A-Ball is the next step after T-Ball or occasionally the first year for some boys. In A-Ball the coaches pitch the ball to the hitter. Coaches will continue to develop the players hitting and defensive skills. Catchers will be outfitted in full catchers gear, but players are not allowed to lead off or steal any base.
Trophies are awarded for 1st and 2nd place in the regular season & post season tournament. Medals for 3rd place in the regular season & post season tournament.
UPDATE: Due to an unbalanced schedule, final standings will be determined by the least number of losses (not winning percentage.) Head to head will be the deciding factor. If there is a tie for first place and no head to head game has been played, a game will be played. A determination for tournament seeding will be determined...not by runs. It will be either best win or coin flip due to unbalance schedule.
2019 information below.
Preliminary Game Schedule as of March 20th (NOT FINAL!): Link
Rules: Link to the rules
Tournament: Link to the bracket - Seeding is FINAL. This bracket is LIVE. Please check back as the tournament progresses.
(NOTE: The #1 and #2 seeds are first place for the regular season. Unfortunately, these teams did not play in the regular season to decide it head to head. Additionally, time did not permit an extra head to head to be played after the last regular season game. A coin flip was used to determine seeding for #1 & #2.)
Important Dates for the 2019 Season:
- Picture Day is Sunday, April 20th. You should have received a email with the schedule and order form.
- Opening day is Friday, April 26th. (All teams will play Friday or Saturday)
- 9 Tipp City Teams
- 3 Bethel Teams
- 1 Troy Christian Team
- We do not play games on Memorial Day Weekend except for the preceding Friday. Please plan accordingly.
- The regular season will end no later than the second week of June. Seeding will take place after last regular season game is played.
- Single Elimination Tournament will be played from the 2nd to 4th week of June.
In July, Tipp City Junior Baseball will have an All-Star team to compete in 3 regional tournaments. Tipp City, Troy Christian and Bethel are all eligible.
The maximum allowed bat barrel diameter is 2-1/4" for A Ball. (Posted on 2/26/2016)