Huntsville Men's Softball League: My Site News

Wednesday, March 20
Co-ed and Men's C and D Divisions - Spring 2019



MON and WED NIGHTS = D Division (MENS) -  Most Hated, Rip City, and Albert Pullhos 3.0  Three (3) teams.

 

MON and WED NIGHTS = C Division (MENS) -  Kingnakes and Texan Tough, two (2) teams. 

 

TUES NIGHTS = CO-ED -  Coed starts April 30. 

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. 



Wednesday, March 20
Sign up for the 2019, Men's Spring League



Registration for Spring 2019-  Is now Closed!!  

Make check payable to: Huntsville Adult Softball Association for $385 (three hundred and eighty five).  Fee covers 12 (twelve) regular season games, including umpire fees and city fees. C teams and D teams will join to form one spring league. Top 4 teams in each league will play in a spring league championship game.

* Rosters and Due Date:  Pick-up/Drop off rosters @ the Potato Shack.  Checks should also be dropped off at the Potato Shack by 6 p.m. March 14. NOW EXTENDED TO MARCH 19th!!!   League begin date was March 20th but has now been extended to the following week.   

Roster and Schedule:  Team Roster for up to 16 players.  This League will be played on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS and  MONDAY NIGHTS.  Doubleheader each time.  

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



Monday, March 11
Co-ed LEAGUE - Spring 2019



*Registration for the Spring 2019 Co-ed League will open on MARCH 28.  Forms are available through email request or by stopping by the Potato Shack.  Contact Ed at rca_elc@shsu.edu for a form.

*Make checks payable to: HASA, Huntsville Adult Softball Association. 

*$325 per team for a 8 game schedule.  Top two teams may or may not play in a Championship Game!  Based on number of teams.Will need 6 teams to have a playoff round.

*Teams must submit registration form and make payment by by 6 p.m., April 25th.  The league is scheduled to begin on TUES. April 30th! 

*The Co-ed League is on Tuesday Nights only. Doubleheader each night.  Game times: 6:30 p.m. thru 9:30 p.m.

*See website for all Co-ed rules.

*All USA/ASA rules apply. 



Wednesday, September 19
Sign-up for the Men's Fall League 2018



Fall League 2018 Registration Info:   Is now closed.

*Make check or money order out to: Huntsville Adult Softball Association (HASA). Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off @ The Potato Shack and are due Thurs, Sept 13, @ 6 PM.  NOW EXTENDED TO SEPT. 18th!!  Due at 6 PM.

* Men's  League will begin, the week of Sept. 24, 2018.

* This is a MONDAY and WEDNESDAY night league with teams playing a DH on one of those two nights.  If teams have a preference, please indicate.  If TUESDAY night co-ed league ends early, some rain make-ups could be played on Tuesdays. 

* Indicate if you're a C division team or a D division team.  Some teams may be asked to move up or down.

* Submit your full roster (16 players or less) and contact information, cell, e-mail etc.  All is on the entry form.

* 10 games (we'll try to get each team 5 doubleheaders plus top 4 teams make the single elimination playoff bracket for both C and D division).   We will play a seperate D playoff bracket and seperate C playoff bracket on seperate nights.However, we must have

* Entry Fee is $355.



Tuesday, May 15
Spring 2018 Playoff Picture



D Division Championship  - WEDNESDAY, (MAY 16)

 

#3 Rip City vs. #2 PTO @ 7 PM 

#4 ONE HIT WONDERS vs. #1 Best Available @ 8 PM

Championship Game @ 9 PM

 

*note: Best Available is #1 seed over PTO by way of 3rd tie breaker which is head-to-head run differential.  They were tied head-to-head 1-1 and common playoff opponents  record of 4-1.

**C Division Championship - There will not be a C Divison Playoff night this Spring.  



Monday, March 11
Co-ed Rules



Co-ed Softball Rules for 2019:

1. Both Men and Women will hit 12" in diameter softball.

2. Men will hit "opposite handed". 

3. There is no Male/Female quota for the number of players in the infield or number of players in the outfield.

4. Any combination can be used for the battery (male pitcher with male catcher, male pitcher with female catcher, female pitcher with male catcher or female pitcher with female catcher).

5. An "outfield hallo" will not be used.  Players may play in or back at any time, for any hitter.

6. The starting line-up must have no less than 4 female players and 8 players total.  A normal starting line-up should be 5 female players and 5 male players.  Teams can put 12 total players in line-up (2 extra hitters...a EH and a DH).

