Dreams begin here

Eli Petrone scrambles for a ground ball during a Westfield Babe Ruth Baseball clinic Thursday night at Bullens Field. (Photo by Lynn Boscher)

WESTFIELD – World Series dreams start now.
Current Little Leaguers and future Babe Ruth Baseball All-Stars flocked to Bullens Field Thursday night to begin their journey to the league, and a potential future spot on the 2019 World Series of Babe Ruth Baseball 13-Year-Old All-Stars.
The first of a free two-night clinic unofficially kicked off the fall baseball season. Sign-ups are ongoing. Anyone interested in playing Babe Ruth Baseball fall baseball are encouraged to sign up online at
“We are introducing Little League players to the big diamond, the bright lights, and the thrill of playing at Bullens Field,” Westfield Babe Ruth Baseball League President Dan Welch said.
While the clinic and the fall baseball league are open to ball players of all skill levels, children just turning 13 years of age will have the opportunity to try out for next year’s World Series team this coming winter.
“We are trying to build excitement,” Welch said. “We have support from the superintendent, the mayor, and there’s great interest from everyone who are happy it’s coming back.”
Next year’s World Series will be held in conjunction with the city’s 350th anniversary celebration. Westfield last hosted the Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series in 2016.

Coach Jim Cloutier watches and evaluates each potential Babe Ruth ball player Thursday night at Bullens Field. (Photo by Lynn Boscher)

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