Baseball & Softball Travel Leagues 

River'sEDGE 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U & 13U Baseball & Softball Tournament Teams

Tryouts for the 2022 River'sEDGE Baseball & Softball Travel Teams (No-try-outs for 13U) were held in July- August 2021... 

The 2022 Tournament Teams were announced in October 2021; we have Travel 9U-13U Baseball Teams and 10U- 13U Softball Teams representing River'sEDGE this upcoming season. Tournament Teams Rosters were announced and posted at River'sEDGE in October 2021. 

Fresh tryouts for the following season will be held each year typically in August/ September of the year prior to the summer season and that fee is a non--refundable $10 per child.

Tryouts for the following season are typically held in July- August, please watch Facebook for up-to-date information. The fee to play River'sEDGE Travel Baseball & Softball will be divided into 3 parts: River'sEDGE Membership Fee (add $25 for 24HR access key fob), Uniform Fee, Tournament/ League Fee all payable to River'sEDGE. Payment is accepted at River'sEDGE.

Information concerning River'sEDGE Competitive Travel Teams may be directed to the Independence Parks & Recreation Director, Bob Beatty, by calling 319-332-1525 or via email.

River'sEDGE is offering travel competitive baseball for 13U Boys. There are no tryout for the 13U Baseball because there is no other opportunity offered for them to play ball. Boys interested in baseball must be registered at River'sEDGE by mid January (typically uniforms are ordered at that time). We will not accept registrations after the uniform order has been placed. This is the season we try to balance challenging the tournament players and providing opportunities for those still learning the game.  Volunteer Coaches coach the boys in this league. 

In conjunction with the Independence Community School District, 13U/ 7th grade girls are eligible to play travel softball in the WaMaC Conference. Coaches are hired by the ICSD at the team is bused by the school to away games. Games are typically played in the mornings throughout the week. Details are to be determined. 

Please Note: Pre-Season Practices begin at River'sEDGE in January.: 

River'sEDGE Fall Ball Leagues

River'sEDGE will offer a 10U, 12U & 14U Softball Fall Ball League at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex. These leagues typically run during the weekends in September- early October with 10U & 12U playing on Sundays and 14U playing on Saturdays. The cost is $350 per team. Softball must register as a team, we will not accept individuals.

River'sEDGE will offer a 9U/10U Division and an 11U/12U Division Baseball Fall Ball League. These leagues will typically play games on Saturdays in September- early October. We will accept teams as well as individuals in these baseball leagues. The cost is $50 per individual or $350 per team. Registrations will be accepted at the Falcon Civic Center (1305 5th Avenue NE, Independence). Contact Person: Bob Beatty 319-334-6711

River'sEDGE Baseball MWBC Tournaments- 2022 Season

  • Tournaments are played at the Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex @ 2020 Three Elms Park Road, Independence, IA 50644
  • Rules and Bracket information will be emailed to the head coach on the Monday prior to the weekend tournament. 
  • Tournament play will be one day/ All day (eact times TBA.
  • Tournaments in each of the following age groups (9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U)
  • USSSA One Day Rules on pitching and pitchers must have molded cleats to use mounds
  • All team 4 games maximum (if full)/ Entry Fee: $275 per team + 2 new leather game baseballs
  • Contact Bob Beatty @ 319-334-6711 for dates and details