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  MBL COVID-19 Preparation Plan

Updated July 10, 2020

Please see the link below to access MBL's COVID-19 Preparation Plan. The plan was informed by guidelines set by the CDC, NJ Department of Health, Montgomery Township Department of Health and Babe Ruth Inc. COVID-19 guidelines. Participation in upcoming MBL programs requires agreement and compliance with all points of guidance set out in the MBL COVID-19 Preparation Plan.
Guidelines subject to change, as necessary or as required by the above organizations. 

See document here:
MBL COVID-19 Preparation Plan Document

The McKnight Baseball Complex can be used only for MBL authorized practices, clinics, games and events.  Community access to the complex is not allowed at this time.


2020 Summer Baseball & Softball

Registration is OPEN!

 Open to all boys and girls who reside in Montgomery, Rocky Hill and Princeton*!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY

 

If you have any questions, please send an email to:

Baseball: Ryan Quillen (irishq@hotmail.com) or

Softball: Jim McGlynn (jamespmcglynn@msn.com)

Registration: Eric Rossman (ericjrossman@gmail.com)

 

 *Princeton residents ages 4 - 12 are eligible to play Montgomery Baseball under the Cal Ripken Charter.

*Princeton residents ages 13-18 are covered by the West Windsor Baseball Babe Ruth Charter and therefore are not permitted to play in Montgomery.

* Softball Program is associated with Babe Ruth Softball


 MBL Summer Baseball 2020 Program Descriptions

Baseball

Division

Cougar Cubs & I-Ball

D-Ball & Rookies

Minors

Majors

Babe Ruth Clinic

Age//Grade

4 - 6 / Pre K - K

6 – 8 / 1 - 2

9 & 10 / 3 - 4

11 & 12 / 5 - 7

13 – 15 / 7 - 9

Days & Times

Mon – 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Monday Clinics 6:45-7:45pm; Wednesday games at 5:30 pm

Tues & Thurs

Clinics 5:30-6:30pm. Sandlot games at 5:30pm

Tues & Thurs

Clinics 6:45-7:45pm. Sandlot games at 5:30pm

Mon & Wed Clinics 5:30-6:30pm. Sandlot games at 5:30pm

Clinic Dates

8/3, 8/10, 8/17 8/24

8/3, 8/10, 8/17 8/24

7/29, 8/4, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13

7/29, 8/4, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13

7/27, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12

Game Dates

N/A

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

8/18, 8/20, 8/25, 8/27

8/18, 8/20, 8/25, 8/27

8/18, 8/20, 8/25, 8/27

 Softball

Division

Elementary Softball

Middle School Softball

Grade (2020 – 2021 School Year)

1 to 4

5 to 8

Days & Times

Monday and Wednesday Clinics 6:45-7:45pm

Tuesday and Thursday Clinics 6:45-7:45pm

Clinic Dates

8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12, 8/17, 8/19

8/4, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13, 8/18, 8/20

 

2020 Spring Baseball & Softball

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Program TitleDescription
Cougar Cubs and I-Ball

For players 4-6 years old. Four weeks of play. Each 60-minute session will include a 30-minute “skills session” followed by a 30-minute “game”. Emphasis will be on fun!


Cost: $50.00.         Gender: Coed.          Grades: Pre-K through Pre-K

D-Ball and Rookie Baseball

For players 6 to 8 years old in 1st or 2nd grade in the past school year. Four weeks of play. There is an emphasis on player development and fun! There will be one clinic per week with professional trainers on Monday evenings. Each 60-minute clinic session will be a high energy instructional program with some ‘game situation’ stations. There will also be one ‘sandlot’ game per week on Wednesday evenings.   

Cost: $75.00      Gender: Coed.     Grades: 1 through 2

Minors Baseball

For players 9 & 10 year olds that have played in our Rookies division. Five weeks of play followed by four sandlot games. This division is more competitive and follows the majority of the standard baseball rulebook; with some exceptions due to our COVID-19 special circumstances.  We will have no players pitch, pitching will be by coaches or machine. Because of coach-led pitching – there will also be no stealing; an inning ends when there are three outs. Umpires will stand behind the pitcher’s mound. There will be strikeouts, but no walks. Games are played on a smaller-dimension (46:60) field – Field A.

