Our last pre-season meeting concluded last night!
2018 OVYBL Spring Season will start on April 21st and run till June 16th.
June 18th will be the beginning of the end of season Tournament which will have A & B Tournaments in each division.
This year saw a slight decline in total teams however the league is still very strong with 14 different associations combining for 60 teams in the league.
We will have 23 Mustang teams, 19 Bronco teams and 18 Pony teams this year.
We will begin putting the schedules together in hopes to have completed by early April.
All rules have been updated for 2018. Any questions please contact and league president or rep listed on contact page!
Attached is our 20% off Ohio Valley Youth Baseball shop day coupon for both SATURDAY March 10 or SATURDAY March 17, to be used at our Steubenville Store location. Thank you for forwarding the coupon out in an email blast, posting on your website or just making copies and distributing by hand to all families in your league. This is an important piece of our donation/sponsorship, so I hope to see many families taking advantage of the 20% off coupon. Remember the 20% off is on most items NOT just Baseball/Softball items. Few exclusions: Guns & Ammo, Ping, Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade, Nike Golf, Ugg, and Clearance items. This 20% off coupon CANNOT be combined with any other coupon.
Dick's Sporting Goods has monetarily sponsored the OVYBL and also rewarded us with coupons good through May 31st, 2018!
I have attached the link below, just print and get your discounts.
Pony Rule Changes for 2018
Age change to August 31st cut off. Link is below and was voted on and adopted by OVYBL
Player born 6/21/05 will forgo his 2nd year of Bronco and move up to Pony in 2018
Player born 8/16/06 will jump from Mustang 2017 to 2nd year Bronco in 2018 then Pony in 2019
We have used and adopted last 2 seasons but now is a Pony Baseball Rule
All bats will have to have the new insignia. All information is in article link below. Make sure you buy a 2018 bat with USABat standards, the exception is drop 3 BBCOR. Please read up or call with any questions
Follow link below to read more!
OVYBL Voted to continue PitchSmart at Mustang, Bronco and Pony levels, rather than innings. Pitchers will now enter, exit and rest based on the guidelines on the PitchSmart website. Number of innings pitched are no longer a factor. Number of pitches thrown will be the only rule effecting when and how much a pitcher may pitch. For information as to pitching restrictions, please review the following website: http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart
MLB Baseball and USA Baseball endorse Pitchsmart
Coaches will need to agree at the end of each inning how many pitches have been thrown. Total number of pitches for each pitcher in a game will be recorded under the players name, the winning team reports the game results and pitch counts on the website within 24 hours of the game. All games that are cancelled or postponed must be accurately changed also so that pitch counts are tracked correctly during actual game date