Annex Maple Bats

 

45 Divisional Meeting

Number of Teams Represented: 9

 

Date of meeting: 2/3/2020

 

Duration of Meeting: 55 minutes 

 

1.      Universal Rule: The regular season will NOT be extended

2.     Rules will NOT be changed. If you have a rule change… Save it for the Divisional Meetings.

3.     The Playoffs will be completed before Labor Day

 

 

Rules:

Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: The last day to add a player to your Roster is 6 Sundays before your season ends. The maximum number of players on a roster is 20. Over 20 players on a roster cost is $100.00 per player.

 Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: Player needs to play and or bat in at least 6 regular-season games. If a player only plays in the field as a defensive player or runner, it is the manager's duty to have opposing managers write that players participate in the scorebook for that said game.

Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: Managers voted unanimously that all teams need to have their Stats (particularly) game played - uploaded before there next game. If a team does not have stats updated by the next game, the offending team will get a forfeit for the game stats not uploaded. Also, for the 2020 Spring Season- If a team Forfeits 3 games team is not eligible for playoffs

 Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: 1.A. If an umpire feels threatened by a player or fan, or there is a situation with a player the manager is obligated to diffuse the threatening situation. If the manager does not diffuse threatening situation. The manager as a result of his actions will be looked at and determined if he risks being suspended from upcoming games.

 

Waivers:

 

Ken Kieffer  ( Patriots )  Derrick Hansen   ( Patriots )

Marshall Gould 43 (PBC Royals )

Mike Pancoast 42 (Elk Twp. Rays ), Matt Pancoast 34 ( Elk Twp. Rays )

Kevin Clement 44 (Elk Twp. Rays ), Maryland Williams 44 ( Elk Twp. Rays )

Brian Levy 43 ( Cheltenham Reds) grandfathered from 2019

 

Divisions:

 

American                                         National

 

Bordentown Patriots                                   Elk Twp. Rays

 

Cinnaminson Rangers                                  Cherry Hill Rangers

 

Washington Twp. Senators                         PBC Royals

 

Jersey Shore Shockers                                  Haddon Twp. Rangers

 

Cheltenham Reds

 

 

 Regular Season Schedule

1.     Both divisions decided on NOT playing on Mother’s Day, Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend

2.      American Division will play each team 3 times in their own division and possibly cross overs with 45 National division for 1 game and then cross over against 35 A division based on the number of teams in 35 A division. Total 16 Games/15 weeks 

3.     National Division will play each team in their own division 4 times and then possibly cross over with 52A & 45 American. Total 16 Games/14 weeks 

 

 Available Dates:         March- 29

 

                                            April- 5,19,26

 

                                        May- 3,10 (Mother’s day ), 17, 24 ( Memorial Day ), 31

 

                                        June- 7, 14, 21, 28

 

                                        July- 5 ( 4th of July weekend ), 12,19,26

 

                                        August- 2,9,16,23,30

 

·       Regular Season Opening day for both Divisions: 3/29/2020 

·       Both divisions decided on 16 game schedules

·       Regular Season Ends: 7/26/2020 National Division

·       Regular Season Ends: 8/2/2020 American Division                             

·       American Division Decided on a 15-week season with 1 DH

·       National Division decided on a 14 Week Season with 2 DH’s 

 

 

American Division Playoffs

Games cannot be played after Sunday, 8/2. Playoff Seedings will be made by Tuesday, 8/4

Playoff Contingencies: In the event of a weather situation, the league reserves the right to limit the semi-final rounds to a single game so that the 2020 regular season is ended by Sunday 8/30 as agreed upon

 

General: Top 4 teams make the playoffs 

Semi-Final Round: best of three

Championship Round: best of 3

 

Sunday 8/9

Game: 1 SEMI   4 Vs. 1

·       9 Inning Game

·       #1 Seed Hosts Game

·       #1 Seed Home Team

Game: 1 SEMI    3 Vs. 2

·       9 Inning Game

·       #2 Seed Hosts Game

·       #2 Seed Home Team

 

