Congrats to Mustang- Wintersville Cardinals, Bronco- Weirton Yankees, and Pony- Steubenville Pirates... all 3 2012 OVYBL Champions. Complete brackets below....
2009 OVYBL 14s All- Stars
After many years of discussions, 2009 will mark the 1st season that OVYBL All-Star teams, comprised of talent from all over the Ohio Valley will embark on the Pony Sanctioned tournaments with 1 goal in mind...World Series!
The competition will be tough, but this group of (12) fourteen-year olds will have an opportunity of a life-time. To say you've been there is great; to say you won it would be amazing! This group of young men who have competed against each other for years will come together and build fantastic memories through baseball.
Where and When could the 14 year old play?
Due to the fact the we are within 50 miles of Pony Headquarters, we wont follow the normal Section, Region, Zone, World Series steps. Instead, we will compete in a local Satillite tournament. If we win, we advance to the Host Area Tournament, and if we win, we advance to the Pony World Series.
Due to an "in between" number of teams, Pony has decided to eliminate the Satellitte Tournament scheduled for July 23-26 in Cranberry, PA, and advance all 9 teams to the Host Area Tournament in Monessen, PA. With 9 teams, tournament has been moved up to July 28, from July 30. Bracket will be released by Pony soon.
Host Area- South July 28-Aug 3 Monessen, PA
World Series Aug 7-15 Washington, PA
2009 OVYBL 13's All-Stars
After many years of discussions, 2009 marked the 1st season that OVYBL All-Star teams, comprised of talent from all over the Ohio Valley will embark on the Pony Sanctioned tournaments with 1 goal in mind...World Series!
The competition will be tough, but this group of (13) thirteen-year olds will have an opportunity of a life-time. To say you've been there is great; to say you won it would be amazing! This group of young men who have competed against each other for years will come together and build fantastic memories through baseball.
Where and When could the 13 year olds play?
Satillite July 10-12 Hopwood, PA
Region* July 17-19 Boardman, OH
Zone* July 26-28 Virginia Beach, VA
World Series* July 31- Aug 3 Chino Hills, CA
Hopwood Update Call it nerves or call it jitters. I call it baseball...the game we all love, yet doesn't always love us back! The Ohio Valley 13's faced Pine Richland in the opening game Friday night, and quickly found themselves down 10-1 after an inning. The boys settled in, yet the damage was done. The game ended with a 15-5 final score.
OV 13s returned to Hopwood for the loser bracket game against Ingomar on Saturday afternoon. Ohio Valley ended up on the bad side of a 13-2 game to conclude thier run in the Pony13 Sanctioned Tournament.
2011 Team Rosters Uploaded
Team Rosters have been uploaded to www.ovybl.com . Please verify accuracy, and respond with any changes and/or late additions.
Attention all players, coaches, parents, umpires, league officials:
The 2011 season will be coming to a close in the next few days, with Mustang and Bronco finishing up by Tuesday 6/21. It was a crazy year of non-baseball weather, but for the most part we made it through. With that said, the OVYBL End of Season tournaments are set to begin. This is where we determine the league champions for the 2011 season.
The Bronco tournament will beging on Wednesday, June 22nd, and run every other day Wed, Fri, Sun, Tuesday.
The Mustang tournament will begin on Thursday, June 23rd, and run every other day Thurs, Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri.
The Pony division will start a bit later, as thier season continues through the end of June.
Mustang and Bronco brackets will be posted on Sunday, June 19th. (Happy Father's Day)
If your team is NOT interested in competing, let me know asap, as brackets will be formed this weekend. Thanks.
2011 OVYBL Championship Tournaments
2011 Championship Tournaments for Mustang and Bronco are going on. Pairings were decided based on standings on June 19th, with little potential for changes to standings in final couple days of the seasons. This was necessary to alert umpires, and arrange field availability for the tournaments. Home Team is the higher seed.
Weirton Pirates (2) beat the Wintersville Giantes (3) 6-2, and the Weiron Cubs (12) beat the Wintersville Cubs (1) 3-0; to advance to Championship Game. Good Luck!
OVYBL Bronco Nationals nearly sweep 1st round, with the Wintersville Pirates the only remaining American League team in Elite 8. Friday night match up will take field to 4.
Elite 8 down to 5. Tons of work on fields to battle the rain, and 3 of 4 games played to stay on schedule. Nice job by all volunteers to beat the rain.
And then there were 2. Fitting that the 1 and 2 seeds meet in the finals Tuesday night in Wintersville. Good Luck to both.
Congrats to the Wintersville Pirates: 2011 OVYBL Bronco Champions
WEIRTON PIRATES 2010 OVYBL Bronco Champions
Pony Tournament Down To Steub 1 vs. Steub 2.
Wintersville Pirates Mustang Champions
Congrats to the Winterville Pirates for repeating in 2010 winning back-to-back championships! Parents or Coaches, please send a photo to email@example.com and I will be sure to post. Thanks to all Mustang teams for a great 2010 season!
Congrats to Follansbee: 2011 OVYBL Pony Champions
Congrats to the Weirton Pirates: 2011 OVYBL Mustang Champions
Pictured Left to Right:Isaiah Glaesure,Max Fiedorczyk, Dominic Simich, Randy McElhany
Isaac Krause, Zack Fraizer, Nick D'Amico, Josh Cline, Dylan Austin, Ryan Bodrog, Micah Krause
Manager: Ed Austin, Coaches: Jeff Bodrog, Mike D'Amico, Jeff Fiedorczyk
2011 OVYBL Pony Championship Tournament
BRACKET POSTED BELOW.
I had a conversation today with Steve Seminera of the Steubenville Umpire Association regarding some Pony teams scheduling makeup games for this weekend. It was stated long ago that the final day of the regular season was the last scheduled game of Friday, June 24th.
The 2011 OVYBL Pony Champions Tournament is set to start this weekend, beginning Saturday, June 25th.
Seeded bracket is posted below. Unplayed games were considered ties when determining seedings, as stated previously. Game times were established by myself and Semi based on umpire availability.