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BABE RUTH BASEBALL WORLD SERIES TEAMS

Westfield, MA, August 4, 2016 —Baseball teams from around the country are coming to Westfield, MA, to compete in the Babe Ruth World Series, August 11-18. The teams representing the eight regions of Babe Ruth Baseball are: Tri-County, Maine, New England Region; Jamesville, Wisconsin, Ohio Valley Region; Atlantic Shore, New Jersey, Middle Atlantic Region; Mountain Home, Arkansas, Southwest Region; Sarasota, Florida, Southeast Region; Tri-Valley, California, Pacific Southwest Region; West Linn, Oregon, Pacific Northwest Region; Bismarck, North Dakota, Midwest Plains Region. They will join the Westfield host team and the Massachusetts State Champion team from Pittsfield, MA. In addition, teams from Portland, ME, and Arlington, MA, will compete in the World Series. The World Series runs August 11-18.

Volunteers are still needed to help with a variety of tasks, such as parking, concession stands, admissions gate, medical tent, GameChanger, field crew, raffle ticket sales, and much more. See www.westfieldworldseries.com for more information and to sign up to help out. Click on the “World Series Info” tab and look for “How You Can Help” to navigate to the volunteer registration page.

WESTFIELD BABE RUTH BASEBALL WORLD SERIES TICKETS ON SALE NOW

WESTFIELD, MA, July 15, 2016 —Tickets for the Babe Ruth World Series in Westfield are on sale now. Come see Westfield’s 14-year-old players compete in the World Series on their home field, at Westfield’s Bullens Field.

Tournament Passes, good for all 25 World Series games, August 11-18, are available for individuals and families. Individual Passes are $25 and Family Passes are $60. The Family Pass includes access for two adults and up to four children. The price for a single day ticket is $10. Passes can be purchased through www.westfieldworldseries.com and at Bullens field at game times. Children who play in Westfield Little League or Babe Ruth, either softball or baseball, get free access to all the games as long as they are wearing a Westfield team shirt or hat.

Volunteers are still needed to help with a variety of tasks, such as parking, concession stands, admissions gate, medical tent, GameChanger, field crew, raffle ticket sales, and much more. See www.westfieldworldseries.com for more information and to sign up to help out.

WESTFIELD BABE RUTH BASEBALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS GEAR UP FOR SUMMER PLAY

Westfield, MA, July 7, 2016 Westfield Babe Ruth Baseball is fielding three tournament teams this summer. There are two teams for 14-year-olds and one team for 13-year-olds.

The 14-year-olds are in the unusual situation of having two tournament teams this year. Westfield is hosting the 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series this summer, August 10-18. As the host city, Westfield is able to enter a team into the tournament automatically. A second team will attempt to play their way into the World Series.

The World Series host team is not allowed to participate in any of the preliminary Babe Ruth tournaments at the District, State, and Regional levels that normally form the path to the World Series. As League President Dan Welch explained, “The World Series host team is not allowed to play in lower levels of tournament play because of the potential to knock another team out of a chance to make it to the World Series.” With their spot in the World Series already secured, the Westfield World Series host team will spend the month of July participating in non-Babe Ruth tournaments in Massachusetts and Connecticut in order to train, sharpen their skills, and stay game-ready.

A second team of 14-year-olds will compete for the opportunity to play in the World Series. According to Welch, “Babe Ruth League allows us to field a second team of regular season players, and that team can compete through all levels of play. The state champion team from the host state gets automatic entry into the World Series. So if Westfield’s second team of 14-year-olds wins the Western Massachusetts State Championship, they will gain entrance to the World Series, giving Westfield two teams in the World Series. If Westfield places second in the State Tournament, they can still make the World Series, but they will have to win the New England Regional Tournament to get there.”

The 14-year-old Western Massachusetts State Tournament begins Friday, July 8, at Bullens Field in Westfield, with Westfield playing Pittsfield at 7:00. Play continues Saturday, July 9, with Westfield at NipMuc Mendon/Upton (Worcester area) at 2:00. On Sunday, July 10, it will be NipMuc at Pittsfield at 2:00. The tournament concludes Tuesday, July 12, with the championship game at Westfield’s Bullens Field at 7:00. The winner goes to the World Series in Westfield and the second-place finisher will compete in the New England Regional Tournament in Bridgton, Maine, starting July 23.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old team is playing for the chance to travel to Ottumwa, Iowa, for the World Series for their age group. Westfield and Pittsfield will compete in the 13-year-old Western Massachusetts State Tournament, starting Saturday, July 9, with Westfield at Pittsfield at 4:00. They play again at Westfield’s Bullens Field on Sunday, July 10, at 4:00. If necessary, another game will follow the 4:00 game Sunday to determine the winner of the State Tournament. The winner of the State Tournament will travel to the New England Regional Tournament in Rochester, New Hampshire, starting July 23. The winner of the Regional Tournament will head to Iowa for the 13-year-old World Series, August 11-18.

The Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series host team is managed by Matt Avery and coached by Dan Lucia, Bill Lamirande, and Bob Eak. The players are: Greg Sarna-McCarthy, Jack Masciadrelli, Darrin Roberts, Ethan Flaherty, Matt Pelletier, David Roundy, Colin Scanlon, Will Cameron, Ryan Moorhouse, CJ Skribiski, Colby Gazda, Mason Collingwood, Walter Figueroa, Mike Hall, and Josh Lis.

The second 14-year-old team is managed by Tony Paroline and coached by Brian Burke, Tyler Waitt, and Jim Porter. The players are: Jagger Paroline, Aiden Burke, Cameron Gourde, Johnny Cesan, Cam Porter, Zachary Hall, Dalton Bessette, Tanner Koziol, Ethan Saunders, Nick Ensign, Bryant Keeney, Mateo Sanchez, James Renaudette, and Jack Lamirande.

