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2017 Oak Glen Jr. Bears Baseball Bash

The 2017 Oak Glen Jr. Bears Baseball Bash will be held June 30th - July 2nd. Note bash could run into July 3rd if inclement weather. Format is 3 games guaranteed and with Pool Play followed by Single Elimination Bracket. We would like to thank all the teams for participating and wish everyone a great tournament experience. 

 To see Rules and Info by division, scroll down to the bottom of this page

2017 PINTO Schedule

There are 4 teams competing in the PINTO Division. Format is Round Robin followed by Elimination Round withSeeding based on Pool Play results using the following criteria in this order (Record, Head-Head, Runs Allowed, Runs Scored, Coin Flip). 

******All Pinto Pool Play Games will be played on Chester Main Field B (middle field).

Friday, June 30th:   Pinto Pool Play

        • (5:00 PM)   Oak Glen vs. River Valley
        • (6:45 PM)   RV Renegades vs. Follansbee

Saturday, July 1st:  Pinto Pool Play

        • (11:30AM)  River Valley vs. Follansbee
        • (1:00PM)  Oak Glen vs. Follansbee
        • (2:30PM)   RV Renegades vs. River Valley
        • (4:00PM)  Oak Glen vs. RV Renegades

 Sunday, July 2nd:   Pinto Elimination Round

        • Semifinal Game 1 (12:00PM)  #1 Seed vs #4 Seed
        • Semifinal Game 2 (1:30PM)  # 2 Seed vs #3 Seed
        • PINTO Championship Game (3:30PM)  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

 

2017 MUSTANG Schedule

Friday, June 30th: (6:00 pm) Oak Glen vs. River Valley

Saturday, July 1st:

  • (1:00 pm)  Oak Glen vs. Indian Creek
  • (3:00 pm)  Indian Creek vs. River Valley

 

Sunday, July 2nd: Mustang Elimination Round

  • (4:15 pm) Semifinal Game: #2 seed vs #3 Seed
  • (6:00 pm)  Mustang Championship Game: #1 Seed vs Winner #2 vs. #3

 

2017 BRONCO Schedule

There are 6 teams split in 2 Pools (A &B). Each team will play 2 pool play games to seed for Elimination Round on Sunday. All Bronco games will be played at Chester Bronco Field

Pool A:  Oak Glen, River Valley, Toronto

Pool B:  Follansbee, RV Renegades, Wintersville

 

Friday, June 30th:  Bronco Pool Play

        • (5:00pm)  Follansbee vs. RV Renegades
        • (6:45pm)  Oak Glen vs. River Valley

Saturday, July 1st:  Bronco Pool Play

        • (10:00am)  Oak Glen vs. Toronto
        • (12:00pm)  RV Renegades vs. Wintersville
        • (2:00pm)  River Valley vs. Toronto
        • (4:00pm)  Follansbee vs. Wintersville

Sunday, July 2nd:  Bronco Elimination Round

        • (10:00am)  B#2 Seed vs. A#3 Seed
        • (12:00pm)  A#2 Seed vs. B#3 Seed
        • (2:00pm)  A#1 Seed vs. Winner B2/A3
        • (4:00pm)  B#1 Seed vs. Winner A2/B3
        • (6:00pm)  Bronco Championship Game

2017 PONY Schedule

There are 4 teams competing in the PONY Division. Format is Round Robin followed by Elimination Round with Seeding based on Pool Play results using the following criteria in this order (Record, Head-Head, Runs Allowed, Runs Scored, Coin Flip). 

