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DEDICATED TO SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL AS A HIGH SCHOOL SPORT

 


Congratulations to the Plum Area High School Mustangs for winning the WPISL 2017 Varsity Championship

The Plum Area High School Slow Pitch Softball team finished the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record.  As the No. 1 seed in the Varsity playoffs, Plum went on to defeat North Hills, Bethel Park and Mt Lebanon on their quest for the title.

Plum now becomes the third WPISL team to capture two or more championships.  This year championship marks their second in the past three years. 


 

Congratulations to WPISL runner-up Mt Lebanon Blue Devils.  In just their third season in the WPISL and second with a Varsity team they finished the regular season with a 12-2 record and posted victories over Shaler and Montour on their run to the WPISL Championship game.

 

Thanks to all teams that participated in the WPISL playoffs.  It was a difficult year for the playoffs due to inclement weather, but the girls who participated showed great enthusiasm and resolve battling both their opponent and cold temperatures. 

 

Below is the link to the playoff bracket and game results

2017 WPISL Playoff Bracket Link

 

 


 

WPISL JV Pre-Season Tournament

 

 Congratulations Plum JV winners of the JV pre-season tournament and runner-up Mt Lebonan.  Thankss Mt Lebonan for hosting the 2nd annual event.  


 

WPISL Varsity Declaration

 VARSITY DECLARATION FORM LINK

Varsity Managers and member representatives,

Attached is the 2017 WPISL Varsity Declaration Form.  Please complete it and email it to Brian Cronin and me by no later than Monday, August 14, 2017, 11:59 pm.  If you do not submit the form by the deadline your team will not be scheduled the following Saturday.  The form will be posted on league’s web-site soon.

If you have special scheduling requests, please submit them in the body of your e-mail. Requests submitted later than the deadline above will not be honored.

Requests to play on a Day other than Sunday, will not be honored.  If you cannot play on Sunday, please contact me and I will provide you the name and phone number of the Varsity managers from 2016.  It will be up to you to reach out to those varsity managers and find someone willing to play you on a day different than Sunday.  That agreement must be submitted by both managers to Brian and I no later than Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 12 pm. 

If by chance we have an odd number teams, and you want a bye, which means you will have six double headers and two single games, please submit that date with your declaration in the cover e-mail.

The scheduling committee will do its best to honor requests, however, there is no guarantee.

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

 

412-337-8617 (cell)

 


 

WPISL Upcoming Meeting 7/30

 

Coaches and Members Representatives,

 

Attached is a draft copy of the Agenda for the upcoming WPISL Meeting scheduled for July 30, 2017.

LINK to AGENDA

LINK to WPISL Proposed Co-Operative Agreement

 

If you have any comments or would like to add items to the Agenda, please send them to me by no later than 3 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017.

 

Just a reminder the General Membership Meeting will be held at Sunday, July 30, 2017, 4 pm, North Allegheny High School’s Baierl Center.

 

The address of North Allegheny High School is: 10375 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090

 

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

412-337-8617 (cell)

 


 

Constitution and By-Law Changes

 

Members and Coaches,

Provided at the Forms/Documents link to the right are the proposed changes to the WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules.  The changes are marked in red font.  Besides some wordsmithing, the primary changes to the Constitution, By-laws and Rules are summarized below.

These rule changes will be discussed and voted on at the General Membership Meeting on Sunday, July 30, 2017.  Your member representative should plan to attend this General Membership Meeting.  If your representative cannot attend, you should send an alternate with the authority to vote on behalf of your organization.

Constitution:

1.    We are proposing to increase the number of board from 8 to 9, by creating a new elected position called “Director of Publicity”.  This will allow us to address a specific need to further promote our league and provide more organizational support as the size of our organization continues grow.

By-laws:

1.    Redefined clearance requirements based on changes in the State Laws.

2.    Define who can declare a forfeit.

3.    Reordered the tie-breakers for Varsity playoff seeding.

Rules:

1.    Added a 15-run ahead rule for varsity playoff games.

2.    Eliminated the International Tie-Breaker Rule.

3.    Added that regular season game that are tied after 7 innings go no more than 9 innings to break the tie.  Regular season game that are tied after 9 innings will be recorded as a tie.

4.    Made changes to continuation of suspended playoff games.

5.    Made changes to address WPISL sanctioned tournaments.

6.    Eliminated the use of a “courtesy runner”, when using a substitution line-up. 

7.    Defined a “substitute runner” and when one may be used.

8.    Redefined the ball to be used at the Varsity and JV levels.

 

9.    Redefined umpire assignments for the playoffs.


 

WPISL Annual Organization Meeting 1/29/17

 

WPISL – 2017 - Annual Organization Meeting Announcement

Members, Coaches, and interested parties,

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League (WPISL) annual organization meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 beginning at 5 pm at the Ponce Room of the Baierl Center on the campus of North Allegheny High School.  The street address for North Allegheny High School is

10375 Perry Hwy,

Wexford, PA 15090

The primary purpose of the annual organization meeting is for the members to elect officers. This year the membership must vote for candidates to fill the offices of Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The duties for these offices and the voting procedures are provided in the Constitution portion of the “Constitution, By-laws, and Rules”.

If anyone is interested in running for these offices, and would like to nominate themselves or someone else in advance of the meeting so their names can be placed on the pre-printed ballots, please let Ed Vesely know no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  If you would rather nominate yourself or nominate someone else at the meeting, we will add that person’s name to the ballots at the meeting.

For everyone’s information, our current Vice-President (Jim Schindler) and Secretary (Brian Cronin) have informed the Board that they intend to run for office again in the same capacities. As far as the Treasurer position, Executive Board Member Frank Byers has fulfilled that position the past two years as no one was elected for that position at either last two Annual Organization Meetings.  However, I have spoken with Mike Flaherty of Mt Lebanon and he is willing to run for the Treasurer position.

The secondary purpose of the meeting is to get feedback from the membership on the 2016 season.

If you would like any discussion items put on the Agenda in advance of the meeting, please let Ed Vesely know by no later than Monday, January 23, 2017.  Also, If you would like to propose changes to the Constitution, By-laws or Rules, please let Ed Vesely know so they can be added to the Agenda as well for discussion.

At the meeting, we will also be looking for volunteers to serve on and chair the Rules, Scheduling, Publicity and Umpire Committees.

If you know of any new teams or organizations who my want to join the league, please let them know of our January 29, 2017 meeting. 

Finally, prior to the meeting I will be sending out a proposed change to the WPISL “Constitutions, By-laws, and Rules” that will change the ball the league uses at the Varsity and JV level from .44 COR-375 compression to a .52 COR-300 compression.

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

 

412-337-8617 (cell)


 

Instructions For Reporting Scores

Both teams should report the official scores to the league within a day of games being played by either sending an email to wpisl@yahoo.com or sending a text message to 724-561-2772.

The message should contain if it is for Varsity, JV or Jr High; date of games, names of the schools involved and the scores


WPISL Varsity Champions 2006 - Present


2006 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2007 - Fox Chapel (Photo)
2008 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2009 - West Allegheny (Photo)
2010 - Bethel Park (Photo)
2011 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2012 - Fort Cherry (Photo)
2013 - Montour (Photo)
2014 - Montour (Photo)
2015 - Plum (Photo)
2016 - Montour (Photo)
2017 - Plum (Photo)