What: Fundraiser for HBA
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mainstreet Bar and Grill, 814 Mainstreet, Hopkins
Mention the fundraiser and 20% of the proceeds will go to HBA.
Welcome to Hopkinsbaseball.com, the official communication and information link for ages 13-15 in the Hopkins Baseball Community, as well as an option for Senior level players for teams 16U and 17U-19U.
This site seeks to enhance the personal growth and development of everyone involved in baseball, OFF and ON the field, including, but not limited to the players, coaches, parents, spectators and officials.
When they say "play ball", that is what they mean - Play hard and have fun.
Fall Ball game schedules are now published.
Click here to see the schedules:
Click here to see the 13U and 14U Fall Ball rosters.
Your coaches will be in touch with families via email to share details about arrival times, equipment and uniform information and to share news about potential practices.
HBA invites all families not previously registered to complete our New Player Contact Information link below. This is free with no commitment but will allow us, via group email, to contact you throughout the fall and winter and keep you informed of our upcoming activities.
We are constantly looking for help on both a short term and long term basis. Please contact any board member if you are interested in helping out. Current needs:
Bat restrictions: 13U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat). 15’s can use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.
Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 5/8" and have a -11 differential or less meaning -10, -9 etc. NOT -12, -13, etc. (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)
Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential
Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential
You can find the approved bat list from USA Baseball
2018 Bat Rule: As promised, MBL/MBT conducted a meeting with the community Travel and Tournament Directors on 10/3/17 to get feedback, answer questions & address concerns in order to make the best decision regarding the bat rule for 2018 & other issues.
The outcome of the meeting was to move forward with ONLY allowing USA Baseball regulated bats during the upcoming 2018 MBL/MBT seasons. These bats are hitting the market now and you can find a listing of approved bats and other FAQ's by clicking here: https://usabat.com/
NOTE: We are working on scheduling a bat demo opportunity for HBA players.
MBL/MBT will be allowing the USA stamped bat only for the 9-14 ages. The 15’s will use the BBCOR stamped bat that the 15’s and up has used the past few years. Please see below.
Bat Rules for 2019:
Teenagers, who are you looking to make some extra spending money? We have just the job for you. We need field setup crew members to set up the field prior to games. The schedule is flexible in that you select the games you are available to do the set up. The work is pretty simple and takes around and hour. Daily tasks include removing tarps from fields, dragging/raking infield dirt, chalking the batters box/baselines, emptying the trash cans and light bathroom cleaning/stocking. We also have bathroom deep cleaning shifts that pay a little extra.