The 13 year old team is managed by Bruce Bradley and coached by Steve Adam and Steve Jarvis. The players are: Trent Adam, Chris Barber, Tobey Barlow, Matt Barnachez, Clay Bradley, Joseph Dekarski, Joseph Delgado, Luisian Enchautegui, Nate Goodwin, Brennan Jarvis, Jake LaBombard, Connor Medeiros, David Tirrell, Adam Tremblay, and Brody Zabielski.

Volunteers are still needed for the 14-year-old World Series in Westfield, August 11-18. Go to www.westfieldworldseries.com for more information and to sign up to help out.

WESTFIELD BABE RUTH BASEBALL WORLD SERIES TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Westfield, MA, May 31, 2016 —TheBabe Ruth Baseball World Series is coming to Westfield, August 11 – 18. Now is the time to step up to the plate to support Greater Westfield Babe Ruth by purchasing tickets in advance at discount prices.

Admission passes for the entire tournament—all 25 games—are $20 for individuals and $45 for families. A family pass admits two adults and up to four children. After June 30th, prices will increase to $25 for an individual pass and $60 for a family pass. Single day admission tickets during the World Series will be $10.

Tickets can be purchased from any league player or ordered through our World Series web site at www.WestfieldWorldSeries.com. Tickets will be mailed to you. Tickets are also available for immediate pick up at the following locations: Cassin Insurance located at 104 Elm Street and Westfield Bank branches located at 560 East Main Street (near Home Depot) and 300 Southampton Road (Northside).

Plans are in the works for a ticket sales blitz on June 12th. Greater Westfield Babe Ruth players and coaches will be at businesses throughout Westfield and Southwick that day selling World Series tickets. Please watch for more news about locations where we will be selling tickets.

The World Series will feature ten teams of 14-year-old Babe Ruth players, including teams representing the eight regional divisions of the U.S. and Canada, the Western MA State Champion team, and a host team from Greater Westfield Babe Ruth.

Volunteers are still needed for a variety of tasks. See www.westfieldworldseries.com for more information and to sign up to help out.

WESTFIELD BABE RUTH BASEBALL WORLD SERIES ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Westfield, MA, April 21, 2016 —Tickets for the Babe Ruth World Series in Westfield are on sale now. Advance discount tickets are available through June 30th. Buy now, save money, and help Westfield host a world class World Series, August 10-18.

Tournament Passes, good for all 25 World Series games, are available for individuals and families. Individual Passes are $20 and Family Passes are $45. The Family Pass includes access for two adults and up to four children. As of July 1, the cost of an Individual Pass will increase to $25 and a Family Pass will increase to $60. Note: children who play in Westfield Little League or Babe Ruth, either softball or baseball, get free access to all the games as long as they are wearing a Westfield team shirt or hat.

Passes can be purchased through www.westfieldworldseries.com and from Babe Ruth players.

Volunteers are still needed for a variety of tasks. See www.westfieldworldseries.com for more information and to sign up to help out.

WESTFIELD BABE RUTH BASEBALL WORLD SERIES SELECTED AS ONE OF MASSACHUSETTS’ TOP SPORTING EVENTS FOR 2016

Westfield, MA, February 10, 2016—This summer’s Babe Ruth Baseball World Series in Westfield, August 10-18, is included in a list of 16 significant sporting events taking place in Massachusetts in 2016. “Sixteen in Sixteen: Massachusetts’ Top Sporting Events for 2016” was compiled by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and the Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office. The list also includes the Boston Marathon, Red Sox Opening Day at Fenway Park, the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, and the Harvard-Yale Football game in Cambridge. The Babe Ruth World Series is the only Western Massachusetts event on the list.

“We are excited that the Office of Travel and Tourism included us in their list for 2016. We worked hard to bring the World Series to Westfield and we fully expect it to be an outstanding event,” said Westfield Babe Ruth President Dan Welch. “Western Massachusetts has a lot to offer, and we hope that the teams coming for the tournament will enjoy their experience here. Information will be available shortly about advance purchase for World Series tickets and our souvenir program book. Please check www.westfieldworldseries.com often to keep track of the latest World Series news.”

The World Series in Westfield will feature top 14-year-old Babe Ruth teams from across the country representing the eight national regions: New England, Middle Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Southeast, Midwest Plains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Pacific Southwest. The MA state champions and the host team from Westfield will also compete in the tournament.

The complete “Sixteen in Sixteen: Massachusetts’ Top Sporting Events for 2016” are:

February 1 & 8, Beanpot Hockey Tournament, TD Garden, Boston;

February 11, Polartec Big Air U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding and free skiing, Fenway Park, Boston;

March 28-April 3, ISU World Figure Skating Championships, TD Garden, Boston;

March 25-26, NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast, DCU Center, Worcester;

April 11, Boston Red Sox Opening Day, Fenway Park, Boston;

April 18, Boston Marathon;

June 10, 12, 18, Copa America Centenario Soccer, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough;

August 6-7, Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon;

August 9-18, Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, Bullens Field, Westfield;

August 18-21, US Rowing Masters National Championship, Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester;

August 21, Falmouth Road Race, Woods Hole to Falmouth, Cape Cod;

September 2-4, Indy Grand Prix car race, Seaport District, Boston;

September 2-5, Deutsche Bank Golf Championship, TCP Boston Golf Course, Norton;

October 15-16, Gran Prix of Gloucester bicycle race, Gloucester;

October 22-23, Head of the Charles Regatta, Cambridge;

November 19, Harvard-Yale Football Game, Harvard Stadium, Cambridge