Last Updated: June 24, 2017 

Harford County Travel Baseball League

The league for premier youth baseball teams in Northern Maryland! We hope you enjoy your visit...
 





 
 

Rules Update Posted

The league rules have been updated to fix some typos and clarify the following topics:

1.  Clarified that there are no courtesy runners for all divisions.

2.  Clarified that regular season games do not have time limits.

3.  Clarified what happens if a game stopped after 4 or 5 innings.

Please see the HANDOUT section for the updated copy.

HCTB Meetings

NEXT BOARD MEMBER & AGE GROUP DIRECTOR MEETING: TBD

NEXT GENERAL MEETING: TBD

Location: William N. McFaul Activities Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road , Bel Air, MD 21014

 

Important Dates

Important Dates for the 2017 Season:
 
March 1st:  Final day to register team in HCTB


March 1st: HCTB/UCBF Spring Classic Tournament Registration Deadline (Rosters and Fees due) 
 
March 16th: Spring Classic Live Tournament Draw @ The Greene Turtle

April 1-2: HCTB/UCBF Spring Classic Tournament www.leaguelineup.com/ucbf
 
April 8th: HCTB Spring Season Starts
  
April 14th: League Fees due
 
May 1st: League Rosters due (8u-14u)
 
June 1st:  HCTB/UCBF Summer Classic Tournament Registration Deadline (Rosters and Fees Due)  
 
June 1st:  Team Rosters due (15-19)

 

June 3-4: End of HCTB 8u-14u Regular Season Play 

 
June 10-11: 9U-14U Championship Tournaments
 
June 24-25: HCTB UCBF Summer Classic Invitational  www.leaguelineup.com/ucbf
 
July 1st: Fall Registration Opens
 
August 25th: Fall Team Registration Closes
 
September 10th:  Fall Season Starts
 
September 11th: Fall Registration Fees Due
 
November 5th: Fall Season Ends
 
 

UCBF Tournament Information

2017 Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Tournaments Site,
click on Tournaments or click here: UCBF Tournament Site



ABOUT HCTB:

The Harford County Travel Baseball League is a distinguished baseball organization which operates in association with Harford County Parks and Recreation Councils. Our league facilitates, manages, and promotes regional youth baseball in Harford County and its surrounding region. HCTB’s goal during its more than 25 years of service has been to provide a league which permits the development of youth baseball players at the highest skill levels, while providing a home for those teams and players who wish to make a greater commitment the game of baseball. Baseball programs in the Upper Chesapeake Region interested in pursuing these same goals are welcomed and encouraged by HCTB to register and participate.

HCTB provides leagues for age group play from 8U to 14U, as well as 15-16U and 17-19U. Well known for the quality of play and dedication to consistent management, our Age Group Commissioners make the commitment each season to prepare a schedule that permits flexibility for member teams to pursue tournament play, as well as a generous number of league games (the season runs from the beginning of April to the end of June each year).

Which brings us to our regionally celebrated and wildly successful Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival http://www.leaguelineup.com/ucbf which holds biannual baseball tournaments named the Spring and Summer Classics (in March and June). HCTB is committed to hosting the highest quality tournaments and to making participation a positive and memorable experience for all teams.

Our commitment to providing the most effective and beneficial baseball league has led to many cooperative relationships with other local and national organizations such as Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball, Little League, MABA, BCML, MMTA and other independent baseball organizations. This commitment allows HCTB the flexibility to seek out cooperative efforts when it will benefit our member teams. Teams from HCTB have won state and regional titles and participate in national tournaments each year. Harford County provides the Host Team for the Ripken World Series annually hosted here in Harford County, Maryland.

As the President of HCTB, it is incumbent upon me to give special thanks to Perry Gentry and the late Jim Harding for all of the many years of volunteer service which these men donated to the game of baseball and the creation and development of HCTB. The foundation of this organization which these men have built for the youth of our Region is sturdy. It has permitted great success in our past and gives us inspiration for the future of HCTB. A truism which has been said many times by baseball enthusiasts over the years is that baseball is a reflection of life itself. So many life lessons are the basis for our game. For the hundreds of volunteers and thousands of youth for which these gentlemen have given the opportunity to play ball and learn about life, and on behalf of HCTB, thank you Perry and Jim.

As always, I am available to answer any questions which you may have about our league and/or baseball in general. Please feel free to contact me at the email address below.

Sincerely for the game,

Perry Martinelli
HCTB President
Email HCTB Baseball




HCTB Rules

League Rules

Select "Handouts" or "League Rules" on the menu to the left to download a copy of our rules. Please make sure you have a copy of them with you at the field for all games. If you have any questions regarding them, don't hesitate to email us at HCTB Baseball to get answers - remember, every discussion regarding protests or disputes will start with "What do the rules say?" ;-)

Rainout Policies and Notes


The home team coach is responsible for assessing their field and initially determining its suitability for play. This should be done no later than 3 hours prior to game time.

If unplayable, the home team coach should investigate if the game can be moved to another field, including the opposing team's field, or rescheduled to another time or date.

HCUA must be notified 2 hours prior to game time of any changes - start time, location, or postponement. Failure to provide notification at least 2 hours prior to game time may make the teams liable for a 1/2 fee cancellation fee! HCUA contact: Chris Coccagna, ccdiihoops@gmail.com, 443-655-5853

After arrival, the Umpire has ultimate authority for determining if a field is suitable for play, and their judgement is final. Cancellation fees may be assessed if in their judgement a good faith field assessment was not perfomed by the coach in a timely manner beforehand.

Your Division Age Group Director and HCUA should be notified of all rescheduled games as soon as possible.