7. No limit on home runs.

8. No stealing.

9. No metal cleats.

             


Wednesday, October 24
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 

Fall 2014 -                 Kingsnakes

Spring 2015 -             Kingsnakes

Summer 2015 -           No league after spring goes into July

Fall 2015 -                  Grim Rippers

Spring 2016 -             Kingsnakes

Summer 2016 -          No league played this summer

Fall 2016 -                  Kingsnakes

Spring 2017 -              Kingsnakes

Summer 2017 -          C/D combined - Most Hated and Kingsnakes were CoChampions, no playoff bracket

Fall 2017 -                 C/D combined - Kingsnakes

Spring 2018 -             Kingsnakes (no playoff bracket)

Summer 2018 -           C/D combined - Rip City (no playoff bracket)

Fall 2018 -                   C league did not make.  Short teams  

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 -           PTO

Summer 2014 -         PTO 

Fall 2014 -                PTO

Spring 2015 -            Bat Sumpitches

Summer 2015 -         No league as spring goes into July

Fall 2015 -                Spud Squad

Spring 2016 -            Dodge Boys

Summer 2016 -          No league this summer

Fall 2016 -                 Lost Boys

Spring 2017 -             TSR

Spring 2018 -             Best Available 

Fall 2018 -                  Fall league was postponed due to wet conditions (12 rainouts in a row!)  



Saturday, September 27
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.



Sunday, May 6
Rules

1. ASA/USA Softball Rules will apply. Check the links page for ASA/USA link.  Some modifications to ASA/USA rules may apply for Huntsville Men's League.

2. Mercy Rule. 15 runs after 3 innings and 10 runs after 5 innings.

3. 3 Home Run Limit, THEN IT'S ONE UP.  All HR's after 3 will be considered an out, until the opposing team hits their 3rd HR.  Then either team can hit a 4th, but cannot hit a 5th until the opposing team matches and so on and so on.                                                                                                                                   

 

3a.  Runners need to touch first base only on HR's.  UPDATE!! MARCH 2018, no need to touch 1st base after a home run as per vote at league meeting 3/18.


3b. These are over the fence HR's, not in-the-park HR's.


4. Official League Softballs (see separate link)

5. No metal cleats.

6. No Base Stealing.

7. Eligibility (see below; updated 3/22/07)

3/19/09  - Recap from the Spring 2009 All League Meeting, held MARCH 18, 2009.     *Six  teams were represented at the meeting.  The agenda included: league fees, insurance, equipment updates, league rules, rosters, eligibility, josey field feedback etc.

8. Rule Change (effective Spring 09, trial period of Spring 09) - Hitter's count was discussed, change proposed, voted and passed.  Hitter's will begin with a 1 and 1 count with no courtesy foul.  So, 3 balls to walk, 2 strikes to K, 2 foul balls to K.  4/6/17 UPDATE: For the last 8 years or longer, it has been a 0-0 count that the hitter begins with.

9. Rule Discussion - for the protection of pitchers, a chalk line was discussed to be placed in front of the pitchers mound.  Batted balls that enter the "box", before hitting the ground first, would result into a dead ball and hitter is out.  Base runners go back.  Those at the meeting were concerned that umpires would have difficulty making too many judgement calls.  This item can be up for disscussion at a later time.  However, umpires can issue a warning for intentionally hitting back up the box if the situation calls for it.

10. Rule Change - (effective Spring 09) teams disscussed and voted on the following as it relates to roster eligibility:  10a. Teams that show with 6,7 or 8 players may "pick-up" 2 guys without asking the opposition for approval.  The two (2) pick-ups must bat at the END or BOTTOM of the batting order.  10.b Teams that show with 5,6 or 7 players may "pick-up" 3 guys with the approval of the opposition.  The three (3) pick-ups must bat at the END or BOTTOM of the batting order. 10c. Any "pick-up" player from a non-playoff team or a player not part of a team's regular season roster, must be approved by the opposition to play in a playoff game.  10d. Players CANNOT play on multiple teams on the night of playoffs.

*A handout was given to everyone regarding Illegal Bats/Balls.  See the bat and ball links for official info.

* Teams asked if umpires would or can carry a scorecard, marking runs by inning.  Score can then by verified with the official book.  We'll look into this suggestion.

* Insurance - this year's policy was renewed.  One change...all league participants must be 19 years of age or older.  The previous age limit was 18.  



Friday, March 18
Free Agent List



No team in 2018?  No problem.  Sign up on the FREE AGENT list.  If we have 12 paid individuals, we'll create a FREE AGENT team for the next available session.   Sign up at the Potato Shack and mention FREE AGENT list for Huntsville Mens and Coed Softball.