******All PONY Games will be played at Oak Glen Pony field off Gas Valley Road.

Friday, June 30th:   PONY Pool Play

        • (6:00 PM)   Edison vs. Weirton

Saturday, July 1st:  PONY Pool Play

        • (10:00AM)  Oak Glen vs. Hopewell
        • (12:30PM)  Oak Glen vs. Edison
        • (3:00PM)   Hopewell vs. Edison
        • (5:30PM)  Oak Glen vs. Weirton

 Sunday, July 2nd:   PONY Pool Play & Elimination Round

        • (10:00AM) Weirton vs. Hopewell
        • (12:30PM)  #1 Seed vs #4 Seed
        • (3:00PM)  # 2 Seed vs #3 Seed
        • (5:30PM) PONY Championship Game 

2017 Oak Glen Jr. Bears BASH RULES (June 30- July 2)

 

2017 Oak Glen Jr. Bears Baseball Bash Tournament General Regulations 

  1. Tournament type:  Level B – Recreational (Community level) League    
  2. 3 games guaranteed. 2 rounds of pool play depending on # of teams, then single elimination.  Seedings determined by overall record with ties broken by: head-to-head, runs against, runs scored, coin flip. 
  3. Age category is determined by the player’s age as of 4/30/2017 (must be max age for division prior to above date to be eligible). 
  4. Birth certificates for each player must be maintained by the team manager and presented if requested by an Umpire or Tournament Official. 
  5. If any player is found to be over the age limit for her category, then the team will be DISQUALIFIED FROM THE ENTIRE TOURNAMANT and given NO refund. 
  6. There will be no practice on the infields throughout the entire tournament (exception = just prior to game start, time 5 minutes) 
  7. To expedite the games, each starting or new relief pitcher will get 5 warm-up throws when the game begins or if a new pitcher comes in for relief.  Only 3 warm-up pitches will be permitted at the beginning of each new inning or if a previous pitcher pitches again.  After the final warm-up throw, the catcher may “throw the ball down” to 2nd base.  Furthermore, there will be no throwing warm-ups by other players on the field in between innings.   
  8. Misconduct and/or foul language from fans, managers, coaches and players will NOT be tolerated. Anyone ejected will have to sit out the next game.  Offenders may also be ejected from the complex and could result in dismissal of team from the tournament. 
  9. Time limits will be strictly enforced for game lengths.  The umpire will be official time keeper. 
  10. Pony and/or tournament rules apply and all umpire decisions are final. 
  11. Bases: 8U and 10U (60 ft.), 12U (70ft.), 14U (80 ft.)

     

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY- The tournament has a “zero tolerance policy” regarding the behavior of coaches, fans, players and parents.  Anyone displaying inappropriate or disruptive behavior, including but not limited to verbal or physical abuse towards any umpire, tournament official, player, coach, parent or fan, obscene or vulgar language at any time, taunting, or throwing any object which results in a safety hazard will result in the immediate ejection of the offending individual from the game, field or tournament at the sole discretion of the tournament director or his designee.  Failure of a coach, player, parent or fan to leave the game or field as directed will result in a game and possible tournament forfeiture.  Once the offending coach, player, parent or fan has been removed, play will resume without any make-up for lost time unless it works to the disadvantage of the innocent team

12.    Please call or text DAVE BROWN (304) 670-2146 who is Tournament Director and President, OGJBBSA with scores/questions.

 

 

 

