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15U Division Playoff Info

The 15U Playoffs begin Monday, June 24th. Higher seed will host lower seed until championship round (site TBD). Good luck to all the teams!

  

Monday, JUNE 24th:

Game 1:  #1 Seed OAK GLEN 15U vs. #8 INDIAN CREEK 15U GOLD (Chester Main, 6pm)

Game 2:  #2 Seed FOLLANSBEE 15U HEAT vs #7 Seed WELLSBURG 15U VENOM (Follansbee, 6pm)

Game 3:  #3 Seed STEUBENVILLE 15U ELITE vs. #6 Seed MIDDLE BEAVER 15U  (Jim Woods Park, 6pm)

Game 4:   #4 Seed INDIAN CREEK 15U RED vs. #5 Seed WELLSVILLE 15U (Mingo, 6pm)

 

Tuesday, JUNE 25th (15U Semifinals):

Game 5:  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 4 (TBD)

 

Game 6:  Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 (TBD)

 

Wednesday, JUNE 26th (15U Championship):

Game 7:  Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (TBD)

 

 


12U Division Playoff Info

The 12U Playoffs will begin on Monday, June 17th. The Top 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs and the remaining teams will play a consolation game. Higher seed will host lower seed until championship round (site TBD). 

 

***Rain continues to push the playoffs back. 12U Championship will now be next Wednesday, June 26th! 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 24th:

Game 1:  #1 Seed STEUBENVILLE DYNAMITE 12U vs. #8 FOLLANSBEE LUNACHIX 12U (Steubenville North End, 5pm)

Game 3:  #3 Seed MIDDLE BEAVER MILHOAN 12U vs. #6 Seed WELLSVILLE 12U  (West Point Field 1, 6pm)

Game 4:   #4 Seed STEUBENVILLE PHANTOMS 12U vs. #5 Seed OAK GLEN BRUCE 12U (Steubenville North End, 7pm)

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 20th (12U Semifinals):

Game 6 (12U Semifinal) Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 4 (TBD)

Game 7  (12U Semifinal) #2 INDIAN CREEK 12U RED vs. Winner Game 3 (Bantam Ridge, 6pm)

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th:

Game 8 (12U CHAMPIONSHIP) Winner Game 6 vs Winner Game 7 (TBD)

 

 

12U Playoff Results:

MONDAY, JUNE 17th:

Game 2:  #2 INDIAN CREEK RED 12U won 1-0 over #7 Seed OAK GLEN 

Game 5 (Consolation Game):  #9 Seed  INDIAN CREEK GOLD 12U vs. #10 Seed MIDDLE BEAVER BOURNE 12U  (Mingo, 6pm)

 

 


2019 OVGSL PLAYOFF INFO

The 2019 OVGSL Playoffs begin the 1st week of June. The Top 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs and the remaining teams will play consolation games. Scroll down page to see Schedule for each respective division:

 

  • 8U starts June 3rd (cutoff date is June 2nd)
  • 10U starts June 10th (cutoff date is June 8th)
  • 12U starts June 17th (cutoff date is June 15th)
  • 15U starts June 24th (cutoff date is June 22nd)

 

The regular season standings will be used to seed the teams. Format is single elimination. Higher seed will host lower seed until championship round (site TBD).  Trophies for 1st Place and medals for 2nd place will be awarded to the Finalists.

Good luck to all the teams!


10U Division Playoff Info

 

 Congratulations to #1 MIDDLE BEAVER 10U HILBERT and Head Coach NICOLE HILBERT for winning the 10U Playoffs with a 2-0 win over #2 WELLSBURG 10U Diamond Chicks!

