WESTTOWN EXPRESS BASEBALL

 

 

Westtown Modified Season Transitioning to Fall Ball

Westtown Express is playing a modified season against several other Chester County Legion teams through mid-October and teams will be entered into several tournaments during the fall season. Because the season is not under the Legion banner, play is a bit more relaxed than Legion regular season games, but remains quite competitive. We have fielded two teams, a Youth Legion team for ages 13-15 and a Senior Legion team for ages 16-19. Younger players may have the opportunity to play up, especially during the fall season. At the moment WCASD fields are closed to organized group activities so the majority of games will be away games, especially those involving tournaments. The league is wood bat, but players should bring their aluminum bats as well, in case their wood bat breaks or if there is agreement between coaches to also allow aluminum bats.
 
We are still accepting online registrations for any players interested in playing during our fall season at the second tab above. Registration fees for new registrants playing the fall ball season are $125 and checks will be collected at the first game the player plays in (make checks out to "Westtown Legion Baseball" and place players name in memo line). We do not currently anticipate there being an additional charge for those players who registered and paid the $200 registration fee at the beginning of the summer season.

 

Safety guidelines from the CDC and PA Department of Health will be followed:

CDC Guidelines for Youth Sports: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html

PA Department of Health Guidelines for Sports: https://www.governor.pa.gov/covid-19/sports-guidance/

OUR MISSION

The Westtown Express will provide young men the opportunity to play competitive baseball, while embracing fairness, hard work and a respect for all teammates and competitors.

Westtown Express

BASEBALL MADE PERFECTLY CLEAR

This is a game played by two teams, one out the other in. The one that’s in sends players out one at a time to see if they can get in before they get out. If they get out before they get in, they come in; but, it doesn’t count.  If they get in before they get out, it does count.

When the ones out get three outs from the ones in before they get in without getting out, the team that’s out comes in and the team that’s in goes out to get those going in out before they get in without being out.

When both teams have been in and out nine times the game is over. The team with the most in without being out before coming in wins unless the ones in are equal, in which case, the last ones go out to get the ones in out before they get in without being out.

The game ends when each team has the same number of ins out; but, one team has more in without being out before coming in.

Just a simple game, isn’t it? 

By Harry K.

THE BALL PLAYER'S 10 COMMANDMENTS

  1. Nobody ever became a ball player by walking after the ball
  2. You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder
  3. If what you did yesterday still looks big to you; you haven't done much today
  4. Keep your head up and you not have to keep it down
  5. When you start to slide, slide! He who changes his mind may have to change a good leg for a bad one
  6. Do not alibi on bad hops. Anyone can field a good one
  7. Always run them out. You can never tell
  8. Never Quit
  9. Do not find too much fault with the umpires. You cannot expect them to be as perfect as you are
  10. A pitcher who hasn't got control hasn't got anything

Written by Chief Bender, Phila Athletics: 1903-1914

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