• Southern Ohio Softball League
  • EOS Tournaments June 20-28
  • Mt Orab: 5U,8U,9U,14U
  • Goshen: 6U,7U,10U,12U
  • All-Star Game: June 28-29 at WT Park
News

SOSLI Coaches Meetings, Umpire Clinics & Schedule Update

Every coach is required to attend one of the SOSLI Coaches meetings. The first coaches meeting will take place on Sunday, March 22nd 2:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Elementary. The second coaches meeting will take place on Sunday March 29th 1:00 p.m. at Batavia Twp Building on Clough Pike.  If you have a question or need a rule explained during the coaches meeting, we are asking coaches to submit them in advance.  Please send these questions to your District Rep or email them to imcommish@fuse.net

Both of the coaches meetings will be followed by an umpire clinic.  Coaches are welcome to stay for the training if desired. Please also let your parents know about this umpiring opportunity and their chance to get involved. The pay around the league is pretty good, and we would love to see more adult umpires. Please also inform your local high school baseball and softball players about the opportunity to earn some cash this spring. Details in the article below.

UMPIRE CLINIC FLYER

Dates to remember:  

·         Umpire Training dates: March 22, and March 29 (see below Umpire Clinic article)

·         Coach’s meeting dates: March 22 & March 29 (to be held after SOSLI monthly meeting)

·        Dick's Sporting Goods Day (Clermont Knothole) 20% off entire store purchases. Date TBD.

·         Rosters due: March 22nd

·         Game accommodations due: March 8th

·         Schedules out: Week of March 29th (if not sooner)

·         Rosters to reps: Week of March 29th

·         Season Start- Monday of April 6th

·        Mid-Season Tournament (divisions TBD): Batavia and Fayetteville on May 6th-11th

·         End of Season Tournament (divisions TBD): Bethel and Felicity June 18th-22nd?

·         All-Star Game hosted by Batavia


2019 Softball Umpire Clinics

SOSLI will be hosting Umpire Training Clinics in two locations this season:

Sunday, March 22nd from 3:00-6:30 pm at Fayetteville Elementary School for first and second year umpire training.

Sunday, March 29th from 2:00-3:00 pm at Batavia Township Building for umpires with 2+ years of experience. This will be an abbreviated session with focus on the kid pitch ages. 

Sunday, March 29th from 3:00-6:30 pm at Batavia Township Building for first and second year umpire training.  

SOSLI will be training umpires for 2020, providing them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to call a game.  The four-hour clinic will focus on rules, calling the game, and in-game situations. Participants will need to pass an open-book, multiple choice test at the conclusion of the training. Upon completion of the course, participants will be permitted to umpire softball games throughout the Southern Ohio Softball League. Pre-register online at SouthernOhioSoftball.com. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the clinic if registering in-person.

There will be abbreviated training on March 29th in Batavia for returning umpires with 2+ years of experience, adult coaches who attend the coaches meeting, and knothole baseball umpires that have taken and passed the 2020 class.  Our districts are always in need of good umpires and would like to see more adults get involved as well.

The cost of the Umpire Clinic is $20. This includes training, umpire card, SOSLI rule book, umpire indicator/clicker and SOSLI umpire shirt. There is no cost to returning umpires that have last year's rule book and shirt. Most softball districts pay $20-$40 per game depending on age group they umpire. Please contact your district rep with any questions. 

Softball Umpire Age Requirements 

U5-U9 age divisions, umpire must be at least 13 years old.
U10-12 age divisions, umpire must be at least 14 years old.
U14 age division, umpire must be at least 16 years old. 

UMPIRE CLINIC FLYER


2020 Registration Information

The New Year is upon us and  SOSLI is looking forward to an exciting and competitive 2020 softball season. Over the next few month, Districts will be working hard to register and organize teams for the spring. Below is a list of District Registration information that has been provided. I will update the list with new information as it becomes available. If your district's registration information is not listed, please contact your district representative, last year's coach, or check out your district's website. 

