10th Annual Burlington Men’s Slo-Pitch – Huge Thank you


On behalf of the Burlington Men’s Slo-Pitch League we would like to thank all the teams, volunteers, donors and the Carpenter Hospice for allowing us to put on another successful slo-pitch tournament.

The results for each division are as posted.

Division D

1st Jokers. 2nd Backpage, 3rd The North, 4th Smokin Aces (D did not have consolation North was determined based on head to head vs Smokin Aces.

Division E

1st Lakers, 2nd Rats, 3rd Brewers, 4th Lewly

Huge thanks, to this group of volunteers for making our tournament happen, without their dedication, commitment and all out hustle we couldn’t have a tournament without them. Left to Right Mike Marshall, Bob Edmonson, Ed Leonard, Jeff Morton, Patti Morton.


Other big thanks to this group of volunteers. Mike and Jake Hubbs H-Base, Spencer Matson (Niagara College), John Mehlenbacher, Grace McDougall, Bill Wright, Tony Scarfone, Harshil Khera

We would also like to thank Carpenter Hospice, Corbett’s Source for Sports, Muskoka Springs, and all the companies, individuals and sponsors that donated to our silent auction.

Thank you all so much.






12.2 Round-Robin Playoff Tiebreakers will be determined by:


  1. winning percentage

  2. head-to-head results

  3. total wins

  4. +/- run differential.


If still tied at run differential we go to following (not voted on by league but this is how SPO rules break round robin way ties and Executive has approved for playoffs this year)


If teams are still tied after plus minus we will go by SPO round robin tie breaker rules and they are as follows


  1. plus minus in games involving three teams only and if still tied (for instances when three teams are tied)

  2. then move to least runs against all games, if still tied,

  3. most runs for all games, if still tied

  4. coin toss

 10th Annual Burlington Men’s Slo-pitch Tournament

League is holding its 10th annual charity tournament on the weekend of June 3 &4, 2017 at Sherwood Forest Park’s softball diamonds. All proceeds from the tournament will go to a local charity. 

The tournament includes a barbecue, concessions and beer tent on both days and a silent auction on Saturday afternoon. The tournament is considered a provincial qualifier and has men’s and co-ed divisions.

For more information email jmorton7@ford.com.

Adding BMSPL Web Site to Smart Phone Screen

 Adding BMSPL Web Site to Smart Phone Screen

Your iOS home screen isn't just for apps. You can put bookmarks on it, too, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favorite websites. 

The process is super-simple (as you can see from the video above). Here's how it works: 

1.   Open Safari and load a website. (I know this is hard, but after you learn this shortcut you'll never have to type in this URL again so don't worry.)

2.   At the bottom of the screen, you'll see an icon depicting an arrow that looks like it's trying to get away from a square. This represents the never-ending struggle between the pursuant rectangular form and chased arrowhead. It also represents tapping a button to perform an action, which is more applicable in this case. So, tap this button.

3.   If you managed to tap that button successfully, you'll have a few options. The one you want to tap is "Add to Home Screen". So do that.

4.   You'll be asked to choose a name for the home screen icon. So, you know, pick a good one and save it. When you're done, it'll show up on your home screen and you'll never have to type in the URL ever again.

Playoff Tie Breaker

August 22, 2012
from Jeff Morton
Round-Robin Playoff Tiebreakers will be determined by: 1) winning percentage; 2) head-to-head results; 3) total wins; 4) +/- run differential. As run differential often has a bearing on the results of a round robin format, teams are required to play out the full nine innings. .

In the playoffs there will be a maximum +/- run differential of nine (9) runs.

Note: run differential in the published standings does not reflect the maximum 9 run differential.

Tie Games in SemiFinals

September 5, 2012
As we prepare for the semifinals, we want to offer one point of clarification in the unlikely event that there is a tie game that either runs late into the following game or past the lights out time.

For the 6:30 semi final games: Tie games will be played out until there is a winner. However, no inning will start after 8:45 p.m. This should allow the second game to be completed even if the 2nd game starts late. If the game remains tied, the two teams will resume play the following evening beginning at 6:30 until there is a winner.

For the 8:30 semi final games: Tie games will be played out until there is a winner. If the lights go off, the two teams will resume play the following night beginning at 6:30. Lights are scheduled to go off at 11 p.m. at Sherwood.

Tie Games

September 5, 2012
A reminder to all regarding games tied after 9 innings.

Game Length: Games are nine (9) innings in duration subject to time limits. If games are tied and time permits a maximum of two (2) extra innings will played to break the tie, if the game is still tied it will be recorded as a tie game.

For completeness our By-laws state:

No inning is to begin within fifteen (15) minutes of another game starting afterwards.

This means there is no curfew on diamonds where there is no subsequent game. We do not play the "international tie break rule" in either of the two extra innings.

Rule reminders

August 20, 2012

Gents, a couple of rule reminders;

(1) The home team does not bat in the bottom of the ninth if they are ahead. Scheduled home teams can give up the home field advantage before the game begins, but they are still required to supply the game balls and set up the diamond.

(2) The pitching distance is 50 to 60 feet. All teams are requested to comply. This is not a new rule, it is an SPO and league rule.

Minimum Number of games to qualify for playoffs

Gentlemen, please make sure all your players are aware that each player must play a minimum of 9 regular season games to qualify for the playoffs. We reviewed this at our last league meeting. Following is the rule from our Constituion

9.23 Players must play a minimum of nine (9) regular season games to eligible for the play-offs.

Jeff Morton

Contact Documents online

August 21, 2012
See Contacts Section of Website