USA Bats has decertified the Ghost X 30-20 and in accordance Pony has added to its banned bat list. Effective immediately OVYBL Presidents with voting rights have decided to adhere to this ban. Coaches please review your teams bats and make sure these are removed. Below is a link from Pony with the why and how to return and redeem your rebate. Please contact your league President if any questions. Thank you
Scoring and pitchcounts must be done as soon as possible, preferably after game ends by winning team.
Password to enter scoring is OVYBL17
Closing Day for regular season is June 16th
Playoffs will begin on June 18th
18 Pony, 19 Bronco and 23 Mustang Teams.
Looking forward to a great 2018 Season
All rules are updated and on the website!
With new age rules being in place make sure birth certificates are easily attainable if questioned.
Dick's Sporting Goods has monetarily sponsored the OVYBL and also rewarded us with coupons good through May 31st, 2018!
I have attached the link below, just print and get your discounts.
Pony Rule Changes for 2018
Age change to August 31st cut off. Link is below and was voted on and adopted by OVYBL
Player born 6/21/05 will forgo his 2nd year of Bronco and move up to Pony in 2018
Player born 8/16/06 will jump from Mustang 2017 to 2nd year Bronco in 2018 then Pony in 2019
We have used and adopted last 2 seasons but now is a Pony Baseball Rule
All bats will have to have the new insignia. All information is in article link below. Make sure you buy a 2018 bat with USABat standards, the exception is drop 3 BBCOR. Please read up or call with any questions
Follow link below to read more!
OVYBL Voted to continue PitchSmart at Mustang, Bronco and Pony levels, rather than innings. Pitchers will now enter, exit and rest based on the guidelines on the PitchSmart website. Number of innings pitched are no longer a factor. Number of pitches thrown will be the only rule effecting when and how much a pitcher may pitch. For information as to pitching restrictions, please review the following website: http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart
MLB Baseball and USA Baseball endorse Pitchsmart
Coaches will need to agree at the end of each inning how many pitches have been thrown. Total number of pitches for each pitcher in a game will be recorded under the players name, the winning team reports the game results and pitch counts on the website within 24 hours of the game. All games that are cancelled or postponed must be accurately changed also so that pitch counts are tracked correctly during actual game date