All tournaments will begin as shown below, high seed will be home team. 

·   Tournament for A Group will begin on and continue Monday 18th, Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th if needed.

·   Tournament for B Group will begin on and continue Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21st, Saturday 23rd and Monday the 25th if needed

Pony will play a best of 3 for A Bracket Championship on 22nd High Seed, 24th Low Seed, 26th High Seed (if needed)

·   Groups will be broken as follows:

1.      Pony (Top 8, Bottom 10)

2.      Bronco (Top 8, Bottom 11)

3.      Mustang (Top 10, Bottom 13)

Please keep in mind changes can be made for weather and field

availability.  I will post updated brackets with teams on 18th.

We have trophies for 1st and 2nd place winners in both brackets.   .

Thanks and let us know if any questions!

*If rainouts take place to avoid unfair pitchers rest advantage, the pitchers must have been eligible on the regularly scheduled date of game.

If any playoff questions:  Pony call Bill Ellis, Bronco Dave Ferroni, Mustang Mike Bachinski

 Lastly please post scores and pitch counts immediately after games.



Below are brackets with team names 









USA Bats has decertified the Ghost X 30-20 and in accordance Pony has added to its banned bat list.  Effective immediately OVYBL Presidents with voting rights have decided to adhere to this ban.  Coaches please review your teams bats and make sure these are removed.  Below is a link from Pony with the why and how to return and redeem your rebate.  Please contact your league President if any questions.  Thank you


Scoring and pitchcounts must be done as soon as possible, preferably after game ends by winning team.

Password to enter scoring is OVYBL17

Closing Day for regular season is June 16th

Playoffs will begin on June 18th

18 Pony, 19 Bronco and 23 Mustang Teams.

Looking forward to a great 2018 Season

All rules are updated and on the website!

With new age rules being in place make sure birth certificates are easily attainable if questioned.

Thank you!

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

Pitch Tracker

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


Mike Bachinski

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:

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

Upcoming Games
Jun 23
Follansbee Yankees @ Steubenville Bluejays
Hopedale Angels @ Steubenville Nationals
Bergholz @ Steubenville Pirates
Follansbee Bulldogs @ ICYBSL Red
ICYBSL White @ Pleasant Hill Wildcats
Steubenville Rays @ ICYBSL Gray
Jun 24
Wellsburg Bats @ POSITION/TBD
Weirton Angels @ Follansbee Base Hawgs
Weirton Cubs @ Follansbee Sting
ICYBSL Red @ Toronto Pirates
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