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HDBA coaches clinic

The HDBA is hosting a house league coaches clinic 9:30am May 26th at Alexander Park.

The clinic is free to attend and open to all our house league coaches and anyone interested in coaching.

We are pleased to announce that John Hashimoto will conduct the clinic.

John is a long time NCCP coaching clinician who spends his summers traveling the country as an instructor with the Blue Jays summer camps. John was recognized in 2017 as the recipient of the "Community NCCP Coach Developer Award"

 


The HBUA is hosting a Umpire Clinic on Saturday June 2 at Mahoney Park.
 
This event is open to anyone that wishes to attend and wants to learn basic umpiring technics.
 
 
Cost:  $5
 
 
 
Everyone will meet at the Mahoney Park clubhouse prior to 10:00am and be expected to wear the shoes you will be umpiring with as you will be on the baseball diamond.
 
There will be 2 diamonds set up, 1 for Rookie Ball, 1 with 90ft bases.
 
During this time, you as an umpire will be doing hands on mechanics to get you more comfortable with real baseball diamond situations.  For those working plate games we will teach you the proper way for working behind the plate and using either inside chest protector or "the Bubble".
 
In the event that we have to cancel because of weather we will have it posted on our website at www.hbua.ca
 
If you are interested in attending please advise Bill Tunney b.tunney@cogeco.ca by email as soon as possible so that we can plan ahead for the event.
 
Thank you in advance,
 
Bill Tunney
Hamilton Baseball Umpires Association
 

 


Are you interested in coaching?

East Mountain Baseball is looking for a volunteer to manage one of their bantam teams

if you are interested please contact either Elysia Fallis e_lfallis@hotmail.com or Ryan Maggio mrmag29@hotmail.com

 


Schedules are all now posted on the schedules page.

Any changes to games will be updated here regularly.

Have a great season!


2018 Baseball Registration

Spots are filling up quickly, register now!

Alexander Park Minor Sports Association

www.alexanderpark.ca 

Ancaster Little League

www.ancasterbaseball.ca

Binbrook Minor Baseball

www.binbrookbaseball.ca

Dofasco Minor Baseball

http://dofasco.arcelormittal.com/corporate-responsibility/recreation-and-learning-centre/programs.aspx

 

Dundas Minor Baseball

www.dundasminorbaseball.com

East Mountain Baseball Association

www.eastmountainbaseball.ca

Mahoney Baseball Association

www.mahoneybearsbaseball.ca

 regastrar-Chantal Burke-Chantal.burke1802@gmail.com

West Mountain Baseball Association

www.wmbacougars.com

 

HDBA House League Boundries and Release Policy

 


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Once again the Binbrook Baseball Association will be hosting a Blue Jays Instructional Clinic which will be run by qualified instructors from the Blue Jays Baseball Academy. The clinic will run on June 3rd from 3 - 7 pm at the Binbrook Fairgrounds. The clinic is open to anyone aged 8-14 years of age.


This clinic serves to compliment our association's player development initiatives.Qualified Blue Jays instructors will focus on teaching young players of all abilities the fundamental skills of baseball in a fun and structured atmosphere. The clinic will be four hours in length. During the clinic, players will rotate through drills that will deal with skills such as: hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, and base running. Coaches will also be asked to come onto the field and observe the drills that will be run and have the opportunity to ask the instructors questions.The Blue Jays Instructional Clinic fee is only $55 per player. The clinic is open to any player 8-14 yrs of age. 

To register for the clinic click here. Be sure to register for the correct clinic.

 


Lightning Safety

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

 

If you can hear thunder, you can be hit by lightning. Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

 

For all regular season house-league games, any games stopped (after the official game time) under the OBA Thunder Policy, would be considered over; and, for other times, the OBA Thunder Policy is to be applied.

 

Direct strikes are responsible for only 50% of lightning-related deaths and injuries. Two other types of hazardous phenomena are caused by lightning. Ground current and side flash account for 60-80% of lightning-related injuries and deaths. A ground current is set up when lightning hits the ground, spreads out and sends a current through a victim. Side splash occurs when lightning hits a tall object, travels partly down the object and then jumps to a nearby victim.