Cost: $75.00       Gender: Coed         Grades: 3 through 4

Majors Baseball
For players 11 & 12 years old. Five weeks of play followed by four sandlot games.  This division is competitive and follows the majority of the baseball rulebook; with some exceptions due to our COVID-19 special circumstances. We will have no players pitch. Because of coach pitch – there will also be no stealing; but reasonable leading is allowed. An inning ends when there are three outs.  Umpires will stand behind the pitcher’s mound. There will be strikeouts, but no walks.  Games are played on a mid-dimension (50:70) field – Field D
Cost: $75.00
Gender: Coed
Grades: 5 through 7
Babe Ruth 13-15
For 13 to 15 year old players. This division is the most competitive and follows the majority of the baseball rule book; with some exceptions due to our COVID-19 special circumstances.  We will have no players pitch. Because of coach pitch – there will also be no stealing; but reasonable leading is allowed. An inning ends when there are three outs. Umpires will stand behind the pitcher’s mound. There will be strikeouts, but no walks. Games are played on a full dimension field – Field H.
Cost: $75.00
Gender: Coed
Grades: 7 through 9
Elementary Softball

For children entering grades 1 through 4. Three weeks of play. There is an emphasis on player development and fun! There will be two clinics per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Each 60-minute clinic session will be a high energy instructional program with some ‘game situation’ stations. If there are enough registrants, "sandlot" games will be played on Wednesdays instead of clinics on some dates. For sandlot games – to maintain the safest possible atmosphere – there will be no players pitching or catching. However, a player will play the fielding position of pitcher next to the coach pitch. There will be no strikeouts, no walks. All players will bat every inning. There will be no stealing, however, if a player is called out on the base path – they will go back to the dugout.

Cost: $75.00     Gender: F.   Grades: 1 through 4

Middle School Softball

For children entering grades 5 through 8. Three weeks of play. There will be an emphasis on focused skill building, situational play, and fun! There will be two clinics per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Each 60-minute clinic session will be a high energy instructional program with some ‘game situation’ stations. If there are enough registrants, "sandlot" games will be played on Wednesdays instead of clinics on some dates. For sandlot games – to maintain the safest possible atmosphere – there will be no players pitching or catching. However, a player will play the fielding position of pitcher next to the coach pitch. There will be no strikeouts, no walks. All players will bat every inning. There will be no stealing, however, if a player is called out on the base path – they will go back to the dugout.


Cost: $75.00   Gender: F        Grades: 5 through 8

 


McKnight Complex Restricted Access

Dear Baseball Community, 

The McKnight Baseball Complex can be used only for MBL authorized practices, clinics, games and events.  Community access to the complex is not allowed at this time.

All participants, parents and guests will be required to follow the Montgomery Baseball League Covid Plan. (See above news article).

McKnight Baseball Complex is Private Property and is not a township park or field.

Thank you and stay safe!

MBL Board of Directors


2020 Board of Directors - Open Positions

The Montgomery Baseball League (MBL) elected its new Board of Directors for the upcoming season. In accordance with MBL By-Laws, the newly elected Board members will each serve a term of 1-year beginning November 1, 2019 and running through October 31, 2020.

At this time, we do have 2 board position that are vacant.

Board of Directors Open:

  • VP of Softball - *Vacant*
  • VP of Travel & Tournaments - *Vacant*

If you are interested in one of these positions, please reach out the League President, Gautam Kobla (gkobla@gmail.com) or Misti Pasigos (mpasigos@gmail.com) to express your interest.


The 2020 Cougar Discount Cards are HERE!

Email gkobla@gmail.com to get a card!!




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Reminder: The McKnight Baseball Complex is PRIVATE PROPERTY! 

The McKnight Baseball complex is PRIVATE PROPERTY.  It is not a public facility and is not associated with the Montgomery Township or Somerset County Parks systems.  The management and maintenance of this facility is funded by the Montgomery Baseball League (MBL) through registration fees, advertising, fund raising, and the generous donations of local residents and businesses. 