Saturday 8/15

Game: 2 SEMI   4 Vs. 1

·       9 Inning Game

·       #4 Seed Hosts Game

·       #4 Seed Home Team

Game: 2 SEMI   3 Vs. 2

·       9 Inning Game

·       #3 Seed Hosts Game

·       #3 Seed Home Team

IMPORTANT- If Both teams sweep Championship Series begins 8/16

 

Sunday 8/16

Game: 3 SEMI   4 Vs. 1

·       9 Inning Game

·       #1 Seed Hosts Game

·       #1 Seed Home Team

Game: 3 SEMI   3 Vs. 2

·       9 Inning Game

·       #2 Seed Hosts Game

·       #2 Seed Home Team

 

 

Championship Round: (umpires paid for by league ) best of three

Sunday, August 23

Better Seed Semi Winner Vs Worst Seed Semi Winner 

·       Better Seed Semi Winner Hosts game

·       Better Seed Semi Winner is Home Team

·       9 Inning Game

 

Saturday, August 29

Please note if this game is rained out: Teams play a Doubleheader tomorrow @ Better Seed Field. (2- 7 Inning Games)

Better Seed Semi Winner Vs Worst Seed Semi Winner 

·       Worst Seed Semi Winner Hosts game

·       Worst Seed Semi Winner is Home Team

·       9 Inning Game

 

Sunday, August 30

Better Seed Semi Winner Vs Worst Seed Semi Winner 

·       Better Seed Semi Winner Hosts game

·       Better Seed Semi Winner is Home Team

·       9 Inning Game

 

Winner of National Championships get a $500 Credit

-        Credit is not a check

-        Credit is good for 2020 Fall Season or 2021 Spring Season

-        Credit expires April 1st 2021

-        Credit cannot be transferred to another team

 

 

National Playoffs 

Games cannot be played after Sunday, 7/26. Playoff Seedings will be made by Tuesday, 7/28

General:  All four teams make the playoffs.                                          Number 1 seed enters  SEMI’s playoff with a 1-0 lead in games                            Semi-Final Round: best of three

 Championship Series: Best of 3

 

Sunday 8/2

Playoff Contingencies: In the event of weather situation, the league reserves the right to limit the semi-final rounds to a single game so that the 2020 regular season is ended by Sunday 8/30 as agreed upon

 

SEMI: Game 1: #1 Vs. #4

·       #1 Seed needs to win 1 game to advance to Championship

·       #4 Seed needs to win 2 games to advance to Championship

·       9 Inning Game

·       #1 Seed Home Team

·       #1 Seed Hosting Game

SEMI: Game 1: #2 Vs. #3        Best of 3

·       9 Inning Game

·       #2 Seed Home Team

·       #3 Seed Hosting Game

Sunday, 8/9

SEMI: Game 2: #1 Vs. #4 (if Necessary)

·       #1 Seed needs to win 1 game to advance to Championship

·       #4 Seed needs to win 2 games to advance to Championship

·       9 Inning Game

·       #1 Seed Home Team

·       #1 Seed Hosting Game

SEMI: Game 2: #2 Vs. #3        Best of 3

·       9 Inning Game

·       #3 Seed Home Team

·       #2 Seed Hosting game

SEMI: Game 3: #2 Vs. #3        Best of 3   (if Necessary)

·       7 Inning Game

·       #2 Seed Home Team

·       #2 Seed Hosting game

 

Championship Round: (umpires paid for by the league) best of three

 Sunday, August 16

Game 1: High Seed Semi Winner Vs. Low Seed Semi Winner

High Seed Host game

High Seed is Home Team

9 Inning Game

 

Sunday, August 23

Game 2: High Seed Semi Winner Vs. Low Seed Semi Winner

Please Note: If this game is rained out. Teams play next Sunday @ High Seed. 2 (7) inning Games

Low Seed Host game

Low Seed is Home Team

9 Inning Game

 

Sunday, August 30

Game 3: High Seed Semi Winner Vs. Low Seed Semi Winner (if necessary)

High Seed Host game

High Seed is Home Team

9 Inning Game

Winner of National Championships get a $500 Credit

-        Credit is not a check

-        Credit is good for 2020 Fall Season or 2021 Spring Season

-        Credit expires April 1st 2021

-        Credit cannot be transferred to another team

 

-        Winner of National Division plays in the 45 American Division in Spring of 2021 or if team repeats in 45 National Spring 2021, Team will receive $250 Credit for 2022

