Thanks to all of the BTB families who have signed up for shifts at this year's tourney. We have about 20 shifts left to fill though, so we need the teams and families who have not completed their requirements to please do so. The next time we do an update (Thurs), we will include names to the list. We all have an obligation to work shifts as indicated when you signed up.
Teams who have fulfilled their requirements: 10A, 11AA, 12AA, 12AAA, 13AA, 13AAA, 14AAA, 15AA, 15AAA.
Teams with open shifts (number of shifts open): 10AA (1), 10AAA (3), 11AAA (1), 14AAGold (3), 14AAWhite (2), 14/15A (7)
All teams will have individual and team pictures taken by Lifetouch Photography during the Burnsville tournament. Details about order forms, online ordering and each teams' day and time for pictures will be provided by team managers and coaches soon.
Please watch for an email soon from your team manager regarding the scheduling.
This year we are offering our Burnsville teams to opportunity to reserve a 2016 Tournament shirt before anyone else can purchase them!
We have ordered a select amount of sizes and will allow any BTB family to reserve shirt sizes for themselves before they go on sale to every team the weekend of the tournament. Reserving the size ensures you will get the size you want since we have the limited amount. We will sell the remaining shirts at the concession stands during the tournament. Sizes will be a first come, first served option. We are offering sizes from Youth Large to Adult 3XL.
T-shirt design this year is a white cotton blend Gildan t-shirt with the front and back designs as shown
Please email Christine Widness at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your t-shirt. T-shirts will cost $15 per shirt. Payment can be cash or checks made out to BAC. Payment for the shirts are going to be collected by your team manager. They will bring us the payment for all of the team's shirts and we will exchange with them for the size shirts reserved right before or during tourney weekend. Any questions, just contact us at the email above.
MBL and MBT, which run the leagues that all Burnsville Traveling Baseball teams play in, have announced bat rules for the 2016 season, and no changes have been made from last year.
Bats with a barrel size of 2 1/4" can have an unlimited weight differential, and bats with a barrel size between 2 1/2" and the max of 2 3/4" must have a -10 differential or less (i.e. 30” length and 20.0 oz. weight).
In the 10- to 14-year-old age group, big-barrel bats must have the NEW USSSA-Approved 1.15 BPF stamp, Babe Ruth-Approved 1.15 BPF stamp or BBCOR stamp on the taper.
For small-barrel bats (2 1/4"), 10- to 13-year-olds can use all of the above stamps and can also use bats that have the old USSSA-Approved 1.15 mark, or it can have any 1.15 stamp on the bat.
15-year-olds must use a BBCOR bat (Batted Ball Coefficient or Restitution).