The Gonzales Dixie Boys Baseball League, for ages 13 and 14, is open to anyone starting in the 2015 baseball season.
Baseball players of league age can register to play for the city league no matter where they live, a news release from Dixie Boys District Director Don Baudouin said.
Gonzales Dixie Boys League President Tim Babin, Vice President Kenny Fife and Secretary Olin Berthelot invite children from surrounding areas — Baton Rouge, Maurepas, French Settlement, St. James Parish and Iberville Parish — to be part of the 2015 season.
The league anticipates having about 20 games, which will be played at Municipal Park in Gonzales (behind the tennis courts) during the week and occasionally on Saturdays. Rewards will be given in three categories, including Opening Season Tournament Champions, Regular Season Champions and End-of-Season City Tournament Champions.
The league includes Dixie Minors, 9- and 10-year-olds; Dixie Youth, 11- and 12-year-olds; and Dixie Boys, 13- and 14-year-olds. The program has won 11 state championships, one World Series Title in 1997 and World Series Runner-Up in 1998. High school coaches occasionally attend season games to scout incoming players headed to their schools. Youths can play in the Dixie Boys, High School Metro groups and tournament baseball.
Sign-ups are in late February and early March at Gonzales City Hall.
The 2015 Gonzales Dixie Boys baseball season will run from April through July, followed by the selection of all-star players in each group with games in subdistrict, district, state and World Series play.
A parent or guardian should bring each child’s birth certificate and $40 for the registration fee.
For information, contact league officers Babin at (225) 715-2044, Fife at (225) 647-5100 or Berthelot at (225) 715-2365.