 

 

 The 10U Playoffs begin on Monday, June 10th. The Top 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs and the remaining teams will play consolation games. Higher seed will host lower seed until championship round (site TBD)

10U Playoff Results:

TUESDAY, JUNE 11th:

Game 1:  #1 MIDDLE BEAVER HILBERT 10U won 12-0 over #8 INDIAN CREEK RED 10U 

Game 2:  #2 WELLSBURG 10U DIAMOND CHICKS won over #7 STEUBENVILLE FURY 10U

Game 3:  #3 WELLSVILLE SUZNEVICH 10U won 14-2 over #6 WELLSVILLE COPE 

Game 4  #4 MIDDLE BEAVER 10U WRIGHT won 16-15 over #5 STEUBENVILLE 10U LIL PHANTOMS 

 Game 5 (Consolation Game):    #11 INDIAN CREEK GOLD 10U  won over #10 OAK GLEN HIGGINS 10U

 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th:

Game 6 (10U Semifinal) #1 MIDDLE BEAVER HILBERT 10U won 12-0 over #4 MIDDLE BEAVER 10U WRIGHT 

Game 7  (10U Semifinal):  #2 WELLSBURG 10U DIAMOND CHICKS won 8-2 over vs. #3 WELLSVILLE SUZNEVICH 10U

THURSDAY, JUNE 13th:

Game 8 (Consolation Game): #9  WELLSBURG 10U COMETS vs. #11 INDIAN CREEK GOLD 10U (6pm, Wellsburg Pinto)

Game 9 (10U CHAMPIONSHIP) #1 MIDDLE BEAVER HILBERT 10U won 2-0 over #2 WELLSBURG 10U DIAMOND CHICKS  

 


8U Division Playoff Info

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH JASON HORNICK AND #2 FOLLANSBEE 8U ANGELS on winning the 8U OVGSL Playoffs with 8-2 win over #1 STEUBENVILLE 8U Bad News Bears!

 

 

 

 

8U Playoffs will begin on Monday, June 3rd.

The Top 8 Teams will qualify for the playoffs and the remaining 2 teams will play in a consolation game. Higher seed will host lower seed until championship game (site TBD). The final standings as of Sunday, June 2nd will be used for seeding. Trophies for 1st place and Medals for 2nd Place. 

8U PLAYOFF RESULTS:

MONDAY, JUNE 3rd:

Game 1:  #1 Seed STEUBENVILLE 8U Bad News Bears won 5-1 over #8 Seed MIDDLE BEAVER 8U Horner 

Game 2:  #2 Seed FOLLANSBEE 8U Angels won 6-2 over #7 Seed WELLSVILLE 8U

 Game 3:  #3 Seed OAK GLEN 8U May won 15-1 over #6 Seed STEUBENVILLE 8U Galaxy 

TUESDAY , JUNE 4th:

 Game 4:   #5 Seed MIDDLE BEAVER 8U Crane won 14-6 over #4 Seed OAK GLEN 8U Cline

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th:

Game 5 (Consolation Game):  #9 Seed WELLSBURG 8U vs. #10 INDIAN CREEK 8U (6pm, Wellsburg Pinto)

Game 6 (8U Semifinal) #1 Seed STEUBENVILLE 8U Bad News Bears won 5-1 over #5 Seed MIDDLE BEAVER 8U

 Game 7  (8U Semifinal):  #2 Seed FOLLANSBEE 8U Angels won 10-0 over #3 Seed OAK GLEN 8U May

Monday, JUNE 10th:

 Game 8 (8U Championship Game): #2 Seed FOLLANSBEE 8U Angels won 8-2 over #1 Seed STEUBENVILLE 8U Bad News Bears

 

  

 


3/31/19 Meeting Notes

Below are the meeting notes from 3/31/19:

 

  • OVGSL will have 39 teams competing in 2019 from 8 communities: Steubenville (7), Indian Creek (7), Middle Beaver (7), Oak Glen (6), Wellsville (5), Wellsburg (4), Follansbee (3). 

 

  • 8U Division (10 teams) and 10U (11 teams) season starts 4/22/19. Playoffs tentatively set June 3-7 for (8U) and June 10-14 for (10U). 
  • 12U Division (10 teams) starts 4/29/19. Playoffs tentatively set for June 17-21.
  • 15U  Division (8 teams) starts 5/12/19. Playoffs tentatively set for June 24-28.

