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Commissioner's Notes




We're down to the final days for Fall Baseball Registration. We've had solid registration numbers this Fall at all age groups and are looking forward to a safe and successful Fall Rec Baseball season. Registration ends 11:59pm this coming Friday, August 28th. 

If your child is planning on playing this Fall, please register prior to this under "Registration Info" at WaxhawBaseball.org. Also, if you played in the Spring and still haven't given us your decision on the credit towards the fall (Option A) or the tax donation letter (Option B), please do go to the bottom of the Registration page and click on Summer 2020 Registration to make your selection. We will need this information to get you a coupon code which you can use once we start to send out invoices. 

Tell your friends, family, neighbors, Neighborhood Social Media pages, etc.... that Waxhaw Baseball registration will be closing this Friday night as teams will be formed this coming weekend and there will be evaluations for new players and/or players choosing to change teams from the Spring (more info to come).

Any questions please don't hesitate to reach out!
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Hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy, and figuring out/surviving the first few days of school!

Lots of important info here I wanted to pass along (again, apologies if you're on here and shouldn't be, but I'm sending this to every family who was registered last Fall, this Spring and currently this Fall):

1. We are extending Fall Registration for Rec until 8/28 with teams being formed the weekend of 8/29. Practices will start week of 8/31. If you are new to the league, moving up a division to a new team, or requested a new experience from the Spring season that didn't happen, we will be doing evaluations on the 29th and 30th (times and location TBD) for our Rookies, Minors, and Majors divisions (Babe Ruth players will be contacted directly by the BR Commissioners). It will not be mandatory to attend but will be helpful in balancing out the teams, especially for the players new to the league. Coaches, or at least Head Coaches, and Division Commissioners, please be prepared to be available that weekend to form teams.

2. Season will start either on 9/12 or on 9/19. We have received approval from the Town and from UCPS to start our Fall Rec season at Nesbit/Kensington/Waxhaw Elementary using strict protocol for games under Phase 2 (which will be communicated prior to the season starting). The biggest restriction right now along with the standard Covid procedures will be 1 spectator per player and bring your own chair as the bleachers will be off limits to spectators.

3. Invoices will be sent out by this coming weekend for those registered (on the "wait list"). Still figuring out how we're going to do this from a technology standpoint but there will be the standard registration fee, a reduced fee for those with a credit from the Spring, and an increased fee for those new or those who will need a uniform. More to come on this. If you are a returning player from the Spring, we will be using the uniforms you received then. If you didn't get your uniform, either your coach from the Spring still has it or we have it in the Storage Room at Nesbit. Feel free to contact your Spring coach or myself to arrange pickup.

4. Speaking of the credit/tax donation, if you haven't done so already and you're a returning player from the Spring please go into the Registration tab and "register" for Summer 2020, which has the questionnaire as to whether or not you want Option A (credit from Spring) or Option B (tax donation letter). If you do not request the credit the default will be the donation letter for your taxes. Since we are having a Fall season, and your child cannot play or elects not to play this Fall, we can apply that credit towards next Spring. I am requesting those who are in this situation please do send me a reminder when we get to the Spring registration timeframe.

5. Dick's is hosting a WAA weekend next weekend 8/28-8/30 (20% coupon attached). It is good for both the Matthews and Pineville stores. The Pineville store has a pretty sweet Bat Fitting cage to check out. Feel free to pass this coupon along to family and friends!

6. Ripken/Babe Ruth of Western North Carolina has begun the preliminary plans of having All Stars this Fall (usually held in June but obviously postponed then). Right now they're looking at 8U, 10U, 12U and possibly 15U and 18U. They're looking at the weekend of 10/23-25 with a backup weekend of 11/6-8. 

7. We still need coaches, especially at the younger age groups. Coach registration online is also being extended to 8/28. 

That's all for now. I'm sure you'll be tired of my emails by the end of next week but it's "GO" time for Fall Baseball!

Go Waxhaw!

John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner

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If you have any questions on a specific division or any other questions, here is our current Baseball Committee and their contact info (this is on the website):

TBall: Mike Leshaw  [email protected]
Rookie: Greg Pennisi  [email protected]
Minors: John Osterberg [email protected]
Majors: J.D. Detwiler  [email protected]
13U Babe Ruth:  Mike Clemente  [email protected] 
15U Babe Ruth:  Corey Wenger  [email protected]
18U Babe Ruth: Jeff Mead [email protected]
Fields:  Sam LeNoble [email protected]     Jeff Zobel        [email protected]
Camps & Clinics:  Mike Clemente [email protected] 
Uniforms: Justin Anthony   [email protected]
Treasurer: Keri Nelson   [email protected]

I am looking forward to seeing our ballplayers out at the fields soon, especially with all the improvements we've made this year - Concessions, Real Bathrooms, Kensington Rookies field which looks like a stadium, and most importantly SIDEWALKS at Nesbit baseball fields! 

Again, apologize for the long email and possibly multiple emails. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on our Baseball Committee with any questions and let's start getting registered for some Fall Baseball at Waxhaw!

John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner
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NEW BAT REGULATIONS

 

NEW 2018 Bat Rules

 

Cal Ripken T-Ball:  USA T-Ball Stamp

Cal Ripken Rookies, Minors, Majors, Challenge:USA Stamp, 2 5/8" Maximum Barrel

Babe Ruth 13-15: USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50  2 5/8" Barrel

Babe Ruth 16-18: BBCOR .50 and No Greater than -3 weight

 

*Cal Ripken Players(Ages 4-12) Please Note: Bats used in previous seasons, unless marked 'USA'(Not USSSA) are No Longer Permitted.

Field Directory

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Weddington Optimist Park

5211 Weddington Rd Weddington North Carolina United States 28104

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Edna Love Park

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Porter Ridge Middle School

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Hemby Bridge Elementary School

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H. C. Nesbit/Kensington Baseball Fields

1304 H.C. Nesbit Park Rd Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

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Field 1 David Hayes Field - (Babe Ruth/Softball)

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Kensington Large field 5

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Kensington Small field 6

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Kensington 5 Large Cage

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Waxhaw Elementary School Diamonds

1101 Old Providence Road Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

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Softball Field #2

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Upper Cage

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