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SYA Greater Fairfax 16-18u Lookouts

Win Southeast Regional Championship

Advance To Babe Ruth World Series!

8/6/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15u Lookouts Win 2015 Virginia State Championship!

South Hill, VA.

Advance to Southeast Regional in Sarasota, FL

7/19/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Greater Fairfax Baseball League of Northern Virginia
 

Greater Fairfax Babe Ruth has been serving Fairfax County youth since 1962. We provide a structured, instructional and competitive baseball program for Northern Virginia youth aged 13-18, which yields a positive experience that emphasizes sportsmanship, fair play, physical and mental well-being, teamwork, baseball skills development, community involvement and volunteerism to help develop good citizens and provide positive role models for the community.

Babe Ruth Baseball is played on a 90’ field and according to the Official Major League Baseball Rules. With the exception of Rule 6.10, the designated hitter.

Competition:

Teams travel to compete within the Babe Ruth District 13  which includes Greater Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church/Annandale, Arlington, Herndon/Reston, Pioneer Baseball/Alexandria, Mclean and Springfield Babe Ruth Leagues. Games are also scheduled with Loudoun, Prince William County, NVTBL, USSSA, AAU and any other competitive team looking to play. There is typically one week night and one weekend game.

High Schools:

Local High Schools within our chartered area include Westfield, Centreville, Robinson, Fairfax, Paul VI, Woodson, Oakton, Lake Braddock.

Middle Schools:

Local Middle Schools within our chartered area include Stone, Liberty, Lanier, Robinson, Lake Braddock and Frost Middle Schools.

 

Age Groups:

13-15u National League: Evaluations will be scheduled in mid March. All players are placed on a team. Play will begin in early April. Registration will close on March 15th.

13u & 14u Travel:
Tryout dates will be posted.

15u JV American League: Tryouts will be scheduled in mid April. Play will begin in late May after the High School JV season. 

 
16-18u Varsity Senior League: No evaluations. Teams are formed in early May. Play will begin at the end of the High School Varsity season. Registration will close on April 15th.

 

 

 

 

16-18u Wins 2014 District 13 Championship!

Waters Field Vienna, VA

Advance to VA State Tournament in Colonial Heights, VA

7/6/14

 

 

 

14u Wins 2014 District 13 Championship!

McLean, VA

Advance to VA State Tournament in Fredericksburg, VA

7/14/14

 

 

15u Runner-Up 2014 District 13 Tournament!

Arlington, VA

Advance to VA State Tournament in Sandston, VA

7/14/14

 

 

 

 

 

15u Lookouts Win Tune Up Tournament!

Herndon, VA

6/29/14

 

 



2013
DISTRICT 13 CHAMPIONS
VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONS
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL RUNNER-UP

 


 

 

1998 16u World Series Team Fireman's Field Purcellville, VA<br>Photo courtesy of Kevin Dansereau2007 Virginia State Champions1998 Babe Ruth World Series Team2009 16u Runner Up2009 15u District Champions<br>2008 15u District Champions2010 13u District Champions2006 13u All Stars2010 16-18 District Champions2007 14u District Champions2010 13u Champions
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SYA GREATER FAIRFAX LOOKOUTS WIN 16-19U VA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
07/25/2013
LOOKOUTS FINISH RUNNER-UP SOUTHEAST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS: http://brlseregion.com/tournaments/brackets/2013/pdf/1618bb.pdf
16-19u Lookouts Win District 13 Championship!
07/21/2013
SYA GFX Lookouts Senior Tournament team defeated Vienna 11-1 to win...
SYA Lookouts Travel Baseball
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Rule Changes for 2014 Season
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posted 03/13/2014
SYA GREATER FAIRFAX LOOKOUTS WIN 16-19U VA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

2013 VA STATE CHAMPIONS



LOOKOUTS FINISH RUNNER-UP

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT



BRACKETS:

http://brlseregion.com/tournaments/brackets/2013/pdf/1618bb.pdf

posted 07/25/2013
16-19u Lookouts Win District 13 Championship!

2013 District 13 Lookouts Senior League Champions
SYA GFX Lookouts Senior Tournament team defeated Vienna 11-1 to win the District 13 Championship. They finished 4 - 1 for the series and advance to the Virginia State Tournament in Lawrenceville, VA beginning July, 18th.

