Huntsville Men's Softball League: Welcome

Monday, April 14
Spring 2014- Update

*Monday, April 14 is post poned due to rain.  The games were originally scheduled for APR 7, but were rained out then too. They will be made up on Monday, May 5.

*Couch Potatoes vs. Steriod Era, rained out on Tuesday, April 8 will be made up on Tuesday, April 22 @ 9:30 PM.

*Steriod Era vs. Honolulu Hitters, rained out on Tuesday, April 8 will be made up on Wednesday, April 30 @ 9:30 PM.

*Honolulu Hitters vs. Couch Potatoes, rained out on Tuesday, April 8 will be made up on a date TBD.

*Rain make up games from Wednesday, April 9 will be made up on Thursday, April 24.



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



Monday, March 31
Men's C and D Divisions - Spring 2014

C Division - Trophy Hunters, Grim Rippers, Honolulu Hitters and Kingsnakes

D Division - Couch Potatoes, Dodge Boys, PTO, Ice Cold Pitchers and Steroid Era.

NOTE: What division you're in now is subject to change.  We have the option to move teams up and down in divisions when seeding the C and D divsion playoff bracket. 



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.