Rain does NOT affect 2018 seaon ending tournament!
There was no rain to interfere with the season ending tournament, unlike half the regular season!! Congratulations to Holy Family for winning the A-B Division Tournament against Cedarbrook. Congratulations also to New Beginning for winning the C Division Tournament against St Timothy.
Thus ends a frustrating season, with more rain outs (or rather flood outs as most cancellations were due to flooding from rain on days before the scheduled Sunday games!) than in any previous seasons in memory.
We were able to upload a couple of pictures of the tournament winners on the website. To view them, go to "About" at the top left side of the welcome page. Click on "Photo Albums". Then go to "Select Photo Album" on the right side, and select "2018 Season". If you have other photos to add to the website, email them to Bob Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also remember there is a Facebook page for the league. Send any pictures to be added to that page to Greg Stoner at email@example.com . If we don't use it, we will lose it!
Teams will be looking forward to a fuller season next year. Thanks to Gidget and Bob Rice for their leadership during this challenging season. Next year we will try to make the website more useful with more info and features. If you have any suggestions, feel free to email Bob Eaton and/or Gidget. Check in to this website from time to time during the off season for any updates that may be added.
See you next year!
Flooding cancels most games on 8/5!
Flooding from Friday night's rain closed Pinecliff Park, and made Middletown field #2 unplayable. At least three other double headers were able to be played. Holy Family knocked Middletown from the unbeaten ranks, as they split four games, including finishing a previous game that was rudely interrupted by rain.
New Beginning continued its roll taking 2 from Seventh day, while Cedarbrook took two from St Ignatius.
There is one more week in the regular season. Plans are beginning for the end of season Tournament, so please report your scores to Bob Eaton Sunday night if at all possible, Monday morning at the latest. This will help the seedings to be determined and the schedule for the tournament games to be distributed as soon as possible. Which will also help teams to plan their team's schedule and player participation abilities.
Most of the games on 7/29 were won in sweeps. Only St Peters vs FPC and Seventh day vs St Timothy ended with each team winning one game, with the home team being the victor each time. The games between Seventh Day and St Timothy were decided by one run in each game. FCOB took two from St Katharine Drexel, one with a grand slam by Mike Belcher in the bottom of the seventh inning, with their team trailing by 2. MUMC remained unbeaten.
Two week remain in the regular season, with some seeding yet to be decided for the end of season tournament to be held 8/19 and 8/26. Hopefully Mother Nature will allow all remaining games to be played!
Rain washes out games on 7/22 once again!
Heavy rains made the fields unplayable, especially Pinecliff, which was closed. Three weeks remain in the regular season. Upcoming games this week once again feature A vs B, and C mixing it up.
Remember to reply to the email requesting updates to the home run record. Some teams responded but many did not. So it will be assumed that what is on the record as of this upcoming Saturday will be correct unless anyone sees any other errors or ommissions.
Standings remain virtually unchanged after full slate on 7/15
The league standing remained essentially unchanged following the results of Sunday's games. In the A Division, Middletown remained unbeaten, taking 2 from St Ignatius, though Holy Family stayed close behind with two victories over a St Katharine team that was playing short handed. In the B Division, Frederick Presbyterian and Cedarbrook are tied for the lead. New Beginning continued to roll in the C Division with 2 victories over Zion. FCF kept pace, however, sweeping their double header against Seventh Day.
The results from the rain influenced early weeks of the season should now be complete, so managers are asked to double check them for accuracy. Remember that managers from both teams of double headers should submit reports of the game results, home runs over the fence, as well as any news worthy action (triple plays, last inning comebacks, unusual plays). This week, the home run list is being updated, and a spreadsheet was sent to all managers for help with this. Hopefully, the list will be completely updated by next week's report. Thanks for your assistance and patience in this matter.
This upcoming weekend once again finds A Division teams playing B division games. C Division teams continue their push toward the fast approaching ending of the season, which is only 4 weeks away.
Full slate results in many split series on 7/8
In the A and B division games, 3 out of 4 double headers resulted in splits. Holy Family and St Peters split with the home teams winning each game. Same with St Katharine vs Cedarbrook, with each home team winning in the bottom of the 7th. Frederick Presbyterian and St Ignatius split with the visiting team winning each game. Middletown UMC remained unbeaten by taking 2 from FCOB.
In C Division action New beginning took 2 from FCF,, and St Timothy took 2 from Zion Lutheran. Seventh Day split with Damascus Road, with the visiting teams winning each game.
The League standings should be up to date with the exception of one double header score still missing. Hopefully it should be fully updated after this upcoming weekend. MUMC remains the only unbeaten team in the A Division. In the B Division, Cedarbrook and Frederick Presbyterian are neck and neck. In C Division, New Beginning is several games ahead of its closest rivals, having lost only one game.
This upcoming week will find A division teams playing B Division Teams, while C Division teams continue their round robin intradivision play.
Only 5 weeks remain in this rain shortened season. A plan will be in place regarding how teams will be seeded due to some teams not being able to play the same number of games because of varying field conditions and rain timing.
Check this site for weekly updates, standings, game results, and other league information. Scores and standings are updated as teams report scores. Full weekly results should be updated by Wednesday of each week. During the off-season, there will be periodic updates with league meeting info and other news.