Around The Horn News for the Middle Atlantic Region Sept 2010 Volume 10, Issue 7
Inside this Issue
1 Rule Changes for 2011 Season 1 Baseball Quote 1 World Series Individual Awards 2 All World Series Team Honors 2 All Defensive Team Honors 2 Trivia Quiz 3 2010 Tournament Results 4 Quiz Answers
Evelyn Skiendziel Asst. Middle Atlantic Reg. Comm. [email protected]
Rule Changes for 2011 Season The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2011 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2011 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations. Babe Ruth League, Inc. will no longer provide our Host Family Program at the World Series level for the Cal Ripken Division and the Softball 12U Division. A clarification of Babe Ruth League Rule 11.02 will be made to indicate that once a team enters the Cal Ripken Major/70 Division tournament trail, they cannot compete in the Cal Ripken Major/60 tournament trail and once a team enters the Cal Ripken Major/60 tournament trail, they cannot compete in the Cal Ripken Major/70 tournament trail.
single and double elimination games. (This is under Headquarters’ jurisdiction).♦
Baseball Quote “As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves.” -- Ken Griffey, Jr.
World Series Individual Awards Congratulations to these individuals who were awarded the following honors at the World Series: CR Major/70 Sportsmanship Award -- Nick Logue from Emmonton, MD.
For the Babe Ruth Softball 14U, 16U and 18U divisions, the pitcher’s distance has been increased from 40’ to 43’ for local league and tournament play.
10 Y.O Batting Champion – Sean Downey from Middletown, NJ who batted .650 for the series.
World Series Competition – The 10-run rule will be in effect for all pool play and
13-15 Y.O Most Outstanding Player – Ryan O’Kane from North Syracuse, NY♦
All World Series Team Honors
All Defensive Team Honors
The Middle Atlantic Regional teams were well represented when it came to the World Series honors. Congratulations to all of the following players on their achievements:
There were also a number of players who were honored for their defensive play:
10 Y.O -- Middletown, New Jersey’s Nicholas Hohenstein (P), Robert Higgins (2B), Sean Downey (SS) and Tyler Ras (OF) CR Major/60 – Outfielder Charlie Carbin from Springfield, PA
Trivia Quiz Do you know the answers to these trivia questions? 1.
10 Y.O – no one from the MAR CR Major/60 – Second baseman Mitch Masi from Springfield, PA CR Major/70 – Trevor Powers (P) from Bear, DE and David Guare (2B) and Darren Prebble (3B) from Charles County, MD.
CR Major/70 – Jack Pilkerton (P) from Charles County, MD and Chris Hammond (2B) and Brett Willett (SS) from Bear, DE.
How can you have a triple play without the defense touching the ball?
2. How many consecutive pitches can a batter take in one official at bat without swing the bat? 3. How many ways can a batter make it to first without getting a hit? 4. What is the maximum number of hits a team can get in one half inning without scoring a run?
13 Y.O – Chris Campbell (3B) and Anthony Figueroa (OF) from College Point, NY 14 Y.O -- Utility Player Ethan Moore from West End, PA. 13 Y.O – Utility player Justin DelVecchio from College Point, NY.
13-15 Y.O – no one from the MAR
14 Y.O – Kyle Datres (P), and Ryan Orgitano (1B) from West End, PA.
16-18 Y.O – Catcher Evan Sternberg from Bloomfield, NJ
13-15 Y.O – Pat Wright (1B) and Gabe Levanti (Utility) from N. Syracuse, NY. 16-18 Y.O – no one from the MAR♦
2010 TOURNAMENT RESULTS Regional Tournaments
10 year-old Winner: Middletown (NNJ) Dates: July 30 – Aug 5
8-year-old Winner: Spring-Ford (NWPA) Dates: Aug. 6 - end of play
12-year-old / 60 ft. Winner: Springfield (SEPA)
9-year-old Winner: Medford (SNJ) Dates: Aug. 6 - end of play
World Series Cal Ripken 10 and under Winner: Scott County, KY
Cal Ripken Div. Major/ 60’ Winner: Nassau, Bahamas Cal Ripken Div. Major/70’ American Winner: Ocala, FL International Winner: Mexico WS Winner: Mexico
Dates: July 29- Aug 3 12-year-old / 70 ft. Winner: Bear (DE) Dates: July 30 – Aug 5
11-year-old / 60 ft. Winner: Bear (DE) Dates: Aug. 8 - end of play
13-year-old Winner: College Point (ENY) Dates: Aug. 6-12
11-year-old / 70 ft. Winner: Piedmont (DE) Dates: Aug. 6 - end of play
13-year-old Winner: Torrance, CA
14-year-old Winner: West End (PA) Dates: Aug. 6 - 12
16-year-old Winner: Eastern NY
14-year-old Winner: Tri Valley, CA
Dates: Aug. 6 - end of play
13-15 year old Winner: N. Syracuse (WNY) Dates: Aug. 5-11
13-15 year old Winner: N. Syracuse, NY
16-18 year old Winner: Essex County (NNJ)
16-18 year old Winner: Gulf Coast, AL
Dates: July 30 – Aug. 5 SOFTBALL 12U Winner: Hamilton, NJ
SOFTBALL 12U Winner: Santa Fe, FL
SOFTBALL 16U Winner: Luzerne County, PA
SOFTBALL 16U Winner: Henderson/Vance, NC
Quiz Answers: 1.
Situation – Runners on first and second. Batter hits an infield fly – batter out. Runner on first passes the runner on second – 2 outs. Ball comes down and hits the runner from second – third out!
Eleven – Batter comes up with two outs and a runner on base. The count goes to 3-2, still no swing. Then the runner is thrown out while trying to steal and the inning ends. At the start of the next inning, the same batter comes up again with no count – but it is still considered the same at bat – and he goes to 3 and 2 again. That’s ten pitches and still no swings. The next pitch is the 11th – either it is strike three, ball four, or the batter makes contact.
Six – base on balls (walk), hit by pitch, catcher’s interference, fielder’s choice, a fielding error, the batter strikes out swinging but the catcher drops the ball and can’t throw the batter out.
Six – One scenario: The first batter singles. The second batter singles, the runner is thrown out advancing to third. The third batter singles, again the runner is out advancing to third. The fourth and fifth batters single to load the bases. The sixth batter hits a ground ball which strikes a base runner in fair territory, the ball is dead, the base runner is out, the batter is awarded a single, and the inning is over.