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2015 SOFTBALL SEASON ALMOST HERE
April 12, 2015 – 04:00 PM
The OVSGL would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The 2015 Season is quickly approaching as registrations are currently underway in the various communities around the Ohio Valley.
The next OVGSL Board Meeting will be held on SATURDAY, April 12th at 4:00PM at the Weirton American Legion. Agenda will include finalizing 2015 schedule, finalizing rule changes for 2015, and voting on Division Agents for 8U/10U/12U/ and 15U. All community reps are expected to attend and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THE OVGSL SEASON is almost here? Opening night begins on April 24th and Opening Day on April 25th around the various communities. The OVGSL Schedule will be out by April 12th so check back for more details.
***15U Rule Update - Steel spikes are NOT permitted in 2015 due to safety reasons based on community vote at March 8th meeting.
THE OVGSL would like to extend a warm welcome to new 2015 OVGSL Members WELLSVILLE (8U, 10U, 12U & 15U) and SOUTHERN LOCAL (12U and 15U)!
The OVGSL continues to grow as we had over 500 girls and 45 teams compete in 2014 and looking forward to more girls in 2015. If any community is interested in joining the OVGSL in 2015, please send an e-mail to tonyandrachel@Comcast.net or call 412-266-5844.
2nd Annual OVGSL All Star Classic
The 2nd Annual All Star Classic was another huge succes this year and was held on Tuesday, July 15 in Beaver, PA in 10U/12U/15U divisions. New this year was having 3 leagues competing: OVGSL, Beaver County (PA) Girls Fastpitch League BCGFPL, and Lawrence County (PA) Girls Softball League. The OVGSL All Stars played 2 games and represented the league well bringing home victories in all 3 divisions. The girls also had the opportunity to meet new girls on the diamond from around western PA.
10U OVGSL All Stars led by HEAD COACH CRYSTAL TICE:
12U OVGSL All Stars led by HEAD COACH JOE APERFINE:
15U OVGSL All Stars led by HEAD COACH DAVE BRENNEMAN:
10U FUN POSE at the 2nd Annual OVGSL/BCGFPL/LCGSL All Star Classic:
15U OVGSL Playoff Results
CONGRATULATIONS to Head Coach JOE ELLEK and the BURGETTSTOWN BLUE DEVILS for winning the 2014 OVGSL 15U Championship and finishing the season with a perfect 13-0 record.
15U Playoff Results:
Game 1: #9 East Liverpool POTTERS wins via forfeit over #8 Weirton INDIANS
Game 2: #4 Oak Glen HALL won 10-9 over #5 Oak Glen CREESE
Game 3: #3 Raccoon Twp VASQUEZ win via forfeit over #6 Weirton MARLINS
Game 4: #1 Burgettstown BLUE DEVILS won 15-5 over #9 East Liverpool POTTERS
Game 5: #2 Weirton METS won 10-0 over #7 Steubenville SONIC
Game 6: (Semifinal #1) #1 Burgettstown BLUE DEVILS won 5-3 over #4 Oak Glen HALL
Game 7: (Semifinal #2) #3 Raccoon Twp VASQUEZ won 11-3 over #2 Weirton METS
Game 9 (15U 3rd Place Game): #2 Weirton METS won 14-9 over #4 Oak Glen HALL
Game 10 (15U Championship Game) #1 Burgettstown BLUE DEVILS won 7-5 over #3 Raccoon Twp VASZQUEZ
12U OVGSL Playoff Results
Congratulations to the Weirton CARDINALS and Head Coach JOE APERFINE for winning the 2014 12U OVGSL Championship!
12U Playoff Results:
10U OVGSL Playoff Results
Congratulations to Weirton CARDINALS and Head Coach CRYSTAL TICE for winning the 2014 10U OVGSL Championship and finishing the season with a perfect record 14-0!
10U Playoff Results:
8U OVGSL PLAYOFF Results
*** Congratulations to Raccoon Township and Head Coach HEATHER BLINKEY for winning the 2014 OVGSL 8U Playoffs.
1st Round Game Results THURSDAY, JUNE 12th:
Game 1: #3 Middle Beaver PEACHES won via forfeit over #14 Weirton PHILLIES (530pm, EastEnd Field)
Game 2: #4 Middle Beaver DIAMOND DIVAS won via forfeit over #13 Steubenville YANKEES (7pm, East End Field)
Game 3: #5 Ohioville THUNDER won via forfeit by #12 Oak Glen HOLDEN
Game 4: #6 Weirton TIGERS won 15-5 over #11 Oak Glen COOPER PINK STARS (630pm, Field #4)
Game 5: #7 Oak Glen HALL PIZZAZ won 5-3 over #10 Steubenville LADY SCOUTS (630pm, Chester Pinto)
Game 6: #9 Raccoon Twp BLINKEY won 13-2 over #8 Steubenville PHANTOMS (7pm, Field #5)
2nd Round Games SATURDAY, JUNE 14th
Game 7: #1 Weirton PIRATES vs#9 Raccoon Twp BLINKEY (10am, Chester Pinto)
Game 8: #5 Ohioville THUNDER vs #4 Middle Beaver DIAMOND DIVAS (10am, Chester Bronco)
Game 9: #2 Weirton RANGERS vs #7 Oak Glen HALL PIZZAZ (1130am, Chester Main)
Game 10:#3 Middle Beaver PEACHESvs #6 Weirton TIGERS (1130am, Chester Bronco)
Game 11: (SEMIFINAL #1) #9 Raccoon Twp BLINKEY vs#4 Middle Beaver DIAMOND DIVAS (12pm, Chester Pinto)
Game 12: (SEMIFINAL #2) #2 Weirton RANGERS vs #6 Weirton TIGERS (1pm, Chester Main)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Game 13: (8U CHAMPIONSHIP) #9 Raccoon Twp BLINKEY vs #6 Weirton TIGERS(3pm, Chester Main)
The 2014 OVGSL Schedule for all divisions is posted. Team Schedules can easily be downloaded by using the "Schedules" link to the left and then choosing your team.
NEW for 2014:
Are you ready for some SOFTBALL!
The OVGSL continues to thrive and grow with 45 teams in 4 age divisions! in 2014, the OVGSL welcomes Raccoon Township (PA) and President Carl Platko as they will compete in each age division.
OVGSL All-Stars vs Beaver County All-Stars INAGURAL GAME (July 17th)
The Ohio Valley Girls Softball League hosted the inaugural ALL-STAR Classic on July 17th in Chester, WV and it was a huge success. The OVGSL All-Stars in 10U, 12U, and 15U took on the All-Stars from the Beaver County Girls Fastpitch League BCGFPL in Western, PA. It was a hot evening but the girls had fun and got to meet some new friends on the softball diamond!
A special thank you to Mike Anderson from BCGFPL for making this happen!
Ohio's Return To Play Law in 2013
Starting, April 26, 2013, Ohio's new "Return to Play" law goes into effect which requires coaches, umpires, or officials to REMOVE AN ATHLETE FROM PLAY if the athlete is exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussion during practice or a game.
All Coaches must be familiar with the new rule and it is highly recommended that all coaches are certified in the Concussion.
For more info:
Ohio Department of Health - Ohio's return to play law: www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion
OVGSL with 4 AGE DIVISIONS IN 2013!
The OVGSL is will have 4 Age Divisions in 2013 after having a successful inaugural season in 8U Coach Pitch to go along with 10U, 12U, and 15U!