LS Youth Baseball 2020 Summer Baseball
Summer Baseball Plans
We are still currently planning a full-summer program with Jimmy Fund (1st Grade-7th), Bay State (3rd Grade – 6th Grade), Lou Tompkins and Minuteman (7th and 8th Grade), which have historically started at the end of the school year. In the past we have opened registration for summer in early May. This year we are going to wait until we receive additional guidance from State and Local Authorities and assess the current landscape as to planning summer baseball activities. We hope to communicate additional information in early June.
LS Youth Baseball's second season creates an opportunity for players of all levels to experience playing summer baseball in a competitive environment with their in-town friends in keeping with LS Youth Baseball's Mission Statement. We offer a variety of options for players of all ages and skill levels. The information below is intended to provide a brief overview of our summer offerings and key dates as you plan your summer.
Bay State Baseball
This is a competitive summer team for committed players at advanced levels on the 60 foot diamond (with the exception of Bay State A). On Saturday May 30, 2020, assessments will be held by independent evaluators at Featherland Park for each grade. Our goal, within each division is to field a single team of 12 players each. It is expected all players that will try out for a Bay State team and be eligible for a Little League tournament team will attend 60% of their in-town spring games as stipulated by Little League Rules. Any exceptions will be handled on case by case basis.
- Bay State D - Current 3rd Graders
- Bay State C - Current 4th Graders
- Bay State B - Current 5th Graders
- Bay State A 50/70 - Current 6th Graders
Important Bay State Dates
Assessments – Saturday May 30, 2020
Teams Announced – Friday June 5, 2020 (after 8pm)
Official Practice Begins - Monday June 22, 2020
Baseball events (games and practices) are held 5/6 days a week, concluding with the Tournament of Champions, which is held during the 2nd week of August.
Minuteman Baseball will run a Summer Minuteman League for 13 - 16 year olds who have previously played at the Babe Ruth level. This league will be comprised of teams from the same towns as the Minuteman Spring league. It will provide an opportunity for players to participate in a less competitive and more informal level of play than the Lou Tompkins program.
Games will begin the week of mid-June with games being played on Monday through Thursday nights. The schedule is a 12 game schedule (2 games per week). The single elimination playoffs will begin on in early August
There are no tryouts for this team and selection will be based on player availability during the summer and the order of receipt of the application forms.
Jimmy Fund is a league for those who are interested in playing competitive baseball against local towns but does not want the commitment of Bay State. There is no assessment and players are placed on balanced teams.
- Jimmy Fund Rookie – Current 1st Graders
- Jimmy Fund Farm - Current 2nd Graders
- Jimmy Fund Minors - Current 3rd and 4th Graders
- Jimmy Fund Majors - Current 5th, 6th and Age Eligible 7th Graders will play 50/70.
Jimmy Fund events are held 2 days during the weekday. There are no weekend events and the season concludes the last week of July.