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Bat Changes for 2018

Babe Ruth League has implemented new bat rules for the 2018 season that will affect all divisions of post season tournament play.  It has not been determined yet if these changes will go into effect for our local league in the 2018 season.  We hope to have a determination on this by Jan 30, 2017.  We will send out another message once this has been determined.

Below is a breakdown of the changes.  Please be aware of these when purchasing bats for this upcoming season as they may only be good for 1 year.

  • Important to note…the bat rules have not changed for the 2017 season for any level of play.
  • The following changes go into effect in 2018:
    • Cal Ripken Division has approved the use of bats that have a barrel of 2 5/8” in diameter.  Previously it was 2 ¼”.
    • All bats for all divisions that are not BBCOR .50 MUST HAVE a USABat logo stamped on them.  Sales of these bats will begin in the fall of 2017.  ALL bats without this will not be allowed in 2018 with the exception of BBCOR. 


Travel Baseball Tryout Date Set for March 12

The tryout date for all ages of Travel baseball will be March 12. Exact times are yet to be determined, but no tryout will begin before 12:00 noon.

2017 Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Registration Open Until February 14, 2017

Please click the link below to register your players for the 2017 season. Also, pass the word, especially to 7 and 8 year olds, to help us provide any interested family the opportunity to participate next summer!

West Fargo Baseball Holiday Season Flash Sale!

West Fargo Baseball has opened two catalogs to help you fill your Holiday Season Gift Lists! The apparel catalog closed on Monday, 11/7/16 and the equipment catalog will close on Sunday, 12/18/16 to ensure the orders will be received before Christmas. Get your players geared up so they can help West Fargo Baseball win this offseason!

WF Baseball Blank Items

Closes Sunday, 12/18/16: Please click the link above to place an order for non-logoed baseball equipment.

University of Jamestown Baseball Camps

The University of Jamestown will be putting on a couple of baseball camps over the next few months.

I have provided the links for both camps below for anyone who may be interested in registering.

The first one will be held during Christmas Break - Wednesday, Dec 28th at The Ball Yard in Fargo.

The second camp will be held in Jamestown on Saturday, Feb 18th.

Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Frequently Asked Questions

The following document will outline some questions that parents and players of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken may have.

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7/8 Year Olds No longer to play on Friday nights

Starting in the summer of 2017, it has been decided that the 7/8 Year Old age group will no longer play on Friday nights. With this decision, league games will be played on Monday-Thurs nights. However, the nights for each age group are still being determined. 

Former Patriot Andy Young drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals

Andy Young, who recently completed his college eligibility at Indiana State University and who played for the West Fargo Patriots from 2010-2013 was drafted in the 37th round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Andy joins Matt Strahm as former Patriots to be drafted into professional baseball in recent years.  Matt and Andy were Patriot teammates in 2010. 

West Fargo Legion Field to be Named Young Field (11/24/2015)

Newly installed turf fall of 2015

West Fargo grad added to roster of World Series champ Royals

Matt Strahm added to KC Royals Roster

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