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Mira Mesa 4th of July Parade
11:30am Start Time
Our regular season play may be over but the fun is not!!
MMYB has signed up to walk in the Mira Mesa 4th of July parade and would love for all of our families to walk with us wearing your MMYB gear!!
The parade begins at 11:30am (arrival time TBD, around 10ish) behind Seafood city and ends at the Rec center near the fire station. Immediately following, we will have our booth at the park to begin Fall ball registration!!
Kids are allowed to ride bikes, scooters, wagons, etc! Water will be provided to all of our walkers, along with prizes for the kids! At our booth, we will be raffling off (5) 50% off registration coupons!
Upcoming Pony Baseball Changes
Starting with the 2018 season, MMYB will adopting the following Pony Baseball rule changes:
Age Player birth date cut-off is being changed to August 31 (from April 30).
Why: PONY national is changing their birthday cut-off from April 30th to August 31st. This rule change goes in effect January 1st of 2018. However, MMYB will implement this change for the fall 2017 season, as fall baseball is designed to be a developmental season that prepares players for the level and rules they intend to play in the spring season. That means, several players may skip a level within our league for one season. As PONY is such an influential body, many leagues have or will be followed suit and adjusting their age cutoff as well. This age cut off better aligns with the completion of the spring season (All-Stars) and the school cut-off ages as well. Simply said, those players with summer birthdays will become the younger players on the team vs. the oldest ones.
Bats In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standards (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5,-7,-9, etc..), must be YBBCOR certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and all-star play. All bats without this stamp will be illegal and not be eligible to use during league play. The new YBBCOR bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores in September.
To find out more about the USABat standard click here.
Why: Safety. USA Baseball's national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. These bats are made to mimic wood bats, lessening the "pop" factor and thus, reducing the potential injuries from hard hit balls, especially come-backers to pitchers.
MMYB Families, Mira Mesa Recreation Council and SD Police Department are sponsoring Teen Nites. They will provide dinner and activities for teens from 5:30-8:30pm every Friday for 8 weeks starting July 7th. No need to sign up and everything is free! Please direct any questions to the Recreation Center.
Click on the flyers to enlarge!
Congrats to our Spring 2017 Champions!
Pinto - Blue Crushers
Mustang - Elite
Bronco - Trojans
Results of the MLB Pitch Hit Run
Congratulations to our winners! See the results below!
7/8 Baseball Division: Pitch Champion: Mark Del Rio Hit Champion: Ethan Singer Run Champion: Orion Beckert All Around Champion: Mark Del Rio
9/10 Baseball Division: Pitch Champion: Andrew Aragon Pitch Champion: Alyssa Otero Hit Champion: Khazi Warda Run Champion: Josh Macauley All Around Champion: Andrew Aragon
11/12 Baseball Division: Pitch Champion: Maeven Rincon Hit Champion: Maeven Rincon Run Champion: Sean Ladringan All Around Champion: Maeven Rincon
13/14 Baseball Division: Pitch Champion: Connor Little Pitch Champion: Anthony Haynes Hit Champion: Connor Little Run Champion: Connor Little All Around Champion: Connor Little
13/14 Softball Division: Pitch Champion: Elizabeth Feagin Hit Champion: Elizabeth Feagin Run Champion: Elizabeth Feagin All Around Champion: Elizabeth Feagin
PONY Baseball adopts USA Baseball bat standard
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 minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be YBBCOR certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. Minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.
The new YBBCOR certified bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores in September.
To find out more about the USABat standard click here.
Congrats again to Ricky Tyler Thomas!
Congrats to former Mira Mesa Youth Baseball standout Ricky Tyler Thomas for being named All-American!
10 former PONY players receive
All-American collegiate accolades
PONY Baseball and Softball is proud to recognize 10 Division I NCAA baseball players who formerly played PONY Baseball for recently being named Preseason All-Americans by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
- Alex Faedo, JR, RHP, University of Florida / Town N' Country PONY league in Tampa, Florida
- Sam Donko, SR, RHP, Virginia Commonwealth University / Youngstown Class B Baseball PONY league in Struthers, Ohio
- Tristan Beck, SO, RHP, Stanford University / Corona PONY Youth Baseball in Corona, California
- Elliott Barzilli, SR, IF, TCU / 2012 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars PONY team
- Bryce Fehmel, SO, RHP, Oregon State University / Agoura PONY Baseball in Agoura Hills, California
- Cole Hallum, SR, RHP, Campbell University / Bakersfield Southwest PONY Baseball in Bakersfield, California
- Ricky Tyler Thomas, JR, LHP, Fresno State University / Mira Mesa Youth PONY Baseball in San Diego, California
- KJ Harrison, JR, IF/C, Oregon State University / Windward PONY Baseball League in Kailua, Hawai'i
- Clay Fisher, JR, IF, U.C. Santa Barbara / La Quinta Youth Sports Association in La Quinta, California
- Colton Shaver, JR, 1B/C, BYU / Alta Canyon PONY Baseball in Sandy, Utah