MidCoast Cal Ripken baseball expands as new season approaches

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 7:00am

After a successful and exciting inaugural season, MidCoast Cal Ripken is happy to welcome the town of Richmond to the league. Richmond youth baseball/softball players ages 9-12 will now be competing under the MidCoast banner. Games will be played against Boothbay Region, Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick, Durham, Auburn, Lisbon and potentially any other town or regional leagues located throughout Midcoast Maine.

Teams throughout the league will be divided by age group as Minors age 9-10 and Majors age 11-12. Wiscasset, Boothbay and Richmond will be holding league signups starting around Feb. 15 but each town will establish specific sign up dates as necessary. This year it will be possible for all players to register electronically through the Wiscasset Recreation Department’s website under a MidCoast Cal Ripken link. Each town/region will have a specific portal to register players. Traditional paper registration sessions will be held in each town, times and dates to be announced.

The season is expected to start around the third week of April and will consist of 12 regular season games. Tournament teams will be selected toward the end of the season to compete in district and state tournaments starting late May.

In addition to the Cal Ripken divisions, there will be a new opportunity for players aged 13-15 to play Babe Ruth League baseball also starting in late May, around the time middle school baseball is winding down. More details on Coastal Babe Ruth signups and dates will be released in the near future.

All age appropriate youth in the towns of Richmond, Wiscasset, Westport, Alna, Edgecomb, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport, Trevett, Dresden, Pittston, Newcastle, Damariscotta and Whitefield are encouraged to participate.

For more information about Cal Ripken registration in your area you can contact the following league representatives: Wiscasset: Duane Goud (207) 380-1698 dgoud@wiscassetrec.com; Boothbay Region: John Splaine (207) 751-9065 velonut1@myfairpoint.net; Richmond: Michelle Snowden (207) 737-4305 ext. 350 recreation@richmondmaine.com