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2018 GVAA Home Run for Heroes Memorial Day Tournament Information


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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. 




New Bat Rule for 2018 Season

USABat Stamp of Approval

USABat Stamp of Approval

GVAA Members,

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 EastonDeMarini,Louisville Slugger, and Rawlings are in stores now with the USABat stamp.

Here Are the Key USABat Standard Baseball Bat Facts

  • Approved Youth Bats with 2 5/8” barrels will be legal for all ages (14 and under) in Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie, AABC, AAU.
  • The 2 5/8” big barrel lengths will be much shorter than the current 2 5/8” 1.15bpf barrels used in today’s game due to the performance regulations put in place.
  • All current youth baseball bats will continue to be legal in the above mentioned organizations through December 31st, 2017
  • 1.15bpf bats will NOT be grandfathered in for the 2018 season.
  • The goal is to make youth bats perform like a wood bat.
  • There will be no limit to how light a bat can be, which should be helpful to younger players.

To See a Complete List of USA Approved Bats Click Here
2018 USA BAT RULES for BABE RUTH/CAL RIPKEN Baseball

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


2018 Spring Travel Tryouts

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 deanmic@comcast.net  

To be eligible to play for a GVAA Travel Team, you must play in the 2018 GVAA Spring Rec League.

 



2017 GVAA Spring Rec Playoffs


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


The Phillies Win the Majors Championship!


Congrats to the A's and Orioles who battled to the final out in the Minors Championship. The A's pulled out a dramatic 10-9 victory to claim the title.


Home Run for Heroes Championships


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!

8u-A Championship
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 

13u Championship
Ewing 3 Harrison 2

14u Championship
Mt. Laurel 8 Combat 6


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