 

All-Star game:

 

The all-star game will be played at Frawley Stadium on a Saturday (date and time to be determined )

 7 inning game

Teams will be chosen by managers picking 2-3 players from their teams and emailing them to All Star managers

 If a game is rained out it will not be made up

 An announcer will need a line-up before the game to announce the game

  

Managers interested in managing All-Star teams:

 Joe Pancoast, Matt Pancoast, Mike Pancoast

 

Fee Schedule:

 2 umpires at each game

 

9 inning game $85.00 per umpire

 

7 inning game $75.00 per umpire

 If Only One Umpire Shows- See Cost below

 

Cost per umpire per (9) inning Game @ $110

 

Cost per umpire per (7) inning Game @ $95

 

 1. Canceling with less than one hour until game time- $50 per umpire (If umpires did not leave for the game yet, no fee will be charged) This fee will be the responsibility of the Home team for both umpires

 2. Umpires arrive at the field and no game due to weather: $50 per umpire

 3. Game 1 of DH Starts, no game two due to weather: No fee charged

 4. Originally scheduled DH turns into one-single 9 inning game: Standard fee for 9 innings + $50 per umpire for the second game

 5. In the event of a forfeit if the umpires show to the field it is the responsibility of the forfeiting team to pay the umpire fees

 

All Changes need in schedule need to be sent to LMarshall@unfi.com by Thursday. If umpires are not notified before the day of the game then #4 Rule goes into effect (. Originally scheduled DH turns into one-single 9 inning game: Standard fee for 9 innings + $50 per umpire for the second game)

 

 

John Gallante

Umpiring Director + Assignor 

 Tri-State Elite Umpires Association 

 E-mail is preferred unless it is a notification on the day of the game. 

 E-mail: JohnGallante@hotmail.com

 cell : (856) 994-4400

 

April 2016....John Gallante is the President and Assignor of the Tri-State Elite Umpires Association. If you think umpire assigning and training is an old man's business, think again. John is only 25 years old, making him the youngest umpire assignor in New Jersey. Under John's watch, the TSEUA has grown from 15 members and 500 games to over 200 umpires and over 18,000 games, making the TSEUA the largest umpires association.in the state of New Jersey. The association has acquired baseball ranging from little-leaguers to semiprofessionals after striking a deal with South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League in 2014. John also runs the cadet and advanced training program for the TSEUA, which is widely regarded as one of the best umpire training programs in the region. In addition to his duties with the TSEUA, John is also a state certified high school umpire for the Tri-County Umpires Association and serves as the Chairman of their mechanics training committee. John has taken the Tri-State area by storm and has become the "go to guy" for umpires in the area for all levels.

  

Rainouts/Cancellations:

 

In the event of a rainout or cancellation, it is the responsibility of the home field manager to notify John Gallante 856-994-4400 johngallante@hotmail.com and also let Lou know as well 856-266-7916 lmarshall@unfi.com all cancellations need at least 1-hour notice. If a cancellation is made any time after that the fee schedule will apply of $50.00 per umpire if the umpires are there or on their way.

  

 

Standings:

 

Shall be determined by A POINT SYSTEM
- 3 points for a Win
- 2 points for a Tie
- 1 point for a loss
- 0 Points for a loss by forfeit IMPORTANT (Standings will show a team losing by forfeit getting 1 point. This is incorrect and will be properly calculated at the end of the season)
- 0 Points for a game not played

Please keep in mind…. The spirit of the SJMSBL is to play Baseball. If a Team” jobs Standings” and does not play the scheduled game because
“Played game” would have no bearing in standings; Team Jobbing the League has the possibility of receiving severe Penalties. Please make every effort to play all of your scheduled games.
Tie Breaker
When two teams are tied
1. Head to Head record
2. Fewest Runs allowed in all games
3. Most Runs Scored in all games

When three or more teams are tied

1. Fewest Runs allowed in all games
2. Most Runs Scored in all games

Forfeit scoring
· 9 inning game = 9-0

· 7 inning Game = 7-0

  

Please do not include Lou or Neil on any group text or emails with your team and other teams. Make the determinations then let us know of any decisions

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