The Annual 2018 GVAA Home Run for Heroes Memorial Day Tournament will be held May 25-May 28, 2018 at Rabinowitz Fields in Voorhees 320 Kresson Road. There will be A and B divisions for ages 8 through 12, with a single division apiece for 7U, 13U, 14U and 15/16U. Town travel teams interested in registering should visit our tournament webpage here.
Teams that pay in full by March 15 will receive a $50 early bird discount. Otherwise, teams must pay the full price ($495 for 7U & 8U, $550 for all other age groups) by April 30.
This Tournament will abide by the new USA Bat Standards for 2018.
All bats will need to have a USA Stamp of Approval.
USABat Stamp of Approval
An Important Rule Change for 2018 that will affect every player in our league.
Starting in January, Cal Ripken Baseball in conjunction with USA Baseball has implemented new bat rules that must be enforced at all levels in both our GVAA Rec and Travel programs.
These new bats are designed to act like wood bats and they must have a USABat Stamp of Approval to be legal for play.
The Bats you used in the 2017 season will not be allowed during our rec & travel games.
These USABat Standard baseball bats are already on sale. Major brands like Easton, DeMarini,Louisville Slugger, and Rawlings are in stores now with the USABat stamp.
Here Are the Key USABat Standard Baseball Bat Facts
TEE BALL BAT RULES:
Beginning January 1, 2018, participating National Member Organizations will adopt the USABat standard for youth baseball and tee ball bats. Unlike standard youth baseball bats, tee ball bats (lengths 26” and shorter) are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat Program.
However, to be approved for play within the participating National Member Organizations, tee ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying permanent text which reads:
ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS
GVAA Board of Directors
Travel Tryouts for the 2018 season were held back in October. Teams have be formed at this time.
If you would like to tryout for 2019 Travel Season, look for tryouts to be held in October 2018. Check the website for dates and times.
If you are interested in playing, please contact, Travel Director, Dean Michalski at email@example.com
To be eligible to play for a GVAA Travel Team, you must play in the 2018 GVAA Spring Rec League.
Dbacks-1st/2nd Grade League Champions!
Congratulations to the Phillies, who capped off an undefeated season and captured the Majors Championship with a 14-8 win over the Rangers!
Majors Playoff Schedule
Wed, May 31st- Phillies 11 A's 1
Thurs, June 1st- Orioles 10 Rangers 6
Mon, June 5th- Rangers 24 v. A’s 9
Tues, June 6th Phillies 6 Orioles 1
Wed, June 7th Rangers 8 Orioles 6
Mon, June 12th League Championship
Phillies 14 Rangers 8
And in the Minors Division, Congratulations to the A's who rallied to beat the Orioles 10-9 in an exciting League Championship Game!
Minors Playoff Schedule (Single Elimination)
Wed, May 31st- Quarterfinals Orioles 5 Dodgers 3
Thur, June 1st- Quarterfinals Phillies 8 Padres 6
Mon, June 5th- Semifinals A's 8 Phillies 2
Tues, June 6th- Semifinals Orioles 7 Royals 6
Wed, June 7th- League Championship A’s 10 Orioles 9
Our 8u Vikings took home a second place finish!
Congratulations to all our Champions and thank you for competing in our annual Memorial Day Tournament. We hope to see you next year!
Here's a look at the final scores from Championship Monday!
Washington Township 12 GVAA 2
8u -B Championship
Medford 13 Harrison 3
9u Warrior Championship
Medford 11 Harrison 10 F/7
9u Patriot Championship
SJ Blue Jays 5 Marlton Cardinals 4
10u Patriot Championship
GC Brawlers 10 Mt. Laurel 0
11u Warrior Championship
Sacred Heart 7 CHYAA 6
11u Patriot Championship
West Deptford 4 Medford 3
12u Warrior Championship
Mt. Laurel 11 AC Outlaws 9
12u Patriot Championship
Mt. Laurel 8 Pennsville 7
Ewing 3 Harrison 2
Mt. Laurel 8 Combat 6
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