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Welcome to Bel Air Youth Baseball!

Welcome to the Youth Baseball Page of the Bel Air Recreation Council! 

Organizationally, we strive to provide a safe, fun, and fundamental baseball experience for the Bel Air area community in Harford County MD.  We offer both Recreational League play and a Travel Program for all youth age groups from T Ball all the way to the 90' Diamond. We're operated by volunteers, and are actively seeking front office volunteers/board members to help achieve our goals, as well as coaches and age group commissioners. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out by using the feedback button down the left side of this page.

See you on the diamonds!

Jay Krieger - Baseball Commissioner 

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Bel Air Baseball IronBirds Event on Saturday, July 21st

As we get close to the end of the school year, it is time to start planning for those summer evenings and what better than a night of baseball!!

July 21st is a special night at the IronBirds stadium since it is Orioles Night. They will be having the Oriole Bird, the 1983 World Series trophy and some players from the 83’ World Series team at the event. They will also have a pregame catch on the field from 5pm to 5:30ish where both kids and parents can participate.

Click here to purchase IronBirds tickets to have a great evening while supporting Bel Air Rec Baseball programs.

 

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2018 Baseball Board

Program Coordinator – League Commissioner - Jason Krieger 

Recreational Baseball Age Group Commissioners

  • 4-6 – Chris Harrison - 
  • 7-8 - Jim Quinn - 
  • 9-10 - Tim Hild -
  • 11-12 – Chris Correa- 
  • 13-15 – Dave Labella - 
  • Umpire Coordinator - Open - coordinate scheules with HCUA on all league games

Travel Coordinator – 8-12- Chuck Wheeler

  • 8UJake Chapman
  • 9U - Jason Krieger
  • 10U  - Ben Battaglia
  • 11U - John Racazky
  • 12U - Chuck Wheeler

Travel Coordinator – 13+ - Todd Schertzer -   

  • 13U - Gary Shertzer
  • 14U - Pete Langbein
  • 15U - Austin Boyd
  • 16U - Todd Shertzer
  • 17U - Mike Cusimano      

Equipment Manager – Tim Allgire 

Facilities/Fields Manager – Jake Chapman

Registration Managers – Jessica Mathios/Adrienne Allgire

Fundraising Manager - Open - Develop new sponsorships and maintain current partners

Player Safety Advocate – Dave Labella

Member at Large – Dave Niedzialkowski

 

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2018 Bat Standard Update

 

Happy Holidays from the Bel Air Baseball family to yours!

 

A quick update in relation to the new USABat Standard for 2018’s baseball season.

 

Recreational Baseball - In Age Groups 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12, the USABat standard will not be enforced in the upcoming 2018 Season, but the new bats will be permitted if you purchased one already.

 

By definition of stamps you see on the bats - BPF 1.15 Bats with 2 1/4 Barrels and the USABats with 2 1/4 and 2 5/8 Barrels will all be allowed in rec baseball.

 

13-15 will have no change to last year, and BBCOR is still the standard

 

Travel Baseball - Our travel teams play in several different leagues, so your safest bet is to contact your age’s coach here -  Travel Contact Page if you have questions.

 

  • 8U-12U - Essentially you can’t go wrong with a USABat in Travel, however the design of these bats have slightly less “pop” than the BPF standard, and as such, if the respective league/tournament allows for BPF, you may swing the “old bats”. As a note HCTB is enforcing the USABat standard.

 

  • 13U-17U the standards are BPF and BBCOR, and as above, you should consult with your age group coach or travel coordinator.

 

A good article on the subject can be found here - https://www.justbatreviews.com/usa-baseball-bat-standard-change-2018

 

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