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North Story Baseball

COVID-19 Update

Parents, Players, and Coaches,

In light of the Governor's press conference on Monday, April 27, we are sad to announce that the Central Iowa Recreation League and North Story Baseball have decided to cancel all baseball and softball for 1st - 6th graders during the 2020 season.  Making this decision was extremely difficult, however, canceling the season now, will allow for each community to move forward, if they so choose, in discussing or planning what could be offered in their specific community, once we are allowed to participate in group activities again.

In regards to refunds, please understand that each community will be handling refunds within their own respective community.  More information on refunds will be available in the coming days from your community.  Please be patient with refunds as they will likely take time to process.

These are trying times and knowing how much work went into getting the season ready and not being able to actually see it come to fruition, hurts.  We know that many are going to be disappointed, upset, and discouraged because of this news, however, I know that we are resilient and will come back, better, stronger, and with even more passion.  

When the first pitch is thrown, when you hear the crack of the bat and the crowd cheers, remember, it is...For Love of the Game.

Rhonda Maier
North Story Baseball President
CIRL League Coordinator

Important League Dates

-Coach/Coordinator Meetings 

  • TBA Gates Memorial Hall - Nevada
  • TBA Gates Memorial Hall - Nevada

All teams must have at least one coach and coordinator attend one of the mandatory coach/coordinator meetings (it is recommended that all coaches attend).  Any team or community that does not have representation will not be allowed to play games until the meeting is made up.  In order to make up a meeting, a coach from that team will need to set up a time to meet with the League President.  Additional meetings will be charged at an hourly rate of $73.50, and held in Nevada. This fee will be billed to communities whose coach or coordinator were not in attendance.  

-Umpire Clinic

  • TBA Gilbert Middle School Commons

-Regular Season:  TBA

-Season Tournament:  TBA

-Community All Star Tournament:  TBA

2020 Bat Rules

Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit

Make sure your child's bat has the USA Baseball Stamp.  Please note, NO non wood or laminate bat without the USA marking stamp will be allowed in game play.

Game Day Weather


When making up a game, make sure you let Jay Brandner know the make-up date and time so the schedule can be updated.

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Barilla America, Inc.

Thank you to Barilla for being a Platinum Sponsor of Nevada Baseball and Softball!

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Midwest Insurance Corporation, Inc.

Thank you for Midwest Insurance Corporation, Inc. for being a Platinum Sponsor of Nevada Baseball and Softball.

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First Class Signs

Thank you to First Class Signs for being a Platinum Sponsor of Nevada Parks and Recreation Baseball and Softball.

Sponsored by Vincent Construction

Vincent Construction

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Serving the Ames area and surrounding communities, Vincent Construction specializes in new homes, residential remodeling along with commerical projects, reclaimed lumber projects and dependable snow removal.

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Story County Medical Center

Thank you to Story County Medical Center for being a Platinum Sponsor for Nevada Parks and Recreation Baseball and Softball.


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Please click on the link below to fill out a volunteer form to volunteer for North Story Baseball.  Please fill out the form completely with all information.

Decertified Bats

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Effective immediately, the bats depicted below have been decertified by USA Baseball and are no longer approved for play in leagues that have adopted the USABat Standard, including but not limited to the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball, NABF Baseball, and PONY Baseball.

On January 1, 2018, USA Baseball implemented the USABat Standard for non-wood youth baseball bats. Under USABat, approved bats that feature the USA Baseball mark are performance tested and required to perform at a wood-like standard. The bats listed below have been compliance tested and ruled non-compliant under the USABat Standard.

Team representatives are asked to check your team’s bats and withhold these bats from play if your team is in possession of any. League administrators are asked to share this information with your umpires. If any of these bats are attempted to be used during competition, it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to league rules regarding the use of illegal or unapproved bats.

30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 & LL18GHX)

The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8” has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play. A full list of approved bats can be found at

Customer Information: Any questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton via email at or at 1-844-531-7079. Any questions regarding this decertification may be directed to USA Baseball at

2019 Nevada Baseball and Softball Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Barilla America, Inc.
Midwest Insurance Corporation
First Class Signs
Story County Medical Center
Vincent Construction


Gold Sponsors
21st Century Rehab, PC
Marc Olson Real Estate - RE/MAX
Nevada Family Chiropractic
Nevada Lions Club
State Bank & Trust Co.


Silver Sponsors
RMH Architects

Bronze Sponsors
Hetzler & Rhodes Concrete Construction, Inc.
Lil' Cubs Childcare Center
McDonald's of Nevada
NuCara Pharmacy & Home Health
Pedersen Insurance & Financial Services


Purple Sponsors
Pizza Ranch - Ames
Great Western Bank