2017 Tournament Rules for 12U BRONCO  

  1. Teams play with 9 fielders. 
  2. Batting: Teams can choose
    1.  to bat 9 OR
    2. 2. use An Extra Hitter (EH) but it must be declared at start of game OR
    3. a team could choose to bat the entire roster (if more than 10 players). 
    • If you choose to bat 9, normal Pony rules apply with substitution. If team chooses EH option, and injury removes EH from lineup (go from 10 to 9), automatic out will be enforced.   In case of substitutions with EH option, batters 1-4 must re-enter game in same batting position, batters 5-9/10 can reenter anywhere in lineup. If team chooses to bat entire roster (only when more than 10 players present), then unlimited defensive substitution allowed except for pitcher. Once a pitcher is pulled from the game, the pitcher cannot reenter that game. 
  3. EH can be substituted for and can enter game as substitute for a fielder. 
  4. 9 players are required to begin a game. 
  5. Line-up cards must be turned into the umpire before the start of each game or upon an umpire’s or tournament official’s request. 
  6. Home team is determined by the umpire’s coin toss before the start of each game. 
  7. Any team not available to play by 10 minutes after start time will forfeit. 
  8. Innings: 7 innings, no new inning will start if time has passed 1:45 hours for pool play, 2 hrs for elimination tourney, but unlimited for championship game.  
  9. No tie breaker during pairing/seating games.  These games CAN end in a tie. 
  10. Championship game will be 7 full innings, officiated by 2 umpires and if there is a tie after 7 innings, then the game will proceed into extra innings. 
  11. Mercy rules in effect for all games (15 runs after 4 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings).  No per inning run limit. 
  12. Infield Fly rule in effect (umpires discretion) 
  13. Dropped 3rd Strike rule in effect. 
  14. Leading off and stealing is permitted, anytime.  Balks will be enforced.  
  15. Pitchers will be allowed a maximum of 3 innings per game for the duration of the tournament (1 pitch to a batter constitutes 1 inning).  There is no tournament maximum or daily maximum.
  16. Rules not mentioned here will be governed by the Pony Tournament rule book.  All umpire decisions are final.

 

 2017 Tournament Rules for 10U MUSTANG   

  1. Each team shall field 10 players but must have 9 players to start a game.  If the team does not have the required number of players when the 10th batter is due to bat, an out will be recorded regardless of injury/absence.  In case of substitution, batters 1-4 must reenter game in same batting position, batters 5-10 can reenter anywhere.  OR Coaches can have the option of batting their entire roster (every active rostered player) with free defensive substitutions (except for pithers) AND Batting Option must be declared prior to the game.
  2. Line-up cards must be turned into the umpire before the start of each game or upon an umpire’s or tournament official’s request.
  3. Home team is determined by the umpire’s coin toss before the start of each game. 
  4. Any team not available to play by 10 minutes after start time will forfeit. 
  5. Innings: 6 innings, no new inning will start if time has passed 1 hour, 45 minutes for pool play/elimination rounds and unlimited for championship game
  6. No tie breaker during pairing/seeding games.  These games CAN end in a tie. 
  7. Championship game will be 6 full innings, officiated by 2 umpires and if there is a tie after 6 innings, then the game will proceed into extra innings. 
  8. Mercy rules in effect for all games (10 runs after 4.5, or 5 for home team).  6 run maximum per inning, unlimited runs allowed in 6th inning. (Inning limit can be exceeded only on “over the fence” home runs. 
  9. Infield Fly rule is in effect.
  10. NO Dropped 3rd Strike rule in effect. 
  11. Stealing is permitted as runners are allowed to lead off once ball crosses the plate.   Stealing Home only permitted on passed ball (umpire’s discretion). 
  12. No “Delayed Stealing”.  Once catcher has possession of ball and runners have stopped commitment to steal – runner returns to base. 
  13. Pitchers will be allowed a maximum of 3 innings per game.   There is no tournament maximum.  (1 pitch to a batter constitutes 1 inning). 
  14. Rules not mentioned here will be governed by the Pony Tournament rule book.  All umpire decisions are final.

 

 

2017 Tournament Rules - 8U PINTO  

1.        PLAYER AGE - Any player may participate if he/she has not obtained 9th birthday on or before April 30, 2017.

2.        TEAM ROSTERS & PLAYERS- Each team shall have a roster of no less than 10 and no more than 15 players.  Each team shall field 10 players but must have 9 players to start a game.  If a team only has 9 players, the team must field a pitcher and catcher.  If the team does not have the required number of players when the 10th batter is due to bat, an out will be recorded.  If a team starts with 9 players, that team may insert late arrivals at any time but only at the end of the batting order.  Late arriving players must be inserted at the bottom of the order and informed to the umpire upon arriving.  If a team cannot field 9 players when the umpire or tournament director calls the game to start, the game will be forfeited.  Line-up cards must be turned into the umpire before the start of each game or upon an umpire’s or tournament official’s request.

