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Local softball and baseball programs signing up players

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth and Palo Alto Girls Softball programs are currently holding registration for their respective upcoming seasons.

Palo Alto Babe Ruth, which has been in existence for more than 50 years, is holding an Early Bird registration this year. If the registration is completed online by Jan. 10, the fee will be $375. Registrations received after that date will be $425.

This structure is for returning players and new, incoming players. The registration site for the 2014 Palo Alto Babe Ruth season is now open at www.pababeruth.org. The registration site is designed to collect all pertinent information for player and parents.

Tryouts will be held for all new players on Saturday Jan. 18 at Sacred Heart Prep and Sunday Jan. 26th (tentatively at Canada College), beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The objective of the league is to prepare eligible amateur baseball players to compete at higher levels of competition by developing and improving their physical and mental baseball skills, while promoting a better knowledge, understanding and respect for the game of baseball.

Palo Alto Babe Ruth organization is a premier baseball organization for players age 13-15 as of May 1, 2014. The league boundaries include Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, Ladera, Portola Valley, Woodside, East Palo Alto and Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Girls Softball is now registering players ages 5 to 16 for the 2014 season. For more than 30 years, PAGS has been providing a positive and and fun program.

For registration information, go to the PAGS web site at www.paloaltogirlssoftball.org or call the information hot line at (650) 209-0454. Scholarship assistance is available.

PAGS' spring recreational league has an emphasis on participation and lots of games, with a very strong emphasis on instruction and safety, including preseason clinics and special programs for beginners.

PAGS has excellent facilities at the Cubberley Community Center. The youngest players begin with T-ball and grow and develop with PAGS to meet the challenges of competitive fastpitch softball. Along the way, PAGS provides opportunities for

both recreational participation and serious competition. The PAGS program is designed to meet the needs and interests of all the girls who play.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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