Attention Senior Babe Ruth Players!!!
Rumor has it. Rumor has it that Danbury Baseball is on the decline. Championships, Trophies and Wins are all distant memories in Danbury. Baseball Glory is fading…a thing of the past for Danbury Youth Baseball.
There is nothing, nothing to those rumors and let us prove it!!
Registrations in Danbury Youth Babe Ruth are up! Spring Babe Ruth Registrations exceeded last years by a full team. And this summer is shaping up over last summer to show an increase as well. In fact we are anticipating 3 Senior Babe Ruth Teams for the Summer Travel Season compared to barely 1 last summer.
I am excited to announce that Danbury Youth Senior Babe Ruth Baseball teams will participate in the Housatonic Valley League this summer. We participated with that League last summer and had a great experience. This year promises to be even better. Expect a schedule and tournament of up to 22 games this summer with teams as familiar as Ridgefield, Newtown to new opponents from Fairfield, Shelton and Naugatuck. Registration Fee will be $185.00. The Summer Travel the season will start shortly after Memorial Day and run through the first week in August.
But that’s not all! I saved the best for last!
This year we plan to field a Senior Babe Ruth Tournament Team that participates in the Districts and/or State Championship Senior Babe Ruth Tournament. We plan to conduct a tryout or otherwise select the Best of the Best from our Summer Teams to play for the District 4 Championship* and beyond.
For the Tournament Team: Player vacations of up to 2 weeks will be considered but must be made known during tryouts and may affect decisions. This is a District Tournament Team and will follow the Babe Ruth Tournament Trail depending on success which may involve Travel Out of State. The 18U Tournament Trail: District 4 Site to be Determined*, Recommended June 23-30; CT State - Stamford CT, July 7-15; NE Regional – Keene NH, July 21-30; World Series – Ephrata WA, August 5-12. The "Travel" will include up to 18 games against Western CT League Babe Ruth Travel Teams, plus a playoff run. And for Tournament Players, the District and State Tournaments which would supersede some "Travel" games. Regional and beyond may involve additional fees or fund raising.
*There wasn’t a District 4 Tournament in 2016 – By default The Ridgebury Rays represented District 4 in the State Tournament