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Bedford Pound Ridge Baseball Association Trave; Baseball Tryouts

The Bedford Pound Ridge Baseball Association will be holding tryouts for its 2019 BPR Lightning teams on two afternoons this month:

—Friday October 19th, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
and
—Friday October 26th, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
at
Bedford Village Memorial Park (9U and 10U)
Pound Ridge Town Park (11U and 12U)

For the 12U, this will be the tryout for the 2019 Cooperstown team.

Players are not required to attend both days, but the evaluations are handled in a way that attendance to both COULD be beneficial to the player, as only the highest scores are counted in each category evaluated.

The timing of these tryouts is a change from previous years, when they were held in the spring. The majority of travel teams in our area select their teams earlier so that they can train over the winter and establish player bonds before the summer season gets underway.
We would like to give our players the same opportunity.

If you would like your player to try out for teams from 9U to 12U, please contact the appropriate coach for your age group:

9U (Born after 4/30/09): Carlos Rodriguez (crodriguez1211@gmail.com)
10U (Born after 4/30/08): Matt Valenti (matt_valenti@yahoo.com)
11U (Born after 4/30/07): Chris Bain (chris.bain@gmail.com)
12U (Born after 4/30/06): Jay Furst (jfurst@forteriswealth.com)
 

BPR Lightning Cooperstown Week Recap:

The BPR Lightning 12U Cooperstown team experienced an amazing week of new friendships, the art of negotiating, team bonding, a little baseball, but most importantly life lessons. We started the week with a 10th place finish out of the 104 teams competing in the Around The Horn Plus. While Jamie Boniello, Jacob Cormier, Henry Della Penna, Nicky Dellorso, Omar Giret, Charlie Lewis, Andre McConnell and Sam Sander had a clean around the horn and just missed the medal round by .03 seconds, Harry Carl, Brad Paterson and Colin Witz participated in individual events.

Despite going 1-7 in the tournament, we had the pleasure of playing the #1 overall seed twice in one day. We first played the eventual overall champions Motor City Hit Dogs from Michigan and then played Legends Baseball from North Carolina the eventual #3 overall finisher. We also hit a home run in every game that we played and pitched 2 complete games in the playoffs. The boys and coaches would like to thank the BPR baseball community for their support this year. 

Coach Charlie Della Penna

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE Re:  Easton 30/20 Ghost X bat

BPRBA has been informed of a statement issued by Easton informing the public that their Easton Ghost X, 30” -10 USA Baseball bat (model #’s YBB18GX10 30/20 & LL18GHX 30/20 Japan model) is no longer certified or approved by USA Baseball.   Please note - while we make no comment as to the validity of the decertification, due to the loss of USA bat certification, this bat cannot be used at any BPRBA game or practice.

As we understand the situation according to the statement, if you purchased one of these bats, Easton will provide a pre-paid mailing label that you can use to return it to Easton. Upon receipt of your bat, Easton will send you via email a one-time use electronic voucher with a value up to $500 to compensate you for your bat and your inconvenience.  The voucher can be used toward another Easton bat and/or any other products on Easton.com up to $500 before May 31, 2019.

To return your bat and receive your voucher, Easton suggested contacting them at 1-844-531-7079, or email us at ghostreturn@easton.com. Please do not contact the BPRBA regarding this matter.

The complete statement issued by Easton can be found here:  http://news.easton.com/info/releases/easton-ghost-x-3020-2-58-decertified-for-use-by-usa-baseball

The BPRBA believes it is important to alert you of the information we have been provided regarding this matter.  The BPRBA, however, does not take any responsibility toward remedying this situation on behalf of anyone in our league who may have been impacted and makes no explicit or implicit representations as to the validity of the decertification or about Easton or Easton products. 

Attention K - 6th grade BPRBA families

The Bedford Pound Ridge Baseball Association will be adopting the 2018 Little League bat rule changes.  

This impacts all players in our program from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Bat rules for the 7th - 10th grade are unchanged.

The change is intended to improve the safety of all players by making all the non-wood bats impact the ball similarly to wooden bats.

As of January 2018,  all bats that are not on the approved list are banned for practices and games.  Here is the list of approved bats   https://usabat.com/

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here:  http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

If you have any questions please contact us at bprbaseballassoc@gmail.com 

Buy Your Bat and Support the Cooperstown Team!

If you are considering an online bat purchase, you can do so while supporting the 2018 BPRBA Cooperstown Team, by shopping through their Flipgive site.  There are many options including Easton, Baseball Monkey, Dick's, and Walmart. 

There is no cost to join, but a percentage of your purchases will go to the team. You can even add the "reminder tool" to your search bar to automatically choose to give cash back, if you are shopping from any participating site. 

Here's the link:   https://teamsnap.flipgive.com/f/378437

Thanks everyone!  See you on the field1

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