Any questions, please contact Ed Chatal.  Send me an e-mail:  rca_elc@shsu.edu.

WE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH FREE AGENTS TO CREATE A TEAM.  HOWEVER, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN ANOTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE AND GET ON THE ROSTER.  SOMETIMES IT TAKES JUST SHOWING UP DOWN AT THE FIELD.



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 23
Spring 2012 Annual Meeting - Recap



AGENDA

HASA – Huntsville Adult Softball AssociationMen’s City League (Slow Pitch)www.eteamz.com/HuntsvilleMensSBL  Annual League Meeting – March 22, 2012 @ 6pmCity Service Center, HWY 75 N 
Meeting Agenda
 I.                    Welcome and Introductions II.                 League Info, Registration Deadline, Payment a.     League play begins next week…deadline is tonight @ 7 pm. b.      Full schedule will be posted by Saturday (3/24)  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, Champion T’s, Administrative supplies    III.               Equipment a.     BallsWe will not permit 375 lbs. compression, .47 core balls in the HASA Men’s League. The approved certification marks, cores and compression are listed below:  

 

 
 
   
Black Colored Marking & Stamp
Max 375 lbs.
Max .44 cor
Black Colored Marking & Stamp
Max 300 lbs.
Max .44 cor
Blue Colored Marking & Stamp
Max 375 lbs.
Max .40 cor
Blue Colored Marking & Stamp
Max 300 lbs.
Max .40 cor

New (2011) Green Colored Marking & Stamp
Max 300 lbs./
Max .52 cor
  
 

ASA Non-Approved Ball List with Certification Marks

 Manufacturer                                       Model
  
DeBeer 290XLRA3
Dudley ZN Composite ZN 12 RF Y
Dudley SY-12 RF 40
Dudley Composite MLT 12 RF 80
Dudley ZN Composite ZN 12 RF
Dudley Composite MLT 12 RF 80Y
Miken MS-ASA44-1
Spirit A1240PS
Trump Micro-Cell
 b.      Bats LEAGUE WIDE REMINDER !!! - HASA and ASA do not condone the use of illegal bats at anytime, in any of the HASA leagues played down at Josey Field.  We're sure our 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. 

ASA Bat Testing & Certification Program

The official bat in ASA Championship Play must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 1 and:
1.    must bear either the ASA approved 2000 certification mark or the ASA 2004 certification mark as shown below, and must not be listed on an ASA non approved list, and

 

   
2.    must be included on a list of approved bat models published by the ASA National Office; or 3.    must, in the sole opinion and discretion of the umpire, have been manufactured prior to 2000 and if tested, would comply with the ASA bat performance standards then in effect.Beginning January 1, 2004, all bats in ASA Championship Play must pass the ASA 2004 bat standard. All bats having the 2004 certification mark will be allowed in ASA Championship Play. Bats that have the 2000 certification mark will not be allowed in ASA Championship Play unless they are listed on an approved bat list on the ASA website. For convenience, the ASA website has a listing of bats that do not pass the ASA 2004 bat standard. 2004 Beyond Approved Bats (Current Listing, no changes as of: 3/22/2012 IV.               Website – www.eteamz.com/HuntsvilleMensSBLa.     Schedules and Standingsb.      Rain Proceduresc.     League Rules V.                 Open Floor, Rule Change Proposals/Vote 

VI.               Meeting Adjourned

 Other items discussed and put into play for 2012: * The new GREEN stamped ball, .52 core and 300 lbs compression - it was decided that teams may CHOOSE to use this ball in 2012 or continue to use .44 core, 375 lbs. compression softballs. * USSA bats - despite the new .52 core, 300 lbs. compression balls, it was decided that USSSA bats will continue to be BANNED for our HASA Men's League. * For fair competition, it was decided that we will reinstate the D LEAGUE for 2012, with some of these changes in mind:  ONE, imbalanced schedule where D teams will play each other more often and C teams will play each other more often but on occasion, a D team will play a C team.  TWO, the top four C teams will play in a one night playoff and the top two (2) D teams will play in a one game playoff. THREE, all teams will follow one schedule and one set of standings will be posted.

