The rainfall over the last few days has been rough on our fields, leaving puddles and mushy conditions.
The CGYBS field crew have been working extremely hard to get all of the fields ready to go, and will continue to work right up until gametime. As of 1:30pm Tues, we believe we will have all fields ready to go by this evening, and games will be played as scheduled.
In the event that we are unable to get a field prepped due to underlying mud, we will advise that team/coach directly. If you do NOT hear anything from your coach, that means your game this evening is a go!
Maplewood Concessions - Working Hard !
Eco Day - Pinto White Sox Cleaned up 6 huge bags of garbage from Maplewood!
This season, CGYBS will again be using RainedOut.net to generate SMS notifications for time-sensitive messages (typically weather cancellations).
Each year, we purge the league SMS databases, so you will need to signup again this season.
To signup, do the following:
Time is running out to register for the 2018 season. Here are the remaining open roster spots for the baseball & softball leagues:
Colt: Open - will close on May 15th
Please use the link below to register for the 2018 season.
The beginning of the 2018 baseball season is right around the corner and many of our CGYBS families might be looking to upgrade equipment, including baseball bats. This year there is a new bat standard in the marketplace, and we felt it necessary to provide some information comparing the previous “USSSA” standard vs. the new “USA Bat”.
Several national leagues governed by Little League International have adopted the new USA Bat standard exclusively starting in 2018, while most recreational and travel leagues are still playing under the USSSA standard. To prevent confusion and add cost unnecessarily to our CGYBS families, we will allow both standards for CGYBS in-house play. Please be informed when making your purchase decision this year and review both standards with info and reviews that are available publicly.
To save some time, here’s an article that goes into more detail on the introduction of the USA Bat standard from a popular online bat vendor.
In addition, here’s an article from USSSA regarding the history of USSSA 1.15 BPF Standard
Finally, here’s a link to the Little League Org’s FAQ’s about the switch to USA Bat.
For the CGYBS in-house league we will allow the following bats for game play.
Bats under the USSSA 1.15 BPF Standard or “USSSA Stamp”
Pinto – No weight restriction. Barrel must be 2 ¼ inch diameter. No big barrel bats.
Mustang - No weight restriction. Barrel must be 2 ¼ inch diameter. No big barrel bats. Max 33 inches.
Bronco - No weight restriction. Barrel must be 2 5/8 inch diameter or less. Max 33 inches.
Pony - Barrel must be 2 5/8 inch diameter or less. Max 36 inches. Drop limit -5 or less, ratio length to weight.
Bats under the new USA Bats Standard or “USA Baseball Stamp”
Pinto – No weight restriction. No Barrel restriction with USA Baseball Stamp.
Mustang - No weight restriction. No Barrel restriction with USA Baseball Stamp. Max 33 inches.
Bronco - No weight restriction. No Barrel restriction with USA Baseball Stamp. Max 33 inches.
Pony - No weight restriction. No Barrel restriction with USA Baseball Stamp. Max 36 inches.
All BBCOR or Wood bats are acceptable.
Dear Cary Grove Youth Baseball & Softball families,
As many of you are already aware, District 26 has entered a purchase agreement to sell Maplewood School. We knew this day would come, but that does not make the news any easier to handle. Baseball and softball games have been played on the fields at Maplewood School since 1953. Many of us are, no doubt, reminiscing about opening days, parades, games won and lost, being present on so many weekends with members of our community, and watching our children grow up.
Many of you most likely have questions about the future. What will happen next year? Where will our children play? The Cary Grove Youth Baseball and Softball Board of Directors has been planning for this eventuality since Maplewood School closed its doors. The Board has carefully planned for future seasons and evaluated the need for playing fields in our community. We remain dedicated to ensuring Cary Grove Youth Baseball and Softball remains a vibrant and integral part of our community.
Together, we will move forward.
We will continue to share information about future plans with you, our families and players.
Thank you for your continued support.
-The Cary Grove Youth Baseball and Softball Board of Directors
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CGYBS Bronco Cubs receiving a twitter shout-out from Joe Maddon !
CGYBS families - A few reminders on various policies that apply to our facilities.
No Pets allowed on School District Property (Maplewood and Cary Jr High). Please observe this rule so that we may continue to have access to our fields.
No Smoking allowed at CGYBS games.
Parking. Please limit car parking to designated spots in our lots or on the streets.
Thank you !
Please see the document below for instructions on using our calendar.