2007-03-29 / News

Register now to play baseball in town leagues

Baseball players can register by picking up forms at the recreation center or at Baker's Pharmacy.

Forms can also be downloaded at www.jamestownri.com/ (click on "Community Organizations, and then on Jamestown Baseball).

Boys and girls, who are ages 5 through 12 by April 30, are eligible to play in the Cal Ripken divisions. Players are requested to bring a birth certificate to registration and if not available, it must be provided by April 23.

Try-outs for major leagues (ages 9 through 12) and boys Babe Ruth (ages 13 through 15) will be held Saturday, April 7, at Around the Horn Sports Center, 3377 South County Trail in East Greenwich. Players 9 years old and older, who have not played on a major league team, need to try-out if they wish to play on a major league team. New Babe Ruth players, even if they played in the majors last year, must try out for the Babe Ruth teams. Major league tryouts will start at 8:15 a.m., followed by Babe Ruth tryouts at 9:30 a.m. Opening day is scheduled for Saturday, April 28.

The following important deadlines should be noted. Major league registrations are due by Friday, March 30. All other age group registrations are due by Friday, April 20. These deadlines are final.

All players, in all age groups, are responsible for their own batting helmets.

A parents meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Melrose school multi-purpose room. All parents, especially parents of first time players, are asked to attend. Jamestown Baseball needs volunteers to serve in various positions, including concession stand coordinator, instructional league coordinator, and instructional league managers/coaches. A second Babe Ruth team and qualified umpires are also needed. For more information, contact Tony Rafanelli at 423-3953.

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