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Reilly Classic Summer Kickoff Tournament
06/12/2018
REILLY CLASSIC SUMMER KICKOFF TOURNAMENT   Westwood will...
2018 Home Run Derby Champ
06/11/2018
Congratulations to Paul Dyson for winning the 2018 Home Run Derby!    
2018 Bat Policy Changes
11/23/2017
USA Baseball has issued new bat rules that will take effect January...
 
Reilly Classic Summer Kickoff Tournament

REILLY CLASSIC SUMMER KICKOFF TOURNAMENT
 
Westwood will once again be hosting the  John and Rosella Reilly Classic Tournament for A and B teams.  A long-standing little league tradition, the tournament allows newly formed summer teams to play prior to the official start of the Suburban League season. Players have the opportunity to get to know new teammates, practice as a team and hone their skills in various positions. 
 
A Teams Tournament - Wednesday June 13-Sunday, June 17th 
9 and 11 year old teams play on June 13, 15, and possible games on June 16, 17th.
10 and 12 year old teams play on June 14, 16 and possible game on June 17th
 
B Teams Tournament - Wednesday, June 20-Sunday, June 24th 
9 and 11 year olds play on June 20, 22 and possible games on June, 23, 24th. 
10 and 12 year olds play on June 21, 23 and possible game June 24th. 
 

by posted 06/12/2018
2018 Home Run Derby Champ

Congratulations to Paul Dyson for winning the 2018 Home Run Derby!

 

 


by posted 06/11/2018
2018 Bat Policy Changes

USA Baseball has issued new bat rules that will take effect January 1st 2018 making most previous models obsolete

 

The new rules are trying to make the baseball bat have a more wood-like performance. While we all love to see our kids hit home runs, it has gotten to the point that smaller/lighter kids are hitting them over the trees. The #1 driver behind this new standard is safety. If a little kid can knock them out, imagine a young pitcher getting hit with a line drive from a bigger, 5'8", 160 lb 12 year old. 

 

So, what does this mean for your little league player? Unfortunately, it means a new bat ($$, $$$) or a wood bat ($). Wood bats are making a big come back because of the new standard. 

 

Please don't go out and buy a "cheap" bat that you may not be able to use next season. Make sure Grandma and Grandpa are aware before spending money on a birthday or Holiday gift that won't be allowed in a LL/BR baseball game.

 

A little light reading for you........

 

USA Baseball; https://usabat.com/faq/

Little League; http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm?utm_source=ll.org%20bat%20page&utm_medium=2018%20USA%20Baseball%20Bat%20Standard%20Link&utm_content=LL.org%20Bat%20Resource%20Page

Babe Ruth; https://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx

ASA/USA Softball (unchanged); https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2017/February/28/Important-information-regarding-USA-Softball-certified-equipment-Certification-Marks

 

Or......just go wood!!

 

Barnstable Bat Company in Barnstable Mass.

https://barnstablebat.com/

 

Axis Bats in Fall River Mass.

http://www.axisbats.com/

 


by posted 11/23/2017