All Baseball Machine Pitch, Minors and Majors 50/70 players MUST attend a mandatory skills assessment on Sunday, February 24 at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym.
Softball, Tee Ball, Juniors and Seniors players DO NOT need to attend the skills assessment.
Machine Pitch-7 (12:00 - 1:00pm)
Machine Pitch-8 (1:00 - 2:00pm)
Minors (2:15 - 3:45 pm)
2:15-3:00 Last name A -L
3:00-3:45 Last name M - Z
Majors 50/70 (4:00 - 5:30pm)
4:00 - 4:45 Last name A - L
4:45 - 5:30 Last name M - Z
The teams for the Baseball and Softball - Machine Pitch, Minors, and Majors 50/70 divisions will be announced on Sunday, March 3 at 5:00pm at St. Christopher’s Lower School gym. Plan to attend this meeting with your players. Players will meet their coaches and teammates, and will learn about team expectations and upcoming practices.
Spring Registration for the 2019 season is open! Baseball divisions include Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, Minors, Majors 50/70, Juniors and Seniors. Softball divisions will include Tee Ball, Machine Pitch, Minors and Majors.
On Saturday, February 23rd the Willow Lawn, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for their upcoming baseball/softball season.
Any Richmond Little League participant can bring in the attached appreciation day flyer (click on the Dick's logo above) to receive 20% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) on Saturday, February 23rd. This is a great opportunity to not only get your baseball/softball gear but to also take care of any other purchasing needs you may have such as that kayak or set of irons you have had your eye on!
If you are unable to make it to the appreciation day event please remember that you can click this link - Richmond Little League 2019 DSG Baseball Coupon - to print out your baseball/softball coupon sheet, which is good for discounts off your purchases (as listed on the coupon) all season long. You will not be able to use this coupon in addition to the appreciation day coupon on the appreciation day.
Richmond Little League families should print off the appreciation day flyer (click on the Dick's logo above) and bring it with them to the Willow Lawn store on Saturday, February 23rd in order to take advantage of the 20% off.
You can also stop by the Richmond Little League table to register to win gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).
Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Bats meeting the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard may also be used in the Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League divisions.
With the implementation of thenew USA Baseball Bat Standard in 2018, Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. The landing page, found at LittleLeague.org/BatInfo, includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.
Minors / Machine Pitch: USA Baseball marking, 2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) / Juniors:USA Baseball marking, 2 5/8” barrel maximum or BBCOR
Seniors: ALL bats must be BBCOR
Softball Bats - Rule 1.10
The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.