Registration for both Rhinelander Babe Ruth baseball and Little League will be held at the James Williams Middle School on Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00PM-6:30PM.
Hodag Little League is open to boys age 5-12 and girls 5-14. While Babe Ruth is offered to boys age 13-16 and may require to show a birth certificate for age verification, if you are new to Babe Ruth.
If you are unable to register in person, it will also be available online until midnight on Friday, March 24th. There will be a late fee for any sign-ups after that date. Registration can be found at http://www.rhinelanderlittleleague.com/.
For any additional information please contact Kieran Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-367-6002.
The Northwoods 15-year old Babe Ruth All-Star team lost in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Regional tournament last weekend. The team went 3-2 overall in the tournament.
In their opening game, the All-Stars shutout Downers Grove (Illinois) 9-0 on Thursday. Jacob DeMeyer pitched the entire game, and earned the shutout. DeMeyer also only gave up three hits in the entire ballgame.
The Northwoods team had their first tough loss on Thursday night. It came in their second game of the day when they fell to New Castle (Indiana) 10-3. Despite the loss, the All-Stars came back for a strong showing on Saturday.
Taking on South Lexington (Kentucky), they were able to squeeze by with a 5-3 win. Earning the win on the mound was Josh Meier, who pitched all seven innings. The All-Stars then defeated Henderson, Co. (Kentucky) in a convincing 10-4 game which placed them in the quarterfinals.
In their game against Henderson, the All-Stars had a strong showing at the plate. Jacob DeMeyer had one hit and one walk, and also had two stolen bases. Brad Sowinski finished with two hits, as well as two walks. Tait Spencer had two hits along with one walk. Bradley Comer finished with two hits.
Brad Quade, Alec Modrow, Easton Senoraske, and Eli Wurl also all added one hit in the victory. Jason Brewer and Quade also collected walks.
In their toughest loss of the tournament came in the quarterfinals when the All-Stars fell to Paris (Illinois) in a heartbreaker that went into extra innings. After regulation seven innings of play, the teams were tied at 2-2. It was a defensive and pitching battle that extended into nine innings of play. Paris went on to earn the win with a walk-off home run. The loss also knocked the All-Stars out of the tournament.
It was an entire team effort with players from Rhinelander, Eagle River, and Tomahawk working together that got them as far as they did. Although it was hard loss, the kids had an opportunity of a lifetime; to play in the Ohio Valley Regional against the best of the best.
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