The LaGrange Youth Baseball/Softball program is excited to be partnering with the New York Mets in their Future Stars Program this season. As part of this program, we will we participating as a league in a Youth Baseball Day at Citi Field on Sunday, June 9th at 1:10 pm against the Colorado Rockies (time subject to change). The entire LaGrange Baseball/Softball Community is invited to join us! For each ticket purchased, a $10 donation will go towards our league, so invite along your friends and family as well to this exciting day at Citi Field!
Every registered ballplayer from LaGrange Baseball/Softball receives a complimentary ticket to the game. An email has sent out to all families of registered players with information on how to redeem your free ticket. If you have not received this email, or need this information to be resent, please contact Brian Burke at email@example.com or Bob Sayah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the day of the game, all coaches and ballplayers in uniform are invited to participate in a pre-game parade on the field. Arrive at 11:15am to get your spot in line for the pre-game parade for players and coaches!
The LaGrange Youth Baseball/Softball Board is excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the New York Mets for the 2019 Little League Season. This partnership offers our league access to fundraising opportunities, coaching and field maintenance clinics and the ability to attend a Mets game as part of a group outing. Every child that registers in one of our programs this spring will be offered a free ticket to a Mets game on Sunday, June 9th against the Colorado Rockies. Players receiving free tickets must be accompanied by at least one paying adult. On the day of the game, all little league players will also be invited to participate with the league in a pre-game parade on Citi Field. More details will be forthcoming as we approach the beginning of the season.
Majors baseball program to use larger field for Spring 2019
The LaGrange Youth Baseball/Softball Board has made the decision to move our majors baseball division to a larger size field beginning in the spring of 2019. The new field will feature a 50 foot distance between the mound and home plate and 70 feet between the bases. This is in contrast to the 46 foot distance between the mound and home plate and 60 feet between the bases that was used last year and that our minors division will continue to use. The new rules will also allow base runners to lead, so pitchers will learn how to hold runners on and attempt to pick them off. The new program will provide a much smoother transition for our players as they move up to the full size field that our 13-16 year olds play on. As a result of this decision, there will be some changes to the scheduling of games this spring. In past years, majors baseball games were held primarily on Tuesday and Thursday during the week and minors baseball games were held primarily on Monday and Wednesday during the week. This year, in order to maximize use of our 50/70 field, majors and minors games will both be scheduled each night from Monday through Thursday.