On behalf of our entire Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to RHAM Youth Baseball! RYB was formed as a new organization this winter and will now serve as an integrated youth baseball program for kids and families from Hebron, Andover and Marlborough.
We are happy to have these three towns united as one program and I want to thank everyone from Hebron Baseball and Marlborough Youth Athletic Leagues who worked so hard to make this a reality. Marlborough has a winning youth baseball tradition and we hope to collectively achieve even more success as we move forward, together.
Success has been a hallmark of the Hebron Baseball program over the last five years. Last spring and fall featured more seasons of exciting, competitive baseball in our various leagues. And our summer travel and tournament teams enjoyed their own success as well, culminating with our 12U tournament team qualifying for the Cal Ripken New England Regional Championship for the first time in our league’s history; hat’s off to all!
2018 promises to be even bigger and better. Thanks to generous support from the Hebron Lion’s Club and Hebron Park and Recreation, there has been a major renovation of the baseball field at Veteran’s Memorial Park, including a new scoreboard. New pitch counters have also been added to the scoreboards at both of our fields at Burnt Hill Park.
A major benefit of these upgrades is that Hebron is now even better suited to host the highest caliber of youth baseball tournaments and the senior officials of Cal Ripken Baseball in CT and throughout New England continue to acknowledge this fact. In December, we learned that we have been selected to be the host for the 2018 10U Cal Ripken England Regional Championship Tournament, which will take place July 14-22 at Burnt Hill Park. This is the fifth year in a row that Hebron will host either a state or regional tournament, a very impressive feat.
So, it’s now time to dust off the gloves and head into the backyard for a catch as baseball is right around the corner. I hope you share our excitement for what we have accomplished and what will come next. Thanks for all of your support and I look forward to seeing you on one of our fields soon.
President, RHAM Youth Baseball