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Craig Cohen
Ahavath Torah Congregation
1179 Central St Stoughton
Stoughton, Massachusetts

Thursday, August 24
JMSL 2017

This years end of the season break-up banquet will be at Town Spa on Monday, Septemebr 11th at 7:00pm. We will be in the downstairs room as usual and dinner will be served around 7:30.  All the food is free and there will be a cash basr.  Hope to see you all there.


...and the winner is - Stoughton 1!


In a great final series that went all three games and an absolutely unbelievable final game, Stoughton 1 took the championship in extra innings.  This was defintely the closest final we have seen in many years with both team hitting and fielding very well however Stoughton 1 outlasted Stoughton 2 by a final of 14-11 after eight long innings.

 KUDOs  to the Stoughton 1 boys ... and watch this space next spring for the detials on next season!



Did someone say PLAYOFFS?!?!?

In the annual play-in game, Stoughton 1 was able to defeat a shorthanded Sharon 2 squad and knock them out of the playoffs.

The following night was the semi-finals.  Stoughton 1 took care of business again this time defeating Easton by a final of 28-13 punching their ticket into the finals. In the other semi, Stoughton 2 defeated Sharon 1 (the reigning champs) in a 19-11 thirller and therfore set up an all Stoughton final.

With the match up all set, Game 1 was played last night and it was Stoughton 2 over Stoughton 1 by a final of 21-15.  Game 2 of this best of three series is on Sunday night at 6:00pm under the lights.  If necessary, Game 3 will be played on Monday night at 6:00pm.


The 2017 Regular Season schedule is fully loaded

Each team we will be playing 16 games in the regular season assuing all make-ups get taken care of.

All Sunday games are on Field 1, closest to the West School, under the lights. The early game is at 5:00 and the latter game starts at 7:00 OR 30 minutes after the early game has ended.  Please be early!

Monday and Wednesday games are on Fields 2 and 3, away from the West School.  All weekday games begin at 6:30 pm, except for the last part of the regular season (August 1 and later) when games will start at 6:15.

As always, team captains or their designated press secretaries will need to send the game scores after the games so that they can be posted.  

 Finally, please note that teams now have assigned dugouts for every game. By decree, the home team will take the first-base dugout/bench for each game.

League Rules

Slaughter rule: 20 runs after 4 ½ innings; 15 runs after 5 ½ innings

Tiebreakers for playoff seeding:

o   Head-to-head

o   Run differential vs. each other

o   Run differential vs. the whole league

o   Three way tiebreaker: head-to-head, then run differential in games played against each other

"Point of no return” between 3rd base and home plate will be the mid-point between the two bases.  Once the runner passes that line, he is committed to coming home and cannot return to third base.  Although there is a force at home plate, the runner can also be tagged out.

Pitching mound is 50 feet from the back of home plate. Base paths are 60 feet,

If, in the umpire’s opinion, protective equipment is used during a game to gain an unfair advantage (for example, kicking your leg out like a goalie to stop a ground ball) the umpire should rule the ball dead and award 2 bases to the runners. 

Each team is allowed two challenges of umpire calls in the finals when there are two umpires.  You do not lose a challenge if you are successful, and you do lose a challenge if you are not successful.

If the umpire does not show up for a game, and we are not able to get a replacement umpire, we will use the mat behind home plate for balls and strikes.  The hitting team will provide the field umpire (last batted out; second to last batted out can be used if a pinch runner is needed).

Each team can place up to 20 players on its roster.

A team can use up to 2 non-rostered players to play a regular season game only, if they would otherwise forfeit.  All 8 players need to be at the field within 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the game, or the team forfeits.  All players must meet the league age requiremnt of 35 years old.

o   Teams cannot use additional non-rostered players once they are at the minimum of 8 players (e.g. if a team has 7 rostered players who show up, they can use one non-rostered player, but not two.  If a team has 6 rostered players show up, they can use 2 non-rostered players.)

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