Babe Ruth season to swing away to begin |

Babe Ruth season to swing away to begin

Eight clubs in action Saturday at Todd Fields

Staff Report

With the winter snow pack melted at Todd Fields and an encouraging performance by the South Tahoe High School JV baseball team this spring, the excitement of the South Lake Tahoe Babe Ruth season has reached a high level.

That excitement should carry over to the field on Saturday with the opening day of the 2006 season.

“The teams are pretty balanced,” said league official Scott Morgan. “We’re ready to go. I think it would be too early to pick a winner right now. I could probably tell you after the first couple weeks of the season.”

Eight teams are in this year’s league, one less than last year. The league contracted by one team because it had to distribute the amount of 13, 14 and 15-year-old players evenly.

The season runs through June 22, when the double-elimination, postseason tournament begins. All-star teams will be selected in late June and all-star tournaments start in July.

The 13-year-old all-star tournament will be in Fallon, the 14-year-old tournament is hosted by South Tahoe Babe Ruth and the 15-year-old tournament is in Fernley.

“There aren’t any substantial rule changes for this year,” Morgan said. “But for every game there will be a full-service snack bar and the league is still looking for additional sponsors.”

If a business is interested in being a sponsor this season, contact Andy Braun at (530) 542-1975. For more league information, visit

2006 Babe Ruth Opening Day

Saturday’s Games

Angels at Red Sox, 9 a.m.

Indians at A’s, noon

Giants vs. Padres, 3 p.m.

Yankees vs. Mariners, 6 p.m.

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