Intramural Baseball

UpdatedWednesday December 23, 2020 byWRA Baseball Committee.

The Whitpain Recreation Association (WRA) offers organized baseball programs through Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball. 


The divisions are structured to foster sharpened fundamental skills, increase knowledge of the sport and most importantly, to have fun.  Our dedicated volunteers and experienced coaches help to facilitate programs for players 4 years and older; ranging from Quickball to American League. 

Baseball Divisions

QuickBall: (ages 4-5) Quickball is an ideal program for ballplayers just beginning to explore the games of baseball and softball.  This fast paced and developmental game was designed to replace t-ball with drills and skill development .  No longer will the kids be limited to 3 swings off a “T” each game and the hope of a single play in the field. Each child is given a bat and a ball to keep and take home with them to play in the yard!

Rookie League (ages 5-6) A hybrid of skill development that introduces real bats, gloves and coach pitch action to go with the Quickball curriculum to improve basic fundamentals in a fun and active format. *5 year olds need one year of QB.

Minor League: (ages 7-8) Makes use of coach pitching to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field.  It’s an ideal opportunity to improve fundamentals and build confidence leading up to player pitch baseball as the season progresses.

National League: (ages 9-10) The first fully player pitch division. Players will continue to build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to better understand game strategy and teamwork.

American League: (ages 11-12)  As the ballplayers get bigger, so does the field. The pitching distance is 50 feet and the bases are 70 feet apart (compared with 46 and 60 feet, respectively, in the National League). Referred to as 50/70 play, this allows base runners to lead off, stealing is prominent, and pitchers work out of the stretch with runners on base.

Senior League: (ages 13+) Ball players compete in various local leagues such as Connie Mack and American Legion as well as hosting Sandlot games at Wentz Run Park on “The Big Field.” (Registration to open in January)

 

All ages are based on a May 1st cutoff.  Your son's age on April 30 will determine his baseball age for the Spring season.  To make it easy, our online registration system will automatically match your ballplayer with the proper division for his "baseball age."  

 

Facilities

Whitpain possesses one of the newest and most complete baseball complexs in the area with five fields, batting cages, bullpens, warm up areas, picnic areas and concessions. Games for all age groups are primarily played at Wentz Run Park (1000 Anvil Dr) and PECO Field (1120 North Wales Rd). 

 

Questions about volunteering, sponsorships or general inquiries? Email baseball.wra@gmail.com 

 

League Commissioners:

American League:  Eric Meisler - emeisler1509@yahoo.com 

National League: Rich Lunsford - rich_lunsford@yahoo.com

Minors: Jim Viscanti - jviscanti@gmail.com

Rookie League:  Rich Lunsford - rich_lunsford@yahoo.com

QuickBall: Kyle Speece – kspeece@gmail.com

Baseball Chair: Brendan Flatow - bkflatow@gmail.com