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Notes About the Upcoming Season

We are hoping to start practices for 10/12U softball and 8U-12U baseball on May 11th.  Currently, due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to use school fields until May 11th at the earliest.  LYB will provide additional updates as they become available.  

13/14U baseball cannot start practices until spring ball is complete.  14U softball, HS JV and Varsity softball also cannot start until the spring season is concluded.  

Regular Season

The regular season should start the first week of June and end the last week of July.  Typically, each team plays two regular season games per week. Games are either at 5:30 or 7 p.m.  There is a chance games will be moved up this year to 5:00 or 5:15 p.m.  

Baseball Teams

All 8U/9U/10U – 1 league game scheduled every Monday & Wednesday.

All 11U-14U Lower baseball – 1 league game scheduled every Tuesday & Thursday. 

Softball Teams

All 8U/10U/12U – 1 league game scheduled every Monday & Wednesday

14U Lower – 1 league game scheduled every Monday & Wednesday 

High School JV & Varsity – Doubleheaders scheduled every Wednesday

AppleSmash Tournaments

AppleSmash tournament dates are as follows:  

  • June 4-5:  10U, 12U & 14U Softball 
  • June 18-19:  9U, 10U, 13U & 14U Baseball
  • June 25-26:  11U & 12U Baseball

Volunteers will be needed to handle concessions and fields maintenance during tournaments.  There will be a sign up distributed to parents prior to tournaments taking place. Volunteering at tournaments is a great way to satisfy your 4-hour volunteer requirement.


LYB supplies jerseys and hats for baseball.  LYB also supplies a couple of batting helmets and bats per team.  However, many kids have their own bats and helmets.  Baseball players will also need to have their own glove, green belt, gray pants, athletic supporter, and cleats.  Metal spikes are only allowed in 13U & 14U.

For softball, LYB supplies jerseys and headbands.  LYB also supplies a couple of team bats and helmets.  Black is the preferred color for pants or shorts.  Softball players will also need a glove, cleats, and face mask while on defense.  Metal spikes are only allowed for the 14 & Under – High School Divisions. 


Umpires can be boys or girls who are 12 years old and older.  To apply, please submit an APPLICATION and mail to: La Crescent Youth Baseball/Softball, PO Box 128, La Crescent, MN 55947.  You can also email the form to the umpire coordinator, Eric Kiesau The application can be found under the Resources tab.  

Covid Protocols

Currently, players participating on the field are not required to wear a mask.  Players will be asked to carry a mask with them while in close distance to others (in the dugouts, small huddles).  Spectators are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  

Seven Rivers Athletic Association

LYB is excited to announce that we are moving to the newly created Seven Rivers Athletic Association (SRAA).  SRAA will replace the Coulee Region Sports League (CRSL).  SRAA will operate through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse. Through this alliance, SRAA & Boys & Girls Club will be able to open the lines of communication with other programs that will improve the quality of youth baseball & softball in our area for years to come.  SRAA will provide online scheduling of programs & teams throughout the full league season.

SRAA was created to provide a professional youth league experience that ensures fair competition for all different team skill levels.  SRAA will be available for community teams from the Coulee Region, Southeast Minnesota & Northeast Iowa.  The changes to this new league should be seamless.  The majority of the rules are the same as CRSL.  Nothing will change with the registration process; you will still register your child through LYB.

2021 AppleSmash Tournaments

LYB is proud to announce the following dates for tournaments in 2021: 

June 4-5:  10U, 12U & 14U Softball 

June 18-19:  9U, 10U, 13U & 14U Baseball (lower divisions only)

June 25-26:  8U, 11U & 12U Baseball (lower divisions only)

Please contact Casey Tomten ( regarding softball tournaments and Ryan Jore for baseball (  

2021 Night at the Loggers

Our annual Night at the Loggers will be Sunday, July 11, 2021.   The gates open at 4 p.m.   The first pitch is at 5:05 p.m.

The price per ticket is $12.  You will receive a hat with your ticket.  

1.  Go to and click on buy tickets.

2.  Enter Promo Code: LYB 

Please contact Heath Winters with any questions: or 608-461-1254. 

THANK YOU 2021 Sponsors!

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

Altra Federal Credit Union:

Chart Industries:

Chiropractic First of La Crescent:


Dick's Sporting Goods:

First Supply:

Kaddy's Kafe:

Knight Berry  Title:

Kwik Trip:

Merchants Bank:

Niebuhr Plumbing & Heating:


Sports Hub:

Wieser Brothers General Contractor Inc.

*Want to see your name on this list and be a sponsor for LYB, please send an email to with "Sponsorship" in the subject line. 

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


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