In House Registration for the 2019 season will begin on February 1. Details will be posted soon.
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Puritas Baseball is in the process of updating all the equipment used by the players in our In House program. This equipment includes bats, catchers gear, etc. We are doing this to make sure our players have the most updated and safest equipment available. Our players safety is our most important priority.
In order to do this and not have to increase fees that would be passed on to our players families, we will be hosting a Wing Night in order to hopefully cover the total cost. Here are the present details:
When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Where: West Park Station (at Kamms Corners)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30/person. Cost includes all you can eat (pizza, wings & pasta) and all you can drink (beer, wine and liquor). We will also be raffling off gift baskets and have side boards.
Donations: Any business hoping to make a donation, which we will make into gift baskets to be raffled off that evening, please call us at 216-862-7618 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
2019 EARLY BIRD TOURNAMENT
The 22nd Annual Puritas Early Bird tournament runs from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28
Entry fee is $200 and teams pay each umpire ($45/game) and supply a game ball for each game.
Age Divisions: 10U, 11U, 12U & 13U.
All games at Maplewood Diamonds (18026 Rocky River Drive).
Individual player awards given to division champions and runners-up.
Entry Deadline is February 1. However, we take a maximum of eight teams per division and some divisions fill up prior to deadline.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 216-862-7618
Mail registration form is available on the link below.
The first meeting for the Travel Division will be Tuesday, February 5.
Location: Strongsville Holiday Inn
Time: 7:00 p.m.
This meeting will be our official rules interpretation meeting and general business will also be discussed.
Update January 11: Some divisions are filling up fast. If you are planning on registering a team for the 2019 season, please act quickly. Please call 216-862-7618 immediately.
Registration for the 2019 Travel Division is now underway. To register a team, click on the Travel League Registration tab at the top of this page. Listed below is general information to register a team for next season.
Update: Puritas Baseball is happy to announce that we have made an agreement with the Ohio Prospect League that we will have inter-league play with teams in the lowest respective divisions in the OPL. As details are worked out, we will update this announcement.
*Please note: We do not accept individual registration for player in our travel league.
*Registration fee is $250. There is a multiple team discount for organizations that register three or more teams. The discount is $50 per team.
Maplewood Team Registration: If you want to use Maplewood for all your home games, the registration fee for "Maplewood Teams" is $525. Cleveland-based teams (see description below) registration fee is only $250.) Update January 11: Dates at Maplewood are VERY limited. Call 216-862-7618 immediately.
Field Availability: Cleveland-based teams are permitted to play all their home games at Maplewood with no extra fees. A Cleveland-based team is a team in which at least 66% of its roster contains Cleveland residents. Teams not qualifying as a Cleveland-based team and would like to use Maplewood for home games would register as a "Maplewood Team".
Age Divisions: 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U.
Levels: Where possible, we will have two levels of play in each division (AAA and AA).
AAA Division: Very competitive teams that play a heavy travel schedule and a heavy tournament schedule. Roster is usually made up of players from several communities.
AA Division: Teams that play a lighter schedule with very few tournaments. Rosters are usually made up of players from one community. Do not want to play Red Division teams.
There are no geographical restrictions in either level at any age.
Teams will play approximately a 20 game regular season followed by playoffs.
Season starts in mid April. Regular season ends July 13. Playoff Tournament begins the week of July 15. All teams in each division/level are invited to participate in the playoff tournament.
Birthdate cutoff is May 1, 2019
Financial Responsibilities: Other than the registration fee, teams are responsible for purchasing their own equipment and uniforms. Teams must purchase game balls through the league (apx.cost $42/dozen). All teams are pre-ordered two dozen game balls. Each team is also responsible for paying the umpire fee's each game (apx. cost $45/game). League rules require two umpires for every game in all age divisions. Both teams pay an umpire and supply a game ball, home and away.
Winter Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, February 5
Tuesday, March 5
Managers will get time, date and location of meetings when registering.
Registering: Online Registration is now underway. No mail registration.
For more details, call Tom Burke at 216-862-7618.
The following bat rule changes will take place for the 2019 Puritas Baseball season: (Updated 12/1/18)
In House Division: Barrel width limit is 2 5/8” max. Bats must carry the “USSSA Baseball 1.15 BPF” logo, or the “USA Baseball” logo. Bats approved by USA Baseball will not have the 1.15 BPF logo since they are already manufactured as a reduced injury bat. There is no limit on the length/weight ratio.
10U, 11U & 12U Divisions: Barrel width of 2 ¾” max. Bats must carry the “USSSA Baseball 1.15 BPF” logo, or the “USA Baseball” logo. Bats approved by USA Baseball will not have the 1.15 BPF logo since they are already manufactured as a reduced injury bat. There is no limit on the length/weight ratio.
13U: Barrel width is maxed at 2 5/8”. Bats must carry the “USSSA Baseball 1.15 BPF” logo, or the “USA Baseball” logo. Bats approved by USA Baseball will not have the 1.15 BPF logo since they are already manufactured as a reduced injury bat. There is no limit on the length/weight ratio.
Barrel width is maxed at 2 5/8”. Bats are restricted to a -5 length/weight limit (differential). Bats must carry the “USSSA Baseball 1.15 BPF” logo, or the “USA Baseball” logo. Bats approved by USA Baseball will not have the 1.15 BPF logo since they are already manufactured as a reduced injury bat.
To contact Puritas Baseball, call 216-862-7618 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Puritas will again be having it's Sponsorship Program for the In House Division for the 2019 season.
Any parent that finds a sponsor will have their oldest child play for free. Their sponsor will be placed on that parent's child's team and have the company/business name on all the uniforms of their child's team.
When you register, check "yes" when asked if you are taking part of the program. E-mail us to inform us that you have a sponsor for your child's team. You will still be charged the registration fee, but when we get the sponsor form and fee from you or the sponsor, we will give you a 100% credit on your card. The sponsor fee is again $250. All sponsors get their business name on the team uniforms, a team picture and a sponsor plaque.
To get a sponsor form, or if you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.