Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth Tryouts Set for Jan. 8 & 15

The baseball league is open to 13-15 year-olds.

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." George Herman "Babe" Ruth

The Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold tryouts for the 2012 season over the next two Sundays, Jan. 8 and 15 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the . (In case of rain, tryouts will be held on the following Sunday(s).)

The Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth Baseball League is open to players between ages of 13 and 15 as of April 30, 2012. 

Players may reside in San Francisco, Brisbane, Daly City, Pacifica, Millbrae, South San Francisco, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton, Half Moon Bay, Burlingame, San Mateo, Hillsborough, Belmont, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, and Foster City.

League practices begin in February and the season begins in May.

According to league president Steve Vega, last year's team of 13-year-olds were just two runs shy of qualifying for regional play.

"We are growing every year and have developed into one of the best organizations in San Mateo County," said Vega.

Now in its 61st year nationally, Babe Ruth Baseball provides a competitive league on regulation fields with some of the best coaching available on the peninsula.

"Our goal is development of young players for preparation of high school baseball.  Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth has a reputation of being one the most organized programs with common goals for all," Vega added.

Players must register with the league by Jan. 13. Vega stressed the importance of early registration, and added that walk-in registrations will be accepted at the tryouts on Jan. 15 only. 

Fees for the 2012 Season are $300 for Belmont/Redwood Shores residents and $320 for non-residents. To register, go to www.BelMateoBabeRuth.com

Vega said that payment plans are avaiable for families that require financial assistance.

For more information, contact Steve Vega at rvsv@comcast.net or 650-594-9976.











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