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Volunteer Hours

Volunteers are what keep our fields maintained and our tournaments running smoothly and successfully. Each family is required to contribute at least 4 hours of volunteer time in order to have their $150 volunteer fee (paid upon registration) refunded. Volunteer hours are NOT prorated.

Here are a few important things to note:

  • While we encourage families to volunteer together as a learning opportunity, minors do NOT count toward your 4-hour requirement. The 4 hours should be accounted for by parents/guardians/adults.
  • All minors helping in concessions must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Anyone under the age of 14 helping in our concessions area should NOT handle any money!  
  • If you sign up for a field maintenance slot (dragging/chalking) during our tournaments, there will not be training available for these tasks so PLEASE only sign up for those timeslots if you know how to do them.  
  • Lastly, when signing up for volunteer time slots – Please pay close attention to the day, time, and the actual field location assigned to each sign-up opportunity. There are signup slots for many fields around town during the tournaments, so it is important you are present where you are signed up for.  

Volunteer Opportunity Sign-ups for our 2022 Season will include:

  • June 17-18     Baseball Applesmash (9U, 10U, 13U, 14U)
  • June 24-25     Baseball Applesmash (11U and 12U)
  • July 8-9            Softball Applesmash (10U, 12U, 14U)

Important Dates

  • Sunday, May 22: Softball Pitching Clinic 
  • Monday, June 6th: Regular Season Games Begin!
  • Friday & Saturday, June 17-18th: AppleSmash 9U, 10U, 13U & 14U Baseball Tournaments
  • Friday & Saturday, June 24th-25th:  AppleSmash 11U & 12U Baseball Tournaments 
  • Monday, July 4th: No regular season games 
  • Friday & Saturday, July 8-9th: AppleSmash 10U, 12U, 14U Softball Tournaments 
  • Sunday, July 17th:  LYB Night at the Loggers Event, Copeland Park, approximately 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 28th: Last Night of Regular Season Games 

Practice Schedule -Field Locations

If you have questions about field availability, please contact Heath Winters, heathwinters@gmail.com. 


2022 Applesmash Tournament Dates

  • June 17-18     Baseball Applesmash (9U, 10U, 13U, 14U)
  • June 24-25     Baseball Applesmash (11U and 12U)
  • July 8-9            Softball Applesmash (10U, 12U, 14U)

2022 Baseball & Softball Bat Rules

2022 SOFTBALL BAT INFORMATION

  • All bats must be within the following measurements: 2 ¼ inch barrel diameter, maximum length of 34 inches & maximum weight of 31.5 ounces
  • ASA approved certified stamped bats
  • USSSA approved bat not exceeding a BPF of 1.20

2022 BASEBALL BAT INFORMATION

  • Officially stamped USSSA & USA Bats are allowed
  • 8U – Max diameter 2 ¾ inches, unlimited length & unlimited weight differential
  • 9U-11U – Max diameter 2 ¾ inches, unlimited length & unlimited weight differential
  • 12U – Max diameter 2 ¾ inches, max length 36 inches & max weight differential (-10)
  • 13U – Max diameter 2 ¾ inches, max length 36 inches & max weight differential (-8)
  • 14U – Max diameter 2 ¾ inches, max length 36 inches & max weight differential (-5)
  • Other approved bats include: BBCOR & wood

League Game Schedules

2022 Regular League Game Season will run from June 6 through July 28.   
League games will be scheduled at either 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm.

Baseball :

  • 8U – 1 league game scheduled every Wednesday
  • 9U & 10U – 1 league game scheduled every Monday & Wednesday
  • 11U & 12U  – 1 league game scheduled every Tuesday & Thursday 
  • 13U/14U  – 1 league game scheduled every Tuesday & Thursday

Softball:

  • 8U – 1 league game scheduled every Wednesday
  • 10U/12U – 1 league game scheduled every Monday & Wednesday
  • 14U Lower – 1 league game scheduled every Monday & Wednesday (Seven Rivers League only) 
  • 14U Upper – Doubleheaders scheduled every Wednesday
  • 14U Upper - MN SE Diamond League - Thursdays
  • High School JV & Varsity – Doubleheaders scheduled every Wednesday (Seven Rivers League)
  • High School JV & Varsity -  MN SE Diamond League -Thursdays
  • Legion Ball -High School - Weekend Tourneys 

Rockin' The Ridge Top 2022

A music Festival for a CAUSE  

LYB is excited to announce that Rockin' the Ridge Top will be held on Saturday, June 4th.  This year, they will be raising money for improvements to be made to Abnet Fields here in La Crescent!

Block off your calendars for, Saturday, June 4th to come and enjoy great music, food, and atmosphere!

Follow https://www.facebook.com/RockinTheRidgeTop/ for updates on the music lineup, food vendors, apparel, and ticket pricing

Rockin' The Ridgetop 2022

La Crosse Loggers Event

LYB Night at the Loggers is scheduled for Sunday, July 17th, 2022.  More details to follow as we get closer to the event. 

https://northwoodsleague.com/la-crosse-loggers/


Seven Rivers Athletic Association

Baseball 8U-13U & Softball 8U-12U will play in our Seven Rivers Athletic Association League.

Please see the link below regarding information about the Seven Rivers Athletic Association. 

https://www.bgclax.org/sraa-bsb-sb-league


Minnesota SE Diamond Fastpitch League

14U Upper and high school softball will play in the MN SE Diamond League. 

https://tournaments.mnsoftball.com/#/pages/home


2022 Sponsors

2022 Sponsors

LYB would like to thank the following sponsors for making our program a success:

Altra Federal Credit Union:  http://www.altra.org/

American Legion Post 595: https://www.lacrescentlegion595.org/

Chart Industries:  http://www.chartindustries.com/

Dick's Sporting Goods:  www.dickssportinggoods.com

Fowler & Hammer Inc. https://fowlerhammer.com/

First Supply:  https://www.firstsupply.com/

Land Home Financial Services Inc:  https://mortgage.lhfs.com/LaCrosseWI/

Kaddy's Kafe:  https://www.facebook.com/Kaddys-Kafe-456007397927273/

Knight Barry  Title: https://www.knightbarry.com/

Kwik Trip:  https://www.kwiktrip.com

Merchants Bank:  https://www.merchantsbank.com/

Quillin's:  https://quillinsfoods.com/find-your-store/la-crescent/

Sparta Rudy's Drive-In: https://www.rudysdrivein.com/contact-sparta/

State Farm Honor DiDonato: https://www.statefarm.com/agent/us/mn/la-crescent/honor-didonato-2jlgr1ys000

Swing Bridge Pub:  https://www.swingbridgepub.com/

Time Out Tavern: https://www.schmittystimeout.com/

Wieser Brothers General Contractor Inc. http://www.wieserbrothers.com/

Want to see your name on this list and be a sponsor for LYB? 

Please contact Casey Tomten for details: 608-385-4792 or casey@knightbarry.com

La Crescent Youth Ball

Our mission is to provide a fun and competitive summer ball experience focused on teamwork, sportsmanship and skill building.

Contact information

La Crescent Youth Ball
PO Box 128
La Crescent, MN  55947

email:  lacrescentyouthball@yahoo.com

Facebook: La Crescent Youth Summer Baseball and Softball Program