3.        Any team not available to play by 10 minutes after start time will forfeit. 

4.        Innings: 6 innings, no new inning will start if time has passed 1 hour 30 minutes for pool play and elimination round and unlimited for championship game.  Pool play games can end in tie.

5.        SUBSTITUTION – Each player on the roster must play 2 defensive innings and one at-bat. A team must use 10 players and 4 outfielder who are positioned at least 10 feet off the base path. If only 9 players used, a pitcher and catcher must be filled.  Each individual team will have to bat the “entire” roster (Max 15) in continuous order.  

6.       COACH/PICTHER/CIRCLE - The adult coach/pitcher must stay inside the nine foot diameter circle, unless he must vacate the circle to avoid interfering with a player making a play on the ball or a throw to a base. If the adult coach/pitcher is hit with a batted ball before it is touched by any other player, play is dead, and the batter returns to hit as if the last pitch never happened. The coach/pitcher must start the pitching motion from the pitching rubber.  The adult coach/pitcher must take whatever measures possible to avoid interference with play on the field. If the coach/pitcher interferes with play on the field without taking appropriate measures to avoid interference, the batter is out and any base runners are returned to their original positions. If the coach/pitcher attempts to or takes possession of the ball before play is ruled dead by the umpire, the play on the field is dead.  The coach/pitcher may pitch in any manner allowed by Major League Baseball.  The Coach/Pitcher who starts the inning must finish the inning unless injured.

7.      PITCHER/PLAYER - The player fielding the pitcher position must start, prior to the ball leaving the hand of the coach/pitcher, towards the rear of the pitching circle to the left or right of the coach pitcher inside the circle.

8.        FIVE PITCH RULE - A batter is declared out after failing to hit a fair ball after 5 pitches have or 3 strikes (whichever occurs first) unless the last pitch was a foul, then proceed with another pitch.

9.        STOPPAGE OF PLAY - To stop play the ball must be returned to and in control of the player/pitcher inside the pitching circle. Once this occurs, the ball is considered dead, and the umpire will stop play. The umpire will then determine the placement of the runners with regard to the hash marks at the time the ball is considered dead or time-out is awarded.  Hash marks shall be placed ¾ of the way between all bases except home and first.  The player’s whole body must cross the plane of the hash mark before the ball is controlled by pitcher inside the circle or time-out has been awarded, in order to advance to the next base.  The umpire will direct the runner to the appropriate base.

10.     RUN LIMIT - There is a 5 run limit per team per inning with exceptions for the 6th inning (unlimited until 3 outs recorded) and any subsequent inning.  If a homerun, over the fence, results in more than 5 runs scored in any of the first 5 innings the runs WILL count.

11.     BAT THROWING - Throwing the bat in the judgment of the umpire will result in one team warning per team and then an out will be called on all other occurrences.

12.     LEAVING BASE - A runner may not leave the base they are occupying until the ball is hit.   There will be one team warning given per team and then an out will be called on all subsequent infractions.

13.     BASE PATHS - The base path is approximately the width of the hash of three feet on either side of the direct line from the center of one base to another.

14.     RUNNER HIT BY BATTED BALL - If a base runner that has moved out of the batter’s box is hit by a batted ball in fair territory, the hit runner is out.  Play is now dead.  All base runners must return to their previously achieved base.  The batter shall be awarded first base unless he was the one hit by the ball.  If first base is occupied by another offensive player, that offensive player shall move to second base, etc. 

15.     BASE RUNNER INTERFERENCE - If a base runner interferes with a fielder’s opportunity to catch or throw the ball, the interfering runner shall be out.  Play is now dead. 

16.     DEFENSIVE PLAYER INTERFERENCE - If a defensive player who does not possess the ball or is not attempting to catch the ball interferes with a base runner’s base path, the umpire shall award the base runner any base the umpire judges that the base runner could have safely obtained without interference.

17.     NUMBER OF MANAGER/COACHES - Only five individuals designated as coaches shall be permitted in and around the team bench area, including any scorekeeper.  No coached are allowed on the field while their team is on defense and only 2 on offense.

