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2020 Baseball Season Improvements

TO: Lincoln Youth Baseball families

REGARDING: 2020 Season

After receiving the feedback from the 2019 spring baseball season and reviewing the trend of dwindling HS freshman baseball players, the LYB organization has discussed and finalized some improvements for the upcoming 2020 baseball season. We believe these changes will help keep kids playing baseball longer and enhance the experience for each age group and type of player. Please see below table of changes for the upcoming season and review the additional page for further information on the changes. Download the PDF.

Email us if you have any questions regarding these changes

Level

Grade(s)

2019 Season

2020 Season

T-Ball

League: Cal Ripken
12 Teams & 105 Players

League: Cal Ripken

Teams can practice 45 minutes before games (games are twice a week).

A Ball

1st

League: Cal Ripken
5 Teams & 47 Players

League: Cal Ripken

Teams TBD

AA Ball

2nd

League: Cal Ripken
6 Teams & 57 Players

League: Cal Ripken

Adding Jugs pitching machines and replacing "slinger" pitching machines

AAA Ball

3rd / 4th

League: Cal Ripken
6 Teams & 69 Players

League: Cal Ripken
Teams: TBD

Planning for 16 league games

Potential All-Star team* after league play & league tournament team(s)*

Minors (9U / 10U)

League: Westside JBO
Tournaments: 3-5
3 Teams & 37 Players

League: Cal Ripken

1 Team: 10U Select*
Tournaments*: 5-8

JBO Juniors / Cal Ripken Majors (11U / 12U)

5th / 6th

League: Westside JBO
4 Teams & 47 Players

Tournaments: 3-5

League: Cal Ripken
2 Teams: 11U
* / 12U* Select

Tournaments*: 6-8

League: Cal Ripken
Interlock
** for league play in Cal Ripken league

2-4 Teams

Tournaments*: TBD

JBO Seniors / Babe Ruth (13U / 14U)

7th / 8th

League: Westside JBO
3 Teams & 44 Players

Tournaments: 1-5

League: Westside JBO / PIL

2-4 Teams

Tournaments*: TBD

Babe Ruth State Tournament TBD

*Additional fees may apply for tournaments and additional apparel costs. Cal Ripken State Tournament allows multiple teams for one level to enter the state tournament.

**Interlocking is defined as scheduled league games against other Leagues. We will play against teams in our league and potentially interlock with other local Cal Ripken Leagues, West Linn, Lakeridge, Newberg, etc. Scheduling will depend on number of teams at this level. Season will end first week of June.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Why are we making these league changes?

  • We want to provide an alternative to competitive JBO baseball at the minor and junior level.
  • We also want to provide a more flexible competitive landscape.
  • Other area league's are seeing success following this model and we have worked with Cal Ripken successfully in the past. The Cal Ripken league offers more flexible rosters when compared to JBO. This ultimately allows us to move players to an appropriate level of competition and allows families more flexibility in their other plans.
  • Our minor level AAA program will see more players come back from JBO and new playing opportunities in 2020. The players that played JBO in 2019 and do not make the 2020 10U Select team will still be organized into league teams and be playing tournaments by utilizing players from more than just their AAA team and still play 16 AAA games.

What are the Cal Ripken Select teams?

  • These teams would be filled with players at a competition level similar to JBO Federal. We're hoping to enhance federal level experience by adding the following items:
    • More tournaments and likely tournaments with nicer facilities.
    • We will leverage the local league (LYB league) kids who want to play competitive baseball for a weekend to allow us to play in more tournaments.
    • Practices would start January 1st and we will likely rent out indoor facilities. Additional training opportunities will have a cost associated with them. This overall cost will be much less than joining a club team.
    • More information on the select program will be coming in September, including evaluation time and place.

T-Ball level

  • One mid-week night game and one Saturday game. Approximately a 12 game season, which will begin in mid April.
  • No practices after first two weeks.
  • Teams can practice 45 minutes before games.

