Monday, March 12, 2018

10 am to 2 pm at Musselman Lumber 1120 S. State Street Ephrata (diagonal from Wendy's).  

Featuring Kaufman's Chicken! 

$6/half chicken

For more info, visit the M.O.M. page at



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Have extra equipment that you don't need? Looking for a good something?

This group is to encourage the direct connection of the people who want it or want to get rid of it. The exchange can be for free or an agreed amount. The Ephrata Baseball Association (EBA) who created this page encourages the reusing of sports equipment but each exchange or arrangement is the sole responsibility of the involved parties.

The EBA is not responsible for or cannot be involved in any exchange or post-exchange situations. All posts are public and should be limited to sports equipment and clothing. To ensure the equipment meets current standards, please visit your sports organization's website.

We hope that this idea and page can save some money while extending the life of great equipment. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Click here to read more about the Challenger.


Challenger of Lancaster County Little League
Every year since 1990, Challenger of Lancaster County Little League has allowed all children with special needs the chance to play America’s pastime – and as spring quickly approaches - it is time to think about BASEBALL. We are getting ready and we want you to join us for another exciting season!

Challenger of Lancaster County, an official division of Little League International, is once again offering ALL individuals the opportunity to enjoy baseball regardless of the challenges they face. It is an extremely safe environment where winning is least important and where making every player feel like a winner is most important. Once again this year – for the third year - Challenger of Lancaster County includes a “Senior League Challenger Division (SLCD)” to complement the long-standing “Little League Challenger Division (LLCD)”. As of August 1, 2017: 1) children 14 and under must play in the LLCD; 2) individuals 15 to 18 years old have the option of playing in either LLCD or SLCD; and 3) individuals 19 and above with no upper age limit must play in the SLCD. We will also field a SLCD “All-Star” team (the Astros) composed of players who desire a more competitive atmosphere and are able to protect themselves while batting and fielding. This Astros team will continue to play against other local LL teams.

Each player – regardless of which Division - will enjoy the opportunity to experience the thrill that comes with wearing a uniform, playing on a team and having family and friends watch as he/she thrives in a program built on principles of participation and fun managed by caring, supportive volunteers. Most games are on Sunday afternoons and are approximately 1-1 ½ hours with every player participating every inning. There are NO practices and NO fees. The season is from mid-April to end of June 2018.

If interested in Challenger of Lancaster County Little League please visit our NEW WEBSITE where REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 17, 2018. If internet access is an issue PLEASE CALL the number below for assistance with registration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Tafelski, Commissioner of Challenger of Lancaster County Little League, at (717) 682-0938 or via e-mail at Please note support for the league is provided through an annual golf tournament on the first Friday of June. If interested in golfing or being a sponsor – please use the contact information above. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Please note that it is our goal by the Spring 2020 season is to have all teams be named "Ephrata".  The "Mounts" name will be reserved for the high school team and all other names (Merlins, Dragons, etc) will be retired.  Teams will be referred to Ephrata 12U S1 or Ephrata 14U Section 3.    In house teams will be referred to Ephrata Purple or Ephrata Black, etc.  This will save on uniform costs as well as the complexity of ordering.  


Monday, November 27, 2017

For 2018, all teams in the EBA will be able to use bats that comply with 2017 rules and 2018 new rules.  In other words, if the bat you used last year was on the 2017 list of approved bats, you can still use that bat.  You can also use a bat that is on the approved list for 2018. 

Here is some more information about the recent change.  LCYBL has approved use of 2017 standards for 12U and 10U. LL approved the 2017 standards for Teeball and Coach Pitch. The EBA has approved the 2017 standard for Kid pitch therefore enabling all teams have the same rules in 2018 as we did in 2017.  However, the rules for 2019 are unknown.

Before purchasing a new bat, we recommend reading more about it at the link below.

2018 Approved Bat List

2018 Standards


2017 Approved Bat List

2017 Standards



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Vacant EBA Board & Coordinator positions are available.  Full job descriptions are available at


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Jeremy JonesPaul Gockley, or Brad Murphy

Thursday, August 17, 2017


You want the best for your children. Get the most out of your Little League experience with the FREE online Parent Course from Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a Little League national partner since 2006.


PCA - a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports.   In a matter of minutes, you will learn tips and tools, down to the specific terminology you can use with your children to help them develop resilience, determination, teamwork, and many other character traits that will help them develop as players and as people.

The EBA recommends all coaches, parents/relatives, and board members complete the course. This will help us continually improve and represent all of the positive things about youth sports. Let us know what you think after taking the course.