Batavia:  

In-Person Registrations: TBA

For more information visit online at the BCRL website .  Pleas contact District Rep Amanda Maham for further questions or visit the BCRL Facebook Page.

Bethel:

In-Person Registrations: TBA

More information or register online at BethelDiamondSports.com or check out the latest news and events on Bethel Diamond Sports Facebook Page.

Clermont Northeastern (CNE): 

In-Person Registrations: TBA

For additional information visit online at CNEAA.org or the CNE Youth Softball Facebook Page. 

Fayetteville: 

In-Person Registrations: TBA

Keep up with the latest information on the Fayetteville Athletic Association Facebook Page.

Felicity: 

In-Person Registrations: February 6 & 14 from 4:30-7pm at Felicity Elementary or sign up at River Hills Bank anytime.

Keep up with the latest information on the Felicity Youth Softball Facebook Page.

Georgetown: 

In-Person Registrations: TBA

Check the Georgetown Youth Sports Association Facebook Page for more information. 

Goshen: 

 In-Person Registrations:Register in-person at John Heisler Park on the following dates: TBA

John Heisler Park

1870 Kirbett Road (off SR 132)
722-2890 www.heislerpark.com

Lynchburg: 

In-Person Registrations:TBA

Register online at the LynchburgGirlsSoftball website or keep up with all the latest updates on the Lynchburg Girls Softball Facebook Page.

Mt Orab: 

In-Person Registrations:TBA

Check out the new MtOrabGirlsSoftball.com website for online registration and keep up with all the latest updates on the Mt Orab Girls Softball Facebook Page.

New Richmond: 

In-Person Registrations:TBA

Register online at NRyouthsports.comor keep up with the latest updates on the NRYSA Facebook Page.

Eastern Youth Softball (formerly Russellville): 

In-Person Registrations: Russellville Fire Dept on 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/9 from 2-4 pm.

Keep up with all the latest updates on the Eastern Youth Softball Facebook Page.

West Clermont at WT Park

In-Person Registrations: TBA 

Please contact District Representative Mel Eckert with registration questions. More information or to register online, visit the WT Park website. Also, keep up with the latest happenings at the WT Park Facebook Page.

Williamsburg:  Registrations currently taking place online at the WJAA.org website. Keep up with all the latest news and events on the WJAA Facebook Page.

Tealtown:

In-Person Registrations: TBA 

Online registration is taking place on the Tealtown Ballpark  website.

Early in-person registrations help the district reps along with SOSLI to form teams, divisions, and start the scheduling process. Please sign up your daughter at your earliest convenience to help speed up this process. If you have any questions, please contact your District Rep. Their phone numbers are listed under the "Contact Info" tab to the left. 

Softball Age Limits:

14U:  August 1, 2004 - July 31, 2006 (8th grade and 9th grade not playing for school)
12U:  August 1, 2006 - July 31, 2007 (7th grade - kid pitch)
11U:  August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008 (6th grade - kid pitch)
10U:  August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009 (5th grade - kid pitch)
9U:    August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010 (4th grade - kid pitch)
8U:    August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011 (3rd grade - modified kid pitch)
7U:    August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012 (2nd grade - coach pitch)
6U:    August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013 (1st grade - coach pitch)

5U:    August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2015 (Pre-K, K - tee ball)

DAYS OF PLAY: There are no changes for the 2020. Below are the updated Days of Play for 2020:

5U: Friday

6U: Monday (Primary) Wednesday (Secondary)

7U: Tuesday (Primary) Thursday (Secondary)

8U: Wednesday (Primary) Friday (Secondary)

9U: Thursday (Primary) Monday (Secondary)

10U: Friday (Primary) Tuesday (Secondary)

11U: Monday (Primary) Wednesday (Secondary)

12U: Tuesday (Primary) Thursday (Secondary)

14U: Wednesday (Primary) Friday (Secondary)

