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2014 - 20th Anniversary for The Mid-Iowa Baseball League

50+ Des Moines Bruins head to the Valley

The 50+ Des Moines Bruins will begin Cactus Division play in Phoenix on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Link to Schedule:  CLICK HERE

Link to Standings:  CLICK HERE

Link to Newsletter:  CLICK HERE

35+ Des Moines Bruins head to the Beach

The 35+ Des Moines Bruins will begin Central Division play on Monday, November 3, 2014 in the Tampa/Clearwater area of Florida's Gulf Coast.

Link to Schedule:  CLICK HERE

Link to Standings:  CLICK HERE

Link to Newsletter:  Coming Soon

35+ Tournament complete

Congratulations to the Yankees for winning the 35+ Regular Season league title with an outstanding 13-1 record!

Contgratulations to the Bulldogs for winning the 35+ Double-Elimination tournament by winning three consecutive games, each by one run.  In the final, Lane Sires helped build the Bulldogs lead with a 3-run HR.  Corey Cech held the Yankees in check while the Bulldogs got out in front 7-0.  Sean Murphy started the Yankees rally with an opposite field, solo HR.  Joe Smith got the final out stranding the tying run at 3rd and winning run at 2nd.  Another classic Yankee-Bulldog battle.






45+ Tournament complete

Congratulations to the Wildcats for completing their season with a league title by going 14-2 and also winning the postseason tournament with two additional wins!

Click HERE to read our write-up on MSBL National.







Newton Reds capture 25+ Double-Elimination Tournament

Congratulations to the Newton Reds for winning the 2014 25+ Double Elimination Tournament with a perfect 4-0 run and an exciting 5-4, 12-inning win over the Iowa Oaks in the final. Final 25+ Bracket

CLICK HERE for the summary submitted to MSBL National.





Aces win 18+ MABL League Tournament

Congratulations to the Iowa Aces for winning their 2nd League Championship Tournament title in 3 seasons. The Aces won their Quarterfinal game against the Black Sox 4-1. Jeremy Green recorded the win (6IP, 1ER, 4K) and Joe Smith (1IP, 0ER, 2K) got the save. The Semi-final against the Bandits was a 10 inning pitchers duel 1-0. Joe Smith (10IP, 0ER, 11K) pitched a complete game Shutout for the win. Jakob Epsteen pitched a fantastic game for the Bandits and took the heartbreaking loss. In the Championship game, the Aces handed defeat to the Des Moines .45s 5-4. The .45s threw MCC 2014 All Conference pitcher Pat Winnike.  Joe Smith was the winning pitcher (6IP, 4ER, 5K) Derek Huxford (3IP, 0ER, 4K) recorded the Save . 

Aces Highlights for the tourney included Charles Magedanz (.400 OP% , R) Jeremy Green (.400 OB%, 2R, SB) and Derek Huxford (.300 Avg, 2RBI), Jo Fred recorded a stolen base in each game. Tournament MVP, Joe Smith recorded a save in the quarterfinals, the complete game win in the semifinals and the win in the Championship game. Joe also logged a 4-4 performance in the finals and finished the tourney with a  .455 Avg. 

Quarterfinal results: Bandits 7 Renegades 6; Mets 10 Astros 5; Aces 4 Black Sox 1; Des Moines .45s 12 Koras 2

Semi-Finals: .45s 2 Mets 1; Aces 1 Bandits 0

Championship: Aces 5 Des Moines.45s 4; WP: Joe Smith; LP: Pat Winnike 



Mid-Iowa headlines MSBL National website

CLICK HERE for an article featuring our league's most experienced member, Doug Jones, that was recently featured on the front page of MSBL National.

CLICK HERE for our league's feature article that was also recently found on the front page of MSBL National.

Also, CLICK HERE for a recently produced video showing "why we do what we do".

Rule Highlight - Starting a Game with less than Nine Players

1.  Teams may start a game with seven (7) players or less.  But, to continue beyond the first inning, they must have at least eight (8).

Rule 3.J  A team must have eight (8) players for an official game & may borrow a player from an opposing team with the opposing team manager's consent or may borrow a player from another team, also with the opposing manager's consent.  If the team's ninth player arrives after the start of the game, the borrowed player reverts back to his team.

Rule 2.e.L  There will be a 15-minute grace period before a forfeit is enforced due to lack of players.  If at the end of the 15 minutes, a team has less than eight (8) players, that team will be the visiting team & bat first.  If this team still has less than eight (8) players at the end of that half inning, the game will be considered a forfeit.  This will allow the game to begin while waiting for additional players.

2.  The start time of a game is the scheduled time, NOT the time the first pitch is thrown.

Rule 2.f-L  All regular season games in the 18+/25+ divisions will consist of nine (9) innings & will have a 2 1/2 hour time limit.  Games in the Bill Hyland 35+/45+ Leagues will also be nine (9) innings in length, however no inning may start after two (2) hours from the start of the game.  The time limit begins at the scheduled start time, not when the game actually begins.  (For example, a 1:00 game begins at 1:00 & will end at 3:30.)  The only exeption is if a delay occurs because the umpires are late.  If the umpires are late, the time limit begins when the umpire says "Play Ball".  Doubleheaders can only originally be scheduled for two teams to play each other, not for a team to play two different teams in one day during the regular season.  Certain circumstances may arise where a team may play two different teams in one day.  This will only be allowed as part of a rescheduled event given that all parties are in agreement.  There will be 15 minutes between doubleheader games.

3.  If a team has eight (8) or nine (9) players, the opposing manager has the option of only batting eight (8) or nine (9) in his lineup.  There are no penalties or automatic outs for only hitting eight (8) or nine (9) if that is the number the team has available.

4.  Regardless of the number of players in the hitting lineup, if a player in the lineup is injured & cannot continue, the first time the injured player's position comes up, it is an automatic out.  There is no penalty for the position being skipped in future occurrences.

Please review new "Run-Rule"

Please review the new "run-rule" across all of our leagues.  This was voted on at the pre-season manager meeting:

A game shall be called complete if there is a 12-run discrepancy after 6 innings and 1.5 hours of game time has passed.


Online Registration/Waiver

MANAGERS...please have any new players register so there are no issues as the season continues.  If a person plays in a game & has not completed a waiver, a forfeit could be enforced.

Each individual player, including managers, should complete their registration for the 2014 season.  Please complete the form in its entirety and be sure to enter your information carefully and accurately.  Paper copies of the waiver remain available under the Waivers/Forms menu on the left.  Even if you complete a paper copy, you are encouraged to also complete an online waiver.

This form should only be completed by players already rostered with a team.  If you are a free agent, please do not complete until you are signed by a team.




Roster Clean-up

MANAGERS, please follow the directions below & update your team site with your current rosters.  Anyone appearing in a game must be on your roster & have a waiver completed.

Managers:  Please update your rosters with players that have agreed to play in 2014 & have completed a waiver (either online or on paper).

Any players that are deemed as "reserve/protected", feel free to include them on your roster in the following manner:  Log on to your team site, click on "Edit", add the player names in the "Comments" section at the bottom.  Please use the 35+ Bulldogs as a reference.

Please remember that our national rules state that any player that has not played with a team in the previous year has become a free agent and can sign with any team without completing a player release form.

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Famous Quote

“They say some of my stars drink whiskey. But I have found that the ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.” ― Casey Stengel





2014 - 20th Anniversary for The Mid-Iowa Baseball League

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