Registration for the 2020 In House season will run from February 1 through March 1. Details will be posted in early January.
Registration for the Puritas Early Bird Tournament is now open. The tournament will run on Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26.
Entry fee is $200 and teams will pay umpires ($45/game) and supply a new game for each game.
Age Divisions: 10U, 11U, 12U & 13U.
All games will be played at Maplewood Diamonds.
Individual awards will be given to division champions and runners-up.
Entry Deadline is February 1, 2020. But, some divisions may fill up prior to the deadline. We take a maximum of 8 teams per division.
Plan of Play: All teams play two preliminary round games on Friday and/or Saturday. Teams are then seeded and all teams play a single elimination round on Sunday.
To Register Due to increased third party fees, we are no longer holding online registration. The mail registration form is at the top of this column.
For more details, contact Tom Burke at email@example.com or call 216-862-7618.
To reach Puritas Baseball, please call 216-862-7618, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Puritas Baseball Travel League Registration
Registration for the 2020 Travel Division is now underway. Listed below is general information to register a team for next season.
*Registration fee is $250. There is a multiple team discount for organizations that register three or more teams. The discount is $50 per team. Update: Due to an increase in third party fees, online registration is no longer available. The mail registration form is at the top of this column.
To view a list of 2020 teams (as of 11/15/19) click on "Travel Division" then "2019 Teams". It currently says 2019, but we will change it to 2020 asap. But, it is a list of 2020 teams.
Maplewood Team Registration: If you want to use Maplewood for all your home games, the registration fee (during Early Registration or with the Multi-Team Discount is $475.)
Teams wanting to use Maplewood for all their home games must be registered by December 1, 2019. The Maplewood Master Schedule will be completed by December 15 and home dates will be sent to the managers no later than January 6, 2020.
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 based on strength and competitiveness of teams. The league will determine the status of two-divisional play for any given division based on the number of teams that register in each division. We will also be playing inter-league play this season with teams from the Ohio Prospect League. Inter-league games will involve OPL teams from their lowest division. That determination will be made sometime between the first of the year and the February meeting.
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 11. Playoff Tournament begins the week of July 13. All teams in each division/level are invited to participate in the playoff tournament.
Birthdate cutoff is May 1, 2020.
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. 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.
Tentative Winter Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, February 4
Tuesday, March 3
Managers will get time, date and location of meetings when registering.
For more details, call Tom Burke at 216-862-7618.