UMPIRES:  Districts are always looking for new umpires both young and old. The pay is pretty good and the league has put in more rules to protect the umpire from improper fan and manager behavior. If interested in becoming an official, please contact your district rep. Their phone numbers can be found in the "contact info" tab to the left. Please check back for umpire training dates and locations. The New Year is quickly approaching and  SOSLI is looking forward to an exciting and competitive 2020 softball season. Over the next few month, Districts will be working hard to register and organize teams for the spring. Below is a list of District Registration information that has been provided. I will update the list with new information as it becomes available. If your district's registration information is not listed, please contact your district representative, last year's coach, or check out your district's website. 


EOS Results

June 24, 2019

SOSLI would like to thank the field crews, umpires, concession workers and the many other volunteers at Mt Orab and Goshen for an outstanding job during the End of Season tournaments.  Also, a big thank you to all the players for providing such competitive and entertaining games. Results of each division are posted below.

6U Gold

1st Place - Felicity

2nd Place - New Richmond (Parker)

6U Gold EOS

6U Silver

1st Place - New Richmond (Peck)

2nd Place - CNE

 

7U Gold

1st Place - New Richmond

2nd Place - Goshen

 

7U Silver

1st Place - Batavia

2nd Place - Lynchburg

 

8U Gold

1st Place - Fayetteville

2nd Place - Mt Orab

8U Silver

First Place - Eastern

8U Silver 

9U Gold

1st Place - New Richmond

2nd Place - Mt Orab (Taylor)

9U Silver

1st Place - Eastern

2nd Place - Fayetteville (Jordan)

 

10U Tournament

1st Place - CNE/Eastern

2nd Place - CNE/Eastern

3rd Place - Batavia

 

12U Gold

1st Place - Fayetteville

2nd Place - Tealtown

 

12U Silver

1st Place CNE

2nd Place - WT Lancers

14U Tournament

1st Place - Batavia

2nd Place - Eastern

3rd Place - Mt Orab

 


2019 Mid-season Results

Championship Monday crowned the 9U, 12U, and 14U mid-season champs, twelve days after the start of the tournament. Thanks to all the players, coaches, and parents for your patience throughout the process as Rachel, Anthony, and Jason worked with the teams in scheduling during a very busy month. Thanks to the volunteers at CNE and WT who fought the weather and worked to get fields ready to play.

On the field we continue to see some of the best "competitive rec" softball being played in Southwest Ohio. It amazes me how far along the 8U and 9U have come since introducing the modified coach pitch. I hardly saw the coaches take the field during the 8U championship games. At 9U I could count the walks on one hand, and that makes for such a quicker pace game. Already looking forward to the End of Season tournament, and wish everyone good luck during the regular season.

6U Championship: 1st-Felicity, 2nd-Goshen, 3rd-New Richmond

7U Championship: 1st-Goshen, 2nd-Lynchburg, 3rd-Mt Orab

8U Championship: 1st-Fayetteville, 2nd-Goshen, 3rd-Batavia

9U Championship: 1st-Fayetteville, 2nd-Mt Orab (Brown), 3rd-New Richmond 

 

Fayetteville 9U

10U Championship: 1st-CNE, 2nd-Eastern, 3rd-Batavia

12U Championship: 1st-Fayetteville, 2nd-Mt Orab, 3rd-Tealtown

14U Championship: 1st-Bethel, 2nd-Batavia, 3rd-Fayetteville

 

 

 

 

 


Lightning Safety and Umpire Facebook Page

Please be familiar with "Guidelines for lightning safety" found on page 118 in your rule book. Any postponed game should be rescheduled between the coaches and/or district reps, and scores reported on the original game date.

UMPIRE FACEBOOK PAGE: Are you an umpire looking to get more games?  Please checkout the SOSLI UMPIRE ASSIGNMENT FACEBOOK PAGE where District Reps and Coaches post their umpiring needs. You can also post your available days to umpire each week for the District Reps to see.