The Mid Coast Cal Ripken League, formerly Belfast Cal Ripken, will sponsor two teams to play in the Youth Baseball Winter League at Sluggers in Brewer. Sluggers is an indoor baseball/softball facility.

Tryouts for the squads were held Jan. 11. "Response and interest to this was so great that the [Mid Coast Cal Ripken] League will be able to accommodate all that were interested and will be able to sponsor two teams," said Kellie Jacobs, who is involved in the league.

The players include: Noah Jacobs, Eamon Goscinski, Jason Bartlett, Ryder Wagenknecht, Zephren Leppenen, Tommy Walker, Caleb Hall-Arnett, Luke Hamlin, Dakota Payson, Joe Baker, Brandon Cournoyer, Matt LeBlanc, Sawyer Carson, Finn, Oliver Tarbox, Jacob Daily, and Kayci Faulkingham.

The game schedule has not been determined, but the youngsters will play every weekend from Feb. 15 through March 29.

Upcoming events include a league-sponsored pitching clinic on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Waldo County YMCA (all 25 openings are full). Several preseason skills clinics also will be held at the YMCA, with more information to be announced.

Regular-season league tryouts will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, time and venue to be announced.

Opening day for Major Leagues teams will be on Saturday, April 26 at Walsh Field. The Minor League opening day has yet to be determined.

The Mid Coast Cal Ripken League is available to Waldo County children ages 7-12.

For more information on the league or winter baseball, email Allison Goscinski at allisongoscinski@yahoo.com.