They faced Vienna again in the Virginia State Championship game and won 11-4 to take the VA State title. The team now advances to the South East Regional Tournament.
by posted 07/21/2013
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posted 09/04/2012
Rule Changes for 2014 Season

Babe Ruth League, Inc.

Latest Rule Changes for 2014
Updated 10/22/2013

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2014 season.  These changes will be reflected in the 2014 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.

  • Background Checks (All Divisions of Babe Ruth League, Inc.)Babe Ruth League, Inc. programs, nationwide, are required to annually conduct a background check on all managers, coaches, board of directors’ members, as well as any other persons and volunteers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.  The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the players.
  • Babe Ruth Baseball 13 Prep Division and 13-15 DivisionLocal League and Tournament Play Special Rules and Regulations – Extra Player (formally the “EH” extra Hitter).  Prior to the beginning of each tournament game, a team may elect to add a tenth hitter to the batting order for District, State and Regional tournament competition, as well as the Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series, Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series and Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series.   The player will be indicated in the line-up as the “EP.”  The “EP” cannot be added to the line-up once the game begins.  The “EP” will be treated as any other starter, and cannot be eliminated during the course of the game.  If a team starts with 10 players, the team must finish with 10 players.  Penalty shall be a forfeit.
  • Babe Ruth 16-18 Division – Designated Hitter – Rule 6.10 Any Babe Ruth 16-18 League may elect to use the Designated Hitter Rule.  The rule provides as follows: 

A hitter may be designated to bat for the starting pitcher and all subsequent pitchers in any game without otherwise affecting the status of the pitcher(s) in the game.  A Designated Hitter for the pitcher must be selected prior to the game and must be included in the lineup cards presented to the Umpire-in-Chief. 

The Designated Hitter named in the starting lineup must come to bat at least one time, unless the opposing club changes pitchers.  It is not mandatory that a club designate a hitter for the pitcher, but failure to do so prior to the game precludes the use of a Designated Hitter for that game. 

Pinch hitters for a Designated Hitter may be used.  Any substitute hitter for a Designated Hitter becomes the Designated Hitter.  A replaced Designated Hitter shall not re-enter the game in any capacity. 

The Designated Hitter may be used defensively, continuing to bat in the same position in the batting order, but the pitcher must then bat in the place of the substituted defensive player, unless more than one substitution is made, and the manager then must designate their spots in the batting order. 

A runner may be substituted for the Designated Hitter and the runner assumes the role of Designated Hitter.  A Designated Hitter may not pinch run. 

A Designated Hitter is locked into the batting order.  No multiple substitutions may be made that will alter the batting rotation of the Designated Hitter. 

Once the game pitcher is switched from the mound to a defensive position, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game. 

Once the game pitcher bats for the Designated Hitter, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game.  (The game pitcher may only pinch-hit for the Designated Hitter.)

Once a Designated Hitter assumes a defensive position, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game.  A substitute for the Designated Hitter need not be announced until it is the Designated Hitter’s turn to bat.

 

Latest Rule Changes for 2012
Updated 3/16/2012

  • Babe Ruth League, Inc. has been informed that Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BTO636 (light grey), CX2-BTO573 (dark grey) and CX2-BTO598 (blue) have failed recent performance standard compliance testing.

    Effective immediately and until further notice, Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BTO636 (light grey), CX2-BTO573 (dark grey) and CX2-BTO598 (blue), including all graphic variations, is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken program or activity
  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has advised Babe Ruth League, Inc. that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the following bats:
Marucci CAT5 33-inch model
Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch
model
Effective immediately and until further notice, the bats listed above are not eligible, or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken program or activity.

 

 

13-15 BASEBALL DIVISION

 

 

The bat may not exceed 34” in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2-5/8” in diameter.  All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowedOnly composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.  Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed.
 

16-18 BASEBALL DIVISION

The bat may not exceed 34” in length and the bat barrel many not exceed 2-5/8” in diameter or be greater than a -3 length to weight ratio.  Only metal/composite bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 are allowed.  Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed.
 

PENALTY

If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his “at bat” the bat is simply removed from play and the “at bat” continues.
 
A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out.  No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand.  This is an appeal play.  The “at bat” will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.
 
Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game.


posted 01/22/2012






 
 

posted 11/29/2011
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