 



ASA Non-Approved Bat List
The bats listed below are ASA non-approved and are considered illegal out at Josey Field. Umpires are instructed to eject players who are caught using these bats.  Umpires can also imply a team warning for illegal bat use which may result in calling the game and giving the opponnent a win.  Umpires may also remove runs off the board if such runs were driven in by an illegal bat. This rule is in place for the safety and protection of the players:

ASA NON-APPROVED BAT LIST (March 28, 2008 - not all bats may appear as ASA no longer displays illegal bats.)

Anderson                         Techzilla Reborn
Anderson                         Rocketech Reloaded
CE Composites                     B1 Da Bomb
CE Composites                     B1 Da Bomb COMBAT
CE Composites                     Uncensored
Demarini                         Dark
Demarini                         DXEVO-Yellow Barrel EVO
Easton                            SCN2 Synergy + CNT
Easton                            SCX2 Synergy
Easton                            SCX23 Synergy Plus
Easton                            Synthesis
Easton                            SCN4 Stealth Comp CNT+
Louisville Slugger                SB34 Genesis
Louisville Slugger                FPC305 Catalyst (-8)
Louisville Slugger                SB105 Catalyst
Louisville Slugger                SB305 Warrior XXL Balanced
Louisville Slugger                SB405 Warrior XXL End Load
Miken                            Freak Plus
Miken                            MSMM Maniac 585
Miken                            MSTC T22C6
Miken                            Ultra
Miken                            Ultra(Maxload)
Miken                            Ultra II
Miken                            NRG600 Pro-Series 600 Maxload-MSNRGM-6
Miken                            NRG600 Pro-Series 600 MSNRGM-6
Mizuno                            Blur Advanced Series
Mizuno                            Wrath-120
Nokona                            Tomahawk
Rawlings                         Liquidmetal Plasma Fusion 120 SBLMPFU
Rawlings                         Plasma SBLMP 120
Schutt                            Schutt+
Worth                            ASY 120(Asylum)
Worth                            EST9
Worth                            MAX 120
Worth                            MAY 120(Mayhem)
Worth                            Mayhem M7 120(M7120)
Worth                            Mayhem Reload(JH120)
Worth                            PST 120
Worth                            PSTOC(PST)
Worth                            QESTFP
Worth                            SBWK(Wicked)
Worth                            WIC 120(Wicked)
Worth                            XEST9X
Worth                            XWICKX (Wicked SP Version Only)
Worth                            Wicked (Wicked SP Version Only)
Worth                            WWSC Wicked Composite (SP Version Only)


Wednesday, March 18
2 game suspension rule
A "Two game suspension rule", for players ejected, was put into place on 7/12/07.  Players can only protest the second of the two game suspension.  Protests must be made in writing.(effective 7/13/07).


Saturday, March 28
Eligibility and Protest Procedure

ELIGIBILITY---  revised 3/28/09

1. All players must be a least 19 years of age and may appear on one Mens League roster.

2. Player must be in "Good Standing" with the league in order to play. Participating is a privilege and not a right.

3. It is encouraged that all participants have some athletic ability and do not pose a threat to other players, umpires, and spectators.


PICKING UP PLAYERS IN ORDER TO AVOID FORFEIT ---  revised 3/28/09.
1. Anytime a team "picks-up" NON-ROSTER players it should be because they're about to forfeit, and not to "stack" their team.

2. The opposing team must AGREE and ALLOW your team to "pick-up" 3 players and play a regulation game.  1 or 2 players no longer require permission (3/19/09).  Pick-up players must bat at the bottom of the order (3/19/09).

3. Pick-ups are NOT PERMITTED in the playoffs.

4. Should a tie-breaker decision come down to a team that had to "pick-up" and a team who did not "pick-up" in the regular season, the team that did not will advance to the playoffs.


PROTEST PROCEDURE--- (Huntsville Mens Softball League) :
            Step One: Be 100% sure that the player that you're about to question is NOT on the active team roster of your opponent.

            Step Two: Be sure to spot ineligible players immediately. Do not wait until 45 minutes into the game to challenge.

            Step Three: Ask the team manager to sit the player down, if he's not eligible or plays for a different team. This is also a good time to inform the umpire. The umpire will share your options, if any.

            Step Four: Umpires will have the final decision. Period.



