$350 - $600
The Berkshire Optimist Baseball Club has been organizing quality youth and adult amateur baseball tournaments since 1989.
Committed to excellence, we strive to bring the highest quality of baseball to our area in its purest and most original form, with wooden bats. Regardless of the age level, we strongly believe that wooden bat baseball puts a true emphasis on a hitter?s natural ability. Good hitters excel, average hitters struggle. Defense and pitching win games.
Our tournaments feature ?old school?, good old fashioned baseball, the ?crack of the bat?, not the ?ping? is what we want to hear.
We will again run several baseball tournaments in Berks and surrounding counties for ages twelve to adult from April until October.
12-U events are played with 50/70 field dimensions and all other age groups are played on 60/90 field dimensions.
For tournaments prior to our Labor Day event, we use an April 30 age cut-off date. For our Fall events from Labor Day and beyond, we use a grade cut-off as follows:
12-U (currently in 7th grade or younger);
14-U (currently in 9th grade or younger);
16-U (currently in 11th grade or younger);
18-U (currently in 12th grade or younger).
In the past, our events have drawn teams from the entire Mid-Atlantic region on a regular basis. We have even had teams from as far as California, Colorado and Canada compete.
Tournament T-Shirts can also be pre-ordered with a credit card via our site, please click the T-Shirt logo to the right to pre-order your shirts.
Tournament brackets will be available on our web site approximately one week prior to the start of the event. Brackets may be available sooner if the tournament is filled sooner.
Lodging information can be obtained through the White Star Travel link below. All teams participating in our events that are in need of lodging are required to book their rooms through White Star Travel. This allows us to better communicate with teams that are staying here for the weekend in the event of inclement weather.
Due to an increasing amount of conventions in the Reading & Berks County area in recent years, hotel rooms in this area are at a premium. Please make your lodging arrangements immediately by contacting Dean Kraras at White Star Travel at 610-775-5000.