2019 Spring ball will be here before we know it and with sign ups taking place in the first of the year I wanted to get our meeting dates out here.
1st OVYBL Meeting = November 4th 6PM @ Follansbee Field Press Box
This meeting mainly will be to discuss path forward with Age Requirements and get them established before sign ups begin, also define any roles within the organization such as President, Scheduler, Division Reps, etc... We will also discuss any rules we may want to address.
2nd OVYBL Meeting = January 6th 6PM @ TBD
Continued discussion and possible voting on rule changes from 1st meeting as well as finalizing season dates and year end Tournament
3rd OVYBL Meeting = March 17th 6PM @ TBD
This is the main meeting in which all teams must be paid for as well as turn in full rosters along with coaches contacts must be handed in. If your teams are not in and paid in full at this meeting they may not be permitted as scheduling will begin on 18th.
Please attempt to have someone within your organization in attendance for all league meetings, any of these can have decisions made and voted on.
Thanks and please call with any questions!
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.
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
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
We have used and adopted last 2 seasons but now is a Pony Baseball Rule
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
Follow link below to read more!
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
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