Announcements
Monday, July 30, 2018

Read more and register here:   http://www.ephratabaseball.org/fall-programs

 

Registration closes August 31st.  

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Visit the Player Development page for a list of summer clinics, videos, and other resources or other resources.  

http://www.ephratabaseball.org/player-development

If you know of any other clinics, send the link to info@ephratabaseball.org

 

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

From: Little League Baseball and Softball [mailto:llinternational@littleleague.org
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2018 5:35 PM
Subject: Bat Decertification: What You Need to Know

 

 

Dear Little League Parents and Volunteers,

Receiving a notice that a bat has been decertified, especially in the middle of the season, is challenging, inconvenient, and disappointing for everyone. On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed Little League and other youth organizations about the decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8. We are committed to sharing that information with all of you as soon as we received it. According to the official notice from USA Baseball, "official compliance testing determined that the Ghost X 30/20 exceeds the performance limit set by the USABat Standard. Per the USA Baseball Youth Bat Performance Test Protocol as well as (USA Baseball's) contracts with Easton, these results constitute a non-compliant bat that must be decertified."

For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for Easton.com.

How Certification and Decertification Works

For the USABat Standard, bat manufacturers are required by USA Baseball to have their bats certified by following the protocols set out by the standard. Once a bat is certified, additional compliance testing is done to make sure that the bats remain complaint with that standard. Little League® International has no role in bat testing or compliance testing.

Once a bat that is currently in the marketplace and available for purchase fails to meet the performance standard, it is decertified, and pursuant to Rule 1.10, is an illegal bat.

What Little League® Parents and Volunteers Need to Know

Little League does not decide whether a bat meets, doesn't meet, or no longer meets the performance standard. Bats used for Little League play in all divisions must remain compliant to the applicable bat standards, as explained in the current year's rulebook (Rule 1.10).

Through LittleLeague.org/BatInfo, as well as Little League's social media and email efforts, we are committed to sharing any information about the decertification of bats as soon as possible, so that all our families and volunteers know which bats are permitted and which bats that may have already been sold are no longer approved for play.

What are the Standards?

There are three bat performance standards that Little League International uses for its various divisions of play:

BASEBALL:

USABat: Overseen by USA Baseball and used by most youth baseball organizations, USABat Standard bats must be used at the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball, Coach/Machine Pitch, Minor League, and Major League (Little League) divisions. USABat Standard or BBCOR bats must be used at the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League Baseball Division. USA Baseball reserves the right to select any USABat product for compliance testing. At that time, the bat is sent to Washington State University for additional testing. If the bat is found to be out of compliance with the standards set forth in the USA Baseball Performance Test Protocol, the bat becomes decertified.

BBCOR: BBCOR-approved bats must be used in the Senior League Baseball Division. Either BBCOR or USABat Standard bats must be used at the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League Baseball Division.

SOFTBALL:

BPF: For all divisions of Little League Softball®, all non-wood bats must be printed with a BPF of 1.20.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience, and we strongly encourage you to visitLittleLeague.org/BatInfo for complete information about how bat standards impact all divisions of Little League and resources on which bats are approved for Little League use. For all information pertaining to the USABat Standard, visit USABat.com.

For those parents and leagues who purchased the Easton Ghost X, 30" -10 USA Baseball bat (model #'s YBB18GX10 30/20 & LL18GHX 30/20 Japan model), we, again, encourage you toread Easton's release and contact them as soon as possible at 1-844-531-7079, orghostreturn@easton.com, to return your bat and receive your $500 electronic voucher.

Sincerely,

Patrick W. Wilson
Senior Vice President, Little League Baseball and Softball

Sunday, April 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have 2 new EBA Board of Directors & Management members.

Ken Boley has accepted the position of Secretary.  Ken has coached for several years and was formerly the Fall Ball Coordinator and Board Parent Member.  

Bobby Miller has accepted the position of Sponsorship Coordinator.  Bobby has helped coached for several years and will now help organize and recruit sponsors.   Sponsorships help building community support of our youth programs as well as keep our registration costs as low as possible.  

We do have 3 positions open still and am happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please visit http://www.ephratabaseball.org/eba-board to read more. 

Thank you Ken & Bobby for accepting your new roles and we look forward to working with you!

Please help us welcome them and thank them for helping the EBA continue providing quality baseball.  

On behalf of the EBA,

Brad Murphy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Spring Season R&K Sub Sale Fundraiser

 Instructions

Attached you will find the R&K Sub order form for the 2018 EBA Spring Season Fundraiser. Each player should fill out the form providing ALL information requested. This includes salesperson’s name, team/coach name, and phone number.

There are two sub sale options. For the purchase price of $6.00 purchasers will receive a 12” sub of their choice. For the purchase price of $5.00 purchasers will receive a pretzel sandwich of their choice.

Players are asked to sell any combination of subs that total at least $35 in sales which is equivalent to the $35.00 opt out fee. For example, your player could sell six (6) 12” subs and have met their $35.00 sales goal.  It’s that simple!

Should you choose to opt out of the R&K sub sale, you may do so. Simply write OPT OUT on the order form and return it with a check, payable to the EBA for $35.00, to your player’s coach or team representative.

All money should be collected at the time that an order is taken. On the order form please enter the purchasers name, sub choices purchased, and calculate the total sale. Once you have completed your sales please enter the total dollar amount that you have received from sale at the bottom of the order form. Please retain all cash that you have collected and write a check to EBA for the total amount of cash collected.

Order forms and money collected must be returned to your player’s head coach or team representative by no later than Friday, May 18th.

  • ALL Subs must be picked up on May 30th, between 4:30pm-6pm at the EBA Academy.
  • Players will receive their order form/s back so subs can be delivered correctly to the end purchaser.

 

On behalf of the EBA, we thank you for supporting the 2018 Spring Season Fundraiser!

 

Questions? please contact JoAnn Musser at 484-650-1558 or jpmusser34@gmail.com

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 http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/lancasterchallenger 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 ChallengerLancaster@comcast.net. 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