Saturday, July 16
Spring 2011 Meeting Recap



Meeting SummaryHASA Men’s League Meeting held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ City Service Center, HWY 75N___________________________________________________________________________1.ASA Rule 6, Section 3H – Legal Pitch, maximum height of 10 feet and minimum height of 6 feet.  Although this is still in the ASA Rule book, many local leagues have opted to go back to the original 12 feet max, 6 feet minimum.  Huntsville Men’s Softball will also go back to 12 feet max, 6 feet minimum.2.Lengthy discussion concerning illegal bats.  Both altered and non-approved ASA bats make up illegal bats.  Team representatives agreed on three things for 2011.  ONE: To strictly follow ASA Rule 7 Section 6 Point B – Any player caught using an illegal bat will be ejected from the game and the bat will also be removed from the game.  In cases where a player reached base using an illegal bat, the ball becomes dead and the player is out.TWO: Umpires will make an effort to “walk” the dugout prior to the start of each game to review all equipment used (bats, balls, cleats etc.)THREE: Umpires will ask teams to “line up” all player/team bats against the dugout fence prior to the start of each game for inspection.3.Teams unanimously voted out that all softballs must be stamped and purchased at Murski’s Icehouse.  So, as long as the softball is .44core, 375 lbs. compression and is ASA certified, the ball is legal.  The opposing pitcher should verify ball is legal BEFORE ball is pitched.4.Teams unanimously voted in the “One up” rule on home runs.  The 3 home run rule is the team limit unless both teams reach 3 home runs.  Then a team can hit a 4th home run.  Before they hit a game high 5th home run, the opposing team must also hit their 4th etc. etc. * HASA, MEN'S LEAGUE MEETING - Please call Ed with any questions 936.581.4347.

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Wednesday, May 16
Men's League - Spring Appreciation Double Elimination Tournament



* Be on the lookout for more information regarding the Spring Appreciation Double Elimination Tourney at the conclusion of the Spring Session!!!

* Tourney is open to all 7 teams that participated in the spring session and it's only $35 per team!!!!!! 

* Tentative start date is Mon. May 21st.   Tournament will NOT play on Memorial Day.

* Teams play as many doubleheaders as possible, before elimination games begin to set in. 

* C division teams (Kingsnakes) begin each game with 10 run deficit. 

* Dominos pizzas for all players and fans on final night.

* T-shirts for tournament winner 

* To Register, send Ed an email by Noon Friday, May 18.  rca_elc@shsu.edu. Teams participating should bring payment to their first game. 



Friday, March 15
Spring Meeting 2013



The annual spring meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 26 @ the City Service Center on HWY 75 N.  The Meeting will be from 6PM to 7PM.  Every team should send a representative!  We will discuss and/or vote on 2013 rule changes and lock everything in for the year.

Thursday, June 2
Game Administrator and Contact



Your Game Administrator and Contact for HASA, Men's League is Ed (581-4347).

Please pay close attention to the different Game Administrators/Contact as they will change week to week. Use the Game Admin./Contact for the following:

- Rule interpretations
- Roster updates
- Umpire no shows (15 min. prior to game)
- Illegal equipment rulings - UMPIRES MUST MAKE FIRST DETERMINATION
- Corrections to posting scores
- Playoff Scenarios
- Scheduling Conflicts (Most conflicts will NOT be granted)
- Rain-out information (REMEMBER - Rulings are made at 4:30 P.M. CST) and call (936) 294-1985 first.
- Any other questions that you may have about the league


Sunday, June 14
FINAL ROSTER DEADLINE - Spring II 2010

The deadline for the final rosters for the SPRING II session, is July 5.  If you have any alterations to your roster, please contact Ed at rca_elc@shsu.edu.

Thanks.

Teams can challenge another team's eligibility by way of protest. Appropriate protest can be explained by game umpires. Should a protest be upheld, teams would lose the contest and also jeopardize their playoff status.

A PERSON'S NAME MAY APPEAR ON JUST ONE ROSTER.  The book down at Josey Field will have updated rosters.



Wednesday, December 9
Spring 2009 Meeting

3/19/09  - Recap from the Spring 2009 All League Meeting, held MARCH 18, 2009.     *Six  teams were represented at the meeting.  The agenda included: league fees, insurance, equipment updates, league rules, rosters, eligibility, josey field feedback etc.

*Rule Change (effective Spring 09, trial period of Spring 09) - Hitter's count was discussed, change proposed, voted and passed.  Hitter's will begin with a 1 and 1 count with no courtesy foul.  So, 3 balls to walk, 2 strikes to K, 2 foul balls to K.

*Rule Discussion - for the protection of pitchers, a chalk line was discussed to be placed in front of the pitchers mound.  Batted balls that enter the "box", before hitting the ground first, would result into a dead ball and hitter is out.  Base runners go back.  Those at the meeting were concerned that umpires would have difficulty making too many judgement calls.  This item can be up for disscussion at a later time.  However, umpires can issue a warning for intentionally hitting back up the box if the situation calls for it.