4TH Meeting of 2019 - Sunday, 4/28/19 @ 8PM

April 28, 2019

The OVGSL will hold its 4th meeting of 2019 on Sunday, April 28 at 8PM via conference call. 

 

Agenda includes:  finalizing 2019 schedule and age divisions.

 

 


2019 OVGSL Rules – 8U Coach Pitch Division

8U Division will follow USA rules unless otherwise noted below:

Regulation games are 6 innings with 10 fielders using 11" ball and 35' pitching distance. Girls playing in 8U must have been born in the year 2010 or later. Eight players needed to begin game. Remember this is to teach the girls the game of softball, keep it POSITIVE and FUN!

PLAYING FIELD – Bases are 60 feet apart. Pitcher’s plate is 35 feet from home plate and Pitching Circle is 8 feet radius around the pitcher’s plate. Outfield is an area behind a straight line from the back side of each base from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd shall be designated as the outfield. Coaches must pitch with one foot in the pitching circle.

TIME LIMIT - 90 minutes (no new inning can begin after 90 minutes - new inning begins as soon as 3rd out is recorded after home team bats).

FIELDING - Each player must play at least 2 innings in the field.

SCORING - 5 runs max per inning (play is dead when 5th run crosses plate) except 6th inning (entire batting order can bat or until there are 3 outs, whichever comes first).

MERCY RULE - 12 runs after 4 innings and 10 runs after 5 innings.

BATTING – Continuous order and all girls must bat in the same order. If a player comes to the game late, she will be added to the bottom of the batting order with no penalty to the team. A batter shall receive 6 pitches or 3 strikes (whichever comes first). Note a batter cannot foul out on the 3rd strike so proceed with another pitch. All batters must wear a helmet with a face guard. Only bats that have an ASA-approved stamp can be used, no more than 34 inches long or 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Wooden bats are NOT allowed. No bunting allowed.

DEFENSIVE POSITIONS - No more than six (6) infielders including pitcher and catcher may occupy the dirt infield. Infielders must remain within six (6) feet of the baseline until the ball is hit. The baseline is the straight line between the bases. All outfielders shall be positioned in the outfield AND must stay at least ten (10) feet behind the baseline until the ball is hit. The player-pitcher shall take a position within the pitcher’s circle and not be directly in front of the coach/pitcher.

FIELDING - Play stops when the player-pitcher or infielder gains possession of the ball within the infield and calls time. The coach umpire will call time and instruct the runners to advance or retreat to the nearest base. Hash marks will be drawn at midpoint between bases to serve as the decision point for awarding bases. Runners that are ON or BEYOND the hash mark when time is called by the coach umpire will be awarded the next base.

NO INFIELD FLY rule in effect.

OVERTHROWS – Only one base is allowed on an overthrow to a base runner where a play is made on them. Note they are live runners and can be tagged out if they choose to advance. All other base runners can advance at own risk until time is called.  (i.e. If there is an overthrow at 1st base, a runner may only advance to 2nd base – even if a play is made to get runner out at 2nd base and another overthrow occurs.). Reset and pitch to next batter. Teams will actively work to limit game chaos.

RUNNERS - No stealing or leading off is allowed. Base runners may not leave base until the batter puts the ball in play. If a runner leaves early, 1 warning is issued per offending player and then all other occurrences result in an out for that specific player.

EQUIPMENT – All pitchers are required to wear a face guard and heart guard.  All 3rd base players are REQUIRED to wear a face guard. And all other infielders are highly encouraged to wear face guards and/or heart guards for safety.


2019 OVGSL Rules – 10U Division

10U Division will follow USA rules unless otherwise noted below:

Regulation games are 6 innings with 10 fielders using 11" ball and 35' pitching distance. Girls playing in 10U cannot turn the age of 11 before January 1, 2019. Eight players needed to begin game.

TIME LIMIT - 1 hour 45 minutes (no new inning can begin after 1 hour 45 minutes - new inning begins as soon as 3rd out is recorded).

