Announcement

All Stars

Posted by Palo Alto Babe Ruth Baseball on Jun 19 2019 at 06:21PM PDT
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Updated 6/19/19: The league has decided to take a two team approach to forming our All Star teams this year due to the lower numbers of interested and available 13s and 15s. First, a 15U team comprised of 15 year olds and “play up 14s” (14s who the 15U coaches believe can play and compete with 15 year old players). Second, a 14U team comprised of 14s and “play up 13s”. Players can only play on one team for an All Star season, so play up 14s would only be able to play on the 15U team.

The 15U team will be managed by Rick Farr with assistance from Vasken Guiragossian. The 14U team will be managed by Eric Stanske with assistance from Ron Fried.

There will be a few small schedule changes related to tryouts and practices for the two teams. Please note that there will be an all ages tryout this Sunday from 2-5pm at Baylands. Here is the updated schedule information:

Managers
14U Manager: Eric Stanske, Coach: Ron Fried
15U Manager: Rick Farr, Coach: Vasken Guiragossian

Tryouts – Tryouts are open to all rostered and eligible 15U League players.
13s ONLY Tryout: Thursday, June 20 6:00 – 8:00pm at Baylands
All Age Group Tryout: Sunday, June 23 2:00 – 5:00pm at Baylands

If you cannot attend a tryout, but are interested in being considered for a team, please contact us so we can let the managers know. Following the tryout on Sunday, coaches will determine the rosters for the two teams and contact the players.

Practice/Uniform Distribution/Team Photo
14U Practice/Uniform Distribution/Picture: Wednesday, June 26 4:00 – 7:00pm at Baylands
15U Practice/Uniform Distribution/Picture: Wednesday, June 26 6:00 – 9:00pm at Baylands

District Tournament
14U (Belmont Sports Complex)
Game 1: Palo Alto vs Bel-Mateo – Saturday, June 29 1:00pm
Game 2: Palo Alto vs Bel-Mateo – Sunday, June 30 3:00pm
Game 3 (if necessary): Palo Alto vs Bel-Mateo – Sunday, June 30 6:00pm

15U (Baylands Athletic Center)
Game 1: BM District vs BM State – Thursday, June 27 5:00pm
Game 2: Winner Game 1 vs Palo Alto – Thursday, June 27 8:00pm
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 – Friday, June 28 5:00pm
Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3 – Friday, June 28 8:00pm
Game 5 (if necessary): Loser Game 4 vs Winner Game 4 – Saturday, June 29 3:00pm

State Tournament
14U (Woodland) Saturday, July 6 to Friday, July 12
15U (Belmont) Saturday, July 6 to Thursday, July 11

Regional Tournament
14U (Arroyo Grande, CA) Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28
15U (Bakersfield, CA) Monday, July 22 to Saturday, July 27

World Series
14U (Demopolis, AL) Friday, August 9 to Friday, August 16
15U (Bismarck, ND) Thursday, August 8 to Thursday, August 15

Commitment – We know that players have a number of different commitments during the summer. For All Stars, our preference when selecting players is to select those who will be with us for at least the first two rounds of tournaments, the district tournament and the state tournament. This does not mean that a player who can only be there for the district tournament, or only for the state tournament, will not be considered, but it could be a deciding point. Players can be dropped (due to their schedules or injuries) or added after each round of the tournaments, however, once a player is dropped, they cannot return to the roster.

Once again, if you have yet to respond and let us know your son’s status for the upcoming All Star season, please do so as soon as possible. You can send your note to Chris Lillios at clillios@compuserve.com. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ron Fried at ron.fried@sri.com.

Thanks!

PABR Board of Directors