News

The link to OVYBL Fall Ball is http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=ovybl-fall

Please check that website for rules and plans for this year.

Thanks

 


Pony A Bracket Champs Steubenville Pirates, congrats to Bergholz for coming in 2nd!

Bronco B Bracket Champion ICYBSL Red, also congrats to the Wellsburg Bats for taking 2nd place in a hard fought 10-6 game!

Mustang A Bracket Champion Toronto Pirates pictured below.  Also congrats to the Follansbee Sting for coming in 2nd place!

Bronco A Bracket Tournament is complete, congratulations to the Follansbee BaseHawgs.  Also congrats to the Weirton Angels for an awesome 18-1 season!


Pony Rule Changes for 2018

Age change to August 31st cut off.  Link is below and was voted on and adopted by OVYBL

http://www.pony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=899396&mid=974737&newskeyid=HN1&newsid=80040697&ctl=newsdetail

Player born 6/21/05 will forgo his 2nd year of Bronco and move up to Pony in 2018

Player born 8/16/06 will jump from Mustang 2017 to 2nd year Bronco in 2018 then Pony in 2019

Pitch Tracker

We have used and adopted last 2 seasons but now is a Pony Baseball Rule

USABat

All bats will have to have the new insignia.  All information is in article link below.  Make sure you buy a 2018 bat with USABat standards, the exception is drop 3 BBCOR.  Please read up or call with any questions

Thanks

Mike Bachinski



OVYBL Voted to continue PitchSmart at Mustang, Bronco and Pony levels, rather than innings. Pitchers will now enter, exit and rest based on the guidelines on the PitchSmart website.  Number of innings pitched are no longer a factor.  Number of pitches thrown will be the only rule effecting when and how much a pitcher may pitch. For information as to pitching restrictions, please review the following website:   http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart

MLB Baseball and USA Baseball endorse Pitchsmart

http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20170201&content_id=214893108&vkey=news_usab&utm_source=ABCA+Press+Box+-+Feb.+7%2C+2017&utm_campaign=Press+Box+020717&utm_medium=email

Coaches will need to agree at the end of each inning how many pitches have been thrown.  Total number of pitches for each pitcher in a game will be recorded under the players name, the winning team reports the game results and pitch counts on the website within 24 hours of the game.  All games that are cancelled or postponed must be accurately changed also so that pitch counts are tracked correctly during actual game date