Use of the McKnight Baseball Complex is limited to individuals registered for current MBL programs and MBL-sponsored events and groups.  MBL reserves the right to permit or deny any individual and/or team access to the McKnight complex, including fields, batting cages, or concession, seating, and parking areas. 

Use of these facilities for private games, lessons, or training without written authorization from MBL is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  Any unauthorized use of these facilities for such purposes is at the risk of the Trainer/Coach AND Trainee(s)/Player(s).  Any damage or injuries resulting from unauthorized use of these facilities will be the sole responsibility of Trainer/Coach.  Violators will be considered to be TRESPASSING and may be PROSECUTED. 

Any questions about this use-policy can be directed to any member of the MBL Board of Directors.  If you see unauthorized use of the McKnight Baseball Complex, please contact a member of the MBL Board of Directors or contact the Montgomery Township Police non-emergency number.  Thank you.

A Week at a Glance - Upcoming Games and Practices
Monday, August 10, 2020
Summer League - Cougar Cubs & I-Ball
PRACTICE Cubs & I-Ball
5:30pm
Summer League - D-ball & Rookies
PRACTICE D-Ball & Rookies
6:45pm
Summer League - Babe Ruth
PRACTICE Babe Ruth
5:30pm
Summer League - Elementary Softball
Elementary Softball @ Elementary Softball
6:45pm
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Summer League - Minors
PRACTICE Minors
5:30pm
Summer League - Majors
PRACTICE Majors
6:45pm
Summer League - Middle School Softball
Middle School Softball @ Middle School Softball
6:45pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Summer League - D-ball & Rookies
D-Ball & Rookies @ D-Ball & Rookies
5:30pm
Summer League - Babe Ruth
PRACTICE Babe Ruth
5:30pm
Summer League - Elementary Softball
Elementary Softball @ Elementary Softball
6:45pm
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Summer League - Minors
PRACTICE Minors
5:30pm
Summer League - Majors
PRACTICE Majors
6:45pm
Summer League - Middle School Softball
Middle School Softball @ Middle School Softball
6:45pm
Monday, August 17, 2020
Summer League - Cougar Cubs & I-Ball
PRACTICE Cubs & I-Ball
5:30pm
Summer League - D-ball & Rookies
PRACTICE D-Ball & Rookies
6:45pm
Summer League - Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth @ Babe Ruth
5:30pm
Summer League - Elementary Softball
Elementary Softball @ Elementary Softball
6:45pm
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Summer League - Minors
Minors @ Minors
5:30pm
Summer League - Majors
Majors @ Majors
5:30pm
Summer League - Middle School Softball
Middle School Softball @ Middle School Softball
6:45pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Summer League - D-ball & Rookies
D-Ball & Rookies @ D-Ball & Rookies
5:30pm
Summer League - Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth @ Babe Ruth
5:30pm
Summer League - Elementary Softball
Elementary Softball @ Elementary Softball
6:45pm
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Summer League - Minors
Minors @ Minors
5:30pm
Summer League - Majors
Majors @ Majors
5:30pm
Summer League - Middle School Softball
Middle School Softball @ Middle School Softball
6:45pm
Monday, August 24, 2020
Summer League - Cougar Cubs & I-Ball
PRACTICE Cubs & I-Ball
5:30pm
Summer League - D-ball & Rookies
PRACTICE D-Ball & Rookies
6:45pm
Summer League - Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth @ Babe Ruth
5:30pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Summer League - Minors
Minors @ Minors
5:30pm
Summer League - Majors
Majors @ Majors
5:30pm
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2020 Summer Baseball
McKnight Field Status
McKnight Complex - Field A
McKnight Complex - Field B
McKnight Complex - Field D
McKnight Complex - Field E
McKnight Complex - Field H
Montgomery Park - Field 1
Montgomery Park - Field 2
Montgomery Park - Field 3
Van Horne 1 (closest to Parking Lot)
Van Horne 2 (far field)