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Summer Nipmuc Baseball

SUMMER SEASON - 8u - 12u   There are multiple options (Please note, In order for players to be eligible for Ripken and Sizzler teams, players must have played in the prior spring season with NYB.  All players are invited to play town ball)

Ripken All Stars – Most competitive. Teams will play on the Ripken tournaments trail (Districts, States, Regionals, World Series) and will also play in various local tournaments played on weekends. Season wraps up near end of July.    Players must tryout for Ripken/Sizzler Teams and played in at least 60% of the NYB Spring games.   Coaches are also required to have coached(Head or Assist) in  at least 60% of the Spring Season of NYB.

Teams consist of 8u through 12u

Ripken All Stars & Sizzler Teams have rules as far as Age Requirements.  When you register your child, they will be placed in the appropriate division (8u,  9u, 10u, 11u, or 12u) depending on their date of birth.   It DOES NOT go by grade.

DOB Ripken Age's for 2023

8u Division -  May 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016
9u  Division - May 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2015
10u Division - May 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2014
11u Division - May 1st, 2012 - April 30th, 2013
12u Division - May 1st, 2011 - April 30th, 2012

Sizzler Tournament Team
 – Competitive.  Teams play in a summer long tournament in Hopkinton known as the (Sizzler).   The games are played during the week but may include some weekend games. Season wraps up by mid-July.     Players must tryout for Ripken/Sizzler Teams and have played in the Spring Nipmuc Baseball Season.   

Teams consist of 8u through 12u

Summer Classic (Town Ball)
 – Least competitive. ALL Players are welcome to sign up!  Teams play against other surrounding towns with the games played during the week.

Depending on registrations, we have had teams in Double A(7/8), Minors(9/10), and Majors(11/12).

BABE RUTH LEAGUE - SENIOR BALL - Ages 13-18 (Grades 7-12)

Recreational spring program for kids of all skill levels.  Games are on Sundays, Tuesdays & Fridays with some light travel to local towns.  

*NEW: Nipmuc teams now play in the TriValley Babe Ruth League (TVBR).  The spring season consists of a 12-game regular season followed by a playoff ending in early June.   All home games are played at the Tetreault Field in Mendon, MA.   Six games will be played at home and six games are away in towns that can include Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway, Millis, Ashland, Medfield, Franklin, or Hopedale.  There are three games per week (Sun, Tue, & Fri).  Specific team schedules will be announced in April.

Babe Ruth Divisions

Minors:  Ages 13-15 - 7th - 9th Grade 
Majors:  Ages 16-18 - 10th and up

*NEW:  Nipmuc Teams now participate in the Tri-Valley Babe Ruth Summer League Tournament.  The summer tournament is more competitive than the spring and fall seasons, yet the league is for players of all ability levels and there are no tryouts. Attendance is flexible with 50% regular season attendance required for player playoff eligibility. Rosters are made intentionally large to give families flexibility around conflicts.

The summer season consists of around 12-games.  Typically half are played at home on Tetreault Field in Mendon, MA and the rest in towns that include Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway, Millis, Ashland, Medfield, Franklin, or Hopedale. There are three games per week. Games begin in June.  Playoffs begin in mid-July and end in late July, depending on the length of the playoff run.

There are two summer baseball age divisions:
Minors for baseball-aged 13 & 14 year-olds
Minors play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:30-8:00pm.

Majors for baseball-aged 15 to 17 year-olds 
Majors (15-17) play on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 5:30-8:00pm.
The Major division is an excellent opportunity for HS players to play competitive summer ball.

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