Friday, March 1, 2013

Sign up for middle school baseball and softball

On Wednesday, March 6

Fields are clearing with the approach of spring.

So the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA) has announced plans for its spring Babe Ruth baseball and softball programs.

Both programs are run in coordination with Hailey’s Wood River Middle School. And spring league play is held in cooperation with Northside Baseball of Jerome.

Registration for middle school Babe Ruth baseball and softball will be held Wednesday, March 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the middle school by the gym.

Baseball is for boys ages 13-15 (grades 7-9) and softball is for girls ages 12-14 (grades 6-8). Games begin the third week of April and end by June 1. Registration fee is $75 per person and includes jersey, cap and all program costs. Players will be asked to join a mandatory fundraiser Saturday, April 13.

Organizers suggest that parents and players show up for registration Wednesday, or simply register online at A Parent/Player meeting is Wednesday, March 20 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the middle school.

The spring throwing program starts Monday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the middle school and will be held Mondays through Thursdays after school until March 21, or just before the school spring vacation.

Tryouts for WRBSA summer programs (12-U and 14-U boys; 10-U, 12-U and 14-U girls) will be announced and are open to all registered Babe Ruth players.

For more details contact WRBSA president Matt Douthit at 309-2634 or vice president Gunnar Whitehead 309-5100. If you’re interested in coaching or helping out in other ways contact Lars Hovey 721-1948 at

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