Huntsville Men's Softball League: Welcome

Thursday, August 14
Summer 2014- Update

-Congrats to PTO, Summer 2014 - D League Champions.  PTO beat The Express in the Championship game and Texas Outlaws in the semi's.  The Express advanced to the Championship game by beating the Couch Potatoes.

-Congrats to the Kingsnakes, Summer 2014 - C League Champions.  Kingsnakes defeated the Grim Rippers in a best of 3 series, in 2 games.

-Stay tunned for Fall League information. 

 

- The Spring Session, D Division Championship game was suspended because of heavy rain.  The game is tied 18-18 in the bottom of the 5th with time expired.  A decision regarding the outcome, has not been made. 



Wednesday, August 27
Sign up for the 2014 Fall Session



Registration for Fall 2014-  Opens on Aug. 29

Make check payable to: Huntsville Adult Softball Association for $385 (three hundered and eighty-five).  Fee covers 12 regular season games, including umpire fees and city fees. Top 4 C teams and Top 4 D teams will make the playoffs.

Mail Check or Money Order to:  Ed Chatal, P.O. Box 2387 SHSU, Huntsville, TX 77341  OR drop off roster & check or m.o. @ Potato Shack.

* Due Date:  Post marked by Sept. 17 or drop check off at Potato Shack by Sept. 18. League will begin September 22. 

Include:  Team Roster for up to 16 players, your 1st, 2nd  and 3rd choice of preference to play Mon,Tues, Wed or Thurs nights. 

* Include: Choose C Division or D Division.  Teams will play an unbalanced schedule in order to play more teams within your Division.

Include: Contact info for team manager, assistant manager, cell phone #, mailing address, etc.



Thursday, August 14
Recent Champions



Recent Champions- C DIVISION

Spring 2005 -         Kingsnakes

Summer 2005 -       Walker County L.P. Gas

Fall 2005   -           B.Y.O.B.

Spring 2006 -         B.Y.O.B.    

Summer 2006 -       Busch League

Fall 2006   -           B.Y.O.B.

Spring 2007 -         Rip City

Summer 2007 -       Country Boys

Fall 2007 -              B.Y.O.B.

Spring/Summer 2008 - WP Gators

Fall 2008 -              Tribe of Judah

Spring 2009 -          Tribe of Judah

Summer 2009 -         Trophy Hunters

Fall 2009 - NO CHAMP DECLARED, Inclement Weather

Spring 2010 -           Kingsnakes   

Spring II/Summer 2010 - Real Deal

Fall 2010 -               Trophy Hunters

Spring 2011 -            Pig Benis

Summer 2011 -          Pig Benis

Fall 2011 -                Pig Benis

Spring 2012 -           Pig Benis

Summer 2012 -          Fuzzy's a.k.a. Trophy Hunters

Fall 2012 -                Kingsnakes

Spring 2013 -           Kingsnakes


Summer 2013 -        Trophy Hunters

Fall 2013 -                Kingsnakes

Spring 2014 -             Kingsnakes

Summer 2014 -          Kingsnakes 

Recent Champions- D DIVISION

Spring 2007 -         Tribe of Judah

Summer 2007 -       Backdraft                                                  

Fall 2007 -             Fat Boys

Spring 2012 -         Slump Busters

Summer 2012 -        Slump Busters

Spring 2013 -         Huntsville Pet Clinic                                                                                                                              

Summer 2013 -       Grim Rippers

Fall 2013 -              Bad News Bearkats

Spring 2014 -           TBD (Championship Game Suspended, Rain)

Summer 2014 -         PTO 



Tuesday, April 1
Spring 2014 Meeting - Recap

HASA – Huntsville Adult Softball Association

Men’s City League (Slow Pitch)

www.eteamz.com/HuntsvilleMensSBL

Annual League Meeting – March 27, 2014 @ 6pm

City Service Center, HWY 75 N

 

Meeting Agenda:

 

       I.            Welcome & Introductions

     II.            League Info, Registration Deadline, Payment

A.    League play begins next week—deadline is tonight at 7pm

                                                                                     i.      Summer League and Fall League dates will TBD

B.    Full Spring Schedule will be posted by Saturday 03/29/14

C.    We are an ASA League and the Men’s League is a component of the Huntsville Adult Softball Association or HASA. HASA is a partner of The City of Huntsville, Parks and Recreation Dept.

D.   Sam Houston Umpires Association

E.     Spring League Dues Breakdown: Umpires, Insurance, Website, City Field Maintenance Fees  -- Lights $25.00 per night, $25.00 softball field prep per night, Champion T’s, Administrative Supplies

  III.            Equipment

A.    Balls -

Jan 22

ASA BALL RULE CHANGE

 

By Codi Warren Jan. 22, 2013, midnight (ET)

A.      At the ASA Council Meeting in November 2012, the ASA Council voted to change the ball used in Slow Pitch Championship Play for some divisions of play. The rule change is as follows:

Rule 3 Section 3E [3]: EFFECTIVE 2014: The 52/300 12 inch ball will be the only 12” ball allowed in Men’s Adult Slow Pitch, Men’s Co-ed, Men’s Master’s Slow Pitch and Junior Olympic Boys Slow Pitch, with the exception of Seniors.

Comments: Removes the 44/375 12” ball as an approved ball for all Men’s Adult Slow Pitch, Men’s Co-ed, Men’s Master’s Slow Pitch and Junior Olympic Boys Slow Pitch Championship Play beginning January 1, 2014.

Any questions or comments regarding this matter should be directed to Craig Cress at 2801 N.E. 50th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111 email
ccress@softball.org, phone (405) 425-3441, fax (405) 424-3855.

LEAGUE VOTE:  Do we adopt the .52/300 compression ball for 2014 or continue using the .44/375 ball?  Outcome = We voted to use BOTH softballs for 2014.  Teams hitting may throw either ball into the pitcher.

B.      Bats – LEAGUE WIDE REMINDER!!! HASA and ASA do not condone the use of illegal bats at any time, in any pf the HASA leagues played down at Josey Field. We’re sure out insurance carrier would have a major concern for those individuals involved with an injury related to a ball striking a player and an illegal bat being used. We’re almost certain that there would be some serious consequences for everyone involved.

    IV.            Website – ww.eteamz.com/HuntsvilleMensSBL

 

A.      Schedules & Standings

B.      Rain Procedures

C.      League Rules

 

      V.            Open Floor, Rule Change Proposal/Vote * Vote to include USSSA bats was TURNED DOWN.   ASA equipment only. ** Vote to enforce players into the dugout when up to bat.  ONE batter, ONE on-deck hitter, ONE 1st base coach, ONE 3rd base coach and ONE Flex.  FIVE (5) total, all others should be in the dugout!!

 

    VI.            Meeting Adjourned



Friday, March 29
Rainouts/ Make-up Game Time Schedule



* For rainout information, call (936) 294-4889 or check this website. Rainouts will be determined by 4:30 P.M. CST.   So, if you call before then, we might not have any information for you.

* Any inclement weather after 4:30 P.M. CST,  game and/or field status will be determined by umpires down at the field.  In some cases, rain cancellations will occur because of rain coming down after 4:30 p.m. We will do our best to put the playing status on the site but the phone number listed above will be taken out of play.

* In some cases, team managers will be contacted before rain games are officially rescheduled. A good effort will be made to play all rain make-up games.