will be penalized for not attending practices and it will not affect the amount of game time play.
*After June 14th, all teams will be given scheduled practice time.
*Games will begin in mid June and run through July (with the holiday weekend "off"). The season may be extended into August if necessary for completion.
*Coaches and families can expect to hear from their respective commissioners in the next few weeks regarding players evaluations and team assembly. We intend for all rosters to be assigned by the beginning of June.
*We will also be verifying jersey information and rescheduling picture day so that we can more easily roll into the season once the government allows.
*Attached are the current social distancing guidelines and restrictions that Harris will use this season.
We appreciate the feedback we've heard from those patrons who have reached out to us. The Harris Board is continuing to keep apprised of the pandemic situation and is ready to modify any plans or guidelines needed to make this a safe, successful season. Please continue to check for updates on the website and FaceBook page.
"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. 🥎💕🌈🦄💕🥎