HDBA 2018 Dates to Remember

May 14th                   Midget interlock season starts

May 22nd                 Rookie, Mosquito, Peewee, and Bantam interlock season starts

June 5th                    T-Ball interlock season starts

July 3rd-8th              Rookie Midsummer Classic (Dofasco/West Mountain)

                                 Peewee Midsummer Classic (Alexander)

                                 Midget Midsummer Classic (East Mountain)

July 10th-15th            Mosquito Midsummer Classic (Mahoney)

                                 Bantam Midsummer Classic (West Mountain)

Aug 13th-19th            Rookie City Championships (Dofasco/West Mountain)

                                 Peewee City Championships (Alexander)

                                 Midget City Championships (East Mountain)

Aug 20st-26th            Mosquito City Championships (West Mountain)

     Bantam City Championships (Mahoney)


100 years ago a baseball Ontario was born out of a meeting at the Hamilton YMCA on James St. The weekend of Nov 17-19 2017 Baseball Ontario returned to Hamilton to celebrate their 100th anniversary with their AGM at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel.

 

Hamilton District Baseball Association is pleased to announce that Dennis Ryan, one of our HDBA Past presidents and Life Member, also a Baseball Ontario Past President was honoured at this event by being inducted into the Baseball Ontario hall of Fame. He along with many of the builders of Baseball Ontario we’re honoured in a celebration of the birth and growth of Baseball Ontario at the 100th anniversary AGM on Nov 18th.

 

John Hashimoto, another long time HDBA member was also honoured with an award for his outstanding work in coaches training as a facilitator and clinician. John has worked tirelessly to help the Hamilton Cardinals and Hamilton District Baseball Association build the best possible group of coaches to work with our children.

 


Mike Campanella was recently selected as the 2017 recipient of the Mary Whittaker Memorial Award in honour of his volunteerism at the grass roots level of baseball.

The Hamilton District Baseball Association recogizes Mike as an important builder in our local baseball community. Over the last several decades Mike has been involved with Mahoney Park, the Hamilton Baseball Umpires Association, the Hamilton Cardinals and the Hamilton District Baseball Association. He is an HDBA Past President and Life Member.


 


 Congratulations to our 2017 Midsummer Classic Champions

Rookie Midsummer Classic

West Mountain Tweedle Productions comes out on top to win the Rookie Midsummer Classic over East Mountain Days Express

Mosquito Midsummer Classic

West Mountain EJC Dentistry comes out a little wet but ahead of Alexander John Higgs to win the Mosquito Midsummer Classic

Peewee Midsummer Classic

WM Future Environmental defeats EM Athletes Image 19-9 in the championship game

Bantam Midsummer Classic

WM Venice Beach overtakes WM Wheels Automotive 16-7 in the lightning/rain delayed final game

Midget Midsummer Classic

In a battle between two Dundas teams, the Dundas Cubs edged the Dundas Mariners in a walk off in the bottom of the seventh inning

Rookie Midsummer Classic Schedule

Rookie Scoring

Mosquito Midsummer Classic Schedule

 Mosquito Scoring

Peewee Midsummer Classic Schedule

Peewee Scoring

Bantam Midsummer Classic

Bantam Scoring

Midget Midsummer Classic Schedule

Midget Scoring


 


 


HDBA City Champions

Mosquito

WM True Sport vs WM Allstate

WM True Sport tried to chip away at the early WM Allstate lead but just didn't have quite enough left in the tank to keep them down. WM Allstate won the final game 16-12

Mosquito City Championships

Live line score

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
WM True Sport 2 2 0 1 5 2      12
WM Allstate 5 4 0 2 5 -      16

Mosquito Scoring Chart 



Bantam

In a rematch of the these two teams from round robin play where WM Geoffs IT shut out WM Venice Beach 16-0, this time around WM Venice Beach came out on top 14-0 in five innings

follow the link below for game highlights

 

https://youtu.be/5dkYx91MAp0

Bantam City Championships 

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Visitors Venice Beach 3 1 2 5 3          14
Home Geoffs IT 0 0 0 0 0          0

 

Bantam Scoring Chart

 



 Rookie City Championships

Championship game

Rookie Ball Champions Alexander Dr. Colin Day over EM Days Express

11-10 in a close championship game

   1 3 4 5   Final
Visitor Alexander Dr. Colin Day  2 1    11
Home EM Day Express  2 0 2 5 1   10

 

