Piedmont NEEDS Voluteers
Cal Ripken Field Maintenance
Other various positions
We need your help! Send an email to Bruce Awtry.
A listing of 2013 season sponsors is now available on the sponsors page. Please try to patronize our sponsors whenever possible. And please thank them for sponsoring Piedmont Baseball and Softball. We are now soliciting for sponsors for the 2014 season. See the sponsor page. A list of 2014 sponsors will be posted closer to the season.
Babe Ruth issued new bat rules in 2013, including a listing of non-compliant bats for 2013 and going forward. There have been no updates for the current season. Click here to read details.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
August 8 - Fall Ball registration opens
2015 Travel Team Tryouts
As in past years, Piedmont will be selecting the 2015 Travel Teams for ages 9-12 this September. There will be 2 tryouts scheduled for each age group. Players are required to attend at least 1 tryout, but are encouraged to attend both of them. The tryouts will be held as follows:
9U Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm on Swift 1.
10U Sunday, September 7 at 2 pm on Swift 1.
11U Sunday September 7, at 4 pm on Swift 1.
12U Sunday, September 7 at 6 pm on Swift 1.
A player's baseball age is determined by their age on 4/30/2015. If you have any questions before the tryout, please contact Chan Hansen.
Free Baseball Clinic - PAL
On Saturday September 13, DIAA Henlopen Conference 2014 Coach of the year, Corporal Mike Henderson, former Blue Rocks players John Weglarz and Donovan Delany, and former college player Joseph Trala for 3 hours of hitting, fielding and pitching. 8 to 10 year olds 9 am to noon, age 11-14 1pm to 4 pm at the Hockessin PAL. Space is limited. Registration first come serve. To register, call Jim Hoban at 302-239-8857.
Fall Ball Registration Open
Fall Ball registration is now open, through August 29. Softball registration will be extended until September 4. Programs available in Fall Ball include National League, American League, Farm League and Senior League baseball, 16U, 12U, 10U, and 8U softball. Online registration is available here. If you already have an account, click Login to register. Baseball practices and games begin Saturday September 6. Softball programs begin Saturday September 13. Further information is available on the Cal Ripken and softball pages under 'Programs' on the menu bar.
Piedmont Hosts 2014 11YO Mid-Atlantic Regionals
Piedmont is hosting the 2014 11YO Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. The teams participating include: Piedmont, Bear, Lou Gehrig Youth (W NY), Hilltop (SE PA), Marlton (S NJ), Bayonne (N NJ), Staten Island (MNY), E. Brandywine (NW PA), Charles County Youth League (MD), and Wilton Youth (E NY). Play begins Thursday July 24, with the Championship being Monday July 28. A schedule of events can be foundhere. A listing of pool play brackets, standings and game schedules can be found here. Directions and a map to the fields can be found here.
Dick's Sporting Goods Discounts
Piedmont is proud to announce that Dick's Sporting Goods is again going to be a Hall of Fame Sponsor for our league. As part of their sponsorship, discount coupons for baseball and softball equipment and clothing are available to Piedmont league members. Click on the graphic below to access Dick's discount coupons.
Piedmont Capital Campaign
Piedmont began a capital fundraising campaign last year to raise funds for facilities and infrastructure improvements, lighting improvements and expansions, and construction of new fields at both the Swift Park and Valley Road complexes. If you'd like to find out more, click here.
If you'd like to contribute via PayPal, click on the donate button.
If you'd like to download a form to use to contribute with a check by mail, click here.
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