Welcome to the Southern Washington Babe Ruth LEAGUES [SWBRL]

This organization serves ball players between the ages of 13-18. 12 year-olds may play with written permission of the President of the Cal Ripken Baseball league in which the 12-year old resides .  Cal Ripken Baseball is the Babe Ruth organization for players 12 years old and younger.   SWBRL is part of the Pacific Northwest Regional Division of Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc.



Greetings and Thank You for visiting our website!  As the State Commissioner, I hope that we are able to provide a good start for your organization or team[s].   "About Us" directs you to our District and local league contacts. 


On behalf of SWBRL, my Assistants and I wish you all a great year and we are ready to help you in any manner.




Dan Riley, State Commissioner

Residence:  Vancouver, WA

(H) 360-256-7055  (C) 503-449-6004

Email: dan.riley1@comcast.net

FAX: 888-731-2746



Assistant State Commissioners

Bob Kuhta

Residence:   Richland, WA

(C) 509-832-0282

Email:   bobkuhta1@gmail.com


Jarl Opgrande

Residence:  Longview, WA

(H) 360-423-9902  (C)  360-431-3489

Email: jarlkayo@comcast.net


Jack Laub

Residence:  Vancouver, WA

(H) 360-573-3916  (C) 360-904-1955

Email: 1fatjack@comcast.net


Dan Ohlson

Residence:  Tacoma, WA

(H) 360-535-9726  

Email: wyohio@comcast.net


Neil Brandsma

Residence:  Olympia, WA

(H) 360-352-1255  (C) 360-701-1991

Email: neilbrandsma@comcast.net


Dan Hanna

Residence:  Couer d'Alene, ID

(C) 360-463-0369

Email: dchhunter@aol.com


Jim Thomas

Centralia, WA

(H) 360-736-2267  (C) 360-269-5177

Email:  jtsssbr@gmail.com


John Croco

Kelso, WA 

(H) 360-577-0104 (C) 360-430-7630  (W) 360-957-2668

Email:  jcroco@cni.net