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.