 
Fall Ball Schedule
Date Location Location Visitor Home
Sun 09/22/2019 08:00 AM OF -> Oppenlander Field
Lincoln White - 12U
Newberg Hawes - 12U
Sun 09/22/2019 08:00 AM FB1 Fields Bridge Park -> Fields Bridge 1
Lincoln White - 10U
Portland Baseball Club - 10U
Sun 09/22/2019 01:30 PM FB1 Fields Bridge Park -> Fields Bridge 1
Lincoln Red - 10U
West Linn Green - 10U
Sun 09/22/2019 01:30 PM FB2 Fields Bridge Park -> Fields Bridge 2
Lincoln Red - 12U
503 Baseball Grey - 12U
Sun 09/22/2019 01:30 PM WLE -> Waluga East
Lincoln - 14U
Lake Oswego JBO 1 - 14U

Newberg Hawes - 12U

Lincoln White - 12U

Portland Baseball Club - 10U

Lincoln White - 10U

503 Baseball Grey - 12U

Lincoln Red - 12U

Lake Oswego JBO 1 - 14U

Lincoln - 14U

West Linn Green - 10U

Lincoln Red - 10U

-> Oppenlander Field

West Linn, OR 97068
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Fields Bridge Park -> Fields Bridge 1

826 Willamette Falls Dr
West Linn, OR 97068
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Fields Bridge Park -> Fields Bridge 2

West Linn, OR 97068
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-> Waluga East

West Linn, OR 97068
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Lincoln Minors Nationals take the JBO State Championship!

Lincoln Minors National JBO team wins First Place in the State Tournament!

Congratulations to the Lincoln Minors National JBO team for winning the State Tournament by beating Westview 16-6. Started the year off as one of the 76 teams in Oregon, and finished as the number 1 team. Go Cards!

 
Cards win Districts Tournament!

Lincoln Minor National JBO team wins First Place in Districts!

Congratulations to the Lincoln Minor National JBO team for taking first place in the District Tournament. Next up is the State Tournament July 12th - 14th at North Clackamas Park in Milwaukie. Come on down and root for the Cards to win it all!

 
Volunteering Refund Policy

Volunteering Refund Policy

In order to obtain your volunteer refund, please email the LYBS email and copy your coach. Requests must be made by September 1st.

 

Lincoln Minor American JBO team takes 4th place in Districts!

Congrats the the Lincoln Minor American JBO team for a great year and for taking 4th place in the District Tournament, just missing out on the State Tournament.

 
Cards Take First Place!

Lincoln Minor National JBO Team Takes First Place In Their Division!

Congratulations to the Lincoln Minor National JBO team, they finished the season 12-2 and took first place in their division.

They will compete in the Minor National District Tournamnet June 21 - June 23 in Gaston, OR @ Brown Park for a chance to play in the State Tournament. Come on out to the game and root on the Cardinals!

 

Senior National Mom's crush it on Mother's Day!

 
Liberty Youth Baseball Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to Lincoln Minors JBO National Team - Liberty Youth Baseball Tournament Champions!

 

2018 Fall Ball Training comes to a close

Our 6 week fall ball training program came to a close last night. We saw a ton of improvement within both groups!

Thank you to the Lincoln Cardinal High School coaching staff and players for running the 6 week program!

Congratulations to Lincoln Junior National Black - Division champs, District champs and State champs. Well done!

Congratulations to the Lincoln 3/4 tournament teams this past weekend!

The Red team took Second Place at the Banks MInor American tournament this weekend. Losing in a heartbreak walk off to host Banks.

The Black team took First Place in the Banks Minor nations tournament winning 3 games Saturday and beating Glencoe in the championship game.

Way to go Cards.

Open Board and Coordinator Positions

We need your help. Please consider volunteering for one of the open Board and Coordinator positions listed below. For decriptions of the positions, please visit our Board Page.

For more information and to volunteer, please contact lincolnyouthbaseballsoftball@gmail.com.

Field Coordinator/Maintenance

Sponsors/Fundraising Coordinator

 


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