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Rec League Administrators


Key Contacts:

Vice President:  Thomas Rule

Hobgood Registrar:  Lori Bane


League Directors:

T-Ball (3 - 4  YOs) - 
Joslyn Stemple

Rookie (4 - 6  YOs) - Joslyn Stemple

A (5 - 7  YOs)  - Thomas Rule

AA (6 - 8  YOs) -Brett Ruffino

AAA (8 - 11 YOs)  - Lance Masters

Intermediate (11 - 13  YOs)  -  Greg Shewfelt

Junior  (8th Graders)  -  Lori Bane

Senior  (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders)  -  Mitch Reed


Specific League Information (Please note that Players will be placed in leagues based on the 2022 Little League Age Chart or their grade in the 2021-2022 School year.)  As clarification, the league's age groups listed below are based on your player's age on August 31, 2022.


2021 - 2022 School Year Baseball League Age Chart
JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAGELeague Eligible:
2018201820182018201820182018201820172017201720174T-Ball
2017201720172017201720172017201720162016201620165T-Ball, Rookie, & A
2016201620162016201620162016201620152015201520156Rookie, A, & AA
2015201520152015201520152015201520142014201420147A & AA
2014201420142014201420142014201420132013201320138A, AA, & AAA
2013201320132013201320132013201320122012201220129AAA
20122012201220122012201220122012201120112011201110AAA & Major
20112011201120112011201120112011201020102010201011AAA, Major, & Int.
20102010201020102010201020102010200920092009200912Major & Int.
20092009200920092009200920092009200820082008200813Int.
High School Feeder Team (*Proof of Middle School Enrollment will be required to play in this league)8th GradersJunior
Senior League (*Proof of High School Enrollment will be required to play in this league)9th, 10th, 11th & 12th GradersSenior



T-Ball League (Age group:  3 - 4 YOs)  (Cost $155.00) (LD: Joslyn StemplePractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #8  and/or Hobgood Field #13:

This league is for beginner players. It is a true T-Ball league, where the batter will hit off of a tee. Runs and Outs are not kept in this league, players advance one base at a time, and there are no umpires. Games are 3 innings in length (Time limit of games is 1:15) An inning consist of each team batting through their entire line-up. Players advance one base at a time (unless they hit a home run over the fence and/or they are the last batter in the line-up). We don't play with a catcher but field all other positions. Teams are formed by the League Director and teams usually have between 8 to 9 players. There are NO assessments for this league. The Coaches run the practices and games. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week; once Games Start. Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather.) This league doesn't have an end of the season tournament.  As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Socks, hat and a trophy at the end of the season. 



Rookie League (Age group:  4 - 6 YOs)  (Cost $155.00) (LD: Joslyn StemplePractices and games will be played on both Hobgood Field #6 and/04 Hobgood Field #8:

This league is for beginner players. It is a Coach's pitch league, where the batter receives three pitches from the Coach and they don't hit it a tee is brought out for them to hit from. Runs and Outs are not kept in this league, players advance one base at a time, and there are no umpires. Games are 3 innings in length (Time limit of games is 1:15) An inning consist of each team batting through their entire line-up. Players advance once base at a time (unless they hit a home run over the fence and/or they are the last batter in the line-up). We don't play with a catcher but field all other positions.  Teams are formed by the League Director and teams usually have between 9 to 10 players. There are NO assessments for this league. The Coaches run the practices and games. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week, once Games Start. Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather.)  This league doesn't have an end of the season tournament. As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Socks, hat, and a trophy at the end of the season.

A League (Age group: 5 - 7 YOs) (Cost $195.00) (LD: Thomas RulePractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #7:

This league is for players who have played baseball prior to this season. This is a Coach pitch league, but outs and scores are kept in this league and games are player with an umpire. Batters receive 5 pitches from the coach. A player must hit one of five pitches thrown to them at the plate or they will be counted out. The third swinging strike is an out. A batter must swing at the 5th pitch, or they will be called out. Players are not limited to one base and may advance based on their hit. Score is kept to 5 runs per inning max. Games are 6 innings or time limited at 1:20. (Games will also end when a team is mathematically eliminated due to max. runs per inning) Bases are 60'. All positions are fielded. Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made up of 12 players. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week, once Games Start. Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather.)  This league does have an end of the season tournament.   Seeding for the end of the season tournament will be based on a blind draw for the Fall 2021 season.  As part of your registration the park provides the following:  game jersey, game pants, socks, hat, and a trophy (All players will receive a trophy at the end of the season, either a participation trophy or a trophy/ring for being the End of Season Tournament Finalist and/or Champion).

