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CLASH ON THE CREEK!!

 

WBA  8th Annual Girls Fastpitch Tournament 8/10/12/15U

 

June 29- July 1st 2018

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

The Weirton Baseball/Softball Association is excited to host the 8th Annual 8U/10U/12U/15U girls fast pitch softball tournament June 29th- July 1st 2018. **JULY 2nd will be used for rainouts or any other unforeseen circumstances**.  All games will be played in Weirton WV.  Concession stand, restrooms, and batting cage provided.

 

 

 

Pool play begins Friday Evening, June 29th followed by single elimination. We will do our best (not guaranteed) to accommodate teams traveling from far away.  3 games guaranteed; minimum of 4 teams per division.

 

 

 

Tournament type:  Level B – Recreational League (NO Travel Teams)

 

Format:   2-3 rounds of pool play then single elimination - at least 3 games played.

 

Teams:  Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 per division. ACT now to secure your spots.

 

Cost:  8U:  $200 + 3 game balls per team (Leather only NO Synthetic); 10U/12U/15U:  $275.00 + 3 game balls per team (Leather only NO Synthetic)

 

Divisions: 8U/10U/12U/15U – Age determined by the player’s age as of 12/31/2017.

 

AWARDS:  1st and 2nd place teams will receive individual awards (12 max). If only four teams, 1st place only will receive awards.

 

 

 

Tournament entry deadline:  June 23rd, 2018. All checks must be received by the deadline to secure your team’s spot! Slots are limited - Act now and secure your team’s spot before they get filled!

 

 

 

Tournament Director: Chuck Utt

 

 

 

8U , 10U, 12U & 15U: Contact Chuck Utt at 304-224-9942 or culater71@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Make Checks payable to:  Weirton Baseball Association

 

Mail checks to:  WBA, PO Box 2844, Weirton WV 26062

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Utt

 

Weirton Softball Player Agent

 

Cell: 304-224-9942

 

Email: culater71@yahoo.com

 

 

 



Dick's Shopping Day is this Saturday, Feb. 17, 11a-5p


February Board Meeting This Sunday at 6:00pm at The American Legion

February 8, 2018 – 12:00 PM


Sunday Baseball Clinics

Sunday Baseball Clinics

will begin this

Sunday, January 21st

through

Sunday February 18th

 

Bronco and Pony - 3:00p-4:15p

Mustang and Pinto - 4:15p-5:30p

 

These clinics will help teach and reinforce the fundamentals of baseball.

Your child will get group and individual instruction on hitting,

throwing and catching; as well as other more advanced fundamentals.

These clinics are a great place learn, practice and possibly shake off

some of that winter rust.

 

Please RSVP with the following members so we can estimate attendance.

Pinto

Phil Glyptis - pglyptis@yahoo.com

 

Mustang & Bronco

Joe Tunno - (304)374-1736

 

Pony

John Barnhardt - (304)914-1132

 

**ALSO**

2018 Registration is going on now. Early Registration discount

for online registrations only at

weirtonbaseball.com

ends, Friday, January 19th

at midnight.

 

In person registrations will be held at the Millsop Center

Saturday, January 20th - 9:30a-4:00p

and

Saturday, January, 27th - 9:30a-4:00p

 

The WBA is looking forward to a great 2018 season.

We hope you are too!

 

 

 

 

 


 

New Bat Rules for 2018

 

Bats used for T-ball are excluded from the following rule...

 

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. All 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.

Tee ball bats are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat program. However, to be approved for play, tee ball bats must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: "Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bats." If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USA Baseball and place it on your bat. You can purchase a USA Bat sticker, click here. Tee ball bats manufactured after the new rule was adopted will already include the USABat Baseball mark. 


The new USABat certified bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores September 1, 2017.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO>>>     http://www.pony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1191154


FRIDAY NIGHT SOFTBALL IS BAAAAAAAACK!!!!


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

PONY Baseball recently announced that it has changed the cutoff date for determining a player's age for the 2018 season.  Starting in the 2018 season, the player's age for the season will be the player's age as of August 31, 2018.  Essentially, any player with a birthday between May and August will now be considered 1 year older than they were under the old age rules.  For example, a player born in May of 2006 would have played their 10 year old year in Mustang last year and will be considered a 12 year old for Bronco this year.  Click here for a chart showing the player's eligibility based upon birthday.  Click here for a link to PONY's announcement of the age change.  Please note that this was a decision made by PONY, not a decision made by the WBA or the OVYBL.

 


 


 
 
 
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