18.     COACH INTERFERENCE - Any base runner touched by a coach while the ball is in play shall be declared “out”- no warnings.  Any coach interfering with a ball in play while his team is batting will result in the immediate out of the batter and all base runners returned to their original positions. 

19.     NO INFIELD FLY RULE- Runner may advance as usual after any caught fly ball.

20.     INJURIES DURING PLAY - Time will be called by the umpire if in his opinion immediate attention is necessary to an injured player.  If injury is caused by a batted ball, the batting team may elect to have runners placed by the umpire at the time the ball was declared dead with each runner advancing at least one base or elect to have a “dead ball/ no pitch” and resume the at bat.  Otherwise, the umpire will place the base runners according to the hash marks when time was called.

21.     BIRTH CERTIFICATES - Each team shall submit a copy of each player’s birth certificate or other reliable birth date documentation at the coach’s meeting. 

22.     BAT SIZE - Bats shall be no more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter.

23.     HOME TEAM - Higher Seeded Team is decided by coin flip during pool play and higher seed during play-offs.

24.     MERCY RULE – 15 runs after 4 completed innings of play or by 10 runs after 5 completed innings of play.

25.     SCORING – 5 runs maximum per inning, unlimited runs allowed in 6th inning. Inning limit can be exceeded only on “over the fence” home runs.

26.     PROTECTIVE GEAR - A batter must wear a helmet.  The player/pitcher must wear a helmet with a face guard or a face protector and a chest protector or heart guard. 

27.     PLAY AT THE PLATE- runner proceeding from 3rd base to home must slide if the catcher is attempting to tag him or the catcher is preparing to catch an incoming throw around the home plate area.  If the runner fails to slide, he shall be declared out if he initiates any contact with the catcher.

28.     SLIDING - No head first sliding is permitted at any time; the runner will be declared out. 

29.     No bunting is allowed and any attempt will result in automatic out.

 

2017 Tournament Rules - 14U PONY RULES  

  1. Time of Play: There is a two (2) hour time limit on all pool play games. No inning may start after a time limit has been reached. Ties are permitted in the pool play rounds. Semi-finals and championship games play to completion.
  2. In order to speed up play, NO TEAM will be permitted to “TAKE INFIELD” prior to the game(s).
  3. A courtesy runner is permitted for the catcher and/or pitcher. Courtesy runner MUST be the player that made the last out for the team
  4. Mercy Rule: 15 run rule after 4 innings; 10 run rule after 5 innings.
  5. Only the head coach, or their designate if head coach is not present, may approach the umpire.
  6. An Extra Hitter (EH) IS permitted.
  7. Only starters may re-enter the game. They MUST re-enter in their original spot in the batting order.
  8. Pitchers are allowed 4 Innings maximum per game and 10 innings maximum for tournament.
  9. Runners must either slide OR attempt to avoid contact with a fielder who has the ball and is waiting to make a tag.
  10. Any player who initiates malicious contact shall be ejected from the game. The ejected player is declared OUT unless he has already scored.
  11. ALL EJECTIONS (player or coach) will result in a 1 game suspension in addition to the ejection. Any spectator EJECTED from the premises will NOT be permitted to return for the duration of the Tournament.
  12. If a team is disqualified for any reason no refund is given
  13. Any item not addressed above, refer to the current PONY Baseball Rulebook section covering Tournament Play 

Upcoming Games/Practices

Wednesday, Jun 28
PINTO
Kell all stars PRACTICE6:00pmNew Cumberland Pinto
10U SOFTBALL
Murray All Stars PRACTICE6:00pmChester Pinto
Thursday, Jun 29
PINTO
Kell all stars PRACTICE6:00pmNew Cumberland Pinto
BRONCO
PRACTICE Bronco All Stars6:00pmChester Bronco
PRACTICE Bronco All Stars6:00pmChester: Batting Cage
10U SOFTBALL
Murray All Stars PRACTICE6:00pmChester Pinto

For a complete schedule listing, click here!