Mohawk Sports Park Diamond 1 at Noon Sunday Aug 20th

Rookie Score Chart



 Peewee City Championships

Championship game

A rematch of the midsummer classic was an exciting game

West Mountain Future Environmental came out on top 19-11 over East Mountain Days Express

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7   Final
Visitor EM Athletes Image 3 1 2 5 0 1 0    11
Home WM Future Environmental 2 5 1 1 5 5 -    19

 

Mohawk Sports Park Diamond 1 at 3pm Sunday Aug 20th

Peewee Score Chart



 Midget City Championships

Bernie Arbour Stadium 7pm Sunday Aug 20th

Championship game

EM Amy Coburn vs Dundas Cubs

The Dundas Cubs held East Mountain to 1 run to finish the game 11-1 in 6 innings 

follow the link below for video highlights of the game

https://youtu.be/tpd6LavSrFU

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Visitor EM Amy Coburn 0 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 1
Home Dundas Cubs 0 3 1 5 0 2 - - - 11

 

Midget Score Chart 



  

 



 

 




 


 

 


 

 


 


 

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Upcoming Games
May 23
Bantam
Ancaster Blue Jays @ Alexander
6:00pm
Dundas Mariners @ Stoney Creek Ancaster Wood Products
6:00pm
Ancaster Nationals @ West Mountain Hess Millwork
6:00pm
Mahoney The Cleaning House @ EM Athletes Image
6:00pm
Dofasco Jays @ West Mountain Venice Beach
6:00pm
Dundas Astros @ West Mountain PWA Wrestling
6:00pm
Mosquito
West Mountain Royal Lepage Nic Uhac @ Alexander 1
6:00pm
West Mountain Admiral Trophies @ Alexander 3
6:00pm
Mahoney Chad Collins @ Mahoney Carpenters Local 18
6:00pm
Alexander 2 @ West Mountain Allstate
6:00pm
Greensville Gators Access Abilities @ East Mountain Breakaway Distributing
6:00pm
East Mountain Tom Jackson @ East Mountain Power Group
6:00pm
East Mountain Pearson @ East Mountain Global Citrus
6:00pm
Peewee
West Mountain Wheels Automotive @ Dofasco Orioles
6:00pm
May 24
Bantam
Stoney Creek Ancaster Wood Products @ EM Maison Fritz
6:00pm
Stoney Creek Bertram & Barry Ins @ West Mountain Hess Millwork
6:00pm
West Mountain Pita Pit @ EM Athletes Image
8:30pm
Midget
EM Breakaway Dist @ Alexander
6:00pm
Dundas Cubs @ Dofasco Orioles
6:00pm
Mahoney Taylor Steel @ West Mountain Geoffs IT
6:00pm
West Mountain Young Drivers @ Mahoney East Hamilton Optimists
8:15pm
Peewee
Binbrook Red Bisons @ Alexander 1
6:00pm
East Mountain Aanteater Pest @ Greensville Gators Access Abilities
6:00pm
Dofasco Jays @ West Mountain Future Environmental
6:00pm
East Mountain First Ontario @ West Mountain Backspin
6:00pm
Mahoney Campanella Family @ East Mountain Rhodium Renos
6:00pm
West Mountain Birkenstock @ East Mountain Athletes Image
6:00pm
Rookie
West Mountain Unity Lodge @ Alexander 1
6:00pm
Dofasco Cards @ Dofasco Pirates
6:00pm
Binbrook Sand Bisons @ Mahoney Team Smulder Property Maint.
6:00pm
Dofasco A's @ Mahoney Proctor Manor
6:00pm
Alexander 2 @ West Mountain Peter Martin
6:00pm
West Mountain Optimists @ West Mountain Jungle Jam
6:00pm
West Mountain Marquis Gardens @ West Mountain North Star
6:00pm
Binbrook Grey Bisons @ East Mountain Aanteater Pest
6:00pm
East Mountain Pizza Pizza @ East Mountain Speedy Auto
6:00pm
May 25
Bantam
EM Maison Fritz @ Stoney Creek The Powerhouse
6:00pm
May 26
Mosquito
Binbrook Navy Bisons @ Binbrook Green Bisons
1:00pm
Rookie
Binbrook Sky Bisons @ Binbrook Black Bisons
10:30am
Binbrook Grey Bisons @ Binbrook Sand Bisons
1:00pm
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