SCORING - 5 runs max per inning (play is dead when 5th run crosses plate) except 6th inning (entire batting order can bat or until there are 3 outs, whichever comes first).

MERCY RULE - 12 runs after 4 innings and 10 runs after 5 innings.

PITCHING – Each team must use at least 2 pitchers in a game AND a second pitcher must pitch one (3 outs or 5 runs mercy rule) of the first 4 innings. A pitcher can only pitch a maximum of 4 innings in one game (an inning is 3 outs – 1 out is 1/3 of an inning. If a pitcher gives up 5 runs prior to obtaining 3 outs then that will constitute an inning). These innings do not have to be in a row. Free substitution otherwise. All pitchers are required to wear a face guard. High School (NFHS) pitching rules will be used (one foot in contact with mound) for the starting position of the pitcher before delivery.

FIELDING - Each player must play at least 2 innings in the field. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture by the offending team. NO INFIELD FLY rule in effect and NO advancement on dropped 3rd strike.

BATTING – A team can choose between 2 options but must declare which option prior to game: 1. CONTINUOUS order - all girls bat and must stay in the same order 2. MATCH Order – all girls must bat but a team can match the order of opposing team and substitute all remaining girls the second time through the order. For example, if Team A shows up with 10 players and Team B has 14 players, Team B can elect to “Match” Team A and bat 10 players through the order. Team B must bat the remaining 4 players the second time through the order in any predetermined spots (i.e. 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th spot). MATCH ORDER MUST BE DECLARED AT BEGINNING OF GAME TO UMPIRE AND OPPOSING TEAM. The girls in the sub spots will alternate each time through the order. If a player comes to the game late, she will be added to the bottom of the batting order with no penalty to the team. All batters must wear a helmet with a face guard. Only bats that have an ASA-approved stamp can be used, no more than 34 inches long or 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Wooden bats are NOT allowed.

RUNNERS can lead off when ball crosses the plate. If runner leaves early, one warning will be issued to the entire team and the runner must return to the original base. A 2nd team offense will result in the runner being called out. No player shall intentionally collide with any other player while running the bases or fielding the ball. If a close play exists, the runner coming into that base must attempt to avoid contact or be called out (umpire judgment).

RUNNERS DO NOT HAVE TO SLIDE. Runners cannot advance on an errant throw from the catcher back to a pitcher in the circle. During play, if the ball is returned to the pitching circle, the runner must make commitment to proceed or retreat or will be called out. A walked batter must stop at 1st base and cannot advance to 2nd base until another pitch is thrown.

STEALING - permitted only when ball gets passed the catcher. If the catcher knocks the ball down to the side or keeps the ball in front of them the runner is not allowed to steal(umpire judgment). Player cannot advance to 2nd base on a walk. No advancement on overthrow by catcher to 2nd or 3rd base. Stealing HOME is permitted only on a passed ball.

BUNTING is allowed, if batter shows bunt they may not pull bat back and swing away (automatic out).

FACE GUARDAll pitchers and 3rd base players are REQUIRED to wear a face guard. And all other infielders are highly encouraged to wear one for safety.


2019 OVGSL Rules – 12U Division

12U Division will follow USA rules unless otherwise noted below:

Regulation games are 7 innings with 10 fielders using 12" ball and 40' pitching distance. Girls playing in 12U cannot turn 13 before January 1, 2019. Eight players needed to begin a game.

TIME LIMIT - 1 hour 50 minutes with international tiebreaker in effect if game is tied before time limit is reached. No new inning can begin after 1 hour 50 minutes and new inning starts as soon as 3rd out is recorded. If game is tied before time limit is reached, use international tiebreaker rule (last batter out starts extra inning on 2nd base).

SCORING – 5 runs max per inning (play is dead when 5th run crosses the plate) except for 7th inning which is unlimited.

MERCY RULE is 12 runs after 4 innings and 10 runs after 5.

