Optional: 8u, 10u, 12u Tournament in Rector, AR April 14-17

posted Mar 7, 2016, 6:41 AM by Jim Robb

Rector, AR Program is hosting a preseason tournament in Rector the weekend of April 15th-17th with a possible start on the 14th depending on the number of teams.  Tournament will be for 8u, 10u, and 12u age divisions.  The max number of teams will be 24.  Format is double elimination and entry fee is $150.  Generally play by Cal Ripken rules, but will post tournament rules a week before tournament starts.  

This is a tournament mainly for league teams, but we will open up to others as well. Please spread the word and let anyone know who is interested to contact 
(preferably by email) 
Nathan Henderson
Cell # 870-595-4807

Delta Social Media Options

posted Jan 18, 2016, 8:09 AM by Jim Robb   [ updated Jan 18, 2016, 8:12 AM ]

In addition to , information will also be posted concerning Delta Baseball on the following social media sites  for the 2016 season.


Any information sent to the Delta Commissioner from each participating town Parks Manager will also be available. Here's to a great upcoming season!

- Jim Robb

Delta Baseball

8u Division Switching from Machine to Coach Pitch in 2016

posted Jan 17, 2016, 10:33 AM by Jim Robb

Delta Baseball has voted to adopt Coach Pitch for 8 and under (8u) division for the 2016 season and seasons to come.  This will replace Machine Pitch for 8u. This change is in response to many of the neighboring leagues also making the switch.  Some of the larger leagues will also be converting their 8u Tournament Trail to Coach Pitch.

2016 Delta Rule Changes

posted Jan 10, 2016, 2:37 PM by Jim Robb

Recent approved changes from Delta Board meeting held on 1/6/2016:

8u ROOKIE Machine Pitch: 
NO STEALING. Not even on dropped or passed ball by the catcher.  Runners may still advance on throwing errors.  
All Cal Ripken 8u ROOKIE MP District and State Tournaments enforce this rule.

10u (MINOR):
Closed Base or "batter cannot run on dropped third strike" will be enforced for the 2016 season in Delta 10u.  Runners on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd may still advance as in a steal situation.
All Cal Ripken 10u MINOR District and State Tournaments are CLOSED BASE, so DELTA has voted to do the same.

10u (MINOR) & 12u (MAJOR):
Roster Limits for Increased Play

*Delta's solution to several teams having to roster 14-16 players in 2015 season, which limited play and positive experience for kids in these divisions

  1. Only 10u and 12u affected (DOES NOT APPLY to 8u ROOKIE Machine Pitch)

  2. Allow play with 8, with no penalty

  3. Allow play with as few as 7, but take out on 8th batter

  4. Purpose is to allow towns with only 14-17 registrants per age division to field two small roster teams and ensure more play for all kids.

  5. *Was not discussed or approved, but in the past it has been allowed to "pick-up" players from younger divisions who currently play with a different team in the Delta League. This MUST NOT interfere with the pick-up player's current team's games. Pitching limitations still apply per player, not per team.

  6. Other ideas for addressing large rosters were tabled for later review, once registration numbers for 2016 season are determined.

ALL-STAR Selection Process:
*Changes were discussed and approved to allow Delta All-Star teams to start practicing together earlier and be more competitive in district and state tournaments.
  • A coaches interest, commitment, and positive representation of Delta All-Stars, followed by Division Rank after all division teams have completed 50% of their games will be used to determine coaches for 2016 All-Star teams.  
  • Decision will not have to wait on teams to complete 50% of their games, if the teams' coaches are not interested or statistically impossible for team to change their rank to a competing status once remaining games to 50% completion are played. 
  • Board discretion also applies to all potential coaches.


posted Jan 10, 2016, 1:42 PM by Jim Robb

Pre-Season Tournaments: 

Monday 03/28/2016 - Saturday 04/02/2016

Season START date = Monday 04/04/2016
Season END date = Friday 05/27/2016

2016 Pre-Season Tournament locations:
BAY: 6u Coach Pitch
HARRISBURG: 8u (ROOKIE) Machine Pitch
EPC: 12u (MAJOR)


posted Jan 10, 2016, 1:40 PM by Jim Robb

Attention Coaches:

Spring 2016 LEAGUE Season
Trumann Sports Complex Building
Saturday March 5, 2016 
9:00am -12:00pm

9:00 am - 10:00 am: 11-12 yr old league coaches
10:00 am - 11:00 am: 9-10 yr old league coaches
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 7-8 yr old league coaches

If you plan to coach, please add to your calendar.


posted Jan 10, 2016, 1:39 PM by Jim Robb

SPRING REGISTRATION window will vary per town (Bay, EPC, Harrisburg, Marked Tree, & Trumann), but should all be within date range of January 15 - March 10, 2016.

After 1/15/2016 - Review local news, signage, city website, or contact your town's Park Manager or city hall to register for the Spring 2016 Baseball season.

TRUMANN Parks & Recreation Committee set registration window for Trumann Baseball ages 5-12 to open January 15th and close March 3rd 2016. For more information about TRUMANN registrations see


posted Jan 10, 2016, 1:36 PM by Jim Robb   [ updated Jan 10, 2016, 1:37 PM ]

In addition to , information will also be posted concerning Delta Baseball on for the 2016 season. Any information sent from each participating town Parks Manager will also be available. Here's to a great upcoming season!

- Jim Robb
Delta Baseball

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