AA League (Age group: 6 - 8 YOs) (Cost $195.00) (LD: Brett Ruffino)  Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #12 (down near Bascomb Elementary):

This league is a little more advanced than our Single A league but played under the same format. This is a Coach pitch league. Outs and scores are kept in this league and games are player with an umpire. Batters receive 5 pitches from the coach. A player must hit one of five pitches thrown to them at the plate or they will be counted out. The third swinging strike is an out and no walks are allowed. A batter must swing at the 5th pitch or they will be called out. Players are not limited to one base and may advance based on their hit. Score is kept to 5 runs per inning max. Games are 6 innings or time limited at 1:20. (Games will also end when a team is mathematically eliminated due to max. runs per inning). Bases are 60'. All positions are fielded. Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made up of 12 players. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week, once Games Start. Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather).  This league does have an end of the season tournament.  Seeding for the end of the season tournament will be based on a blind draw for the Fall 2021 season.  As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game jersey, game pants, socks, hat, and a trophy (All players will receive a trophy at the end of the season, either a participation trophy or a trophy/ring for being the End of Season Tournament Finalist and/or Champion).

AAA League (Age group:  8 - 11 YOs) (Cost $195.00) (LD: Lance MastersPractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #11:

This is the introduction to Kid Pitch League.  It is designed for players who are new to Kid Pitch and/or whose skill sets are not advanced.  There are no leadoffs allowed in this league.  This league will play on Field 11.  Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made up of 12 players.  There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Score is kept to 5 runs per inning max. Games are 6 innings or time limited at 1:30. (Games will also end when a team is mathematically eliminated due to max. runs per inning)  Scores, standings and pitch counts are recorded throughout the season.  Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week; once Games Start. Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather).  This league does have an end of the season tournament.  Seeding for the end of the season tournament will be based on a blind draw for the Fall 2021 season.   As part of your registration the park provides the following:  game jersey, game pants, belt and hat.  A trophy or ring will be awarded ONLY to the End of Season Tournament Finalist and Champion. (No participation Trophies or Divisional Cups for players in this league.)

Intermediate League (Age group: 11 - 13 YOs) (Cost $220.00) (LD: Greg ShewfeltPractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #5:

This is the Kid Pitch League designed for easier transition to the full-size baseball field.  It is meant for more advanced 11 and 12 year old players or 13 year old players who are not ready to make the jump to the "Big" field.  Leadoffs are introduced in this league, and the dimensions move up to 50' pitching mound and 70' base paths.  This league will play on Field 5.  Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made up of 12 players. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Games are 6 innings or time limited at 1:45.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores, standings and pitch counts are kept and there is an end of season tournament.  Seeding for the end of the season tournament will be based on a blind draw for the Fall 2021 season.  Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week; once Games Start. Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather).  As part of your registration the park provides the following: game jersey and a hat.  A trophy or ring will be awarded ONLY to the End of Season Tournament Finalist and Champion. (No participation Trophies or Divisional Cups for players in this league.)


Junior League (8th Graders - High School Feeder Team) (Cost $240.00) (LD: Lori BanePractices (Carmel Elementary) and games will be played on Hobgood Field #9:

The field is set at 60' Pitching Mound and 90' Base paths.  This league will play on Field 9.  This league may have assessments for High School Teams that have more than one team or for players that are not enrolled in a Cherokee County High School.  Player's Team assignment will be based on their assigned Cherokee County High School for their current enrolled middle school.  If a High School doesn't have enough players to field a team or a player is outside the Cherokee County School District, they will be drafted and/or assigned to a High School Team by the League Director.  Teams will be made up of 12 - 15 players. There will be 9 defensive players on the field and substitutions will be made for players on the bench.  This is our first season with this program, so additional information will be provided later in the registration process.  This is High School Baseball rules, with the exceptions of Games being 7 innings or time limited at 1:50.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores, standings and pitch counts are kept and there is an end of season tournament.  Seeding for the end of the season tournament will be based on a blind draw for the Fall 2021 season.  Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week; once Games Start.  Games are usually two times a week and will be played as doubleheaders, (Saturday and Sunday games may happen depending on whether and for sure during the end of the season tournament). We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather).  As part of your registration the park provides the following:  game jersey and a hat.  A trophy or ring will be awarded ONLY to the End of Season Tournament Finalist and Champion. (No participation Trophies or Divisional Cups for players in this league.)

Senior League (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Graders currently enrolled in High School) (Cost $240.00) (LD: Mitch Reed) Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #9: 

This is High School Baseball rules.  The field is set at 60' Pitching Mound and 90' Base paths.  This league will play on Field 9.  Players may be selected through a draft, Head Coach may bring 10 players with final team spots being assigned by the league and/or player assignments by the League Director. Teams will be made of at least 12 players.  There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Games are 7 innings or time limited at 1:50.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores, standings and pitch counts are kept and there is an end of season tournament.  Seeding for the end of the season tournament will be based on a blind draw for the Fall 2021 season.  Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and usually once a week; once Games Start.    Games are usually two times a week, primarily Saturdays (Sunday games will happen on occasion, as well) and another day during the week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather).  As part of your registration the park provides the following:  game jersey and a hat.  A trophy or ring will be awarded ONLY to the End of Season Tournament Finalist and Champion. (No participation Trophies or Divisional Cups for players in this league.)

 

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