PITCHING - free substitution and High School (NFHS) pitching rules will be used (one foot in contact with mound) for the starting position of the pitcher before delivery. Pitchers are highly encouraged to wear a face guard.

BATTING – A team can choose between 2 options but must declare which option prior to game: 1. CONTINUOUS order - all girls bat and must stay in the same order 2. MATCH Order – all girls must bat but a team can match the order of an opposing team and substitute all remaining girls the second time through the order. For example, if Team A shows up with 10 players and Team B has 14 players, Team B can elect to “Match” Team A and bat 10 players through the order. Team B must bat the remaining 4 players the second time through the order in any predetermined spots (i.e. 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th spot). MATCH ORDER MUST BE DECLARED AT BEGINNING OF GAME TO UMPIRE AND OPPOSING TEAM. The girls in the sub spots will alternate each time through the order. If a player comes to the game late, she will be added to the bottom of the batting order with no penalty to the team. All batters must wear a helmet with a face guard. Only bats that have an ASA-approved stamp can be used, no more than 34 inches long or 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Wooden bats are NOT allowed.

STEALING - permitted on pitcher's release. No player shall intentionally collide with any other player while running the bases or fielding the ball. If a close play exists at any base, the runner coming into that base must attempt to avoid contact or be called out (umpire judgment). RUNNERS DO NOT HAVE TO SLIDE. PINCH RUNNERS – courtesy runners are allowed for pitcher and catcher and must be last batter out.

INFIELD FLY rule is in effect.

Dropped 3rd Strike in effect.

NOTE:  STEEL Cleats are NOT allowed and pitchers/infielders highly encouraged to wear a face guard.


2019 OVGSL Rules – 15U Division

15U Division will follow USA rules unless otherwise noted below:

Regulation games are 7 innings with 9 fielders using 12" ball and 43' pitching distance. Girls playing in 15U cannot turn 16 before January 1, 2019. Eight players needed to begin a game.

TIME LIMIT - 1 hour 50 minutes with international tiebreaker in effect if game is tied before time limit is reached. No new inning can begin after 1 hour 50 minutes and new inning starts as soon as 3rd out is recorded. If game is tied before time limit is reached, use international tiebreaker rule (last batter out starts extra inning on 2nd base).

SCORING6 runs max per inning (play is dead when 6th run crosses the plate) except for 7th inning which is unlimited.

MERCY RULE is 15 runs after 3 innings, 12 runs after 4 innings and 10 runs after 5.

PITCHING - free substitution and High School (NFHS) pitching rules will be used (one foot in contact with mound) for the starting position of the pitcher before delivery. Pitchers are highly encouraged to wear a face guard.

BATTING – A team can choose between 2 options but must declare which option prior to game: 1. CONTINUOUS order - all girls bat and must stay in the same order 2. MATCH Order – all girls must bat but a team can match the order of an opposing team and substitute any remaining girls the second time through the order. For example, if Team A shows up with 10 players and Team B has 14 players, Team B can elect to “Match” Team A and bat 10 players through the order. Team B must bat the remaining 4 players the second time through the order in any predetermined spots (i.e. 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th spot). The girls in the sub spots will alternate each time through the order. If a player comes to the game late, she will be added to the bottom of the batting order with no penalty to the team. All batters must wear a helmet with a face guard. Only bats that have an USA-approved stamp can be used, no more than 34 inches long or 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Wooden bats are NOT allowed.

STEALING - permitted on pitcher's release. No player shall intentionally collide with any other player while running the bases or fielding the ball. If a close play exists at any base, the runner coming into that base must attempt to avoid contact or be called out (umpire judgment).

RUNNERS DO NOT HAVE TO SLIDE.

PINCH RUNNERS – courtesy runners are allowed for pitcher and catcher and must be last batter out. INFIELD FLY rule is in effect. Dropped 3rd Strike in effect.

EQUIPMENT:  STEEL Cleats are NOT allowed and pitchers/infielders highly encouraged to wear a face guard.