*Rule Change - (effective Spring 09) teams disscussed and voted on the following as it relates to roster eligibility:  Teams that show with 6,7 or 8 players may "pick-up" 2 guys without asking the opposition for approval.  The two (2) pick-ups must bat at the END or BOTTOM of the batting order.  Teams that show with 5,6 or 7 players may "pick-up" 3 guys with the approval of the opposition.  The three (3) pick-ups must bat at the END or BOTTOM of the batting order.

*A handout was given to everyone regarding Illegal Bats/Balls.  See the bat and ball links for official info.

* Teams asked if umpires would or can carry a scorecard, marking runs by inning.  Score can then by verified with the official book.  We'll look into this suggestion.

* Insurance - this year's policy was renewed.  One change...all league participants must be 19 years of age or older.  The previous age limit was 18.



Wednesday, March 10
2010 Annual League Meeting - March 8, 2010

HASA Men's League held their annual meeting on 3/8/10 @ La Quinta Hotel Conference Room.  Representation from Sam Houston Umpires Association and 6 teams were present.  

* League Ball - in an unanimous decision, the league passed a vote to go to an "official league softball" that must be used for all regular and post-season games.  The official softball (brand and specs to be announced soon) must be purchased at Murski's Icehouse on Josey St.  The ball must have the approved stamps making it clear that the ball was purchased at Murski's.

* 1-1 Count is no longer - the league passed a vote to go back to a 0-0 count on batters.  Last year, the 1-1 count (without a courtesy foul) was voted in for a one year trial period. 

* Pick-up Players - the league "fine tuned" the pick-up rule.  First, a team must have six of there own guys allowing a maximum pick-up of 2 guys.  Second, the 2 pick-ups must bat at the bottom of the order.  Third, the team manager must approach the other team and ask if picking 1 or 2 guys up is ok or not.  If approved, the team must ask the umpires to complete the Player Pick-up Form, located down at Josey Field.  Forth, a team can only pick-up players for up to four (4) games throughout the session to be playoff eligible. 

Here is the entire agenda from the meeting:

HASA – Huntsville Adult Softball Association – Men’s League Annual League Meeting Monday, March 08, 2010 6:30 PM

La Quinta Hotel Conference Room 

Agenda 

I.                   Introductions and Welcome 

II.                Announcements -     Registration is now open for Spring I.  Regular season begins March 24 or 29.  Brief 5 week session plus playoffs, $185.00. -          Exhibition Games played March 22 and 23.  Sign your team up tonight.  -          At the conclusion of the Spring I session, a Spring II will be soon to follow.  Somewhere around May 12 – 19.  This will be a normal 12 game session with the top 4 teams advancing to the playoffs. 

III.             Rule Changes      ASA  ·         Rule 6, Section 3H: The ball must be delivered with a perceptible arc and reach a height of at least 6 feet from the ground while not exceeding a height of 10 feet from the ground. ·         Equipment:  Attached to this agenda, you’ll find an up to date website link that breaks down legal and illegal bats.  All ASA leagues in Huntsville will follow these strict guidelines.  It is the responsibility of each team manager to inform his/her team of this site and prevent all illegal bats from showing up at Josey Field. Huntsville Men’s League  ·         In 2009, teams voted in hitters beginning with a 1-1 count.  Up until 2009, hitters started with a 0-0 count.  The trial period is up.  Do we keep the 1-1 count? ·         Eligibility:  In 2009, it was determined that teams can pick players from other teams to avoid a forfeit.  As many as needed.  The previous rule stated no more than 2 players and they must bat at the bottom of the line-up.  Previous to this, the 2 pick-up players must bat at the bottom of the line-up and play Right Field and Catcher.   Many teams feel that the rule is too loose and should be tightened up.  Many teams feel that everyone is out here for recreation and playing is the most important thing.  What do we do in 2010?  

IV.             Reminders-          Alcohol.  Keep it out of the dugout.  Keep it out of the spectator seating.  Keep it out of the warm up area.  Don’t bring it down to Josey Field.-           -          Foul Language.  Don’t bring it down to Josey Field.  Period!! -          Age Requirement.  Minimum age to play in the league is 19.  This is an insurance requirement. -          League Insurance. Insurance will be renewed at last year’s rate of $721.00.  Covers all adult leagues from 3/31/10 to 3/31/11.  Complete claim form or contact our agent are options AFTER your medical needs are taken care of.  

V.                Other items up for discussion/open floor  

VI.             Adjourned