Open Baseball League

Blake Marchant

League Director

League Description

The Open Baseball League of West Des Moines is a recreational baseball league for ages 5U - 15U.

For more information, click register online or contact Austin Marchant

League Rules

Open League rules further modify the General Rules of Play as defined by USSSA Baseball and Major League Baseball. Where there is a conflict with the general rules of play, these rules shall supersede for Open League. You can download a copy of USSSA rules at You can download a copy of the Major League Baseball rules at

Bat rules follow USSSA guidelines outlined in the USSSA rules that can be found on

A listing of the rules can be found on the Walnut Creek Recreational league website.  The Open league of West Des Moines and the Open League at Walnut Creek have joined to follow the same game rules and also are providing interleague play in some age divisions.  Grimes open league is also joining the group.

Click here for the external link to playing rules (this will take you to Walnut Creek Rules section)













Trusted Coaches

ALL Volunteers for the OBL of West Des Moines must complete the Trusted Coaches course before volunteering.

The Open Baseball League is in high demand for Volunteer Coaches for the season!

ALL Volunteers for the OBL of West Des Moines must complete the Trusted Coaches course before they can volunteer. Contact Blake Marchant to get your code for the course:


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